Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Little Things


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©§GD December 20th, 2009
Thank you Lynne for allowing me the use of this beautiful kit!




Items used from the kit:

Butterfly Frame
Paper 5
Gem Flower 2

Other materials used:

Poser tube by Outlaw By Design (obdft127)
PSP you can get a free trial of the current version out HERE
for this tutorial this tag was created using version 9.01

OK, let's tag!
Remember to SAVE often as I won't be reminding you *smiles*

Step 1: Open up your needed pieces from the kit (or alternate ones you have chosen to use). Minimize in

PSP. Open up a New Image, I like room to work, we can resize it later. 700x700 pixels, Transparent
background.



Step 2: Maximize the Butterfly Frame, copy / paste in a new raster layer. Resize by 65%. Rename this
layer as FRAME. With your Magic Wand Tool, click on the INSIDE of the frame, modify - expand 8 pixels,
click ok.



Step 3: Maximize the Paper 5. Copy / Paste as a new layer. Resize 65%. Selections - Invert. Hit your
Delete key. Rename this layer as FRAME BACK.



Step 4: Add a dropshadow to your FRAME layer with these settings:
Vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 100, blur: 5, color: #000000 (black).



Step 5: Maximize Gem Flower 2. Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 65%. Sharpen - sharpen. Add
dropshadow same as FRAME except lower the opacity setting down to 50. Rename this layer as FLOWER DECO. Move to the top of your FRAME. Duplicate - image - mirror. Layers - Merge - Merge down.



Step 6: Maximize your tube of choice. If using the same poser tube I have used, resize the tube 50% two
times. Add a dropshadow with these settings:
Vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 50, blur: 10, color: #000000 (black).
Move into place of your choosing. Rename this layer as POSER or TUBE.



Step 7: With font of choice, type out your text in the top portion of your framed image. If you have the
Whisper font this is the settings I used: Size 30, no stroke. Font color: #91AAE8 and a dropshadow of
these settings: vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 100, blur: 1, color: #000000 (black).



Step 8: Type out your name, here I used a size of 48, same settings as in step 7.



Step 9: Add your copyright info that may be needed and or your watermark. Save image as a .png file and
you are done!



I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will be back to check out more as they are created. If you
should have any troubles along the way, please feel free to drop me an email at sgd1970@att.net  with the
subject title of TAG TUT HELP.



Til next time....Happy PSP-ing!
*hugz*
§apphyre

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dream A Little Dream




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Tutorial ©§GD on December 11, 2009


Materials Needed:

Pieces of kit used:
DD-frame2
DD_tigerlily
DD_medievalposer2
DD_tree1
DD_paper05



PSP you can get a current PSP trial version HERE
Font of choice ( here I used Bodoni MT Black size 26 for message, size 36 for name)



Step 1: Open new image size 600x600 pixels, transparent, 72 dpi.
Open up needed pieces and minimize in PSP. (I set a background color so pieces will show up on canvas. This is optional for you :) Maximize dd frame 2. Copy, close original, paste onto your new image as a new layer. Rename to frame.



Step 2: With your magic wand tool, click on the inside of your FRAME. Selections - Modify - Expand 7
pixels. Click OK. Maximize dd paper 05. Copy, close original and Paste as a new layer. Move this layer in your layer pallette under your FRAME. Selections - Invert. Hit your delete key. Rename this layer as FRAME BG.



Step 3: Maximize dd tree 1. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Move towards the right side of your FRAME. Image - Duplicate. Image - Mirror. Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Lower the opacity to 50% and blend mode to Luminance. Rename layer to TREE.



Step 4: Maximize dd medieval poser 2. Using your freehand selection tool, outline the fairy only right now. minimize the poser tube, you will need this one again later. Copy only the selected fairy. Paste as a new layer. Resize 45%. Move fairy into place on your frame. Maximize dd medieval poser 2 again and this time use your freehand tool to outline the watermark ©Medi. Copy, close out original. Paste as a new layer. Resize 45%. Move the watermark into place touching the fairy. Adjust - Color Balance - Negative Image. New Raster layer, add copyright info if a link is needed to be added to your image, in the case of this Fairy poser tube, you will need to add this link to the image, http://medievilsaddiction.blogspot.com/  Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Rename to FAIRY.



Step 5: Maximize dd tiger lily. Copy, close original. Paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Move to the top left of your FRAME. *IF you made a colored canvas for easy viewing, please HIDE this layer NOW * Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. You can now unhide your colored canvas if you made one.



Step 6: With your Preset Shapes Tool, choose Circle. Foreground color set to black (#000000) and your Background color is turned off (click on the O with a line through it). Make sure your preset shape setting is set with Create On Vector checkmarked. I also set my line width to 3 so I could see it better. Now, draw out a circle slightly smaller than the inside of your frame. Then with your Mover Tool, if needed you can move your drawn circle towards the center of your framed image. Now click on your Text Tool, set your chosen font, here I used Bodoni MT Black at a size setting of 36 pixels. Using a Foreground color setting of: #d7c2d1 and a background setting of: #9165b4. Type out your name. Add a dropshadow of your liking. You can now Delete your vector layer and rename the layer with your name on it as NAME.



Step 7: Using your same settings for your color pallette, same text, type out your message on a new raster layer. Add the same dropshadow you previously used in step 6. Rename this layer to MESSAGE. If you used a color background canvas, you can now delete this layer. Layers - Merge - Merge Visable. Add your dropshadow to your merged image and save as a .png file.



Hope you have liked this tutorial :) You are now all done! YAY!



If you have any problems, please feel free to email me here at sgd1970@att.net   or sapphyre@gmx.com
with the subject heading of TAG TUT HELP and I can help you :)



Thanks for stopping by to try out this new tut! And Thank You to Deb's Designs for a wonderful kit to work with!!

*Hugz*

§apphyre