Friday, January 7, 2011

Be Mine

Be Mine
This tutorial was created by me on 1-4-11 and is of my own ideas. Anything similar is a coincidence. A working knowledge of PSP is required for this tutorial. The PTU kit used in this tutorial belong to the lovely MJ of My Sweet Tater and can be purchased at I Got Lucky Skraps

Supplies you will need for this tut are as follows:
~ Paint Shop Pro 9 but any version should work
~Scrap-Kit of choice: I used Don’t Bug Me by My Sweet Tater
~Tube of choice: I used Keith Garvey " My Valentine" (you can purchase a license and his tube at MPT)
~Mask: I used Myth24 by Creative Misfits
~Font of choice: I used Improir

Let’s Get Started
Open a new canvas: Transparent, 600x600 @ 72.000
Open your paper WRAP_BUGME6(2), resize 600x600 then copy and paste onto your canvas.
Go to Layers>Load/save mask>Load Mask from disk (choose your mask)>Load. Now in your Layers box right click your group layer and Merge Group.
Open your frame WRAP_BUGME1(3) and resize to 500x462, copy and past on top of mask layer. We’re going to resize the frame again, this time to 80% and add your drop shadow (2,-2). Using your move tool position your frame to the center of your tag. Now using your magic wand tool highlight the inside of your frame. Go to selection>Invert. Open paper WRAP_BUGME6(3), copy and paste into highlighted frame. Go to Image>Re-size>30%>Apply. Then right click your mouse to deactivate wand tool and add drop shadow.
Copy and paste your tube on top of frame, go to Image>Re-size>70%>Apply. We want the tube to look as if she’s coming out of the frame. So, position your tube center of the frame, some of the tube will hang off the bottom. We’re going to use our freehand selection tool (settings: point to point) to remove the part that hangs off. Using the inside of frame as your guide, highlight the part that hangs off on the left, once highlighted hit delete on your keyboard. Do the same to the right side. Now add your drop shadow.
Open element WRAP_BUGME3(18)  and past onto canvas and resize 10%. Go to Image>Rotate>Freehand>25.00>Apply. Move element to bottom of heart frame(middle) and add drop shadow.
Open element WRAP_BUGME4(33)  and past onto canvas and resize 10%, move element to the bottom left of your tag and add drop shadow.
Now we’re going to add the flowers all along the left side of our frame. Open element WRAP_BUGME2(10) and past onto canvas>resize 10%, place your flower element so half is out and half is hidden behind WRAP_BUGME6(3) layer(this is the paper you used inside your frame). Go to Layers>Duplicate and repeat 4x with space in-between each and adding drop shadow to all white flowers. You are now going to add WRAP_BUGME2(1) on top of frame layer above the first white flower. Go to Layers>Duplicate and repeat 5x placing each red flower in the space between the white flowers and add drop shadow to all red flowers.
Open WRAP_BUGME3(14). Copy and paste on top of frame layer, right side, resize 25% and add drop shadow.
Open WRAP_BUGME4(25) and place on the upper left side, half on flower and half on frame, add drop shadow.
We’re now going to add our name to the center of the heart that our bear element is holding. Open your text box, type in your name (font and size of choice) and apply. Position your text using your move tool to the center of black heart. Open WRAP_BUGME1(14) and paste onto canvas, resize to 10%, and move it on top of the bears left hand and add drop shadow. Use your eraser tool (size 5) to remove the part of the stick that is over the hand. This will give the look of the bear holding the sucker.
Finally, add your proper credits (tube artist, license #, etc.) using the text box. Once you have applied your credits and positioned them on your tag, I put mine on the bottom right; you can now merge your layers. Go to Layers>Merge>Visible>Apply. Lastly…save your creation. Go to File>Save As>File Name (Name your tag) and File location (where on your PC you store your creations)
Thank You for trying my tutorial and I hope you enjoyed it. I’d love to see your results. Send your results to and I will post them on my blog.

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