>> Saturday, March 12, 2011

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This tutorial was written by me on 12 March 2011. Any similarity to other tutorials is not intentional.


Tube of Choice. I am using Lix this time. If you want to use the same tube you must purchase it, and a license to use it at PTE

Scrapkit - I used an fantastic kit called IYF by my all time favourite scrap maker, Kittz which you can download HERE. Thank you Kittz!!

Template - I used template 161 by Kristin, which you can download HERE.

Filters - Xero Radiance, Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow, Penta Jeans

Font of choice, I used New Romantics

Let's start!

Open the template in psp, shift D to duplicate it and close the original. Delete the top credit layer and the pixel words layer. Image, canvas size, increase to 750 x 750, we will resize later.

I always start at the bottom layer when I use templates. What I do, is selections, select all, float, defloat and either copy and paste a paper or make a new layer and fill with a colour or gradient. If using a paper, I then selections, invert delete, and delete the original layer. If I use a gradient then I still delete the original layer.

Here is what I did for this tag:

Change the hue & saturation of the star background layer.

On all the glittered layers, add noise, uniform, 0%, monochrome ticked. Drop shadow. I used 1, 1, 44, 8.

Left and right circle layers - paper 6 resized 80%.

Rectangle layer, floodfill with a gradient using a colour from your tube and black, angle 45, repeats 1, invert checked.

Oval, floodfill with gradient. I changed the black to white.

Effects, texture, blinds, 2, 20 black, check both boxes.

Right rectangle - float, defloat, copy and past close up tube, selections invert delete. Same on Left Rectangle. Crop both these layers merged opaque to prevent any shadows from parts of your tube that were hanging off your canvas.

On both tube layers - duplicate, on the copy adjust blur, gaussian blur 3, change the blend mode to soft light. Duplicate again & change the blend mode to Screen. On the original tube, change the blend mode to luminance legacy. Play around with the blend modes if you don't like these. On both top copies, effects, texture blinds, 2, 15 colour white, box boxes checked.

Circle 1 layer - fill with gradient. Texture weave, 1, 3, 2 colour black.

Circle 2 layer - fill with same gradient, change the repeats to 3. Copy and paste close up tube again. Selections invert delete. Duplicate tube, on copy adjust blur, gaussian blur 3, change blend mode to soft light. Duplicate again & change blend mode to screen. On the top copy, effects, penta jeans, 16, 4. Apply the jeans filter to your circle 2 layer as well.

Close your background layer and crop your tag. Resize tag to 600 wide. Copy and paste your main tube. Effects, Xero Radiance, press random till you see something you like.

Duplicate your tube as we did with the close ups, drop shadow the bottom tube layer.

Now it's time to make your tag your own by adding different elements, choose the ones you like, or use mine. I used the lips, the skull, swirl clip and frog.

Add some sparkles!!!

Add your name and give it a glow using EC 4000, gradient glow.

Add your artist's copyright & you're finished!


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