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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tut: The Power of Three

The Power of Three

This tutorial was written by me on April 14, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

3 tubes - I'm using the beautiful art of Jessica Galbreth.  Do not use without a license.  You can get her tubes/license at CILM.

Scrap Kit - I'm using Charmed Pt. 1 Piper from Cazie's Designz.  You can purchase this kit here and stop by her blog to check out her other great kits!

Mask of Choice

Font - A Charming Font Expanded which you can download here.

Filters - Eye Candy 4 gradient glow

Dropshadow used 3,3,60,8 black

Open tubes & mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  New image 700 x 500 white background - copy/paste Paper 6 as new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - find mask in dropdown - ok - merge group - resize by 85% and move to top left corner of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip - copy/paste background splatter as new layer - resize - position on top left corner of mask layer - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip

2.  Copy/paste Frame 01 as new layer - resize - move to left side of canvas - duplicate - image - mirror - click inside first frame with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 5 - copy/paste Paper 6 as new layer - effects - texture effects - blinds with settings at width 4, opacity 81, black, both boxes checked - Repeat for other frame except uncheck horizontal on blinds effect 

3.  Back on your first frame layer - click inside with magic wand - copy/paste first tube as new layer - selections - invert - with eraser tool erase any parts you don't want showing - selections - select none - dropshadow tube layer and frame layer - repeat for other frame using another tube

4.  Copy/paste Moon as new layer - resize - position towards the top right corner of tag - move below your frame layers, but above the Background Splatter layer - position - dropshadow

5.  Back on top layer - copy/paste Books, Cat, Book of Shadows Open, and Candle as new layers - resize each layer - position to your preference in the bottom center of tag ( See mine for placement) - dropshadow each layer

6.  Copy/paste your third tube as new layer - resize if needed - position in between your two frames - move below your elements (See my tag) - erase any parts that you don't want showing - dropshadow

7.  Using your Charming font write out a phrase of choice : I used The Power of Three - convert to raster layer - position where you want - add a gradient glow -dropshadow

8.  Close white background layer - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license information

9.  For the name - Charming Font expanded size 72 - convert to raster layer - add gradient glow and dropshadow - copy/paste Triquetra as new layer - resize - position to the left side of name - duplicate - image - mirror - dropshadow both layers

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!


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Hello! I'm a SAHM of 2 beautiful children Wyatt & Caitlyn and have been married to my wonderful husband Everett for 9 years. I live in a small town in NW Florida and am owned by several miniature dachshunds. I've been PSPing for 7 years now and just now decided to put my tags into tutorial form. When I'm not busy taking care of my various animals which not only is dachshunds, but includes various types of fowl and poultry I am playing with my kids or at my computer.
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