This tutorial was created in PSP X
but can be done in other versions.
I have also rated this as intermediate as
I have few screen shots and brief explanations.
This tutorial was written by me and is ©momentzdesignz
Any other tutorial that looks similar is purely coincidental
and no infringement of any other artist is intended.
For this tutorial you will need the following:
Image of choice
Text Tube - here
Mask #114 - PSP X or 1 of choice
Plugin - NVR Border Mania
1 - Choose an image you wish to use for your tag.
2 - Open new transparent image 400 x 400
3 - Flood fill with a nice light color from your image
4 - Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise
Settings: Gaussian, noise 10 and check monochrome
5 - Copy and paste your image onto the new background as a New Layer
6 - On your image layer - Go to: Layers > Load mask from disk
NOTE: I chose Mask #114
7 - Click on your Group Raster 2 layer and lower the opacity to around 26.
8a - Still on the same Layer: Go to - Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
NOTE: You will be asked to Merge Layers and say Yes.
8b - Drop Shadow settings: V&H 10, opacity 50, Blur 5, color - black
9 - Re-size this layer ONLY to 75%
10 - Using the Mover Tool, position this masked image to the upper left corner
11 - DO NOT merge layers yet.
12 - New Raster layer
13 - Going back to our original image, Using the Ellipse Tool,
draw an ellipse around the part of the image you want on your tag.
14 - Effects > Plugins > NVR Border Mania > Capsule - [see screen shot for settings]
15 - Keep selected
16 - Edit > Copy
17 - On our tag image > Paste as a new selection and resize by around 78%
or what looks best.
18 - If necessary > Image > Mirror
19 - Adjust > Brightness & Contrast > Clarify by 2
20 - Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings: V&H 5, opacity 50, blur 5 and color - black
21 - Selections > Select None
22 - New Raster layer
23 - Open Text tube that you downloaded and copy and paste on this new layer
24 - Change the color while we are still on this Layer
25 - Go to: Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Colorize
26 - Lower the opacity on this layer to around 20
27 - Position with the mover tool to the upper right hand corner
28 - Move this text Layer down under Raster 2
29 - If you are happy with the positioning of all the 3 images
Go to: Layers Merge All Flatten.
30 - New Raster Layer
31 - Add your name or other text as desired.
32 - Layers > Merge All Flatten
33 - Re-size to around 86%
34 - Adjust > Sharpen > Sharpen
35 - Effects > Plugins > NVR Border Mania > 3D Soft Color #1
NOTE: The settings you use here are a matter of your choosing.
36 - Add your watermark and save as a .jpg
Thank you and I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
©momentzdesignz - 1999