01 February, 2013

FTU- Would You Be My Valentine?

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 

Scrapkit: I'm using a  adorable FTU kit from Amy of Gimptastic Tuts 
named Love Bug. You can find the kit, here.

Tube: of choice.
I'm using one of the bears from the kit.
Do not use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: Temp 172 from Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts.
Find it here

Filters: Eye Candy Impact 5- Gradient Glow 

Font: Love Letters

Drop shadows: 0 2 50 5, black for most of the tag
15 12 50 5, black for the bugs
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Expand your canvas so its 550 X 400.

Now, working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper1, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

7- Use your manual color correction tool to change the colour:
Source: #d62e61
Target: #ed2046

6- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper2, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none.  

5- leave as is.

4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper4, resized 60%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper5, resized 60%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper6, resized 60%.
Hit delete. Select none. Duplicate. Mirror.
Add a drop shadow to both.

1- delete

words 2 back- drop shadow.

words 2- Manual color correction with #c6112d as your target.
Then add a bevel:

words 1 back- drop shadow
words 1- leave as is.

Next add a bear or tube of choice.
Resize as needed. For mine, I resized the bear 80%.
Position on the left of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

Lollipop1- 60%. Rotate 13 right. Place to the right of tag.
Move below the word art in layers palette.

Letter- 45%. Place with the lollipop.

HeartScatter- 50%. Place in top right corner.
Duplicate & move this one to the bottom left. 
Merge down. 

Heart4- 45%. Place in bottom left.

Flower1- 55%. Place in center of tag.

Flower2- 40%. Rotate 8 right.
Place on the right of flower 1.
Add this flower again. Resize 37%. 
Rotate 8 left & place with the other 2 flowers.

Bug- Duplicate. Resize 1 35%. Mirror.
Place on the lollipop.
Resize the other one 27%. Place this one near the flower.
Add the following drop shadow to both: 15 12 50 5, black

Heart2- 45%. Rotate 20 right.
Place in the bottom right.
Move below the word art in layers palette.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

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

Finally, merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 
I really hope you enjoyed making this adorable tag.
I'd love to see your results. =)

*hugz*

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