Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kupid Kitty

The Valentine edition of the starving artists train is now chugging into stores & Wench Designs' contribution is a really cute tagger kit called Kupid Kitty http://thecreativitybox.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=290&products_id=4774The kit is created at 72 dpi, so I don't have any freebie qp for you, but I did do a layout with the kit, featuring my furry baby girl Smudge, & my brother's two furry babies. I also did 2 tags with accompanying tutorials.


Tutorial for “Tease the Cat” tag

What I used:
Starving Artist tag kit from Wench Designs called Kupid Kitty http://thecreativitybox.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=290&products_id=4774
Adobe PhotoShop Creative Suite 4.0 (Make sure “show transform controls” is checked to allow easy resizing of elements.)

What I did:
1. Open a new transparent canvas 700 pixels x 700 pixels. Use the circular selection tool to create a large circle & fill with background of choice (paper 23).
2. Create a new layer & use the preset shapes tool to create a heart in the upper left area. Fill with background of choice (paper 18) by using new fill layer with “use previous layer to create clipping mask” checked. Highlight both the shape layer & the shape fill in the layers palette, right click in the layers palette & choose “merge layers” so the shape & its fill become a single unit. Apply bevel & emboss effect. (If you are using PSE, use the “hard edge” effect; in PSP apply drop shadow.)
3. Select a cat element (cat 2), a mouse element (mouse 3), & a fish bone element (bone 2). Copy & paste, resizing as needed, & positioning so the mouse is teasing the cat with the fish bone. Apply bevel & emboss effect to each element.
4. Choose a candy heart sentiment (candy heart 3). Copy & paste, resizing & positioning as desired. Apply bevel & emboss effect.
5. Choose a decorative element (butterfly 2), copy & paste, resizing & positioning as desired. Apply bevel & emboss effect.
6. Enter desired text. To make text curve, highlight the text in layers palette, right click & choose “warp text” then adjust settings as desired. In this case I used Cataneo BT 14 & applied a style (true love bevel 3 from Krissy’s Scraps). Use a smaller font for tag information.


7. Merge visible & save.



Tutorial for “Hey babe, be mine?” tag

What I’m using:
Starving Artist tag kit from Wench Designs called Kupid Kitty http://thecreativitybox.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=290&products_id=4774
Poser by Sinful Mindz http://sindfulmindz.blogspot.com
Adobe PhotoShop Creative Suite 4.0 (Make sure “show transform controls” is checked to allow easy resizing of elements.)

What I did:
1. Open a new transparent canvas 700 pixels x 700 pixels. Fill with background of choice (paper 19).
2. Copy & paste heart box 2. Resize & position as desired. Apply bevel & emboss effect.
3. Copy & paste poser of choice (maverick Cherry Luv 3), resizing as needed & positioning as desired. Apply bevel & emboss effect.
4. Choose an element for poser to hold, if appropriate (box 1). Copy & paste, resizing as necessary & positioning in or by poser’s hand. Apply bevel & emboss effect.
5. Choose a candy heart sentiment (candy heart 4). Copy & paste, resizing & positioning as desired.
6. Enter desired text. In this case I used CaslonNo540SwaD, using colours from the poser. I started font size at 14, but adjusted text size manually to be visually pleasing. Use a small font (Arial 3) for tag information.
7. Merge visible & save.

Enjoy.

1 comment:

CraftCrave said...

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