Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Watermelon Summer

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On July 31, 2013
*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 2peas Blueberry Pie ~ HERE
Summer Fresh Template #222 by Millie ~ HERE
Mask #196 by WSL ~ HERE
Gradient Of Choice : I am using one by Tonya called Red And Green Christmas ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice

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

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome art of Caron Vinson
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 Beautiful PTU Kit Very Watermelon By Candy Cats
And can be found  ~ HERE
Thank you  for making such amazing kits for us 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 and layers 11 and 12 then Canvas size 700x700, We can resize later I just like having enough room to work with.
*NOTE* We are working from bottom to top

Raster 1 : 
Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 13 c/p into selection deselect add slight inner bevel and delete template layer.

Raster 2 : 
Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 10 c/p into selection deselect add slight inner bevel and delete template layer.

Raster 3 & 4 : 
Select all/float/deflaot new layer open paper 3 c/p into selection/deselect add slight inner bevel and delete template layer.

Raster 5 : 
Select all/float/defloat open paper 20 c/p reszie by 75% invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.

Raster 6 : 
Select all/flaot/defloat new layer floodfill with your gradient apply weave 2,5,10,Both Colors White, fill gaps checked, deselect and delete template layer

Raster 7 & 8 : 
Select all/flaot/defloat new layer floodfill with your gradient apply Blinds 5,25,Dark Grey, Both boxes Checked, apply 2 times  c/p tube arrange invert/delete/deselect and change the blend mode to screen then delete template layer.

Raster 9 & 10 : 
Leave As Is.

Open tube c/p reszie by 90% arrange duplicate Guassian Blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to Overlay and add d/s to original tube layer.

~Time to add the elements I used the following~
Towel - 75% move so the tube is sitting on it.
Frame 1 - 73% move behind large circle
Butterfly Melon - 50% duplicate/mirror
Grass - 35% duplicate and arrange
Flowerpot - 50%
Watermelon Slice 2 - 20%
Picnic Basket - 25%
Birdmelon - 10%
Palmtree - 65%
Flowerpot - 40%
Bee 2 - 10%
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.
Select all Add new layer open paper 14 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group resize by 105%.
Merge visable then resize as desired.
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!!

~Thank You for trying my tutorial, I hope you found it fun and easy to follow~

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