Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Sweet Valentine

Tutorial by Jcuttlebear01 aka JoAnn
I do these tutorials for fun and not
for any profit. I use them also as a learning tool to
help others learn the fun and art of paint shop pro.
Everything I use I have collected or bought I don't claim to have
made anything other then the tag.
This tutorial is written with the idea you
have some knowledge of PSP.
This was done in PSP 9 but should work with any.
Scrapbook kit is by Queen Brat called Sweet February tagger size
and you can find it  HERE
Template is by Dangerously Delicious and you can find it HERE
Valentine template 3 cupid cutie.
Tube is by Di Halim and you can buy the tube HERE
It is called Americus
Mask of choice>or the one I made is in supplies.
Tube of choice.
Font I used is Valentine and you can get it HERE
Lets get started 
Open the template and make a copy and close original.
you can delete the layers I have closed off here, I'm
not using them in this we don't need them.
what you should have left.
Canvas size>
We will resize when done I like room to work.

In your layer pallet highlight the bottom layer>

If you like you can close off the others, then you know

where your at.

Select the bottom layer>Set your feather on 3 using your magic wand. 
 It will give you a smooth edge that way.
Pick paper or flood fill with color of choice
I'm using>QBD_SweetFebruary_MulticolorStripe
Copy and paste into selection>deselect
In layer pallet move up to light pink strip and do the same
as we did in the last step>
except use a different paper>QBD_SweetFebruary_CreamCanvas
I left the small hearts the color they were cause they went with it,
Its up to you.
Gold strip is next>select>with selection tool take and
get just a section out of the paper of choice and copy
and paste that into the selection. I used
This way the hearts look bigger, and show up better.
I went up to the pink layer and used the same paper>
it's up to you. 
Close that layer back off>Back to the cream color>
use a different paper>QBD_SweetFebruary_CreamRedHeartsCardboard
Open the brown circle>QBD_SweetFebruary_BrownCardboard
Copy and paste as a new layer>
QBD_SweetFebruary_CreamCanvasFrame>resize by 90
Copy and paste as a new layer>
resize by 60 percent>move it how you want it
I centered it in the frame  Add drop shadow

This is mine now

In layer pallet if you rename the layers of
the tubes as you go it makes it easier.

Now we are ready to add tubes>and accents.
Add tube of choice>and resize as needed>if

your using the same one I have>resize by

40 percent.

Center in the middle of your work.

I took mover tool and moved up the
stripes behind her>do this to your liking.
Add a drop shadow.
Resize by 50 percent>Move down at the bottom
of the tube>add drop shadow
Resize by 55 percent and move over by the other flower
Add drop shadow
resize by 50 percent move over the other side
of the last one>add drop shadow
QBD_SweetFebruary_GreenLeaves>resize by 20 percent>
Layer arrange>
move down> below the brown flower>
Add drop shadow
Duplicate>mirror>place it over by the red flower>
Should be behind them.
 If your happy with the way the flowers all look>
I took and closed off all the other layers and
merged the leaves and flowers together.
Resize by 30 percent>place up on the right side>
With eraser tool take off the parts of the stick
you don't want to have showing.
Add drop shadow
Resize by 25 percent>activate deform tool>
Move over by the brown lollipop
And turn the way you want it>add drop shadow
Resize by 25 percent>activate deform tool
and turn this one how you want it>add drop shadow.
Resize by 22 percent>add drop shadow>
Place how you want it.
If your happy with that I merged down until  the lollipop's
and bow are merged together.
make sure your on the top layer

resize by 30 percent>add drop shadow

Move over to the right bottom of the tag.

Resize by 25 percent>add drop shadow
Move over by the candy corn.
Resize by 25 percent>add drop shadow
move over to the left up by the lady.
resize by 20 percent
Add drop shadow
Resize by 15 percent
Add drop shadow
Resize by 12 percent
Add drop shadow
Move each one over on the left side
and make them so they look staggered.
You can merge the candles together

resize by 20 percent

add drop shadow>move by candles

I decided to resize the candles up by 110 percent

so they were a little bigger.

Its up to you.

resize by 20 percent>mirror>add drop shadow
Place down by the cupcake
Resize by 15 percent>add drop shadow
Place over by the candy.
Resize by 75 percent>layers arrange send
to bottom
Make any final adjustment at this time
then merge all layers
Now for the mask
Pick a paper or color you want it to be
I used
copy and paste as new layer
move down
Find the mask you want to use>
I'm using one that I made, it is in the supplies if
you wish to use it.
Merge group
Effects>inner bevel
Add a nice drop shadow

Merge visible

Select with magic wand>on the out side of your
tag>Selection invert>image>crop to selection

resize all layers to your liking>add water mark.
Adjust sharpen
Your now ready to save your work of art.

Thank you for giving my tutorial a try.
Would love to see what you do with this.
Have any questions or need help.
Just let me know, I'm always happy to help any way I can.

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