This Tutorial was written in April of 2012. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs and registered with Tutorial Writers Inc.
This is a real quick and easy tutorial! For this tutorial you will need
* Tube - I used the gorgeous work of Amy Matthews from CDO (Creative Design Outlet). This particular tube is Amy Matthews bonus tube for the month of April 2012. If you didn't manage to get in on getting this amazing tube you can find her other incredible tubes which can be purchasedHERE
* Cluster Frame FREEBIE!! - I made this cluster frame to match the particular tube I used in this tutorial however I'm sure it would match others as well. You can download this freebie from the CDO Designers Blog HERE (Scroll down the page)
* Mask I used is by weescotslass creations (Mask WSLMask_84) which can download from weescotslass's blogHERE
* Star Element - Which you can download HERE *********************
Let's get started.
Note: Drop shadow your layers as you go if you wish. The drop Shadow used throughout is; Vertical - 3 Horizontal - 2 Opacity - 20 Blur - 3 Color - Black
1. Open up the frame in psp and on your layers palette "right click" on the copyright layer and "delete"
2. REDUCEthe size of the frame to 80% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers UNCHECKED.
3. Go up to your top tool bar and Click on "Layers - New Raster Layer", leave all the settings to the default and click "Ok".
4. On your layer palette "right click" on your new layer and "arrange - send to bottom"
5. Along your left hand side tool bar choose your "flood fill tool". Go over to your materials palette and click on the "Foreground And Stroke Properties" box and when your color palette pops up choose a color to match your tube. I used color #ecc1bf and flood fill your bottom layer.
6. Along your top tool bar choose "Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image" When the settings box pops up arrow down and find your "WSL_Mask84 " (which is your mask) (see my print screen below for the settings to use)
7. On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and "merge group" increase the size to 110% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "110%" all layers UNCHECKED. (see my print screen for what I have so far)
8. On your layer palette click on your frame layer to make it active then take your magic wand tool and click inside 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
7. "Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "5" then go up to your top tool bar and Click on "Layers - New Raster Layer", leave all the settings to the default and click "Ok". On your layer palette drag this layer UNDER your frame layer.
8. Along your left hand side tool bar choose your "flood fill tool". Go over to your materials palette and click on the "Foreground And Stroke Properties" box and when your color palette pops up choose a color to match your tube. I used color #ecc1bf and flood fill your layer. Go up to your top tool bar and "Selections - Select None"
9. Along your top tool bar Go up to "Effects - Texture Effects - Texture" and arrow down looking for a texture that you like. Once you've found a texture you like click "ok" I used the texture "Plaid 15" I'm not sure if this is a standard texture that comes with PSP or not.
10. "Edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" your tube. I decreased the size down to about 85% and move it into the centre of your frame. I then took my eraser brush and erased a bit of her arm where it went over the loop of the bow to make it look like her arm intertwined with the bow (see my print screen below for what I have now)
11. "Edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit","paste as new layer" your star element and move it to the upper left hand side of your frame. On your layer palette "right click" on you star layer then "duplicate". Go up to your top tool bar then "Image - mirror". On your layer palette right click on the top star element layer and "merge down" merging your 2 star element layers together. On your layer palette "right click" on your merged star element layer and "duplicate" then go up to "image - flip" (see my print screen below for what I have now)
9. With your text tool type out your name. I used the font (Before the Rain) and place it where you'd like.
10. Add the artist copyright information and save as a jpg or png file (If you'd like a transparent background click on the eye on your layer palette to the left of your bottom white layer to hide it then save your tag as a png file)
**Note** My preview shows some "noise" added to my tag. If you'd like to do that as well and don't know how to add noise to a tag you can use the "DSB Flux Filter - Bright Noise". I have written a tutorial on how to use this filter if you'd like to try the tutorial to add the noise to your tag.