Friday, May 24, 2013

Cyber Rock

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.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching Cyber Rock kit by Desirena Designs, which is also available at Arthur Crowe's store. 

Font of choice, I am using  Sick Capital Vice

Plugins: color dot

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 template, shift D to duplicate, and close the original.
Delete the credits, arrow top, and arrow bottom,  green circle top, yellow star top layers.
Resize to about 600 x 600 pixels
Change canvas size to about 850 x 850 pixels
Flood fill the background layer to white.

Fill the layers in with papers from your scrap kit. To do this make the layer active in your layers palette,
click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect and delete the original template layer. Do this for each layer but not the back layers for the text.

To fill a layer with a color, left click on the papers with your dropper tool. Make the layer active in your layer palette, click inside it with your magic wand. Add a new raster layer, flood fill with your color.

This is a list of which papers or colors I used for each layer.
Yellow circle - paper 5
Yellow Rec - paper 5
Green circle bottom - fill with black
Green square bottom - fill with #3a2f8b
Green line - paper 10
Rounded white rec - paper 7
Beige rec - paper 8
Yellow star top - fill with black
Yellow star frame - fill with #903c87
Grey rec bottom - paper 9
Grey rec middle - paper 3
Grey rec top - paper 2

On the star frame, and all 3 of the rectangle frames add noise 
monochrome checked

On the two layers we flood filled (the circle and square in the back) apply color dot with the default settings. 

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. I resized mine by 85%, arrange in the middle.

Add your elements, check my tag for reference:
5 (drums) resize 85%
30 (music notes)
3 (speaker) resize 45%
15 (microphone) resize 45%
8 (corset) resize 55%
1 (boot) resize 45%
11 (collar) resize 25%
2 (skull) resize 45%
28 (dot splatter) resize 55%
arrange dots on the top middle, duplicate and rotate, drag to the right
repeat until you get enough to go around the right side of the tag.

Crop and resize
Add your copyright and credits
add your text and save

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