Saturday, March 3, 2012

Miss Independent

Miss Independent

PSP - I am using PSP X2 (But an older version should work also)

I used the adorable kit “Miss Independent” by Polka Dot Scraps
You can purchase this kit from

Thank you Chassity for this adorable kit!

Tube of choice, I used the wonderful artwork of Ted Hammond
You will need a license to use his work,
you can get one here

Mask of choice, I used Mask 25 from Horse Play’s Pastures here

Font of choice, I used 2Peas Mr. Giggles, here

Xero Plugin – Porcelain

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.
Install the mask if needed
Use the following settings for drop shadow,
unless otherwise stated:
Effects>3D>Drop Shadow>
V 3
H 3
Opacity 60
Blur 8
Color Black
Shadow on new layer unchecked

=^_^=   Ready to start?  Let’s go!  =^_^=

File> New
Image> Canvas Size>700x700
Flood fill with white

Layers>New Raster
Selections>Select All
Copy Paper6
Paste into selection
Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask From Disk
Source Luminance checked
Fit to Layer checked
Invert transparency not checked
Hide all mask checked
Layers>Merge>Merge Group
Selections>Select None

Copy/Paste Frame 1 as a new layer
Image>Resize 80%
Add drop shadow

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Add drop shadow
Apply porcelain effect>default settings
Image>Resize 50%
Place under the mask layer
On Layer Palette, lower opacity to 47%

 Add your embellishments, I used the following:

Star1>Resize 25%
Star2>Resize 15%
Swirl1>Resize 20%
Leaves1>Image>Free Rotate>Right>
 20 degrees>Resize 35%
Ribbon1>Resize 50%
String1>Resize 50%
Clip1>Resize 40%
Accent1>Resize 50%
WA1>Resize 50%

For your text
Open Paper1
On your Materials Palette,
Use the following settings
for your background

For your foreground use color #ff0000
Using 2Peas Mr. Giggles
Font size 100
Stroke width 1
Floodfill your text with your pattern

Add your copyright and license number and text
Add your watermark

 If you are using a white background you can
Layers>Merge>Merge All (Flatten)
File>Export>JPEG Optimizer
Set compression value to 25
Save to where you want

If you are using a transparent background you can
File>Export>PNG Optimizer
Click “ok” on the next screen
Save to where you want

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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