May 03, 2010



This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 5-3-10 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 the PTU kit created by Rieneke Designs  called Lizzy 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 outside supplies needed except for your focus tube.  Please do you use the image in the sample tag unless you have permission to do so.  It is ©Omega  

Open a new image 600 by 550, fill with white. Click on the preset shape tool, create as vector and anti-alias are checked, select the ellipse shape. Open papers 6 and 8.  Set your foreground to pattern and select paper 8, then set your background to pattern and select paper 6. The line style is solid and width is 20. While holding the shift key, draw a circle using the sample image as a guide as to how big it should be, convert to raster.

C/P beads1 on new layer and move it around the top left of the canvas; duplicate/mirror and move this new layer to the top right; duplicate/flip and position this third layer somewhere on the bottom of the canvas. Highlight the top beads layer and merge down twice.  They should all be on one layer.  Drag this layer under the circle layer. C/P lizzy_raster1 as new layer, duplicate four times so you have five layers of this grid. Position them using your deform tool here and there around the circle, rotating some slightly to the right and left.  Highlight the top grid layer and merge down 4 times.  Drag this layer under the circle. C/P lizzy_deco4 as new layer, duplicate one time.  Move and position these two layers one on the bottom of the canvas and one on the right side.  Merge the top deco layer down. Drag this layer below the circle.

Open lizzy_stitch2 and resize to 60%, c/p as new layer and position it on the circle, resizing if needed with the deform tool.  Duplicate and slightly resize it again to fit inside of the first stitched circle, merge down. Add a drop shadow using these settings: 1,1,90, 1.00 color white. Add the same exact drop shadow a second time. Merge down. Highlight the circle layer and add a drop shadow, 2,2,80,5.00. Close the bottom white layer and merge visible.

You can add the focus tube you chose to work with now somewhere on the circle so you can start decorating the top layers of your tag.  This is how I did mine. Open ribbon1 and 2, resize to 60%. C/P as new layers, using deform tool to rotate and position each layer how you want it. Open rose2, resize to 50%, c/p as new layer, duplicate and position both flowers somewhere on the lower right. Open rose1, resize to 10%, c/p as new layer and position somewhere on top of the first two roses.  Feel free to duplicate this small rose as many times as you want and position where you want. Open string4, resize to 60%, c/p as new layer and position on the left side of the circle. I used the eraser tool, size set to 3 to erase a few areas of this heart doodle where the ribbon was to make it look like the ribbon was weaving over the doodle. Open butterfly1 and 2, resize to 60%, c/p as new layers, position/resize/rotate the way you like them. Now highlight each element layer and add a nice drop shadow.  Once you’ve done that, merge visible.

Crop all excess white from around the tag.  Then I resized my tag to no larger than 550 on the longest side just because I prefer a little bit smaller tag. Now is the time to add your text. Choose a font you like.  I used a font called Swingdancer. Set the foreground color to a purple from your image and the background to pattern and use paper8, width set to 2. Type your text, add a nice drop shadow.  Now add your watermark and copyright information and you’re done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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