Wednesday, January 25, 2012
It's Like Totally Rad! PTU
This tutorial was written on January 24, 2012 by 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.
++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)
++ Tube and close up of choice. I used the work of Lix and You can purchase her work currently at PSP Tubes Emporium
++Scrap kit of choice, I used the cute kit Totally Rad by Tasha of Tasha’s Playground
++Bitch-a-rama template by Kandi and Dee can be found here
++Fonts of your choice. I used one called Porcelin
++Plug ins-Xero, Radiance (optional for close up)
-penta.com, color dot and cross
-Eye candy 4000 gradient glow
**NOTE ADD DROP SHADOWS OF YOUR CHOOSING AS YOU LIKE! AND SAVE AS YOU GO!
Open several of the papers you’d like to use! Minimize them for later.
Open your template in PSP. Here’s the fun part! We’re going to delete layers (you can choose to leave them if you want, but for my purposes I’m deleting it) delete all the word art and shadows and also the dots and dashes.
Next go to the bottom template layer, go to selections, float, then selections defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your choice of the paper. Repeat this process WITH THE EXCEPTION of the circle layers and the three tall rectangle layers that are horizontal.
On the circle layers and the rectangle layers, flood fill with your choice of gradient. What I did was choose two colors from the papers. One in the foreground and background, then changed the top one to the gradient. You can choose the angle, to whatever you like. On those three layers, flood fill with the gradient. On the circle layers, add the gradient glow of your choosing.
Next open the flame you like. Resize then copy and paste as a new layer then move it to the right side and just above the bottom layer. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror.
Open the star cluster you like resize it, copy and paste as a new layer. Move it to the upper left and move above the circle layer. Duplicate, then image, mirror , then image, flip.
Now comes the fun part with the tubes! Open your first tube, crop it so that you only have half of it. Copy and paste it as a new layer and resize it. Move it to below the left rectangle frame and to the left of it. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror, and adjust it some so it looks the same. Merge down one layer. Then use your plug in, penta.com color dot and whatever setting you like. Duplicate it and go to image, flip. Merge down one layer. Then on the gradient layer, go to selections, float, then selections, defloat. On the tube layer, go to selections, invert and hit the delete key. Go to selections none. Then change the blend mode to luminance legacy. One down few more to go!
On the middle vertical layer, copy and paste the scatter that has stars and circles. Go back to the rectangle layer, go to selections, float then selections defloat. Back to the scatter layer and go to selections defloat, then selections invert. Hit the delete key. Go to selections none.
Open the star bling. Keep it as it is on its own layer as you opened it. Add a gradient glow that you like. Open your next tube, then resize it and copy and paste as a new layer. Move it below the star. Adjust it so the tube covers the whole star area. Note that I used the boobie area lol. Go to your plug in, Xero porcelain and whatever setting you like. Then use your plug in penta.com, jeans and set at the setting you like. Copy and paste the tube again. Shrink it down and move it to the outer points like I did. Adjust it as you like. Add your porcelain plug in again. Using your magic wand tool again, click inside the star and go to selections, float and then selections defloat, go to selections invert. Go to each tube layer and hit the delete key. Go to selections none, when you are done. Merge everything. Copy and paste as a new layer into your main canvas. Move it below the center rectangle layer and adjust as needed.
Then open the heart border. Copy and paste as a new layer, and move it just above the long vertical rectangle layer.
Next open your next tube! Crop it, I only used the face. Copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror. Adjust where you like it on the circle. Go to your plug in, xero, radiance and set it to what you like. Now go to effects, texture, weave. I just did the default setting .Play with it and figure out what setting you want! Then on the circle layers (the gradient) go to selections, float, selections, defloat. Then on the first tube layer go to selections, invert and hit the delete key. Do the same on the other tube layer. Go to selections none. Change the blend mode to luminance legacy.
Now open your next tube. Copy and paste as a new layer and move it below the center rectangle frame. Use your plug in, xero, porcelain. Then use your plug in penta.com, dot and cross at the setting you like! On the gradient level, go to selections, float then selections, defloat. On the tube layer go to selections, invert and hit the delete key. Go to selections none.
Next open the bear, then copy and paste on either side of the bottom of the frame. Then add the paper flower that you like to the upper top corners.
Add your text, copyrights, license info, and tagger markings. Save and your done!
Thank you for trying my tutorial.