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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sea and Me

This tutorial was written by Shell on May 8th 2018
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is a coincidence.
All my tutorials this included is for non profit and personal use only.
You may share a link with your groups to my tutorial but please do not share my supplies.

Supplies needed:

PSP I used PSP 9 but you can use any PSP program
Tube of choice.  I used Zlata_M Surfer tube which you can get at picsfordesign.com

Sophistical Simone Mask 7 Download HERE
I have permission from Simone to provide her mask as she closed her site down.

EyeCandy 4000 Optional

I also used the following Scrapkit.

GOF (Graphics of Fantasy) Blue Sea Scrapkit that you can find on Zlata_M's Store
its $1.50 but, you can use any kit you wish.

Fonts I used on my name was Unicorn Giggle and you can get it by clicking on the font name.

Font used on my copy right is Pixelette and that is a pay to use font so I can not supply it but you can use any pixel font for your copy right.

I am assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Ok lets get started.
Open Simone Mask 7 and leave open in PSP
Open a new canvas 700 X 700 Transparent
Open Paper 4 or a paper of your choice and copy and paste as a new layer.
Rename this layer Background.

Open Blue Sea Frame (looks like a port hole) or a frame of your choice and copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize 80% and make sure resize all layers is unchecked.
Add drop shadow by going to Effect - 3D - Drop shadow I used the following settings V&H 2 - Opacity 70  -  Blur 10.00 - Color Black
add another drop shadow the same settings but change the V&H to -2.
Rename layer Frame.

Right click on your Background layer choose New Mask Layer - from image - choose Sophistical Simone Mask 7 and click ok.
right click on mask layer and choose merge mask.
Duplicate background layer
On bottom background layer add a Gaussian blur by going to Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur with radius 20.00  click ok.
On Copy of Background layer Resize 90%

Move back up to the Frame layer.
I am goign to add my elements and tube step by step. If you use different elements then you will have to resize and place them as they please you.

Open Element 5  copy and paste between the frame and background layer.

Move back to the Frame layer
Open Element 9 copy and paste above the frame, resize 75%
Image Mirror and move to the right side of the frame.  Look at mine for placement.
add the same drop shadow that we used above.

Copy and Paste your tube next If your using the same tube as I am you will need to resize 50% add same drop shadow.  Move to the right side of the frame.

Open Element 24 copy and paste as a new layer. Image Mirror, Image Flip and move to the bottom of the Frame and place most in front of the Tube to cover his shorts. Add the same drop shadow.

Open Element 4 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move this layer below your tube layer and also move it to the right of the frame slightly. Add same drop shadow.

Open Element 59 copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and move to the left size of the frame. Add same drop shadow.

Open Element 20 copy and paste as a new layer and go to Image Mirror, Resize 75% and again add same drop shadow.

Open Element 33 copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 50% and then resize again by 75% and place on the left side of the tag.  Add the same drop shadow.

Open Element 3 copy and paste and add as a new layer. Resize 75% and again by 75% place next to the other shell. Add the same drop shadow.

Open Element 22 copy and paste and add as a new layer. Resize 50%. Arrange - Move down under starfish.  Add the same drop shadow.

You can place your elements anywhere you want to this is just where I wanted to place mine.  You can also use your own elements and place them where you want. I am using the shells as my base part of the tag and to cover my guys shorts :)

Open Element 1, copy and paste as a new layer  resize 75% Move down under the Pelican layer. Add same drop shadow.

Open Element 64 go to Arrange - Move to bottom, add same drop shadow.

Hide the 3 background layers which should be the Birds and 2 background layers and then right click and merge visible.

Resize the merged layer 80%. Right click and go to View and then all.  Right click again and merge visible.

Resize tag by 85% and this time make sure all layers are checked.
Go to Adjust - Brightness & Contrast - Clarify and use 2 as the Strength Setting

Add your copy right I used pixelette size 8 color #5e7782 and if you did as vector then convert to raster. I added Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow to mine setting 3  25  100 color a3cfbd

Now if you don't have EC4000 you can just add a drop shadow to put a bit of color under your copy right.  I used V&H 0  Opacity 70  Blur 5  color a3cfbd.  doesn't look the same as eyecandy but it gives you a bit of color.

Add your name I used Unicorn Giggles 100 stroke 1 colors foreground #edeade and background #a6c7cc.  Add same drop shadow to your tag and your done merge all and save your tag as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will come back and visit.  I will be putting more tutorials up as I go along.
Hugs, Shell


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