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Saturday, May 8, 2010

postheadericon Sea Dreams 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 Richard Hubbard which you must have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Photography of Choice .. I am using the work of Tracy George 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 a gorgeous PTU kit from Heartfelt Perfections called Summer Breeze, which can be purchased at My Tag Art here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask4 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used Word art template 13 by Missy which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Font of Choice .. Water Brush ROB.

Filters of Choice .. Xenofex/Constellation

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste Flower Paper 2. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask4, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group.

Copy and paste Frame 4 & resize 85%. Using your freehand selection tool, select an area similar to this.

Copy and paste below your image, below your frame layer, resize 85%, selections invert and hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow your frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Merge down both your frame and image layers and move up to the left a bit.

Copy and paste Tube, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position bottom right corner.

Copy and paste Floral branch 3, resize 75%, flip and rotate right 45. Position left hand bottom corner of your frame.

Copy and paste Ribbon 3, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position bottom of your frame. Copy and paste Gingham frame, resize 50%, rotate right 90 & drop shadow. Position next to your other ribbon.

Copy and paste Leaf 3, resize 65%, mirror and drop shadow. Position bottom centre. Copy and paste Leaf 2, resize 40% and drop shadow. Position next to your other leaf.

Copy and paste Flower cluster 2 and resize 50%. Position bottom about centre (over the bottom wall of your tube). copy and paste Flower cluster & resize 65%. Position next to your other flower cluster towards the right. Copy and paste Iris and resize 40%. Position on your other flowers towards the top of them.

Merge down all 3 flower layers. Select all/float/defloat. Duplicate twice and rename your layers Flowers 1,2 and 3.

On your first Flowers layer apply the following Xenofex/Constellation.

Apply the same effects to your next Flowers layer and hit random once. Apply again to your last Flowers layer hitting random twice. Select none. If you decide not to animate your tag, then just skip the duplicate twice.

Copy and paste your selected word art. I chose to change the color of the dreams part to #3e5c7d and of the do come true part to #252d34. I resized it 85%, added noise (adjust add remove noise/gaussian/mono checked/25%) and added the following gradient glow and then drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Water brush ROB, size 72 #3e5c7d and added the same noise/gradient glow/drop shadow as the word art.

If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

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