Tuesday, 21 July 2009

DJ Rocker

This tutorial was written on July 20th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
Very quick and easy tut.
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 Kenny Kiernan, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit AMI - HERE.
PTU Scrap Kit Used - 'DJ Superstar' by Hippiedaze @ hippiedaze tutorials, kit can be purchased at p4S - HERE.
Mask Used - WSL Mask #282 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations -
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(Open all supplies and save mask to psp folder before you begin)

Lets Get Started

Open a new canvas in your psp workspace by going to file, select new, choose white 500x500 and click ok.

Take one of the round frames from the kit and paste as a new layer in the centre of your working canvas, resize as needed to suit you, go to adjust, select brightness contrast and move the brightness slider all the way to the right so that the whole frame is now white, click ok, go to effects select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and add the following settings to the frame layer :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - Pink or one to match your tube ... move the colour slider half way along to the centre to give a bolder glow effect. click ok.

Click inside the frame area with your magic wand tool so the marching ants are blinking, go to selections, select mdoify and then choose expand, expand by 2 and click ok, take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize a little if needed and then go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go back to selections and select none.

I started with pasting my tube on this one and worked around that, so take your tube and paste as a new layer in the centre of your canvas, resize to your liking and add a dropshadow.

The following elements are just an example and you can place them in front of or behind your tube to suit your liking.

Take the record deck element and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place behind the tube layer (see mine as example), add a dropshadow.

Take a speaker of choice and paste this as a new layer, resize as needed and place in bottom left of your tag, you can also use the deform tool to rotate to an angle if you like & add a dropshadow to this layer too.

Choose a wordart and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place in top left of your tag, rotate as before using the deform tool and add the dropshadow.

Choose a keyboard element and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place in bottom right of your tag, use the deform tool again to rotate to how you like it and add the dropshadow.

Choose a T Shirt and paste as a new layer then resize as needed and place this in top right of the tag, rotate with the deform tool if you want and add a dropshadow.

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and fid the mask that you saved at the start (WSL Mask # 282)and use the following settings :-

Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group, use your deform tool to stretch the mask layer out a little till its how you want it.

Go back to your top layer of the canvas now and add any other elements you wish to use to decorate the tag, paste each element as a new layer and resize to suit then add a dropshadow to each element, I added the gradient glow to some elements here.

Crop or resize your tag now if you want to or didnt at the start.

Add your name, 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,