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Spring Overlay
« on: March 18, 2012, 06:35:14 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 and close up of choice.  I'm using one by Very Many, which was a Prepaid tube
through Scraps and The City, and is not available for purchase.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Spring Breeze by Mystical Illusionz, available from Scraps and The City
Font of choice.  I've used Selfish.
Mask of choice.  I've used Babes Designz Mask 12. 
As all her blog posts have been deleted, I have uploaded it to my 4shared here

Plugin: Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

I've written this so you can twist your result to suit your tube and scrapkit choice - Hope you enjoy it.

1.  Open a new image 600x600 pixels.  Flood fill white.

2.  Copy and paste frame of choice from your scrapkit.  I've used miz12-sb-ele36 from my kit and resized it approximately 60%

3.  Select a paper from your kit - I've used miz12-sb-pp10.  Copy it and paste as a new layer.  Move it below your frame.

4.  Highlight your frame layer.  Using your Magic Wand tool, click inside your frame.  Selections - Modify - Expand by 5.  Highlight your paper layer and invert your selection (Selections - Invert).  Press delete on your keyboard.  Selections - Invert.  Do not de-select.

5.  Open your close up.  Copy and paste as a new layer above your paper layer, but below your frame layer.  Move it so the part of the tube you would like showing is visible inside the frame.  Selections - Invert and press delete on your keyboard.  De-select.  Change the blend mode of the close up to Overlay or one that suits your tag.

6.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and move it above your frame. 
Resize as necessary and add a drop shadow of choice - I've used 2, 2, 60, 10.

7.  Paste elements of choice around your framed layer.  Add any drop shadows you like.
I've used miz12-sb-ele30, miz12-sb-ele12, miz12-sb-ele11 and miz12-sb-ele31 in my example. 

8.  Select another paper from your kit - I've used miz12-sb-pp09.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move it below your framed close up. 
Apply mask of choice to this layer and merge group.

9.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

10.  Add your name, using a font of choice.  I also added a gradient glow and dropshadow.

11.  Add the appropriate copyright and license number if necessary.  I've also credited the scrapkit maker.
And you're done :)

Here's a second example by the wonderful Shirley, using art by Robert Alvarado
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 10:51:34 am by Sezy »

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