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Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix

 

THE ESSENCE OF COOL by TYLERESS

For this tutorial, you will need

Tube and Font of choice

VD Adrenaline
Eye Candy Impact - Optional

My Supplies
Image
Frame and Glass Fill
Snowflakes and Beads
Hand

1. Open New Image 600 x 600

2. Open the Image and Tube choice
Copy the IMAGE, paste as new layer
ACTIVATE the IMAGE layer
Go to SELECTIONS...FLOAT...DEFLOAT
Add a New Layer
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...VD ADRENALINE...SNOWFLAKES

Name Snow 1
Add a New Layer
Reapply the snow, but CHANGE...RANDOM SEED 2000
Name Snow 2
Add a New Layer
Reapply the snow, but CHANGE...RANDOM SEED 3000
Rename Snow 3
DO NOT DESELECT
X out the Snow Layers

3. Copy the tube, paste as new layer
Position

Selections Invert
Ensure the TUBE layer is active
Hit Delete
Selections None

Go to EFFECTS...3D EFFECTS...DROP SHADOW
Vertical 1
Horizontal -6
Opacity 45
Blur 15

4. Open up the Glass and Frame
Copy the Glass, paste as new layer
Position over the Image
Repeat for the Frame

X out the IMAGE layer
Merge Layers Visible
Ensure the IMAGE layer is under your SNOW layers

5. Open up the Beads and Snowflakes
Colorise the beads if needs be
Copy the Beads, paste as new layer
Position

Copy the Snowflakes
Move this layer under the Beads layer
Position

6. Open up the Hand tube
Copy, paste as new layer
Position

Add a DROP SHADOW
Vertical 0
Horizontal 7
Opacity 50
Blur 15

7.Add a New Layer
Move this below the IMAGE layer
ACTIVATE the AIR BRUSH
BLEND MODE - NORMAL
RATE - 0

Select a complimentary light colour, I chose a grey
Using the CURSOR as a guide position on the frame click around it, giving you a light spray effect
Now move the CURSOR within the frame and now build up the colour to give more depth

Change the colour to a darker shade
Move the CURSOR in again and build a darker edging around the frame

8. Open up the Font of choice
I used Mister Sirloin BTN, Size 60
Then
Applied EYE CANDY...IMPACT...GLASS
Setting - CLEAR GLASS
Position at the base of the hand
Add a DROP SHADOW
Apply the previous shadow, changing
Horizontal - 0

OPEN UP ANIMATION SHOP

IN PSP

Un X out Snow 1
Merge All Layers Visible
Copy
INTO AS
Paste As New Animation
INTO PSP
Edit Undo
X out the Snow 1
Un X out Snow 2
Layers Merge Visible
Copy
INTO AS
Click on Frame 1
Paste After Current Frame
INTO PSP
Edit Undo
X out Snow 2
Un X out Snow
Layers Merge Visible
Copy
Click on Frame 2
Paste After Current Frame

Check Animation
VIEW...ANIMATION

SAVE as GIF

 

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.
Thanks Tyleress
This tutorial was ORIGINALLY written by TYLERESS in 2008
Updated May 1st, 2011 and finally put back online March 10th 2016