This tutorial was written by me on March 6th 2012, and is
entirely my own work.
Any resemblance to other tutorials/designs on the net is
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.
Wendy Gerber DARK ANGEL tube which you can get at the PSP Project here
Kit of Choice (Truly make this tag your own)
PLUGINS : Eye Candy Gradient Glow & HSB Noise
FONTS : Century Gothic/Sick Capital Vice
MASK : Mask 393 by Vix here http://www.freewebs.com/vixpsp/masks.htm
** Before we begin - this tutorial is all about the layout - once you are done making your tag, let your creativity take over and add elements from your kit of choice **
LET'S GET TAGGING
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer - resize by 85% and place in
the cente of the canvas. We are doing this first, as a guide for your other layers.
Choose a color from your tube, and make this your background color - I
used #651d23. Draw out a large circle, with your preset shape tool.
Move this layer down below your tube. Now copy and paste the close up
above the circle layer, positioning it showing what you want in the
circle. Grab your Magic Wand, and on the Circle layer, click anywhere
outside the circle, and you now have the marching ants showing. Move
back to the close up layer and hit delete.Lower Opacity on the tube to
60%. Add Texture/Blinds effects to your Circle - settings of your
choice. Also Add a Gradient Glow to the circle - once again settings of
Change your background color to Black - Now using your Rectangle Preset
Tool - draw out a large rectangle, convert to Raster Layer, and move
this layer down below your circle layer. Now go to Effects/Texture
Effects/Weave with these settings : 2,6,1, White, and tick Fill. Apply
a Gradient Glow twice to the shape.
Change your background color to your previous choice (mine was #651d23)
and draw out another rectangle shape - slightly longer and narrower
than your black rectangle. Convert to raster layer. You can copy and
paste your close up tube into this rectangle. (Use your magic wand in
the way we used it earlier) Apply Eye Candy HSB Noise with default
settings ... changing the Lump Width and Height to approx 100, Random
Seed. Apply the same Gradient Glow effect.
Now working on your bottom layer - flood fill with color of choice and
apply the mask (we all know how to do that don't we).
Open up your kit of choice and add whatever elements you like - just
don't over do it. A couple of bats, a moon or clouds - maybe a spider
here or there.
Using your font, add your Copyright Information, and then add your
name. Save this as a PNG file and you are done.
I would love to see any tags you make from this tut.