This tutorial was written by me on January 27th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
I used a sassy tube by Pinup Toons, now available at CDO. I purchased this tube from CILM.
Template #211 by Toxic Desirez.
Plug-in used: Xenofex 2; Classic Mosaic
Mask #201 by Gem's Taggin' Scraps.
Font: Of Wildflowers and Wings, HERE.
My Word Art, HERE.
*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations: H = Horizontal, V = Vertical, O = Opacity, B = Blur.
~~ 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.
Resize all layers 85%, change canvas size to 800 x 700. Delete the credit layer, flood fill Raster 1 with white.
Activate Raster 8. Select all, float and defloat. From the kit, open Paper 3 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired. Invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V: 0, O: 65, B: 12.
Repeat these steps for the following layers:
Copy of Raster 8: Paper 3
Raster 6 and Copy of Raster 6: Paper 10
Raster 7 and Copy of Raster 7: Paper 13
Raster 3 and Copy of Raster 3: Paper 5
Raster 5 and Copy of Raster 5: Paper 15
Raster 2: Paper 6
Set foreground to #251e1b and background to #9c0e11. Change the foreground to Gradient and select Foreground/Background from the drop down menu. Set the Style to Linear, Angle 45, Repeat 5. Invert unchecked.
Activate Raster 9; select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient. Apply Xenofex 2, Classic Mosaic with these settings:
Tile Size: 9.95
Grout Width: 40
Edge Sensitivity: 50
Grout Colour: Black
Click OK and deselect. Delete original layer.
Repeat these steps for Copy of Raster 9. Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used V: 2, H: 2, O: 65, B: 10.
Activate Raster 10. Select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill the foreground colour (not the gradient). Deselect and delete original layer; apply drop shadow.
Repeat for Copy of Raster 10, using the background colour this time.
Raster 11: use the background colour.
Copy of Raster 11: use the foreground colour.
Activate Raster 2. Select all, float and defloat. Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 1. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #aea992. Deselect. Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Gaussian, 50%, Monochrome checked.
Copy and paste the tube as a new layer. Add a drop shadow of choice. I used V: 0, H: 8, O: 32, B: 15.
Now add your elements, I used:
Martini: resize 20%.
Flower 1: resize 20%; free rotate left 45° and sharpen.
Growing Hearts 1: resize 40%; duplicate and mirror, arrange as shown.
Growing Hearts 2: resize 35%; duplicate and mirror.
Heart Wire: resize 45%; duplicate.
Lips 1 & 2: resize 15%, duplicate and resize 85%. Duplicate and arrange as desired.
Copy and paste my word art as a new layer and arrange as shown. Open Pitchfork and resize 15%, then 85%. Arrange behind the word art as shown.
Apply drop shadow to all elements, I used H&V: 2, O: 65, B: 10
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy and paste Paper 16 into the selection; deselect. Apply Gem's mask #201 and merge the mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.
Crop and resize your tag, I resized 80%.
Add all applicable copyright and license information.
Add your name using the font "Of Wildflowers and Wings", size 72, stroke 0, colour #261e1b. Apply drop shadow above.
Save as a png and you're finished. Thanks for trying my tutorial!
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