Monday, September 5, 2011

Let's Get Lost

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 Barbara Jensen, which you need a license to use. You can get it at her site.
Word Art from Blissfully Beth
Font of choice, I am using Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Plugins: Mura Meister Copies, Xenofex 1.1 Shower Door
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 with a white background.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer.
Apply Mura Meisters copies with the following settings:
Wallpaper Rotate
Settings on right side top to bottom: 20, 50, 50, o, 100, 0, 100, o, 100, 0, 0, 30, o
Adjust blur, motion blur radius 45 strength 100, apply it twice then change radius to 294 and apply that once.
Apply Xenofex Shower Door with the default settings.
Copy and paste your tube, arrange it to the right side, change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to around 40.
Draw out a white rectangle across the bottom of your tag, lower opacity to about 50.
Copy and paste your tube again, arrange it slightly to the left of the bottom tube, add a drop shadow.
Copy and paste the word art, arrange near the top left, change the color to suit your tube, add a drop shadow.
Make the background layer active, selections, select all, selections, select selection borders, settings are inside, antialias checked, width 3.
Add a new layer at the top, flood fill with a color to complement your tube, add a drop shadow.
Delete the white background.
Add your copyright info & your name & save.
Open a new canvas 150 x 150 white background.
Copy and paste the background from the tag that you made out of your tube.
Copy and paste your tube and arrange it how you want it.
Make the white background layer active, use your crop tool and click on the icon at the top "snap crop rectangle to" and click on the center one "layer opaque" then click on your avatar to crop.
Still on the white background layer, go to selections, select all, modify, select selection borders, change the width to 2, add a new raster layer at the top, flood fill with the same color you used on the tag.
Add a drop shadow.
Add your copyright info, and your name/initials and save.

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