Saturday, 23 May 2009

Chickz Rock

This tutorial was written on May 7th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube of Choice. I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'You Rock' by Bea @ Bea Creations - HERE .
Template Used - Template #74 by Beth @ Blissfully Beth - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Font of Choice .
Plugin - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.

(save mask to psp folder before you start)

Lets Get Started ...

Open your template, hit shift & d on the keyboard to duplicate, now you can close the original template. Delete info layer. I resized here, go to image, resize and make sure resize all layers is checked, resize by around 80%. You can always crop & resize finished tag later on .

Activate Triple Squares Bottom layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat and paste paper of choice as a new layer, resize it till your happy with it then selections, invert & hit delete on the keyboard, selections, select none. You can delete the original layer now.

Activate Triple Squares Top layer and repeat the step above.

Now do the same step on all 3 Black Line layers, use different papers for each layer if you wish. Remember to delete the original layers as you go along. Go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and add the following gradient glow to all the layers you just created :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Settings - Fat .... Colour - White.

Now add a small dropshadow to each layer.

Activate the Dashed Lines layer, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider all the way to the right (255) the lines will now be white. Add a small dropshadow to this layer.

Activate one of the Circle Frame layers, grab your magic wand and click in the middle of the circle, go to selections, select modify, select expand and expand by 1, paste a paper of choice as a new layer, go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard.

Repeat this with the 2nd circle frame layer.

Now activate the Circle frame layer again and add the gradient glow we used before, do this on 2nd circle frame layer too.

Activate the Wordart layer, I simply add a small dropshadow to this layer. Now click on the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit, go to layers, load mask from disk and find the mask we loaded at the start (WSL #84). Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, then go to layers, merge group.

Click back to your top layer and paste your tube as a new layer, resize if you want to, place where liked and add a dropshadow.

Add any other elements you want to from the kit and place where liked, dropshadow the elements.

Crop or resize now if you want to. My finished tags are around 500x500.

Add your name, artist info and copyright info.
Save as jpeg or .png. and we're done i think lol.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it would love to see your results,