06 July 2010

Getting Ready (PTU)

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Getting Ready 

This tutorial was written by me on July 6, 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 elegant kit by oOohLaLa Scraps called "Black & White".  Lots of possibilities with this wonderful kit!  You can get it at I Got Lucky Skraps.  Thank you for letting me use your beautiful kit Kristi!

Tube of choice: I used the awesome pinup art of Ray Leaning with a valid license.  You can purchase his tubes from MPT.

Mask of choice: I used one of the gorgeous "Dream" masks by Sabre of Sabre's Quill and Parchment.  Love all his masks!!

Plug-ins needed: Black Pencil (included in PSP) and Xero Mistifier.

Font of choice: I used Aquarelle.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 73, Blur 8.

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

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

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

From the kit, open Frame 1 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move toward the top left corner.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Make sure the mode is set to Add, then click inside all the little closed in areas on the inside of the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 3.

Open a paper of choice, resize 80%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube and resize if desired.  I resized mine 110% twice.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the frame.  Tap delete.  Deselect.

Effects > Art Media Effects > Black Pencil.  Choose Medium Pencil from the drop down menu, Detail and Opacity set to 50 and apply.

Effects > Xero > Mistifier.  Use the default settings.  Change the opacity of this layer to 65.

Paste your tube as a new layer (it should still be on your clipboard) and apply drop shadow.

Now add your elements:

Boot 1: resize 30% and duplicate.
Flower 4: resize 50%.  Duplicate twice and place at the corners of the frame.
Purse 3: resize 15%

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements then hide your background layer and merge visible.

Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Copy a paper of choice and paste into selection.  Apply the mask and merge group.

Resize the tag (all layers) to the size you prefer.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information and save as a jpg or png.  You're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it!

Hugs, Carol

Here's another example of a tag I made using this gorgeous kit:

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