15 June 2010

Pretty In Pink (PTU)

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Pretty In Pink 

This tutorial was written by me on June 15th, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  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 by Babycakes Scraps called "Tickle Me Pink".  I really love this designer's kits and have purchased a lot of them.  They're all beautiful with a lot of papers and elements to choose from.  You can purchase this beauty at Sunflower Scraps Boutique.

Template of choice: I used an awesome template by Kittie's Sinful Designz, available HERE.  Click the Templates link, scroll down and download template #11.  Thank you for sharing your creations with us Kittie!

Tube of choice: I used the beautiful pinup art of Keith Garvey with a valid license.  You can purchase his tubes from MPT.

Font of choice: I used Beautiful and Beautiful Caps.

Mask of choice: I used Floral Mask 1 by Jenny and available to download at Creative Misfits Creations.

Ready?  Let's get started!

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

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.

Image > Canvas Size > 700 x 700.  Add a new raster layer, send to the bottom and flood fill with white.

Delete Raster 1, Frame and BG Frame.

Activate BG Square.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize as desired (I resized 70%).  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Delete BG Square layer.

Continue in this manner for the remaining layers, deleting all the original layers as you go.  For the Diamond square and Diamond circle layers, change the colour using the Color Replacer Tool.  To use this tool, change your background colour to the colour you wish to change, in this case #c80202 and change your foreground colour to the colour you want it to be, one that compliments your tube or the kit.  Make sure one of the diamond layers is the active layer.  With the brush size set to 700, click in the center of your tag.  Do this for all three layers.

I replaced dotted heart A and B with a heart from the kit, but this is entirely up to you.

Add your tube, moving over to the right side of the hearts.  Add a drop shadow.  I used Eye Candy Impact, Perspective Shadow, using these settings:
Open bcs_diamond_bow or a bow of your choice and resize as needed.  Place at the top of the left circle.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the angle if necessary.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen More.

Open bcs_vine, copy and paste as a new layer.  Image > Mirror and place on far right side of tag.  Move below the top heart and lower strip.

Open all three roses, resize each as desired and place on the vine.  Mirror one and use the raster deform tool to adjust the angle on the third.

Drop shadow all template components with H&V 0, Opacity 59, Blur 10.  Drop shadow all tag elements with H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 6.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with a colour that compliments your tube and kit (I used #f9a7ce).  Apply your mask, right click the mask layer in the layers palette and choose Merge > Merge Group.  Resize mask layer 95%.

Crop any excess canvas and resize your tag as desired.

Add a saying of your choice across the top strip, I added "Pretty In Pink".  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license info and you're finished!  I hope you enjoyed the tut and remember to send me your results!

Hugs, Carol

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