February 10, 2010



This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 2-10-10 with all rights reserved.  Please do not copy and paste it in any group or call it your own. You can link to it using a text link to my blog.

This tut is written using a PTU kit created by Disyas Digital Designs called Aurora which you can find here   It was written using PSP9, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.

Needed supplies: Here

Open a new image 600 x 600, floodfill with white. Copy/paste Disyas_A_PF1 as new layer, copy/paste Disyas_A_Deco_Fr2 as new layer, position and resize with deform tool. Highlight layer with green frame and take the magic wand and click inside the center, selection/modify/expand 4. Add new raster layer, copy/paste the paper of your choice into selection.  I used AuroraP8.  Select none, drag paper layer down below green frame.

It’s time to add your focus tube.  I used a tube by the general permission artist Cris Ortega which I included in the supplies.  You can use your own tube if you would like though. Copy/paste the tube as a new layer, duplicate it, drag the bottom tube below the green frame, drop shadow the bottom tube only.  Highlight the layer with the green frame and once again click on the center with the magic wand, click on the layer with the bottom tube, invert selection, delete. We want the wings to be on top of the frames, so highlight the top angel tube and use your freehand selection tool set to point to point and draw around the bottom part of the tube that is over the frames and a little ways inside of the frame.  Hit delete.

Now, let’s decorate the tag with the beautiful elements included in this kit. Open Disyaz_AuroraT2 and resize by 50%, copy/paste it as a new layer on the top right of the frames, positioning and resizing to your liking with the deform tool.  Open Disyas_A_RibFr1 and RibFr2. Resize by 50%. Copy/paste each one as a new layer and position/resize them how you like over the last tag element layer.  Resize and copy/paste Disyas_Aurara_WA2 as a new layer and move it to the cluster of bows as shown on my image. And I also added Disyas_Aurora_but1 and but2 as new layers, resized and rotated them with the deform tool.  Now add a nice drop shadow to each of the six layers we just made.

Close the bottom white layer and merge visible. Open bottom layer and add new raster. We’re going to add a background brush using the gradient color included in the supplies. You can use any type of grid or grunge or whatever background brush you like.  Just swoop your brush from the top left to the bottom right.  Stay away from the sides because we don’t want to have any straight edges. Add as much or as little background color as you like.

Time to add your watermark, copyright information and text. Merge all, export as a jpeg and you’re done. 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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