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19 October 2011
2:37 PM | Posted by Fiona Devil | | Edit Post
This tutorial was written using Paint Shop Pro XII
You will need:
Paint Shop Pro (PSP) any version will work the same.
Tube of Choice. I used Hollowpixie which you will need a license for and you can purchase the image from Dreamscape Imaging. Which can be found here.
Scrap kit Dreamerie by the wonderful Alison from Hungry Hill Scraps which is found here.
Filters Used: MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling, AAA - Frames, and Eye Candy 3.1 - Glow.
Font of choice. I used Base Christmas.
Lets get started:
Open a new Image 570 x 240 with a transparent background. (Remember to save your tag template often during the creating process, just in case PSP decides to shut down for any reason).
In your colour palette, select a colour that is complimentary to your tube. I used #e0b190. Flood fill your tag with this colour.
Place your tube on your tag and copy this tube so you have two on your tag. Go to Layers - Duplicate layers.
Hide your top layer and select the second tube. Now go to Image - Mirror. Reduce your tube by 65% and position in the middle of the tag. Now go to Effects - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling.
Sselect the default settings (See image below).
Now change the Blend Mode and set it to Screen.
Select your elements you would like to use in your tag and copy and paste them to your tag.
Reduce them if they are too big.
Add a drop shadow to your tube and elements.
I used the following settings: V1, H -1, O50, B2 colour set to Black.
At this stage I would suggest you copy this tag by holding down the Shift and the D and minimise for later.
Once you have your elements and your tube placed as you like them, merge all layers together. Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten).
Go to Effects - AAA - Frames and use the following settings.
Add your copyright (©) information to your tag and then position where you think it looks best.
Add your name to your tag and apply the Glow effects. Effects - Eye Candy 3.1 - Glow. Using the same settings as I did (or you can set them to be either thin or medium).
Save your tag as PNG or JPG.
For the Avatar, open a 150 x 150 image and copy all your tag elements to this template and resize and position where they seem to look the best. (I usually copy my tag and crop the image to the correct size using my ruler as a guide).
Once you have the Avatar at the right size, apply the AAA - Frames Effect and put your © information on the avatar. Now use the same Font to write out your initial or your name. Save as a PNG or JPG.
You are now finished making your tag.
I hope you enjoyed doing my tutorial.
This tutorial was written on 19 October 2011.
Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.