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Monday, April 14, 2014

I Am Me - Autism Awareness (ScrapCandy)

I Am Me Tutorial

Before we get started I want to take a moment to say, that Autism Awareness in near and dear to my heart. I have one high-functioning autistic child and another one on the spectrum (Aspergers). While our days may be tough, I would not change them or their diagnosis for the world. While my boys are able to communicate, it isn't always the case with autism. 

Our children who act out is not the result of bad or lazy parenting or any other label you want to put on the parents/children. Please take a moment to learn more about Autism, before you look at a parent in disgust when a child is having a meltdown in the grocery store or mumble under your breath that the parent needs to spank the child when you are out to eat at your favorite restaurant. 
Take the first step and learn more here
Thank you.

Open 700x700 (You can resize later) To aid in the creation of the tag, make your background white.

Let's start making a tag!

For the purpose of this tutorial, I will refer to the kit I chose.

The kit I chose is I Am Me by Michelle's Myths.
Her beautiful kit can be purchased at ScrapCandy

Start by opening frame 4 and placing it lower on your canvas.

Using your magic wand select inside the frame and expand by 5 pixels.

Choose a paper of your choosing. I chose paper 4. 
Copy and paste paper, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Move below frame.

Select your frame again and using your magic wand select inside the frame and expand by 5 pixels.

Open your tube choice and copy and paste into a new canvas. 

The tube I am using is (FTU) LittlePals Pookie by Derzi at Beehive Studio. You can grab this little cutie by joining the BeehiveStudio's Official FAN GROUP on Facebook.

Rotate your tube 12 degrees. Don't forget to sharpen the tube if necessary. Copy and paste your rotated tube into the selected frame area. When you are happy with the placement, 
invert and hit delete on the keyboard. 

Deselect and change blend mode to Luminance. SAVE!

Next copy and paste your tube choice and place to the left on your canvas or wherever you would like.

Now start adding your elements to create your tag!

I used Elements:


I made the quote, which you are free to grab:

Once you are happy with the layout of your tag, SAVE!

Don't forget to add any last minute drop shadows if you wish!

Add Copyright information, your license and your favorite font for the name!

I usually save in .png but please save your final result in your chosen format. 

All Done!

Please visit Created by Christie for links to extras
and information on how to request this tag (if offered).

This tutorial was written on 4/14/14 by Christie
Any similarities to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
All artwork and filters are copyright of the artists and filter creators.
All tutorials are created with PSP9 and are for those with a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.