Sunday, August 15, 2010

Love Bug

Shani has a couple of new kits out, one of them is a cutie called Love Bug.

I made a tag using just the kit.

Tutorial for Love Bug Tag 1

I used an adorable new kit from Wicked Princess Scraps called “Love Bug”.
I used Adobe Creative Suite 4 to make this tag, but it can be created in any of the major graphics software programs. Have transform controls activated (in PS Elements, show bounding box, in PSP, activate the pick tool.)

Open a new blank document 700 pixels x 700 pixels. Use the circular selection tool to create a circle. Fill with background of choice (paper 6).
Copy & paste your choice of elements. Resize elements as needed & arrange in a way you like.
Don't hesitate to move elements' layers up or down or to make layers invisible during the creative process. I applied the bevel & emboss effect in the CS4 program to each element in this tag. You may want to experiment with effects.
. I used Ottum Hmk Bold as the font for all the text. To curve the text, right click in text layer, choose warp text, followed by arch.
When you are happy with the results, merge visible & save.