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Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix

 

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For this tutorial, you will need

Tube and Font of choice

Mura's Meister - Perspective Tiling
Eye Candy 3
Penta - Dot and Cross
Xero
DSB Flux

My Supplies

My Tiled Background
Door Knob
Frame
Tiara
Flashes
Glitter Ball

1. Open up the Tiled Background
If you would like to change the colour scheme
Go to ADJUST...HUE/SAT...COLORISE

ACTIVATE the PRESET SHAPES...CIRCLE...WIDTH 1
Top Box active
Bottom box Null
Using the STATUS BAR at the base of PSP
Draw a Circle 400 x 400
Convert to raster
ACTIVATE the MAGIC WAND...FEATHER 0 and click in it
Ensure the TILED BACKGROUND is active
Copy

2. Open up a new a new image 750 x 650
Paste as new layer
Go to EFFECTS...PLUGINS...MURA'S PERSPECTIVE TILING

ACTIVATE the FREEHAND TOOL...POINT TO POINT...FEATHER 0
Create a section to cut out 3 rows of circles

Copy
Close down the perspective image.

3. Open up a new image 650 x 625
Paste as new layer
ACTIVATE the FREEHAND TOOL again and this time create a section around the middle row of circles
Go to ADJUST...HUE/SAT...COLORISE
Choose a complimentary colour
Selections None

Go to EFFECTS...3D EFFECTS...DROP SHADOW
Vertical 4
Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 3
Now change the BLUR to 1 and reapply
Position the floor in the bottom left corner

4. Open new image 256 x 326...WHITE background
On the LAYER PALLETE right click on the layer and PROMOTE TO BACKGROUND LAYER
Go to EYE CANDY 3...CARVE


Copy the TILED BACKGROUND
Paste as new layer
Change the BLEND MODE from Normal to COLOUR LEGACY
ACTIVATE the FREEHAND TOOL again
Create a section to remove the tiles from the floor and repeat for the ceiling

Hit Delete
Selections None

Choose a complimentary GRADIENT colour
Set the Top Box to Null
Bottom Box to Gradient
Activate the PRESET SHAPES..RECTANGLE
Now create a door
Convert to raster
Open up the Door Knob
Copy, paste as new layer and position.


5. ACTIVATE the PEN TOOL...DRAW LINES...WIDTH 12
Holding down the SHIFT KEY starting right at the edge, draw a line right across the canvas
Convert to raster
DUPLICATE the line and position

Copy a line and paste as new layer onto the Main tag, leave for now
Back to the entrance
Open up your font for the NO ENTRY text
I used Impact..Size 26
Position slightly off centre with the Y lining up with the right hand door edge
Merge All the layers Visible
Copy and now paste onto the Main Image

6. Count 5 Circles back
Position the Black Bar centrally and now positon the entrance centrally
If your line is abit long, using the SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE...FEATHER 0 trim off the egdes so it lines up.

7. Copy the TILED BACKGROUND and paste as new layer
Move this layer to the bottom of the pallette
Line up the top of the background with the entrance way and line up the tiles down the side so you have a whole tile showing

The LEFT side will be a smaller width
ACTIVATE the SELECTIONS TOOL... RECTANGLE
Take off the excess at the bottom leaving about a tile width over hang
Hit Delete
Selections None

Create a section by the step

Hit Delete
Selections None

Back to the SELECTIONS TOOL
Create a section around the LEFT handside of your wall
Go to ADJUST...HUE/SAT...COLORISE
Reapply the previous colour

ACTIVATE the BLACK BAR now the DEFORMATION TOOL
Pull down and line up the bar with the wall

Layers Merge Visible

8. ACTIVATE the PRESET SHAPES...RECTANGLE...WIDTH 0
Top Box Black
Bottom Box Null
Count 3 tiles down
Draw a rectangle the length of the wall and enough for create a banner

Convert to raster

Duplicate the layer and IMAGE...ROTATE... FREE ROTATE 90...any direction
Lower the layer opacity so you can see the circle flooring
Line up the banner with the top and so it sits on the floor
Create a section with your SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE

Hit Delete
Selections None
Up the opacity
X out the other layers and merge visible
Go to EFFECTS...PENTA...DOT AND CROSS
Change the CROSS WIDTH to 7

If you have any of the TILED BACKGROUND showing once you have positioned the banner then remove the overhang

9. X out all the layers
Open the FRAME and your tube
Copy and paste the Frame Layer (change the frame colour if needs be)
ACTIVATE the MAGIC WAND...FEATHER 0
Click inside the frame
Copy your tube, paste as new layer and position
Go to SELECTIONS...INVERT
Hit Delete
Selections None

Go to ADJUST...AUTOMATIC SATURATION ENHANCEMENT
Check - More Colourful and Strong
Now
XERO...RADIANCE
Strangeness 134
Charm 115
Truth 255
Beauty 164

Copy and paste as new layer the RAINBOW
Go to EFFECTS...TEXURE EFFECTS...BLINDS
Width 2
Opacity 30
Colour White
Now
Go to XERO...FRITILITY
Granularity 2
Aggression 76
Tesselation 26
Variation 0

Add a phrase to the top of your image
I added " If you are not a princess, you are not coming in"

Merge all layers Visible
Go to EFFECTS...3D EFFECTS...DROP SHADOW
Vertical 1
Horizontal 2
Opacity 80
Blur 25

Un X out all of the layers

Position

Open up the Tiara,
Copy, paste as new layer , Duplicate the layer
Place one copy on the top right of your frame
Add a DROP SHADOW
Vertical 5
Horizontal 10
Opacity 80
Blur 9

On the copy
Go to IMAGE...MIRROR
IMAGE...RESIZE 75%
Add a DROP SHADOW
Vertical / Horizontal 0
Opacity 50
Blur 7
Position on the top left corner of the banner

10. Open the Disco Ball
Copy, paste as new layer
Move this layer under the Banner layer
Position so half of the ball is showing

11. Open up the Flashes
Copy, paste as new layer
Move this layer under the Frame layer
Position on the base of the banner
Ensure the blurred edges fit on the wall and are not over hanging onto the background

Go to DSB FLUX...CONSTELLATION
Star Size 3.05
Size Variation 3
Edge Star Density 1
Overall Star Density 0
Overdrive 100
Twinkle Amount 100
Twinkle Rotation 45
Keep Original Image

12. Open up your tube
Copy, paste as new layer and position


Add a DROP SHADOW
Vertical 2
Horizontal 16
Opacity 50
Blur 18

X out the tube layer
Merge Layers Visible
Un X out the tube

13. Add a new layer make sure this is above the tube layer
ACTIVATE the FREEHAND TOOL...POINT TO POINT
Create a triangular section from the Disco Ball


Select a nice bright colour and FLOOD FILL
Selections None

Go to ADJUST...BLUR...GAUSSIAN BLUR...RADIUS 16
Repeat this step until you have 4 seperate coloured rays, don't forget to angle the other sections so they fan outwards!
Using the DEFORMATION TOOL, get creative and stretch out the rays so they go over the tube and wherever the mood takes you!

14. Open up your font and the Bling Fill
Set the COLOUR BOX
Top Box through the Patterns find the Bling
Bottom Box, colour of choice
I used Broadway BT SIZE 48...WIDTH 2
Choose a name for the banner and apply

For my name, I used the same font, SIZE 36
Position on the base of the Framed Imaged
Add a DROP SHADOW
Vertical / Horizontal 0
Opacity 80
Blur 5
Move this layer under the rays if you have any of them going over the Framed Image

Merge All The Layers Visible
Resize if needs be

SAVE!



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Any resemblance to any other tutorial like this is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by TYLERESS
May 16th, 2011



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