Thursday, August 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Kimberly!

Today is Kimberly aka Bookworm Dezines birthday, 
so I'm doing a birthday tut for her using one of her kits!
Happy Birthday Kimberly!!!

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.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Spring Party, a PTU kit by Bookworm Dezines
available at Scrap Candy 

Tag Template 272mpm by Millie at Millie's PSP Madness

Font of choice, I am using Kanno

Plugins: No outside plugins

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

Delete raster 1 & 7 layers

change the canvas size to about 800 x 800 pixels

Fill the layers with papers, to do this make sure the layer you want to fill has been clicked on in your layer palette. 
Click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, modify, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, 
click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original template layer

I used the following papers to fill each layer:
Layer 5, paper 12
Layer 4, paper 5
Layer 3, paper 15
Layer 2, paper 3
Layer 1, paper 13
Layer 6, paper 7
On layer 6 after filling with paper, leave selected, selections, modify, expand 2 add a new layer, flood fill with a color from your kit or tube, expand 2 more, add another layer, flood fill with white.

Make the top circle layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 60%
take the eraser tool and erase the bits that hang out where you don't want them

Add the following elements checking my tag for reference
Element 2, resize 75%
Element 7, resize 80%, duplicate, resize 85% colorize by changing Hue to 127 and Saturation to 110
Element 17
Element 35, resize 40%
Element 8, resize 45%
Element 12, resize 30%
Element 5, resize 30%
Element 36, resize 30%
element 34, put just above the tube layer
I erased a few of the yellow stars from element 34 that looked too far away from the rest of the elements.

paste paper 1 just above the white background
add your mask

crop and resize
add your copyrights and credits
add your text and save

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