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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Scarlet

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 seductive artwork of Jamie Kidd. You can purchase a license at CILM.
FTU Choubinette Add-On Kit called His Declaration found HERE
CU Wires by Cinnamon Scraps found HERE Thank you, Laura! ♥
  Font for name is Hurricane Swash
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This tut will be a quickie.
1.  Open up a new transparent image 600 x 600 pixels and flood fill white.
Open element1 (white ribbon frame), resize it to 400 px WIDE. Copy 'n paste on working image.
Using freehand selection tool ~ point-to-point, draw a selection just beyond the inner portion of the
ribbon frame. Open paper2, resize to 600 px. copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Selections ~ Invert ~ press delete on keyboard. Move this paper layer below the ribbon frame.
Do NOT deselect yet.
Open tube of choice, resize if needed, copy 'n paste as a new layer above the paper but below the ribbon frame.
Center tube to your preference. Press delete. Selections ~ none.
D/S the ribbon frame 3/3/55, 10blur, color black
Duplicate tube layer. On duplicate layer ~ adjust ~ Blur ~ guassian blur ~ radius 3
Change blend mode of this layer to soft light.
D/S the original tube layer with same setting as above.
Sharpen once.
2.  Open Cinnamon Scraps Wire1 (heart-shape), resize to 600 px wide.
Copy 'n paste as a new layer above your white background. Rotate ~ free rotate ~ 15 degrees to left. Sharpen.
Colorize ~ Hue 255, Saturation 132
Adjust Brightness/Contrast ~ minus 40, 5
D/S with a light setting 3/3/35/5blur, color #404040.
3.  Open element12 (red dots), resize to 600 px wide. Copy 'n paste as a new layer above the white background.
Duplicate ~ mirror & flip. Move duplicate layer to your liking.
4. Open element14 (black/white gingham ribbon), resize to 500 px wide.
Copy  'n paste as a new layer ABOVE your white ribbon frame.
Using selection tool, point-to-point, draw a selection as below:
Promote this selection to layer on your layer palette. Do Not deselect yet.
Select original ribbon layer (layer not promoted) and press delete on keyboard.
This seperates the two pieces of your ribbon into two layers.
Selections ~ none. Move the left portion of the ribbon BELOW the ribbon frame & slightly to left.
Move right portion of gingham ribbon to the right and rotate slightly using pick tool (deformation tool).
The idea is to make it appear the gingham ribbon is interwoven with the white ribbon frame.
Sharpen both gingham ribbon layers and D/S 3/3/55/10 blur, black
Note:  Do not be concerned the gingham ribbons don't touch at the upper portion as
this will be covered with red bow and brown flower.
5.  Personalize your tag with other elements. Leaf resized 15%, element4 (red bow) approx. 18%,
Element9 (brown flower) 10%,  element 9 (red flower), resized to 500 px. wide and element 6 ~ resized to 550 px in HEIGHT.
Rotate element 6 (red berry sprig) with pick tool (deformation tool) as per reference tag.
Using selection tool, freehand selection ~ point-to-point, select a portion of only the berries on the sprig
and promote the selection to a layer on your layer palette. Selections ~ none.
Image ~ flip ~ mirror and again use pick tool to rotate the berries to upper right corner of tag.
D/S all your added element layers.
6.  Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
 Close off white background.  Merge all visible and save as a .png.

I hope you enjoy your creation!

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