This tutorial was written by me on March 17th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
"Spring...Toadly Amazing" is a gorgeous tagger-size kit by Horseplay's Pasture Designs. You can purchase it at Scraps From The Heart, and if you purchase before the end of March, you can take advantage of a 50% off sale. Thank you for another wonderful kit Bev!
I used the beautiful art of Cris DeLara. This tube is entitled "Flower Power" and is available at Up Your Art.
Template #238 by Toxic Desirez.
Mask #80 by Designs by Vaybs.
Font: I used AL Playbook.
*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:
V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur
~~ Let's get started! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.
Delete these layers: Credits, Copy of Raster 2 and Copy of Raster 9.
Resize all layers 85%. Change the canvas size to 800 x 800. Activate Raster 1 and flood fill with white.
Activate Raster 8; select all, float and defloat. From the kit, open paper 2 and resize 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete original layer. Apply a drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V: 0, H: 0, O: 53, B: 12.
Follow these steps for the rest of the template layers:
Raster 9: use paper 7; do not drop shadow
Raster 7: use paper 3
Raster 6 and Copy of Raster 6: use paper 9
Raster 3: use paper 10
Raster 5: use paper 11
Raster 2: use paper 7; do not drop shadow
Raster 10: use paper 3
Raster 11: use paper 2
Raster 4: use paper 2
Resize the tube 90%; copy and paste as a new layer. Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V: 0, H: 7, O: 38, B: 15.
Add your elements, I used:
#39: resize 90% and arrange above the large circle to frame it. Duplicate and resize 70%; move this layer above the smaller circle. Apply a drop shadow of choice. I used: V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 8.
#12 & 13: resize each 25%. Free rotate 20° left or right and sharpen. Duplicate one and mirror.
#15: resize 85%; duplicate and mirror.
#16: resize 50%; free rotate 90° right and move below the previous two layers. Arrange at the bottom, in the center.
#18: resize 30%.
#26: resize 70%; copy and paste above background layer. Duplicate and mirror.
#57: resize 40%.
#58: resize 40%.
#59: resize 40%, duplicate and mirror. Resize 85%.
#60: resize 60%.
Add drop shadow above to all elements. Hide the background layer and merge visible. Resize the merged layer 95%. Unhide background and add a new raster layer. Select all, copy paper #1 and paste into the selection. Deselect and apply DBV mask #80; merge the mask group.
Crop and resize your tag. Change the foreground to #e8d869 and the background to #a90000. Add your name using the font AL Playbook. Set the size to 95 and Stroke to 1. Apply drop shadow above.
Add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png and you're finished. Thank you for trying my tutorial! If you'd like to show me your results, please email me HERE.