Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Star Power

This tutorial was written on June 7th 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 Lix, you must have a proper license to use this work please visit CILM -
FTU Scrap Kit 'Rock of Love' by Kirstin @ Kirstins Wicked Scrapz - HERE .
Template Used - Template #20 - by BeckyP @ Becky's Creations - HERE
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass -
2nd Mask Used - BflyFlby Mask #67 - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(Save Mask into psp folder before you start)

Lets Begin

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 resize by 90% smartsize and make sure the tab that says resize all layers is checked, now click on the bottom white layer and go to image again, select canvas size this time and choose 500x500, click ok.

Activate the layer named large Black Circle, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to selections again, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, delete the original layer.

Repeat that step on ALL template layers (there is a lot) bit not the ring layers that are already white, choose different papers for each layer and delete the original layers as you work, add a small dropshadow to each new layer created.

On each ring layer simply add the dropshadow.

Activate the text layer, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider along to the right a bit to lighten the wordart, now go to your colour palette and choose a colour that matches your tube as the foreground layer, grab your change to target brush tool and drag your mouse over the text to colourise your choosen colour, go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Width 4.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - White, click ok.

Activate the bottom white layer, go to layers, select add new raster layer, grab your floodfill tool and choose a bright colour to match your tube as the foreground colour then click on the canvas to fill layer with colour, go to layers again, select load mask from disc and find the first mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask#84) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked. go to layers, merge group, click ok.

Now paste a paper of choice as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc again and this time find the 2nd mask you saved at the start (Bfly Flby Mask #67) and use the same settings as before on this mask layer, use your deform tool to stretch it to fit to your liking.

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

Add any elements you want from the kit and place around your tag, resize each element as needed and add the dropshadow to each layer.

Now crop or resize if you want to.

Add your name,
Add artist info and copyright info.
Save as jpeg or .png.

and we're done i think lol.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it

would love to see your results,