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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Burlesque


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 For those with a working knowledge of PSP 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2
Tube of choice.
I am using the beautiful artwork of Arthur Crowe.
 FTU scrap kit by Deanna called Sweet Thang  Thank you!
Template 9 by Mirella found HERE Thank you!
Plugin:  Xero - Mistifier & Radiance & Serious Fog
Optional: EyeCandy 4 - gradient glow
 
Font used for name - Quito Colonial

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1.Open template. Convert to 72 dpi by selecting
resize (untick 'resample using' and change resolution to 72 pixel/inch.)
Image canvas size 700 x 700 px.
Delete copyright layer and white background layer.
Starting from the bottom, add a new raster layer.
select all. Open paper 9, paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply mask of choice. I used Vix-Val 2012 Mask 2.
[We miss you, Vix!]
Resize 90 -95%.

2.  Select raster 3, select all/float/defloat
open close up of tube; resize if needed.
C/P as a new layer; invert selection and delete excess tube.
Select copy of Vector 1 layer, change color to black.
(adjust brightness/contrast to -250, 0)
Add noise - 43, random, monochrome.

3.  Select raster 5, same as above except
copy & paste a paper of choice.
Invert & delete.
Change color of copy of Vector 1 to black. Add noise.


4. Select raster 7, select all/float/defloat
open paper 18, resize, C/P as a new layer.
Invert & delete.  Sharpen.
Change copy of Vector 1 layer to black. Add noise.
 
5.  Select raster 2, select all/float/defloat
open paper 5, C/P as a new layer. Invert & delete.
Sharpen
Do not deselect. Add close up of tube as a new layer.
Arrange. Delete excess.  Deselect. Duplicate tube layer
and mirror. Arrange if needed.
Open spray 4, C/P above these tube layers
Resize if desired.
Add Xero ~ Radiance Setting as desired.
(this setting will vary depending on hue of tube used)

Change raster 4 layer to black. Add noise.

6.  Select raster 6, select all/float/defloat
Open paper of choice ~ invert & delete excess.
Do not deselect.
Open lace trim - resize 90%, C/P as a layer above the paper
Delete excess. Deselect.

Change color of copy of Vector 1 to black. Add noise.


7. Select raster 8, select all/float/defloat
open close up of tube. C/P as a new layer. Arrange.
Invert & delete excess.
Do same with copy of raster 8 layer.

Change color of copy of Vector 1 and copy2 of Vector 1
to black. Add noise.


8. To personalize, add elements of choice. Resize if needed.
When complete, D/S all elements.
See reference tag for ideas.
Merge all layers. Add main tube.
Close off main tube for now.
Apply Xero - mistifier to merged layer with setting
128, 128, 255, 255, 255
or setting of choice.
Open main tube layer. Apply same mistifier setting to tube
OR
if you want more of a fog like appearance, add
Xero - Serious fog with setting:
158, 155,  midtones,  1, 50.
D/S tube with setting of choice.

Important:  Crop using 'Merged Opaque'.
This eliminates any excess paper
on all layers.

If you still wish to resize your tag, use smartsize 90%.


9.  Add copyright, watermark & name after resizing
so as not to distort  your copyright.
Use a gradient for the name, fill colour
Rosa Psp Gradient 90
Duplicate name.
On original name layer, add a small white gradient glow.
Merge the top 'name layer' down.
Sharpen; add a D/S and sharpen again.


Save as a PNG.

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1 comment:

Sondra said...

I cannot get the template needed for this tutorial. but it looks like an easy to follow tutorial. I will try to find a similar template to use.
Hugs
Sondra