Sunday, 21 June 2009

50's Blast

This tutorial was written on June 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 Popeye Wong, this artwork is FTU and you can grab Popeye's awesome tubes from -
PTU Scrap Kit 'Lost in the 50's' by Southern Scrapz and you can purchase this kit from P4s - HERE .
Template Used - Hippiedaze Template #018 by me - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #314 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations -
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000. Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Textured Effects, Weave.
Font of Choice.

(open all supplies and save mask to psp folder before beginning)

Lets Start ....

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, choose resize 90%, choose smartsize and make sure the box resize all layers is checked, click on the bottom white layer, go to image again and select canvas size and choose 500x500 to give a little extra room to work or if you prefer you can resize later.

Activate the layer named large backing star, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, you will need to resize this quite a bit if using the same kit as me as its huge, once resized and happy with it go to selections again, select invert then hit delete on the keyboard, go back to selections and select none, delete the original layer now.
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 - Pink or whatever matches your tube.

Activate the layer named large dashed circle, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider all the way to the left (-255) this will change the dashes to black.
Add the gradient glow to this layer but change the width to 3.00 and colour to white, also add a small dropshadow to the dashed circle.

Activate the layer named 'its a blast' go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness, select colourise and choose a colour of your choice, click ok, add the gradient glow to this layer but this time move the colour slider along to half way and make the first slider white, 2nd slider pink, now grab your magic wand from the tool palette and click inside each letter of the wording so the marching ants are blinking round all words. go to effects, select textured effects, weave and use the following settings :-
Gap Size - 2 .... Width - 4 .... Opacity - 2 .... Weave Colour - Black .... Gap Colour black ... Fill Gaps - Checked, click ok.

Activate the layer named speaker fronts, grab your magic wand and click inside both grey areas on fronts of speakers, paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, remember to resize by quite a lot, when happy with this go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, back to selections and select none, you can delete the original speaker fronts layer now.

Activate the layer named record player fills, go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness and then choose colourise, pick a colour of your choice then click ok.

Colourise the speaker rounds layer in the same way.

Activate the music player outline layer and simply add the gradient glow, this time remove the 2nd slider tab so you just have a single white, click ok.

Activate the bottom white layer now and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize this a bit but not smaller than the canvas, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask #314) use the following settings :-
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 simple stretched it out a bit.

Back to your top layer now and paste your tube as a new layer, resize a little and place where you want it, add a dropshadow to the tube.

Choose any other elements from the kit, decorate how you wish, resize elements as needed and place where you like them, add a dropshadow to each element layer.

Now crop & resize your tag if you wish to.

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,