Saturday, 23 May 2009

Rock Revolution Chick

This tutorial was written on May 8th 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 the artwork of Martin Abel, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit ' Rock Revolution' by Yvette @ Misfits Scrapz - HERE .
Template Used - Template #1 from Template Bundle by Caitlin @ Cupcake Sprinkles - HERE . Mask of Choice. ( I've had this mask a while and can't remember the link so can't share it, sorry) .
Font of Choice.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.

(Open all supplies and save your chosen 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. I resized all layers by 95% smart size but this is optional depending what size you are comfy working with. Delete the info layer. Go to layers, add new raster layer, grab floodfill tool and floodfill the new layer white, move this layer all the way to bottom of your canvas, now go to image, select canvas size, choose 500x500, if theres any transparent image showing floodfill white.

Activate the Circle 1 layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat (you should now have marching ants around the circle) then paste a paper of your choice as a new layer, go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, select none & delete the original circle layer.

Repeat that step on the Circle 2 layer and the 3 rectangle layers, use different papers for each layer and delete the original layers as you go along.

Activate one of the Frame layers, I opted to leave these white but you can change them how you wish by doing the above step with a paper or even floodfill with different colour . I did all 3 frame layers the same.
Still on a frame layer, go to effects, select eye candy gradient 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Black .... Setting - Fat.

Go through the other template layers you created (except the Circle 2 layer) and add the same gradient glow to each layer.

I left the staples as they were, you can change if you wish.

Now paste your tube as a new layer, make sure its on the top layer lol, resize it if needed and place in the middle, dont worry if theres a bit hanging over the bottom we will post an element to cover that . Dropshadow your tube.

Now take the Rock Revolution label element from the kit, paste as a new layer above your tube layer so its covering the bottom, resize the label a bit so it fits nicely. I added the gradient glow to this but moved the 2nd slider to the left a bit so it wasnt so bold as the others.

Pick a wordart from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize a bit, remember to sharpen elements if you resize by a lot, place this at the top right of your canvas.

Now Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit, resize a bit, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the mask you chose at the start. Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked 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.

Back on your top layer, time to decorate with any elements you want to use from the kit, resize, sharpen, and place where you like them, add small dropshadow to each layer.

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

Add you 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,