Wednesday, December 30, 2009
For this tutorial you will need the following: Any version of Paint Shop Pro (I am using PSP X) 2 tubes of choice. I am using the awesome work of Ismael Rac which you can purchase at AMI. A scrap kit. I am using Whips and Pain Excite me by Monti which you can also purchase at AMI. Mask of choice. I used a Mask 12 by Babe's Designz Font of choice, I used Angelic War. Plugins: I used Alien Skin Eye Candy 3.1 Glow for my name, which is optional. Let's get started. Open a new canvas about 700 x 700 and flood fill with white. If it's too big you can crop it down at the end. Having it this size gives us lots of room to work. Open 2 frames, Black wrapped frame and red wrapped frame. Copy and paste each frame as a new layer, resize each frame by 60% then by 90% and mirror one frame so that you have the bows on each frame facing outwards. Use your mover tool to bring one a little higher than the other. (See my finished tag for reference). Take your magic wand and select inside your frame with the red ribbon, make sure to hold down the shift key and get the little parts at the bottom of the frame between it and the ribbon. Selections, modify, expand by 5. Add a new raster layer below the red ribbon frame, and flood fill with #a20003. Leave selected and open one of your tubes. Copy and paste it as a new layer, drag it below the frame layer, and above the paper layer. Duplicate your tube layer, and bring the duplicate above the frame layer, and hide it for now. Selections invert and on the original (bottom) tube layer, take your eraser tool and erase all the bits that hang over the frame at the bottom. Select none, add a drop shadow to that bottom tube. I used 1, 1, 60, 5 Unhide your top tube layer and erase the parts that cover the ribbon and hang below the frame. You don't have to be very careful that you don't go outside the ribbon because you have the bottom tube showing through. Doing it this way lets you kind of be a sloppy eraser, lol. Add a drop shadow to the frame layer also. Now on your other frame (with the black ribbon) grab your magic wand tool and click inside all the parts of the frame and between the frame and ribbon like you did previously. Selections, modify, expand by 5, open the Red Fur paper, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, and on the paper layer, hit the delete key on your keyboard. Drag that layer below your frame layer, and leave selected. Copy your second tube and paste as a new layer. Do the same as you did with the other tube above. Open the Red, black, brown paper and paste as a new layer, and drag it just above your white background layer. Open your mask, and click on layers, new mask layer, from image, on the drop down menu, choose the mask, and make sure invert mask data is checked, click ok. Delete the mask layer, and merge the group together. Drop the opacity to around 40% and resize by about 75%. I noticed when I resized it left a border of the paper around the edges that I had to erase with my eraser tool, so if it does that to you, just erase it. Drag your two top tubes (the ones in each frame that are the top tubes) up so that they are the two very top layers in your tag. Open the red eyelet ribbon element, copy and paste as a new layer, and resize it by about 50% and then again by about 77%. Drag it below the two top tube layers and position it so that the eyelets are on each frame, add a drop shadow, and erase the parts that show over the tops of the ribbons and hang too far below the frames. Copy and paste the Black Ribbon Pain element. Resize by 77%. Drag that layer below the two tube layers but above the eyelet ribbon layer. Leave it positioned on the tag where PSP put it when you copy and pasted it. After resizing it lays nicely in the center of your tag. You may have some of the ribbon that shows through the tube because of how you erased the tube, if so just take your eraser tool and erase it. Add your drop shadow. Open the ball gag element, resize by about 25%, add a drop shadow, rotate to the left by 20. Drag it to the bottom left corner of your tag, and erase the parts that go over the frame, so it looks like it is hanging off the bottom of the frame. See my tag for reference. Open the element Black Collar Slave, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 25%, rotate to the right by 35%, add a drop shadow. Position it above the top rectangle on the right side of it, and erase the bits that hang over it the frame so it looks like it's dangling from the frame. See my tag for reference. Open the Black Whip Heart element, resize by about 35%, add a drop shadow, mirror and arrange to the bottom left side of your tag over the ball gag. Using your text tool, add your copyright and license info to your tag. Then add your name. I used Angelic war for my name, black as my background color, #a20003 as the foreground, the stroke width set at 2, then converted to a raster layer, and added Eye Candy 3.1 Glow in white with the width set to 5 and opacity drop off set to fat and added the same drop shadow I used throughout the tag. Crop down and resize your tag. If you want it transparent, delete the white background layer and save as a .png file and you're all done!