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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

♥Birthday Girl PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by Ditzy Dezigns**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

Here is what we will be making :

Supplies Needed:
Paint Shop Pro X4 - Any version should work
Scrapkit - Birthday Girl - By Angel's Designz

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Bevel

Elements Used :
Paper 11
Frame 2
Lil Girl
Glitter Splat
Ribbon
Balloon
Balloon 2
Wordart 2
Cake
Bow 4
Skull
Present
Sparkle
Flower 1
Flower 2

Font Used :
Grilled Cheese BTN

Lets Begin :

First start by opening a new 800 X 650 transparent canvas. (Don't worry you will crop off any access canvas at the end of the tutorial - this just gives you enough room to work comfortably)

Now open your Frame 2 element  - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 75%. Using your Move Tool - position your Frame 2 element so that it is in the center of your canvas.

Now click on your Magic Wand tool - then on your canvas click in the inside of your Frame 2 element.
Go to Selections - click Modify then set it to 5 & click Ok.

Now make a new Raster Layer.

Then open your Paper 11 (Or paper of choice) then Copy & paste your paper INTO selections.

Go to Selections - click Select None.

Go to your layers pallet - Move your Paper 11 layer down so that it is directly below your Frame 2 layer.
Now still in your layers pallet - click on your Frame 2 layer - then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
Set your settings to your liking - then click Ok.
*Below is a screen shot of my settings to give you an idea - if you would like to use the same settings as me please feel free*

Now open your Lil Girl element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Then re-size it to 60%. Using your Move Tool - move your Lil Girl element to the right side of your Frame 2 element.

Now apply the exact same Drop Shadow that you used above.

Now open your Glitter Splat element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then using your Move Tool - position your Glitter Splat element towards the top of your Frame 2 element.
Go to your layers pallet - Move your Glitter Splat layer down so that it is directly below your Paper 11 layer.

Now right click on your Glitter Splat layer - then click Duplicate.
Go to Image - click Flip Vertical.
Now using your Move Tool - Position your duplicated Glitter Splat element towards the bottom of your Frame 2 element .

Now still in your layers pallet - click on your Frame 2 layer -
Open your Ribbon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 60%. Using your Move Tool - position your Ribbon element to the lower part of your Frame 2 element.
Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. (Apply the exact same settings you used above)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Ribbon layer - click Duplicate - then go to Image - click Flip Vertical. 
Using your Move Tool - position your duplicated Ribbon element towards the top of your Frame 2 element. (You can use my tag above for reference if needed)

Now open your Balloon 2 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 60%.
Using your Move Tool - position your Balloon 2 element to the upper right of your Frame 2 element & apply a drop shadow.

Now open your Balloon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 60%. Using your Move Tool - position your Balloon element to the upper right of your Frame 2 element & position it a bit lower than your Balloon 2 element.
Apply a drop shadow to this element as well.

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Balloon layer - then click Duplicate. 
Now using your Move Tool - position your duplicated Balloon element to the left side of your Frame 2 element, position it in the middle.

Now back to your layers pallet - click on your top Glitter Splat layer -
Now open your Wordart 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. 
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - then click Gradient Glow from the slide out menu.
Set the settings to your liking, or you can use mine below,



Make sure you click on your Color tab as well to set your color :

Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Then click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet - click on the very top layer -

Open your Cake element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 45%. Using your Move Tool - position your Cake element to your liking. 
Apply Drop Shadow.

Open your Bow 4 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Using your Move Tool position your Bow 4 element to the upper left corner of your Frame 2 element.
Apply a Drop Shadow.

Open your Skull element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 25%. Using your Move Tool - position your Skull element so that it is on top of your Bow 4 element -
Apply a Drop Shadow.

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Skull layer - then click Duplicate.
Then using your Move Tool - position your duplicated Skull element to your liking.

Open your Present element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Then using your Move Tool - position your Present element to your liking.
Apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - click on your Paper 11 layer -
Now open your Sparkles element -
Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Using your Move Tool - position your Sparkles element to the top of your Frame 2/Paper 11 elements.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Sparkles - then click Duplicate.
Using your Move Tool - position your Duplicated Sparkles element to the middle of your Frame2/Paper 11 elements.
Go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Duplicated Sparkle layer - then click Duplicate again.
Using your Move Tool again - position your 3rd Sparkle element to the lower part of your Frame 2/Paper 11 elements.

Now in your layers pallet - click on the top layer in your layers pallet .

Open Flower 1 element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Using your Move Tool position to the lower right side of your Lil Girl element.
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Flower 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Using your Move Tool - position your Flower 2 element to the lower right side as well, and place it next to your first Flower element.
Apply a drop shadow.

 Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Flower 2 layer - then click Merge - Merge Down
(You want to merge it with your Flower 1 layer)

Now go to Image - click Flip Horizontal
Using your Move Tool - position your duplicated Flowers to the left side of your Frame 2 element & position to your liking.

Now you can add your name.
The settings I used are below :

Font : Grilled Cheese BTN
Size : 72 Pixels
Foreground Color : Set to nul
Background Colors :
#FF8126 (K)
#1AE83C (E)
#FF40B2 (L)
#242424 (L)
#FF8126 (Y)

Once you have your name/colors set to your liking, 
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Name layer - then click Convert To Raster Layer.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then from the slide out menu click Bevel.
*You can use your own settings or mine below*

Click Ok.

Now go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise from slide out menu.
*Again you can use your own settings or mine below*
Click Ok.

Now go back to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - then click Gradient Glow
*Use the same settings that you used for your Wordart 2 above* So just click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - apply the same Drop Shadow you have been using or you can change it up.

Now if you are happy with your tag - go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer - click Merge - then Merge Visible.

Now you will want to Crop off any access canvas you did not use.

Once your tag is cropped you may or may not need/want to re-size it. If you want it re-sized then now is the time to do that.

Once you have that all set all that is left is to save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥

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Hiya Everyone! My name is Ronney, I have 3 wonderful teenagers, and have been married to my husband for 20 years. I LOVE to design signatures, tags & avatars, I design with PSP, and have been designing for over 2 1/2 years. I will be not only designing signatures, tags & avatars but will also be writing & posting tutorials as well. I will also be making some templates to share with you all as well. So I hope you enjoy and can use everything I have available on my blog :-) If you ever try any of my tutorials,please send me your completed designs and I would love to showcase it here on my blog!
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