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This tutorial was written by me on February 24th, 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 gorgeous kit by Tammy's Scraps called Rosalynn. I LOVE the colour palette and all the beautiful elements, including lots of flowers, my fave!! This is an exclusive kit, you can find it at PSP Tubes Emporium. Thank you Tammy!
Tube of choice: I used a close-up tube by Jamie Kidd. She was with CILM when I purchased this tube but can now be found at CDO.
Template of choice: I used a template by Babe's Designz, #11. Download HERE.
Mask of choice: I used one of Bev's awesome masks, #25. You can download from her blog, Horseplay's Pasture. Be sure to check out her wonderful tutorials as well!
Font of choice: I used Nadine Script Extra, download HERE.
Drop shadow used throughout, unless otherwise noted: H&V 2, Opacity 45, Blur 8.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template, delete the copyright layer. Change the canvas size to 750 x 750.
Activate the layer "large rec inner". Select all, float, defloat. Open a paper of choice from the kit, resize 70% twice. Copy and paste as a new layer and position within the selection. Invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer above the "large rec outer" layer. If you're using the same tube I did, resize 80%. Activate the "large rec outer" layer; using the magic wand, click inside the frame. Invert the selection. Activate the tube layer, zoom in and use your eraser to carefully remove the parts of the tube that overlap the frame at the bottom, be sure to remove the bits between the curls of her hair. Deselect.
Activate the layer "large rec outer". Select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill the selection with #c2b2bc. Deselect. Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Random, 35%, Monochrome checked. Delete the original layer. Follow these steps for the layer "small rec outer".
Activate the "bars" layer. Select all, float, defloat. Open a paper of choice and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer, invert the selection and tap delete. Delete the original layer. Follow these steps for the "circle" layer.
Activate the "dot half circles" layer. Select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill the selection with #cb5388. Deselect and delete original layer.
Activate the "small rec inner" layer. Select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer. Change the foreground to #ff97bd and the background to #ccc9a6. Change the foreground to Gradient, select Foreground/Background from the drop down menu. Choose Linear Style, Angle 315, Repeats 1. Flood fill the selection with this gradient and deselect. Delete original layer.
Now add your elements. I used:
Element 27: resize 70%.
Element 44: resize 35%, then 85%.
Element 58: resize 30%, duplicate and mirror, merge down. Arrange at the bottom of the large frame. Duplicate the merged layer and flip. Arrange at the top of the frame.
Element 45: resize 40%.
Element 5: resize 25%, duplicate and mirror. Free rotate 8 degrees right.
Element 22: resize 30%, then 90%.
Element 18: resize 10%, duplicate and mirror, resize 85%.
Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements, then hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Flood fill with the same gradient you used above. Apply the mask and merge the mask group. Resize the mask layer 90%.
Crop and resize your tag, I resized 85%. 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!