Wicked In Red



This Tutorial was written in July of 2011. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs and registered with Tutorial Writers Inc.


WICKED IN RED

For this tutorial you will need

* Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Jose A Cano which is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from PTE  HERE 

* Scrap Kit - I used the gorgeous PTU Scrap Kit "Wicked In Red" By Angels Designz" which you can purchase from Scraps In The City HERE

Plug Ins
Mura Meister - Copies which you can download HERE
Alien Skin Eyecandy 3.1 which you can download HERE


Let's Begin

In PSP Open up the following elements from the scrap kit;

AD_Charm
AD_Flower2
AD_Frame3
AD_HeartDoodle
AD_RibbonHanger
AD_Sparkles
AD_Wordart
AD_Paper9

1. Open a new canvas 700 x 700 background color white
(we can resize the tag down later but need a bigger canvas size to work with to start)

2. "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the AD_Sparkles.  On your layer palette right click on this layer and "duplicate" then up along your top tool bar find "Image - Mirror". On your layer palette right click on your top AD_Sparkles layer and "merge down" merging your 2 AD_Sparkles together.  INCREASE the size to 110% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "110%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Along your top tool bar go to "Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen"
(see print screen below for what I have now)


3.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas theAD_RibbonHanger then up along your top tool bar find "Image - Flip". REDUCE the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED. 

4.  Go up to your "Effects", "Plugins" and find the MuRa's Meister filter then choose "copies"
( See my print screen below for the settings I used.)


5.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the AD_Frame3 then REDUCE the size to 85% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED. 

6. Take your magic wand tool and
click inside the frame  until you have marching ants
The best settings I found to do this with are as follows;
(see print screen below)
Mode: Add(shift), Match mode: RGB Value, Tolerance: 102, Contiguous checked, Feather: 0, Anti-alias checked, Inside
image
 
7.  Go up to "Selections", then "Modify" and choose "expand" and 10 pixels

 8. Choose
AD_Paper9 (or any paper of your choice) and "Selections", "Select All" then "Edit", "Copy" go back to you main canvas and "edit" , "paste as a new layer" then up to "Selections", "invert" then hit your "delete key" on your keyboard. Move this layer below your frame layer. "Selections", "Select None".  On your layer palette right click on your AD_Frame3 layer and "merge down" merging your frame and paper layer together.
(see my print screen below for what mine looks like to this point)


9 On your layer palette right click on your merged paper/frame layer and "duplicate" then REDUCE the size to 80% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers UNCHECKED. Move this layer up and over to the right of your main image.  On your layer palette right click on this layer and "duplicate" then move it down leaving a space inbetween.  On your layer palette right click on the top layer and "merge down" merging the 2 together.
(see print screen below for how I've placed mine)


10.  With you magic want tool using the same settings as previously click inside both the smaller circle frames.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas your tube and move it into the two selected circle frames.  Move the parts of the tube you want showing.  Go up to "selections - invert" and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard. Up to "selections - select none" on your layer palette reduce the opacity down to about 65%.  On your layer palette right click on your tube layer and "merge down" merging it with your frame layer. On your layer palette drag this layer UNDER your main circular bigger frame layer
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


11.    "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the AD_Flower2 and make sure it's centered under your large main circular frame.

12.   "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the AD_HeartDoodle then REDUCE the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED then on your layer palette right click on this layer and "duplicate".  Up to "image - flip".  On your layer palette right click on your top doodle layer and "merge down" merging your 2 doodle layers together.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)



13.  "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the AD_Charm  then REDUCE the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Move it over to the left side center of the main large ciruclar frame then on your layer palette right click on this layer and "duplicate".  Up to "image - Mirror".  On your layer palette right click on your top charm layer and "merge down" merging your 2 charm layers together.

14.  "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas your main tube and move it into the centre of the centre larger circulcar frame.  With your eraser brush erase the bottom on the tube that overlaps the bottom of your circular frame so it looks like she's coming outside of the frame.  What I do to make it easier so I can see where I want to erase is to lower the opacity of your tube layer on your layer palette until you can see through it enough to the layer underneath. This will help guide you easier on what you are trying to erase. Once done you can put the opacity back up to 100%.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


15. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the AD_Wordart Go up to your "Effects", "Plugins" and find the Eyecandy 3.1 filter then choose "glow"
( See my print screen below for the settings I used.)


 21.  With your text tool add your name.  I used a script font and gave it the same glow as I did with the wordart.

22.  Add your copyright information, save as a jpg (which will give it a white background) or png (close off the visibility of your white background layer) which will save it as a transparent background
and you're

ALL DONE!! 

**Note** My preview shows some "noise" added to my tag. 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.

You can find the tutorial
HERE

Animation really isn't necessary with this tag as it looks just as nice without ;)

Sample of tag saved as a png file below




I  hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
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