Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tut - Black Latex

Black Latex

This tutorial is my own creation and based on my own ideas. Any and all similarities with any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Please do not upload to or offer this tutorial on any other site without asking me first. Thank you.
Material you will need:

PaintShopPro – I’m using PSP X2, but you should be able to follow the tutorial in any version.
A scrap kit – I used the fabulous kit Black Latex by Pink Candy Designs.
A font of your choice.
A tube of your choice.
No filters required.

Now, let’s get started. It might be helpful if you choose the elements you wish to use beforehand, and open them up in PSP prior to starting the tutorial. That way, you have them handy when following each step.
Also, you don’t have to slavishly follow each positioning nor setting – play and experiment a bit, especially if you use different elements.
If you are unsure how to position an element, refer back to my sample tag.
I do assume you have at least some to moderate experience and understanding of PSP.
The DropShadow throughout the tutorial remains the same: V/H 3/-1 O/B 39/5.31.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open new image, 800 by 800.
Open frame, copy&paste, Resize 75%.
Open pp14, copy.
With your Magic Wand, click inside the frame, Selections – Modify – Expand 3.
Bottom layer, Paste into selection, Selections – Select none.
Open your tube, copy&paste, Resize and position to liking inside the frame.
Merge visible, Apply Dropshadow.
Open curtains, copy&paste, Resize 70%, move underneath frame layer.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open wire, copy&paste, Resize 70%, Arrange – Send To Bottom.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open glass, copy&paste, Duplicate, position to liking on top of wire layer.
Open charm2, copy&paste, Resize 50%, upper right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open fan, copy&paste, Resize 70%, Flip, underneath frame layer.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open mascara, copy&paste, Resize 57%, move to the lower left corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open tag, copy&paste, Resize 47%, Mirror, Free Rotate – Right – 17 degrees, upper left corner.
Apply Dropshadow.

Then, it is time to add any further text, copyright information and watermark to the graphic.

Feel free to merge all layers visible and then resize to your liking or crop the image.
If you prefer a transparent background, save your tag in PNG format.
Otherwise, if you select the JPG, it will automatically add a white background.
Should you care for a different colored background:
New layer, arrange, send to bottom, and floodfill with your color of choice.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


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