Thursday, May 17, 2012

Circle of Love PTU

This tutorial was written by me on May 16th, 2012. Any resemblance to any other tutorial or tag is unintentional and is pure coincidence. Please do not claim my work as your own and do not post to any other website, blog or forum without permission from me. It is written with the assumption that you have a working knowledge of PSP and its components. I wrote it for PSP 9, but it should be compatible with most versions.

I recommend that you read through this or any tutorial you are attempting before starting it so you will know what to expect and how to get organized.  

As with any of my tutorials when a plugin is required, change only the settings I recommend and leave the others on the default settings.

What you will need to accomplish this tutorial is this amazing kit by Urban Mermaid Designs called Fairy Dreams In The Moonlight.  You can purchase this kit at Scrapdish HERE.  Mask by me which you can download right here on this blog...Trese Mask0112.  Eye Candy 4000 for the plugin.  Font is called Cricket that can be downloaded HERE.

Let's get started...

Start a new 700 x 700 white image.  You can resize later.  Open all of your elements and your tube into PSP.

Copy and paste the beautiful heart element into your new working image and resize it 80%.  Go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and use these settings:

Apply a slight drop shadow.

Copy and paste paper of choice below this layer.  I used paper 1.  Resize 50%.  In your layer palette select the heart layer and grab your magic wand.  Give it a 5% feather and click on the inside of the heart.  Go back to your paper layer in your layer palette and then go up to Selections/Invert and hit delete.  This will delete the areas of the paper outside the frame part of the heart.  Go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and use the following settings:

Copy and paste your tube above this paper layer.  You can always use your Raster Deform tool for precise sizing.  This also prevents distortion and pixelation of whatever you're resizing depending how large or small you go.  Once you have resized, duplicate your tube and drag it to the top of your layer palette.  Using your eraser erase the areas outside the bottom part of the frame to make her appear to pop out of the frame.  Delete the areas on the original tube outside the frame as well.

Copy and paste the rest of your elements and give each a slight drop shadow.  Again, you can use your Raster Deform tool for precise sizing.

Copy and paste paper of choice above your background layer.  Colorize it using it the same settings as above for your other paper and then apply your mask...Trese Mask0112.

Add your name using the Cricket font.  Be sure your antialias is set to sharp for crisp edges on your fonts. Give it a slight drop shadow and then go to Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy 4000/Gradient Glow and use these settings:

Add your copyright, taking care that it is legal and legible.  For a neat and professional-looking copyright I use pixel or copy fonts, you can google and find them all over the net.  These fonts look best at size 6 with your antialias set to off.

Thanks for trying my tutorial.  I hope you learned something to hone your PSP skills.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or issues with broken links, etc.  Happy Creating...


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