Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tiki Island Fun

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 Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. At the time of this tut, he was still at PTE. The store is closing and he announced that he is going independent. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using LK Designs kit Island Fun.

Font of choice, I am using KonTikiKona

Plugins: No outside filters used.

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.

Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 600 x 250, white background.

Open paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it where you want in the canvas. Now make the white background layer active, grab your crop tool, up on the top of your toolbar, click snap selection to and then pick the middle icon (layer opaque) then double click on your canvas.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer on the right. 

Add the following elements, amounts to resize are beside the element name
Palm Tree, 75%, duplicate, mirror
Cloud 1, 75%
Tiki Mask 2, 56%
Hammock, 54%

Set your background color to #64cae2 and foreground to #de5d9c
Click on the white background layer. 
Selections, select all, modify, set selection borders, set at 2
Add a new raster layer at the top, fill with the foreground color. Deselect.

Click the little arrows to switch the foreground and background color. 
Now do the above steps again, this time make the new layer below the pink layer we just did, and set the selection borders at 4, fill with the blue.

Switch your colors again, repeat the above steps, set selection borders at 7, fill with the pink.

Merge these three layers together, add your drop shadow if you like it there.

Pull the tube layer up so it's above the frame layer.

Delete the bottom white background layer.

Add your copyright and any text you'd like


Open a new canvas 150 x 150
Copy and paste your background layer from your tag into the avatar.
Do the same with the Tiki Mask and your tube.

Do the frame around the avatar the same way we did with the tag using the same settings we used for the tag.
Add your text and copyright info as needed.

Save the tag and avatar and you're done!

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