Florescent Fantasy

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 and have the proper license from CDO for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is by Kenny K www.kennyk.com




Florescent Fantasy

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


For this tutorial you will need

*  Scrap Kit I'm using is one that I have done called Florescent Fantasy which is a FTU kit on my site HERE

*  The Tube I'm using is the artwork of Kenny K which you can purchase from CDOHERE

Mask I used is by weescotslass creations (Mask WSLMask_73) which can download from weescotslass's blog HERE

Wordart you can download HERE


Let's Begin

Open up the wordart, tube and mask in PSP and minimize

1. Open a new canvas 600 x 600 white background

2.   Open up from the scrap kit a paper of your choice.  I decided to use LHDFlorFanPaper19  and "edit", "copy" then "edit" "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas.

3.  "Layers", "New Mask Layer",  "From Image"  When the settings box pops up arrow down and find your "WSL_Mask73"
(see my print screen below for the settings to use)


4.  On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and
"merge group" Move the mask layer down and to the left of your canvas then on your layer palette right click and" "duplicate" then move the duplicated layer up and to the right of your canvas.
(see my print screen below for what I have)


5. On your layer palette click on your top mask layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 mask layers on to 1)

6.  Open up from the scrap kit LHDFlorFanElement36 "edit", "copy" then "edit" "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas LHDFlorFanElement36 then reduce size to  65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED.  On you layer palette right click on your LHDFlorFanElement36 and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror". On your layer palette click on your top LHDFlorFanElement36 layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 LHDFlorFanElement36 layers on to 1)

7.  Open up from the scrap kit LHDFlorFanElement19  "edit", "copy" then "edit" "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas LHDFlorFanElement19  then reduce size to  65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED.  On you layer palette right click on your LHDFlorFanElement19  and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror". On your layer palette click on your top LHDFlorFanElement19  layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 LHDFlorFanElement19  layers on to 1)  Go back up to "Image" then "Flip"
(see my print screen below for what I have)


8. Open up from the scrap kit LHDFlorFanFrame18 "edit", "copy" then "edit" "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas LHDFlorFanElement36 then reduce size to  90% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "90%" all layers UNCHECKED. Move the frame up and to the right a bit.
(see my print screen below for what I have)


9.  Take your magic wand tool and click inside the 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

image

10. 
"Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "5"

11.  Open a paper of choice, I chose LHDFlorFanPaper17.  "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.
(see my print screen below for what I have)


12.  On your layer palette right click on your frame layer and give your frame a drop shadow of choice. 
I used Vertical and Horizontal - 3, Opacity 60, Blur 6 and color black.  Right click on your frame layer on your layer palette and "merge down" merging your frame and paper layer together.

13.  Go to your tube and "Edit" then "Copy" and "Paste as a new layer" on to your canvas.  (I mirrored my tube so she is facing the other way).  Move your tube into the centre of your frame. You'll notice that it overlaps over the frame.  I also wanted to make it look like she was sitting behind the bow of the frame.  I took my eraser tool and just erased the parts that overlapped in the areas I didn't want it to.  (a hint on how to make this easier is on your layer palette lower the opacity of your tube layer so you can see the frame layer under it.)  Remember you can always "edit" and "undo" it if you don't like the part you erased and try again.
(see my print screen below for what I have)


14.  I then opened up from the scrap kit the following elements LHDFlorFanBow21, LHDFlorFanElement62 and LHDFlorFanElement63.  "Edit" then "Copy" and "Paste as a new layer" each of the elements on to your canvas.  Resize each to a size you like and arrange them the way you like. What we are going to be doing is placing them to the left side of your frame
(see my print screen below for how I arranged those 3 elements)



15.  Move them up and to the left of your frame.
(see my print screen below for how I placed mine)


16.  Move your flower and bow layers BELOW your frame layer
(see my print screen below for how mine looks now)


17.  "edit", "copy" then "edit" "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas the wordart then reduce size to  90% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "90%" all layers UNCHECKED. Move the wordart down to the bottom and to the left of the frame.

18.  With your text tool choosing a font of your choice type out your name and give it a drop shadow.
(see my print screen below for how mine looks now)


19.  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 ;)

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.
~Ladyhawwk~


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