Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Bit Of An Attitude

This tutorial was written on June 11th 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 will need a proper license to use his work and you get that by visiting MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Bit of an Attitude' by Yvette @ Misfits Scrapz - HERE .
Template Used - MC Template #29 by Melissa @ Melissaz Creationz - HERE .
Mask of Choice.
Font of Choice.

(Save mask to your psp folder before you begin and open all other supplies you need)

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, I resized mine a little at this point, go to image, resize, change width & height to 85%, choose smartsize and make sure resize all layers is checked, click ok.
Or if you prefer you can skip the resizing and can resize later, i just find it easier working with it at this size.
Go to layers, select add new raster layer, click ok, go to your colour palette and choose white for the foreground, click ok, then click the canvas to fill new layer with white, move this layer all the way to the bottom of your canvas and this will be the background layer, go to image, select canvas size, choose 500x500, click ok & fill any trasparent canvas white.

Activate raster 1 layer, go to selection, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, i choose the words papers, resize a little if needed then go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, selections again select none, delete the original layer now.

Repeat that step on the layers - raster 3 & raster 8, i used different words papers for these layers.

Repeat again for the layers named - raster 6 & copy of raster 6, i used lain papers for these 2 layers.

Activate raster 2 layer, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider to around 120, this should lighten the layer a little, click ok, now go to adjust again and select hue/saturation/lightness, select colourise and choose a bright colour that blends with your tube, click ok, add a droshadow to this layer.

Repeat that step on the layers named - raster 7, raster 4 & copy of raster 4, add the dropshadow to each layer.

Activate raster 5 layer, go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness, select colourise and choose the same colour you used for the frame layers, add the dropshadow.

Repeat that for copy of raster 5 layer.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask that you saved at the start, use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked/checked depending on the mask you choose ....Hide Mask - checked. Click ok. go to layers select merge group.

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

Take any elements you want from the kit, paste as new layers on your canvas and resize each element as needed, remember elements should be resized smartsize, add a dropshadow to each element layer.

Crop or resizeyour tag if you want to or didnt at the start lol.

Add your name, for my name i choose a bold fond with black background colour and the same bright colour used on the frames for the foreground, add the dropshadow to the name layer.

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,