Saturday, May 12, 2012

FTU - Honoring Mom

Honoring Mom

This tutorial was written by me on May 12, 2012, using my own ideas. Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental. This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX.
Please leave some love when downloading supplies. The artists/creators work hard to make/share their work with us, so let's be appreciative. Please use all correct copyright information and follow all TOU’s. Let’s give credit where credit is due.  
As always, tutorials are only a guideline. If you don't have the exact supplies, use ones you have or ones you choose.


Image of choice - This image is my own of my Mother taken by me in 1984 shortly before her unexpected death 
FTU Scrap Kit - FriendshipCollection - Tania Mendes Taggers by the very talented Bel Vidotti -
Font of choice – I used Before the Rain
Mask of choice – I chose Becky_mask009

C/P - Copy and Paste
DS - Dropshadow

In psp, open a new image 650x650
Open Frame 02 – C/P as new layer – resize and sharpen
Using magic wand, click inside frame – Selections_Modify_Expand_3
C/P image of choice as a new layer below frame – position to your liking –
In the layer palette – right click image layer_Promote Selection To Layer – De-select
Delete original image layer
Now add any elements of choice – resizing – sharpening – rotating to your liking
I chose to use:
Flowers01 – image flipped and rotated to the right 90 degrees
When you have everything in place, add a drop shadow to each layer
My settings were_2_-5_50_5_black
Open mask of choice in psp
Add a new layer to bottom of image
Either flood fill with a color of choice, or go to Selections_Select All and C/P a paper of choice from the kit into selection I used paper01
Select none
Layers_NewMaskLayer_From Image_find your mask_apply
Right click on mask layer in layer palette_Merge_Merge Group
Add all copyright info and image credits
Choosing a clear font, add the name of the person in the photo to the Tag01, using nodes to rotate and shrink to fit
Convert to Raster – I did not add a drop shadow to this as I wanted it to stay clear
Add your name in font of choice – Mine was “Before The Rain” at 72_Black
Effects_EyeCandy4000_Gradient Glow_3_25_100_color of choice – (#c381bf )
Sharpen and add drop shadow
That’s it! You now have a wonderful tag to honor your loved one with 

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