Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Forum Style

This tutorial was written in PSP 9 and can be used with any other version.

I assume that you have a working knowledge of PSP.


Supplies Needed:
Tubes of choice
fonts of choice

Plugins Needed Optional:
Eye Candy 4000 - gradient glow
Xero - Radiance
Xero - Fritillary
MuRa's Meister - copies


I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
You buy his tubes here MPT


open 500x200 canvas

flood fill background color of choice
get your tube, and place where you want use drop shadow
use your square preset tool and drag out a decent square, make sure your
"background fill" is closed out so you only have a "frame"
click inside of the frame by using your magic wand ,
expand by >2, add a new raster layer, flood fill gradient
of choice, now add your fritillary to your background, drag your gradient layer
below your frame layer, add your tube inside the frame, erase the rest of the tube
make sure your tube is also below your frame layer

make little hearts with your heart preset tool if you want, place them where you
want and lower the opacity, add drop shadow to your tube & frame,
also now add your radiance to your tube to your desired settings

use your text tool get a pixel font you like, type out what you
want to say in the background i used "love struck" now apply you
MuRa's Meister - copies
, i use tiling & settings i only mess with "tile gap"
i find 1 or 2 works but you might have to mess with it to get your desired look
make sure the text is below all your other layers, but your background layer
also add a drop shadow to your text in the background for more pop effect

Open your text tool again and add a saying you'd like on your main tag
this is optional, i also used Love Struck you can use a preset heart
or find a font with a heart in it.. add noise to your text and gradient glow black
now add a drop shadow to make it pop out alittle

Now merge everything and select all> float> defloat> modify> contact by 3
This action cuts back into your tag so don't choose 10 lol, It'll show
you in the window how much your taking back. now hit invert and flood fill
color of choice, not add noise and drop shadow now select none

Now you can add your copyrights, add your name and save as a PNG.
Or you can continue on your own and add animation like i have.

Thanks for trying my tut i hope you enjoyed it!!
Every forum set comes out different no matter who makes it.
so don't be upset if it doesn't come out how you wanted it to be,
just be free with your creative flow and use your own style


This tutorial was written on February 3rd, 2010 by Melissa. In no way may this tutorial be copied to another website without the creators permission. Any resemblance to this tutorial is purely coincidental.

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