Monday, June 18, 2012

Mermaid Cove ~ PTU

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On June 18, 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)
Font of choice : I am using Better Heather and can be found ~ HERE
Mask #Bigmask1 by Vix and can be found ~ HERE
Template #53 by Leah,You can find it on her blog ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice

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

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Beautiful art of Jennifer Janesko This tube was purchased from CILM when it was open
But all of Jennifer's Stunning art can now 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 PTU kit Inspired By 13-1 By Dee's Sign Depot
And can be purchased at CDO ~ HERE 
Thank you Deanna for making such wonderful kits to create with :)

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 template Shift+D close original, delete credits and wordart layers then Image Canvas Size 750x600 then floodfill background with white, we can resize later I just like enough room to work
Merge the 2 bottom light blue circles together, Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 6 c/p into selection deselect Apply Blinds with the following settings
Width - 5
Opacity - 25
Color - Black
Horizontal - Not Checked
Light From Top - Checked
Delete template layer
and delete template layer.
Circle 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 5 c/p into selection deselect and Apply Texture Effects Weave with the following settings
Gap Size - 2
Width - 8
Opacity - 10
Weave Color & Gap Color - Both white
Fill Gaps - Checked
and delete template layer.  delete template layer.
Square 2 : Select all/float/defloat new layer make your foreground color #2f638d and background white angle 45/repeats 3/ invert checked and floodfill with your gradient add noise Guassian/25/Monochrome checked deselect and delete template layer.
Square 1 Select all/float/defloat and move back to square 2 and hit delete,now move back to square 1 new layer open paper 1 c/p into selection deselect and delete template layer, now move Square 2 above your top square and add d/s.
Open tube position, duplicate guassian blur 3.00 change the blend mode to overlay and add d/s to original tube layer.
Now Time To Add The Elements
I Used  the following
Element 11 - 50% arrange duplicate 50% again and arrange over the sky.
Element 10 - 45%
Element 4 - 35% arrange duplicate/mirror
Element 9 - arrange above your pink circle move to the left duplicate/mirror
Element 1 - 35%
Element 15 - 50%
Element 12 - 45%
Element 2 - 35%
Element 13 - 50%
Add anymore elements you wish and add dropshadow of choice to all your elements.
When your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable resize to a width of 650 
Open paper6 apply mask/merge group resize by 96%.
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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