Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wild Thing

For this tutorial you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version. Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get at his new store HERE. Scrap kit of choice. I am using Wild Thing by Juicy Bits. Font of choice, I am using Cajun Boogie Plugins: Pixelate Sector Mosiac Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly. Let's get started! Open a new canvas 600 x 250 white background. Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, dupicate. On the top layer adjust, blur, gaussian blur 29, set Blend Mode to Luminance (L). On the original layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur 6. Apply Pixelate Sector Mosiac with the following settings: Theta Tiles 15 Rho Tiles 37 Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, drag to the left side, add a drop shadow. Take your cursor and place it on the left side of your canvas until you get the little arrows that point left and right. Click on your canvas and drag it out. You'll see grey boxes on each side of your tag. Now, click on your preset shapes, rectangle tool. Set the background color as any color, we're going to fill it in later with a paper. We are going to do it this way so that when you apply the wave effect, the paper doesn't get distorted. Draw out a skinny rectangle all the way across your tag. Start way to the left out in the grey area, and drag it well into the grey area on the right. Convert to raster layer. Now go to effects, distortion effects, wave with the following settings: Horizontal Displacement Amplitude and Wavelength: 1 Vertical Displacement Amplitude 2, Wavelength 10 Transparent Now open paper 5, and set it as your foreground. To do this, right click on foreground, choose pattern, and in the drop down box, look for your paper. On the waved rectangle layer that you just made, selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer and flood fill with your pattern. Selections, modify, expand by 5, add a new raster layer under this layer and flood fill with white. Adjust, add/remove noise settings Uniform, 45%, monochrome checked. Add a drop shadow and merge these two layers together. Open heart doodle, resize by 75%, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange below your tube, add a drop shadow. Open the stars layer, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 45%. Arrange to the top right side of tag, add drop shadow. Copy and paste again, resize by 40% this time arrange near the middle, add drop shadow, merge two layers together. Add a new raster layer, selections, select all, modify, contract by 2, invert, add a new raster layer, flood fill with pink from your stars. Selections, invert, modify, contract 3, invert, add a new raster layer below the pink layer, flood fill with black or white. Selections, invert, modify, contract 2, invert, add a new raster layer below that black or white layer and flood fill with the pink again. Deselect Merge the 3 frame layers together and add a drop shadow. Add your copyright info and your name, save and you're done with the tag. For the avatar: Open a new canvas either 125x125 or 150x150 depending on the size the site allows you to use. Most use the smaller size. Go to your finished tag and merge together the two background layers. Copy and paste them into the avatar canvas. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move to the left. Copy and paste the heart layer, resize by 50%, move below your tube layer. Make the frame the same way you did for the tag. Add your copyright info. Add the first letter of your name. Save it and you're done!

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