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Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix

 



Gorgeous artwork from VERMANY at
http://picsfordesign.com/

For this tutorial, you will need

Tube and Font of choice

Mura's Copies
Muras's Seamless
Filter Factory A
Flaming Pear - Sphere Warp B
Eye Candy 4
Xero

My Supplies

Picture Frame
Squares
Spikes

(As you go along name your layers for ease as we will be working with alot of unmerged layers )

1. Open New Image 650 x 700

2. Open up the Picture Frame
Copy, paste as new layer
Go to EFFECTS...IMAGE EFFECTS...SEAMLESS TILING

DUPLICATE the layer TWICE
X out one layer for now

Go to SELECTIONS...SELECT ALL...FLOAT...DEFLOAT
Set the Colour Box to #d11785 or colour choice
FLOOD FILL
Selections None

Open up MY MASK
Go to LAYERS...NEW MASK LAYER...FROM IMAGE
Find my mask and apply
Layers Merge Group
Go to EFFECTS...ARTISTIC EFFECTS...HALFTONE

REPEAT the last step for the other Picture Frame, but this time
FLOOD FILL - BLACK
and
CHANGE the HALFTONE.... BACKGROUND - BLACK
Go to IMAGE..MIRROR
Pink Layer below the black layer
X out for now, Do Not Merge

3. Open up the Squares
Copy and paste both of the layers
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...MURAS...COPIES
From the Drop Down Box selection
LINE
Change the NUMBER to 10
Apply this to BOTH squares
DUPICATE the BLACK Layer, X out for now

ACTIVATE the SKULL square layer
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...FILTER FACTORY A...MARBLE MADNESS ONE
Amount 26
Now
Go back to MURAS change to WALLPAPER
Change the following settings


Apply to BOTH layers

Go to SELECTIONS...SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE...FEATHER 0
Create a section exactly where shown, using the black layer as your guide
6 Across
7 Down

Go to SELECTIONS...INVERT
Activate each of the layers
Hit Delete
Selections None
Create another section

SELCECTIONS...INVERT
Activate each of the layers
Hit Delete
Selections None

ACTIVATE the Black Frame
Go to IMAGE...RESIZE...85%
Move the frame into the centre of the canvas
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...FLAMING PEAR...SPHERE WARP B
Go to IMAGE...ROTATE...FREE ROTATE...LEFT 90

4. Time for some placement
Un X out the 2 PICTURES FRAMES we created earlier
Now place everything as shown

5. ACTIVATE the PRESET SHAPES...RECTANGLE...WIDTH 0...WHITE
Under the Skull Layer
Create a background

Convert to raster
Now
Change the colour to BLACK
Create a section down the side

Convert to raster

6. Set the COLOUR BOXES
Top Box - Black
Bottom Box - #9c0b4e or colour choice
Through the Gradients Box find your FOREGROUND/BACKGROUND
ACTIVATE the Skull frame
ACTIVATE the MAGIC WAND...FEATHER 0
Click in the frame
Add a NEW LAYER
FLOOD FILL
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...MURA'S SEAMLESS...CHECKS
Change the NUMBER to 15
Apply
Selections None

7. Back to the PRESET SHAPES...RECTANGLE...WIDTH 4
Set the COLOUR BOX
Top Box - White
Bottom Box - Null
Create a frame for the inner section of your Skull Frame
Go to PLUGINS...EYE CANDY...CHROME

BEVEL - BUTTON
Go to EFFECTS...EDGE EFFECTS...ENHANCE
Now
ADJUST...HUE/ SAT both set to 0

8. Open up your tube
Copy, paste as new layer
Duplicate the layer
On one copy - resize if needs be
Move this layer under the frame we have just created, position
Go to EFFECTS...3D EFFECTS...DROP SHADOW
Vertical -2
Horizontal -9
Opacity 35
Blur 15
ACTIVATE the SELECTIONS TOOL again
Create a section around your tube incorporating where the frame is

Go to SELECTIONS...PROMOTE SELECTION TO LAYER
ACTIVATE the tube layer
Hit Delete
Selections None
Move your SELECTIONS LAYER above the chrome frame

ACTIVATE your tube copy
Go to IMAGE...MIRROR
Move this layer under the BLACK FRAME
ACTIVATE the FREEHAND TOOL...POINT TO POINT...FEATHER 0
Create a rough section around the frame

SELECTIONS...INVERT
Hit Delete
Selections None
Go to ADJUST...HUE/SAT 0
EFFECTS...PLUGINS...XERO...MISITFIER
Apply the default settings

8. Open up the Spikes
Copy, paste as new layer
Move this layer under the Chrome Frame layer and position at the base of the chrome frame
Duplicate the layer
Go to IMAGE FLIP
Position

9. UN X out the PICTURE FRAME we did at the beginning of the tutorial
Change the BLEND MODE from Normal - OVERLAY
We need to remove some of it so create sections as shown

Selections None

9. Un X out the BLACK SQUARE Layer created earlier
Create a section as shown

Go to SELECTIONS...PROMOTE SELECTION TO LAYER
Selections None
Now Delete the original bar
Move the PROMOTED LAYER under the tube layer and position

10. Open up your font and apply your name to the bar
I used Air Delaney..Size 43...Stroke Width 1
Top Box - White
Bottom Box - Pink
Move this layer just above the bar layer

NOW!!!
Merge all layers Visible

Resize if needs be and remove any of the white picture fame which is over hanging
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
May 6th, 2011

 

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