Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bad Love

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 Industrial Aardvark which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Valentine Arrows by Wicked Princess Scraps.

Font of choice, I am using Rock Bottom.

Plugins: No outside plugins used.

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.

Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 750x 750 white background.

Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%
Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 2, selections, invert.
Copy and paste paper 1 as a new layer, drag below the frame layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Leave selected. 
Copy and paste your close-up as a new layer. I used close-up 2. Resize if needed, I did mine by 75%
Click delete on your keyboard and change the blend mode to Luminance(L).

Copy and paste swirly frame as a new layer, drag down so it's on the bottom, resize by 85%. Change the opacity to around 65 or 70. Erase the bits that hang below the frame. Leave it showing above the top and around the two sides.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Resize if needed, I resized mine by 75%.

Add any elements you'd like. I used the following with the amount I resized them beside

Cat, 35%
Thorned heart, 30%
Voodoo doll, 30%
Cupcake, 30%
Rose cupcake, 30%
Love Pills, 30%
Demon Skull, 30%
Spiked shoe, 25%
Devil bird, 25%

Beaded string, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it along the bottom so it's just over top of the elements that run along there. Now, duplicate it and drag the bottom one so that the layer is below all the elements but above the frame layer. 
Now take your eraser tool and erase the parts of the top beaded string (your duplicate copy) that is over the elements on the right side of the tag. You'll have the beads showing above the cupcakes on the left side, and then it will look on the right side like it's gone below the elements because you have the bottom layer showing through. 

Crop your tag and resize it.
Add your text and copyrights as needed, then save.

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