Sunday, May 23, 2010

Old School Summer

For this tutorial you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSPX, but any version should work. Two tubes of your choice. I am using the gorgeous artwork of Ismael Rac which you must purchase at AMI to use. Effects and Plugins: Sepia Toning, which comes with PSP X Color Dot Toadies Ommadawn Font used: Angelic War Let's get started! Open a new canvas about 700x700 with a white background. You can crop it down and get rid of the white at the end. This just makes it easier for us to work. Using your preset shape tool set at rectangle, set your foreground to #c5203e and your background to null, line width about 5. Draw out a smallish rectangle. Convert to raster layer and then duplicate it 3 times. Arrange them so they are overlapping how you'd like them. Make the second rectangle down active and click inside it with your magic wand tool. Now, make the top rectangle active, click delete on your keyboard. Do the same for the third rectangle down, then deselect. Merge the top 3 rectangles together. Now, make the third rectangle down active, click inside it with your magic wand. Now get on the bottom rectangle layer and make it active, click delete on your keyboard. Merge it with the other layer with the 3 rectangles. Click inside each of the rectangles with your magic wand while holding the shift key down, selections, modify, expand by 2, add a new raster layer and flood fill with #1381e2. Open one of your tubes, copy and paste it as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, deselect and add a drop shadow. Take your magic wand and on your rectangles layer, click inside 2 of the frames holding down the shift key. Now go to your tube layer and go to Effects>Image Effects> Sepia Toning and use the default setting. Deselect. Back on the blue background layer inside your rectangles, apply Color dot with the following settings top to bottom: 90, 2, 255, 255, 255. Hide your white background layer again, and merge all layers visible, add a drop shadow, then unhide your white background. Duplicate your merged layer. On the bottom layer, blur, gaussian blur by 20. Duplicate the blurred layer and mirror it. Drag the two blurred layers around to where they show how you like them and then merge them together. Then apply Toadies Ommadawn with the following settings top to bottom: 12, 8, 234, 17. Add your full tube and give it a drop shadow. Add your name. Add your copyright info, crop and resize as necessary and save!

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