Thursday, October 11, 2012

Circle It

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 Snapshot Ninja Photography, which you need a license to use.  

Font of choice, I am using Zebra

Plugins: Mura Meister Copies
Xero Porcelain & Fritillary
Eye Candy 4000 Shadowlab

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 your tube, copy and paste as a new layer.

Apply Mura Meister Copies, wallpaper rotate with the default settings.

Adjust blur, motion blur with the radius set to 47, strength at 100, repeat and duplicate.

On the bottom layer adjust, blur, radial blur with the following settings:
Strength 100
Twirl degrees 0
Eliptical checked
horizontal offset 0
vertical offset 0
protect center 10

Effects, edge effects, enhance more, repeat
Apply Xero Porcelain default settings

On the top copy, apply Xero Fritillary using the default settings, but change variation to 15.
Change the blend mode to Soft light.

Choose a color from your tube as your background color and white as the foreground.
Go to the gradients tab, and select circular, angle 0 and repeats at 20.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your gradient.

Effects, texture effects, weave with the following settings:
Gap size 2
width 14
opacity 15
all the colors set to white
fill gaps checked

Now apply effects, texture effects, blinds with the following settings:
width 2
opacity 20
color black
horizontal and light from top checked

Change the opacity of this layer to soft light

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange on the right.
Apply Eye Candy Shadow Lab with the following settings top to bottom
color black
draw only outside selection checked

Leave your colors set how you used them for the gradient. 
Use your preset shapes tool set on rectangle width at 4 
and draw out a rectangle just below the center of the tag and all the way from the left side to just behind the tube.

Make sure you are on the white background layer, click selections, select all, float, defloat
modify, set selection borders set at 3
Add a new raster layer at the top and fill the selection with your gradient.

Drag your tube to the top.

Add your copyright/credits & your name then save.

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