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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I'm Just Me


This tutorial was written by me, Lori, on Feb 28, 2010.
And it was written for those who should already have a basic knowledge of working with PSP. I used Paint Shop Pro XI
Do not copy this tutorial and post it through any group or claim it as your own. Please share a text link only. If you use this tutorial please send me a copy of the tag you made with it to my e-mail to the left. I'd LOVE to see the creations and post into my slide show! Thank You!

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.

Supplies needed
Tube(s) of choice, I used the Artwork of ©Pinuptoons, you must purchase a license found here.
PTU Scrapkit by Shani of Wicked Princess Scraps called "Fairyland" and can be found here.
Tag template#9 by Beth of BlissfullyBeth and can be found here.
Word art by Missy of Divine Intentionz (Word art templates are all in one zip on the left side) and can be found here
Font of choice (I used Arial Black)
Plugins: Xero; Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact(opitional)
Please remember to stop and save often.
Add drop shadow of choice as you go. Refer to my example as needed, merge layers down as needed to make things a little eaiser.

Let's Rock this Tutorial!!

Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Close the original. Resize Canvas 750 x 750, and placement settings at: Top:97; Bottom: 97; Left: 0; Right: 406, the template should now be to the left of the image. You may crop and/or resize later.

Open swirlframe, copy and paste as new layer arranging below the template just so a small portion is under the template.

Open paper9, go to swirlframe and with your selection tool click inside the circle. Add new raster layer and paste paper9 inside selection.

Open rosevine and flower, copy and paste as new layers, resize and arrange to liking, duplicating flowers and vines.

Open treeswing, copy and paste as new layers, resize and arrange to the top right of the template.

Open tube of choice, resize if needed and arrange so it is sitting on the swing.

Open paper4, go to frame3 and with your selection tool click inside the light grey of the frame. Add new raster layer and paste paper4 inside selection. Do this with frame1 also.

Open paper18, go to frame2 and with your selection tool click inside the light grey of the frame. Add new raster layer and paste paper18 inside selection.

Open paper9, go to frame1 and with your selection tool click inside the black of the frame. Add new raster layer and paste paper9 inside selection. Do this with frames2 and 3. Delete original layers.

Add tube/tubes of choice inside frame1, with your magic tool again, click inside the frames you just made, Go to Selections-Modify-Expand by20-Invert. Activate the tube and hit your delete key on your keyboard. Do this with each frame layer. Merge the tubes Down so that they are on one layer. Go to Effects-Photo effects and add a black and white film. Go to Effects-Xero- Porcelian using these settings: 50-128-128-0-0-255. Duplicate layer. Go to original tube layer go to Adjust-Blur-Gaussian Blur with settings at Radius: 10.00. Go to Duplicated tube layer and set visibity at 50.

Delete the two dash layers.

Open flower element of choice, add as new layer, resize and arrange over flower2 layer. Duplicate flower and arrange over flower one layer. Duplicate each original flower layers.

Add any other elements of choice.

Open your wordart, copy and paste, 'I'm Just' as a new layer. Arrange to liking over the frames. Go to Selections-All-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer and floodfill each letter with #a74162.

Open your wordart, copy and paste, 'me' as a new layer. Arrange to liking next to 'I'm just'. Open paper16. Resize 40%, copy and paste as new layer over the 'me' layer. Go to the 'me' layer, Selections-All-Float-Defloat-Invert. Go to the paper16 layer and hit the delete key on keyboard. Delete original wordart layers.

Go to AlienSkin EyeCandy5 Impact-Bevel using these settings: Bevel width: 6.13; Bevel height: 50; Smoothness: 20; Rounded Corners: 0; Bevel Placement, check off 'Inside Selection'; Darken Deep Areas: 0; Check Shade Interior; Surface: None. Add Fat Black Gradient Glow. Duplicate layer and arrange behind the tree. Go to the original 'me' layer and with your selection tool set to rectangle, draw a rectangle to go around the word art, just outside the frames, hit the delete key on the keyboard.

Crop and resize as needed.
Add name Gradient Glow of choice, Copyright info, license and save!
Thanks for Rocking Out my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed! ~Lori

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