07 April 2013

Spring Melody


This tutorial was written by me on April 7th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

Scrap kit: I used a beautiful tagger-sized kit by Tootypup Scraps called "Melody Of Love".  Please visit her blog HERE to find links to her stores.  Thank you so much for this gorgeous kit Susan!

I used the art of The Vintage Angel™ by Jessica Galbreth.  You can purchase her tubes from CDO.

Template #62 by Tracy F. Designz.  Download from her blog HERE (scroll down, links to her templates are on the right side).

Mask #82 by Signature Collections.

Font: I used LHF Billhead 1890, HERE.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate and close the original.

Change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  Add a new raster layer, send to the bottom and flood fill with white.

Delete the credit layer, stars and dotted circle layers.

Activate the circle layer; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open Paper #6 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete, do not deselect.

Open MusicNotes_01 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the circle.  Duplicate and arrange as desired (I duplicated 3x).  Merge the music notes layers together, then tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Activate the circle paper layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 3.

Add a new raster layer and move beneath the circle paper layer.  Flood fill with white.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Gaussian, 100%, Monochrome checked.  Click OK.

Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen.

Apply a drop shadow to this new frame layer.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 57, Blur 12.  Apply same drop shadow to the glitter rectangle layer.

Activate the rectangle layer; select all, float and defloat.  Open Paper #5 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the tube, do not resize.  Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize > Hue: 33, Saturation: 45.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown in my tag.  Using the eraser tool, remove the parts of the tube that overlap the frame on the left side, see my tag for reference.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Apply drop shadow to the tube, I used Vertical 2, Horizontal 6, Opacity 37, Blur 15.

Activate the rectangle paper layer and select all, float and defloat.  Invert the selection.

Activate the tube layer once again and use your eraser to remove the drop shadow on the frame at the bottom of the tube.

Now add your elements, I used:

GemDeco_01: resize 40%, apply a light drop shadow.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 23, Blur 5.
LoveLetters_01: resize 35%
LilyPad_01: resize 35%
SpringMelodyGrass_01: resize 30%
LeafVine_01: resize 70%; flip, mirror and duplicate.  Arrange the duplicate as desired.  Duplicate again and free rotate 75 degrees right.  Arrange on the right side of the tag, behind the basket of letters.
LeafVine_02: resize 60%; duplicate
SpringMelodyFlower_01: resize 25%, then 70%
Frog_01: resize 20%, then 90%, arrange on lily pad
Violin_04: resize 40%
Bird_01: resize 25%, then 90%
Butterfly 01 & 02: resize each 15%, then 85%

Apply drop shadow to all elements, I used H&V 2, Opacity 57, Blur 10.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Open Paper #11; copy and paste into selection.  Deselect and apply Signature Collections mask #82.  Merge the mask layer.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name using the font LHF Billhead 1890.  I used these settings: Size: 95, Stroke: 1, Anti-alias: Sharp, Create as Vector.  Set foreground to #dfda7a and background to #43260d.  Type your name and arrange as desired.  Layers > Convert to Raster Layer.  Apply drop shadow above.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png and you're finished.  I hope you enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial!

Hugs, Carol♥

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