Friday, November 12, 2010


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(s) of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get at his store HERE. I am using one full length tube, and a close up.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Trendsetter by Juicy Bits which you can get HERE.
Font of choice, I am using the alpha that came with the kit.
Plugins: VM Extravaganza-Transmission,
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 600 white background.
Open Frame 4, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 65%.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, I resized mine by 85%, then hide it for now.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame, then selection, modify, expand by 3.
Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer just above your white background layer, resize by 60%, selections, invert, make sure you are still on the paper layer and click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange how you want in the frame, click delete on your keyboard, then deselect.
Duplicate the tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur by 3, change the opacity to soft light.
On the original layer adjust, hue and saturation, change both to 0, then add a drop shadow just to the bottom tube.
Now go ahead and unhide the other tube.
Open paper 15, make your elipse tool active, and make your background pattern paper 15, your foreground set to null . Draw out a largish circle that is a little taller than your frame, so you can see it above and below (see my tag for reference), convert to raster layer. Add a drop shadow.
Open paper 8 and do the same as above, just put the circle over to the right side of the frame, drag it below the pink circle layer, add a drop shadow. Merge the two together, apply VM Transmission-Extravaganza with the following settings:
Line Width: 6
Offset: 18
Contrast: 40
Now lower the opacity to about 45.
Open scatter 2, copy and paste just above the layer we just made with the circles, resize by 60% and add your drop shadow.
Open the pink Hearts layer, copy and paste as a new layer just above your frame, resize by 85%, add your drop shadow.
Open heart01, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 45%, arrange over the top right corner of the frame, add your drop shadow.
Open the alpha, use your lasso tool to go around the letters you need, copy and paste as a new layer, resize them whatever size you want them, I did mine by 45% then sharpened them, after you arrange them all how you want them, merge them together and add a drop shadow.
Add any copyright and credits you need to add.
Crop your tag, and if you want a transparent tag without the white background, delete that layer and save as a .png file.

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