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Saturday, May 8, 2010

postheadericon Mermaid Princess Tut

Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Joanne Schempp which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used one of my own PTU Kits called Spring Fling which can also be purchased at My Tag Art here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used word art by Lori which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Font of Choice .. Grape Nuts ROB.

Filters of Choice .. For the bubble effect you will need Eye Candy/Water Drops.

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. Copy and paste Paper 17. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 105%.

Duplicate layer twice & rename Mask 1, 2 & 3. On your first Mask layer apply the following Eye Candy/Water Drops.
Apply the same Water Drops to your next Mask layer and hit random once. Apply again to your last Mask layer hitting random twice. Select none. If you decide not to animate your tag, then just skip the duplicate twice.

Copy and paste Bubbles 1, resize 75% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position top left hand corner. Layer duplicate and mirror and position a little lower on the right side.

Copy and paste Frame 1 & resize 65%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 2. Copy and paste below your frame your tube. Layer duplicate and drag this layer above your frame. On the tube layer below you frame, selections invert, hit delete. Select none. Select the tube layer above your frame and erase the bottom portion of the tube so it appears to be coming out of your frame. Drop shadow your frame.

Copy and paste Cluster 2, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position bottom centre of your frame. Copy and paste Cluster 3, resize 75%, rotate right 25 & drop shadow. Position along hte side of your frame. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Ribbon 7, rotate left 45 & drop shadow. Position bottom a lil to the left. Copy and paste Ribbon 6, rotate left 45, mirror & drop shadow. Position bottom a lil to the right.

Copy and paste Flower 12, resize 75%, rotate left 90 & drop shadow. Position bottom to the left a bit. Copy and paste Flower 11 resize 65%, rotate left 90 & drop shadow. Position next to your other flower bunch.

Copy and paste Flower 22, resize 35% & drop shadow. Position on the stems of your flower bunches. Copy and paste Flower 21, resize 35% & drop shadow. Position next to your other flower.

Copy and paste your chosen word art. I have changed the color from black to #0b1d9c and then added the following gradient glow and drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

Resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & Add your name. I used Grape Nuts Rob size 48 color #0b1d9c. I then added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before. If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

To animate, close off Mask layer 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Mask layer 1 and open Mask layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Mask layer 2 and open Mask layer  3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS.

If you like you can adjust the speed in AS, by select all/animation/frame properties and I set mine to 20. Save as a gif.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.


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