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Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Angel Of Mine

This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Tubes of choice, preferably one with a face tube.
 I am using the sexy artwork of Keith Garvey. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
Angel of Mine Template49 by Punky Butts found HERE
Sparkles found by Punky Butts found HERE
Font of choice or one I used called Fair N Square found HERE
No filters required.
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 1.  Open template 49, Shift + D to duplicate. Close original template.
Delete top credit layer and bottom blue strip layer.
If you wish to use a black background, add a new raster layer
above the bottom white bg layer and flood fill black.
Resize all layers to 650 px wide.
2. Open sparkles1, resize to 600 px wide. C/P as a new layer
above the black bg. Duplicate ~ mirror ~ arrange.
3.  Arrange the hearts1 layer in straight line with hearts 2 layer, then merge down to each other.
Add noise ~ random ~ 45 ~ monochrome UNchecked.
Float ~ defloat ~ modify expand by 2 ~ add a new raster layer, flood fill white. Deselect.
Move white layer below hearts layer. D/S 2/2/50/5 blur, black.
4. Select dots layer ~ sharpen once.
Select heart right ~ adjust brightness/contrast to -255/0.
Do same for heart left.
On heart right layer, float ~ defloat ~ invert.
Open face tube, C/P as a new layer ~ arrange ~ delete ~ deselect.
Do same for heart left layer.
5.  On each of the tube layers added, duplicate ~ adjust gaussian blur ~ 1 and
 change blend mode on duplicate layer to 'soft light' and reduce opacity to 75%.
On right heart frame, add noise ~ same setting as above. D/S as above.
Do same for left heart frame.
6.  Select large black center circle layer, using magic wand, tolerance 10, select black area only.
Modify selection ~ feather inside 15 ~ invert selection.
Open face tube again, C/P, arrange ~ delete ~ deselect.
This should nicely feather the edges of the tube.
Duplicate tube layer ~ adjust ~ gaussian blur ~ 1.
Change blend mode to soft light. On original tube layer, change blend mode to Luminance (L)
7.  Select black center circle layer again, using magic wand, select the blue crescent area of this layer.
Selections ~ modify ~ smooth ~ both settings on 10.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with color #f9aec5. Deselect.
Using effects ~ texture ~ weave ~ settings 1, 5, 6  color white and fill white. Fill gap checked.
D/S. Move this pink crescent layer above the two center tube layers.
8.  Select the lil hearts layer. Duplicate ~ mirror ~ flip. Merge down.
Float ~ defloat ~ modify ~ expand by 2 ~ add a new raster layer, flood fill white. Deselect.
Move this white layer below the pink hearts. D/S.
Add noise to the lil pink heart layer if desired.
9.  Select pbs wordart layer ~ using adjust brightness/contrast ~ +255/0. Add noise to this layer ~ D/S.
On blue wordart layer, adjust brightness/contrast to -255/0. Add noise ~ sharpen once.
10.  Open main tube ~ C/P as a new layer. See above reference tag for placement.
Duplicate tube. Move duplicate layer BELOW both wordart layers.
Select main tube original layer and erase part of her left leg to make it appear she is stepping over the wordart.
Duplicate this tube layer ~ change blend mode to soft light.
Select the duplicate tube layer (below the wordart layers) ~ duplicate ~ change blend mode to soft light.
D/S the original duplicate tube layer only.
11. Add your name in pink color #f9aec5. Add noise.
Float ~ defloat ~ modify ~ expand by 2 ~ add new raster layer. Flood fill black 'n move
this layer below your pink name layer. D/S
Add copyright & watermark.
Close black and white backgrounds ~ select any tube layer ~ merge visible ~ save as a PNG.
Hope you enjoy your new tag.

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