Thursday, May 31, 2012

Springtime Friends ~ PTU

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On May 31, 2012
*This tutorial is my creation only*
Any resemblance to other tutorials is not intended 
Use my tutorial as a guide to make your tag your own 

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)
Dropshadow of choice
Fonts of choice : I am using Fairytale Fancy DNA for the wordart and Ability for the name they are pay fonts and I cant share it but any cute and scripty font would work.
Mask #305 by Insatiable Dreams It is under Mask Set 9 and can be found ~ HERE

*Plugins Used*
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow For Name (Optional)
Xenofex-Constellation

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Beautiful Art of Karen Middleton and can be purchased at CDO ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Beautiful kit Garden of Joy by Crazy Carita
And can be purchased at CDO ~ HERE
Thank you Carita for making such wonderful kits to create with :)

*NOTES*
Always remember to duplicate your tube and close the original
C/P means copy and paste as a new layer
D/s means Drop Shadow
Remember to sharpen after resizing
Resizing is always smartsize
Elements are added with a D/S unless otherwise stated 
And see my finished tag for placement

*Let's Get Started*
Open new layer 650x600 and floodfill with white.
Open frame 6 c/p click inside with your magic wand expand by 5 new layer open paper 9 c/p into selection open tube resize if needed invert and erase the part of the bottom of the tube deselect and move layers below frame duplicate tube and move 1 layer above the frame and erase  add d/s to original tube layer and frame.
Open frame 5 c/p resize by 85% and free rotate/left/25/all layers unchecked click inside with your magic wand expand by 5 new layer open paper 8 c/p into selection deselect and move behind frame add d/s and merge together and move above your white background layer.
Open Element 54 resize by 80% arrange duplicate/mirror add d/s.
Open Element 57 resize by 70% arrange duplicate/mirror add d/s.
Open Element 40 resize by 55% move above the green flowers arrange and erase all that hangs out you just want the top of the fern duplicate/mirror/flip add d/s.
Open Element 36 c/p resize by 60% arrange and add d/s.
Open Element 35 c/p resize by 55% arrange and add d/s.
Open Element 37 c/p resize by 53% arrange and add d/s.
Merge elements 35, 36 and 37 together duplicate/mirror and arrange
Open Element 52 c/p resize by 65% and arrange over the flowers add d/s.
Open font you have chosen for the wordart and write any saying you want, I chose "Springtime Friends" I chose 2 colors from the kit add noise Uniform/20/Monochrome checked and a fat white gradient glow, add a 3rd tab and alternate the colors see my tag for example arrange merge together and add d/s.
Add anymore elements you wish and when your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable resize if desired.
Add new layer select all Open paper 5 c/p into selection deselect apply mask/merge group resize by 83% Apply Xenofex-Constellation Small Stars Setting Play around with the settings until you find one you like, I never put these settings as there is so much variety.
Add your copyright, I add mine after i have resized it it keeps it crisp and clear.
Add your name in font of choice.
Save as a PNG and Your Done!


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