Sunday, 7 June 2009

Fun Friend

This tutorial was written on May 15th 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 Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes HERE.
FTU Scrap Kit 'Fun Kit' by Delicious Scraps - HERE .
Template Used - Template # 4 bu Vella @ Wench Designs - HERE .
Masks Used - WSL Mask #308 & WSL Mask #307 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(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 resize by 80% smartsize and make sure the box that says resize all layers is checked, click ok, now activate the bottom white layer and go to image, select canvas size and choose 500x500, click ok, fill any transparent area white. This gives you more room to work.

Activate the Middle background layer, go to layers, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, resize the paper if you are using the same kit as me as its quite big, when happy with the size go to layers and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go to selections, select none. Delete the original layer.

Repeat the same step on the Right Background & Left Background layers using a different paper. Delete the original layers.

Activate the Middle Frame layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then go to layers and choose add new raster layer, make sure its transparent, click ok, grab your floodfill tool from the tool palette then go to the colour palette and in your foregound tab choose a colour for the frame, click your mouse inside the marching ants to fill with colour you choose, go to selections, select none, delete the original frame layer then go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 4.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - White or colour of your choice. Add a small dropshadow to this layer.

Repeat the same step on the left & right frame layers & also on the Diamond Circle layer.

Take the fun kit wrap element from the kit and paste as a new layer, place over the left rectangle, go to image, select rotate and choose free rotate, left, 90 degrees, click ok, resize the element until it fits nicely inside the frame, use your selection tool to crop any excess over lapping the top and bottom of the rectangle, move the layer to between the rectangle layer and frame layer, duplicate this layer now and then go to image, select mirror then position inside the right rectangle. (see mine for example).

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 #388), Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked ....Hide Mask - checked. Click ok.
You can grab the deform tool to stretch it out a bit if its not showing, depending on the size your tag is.

Activate the bottom layer once more and paste another paper of choice, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the 2nd mask you choose at the start (WSL Mask #307), repeat the steps above for this mask layer.

Click back on your top layer now and paste your tube of choice as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you like it, add a dropshadow.

Choose some elements from the kit and place around the tag where you want them. Dropshadow elements.

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,