Saturday, February 20, 2010
Out of My Face
For this tut you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, I am using version PSP X. Tube of your choice, I am using the super fab work of Ismael Rac, which you must purchase to use. His stuff can be found at AMI. A scrap kit of your choice. I am using a PTU kit by Aiya of Juicy Bits called Vinyl Vixen, you can find this kit at AMI also. Tag template #329 by Missy at Divine Intentions. Font of your choice. I used VTO Bad Tattoo Hand One Plugin: Eye Candy 3.1 Glow (or another version of Gradient Glow, etc) Let's get started! Open up your template, delete the top credits layer. Resize by about 85%. Change your canvas size to about 700 x 700. You can crop it down at the end, this just gives you some room to work. Click on the Shape 1 layer, click on it with your magic wand, add a new raster layer and flood fill with #860500. Deselect, add a drop shadow of your choice and delete the original layer. Do the same with the Thin Rectangle layer above it, but this time fill it with black. Activate the Rectangle 2 layer, then click on it with your magic wand. Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, resize it by 75%, selections, invert, make sure you are on the paper layer and hit delete key on your keyboard. Deselect, add drop shadow, and delete the original layer. Do the same for the Shape 2 layer (the rectangle on the far right) but fill with paper 6 resized to 75%. Activate the glittered rectangle layer, click on it with your magic wand, add a new raster layer and flood fill with black, then add a drop shadow and delete the original layer. Delete the dotted line 2 layer and the thin rectangle layer below it, also the star layer that is right below the top word art layer. Activate the small circle 1 layer. Selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer. Set your foreground at #860500 and your background at black. Right click on the foreground color and choose the gradient tab. Set the style on the 3rd little box (sunburst) and the repeats to 1, click ok. Flood fill the new layer with that gradient. Selections, modify, expand by 5, add a new raster layer below your gradient circle, flood fill with black. Deselect. Adjust, add/remove noise, monochrome, 100%, add a drop shadow. Repeat for the small circle 2 layer. Click on the pink Circle layer, with your magic wand, click inside it. Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, selections, invert, make sure you are on the paper layer, hit delete on your keyboard. Do the same for the bottom thin rectangle (the black rectangle that runs horizontally below your circles, just above the word art. Activate the dotted line layer, selections, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill all the dots with black, then add a drop shadow. It's easier if you zoom in real close. Do the same for the stars on each side of the dotted line layer, but fill those in with the gradient you used above, except change the repeats to 6. Activate the circle 3 layer, click inside it with your magic wand. Take the close up of the tube you are going to use (or just your tube if you don't have a close up) and mirror it, then copy and paste it as a new layer (resize if you need to) and arrange it into the circle. Selections, invert, delete. Change the blend mode to Luminance(L). Apply the Eye Candy Glow white with a width of 3, fat. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, add a drop shadow. You can also add a mask behind it if you like. I chose not to use one. Add your copyright info and your name. I also added the same glow I used on the tube and a drop shadow. Crop it down and resize as needed. Save as a .png file if you'd like it to be transparent.