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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 X2,
tho' any version should work.
Scrapkit: I'm using a FTU kit from Tasha's Playground
named Don't Be A Pirate.
You can find this kit, here.
* Leave Tasha lots of loving when you snag the kit. =)
Tube: I'm using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis.
I got mine from PTE, but you can find more
of his artwork at the Elias Art Shop.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so
& have purchased the tube.
Template: Template0023 from me, here.
Mask: Of choice
Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow
Font: Seven Swordsmen
Drop shadow: 3 3 50 5, black.
Save your progress often.;)
Let's do this! =)
Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original.
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:
Copy & paste paper1 above the bkgrd base layer.
Apply mask of choice & merge group.
Resize mask about 110 or 115%, as needed.
oval- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper3, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none.
oval frame- use manual color correction to
change to colour of choice, if preferred.
Add noise- Uniform/ Monochrome 35%.
Add a drop shadow.
circle 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper2, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.
rectangle- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper5, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
white bar- change the opacity to 60%.
Repeat the drop shadow at these settings:
-3 -3 50 5, black
pixel words- modify to your own preferences.
circle 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper7, resized 60%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.
dotted arrow- use manual color correction
to change to colour of choice.
star bkgrd- drop shadow.
stars- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper6, resized 50%.
Hit delete. Select none.
skull- delete & replace with the skull
from the kit. Resize 80%. Drop shadow.
Modify the word art layers to your own liking.
Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the left of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.
Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.
ship wheel- 45%.
Place below the white strip.
palm tree- 75%. Place on the right.
Duplicate & resize the second one another 80%.
Mirror & place with the other tree.
cannon- 65%. Mirror.
Place on the lower right, in front of the palm trees.
hat- 45%. Rotate 17 right.
Place near the cannon.
Place in front of the cannon.
bomb- 30%. Duplicate.
Rotate one 20 left.
Rotate the other 12 right & move over slightly.
pirate treasure- 45%. Mirror.
Place on the left, by your tube.
gun- 35%. Rotate 12 left.
Place on the treasure in the chest.
Place on the right of the pirate treasure.
Duplicate & place the other on the
left of the pirate treasure.
Place in front of the one bottle of rum
& pirate treasure.
brad- 50%. Rotate 12 left.
Place above the white strip.
Place on top right, above the stars.
Drop shadow- 10 8 50 5, black.
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.
Next add your name.
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.
Finally, delete the white background,
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy.
I hope you have fun trying this tutorial.
I'd enjoy seeing your results. =)