Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Not a Hipster

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 Arthur Crowe, which you need a license to use.  The tube I am using for this tut is a sneak peak tube for Arthur that will be available soon in his store, around April 1, 2013 and it comes with the April 2013 desktop wallpaper.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using My Little Hipster, a PTU kit by Pimp'd Designz.

Font of choice, I am using Pushkin

Plugins: No outside plugins 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 your template, shift D to duplicate, close the original. 
Delete Raster 1 layer.
I resized mine to 650x650 pixels then changed the canvas size to 850x850, just to give room to work.

Fill the layers of the template by clicking on them with your magic wand, then go to selections, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, then click delete on your keyboard, deselect, and delete the original template layer.
On the frame layers that have noise on them, you won't be able to just click with your magic wand, so make that layer active, the go to selections, select all, float, defloat, then invert and do as above with your papers to fill.

Once you get done filling the layers with papers, 
click on the small square shapes in the front, selections, select all, float, invert, open your close up 
tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the box, click delete on your keyboard and deselect.
Lower the opacity of the tubes to about 60.

Open your main tube, copy and place as a new layer, resize if needed (I resized mine by 78%)
and arrange on your tag.

Add any elements you'd like. I used
cardboard, rotate to the right by 45
Print01, place on right side under all the layers, duplicate, mirror
Button, resize by 45%, duplicate a couple times and arrange on tag
Ribbon 3, resize by 25%, arrange over one or more of the buttons
Camera, resized 25%
String 2, resized 50%
Flower 2, resized 25%
String 1 resized 45%
Glasses resized 20%

Crop, resize,
add your copyrights and credits as needed
add your name and save!

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