Created 13th January 2008. ©Copyright Tbab.co.uk
Property of Shelley Marlow

This tutorial is written and made in Psp Version XI and assumes you have a working knowledge of Psp. It can be made in earlier versions of Psp with a few adjustments, but for this tutorial I will only be explaining how it was made in version XI.

You will need:-

Corel's PSP (free 30 day trial) which you can get here


Supplies zip file which you can get here
Included in the kit is:-

Pink background supplied by Scrappy Expressions which you can visit here

Ribbon and heart on chain psp images by Shelley at Tbab here

Font - Curlz MT

Tube of choice. Please respect artists work by only using images that you have permission to use.
I have used a tube by Joel Adams you need a licence to use his work which you can purchase here

Alien Skin EyeCandy 5 Impact - which you can get here



Let's get started:-

Open up Becky_Mask013 , Paper 4, font - Curlz Mz and the smnbn-heartonchain.pspimage from the supplies folder into your Psp

Open a new transparent image 500 x 380 pixels

Flood fill with white

Open a new raster layer

Flood fill with #cf6e8d

Go to Layers/New mask layer/from image



In your layer palette click on Group - Raster 2 layer, right click and Merge/merge group. Staying on the same layer, go to Image/Resize by 80% , Bicubic and resize all layers unchecked.



With your magic wand using settings



Now select each of the letters of the word naughty like so



Go to effects/3d effects/dropshadow



Vertical/horizontal 2, Opacity 60, Blur 7, Colour #cf6e8d

Selections/ select none

Set you background colour to pattern - paper 4 - Angle 0 scale 100

Set your foreground colour to #cf6e8d

Using your preset shape tool - shape - Heart1

Drag a heart shape about two thirds width of tag as below



Go to effects/3d effects/drop shadow vertical/horizontal 2 opacity 38 blur7 colour black



Still staying on the heart layer use your magic wand and click on the outside of the heart

Go to selections/invert

Selections/modify/contract by around 6 this will differ slightly on yours because your heart maybe slightly smaller or larger we want as much of the heart as possible without going over the edge

Selections invert - DO NOT DESELECT YET

Copy and paste the ribbon as a new layer

Go to image / resize to 75%, bicubic, all layers unchecked

Move the ribbon down a little as per my tag image

Hit delete on your keyboard, the ribbon on the outer edge of the heart should now of disappeared. Now you can deselect by going to selections/select none

Go to adjust/hue and saturation/colourise and use the settings as below



Copy and paste your tube and resize as necessary . I have placed my tube slightly to the left of the middle of the heart see my tag above.

Add a drop shadow



Make your background colour white

Then select your text tool using the settings below Font - Curlz MT size - 72 pixels Anti-alias - Sharp stroke width - 0 create as vector



Write out the word "but" then put it into position. Then write out the word "nice" and place that into position. When your happy of where they are and their size, go to layers/convert to raster layer

Now we want to add a glow to the text go to effects/plugins/eyecandy 5 nature/gradient glow and use the following settings



Duplicate this layer

In your layer palette , turn off the duplicated layer and select the original "but nice" text layer and

Then add a drop shadow of 2 2 38 7



Activate the smtbab-heartonchain.pspimage go to Edit/copy and then you may close down this image

Back to your working image and go to Edit/paste as a new layer

Move the pendant into position so that it looks like it is hanging off the letter C in the word nice

Activate your top layer which should be the duplicated text and turn the layer back on again.

Set your background colour to #cf6e8d. Foreground turned off

Select your preset shape tool and use the heart2 shape draw out a small heart shape in between the letter U as per my tag at the top.

Go to effects/plugins/ eyecandy 5 nature/glass and use the following settings or use settings of your own choice



Now give the heart shape a drop shadow



Duplicate the heart layer 6 times and arrange them around the left hand side of your heart as per my tag at the beginning

That's it we are all done. Don't forget to add all appropriate information for the tube you used

If you want to add your name to the tag then I used Curlz as earlier in the tutorial at a size that is appropriate for your name to fit onto the tag and then added a drop shadow.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial .




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Please respect my work by not claiming it as you own.
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Created 13th Jauary 2008. ©Copyright Tbab.co.uk
Property of Shelley Marlow