24 April 2010

Alabaster Beauty (PTU)

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Alabaster Beauty 

This tutorial was written by me on April 24th, 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. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous new kit by JT Designs called "Summer Whites".  This kit is stunning and very elegant, I loved working with it!  The FS version is available at Lollipops and Gumdrops and the tagger version can be found at Butterfly Blush.  Even better, the kit is currently on sale at both stores!  This tutorial was written using the full size version.

Tube of choice: I'm using the beautiful pinup art of Olivia with a valid license.  You can purchase her tubes from CILM.

Mask: WSL_Mask298, available HERE.

Font of choice, I'm using Mon Amour Script Pro.

Ok, let's get creating!  :-)

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

Open a new image 750 x 650, white background.

From the kit, open SW_doodleframe1, resize 35%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand tool, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 4.

Open a paper of choice, resize 15%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below the frame.  Resize again as desired (I resized 70%) and place where you like within the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.

Open your tube, resize as desired, copy and paste as a new layer.  Duplicate the tube and move the original below the frame.  Using your eraser tool, erase the parts of the top tube that overhang your frame and then remove the bits from the bottom tube that show beneath the frame.  Add a drop shadow to the frame, I used H&V 2, Opacity 35, Blur 12.65.  Add a drop shadow of choice to the bottom tube only.  Merge these four layers (paper, frame and two tubes) together.

Open SW_Doodleflowers and resize 15%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, Image > Mirror.  Image > Free Rotate > rotate right 30 degrees.  Move below frame and arrange as desired, see my tag for placement.  Duplicate this layer and Image > Flip.  Arrange at the bottom of the tag (see my tag).  Add a drop shadow, I used H 1, V 2, Opacity 35, Blur 8.

Open one of the ribbons, I used Ribbon3.  Resize as desired and place behind the doodle flower layers.  Duplicate as many times as you like, mirror some of the duplicates and use the raster deform tool to move them around to your satisfaction.  Sharpen as necessary.  Drop shadow each layer as you go.

Open SW_GlitterSpray, resize 10%.  Image > Mirror.  Place behind the frame, sharpen and add drop shadow.

Open SW_Flower7, resize as desired and Image > Mirror.  Place on the left side of the frame, drop shadow.

Open the SW_babiesbreath and resize.  Move below the flowers and erase the bottom part of the stem.  Drop shadow.

Open one of the bows (I used Bow2), resize as desired and place at the bottom of the flower stem (see my tag).  Drop shadow.

Now decorate your tag by adding some flowers and butterflies.  Resize as desired and scatter among the stems and leaves.  Add drop shadows as you go.

Once you're happy with the placement of all your elements, hide your background layer and merge visible.  Crop some of the excess canvas and resize all layers 85%.

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Open a paper of choice from the kit, copy and paste into selection.  Selections > Select None.

Apply WSL_Mask298 using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency unchecked.  Right click on the mask in your layer palette and click Merge > Merge Group.

Resize your tag as desired, add your name and all applicable copyright and license info.  Save your tag as a jpg or png and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial!

Hugs, Carol 

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic tag Carol, thanks for using my kit to make the tag.