Monday, March 8, 2010
For this tutorial you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, but any version should work. Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Camilla Drakenborg, which you can purchase at AMI. Scrap kit of your choice. I am using a PTU kit called Geisha by Juicy Bits which you can also purchase at AMI. A mask of your choice. I am using Beckymask23, her site is closed, so I can't link to a download. Use it if you have it or just find another mask you like! Font of your choice. I am using Bonzai Let's get started! Open frame 3, resize by about 90%, then change the canvas size to 700x700 so that you have room to work. Add a new raster layer, drag it to the bottom and flood fill with white. Back on your frame layer, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 5. Open a paper 19, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected, drag the paper below your frame layer. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and duplicate it. Drag the original below your frame layer, and hide the duplicate layer. Take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang below your frame. Deselect and add a drop shadow to your tube. Unhide the top tube layer and take your eraser tool and erase the parts you don't want showing over your frame. Your bottom tube will show through so you don't have to be real careful where you erase. Add a drop shadow to your frame. Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it down so it's just above the white background layer. Open your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, then in the drop down box, scroll down and click on the mask. Delete the mask, then merge the group together. Resize if you find it's too big or too small for your tag. Add any elements you'd like to your tag. Add your name and copyright info. For my name, I used the Bonsai font, background at #790000, foreground at #336e6a with the stroke set to 2, and then I added a glow with the width of 3 and then added a drop shadow. Crop down and resize as necessary. Hide the white background layer and save as a .png file for it to be transparent.