Sunday, June 9, 2013

Party in the USA

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.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Party In the USA a FTU kit by Sweet Tooth Studio, available at Scrap Candy 

Font of choice, I am using BodieMF Flag

Plugins: Xero Radiance, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

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 and close the original.
Delete Raster 1 layer & raster 11

Change the canvas size to about 900 x 900 or 1000 x 1000 depending on how much room you like to have to work around in.

To fill the layers with papers, make the layer active in your layer 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 raster layer of the template.

To fill the layers that have noise on them (raster 10 & copy of raster 10) you will have to make it active in your layer palette, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, then go ahead and copy and paste your paper and click delete on your keyboard.

I used the following papers on the following layers:

Copy 2 of raster 2, Raster 8, & raster 4, use paper 5
Raster 3, use paper 2
Raster 6 & copy of raster 2, use paper 6
Raster 5 & raster 2, use paper 4
Raster 7, use paper 8
Raster 9 & copy of raster 9, use paper 10

Raster 10 & copy of raster 10, use paper 6
add noise to these two layers, monochrome, uniform, 100

Add your main tube and arrange in the middle. Resize it by about 60% if you are using the same one as I am

click on one of the front square layer (raster 9 or copy of raster 9 layer that you filled with paper 10)
selections, select all, float, defloat, invert.
Copy your tube and paste it into the frame, arrange it where you want, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect. Duplicate the tube, on the top layer, blur, gaussian blur 3, change the blend mode to soft light.
On the bottom layer apply Xero Radiance with the default settings.

Do the same for the other square layer on the other side.

Now just add your elements. Check my tag for exact placement.

Element 20, resize 95%
Element 22, resize 75%
Element 25, resize 55%
Element 16, rotate right 90
Element 14
Element 5, resize 45%
Element 23, resize 65% rotate right 90

Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save 

On my name I used background #4364a4 foreground #ab2315,
then apply gradient glow with a width of 5 and the color set on white

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