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Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix

 


This tag was inspired by all of the fairground artists whose artistry goes unrecognized

If you would like to use this gorgeous artwork © Keith Garvey
Please visit PSP Tubes Emporium

For this tutorial you will need

Font and 2 Tubes of choice (one lying down if possible)

Eye Candy 4
Xero
Andrews Filter 1
Xenofex 2

My Supplies

My Background
Frame and Lights
Water
Palm Tree
Miami signs
Banner

For ease name your layers as you go along as we will be working with a lot of unmerged layering

1. Open New image 750 x 650

2. Open up my Background and Frame
Copy, paste as new layers
Position

ACTIVATE the FREEHAND TOOL...POINT TO POINT...FEATHER 0
Create a section around the frame
 
Go to SELECTIONS..INVERT
Activate the BACKGROUND
Hit Delete
Selections None

3.Open up the Water
Copy, paste as new layer
Position at the base of the Background lining up the edges
On the Layer pallette change the BLEND MODE from Normal to LUMINACE LEGACY

4. ACTIVATE the SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE...FEATHER 30
ACTIVATE the BACKGROUND
Create a section bottom right

Go to SELECTIONS...PROMOTE SELECTION TO LAYER

Set the COLOUR BOXES to
Top Box #ffc601
Bottom Box #d95a6f

Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...ANDREWS 1...COLOURS OF A FAIRGROUND
Apply Default Setting

Selections None
Move this layer above the water

5. Open up your Lying down tube
Copy, paste as new layer above the water
Position

Don't worry if there is any over hang at the bottom, the banner will cover that up later on in the tutorial

Go to EFFECTS..PLUGINS...XERO...RADIANCE
Strangeness 173
Charm 173
Truth128
Beauty 255

Now

PORCELAIN
Softness 76
Strength 109
Brightness 170

Now
MISTIFIER - Default settings

Change the BLEND MODE from Normal to SOFT LIGHT

Dulicate the tube twice
On the BOTTOM COPY
Apply the same ANDREWS 1...COLOURS OF A FAIR GROUND

6. Open up the Palm Tree
Copy, paste as new layer above the tube layer
Duplicate the layer so you have 3 copies
On one of the copies
Position here

Change the BLEND MODE from Normal to HUE LEGACY
Next copy
Position

With the SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE...FEATHER O
Remove the over hang
Selections None
Lower the Layer OPACITY to 32

Next copy
Go to IMAGE...RESIZE...81%
Go to IMAGE...MIRROR
Duplicate the layer
Position

Remove the over hang
Change the BLEND MODE to BURN
DUPLICATE the LEFT hand Palm

7. Open up the Vice Tube
Copy, paste as new layer above the palm layer
Position

Don't worry about the gap at the bottom, that will be covered up later on

8. Open up your main tube
Copy, paste as new layer above the vice layer
Go to ADJUST...AUTOMATIC SATURATION ENHANCEMENT

Now
XERO...RADIANCE
Reapply the previous settings


DUPLICATE the tube
X out the top copy for now

Go to EFFECTS...EYE CANDY 4...MOTION TRAIL
Direction 180
Length 274.73
Taper 0
Opacity 55
Smear Colour From Edges Checked

Now
ANDREWS 1...COLOURS OF A FAIRGROUND
Ensure the colour boxes are still set to the previous colour
Apply the Default

ACTIVATE the FREEHAND TOOL...POINT TO POINT...FEATHER 11
Create a small section to remove the line

Hit Delete
Selections None

9. Add a New Layer
Go to XENOFEX 2...LIGHTNING
Apply the Default setting
Go to IMAGE...MIRROR
Position

Set the BLEND MODE to DODGE
Don't worry about the overhang for now, we will be removing more of the lightning later

10. Open up my Miami Madness
Copy, paste as new layer above the lightning
Position

Remove the over hang
Don't worry everything looks a little messy, it will come good in the end!!!
Change the BLEND MODE to SOFT LIGHT

11.Un X out your tube
ACTIVATE the LIGHTNING layer
Time to remove part of it
Using the FREEHAND TOOL...POINT TO POINT...FEATHER 15

Hit Delete
Selections None
Lower your Tube opacity to 70

12. ACTIVATE the BACKGROUND layer
ACTIVATE the SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE...FEATHER 30
ACTIVATE the BACKGROUND
Create a section Top Left

Go to SELECTIONS...PROMOTE SELECTION TO LAYER

Ensure the colour boxes are still set to the previous colour
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...ANDREWS 1...COLOURS OF A FAIRGROUND
Apply Default Setting
Selections None

Move this layer to the top of the layer pallette
Change the BLEND MODE to OVERLAY
Now
Merge All Layers Visible

13. Open up the Banner, don't forget to delete my "Tyleress Creation" layer!!!
(If you would like to change the colour of lights then go to ADJUST...HUE/SAT...COLORISE)

Copy, your tube, paste as new layer
Go to IMAGE...MIRROR
Move the layer under the Frame layer and position on the left of the banner
ACTIVATE the MAGIC WAND...FEATHER 0
ACTIVATE the FRAME and click inside of it
Go to SELECTIONS...INVERT
Back to the TUBE layer
Hit Delete
Selections None

Go to ADJUST...AUTOMATIC SATURATION ENHANCEMENT
Apply the same settings as before
Now
XERO...RADIANCE
Strangeness 128
Charm 50
Truth128
Beauty 255


14. Open up your font of choice
I used STREET SOUL...SIZE 80
Set the COLOUR BOXES
Top - Colour choice
Bottom - Black
Through the bottom box, set to gradient and fine the FADING BACKGROUND

Apply your text and using the VECTOR GRID stretch your text out
 
Convert to raster
Duplicate the layer and ensure these layers are under the Frame layer

On the Bottom Copy
Go to EFFECTS...3D EFFECTS...DROP SHADOW
Horizontal 6
Vertical -3
Opacity 55
Blur 8

Now

Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...XENOFEX...ELECTRIFY
CHANGE THE GLOW setting
Inner Colour - White
Outer Colour - Colour choice or bright pink like I did
Apply
Merge all layers visible

Copy the banner
Paste as new layer onto your main tag
Position the banner at the base of the tag
DUPLICATE the banner

On the Bottom copy
Add a DROP SHADOW
Horizontal -5
Vertical 0
Opacity 90
Blur 30

ACTIVATE the SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE...FEATHER 5
Now remove the shadow from each of the sides
 
Hit Delete
Selections None

Merge all layers visible

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 10th, 2011

 

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