16 June, 2012

PTU- Home of the Brave

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit named Celebrate Freedom 
from WitchysHeart. You can find this at her ART store.
... And she has a great sale going all Summer- so don't miss it. =)

Tube: I'm using the lovely artwork of Elias Chatzoudis 
which can be found at PTE.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license 
to do so & have purchased the tube.

Template: Home Of The Brave from me, here.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Xero- Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Font: Dr. Carbfred
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 4 2 65 4, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.

Now, let's destroy this template. Delete the following layers:
bottom left small word art
bottom left small word art bkgrd
bottom left small word art bkgrd Shadow 1
top right small word art
top right small word art bkgrd
top right small word art bkgrd Shadow 1
bottom right star
bottom right dotted diamonds
top left dotted diamonds
bottom right square
top left square

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:
bottom white left circle- Mirror. Select all- float. 
Defloat- Invert. Delete this layer. Paste WH-Paper#3,
resized 60%. Hit delete & select none. 
Add a drop shadow.

top right white circle- Mirror. Select all- float. 
Defloat- Invert. Delete this layer. Paste WH-Paper#4, 
resized 60%. Hit delete & select none. 

bottom left blue circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste WH-Paper#5, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. Add a drop shadow.

top right blue circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste WH-Paper#8, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. Add a drop shadow.

center rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste WH-Paper#2.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

rectangle frame- Add a drop shadow.

left center circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste WH-Paper#13, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. Duplicate & mirror.
Delete right center circle.

center circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste WH-Paper#14, resized 70%.
Hit delete & keep selected. Add your closeup.
Use your eraser to remove any excess.
Select none. 

On the center circle, add a gradient glow at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

On your closeup, apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Then apply Xero-Porcelain at these settings:
Now add your drop shadow, ticking the 'shadow on new layer box'.
Then erase the shadow areas that I have selected here:

Next, delete the top left stars Shadow 1 layer.

top left stars- add a red gradient glow:
Then add a new drop shadow, 
unticking the shadow on a new layer box.
Move this star layer down below your closeup in layers palette.

For the big word art, you can change how ever you prefer.;)

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

WH-Heart#4- 45%.
WH-Cloud#2- 45%
WH-Hat#2- 27%. Rotate 12 left.
WH-Heart#3- 30%. Rotate 15 right.
WH-Ribbon- 40%
WH-Fireworks#4- 25%. NO drop shadow.
WH-Button#2- 33%
WH-Star#5- 80%. Move this down below your tube in layers palette.
WH-Dog- 35%. Use the same Xero-Radiance settings as before.
WH-Glitter Mask#3- 93%
Send to the bottom in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow, changing the black to a dark red. 

Add any other elements, if you prefer.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name. Then add a gradient glow:
Then add a drop shadow- make sure you change back to black. ;)
Delete the white background base at the bottom.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

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