This tutorial was written by me on February 1st, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
"Victorian Valentine" is a beautiful tagger size scrap kit by BabyCakes Scraps, available HERE.
Template #293 by Divine Intentionz, HERE.
Mask #11 by Dees'Sign Depot, HERE.
Font: Mardian Demo, HERE.
*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:
V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
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; close the original.
Delete the following layers:
dotted line 3
glittered thin rectangle
dotted line 1 & 2
Resize all layers 85%, change the canvas size to 800 x 700. Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.
Activate glittered oval half 1; select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #7c1532. Deselect. Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Select Gaussian, 50%, Monochrome checked. Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 53, B: 13.
Repeat these steps for glittered oval half 2, using colour #fbe2e8.
Activate oval layer; select all, float and defloat. From the kit, open Paper 8 and resize 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete original layer. Apply drop shadow above.
Repeat these steps for circle 1 and circle 2, using Paper 1.
Activate circle 3; select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #fbe2e8. Deselect and delete original layer. Apply noise with the same settings as above. Apply drop shadow above.
Activate circle 4; select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #fbe2e8. Delete original layer, do not deselect.
Copy the image that came with the tube and paste as a new layer. Arrange as desired, invert selection and tap delete. Deselect. Reduce the opacity to 73% or as desired.
Resize the tube 85%, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown. Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V: 2, H: 8, O: 27, B: 15.
Add your elements, I used:
butterfly: resize 45%, duplicate and mirror
blossom: resize 17%, duplicate and resize 85%; free rotate 7° left and sharpen. Duplicate both and mirror.
bouquet 2: resize 50%; duplicate and mirror.
gold doodle: do not resize, copy and paste above background layer and arrange as shown. Duplicate and mirror. Duplicate both layers again and move the copy down.
vine: do not resize.
wings: resize 30%.
Apply drop shadow to all elements, I used: V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 8.
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Resize the merged layer 85%. Unhide the background and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy and paste Paper 5 into the selection. Deselect and apply DD Mask #11; merge mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.
Crop and resize your tag. Add your name. Here are the settings I used:
Font: Mardian Demo, Size: 65, Stroke: 0, Colour: #7c1532. Apply drop shadow above.
Add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png and you're finished! Enjoy your new tag. :)
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