Friday, 15 May 2009

More Trouble

This tutorial was written on May 3rd 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

Tubes of Choice, I used 3 different tubes with the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit ' Rock Me' by Seachell - HERE .
Template Used - Template #6 by Caitlin @ Cupcake Sprinkles - HERE .
Mask Used - Simply Devilish Scrapz Mask #4 - HERE .
Effects Used - Textured Effects - Weave.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow.
Fonts of Choice.

(save mask in psp folder before beginning)

Lets Get Started

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. I resized all layers by 90% smart size at this point. (optional) Delete info layer, go to layers, add new raster layer, choose floodfill tool and floodfill this layer white, go to image, select canvas size, i choose 500x500. If theres any transparent showing then select floodfill tool and fill white.

Activate Large Circle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste paper of choice, resize it a little if needed then go to selections, invert, hit delete on the keyboard and then select none. Now you can delete the original layer.
Go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 5.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Black .... Setting - Fat.

Repeat the same step for the Small Circle layer and also the 2 Black Circle layers, add the same gradient glow to all these layers.

Activate a White Star layer, do the same step but this time change the gradient glow setting to :- Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Pink or whatever to match your tube. Do not use the fat settings on this layer.

Do the same on the 2nd Star layer.

Activate one of the Squares layers, grab your magic wand and click inside one of the squares, paste one of your tubes, resize if needed, place where it looks best inside the marching ants then go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard. Do not deselect yet, activate the square layer again, paste paper of choice as new layer then hit delete on your keyboard again. The paper layer should be behind the tube layer now.

Repeat the same step on the 2nd square. You can delete the original squares layers now.

Activate a Frame layer, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast, move the brightness slider all the way to the left (-255) the frame should now be black, click ok, go to effects, select textured effects, weave and use the following settings :-
Gap Size - 2 .... Width - 3 .... Opacity - 3 .... Colour to match your tube .... Fill Gaps - Checked, click ok.

Repeat this on the 2nd Frame layer and add a dropshadow to both layers. Grab your text tool, choose a bold font and type out the word 'trouble' place in centre of your canvas, add the gradient glow with following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Pink .
(this step is optional only if you want the word) .

Click on the top layer of your canvas and paste your tube as a new layer, resize if needed and place where you want it, add a dropshadow.

Click on bottom white layer now, paste another paper, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the first mask we loaded at the start (Cupcake Sprinkles Mask #6) Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked Hide Mask - checked.
Go to layers, merge group & resize to suit your tag using the deform tool if needed till you get it how you want it.

Add a few elements from the kit and place where you want them, resize if needed and add dropshadow to each layer.

Crop or resize your tag if you want to to your preffered size in the usual way. I resized at start but cropped a little at this point.

Add your name, artist info & 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,