Sunday, 5 July 2009

Punk Rock

This tutorial was written on June 28th 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 Popeye Wong, this artwork is FTU and you can grab Popeye's awesome tubes from -
PTU Scrap Kit 'Punk Rock Chic' by Susan aka Hippiedaze (me), this kit can be purchased from P4S - HERE.
Template Used - Hippiedaze Template #24 by Susan aka Hippiedaze (me) - HERE.
Mask Used - WSL Mask #254 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice, I used Egbert.

(open all supplies and save mask to psp folder before beginning)

Lets Start ....

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, choose resize 80%, choose smartsize and make sure the box resize all layers is checked, click on the bottom white layer, go to image again and select canvas size and choose 500x500 to give a little extra room to work or if you prefer you can resize later.

Activate the layer named big circle, go to selections tab, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize this a little, i resized by 80% smartsize, when happy with size go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go to selections again and select none then delete the original circle layer.

Repeat that step on the layer named centre circle & rectangle layer, use different papers for each layer and delete the original layers as you work.

Again repeat step on the frame layers (big circle frame, small circle frame & rectangle frame), use different papers and delete the originals, now on each frame layer we will add a gradient glow, do this by going to effects tab, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-

Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Black, Click ok.

Colourise the skull layer by going to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness and then choose colourise, pick a colour that matches your tube/tag, click ok.

Activate the Punk Rock wordart layer and you can either colourise this in the same way as the skull layer or go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize a little if needed then go to selections and select invert then hit delete on the keyboard, selections, select none, add the same gradient glow as before to the wordart layer.

I decided not to use the stars layer for this tag but this is up to you, either colourise or use a paper in the same way as above.

Activate the bottom white layer now and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize this a bit but not smaller than the canvas, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask #254) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked
go to layers, merge group & you can use the deform tool to resize to suit your tag. I simple stretched it out a bit.

Back to your top layer now and paste your tube as a new layer, resize a little and place where you want it, add a dropshadow to the tube.

Choose any other elements from the kit, decorate how you wish, resize elements as needed and place where you like them, add a dropshadow or add the gradient glow to each element layer.

Now crop & resize your tag if you wish to if you didnt at the start.

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

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,