Sunday, May 2, 2010
Possess Your Heart
For this tutorial you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, any version should work, I am using version PSP X. Tube of choice. I am using the wonderful artwork of Camilla Drakenborg which you must have a license to use. You can find her work at AMI. Template CM06 by Bel Vidotti, which you can find at the Creative Misfits blog (March 14, 2010 entry). Just click on the template below Bel's name to go to the download. Scrap kit of your choice. I am using a kit by Juicy Bits called Love Buzz which you can also find at the AMI store. Mask of your choice. I am using Becky_Mask042. I don't have a current download site for her anymore. Font of your choice. I used VTC Bad Tattoo Let's get started! Remember, you don't have to use the same tube, elements or papers I do. You can use anything you want, these are just suggestions. Make it yours! Open your template, delete the credits layer and both star layers, change the canvas size to 600x700 just to give us some extra room to work. If you like having a white background layer to help you see what you're doing, you can add a new layer, drag it to the bottom and flood fill with white. It's not necessary, but some people like that too see a bit more easily. Make the gradient elipse layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert. Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 65%, make sure you are on your paper layer and click delete on your keyboard and then deselect. Delete the original layer. Make the blue frame layer active, selections, select all, float, invert, open paper 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 55%, make sure you have that layer active, and click delete on your keyboard and then deselect. Delete the original layer. Make the Blue rec layer active, selections,select all, float, invert, open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 40%, make sure you are on that layer and click delete on your keyboard. Delete the original blue rec layer. Make one of the thin rec layers active, selections, select all, float, add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color from one of the papers you used. I chose pink because I had only used it on one of the papers and didn't want my whole tag to be yellow and black. Add a drop shadow. I used 1, 1, 60, 5. Do the same for the other thin rec layer, the hearts layer and the top I will posses you layer (the white one). Add any elements you'd like. I added Heart Tag 1 resized at 40%, and the bee resized at 23% and rotated by 18 to the right. Add your name, © info and credits as necessary. Crop and resize, save and you're all done!