Sunday, 12 July 2015

Chequered




Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the gorgeous artwork of Misticheskaya
you can purchase from PicsForDesign 
I used 4 different tubes from the same artist
Some sparkles (emo kits are a good place to find sparkles)
Penta.com, Jeans
Checkered Tile HERE

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on May 31st 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely conincidental





Open checkered tile
floodfill tool set to pattern, choose the checkered tile, angle 0, scale 100

Open blank canvas 700 x 200

Custom selection tool
top & left 0, right 160, bottom 200
floodfill the selection
deselect
duplicate
image, mirror
Merge down

Magic wand, feather 0, click between the checkered parts
new raster layer, floodfill with dark grey
expand the selection by 3, 
new raster layer, floodfill black
deselect
drag black layer below grey layer

preset shape tool, rectangle, foreground color white, line width 9
hold down the shift key while drawing out a small square, convert to raster
duplicate x 3 for a total of 4 frames


On each one in turn
Magic wand, click inside, expand by 3, 
new raster layer, floodfill with black/white gradient, repeats 0 angle 45
drag this layer below your frame,
copy & paste tube 1 as new layer, resize as necessary, selections invert, hit delete
deselect
duplicate tube layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur 3, change blend mode to hard light
on original tube layer, change blend mode to luminance (l)
dropshadow the frame 2,5,50,8,black
merge frame, both tube layers and gradient layer together
hide this frame

(dont worry we are going to move them into place in a minute!!)

Repeat for each of the remaining 3 frames using different tubes

rename each frame layer 1,2,3,4

frame 1 - rotate, left 10, position top left, drag down to just above checkered layer
so it pokes out from under the black layer

frame 2 - rotate, right 8, position bottom left, leave it above the grey layer

frame 3 - rotate, right 12, position top right, leave it above the grey layer

frame 4 - rotate, left 7, position bottom right, drag down to just above checkered layer
so it pokes out from under the black layer

make grey layer active
penta.com, jeans, default settings
select all, float, defloat, invert
copy and paste one of your tubes again
hit delete on your keyboard
deselect,
change blend mode to luminance (l) 
duplicate tube, adjust, blur, gaussian blur 3
change blend mode to hard light
add dropshadow to bottom tube layer lower opacity to 70

Adding some sparkles between the two tube layers looks quite effective if you like

Add name and copyright information
Merge all flatten
new raster layer
floodfill with white,
select all, contract by 3, hit delete on your keyboard
deselect
add noise, 100, gaussian, monochrome checked
merge all flatten
save as jpg

For the Avatar

Make a square selection on a part of the banner that you like
copy
paste as new image
add border as we did for the banner
add name and cr
merge all
save as jpg

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