Friday, 17 July 2009

Nite In

This tutorial was written on July 13th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head 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 '
Girls Night In' by Melissa @ Melissa's Creationz - HERE .
Template Used - Template #76 by Melissa @ Melissa's Creations - HERE .
Effects Used- Blur, Guassian Blur.
No Mask Used.
Font of Choice.

(Open all supplies and 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.
I resized all layers by 85% smart size at this point. (this depends what size you like to work with)
Delete info layer, go to layers, add new raster layer, grab your floodfill tool from the tool palete and choose white colour as your foreground then floodfill the new layer, move this all the way down to the bottom of your canvas, while still on white layer, go to layers, select canvas size and select 500x500 so you have a little more room to work, if theres any transparent canvas showing click it with the floodfill tool.

Activate the glitter circle layer, go to adjust colour to target brush tool, choose a colour of your choice that matches your tube for your foreground colour tool then move your mouse over the circle and it should colourise to your chosen colour.

Activate the middle rectangle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go image select resize and resize the paper a little if you want to, go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, back to selections and select none, Delete the orginal layer now. Add a dropshadow to the layer you created.

Repeat the step above for the layers named top rectangle, bottom rectangle & both thin rectangle layers, use a different paper on each layer or mix n match lol, delete the original layers and add a dropshadow to each new layer you created.

I decided not to use the grey circle layer but you can colourise this in the usual way if you want to.

Take the little coloured dots element from the kit and paste this as a new layer on your working canvas, resize if you need to and move the layer all the way to the bottom of your canvas so its just above the white background layer, move to to top left corner of your canvas, go to layers, select duplicate then go to image and select mirror, again go to layers, duplicate, image, mirror so you should now have the scattered dots around the backing of your tag, reposition a little if you want to so they look how you like them.

Activate the bottom white layer now, grab your eclipse tool from the tool palette and in your colour tabs set your foreground to null and background to a colour that matches your tube and draw out a largish circle in the centre of your canvas, just big enough so that its showing slightly from behind the rectangle layers, go to layers, select convert to raster layer then go to adjust, select blur, select guassian blur and set to 15.00, click ok, use the deform tool if you need to stretch it out a little.

Activate yout top layer of your canvas and paste your tube as a new layer, resize a little if needed and place where you want it, add a dropshadow to the tube.

Use any other elements you want from the kit and paste each as a new layer, resize each element as needed and place around your tag, see mine as example, add a dropshadow to each layer.

p.s. this kit elements are saved on one sheet so be careful when you select them you need to use your lasso tool to draw around the element then click copy and paste onto your canvas that way.

Crop and resize now if you wish to.

Add your 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,