Saturday, 27 June 2009

Rock On

This tutorial was written on June 14th 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 Kenny Kiernan, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit Artistic Minds Inc - HERE .
No Scrap Kit Used, just a few papers from my paper pack 007 by me which you can d/l from 4shared - HERE .
No Elements Used.
Template Used - Hippiedaze Template 019 by Me - HERE .
Masks Used - WSL Mask #313 & WSL Mask #290 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(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 choose 90%, make sure smartsize is checked and resize all layers checked, click ok.
My template has a white background layer so no need to add one, activate this layer and go to image again and select canvas size and choose 500x500, click ok..

Activate the layer named Big Circle, go to selection, select all, select float, select defloat then paste one of my papers as a new layer, resize if you want to but not smaller than the marching ants lol, go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go to selections once more and select none, delete the original circle layer.

Repeat that step on the layer named Rectangle using a different paper and delete the original layer.

Activate the Rock On word layer, go to image, select resize and choose to resize by 90% smartsize, click ok then repeat the step above with the darker paper. On this layer add a gradient glow by going to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 4.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Yellow. Click ok.

Activate the layer named Big Circle Frame, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider along to the left to lighten the frame just a little bit, go to adjust again select hue/saturation/lightness. choose colourise and pick a blue colour that matches the rest of your tag, click ok, add the same gradient glow as before to this layer and i also added a small dropshadow.

Repeat that step for the layer named Smaller Circle Frame, add the gradient glow & dropshadow to this layer too.

Activate the Checks layer, go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness, choose colourise and pick a blue colour to match your tag, click ok.

Activate the Rectangle Frame layer, colourise in the same way as step above, i choose to darken this layer after colourising but this is up to you, add the gradient glow & dropshadow.

Both Stars layers were colourised in the same way as before, i added the gradient glow on the larger stars layer but changed the width to 3.00 and colour to blue.

Activate the bottom white layer now, paste a paper of choice from the pack as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and use the first mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask #313) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked.... Hide Mask - checked. Click ok, go to layers, merge group. Click ok.

Still on the mask layer go to image, select resize and choose to resize by 50%, smartsize and make sure resize all layers is unchecked, move the star to top left of your canvas and position like mine, go to layers, select duplicate, go to image, select mirror, go to layers again, select duplicate again lol, go to image, select flip, and one more back to layers, duplicate, image, mirror, now you should have 4 stars, one in each corner of your tag, position them as you like them.

Activate the bottom white layer again and paste another paper from the pack as a new layer, repeat the step above for the 2nd mask (WSL Mask #290) but do not resize or duplicate this one.

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

I didnt use any other elements on this tag.

Crop or resize if you wish to now.

Add your name, Add artist info & 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,