Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ladybug Garden

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On March 27, 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 Dandelion In The Spring ~ HERE
Big Mask #1 by Vix ~ 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 Suzanne Woolcott
Sadly she is not selling tubes any longer
But her other art can be viewed  ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Beautiful PTU Scrapkit Ladybug Garden By Amy Marie's Scraps
And can be found  ~ HERE
Thank you Amy Marie for making such amazing kits for us to create with.

*Cluster Set*
And the matching PTU Cluster set by Chillipepper Spiced
And these can also be found in Amy Marie's Store ~ HERE

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

Ok this will be a fairly quick tutorial but just as fun I hope
We will be using a ready made cluster and adding some goodies from the matching kit, so let your imagination run wild, thats always fun :)

*Let's Get Started*
Open Cluster 2 duplicate and close original then  image canvas size 725x725 add new layer and send to the bottom floodfill with white, delete the mask layer we will be adding another mask later.
Open your rectangle selection  tool and select over the top frame open paper 11 c/p resize by 75%  arrangeinvert/delete/deselect and crop to remove any excess.
Open tube c/p make sure this is your very top layer resize by 90% and arrange so she is sitting on the rocks now duplicate guassian blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to screen and add d/s to original tube layer.
~Time to add the elements I used the following~
Open 130 - c/p arrange above the white background layer duplicate about 4 times and arrange so you have anice patch of grass
Open 2 - c/p resize by 80% 
Open 49 - c/p resize by 50%
Open 1 - c/p resize by 80% and tuck between the grass and fence
Open 46 - c/p resize by 55%
Open 28 - c/p resize by 35%
Open 67 - c/p resize by 30% and arrange behind raster 4
Open 40 - c/p resize by 15% duplicate/mirror
Open 36 - c/p resize by 60% and arrange behind the basket of apples and erase any part that shows past the tube
Open 30 - c/p resize by 15% duplicate/mirror
Open 9 - c/p resize by 55%
Open 76 - c/p resize by 30%
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 duplicate/merge down.
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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