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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Share Love & Live

Scrap kit of choice - I am using Maggies Scraps part of the "Share Love Live" charity collab available from Paradise 4 Scrappers
Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis which can be purchased from My PSP Tubes
WSL_Mask33 by Chelle available from her blog
Fonts of choice - I am using Arriere Garde and Chowderhead
Plugin: Mura Meister Copies
Plugin: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
~ Step 1 ~
Open a new 600 x 600 blank canvas flood-filled white
Paste Frame1 as new layer
Resize by 85%
Use your Magic Wand to select the inside area of the Frame
Selections / Modify / Expand by 10
Add new raster layer
Paste Paper1 into Selection
Layers / Arrange / Move Down
Paste your Tube as a new layer
Resize as necessary
Position over frame
Using your Freehand Tool draw around the bottom half of your tube and along the edge of the Frame
You may need to lower the opacity of your tube to see through to the Frame

Hit delete then deselect
Re-adjust to 100% opacity

~ Step 2 ~
Paste Rose as new layer
Resize by 35%
Effects / Plugins / MUra Meister / Copies with the following settings:
Layers / Arrange / Send to Bottom
Adjust / Hue & Saturation / Colourise with the following settings:
Hue - 240
Saturation - 220
Adjust / Brightness & Contrast / Brightness/Contrast with the following settings:
Brightness - 15
Contrast - 0
Paste Wrap2 as new layer
Image / Rotate by 10 to the left
Resize by 70%
Place in position
Select the area around the Frame with your Magic Wand
Selections / Modify / Contract by 1
Selections / Modify / Feather by 2
Use your Eraser Tool to erase the excess ribbon over the edges

Paste PearlFlower as new layer
Resize by 30%
Position over bow of the wrap
Paste Beads as new layer
Resize by 50%
Position to the left on tag
Paste Butterfly as new layer
Resize by 20%
Position in upper left to your liking
Image / Mirror
Resize by 70%
Position on the frame near your tube
Crop and resize

~ Step 3 ~
Paste Paper5 as new layer
Layers / Arrange / Send to Bottom
Layers / New Mask Layer / From Image
Locate WSL_Mask33
Layers / Merge / Merge Group
Set your Preset Shape Tool to Ellipse
Foreground - #000000
Background - null
Hold your Shift Key and draw out a circle around your tag
Select your Text Tool and a colour from your tube or scrap
Change the colours in your Palette:
Foreground - null
Background - #e2326b (colour I'm using)
Select a font of choice - I am using Arriere Garde
On the Curve type out any text of choice
I wrote "Share the Laughter, Live for Today & Love Every Moment"
Position text to your liking
In your Layer Palette open your Vector Layer and hide ellipse
Convert to raster layer
Add a slight drop shadow:
H & V - 1
Opacity - 20
Blur - 5.00
Colour - #e2326b
Select another font of choice - I am using Chowderhead
Type your name
Objects / Align / Horizontal Centre in Canvas
Add some noise and then a Gradient Glow:
Glow width - 3.00
Soft Corners - 25
Opacity - 100
Setting - Fat
Colour - #FFFFFF
Apply a drop Shadow:
H & V - 1
Opacity - 30
Blur - 3.00
Colour - #5e1a30
Finally, add your © copyright, licence and watermark
Save as GIF or JPG and you're done!
Thank you for trying my tutorial!

© Tutorial written by Stina on 26th March 2009
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