Monday, 8 February 2016

Be Mine - forum set

Supplies needed:

Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Arthur Crowe
you can purchase his tubes from his store HERE
A tube with several sizes is preferable 
Fonts of choice - I used Century Gothic and Inspiration


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 21st January 2016
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental


Open blank canvas 700 x 250
floodfill with gradient made from two colours from your tube
linear, angle 0, repeats 0

c/p small tube
 move to right slightly, so its just off center
duplicate, image, mirror

c/p medium tube
move to far right
image, mirror

merge all tubes together
change blend mode to lumincance
adjust blur, gaussian blur 8
change blend mode to screen
merge visible

new raster layer
floodfill white
layers, arrange, send to bottom

lower opacity of merged layer to between 60 - 65
Effects, Texure effects, blinds
width 3, opacity 30, color white, horizontal checked

c/p close up tube 
resize if necessary, but ensure it is still larger than other tubes
d/s 2,5,50,8,black
merge visible

preset shape tool
line width 1
foreground color light one from your tube
draw out a tiny heart
convert to raster
paste as new selection next to the first heart
repeat paste 3 more times so you have a line of 5 hearts
position bottom left corner of tag
duplicate, image, mirror
merge down
d/s 2,2,50,3,black

using century gothic font, size 16
background color the same as your hearts
type out "BE MINE"
convert to raster
position above hearts
merge visible

new raster layer
floodfill with gradient you used at the start, but change the
angle to 45, repeats to 5
select all, contract by 3
hit delete on your keyboard

add name, license and copyright information
merge all
save as jpg

To make matching Avatar

custom selection tool
top & left 0, right & bottom 200
selections, edit selection
move red square to a point on your tag that you like
edit selection

paste as new image
add same border as we did for the banner
add name, license & copyright info
merge all 
save as jpg

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