Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tutorial ~ Puppy Love

Supplies Needed

Tube of choice

I am using Cuddly Rigor Mortis Individual Tube 94-3.  You must have a license to use this artwork.  Please visit CDO for more information.


Isildur High Regular for the word LOVE

Cheeky Rabbit Regular for AND THEY CALL IT and YOUR NAME


penta Dot and Cross

Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow


WSL_Mask364 found HERE.  Look on the right and download WSL_Masks361-420.

sharsshatteredheart mask for which I have no information on.  I have supplied it HERE.  If you have information on the original creator of this mask please send me a note.

As with all my tutorials feel free to switch things up.  Use different colors or fonts or images.  Make it your own.  For the purposes of my tutorial I am going under the guise of you using these materials so make adjustments as you go if you use other materials.  I am using PSP 9.  I am sure if you are using a different version you can adapt.

Let's get started!

Open your 2 masks in PSP and minimize, open your tube of choice and minimize

Open a new image transparent image 600x600

Choose the Isildur font, size 300, color #31312c

Caps lock on, type out the letter L then position.  Now type out the letter O and position.

Change font size to 131 and type out letter V

Change font size to 168 and type out letter E

Here is what I have so far

Convert to Raster Layer

Effects, Plugins,, Dot and Cross, 37, 255, 43, OK

Effects, Texture Effects, Weave, color on both is white, Fill Gaps checked, 1, 11, 3, OK

Add a drop shadow 3, 3, 25, 1, repeat

Text tool, change font to Cheeky Rabbit, size 24, caps on type out the word PUPPY, ok

Image rotate, free rotate, 90 degrees to the left and position like in my tag above.

Convert to Raster, add same drop shadow 2x

Go to your bottom layer (should be Raster 1) and flood fill with #840202.

Layers, New Mask Layer, choose sharsshatteredheart mask, source luminance, OK

Layers, Merge, Merge Group.  Position, layers duplicate, Image, Resize 41%, resize all layers not checked, position second heart.  Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Effects, Plugins,, same as before

Effects, Texture Effects, Weave, same as before

Add same drop shadow but only once

Text tool, Cheeky Rabbit, size 16, all lower case, type out AND THEY CALL IT, apply then use the text tool to rotate and position on heart.  Use my tag as guide.  Apply same drop shadow 2x

Layers, new Raster, Layers, Arrange, Send to Bottom, flood fill with #31312c

Layers, New Mask Layer, WSL_Mask364, source luminance, OK

Layers, Merge, Merge Group, change opacity to 41, layer duplicate, Image resize to 41%, move this to the left of your letter L as shown in my tag then duplicate this layer and move it down just a bit on the L (this is where you will put your copyright information), Merge these 3 mask layers, apply the Dot and Cross filter, apply the Weave effect both with the same settings

Copy and paste your tube, resize 68% (I am only using the dog from this tube pack, not the cupcake), position, Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow, under the Basic tab numbers should be 3.00, 25, 100, under the color tab click the large box and change it to white.  Apply, apply it 2 more times for a total of 3x

When you are happy with your tag, Layers, Merge All, Visible.  Resize, All Layers checked, 68%, Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen

Apply your copyright information.  Image Rotate, 90 degrees to the right and position using my tag as a guide, apply the Gradient Glow 2x to your credits

Merge All Visible

Using your Cheeky Rabbit font, size 24, color white, type out your name and position on the lower heart like in my tag

Save as a PNG

Here is another example using different tube and colors.  This is the May 2017 Bonus Tube by Cuddly Rigor Mortis offered by CDO.

Same basic technique in this next tag using different word, mask and colors

You will also notice that for the main word I changed it up a little on the bottom two.  Type out your letters, position, merge visible.  Add the gradient glow with the settings the same as above and add it 3x total.  I also used Eye Candy 5000 Perspective Shadow to give a nice deep drop shadow on the wording after that.

And just one more using yet another mask, wording, colors and tube

Thanks for trying out this tutorial.  Please leave a comment if you had a problem, question or just wanted to tell me what you thought of it.

Dale tried it out and here is his awesome results!

Lynne tried it out and look how cute it is!
Sandra's fabulously cute tag!
Okay Mare tried it out and came up with 3 incredibly creative taggies!

This super tag was done by Dark!

Another great tag, this time by LA!

A couple of absolute cuties by Lori!