CREATING LAYOUTS FOR SCRAP TAGS & PAGES
FROM SKETCHES
PSP8/9/X

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ 2008
Copyright 2008 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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I recommend you read THIS first if you are new to digital scrapping.

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This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials


RIGHT CLICK >>> SAVE TARGET AS
Sketchlayout
Save to a folder on your computer

Pen/pencil & paper

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We'll create a usable layout from a sketch.
i.e: Create layers to work from.

Open up the
Sketchlayout in your PSP workspace




Well be creating the workable layout in the order shown below.



This is where you need your pen/pencil and paper if you want to
create this exactly as in the sketch.

Write down the layers in a column on the left.
Across the top write TOP LEFT RIGHT BOTTOM



Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Rectangle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked

Draw a rectangle over the layer 2 in the sketch

note the TOP, LEFT, RIGHT and BOTTOM positions on your paper

in this case....



.

DESELECT

Now let's do the same with Layer 3

Using your SELECTION TOOL
Same settings

Draw a rectangle on Layer 3 in the sketch
and note the positions on your paper





DESELECT

We'll leave 4 and 6 alone for the moment since they are circles
and we need a central point to start.

Let's do Layer 5

Using your SELECTION TOOL
Same settings

Draw a rectangle on Layer 5 in the sketch
and note the positions on your paper







DESELECT

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Create a new image the same size.. in this case 500 x 500
Transparent background
PSPX: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel

Using your EYEDROPPER left click on the background of the sketch
to load the dark grey in your MATERIAL PALETTE foreground.

Flood fill your NEW image with the DARK GREY
This is layer 1... on the sketch
In your LAYER PALETTE rename this layer "Background"


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LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
This is Layer 2 on the sketch

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol

Enter the co-ordinates from your notes for Layer 2





Using your EYEDROPPER left click on the Layer 2 section of the sketch
to load the light grey in your MATERIAL PALETTE foreground.

Flood fill the selected area on your NEW image with the LIGHT GREY

DESELECT

In your LAYER PALETTE rename this layer "Paper 2 "



DESELECT

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LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
This is Layer 3 on the sketch

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol

Enter the co-ordinates from your notes for Layer 3





Using your EYEDROPPER left click on the Layer 3 section of the sketch
to load the light grey in your MATERIAL PALETTE foreground.

Flood fill the selected area on your NEW image with the MID GREY

DESELECT



In your LAYER PALETTE rename this layer "Paper 3 "

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LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

In your LAYER PALETTE rename this layer "Large Circle "

We will leave this blank for the moment



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LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

This is Layer 5 on the sketch

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol

Enter the co-ordinates from your notes for Layer 5





Flood fill with WHITE

DESELECT



In your LAYER PALETTE rename this layer "Paper 5 "

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LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

This is Layer 6 on the sketch

In your LAYER PALETTE rename this layer "Small Circles "

We will leave this blank for the moment


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This is how your LAYER PALETTE should look now




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OK let's do the Large Circle now.

In your LAYER PALETTE
CLOSE Paper 5
ACTIVATE the "Large Circle" layer



Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = CIRCLE
Mode = Replace
Feather = 1
Antialias = Checked


Position your cursor on top of the MID GREY area and 250 pixels from the left...
Draw a circle as shown.



Flood fill with DARK GREY "
#747273 "

DESELECT




In your LAYER PALETTE
OPEN Paper 5
ACTIVATE the "Small Circle" layer



Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Same settings

Place you cursor on the corner of the white area
and draw a small circle



Flood fill with GREY "
#adabac "

DESELECT



Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your frame image
and select PASTE AS NEW SELECTION from the options.

Position as shown



DESELECT

Save as a
.psp image and name it
Layout_Template1_
your intitials.psp

Mine would be "
Layout_Template_1_JF.psp "

Now you can use this template over and over....

Go to the next page to see how we can use this template


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