Love Letter (TootyPup Inspired)

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Love Letter (TootyPup Inspired)

Post  Admin on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:16 am

Tutorial Title: Love Letter
Written By: DesignsByKarma
Written On: July 26, 2011

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro and its tools. It was written in PspX2 but may be done in previous versions. My tutorials are from my own creative imagination any resemblance to other tutorials is strictly coincidental. If I am using a brush, mask, frame, tube, template or preset that belongs to you and I do not have you listed please let me know which items is yours and give me a link to your site so I can give you credit and a link!!

Materials: Not Included:
1 scrapkit: RusticRomance_Steampunk By:
1 tube: I am using the wonderful work of © Anna Marine which must be purchased from Creative Design Outlet (CDO)

Materials: Included: Supplies
2 word art: Love Letter: By DesignsByKarma
1 love letter: By DesignsByKarma
1 Mask: Side-border_047

Settings used throughout tutorial:
Unsharp Mask: 0.55, 55, 25, luminance only checked
Drop Shadow: 0, 0, 55, 10.00, #000000

Unzip all supplies. This tutorial will be in 3 parts. We will be making a side border incredimail letter, a matching tag and I will explain to you how to set up your letter in Incredimail. Lets Begin!

Tutorial: Instructions:

Part 1: SideBorder:

1. Open tp-lockandkeydeco1: SHIFT+D and close original.
a. Resize: 340 px (height) all layers checked.
b. Adjust: Sharpness: Unsharp mask: (with settings above.
c. Add drop shadow (with settings above)

2. Image: Canvas Size: Width: 519, Height: 440, Placement: Center:

3. Layers: New Layer: Flood fill with a light to med color from the deco. I used #d49215.
a. Move this layer underneath the deco layer.
b. Layers: Load / Save Mask: Load from disk: (source luminance, fit to canvas, invert transparency checked, hide all mask)
c. Merge Group: add drop shadow same as before.
d. Effects: Image Effects: Seamless Tiling: Corner, Vertical, Vertical Offset: 0, Transition: 0

4. Open up the love letter wordart: CTRL+C and close.

5. On our side border canvas: CTRL+L and move up to the top of the canvas (see mine for placement)
a. Merge Visible:
b. Image: Canvas Size: Width: 1280: Placement: Left
c. Layers: New Layer: Flood Fill with a light color: I used: #f0d49c
d. Merge: Flatten:

6. Save as .jpg

Part 2: Matching Tag:

1. Open tp-frame-4: SHIFT+D and close original.

2. Using the shape tool draw out a circle the same size of the inner part of the frame. We are only using to add the paper for the inside of the frame. I find this easier to do instead of using the magic wand to click all the areas inside the frame including the small sprockets. Convert to raster layer.
b. Layers: New Layer:

3. Open paper 13: CTRL+C and close

4. On the frame canvas: CTRL+SHIFT+L, CTRL+D move this layer below the frame layer. Delete the circle layer.
a. Highlight the frame layer;
b. Add drop shadow same as before.
c. Resize: 500 px (width) all layers checked

5. Open up your tube: CTRL+C and close

6. On the frame canvas: CTRL+L
a. Resize: 400 px (width) uncheck all layers:
b. CTRL+M: Highlight the frame layer
c. Using your magic wand click inside the frame.
d. CTRL+SHIFT+I: CTRL+H: 5: Highlight the tube layer:
e. Using the eraser tool: erase the bottom of the tube that is hanging out side the tube.
f. CTRL+D move the tube down the bottom of the frame
g. Add drop shadow same as before
h. Merge: Visible
i. Resize: 80 % all layers unchecked.

7. Layers: Add a new layer: Flood fill with your light to medium color. Move below the frame layer.
a. Layers: Load / Save Mask: Load from disk: using the same mask with setting used in part 1.
b. Add drop shadow same as before
c. Layers: New Layer: Move below the frame layer and flood fill with your light color.

8. Open rustcluster4: CTRL+C and close

9. On the frame canvas: CTRL+L
a. Resize: 340 px (width) all layers unchecked
b. Move this slightly down and to the left of the frame
c. Add drop shadow same as before
d. Move this layer below the frame layer

10. Open rusticlamp_2: CTRL+C and close

11. On the frame canvas: CTRL+L
a. Resize: 100 px (width) all layers unchecked
b. Move to the left side of the frame (see mine for the placement)
c. Add drop shadow same as before

12. Open Loveletter: CTRL+C and close

13. On the frame canvas: CTRL+L
a. Resize: 50 % all layers unchecked
b. CTRL+R: Right: 15.00
c. Adjust: Sharpness: Sharpen More
d. Add drop shadow same as before
e. Move to the left side of the frame and slightly to the bottom. (see mine for placement)
f. Move this layer under the lamp layer.

14. Open up butterflyfancy4: CTRL+C and close

15. On the frame canvas: CTRL+L
a. Resize: 75 px (width) all layers unchecked
b. Move to the left side of the frame
c. Adjust: Sharpness: Unsharp Mask: same settings above
d. Add drop shadow same as before

16. Merge all flatten

17. Add copyright information, watermark and text

18. Save as .jpg

Part 3: Creating your letter.

1. Open up letter creator.

2. Click the tile icon, click on the image icon, Image position: Top Left.

3. Change your font to one of your choosing and size, You can even change your font color and link color

4. Change the left margins to 530

5. Click on the footer tab. Add your information in the text box.

6. Add any 3d effects

7. Click the finish tab add your letter name

8. Save for later use and then add to incredimail

You have just completed: Love Letter...Thank you for trying my tutorials.


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