03 July, 2012

PTU- Party Like Its 1776

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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 Purple Kreationz's awesome kit 
called Big, White & Boom. It's her part of a collab 
at Scraps From The Heart that you can find here.

Tube: I'm using the lovely artwork of Keith Garvey. 
You can find this at PTE.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license 
to do so & have purchased the tube.

Template: Template80-Leah from Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts.
You can find it in their templates, here.
* Remember to leave some love for them for the temp.;)

Optional stock photo: IMG13- from me, here
or any other stock photos of choice. 
* You do NOT have to credit me for the image.;)

Filters: Xero- Radiance
DSB Flux- Bright Noise
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Font: Mon Amour Script

Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 4 2 75 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.
Change the canvas size so it's 634 X 475 px.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

square 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P5.
Resize 70%. Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Then add a drop shadow.

square 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P15.
Resize 70%. Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P11.
Resize 80%. Hit delete & select none. 

rect 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P10, 
resized 80%. Keep selected. Copy & paste IMG13 
(or image of choice). Resize 27% or as needed. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Add a drop shadow to the paper.
On the photo, duplicate. On the bottom one, 
change the blend mode to Luminance (L) at 70%.
On the top one, add a Gaussian Blur set at 3. 
Change the blend mode to Screen at 70%.

rect 5- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P2, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas & drop shadow.

rect 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P5, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add your drop shadow.

rect 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P7.
Hit delete & select none.

rect 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BWB-P8.
Hit delete & select none.

rect 1- leave as is.

word art- use your manual color correction tool 
to change the color to a darker red, with your source 
set to black & color of choice for the target.
Next, add a bevel at these settings:
Then add a gradient glow at these settings:

Use your magic wand to select the gradient glow. 
Add noise: Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50%
Select none. Then add your drop shadow.

USA- Add the same bevel as you did for the wordart, 
changing the light color to a darker blue.
No drop shadow.

Next, copy & paste your main tube. Resize 70%.
Add Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

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

PK-BWB-STAR- 30%. 
Rotate 17 left. Duplicate & mirror. 

PK-BWB-STAR2- 25%. 
Rotate 12 right. Duplicate & mirror.

PK-BWB-CUPPY- 40%
PK-BWB-BALLOONS- 60%
PK-BWB-MARTINI- 55%

PK-BWB-CANDY- 65% 
Rotate 15 left.

PK-BWB-FIREWORKGLOW- 60%.
Use your magic wand to select parts of the firework.
Apply DSB Flux- Bright Noise at Mix- 100. 
Select none. 

PK-BWB-FLAGPOLE- 75%

PK-BWB-RIBBON2- 80%. Duplicate.
Move one below the white strip the word art is on.
Add a drop shadow.
On your top one, use your eraser to remove 
the excess that covers the wordart.

PK-BWB-BUTTERFLY- 25%. 
Rotate 25 right. For my drop shadow, 
I used 10, 2, 50 8, black.

PK-BWB-FLOWER2- 45%

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.
* If using other stock photos aside from mine,
you'll have to add that in your watermarks.

Now add your name. Then add a gradient glow:
Then add a drop shadow.
Delete the white background at the bottom.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you had fun with this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results. =)

*hugz*

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