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Thursday, January 27, 2011

This tutorial is for those that have a working knowledge of PSP and was created using PSP version 9 however it may be created in other versions as well.

Tube used in this example is from the wonderful artist ©Jamie Kidd  which you must retain a license in order to use that can now be purchased at Creative Design Outlet 


Materials Used

Scrap Kit by Addictive Pleasures -"Valentina" Which is a paid kit. You obtain this kit from her store at Dreams N Digital.
 Fantastic Machine Paint Engine
Mask Used - Heart Burst By Essex Girl HERE

Font Used = MissFijardose

Lets Get Started
**Please Use My Tag As A Reference When Placing Elements**

Open your Mask and minimize for now.
1. Open a new image 700x700, transparent background
2. Open frame4. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your working image. Resize 85%, sharpen.

3. Take your free hand selection tool and select around  your frame as in the picture below. Keep Selected. Save your selection to the alpha channel in case you want to make some sort of change and need to select your frame again.

4. Add a new raster layer and move it down below your frame layer. Choose a nice reddish color as your foreground color and flood fill your selection then deselect. Now go to Effects-Plugins-FM Paint Engine. Keep clicking on randomize until you find a nice texture you like and accept.
5. Making sure that you are on your textured layer, Open the glitter, copy and paste as a new layer, place it near the bottom of your frame (its ok if some sticks out of the frame we will take care of that in a bit). Once placed to your liking duplicate, image, flip. Layers, merge down. Duplicate again. Image, rotate free, 90° to the right or left. Layers, merge down.
6. Making sure you are on your glitter layer, Selection, load from alpha channel and load the selection you saved earlier. Selections, invert and press your delete key. Deselect.
7.  High light your top (frame layer). Open Rose3. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your working tag. Resize 55%. Arrange on the left of the frame to your liking. Duplicate the rose, image Mirror. Using your mover tool move this rose to the left a bit to your liking. Layers, merge down.

8. Open the heartbox element, Copy and paste as a new layer onto your working tag. Resize 40%, image, sharpen. Place over the rose on the left side of your tag.

9. Open bow2. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your working tag. Do NOT Re Size. Place between your 2 roses.
10. Open heart3, Copy and paste as a new layer onto your working tag. Re size 15%, Image Sharpen. Place in the center of your bow.
11. Open the dove element and copy and paste as a new layer onto your working tag. Re size 55%, Image, Sharpen. Place on the right side of your frame (as in my tag). Duplicate, image mirror and move this to the upper left side of your tag. Add any additional doves you would like in different sizes. 

12. High light your glitter layer  Open your tube of choice. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your working tag, Re size as needed and place to your liking (it will be under your frame layer). Once happy with your placement, Duplicate and move this layer above your frame layer. If you have any part of your tube sticking out you will need to select it with your freehand tool and press your delete button on whichever layer it is on so that your tube looks like she is protruding from the frame.

13. High light your bottom layer and open a paper of choice. Layers, new mask layer, from image, choose the sg_heartburst mask with source luminance marked and invert mask data checked. Apply. Image, Re size 85%.
14.  High light your top layer. Open the decor element. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your working tag. DO NOT RE SIZE. Place to the top of your tag to your liking. once you have it as you wish duplicate, image mirror. Layers, merge down. Move this layer down but above your mask layer. Duplicate, Image flip.

15. At this point you may want to maneuver your flowers bow birds etc so that the decor is sticking out and visible on the left hand side. Once you are happy with your tag. Layers, merge visible.

16. Add your favorite drop shadow to all of your elements and your tube to your liking
17. Add your copyright and name and export as your favorite image format.

Thank you for trying my tutorial. I hope you have enjoyed doing it.
Angel Wolf



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