Friday, May 17, 2013

FB Header - Monkey Business

Monkey Business Facebook Header

This tutorial was written by me on May 17, 2013, 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.


“Monkey Crate” PTU scrap kit by Norma of Swheat Creations 
(this is an older kit of Norma's and you will have to join her "Krafty Kreations" site to have access to it)
Eye Candy 4000_Gradient Glow

EC = Eye Candy
GG = Gradient Glow
DS = Drop Shadow
C/P = Copy and Paste
FF = Flood Fill
ANL = Add New Layer
AS = Animation Shop

Open blank 800x320 canvas
ANL_Duplicate 4times (5 blank layers total)
Select all
Starting at bottom:
Layer 1: FF #e6d1b9
Layer 2: C/P paper 1 into selection
Layer 3: paper 3
Layer 4: paper 2
Layer 5: paper 1

Keep selected

With top layer highlighted_Contract by 10_Delete
Highlight next layer down (yellow)_Contract by 10_Delete
Highlight next layer down (green)_Contract by 2_Delete
Select none

Change blend mode of layer 2 (first brown paper layer) to Multiply
Layer 1 (FF layer)_Effects_Texture Effects_Weave_1_5_2_Both boxes set to #492110

Add any elements you wish, re-sizing, duplicating, mirroring, and placing as desired.

Remember to leave a blank area on the bottom left corner for your FB avatar

I used these in my header:

Banana – rotate left 90 and place under the paws of the monkey on tree branch
Banana Bunch
Libs Monkey
Monkey Full Tail No Tree
Monkey with hook tail
Monkey Crate
Monkey Head N Arms

Place monkeys so it looks like they are hanging on frame

Type out saying/name
EC 4000_GG_3_25_100_#f0d832
Place Monkey Head on top of saying to look like he’s laying on the words

DS Frame layers_0_0_100_10_Black (repeat DS on green frame a couple times)
DS all other layers_0_0_63_34_Black

Add all correct copyright/license information placing so FB does not cut it off when placed on page


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