Friday, August 12, 2011

Strawberry Sweetie

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 Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get it at his store.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using My Colorful World by Farrah's Designer Scraps. You can find it in her store here. It's a cool kit, you get 7 mini kits in one.
Font of choice, I am using zebra.
Mask: Vix mask 311 which you can find on here site here.
Plugins: Xero Radiance,
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 650 x 650 white.
Open Red Ribbon 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 30%. Click inside it with your magic wand. Selections, modify, expand by 3.
Open Red Paper 5 (it's actually cream colored, but it's in with the reds) Copy and paste as a new layer above your white background layer, resize by 30%, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Leave selected and open a close up of your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange how you want inside the ribbon frame, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
If you are using the same one as me, copy merged, then paste as a new image, then mirror it, then copy it again and paste it inside the frame. I had to do the extra step because there were several layers to the tube and I couldn't just mirror it and copy.
Duplicate the tube and on the top copy, adjust blur, gaussian blur 3, then change the opacity to soft light. On the bottom tube, apply Xero Radiance with the default settings, change the blend mode to luminance (L) and add a drop shadow.
Add a drop shadow to the ribbon frame.
Copy and paste your full sized tube, arrange it on the right side of the tag. Resize if needed, add a drop shadow.
Open red paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it down so that it is just above your white background layer. Layers, new mask layer, from image, find your mask in your drop down menu and click ok. Delete the mask in your layers palette and merge group.
Now add whichever elements you like to your tag, resizing and adding drop shadow as needed.
Add your text and credits, crop, resize and save.

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