Friday, February 10, 2012

Midnight Siren (FTU)

(Click on image to see larger size)
This tutorial was written by me on February 10th 2012, and is
entirely my own work.
Any resemblance to other tutorials/designs on the net is
purely conincidental.
Please do not rip this tutorial apart or claim it as your own work.

This tutorial is done in PSP 9 but maybe done in other versions as 
well. A basic understanding of the program and it's tools is needed.
Use your own choice of Drop Shadow .. as I won't mention it unless it's 
relevant to the finished tag.

And above all ... remember this tutorial and all others over the net 
are guidelines. Make each tag your own, unique and original to you by 
tweeking here and there.


I am using this beautiful tube by Steve Baier called SURF'S UP which 
you can buy at UP YOUR ART Thanks Steve for your 
brilliant artwork ...

A kit called GOING DEEP by Wicked Princess Scraps. It was originally 
PTU but is now a FTU freebie. Grab the kit here 

Mask of Choice - I am using ArtMama's Mask 10 
Font - Ephesis


Open up a new 650 x 650 transparent image.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer - moving to the left. Resize by 
85% and adjust sharpness

Copy and paste Paper 10 from the kit. Resize by 80%
Apply your mask (which I am sure you all know to do by now) and then 
drag this layer down below your tube layer. Now go to Effects, Texture 
Effects Blinds with these settings
WIDTH 3 OPACITY 39 Horizontal and Light from Left/Top both checked.
(I also added the image that came with the tube, and applied the mask 
and the Texture Effect to it, and moved this above the Mask layer)

Element Cat Tails - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 80%. 
Move this layer to the left so it is showing from behind our Tube Layer

Element Grass - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 66%, moving 
this so it sits above the cat tails layer.

Element Bottle - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 33%, and 
mirror image. Have this showing out from behind the tube.

Element Bird 2 - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 22%. 
Position where you like on the tag

Element Sand Doodle - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 33%. 
Move this so it is showing from behind the Bottle. I also colorised 
this to match the tube.

Element SailBoat - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 44%. 
Lower opacity to 68 and move to the right.

Element Wave Flowers - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 44%. 
Move this layer down so it sits above your mask layer, but over to the 
left, showing from behind the Artist's tube. 

Element Glitter Cloud - copy and paste as a new layer, and resize to 
57%. Recolor to suit your tag ..

Element SandSpill 7 - copy and paste as a new layer, arranging so this 
is your top layer. Lower opacity to 80 and move slightly to the right.

Now it's time to get creative and add any other elements you would like 
BUT I wouldn't over do it .. keep this simple - LESS IS MORE :)

Add your Copyright Information, and your name and save this as a PNG 
ANIMATION ... if you wish ... you can add a couple of stars in the 

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