Friday, 24 April 2009

Love or Money?

Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Michael Landefeld which can be purchased from CILM
Template - 'Love or Money' by Chica HERE
Thank you!
Mask - WSL 98 HERE
Font of choice
Xenofex constellation
OK - Open the template in PSP, delete the copyright layer, resize all layers by 85% twice
Add a new raster layer and bring it to the bottom, image, canvas size 700x700
floodfill the bottom layer white
Pick 2 colours from your tube and make a gradient using foreground background
I used 2 shades of blue and 2 shades of pink from her eyes and lips
Click on the large circle layer, select all, float, defloat add a new layer and floodfill with your first gradient - select none and delete the original layer
Using the same gradient repeat above steps with 2 of the small white squares, diagonally, the large heart and the word 'or'
Now change your colours to the other colour you have selected from your tube and make a gradient - repeat on the rectangular band layer, the doodle layer and the other 2 white squares
On the stitches layer, floodfill black
Hide all layers apart from the 4 black frames and merge these visible
click inside the four frames with your magic wand, holding down your shift key, expand by 3
Copy a close up of your tube and paste as a new layer, position over the frames, selections, invert, delete and move below the frame layer, lower the opacity slightly
Choose 2 darker colours from your tube and make a gradient
use this to floodfill the money signs and the other words
Now add your main tube and position, drop shadow 7 7 70 11
Add a new layer above the white background layer and floodfill with same gradient
Apply mask and merge group, duplicate, merge down
Apply xenofex constellation to the mask layer - settings
Keep original image
Hide white background and merge visible, resize & crop your tag to the desired size
Save as a jpeg or delete white background and save as a Png