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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Home is Where Your Dog Is



Supplies

Scrap kit of choice - I am using "Doggy Dayz" by Krissy Scraps available from Exquisite Scraps and The Scrapping Divaz Designz
Photo or Image of choice - I am using one of my own of my gorgeous girl *g*
Template #61 by Missy available here
Fonts of choice - I am using Malihini Tahitian BTN Cond and Good Dog (Cool)
Plugin: Xenofex 2 Constellation


Let's begin....


Open Missy's Template #61

Shift D to duplicate then close original
On your duplicate which will be your working canvas remove the copyright layer and all the Circle layers from Circle1 to Circle11

Image > Canvas Resize 650 x 550 centred
Activate Background layer and flood-fill excess with white

Select the RECTANGLE layer with your Magic Wand
Paste Paper of choice as new layer
Resize by 75%
Selections > Invert
Delete then deselect
Layers > Merge > Merge Down

Select ROUNDED EDGE RECTANGLE 1 with Magic Wand
Paste another Paper as new layer
Resize by 60%
Selections > Invert
Delete then deselect
Layers > Merge > Merge Down

Select ROUNDED EDGE RECTANGLE 2 with Magic Wand
Paste another Paper as new layer
Resize by 55%
Selections > Invert
Delete then deselect
Layers > Merge > Merge Down

Select SHAPE with Magic Wand
Paste another Paper as new layer
Resize by 70%
Selections > Invert
Delete then deselect
Layers > Merge > Merge Down


OK, let's create a Frame for our tag

Paste one of the Tassel Ribbons as a new layer
Resize by 60%
Position toward the top of the ROUNDED EDGE RECTANGLE 2 layer

Duplicate
Image > Flip, then Image > Mirror

Duplicate again
Image > Rotate by 90 degrees

Duplicate again
Image > Mirror, then Image > Flip

On the top Tassel Ribbon layer,
Layers > Merge > Merge Down
Repeat until all Tassel Ribbons are merged as one layer

Use your Freehand Tool to draw around the tassels at each end
Delete, then deselect

Image > Rotate by 1.50 to the right
Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen


Select inside your new Frame with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Expand by 5

Paste an Image or Photo of choice as a new layer
Resize as necessary to your liking
Selections > Invert
Delete to remove any excess around Frame
Deselect

Paste a Wrap of choice as new layer
Resize by 64%
Place behind the Frame and Photo from left to right
Use your Selection Tool to draw around any excess and delete

Paste Pawprint2 as new layer
Image > Rotate by 10 to the left
Resize by 20%
Position to the right
Duplicate, then Image > Mirror
Position slightly toward the upper left

Paste Pawprint1 as new layer
Image > Rotate by 10 to the right
Resize by 20%
Position above first pawprint
Duplicate, then Image > Mirror
Position slightly upwards to the left


Paste Puppy2 as new layer
Image > Rotate by 5 to the right
Resize by 40%
Position to the lower left

Paste Tennis Ball as new layer
Resize by 8%
Position between puppy's paws

Paste Flower of choice as new layer
Resize by 30%
Paste another Flower of choice as new layer
Resize by 20%
Place over centre of first Flower
Layers > Merge > Merge Down
Position in upper left corner of Frame

Duplicate Flower several times and position around Frame to liking

Now paste the two original Flowers we used in reverse for another Flower
For example, in mine I used Brown then Green for the first flower - for the second I used Green then Brown
Repeat the above steps to make the flower
Once merged, resize again by 85%
Position in lower right

Paste an Ivy as new layer
Image > Rotate by 90 to the right
Resize by 50%
Position along lower right of Rectangle
Duplicate, then Image > Mirror
Layers > Merge > Merge Down
Move layer down below Wrap

Paste Paper of choice as new layer
Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
Move up from below white background

Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
Apply WSL_Mask185
OK

DO NOT MERGE YET

Activate Mask layer
Select your Pick Tool (Deformation Tool in some versions) and use nodes to pull Mask up and out


Layers > Merge > Merge Group
Resize layer by 105%
Lower opacity ro 40

Crop and Resize

Activate top layer again

Select your Text Tool and font of choice
I am using Malihini Tahitian BTN Cond
Text Colour to match your tag - I am using #341606

Type out your text of choice
Objects > Align > Horizontal Centre in Canvas
Convert to raster layer
Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel with the following settings:


Select another font of choice
I am using Good Dog (Cool)

Type out your name
Objects > Align > Horizontal Centre in Canvas
Convert to raster layer
Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel with the same settings
Apply a drop shadow of your choice

Finally, add your © copyright, licence and watermark, then save as GIF or JPG and you're done!


** IF YOU WISH TO ANIMATE PLEASE FOLLOW THESE NEXT STEPS **

Activate your Mask layer
Duplicate twice and rename Sparkle1, Sparkle2 and Sparkle3

Activate Sparkle1 and hide Sparkle2 and Sparkle3

Effects > Plugins > Xenofex 2 > Constellation with the following settings:


Hide Sparkle1 and activate Sparkle2
Repeat Constellation again adjusting the Random Seed

Hide Sparkle2 and activate Sparkle3
Repeat Constellation once again, adjusting the Random Seed

Activate Sparkle1 and hide Sparkle2 and Sparkle3
Edit > Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop
Edit > Paste as New Animation

Back to PSP
Hide Sparkle1 and activate Sparkle2
Edit > Copy Merged

In Animation Shop
Edit > Paste after Current Frame

Back to PSP
Hide Sparkle2 and activate Sparkle3
Edit > Copy Merged

In Animation Shop
Edit > Paste after Current Frame

Now save as a GIF and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial!

::st!na::


Here is a non-animated version featuring my beloved girl who crossed Rainbow Bridge last September
May she rest in peace - I will always love and miss you, Sheba


© Tutorial written by Stina on 20th June 2009
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