Monday, July 5, 2010

Fun In The Sun - PTU Tut

~*~ What you'll need ~*~

Jasc Paint Shop Pro (any version should work)
Font of choice
Corel's Sand tube, which you can find here
(In the beach bundle pack)
WSL Mask 26 by Weescotslass
Cookie poser © Belle's Graphics (included in kit) 
**This tutorial assumes that you have working knowledge of
Paint Shop Pro.**

**This tutorial was written by Aimee Pryor on July 3, 2010. Any similarity between
this tutorial and another is nothing but coincidence. You may link back to my tutorials, but do
not copy them and put them on your own group or site of any kind. If you'd like to share your creation, you may email them to me at and I will share them here :o) Thanks!**

Okie dokie... open a new 600 x 600 pixel image in your PSP.
Also have your mask open and minimized for now.
Choose one of the circular frames from the kit,
I chose DBS_Frame03 - Resized 80% - Copy and Paste as new
layer.  Now using your magic wand tool, click the inside space of the
frame - Selections - Modify - Expand by 2.  Choose a paper from the kit,
Resize 80% - Copy and paste as new layer - Selections - Invert - Delete.
Keep selected!! Now choose the wave from the kit, No need to resize,
just arrange to your liking and hit delete.  Select none.
Add a drop shadow of 2, -2, 50, 10 to the frame.  We'll be using this shadow again, so remember those settings. Merge visible (X out the bottom raster layer) and resize the image by 83%.

Open the sand castle from the kit, resize 50% - Copy and paste as new layer.
Arrange to your liking, I put mine on the right side of the tag.
Apply drop shadow.  Now choose a tube from the kit, I chose the one
with the beach ball.  Resize to your liking, if using the one I did,
resize 85%.  Apply same drop shadow as before.
Add a new layer!!
Now as I stated before, we'd need the sand tube that comes in the
beach bundle of tubes from Corel.  Using your tube tool, with the sand
selected - Scale 100 and Step set to 3 - Go along the bottom of the image,
a little below the frame, draw out some sand.  Look at my tag if you need
an idea on where to put it.  It may take you quite a few control z's (undo)
before you get your sand just right, lol... but you'll get it!!

Once done with the sand, we're going to add a few more elements.
I will tell you what I used and any other details.
DBS_Sun01 Resized 50% then 80%
DBS_PalmTree02- Resized 50% - Duplicate - Mirror.
Apply same drop shadow as before to those element layers.

Now let's choose a paper for your mask. Copy it.
On your image, Make the bottom (empty) layer
active - Select all - Paste INTO selection.
Select none.  Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image
and choose WSL Mask
Apply.  Merge group.  Duplicate 3 times - X out the other
layers and merge visible the mask layers.
Now choose another paper from the kit - Resize 75% - Copy
and paste as new layer - move it just below the mask that
we just did.  Now merge visible.

Image - Add Borders x symmetric 2
I chose a dark blue color, purely your choice.
Repeat, but choose another color, I chose yellow.
Change your canvas size to 650 x 650 pixels.
With a thickish font, write out the words "Fun in the sun"
Make sure it only goes the length of the sides...otherwise it may
look funky.  Duplicate that little phrase 2 times, giving you 3 copies.
Place one on the top of the tag - and place the other two at each
side, using Free Rotate 90 degrees either to the right or left.

Merge those three layers together.  Select all - Float - Defloat
Selections - Modify by 2 - Add a layer and color in that selection
with white.  Move layer just below the words we just typed out.
Merge down.  Apply drop shadow.

Resize again to your liking.
Then add your name and all copyright info.
Save as .png for a transparent background or .jpg
for a white background.

I hope you enjoyed this tut and it wasn't too confusing to you!

Thanks :o)

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