Monday, June 3, 2013


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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name, Xenofex constelation for name.
Font used: Variex
Tube of choice: I'm using "Carry" by Misticheskaya from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Carry" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0124 HERE
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
Open element 23 and duplicate. Close original.
Using your magic wand, tolerance set to 10, feather set to 0, click inside the frame.
Go to Selections, modify, expand by 10.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.
Now using your lasso tool, set to Point to Point, feather set to 1, click around the bottom portion of your frame which is directly behind the legs on your tube. Now promote selection to layer and drag this layer above your tube in layers palette. Before you De-select activate your frame layer and hit delete on keyboard.
Now on your tube layer, select the legs that are poking out below the frame and delete those.

Now select your crop tool and in the options "snap crop rectangle to: " choose Merged Opaque and apply.
Go to Image, Canvas size and enter 700 x 700. For placement, click on the center diamond and click OK.

Copy and paste element 28 as a new layer and move to bottom. Center behind your frame. Add drop shadow.
Using your lasso tool again, point to point, select the right sided branches and promote selection to layer. Drag this layer above the frame layer but below the tube layer.

C/P element 105 as a new layer behind your frame. Since your frame is chopped up you can't click inside so using your lasso tool again, just click around about half way thru the frame portion but all around and go to selections, invert. delete the extra. Add a paper of choice also at this time. Delete the extra. Now de-select.

C/P element 26 and re-size by 50%. Move below your tube and above your frame. Position to the left upper hand side of frame. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 99 as a new layer. Move below your tube and above the promoted branch layer. Position to the right side of tag. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 19 and re-size by 50%. Move to bottom of tag in front of frame and tube. Add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 16, but re-size by 46%. Position to the right of 1st flower. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 11 and move to bottom layer. Position high on tag, add drop shadow.

C/P element 104 as a new layer. Using selection tool, remove the pole. Re-size by 46% and position little house on right upper hand side of frame. Add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 34, re-size by 50% and move to bottom of frame. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position behind one of your bottom flowers. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 29 as a new layer. Move to bottom. Position to far left side. Duplicate and mirror.
Duplicate and re-size by 50%, position a little lower. Repeat for other side.

Open Paper 13, duplicate and apply mask of choice or Mask 0124. Merge group. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and send to bottom.

Close mask and paper.

C/P element 21 as new layer and re-size by 60%. Move to bottom right hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Add a few flowers to the pail. I used 15 and 20. Re-size them and duplicate. You can free rotate them and move around. Add a nice light drop shadow with a blur of 15.

Add the white kittens. I re-sized by 64%. Tuck them in behind the flowers. Add a light drop shadow.
C/P element 83 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Move this layer to just above the grass layer. Add drop shadow and position more to the right side of tag.
Add artist copyright, URL and license number.
Merge visible.
Add your name and save as PNG.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
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Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Monday, June 3,  2013.


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