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Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix

 

Sunset on Hollywood

For this tutorial, you will need

Tube and Font of Choice

SUPPLIES

Road

Image

Lines 

Sunset Blvd

Flashing Lights

(Click on the word Supplies to download the zip file)


1. Open New Image 600 x 650

2. Open up the Road and Lines
Copy, paste as new layers
Position the Lines
Merge Layers Visible

3. Open up the Image
Copy, paste as new layer
Position so it lines up with the Road

Set the COLOUR BOXES

Select a nice bright shade
Top Box - Colour choice
Bottom Box - White
Through the Gradient Box find the FOREGROUND Colour
Change the STYLE to SUNBURST

ACTIVATE the IMAGE
Go to SELECTIONS...SELECT ALL..FLOAT...DEFLOAT
Add a NEW LAYER and activate
FLOOD FILL
Selections None
Change the BLEND MODE from Normal to COLOUR LEGACY

X all other layers, apart from the IMAGE and COLOUR layer
Merge Layers Visible

Duplicate the Image
Go to IMAGE ..FLIP
Un X out the other layers
Line up the image neatly, edge to edge and lower the layer opacity to 40
ACTIVATE the SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE..FEATHER O
Create a section to remove the over hang
Hit Delete
Selectins None

4. Open up the Hollywood Sign
Copy, paste as new layer
Position
 
Go to SELECTIONS...SELECT ALL..FLOAT...DEFLOAT
Add a NEW LAYER and activate
FLOOD FILL with the previous colour
Selections None
Change the BLEND MODE from Normal to BURN

Go to EFFECTS...3D EFFECTS...DROP SHADOW
Vertical -6
Horizontal 0
Opacity 80
Blur 25

5. ACTIVATE the PRESET SHAPES...RECTANGLE...WIDTH 0
Set the COLOUR BOX...BACKGROUND ... To a complimentary shade
Click on the base of the layer pallette so this layer goes UNDER the ROAD layer
Draw a RECTANGLE to frame your image

Convert To Raster

6. ACTIVATE the ROAD Layer
Go to SELECTIONS TOOL...RECTANGLE
Create a section

Go to SELECTIONS...PROMOTE SELECTION TO LAYER
ACTIVATE the ROAD layer
Hit Delete
Selections None
Move this layer under the RECTANGLE
Merge All Layers Visible

Add a DROP SHADOW
Vertical/Horizontal 0
Opacity 80
Blur 7

7. Open up the Sunset Blvd and your Tube choice
Copy, paste as new layers
Position where you think it looks best
On the Tube layer
Add a DROP SHADOW
Vertical 2
Horizontal -8
Opacity 80
Blur 7

I also chose to change my tube to black and white, but that is optional.

8. Add your text.
X out the TUBE layer
Merge All Layers Visible
COPY

( Open up the Flashing Lights, ACTIVATE layer 1 ONLY
Go to HUE/SAT if you would like to change the colour of the lights
Save and close dow
n )

OPEN ANIMATION SHOP
Paste As New Animation
Duplicate the layer
Go to EDIT...SELECT ALL
Open up your flashing lights
Go to EDIT...SELECT ALL
EDIT...COPY
Now
To the MAIN TAG
PASTE INTO CURRENT FRAME
Position the lights
 

IN PSP
Un X out your Tube
COPY
IN AS
Paste As New Animation
Duplicate the layer
Go to EDIT...SELECT ALL
To the MAIN TAG
PASTE INTO CURRENT FRAME

Go to ANIMATION...FRAME PROPERTIES...25

SAVE

 

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Any resemblance to any other tutorial like this is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by TYLERESS 2007 
UPDATED May 2nd, 2011