Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sting FB Cover FTU NO Scraps!

This tutorial was written on December 24, 2011, Shani aka Wicked Princess. The concept of the tag is mine and mine alone. Any resemblance to any other tag/tut is pure coincidence. This was written for those with working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
Supplies Needed:

++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)

++ Tubes of choice or the ones I used, which is “Sting” by James Adams and can be found at AIL Note you MUST have a valid license to use.

++My Template which you can get HERE

++Plug ins: Muera Meister Copies


Open a new canvas, transparent and the dimensions of 850 x 315. Flood fill with your choice of color or gradient. I used a red and black gradient that I felt would compliment the tube. Now go to effects, texture effects, texture and set it to what texture you like. I personally used Brick Wall.

Then open up your template, copy and paste as a new layer. Yes it may just overlap a little, that’s ok. Change the color of the template to what you like. You can flood fill it or use your manual correction button. Go to selections, float, selections, defloat. Then to selections, modify, expand by 6. Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with the color or gradient of your choosing. I used a gold gradient. Go to selections none. Add the noise effect by going to adjust, add/remove noise. Move this layer below the template layer.

Open up your tube in PSP. I used a tube that had several close ups with it. My suggestion is do that if you can! Copy and paste the biggest close up and paste it as a new layer into your canvas. Feel free to resize it if you need to. Then go to your plug in, muera meister copies and set it to tile (angle) set the Number to 3 and both shifts to 50. Go to the template layer and go to selections, float, and selections defloat. On the angled tube layer go to selections, invert then hit the delete key on your keyboard. Go to selections, none.

Now go to effects, texture effects, blinds and set it what you like. Make sure that horizontal is unchecked. Change the blend mode to luminance legacy. It should look pretty cool now!

Next draw out a long rectangle in the coordinating color you did for the back ground. Make it so it ‘s kind of centered. Add your text and merge down. Duplicate it then rotate it so it goes across the X’s. Angle the other one you did too. Now it should look like a big X. Change the blend modes to luminance legacy.

We’re going to add the tubes now. Use another close up tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Move it to the left side, where you see the diamond opening. Duplicate the tube and move it below the template layer, but above the gold one. Using your magic wand tool, click inside the area on the first template layer. Go to the bottom tube layer and go to selections, invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard. Go to selections, none. Now on the top tube layer, and using your eraser tool, erase the parts of the tube you don’t want seen outside of that diamond area. You’re making it look like the person is popping out of the diamond. Repeat this process for the opposite side.

Then add your tube of choice to the middle of the canvas. Adjust as needed. Add your copyrights and licensing information. Save this as a PSP image as it is. Once saved merge visible.
Go to selections, select all then go to selections, modify, selection borders. Set it for 5, and add a new raster layer. Flood fill it with the choice of color or gradient. Add the noise of your choosing. Go to selections none. Add any more text and save! Thank you for trying out my tutorial!

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