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.
Tube of choice/close up
Scrapkit by Pimp'd Designs
Font used - allura
Plugins needed Optional:
Xero - radiance
AAA Frames - foto frame
PhotoEffex - scanlines
Xenofex 2 - Constellation
I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey
You buy his tubes here GarvsStore
Let's open a 600x200 cavas, this tutorial should be really easy.
now open the tube you wanted a place in the middle of the canvas add drop shadow and radiance, now open the film element resize this down i forgot the size i resized it down too, but down enough to let it fit on their twice, then close the tube layer and merge the two films together, i then clicked on the inside of each square with y our magic wand, selections modify>expand by 2 or 3, then choose a paper of choice or flood fill a color of choice, (if you flood fill make sure you add a new raster later) i used a paper then copied and pasted the paper now selections>invert make sure your paper layer is clicked and hit delete on your keyboard. drag below frame.
Click on the inside of each box again selections select all>float>defloat>modify>expand by 2 or 3 again and now use a different tube of the same tube and place it on the inside of each square to get a better view drag your tube layers below the frame and once you've got each tube we're you'd like it go to selections>invert hit delete on your keyboard on each tube layer. If you haven't done this already drag each tube layer below your film frame but above your paper, change blend mode to each and add radiance if you'd like. I also added a gradient glow around the frame and added noise you may do this also.
Now resize the polka dot paper down and copy and paste in the background below your film frame, tubes and everything, i then added some sparkle by using constellation plugin settings of choice. i then also added the scanlines plugin to the paper, Now start adding your elements where ever you want to put them add drop shadows, once you like how they are set at, merge all of the layers. now add your foto frame or add your own outer frame of the forum set.
Now when i make my avatar i just copy my merged forum set into a 150x150 canvas move that layer where i want and then merge visable, add foto frame again or your own way of an outer frame. add your copyrights then your font to both forum set and avatar, 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 November 10th, 2012 by Melissa.
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