Tutorial ©Jascie April 9, 2008
Artwork ©Suzanne Woolcott www.suzannewoolcott.co.uk
This is an example only! Do not use her artwork without proper licensing!
Please visit www.gorjussart.com for information on puchasing her artwork.
Things you will need:
Paint Shop Pro
Fonts of Choice
Tubes of Choice
Save my staple to a place of choice.
In your psp, open up a new image 600 x 600 with a white background. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
In your materials palette set your foreground to a medium color from your tube, and your background to black (You can use a dark color in replace of the black). Go to your rectangle selection tool, and draw out a wide rectangle (see header for example). Add a new raster layer and flood fill black. Now go selections - modify - contract by 5. In your materials palette, switch your foreground and background colors. Flood fill with your medium color. Now go selections - invert. Add a drop shadow with these settings: H & V:0, Opacity:75, Blur:8, and Color:Black. Now go selections - select none. Now repeat the same drop shadow.
In your materials palette, set your foreground to white and x out your background. Now go to your pen tool with these settings:
Click on the top left inside corner of your rectangle. While holding down the shift key, click on the top right inner corner of the rectangle. This will draw out a straight dashed line. Convert to a raster layer. Duplicate this layer, and move to the bottom edge. Now hide your white background and tube layers. Merge the rest visable.
Now with your rectangle selections tool, draw out an oblong rectangle on the left inside of the main rectangle. Add a new raster layer and flood fill black. Go selections - modify - contract by 5. Flood fill with white. Go selections - select none. Duplicate this layer and move to the inside right side of the main rectangle. Go layers - merge visable.
Now with your magic wand, select one of the white rectangles. Open up your tubes of choice. Copy and paste as new layers in your new image, position to desire in the selection. Go layers merge - merge down. Then go selections - invert. Then edit -cut. Once again layers - merge - merge down.
Repeat this last step for the second white rectangle.
Unhide your tube layer. Go to your white background layer, and add a new raster layer. With your rectangle selections tool, draw out a long rectangle. Flood fill black. Go selections - select none. Add the same drop shadow to this as before. Rotate and position to desire, behind your main rectangle.
Repeat this once more with a smaller rectangle in a different position.
Now add the same drop shadow to your tube. Now go edit - copy - copy merged. Paste this as a new layer. Then go effects - reflection effects - pattern with these settings: (or your own)
Now this will cover your whole canvas, so take your rectangle selections tool, and select a rectangle to your desire, but not too big. Go selections - invert. Then edit - cut. Go selections - select none. Move this layer down, to just above the hidden white background. Add the same drop shadow as before. Then duplicate this layer, then rotate and move into another position of choice.
Now merge all layers visable. Duplicate this layer, and go to the original. Go adjust - blur - radial blur with these settings: Blur type:Spin, Blur:Strength:10 and Eliptical, Center:All set at 0.
Now go effects - distortion effects - wave with these settings:
With your rectangle selections tool very carefully select a rectangle in between the main image wave and the outside edges. Then go selections - invert then edit - cut. Then selections - select none.
Now go effects - artistic effects with these settings:
Now unhide your white background and go to your top layer. Open my staple, or staple of choice. Copy and paste this as a new layer and position to desire. Duplicate as many times as you wish and position to your desire.
Now go to your text tool. Add any copyrights, license information, etc. needed. Convert to a raster layer.
Now with your favorite font, set the stroke to 2 or 3 depending on the font, type out your name. Convert to a raster layer. Add the same drop shadow as before. Now resize if needed, making sure all layers is checked. Hide your white background. Then go to your crop tool, click on the merged opaque button then the checkmark. Unhide your white background once more.
Now Save it!
Ta Da! You're Done!
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