02 April 2014

Hoppy Easter!


This tutorial was written by me on April 2nd, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Hoppy Easter" is an adorable tagger-size kit by Cindy's Creative Designs and is available at TKO Scraps.  My tag was made exclusively with elements from the kit.  Thanks so much Cindy!

Template #156 by Horseplay's Pasture.

Mask #111 by Designs by Vaybs.

Font: A&S Jiggy Roman, HERE.

*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 the credit layer.  Resize all layers 85%, change the canvas size to 800 x 700.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate Raster 3; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open paper 12 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

Raster 6: use paper 15
Raster 7: use paper 16
Raster 11: use paper 1

Apply a drop shadow of choice to Raster 2, 5 and 10 or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 43, B: 14

Activate Raster 8; select all, float and defloat.  Change your foreground colour to #30a4de.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with this colour (you may need to zoom in to do this).  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 43, B: 10.

Repeat for Raster 9.

Now add your elements, I used:

Branch 2: resize 40%
Bunny 1: resize 55%
Butterfly 14: resize 20%; duplicate and mirror.
Bling 1: resize 60%; copy and paste above background layer.  Duplicate and mirror.
Chicks 1: resize 30%, then 85%
Egg 1: resize 35%, then 80%
Egg 7: resize 35%
Flower 1: resize 30%
Flower 2: resize 20%
Flower 3: resize 30%
Grass 1: resize 45%; duplicate and mirror.  Duplicate twice and resize 80% each, move these to the center.  Arrange as shown on my tag.
Worm: resize 20%, then 80%

Apply drop shadow above to all elements.

Foreground: #f8f4c2
Background: #30a4de

Activate the text tool and select A&S Jiggy Roman, size 65, stroke 1.  Type Hoppy Easter and arrange over the large circle, as shown.  Apply drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 48, B: 8.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 10 into the selection.  Deselect and apply DBV mask #111 and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Now add your name and you're finished.  Enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial!

I'd love to see your results, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol♥

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