Friday, July 13, 2012

Bite Me

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 Jorge Packer which you need a license to use. You can get it at Artistically Inclined Licencing

Font of choice, I am using Abbadon for the text and A&S Speedway for the name.

Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise, Visman 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 750 x 750 pixels, white background. You can crop it and delete the white background in the end, this just helps us see what we're working on.

Copy and paste your image or tube as a new layer. If you're using the same tube as I am, resize by 75%.

Set your background to black, foreground closed out. Using your rectangle tool, draw around the tube so that you have a rectangle the same size as your tube. Convert to raster layer, drag below the tube and merge the tube and rectangle layer together. 

Selections, select all, float, modify, select selection borders, outside, border width 5. Click ok. 

Add a new raster layer under the tube layer. Flood fill with black (or whatever color you made the rectangle. Select none.

Back on the tube layer do the same as above, but set the border width at 8. Make sure you do the new layer under the black border you did. Fill with a complementary color.

Back on the tube layer, do the same as above, but set the border width at 12. Again, make sure to add the new layer under the last border you did. Flood fill this one with the black or whatever color you did the rectangle with.

Merge these 3 border layers together.

Apply HSB Noise with the following settings top to bottom (or play around with it until you get something else you like)
Smooth Lumps
Seamless Tile checked
Random Seed 1

Merge the tube layer and border together. Then duplicate & resize the duplicate to 60%, mirror it and arrange at the bottom left. Rotate to the right by 20.

Duplicate and resize by 75%, rotate by 35 to the left. 

Duplicate and resize by 50% and mirror it. Arrange below the small one on the top right. Then duplicate.

Rotate to the left by 25, then arrange on the bottom left side.

Add drop shadows to all layers. I used 1, 1, 50, 5 throughout.

Duplicate the largest one in the center that we first worked with. Apply gaussian blur on the bottom one, by going to adjust, blur, gaussian blur, change the Radius to 20.

Apply VM Extravaganza-Transmission with the following settings top to bottom:
6, 10, 40

Drag this layer to the top left, duplicate, image, flip, image, mirror, drag to the bottom right. Merge together, drop the opacity to around 70.

Add any text you'd like to it.

Add your name and copyright info as needed & save.

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