16 June 2010

Quiet Moment (PTU)

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Quiet Moment 

This tutorial was written by me on June 16th, 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 with 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 "Memories Of Mom" by Sweet Occasion Designs.  It's available at Butterfly Blush Designs.

Tube of choice: I used the beautiful art of Irene Shpak with a valid license.  You can purchase her gorgeous tubes at MPT.

Mask of choice: I used another of the beautiful floral masks available from Creative Misfits Creations.

Font of choice: I used Lavishly Yours

Let's make a new tag!

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

Open a new image, 700 x 700, white background.

From the kit, open one of the frames.  Resize 40%, copy and paste as a new layer.

Activate your magic wand tool and click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 4.

Open a paper of choice, resize 70% twice, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  I adjusted the hue and saturation on the paper layer.  Hue: 234, Saturation: 195

Open elements8, copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer.  Hit delete to remove the excess.  Selections > Select None.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize as desired.  If you're using the same tube I did, duplicate the tube and move the copy above the frame layer with the original below the frame.  Using the eraser tool, remove the parts of the top tube you don't want showing on top of the frame, then remove the bits you can see below the frame on the bottom tube (see my tag for reference).  Apply a drop shadow to the bottom tube only.  I used H&V 3, Opacity 58, Blur 15.

Open one of the ropes, resize 70% twice, copy and paste as a new layer.  Place across the top of the frame.  Using the eraser tool, carefully remove the parts of the rope that extend past the frame.  Add a drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 6.  Duplicate and free rotate right 90 degrees.  Arrange on right side of frame.  Duplicate this layer and mirror, arrange on left side.  Go to the top layer again and duplicate, move to the bottom of the frame. 

Open bow 6 (or a bow of choice), resize 20%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Free rotate 20 degrees left and place on the top left corner of the frame, where the two ropes cross.  Drop shadow, duplicate and arrange the copy on the right side.

Open LDD_TSCUFGB_C10, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to the left side of the frame (see my tag for placement).  Duplicate and move the copy down.

Open one of the flower bunches, resize as desired and place between the previous layers.  Zoom in and use the eraser tool to erase bits of the top copy so you have some small flowers mixed in with the larger flowers.  Drop shadow each layer as you add it. 

Open one of the wraps, resize 50%, then 90%.  Copy, paste as a new layer.  Mirror.  Use the raster deform tool to move the sides in until you like what you see.  Drop shadow.


Open one of the fans, resize 40%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Free rotate 15 degrees left.  Place at the bottom of the flowers on the left side.  Drop shadow.

Open one of the satin butterflies.  Resize 30%, then 70%.  Free rotate right or left 20 degrees.  Place where you like then duplicate and resize the duplicate 85%.  Place as desired.  Drop shadow.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements.  Hide the background layer and merge the rest.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and paste into selection.  Apply FloralMask5byJenny.  In the layers palette, right click the mask layer and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Hide the background layer again and activate your crop tool.  Click the Merged Opaque button on the far right of the top tool menu, then click the green check mark.  Unhide the background layer again and resize your tag to the size you prefer (make sure resize all layers is checked).

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save your tag as a jpg or png and you're finished!

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

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