I wrote this Tutorial on October 12th, 2009.
Any resemblance to another tutorial online is purely coincidental.
Paint Shop Pro, any version will work. I am using PspX2.
You must also have a good working knowledge working with mask for this tut.
An autumn scrap kit of choice. I am using "Autumn Bliss" by Monica.
You may find the kit. Here
Wsl_Mask106 which you can find. Here
Tube of choice, Font of choice.
I am using the Fantastic artwork of Ismael Rac. Please Do Not use the same
Tube without the proper AMI license to do so. You may find his tubes.
"Ready? Let's Go"
Open a new 600x600 blank canvas. you can resize later. Floodfill canvas with white.
Open a paper from the kit, copy and paste onto canvas. Open your mask.
Go to layers, new mask from image, a box will pop up, add mask to image.
Source luminance checked. you will see the mask listed in the drop-down menu. click ok.
Layers, load/save/ save mask to alpha channel. click save. apply mask.
On the mask layer, merge group. duplicate the mask layer, on the original mask layer.
Adjust, blur, gaussian blur, 25%. click ok. Hide the white background.
Merge the two mask layers visible. Pull mask out on all sides to fit the canvas.
Unhide the white background. You may add a slight drop shadow if needed.
Open frame5 from the kit. copy and paste on top of the mask layer.
With magic wand, click inside the circle, selections modify, expand by 6.
Open a paper of choice, copy and paste onto canvas, selections invert, hit delete.
Selections none. Add a drop shadow to the frame. open a wrap bow, selections, modify
Expand by 6, position, selections invert, hit delete. selections none. dop shadow.
Back on the frame layer, with magic wand click inside the circle, selections
Modify, expand by 6, copy and paste your tube, position the tube, selections invert
Hit delete. selections none. add a drop shadow to the tube.
Open one of the binderclips from the kit. copy and paste on top of the merged mask layer.
Image flip. Slightly angle it and move it to the right side. add a drop shadow.
Open one of the flowerstems, copy and paste it onto the canvas. move it to the left side.
Add a drop shadow. open another flowerstem, copy and paste onto canvas, and
Place it to the right side of canvas. add a drop shadow.
Now you can decorate your tag with embellishments from the kit.
See my tag as a reference on placement. add drop shadows. sharpen if needed.
Now open frame2, resize, copy and paste onto canvas. with magic wand, click
Inside the squares, selections modify, expand by 6. copy and paste a paper of choice.
Selections invert, hit delete. selections none. back on the frame2 layer, magic wand.
Selections modify, expand by 6, copy and paste your tube, position what you want showing.
Selections invert, hit delete. selections none. add a drop shadow to the frame and tube.
Hide all layers except for the image we just made. place the image to the right side.
Se my tag as a reference for placement.
Now add your name in a font of choice. you can use a papers of choice or colors.
Add your watermark. add all artist copyright info.
merge tag visible. save as a .png file.
Thank you for trying my Tutorial. This tutorial is copyrighted to me.