This tutorial was written by me on January 30th 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.
I am using the wonderful art of Keith Garvey - you can purchase his tubes at PSP TUbes Emporium http://psptubesemporium.com
A licence is needed to use Keith's art.
This tag calls for a tube that also has a close up.
(I bought this tube when Keith was selling from MPT which is no longer in the tube business)
I am using Template # 13 by Tracy. You can find this template at
http://freebiefriendsscrapsandmore.blogspot.com - look on the right hand side for the zipped template files
The kit I am using is called ROMANCE by Laurie which you can find here
Sparkle and Mask of choice - check your PSP supplies ... I am sure you have something just perfect to finish this tag off.
Plugins Used : EyeCandy Gradient Glow and HSB Noise: Xero Porcelain
Let's get started ...
Open up the template, duplicate and close out the original.
Go to Image, Canvas Size and resize to 600 x 600
Open up your tube, and choose the close up ...copy and paste it onto the rectangle layer. Make sure that you position the tube so the face is showing. Back on the rectangle layer. Now choose your make wand,and click anywhere outside of the rectangle. Now move back to your tube layer and hit delete, Select none. Now Apply Xero Porcelain settings,
Default, but drag the Blue Channel to 0 and the Red Channel to 255.
Change the blend mode on the Tube layer to Luminance (Legacy).
Go back to your rectangle layer once again, Open up Paper 16 in PSP.
Copy and paste this paper as a new layer. Back on the rectangle layer.
Now choose your make wand,and click anywhere outside of the rectangle.
Move back to your paper layer and hit delete, then select none. On your paper layer, use these settings to apply Eye Candy HSB Noise
Default Settings, but alter the Lump Width and Lump Height to approx 100. You can now delete the orignal rectangle layer.
Move to the layer rectangle frame. Use Eye Candy Gradient Glow, Medium with these settings :
Glow Width 4
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Color - your choice
Move to your top thin rectangle layer, and merge layer down.Use your magic wand, click anywhere outside the thin rectangles, and then Selections Invert. Choose a color ( I used #a3131c) and using your Floodfill tool, fill the rectangles.Selections, Select None. Apply the same HSB Noise Effect you used earlier. Also add a Gradient Glow = choosing a color that makes these shapes stand out.
Now move down to the next rectangle layer, and once again Layers, Merge Down. Use your magic wand, click anywhere outside the rectangles, and then Selections Invert. Choose a color ( I used #000000) and fill these rectangles with the color. Select None. Now add a Gradient Glow - your choice of color, with the same settings used earlier.
Now it's time to start adding your elements.
Element LRromance 1 ... copy and paste as new layer, image resize by 60% and move down so it sits on top of the rectangle as in my tag.
Duplicate and flip, adjust alignment so they are sitting the same.
Element LRromance 26 ... copy and paste as new layer, and move this over to the right, and drag the layer down so it sits above the thin rectangles layer. Duplicate, Image Mirror and Flip.
Element LRromance 29 ... copy and paste as new layer, and move to the left, and drag the layer down so it sits above the flower layer.
Duplicate, Image Mirror and Flip.
Element LRromance 6 ... copy and paste as new layer, and resize by 88%.
You can now add any other elements you like.
Add a new layer, and flood fill with color of choice. Apply your mask, and then move this layer down to the bottom. I also applied HSB Noise and added a Blinds effect to my mask layer.
Now get your tube, copy and paste it as the top layer on your tag. Move until you are happy with the position. Add your Copyright Information clearly. Add your name, and save as a PNG File.
That's it - you are done. I would love to see any tags you make using this tutorial.