This Tutorial was written in January 2010. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs.
Love Is Fate
For this tutorial you will need
* Tube of choice, I am using the work of Pinup Toons. It is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from CDO HERE (or you can use any tube of your choice)
* Plug In - Tramages - Hex Lattice which you can download HERE (Scroll down to the "T" section and you'll find it there)
* Mask is by Zuzzanna from http://www.zuzzanna.dk/ many thanks to SmudgeKitty for pointing me in the direction to the creator of this beautiful mask. I have supplied it in the supplies folder or you can go to Zuzzana's website to download it. (she's got incredible goodies and tutorials there so you probably will want to go take a look)
Open up the wordart and mask in PSP and minimize Install your Tramages PlugIn into your Plug Ins Folder
1. Open a new canvas 650 x 450 white background
2. "Layers", "New Raster Layer" and flood fill it with color #012d14
3. "Layers", "New Mask Layer", "From Image" When the settings box pops up arrow down and find your "untitled 4" (which is your mask) (see my print screen below for the settings to use)
4. On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and "merge group"
5.With your selection tool choose "rectangle" and draw a rectangle box the same deminensions as the inside of your frame (see print screen below for settings)
6. You should see running ants around the box like I have below
7. Go to your Tramages Plugin by going to "Effects" "Plug Ins", "Tramages", "Hex Lattice" (see my print screen below for where to find your filter. Keep in mind your filter area may look much different than mine as I have MANY plugins listed. Just look for Tramages under our plug in section)
8. Use the following settings; Grid Size -23 Wave Peak -9 Mode -96 Inner Grain -231 Outer Grain -72 Frequency -19
"Selections", "Select None"
You should now have something that looks like the print screen below
9. reduce size to 90% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "90%" all layers UNCHECKED
10. Make sure your frame layer is still activated by clicking on it then go to "Selections", "Select All", "Selections", "Float", "Selections", "Defloat". Then "Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "2" pixels.
11. Go to "Layers", "New Raster Layer" and on your later palette move this layer BELOW your frame layer.
12. On your Materials Palette in the "Foreground and Stroke" properties box choose "metal brass"
with the following settings
14. Flood fill your new layer you just previously added. "Selections", "Select None" (see my print screen below for what I have now)
15. Open up your tube of choice and place it towards the bottom left hand side of the frame
16. Click on your word art (you should already have it open in psp) and "edit", "copy" then go back to your main canvas and "edit", "Paste as new layer". Move it towards the centre of your frame. You may have to move it slightly over to the right so it's not covering your tube. (see my print screen below for what I have now)
17. Add your name. I used the font "Rod" Size "7" with the color #012d14. I then gave it a drop shadow with the settings below
18. Add your copyright information
19. If you are saving it as a jgp or png file and do not want to add the animation then you can now right click on any layer on your layer palette and "merge visible".
You're ALL DONE
**Note** My preview shows some "noise" added to the word art. If you'd like to do that as well and don't know how to add noise to a tag you can use the "DSB Flux Filter - Bright Noise". I have written a tutorial on how to use this filter if you'd like to try the tutorial to add the noise to your tag.
Animation really isn't necessary with this tag as it looks just as nice without ;)
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and as always I love to see your results and would love even more to post them on my website on the "Tutorials Results" page. Just go to my "contact me" page and send me a message. ~Ladyhawwk~