Monday, 1 June 2009


This tutorial was written on May 31st 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 mypsptubes - CILM - HERE .
PTU Scrap Kit 'Yo Ho Pirates Life' by Natasha @ Sticky Kisses & you can purchase the kit at Scrap Heaven Boutique - HERE .
Template Used - #21 by Scrapity Scrap - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 bu Chell @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
2nd Mask Used - vix Mask #63 by Vix - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000,Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(open all supplies and place masks 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. Click on the bottom white layer and go to image, select canvas size, choose 500x500, smartsize, click ok, if you have any transparent image showing grab your floodfill tool and with white as the foreground click the transparent to change to white. This will give you more room to work.

Activate the Bg Circle 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.

Repeat that step on all the following layers, Big Rectangle, Small Circle, Small Rectangle, Bracket, use different papers for each layer and delete the original layers as you go along.

Activate the Bg Circle boarder layer, I left the boarder white and simply added a dropshadow but you could colour to your choice in the usual way if you prefer.
Repeat the dropshadow to all the other boarder layers also.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper of your choice as a new layer then go to layers, select load mask from disc and choose the first mask that you saved at the start (WSL #84), make sure the following settings are checked :-
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.

Repeat the mask layer with the 2nd mask (Vix Mask #63) and use a different paper this time, i mirrored this layer after merging group.

Back to your top layer and paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you like it, dropshadow tube layer.

Add any 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,