Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pumped Up Kicks

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Three tubes, I am using the artwork of Armando Huerta, which you need a license to use. I got mine at MPT, but since they closed I don't think he has gone to any stores to sell. So if you don't have any of his artwork, you'll have to use another artist.
Font of choice, I am using The beautiful Ones
Plugins: Xero Fritillary, Two Moon Rotate & Fade Away, Xenofex 2 Constellation
My word art here.
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 transparent canvas 600 x 250
Open your main tube, pick two colors from your tube, a light and a dark. I used #c4dff3 & #84bce5.
Make a gradient with these two colors, it should be linear with an angle of 45 and 1 repeats. Flood fill your canvas with this gradient.
Apply Xero Fritillary with the following settings top to bottom:
Edge effects, enhance.
Apply the Two Moon Rotate & Fade Away with the following settings top to bottom:
Open your other two tubes.
Copy and paste one tube, arrange it to the left side and duplicate it.
On the top tube layer apply gaussian blur 3.
On the bottom tube layer change the blend mode to Luminance (L) and drop the opacity to around 70.
Open another tube, this time arrange it on the right side and follow the same steps as you did on the first tube.
Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer add a drop shadow 1, 1, 100, 5 arrange slightly off center to the left.
Make your background layer active.
Selections, select all, modify, set selection borders and set it at 2.
Add a new raster layer at the top of the tag, flood fill with one of the colors you used for your background, but change it so that it's a bit darker. I changed mine to #575e83
Deselect, add noise guassian, 70, monochrome checked.
Go back to your background layer, do the same as above, but set selection borders at 4.
Add a new raster layer under the last border you did, flood fill it with black. This time instead of adding noise, apply Xenofex 2 Constellation with the following settings top to bottom:
fill with solid color checked and the color should be black.
Merge the two border layers together and add drop shadow 1, 1, 50, 5
Add your word art & your name.
Add any credits needed.

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