Life's Moments

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 ©Robert Freeman




This Tutorial was written in June 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.


LIFE'S MOMENTS

For this tutorial you will need

* Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Robert Freeman which is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from CDO  HERE 

* Scrap Kit - I used the gorgeous FTU Scrap Kit "Believe In Dreams" By Cinammon Scraps which you can download from her blog HERE

* Wordart - Is from Suddenly Artistic which you can download HERE



Let's Begin

This tutorial is pretty much strictly a scrap kit tag tutorial with a lot of copying and pasting and resizing. If you don't enjoy doing scrap kit tuts then this may not be the tutorial for you. if you do then carry on and I hope you enjoy it.

In PSP Open up the following elements from the scrap kit;

CS_believeindreams_element3
CS_believeindreams_element4
CS_believeindreams_element9
CS_believeindreams_element10
CS_believeindreams_element22
CS_believeindreams_element23
CS_believeindreams_element30
CS_believeindreams_element31
CS_believeindreams_element35
CS_believeindreams_element37
CS_believeindreams_element41
CS_believeindreams_paper10

1. Open a new canvas 700 x 700 background color white
(we can resize the tag down later but need a bigger canvas size to work with to start)

2. "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element22
 then reduce the size to 75% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "75%" all layers UNCHECKED.

3.  Along your tool bar down the left side choose your "preset shape tool" then along the top in the settings choose "mode - draw elipse" .  On your layers palette change your "background and fill properties box" to a color of your choice (I chose a darker color as it's not going to matter later as we're going to change the filling in the circle).  Draw out a circle inside of your frame. Once you're happy with the size of your circle on your layer palete "right click on it and convert to raster layer"  On your layer palette move this layer UNDER your frame layer.
(see my print screen below for what I did)


4.  Go up to "Selections - Select All", then "Selections - Foat",
"Selections - defloat"

5.  Open up a paper from the kit of your choice.  I chose CS_believeindreams_paper10, then up to "edit - copy", go back to your main canvas and "edit - paste into selection" then "selections - select none".  You will now see your paper has filled the circle layer.  On your layer palette right click on your top frame layer and "merge down" merging your frame and paper layer together.

Now we're going to make a floral cluster on the bottom right side of the frame.  (i'll do little print screens as I go along to show you the placement)
(my prior floral designer experience helped me along with this LOL)

6.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element3
then reduce the size to 45% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "45%" all layers UNCHECKED. Next go up to "Image - Mirror".  Move your element 3 over to the right side of your frame.


7.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element10 
 then reduce the size to 85% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED. Next go up to "Image - Mirror" then "Image - Flip".  Move your element 10 over to the right side of your frame over your first element added.


8.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element37 
 then reduce the size to 90% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "90%" all layers UNCHECKED. 


9.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas theCS_believeindreams_element35 
 then reduce the size to 40% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "40%" all layers UNCHECKED.  On your layer palette right click on this layer and "duplicate" then up to "image - mirror" and move your duplicated layer down and to the left.


10. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas theCS_believeindreams_element41 
 then reduce the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED and place in the center of your arrangement


11.  "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element31  then reduce the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Go up to your top tool and "Image - free rotate" and use the settings shown in the print screen below.




12,  Place the ribbon bow over top of your floral arrangement then on your layer palette right click on it and "duplicate" then "image - flip", "image - mirror" then repeat the "image - free rotate" with the same settings we used in step 11 EXCEPT change the Direction to "left" 



13.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element30 
 then reduce the size to 50% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "50%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it into the centre of your arrangement

14.  "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element4 
 then reduce the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it into the centre and up to the right a bit of your arrangement.


15.  "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element9  then reduce the size to 45% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "45%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it into the centre and down and to the left a bit of your arrangement


16.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the CS_believeindreams_element23 
 then reduce the size to 20% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "20%" all layers UNCHECKED and move into the centre of your arrangement.


17.  On your keyboard hold down the "shift" key and hit the letter "D" on your keyboard. This will duplicate your entire image.  Working on your DUPLICATED image, close off the visibility of your bottom white layer and your frame layer by clicking on the eye to the left of your layer on your layer palette.  This will hide those 2 layers and you should only have all of your floral layers left showing.  On your layer palette right click on any layer and "merge visible" This will merge all your floral elements on to one layer.

18.  "Edit - Copy" then go back to your ORIGINAL image (working canvas) and "edit - paste as a new layer".  "Image - Mirror", then "Image - Flip" and
reduce the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it to the top left hand side of your frame.  On your layer palette move this layer all the way down just above your frame layer.


19.   
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas your tube.  On your layer palette make sure your tube is at the bottom just above the new floral sprig we added (which is above your frame layer)  Resize your tube to your liking and with your eraser tool just erase any part of the tube that's showing under your frame so it looks like she's sitting in your frame.


20.  Open up your wordart in PSP and reduce the size to 20% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "20%" all layers CHECKED then 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas.  I moved my wordart to the bottom left side just below the frame. On your layer palette move your wordart layer to the very top. Give your wordart a drop shadow of your choice.

21.  With your text tool add your name.  I used a script font and added it to the tag in my floral bunch.  I also rotated it slightly to the left using my free rotate function.

22.  Add your copyright information, save as a jpg (which will give it a white background) or png (close off the visibility of your white background layer) which will save it as a transparent background
and you're

ALL DONE!! 

I  hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
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