Thursday, July 23, 2009
This tutorial was written for those that have a working knowledge of PSP (I use Version 9).
Tube of choice: I used the sheep that were included in the kit.
Scrapkit: "Goodnight Little Lamb" by "Missy Lynn Scraps" and can be purchased from here.
Plugin(s): Alien Skin Eye Candy - Gradient Glow (not necessary)
Mask(s): Masks 340 & 351 by Vix which you can find here.
Here we go!
Open a new image, 600x600 (we can resize later), flood fill with white.
Open paper1 - Add a new vector layer, draw out a square with foreground null and background
set with paper1, convert to raster layer, select all, contract by 10, delete button.
Duplicate frame and rotate to the left, duplicate original frame, rotate to the right.
Open paper2 - Resize paper by 30% or so depending on how big you made your frames. Click inside the first frame, copy and paste paper2 as a new layer, invert, make sure your current layer is the star paper and delete. Repeat for the other two frames, rotating your paper for each before you invert and delete. Make sure all of the paper layers are underneath your frame layers.
Open paper5 & paper6 - Copy, paste paper 8 as a new layer, apply mask of choice, merge layers, repeat process with paper6 using the other mask, merge layers, move both layers underneath the frame fill papers.
Open an assortment of elements that you would like to use - Copy, paste as new layers, resizing and rotating to your liking.
At this point, I usually resize if I need a smaller image. I also save both the original size and the smaller size images.
Add a new vector layer for your name, I floodfilled mine with paper6.
There are two ways to put the glow around the text:
Old fashioned way: Duplicate layer, convert to raster, select all, use magic wand to select text, enlarge by 2, floodfill with paper5, move underneath text layer.
With Gradient Glow - I still duplicate the layer so I have the original if I want to change the name on it, convert to raster layer, effects, gradient glow, I use the settings: outside glow checked, mask selection checked, 5, 25, 100, 0, 100, 100, white or another color (I chose one that would match paper5), random seed 1, ok, close off original text layer.
Go back through to sharpen and add a drop shadow to each of your layers that need it.
Add your copyright as the finishing touch.
Save your tag in your favorite format and you are done!!
This tutorial was written by Debbie (Mystic Inc Design), 2009. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and not intended.