Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Love Bug


1 tube of choice – I used the artwork of PinUpToons which can be purchased from CDO.  You must have a licen to use.

Font of choice - I used Chicken Basket here

Designs by Vaybs mask 80 here

Plug Ins used:
Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow
DSB Flux – Bright Noise

“Love Bug” is a full size FTU kit which was created by My Heart in Paper and can be downloaded here.  Please leave a thank you after download.  It’s a small gesture for a gift that’s freely given.

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~~ Lets get started ~~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

New Raster layer.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Circle.
Create a circle approximately 475 pixels.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Apply Eyecandy 3.1 – Glow:
Width: 3
Opacity: 100%
Opacity Drop off: Fat
Color: white
Copy and paste Frame as a new layer.
Resize 25% and 70%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Merge visible the frame and paper.
Move both merged layers into position – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
Journal Strips:  Resize 25%/Duplicate 3x’s
Tag:  Resize 25% and 85%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
Straw:  Resize 25% and 70%/Duplicate/Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror
Heart:  Resize 25%
Heart again:  Resize 10% and 30%/Duplicate 3x’s/Place in vertical line – see my tag for reference.  Merge Visible all 4 hearts.  Duplicate/Resize 70%
Caterpillar:  Resize 10% and 40%/Duplicate/Mirror/Duplicate

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Foreground: #6e5d84
Background:  Pattern/Paper 2
Stroke width: 1

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #000000
Background: Null
Make your Ellipse Tool active set on Circle.
Line Style: Solid
Width: 2
Create a circle about the same size as the circle paper on your pallet.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: Black
Background: #bcda71
Stroke: 1
Make your Text Tool active and run it along the center top of the circle.  When you see a rocking A click your mouse.
A text box will appear.
Type your name.
In your layer’s pallet click on the + sign.
Close out the New Ellipse layer.
Highlight and right click on Vector 1 layer.
Convert to Raster layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Contract by 1
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:
Apply DSB Flux – Bright Noise:
Intensity: 47
Mix checked
Move your name into position – see my tag for reference.

Resize all layers 80%

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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