12 November 2009

Shop Til You Drop (FTU)

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Shop Til You Drop 

This tutorial was written by me on November 12th, 2009.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Tools Needed 

Scrap-kit of choice: I used a FTU kit by Yvette called "Cute & Girly".  You can find this colourful and fun kit at Misfit Scrapz.  Please leave some love when you download, these generous designers always appreciate it!

Template #17 by Melissaz Creationz.  You can find this awesome template at her blog HERE.

Mask: WSL_Mask12, by Chelle, included in supplies.  Thank you hun for all your wonderful shares!

My word art, in supplies.

Plug-in needed: Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow.  (Optional: for word art and name.  The glow effect can also be created using the drop shadow tool in PSP.)

Tube of choice: I'm using the art of Angie Monasterio with a valid license.  If you wish to use the same tube, you can purchase it HERE.

Font of choice, I'm using Fiolex Girls.

Supplies: HERE 

Ready, set ... let's go!  :)

Open template in PSP, duplicate (Shift+D) and close original.  Image > Canvas Size.  Change canvas size to 650 x 650 so you'll have room to work, we'll resize later.

Layers > Add Raster Layer.  Use your flood fill tool to fill this layer with white.

Layers > Arrange > Send To Bottom

In your layer palette, highlight lg circle.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat (or Ctrl+A+F to float and Ctrl+Shift+F to defloat.)  Choose a paper from your scrap kit, resize if desired, copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > Invert > (Ctrl+Shift+I) Delete.  Selections > Select None (Ctrl+D)  Delete lg circle layer.

Repeat this for all the circle layers, adding a drop shadow to each as you go.  I used H & V: 2, Opacity: 50, Blur: 5.

Add a light drop shadow to your dotted circle layer.  I used H & V: 2, Opacity: 32, Blur: 5.

Highlight your bottom doodle layer.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Layers > New Raster Layer.  Select a colour that compliments your tube or your scrap kit (I used #b44486).  Flood fill the selection with this colour.  Selections > Select None.  Delete bottom doodle layer.  Add a light drop shadow.  Repeat the same steps for the top doodle layer.

Now have some fun choosing elements to add to your tag!  I used bag 1 & 2, bow 4, flowerbranch 2 & 3, glitterspill 2, hairclip 1 & 3 and heartcharm 2.  Decide which ones you want to use and open in PSP.  Copy and paste each as a new layer, resize as desired and add a drop shadow as you go.

If you would like to make the flowers appear as if they're sitting in the shopping bag as I did, here's how to get the effect:

Step One:

Place your flowers in front of the bag you wish to "place" them in.
Step Two:

Using your freehand selection tool with settings at: Selection Type: Point To Point, Mode: Add (Shift), Feather: 1, Smoothing: 0, Anti-alias checked.  Zoom in and lower the opacity of the flowers so you can see the bag better.  Carefully draw around the front handle, like this:
 Hit Delete.  Selections > Select None.

Your image should now look something like this:
Step Three:

Zoom in, and using your freehand selection tool again, draw around the flower parts showing below the edge of the bag, like this:
Hit Delete.  Selections > Select None.

Voila!  Here is the end result:

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements, then hide your background layer and merge visible.

Unhide your background layer and highlight it.  Open a paper of your choice from your scrap kit, copy and paste as a new layer.  Layers > Load/Save Mask > Load Mask From Disk.  Find WSL_Mask12 and apply.  Settings: Source luminance, Fit to canvas, Hide all mask and invert mask unchecked.  In the layer palette, highlight the mask layer, right click and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Open my word art, copy and paste each layer separately so you can arrange them any way you like.  Press Ctrl+A+F to float your selection and then Ctrl+Shift+F to defloat.  Add a new raster layer, flood fill selection with a colour of your choice, I used #b44486 again.  Ctrl+D to deselect.  Do this for both layers.  Resize if desired and place them where you like.  Add the glow effect using Eye Candy Impact with the settings below:
Add a drop shadow, I used H&V: 2, Opacity: 38, Blur: 5

Add your name, I used Fiolex Girls, Size: 72, Stroke: 0, Colour #b44486.  Add the same gradient glow effect and drop shadow that you used for the word art.  Place as desired.

Now resize your tag to a size you like, add all applicable copyright and license information, merge your layers and save as a jpg or png file.

You're all done!  Enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial.  :)

Hugs, Carol


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