Saturday, February 11, 2012

Serene Beauty ~ FTU

*Click tag to see original size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On Feburary 11, 2012
Any resemblance to other tutorials is not intended this tutorial is my creation only**

This Tutorial is intended for those that have a working knowledge of PSP

*Supplies Needed*
PSP ( I Use 3X but should work with other versions)
Mask of choice : Mask 19 By Horseplay's Pasture ~ HERE
Font of choice
Dropshadow of choice
Template Of Choice : I am using template #162 By Kristin of Toxic Desirez ~ HERE

*Plugins Used*
Xenofex2 - Constellation
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (Optional)

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the beautiful art of Erin Ewer and can be purchased at MTA ~ HERE
This is a PTU Artist, Please dont use without a proper license

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the beautiful FTU kit Fleurs By Bel Vidotti
And can be found ~ HERE

Always remember to duplicate your tube and close the original
C/P means copy and paste as a new layer
Remember to sharpen after resizing
Resizing is always smartsize
D/S means dropshadow

*Let's Get Started*
Open template in PSP shift+d close out original, delete the credits and hearts, stars and words and circle 1 layers .
We are going to work from bottom to top.
Highlight rectangle : select all/float/defloat add new layer, open paper 1 c/p into selection/deselect, delete template layer. add a fat white gradient glow but make glow width 3.00 and on color make a 3rd tab and move it all the way to the right and make that black.

Highlight dotted lines : add new layer floodfill with black, move back to dotted lines layer select all/float/defloat/invert now move back to your black floodfilled layer hit delete/deselect, delete template layer.

Highlight right Square : select all/float/defloat, add new layer, open paper 2 c/p into selection effects/texture effects/weave with the following settings ~
Gap Size - 2
Width - 12
Opacity - 1
Weave Color + Gap Color - Both white
Fill Gaps - Checked
deselect and delete template layer, repeat the same steps for left square.add the same gradient glow settings to both squares as you did for rectangle 1.

Add a thin black gradient glow to the glitter circle layer.

Highlight circle 2 : select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 12 c/p into selection open tube c/p position inveert/delete/deselect, duplicate tube on duplicated layer guassian blur 5.00 and change the blend mode to soft light, and add a dropshadow to original tube layer, delete template layer.

Time to add the elements
I Used : 
Flower 4+5 : 30%
Flower 6 : 20%
Leaves 1 : 40% and tuck behind the flower cluster
Leaves 2 : 50% move above the purple rectangle duplicate/mirror and move next to the original layer.
Pebble 1 : 70% twice
pebble 2 : 70% add d/s merge down duplicte and resize by 70% again and position next to the other pebbles.
Butterfly 2 : 60%
Bow 1 : 50%
Add anymore elements you wish and add dropshadow of choice to all your elements and template layers
Open paper 9, c/p apply mask/merge group, apply Zenofex2 - Constellation/Small Stars Setting, Play around with the setting till you find someting you like.
When your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable
Resize your tag if needed Add your copyright, I add mine after i have resized it it keeps it crisp and clear.
Add your name  save as a PNG and Your Done!

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