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Kisses From Paris
This tutorial was written by me on November 19th, 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 working knowledge of PSP.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Stina of Designs By Stina called "In Vino Romanze". You can purchase this beautiful kit at Aussie Scrap Designs. Thanks so much Stina!
2 Tubes of choice: I used the lovely pinup art of Jennifer Janesko. You can purchase Jennifer's tubes from CDO. You must have a license to use her art.
Template of choice: I used a template called Wish You Were Here from Twysted T's Playroom.
Mask of choice: I used mask #214 by Weescotslass.
Font of choice: I used Monika, 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 Raster 1 layer. Adjust the canvas size to 800 x 750. Activate the Background layer, increase the opacity to 100% and flood fill the blank area with white.
Activate the Rnd 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. Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 12.
Repeat above steps for the Postcard layer.
Activate the stamp layer, select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #716e27. Deselect. I didn't delete the original layer as it gives more definition but it's up to you. Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 8.
Repeat above steps for the Sending Love layer, changing the colour to #572d3b. Delete the original when finished. Do the same for the Lip layer.
Activate the Photo frame layer. Change the foreground colour to #d0ccc1 and the background colour to white.
Activate the Colour Replacer tool with these settings:
Center the brush over your canvas and left click.
Using your magic wand, click the black part on the left side of the photo frame. Expand the selection by 1 and tap delete. Do not deselect.
Open a paper of choice and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Invert the selection and tap delete. Do not deselect.
Open one of your tubes and resize 70% (if using the same tube). Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the selection. Tap delete and deselect.
Using the magic wand, select the black area on the right side. Expand the selection by 1 and tap delete. Follow the steps above, using the close-up tube this time. I resized that tube 75%.
Activate the Miss You layer. Change the foreground colour to #716e27 and the background to #0000ca. Using the Colour Replacer tool with the same settings as above, left click on your canvas. Repeat for the Wish You were here layer.
Now add your elements, I used:
Floral02: resize 50%; duplicate and mirror
Fountain02: resize 70%
Clock: resize 50%, then 85%
Wine Bottle: resize 40%
Wine Glass: resize 30%
Paper Butterfly 01 & 02: resize each 20%, then 85% x2; Free Rotate 15 degrees right or left
Birdcage: resize 50%
Roses 04: resize 20%
Apply drop shadow to all elements, using the settings above.
Hide your background layer and merge visible. Resize merged layer 90%.
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. Use the raster deform tool to adjust size and placement if desired.
Crop and resize your tag. Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png or jpg and you're finished. Enjoy!
I'd love to see your results, email me HERE.
Hugs, Carol ♥