Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sweet As Can Be

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On January 28, 2014
*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 Dazzling Diva's ~ HERE 
Template #441 By Millie ~ HERE
Big Mask #1 by Vix ~ HERE 
Dropshadow of choice

*Plugins Used*
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome art of Michi Art
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 Scrapkit  Sweet Natalie By Scrappin Krazy
And can be found  ~ HERE
Thank you Kaci 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 then resize entire template to a width by 700 height will adjust itself, then Image canvas Size 750x600 and floodfill background with white.
Raster 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer c/p paper 12 into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Raster 2 : Select all/float/defloat new layer c/p paper 8 into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Raster 3 : Select all/float/defloat new layer c/p paper 1 into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Raster 4 : Select all/float/defloat new layer c/p paper 8 into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Raster 5 & 6 : Select all/float/defloat new layer c/p paper 11 into selection do not deselect open your close up tube c/p resize by 85% arrange invert/delete/deselect and crop tag to remove excess tube now duplicate tube guassian blur 3.00 change the blend mode to overlay and to Lumiance(L) on on original tube layer delete template layer.
Raster 7 & 8 : select all/float/defloat new layer c/p paper 8 into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Open your main tube Select your circle again c/p tube resize by 65% arrange make sure your tube is the top layer invert and erase only the bottom of the tube deselect and crop to remove anymore excess duplicate guassian blur 3.00 change the blend mode to overlay and add d/s to original tube layer.
Raster 9 : Resize by 70% then again by 90% and add fat white gradient glow and arrange
Raster 10 : Arrange and add the same gradient glow you used on the other wordart layer.
~Time to add the elements I used the following~
22 - 80% duplicate/mirror
21 - 35%
76 - 45%
25 - 35%
29 - 85% mirror and rotate with pick tool
43 - move behind main tube layers
63 - 60% duplicate/mirror
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 11 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group duplicate merge down.
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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