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I Wanna Be A Cowboy
This tutorial was written by me on December 6th, 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.
Scrap-kit of choice: I used a PTU kit by Sticky Kisses Designs called "Boots N Chaps". You can purchase this kit at Scrappin' Bratz.
Tube of choice: I'm using the beautiful pin-up art of Keith Garvey with a valid license. You can purchase his tubes at MPT.
Font of choice: I'm using Cowboys
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5
Ready? Let's go!
Open a new image, 725 x 625, white background. We'll resize later.
From the scrap kit, open SKD_Frame1 and resize 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Using your rectangle selection tool, draw a selection around the opening of your frame.
Choose a paper from your kit, resize as desired, copy and paste as a new layer. Selections > Invert > Delete. Drag this layer below your frame. Selections > Select None.
I changed the colour of the paper slightly. Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize > Hue 127, Saturation 13.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize as needed. Duplicate your tube layer and move one copy above and one copy below your frame. Use your eraser to remove the bits showing below your frame on both layers. Drop shadow only the tube below your frame. Drop shadow the frame.
Open SKD_Fence, resize 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Drop shadow
Open SKD_LeatherFlowers and resize 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer, drop shadow. Move to the left side of the fence. Duplicate this layer twice, mirror one copy and arrange on the right side of the fence, place the other in the middle. Duplicate again, resize 85% and move this layer behind the below the fence. Place where you like, duplicate again and mirror. See my tag for reference.
Open SKD_Horse. Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left side of the tag. Move this layer down above your background layer and use your eraser to get rid of the bits you can see below the fence. Drop shadow, duplicate and mirror.
Highlight your fence layer, open SKD_Cow and resize 30%, then 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer, place on the right fence post. Drop shadow, duplicate and mirror. Place the copy on the left fence post.
Now add any other elements you like. I added Button2 to the top corners of my frame and Flower 3 and 4 which I duplicated and scattered around the bottom of my tag behind the fence.
Highlight your background layer and open SKD_Cloud. Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the top of your tag. Duplicate, resize 85%, mirror and place on the right side, about mid-way down (see my tag). Duplicate again and move the copy over to the left side of the tag.
Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information, crop and resize your tag as desired and save as a jpg or png.
All done! Enjoy your new tag!