This tutorial was written by me on May 17th, 2015 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP Version used: PSP X5
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Barbara Jensen. I bought this tube from Scraps and the City, which is now closed. You can purchase her tubes here.
PTU kit from BLT Dezignz called On Bourbon St. You can purchase the kit here.
Font of choice. I am using Queen of the Moon Light
Toadies – What Are You?
Open a blank canvas, 600 x 250.
Open PP14. Paste as a new layer.
Now lets add our elements:
Swirl2 – resize by 60%, rotate left. Place to the far right. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the far right.
Banner – place to the top of your canvas.
Butterfly – resize by 30%. Place to the right, over the swirl. Rotate slightly to the right.
Flower8 – resize by 25%. Place to the lower left corner. Duplicate & place to the lower right corner.
Flower2 – resize by 25%. Place to the right side of the flower on the lower left. Move this layer below the flower on the lower left. Duplicate, flip horizontal. Place to the left side of the flower on the lower right. Move this layer above the lower left flower.
Flower 3 – resize by 25%. Place to the right side of the light colored flower. Move this layer to the top. Duplicate, flip horizontal. Place to the left of the light flower on the right.
Fan – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
Crown – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom, over the fan.
Mask2 – resize by 25%. Place to the left.
Trail – paste as a new layer. Rotate to the left slightly & place to your liking.
Now lets work on your frame:
Add a new layer. Floodfill with #fbfae4. Select all, modify, contract by 4. Press delete, deselect.
Open PP1. Paste as a new layer. Select all, modify, contract by 2. Press delete, deselect. Merge the frame layers together.
Now for your tube layers:
Open your tube, resize as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the butterfly layer. Place your tube to the right. Duplicate, gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, 50.
Copy your tube again without resizing. Paste as a new layer above the background paper layer. Duplicate & arrange in the open space of your image. Merge these two copies together, then duplicate. On the duplicate layer, gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen. On the original merged tube layer, set the blend mode to soft light.
Add your name. Duplicate your name. On the original name text, Toadies, What Are You, 25, 52.
Add a glow around the original text, then add a slight drop shadow.
Add your copyright & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to any of the remaining layers.
For the avatar, delete the frame layers & text layers. Flatten your image, then crop to the desired size. Repeat the text & frame layers for the avatar.
Merge visible, then save both your avatar & signature as a PNG.
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