Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the gorgeous artwork of Barb Jensen
which you can purchase from her store HERE
Fonts - Great Victorian Swashes & Distant Stroke HERE and HERE
Eye Candy 4

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 6th February 2017  and assumes a working knowledge of psp
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
copy and paste tube as new layer
duplicate several times and position 
all over your canvas so there are no gaps
merge visible

adjust - blur - motion blur
angle 61, strength 100

duplicate layer

selection tool - rectangle, feather 0
draw out a rectangular selection from top to bottom
anywhere on your tag,
Image, mirror
change blend mode to burn (or whatever suits your tag)

copy and paste tube as new layer
move to one side of your tag (let or right, its your choice)
dropshadow 2,5,50,8,black
duplicate tube
image mirror
change blend mode to screen
lower opacity to around 75

(With the tube I used, I copied the dragon arm tattoo
and pasted as a new layer, then positioned it in the
bottom left corner of my tag)

Now move the "burn" rectangle layer to the top
of your layer palette
image, rotate, left 90
use your deformation tool to squash it down so its thinner
and drag it out from one side so its longer

Position the vertical rectangle halfway across your tube
position the horizontal rectangle across your tube about 3/4
of the way down it, going off the edge of your tag
but not right to the bottom of the tag, leave enough room for borders

new raster layer
floodfill with color of choice
select all, contract by 6
expand by 2
floodfill black
expand by 2
invert floodfill with 1st color again

Add name
Great Victorian Swashes, size 72
light color from your tag
type out your name
convert to raster
Add a nice inner bevel
Add a gradient glow, use the fat setting but 
change the colour from white to a lighter shade 
of the same color you used for the name
glow width 3
opacity 75

Change font to Distant Stroke, size 48
color black
type out your name again
add the same gradient glow as before
opacity 100
position this name on top of the first one

Add copyright and license information
merge all, flatten
save as jpg

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