Under The Sea
This tutorial was written by me on May 8, 2012, using my own ideas. Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental. This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX.
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Tube of choice – I used an awesome tube by Amy Brown from CDO – Please do not use this same tube without the proper license
Venomous Creations Template 2
Font of choice
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow and HSB Noise
Eye Candy 3 – Swirl
Xero – Fritillary
Mask of choice – I used gemsmask22
Open Template 2 in psp. Shift+D to duplicate, closing original.
Open tube of choice.
Using magic wand, select Raster 20. Add a new layer and flood fill with color of choice. I chose colors from my tube for this tag.
Effects – Texture Effects – Texture – Plaid – Default Settings.
Copy and paste a close up of tube as new layer and arrange to your liking….I used the Octopus that came with this tube
Right click tube layer in layer palette…promote selection to layer…Delete original tube.
Deselect and lower opacity of tube to around 30.
Magic Wand – select Raster 13 – add new layer - flood fill with color of choice
Effects – Texture Effects – Blinds _3_50_Black_Light From Left/Top Checked
Again, copy/paste close up as new layer ( I used the Mermaid Boy that came with this tube ) and arrange to your liking
Right click layer and promote selection to layer - delete original tube
Deselect and lower opacity of tube to around 40
Magic Wand – select Raster 9 – add new layer - flood fill with color of choice
Effects – Xero – Fritillary _5_30_10_5
Copy/paste close up as new layer – arrange to your liking - promote selection to layer - delete original tube
Deselect and change blend mode of tube to Soft Light
Magic wand – select Raster 15 – add new layer - flood fill
Duplicate this layer
On the duplicate – Eye Candy 3 – Swirl –Default Settings
Magic Wand – Select Raster 14 – add new layer - flood fill - Effects – Eye Candy 400 – HSB Noise – Default Settings
Magic Wand – Select 10 – new layer – flood fill – deselect
Magic Wand – Select Raster 8 - new layer – flood fill – Effects – Texture Effects - Texture – Small Stones - Default Settings – Deselect
Magic Wand – Select Raster 7 - new layer – flood fill – Effects – Texture Effects – Weave _1_10_1_white_white_fill gaps checked
Now go around the tag and repeat these steps:
Magic Wand – Select frame layer – new layer – flood fill with alternating colors (if main area is dark, flood fill frame with a lighter shade) – Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise_50_Uniform_Monochrome checked – Deselect
Optional – On all frame layers – Effects – Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow _3_25_100_color of choice_ (again, use alternating colors to make frames stand out)
Add a drop shadow of choice to all layers - my settings are _0_0_50_5_Black
Open mask of choice in psp
Add new layer to bottom of image – flood fill with color of choice
Layer – New Mask Layer – From Image – choose your image from the drop down list – on layer palette, right click on mask layer – Merge – Merge Group
Paste main tube as a new layer and bring to top of layers
Add drop shadow of choice
Now add copyright and tagged by info in a legible font and size
Add your name in font of choice – I chose “ZnikomitNo24”
Thanks for trying my tut!!