30 May 2010

Roses Are Red ... (PTU)

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Roses Are Red ...

This tutorial was written by me on May 30th, 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 kit called Rose Garden by Designed By Stina.  You can purchase this beautiful kit at Aussie Scrap Designs.  If you love flowers as much as I do, you'll love this kit, it's like your own digital rose garden!

Tube of choice: I used the pinup art of Denis Rino with a valid license.  You can purchase this wonderful artist's tubes at MPT.

Mask of choice: I used sg_multifloral_grungeframe5.  Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got this mask so I can't tell you where to find it.

Font of choice: I used Beautiful Caps ES and Beautiful ES.

Plug-in used: Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow (for the name).

Some free time and a beverage of choice.  ;-)

Let's make a tag!

Open a new image, 750 x 650, white background.  We'll resize later.

From the kit, open DBS_Frame04 and resize 70%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using your selection tool with the selection type set to rectangle and feather set to 0, draw out a selection like this:
Open a paper of choice and resize as desired, copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Do not deselect!

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and resize as desired.  When you're happy with the placement, hit delete to remove the excess.  Selections > Select None.

Add the following drop shadow to the frame and the tube: H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 10.55

Drop shadow for the remaining layers: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 6

Open DBS_Roses11 and resize 70% twice.  Image > Mirror and use the raster deform tool to tilt it a bit to the right so it lines up with the edge of the frame a bit better.  Move into place (see my tag for placement).

Open DBS_RosesCluster and resize 40%, then 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Image > Free Rotate > Rotate left 90 degrees.  Place on the bottom left side of the frame.

Now choose some of the ribbons to run across the bottom of the tag and thread through the flowers on the left side as well.  Resize each ribbon 70%, then 85% and place where you like, using your eraser tool to remove the bits you don't want.  I used the freehand selection tool to draw around one of the ribbon bows, cut and then pasted it as a new layer.  I placed this over the roses on the right side (see my tag).  You may choose to use one of the bows for this, it's up to you.

Choose some of the butterflies to scatter around your tag, resizing as desired.

Make sure you've applied a drop shadow to your layers, and you're happy with the placement of all layers.  Hide your background layer and merge visible.

Unhide your background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Choose a paper from the kit and paste into selection.  Apply a mask of choice.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

Hide your background layer and activate your crop tool.  Click the Merged Opaque button at the far right side of the top tool menu then click the green check mark.  This deletes the excess canvas without cutting off any of your drop shadows.  Resize your tag as desired and save as a png or jpg.

Thank you for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoy your new tag!

Hugs, Carol

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