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Saturday, April 20, 2013

"For Dakota" Autism Awareness Tutorial

**This tutorial was written by Ditzy Dezigns on April 20,2013, any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!. **

Here is the tag we will be making :
Basic knowledge of Paint Shop Pro is required 
 
Supplies Needed :
Scrapkit :"For Dakota" Autism Awareness by DitzyDezigns available @ Wickedly Ditzy Scraps
PaintShop Pro X5 - Any version should work
Mask Of Choice (Optional)
Template 48 By Kandi Kissez
My Autism Awareness Word Art - (Right click & save to your pc)
Font : Girls Are Weird
 Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow (Optional)
 
 
Lets Begin :
Always remember that you are not only limited to use what elements are in my tutorials, you can put any of the elements from this kit onto your tag, so play around with them & have fun!! 
Start by opening your Template - then go to your layers pallet & delete the following layers :
Kandi wordart
Wordart Back
Pixel Wording
Background 
Glitter Circle
Credit (AFTER you have left a thank-you message for downloading)
 
Now in your layers pallet - click on the Black Oval layer - go to Selections - click Select All, 
then go to Selections again - click Float - then Selections again and click Defloat -
 
Now open Paper 12 - copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections - click Invert - then on your keyboard, press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.
Go to your layers pallet - delete the ORIGINAL Black Oval layer.
 
Now you will follow the exact same steps above for each layer listed below, I have also included the Paper # that I used for each layer, however you may use which ever paper you would like from the kit.
*Top Red Squares Layer - Paper 8*
*Left Rectangle Back Layer - Paper 5*
*Right Rectangle Back Layer - Paper 5*
*Left Red Circle Layer - Paper 11*
*Right Red Circle Layer - Paper 11*
*Center Red Circle Layer - Paper 7*
*Black Rectangle Layer - Paper 9 *
*Small Frame Backs - Paper 10*
 
**Remember after you do each layer to delete the ORIGINAL layer**
 
Now in your layers pallet - click on your Stars Layer - Go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow. Now set your settings to your desired effect & click Ok.
**I have included my settings below, you are more than welcome to use them if you wish, but by no means do you have too**
 
 Now in your layers pallet - click on your Small Frame Back layer - 
Go to Selections - click Select All - Float - Defloat 
Now open your Girl 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to approx 75% (or size of your choice) , now using your move tool, position your Girl element so she is centered within the right side frame. 
Then go to Selections - click Invert - now on your keyboard - press your Delete key 1 time.
Go to Selections - click Select None.

Now repeat those exact same steps above only this time open your Boy 1 element & place him in the left frame.
Now apply a Drop Shadow to both your Boy & Girl elements. Use the same settings as previously, or you can change them up, its your choice.

Now Open your Kids element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 75%, then using your move tool, position your Kids element center between your frames. (See my tag for reference if you would like)
Once happy with placement of your Kids element - apply a drop shadow. Again using the same settings as above, or settings of your choice.

Open your Dog element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - resize to 45%, use your move tool & position to your liking. Apply Drop Shadow.

Open your Splat 2 element - Copy & paste as a new layer - resize to 75%, use your move tool & position to your liking. Apply Drop Shadow

Open Splat 3 Element - Copy & paste as a new layer - resize to 75%, use your move tool & position to your liking. Apply Drop Shadow.

Open your Rainbow 2 Element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas , use your move tool & position to your liking. Apply Drop Shadow.

Open Butterfly 1 Element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55%, using your move tool position to the right side of your template (or position however you would like). Then apply your Drop Shadow.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Butterfly 1 layer - then click Duplicate.
Go to Image - click Flip Horizontal , then using your move tool again position your duplicated Butterfly 1 element to your liking on the left side of your template.

Open your Puzzle 3 Element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55%, using your move tool position to your liking. Apply Drop Shadow.

Open Puzzle 5 Element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55% , now using your move tool position to your liking. Apply Drop Shadow.

Open your Green Crayon Element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Image - click Free Rotate , set settings to your liking, OR use my settings below :

 Click Ok - then Apply a Drop Shadow to your Crayon.

Open your Orange Crayon - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then using your move tool - position to the top of your frames. (See my tag for reference if needed) Now apply a Drop Shadow to your Orange Crayon element.

Open your Autism Awareness Wordart from where you saved it on your pc (It is available at the beginning of the tutorial, just click on it, then on the new window right click and then click Save As )

Now copy & paste your Autism Awareness wordart onto your canvas - position to your liking.
Apply a Drop Shadow to your wordart.

Open Bow 1 Element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55%. Using your move tool position to your liking. Then apply a Drop Shadow.

Open Lollipop Element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55%, then go to Image - click Free Rotate - use my settings below or your own :


Then click Ok, then apply your Drop Shadow.

Open Potted Flowers Element - Copy & paste as a new layer - then re-size it to 75%, using your move tool position your Potted Flowers element to the right side of your Kids element. (Or position to your liking) . Apply a Drop Shadow.

Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Potted Flowers layer - then click Duplicate - then go to Image - click Flip Horizontal - Now using your move tool - position your Duplicated Potted Flowers element to the left side of your Kids element. (Or position to your liking)

Open Balloon 1 - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size to 75% - Go to Image - click Free Rotate - then set your settings & click Ok (You can use my settings below or your own)

Click Ok, then using your move tool position to the right side of your template (see my tag for reference. ) 
Apply a Drop Shadow.

Open Balloon 2 Element - Follow the same steps as you did for Balloon 1 element, only this time, Rotate your Balloon 2 Element to the left instead of the right.



Now open your Flower 4 Element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55%, using your move tool position to your liking.
 Apply a Drop Shadow.

Then if you would like - go to your layers pallet - right click on your Flower 4 layer - click Duplicate - then re-size your duplicated Flower 4 element to 55%. Position on your tag. Then you can right click on your Duplicated Flower 4 layer & duplicate it a couple more times and position each one around your tag if you would like (Optional)

Open Flower 3 - Follow the same steps as you did above for your Flower 4 Element. Including Duplicating it & re-sizing your duplicated one and positioning around your tag. Again this part is optional.

Open Candy Stick Element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Image - click Free Rotate - 
Click Ok , then using your move tool position your candy stick element to your liking ,then  apply a Drop Shadow.

Open Ribbon 1 Element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 75%, using your move tool position your Ribbon 1 element to your liking. Then apply a Drop Shadow.

Open Ribbon 2 Element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 75%, using your move tool position your Ribbon 2 element to your liking. Then apply a Drop Shadow.
 
Open Puzzle 2 Element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size to 55%, now go to Image - click Free Rotate - 
 
Click Ok - then using your move tool position to your liking.
Now apply a drop shadow to your Puzzle 2 element.

Open Puzzle 4 Element - Follow same steps as you did for your Puzzle 2 element, only this time rotate it to the left.

Open Puzzle 1 - Follow same steps as you did for Puzzle 4 element. Apply drop shadow.

Now open your Red Crayon Element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Image - click Free Rotate - use my settings below or your own :

Click Ok - then using your move tool , position to your liking. Then apply a Drop Shadow.

Open your Heart 2 Element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 45%. Using your move tool position your Heart 2 element to the left side of your template - apply a drop shadow.

Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Heart 2 layer - click Duplicate. Go to Image - click Flip Horizontal , then using your move tool position your duplicated Heart 2 element to the right side of your template.

Now open your Boy 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55%, then go to Image - Free Rotate - Settings below :


Click Ok - Now using your move tool, position your Boy 2 element to the left side of your template. (See my tag for reference if needed) 
Then apply a drop shadow.

Open your Girl 2 Element - Copy & & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 55%, then go to Image - Free Rotate - Settings below :
 
 
Click Ok - Now using your move tool, position your Girl  2 element to the right side of your template. (See my tag for reference if needed) 
Then apply a drop shadow.
 
Now you can add Sparkles if you would like, totally your choice.
 
Now you can add your name to your tag. I used "Girls Are Weird" font for my tag. Size I used was 75 Pixels. Then I used the colors from the kit - which the color pallet is included in the kit when you purchase it.
 
Once you have your name positioned to your liking, go to your layers pallet
 right click on any layer - then click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

Then re-size your tag to your preferred size - then Save your tag!

Thanks for trying my tutorial & as always I would love to see what you have made, so please send me a copy of your work! I will display it on my blog for everyone to see!!
You can send your tag to DitzysCreativeTeams@rocketmail.com

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