Monday, 11 January 2010

You gotta have soul

Here is s little quickie tut this evening
Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Studio 43 available to purchase from UpYourArt
Template by Artmama here
Thank you
embellishments of choice
Mask - I am using montisblinds mask1 here
eye candy gradient glow
Font - I am using Murro
OK- open the template in PSP, resize all layers by 80%
Image, canvas size 650x600
add a new raster layer, bring to the bottom and floodfill white
Delete the copyright layer and the 'heart' layer
paste your tube as a new layer and bring to the top
resize if necessary and position within the black circle
add a drop shadow 5 5 70 9
duplicate your tube
click on the black circle layer, selections, select all, float, defloat
selection invert
now click on your original tube layer and hit delete, select none
you can now erase any overhang on the top tube layer
colourise all the pink layers to suit your tube by using the hue & saturation tab
I used 2 and 207
add any embellishments of choice to the tag
add a new raster layer above the white background layer
floodfill black
apply mask, delete and merge group
use your deform tool to pull the sides out a bit
hide background layer & merge visible all other layers
resize by 85% and crop
unhide background
now type your words
using black as background colour, foreground nul
type the words 'you gotta have'
apply a medium gradient glow using #d82517
apply noise at random 12 and sharpen more
using #d82517 as background colour, type 'soul'
apply noise at random 21, sharpen more
drop shadow 2 3 67 7
Add your name & copyright info
delete background layer & save as a Png