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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Love Mom

This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Tube of choice.  I am using the amazing artwork of Rachael Tallamy. You can purchase a license to use her work HERE.
FTU Scrap Kit by Jaelop Designs called Thanks Mom found HERE Thank you Jael! ♥ Please leave her some love.
WordArt by Scraps Dimensions found HERE Thank you Doris! ♥
Mask by me found HERE
Font used for name is P22 Ruthie ROB, a pay font.
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 1.  Open a new transparent image 625 x 625 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, selections ~ select All ~ open paper 9, copy 'n paste into the selection ~ select none.
Open Chas9mask, minimize it.  Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from Image ~ find chas9mask, source luminance. Select Ok.
Delete the mask from your layer palette ~ merge group.
Duplicate this mask layer and drop the opacity of the duplicate layer to approx. 69%
 On original mask layer ~ Adjust blur ~ guassian blur ~ radius 20.
2.  Open paper element15 ~ resize to 525 x 549. Copy 'n paste as a new layer over top the masks.
Image ~ free rotate 5 degrees to left.
3. Open daisy circle element 24, resize to 500 x 489 px. Copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Using magic wand ~ tolerate 10, feather 0, select the center of the daisy frame
Selections ~ modify ~ expand by 5 px.
Open paper 12 ~ resize 500 x 500 px. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
Selections ~ invert ~ delete ~ do NOT deselect yet
Image free rotate this paper 10 degrees left. Sharpen if desired.
Move this paper layer beneath the daisy frame.
Open lace element 13, resize 20%, copy 'n paste as a new layer over top the paper
Move to top portion of daisy frame ~ delete ~ selections ~ none.
Duplicate this lace ~ flip. Use a delicate D/S on both lace layers of 0, 0, 50, 5 blur, color #404040.
Open tube of choice,  resize if needed ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer between the two lace layers.
See reference tag.
Back to paper layer ~ selections ~ select All ~ select float, defloat, invert
Move back to tube layer ~ press delete ~ selections none.
D/S tube with same setting as lace.
Add a heavier D/S to the daisy frame of 10, 10, 50, 5 blur color #404040
4.  Now to personalize your tag, add flowers, and leaves resized 20-30%
Add white ribbon element 45 resized 20%
Add leaf frame element 1, resized to 500 px wide.
Copy 'n paste as a new layer, moving slightly to left. Duplicate and move
duplicate copy slightly down and to right.
Move both these leaf frames below the paper layer
Add butterfly, resized 15%. Add tag of choice resized 20%.
D/S all added embellishments
5. Open wordart of choice, using selection tool ~ point-to-point, select
the silver heart-shaped MOM wordart. Copy 'n paste as a new top layer.
Resize 25% ~ Image ~ free rotate right 10 degrees.
Colorize if you wish ~ Adjust ~ Hue 54, Saturation 25. D/S
If you wish to resize your tag, do so now using 90% smartsize.
Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
Merge all flatten and save as a .JPEG or merge visible and save as . PNG
  Hope you enjoy your Mother's Day creation!

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