LiveOffYourWings

The image used in this tutorial is for example only. Anyone wishing to use the same image in your own personal creation MUST purchase it from Creative Design Outlet (CDO)and have the proper license from CDO for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is by Rachel Anderson




This Tutorial was written in October of 2011. 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.


Live Off Your Wings
For this tutorial you will need

*  Bundle Pack (Tube/Scrap Kit) -  I used this awesome 3 Pack Tube Package (by Rachel Anderson) and Scrap Kit bundle from CDO (Creative Design Outlet) which can be purchased HERE

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Let's get started.

From the scrapkit open up the following in PSP;
Element21
Element25
Element33
Element34
Frame 1
Paper of your choice

1.  Open up the frame in PSP.

2.  Now what we are going to do is add our tube to the inside of the 3 frames.   Along the left hand side you'll see your tool bar.  I want you to choose "selection" and once you click on that your tool bar for your selection tool will appear along the top and choose "rectangle"
(see my print screen below if you are having trouble as to where to find your selection tool and the settings)


3.  Starting with your left hand side square of your frame draw out a box inside each of your frames.
Be sure that your selection type is "rectangle" and your Mode type is "Add(shift)" see my print screen above for the settings.
(see my print screen below for what I did)


4.  Next go up to "Selections - Modify - expand" and choose 2 pixels.
Open a paper of choice, I chose Paper 8.   "Edit", "Copy" then back to your main canvas and "edit", "paste as a new layer".  "Selections" "Invert" (make sure you're on your paper layer) and hit your "delete" key on your keyboard.  On you layers palette move your paper layer UNDER your frame layer.

5. Open up your tube(s) in PSP. You can either use the same tube and just add different parts of the tube to each frame or 3 different tubes. If you're using 3 different tubes remember ALL TUBES HAVE to be from the SAME ARTIST. No mixing different artists tubes on 1 tag.  I chose to use 3 different tubes by Rachel Anderson (It was  from Creative Design Outlet).  "Edit - copy" then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas your first tube and move it into the far left frame.  Then repeat that step with your second tube and move it into the middle frame, then repeat it again with your third tube and move it into the far right frame.  You may have to reduce the size of the tubes down a bit to get the part of it you want showing in your frame.  On your layer palette click on your first tube layer to make it active and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard.  Next on your layer palette click on your second tube layer and hit the "delete key" on your keyboard then do the same for the 3rd tube layer.  On your layer palette drag all your tube layers UNDER your frame later then up to "selections - select none". 
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


6. Click on your Element33 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 70% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "70%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it over to the right of your canvas. On you layer palette right click on your Element33 layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror". On your layer palette click on your top Element33 layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 Element33 layers on to 1).  Go up to "Adjust - sharpness - sharpen" then Adjust - sharpness-Sharpen More"  On you layer palette right click on your Merged element 33 layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "free rotate" and rotate by 90 degrees.  decrease the size to 70% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "70%" all layers UNCHECKED  Go up to "Adjust - sharpness - sharpen" then Adjust - sharpness-Sharpen More"
 On your layer palette make sure the 2 layers are your bottom layers. If not drag them to the bottom on your layer palette
(see my print screen below for the settings for the free rotate)

 7.  Click on your Element25 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 70% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "70%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it over to the right of your canvas. On you layer palette right click on your Element25  layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror". On your layer palette click on your top Element25  layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 Element25 layers on to 1) On your layer palette drag this layer to the very bottom
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


8.  On your layer palette click on your frame layer to make it active then click on your Element21 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 75% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "75%" all layers UNCHECKED then up to "Image", then "free rotate" and use the same settings as we did previously except rotate by 75 degrees  and move it down and over to the right of your frame so it's running along the bottom of your frame. On you layer palette right click on your Element21  layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror". On your layer palette click on your top Element21 layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 Element21 layers on to 1)

9.  "Edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" your main tube then decrease the size to 85% your main tube and move it over to the left of the frame then  "Edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" the "Raster 2" layer of the tube which is the little fairy dust that we'll look like we're placing in her hand.  Reduce the size of the fairy dust to 45%.

(see my print screen below for what I have now)


10.  Click on your Element34 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 85% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED and more it over to the bottom right corner of your frame. On you layer palette right click on your Element34 layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror". On your layer palette click on your top Element34  layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 Element34  layers on to 1)

11.  With your eraser tool active erase parts of the bow/ribbon that you would like so you're giving it the effect of the ribbon intertwining. I erased part of the bow on her back and over her dress so it looked like it was wrapping around her. I aslo erased the tails of the bow so it looked like it was going under the frame.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


12.  Click on your Wordart in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 45% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "45%" all layers UNCHECKED and place it where you'd like.

13.  With your text tool type out your name. I used a script font Parfait Script Pro size 24 and gave it a drop shadow.

15.  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)

ALL DONE!!

**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.

You can find the tutorial
HERE

Animation really isn't necessary with this tag as it looks just as nice without ;)
(below sample saved as a png file)


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
~Ladyhawwk~

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