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SpringFairy



By © Purplechick Creations
Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental
and unintentional.
This tut uses PSPX2 but can be used with other versions.

Please do not share this or place on another website.

Supplies
* Scrapkit Spring Mini, kits 1,2.3.and 4 from Delicious Scraps. You can find the links on the website here. (For the first one you need to like her page on facebook, the rest downloads from her site)
* Tube of your choice, a sitting tube works best. I used a tube from Caron Vinson. I bought this at CDO. Don't use this without a license!
* Fonts of choice
* Elegant Wordart here (look at the right side and go to Seasons/Nature and click on the first Spring flowers. They are all listed alphabetically.
* My template here

Remember to save often :-)
Have fun!!

1 Open my template in psp. Don't worry about the size, we will make it smaller later but I like to work with a large template. Delete the copyrightlayer.
2 Layers/New raster layer.
3 Move this layer to the bottom and floodfill with white, we can change the color later if we want.
4 Open your tubes in psp, I like to use a tube with a close up too.
5 Open the following papers in psp: DS_Spring_Mini.paper1, DS_SpringMini4_paper1,DS_SpringMini4_paper3,DS_SpringMini3_paper1, DS_SpringMini3_paper2 and DS_SpringMini3_paper3
6 Resize them all to 1000 pixels in width.
7 Make layer rectangle1 active, Selections/Select all, Selections/Float, Selections/Defloat. Open
DS_Spring_Mini_Paper1 and Copy and Paste it on your working image.
8 Selections/Invert and hit delete once on your keyboard.
9 Selections/Select none.
10 Remove the original layer.
11 Make rectangle layer 3 active and merge down with layer2.
12 Repeat steps 5-8 with the rest of the rectangles but change the papers you want to use, you can see my tag for reference wich I used but feel free to use your own preference.
13 You should have something like this:



14 Make your toplayer active
15 Open DS_SpringMini3_Frame5 and resize to 10%, all layers checked.
16 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer
17 Move to the top of the small rectangles, see my tag for reference.
18 Click inside the frame with your magic wand with these settings:



Mode:Add(shift), Match mode: RGB Value, Tolerance 0, Contiguous checked, Feather 0, Antialias checked and Outside checked.

19 Selections/Modify/Expand 3 pixels.
20 Open DS_Spring_Mini2_Paper3 in psp and resize to 1000 pixels.
21 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
22 Selections/Invert and hit delete once on your keyboard. Keep the selection!
23 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste your tube as a new layer.
24 Move inside the frame and resize if necessary. Hit delete again on your keyboard.
25 Selections/Select none
26 Move both layers under the frame layer.
27 Give the tube layer and the framelayer a dropshadow of your choice, I used hor. and vert, 3, Opacity 55, blur 5.
28 Merge the three layers (frame, tube and bgpaper) by making the toplayer active, Layers/Merge down twice.
29 Duplicate this layer.
30 Image/Resize with 70%, all layers UNchecked.
31 Image/Mirror
32 Move to the bottom of the tag, see mine for reference.
33 Open DS_SpringMini4_FrameRound.
34 Image/Resize with 10%, all layers checked.
35 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
36 Move to the top under the tube frame layer, see my tag for reference.
37 Layers/Duplicate
38 Image/Resize with 70%, all layers UNchecked.
39 Image/Mirror
40 Move under the smaller tubeframe on the bottom, see my tag for reference.
41 Give the same dropshadow to both of them and to the rectangles.
42 Open DS_Spring_Mini2_Scattered Pearls.
43 Image/Resize to 900 pixels in width.
44 Make your top horizontal rectangle layer active.
45 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
46 Open your tube.
47 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
48 Move the tube to your liking, on the left side of the tag.
49 Open DS_Spring_Mini_Leaves2_Blue.
50 Image/Resize with 20%, all layers checked.
51 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
52 Image/Mirror
53 Move on top of the double bars layer, see my tag for reference.
54 Layers/Duplicate
55 Image/Mirror, Image/Flip
56 Move on top of the other bar, see my tag.
57 Open DS_Spring_Mini2_Flower3 and 4.
58 Image/Resize 25%, all layers checked.
59 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
60 Move them to your liking on the tag, I copied them a few times and resized them. I also moved some under the rectangle layers.
61 Open your wordart.
62 Image/Resize 20%, all layers checked.
63 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
64 Place to your liking on the tag.
65 Open the wordart "spring" from your kit.
66 Image/Resize to 15%, all layers checked.
67 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
68 Move this under the word spring from the other wordart, see my tag for reference.
69 Take a nice swirly font and add your name to your tag, give it a nice

70 Open DS_Spring_Mini2_Swirl2.png.
71 Resize by 30%, all layers checked.
72 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
73 Move this under your tube layer, see my tag for reference. I colorized it so it matched the tag a bit more but that's up to you of course.
74 Copy some more flowers and move them around the swirl a bit.
75 Change your backgroundcolor if you want to, or if you save as a png, make sure you delete or close the bglayer.
76 Take a nice swirly font and add your name, (null out foreground and use a nice darker color for your background) place it to your liking.
77 Layers/Convert to a raster layer
78 Give it a dropshadow of choice or use eye candy 4000, with a light color from the kit and the glow width set to 3
79 Image/Resize with 80% or to your liking. If you use it as a tag you should resize a bit more.
80 Add your watermark and the credits if necessary.
81 File/Export as a jpeg :-) (Or as a png if you prefer)

That's it!!!
I hope you had fun making this tag
huggers Paola
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