This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Tube of choice. I am using the seductive artwork of Olivia. You can purchase a license at CILM.
FTU Scrap kit by Jamie Dell Scraps called Music of the Night found HERE
Plugin Xero ~ Radiance
Font used is Portfolio Regular, a pay font
This is a tag I created last year but hadn't written a tut for it so I was thrilled to stumble upon this new scrap kit.
Thank you Jamie! ♥
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Open a new transparent image 650 x 575 pixels. Flood fill white.
Open paper12, resize to 600 x 600 pixels. Open mask supplied. Minimize.
Apply the mask to this paper by Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ From Image ~ find EBD mask4. Source luminance checked. Apply.
Delete the mask on the layer palette. Layers ~ merge group. Copy 'n paste this mask layer on top of your white bg of your working image.
Duplicate this mask if you are using a white bg; do not duplicate if using a dark bg.
Using your preshape tool, eclipse ~ choose circle on toolbar, using black as the foreground color and the fill color nil,
using straight line style, width 15 px, draw a black circle approx. 475 x 475 px
Objects ~ align ~ center to canvas
Convert this layer to a raster layer.
Duplicate this circle, resize the copy by 95% twice.
Using magic wand, add mode, RGB, tolerance 10, feather 0, click inside the smaller black circle.
Selections ~ modify ~ expand by 10.
Open paper2, resized to 600 x 600 px, copy 'n paste the paper as a new layer.
Selections invert ~ delete ~ Selections ~ none. Move the paper layer below both circle layers.
D/S both black circle layers using 0,0, 50, 5 blur, color black
Open music frame element, resize 10%. Copy 'n paste on top all layers.
Image ~ free rotate ~ 10 degrees to the right. Sharpen.
Using magic wand, click inside the music frame, selections ~ modify ~ expand by 10,
open paper5, resized to 500 x 500 px, copy 'n paste as a new layer on your working image
Selections ~ invert ~ delete. Do NOT deselect yet. Move paper layer below music frame
Open tube of choice. I resized the Olivia tube 110% smartsize ~ mirror ~ copy 'n paste
as a new layer on top of red paper layer ~ delete ~ Selections ~ none.
D/S tube if desired. Colorize this paper grey by Adjust ~ Hue 255, Saturation 0.
D/S the frame.
Back to the tube layer, using plugin Xero ~ Radiance ~ standard setting or 128, 50, 128, 255. Apply.
Open main tube again, undo mirror, undo resizing, copy 'n paste as a new layer above all other layers on working image.
D/S as desired.
Now to decorate your tag, make a cluster using the roses, leaves, feathers & tag (element 1).
Resize the roses, leaves, & element 1 by 10%, the black dotted flower by 15% and the feather by 20%. Rotate using your pic tool (deformation tool).
Resize leaf2 by 10% and move beneath your cluster layers, duplicating & rotating as desired.
See reference tag.
To make a black rose, I used the beige rose, colorized Hue 255, Saturation 0,
and Adjust Brightness minus 70, contrast 5 to darken the grey rose.
Make a cluster for the top of the music frame using the ribbon dot (15%), the black dotted flower (15%), and with the
gold ribbon 2 (25%), using the selection tool, random ~ point to point, draw a selection on the gold ribbon2 as below:
Copy 'n paste this portion of the gold ribbon beneath the ribbon/flower cluster, rotating using the pic tool. See reference tag.
Resize the red hearts1 (20%). D/S all the elements.
If desired, resize entire tag at this point using 90% smartsize, all layers checked.
Add your copyright, watermark, URL and name.
Merge all flatten or visible and save as a .png or .jpeg.