Be You

This Tutorial was written in September of 2010. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Desgins.

Be You

For this tutorial you will need

* Tube of choice, I am using the work of Keith Garvey. It is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from PTE
(or you can use a tube of your choice)

* The frame I used is from the AWESOME Scrap kit "A Birdie Told Me" is from Ivy's Inspirations Blogspot which is a FTU kit which you can download from her blogspot HERE

**Note** Ivy's Inspirations no longer exists.  I have been in contact with Mary Beth the owner of Ivy Inspirations and at this time she has no plans of re-opening her blog.  We in the psp and scrap kit community will miss Mary Beth as she was always so generous in sharing BEAUTIFUL FTU Scrap kits for us to use.  I wish Mary Beth all the very best in her future and Mary Beth please know you will be missed.

Mindy Mae was so kind in finding a scrap kit that could be used as an alternative. The scrap kit is called "In My Dreams" by Bea's Creations which you can find on her blog HERE

The tag below is what Mindy Mae did with this fabulous kit following the tutorial


Plug In - Tramages - Tow The Line which you can download
(Scroll down to the "T" section and you'll find it there)

Let's Begin

1. Open a new canvas 600 x 450 white background

2. From the Scrapkit open up ii_abirdietoldme_frame and Edit, copy and edit, paste as a new layer on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 20% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "20%" all layers UNCHECKED and move the frame over to the left hand side of your canvas.
(keep your frame open as we are going to use it again later in the tutorial)

3. With your preset shapes tool set to "square" draw a rectangle on the right hand side of your frame (for the background and fill properties I used color #dfd6c7)
(see my print screen for what I have now)

 4.  On your layer palette click on your frame layer to make it active and take your magic wand tool and
click inside the frame until you have marching ants
The best settings I found to do this with are as follows;
(see print screen below)
Mode: Add(shift), Match mode: RGB Value, Tolerance: 102, Contiguous checked, Feather: 0, Anti-alias checked, Inside


"Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "10" "Layers", "New Raster Layer" and flood fill it with the same color you used for your rectangle. "Selections", "Select None"

6.  Move both your rectangle layer and your flood filled layer BELOW your frame layer.  Hide your frame layer by clicking on the eye to the left of your layer on your layer palette, then right click on any other layer and "merge visible" Unhide your frame layer.

7.  Go to your Tramages Plugin by going to
"Effects" "Plug Ins", "Tramages", "Tow The Line"
(see my print screen below for where to find your filter.  Keep in mind your filter area may look much different than mine as I have MANY plugins listed.  Just look for Tramages under our plug in section)

8.  Use the following settings;
Control O - 60
Control 1 - 139 
Control 2 - 155
Control 3 - 41

You should now have something that looks like the print screen below

9.  On your layer palette click on your frame layer to make it active and take your magic wand tool using the same settings as previously click inside the frame and 
"Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "10"

10.  Open up your tube in PSP (for this part I mirrored my tube so she's facing the opposite way) and "Edit", "Copy"  the back to your main canvas and "edit" "Paste as new layer".  Move your tube into the centre of the frame so just her face is showing (you may have to reduce the size of your tube a bit) then go up to "selections" then "invert" and hit the delete key on your keyboard.  Move your tube layer BELOW your frame layer. (I lined mine up so the bird looked like it was kissing her nose LOL )
(keep your tube open as you'll be using it again later)

11. On your layer palette change the blend mode of this layer to "Luminance Legacy"

12.  On your layer palette click on your square layer to make it active then g
o up to "Selectiions" then "Select All"  back to "Selections" then "Float"  back to "Selections" then "defloat" you will see marching ants around your square layer

13. Go back up to  "Selections" then "Modify" then
"Select Selection Borders"
(see my print screen below)

14.  "Both Sides" - checked, "Border Width" - set at 6, "Anti Alias" - Checked

15. "Layers", "Add new raster layer", and flood fill in the selection with a different color (in  my case I used #6d7646 ) "Selections", "Select None"
(see my print screen below for what mine looks like now)

16.  Click on your frame layer and give it a drop shadow
(see my print screen below for the settings I used)

17.  Go back to your (you should still have it open from earlier in the tutorial)
 ii_abirdietoldme_frame and Edit, copy and edit, paste as a new layer on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 20% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "20%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Go up to "image",  then "free rotate" and use the settings shown in the print screen below.

18. What your going to do now is make sure this layer is your top layer on your layer palette then move it over to the right of your square box so that the flowers on the right side of your frame are overlapping the right side of your square box.  I then took my eraser tool and erased all of the frame except for the flowers on the right side of the frame.
(see my print screens below to see it before I erased then after)

19.  Now go back to your tube and "edit", "copy" then "edit", "Paste as a new layer" on to your canvas and place the tube where you'd like. I placed mine so she looked like she was leaning on the frame an on my layer palette I moved my tube layer inbetween my frame layer and my square box layer.
(see my print screen below for what mine looks like now)

20.  Using a script type font (I used Beautiful Caps for the first letter and Beautiful ES for the remaining letters of the name) type out the name on your canvas.  I matched up the peach color in the roses for my font color (#d46d1f)  Once you've typed the name out give it a drop shadow of your choice.

21.  I also added some word art to mine (that his optional)

22.  Add your copyright information and save as  "png" file (to preserve the transparent background)


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and as always I love to see your results and would love even more to post them on my website on the "Tutorials Results" page. Just go to my "contact me" page and send me a message.

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