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Do You Believe?
This tutorial was written by me on July 3rd, 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.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous new kit by WackyWinnie Designz called "Whimsical". This is a beautiful kit that really lives up to its name! There are lots of fun and colorful elements along with beautiful papers. You can purchase it at Sunflower Scraps Boutique.
Tube of choice: I used the wonderful art of Cristina McAllister with a valid license. You can purchase her tubes from CILM.
Template of choice: I used Template #46 from Melissaz Creationz.
Mask of choice: I used one of the wonderful floral masks from Creative Misfits Creations. You can download from their blog HERE. I used floral 3.
Font of choice: I used CurleyCue.
Plug-in used: Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow (for the name and word art), Filters Unlimited Noisy Zoom (optional, you can use the noise filter in PSP if you like).
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 8
~~~~~ Let's begin! ~~~~~
Save the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original. Change the canvas size to 750 x 750 and flood fill the empty space in the background layer with white. Delete Raster 1.
Float/defloat the bottom shape layer. Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer, invert the selection and tap delete. Do the same for the rectangle, rectangle frame and floral brushes layers. Delete each original layer as you add the paper layers.
Use the eyedropper tool to select foreground and background colors from the kit or tube, then use the change to target brush for the fairy trail layers. This tool is located in the side toolbar, in the fly-out menu just below the paint brush (see picture below).
Set size to 800, Hardness 50, Step 10, Density, Thickness and Opacity 100 and Rotation 0. Right or left click each fairy trail layer to change it to your desired color.
Activate the believe layer, float/defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color of your choice. Use Eye Candy Impact to add a thin gradient glow. Delete the original layer.
Add your tube, arrange in the center of the tag.
Time to add some grass. Activate your tube tool and choose the lawn tube from the menu. Add a new raster layer above the background layer and click as many times as you wish until you have the lawn of your dreams! LOL! (See my tag for reference).
Add your elements:
Binder Clip: resize 30%, use the raster deform tool to tip the image to the right. Move to the top left side of the rectangle frame.
Flower String 2: resize 70%, then 90%. Move to the bottom of the tag, below the tube layer.
CallaLilies 2: resize 30%, move to the lower left side.
Bougainville 1 & 2: resize 30%, duplicate and resize a further 85%. Mirror the duplicate, free rotate 15 degrees to the left or right, arrange as desired. Erase any odd bits you don't like.
Leaves: Resize 25%, move beneath the flower layers.
Merge the calla lilies, bougainville layers and leaves together. Free rotate 15 degrees left and move behind the flower string. Duplicate and mirror, arrange on right side.
Flower Spray 2: Resize 30%, place to the right of the merged layer and behind your tube. Duplicate and mirror. Arrange on the right side.
Tulip 1: Resize 20%, place where you like, duplicate as often as you wish and arrange to your satisfaction.
Mushroom 2: Resize 20%, place on the lower right side of your tag. Duplicate and mirror.
Activate your background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection. Apply the mask and merge the group.
*Optional*: Duplicate the bottom shape paper layer and apply a guassian blur with a radius of 15. Apply Filters Unlimited Noisy Zoom with default setting and sharpen. Alternately you could apply a uniform noise effect (monochrome). Or skip this altogether if you'd prefer. Totally up to you! ;-)
Now add your name and apply the same gradient glow you did above. Add all applicable copyright and license information. Crop and resize your tag as desired and you're finished! Thank you for trying my tutorial!