This tutorial was created February 26, 2006.
©Copyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.


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This tutorial was written using PSP 10 but can be done in versions 8 and 9.

I have 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, feel
free to move ahead at your own pace ! Sorry, I do not offer help with Version 7 any longer.
I hope you enjoy doing this tutorial!

Feel free to use any images you like, change the fonts and brushes, too.
I will be giving the colors I chose using gh_texture_06. If you are using another
texture you will have to decide which colors go best with your texture choice.

A BIG thank you to my wonderful and very talented testers, Diana and Ila.
You can see Diana's results here and here and Ila's results here and here.

~ You will need ~
It's a large "shopping list" and I do hope you already have some of this stuff. lol!
Paint Shop Pro 10, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

The zip with the images I used here. Have them open in PSP.
gh_texture_06 from my PSP Textures page here. It's in the 1024x768 group. You are welcome to use any texture you'd like.
Texture Brushes.
I used set 11/Paper from Touchstone's Art for the scratches and line effects.
Click on Resources, then Brushes. Download the "Paper" brushes for PSP8.



ALL custom brushes must be **imported** for them to work. I have a tutorial here if you need help.
font used "LainieDaySH" and "Retro Rock Poster"
Unzip the fonts, open and minimize them on your desktop.
Free Plugins ..
Richard Rosenman's Scanlines
pentacom / Color dot
If a "Language Pack Installation" window appears just click on Cancel.
These are great filters and they are free, so I suggest you get them.



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

Let's get started ...

File / New. Width 800, Height 600, Raster background, Transparent.
Flood fill Raster 1 with
#324c56.
If you are using a different texture image choose a dark color that compliments it.
Go to Layers / New Raster Layer. You can name this layer texture.
Go to Selections/ Select All.
Activate "gh_texture_06" and go to Edit / Copy, then go back to your image and go to Edit / Paste into Selection.

Selections / Select None. In your Layer palette change the blend mode to Overlay.




Activate "Jake1". Using your Selection tool with these settings.
Selection type ~ Ellipse, Mode ~ Add, Feather 25, Anti-Alias ~ Check
Make a selection like below
, I started at the bridge of his nose.
Keep in mind the selection is going to expand 25 pixels so don't go all the way to the bottom.




Go to Edit / Copy then go back to our main image and go to Edit / Paste as new Layer.
Using your Mover tool move the image up to the top right corner.

Repeat this process for the other 3 images. See the screen shots below for the selection areas.

Using your Mover tool arrange the images like below ...



Arrange and name your layers like below ...




Ok, let's take a layer at a time and add some effects.
Go to the Jake1 layer first and let's colorized that. Go to Adjust / Hue and Saturation / Colorize
Hue 139, Saturation 68.
If you are using a different texture, use the hue and saturation values for your background color.
You can find those values by opening the Materials palette and looking in the properties window.




Go to Effects / Plugins / Richard Rosenman / Scanlines and use these settings ...
be sure to select "line" for the noise type.




In your Layer palette, lower the opacity of this layer to 50%.



Now click on the Jake4 layer in your Layer palette.
Go to Effects / Plugins / Richard Rosenman / Scanlines and use the settings except change the Spacing and Thickness to 11....
In your Layer palette, lower the opacity of this layer to 30%.

Click on the Jake3 layer in your Layer palette.

Go to Adjust / Hue and Saturation / Colorize
Hue 139, Saturation 68.

Go to Effects / Plugins / penta.com / color dot and use these settings ..
Value 120, Distance 3, color R, color G and color B at 255.
In your Layer palette, lower the opacity of this layer to 60%.

Click on the Jake2 layer in your Layer palette.
Go to Adjust / Hue and Saturation / Colorize
Hue 139, Saturation 68.

Go to Effects / Plugins / Richard Rosenman / Scanlines and use these settings ..
be sure to select "centre" as the Noise type and change the color to #324c56

In your Layer palette, lower the opacity of this layer to 53%.

Now it's time to play with brushes.
Add a New Raster Layer and name it brush.
Click on your Paint brush and go to the Brush preview window.
Find a texture brush you'd like to use.
In your Materials palette change for Foreground color to #759796 and your Background color to #324c56.
If you are using a different texture use your eyedropper and pick a lighter color from your image.
I added the brush twice in the lower left hand corner, we will add some text to that area later and we want to be able to see it.



Add a New Raster Layer and continue adding brushes changing the
colors as you go from light to dark, varying the size and rotation.

Feel free to add as many layers as you like for each brush and play with the opacity and blend modes.
For example this screen shot below is gh_texture12 applied twice at different sizes and rotations
(I started with a size of 250, and a rotation of 0, then size 191 and rotation 57) and changing
the blend mode for that layer to "Burn" and then lowering the opacity to 67.




Continue to build on your brush layers until you are happy with your image.
Here's what mine looked like after many brushes and layers ..




Let's add some text now.
go to Layers / New Vector layer.
Click on your Text tool and use these settings ...




Using the same colors as you used for the brush work, click on your image to apply the text and move it to the lower left corner.
Right click on your text layer in the Layer palette and Convert to Raster layer. Change the Blend mode of this layer to Multiply.




Click on your Text tool again and use these settings ...



Turn off your Foreground color and apply your text again. Move it to the center left,
Convert to a Raster Layer and change the blend mode of this layer to Multiply and lower the opacity to 71.


Add a new raster layer for your watermark, save as a jpg and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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