10 May 2013

Sunny Days and Sandy Toes

This tutorial was written by me on May 10th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

Awesome kit entitled "Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses" by Horseplay's Pasture Design.  This gorgeous kit is available at Scraps From the Heart.  Thanks so much Bev!

Artwork ©Dean Yeagle.  Dean was with CILM when I purchased this tube, but you can now find his tubes at CDO.

Mask #35 by Weescotslass.

Filter used: Eye Candy 4000; Gradient Glow

Font: I used Bamboo Brisk, HERE.

Drop shadow used throughout, unless otherwise specified: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open element 33 and resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move a bit to the left.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 5.

Open Paper 10 and resize 60%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and apply drop shadow to the frame.

Open element 28 and resize 55%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the right side of the frame (see my tag for reference).

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer, and arrange so it looks like she's sitting on the barrel.  Drop shadow the tube, I used V 2, H 5, Opacity 40, Blur 15.

Now add the rest of your elements, I used: 

#4: resize 25%
#5: resize 50%; duplicate and mirror.  Resize copy 85%.
#11: resize 70%; duplicate twice and mirror once.  Arrange as shown above the background layer.
#12: resize 40%
#13: resize 50%
#18: resize 35%
#20: resize 50%
#21: do not resize
#36: resize 85% and mirror
#44: resize 35%
#47: resize 25%, then 90%
#51: resize 30%; duplicate and mirror, resize 85%
#60: resize 35%

Apply drop shadow to all elements except the sand.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste Paper 11 into the selection; deselect.  Apply Weescotslass mask #35 and merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag, I resized 85%.

Open element #74 and resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange at the bottom of the tag.

Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Gradient Glow.

Under the Colour tab, select "Medium" from the list.

Under the Basic tab, change the settings to:

Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection: checked

Click OK.

Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 6.

Activate the text tool and select the Bamboo Brisk font.  Size: 72, Stroke: 0, Create as: Vector, Anti-alias: Sharp, colour: black 

Type your name and position inside the frame, or wherever you wish.  Layers > Convert to Raster Layer.  Apply the same gradient glow as above.  Apply drop shadow above.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.

Save as a png and you're done!  Enjoy your new tag!

Hugs, Carol♥

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