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Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Snow Buddies

This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence. 
Supplies Needed:
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the gorjuss artwork of Suzanne Woolcott. You can purchase a license to use her art HERE.
Two FTU Mini Kits by Lisa called Snow Buddies Freebie 2 and Snow Buddies Freebie HERE (dated November 6th & 8th). Thank you Lisa! ♥
WSL_Mask236 by Weescotslass found HERE ~ click on Navigate ~ downloads. Thank you Chelle! ♥
Optional:  EyeCandy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow
Font is Brace Regular which I do not know if it is a pay font, therefore cannot supply.
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Open up a new transparent image 700 x 700 pixels and flood fill white. 
Add a new raster layer, select All. Open paper of choice or Snowbuddies Paper01 ~ paste into selection. Select none.
Open WSL Mask 236, minimize.  Layers ~ New Mask Layer from Image ~ find mask, apply.
Delete mask ~ merge group.
Resize this mask layer by 95%.
Open Snowbuddies Bulbframe01 ~ resize to 500 pixels wide ~ copy  'n paste.
Using selection tool ~ point to point, trace a selection around the frame
Open paper Snowbuddies Paper02 ~ resized to 600 pixels ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer.
selections invert ~ delete. No not deselect.  Move frame layer above paper layer.
Open tube of choice ~ Resize to liking ~ copy 'n paste over paper layer.  Delete excess. Selections none.
D/S frame with heavy D/S 3,7, 80, 7 blur, black
Using your preshape tool ~ circle ~ width 15, foreground color white, fill blank
draw two different size circles, see my reference tag.
Convert to raster layer.  Using magic wand, click inside of the circles, selections ~ expand by 5
open paper Snowbuddies Paper02, resize to 600 pixels wide, copy 'n paste as a new layer
Selections invert ~ delete. Select none. Move paper layer below frame.
  Do same for other small circle frame.
D/S both of these white frames using 2, -2, 55, 5 blur, black.
Merge down the white circle frame to their respective paper layers and D/S again using 2, 2, 55, 5 blur, black.
Open Snowbuddies Flair01 ~ resize 20%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer to right of tag.
Duplicate twice.  Resize both duplicates 50%. Move to inside of one of the two circled frame we made.
Resize other duplicate flair01 button by 80% and move to centre of other smaller circled frame.
D/S all three Flair01 buttons.
Decorate your tag with the black bow ~ resized 25%. D/S;  the Bulb02 ~ resized 20% and then again resized 60%. D/S
Duplicate twice to make a row of three, see my reference tag. Decorate with bow & ric rac. D/S.
Open Snowbuddies Sticker01 ~ resize 20%. 
Optional:  To delete some of the white edge around the sticker,
Select All ~ select float, defloat ~ selections modify contract by 7 ~ invert ~ delete ~ selections none.
D/S. Copy 'n paste on tag.
Close off the white background layer. While on masked layer, using crop tool ~ crop merged opaque. click on centre to apply.
Resize tag further if desired.  Open white background layer.
Add your copyright, watermark and name.
For name, use fill color #723441.  Add effect texture weave ~ gap size 1, width 5, opacity 1, color fdf6da, fill gap checked.
 Apply EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow with color #fbf6da if desired. D/S 2,2,55, 5 blur, black.
Merge all flatten and save as a .png or .jpeg.
Hope you enjoy your new gorjuss tag!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Saw your comment on my blog, and came to check out your tut you did w/ Snow Buddies! I LOVE what you did w/it!!! It's absolutely beautiful and gorjuss is one of my faves! I'm going to show the tag on my blog and link it back to you!