22 June 2013

Summer Melody

This tutorial was written by me on June 22nd, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

Beautiful tagger-size kit by Designs by Stina called "MayDay".  Please visit Stina's blog HERE for links to her stores.  Thanks so much hun!

Gorgeous artwork by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, this tube is called "Heartstrings".  You can purchase Mitzi's work at PSP TubeStop.

Mask #82 by Signature Collections.

Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow (optional)

Font: I used Taiga Italic, a pay font.

Drop shadow used throughout, unless otherwise noted: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 800 x 700, white background.

From the kit, open wall02 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the left.  Duplicate and arrange the copy behind the original.  Open wall01, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Duplicate and arrange each of these images as many times as desired until you achieve the look you want.  Mirror some of the images as well.  See my image below for reference.  When you're happy, hide the background layer and merge visible.

Unhide the background layer.

Using the rectangle selection tool with feather set to 15, draw a selection around the right side of your wall, like this:

Tap delete two or three times.  Deselect.  Apply drop shadow above.

Open Grass and resize 40%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left side of the wall.  Duplicate and arrange the copy on the right side.  Merge these two layers together.

Using the rectangle selection tool with feather set to 15, draw a selection across the bottom edge of the grass.  Tap delete two or three times to soften the edge.  Deselect and apply drop shadow.

Activate the Heartstrings Blur tube.  Copy and paste as a new layer and resize 85%.  Move to the left side of the tag.

I used Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow for the tube.  If you don't have this plug-in, use V-4, H 4, Opacity 35, Blur 20.  If you have this plug-in, here are the settings I used:

Add the rest of your elements, I used:

Butterflies01: resize 40%
Floral08: resize 40%
Flowers02: resize 30%
Flowers03: resize 15%
Flowers04: resize 10%
Flowers10: resize 35%, then 90%
Flowers11: resize 25%

Apply drop shadow indicated in the introduction to all elements.

Hide the background and merge visible.  Unhide background and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with #abac6c.  Apply Signature Collections mask #82 and merge mask layer.

Crop and resize the tag.  Add your name.  I used Taiga Italic, size 65, stroke 0, anti-alias sharp, colour white.  Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 6.

Add all copyright and license info.  Save as a png and you're finished, enjoy your new tag!

Hugs, Carol♥

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