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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CT TUTORIAL ~ Dark Angels



NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written November 12, 2014.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube or tubes of choice.  (I used Pandora's awesome new angels Sariel and Diabla.  You can purchase them both at S&CO.)

-- template of choice.  I used a great template by Punky.
-- textures of choice.  I am using one texture by Vix, one by WuKillahD and two by carlee.  You can find lots of different textures at DeviantArt. 
-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by Insatiable Dreams.
-- the tube "pinwheel bronze" that comes with most versions of PSP.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and EyeCandy Chrome.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I used Bleeding Cowboys.

Now, let's create!




1.   Open template, duplicate, close original and save the copy as your new file. 
If using the same template I am or it has word art that does not fit your tubes, delete those layers as well as the credit layer.

2.  Choose one of your darker textures (or colorize it to dark) and paste as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

3.  Choose a middle layer (on the Punky template, it is labeled "large pink square").  Click your magic wand outside it, paste in another texture and hit your delete key.  Repeat this step on the next layer ("green square" on the Punky template) with another texture, and on the middle small squares layer with a third texture.

4.  Choose the layer below your small squares.  optional - floodfill with a color from one of your tubes if you do not want to use the default color (mine was black, so I used that).  Effects > texture effects > blinds:  width - 7, opacity - 67, color - choose from your tube, horizontal - UNchecked.  Apply the same to the largest template layer but raise the width size to 15.

5.  Paste in each of your tubes.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow.  Resize as needed (make sure you resize bicubic!)  Drop your tubes below the small square frame layers and position to your liking.  Click INSIDE the frames with your magic wand and use selections > invert in order to crop away excess tube.

6.  Select your tube tool.  Create new raster layer.  Raise the scale (size) to 200 and put two pinwheels very close to each other in the center.  Colorize this layer using a color from one of your tubes.

7.  Go to Mura Meister > Copies in your plugins menu and select "Encircle" from the preset menu; use the default settings.  Drop this layer to just above your largest template layer.

8.  Create a new raster layer and add your name.  Position to your liking.  

9.  Go to EyeCandy > Chrome and use one of the presets that best matches the color(s) of one of your tubes and use the Hump or Mesa bevel profile (I used Hump).

10.  Apply basic drop shadow to your name but lower the blur to 2 and raise the opacity to 85.

11.  Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on.  

and you're all done!  Enjoy your new tag.




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