Scrapkit of choice - I used the awesome FREE KIT "Colour Me Happy" from Clarey. Thank you Clarey for sharing another gorgeous FREE scrapkit!
Clarey’s group can be found here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/bagzofscrapz/
The “Colour Me Happy” scrapkit can be found here: http://www.4shared.com/file/39896349/9133bc7c/clarey_colourmehappy.html
Scraps you will need: 1 or 2 papers, 1 frame, 1 notepaper, 1 accent element
Tube of choice – I am using art that is ©Mark Wasyl. www.dropdeadsexypinups.com. I have purchased a license to use his work. If you do not have a license, please do not use his work. I purchased my license at CILM, which is no longer in business.
Masks of choice – I am using Becky_Mask029, which can be downloaded with the supplies.
And MontiChaos which can be found here: http://www.montispixelplayground.com/ It is in the Masks section, but check out that whole site. It rocks!
Becky’s site www.secretsoftheImagination.com is down. If anyone knows if she has a new site, please let me know!
Font of choice – I am using “Kristen ITC,” which came with my WindowsXP.
Optional – Doodle of choice
Word Art – My word art which is included in the supplies.
All links and supplies shared with permission.
Supplies included are Becky_Mask029 and my word art in PNG and PSPIMAGE format.
First, open a new canvas 600 x 600. Then, flood fill white. Open your tube and leave it open for now. Don’t copy and paste it yet.
Open a paper of your choice – I am using Paper2 from the kit. Copy it and paste it onto your white canvas. Go ahead and save now.
Now, with your paper layer active, apply your mask. I am using Becky_Mask029. Be sure that “Source luminance” is checked, “Fit to canvas” is checked, “Hide all mask” is checked, and “Invert transparency” is UNchecked.
Now, right-click on your mask layer and choose “Delete.” Then choose “Yes” to merge the mask into the layer below. Right click on the merged layer and choose “Merge,” then choose “Merge Group.” Save again.
Now, with your newly merged layer active, apply your second mask. I am using MontiChaos. Be sure that “Source luminance” is checked, “Fit to canvas” is checked, “Hide all mask” is checked, and “Invert transparency” is UNchecked.
Now, right-click on your mask layer and choose “Delete.” Then choose “Yes” to merge the mask into the layer below. Right click on the merged layer and choose “Merge,” then choose “Merge Group.” You can rename this new layer “Mask Layer” if you’d like. Save again.
Open your frame of choice. I am using “Plain Cardboard Frame2” from the kit. Copy and paste it onto your canvas.
Choose a complimentary paper and copy and paste it below your frame, but above your Mask Layer. I am using Paper4.
Using your Magic Wand tool, with tolerance and feather set to 0 and mode set to “Add,” click on the area inside the picture frame. Go to Selections>Modify>Expand by 5 pixels (or more or less depending on your frame). Go to Selections>Invert. Activate your paper layer and click delete. This should delete any of the paper that is outside of the frame. Selections>None.
Apply a texture effect to your paper layer. Go to Effects>Texture Effects>Texture. I am using the texture “Bricks” which comes with PSPx2. You can choose whatever texture you prefer. Save.
Copy and paste your tube onto your canvas. You can have her fit inside your frame, or coming out of the frame like I am. To “hide” any part of your tube below the frame, simply paste a duplicate frame layer above your tube. (You should have one above and one below your tube.) Working on the top frame layer, erase any part of the frame that you want to be “behind” your tube. You don’t have to be perfect, because the lower frame will show through.
If you resized your tube, sharpen if you need to. Add a drop shadow to your tube if you like, go to Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow. I am using settings 3, 3, 70, 5, color black.
If you like, you can also now add a drop shadow to your frame. Make your BOTTOM frame layer active, then go to Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow. I am using settings 0, 0, 100, 20, color black. Save.
Next, I am using the notepaper included in the kit, resized by 40%. Copy and paste onto your canvas, then move it to the top left corner of the cardboard frame. Free rotate the notepaper. Go to Image>Free Rotate. Be SURE that “All layers” is UNchecked. Rotate the notepaper 15 degrees to the left. Then add a drop shadow. Go to Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow. I am using settings 5, 5, 100, 20, color black. Save.
Copy and paste the word art onto the notepaper. If you are using the word art I provided, and you resized & rotated the notepaper like I did, it should fit just right. J
Now, copy and paste your accent element. I used diamantebrad2. I used the same free rotate as the notepaper. (Go to Image>Free Rotate. Be SURE that “All layers” is UNchecked. Rotate 15 degrees to the left.) Add a drop shadow of choice. I used -3, 3, 70, 5, color black. Save.
Now, you can add a doodle of choice. I am using glitterdoodle1 from the kit. I colorized mine to match my tube (
Copy and paste doodle into the lower right hand corner of your canvas, just above your Mask Layer. Duplicate the doodle. On the duplicate layer, go to Image>Mirror, then Image>Flip. Save.
Now, before you add your copyright info and other text, resize the tag to its final size. First, crop off any excess around the edges. Then, choose Image>Resize. Under “Advanced settings,” be sure “Lock aspect ratio” and “Resize all layers” are both CHECKED. Save again.
Now add your copyright info, license number (if applicable), and tagger’s mark (if you use one). Save
Finally, add your name. I am using font “Kristen ITC” at a size of 80, stroke width 2, using black for my foreground color and a color from my tube (#4a7686) for my background. Convert to raster layer.
Add a drop shadow of choice. I used -3, 3, 80, 5, color black.
Save and you are done!
I would love to see your results! Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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