Saturday, 29 June 2013

GB-TECHNO BABE - how do I Effects tut

 photo GB-TechnoBabe-FeelConnection.png
old school tutorial
click on the preview to see the tag full size
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you will need the stunning artwork of Garrett Blair
you will need to purchase a licence to use this artists work HERE

Plugin VM DISTORTION - GEAR
Plugin VM DISTORTION - RADIOPOX

 Plugin- Alien Skin Xenofex 2 -Gradient Glow
if you dont have them just google and install them
a fat font of choice, I used Electric Boots font get it free HERE
I also used the Angilla Tattoo font for the quotes/sayings FREE HERE
EXTRAS AND SNAGS can be found here
in my fotki under Garret Blair
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open up a new canvas 600 X 600 PIXELS

copy and paste the full tube as a new layer onto your canvas
arrange to the centre of your canvas
next add the closeup tube layer and slide this beneath the full length tube layer

staying on the close up layer,
go to Effects-Blur- Gaussion blur and use these settings
  photo TechnoBabe-blur.jpg
 ©Garrett Blair www.garrett-blair.com CDO-CT23


then go to Effects-  Plugins- VM Distortion - Gear
use the following settings

 photo TechnoBabe-VMdistortion-gear.jpg


duplicate this layer

then go to Effects-  Plugins- VM Distortion -Radial Pox
use the following settings
 photo TechnoBabe-VMdistortion-radiopox.jpg

then change the blend mode of the tube layers in the circle to soft light
do this by going to Layers -  properties - change the pop up box from normal to soft light



Write the text Techno Babe with the Electric Boots font
 settings - size 72 set to bold.
background colour #0f0f0e foreground colour #d199c5
stroke 2
while its still a vector layer pull out the arrows to stretch it across and down
so that it fills your space across the bottom of the tube

once happy convert to raster layer and add a drop shadow


 then cut and paste the techno babe text as a new layer arrange
as i have and slide this layer beneath the main tube layer

then write out your name or saying using the Angilla Tattoo set to size 70
using the material colour #d199c5 (lilacy pink colour)



then apply the glow with these settings by going to
go to Effects - Plugins- Alien Skin eye candy 5 - Impact - Gradient Glow
with these settings 
  photo TechnoBabe-ASglow.jpg





you can change the glow colour to match your tube if you like..


add your artist copyright
and save your tag.

  photo GB-TechnoBabe-SpellChecker.png

Monday, 24 June 2013

DISTURBIA - FTU supplies tut and snags

  photo disturbiatagDiane.png

click on the preview to see the tag full size
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you will need the stunning artwork of Ted Hammond
you will need to purchase a licence to use this artists work HERE
template 22 by Scrapity Scrap HERE
Plugins VM Toolbox - Grid
 Plugins- Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Electrify
if you dont have it just google it and install it
a fat font of choice, I used Crimes Times Six font get it free HERE
A gradient of choice, I used Freeze from Nansons HERE
find more HERE HERE or HERE
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open up a new canvas the template number 22

make the top slats layer the active layer and go to Layers - merge down 
so all the slats are on the same layer,

then go to selections - selections all - selections float
then Selections - Modify - Expand by 1
add floodfill with gradient of choice

go to Selections-  selections none


next make the circle layer the active layer
 Go to Selections - selections all - selections float then then add gradient of choice as a new layer
 I used one called freeze from Nansons

then while this layer is still selected go to Selections - Promote selection to layer
then go to Effects-  Plugins- VM Toolbox - Grid 
use the following settings
  photo disturbiagridPLUGIN.png

next, copy and paste tube twice as a new layer (each time)
then go to selections invert and hit delete key for both tube layers to remove the excess
go to selections none

then  go to Layers - merge down
this will merge both tube layers onto 1 layer

then change the blend mode of the tube layers in the circle to Overlay
do this by going to Layers -  properties - change the pop up box from normal to overlay

duplicate this tube layer
(it will make it appear a deeper colour)

next merge the 3 squares layers together
 (not the border squares just the background ones)
go to click on the top square layer and go to Layers -  Merge down (twice)

next make the squares layer the active layer
 Go to Selections - selections all - selections float then then add gradient as a new layer


then while this layer is still selected go to Selections - Promote selection to layer
then go to Effects-  Plugins- VM Toolbox - Grid 
use the same settings as before 
next, copy and paste tube as a new layer 
then go to selections invert and hit delete key to remove the excess
go to selections none


then change the blend mode of the tube layers in the squares to Overlay
do this by going to Layers -  properties - change the pop up box from normal to overlay
 add main tube, resize by 80%
add a drop shadow

Write the text DISTURBIA in capitals with the Crimes Times Six font
 settings - size 100 set to bold.
background colour set to white / forground null

add a drop shadow

then duplicate the text, and on the bottom text layer
go to Effects - Plugins- Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Electrify
with these settings 

 photo disturbiaelectrify.png


you can change the glow colour to match your tube if you like..

then go to Layers - merge down to merge the 2 text layers so they dont move about.

add your artist copyright and your name
and save your tag.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Barbara Jenson - Unique how to text effects and blurs

 photo BJ-UNIQUE-Barbara.png
old school tutorial
click on the preview to see the tag full size
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you will need the stunning artwork of Barbara Jenson
her own site is HERE 
this tube is from CDO here under Exclusive tubes (tube1)


and a plugin called VM Experimental - Every picture tells a story
if you dont have it just google it and install it
a fat font of choice, I used American Captain  get it free here
A gradient of choice,  find some HERE HERE or HERE
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open up a new canvas 700x700 pixels, you can always crop later.

Write the word UNIQUE in capitals with the font american captain
 settings - size 200 set to bold.
background colour set to white / forground null


go to selections all - selections float then then add gradient of choice as a new layer
 I used one called fairydust but cant for the life of me remember where i got it sorry.
copy and paste tube twice as a new layer (each time) then go to selections invert and hit delete key for both tube layers to remove the excess
go to selections none

then  go to Layers - merge down
this will merge both tube layers onto 1 layer



go to Layers -Properties
and change the opacity blend mode from normal to screen
in the drop down box that appears.


you should have something like this

 photo bj-UNIQUE4.png 

 duplicate this layer
arrange so one word is above the other

duplicate again, 
 
and on the very bottom one go to Adjust - Blur - Gaussion Blur
change the radius value to 10
see screenshot below.
 photo BJ-UNIQUE-blur.png
click ok

 duplicate this layer and arrange so one blur sits atop the other


 make one of your merged text layers your active layers
and apply the plugin
do this by going to Effects - Plugin - VM experimental  - every picture tells a story
using these settings

  photo bj-UNIQUE5.png

click ok

repeat with both 'unique' text layers

add tube using the colours of choice to match your gradient,
there are many to choose from with this tube.


duplicate the tube and use the same plugin on the bottom tube

and your copyright and your name
font used for my name was Dr Carbfred
background white/ foreground null size set to 72

I also then converted it to a raster layer and added some glitter/noise
by going to Adjust- add/remove noise - Add noise
choose Random /Monochrome and change the number to 30.
save your tag as a png.


  photo BJ-UNIQUE-Diane.png

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Wiccan - tutorial

 photo PD-AM-poltegeist-Cora2.gif


this tag tutorial was made using artwork by Anna Marine
you need to purchase her tubes from CDO HERE
scraps used was Wolf Girl by Pimp'd Designs
available HERE
ANIMATION by Lovey HERE
I used the one called whiteclustersparksbylovey
Mask by Weescotslass - Number10 HERE
Extras are available from my Fotki HERE
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Start by opening a new canvas roughly 600x600 pixels


open up the moon  copy and paste as a new layer arrange to the top left

open frame 8 from the kit copy and paste as a new layer

 go to Image- rotate right by 20%

  then open paper 11 from the kit copy and paste as a new layer
apply the WSL mask number 10
by going to Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk
use these settings

  photo PD-AM-poltegeistmask.jpg

click load

go to Layers- merge group

slide this layer beneath the frame layer

copy and paste tube of choice,
then duplicate the tube and slide one beneath the frame

make the frame the active layer
and click inside it with the magic wand tool

go to modify - expand by 12

then make the bottom tube the active layer
and go to selections invert then hit the delete key to remove the excess
 go to selections none

then make the top tube the active layer,
and erase the lower part of the tube that is overlapping the lower part of the frame

this makes the tube appear as if she is 'coming out of the frame'

this tube comes with the bats seperatly,
so add them as  new layer
add a drop shadow

resixe entire tag by 80%

and your name plus artist copyright
I used Windsong font settings below

  photo PD-AM-poltegeistFont.jpg
if you didnt want to try the animation
you could save your tag as a png. 

adding animation
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first open up the animation you want to use and delete any copyright layer
then just leave it open for now


then go back to PSP
 copy merged and then paste into animation shop

then go to Animation - Animations- Properties 
and choose canvas colour as white
or whatever colour you want to match the background of where you most post your tags


then copy and paste after current frame
keep repeating this step untill you have the same number of frames as your animation
if using the same animation as i did you will need 22 frames

on the animation you want use go to Edit- select all, then edit- copy 
ensure propagate paste button is pressed

then on the the tag you want use go to Edit- select all
and paste into current frame

*make sure you line up with the centre of the sphere on your tag

 save as a gif
 
  photo PD-AM-poltegeist-Cora.png