August 03, 2010

Bees Bees

Bees Bees
This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 8-2-2010 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 fun, colorful kit created by me, EmJay Scraps   called Summertime Blooms which can be purchased at Heartbeatz Creations.   It was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.

No added supplies needed.

Let’s get started!

Open paper15 and resize to 550 x 550. Open doodle01 and resize to 80%. C/P as a new layer and move it to the top left of the tag. Duplicate this layer and resize just this second doodle layer to 80%. Mirror and move it to where it looks like an added extension to the first doodle.  Drag it below the first doodle. Add a nice drop shadow to each layer.

Open largenetting01 and resize to 80%.  Mirror and c/p as a new layer and position it on the bottom of the tag a little to the left. Add a drop shadow.

C/P flower8 as a new layer and move it to the bottom of the tag over the right side of the trellis. C/P flower7 as a new layer. Rotate it slightly to the left. Drag this flower under the first one and position it so that the stem pretty much blends into the stems of the first flower. Add a drop shadow to both layers.

Make your image window larger both on the side and bottom. We’ll need extra room to work on when using the warp brush. Set the size of your warp brush to about 450 and the warp mode is the first option which is the arrow pointing to the left.  Highlight the first flower layer with the two daisies and starting at the lower right of the image just over the bottom stem move your warp brush slowly to the left.  You will see the stem start to curve to the left. This will just curve the stem instead of rotating which would rotate the whole flower. When you have it how you like it click on the green check apply button on the tool bar. Using the eraser tool set to 4pix, erase the part of the stem which is over the trellis.

Open swarmingbees2 and resize to 80%. C/P as new layer over the daisies on the right. I erased a few of the bees on the right side to make it fit my image better. Add a drop shadow.

You can now add your focus tube.  I used the beautiful cookie, Candy Fae, made by Lisa of Sophisticated Scraps. You, of course, can use whatever tube you want. C/P the tube and move it down to the bottom of the tag. Add a drop shadow.

Let’s decorate the left side of our tag now. Open flower1, 3 and 9. Resize them to 80%. C/P each one on a new layer and position them on the left of the tag. You can drag the layers below your tube or leave them on top of your tube however you like. Add a drop shadow to each flower.
Open butterfly1 and resize to 60%. Position it over one of your flowers.  I mirrored mine.  Add a drop shadow.

Highlight your bottom paper layer. Using your deform tool resize it to more fit your tag.  While still on this background layer, use the crop tool and under the option to snap crop rectangle to, select the middle button which is layer opaque. Double left click to crop. Merge visible.
It’s time to add your text, watermark and copyright information. And you’re done!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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