Born An Original



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.


BORN AN ORIGINAL

For this tutorial you will need

* Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Lady Mishka which is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from Scraps In The City (SATC)  HERE 

* Scrap Kit - I used the very pretty FTU Scrap Kit "Raindrops On Roses" By Spirits And Scraps  which you can download from HERE

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



Let's Begin

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

Ladyhawwk_Paper4
Myth_Element 5
Staci Ele 9
Myth_Element 12
Myth_Element 4
Myth_Element 5
Staci Frame 6
Ladyhawwk_Frame2


1. Open a new canvas 600 x 600 background color white

2. "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the Staci Ele 9
.

3.  Along your top tool bar go to "Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize" and color the raindrops to match your tube.  I chose to colorize mine a red color
(see print screen below for the settings I used)


4. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the Myth_Element 4.

5.  "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the Staci Frame 6  then reduce the size to 50% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "50%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it about 3/4 the way down and to the left of your canvas then
 on your layer palette "right click" on this layer and "duplicate" the go up to "image - mirror".   On you layer palette click on your top  Staci Frame 6  layer and "merge down" merging your  Staci Frame 6  layers together.
(see my print screen below for how I've placed mine)


6.  Take your magic wand tool and
click inside the 2 frames 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 

7. "Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "2"
then "Edit", "Copy" and "edit" , "paste as a new layer"  Ladyhawwk_Paper4
(**Note: when finishing the paper I forgot to merge the layers so before pasting the paper on to your canvas  on the layer palette right click on the top layer of the paper and "merge down"**)Once the paper is pasted as new layer on to your canvas go up to "Selections - invert" and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard.  On your layer palette
move your paper layer UNDER your frame layer.

8.  Add a drop shadow of choice to your
frame layer.

9.  On your layer palette click on your bottom white layer to make it active.

10.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the Ladyhawwk_Frame2
 
then reduce the size to 80% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers UNCHECKED and on your layer palette move this layer up until you have it place where you'd like. I finally left mine UNDER the paper layer.

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


11.  On your layer palette click on your frame layer to make it active.  With you magic wand tool (using the same settings as we did previously) click inside the left hand side of the frame.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas your tube and move it into the frame area. I moved it so just her face would be showing.  Go up to "Selections - Invert" and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard. Move this layer UNDER your frame layer and on your layer palette reduce the opacity down to about 50%.

12.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas your tube  then reduce the size to 57% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "57%" all layers UNCHECKED.  On your layer palette move your tube layer to the very top and on your canvas move the tube over to the right hand side of the frame.  What we are going to do is make it look like she's intertwining with the frame.  The way I achieve this look is by right clicking on the tube layer on my layer palette and "duplicate".  Drag the duplicated tube layer UNDER your frame layer so you now have a tube layer as your top layer, frame layer under that, then your duplicated tube layer under your frame layer.  On your layer palette click on your top tube layer to make it active.

13.  With your eraser tool selected make it a size that you feel will work best for you.  I choose the "round" and choose the size of my eraser brush about  35.  Start to erase parts of the tube that you want to look like is behind or inside of the frame.  Remember if you don't like it you can always "edit - undo" what you just did and try again. 
(see my print screen below for how mine looks now)


14.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas your wordart  then reduce the size to 23% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "23%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Move it to the bottom of your canvas and give it a slight drop shadow of your choice.

15.    "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas Myth_Element 12 then reduce the size to 35% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "35%" all layers UNCHECKED

16.    "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas Myth_Element 5 then reduce the size to 45% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "45%" all layers UNCHECKED and move it on top of the other bow.

17.  Add your name. I used the font "portfolio".

18. 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!!

**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
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