Saturday, February 27, 2010

Under the Sea

Anyone else chompin' at the bit waiting for Spring to get here? I decided it was time for a summer themed tag just because I'm sick of looking at all the snow outside my window! For this tut you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, but any version should work. Scrap kit of your choice. I am using a PTU kit by Gina of Scrappin' Bratz, called Something's Fishy. You can get her kit HERE. A tube of your choice. I am using the wonderful artwork of Ismael Rac which you have to purchase to use. You can find his stuff over at AMI. Let's get started! Open the Something's Fishy frame 5. Resize it to 550x480 pixels. Then change the canvas size to 700x700. Take your magic wand and click inside the frame, modify, expand by 5. Open a paper, copy and paste as a new layer, resize to the size you'd like so the pattern is showing how you want it to in the frame, arrange it, and then selections, invert, make sure you are on the paper layer, and click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected. Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer then duplicate it. Drag the original below your frame layer and hide the duplicate for now. Take your eraser tool and erase the parts of your tube that you don't want hanging below your frame. Deselect and add a drop shadow. Unhide your duplicate tube and erase the parts that hang over your frame. You don't have to be really careful what you erase, because you will have the bottom tube showing through. Open paper 1, resize by 35%, copy and paste as a new layer, send to the bottom. Apply your mask, then delete the mask and merge the group. Open one of the wave elements, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize it so it fits across the bottom of your frame. I did it twice by 50% then once by 60%. Then drop the opacity to about 50% and take your eraser tool and erase the bits that cover the mermaid's tail. Bring the opacity back to 100%. Add any elements you like to your tag.

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