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Pink To Make The Boys Wink
This tutorial was written by me on March 12th, 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 working knowledge of PSP.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Diane of Candy's Treats called "Pink To Make The Boys Wink". I LOVE Diane's kits and this one is beautiful and so much fun! You can get it at Stargazer Scraps. Thanks so much Diane!
Tube of choice: I used the wonderful artwork of Robin McQuay. You can find this terrific artist at Up Your Art.
Mask of choice: I used mask 201 by Gems.
Font of choice: I used Mrs. Blackfort, which is a pay font.
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 72, Blur 8.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
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 Frame 4, copy and paste as a new layer.
Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 3.
Copy and paste a paper of choice, resize 70%. Invert the selection and tap delete, deselect. Move this layer below the frame.
Copy and paste FairySparkle above the paper layer. Do not drop shadow.
If you're using the same tube I did, resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer. Duplicate and move the copy above the frame. Using the eraser, remove the parts of the copy that overlap the frame at the bottom, then activate the original tube layer and carefully remove the bits that show underneath the frame. Apply drop shadow to the bottom layer only. Apply drop shadow to the frame. Hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide background layer.
Open Flower 2, mirror and resize 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate. Activate the original layer and free rotate 20 degrees left. Arrange on the left side of the tag. Move the duplicate layer below the original layer but towards the top of the frame then carefully erase the part of the branch at the top. Drop shadow each layer.
Open Flower 3 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and move between the first two flower layers. Duplicate and free rotate 12 degrees left. Move the original below the duplicate; free rotate right 8 degrees and erase the excess. Drop shadow.
Add your other elements. I used:
CuteRibbon2: do not resize, use your raster deform tool to adjust the size. Don't worry about it fitting perfectly, you can place other elements over it to hide the edge (I used a butterfly).
DoodlewCharms: resize 58%, arrange on top of the ribbon.
Rouche2: resize 70%, use the raster deform tool to adjust.
Bracket: resize 10%; free rotate right 90 degrees; duplicate and mirror.
PinkWA2: resize 70%.
PinkWA6: do not resize.
Butterfly1: resize 65%; duplicate and mirror.
Bubbles: resize 35%; duplicate and mirror, merge down. Duplicate merged layer and flip. Do not apply drop shadow.
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. Selections > Select All. Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection. Deselect. Apply the mask and merge the mask group.
Crop and resize your tag, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.
Save as a jpeg or png and you're finished! Thanks for trying my tutorial!
I'd love to see your results, email me!