April 01, 2010

Gone to the Beach

Gone to the Beach

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 3-30-10 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 KC Kits called Beach Street which can be purchased at Heartbeatz Store.   It was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.

No additional supplies needed!
Filters used: MuraMeister Copies, Clouds

Open a new image 550 by 550, fill with white, select all, add new raster layer. C/P TagPaper4 into selection. Open TagMask2, resize to 40%, merge flat.  Click on Layers/new mask layer/from image, scroll the dropdown to pick the mask, click ok. Merge group.

Open TagFlourish3, resize to 40%. C/P as new layer. Effects/user defined filter/murameister copies.  Use these settings: H-Tile(random V-line), Random V-line, H-Tile, Behind, 8-50-70-0-0-0-100-100-0-0-0-30-0, OK. Image/flip.  Now use your deform tool and move in the sides so that it’s placed on the solid part of the mask, not the curly-Q edges.  Then bring down the top so that it is at about the middle of the mask layer.  Set your blend mode to Luminance (L), opacity around 50%.

Take the selection tool and make a rectangle selection starting at the top left of the solid part of the mask layer and bring it down to the middle of the mask layer. Effects/user defined filter/murameister clouds. Set your background color to the color of the background paper you used, top too colors are both white.  Settings I used are 59-71-2 and the rest are 0’s.

Ok, now we have our version of waves on the beach under a nice blue sky. Let’s start adding our decorative elements. I used a tube by Popeye Wong, ©Popeye Wong, www.popeyewong.com. C/P the focal tube you choose as a new layer.  Place it where it looks good to you. Add a nice drop shadow.

I added TagTree, then duplicated it and resized it smaller and positioned both of them behind my focal tube. Highlight the top tree and merge down.  I then added TagUmbrella to the right side of the image, add drop shadow. C/P as new layer TagBeachBall and move it to the bottom of the umbrella handle, add a drop shadow.  Merge down.

Open TagIndexCard2, resize to 40%.  C/P as a new layer and resize further if necessary. I wrote a note using black as my background color and foreground color is null. The font I used is called Valerie. Center alignment is clicked on the text tool, leading set to -0.400.  I then rotated the text a bit to the left, convert to raster, merge down.  Using the deform tool I rotated the note a bit to the right. C/P TagClip3, resize and rotate with deform tool, merge down.  At this point you can position the note where you want it. C/P a few of the shells and star fish as new layers, resize and position around the bottom of the tag.  Add a nice drop shadow on each new layer.

Right-click on one of the layers in the layers palette, merge visible.  Your tag should be one layer now.  Add your text, watermark and copyright information and you’re done!

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