Friday, September 28, 2012

Season Of Memories


*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On September 28, 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 Santa's Sleigh ~ HERE 
Template #133 by Horseplays Pasture ~ HERE
Mask #306  By Vix ~ HERE
Wordart Of Choice : Mine is from Suddenly Artistc ~ 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 Suzanne Woolcott
And can be purchased  ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome PTU kit Ice Crystals By Designs By Sarah
And can be purchased ~ HERE 
Thank you Sarah for making such wonderful kits to create with :)

*NOTES*
Always remember to duplicate your tube and close original
C/P means copy and paste as a new layer Unless otherwise stated
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 duplicate close original delete credits, Image Canvas Size 625x625 and floodfill your background with white.
Rectangle 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 2 c/p into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Rectangle 2 : Select all/float/defloat open paper 7 c/p resize by 80% invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.
Rectangle 3 & 4 : Merge together select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 4 c/p into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Circle Back : Select all/float/defloat expand by 3 new layer floodfill with white add noise Uniform/65/Monochrome Checked, contract by 10 hit delete on your keyboard deselect and delete template layer, move frame above your circle layer add d/s. 
Circle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 6 c/p into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Open tube c/p resize as desired duplicate Guassian Blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to Overlay add d/s to original tube layer.
Now time to add the elements
I used the following
Sign : 50%
Snow Branch : 60% duplicate/mirror
Flower 2 : 45%
Flower 3 : 45%
Candy Cane 2 : 55%
Open Wordart c/p resize as desired select all/float/defloat new layer and floodfill with color #428b9b deselect and erase the words "A Season Of" on your floodfilled layer add noise Uniform/55/Monochrome Checked, On original wordart erase "Memories" now arrange both where you want and add d/s.
Add anymore elements you wish and a dropshadow to each
When your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable
Add new layer  floodfill with the same color you used for the wordart  apply mask/merge group resize by 85% duplicate/mirror/flip, then merge both layers together duplicate again mirror merge again and resize by 95% add the same noise you used for the wordart.
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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