Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cupid Love Notes

For this tutorial you will need: Any version of Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSPX. Any tube of your choice. I am using the beautiful artwork of Ismael Rac which you must purchase to use. You can find him over at AMI. Template 1 by KiwiSuz which you can get at the Xeracx Stalker Creations blog or by joining the Official Xeracx Stalkers Forum. These templates are from our monthly challenges that I run. Just click on her name above the templates to go to the download. Love Notes PTU scrap kit by Juicy Bits. Font of your choice. I used MA Sexy. Plugins: Alien Eye Candy 3.1 Glow (or another gradient glow filter) Let's get started. Open your template and delete CR layer and words layer. Resize all layers by 575 x 575 pixels. Then, change canvas size to 650 x 650 pixels. Click on the big circle layer, selections, float, defloat, invert, open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Delete the original big circle layer. With your magic wand, click on the circle frame layer. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #cd7d48. Delete the original circle frame layer. Go to adjust, add/remove noise, add noise with the following settings: Gaussian, 50, monochrome. Add a drop shadow of your choice. Leave your foreground set at #cd7d48 and change your background to #c67a84. Now click on the color in your foreground and then click gradient. Scroll down in the drop down box to foreground/background and click on that. Set the style to the 3rd box (circles) and click ok. On one of your butterfly layers, click on it, then selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer and flood fill with your gradient. Deselect and delete the original butterfly. Apply Eye Candy glow filter with a fat white glow of 3, add a drop shadow. Repeat for the other butterfly layer. Make the heart background layer active, hold down your shift key and with your magic wand, click inside each section of the heart, selections, modify, invert, open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it how you want, and then click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected. Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize if necessary. Now, take your eraser tool and erase parts of the tube that you don't want hanging out of the edges of the hearts. I did her one leg. Then make the heart frame layer active, and erase the parts that cover her other leg, so it looks like she's stepping out of the bottom of the heart and I also did parts of the top heart where her upper body is popping out of it. Deselect. Add a drop shadow to the tube. Now making sure the heart frame layer is still active, selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer and flood fill with #cd7d48. Deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original layer. Open tag cluster 2, copy and paste as a new layer, free rotate to the right by 30, add a drop shadow. Open any other elements you'd like and arrange them where you want them. Add your name to the tag cluster layer. Add your credits and copyright as needed. Crop and resize if needed. Save your tag and you're done. (If you want to save as transparent, save as a .png file)

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