This tutorial was created October 18, 2005.
©Copyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.

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This tutorial was written for PSP10, it should be basically the same for versions 8 and 9.

I have included lots of instructions and screen shots with the hope that anyone can do this
tutorial. I have most of my favorite effects on a tool bar but have included the path to each
effect so it will be easy to find them if you are new to PSP. If you are more advanced, feel
free to move ahead at your own pace ! Sorry, I cannot offer help with Version 7 any longer.
I hope you enjoy doing this tutorial and if you have any questions/comments
you can write me here ..... ginny_hopping at yahoo dot com.


~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro 10, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.


The royalty free image. The image will open in a new window, right
click to "Save picture as" and save to your pc.
Open the image in PSP.

The font English here at DaFont
Unzip the font, open and minimize them on your desktop.

This tutorial is just a guide, feel free to use your own image, font and colors.
I have a few examples you might want to see before you get started, here ..


 

Let's get started ...

Go to Layers/Duplicate. Do this twice so you have 2 copies.
Turn off the top copy (Copy (2) of Background) and click on
Copy of Background.



Go to Effects/Art Media Effects/Brush Strokes with these settings ...
** be sure to change your color to #505050 **



In your Layer Palette change the Blend Mode to Multiply



Using your Selection tool with these settings ....



Draw out a circular selection starting at the center of the
daisy and go almost to the edges of the petals, like below ...



Go to Selections/Invert, then Edit/Cut. I know, it looks funny right now, but trust me.
Selections/Select None.
Turn on the "Copy (2) of Background Layer and change the blend mode to Multiply.
Using your Selection tool, click on Custom Selection.




When the Custom Selections window opens put in these values ...



Now go to Image/Crop to Selection.
Go to Layers/New Vector Layer.
I put my text on a Vector line to give it a bit of a curve.
Using your Pen tool with these settings ....




Make your Foreground color #8990b3, your Background color
#afb4cb
and turn your background color off for this step.

With your Pen tool click and drag a little at the middle, bottom of your image
and click and drag once again like in the screen shot below. When you drag the
node, control arms will appear allowing you to curve the line. You can make
adjustments to either end of the line by clicking on the node making the control
arms appear again. You can also change the height of the curve by shortening the control arms.



Now while on that same layer click on your Text tool and turn your Background color back on.
Using these settings with your Text tool ...
(You will have to hi light the text size and type in 135.)



click on the Vector line
to apply your text.
You may want to save a copy of your tag at this point in .psp format.

Go to your Layer Palette and click on the plus sign beside your
Vector 1 layer. Turn off the New Path layer to remove the line.
Right click on the Vector 1 layer and Convert to Raster Layer.
Go to Selections/ Select All, Selections/ Float,
Selections/Modify/Contract and put in 1.

Now go to Effects/ Art Media Effects/ Brush Strokes and use the same settings as before.
Selections/Select None.
Add a Drop Shadow of Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 80 and Blur 13.

Add a new raster layer for your watermark, save as a jpeg and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I would be delighted if you would take a moment to sign
my guestbook. I would appreciate any comments that you might want to share.
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*huggies*
Ginny