Friday, January 3, 2014

PTU - Love Bites Scrap Tag Tut



©AWDesigns Tutorials 2014

This tutorial is my own creation and any resemblance to others is purely coincidental. This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of PSP. Please do not copy or claim as your own. Anything you produce from this tutorial is yours to do what you wish for personal use only. No profit is to be made from your results. 

Materials Needed:
PSP X6 or any version should work.
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Mask:  546 by InsatiableDreams
A tube of your choice. I used the stunning artwork of Alex Prihodko which you can purchase at Pics For Design. You must have a license to use this art. 

Scrap Kit - Love Bites by Hungry Hill can be purchased at Treasured Scraps.

Let's Begin

A note: all elements that are resized are also sharpened and drop shadows added to each - color of shadows #000000.

Open a new transparent image 750 x 750 - I like lots of room to work - we will size down later.
Select all.
Open Paper-3 - copy - paste into selection - select none.
Apply Mask 546 - Merge group.

Add new raster layer - select all.
Open Paper-8 - copy & paste into selection - select none.

Open tube - copy - paste as new layer - position so head and shoulders are centered on the paper - see my tag for placement.
Crop - merged opaque.
Lower opacity to 40 - Merge down.
Open Frame-3 copy - paste as new layer - position so her face is inside the heart. With Magic Wand click inside the heart frame - selections - modify - expand by 2 - selections invert.
With tube layer active hit delete key once.
Merge down frame with tube layer.
Crop image 750 x750 to get rid of excess paper.
Center heart framed tube on canvas.
Hide this layer for now.

Open Frame-4 - copy - paste as a new layer.
Open wordart 1 & 2 - resize both by 40%.
Magic Wand - click inside the left frame - selections - modify - contract by 2.
Add a new raster layer.
Copy wordart 1 - paste into selection of the left frame.
Select none.
Repeat with wordart 1 into the right frame.
Select none.
Add a new raster layer.
Magic Wand - click inside the middle frame - selections - modify - contract by 2.
Rotate wordart 2 right 90 - copy - paste into selection.

Move to the hugs wordart - add to each Hugs Eye Candy Gradient Glow
width 3, soft corners 5, overall opacity 100, color #e3be68.
Repeat Gradient Glow on Kisses wordart using same setting with color #830101.

Add new raster layer and move below frame.
Frame layer active - Magic Wand - click inside the middle frame - selections - modify - expand by 2.
Open Paper-9 -resize 40% - copy - paste into selection - select none.

Frame layer active - Magic Wand - click inside the left frame - selections - modify - expand by 2.
Open Paper-3 - resize 40% - copy - paste into selection - select none
Repeat for right side frame.
Add drop shadow of 1,1, 50, 0 black to the wordart.

Merge all layers visible, reopen heart frame layer and make sure it is the bottom layer.
Move the frame wordart to the bottom of your tag - resize frame by 90% - see my tag for placement.

Open Wordart 3 - resize 75% - copy - paste as new layer - position so it's sitting on the top edge of your tag.

Open tube - duplicate - closed original - resize tube if needed - no taller than 550 pixel. Position this tube below the framed wordart layer to the left side - see my tag.

Open any other elements you would like to use to make your tag uniquely yours.
Once you are happy with it, merge visible.
Resize tag by 80% or to a size you prefer - sharpen.
Crop - Merged Opaque.
 Add © copyright information, license number and any text or name you want.
    I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Hugs~Anna






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