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This tutorial was written by me on June 7th, 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 called "Emo Cutie" by Pink Candy Designs. I LOVE the colours in this kit!! You can get it at Lollipops & Gumdrops.
Tube of choice: I used a fabulous tube by Zlata_M with a valid license. If you wish to use the same tube, you can purchase it at Pics For Design.
Template of choice: I used one of Missy's templates, #381. Download from her blog HERE.
Mask of choice: I used one of Bev's wonderful masks, #8. Download from her blog HERE.
Font of choice: I used Bank Gothic Medium, a pay font.
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.
~~ 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 Raster 1, unhide and activate the background layer. Change the canvas size to 750 x 750 and flood fill the blank area of the background layer with white.
Activate the rectangle 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 and delete the original layer.
Repeat these steps for the oval and circle layers.
Activate one of the frame back layers. Select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer, resize 70%. Invert and tap delete. Do not deselect.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Resize as desired, I resized 50%. Arrange within the frame. Tap delete and invert the selection.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #66d1ef, deselect. Change the blend mode of this layer to Hue(L).
Repeat these steps for the other frame back, this time using colour #c891d6.
Change the Foreground to #441f4e and the Background to #e2a2f9. Change the foreground to gradient with these settings: Style: Linear, Angle: 45, Repeats: 2, Invert: unchecked.
Activate frame 1, select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient. Deselect and delete the original layer.
Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Gaussian, 40%, Monochrome checked.
Repeat for frame 2.
Change the Foreground to #66d1ef and the Background to #df4e9e.
Activate the wordart layer. Using the Color Replacer brush, left click on the words to change their colour from pink to blue. Move this layer towards the bottom of the template (see my tag for placement).
Activate the chrome circle and click inside using the magic wand. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and resize as desired (I resized 60%). Invert the selection and use your eraser to remove the bottom part of the tube. Deselect.
Activate the star layer. Using the Change To Target brush, left click on the star to change the colour to your foreground colour. Apply the same noise effect as above. Repeat for star1, star2, Raster 2 and Copy of Raster 2.
Add your elements, I used:
bow: resize 45%
butterfly: resize 30%
butterfly2: resize 30%; free rotate 25 degrees right and sharpen
glitter: resize 95%
shinysprinkle: do not resize
keychain: resize 50%
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.
Crop and resize the tag.
Add your name and place where you like. Select all, float and defloat. Expand the selection by 2, add a new raster layer and flood fill with white. Move this layer below your name and drop shadow.
Add 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. :-)