20 May, 2012

PTU- Land of Imagination


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I rarely make tags with a full background but it works for this tag.
 This is a pretty quick & easy tutorial. Promise.

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: The First Day of Spring by Jackie's Jewels
You can find this lovely kit at Artistic Reality Talent.
Tube: Caterpillar by the talented Gabi Spree.
This adorable tube can also be found at ART.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 
Font: Riddle

Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 4 4 50 8, black.

Let's do this! =)
Save your progress often.;)

Open a new canvas, 650 px X 650 px.
Copy & paste paper 8. Resize 80%.

Next, add the GrassMound. Resize 80%. Sharpen.
Position it in the center at the bottom of the canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Add Tree2. Resize 75%. Sharpen. No drop shadow. 
Place over to the left side of the mound.
Drag this below the mound in the layers palette.

Tree1- Resize 60%. No drop shadow.
Mirror & place on the left side of the mound.
Drag this layer below the mound layer.
In the canvas move the tree down a bit 
so the leaves are just above the butterflies.

Bridge- Resize 70%. Place so it lines up with the mound.
Drag this layer below the mound & trees in the layer palette.
Sharpen & add a drop shadow.

Cloudswirl- Resize 45%. Sharpen. No drop shadow.
Position this behind by the right tree, so only part is sticking out.
Drag below the tree in the layers palette.

Now, add your tube. Resize 55%. 
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Use your eraser to remove the lighter parts of grass & ground 
from the tube so it blends better with the grass mound.
Add your drop shadow.

FlowerStem- Resize 20%. Sharpen. 
Duplicate a few times & scatter them around on the mound.
No drop shadows.

Butterflies- 30%. Sharpen & place these near the tube.
Add a drop shadow & repeat the drop shadow a 2nd time.

Bird1- Resize 20% & sharpen. 
Place him on the rail of the bridge.
Add a drop shadow.

Bird2- Mirror & resize 17%. Sharpen. 
Place this one down at the bottom, in front of the tube.
Add a drop shadow.

Add the wordart & resize 65%. 
Position it center at the top.
Erase after the 2nd repeat of the phrase. 
Add a gradient glow at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

Next, resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now, add your name. Add a gradient glow:
Then add your drop shadow. 

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results. =)

*hugz*

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