Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Yea Totally

This tutorial was written on May 13th 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 Keith Garvey, you need a proper license to use his work, visit MPT - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit ' Passion' by Tracey @ Soxsational Scraps - HERE .
Template Used - #37 by Lou @ Simply Devilish Scraps - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow.
Font Used - Rock It.

(Remember to save mask to your psp folder before you start)

Lets Get Started

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. I resized all layers by 80% smart size at this point. ( optional). Delete info layer, activate the backing layer, go to image, select canvas size, i choose 500x500, click ok. This gives you some extra room to work.

Activate the Circle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste paper of choice, resize it a little if needed then go to selections, invert, hit delete on the keyboard and then select none. Now you can delete the original layer.

Repeat the same step for the Circle 2 layer and also the Star Circle & Text layers, use different papers each time. You can delete all original layers as you go along.
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 .

Do the gradient glow on all above layers but change the colours for each layer.

Take the Black doodle element from the kit and paste as new layer, resize to suit your liking and move layer down to just above the white backing layer, position on left side of your tag, when happy with this, go to layers, select duplicate, go to image, select mirror, you may have to reposition a little on the right side of the tag.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper of choice as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc, then find the first mask we loaded at the start (WSL Mask #84) 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.
I duplicated this layer then mirrored for a fuller effect lol.

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

Add some elements if you wish, remember to resize them to your liking and place where you want around your tag. Dropshadow elements.

Crop or resize your tag if you want to to your prefered size in the usual way. I resized at start but cropped a little at this point.

Add your name, 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,