09 July 2015

Kittens In The Garden

This tutorial was written by me on July 9th, 2015 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Cat Paws In Heaven" is a gorgeous tagger-size kit by Tootypup Scraps.  This kit is full of flowers and adorable kittens and I absolutely love it!  My tag was created using only elements from the kit.  Please visit Susan's blog HERE to find links to her stores.

Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.

Mask #133 by Vaybs, download HERE.

Font of choice: I used Balduina Real, a pay font.

Drop shadows used:

For most elements: 2, 2, 55, 10
For Flower Deco layer: 2, 2, 25, 15
For Name: 2, 2, 50, 5

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Open a new image, 800 x 800, white background.

From the kit, open Cameo Frame Plain_01 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

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

Open Paper 5 and resize 50%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open Stone Wall_03 and resize 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Tap delete and deselect.

Open Kitten_06 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as seen on my tag.  Duplicate and move the copy above the frame.  Activate your eraser tool and carefully remove the parts that cover the frame.  See my tag for reference.  Apply drop shadow to the original only.

Open Grass Patch_01 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer above the background layer.  Arrange on the right side, behind the frame.  Duplicate and move the copy to the left side.  Paste again and do not resize, move below the other two layers and erase the excess above.  See my tag for reference.  Merge these three layers together.

Add the rest of your elements, I used:

Kitten_04: resize 40% and erase the butterfly (if desired)
Cushion Wool_01: resize 60%, then 80%.  Move below the kitten.
Kitten_03: resize 40%
Flower Patch_01: resize 45%, duplicate
Flower Deco_02: resize 55%, copy and paste above background layer.  Arrange on left side, duplicate and arrange on right side.  Merge these layers together, then duplicate and mirror.  Arrange as shown.  Use drop shadow listed above.
Rainbow Bird_01: resize 20%
Sparkle Grass_01: resize 70%
Wool Toys_01: resize 35%, then 85%
Butterfly_04: resize 30%, duplicate x2

Apply drop shadow to your elements.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 80%.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste Paper 5 into the selection; deselect.  Apply DBV mask #133 and merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag, I resized to 700 x 658.

Add your name.  If using the same font, I used size 72, stroke 0, colour #4d3d88.  Apply Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow using these settings:

Under the Basic tab:

Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100

Under the Color tab:

Select "Fat" preset and change the settings to this:

Colour #e5e4e0

Add your name and designer information and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial and I'd love to see your results!

Until next time ...

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