Saturday, March 10, 2012

Emo Gurlz Rock!

Emo Gurlz Rock!

PSP - I am using PSP X2 (But an older version should work also)

PSPX2 (an older version will work also)

Scrapkit: Emo Gurlz by Freeks Creations
you can purchase it at Sunshine Daze

Thank you Freek for a really fun kit to work with!

Tubes of choice - I am using the artwork of Verymany
you can purchase her work here

 Mask of choice, I used Mask 10 from Horse Play’s Pastures here

Font of choice, I used Cartoon here

Xero Plugin – Porcelain

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Use the following settings for drop shadow, unless otherwise stated:
Effects>3D>Drop Shadow>
V 3
H 3
Opacity 60
Blur 8
Color Black
Shadow on new layer unchecked
(Of course you are always free
to use your favorite settings for
the drop shadow!)

Install any mask or plugin you need before starting

=^_^=   Ready to start?  Let’s go!  =^_^=

Open a new file, transparent, 700x700
Flood fill white

Layers>New Raster Layer
Selections>Select All
Open paper 1
Copy/Paste Paper 1 Into Selection
Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask From Disk
Fit to canvas checked
Source luminance checked
Invert transparency not checked
Hide all mask checked
Layers>Merge>Merge Group
Selections>Select None

Open E40>Resize 80%
Copy/Paste as a new layer
Add drop shadow

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed
Add drop shadow
Add porcelain effect if desired

The embellishments I used are:
E2>Resized 35%
E8>Resize 35%
E9>Resize 50%
Image>Free Rotate>Right 15 degrees
E5 and E6>Resize 25%
E10>Resize 30%
E11>Resize 50%
Image>Free Rotate>Right 15 degrees
E20>Paste above the mask layer
E13>Resize 75%
Image>Free Rotate>Left 15 degrees
E17>Resize 20%

Close off the white bottom layer
Layers> Merge>Merge Visible
Resize 80%>All layers not checked

I used colors #9800f7 for the foreground
And #ffffff for the background for my name
2.0 Stroke
Font Size 100
Place the name where you want
Selections>Select All>Selections Float
Adjust>Add/Remove Noise>Noise
Random>20%>Monochrome not checked
Selections>Select None
Add Drop Shadow

 Add the proper copyright and license information

If you want to use the white background you can
Layers>Merge>Merge All (Flatten)
File>Export>JPEG Optimizer
Set compression value to 25
Save to where you want

If you want to use the transparent background you can
File>Export>PNG Optimizer
Click “ok” on the next screen
Save to where you want

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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