Friday, March 25, 2011


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 Keith Garvey which you need a license to use. You can get his work at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Blackbird by Juicy Bits. It is a PTU kit and you can get it HERE. I love the Beatles and when I saw this kit, I couldn't help but to think of the song Blackbird by the Beatles.
Font of choice, I am using Ohlala and Pea Jenny Script
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 550x650 with a white background.
Click on your rectangle tool, set the border width to 8, your background to null and foreground to black and draw out a tall, thin rectangle, objects, align, center in canvas and convert to raster layer.
Click inside with the magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 2. Open paper 17, copy and paste as a new layer below your frame and above the white background. Selections, invert, and click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange how you want it, take your eraser tool and erase the parts that hang over. Deselect and add a drop shadow to the tube and frame.
Open element 27, copy and paste as a new layer, free rotate to the right by 90, resize by 67 and drag just above the white background layer.
I then used the Ohlala font and typed out the lyrics to The Beatles song Blackbird, and put them on the left side of the tag, then hid all layers except the layers to the lyrics and merged them together. Remember, if you use more than one line to the song, you are required to list the name of the songwriter (not who sung the song but who wrote it!).
Open element 40, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate right by 90, resize by 70, arrange on the right side of tag.
Open element 1, resize by 25%, rotate to the left by 20, arrange to the top right.
Open element 15 (the blackbird), resize by 25%, arrange above the lyrics, duplicate, mirror and arrange next to the other bird so they are both above the lyrics.
Open element 18, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50%, arrange at the bottom of the lyrics, add a drop shadow.
Add your name, any copyrights and credits needed. Crop and save your tag.

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