Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Tutorial: On Lover's Lips

This tutorial was written by me on December 22, 2009. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental. Please do not post this tutorial to any other site without my permission and certainly do not claim this tutorial as your own. It is written with the assumption that you have a working knowledge of PSP and its tools.

Things you will need to do this tutorial include PSP, a mask of your choice, I used an Essex Girl mask, sg_quilt and lattice that you can find HERE on her site along with tons of her gorgeous masks. I've included the mask in the supplies. You will need this beautiful kit by Foxy's Designs, Delicate Ways. You can find this kit at her stores HERE or HERE, she has a lot of amazing kits. I recommend her work highly. You will also need a romantic type image. I included the one I used in the supplies. I simply done a Google search for "Romantic Images." If this image belongs to you and you want credit here, just leave me a message in my chat box. You will need Alien Skin Eye Candy 5.0/Impact. You can find the trial version HERE. A tube of choice, I used the beautiful art of Zindy Nielsen, you can find her tubes on her site HERE. Do not use her tubes without a license. I used a one of her free to use tubes called Temporary Peace. Brushes of choice. And you will need a font of choice, I used TheNautiGirl which is a ROB font.


Okay, let's get started. First be sure to place your mask into your PSP mask folder. I will be placing my tutorials to a new site once I get set up, but still have my old tuts on Funhouse. I will have some tuts on how to do things in PSP such as how to put masks into PSP...lol. Once you have done this, open your kit into the PSP browser and decide which elements you wish to use. For the elements I used, you can look at my tag for reference. You will need to resize according to how large you want your tag. I use my raster deform tool for precise sizing.

Now you will open a new white image in PSP as large as you wish to make your tag, I usually start large so I can see everything good and resize later. Copy and paste paper of choice from the kit as a new layer and resize it so it fills about 85% of the canvas, apply mask. Copy and paste the Romantic Image on top of the mask. Use your eraser tool to erase any parts of the image that sticks out from the frame.

Next you will go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and adjust the coloring of the Romantic Image to match the colors of your paper, but use a lighter hue. Then go to your Layers Palette and set the Blend Mode on Soft Light. Copy and paste your tube on top of the Romantic Image and reduce the opacity to 34% and set the Blend Mode to Luminance.

Now you will copy and paste the elements you wish to use from the kit and place them around to your liking or use my image for reference. You will use a light drop shadow on each. Here are my settings: Offset Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 47%, Blur = 8 and the Color is black. For the elements you wish to use a Perspective Shadow on, go to Effects/Plugins/AlienSkin Eye Candy 5/Impact/Perspective Shadow and use these settings: In the Settings tab - Long Perspective Shadow in Back. In the Basics tab you will check Perspective Shadow, Center Offset direction = 192, Center Offset Distance = 9.13, Overall Opacity = 32, Overall Blur = 14.48, Perspective Blur = 16.49, Fade Out = 14, check Mask Selection and the color will be Black.

Now add brushes of choice and your words and name and we are done. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hopefully learned something. Feel free to contact me for any questions you have.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year



Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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