15 March 2010

A Rustle In The Wind (PTU)

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A Rustle In The Wind 

This tutorial was written by me on March 15th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work with 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 breathtaking kit by Stina of Designed By Stina called "Flutterby Fae".  This kit is gorgeous!!  You can purchase it at Aussie Scrap Designs.

Template: By TracyF.Designz, I used one of her Christmas templates for this tut.  Visit her blog Freebie Friends and download Xmas Template # 5.  Thanks for sharing these awesome templates Tracy!

Mask: Beautiful mask created by Sabre of Sabre's Quill & Parchment.  I love his masks!  I used Otherworld Fae Mask 2 in this tutorial.

Fairy Word Art: HERE 

Font of choice: I used CurlyQue

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

No outside tubes used in this tutorial!

Ready to make a new tag?  Let's get started!

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open your template in PSP, resize all layers 85%.

Image > Canvas Size > Change size to 750 x 650.  Add a new raster layer and move to the bottom, flood fill with white.

Delete the following layers: TracyF. Designz, text and text fill.

Highlight rectangle 1, selections > select all > selections > float > selections > defloat.  Choose a paper from the kit, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > invert > delete.  Selections > select none.  Delete rectangle 1 layer.

Continue in this manner for rectangle, square 1, 2 and 3.  After you've pasted your paper of choice on the rectangle layer, do not deselect!  Copy and paste one of the flutterby faes from the kit as a new layer, place where you like within the selection and hit delete.  Now change the blend mode to luminance and lower the opacity to 65.

For each of the squares, copy and paste one of the Lil Flutter Faes as a new layer while your selection is still active.  Resize the faes 30%, then 85% and place where you like within the selection.  Delete the excess.

Highlight the rectangle paper layer.  Open one of the wraps, resize 70%, then 90%.  Use the raster deform tool to pull it out over the edges of your oval.  Highlight your oval layer, select all, float, defloat and invert.  Hit delete to get rid of the excess and use the raster deform tool to pull it out again if necessary.

Now choose some elements to decorate your tag!  I used some butterflies and some of the deco flowers on mine.  Lots of elements to play with in this kit, so have fun with it.

Highlight the background layer, open one of the Faery Glitters and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Highlight background layer again and add a new raster layer.  Selections > select all.  Open a paper from the kit, copy and paste into the selection.  Apply the mask using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency unchecked.  In the layers palette, right click the mask and choose Merge > merge group.  Resize the mask layer 90%.

Apply a drop shadow to your fill layers, lil fae tubes, and all elements.  I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 5.  I also sharpened all the fill layers.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen.

Copy and paste the word art as a new layer, move to the top left of the tag.  See my tag for placement.  Drop shadow.

Add your name and copyright info.  Resize as desired.  Save your tag as a jpg or png and you're finished!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, I'd love to see your results!

Hugs, Carol

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