Wednesday, May 16, 2012

No Scraps - Surf's Up

Surf’s Up

 This tutorial was written by me on May 16, 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.
Please leave some love when downloading supplies. The artists/creators work hard to make/share their work with us, so let's be appreciative. Please use all correct copyright information and follow all TOU’s. Let’s give credit where credit is due.
As always, tutorials are only a guideline. If you don't have the exact supplies, use ones you have or ones you choose.


Tube of choice – This lovely girl is from GarGirl Art and can be purchased at Artistic Reality  Talent– Do not use this same tube without the proper license
Image of choice – I chose one to match my tube from Stock Exchange
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Xero – Fritillary
Fonts of choice – For the name, I chose “Fluoxetine” and the wording is “PencilPete

Mask of choice – I used Zuzanna_Mask40

To save time, I use the following abbreviations:
C/P = copy/paste
DS = drop shadow
ANL = add new layer

Open template in PSP – Duplicate and close original
Using Magic Wand, click inside Black Rectangle layer
Add a new layer
Open image in psp – C/P into selection
Select None
Magic Wand – select Large Pink Oval – ANL – Flood fill #003a93
Effects – Texture Effects – Blinds_3_50_Black_Both boxes checked
Select None
Effects – Edge Effects – Enhance More
Magic Wand – select bottom right purple circle – ANL – Flood Fill #f6b42f
Effects – Xero – Fritillary_5_30_10_17
Select None
Magic Wand – select Top Left Purple Circle – ANL – Flood fill #ad4d22
Duplicate layer
On duplicate, go to Effects – Texture Effects – Fine Leather_#5b3511_30_40_250_40_4
Select none
In layer palette, highlight the word art layer – Close this layer off by clicking on the eye in the palette
Add a saying of your choice – I chose “Surf’s Up” using PencilPete Font – use the nodes to make the text fit in the white area
OPTIONAL: You can leave the saying that’s there
OPTIONAL: Add a DS or Gradient Glow to highlight text
Highlight the Purple Stars layer – ANL – Flood fill #85fafc – highlight stars layer again 
Selections – Select All – Float – De-Float – right click on flood filled layer – Promote Selection To Layer 
Select None
Delete the flood fill layer
ANL sending it to the bottom of the layers
Flood fill #9ecfff 
Layers – New Mask Layer – From Image – Select your mask from the drop down list
Right click mask layer in palette and Merge – Merge Group
Re-size 85%
On original mask layer – Adjust Blur – Gaussian Blur_5
On duplicate mask layer – Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise_40
Apply DS_0_0_100_10_Black to the White Rectangle and the Large Glitter Oval layers
On Top and Bottom Black Rectangle Layers add - Effects – Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow_3_25_100_#9ecfff
DS both layers with same settings as before
On Top and Bottom Black Circle layers, repeat Gradient Glow, changing the color to #ffff0d
Repeat DS on these two layers
C/P the Flower that came with this tube (or elements of choice if using a different tube) and place to your liking
D/S the flower layers
C/P tube of choice and add DS
Using the selection tool, select the bottom edge of the tube
Selections – Modify – Feather_34
Hit delete a few times to soften the edges
Add all correct copyright information
Don't forget to credit the image :)
Add you name in font of choice – I used Fluoxetine_72_Black
Effects – Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow_3_25_100_#39eaeb
Adjust – Sharpen – Sharpen More
Save and you’re done!!

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