This tutorial was written by me on February 4th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
"Petals Of Love" is a beautiful kit available for purchase at Queenbrat Designs. Thanks for another lovely kit Renee'!
Artwork by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff. This adorable little Valentine kitten can be purchased at PSP Tube Stop.
Template #498 by Millie's PSP Madness.
Mask #41 by WeeScotsLass.
Font: KG Falling Slowly, 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 Raster 1 and layer #4.
Resize all layers 85%, change the canvas size to 750 x 750. Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank areas with white.
Activate layer #1; select all, float and defloat. From the kit, open Paper LtPinkGrunge and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete original layer. Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings - V&H: 0, O: 53, B: 12.
Repeat these steps for the following layers:
#2: use LtPinkGrunge
#3: use LtTanTinyFlowersHearts
#5: use DkPinkGlitter
#6: use LtPinkRoses
#7: use LtTanTinyFlowersHearts
#11: use DkPinkRoses, resize 50%
Change the foreground to #c12250 and the background to #f2d0fa. Activate the Colour Replacer tool, located in the fly out menu below the paint brush tool. Change the settings to:
Activate layer #8, center the brush in the canvas and left click. Apply drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 5.
Repeat for layer #9 and #10.
Choose the tube you'd like to use (I used Fluffy Kitten) and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Apply a drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 35, B: 10.
Now add your elements, I used:
Green Berries: resize 30%
Tan Berries: resize 30%
Dk Pink Rose: resize 20%
Lt Pink Rose: resize 20%
Lt Tan Flower: resize 25%
Dk & Lt Tan Butterfly: resize 50%; free rotate left OR right 20° and sharpen
Lt Colours Bead Scatter: resize 55%; duplicate, mirror and flip. Apply a light drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 35, B: 5
Vertical Folded Hearts Border: resize 40%
Apply drop shadow of choice to elements or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 10.
Hide background layer and merge visible. Unhide background and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy Lt Pink Grunge paper and paste into selection. Deselect and apply WSL mask #41; merge mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.
Crop and resize your tag, I resized to 596 x 570.
Add your name, I used KG Falling Slowly, size 72, Stroke 0, #c12250. Apply drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 5.
Add all applicable copyright and license information and you're done. Thanks for trying my tutorial, enjoy your new tag!
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