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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Easy Puppy Tag



"Hush Puppy" scrap kit by ChaDesigns which can be purchased from
Creative Scraps Store, Paradise 4 Scrappers, Scrap Happiness and Scrappin' Bratz
Chowderhead font here
Duotone Light Blue Gradient here
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow & Glass

~ Step 1 ~

Place Duotone Light Blue gradient in your PSP Gradients folder
Open your font and minimise for later

Open a new blank canvas 550 x 550 flood-filled white

Select your Preset Shape tool on Ellipse
with your foreground set to #000000 and your background on null

Hold your shift key down and draw out your shape
Objects / Align / Centre in Canvas

With your magic wand click inside the circle
Selections / Modify / Feather by 2
Flood fill with Duotone Light Blue gradient
Selections / Invert

Adjust / Blur / Gaussian Blur with Radius of 10.00

Hide the Vector Layer that was your shape - we will come back to that later

~ Step 2 ~

Paste Dog House as new layer and position to your liking

Paste Puppy2 as new layer and resize by 45%
Position at the opening of the kennel

Paste FoodBowl1 as new layer
Resize by 15% and position by the puppy

Paste Newspaper as new layer and resize by 8%
Image / Rotate by 25 to the left
Position beside the mat

Open Dog Treats and with your selection tool draw a rectangle around each one
then copy and paste then onto your canvas one at a time
Arrange them beside the mat, rotating one or two of them

Paste Fence as new layer
Resize by 20%
Position on the far side of the kennel and move layer beneath the Dog House
Duplicate then Image / Mirror

Paste Tree1 as new layer
Resize by 50% then position between the Dog House and fence layers to one side

Paste Flower1 as new layer
Resize by 10% and duplicate twice
Position them along the base of the fence
On the top flower layer
Layers / Merge / Merge Down
Repeat the merge
Duplicate then Image / Mirror
You should now have flowers along the bottom of the fence

Paste Collar3 as new layer
Resize by 18% and position to your liking

Paste Bone2 as new later
Resize by 25% and place on the opposite end of the mat from the paper

~ Step 3 ~

Activate your blue circle layer which is your sky
Add new raster layer
Select your Paintbrush tool with the following settings:


Foreground white

Paint your brush in a couple of fuzzy shapes
Adjust / Blur / Gaussian Blur with a Radius of 5.00

Add drop shadows to your layers

Crop and resize

~ Step 4 ~

Choose a colour to complement your tag for your text
I used #000040

Activate your Vector layer
Select your text tool and click on the curve of the ellipse
Type "A house is not a home without a dog" in the text box

In your layer palette find your Vector layer and click on the + to open the layer
Hide the ellipse then convert to raster layer

Effects / Plugins / Eye Candy 4000 / Glass with the following settings:


Effects / Plugins / Eye Candy 4000 / Gradient Glow
with a glow width of 3.00 and colour setting on Solid White
Apply a drop shadow
H & V - 1
Opacity - 20
Blur - 3.00
Colour - #00002e

Move above your sky layer

Type out your name using the same settings as above but in a larger size

Apply a slightly different drop shadow:
H & V - 1
Opacity - 30
Blur - 3.00
Colour - Black

Add your © and watermark and you're done!

Thank you for trying my tutorial!


©Tutorial written by Stina on 31st January 2009
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