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Thursday, June 30, 2011

♦Miss Independence Set PTU♦

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on June 30th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***



Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
3 Tubes Of Choice (From the SAME artist, Do not mix & match artists) - I used Elias Chatzoudis, I purchased my tubes when he was at MPT, but you can now purchase his work at PTE
Scrapkit - Independant Woman By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Template Pbs-Template 118 By Punky Butts

Fonts Used :
English
Pixelette (For copyright/credit info)

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Xero - Fritillary
Xero - Radiance
Alien Skin Xenofex2 - Constellation

Elements Used :
Sparkles
Ribbon2
Stars3
Beads5
Ribbonbow
Beads3
Ribbon
Bow4
Stars2
Fireworks
Stars
Streamer
P5
P3 (For avatar)

(Before you begin, grab yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of soda, this is some what of a long tutorial, because I put both the tag & the avatar tutorials in one post. :-)

Lets Begin :

Open your Pbs-Template 118
Go to Image - click Canvas Size, & change the size to 1000 X 850. (This way you will have enough room to add what you want, don't worry though you will crop off any unused canvas at the end.)

Now go to your layers pallet & delete your credit layer.

Now go to the bottom of your layers pallet & click on your background layer, activate your flood fill tool & fill in your layer with white. (#ffffff)
Now click on your Left Bottom Circle layer -
Go to Selections - click Select All - Selections - click Float - Selections - click Defloat -

Now make a new raster layer -
Activate your flood fill tool , set your background color to #a00000
Then flood fill your circle.
Go to Selections - click Select None.
Delete your original Left Bottom Circle.

On your new Left Bottom Circle - click on Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary - you can use my settings below or your own-
Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - click Alien Skin Xenofex2 - Constellation - you can use my settings or your own -
Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet, click on your Left Bottom Circle Frame layer then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow - Again you can use my settings or your own -


 Click Ok.

Now follow those same steps for your Right Bottom Circle layer.
Only this time, change your background color to #1f1f48.

In your layers pallet - click on your Rectangle layer -
Go to Selections - click Select All - Selections - click Float -Selections -click Defloat -
Make a new raster layer -
Set your Foreground color to #1f1f48
Set your Background color to #a00000
Once you have your colors set, click on your Foreground color box, then click on your Gradient tab - set your Angel to 40 - set your Repeats to 3 & click Linear. Click Ok.

Now flood fill your new raster layer
Go back to Selections - click Select None.

Now on your flood filled layer - go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Fritillary- use the same settings as before -

Click Ok.
Now go to Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex2 - Constellation - use same settings as before -

Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Rectangle Frame layer & apply a drop shadow. Use the same settings you used before.
Click Ok.

Now click on your Wordart Glitter Frame layer - Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, and apply the same settings as above.

Now click on your Wordart layer & apply the same drop shadow as above.

In your layers pallet, right click on your Wordart Glitter layer - then click Duplicate. Now right click on your duplicated Wordart Glitter layer & click Duplicate again.
Now starting from the bottom Wordart Glitter layer - rename those 3 layers. Glitter 1, Glitter 2, & Glitter 3.

Now click the eye next to your Glitter 2 & Glitter 3 layers to hide them.
Now click on your Glitter 1 layer - Go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise, then click Add Noise from the slide out menu. 
Set to Uniform, 35, & make sure the monochrome box is checked. 
Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet, click on your Glitter 2 layer, also click the eye to unhide it. Then go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise, this time only change the noise setting to 40. Click Ok.

Back to your layers pallet - click on your Glitter 3 layer & also click the eye next to the layer to unhide it. Go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise, this time change the noise setting to 45. Click Ok.

Now click the eyes next to your Glitter 2 & Glitter 3 layers. (This way when it is time to animate you will be all set.)

Now in your layers pallet, click on your Right Top Circle layer - go to Selections - click Select All - Selections - Float - Selections - Defloat -
Make a new raster layer & set your background color to #1f1f48
Now flood fill your Right Top Circle.
Selections - click Select None.

Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - Fritillary.
Use the exact same settings you used for your other circles.
Click Ok.

Delete your original Right Top Circle layer.

Open your Fireworks element - Copy & paste it as a new layer, then re-size it to 85%. Use your move tool to position your fireworks inside your Top Right Circle area.

Click on your Right Top Circle Frame & apply a drop shadow.

In your layers pallet - click on your Top Left Circle layer - then go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat -
Make a new raster layer -
Set your background color to #a00000
Flood fill your Top Left Circle.
Selections & click Select None.
In your layers pallet - delete your original Left Circle layer.

Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - Fritillary. Use the same settings as before.Click Ok
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Alien Skin Xenofex2 - then click Constellation. Again use the same settings as before.
Click Ok.

Open your Fireworks element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 85%. Position it inside your Left Circle layer.

Now click on your Top Left Circle Frame layer, and apply a drop shadow.
In your layers pallet -
Open P5 - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Layers - click Load/Save Mask, then click Load Mask From Disk - locate that mask of your choice, & click Apply.
Go to your layers pallet, right click on your mask layer & click Merge - then Merge Group.
Now right click on your merged mask layer , then click Duplicate.
Now right click on your Duplicated mask layer & click Merge , then click Merge Down.
This will darken your mask just a bit.

Now use your move tool & position your mask to the left side of your canvas.
Go back to your layers pallet, right click on your merged mask layer & click Duplicate.
Go to Image & click Mirror.
Adjust the position of your duplicated mask layer if needed using your move tool.

In your layers click on Rectangle layer -
Copy & paste your Fireworks element again, this time re-size it to 50%, then re-size it again to 80%. Use your move tool to position to the left end of your rectangle.

In your layers pallet - click on your Center Circle layer -
Go to Selections - click Select All - Float - Defloat -

Open your Stars element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size to 80%. Position within your circle.
Now go to Selections & click Invert. 
Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.

Now keeping your circle selected -
Open your first tube of choice - copy & paste it as a new layer, then re-size it if needed, position it to one side of your circle.
Once happy with the placement, press your delete key 1 time.

Now open your second tube of choice - copy & paste it as a new layer - then re-size it if needed, then position it also in your circle on the opposite side as your first tube.
Press your delete key 1 time.
Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your top tube layer, then click Merge - then click Merge Down.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance. You can use my settings below or your own.
Click Ok.

Now open your main tube of choice -
Now copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it if needed.

Now position your tube to the right side of your template.
In your layers pallet - move your full tube layer below your wordart & wordart glitter frame layer.

On your canvas make sure that your tube is positioned so that the bottom of the tube is hidden by the wordart. If you have any remaining tube over hanging your wordart, just use your eraser to get rid of the showing parts.

Once your happy with the placement of your full tube, go to your layers pallet, right click on your full tube layer & click Duplicate.
On your duplicated tube layer go to Adjust, click Blur, then click Gaussian Blur, set to 5.00 & click Ok.
Now change your blend mode to Overlay.
 
In your layers pallet - click on your original full tube layer & apply a drop shadow. (Same settings that you have been using.)

Now open your Stars 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, Using your move tool position your stars2 element to the left side of your canvas. 
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance. 
Use the same settings you used for your two tubes.
Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet - right click on your Stars2 layer - then click Duplicate.
  
Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Stars2 element.

Open your Bow4 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 25%. Position to your liking.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.
Apply a drop shadow.
Now in your layers pallet - right click on your Bow4 element & click Duplicate. Position to your liking.
Duplicate your Bow4 element a few more times & position them around your tag.

Open your Ribbon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 65%. Position it to the right lower side of your wordart.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpen , then click Sharpness. 

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Ribbon element - then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position if needed.

Open your Beads3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, re-size it to 50%. Position it to your liking. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Beads3 layer & click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror.
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Open your Ribbonbow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet & right click on your Ribbonbow layer & click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror. Position to your liking.

Open your Beads5 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 65%. Position it to the left side of your wordart. In your layers pallet move your Beads5 layer below your wordart & wordart glitter frame layers.

Now right click on your Beads5 layer, then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror.

Adjust the position of your duplicated Beads5 layer using your move tool if needed.

Open your Ribbon2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 75%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet, right click on your Ribbon2 layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Adjust the position to your liking.

Open your Stars3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 75%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now in your layers pallet, right click on your Stars3 layer & duplicate it. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Stars3 element.
Now continue to duplicate & position until you have the desired amount of stars.

Open your Sparkles2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then position it to the bottom of your tag. 
Now go to your layers pallet & right click on your Sparkles2 layer, then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Flip.
Now duplicate your Sparkles layer again & use your move tool to position them to the middle of your tag.

Now add your copyright & credit information.
I used :

Font : Pixelette
Size : 13 Pixels
Color : #1f1f48

Then add your name.
I used :

Font : English
Size : 80 Pixels
Color : #a00000

Once you apply your name, go to your layers pallet, right click on your name layer & then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow. You can use my settings below or your own.
Click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow to your name .

Activate your crop tool & crop your tag to remove any unused canvas.

Once your happy with your tag, it is time to animate.

Open your Animation Shop

Go back to your PSP

In your layers pallet - click on your Glitter 1 layer. (Make sure the eyes next to your Glitter 2 & Glitter 3 layers are closed.)

Now go to Edit, click Copy Special, then click Copy Merged.

Go to Animation Shop - right click in your grey work area, then click Paste As New Animation.

Go back to your PSP -
Click the eye next to your Glitter 2 layer to unhide it, also click on your Glitter 2 layer to activate it, & then click the eye next to your Glitter 1 layer to close it.

Go to Edit, click Copy Special, then click Copy Merged.
Go to Animation Shop
Right click in your Frame 1 (the one you just put there) click Paste, then click After Current Frame.

Go back to PSP-
Click your eye next to your Glitter 3 layer - then click the eye next to your Glitter 2 layer. Also click ON your Glitter 3 layer to activate it. 
Go to Edit, click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged.

Go to your Animation Shop -
Right click in your 2nd frame, click Paste, then click After Current Frame.

Now view your animation to make sure you are happy with it.

Then you will want to re-size your tag.
(To re-size your tag in animation shop, use your Shift & S keys on your keyboard & that will open your re-size menu.)
Now all that is left to do with your tag is to save it as a gif file!

How To Make The Avatar 

(Go back to your psp)

Open a new 150x150 transparent canvas.

Go to Selections - click Select All
Open your P3 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Selections - click Invert, then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.

Keeping your canvas selected - 
Open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it if needed. Position your tube to your liking. 
Once happy with the placement of your tube press your delete key 1 time.
Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your tube layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Adjust, click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur, set it to 5.00 & click Ok.

Now change your Blend Mode to Overlay.

In your layers pallet, click on your original tube layer & apply a drop shadow.

In your layers pallet - click on the very last layer
Go to Selections - click Select All - Selections again & click Modify, then from the slide out menu click Contract. Set to 6 & click Ok.
Now make a new raster layer
Set your background color to #1f1f48, now with your flood fill tool click inside your marching ants.
Go to Selections - click Select None.
Now move your new border layer to the very top of your layers pallet.

Now make another new raster layer - go to Selections & click Select All, then Selections again & click Modify, then from the slide out menu click Contract - set to 3 & click Ok.

Now set your background color to #a00000
Using your flood fill tool & click inside your marching ants.
Go to Selections & click Select None.
In your layers pallet make sure your second border is above your first border.

On your top border go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Alien Skin Xenofex2 - then from the slide out menu click Constellation.

Click Ok.

Now add your copyright information. Remember to make it readable.
I used :
Font - Pixelette
Size : 12 Pixels
Color :#1f1f48

Then I applied a gradient glow. Effects - click Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow.
 
Click Ok.

Now add your name.
I used :
Font: English
Size : 40 Pixels
Color : #1f1f48

Then I applied the same gradient glow that I used for my copyright information.
Then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
Same settings as before .

Click Ok.

Once you are happy with the placement of everything, go to your layers pallet, right click on any layer & click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

Now go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.

All that is left is to save your avatar as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

♥Animated Elias Avatar PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on June 29th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

I have had a lot of ladies ask me how I make my avatars, so I thought I would put together a small tutorial on how I make them. I decided to make a very simple/basic avatar first, then if everyone is ready I will make one maybe with adding some other effects :-) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me & I will answer them as best as I can.♥ 


Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
Tube of choice - I used the work of Elias Chatzoudis, I purchased my tube when he was at MPT, however you can now purchase his work at PTE . Licensed is required.
Paper of choice - I used a paper from Tamie's Black Rose Kit @ Addictive Pleasures

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow (Optional)
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass (Optional)
Alien Skin Xenofex 2  - Constellation 

Paper Used :
Paper 10

Lets Begin -

Start by making a new 150 x 150 transparent canvas.

Go to Selections - click Select All.
Open Paper 10 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - 
Now go back to Selections & click Invert.
Now on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now open your Tube of choice - 
Then go back to your avatar canvas - in your layers pallet, make sure you are on your Paper 10 layer.
Go to Selections - click Select All, then click Selections again & click Float, then Selections again & click Defloat -

Now copy & paste your tube as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 90% (depending on the tube you are using you may have to re-size yours more than I did.)

Use your move tool to position your tube to your liking.
Once you are happy with the position go to Selections & click Invert.
Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Now go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then from the slide out menu click Radiance, You can use my settings below or your own :
Click Ok.

Now click on your text tool to activate it.
Then set your Font, Size & Color -
I used the following :
Font - Hiruko
Size - 65 Pixels
Background Color - #d589dd
Foreground Color set to nul

Now click on your canvas to open your text box, then type out the name OR initial you would like on your Avatar.

Then click Apply.

Now position your name/initial to your liking.

Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your name/initial layer, then click Convert To Raster Layer.

Then go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow. 
Again you can use my settings or your own -


Click Ok.

Now you will need to add your copyright & credit information.
I used :
Font - Pixelette
Size - 12 Pixels
Background Color - #000000
Foreground Color - set to nul

Then I applied the same gradient glow as I used for my name/initial.

Now in your layers pallet - click on the very bottom layer in the pallet, then go to Selections, click Select All, then go to Selections again & click Modify, then from the slide out menu click Contract, set to 4 & click Ok.
Now go to Selections again & click Invert.
Now you should see a "marching ant" square around the inside of your avatar.
In your tools pallet, click on your Flood Fill tool, then go to your layers pallet & make a New Raster layer.
Set your Background color to #d589dd
Now use your Flood Fill tool & click inside the 2 marching ant lines.
This will fill it with the purplish color.
Now in your layers pallet move your purple border layer to the very top of the layers pallet.

Now you will want to open your Animation Shop -
Go back to your PSP-

In your layers pallet - make sure you are on your purple border layer.
Then go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Alien Skin Xenofex 2, then from the slide out menu click Constellation.
Again you can use my settings below or your own -
(Please note that at the bottom where it says "Radom Seed" your numbers may or may not match mine & that is completely fine, so you don't have to worry about that:-)

Click Ok

Now go to Selections & click Select None.
Now go to Edit, click Copy Special , then click Copy Merged from the slide out menu.

Go to your Animation Shop , right click on your grey work area, then click Paste As New Animation.

Go back to your PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times -
Go to Effects - click Plugins - click Alien Skin Xenofex2 , then click Constellation, This time when the menu opens, only click the "Random Seed" button.


Then click Ok.
Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Edit, click Copy Special, then click Copy Merged.

Go to your Animation Shop , 
Right click inside the frame you just put there.
Then click Paste, then click After Current Frame.

Go back to your PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times.
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Alien Skin Xenofex2 , then click Constellation, again this time only click the "Random Seed" button -

Click Ok.

Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to Edit, click Copy Special, then click Copy Merged.

Go to your Animation Shop , Right click in your second frame, 
then click Paste, then from the slide out menu click After Current Frame.

Now view your animation to see if you like it.
(To view your animation go to the top right side of your Animation Shop, click the 2nd icon in from the right. It looks like a mini film strip.)

If you are happy with your completed avatar, save it as a GIF file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥

♥Well La-De-Freakin-Da PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on June 29th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Scrapkit - Kylies Addiction By Angel's Designz
Template - DSColab3 (Scroll down to almost the bottom & you will see a group of 4 templates, the one you want is in that group.)

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow (Optional)

Fonts Used :
English (For main name)
Pixelette (For copyright/credit info)

Elements Used :
Papers 1,12,13,14,15, & 16
Hand
Star1
Star 2
Star 4
Peace Sign
Sparkles
Streamer
Shoes
Skull 1
Bow 3
Skull 3
Star & Sign Tail
Party Flag

Lets Begin :

Open your template - DSColab3
Go to Image, click Canvas Size, set it to 800 X 650. (I prefer to have extra room to work with verses not enough room. We will crop it later)

Now go to your layers pallet & delete the following layers :
Info
Bg

Now still in your layers pallet - click on your Large Blue Circle layer. 
Go to Selections - click Select All - then click Float - then click Defloat -
Now open Paper 14 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template.
Go to Selections & click Invert.
Now on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to  Effects - click Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow. 
Set your settings to your liking.
Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet, delete your original Large Blue Circle layer.

In your layers pallet - click on your Black Oval layer, Go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat -
Open Paper 16 - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your template.
Go to Selections & click Invert.
Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Back to Selections - click Select None.
Now apply the same Gradient Glow effect that you added to the Large Blue Circle.
In your layers pallet, delete your original Black Oval layer.

Now follow those same steps for the layers below , I will also list the paper I used for each layer :

Left Small Blue Circle - Paper 12
Right Small Blue Circle - Paper 12
Left Slanted Black Rectangle - Paper 1
Pink Squares - Paper 13
Right Blue Slanted Rectangle - Paper 1
Pink Circle - Paper 13
(Don't forget to apply your gradient glow & delete the original layer)
Now open your Tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template.
Re-size your tube if needed.
Position your tube to your liking.
Go to your layers pallet, right click on your tube layer, then click Duplicate.

Now go to Adjust, click Blur , then click Gaussian Blur , set to 5.00 & click Ok.

Now at the top of your layers pallet, change your Blend Mode to Overlay.

Then on your original tube layer, apply a drop shadow.
(Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, set the settings to your liking)

Now in your layers pallet - click on your White Square layer, go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat -

Open Paper 14 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template-
Now go to Selections, click Invert.
Then on your keyboard press your Delete key 1 time.

Now keeping selected, copy & paste your tube again as a new layer onto your template, re-size it as desired. Using your move tool, position your tube so that the parts you want visible are showing.
Once you are happy with placement, press your delete key 1 time.
Then go back to Selections & click Select None.
Remember to delete your original White Square layer.

On your tube layer (the one you just applied) change the Blend Mode to Luminance (L)
Now follow those same steps for the following layers :

Left Slanted White Rectangle - Paper 15
Right White Slanted Rectangle - Paper 13

(Remember to copy & paste your full length tube - re-size it, place it, then press delete key 1 time, & select none, then change the blend mode to Luminance (L).

Open your Hand element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas , then re-size it to 25%. Position it to your liking.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness
Then apply a drop shadow. (Use the same steps you used on your layers.)

Open your Star & Sign Trail - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Star & Sign Trail layer, then click Duplicate.
Go to Image, & click Flip.
Now use your move tool to position to your liking.

Open your Party Flags - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template, then go to Image, click Free Rotate set to Left 90.00 & click Ok.
Position your Party Flags to the right side of your square frame bg.

Now in your layers pallet - Move your Party Flag layer down so it is just below your Square Frame Bg layer.

Now right click on your Party Flags layer, then click Duplicate. Go to Image, then click Mirror.
Now position your Duplicated Party Flags element to the left side of your Square Frame Bg layer.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
(Remember to sharpen you go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.)

Open your Skull 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template, then re-size it to 25%.
Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Skull3 layer, then click Duplicate.
Now position your duplicated Skull3 element to your liking.
I duplicated my Skull3 element 2 more times & positioned them through out my tag.

Open your Bow3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template, then re-size it to 30%.
Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet, right click on your Bow3 layer, then click Duplicate. Position to your liking.
You can duplicate this element as many times as you would like until you have your desired look.

Open your Skull1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template, Then re-size it to 30%.
Now position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Shoe element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 25%.
Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Streamer element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Image & click Free Rotate set to Left 90.00 & click Ok.

Position your Streamer towards the bottom of your template.
Now Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet, right click on your Streamer layer - then click Duplicate.
Go to Image & click Flip.
Now position your duplicated streamer element to the top of your template.
In your layers pallet, you may want or have to move both your Streamer layers below certain elements & your tubes so that it is not covering it.

Open your Peace Sign element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template, then re-size it to 30%.
Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Star 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your template , then re-size it to 30%
Position it to the left side of your template.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet, right click on your Star 1 element , click Duplicate
Now go to Image, click Mirror. Adjust the position of your duplicated Star1 element if needed.

Open your Star 2 element - follow the same steps for this element that you did for your Star 1 element.

Open your Star 4 element - follow the same steps as above.

Open your Sparkles element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then position it to the bottom of your template.
Sharpen.
Go to your layers pallet, right click on your Sparkles layer then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Flip.

Now in your layers pallet, click on your Wordart layer, & apply a drop shadow.
Also in your layers pallet, click on your Wordart Bg layer & apply the same drop shadow.


Now activate your text tool & set your font, size & color
I used :
Font : English
Size : 50 Pixels
Background Color : #000000
Foreground Color : set to nul

Type out your name, click Apply.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your name layer & then click Convert to Raster Layer.
Now go to Effects - Click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Set to your liking & click Ok.
Apply a drop shadow to your name.


Now add all of your copyright & credit information.


Once you have added everything, go to your layers pallet & right click on any layer.
Then click Merge, then from the slide out menu click Merge Visible.

Now activate your crop tool & crop off any canvas that you did not use.

Now you might want to re-size your tag .

Once your tag is re-sized for to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.

All that is left is to save your tag as a PNG & you have completed this tutorial!!♥






 

♥Black Rose Signature PTU♥

Black Roses Signature PTU

**This tutorial was written & posted on June 28th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional.***


Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Scrap kit - Black Rose - By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures

Fonts Used :
Impact
Pixelette
 
Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass


Elements Used :
Sparkles
Glitter
Butterfly2
Heart
Ribbonbow
Skull
Rose4
Rose3
Leaves
Teddy


Lets Begin :

Start by opening a new 800 X 650 transparent canvas. (Don’t worry we will re-size it later, I like to use a large canvas to work with, that way nothing looks squished into place.)

Now open your Teddy element - Before you copy & paste it, go to Image, & click Mirror.
Now copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 40%.
Using your move tool, move your Teddy element to the left side of your canvas.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.
Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop shadow.


Now activate your text tool, set your Font, size & color.
I used :
Font : Impact
Size : 200 Pixels
Background Color : #b183d2
Foreground Color : set to nul


Now click on your canvas to open your text box. Now type out the name you wish to put on your signature.
Then click Apply.
Now position your name in the center of your Teddy elements.
In your layers pallet, move your name layer down so that it is directly below both of your Teddy layers.

Now still in your layers pallet, right click on your name layer, then from the slide out menu click Convert To Raster Layer.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow

Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow. Use the same settings you used for your Teddy element.

Now activate your Magic Wand tool -  go to your canvas & click inside each letter in your name.
Once all letters have the “marching ants” around them, go to Effects - click Plug-ins then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass.
 

Click Ok.
Now keeping your letters selected go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise, then click Add Noise  from the slide out menu.


Click Ok

Open your Rose 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 85%. Using your move tool, position it to the bottom of your name.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow. (Use the same settings as before)
Open your Leaves element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 70%. Then go to Image, click Free Rotate, set to Right, 90.00
 

Click Ok.


Now using your move tool, position your Leaves element to the right side of your name.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet, move your Leaves layer down so it is directly below your name layer.
Now right click on your Leaves layer, then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror. Using your move tool position your duplicated Leaves element so that it lines up with your original leaves element.
(Hint - If you have a stray branch sticking out on the left side & you don’t want it there, just use your eraser tool & erase that little part.)

Once you are happy with the placement of your Leaves elements, go to your layers pallet & right click on your duplicated Leaves layer, then click Merge, then from the slide out menu click Merge Down.

Open your Rose 4 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 25%.

Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Rose 4 layer, then click Duplicate, use your move tool to position it where desired.

Open your Skull element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 25%. Position your Skull element to the center of your Rose 3 element.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Ribbonbow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer, then re-size it to 85%. Position it to the top center above your name. (See my tag for reference if needed)
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Heart element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 15%. Position your Heart element to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Heart layer. Then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool & position your duplicated Heart element to your liking.
Now duplicate your Heart layer a couple more times until you have the desired amount of Heart elements.
(I have a total of 5 Heart elements )

Open your Butterfly2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 20%. Position your Butterfly2 element to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now go to your layers pallet & right click on your Butterfly2 layer, then click Duplicate. Then go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to position your duplicated Butterfly2 element to your liking.
Continue to duplicate your Butterfly2 layer until you have the desired amount of Butterflies.
(I have a total of 4)

In your layers pallet -
Click on your very last layer,
Open your Glitter element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then Sharpen it.
Now position it to the left side of your canvas.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Glitter layer, then click Duplicate.
Go to Image & click Mirror.
Adjust the position of your duplicated Glitter element if needed using your move tool.

Now click on the very top layer in your layers pallet -
Open your Sparkles element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 50%.
Position your Glitter element to the left side of your name.
Go to your layers pallet & right click on your Sparkles layer, then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Sparkles element if needed.

Now add any copyright & or credit information that is required.
I used :
Font : Pixelette
Size : 12 Pixels
Background Color : #000000
Foreground Color : set to nul

Then I apply a gradient glow.


Now if you are happy with the placement of your name, elements & copyright/credit info, go to your layers pallet, right click on any layer, then click Merge, then from the slide out menu click Merge Visible.

Now activate your Crop tool & crop off any access canvas that you did not use. Be careful not to crop to closely to your signature. If you do make a mistake just click your undo button at the top of your PSP
until you are back to before you began cropping.

Once your signature is cropped you may want to re-size your signature.
To open your re-size menu -
On your keyboard press your Shift & S key at the same time, this will open the following screen -


Click Ok.
Once your signature is re-sized, go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.

Now all that is left is to save your signature as a PNG file.
Thank-You for trying my tutorial!

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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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