13 July 2010

A Dream ... (FTU)

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A Dream ... 

This tutorial was written by me on July 13th, 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 an awesome FTU kit called "Princess Kenzie" by Teresa of Scraps by Randy's Sin.  You can download this beauty at her blog HERE.  Please remember to leave a thank you for all the hard work and time that is freely shared.

Tube of choice: I'm using the adorable art of Cris de Lara with a valid license.  Cris has recently left MPT and there's been no word on where her wonderful tubes will be available to purchase in future.  Keep an eye on her blog HERE for updates.

Word Art: Made by me, you can download HERE.

Plug in needed: Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow

Mask of choice: I used sg-star-fade-border, which you can download HERE. This beautiful mask is one of many that can be found at Artwork by Essex Girl.  She has many incredible goodies available on her site, check it out!

Font of choice: I used Disney Print

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 6.

~~~~~ Let's get started! ~~~~~

Put the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x750, white background.  We'll resize later.

From the kit, open frame1 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move up slightly.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Expand the selection by 5.  Open a paper of choice from the kit, resize if desired, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below the frame, invert the selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Copy your tube and paste as a new layer.  Center in the frame and tap delete.  Deselect.

Go to Effects > Art Media Effects > Colored Chalk.  Choose Light Chalk from the drop down menu and apply.  Add a drop shadow to your tube and frame then merge these three layers together (tube, paper, frame).

Paste your tube again (it should still be on the clipboard) and resize.  If you're using the same tube I did, resize 80%.  Move to the bottom of the frame (see my tag for placement).  Add drop shadow.

Highlight the background layer.  Open castle2, resize 90%, copy and paste as a new layer. Drop shadow.

Open tree1, resize 32%, copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left side of the castle.  Drop shadow.  Duplicate and mirror, arrange on right side.

Open cloud1, resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the top of the castle.  Apply drop shadow.  Duplicate, resize 85% and mirror.  Arrange as desired.

Open sun1, resize 25%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move between the two cloud layers.  Drop shadow.

Use some of the roses to decorate your trees.  Resize each rose 5%, then 90%, place as desired.  Drop shadow each rose as you go.

Open my word art, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to the top of the castle (see my tag for placement).  Set the foreground color to #61468e and the background to black.  Select the color replacer tool with the size set to 800.  Left click in the center of the tag to change the color of the word art.  Add a light gradient glow using Eye Candy Impact and drop shadow.

Copy and paste the heart included with the word art and place behind the word heart.  Float/defloat, add a new raster layer and use the flood fill tool to fill with color #ffdbff.  Add an inner bevel using these settings:

Apply drop shadow to the heart and delete the original.

Open the two butterflies, resize each 15%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, free rotate 20 degrees to the left or right.  Drop shadow.

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy a paper of choice and paste into selection.  Select none.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to push the edges in a bit.

Add your name and apply the same gradient glow you did for the word art.  Drop shadow.

Crop the tag and resize to the size you prefer.  Add all applicable copyright and license info, save as a jpg or png and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag and thank you for trying my tutorial!

Hugs, Carol 

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