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Mermaid Bubbles
« on: June 01, 2012, 07:44:54 pm »

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP works, including applying masks.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I'm using the mermaid out of the scrap kit I'm using, but you can see in my second example
where I've used a tube by another artist.
Please do not use the same tube/kit without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, Summer Day by Desirena Designs, which is available from TPP.
Font of choice.  I've used Jellyka Waterways Seafarers.
Mask of choice.  I've used WSL Mask62 by Wee Scots Lass

I've written this so you can twist your result to suit your tube and scrapkit choice - Hope you enjoy it.
I have resized pretty much all the elements to suit my tag - please do the same as necessary

1.  Open a new image 600x600 pixels.   

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and resize to your liking.

3.  Copy and paste your water element above your tube and move it into position (if you are using a kit that doesn't have a patch of water like mine did, you can either skip this step or find something else in your kit to use)

4.  Make sure you are on your water layer and select the Raster Deform tool (I believe it's called the Pick tool in later versions of PSP).
Whilst holding down the Control key, hover over one of the lower corners.  The tool should change shape.
Still holding the Control key, click and drag the corner over towards the sides of your tag - see my screenshot below:

Basically, you are giving your tag some perspective :)

5.  Add any elements you like around your tag.  Add drop shadows as required.
I've used the Palm Tree, Bubbles, Life Preserver and Fish2 in my first example.

6.  Select a paper from your kit - I've used P9.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move it below your other elements.
Apply mask of choice to this layer and merge group.

7.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

8.  Add your name, using a font of choice.  Add a drop shadow.

9.  Add the appropriate copyright and license number if necessary.
And you're done :)

Here's a second example, using the artwork of Joanne Schempp, which I purchased when she was licensed through My Tag Art.  Since that company has now closed, she now sells her tubes through CDO
« Last Edit: June 09, 2012, 05:49:51 am by Sezy »

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