Thursday, 28 May 2009

Sassy Girl Power

This tutorial was written on May 10th 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 Joel Adams, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit ' Sassy Lass' by Susan @ Raspberry Roads Designs - HERE .
Template Used - #22 by Lacarolita @ Lacarolita's Designz - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Masl #136 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(Open supplies in psp before starting and save mask to your psp folder if you dont have it already).

Lets Begin

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, go to image, select resize and set to 80%, make sure you select smartsize and tick resize all layers, click ok. You can leave this step if you want and resize later, its up to you.
Click on the white background layer, go to image tab, select canvas size and set to 500x500, click okthis gives you room to work the elements etc.

Activate Raster 1 layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper of choice as a new layer, (the papers in this kit are huge so resize down a good bit, when your happy with it go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, select none. You can delete the original layer now.

Repeat the same step on Raster 2 & Raster 5 layers using different papers on each layer and remember to delete the original layers as you go along.

Activate Raster 3 layer, go to adjust tab, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider all the way to the right (255) the dots will now be white. Add a small dropshadow to this layer.

Activate Raster 4 layer now and go to adjust again, brightness/contrast, this time move the brightness slider all the way to the left (-255) the frame should now be black. Go to effects, select eye candy gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - White .... Setting - Fat. Add a small dropshadow to this layer.

Activate Raster 6 layer and repeat the step we just did on Raster 4 layer. Add the same dropshadow. Activate Raster 1 layer again and go to effects, add the same gradient glow we used on the other layers.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, layers, load mask from disk and find the mask we loaded at the start (WSL #136), settings should be as follows ...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked go to layers, merge group & you can use the deform tool to resize to suit your tag. I added the gradient glow to this layer to make it bolder and blend with the rest of the tag but its up to you if you add the glow or not.

Click back to the top layer now, paste your choosen tube, resize if needed, remember tubes should be resized 'bicubic' and not smartsize like the elements. Give your tube a dropshadow.

Add any other elements from the kit that you want, I added the gradient glow to some and just a dropshadow to others, you choose lol.

Time to crop & resize your tag if you wish to, if you didnt at the start .

Add your name, artist info & copyright.

Save as jpeg or .png.
And I think thats us about done, lol.

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