12 February 2010

FairyLand (PTU)

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This tutorial was written by me on February 12th, 2010.  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 an absolutely gorgeous kit called "Butterfly Kiss" by Puddicat Creations.  This kit is stunning!!  I love the colours and all the elements Cindy has included.  You can purchase this lovely kit at Sunflower Scraps Boutique.  Thank you for letting me play with your kit Cindy!

2 Masks: HERE 

Font of choice: I'm using CupieDoll

Plug in used: Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow (Optional, for name)

Adorable fairy posers are included with the kit  :)

Ready?  Let's make a tag!

Unzip the masks and place them in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 650, we'll resize later.

From the kit, open pdc_fairyhouse1, resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move slightly to the left and up.

Lets add some grass!  Highlight the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill this layer with #2a3117.  Apply mask dmsk0670 to this layer.  Merge the mask group together (right click the mask layer and choose Merge > Merge Group).  Now let's add a grass texture to this layer by going to Effects > Texture Effects > Texture and choose Grass from the drop down menu.  Apply using the default settings except change the size % to 75.  Using your raster deform tool, move the top part of the mask down about half way.

Open pdc_bridges1, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Image > Mirror.  Move to the right and down slightly (see my tag for reference).

Open pdc_unicorn, resize 50%, then 90%.  Place on the bridge, positioning the unicorn like this:
 Now we want to make it appear that the unicorn is crossing the bridge, so we need to erase parts of the unicorn.  Here's how I did it:

Highlight your bridge layer and float, defloat.  Lower the opacity of the unicorn to around 35% - 40% so you can easily see the parts of the bridge you want to show.  Activate your unicorn layer, zoom in, and using your eraser tool carefully remove the parts of the unicorn you don't want showing, like this:

Here's where you can go wild decorating your tag with the various elements Cindy has provided in this beautiful kit!  Open and resize various flowers, vines, grass, butterflies etc. to decorate your tag.  Use my tag for reference, but feel free to use different flowers or placement to make the tag your own.  I also used all three posers in my tag, they're all so adorable I couldn't resist them!  LOL!

When you have your tag decorated to your satisfaction (remember to drop shadow your layers as you go), hide your background layer and merge visible.  Unhide your background layer and add a new raster layer above it.  Flood fill this layer with #b9d7fa.  Apply 100MaskKelsWWA.  Right click on the mask layer in your layers palette and choose Merge > Merge Group.  Using your raster deform tool, move the bottom of the mask layer up about half way and pull out the sides.  I also used the top node to pull it up a bit.

Once you're happy with the placement of everything, merge all layers together (hide your background layer if you want to save as a png).  Now resize as you like, add your name and any applicable copyright and license number if you've used any licensed tubes and save your tag as a jpg or png. 

That's it, you're done!  I hope you enjoy your new tag and please feel free to send me any tags you make using my tuts, I love to see them!

Hugs, Carol

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