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5.19.2013

A Simple Splash of Color


This tutorial is for those that have experience working knowledge of PSP. This tutorial was written by me on May 9, 2013 and any resemblance is purely coincidental. I use PSP 9, but any version should work. I do not allow my tutorials to be translated and please do not claim them as your own. If you would like to share your results than please feel free to contact me, I would love to see others results. You can email me at theycallmetig@yahoo.com  Thank you!

 
Top Tag:
With the  plugin effect which looks great on a white background
but the darker backgrounds tend to make the tag look strange.
 
Bottom Tag:
I left the plugin effect off which allows the tag
to be placed on any background.
 


 

Things Needed:

Tube/Image of choice:  I didn’t use a tube but you can if you would like- :)
Kit of choice: I am using Artistic Expressions by Grunge andGlitter which can be found here at Pimp My Tags with Scraps
Plugins: Penta: Dot and Cross
Masks/Templates: None
Other Items Needed: Font of your choosing

Let’s Begin:

1)      Open a new Image 600 x 600 (this will now be called our working layer)

2)      Open the paint splatter and resize by 50%

3)      Duplicate the paint splatters

4)      Image- Flip

5)      Image-Mirror

6)      You can move the splats around so that they are to your liking

7)      Open the paint brush and resize by 50%

8)      Place to the left of our paint splatters

9)      New Raster Layer

10)   With your selection tool draw a rectangle and flood fill with color of choice

11)   Selections- Modify- Contract by 10

12)   Hit delete on the keyboard

13)   Now move this layer below the paint brush layer

14)   Now select the inside of our frame with your magic wand

15)   Selections- Modify- Expand by 5

16)   Open  paper of your choosing at this time

17)   Copy and paste as a new layer on your working image

18)   Selections-invert

19)   Hit delete once again

20)   Select none

21)   Layers- arrange- move down

22)   Now your paper layer should be beneath the frame we created

23)   Using your deform tool slightly rotate your paintbrush to your liking

24)   Open flower of choice and resize to your liking and place to the left with the paintbrush

25)   Open ribbon 4 and resize by 50%

26)   Copy and paste as a new layer on our working image

27)   Place the ribbon at the bottom of our frame and slightly over to the left

28)   Move below our flower layer

29)   Now we are going to remove parts of the ribbon along the bottom of the frame to make the ribbon look as if its wrapped around the frame

 
30)   Open butterfly of your choosing

31)   Resize by 50%

32)   Copy and place to the bottom right corner of our frame

33)   Open button one, resize by 50%

34)   Copy and paste as a new layer on our working image

35)   Move to the left and place in the center of our flower

36)   Feel free to add any additional elements at this time

37)   Add your name at this time

38)   If you choose to use a tube please do not forget to add artists’ copyright (and make sure you have the proper license to use the tube.

39)   Once you have added your name merge all layers visible

40)   Duplicate the layer

41)   Close off the top layer

42)   On our bottom layer  adjust, blur, Gaussian blur, Radius: 10

43)   Effects-Plugins-Penta-colordot

 
44)   Duplicate this layer one time

45)   Image- flip

46)   Image-Mirror

47)   You might have to move this around a tad to get the desired look of choice

48)   Merge the two bottom layers together and lower opacity to your liking (mine is 50%)

49)   Unhide your top layer now and merge visible once more

50)   Crop your tag layer down to get rid of all the extra space

51)   You’re now done!!! I hope you like your results and I would love to see your results. Simply email me  theycallmetig@yahoo.com and I will add your results to my tutorial so others can see.

 

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