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You Know You Want This
This tutorial was written by me on April 3rd, 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 Butterfly Kisses Scraps called "Sexy Grunge". I absolutely love the colours in this kit!! You can get it from Aussie Scraps. Thanks so much DeAnna!
Tube of choice: I used the sexy artwork of Steve Baier with a valid license. If you wish to use the same tube, you can purchase it from Up Your Art.
Template of choice: I used template #27 from Scrap Rebellion.
Mask of choice: I used Stencil Flowered Octagon by Essex Girl.
Font of choice: I used Romance Fatal Serif, download HERE.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.
Delete the copyright layer, unhide the background layer. Change the canvas size to 750 x 750. Using the flood fill tool, fill the blank areas of the background layer with white.
Activate the white oval layer. 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. Delete the original layer. Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 0, Opacity 75, Blur 10.
Follow the same directions for the remaining layers except these:
Frame: after selection, add a new raster layer. Flood fill with #5d3044. Deselect. Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Select Gaussian, 35%, Monochrome checked. Delete original layer.
Wordbacking: after selection, add a new raster layer and flood fill with #5d3044. Deselect. Delete original layer.
Stars1, Stars2 and Wordart: leave as is, sharpen each layer.
Copy and paste your tube under the frame and strip layer. Duplicate the tube and move the duplicate above the frame then hide this layer. Activate the bottom (original) tube layer. Using the eraser, remove the portion of the tube that shows beneath the frame at the bottom. Unhide and activate the top (copy) tube layer and remove the same part of the tube at the bottom as well as the portion that covers the strip. Apply drop shadow to the bottom tube layer only.
Add your elements, I used:
Bottles: resize 70%
Leaves01: resize 70%, then 85%
Candle01 & 02: resize each 50%. Duplicate the blue candle, resize 85% and mirror
Bow01: resize 60%, mirror
FlowerString: resize 50%
Daisy01: resize 20%, then 85%, mirror
Daisy02: resize 20%
Make sure you're happy with the placement of all layers, 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. Apply the mask and merge the mask group.
With the background colour set to white and foreground set to null, type your name using the font Romance Fatal Serif. Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > choose Gaussian, 75%, Monochrome checked. Sharpen. Place where you like on your tag, then select all, float and defloat. Expand the selection by 2, add a new raster layer and flood fill with the same colour used above. Deselect and move this layer below the white layer. Apply drop shadow to this layer only.
Crop and resize your tag, add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a jpeg or png and you're all finished! I hope you enjoy your new tag!
I'd love to see your result, email me!