Monday, May 10, 2010
For this tutorial you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version. Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Amy Matthews, which you must have a license to use. You can find her work at AMI. Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Aiya at Juicy Bits. You can get it HERE or over at AMI. Font of choice, I am using Pristina Mask: Gemsmask16 which you can find in set 1 HERE. No Plugins needed. Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly. Let's get started! Open a new canvas size 700x700 white. We'll crop and resize at the end. Open frame 10, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate to the left by 90 and resize by 85%. Click inside the frame while holding down your shift key, make sure to click inside the ribbon on the bottom right side. Selections, modify, expand by 8. Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize if necessary. Duplicate your tube, drag one layer down below your frame, and hide the layer above your frame for now. Take your eraser tool and erase the parts that hang below your frame, then add a drop shadow. Deselect. Unhide the top tube layer and erase the bits that hang over the bottom of your frame. you don't have to be careful, because you have the lower tube showing through. Don't erase the parts that show over the top of the frame. Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 90%, and drag it below the frame and paper layers, free rotate to the right by 20. Copy and paste any elements you'd like to use on your tag, resizing as necessary. Open paper 21, copy and paste as a new layer, drag down so that it's just above the white background layer. Open and apply your mask by going to Layers, New Mask Layer, From Image and finding the mask in the drop down box. Delete the mask and merge the group. I resized mine by 85% and lowered the opacity to about 60%. Add your name and copyright info. Crop your tag, resize if necessary, and if you want it to be transparent, delete or hide the white background layer and save as a .png. You're all done!