Wednesday, 27 May 2009

What's New Pussycat

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

Tubes of Choice I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit mypsptubes - MPT - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Wacky Scraps Kit 4' by Lori @ Wacky Scraps - HERE .
Template Used - #85 by Rachel @ Scraps of Enchantment - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #120 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Dropshadow throughout.

(open all supplies and place mask into your psp folder before we start)

Lets Get Started

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 choose 85%, make sure smartsize is checked and resize all layers checked. Go to layers, add new raster layer, grab your floodfill tool, select white as your foreground in your colour palete and fill new layer white, move this layer all the way down to the bottom layer.

Activate Light Grey Strip layer go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go back to selections, select invert and then hit delete on your keyboard, selections, select none, delete the original layer. Add a small dropshadow.

Do the same step for the other 2 strip layers also the circle & hearts layers. Repeat step on the Frame layer but instead of a dropshadow i added a glow, go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Settings Tab - Fat .... Colour -colour of your choice to match your tube. On all the Dots layers, I simply added a small dropshadow.

Activate the Wordart layer, go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness, select colourise and choose a colour to match your tube again, i also darkened the wordart by going to adjust, select brightness.contrast and move the brightness slider to the left a little till its as dark as you wish. I closed the white wordart layer off cuz my background is fairly light but you can add a dropshadow or do as you like with this.

Ok now activate the very bottom layer and paste a paper of choice, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the mask you choose at the start (WSL Mask #312), Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked. Click ok. Use the deform tool to stretch it out a bit if you like.

Activate the top layer of your canvas and paste your tube as a new layer, resize to your liking, place where you want it and add a dropshadow to this layer.

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

Crop and resize 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,