18 August 2014

Everyday is Pink Day!



This tutorial was written by me on August 18th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  This is a 3-part forum set tutorial, starting with the forum tag and avatar.  The tag tutorial will be posted separately.  You will need the following supplies:

Beautiful "inspired by" scrap kit by BabyCakes Scraps.  The kit is Jennifer Janesko 68-2.  Both the kit and the tube are available for purchase at CDO.

Template #22 (three part set) from Creating With Millie.

Plug-in used: DSB Flux, Bright Noise (optional)

Font used: Plebeya Swash Caps, a pay font.  Any nice script font will work well.

Drop shadows will be displayed as a series of numbers; For example: 2, 2, 55, 10.  These are settings for Vertical, Horizontal, Opacity and Blur.

Remember to save your work often!

~~ Let's get started ~~

Open the Banner tag template; shift + d to duplicate, close the original.

Delete layers cr, 9, 10 and 11.

Activate layer 1; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open Paper 4 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired over the selection.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Apply drop shadow 0, 0, 58, 12.

Repeat for Layers 2 and 3.  Use Paper 5 for layer 3.  Drop shadow.

Activate layer 4; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer.  Copy and paste Paper 3 into selection.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Repeat for layer 5.  Drop shadow.

Change foreground to #d4bf86 and background to #e24a73.  Change foreground to gradient - Foreground/Background, Angle: 45, Repeat: 7, Style: Radial, Invert: unchecked.

Activate layer 6.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Drop shadow.

Activate layer 8.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open Paper 1 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the tube, I chose to use the one without the feathers as I thought it covered too much of the tag, but it's up to you.  Copy and paste as a new layer and resize 120%, then 110%.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen More.  Apply drop shadow 2, 5, 35, 18.

Activate layer 7; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #f7efe6.  Repeat for layer 12.  Apply drop shadow, 2, 2, 58, 5.

Open element #68, do not resize.  Copy and paste above the background layer.  Duplicate, flip and mirror.  Arrange as shown on my tag.  Drop shadow.

Merge visible.  Add a new raster layer.  Using the magic wand, click anywhere on the new layer.  Flood fill with #e24a73.  Selections > Modify > Contract > contract 5 and tap delete.  Deselect.

Effects > DSB Flux > Bright Noise > Intensity: 47, Direction: Lighter.

Add your name.  If using Plebeya Swash Caps, I used size 72, stroke 0, colour #f7efe6.  If using a different font, you may need to adjust the size.  Apply drop shadow 2, 2, 58, 5.

Add all applicable copyright and license information, save as a png and you're finished the banner tag.  :)

Now let's make the avatar.

Open the avatar template, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.

Foreground: #d4bf86  Background: #e24a73

Change foreground to gradient with the settings shown above.

Activate layer 1; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Activate layer 2, select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer.  Copy and paste Paper 4 into the selection.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Activate layer 4, select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with the gradient; same settings except check the Invert box this time.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Apply drop shadow, 0, 0, 58, 12.

Activate layer 5; select all, float and defloat.  Open paper 1 and resize 30%, then 55%.  Copy and paste as a new layer; invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Drop shadow.

Foreground: #f7efe6  Background: #161611

Activate the colour replacer tool (in the fly-out menu under the paint brush) and change the settings to:

Size: 999
Hardness: 100
Step: 10
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Tolerance: 100

Activate layer 3.  Center the brush in the canvas and left click once.  Apply drop shadow 2, 2, 58, 5.

Activate layer 6.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #f7efe6.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Drop shadow.

Add your name.  I used Plebeya Swash Caps, size 48, colour #f7efe6.  Drop shadow.

Save as a png and your avatar is finished.  I hope you enjoy your new forum set, the matching tag tutorial is coming up next!

Hugs, Carol♥︎

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