See Anything You Like?
This tutorial was written by me on January 13, 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 assumes you have a good knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions.
Scrap kit of choice: I used an awesome kit by Artmama Made called "Intensity". LOVE this kit!! It's ideal for Valentines Day tags, but isn't limited to that. Lots of wonderful papers and elements for you to play with! :-) You can get it from Stargazer Scraps.
Tube & close-up of choice: I used the incredible art of Ismael Rac. If you wish to use the same tube, you must purchase a license from his store, HERE.
Plug-in needed: Xero Radiance
Word Art, made by me: download HERE
Mask of choice: I used Vix Mask 176. Download from her site HERE.
Font of choice: I used Fiolex Girls
~~ Ready ... set ... GO! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.
From the kit, open embellie 01 and resize 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 10.
Open a paper of choice, resize 15%, copy and paste as a new layer. Move below the frame, invert the selection and tap delete. Do not deselect.
Open embellie 28, resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the frame. Tap delete. Do not deselect.
Open your close-up tube, resize 75% (if using the same tube), copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the frame. Tap delete. Deselect.
Apply Xero Radiance to the tube, using the default settings except change Beauty to 125.
Open embellie 30, resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and move above the background layer. Arrange to the right side of the frame. Duplicate and mirror.
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Move to the left side of the tag.
Add your other elements. I used:
embellie 39: resize 30%; free rotate left 12 degrees. Duplicate and mirror, arrange as desired.
embellie 10: resize 50%
embellie 11: resize 50%, then 85%; duplicate and mirror
embellie 17: resize 40%, mirror and free rotate 20 degrees left
embellie 18: resize 40%
embellie 19: resize 40%, mirror
embellie 21: resize 40%
embellie 31: resize 50%; free rotate 30 degrees left and arrange beneath the flowers. Erase the excess
Apply a drop shadow of choice to all layers.
Copy and paste my word art as a new layer. Arrange at the top (see my tag for reference).
Ensure that you're happy with the placement of everything, 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 selection. Deselect. Apply the mask and merge the mask group. Drop shadow.
Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png or jpg and you're all done! Thanks for trying my tutorial!
I'd love to see your results, email me!