Thursday, 18 June 2009

Auto's Shop

This tutorial was written on June 6th 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 Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes -
No Scrap Kit Used.
Template Used - Hippiedaze Template #016 by Me which you can d/l from 4shared - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #238 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Effects Used - Textured Effects , Blinds.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(save 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. Go to image, select resize, resize by 90% smartsize and make sure resize all layers is checked, click ok. Activate the bottom white layer then go to image again, select canvas size and choose 500x500, this will give you a little extra room to work.

Activate the Road layer, go to adjust, choose hue/saturation/lightness, select colourise, choose a colour that matches your tube, click ok.
Grab your pen tool, choose dashed line, width 5.00, mitre limit 15.00, colour white & draw a straight line from one end of the road layer to the other end, if you hold shft key down while drawing the line it will give you a perfect straight line, go to layers, select duplicate, move the duplicated layer up a little so you have 2 white lines on the road, you may have to erase a little of the duplicate layer at both sides to fit nicely.

For the backing layer I have included a layer with 'bricks effect' if you want to use that or theres a plain backing layer to use as you wish, if using the bricks layer, unhide it and go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness and then choose colourise, select a colour of choice that matches the tube, click ok.

Activate the Canopy Top layer, grab your floodfill tool, click your foreground tab and in the box that opens choose your colour then tick the textures box in the materials properties and choose concrete texture with default settings, click ok, now click on the top canopy to fill with textured colour.

Repeat that step for the Canopy thin layer & also the Door Outline layer.

Activate the Door Windows layer, grab your floodfill tool and then choose a colour that matches your tube in the foreground tab, this time make sure you uncheck the textures box so the colour will fill solid, click inside both window parts on the door then go to effect, select textured effects, blinds and use the following settings :-
Width - 8 .... Opacity - 49 .... Colour - White .... Horizontal - Unchecked .... Light from Top - Checked, click ok.

Activate the Front Window layer and add the same blinds effect but change the width to 10.

Activate the Backing Outline layer, 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 - White . click ok.

Add the same gradient glow to both wordart layers.

Back to the backing outline layer, grab your magic wand and click inside each letter of the 'Ray's Auto Part's' so you have marching ants around all the letters, go to effects, select tectured effects, blinds and use the following settings :-
Width - 2 .... Opacity - 49 .... Colour - Red .... Horizontal - Unchecked .... Light from Top - Checked, click ok.

Activate the Taxi layer, grab you colour to target brush from the tool palette and in your foreground colour tag choose a colour of your choice, drag your mouse over the car to change to target colour, now grab your floodfill tool and go to foreground tab once more, tick the texture box this time, choose the texture named sidewall (or choose your own texture if you prefer), click ok. Now click the Taxi layer and you should have the car filled with colour and textured effect.
Add a dropshadow to the Taxi layer.

Activate the car windows layer, grab your floodfill tool, go to foreground colour tab and choose gradient from the box that opens, choose a silver gradient and click ok, now click in the window bits layer and fill with gradient, go to layer properties and reduce the opacity down to around 75, click ok.

Activate the bottom white layer, go to layers, select add new raster layer and fill with a colour of your choice, i used red to blend with the rest of my tag but this is up to you, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask #238) and make sure you have the following settings checked :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked
Hide Mask - checked. Click ok.
Go to layers, merge group & resize to suit your tag using the deform tool if needed till you get it how you want it.

Back to your top layer & paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, remember resize bicubic and place where you want it, add a dropshadow.

There was no outside elements used in this tag but i did add a wire mesh effect to my front window and a couple of tyre shapes (theyre not too hot lol) but decorate your tag any way you wish to.

Crop or resize your tag now if you wish.

Add you name, artist info and copyright info.

Save as jpeg or .png.
and we're done lol.

Thanks for trying my tutorial image and i hope you enjoyed it

would love to see your results,