was created June 21, 2004
ęCopyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.
This tutorial was written for PSP8. It is just a guide, feel
free to use a different tube, font and colors for your tag.
included lots of instructions and screen shots with the hope that
anyone can do this tutorial. I have most of
my favorite effects
on a tool bar but have included the path to each effect so it will
be easy to find them if you are
new to PSP. If you are more advanced,
just do your own thing.
~ You will need
Paint Shop Pro 8, a 30 day trial program can be downloaded here.
Xenoflex 1.0 by Alienskin. Unfortunately this older version is no
longer available for
Alienskin. I have called
and asked if MAYBE they would offer
it again at a reduced
we need for this tutorial, "Shower Door",
not included in 2.0. It is such a
popular and widely used
So, the request has
been sent on to the "powers that be" and
I hope they will decide to offer it
When I hear something,
you will be the first to know!
I have provided a work around with Eye Candy 3, it is a bit different,
but something to play with, if you don't have Xenoflex 1.0.
"blueflowershoe.psp" tubed by Venus here.
The talented artist that created this beautiful floral shoe is Dennis Kyte.
I would love to provide a link to
his site but have been unable to find one so far..
The font I used for this tutorial is called "Beau Rivage Two" and
created by Rob Leuschke. It is a pay font and you can find it here...
or feel free to substitute any font of your choosing.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas
, 450 x 350, background color #C2CEB6.
Go to Layers/New Vector Layer and name this layer Border 1.
Go to Layers/New Vector Layer and name this layer Border 2.
We will be working on them later.
Open your "blueflowershoe.psp" and go to Edit/Copy.
With your colored canvas active go to Edit/Paste as a New Layer.
In your Layer Palette, right click on Raster 1 choose "duplicate".
Go to Image/Flip, then Image/Mirror.
In the Layer Palette, turn off border 2, border 1 and the Background
Go to Layers/Merge/Merge Visible. Turn all your layers back on.
On the Merged layer, go to Effects/Plugins/Xenoflex/Shower Door.
Dot Size 17 and Random Seed 40.
OR you can use Eye Candy 3/Swirl with these settings ...
Whirlpool Spacing 30, Smear Length 15, Twist 70,
Streak Detail 40,
Warp and Smooth are checked.
Go to Effects/Art Media Effects/Brush Strokes.
In the Presets menu
find "limpressionist squares" and apply.
If you do not have this preset, here are the settings ..
In the layer palette,
opacity of this layer to 24 and change the Blend Mode to "Multiply".
(left click on the "Blend mode" box to bring up the menu.)
Let's add the tube again. It should still be in your clipboard
so, go to Edit/Paste as a New Layer. Go to Image/ Resize.
Width and Height 80%, Check "Resample using Bicubic" and
"Lock aspect ratio". Uncheck "Resize all layers".
For the drop shadow go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow with
these settings .....
Vertical 4, Horizontal 0, Opacity 65, Blur 9 and Color #000000 (black)
Now let's add the borders ..
In your Layer palette, click on "border 1".
Click on your Preset Shape Tool
with these settings .....
In your Color Palette change your foreground color to #5F705E and
turn off your background color.
Draw out a rectangle like in the left example below.
Then click on the "border 2" layer and draw a second rectangle
lower and to the right.
In your Layer
Palette, right click on "border2" and choose "Convert
to Raster Layer". Go to Layers/New Raster Layer. Using your
Selection Tool ,
with these settings ...
Rectangle, feather 0 and Anti-Alias checked, draw a rectangle the
same size as your second box.
Using your Flood Fill Tool ,
fill this selection with #5F705E and lower the Opacity to 18.
Go to Selections/Select None.
Click on Raster 1, Go to Layers/New Vector Layer and name it Text.
Click on your Text Tool ,
and after choosing a font of your liking, use these settings .....
(depending on the font, you may have to adjust the size.)
In your Color Palette turn on your background color and click on
the color swatch. Type in #C2CEB6. Your foreground color should
still be #5F705E.
Click on your canvas to apply the text. Move your text into position,
sitting on the
Go to your layer palette, right click on your text layer and "Convert
to Raster Layer".
Go to Selections//Modify/Contract
and type in 1. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Choose "Bevel
Smoothness 32, Depth 1, Ambience 0, Shininess 44, Angle 315, Intensity
39 and Elevation 36.
Go to Selections/Select None.
For the drop shadow go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow with these
Vertical 2, Horizontal 1, Opacity 65, Blur 5 and Color #000000
Now go to Image/Picture Frame. Find "Edge brush 10" in
the preview window (or any of the
frames you like) and check "Frame outside of image" and
"Mirror frame", click OK.
Save a copy of your tag in .psp format so you can use it again with the layers intact.
You can merge your layers now. Layers/Merge/Merge All.
That's it! Add your watermark and your tag is finished!
I hope you have
enjoyed this tutorial and you can use it as a guide
to try different images, tubes and masks!
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