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I'm An Original
This tutorial was written by me on June 20th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a wonderful kit by Stina of Designs by Stina called "Emolution". Love the colour palette of this kit! You can get it at Aussie Scraps Designs. Thanks so much Stina!
Tube of choice: I used the gorgeous art of Zlata_M with a valid license. If you wish to use the same tube, you can purchase it from Pics For Design.
Template of choice: I used one of Missy's wonderful templates, #398. Download from her blog HERE.
Mask of choice: I used one of Vix's awesome new masks, bigmask#001. Download from her blog HERE.
Plug-in used: Xero Fritillary, HERE.
Font of choice: I used Velvenda Cooler, HERE.
Drop shadow used on all template elements: H&V 0, Opacity 53, Blur 15.
Drop shadow used on all tag elements: H&V 2, Opacity 53, Blur 10.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original. Delete the "by missy" layer and change the canvas size to 750 x 750. Open and activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.
Activate rectangle1 layer. Select all > float > defloat. Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete original layer.
Repeat these steps for the following layers: rectangle2, shape2, rectangle, and both circles.
Activate the frame back layer, select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #610482, do not deselect. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and arrange within the selection. Invert and tap delete. Change the blend mode to Luminance and delete the original layer. Repeat these steps for all frame back layers.
Activate shape1, select all > float > defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #00c9fe. Deselect and apply Xero Fritillary using these settings:
Repeat these steps for the thin rectangle layer. Delete the original layers.
Change your background colour to white. Activate your Color Replacer tool and use it to change all the white frames to blue (make sure your foreground is set to #00c9fe). Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Gaussian, 40%, Monochrome checked. Do this for all frames and both glittered circles.
Activate the wordart layer. Change the foreground to #610482 and background to #ff409d. Use the colour replacer tool to change the colour to purple. Drop shadow the wordart back layer only. Resize 50% and move to the bottom of the tag (see my tag for placement).
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and arrange in the middle of the tag. Resize as desired.
Add your elements; I used:
Candle01: resize 40%
Candle03 & 04: resize each 40%, then 85%
Skull01: resize 15%
Chain_w_Spike: do not resize
Boots02: resize 45%, then 90%
Wire02: resize 85%
Glitter04: resize 85%
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide and activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.
Change the background colour to #00c9fe and change your foreground to gradient with these settings: Style: Radial, Angle: 45, Repeats: 7, Invert unchecked. Flood fill the new layer with this gradient. Apply the mask and merge the mask group.
Add your name using Velvenda Cooler font, size 72, colour black. Float and defloat your name and expand the selection by 2. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white. Move below the name layer and drop shadow.
Crop and resize your tag, add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a jpeg or png and you're done. Enjoy your new tag!
I'd love to see your results so I can show them off in my slide show! Email me. :-)