11 May 2014

Vintage Sweetheart (FTU)

This tutorial was written by me on May 11th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Vintage Valentine" is a lovely FTU kit by Tasha of Tasha's Playground.  Please visit her blog HERE to download.  Remember to leave some love (a thank you) for hard work freely shared.  :)

Tube and close-up by Maxine Gadd, available at CDO.

Mask #4 by WeeScotsLass.

Font: I used Old Script.

*Note: when referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

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 Frame 2, do not resize.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move up slightly.  Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 5.

Open paper 3 and resize 65%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the frame.  Invert the selection (Control + Shift + I) and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the close-up tube and resize 85%, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Tap delete and deselect.

Apply a drop shadow of choice to the frame and tube, or use my settings:  V: 2, H: 2, O: 63, B: 10

Add your elements.  I used:

Books: do not resize
Chain: resize 40%
Clock: resize 70%
Flower1: resize 30%
Flower3: resize 35%
Key: resize 40%, then 80%.  Free rotate 18° right and sharpen.
Owl: do not resize

Apply drop shadow above to all elements.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 4 into the selection and deselect.  Apply WSL mask #4; merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name using the Old Script font.  Size will depend on how much you resized your tag.  I used size 72, stroke 0, colour #673a22.  Apply drop shadow above.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save your tag as a png and you're finished.  Thanks for trying my tutorial and feel free to email me HERE if you'd like to show off your creation.  :)

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