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Monday, February 20, 2012

Lucky ~ Tutorial


This tutorial is written with the premise you have a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice. I am using a tube by Alicia Mujica found on her blog HERE

FTU scrapkit called Green Galore by Cinnamon Scraps found HERE
Time Warp Paper by Sweet Cravings found HERE
Frame found in this FTU O' Lucky kit by Chassity HERE
Wordart by myself found HERE
MB and SW Mask 27 found HERE Thank you!
Plugins: EyeCandy 4000 ~ gradient glow for name
Xero ~ Porcelain
Font for name is Scriptina
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1. Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 px. Flood fill white. We can resize later.
Add a new raster layer ~ select All
Open paper 7 from Green Galore kit ~ paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open mask, minimize.
Layers ~ from New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find mask ~ apply.
Merge group. Resize 105 - 110%.
Open frame 6 from Green Galore kit, C/P
Using magic wand, feather 0, tolerance 10, click outside the frame ~ modify selection
contract by 3
Open Time warp paper ~ resize 600 px. C/P as a new layer above frame
Press delete ~ deselect.
Move paper layer below frame layer 'n sharpen paper layer once.

2. On frame layer, using magic wand ~ same settings ~ click on the black outline inside
the frame. Hold down shift key to select more areas ~ Do not worry about
areas below the stitching. When most of the black area is selected ~ promote this selection
to a new layer by right clicking on the layer within the layer palette. Deselect
On the promoted layer ~ affect ~ inner bevel use setting:
bevel # 2, width 6, smoothness 25, depth 7, ambience - 20,
shininess 35, color white, angle 135, intensity 35, elevation 70.
Apply. Duplicate ~ change blend mode to Multiply and drop opacity to 65. Merge down.
D/S using 4/4/50/4 blur, color black

3. Open OL film strip frame 3 from O'Lucky kit, change color to black
by using brightness/contrast -255/0 respectively.
Resize 90% C/P on working image
Using rectangular selection tool, draw a selection just beyond the inner
opening of full width of film strip (see reference tag). Invert selection.
Open image of face supplied with tube, C/P below filmstrip frame
Arrange so face of image fills the left two openings of filmstrip. Press delete.
Deselect. Duplicate image ~ mirror ~ arrange so it fills the right half of the entire filmstrip.
Merge down the duplicate copy to the original image layer.
Using Xero - Porcelain setting:
standard setting except change blue channel to 0, green channel to 255, red channel 0.
Apply. Repeat.
Back to filmstrip layer, D/S same setting. Merge down.
Free rotate this filmstrip/image 7 degrees to left. Sharpen.
Move slightly downward.

4. Add main tube. Resize as desired.
Duplicate. Change blend mode to soft light and drop opacity to 75. Add affect blur ~ Gaussian blur setting of 2.
On original tube layer add
D/S on a 'New Layer' by checking the box in the drop shadow window
using 3/4/45/15 blur, color black

5. Add wordart supplied. D/S 4/4/50/4 black
Add other elements from both kits as desired to personalize your tag.
 D/S each with same setting as above.

Resize tag with all layers checked, 90% smartsize.

6.  Add copyright, URL, watermark & name.
To add name,
use sz 90 black fill, Scriptina font, BOLD
Duplicate ~ merge down.
 EyeCandy 4000, gradient glow, glow width 5, soft corners 0,
color from tube or paper.  Slide left slider to middle ~ apply.

Delete white background and save as a PNG.


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