Line Me Up Tag by Ginny




This tutorial was created July 06, 2006.
©Copyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.

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This tutorial was written for PSP10, but can be done in versions 8 and 9.
This tutorial is only a guide, please feel free to use any tube you like, change the font, colors and the text.
See my tester results here.

~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro 10, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here

"Ponytails" tube, "Fabulous" font by Steve Palmer and my text pattern here.
Have the tube and pattern open in PSP, open the font and minimize to your desktop
"Ponytails" is the beautiful creation of Pamela Ramali.
If you use her art you must use her credit information on your tag.
Please vist her site by clicking on her banner below.

MuRa's Meister Copies and MuRa's Meister Tone 1.0
Create a folder called MuRa's Meister in your plugin folder and extract the files from both zips to that folder.
Close PSP while installing the filters and reopen the program after the installation is finished.

Brushes of your choice.

You can drag this pointer as you go to keep track of your place in the tutorial.
Drag script from Dynamic Drive

Let's get started.

Foreground color #d69998 and Background color #FFFFFF (white).
Open a new transparent image 650 x 500 and flood fill with white.

Add a new Raster layer and click on your Selection tool then on Custom Selection.

Put these values in the Custom Selection box.

Flood fill the selection with your Foregound color (#d69998).
Selections/Modify/Contract 4 Pixels. Edit/Cut. Selections/Select None.

Open your "Ponytails_PamelaRamali_gh.psp". Copy and paste the tube as a new layer on your working image.
Image/Resize 68 Percent, Resize all layers unchecked.
Layers/Duplicate. Image/Mirror. Click on your Mover tool and use the right arrow key
on your keyboard to move the top layer of the tube over to the right of the box like below.
Click on Raster 3 and click on the Mover tool again. Use the left arrow key to move the tube over to the left like below ..

Still on Raster 3, Effects/ Plugins/MuRa's Meister/Copies and use these settings ...

Drag both tube layers below the outline layer (Raster 2) in the layer palette. Click on the Raster 2 layer and select your Magic Wand ,
feather 0 and anti-alias off, and click outside the outline. Click on Raster 3 and go to Edit/Cut. Selections/ Select None.
Lower the opacity of this layer to 46.

Still on Raster 3, Effects/Plugins/MuRa's Meister/Tone1.0 and use these settings ...

Click on Raster 2. Using your Magic Wand click inside the rectangle. Selections/Modify/Expand 2.
Click on Raster 1 and add a new raster layer. In your Material Palette change your Foreground color to Gradient and use these settings
Style Sunburst, Repeats 0, Invert unchecked. Flood fill the layer with the gradient. Keep selected.

Click on Raster 1 and add a new raster layer. In your Material Palette change your Foreground color back to Color. Go to Selections/Invert.
Now it's time to add some brushes. Click on the paintbrush and go to your brush preview window to locate the brushes you want to use. I used some star trails, a few swirls and a texture. I always start with one brush and vary the size and rotation.
Add a new layer for each brush you use, varying the size and rotation again. You may want to lower the opacity on some layers, too.
When you are happy with your brush work go the Selections/Select None.

Now let's add the text.
In your Materials palette set your Foreground color to #FFFFFF and change your Background to
Pattern. Find the "linemeuppattern_gh" and use it at Angle 0 and Scale 100.
Click on the layer at the top of your Layer Palette.
Click on your Text tool and use these settings ...

Add your text to the bottom left of the tag.
Effects/3D Effects/ Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal 0, Opacity 50, Blur 3 and Color black.
Layers/ Duplicate.
Effects/Plugins/Mura's Meister/Copies
Apply the filter using the same values as before.
Drag this layer below the tube layer.
Add your copyright information if you are using Pamela's art.

That's it, other than saving a copy of your file with the layers intact.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!
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