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« on: January 24, 2012, 04:12:19 pm »



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This tut was written on January 24, 2012.
It is written using PSPX; I'm sure the same effects are available in other versions.

SUPPLIES
A tube.
I'm using the work of Elias Chatzoudis, this tube was purchased from MPT.
A license and tubes for this artist may be purchased from PTE.

The following filters:
MuRa's Meister - Copies
Toadies - What Are You?

You'll need the font, "Champagnes & Limousines".
You can get that HERE.
You may also use another narrow font of choice.

The cursive font I used is "AL Heavenly".

Choose two colors from your tube.
You can use a darker/lighter shade of the same color, or two contrasting colors.

This tut shows how to make a tag using no scrapkits and no templates.
I will give the instructions to make everything.


This tut was written especially to use those tubes that, unfortunately, are cut off at the bottom - leaving a sharp edge.

Tubes such as this:



I will show you how to get rid of that sharp edge using a mask.


For this, you will need this mask:



Right-click and save to your mask folder.
You may also open directly to your PSP.
To do that, right click on the element and hit Copy Image.
In PSP, right click on your workspace and hit Paste as New Image.


Let's start with the tube.

First, Image - Resize so the tube is 400 pixels high.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Image - Rotate Left (not Free Rotate).

If you have saved the mask to your computer, I will give those instructions shortly in RED.

If you have opened the mask onto your workspace, read on:


Make sure your tube is the image you are working with.

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image.
Find the mask from the dropdown box; it will be listed as Image XX (where XX is the number of the image that is open).

Make sure that the radial button before Source Luminance is checked.
And the button before Invert Mask Data is UNCHECKED.

Click OK.

Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

Image - Rotate Right (not Free Rotate).


If you have saved the mask to your computer, follow these instructions:

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk.
Find the mask from the dropdown box; it will be listed as the name you used to save it.
I've named this mask "12" so that it shows at the top of my masks list.

Make sure that the following radial buttons are checked - Fit to canvas, Source luminance, and Hide all mask.
And the button before Invert Transparency is UNCHECKED.

Click OK.

Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

Image - Rotate Right (not Free Rotate).



Your tube is now ready for use.

Set it aside for a bit while we work on the tag.


Open a new image, 300 wide x 25 high.

Floodfill with one of your colors; this will be the layer with the Noise effect.

Add a new raster layer.

Floodfill with your other color; this will be the layer with the Wave effect.


Image - Canvas Size to 340 wide x 480 high, centered.

Highlight the bottom layer (you may wish to hide the top layer.)


MuRa's Meister - Copies using the Line preset with the following settings:




Using your Magic Wand - set to Add(Shift) - click in both the top and the bottom stripe.

DELETE.

Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise using Uniform, 45, Monochrome checked.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow using 0, 0, 50, 5, black.


Highlight the top layer (unhide if necessary).

MuRa's Meister - Copies using the same setting but change the 11 to 9.

Using your Magic Wand - set to Add(Shift) - click in both the top and the bottom stripe.

DELETE.

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave using the following settings:





Duplicate the top layer.

Highlight the duplicate layer (which would be the top layer).

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave using the following settings:




Effects - Texture Effects - Weave using 1, 3, 1, Fill Gaps checked.
Use either black, white, or your other color in both boxes.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow using 0, 0, 100, 10, black.

Change the opacity of this layer to around 85.


Highlight the original layer (which would be the middle layer).

Toadies - What Are You?; change both number to 10.


Now we will make the word art.

Set your font to "Champagne & Limousines" (or your chosen narrow font); size 24, Anti-alias set to Smooth.

As a vector, type out your work or phrase.
It's meant to be small, so you may have to adjust your size (depending on your version of PSP).

Objects - Align - Center in Canvas.

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer.

MuRa's Meister - Copies using the same setting but change the number from 9 to 21.


This is where it can get a little tricky. Smiley

Selection Tool set to Rectangle.

You want to draw a rectangle around the word art that you wish to KEEP.

In my sample, I've kept 15 of the repeated words.

You may choose any number.


Start your selection close to the left hand side, directly above where the top of your word art will begin.

Draw over to the right, ending just to the right.

DO NOT REMOVE YOUR FINGER FROM THE MOUSE.

Now, draw down until you are just below the bottom line you wish to keep.

When you are happy, release the mouse button.


You will see a selection box marching ants around the word art you wish to keep.

Selections - Invert.

DELETE.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow using 1, 1, 100, 1, black.

Use your Move tool to move into your chosen position.


Add, as a new layer, the tube you worked on earlier

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow using 0, 0, 100, 10, black.
You may have adjust this depending on the size of the tube.
(The above sample has a different drop shadow.)

Add your name and all necessary copyright information.


Your tag is finished.
Save as a .png file so the background will be transparent.


Here is another example, using a wonderful image by Elias Chatzoudis:






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