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P.S. I Love You
This tutorial was written by me on January 23rd, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP Version used: X2, but should work in other versions.
This tutorial was written assuming you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a wonderful FTU scrap kit called "Stupid Cupid" by Teresa of Scraps by Randy's Sin. I LOVE this kit! With its bold, bright colour palette and fun elements, it was a blast to work with! You can download it from Teresa's blog. Please remember to leave some love (a thank you) when you do, it's a small gesture for hard work freely shared.
Tube of choice: I used the beautiful pinup art of Jason Patterson. If you'd like to use the same tube, you must purchase a license from MPT.
Template of choice: I used one of Ali's wonderful templates, #176. Download from her blog HERE (the link takes you directly to the correct page to download the template, it's the first one on the page.)
Mask of choice: I used Mask 175 by Weescotslass.
Font of choice: I used Aquarelle.
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 8.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Save the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original. Delete Raster 11. Change the canvas size to 750 x 750 and flood fill Raster 1 with white.
Activate Raster 2, select all, float and defloat. Open a paper of choice from the kit, resize 80%, copy and paste as a new layer. Invert the selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete the original Raster 2 layer.
Repeat these steps for Raster 3, 4, 5, 7 and 11.
For Raster 6, 9 and 10: change the foreground colour to #f6048e and the background colour to black. Activate the color replacer tool with these settings: Size 999, Hardness 100, Step 10, Density 100, Thickness 100, Rotation 0 and Tolerance 75. Left click in the center of your tag to change the colour from black to pink.
Use the color replacer tool for Raster 8 as well, using the same settings but changing the foreground colour to #f276bf and the background colour to #f377a7.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, see my tag for placement.
Add your elements, I used:
Sparkles 3: resize 80%
Candle 1: resize 20%, then 85%
Candle 2: resize 20%
Champagne bucket 1: resize 35%
Champagne 3: resize 20%, duplicate.
Ivy 1: resize 35%, flip and free rotate 20 degrees right. Place on right side of the tag.
Rose 1 & 3: resize 30% and arrange on top of the ivy. Merge the rose and ivy layers together, duplicate and resize 85%. Mirror and arrange on top of the original ivy layer. Merge these two layers together and resize 85% once again.
Gift 3: resize 30%, duplicate and mirror, resize 85%
Candy 1: resize 30%, then 90%
Scatterz 1: resize 70%
Shoe 1: resize 20%, then 85%, duplicate. To make the second shoe look like it's laying down, as seen in my tag, use your raster deform tool:
Use your mouse to click on the little "handle" as indicated by the arrow. Move towards the bottom of the tag until the shoe appears to be lying on its side, like this:
Arrange beside the original shoe.
Make sure you're satisfied with the placement of all elements, then hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection. Deselect and apply the mask, then merge the mask group. Use the raster deform tool to move it up slightly.
Crop and resize your tag, then add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a jpg or png and you're finished, I hope you enjoy your new tag!
I'd love to see your results, email me!