Tuesday, 19 May 2009

She's A Superstar

This tutorial was written on May 19th 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 Kenny Kiernan, you must have a proper license to use his artwork, you can get this by visiting Artistic Minds Inc. - HERE .
FTU 'Scrap Kit' by Jo @ Jo Designz - HERE .
Template Used - SSAM Template #20 by Mirella @ SSAM - HERE .
Mask Used - Sophisticate Simone Mask #14 which can be found - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Textured Effects, Blinds.
Font of Choice.

(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. Delete the info layer. I didnt resize this template however i did resize the white background layer by going to image, select canvas size, choose 500x500, click ok, but this is optional depending what size you are comfy working with.

Activate the layer named copy of raster 4, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat (you should now have marching ants around rectangle) 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 layer.

Repeat the above step on the layers named raster 4 & raster 5. Delete the original layers.

Activate the layer named raster 3, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider all the way to the left (-255) this will darken the bracket to black, now go to effects, select textured effects, cohoose blinds then use the following settings :-
Width - 5 .... Opacity - 60 .... Colour - Choose a colour that blends with your tube .... Horizontal - Unchecked .... Light from top - Checked. Click ok.

Repeat that step on the copy of raster 3 layer.

Now go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings to give each of the above layers a nice glow lol, settings :- Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Choose a colour that blends with your tube, i used blue on all layers.

Now activate the layer named raster layer 6, this layer is black so i went straight to the effects and added the same blinds effect as before, do this on the copy of raster 6 layer also then give both these layers the same gradient glow we used above.

Activate the bottom white background layer, paste a paper from the kit, resize a bit, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the mask you saved at the start (Sophisticat Simone Mask #14). 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. Add the same gradient glow to this layer now.

Still on the mask layer, go to layers, select add new raster layer, make sure its transparent and click ok, now go to your tool palette and choose the eclipse tool, go to your colour palette and click the background fill tab, choose a colour that matches your tube and select as background fill, set foreground fill to null, now draw out a large circle on your canvas, when happy with shape and placement select layers and choose convert to raster layer, go to adjust, select blur, choose guassian blur and set radius to 20.00, click ok, now go to effects again, select textured effects, choose blinds and with the same settings and colour as before add the blinds effect, click ok, now move this layer down to beneath the mask layer.

Activate the top layer and paste your tube as a new layer, resize a little if needed, place where you like it and add a dropshadow.

Choose some elements from the kit and paste each as a new layer, resize each element as needed, sharpen too if you are resizing by a lot and place where you like them. (see mine for example).

On the star elements i added i used i added the blinds effect & the gradient glow but the choice is yours.
Crop or resize your tag if you want to to your preffered size in the usual way.

Add you name, I used a bold font in solid blue colour for the background fill and null for foreground fill, i also added the blinds effect to my name but changed the colour to black, i gave my name the gradient glow with same settings as before but changed the colour to black here too and choose the fat setting.

Add 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, pls send to my addy on the right >>>>