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This tutorial was written by me on June 29th, 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.
Scrap kit of choice: I'm using a wonderful kit by Addictive Pleasures called "Wicked Girls". You can purchase it from Dazzling Scraps. I had a blast with this kit, lots of great elements and papers included!
2 Tubes of choice, ideally a full-length and a close up. I'm using the wonderful pinup art of Ismael Rac with a valid license. Unfortunately, due to the closure of AMI, you can no longer purchase his tubes there and as of today he still has not decided where he will be selling them in future. According to his website, he will be making a decision soon, you can check it out HERE.
Mask of choice: I used Mask 12 by Weescotslass, available to download from her blog HERE.
Plug-ins needed: Xero Porcelain and Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow.
Font of choice: I used Roller Coaster
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 3, Opacity 69, Blur 8
~~~~~ Ready? Let's make a tag! ~~~~~
Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background. We'll resize later.
From the kit, open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer.
Using the freehand selection tool, draw a selection around the inside edge of the frame.
Open a paper of choice, resize 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections > Invert > Delete. Move the paper layer below the frame. Do not deselect!
Open the close-up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed and arrange as desired within the frame. Hit delete to remove the excess. Selections > Select None.
Apply the porcelain effect to the tube using the default settings.
Copy and paste the main tube and move to the right side of the frame.
Open ribbon bow and resize 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the top left of the frame.
Open hanger, resize 50%, copy and paste as a new layer. Move below the bow and arrange so the bottom of the hanger ends about 2/3 of the way down the frame. Erase the bit showing above the bow.
Open the fan, resize 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer, Image > Free Rotate > rotate left 15 degrees. Arrange on the bottom left corner.
Open the shoes, resize 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer, place in front of the fan.
Open the streamer, copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate and colorize the duplicate. Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize > Hue: 232, Saturation: 199. Arrange so they're in front of the main tube and behind the fan.
Open the stars, copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the right side and move down to just above the background layer. Duplicate the layer. Image > Flip > Duplicate > Image > Mirror > Duplicate > Image > Flip. You should have four layers of stars. Erase any excess on each layer and then merge these four layers together. I erased the ones showing at the bottom of the tag, but this is up to you.
Open the scattered sequins, copy and paste as a new layer and move below the merged stars layer. Move the sequins up slightly.
Drop shadow all your layers.
Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer. Flood fill with a color that compliments your tube, I used black. Apply the mask and then right click on the mask layer in the layers palette and choose Merge > Merge Group.
Add your name and then apply Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow using these settings:
Add all applicable copyright and license information, crop and resize as desired and you're finished! I hope you enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial!
Until next time ...