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Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix

 

Gorgeous artwork by Alan Stevens
www.bwcreek.com

For This Tutorial You Will Need :
Fonts Of Choice
DSB Flux
My Supplies

Template
Gradient to be put in your gradients folder in PSP.
Quote
Stars
Bow
Image Tube
Diamond

1. Open new image White Background 540x500

2. Open up the Template tube
Activate the Pattern Layer
Copy, paste as new layer.
Now
Activate the Template Layer
Copy, paste as new layer
Line up the template with the pattern
Template should be on the top.

3. Activate the MAGIC WAND...FEATHER/TOLERANCE 0
Activate the Template Layer
Click in the top rectangle
Add a New Layer
 

Find the CG-Metallic Gradient
Flood Fill the section.
Selections None
On the Layer Pallete
Change NORMAL - DIFFERENCE.

4. Activate the Template Layer
Click in the lower section
Add a New Layer


Flood Fill with the gradient
Selections None
On the layer pallete
Change NORMAL - DIFFERENCE - OPACITY 70

5. Activate the Template
Click the next section
Add a layer

Fill with the gradient.
Selections None
Change NORMAL - SCREEN.
 

6. Activate the Template
Click inside the 2 remaining sections
Select a colour
Flood Fill
Selections None.

7. X out the Background Layer
Activate the Template
Click in the 3 sections as shown
Add a new layer
Flood fill with White

Selections None
Ensure this layer is under the pattern.
Merge all layers visible.

8. Go to EFFECTS...3D EFFECTS...DROPSHADOW
Vertical / Horizontal 0
Opacity 35
Blur 5

9. Open the quote or use one of your own.
Copy, paste as new layer
Position in the bottom section

10. Open up the Stars
Copy, paste as new layer
Position
 

11. Open up the Bow
Copy, paste as new layer
Position
 

12. Open up the Star Hanger
Copy, paste as new layer
Position at the bottom right
Activate the PRESET SHAPES...RECTANGLE...WIDTH 3...FOREGROUND BLACK..BACKGROUND same colour used for your fill.
Draw a bar section
Position under the Star Hanger
Convert to raster

 
Add the same drop shadow as before to both the hanger and bar.

13. Open the Image Tube
Copy, paste as new layer
Position as shown

Add a Drop Shadow
Vertical -1
Horizontal 4
Opacity 50
Blur 0

With your tube in position
Add your text to the preset bar.
Merge All Layers Visible.

14. Open up the Diamond
Copy, paste as new layer
Duplicate so you have 4 Diamonds
Position each one on a star.

X out all of the other layers
Merge only the Diamonds
Ensure this layer is at the top of the pallete.

Activate the Diamond layer
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...DSB FLUX...BRIGHT NOISE
MIX...INTENSITY 70
Merge all of the layers visible
Edit...Copy
Into AS
PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION

Go back to main image and Edit UNDO twice.
Add noise...65
Merge all of the layers visible
Edit...Copy
Into AS
Click on the last frame
PASTE AFTER ANIMATION

Go back and Edit UNDO twice.
Add noise...75
Merge all of the layers visible
Edit...Copy
Into AS
Click on the last frame
PASTE AFTER ANIMATION

View...Animation

If happy
Crop off the excess white.

SAVE.

Please feel free to print it out for your own personal use or link too, but do not copy it in anyway to put on-line, pass out or re-write without any permission. Any resemblance to any other tutorial like this is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by TYLERESS,NOVEMBER 22ND, 2006