Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Play It Hard, 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:

Tube of choice/close up

Great Ptu scrapkit by Cora

Find her “Play It Loud” kit Here

Fonts of choice.

Plugins Optional:

MuRa’s Meister – copies


I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey

You can buy his tubes


let’s open 500x200 canvas, now get your preset tool, set on rectangle, foreground null, background black, make a long but kinda skinny rectangle, now go to your deform tool and hover your mouse over the stick like thing in the middle and click and move with your mouse to move it on the side stretch it out making it fit from corner to corner, duplicate the rectangle and mirror it making it look like a big X in the background, merge these rectangles and name black X.

Now copy and paste paper of choice, drag below your X layer, now I clicked back on the X layer, selections all float> defloat click back on your paper layer and click on the canvas tab you need to right click on it and “cut” then select none, this will take away the whole background, but then I want you to click back on the top of the tab on your canvas and I want you to right click then “paste” it back now name this “red layer” or whatever paper color you picked, now look through your layer and there should be a red X layer, delete that, I used red paper so I had a red & black X layer, I got rid of the red layer.

Now I want you to drag the black X below your red layer, now I want you to give the red layer several drop shadows to make the effect of the black X looking how I made it. now let’s go back to your red layer, selections all float> defloat> copy and paste your tubes of choice until it covers all the red, invert>delete on each layer to take off the excess of the tube, now select none. Change the blade mode to hard light to all the tube layers.

Now grab your text tool, type out “play it hard” in a pixel font, place in the middle of your black X, convert to raster. Now get your plugin MuRa’s Meister – copies settings of choice, now click back on the black X, selections all float> defloat> invert now click on your text layer and hit delete, select none. Drag text layer below your red layer and tubes layer, now add your drop shadow to the text layer.

Now time for the fun part, add your main tube to the left side of, let’s open up your scrap pieces, I used the CD, heart with wings, music note, tickets, chain, and disco ball, now resize all of these if needed place them where you want them, merge everything now add borders if you want them, add copyrights then add your name save as a PNG and you’re done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Now lets see those results,

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!


This tutorial was written on September 1st, 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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