I used the newest version
of PSP.... PSP X6 for this tutorial.
For the Text
effect... I used my Photoshop CS3.
For this tutorial I used
the PTU Scrapkit of
Tiny Turtle Designs ' Black
Most of her kits are 99˘
Really a wonderful bargain
for such beautiful kits.
The tube I used is a PTU
tube of İBarbara Jensen.
It's a bonus tube you get
if you spend $10 on her tubes.
My License # BJ-3511
The mask I used is Wee
Scotslass' mask WSL_Mask236 You can find it
#1. First I used Element
215 from the kit.
Resized it 60 %.
Go to Image/canvas size 900 x 900.
The element should be
centered in the image.
Just hang with me... I
realize this is BIG..
I always start
off big.. and resize smaller... this way I can move things around,
before I resize everything at the end.
#2. Use MuRa's Filter
Meister/ Copies using the settings below. Depending on how you want
your circle to look as to
what settings you use.... I wanted
touching... I set to 17 on top...this number might
have to be larger... just
depends on how you do yours...Click OK
#3. Open the tube you want
to use.. kind of needs to be a
bust type.. or if you
use the kind of tube that fits
inside the circle then you
don't have to do this step below
#4. Place your tube above
the circle frame you just made.
I wanted to cut the
bottom of the tube off,
but not her head of
course.. So use your magic wand and select
inside the circle
frame, make sure your on the frames layer!
Select it as shown below,
now INVERT the selection. Just erase the part
of the tube where I
show on the bottom...You can do this
on any tube... but this one
particularly I didn't want her right hand erased.
#5. See below how it looks
after I erase the lap over on the bottom
#7. Pick whichever paper
you want and apply your mask to it..
make sure its layer
is on the bottom of the layer palette.
#8. I opened element 153,
as seen below and colorized it using the settings you see..
#9. Then I went to
Adjust/Brightness & Contrast/Curves and darkened the element as seen
copy and paste Element 153
to your working image.. drag its layer to the bottom on the
# 10. I put a 3D drop
shadow on the girl tube. As seen below
I had it checked on the
drop shadow window so that the shadow was on a
doesn't show that in the capture, sorry)
then erased that part
of the shadow on the bottom, so it wouldn't
#11. Use whatever elements
you want on your tag... arrange them how ever you want.. see below
how I did mine... you know
as you follow tutorials you do NOT have to follow exactly the way
it tells in the tut...Even
from the beginning many years ago when I started using PSP I hardly
ever had my tag look
exactly like the tut writer had hers.. Artistic License I think that's
#12. The black pearl
element in the kit, element 178
I resized it 15% and did it
the same as on step #2.
it worked out great where
the pearls were lined up on each
of element 215's
tip... I had to erase the one on top..
Reason being I had already
merged all my elements by this time..
and it was an after
thought to add the pearls.. so their
layer was on top of the
woman's tube instead of under it.
#13. Don't forget to add
your copyright info on your tag...don't want to get in trouble huh :)
As I said above, I use
Photoshop CS3 for making the style.
is a grunge bkg that you can use for making your own style OR
HERE is my style already made.
The style I made and most
styles you find free on the web or
buy are designed to
be used with HUGE text.. after its
made and merged with a
blank layer and saved as a PNG ,
THEN you can resize down to
the size you need.
I started with a new image
10 inches (not pixels) x 5 inches
Text is 300 pt.
#1 Type out your word, then
open your layer styles palette.
On the captures below is
the settings I used to create my Black Pearls style.
You have to 'load' your
grunge texture first before you can use it in the Layer Styles box.
Open your texture bkg on
PS's desktop, go to Edit/load pattern. Click ok
Now you can choose it in
Once you use your style on
your huge text.. add a new layer
drag it to the bottom
of the layer palette in PS.
merge visible, save as a
png... you can resize it to the size you need now.
You should be done!!! Hope
you enjoyed this tutorial.
If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact me.