St. Patrick's Day Tag
This tutorial was created in PSP X
but can be done in other versions.
This is a simple tag for St. Patrick's Day
and everyone should be able to do it. :o)
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:
Tubes or images of choice
No outside filters
1 - Open new transparent image 500 x 500
2 - Open your tubes on your work place
3 - Foreground - a light color from 1 of your tubes
4 - Background - a dark corresponding color from the tube
5 - Set your background to Gradient - Foreground/Background - angle 45 with 6 repeats
6 - Still on the setting up of the gradient - To your right you see Texture.
Check this and choose 1 that you like - (see my screenshot below)
7 - Back to our blank image
8 - Go to: Layers > New Raster Layer
9 - Flood fill Layer 1 with your Foreground color
10 - Flood fill Layer 2 with your Gradient
11 - Layers > Merge All Flatten
12 - Now we are ready to place our tubes on the background.
13 - If you have chosen several tubes, put them all on separate layers
so they can be moved around easily to your liking.
14 - Add the following Drop Shadow to your tubes and text:
Effects > 3D Effects> Drop Shadow: V 5, H 0, Opacity 100 and Blur 5
15 - Add a new Raster Layer
16 - Add your text with a color that compliments your tag and
use the above drop shadow settings.
17 - If you are happy with the positioning of your tubes and text - Layers > Merge All
18 - When finished, my image was a bit off center and it was too large.
I used the Selection Tool and choose the area I wanted and selected it.
19 - Image > Crop to Selection
20 - Selections > Select All
21 - Selections > Modify > Contract by 10
22 - Selections > Invert
23 - Keep Selected
24 - Layers > New Raster layer
25 - Floodfill the Selection on this layer with the same color
as your text or whatever you choose :)
26 - Do Not Deselect
27 - Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
28 - Effects > Distortion Effects > Ripple
(see screenshot below)
29 - Effects > 3D Effects > Inner bevel
(see screenshot below)
30 - Selections > Select None
31 - Re-size if required, add your watermark and save as a .jpg
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I am not Irish so hope this tutorial helps
those of you who celebrate the day. ;o)
©momentzdesignz - 1999