Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Don't Stare!

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 Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use.  At the time of this tutorial this tube is not in the store, it is coming soon, probably in a day or two.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit 2013 Don't Stare by Kissed by Kelz, this kit is also coming soon and not yet in the store, at the date this tut was written.

Square Template 5 by Tina, from the Creative Misfits Blog.

Font of choice, I am using Motion Picture

Plugins: No outside plugins

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 it.
Delete the ©info layer.

I changed my canvas size to 850 x 850 and flood filled the background layer to make it easier to work.
At the end we can crop it down and get rid of the white background if you want to make it a .png so it's got a transparent background.

We are going to fill the layers of the template using our papers from our kit. Instead of writing the directions for each layer, I'll write them once here and then I will just tell you which papers I used for each layer and you can refer to the directions in the paragraph below this to do the filling in if you don't know how to do that.

In the layer pallet click on the layer you want to fill in. Then in your template using your magic wand, click inside the part you want to fill, go to selections, invert. Open the paper, copy and paste as a new layer. Arrange the paper where you want it, resize if you need to, then click delete on your keyboard.
Go to selections, select none. Then go ahead and delete the original template layer so all you have left of the two is the paper layer you filled in.
Do the above for each template layer, except the dotted line ones.

For layers Left Half & Right Half use paper 1
For the Circle layer use paper 2
For Square, use paper 5
For Right and Left Square use paper 6

For the frame layers:
Set your foreground to #b877ff and background to #ffffff
Take the color changer tool and go over each of the frames to make them the new color.
Then go to adjust, add/remove noise, add noise with the following settings:
Monochrome checked

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize about 55%, arrange in the middle of the tag, erase the bits you don't want hanging below the frame for that middle square.

Now we'll add our elements, check my tag for placement reference.

Cityscape resize 120% arrange at top above the two purple circles layers
Piano keys, arrange on left side, erase where it goes into the square frame on the top and the half circle on the bottom left
Speaker, resize by 80%
Guitar, resize by 80%, rotate right by 40
PA Sign, resize 50%, rotate right 20
Pup resize 50%
Camera, resize 40%
Shoe, resize 40%
Thorn Heart resize 55%

Sparkles, arrange behind everything on the top left. Duplicate & mirror, merge together, duplicate and flip
then merge those two together.

Crop and resize
Add your copyrights and credits as needed and your text
then save!

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