Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Heart

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 Elias Chatzoudis, which you need a license to use.  He is now an independent artist, at the time I got my tube he was at PTE.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  Seduction, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. On her blog, look at the left side, you'll see the links to stores she sells at.

Template by Scarlet on the Creative Misfits Blog. It's about halfway down the page, with her name just above it.

Font of choice, I am using Fiolex Girls

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 your template, shift D to duplicate, close the original.

Image, cavas size, change to 850x850.

Add a new raster layer, fill it with white or another color not in your kit or tube so you can see what you're doing with your tag. Drag that layer to the bottom.

Go to the black circle layer, make that active. Click inside it with your magic wand.
Selections, invert. 
Make the Be Mine text above it active, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.

Make the large square layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert. 
Open paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Make the black rectangle layer active, and do the same as above, using paper 4.

Do the same with the black circle using paper 6.

Do the same for the small square layer, using paper 7, but after you add the paper, open your close up tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the square, click delete on your keyboard. Then deselect and delete the original layer. 
Change the blend mode on the tube to soft light.

Merge the top 3 text layers together (My heart beats for you layers). Add your drop shadow.

Add your main tube.

Add any elements you'd like. I used the following:

Rose card, resized 45%
Chocolates, resized 35%
Glass, resized 35%
Shoe with pearls, resize 35%
Pills resize 30%
Butterfly, resize 30%
Bird, resize 30%
Circles, flip, rotate to right 25, drop opacity to 60

Crop, resize, add copyright info and your name and save!

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