Thursday, 4 June 2009

Music Studios

This tutorial was written on May 16th 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 must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Rock Revolution' by Kirstin @ Wicked Scraps - HERE .
Template Used - Hippiedaze Template #10 by Me which you can d/l from 4shared - HERE . Mask Used - Babes Designs Mask #34 - HERE .
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 95% 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 Centre fill layer, go to selections select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper of your choice from the kit as a new layer, resize the paper a little then when your happy with it go to selections again and select invert, hit delete on your keyboard, selections, select none. Delete the original layer now.

Repeat the same step for ALL the other fill layers on the template, use different papers for each if you wish, delete the original layers as you go along.
All layers should be underneath your frame layer.

Activate the Music Studios Frame layer, grab your magic wand and click inside the lighter grey areas on the frame, once you have them all selected go to your colour palette and choose a colour that matches you tube/papers, grab your floodfill tool and then click all the selected areas to fill with your colour. Go to effects. select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Black . I also added a dropshadow to the Frame layer.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit, resize a bit, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the first mask we loaded at the start (Babes Designs Mask #34) Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked Hide Mask - checked. Go to layers, merge group & resize to suit your tag using the deform tool if needed till you get it how you want it.

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

Take the wordart from the kit, paste as a new layer and resize as needed, I placed this in the 'window frame' , remember to sharpen if you are resizing by a lot, I also added the gradient glow to this layer but changed colour to white.

Decorate your tag with any other elements you wish from the kit, resize them as needed and add dropshadow to each layer.

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 and i hope you enjoyed it would love to see your results,