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This tutorial was written by me on June 13th, 2010. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work with other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a wonderful FTU kit by ChaneyJo's Creations called "Hollywood Hottie". You can download this fabulous kit from her blog HERE. Please remember to leave some love (a thank you) when you grab it!
Two tubes of choice: I used the gorgeous art of Ray Leaning with a valid license. You can purchase this wonderful artists tubes from MPT.
Mask of choice
Font of choice: I used Hollywood Hills.
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 5.
Ready ... Set ... GO! ;-)
Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 750 x 650, white background.
From the kit, open Cityscape1. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Open Filmstrips1, copy and paste Raster 4 as a new layer. Move to the bottom left of the cityscape. Duplicate the filmstrip and mirror. Line up with the original and then use the selection tool to select the excess, like this:
Hit delete. You should end up with something that looks like this:
Using the magic wand tool with Mode set to Add (Shift), Match mode set to None and Feather set to 0, click inside each of the filmstrip frames. Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 2. Open a paper of choice, resize if desired (I resized 80%), copy and paste as a new layer. Move the paper below the filmstrip. Selections > Invert > Delete.
Copy and paste one of your tubes and resize if desired. I resized mine by 80% twice. Use your magic wand to click inside the first frame, expand by 2 and move your tube within the frame until you like what you see. Selections > Invert > Delete. Continue in this way for the remaining 5 frames, choosing a different part of your tube to show in each. Once you have all six images added, hide the rest of your layers and merge these images together. Change the blend mode to Burn (or another one of your choice). Lower the opacity if you wish, I left mine at 100%. Drop shadow the frame and then merge these three layers (paper, images and filmstrip) together.
Add your main tube and place it in the center of your tag. Drop shadow.
Open the wordart, copy and paste the Merged layer as a new layer and move beneath your tube. Drop shadow.
Add any elements you wish to decorate your tag. I used one of the clapboards, the microphone, both spotlights and their light rays and some of the flowers. I also added the lightbeam in the center of the tag. Make sure all the light beams are below the tube and wordart layers.
Now add your name. If you want to add the same gold highlight as the wordart and cityscape do this to your text layer: Selections > float > Selections > defloat > Selections > modify > expand > expand by 4. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gold paper (paper 7) from the kit (set the scale to 50%). Selections > Select none. Now go to Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > select the Uniform radio button, set the Noise to 50% and check the Monochrome box. Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen. Merge this layer with your text layer and add your drop shadow.
Activate your background layer and add a new raster layer. Selections > Select All. You may paste a paper of choice into the selection or flood fill with a color that compliments your tube. I chose to flood fill with black. Selections > Select None.
Apply your mask and merge the mask layers together.
Resize your tag to the size you prefer and add all applicable license and copyright information. Save as a jpg or png and you're all finished!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, please leave some love if you try it! It's nice to know people actually do these and it inspires me to write some more. ;-)
Until next time ...