Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Bloody Valentine Forum Set


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This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same art*

PTU Scrapkit
*I am using the beautiful scrap of Imperfect Angel Scraps called "Emotional".  You can purchase this kit at Whisprd Designz*

Forum Mask
*I am using one of the fantastic forum masks by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 600*250 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer

3). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
*Using your crop tool make sure you crop it back to a 600*250 canvas*
Duplicate your tube
On the duplicate layer:
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur 5
Ok
Change the blend mode on your tube to something that suits it
*I used Soft Light on mine*

4). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Invert
Delete
Invert again
Do Not Deselect

5). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another paper of choice
Select None

6). Now is the time to add any elements to make the forum set your own
Move them below your 2 frame layers and your tube layer but above your original paper layer

7). Add the copyright information and any license information that is needed

8). Add your name

Save in your preferred format




Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Crop your image back to 150*150
Use the steps in Step 4 &5 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save


All Done!


This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on May 31, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional



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