22 August 2010

Dead Sexy (PTU)

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Dead Sexy 

This tutorial was written by me on August 22nd, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions. 

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I'm using an awesome kit by Sugar Kissed Scraps called "Conspicuous".  I love bold, bright colours and this kit is stunning!!  You can get it at Butterfly Blush.  Thank you for this beautiful kit!

Tube of choice: I'm using the gorgeous pinup art of Ismael Rac with a valid license.  You can purchase Ismael's tubes at his store HERE.

Template of choice: I'm using one of Missy's wonderful templates, #370.  You can download it from her blog, Divine Intentionz 

Mask: I created a mask for this tut, you can download it HERE.  When downloading, please remember a thank you goes a long way!  :-)

Plug-in used: Xero; Radiance

Font of choice: I used Aquarelle

~~~~~ Ready?  Let's make a new tag! ~~~~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Increase the canvas size to 750 x 650 and delete the copyright layer.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate the circle layer, select all, float, defloat.  Choose a paper from the kit, resize as desired, copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete, deselect.  Delete the original circle layer and add a drop shadow to your paper layer.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 63, Blur 10.

Continue in this manner for the two "back" layers, frame back, frame back 2, 3, and 4.

For all the frame layers and the film strip back layer: select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with either db1576 (pink) or babf2c (green).  Add a noise effect to all but the large rectangular frame.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Uniform, 50%, Monochrome checked.

Activate the film strip layer.  We're going to change the color of the stars with the color replacer tool.  First use the eye dropper to right click one of the stars so it's set as the background color.  Then set the foreground color to one of the colors mentioned above.  Change the blue stars to #babf2c and the pink stars to #db1576.  I also used this tool to change the blue color in the word art to green.  If you need detailed instructions for using this tool, please refer to my Choco-Love tutorial for more information.

Activate the wordart back layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Using the flood fill tool with the tolerance set to 60 and match mode set to RGB value, flood fill the white letters with #babf2c and the pink letters to #db1576.  Add noise using the settings above.  Drop shadow using these settings: H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 6.

Add your tube, place in the center of the tag, move below the wordart.  Duplicate and move the copy above the wordart.  Erase the parts of her left leg that are over the wordart so it looks like she's standing over the words.  Drop shadow the original layer only.

Duplicate the tube and resize larger (or use a close-up tube, as I did).  Place within one of the square frames on either side of the main tube.  Resize as desired, move beneath the frame and erase the excess.  Drop shadow: H&V 0, Opacity 63, Blur 10.  Repeat for the other frame.  Apply the Radiance plug-in with the following settings:

Add your elements:

Flower 4: Resize 58%
Flower 2: Resize 15%, then 70%
Butterfly: Resize 20%, then 80%.  Colorize: Hue 43, Saturation: 160

Drop shadow all elements: H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 8.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements, then hide background layer and merge visible.

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Resize mask layer 95%.

Crop and resize your tag, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or jpg and you're finished!  I hope you like your new tag!

Hugs, Carol

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