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Monday, April 25, 2011

♥You Are Perfect PTU♥

Here is what we will be making :

**Please remember that all of my tutorials are made using my own Ditzy noggin, any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & unintentional!**
Supplies Needed :

PaintShop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Tube of choice : I used the beautiful work of Zebrush @ Pics For Design
Scrapkit : Perfect by Tammy's Scraps
Eye Candy 5 Impact : Gradient Glow
Mask Of Choice
Font Of Choice , I used : HomeRun Script - Size:80 - Color : #f55294

Elements Used From Kit :
(not in order of use)

Element 102
Element 114
Element 93
Element 43
Element 33
Element 26
Element 24
Element 12
Element 112
Element 51
Element 15
Element 17
Element 18
Element 14
Element 8
Element 32
Element 81
Papers 1 & 3

**Hint** To open all of your elements/papers needed at one time, hold down your Ctrl key as you are clicking each one, then click Open.

(For applying a drop shadow & sharpening, I will be adding screen shots in the beginning of this tutorial, then threw out I will say "apply a drop shadow" or "sharpen" and you can refer to those screen shots if you need to.)

Lets Begin :

Lets start by opening a 800 X 650 transparent canvas. (Don't worry we will crop it later)

Now open Element 112, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Re-size it to 65%.
(To re-size an element, go to Image, click Resize and set your settings, see screen shots below, Where my settings says 50 you will want to change it to 65% for this step, then change it for each additional element that needs resizing.)
Click Ok.

Now activate your magic wand by clicking on it, then click on the canvas on the inside of your frame.
Go to Selections, click Modify then click Expand from the slide out menu.
Change your number of pixels to 7 and click Ok.

Now open Paper 1, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then go to Selections, and click Invert, on your keyboard, press your delete key one time.
In your layers pallet, move your Paper 1 layer down so it is directly below your Element 112 (Frame) layer.

Now open your tube of choice. Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 70%. (This size will depend on what tube you will be using, so adjust your size accordingly)

Now activate your move tool by clicking on it, and position your tube to the right of your frame. When you have it where you want it, hit your delete key on your keyboard one time.
Now go to Selections and click Select None.

Now in your layers pallet, right click on your tube layer, then click Duplicate, then go to Image and click Mirror.
Go back to your layers pallet and change the Blend Mode to Luminance (L). (See screen shots below for location of Blend Mode option)
On the drop down menu that appears after clicking where it says "Normal" click on the one that says "Luminance (L)"

Now in your layers pallet again, right click on your original tube layer (the bottom one) then click Duplicate, go to Adjust, click Blur, then click Gaussian Blur from the slide out menu. Set to 3.00 and click Ok.
Now go back to your layers pallet and change the Blend Mode this time to Overlay. (See below)

Now apply a drop shadow to your frame layer & your original tube layer.
See screen shot below on where to locate your drop shadow.
Go to Effects, click 3D Effects, then click Drop Shadow.
These settings in the next screen shot are my own personal settings, please keep in mind that you can either use my settings, or play around with the settings until you get the effect you want. The choice is always yours :-) (Also I am aware that in my preview window it is showing the name that I put on my tag, but that is because I did all my screen shots after I finished my tag, so just ignore that, whatever it is you are adding a drop shadow to should appear in your window each time :-)
Click Ok.

In your layers pallet again, click on the last layer ,
Now open Paper 3, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Layers, and click Load/Save Mask, then click Load Mask From Disk (from the slide out menu)
Now choose the mask that you would like to use, and click Ok.
In your layers pallet, right click on your mask layer, then click Merge, then from the slide out menu click Merge Group.

Now you will want to re-size your mask (depending on your preference and mask that you used)
I re-sized mine to 75%.

In your layers pallet again, click on your top layer,
Now open Element 81, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 35%. Using your move tool and position your Element 81 to the lower right corner of your frame.
Now we want to sharpen that element because we re-sized it fairly small. So to do that, go to Adjust, click Sharpness then click Sharpen from the slide out menu. (See screen shots below for location)
Now apply a drop shadow.

In your layers pallet click on your mask layer,
Open Element 51, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 90%.
Use your move tool and position your Element 51 so that it is centered behind your frame.
Apply a drop shadow.

Now open Element 12, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 40%. Use your move tool and position your Element 12 to the left top corner of your frame. Now in your layers pallet right click on your Element 12 layer, click Duplicate, then go to Image and click Mirror. Use your move tool to move your Element 12 duplicated element to the right corner of your frame.
Now sharpen & apply a drop shadow to both of your Element 12 layers.

Now open Element 32, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 70%.
Use your move tool to position your Element 32 to the left side of frame. 
Go to your layers pallet and right click on your element 32 layer, then click Duplicate, go to Image and click Mirror. Use your move tool to place where you would like it.

Now open your Element 8, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 20%. Use your move tool and position your element 8 to the lower left corner of your frame.
Go to Image and click Free Rotate, set to Left 30.00 and click Ok.
Now sharpen & apply a drop shadow to your element 8.

Now open your Element 14, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, re-size it to 30%. Use your move tool and position your element 14 to the lower left corner of your frame.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now open your Element 17, copy & paste it as a new layer, then re-size it to 10%. Use your move tool to position your Element 17 to the right top corner of your frame. Now go to your layers pallet and right click on your Element 17 layer, then click Duplicate. Now go to Image and click Mirror. Use your move tool to position your duplicated element 17 to the left upper corner of your frame. You want both of these elements to be on top of your Element 12 layers.
Sharpen & apply drop shadow to both Element 17 layers.

Now open Element 15, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 20%.
Using your move tool to position your element 15 to the bottom of your frame in the middle.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now open Element 24, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 30%. Use your move tool and move your element 24 to the lower right corner of your frame.
Then go to your layers pallet and move your Element 24 layer down so that it is right above your mask layer.
Now right click on your Element 24 layer, and click Duplicate, then go to Image and click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Element 24 if needed.
Now sharpen & apply a drop shadow to both of your element 24 layers.

In your layers pallet, click on your Element 51 layer (pink wings) Then open your Element 26, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, I left mind where it went when I pasted it, but if you would like or need to adjust it just click on your move tool to do so. :-)

Now open your Element 33, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, use your move tool and position your element 33 towards the bottom of your tag.


Open your Element 43, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 25%. Use your move tool and position on the right lower corner of your frame.
In your layers pallet move your element 43 layer down so that it is below your Element 81 layer.
Now right click on your Element 43 layer, then click Duplicate, then go to Image and click Mirror.
Now on both of your Element 43 images you will want to Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now open Element 93, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 50%. Use your move tool and position your Element 93 to the middle of your frame at the top.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now open your Element 114, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 15%. Using your move tool position your Element 114 in the middle of your Element 93 (bow)
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Now go to your layers pallet, right click on your Element 114 layer and click Duplicate, use your move tool and position your duplicated element 114 image to where you would like it.
I duplicated element 114 so that I had a total of 5 layers. Then I positioned them threw out my tag.

Now open your Element 18 layer, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 10%. Use your move tool and position it at the bottom of your frame next to your Element 15 image.
In your layers pallet, move your Element 18 layer down below your Element 15 layer.

Now right click on your Element 18 layer, click Duplicate, then go to Image and click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Element 18. I put one on each side of my Element 15 image.

Now right click on your Element 18 layer, click Duplicate and then go to Image and click Mirror. Use your move tool to position to the opposite side of your original image.

Now open Element 102, copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 20%.
Using your move tool move your element 102 (star button) above your frame more towards the right side as we need room for our name.

In your layers pallet, right click on your Element 102 layer, then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool and move your duplicated 102 element to the left side of your frame. Then in your layers pallet again, right click on your duplicated Element 102 layer, and click Duplicate again. Then go to Image and click Mirror so that it places another copy of the star button on the other side of your tag.
Now sharpen & apply a drop shadow to all 3 element 102 layers.

Now you will want to add your copyright/credit information. Also do not forget to put your tagging name as the designer of the tag as well :-)

Now you will want to add your name.
The font I used is called HomeRun Script, Size: 80 , Color #f55294 (make sure in your materials pallet that you close off your foreground color)
Now once you have your name the way you want it and where you want it, go to your layers pallet and right click on your name layer.
Then click Convert to Raster Layer.
Then go to Effects, click Plug-ins, then click Eye Candy 5 Impact and select Gradient Glow.
You can use my settings below, or you can create your own settings depending on your personal preference.


Then click Ok.

Now you will want to apply a drop shadow to your name.This makes your name stand out a bit :-)
Once you have your name and gradient glow completed, activate your magic wand tool, then click inside each letter in the name you used on your tag, you will see the "marching ants" around each letter. (Note: sometimes depending on the font you use, you can click on one letter and it will select all the letters which is fine, it just depends on the font, if the letters are connected you may not have to actually click each one in order for it to be selected.)

Once you have them selected, go to Adjust, then click Add/Remove Noise, then from the slide out menu click Add Noise. 
Set to Uniform 30 and make sure the Monochrome box is checked.
(Please note that I know in my preview box it shows blue wings, but in your preview box it should show your name. I am just using the same screen shot from another tutorial, but it is the same settings needed for this one :-)

Now click Ok.

In your layers pallet, right click on any layer, then click Merge, then click Merge Visible from the slide out menu.
Now you will want to crop your tag, so activate your crop tool by clicking on it. Then crop off any access canvas that we did not use. Be sure not to crop to close to your design as you don't want to cut off any of your elements or drop shadows. IF you make a mistake, just click your undo button and try again.

Once you have your tag cropped you may need to re-size your tag. You re-size your tag the same way you re-sized your elements. The only changes you will make is when your re-size menu opens, where it says "Percent" you will want to change that to Pixels. So to do that just click where it says percent, and change it to pixels. Then at the bottom you will want to check the box that says "re-size all layers"
Then click Ok.

Once I have completed my tag, cropped it and re-sized it for the final time, I always like to sharpen the entire tag one more time. If you would like to do the same, just follow the same steps we used for the sharpening of the elements. Adjust, click Sharpness, then click Sharpen!

Now all that is left is to save your tag as PNG!
(Please note, if you intend on offering or making this tag for several people, you will want to save your tag as a PSP file prior to converting your name layer to a raster layer.)

Thats it!!
Thanks for trying my tutorial, as always I would really LOVE to see what you have made using any of my tutorials, so please feel free to email me and include the tag you made. I would love to display it on my blog!

Email : aditzymemory@yahoo.com

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Hiya Everyone! My name is Ronney, I have 3 wonderful teenagers, and have been married to my husband for 20 years. I LOVE to design signatures, tags & avatars, I design with PSP, and have been designing for over 2 1/2 years. I will be not only designing signatures, tags & avatars but will also be writing & posting tutorials as well. I will also be making some templates to share with you all as well. So I hope you enjoy and can use everything I have available on my blog :-) If you ever try any of my tutorials,please send me your completed designs and I would love to showcase it here on my blog!
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