was written by me, Gems, February 10th 2009
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
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I am using the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott
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this was written in PSPX and assumes you have a good understanding of both
Scrapkit "Cari's Kit" by Me from my Blog- HERE
mask by me-in Supplies
Font i used 2peas Grandpa- any handwriting font will work
ok off we go!!
Open a new canvas 650 x 650 and flood fill with white
Get a paper of choice from the kit, i used paper3 , paste as a new layer
Open my mask and minimise
Go to Layers-new mask layer-image and find my mask
invert mask is UN-checked
layers > merge > merge group
get the notepaper from the kit resize to 60%
add as a new layer
go to your tool palette and select your pick /deform tool
and angle the paper to the left slightly
add a small light drop shadow.
Now get the pink frame from the kit and paste this as a new layer,
resize to 85% of original,
use your pick/deform tool to angle the opposite way
now get a paper from the kit (i used paper2)
and paste that as a new layer
and drop it below your paper frame
get your freehand selection tool (the lassoo one)
and trace out the center of the frame
image for eg use and settings
Make sure the paper layer is active
selections > invert > delete.
select none .
Get a flower from the kit and use your pick tool to resize it to your liking,
the same with the felt heart.
n.b. you can always resize by 85% first and finish off with the pick tool.
I got the star dangle from the kit and resized to 50% and duplicated this layer 2 times.
this gave me 3 stars layers.
I added a strong dark drop shadow
and place them inside the frame and drop them to below the pink frame layer
use the pick tool if you feel you need to resize further.
I used the lassoo tool to crop any showing bits of gold chain.
now get the flower clip and resize by 50% go to image > flip
and then place your flower clip on the frame bottom corner
and place these above the pink frame layer
and to the bottom left.
Get the ribbon buckle and resize to 60%
use your pick tool to angle it across the bottom right corner
Now use your lassoo tool to draw around the frame edge
to cut off the excess ribbon over hang.
once selected hit delete.
Now go to your tool palette
get your lighten/darken tool
use these settings and swipe once or twice holding the left mouse button down
on the edge of the frame to darken
move in from the edge and swipe holding the other mouse button to lighten it.
a bit of practise and this will be second nature, try altering the opacity and see what happens,
this is my fave tool in psp!!
Now make the mask layer active
paste the doodle as a new layer.
Once again resize and place it using your pick tool
Now with the doodle layer active, paste the sparkle frame as a new layer
and again resize and place it using your pick tool.
Add a small drop shadow 1-1-50-4.0
to any elements that need them.
Now get your main tube and paste it as a new layer, resize if needed
add the same drop shadow as before
Add your Name, and your © and licence info
Merge all your layers
use your crop tool to trim off any excess save as jpg or PNG.
There you go your "In the Pink!!"
Hope you enjoyed this lil tut any problems feel free to email me.