Sunday, 17 May 2009

Funky Girl

This tutorial was written on May 4th 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 Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Funky Gal' by Doris @ Scraps Dimensions - HERE .
Template Used - Template #18 by Mirella @ Scrapity Scrap And More - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Textured Effects, Weave.
Font of Choice.

(Open all supplies and save mask to psp folder before you begin)

Lets Get Started Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Go to layers, add a new raster layer, floodfill white and move to the very bottom layer of your tag, go to image, select canvas size and choose 500x500, click ok. This gives you room to work & for your elements. Activate the Slats layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, you'll need to resize a bit as papers are quite big in this kit, once happy with placement go to selections, select invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Delete the original layer now.

Repeat this step for the Rectangles layer & both Circle 1 & Circle 2 layers.

Activate the Swirls layer, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider all the way to the left (-255) the swirls should now be black. Do this step again on the 2nd Swirl layer. On the Circle 1 & 2 layers, go to effects and select textured effect, weave with the following settings :-
Gap Size -1 .... Width - 5 .... Opacity - 9 .... Colour - #f30af3 .... Fill Gaps - Checked. Now go to effects, eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings for all the above layers you created :- Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Black .

That should be all template layers done .

Click on the very bottom white layer, paste paper of choice, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask #84), Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked Source luminace - checked Invert transparency - unchecked Hide Mask - checked.
Now resize the mask layer a little and move to top left side of your tag, go to layers, select duplicate, go to image, select mirror, back to layers, duplicate, then image, select flip and once more to layers, duplicate, image, select mirror, ok lol ? (see mine for example) . you can merge these layers down to one layer if you wish.

I added my tube at this stage, click back to your top layer & paste tube as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you like it. Add a dropshadow to this layer.

Now take some elements from the kit, theyre quite big so resize as needed and remeber to sharpen elements, especially if your resizing by a lot.
I added the gradient glow to some elements and a dropshadow to others, the choice here is yours .

Crop and resize your tag now if you wish to.

Add your name, Add artist info and copyright info.
Save as jpeg or .png. and we're done lol.
Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it would love to see your results,