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Things Needed For This Tutorial
  • Paint Shop Pro (This is done using 9), but should be able to be done in newer versions.
  • 1 or 2 Images of your choice.
  • Template 2 - Designs By Ali Here...Save this somewhere easy to find.
  • Plugin....Mehdi - Fur....You can find it Here
  • Doodle Art 3 - By me....Found Here
  • Font of your choice....I used "Vivaldi Italic"...
Please Note..All Settings remain the same unless otherwise noted.
 
Let's get started.....
1.  Place a plugin in your plugins folder in your PSP....then open PSP.

2.  Open your Images of choice....Open a new raster image 100x100

Duplicate this new raster image twice so you have 3 of them and place them in the left hand top corner in your work space.  Now choose 3 colors from your graphic. One will be a Dark color which you can set as your background color and the other 2 a lighter &  a medium color which you can set as your foreground color. For best results, 3 colors of the same shade will work best.  Flood fill the 3 raster images with your 3 colors. This is to save them incase they disappear from your color palette...Minimize images for now.

3.  Open tag template....Duplicate (Shift + D) once and close out original.

     Delete the top layer (Designer Info)....

4.  Make "Rectangle 1" Layer active....Selections/Select All - Selections/Float -Selections/Defloat

5.  Flood fill it with your light color....Select None.  Effects/Texture Effects/Blinds with these settings: Width 3, Opacity 30, Color Black, Horizontal & Light from Left/Top both checked.

Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow....Vertical & Horizontal 0, Opacity 65, Blur 10, Shadow on new layer - unchecked.

6.  Make "Rectangle 2" Layer active....Selections/Select All - Selections/Float -Selections/Defloat

7.  Flood fill it with your dark color....Select None.  Apply Blinds and same drop shadow.

8.  Make "Rectangle 3" Layer active....Selections/Select All - Selections/Float -Selections/Defloat

9.  Flood fill it with your medium color....Select None.  Apply Blinds and same drop shadow.

10. Make "Rectangle 4" Layer active....Selections/Select All - Selections/Float -Selections/Defloat

11. Flood fill it with your light color....Select None.  Effects/Plugins/Mehdi/Fur - Both at 10

    .....Apply same dropshadow.

12. Make "Rectangle 5" Layer active....Selections/Select All - Selections/Float -Selections/Defloat

13. Flood fill it with your dark color....Selections/Modity/Contract at 4.

14. Make Image active....Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the tag.  Resize as needed, postion image where you like.  Selections/Invert....Edit/Cut....Selections/Select None

        Layers/Merge/Merge Down....Apply same dropshadow

15. Make "Rectangle 6" Layer active....Selections/Select All - Selections/Float -Selections/Defloat

16. Flood fill it with your medium color....Select None.  Effects/Plugins/Mehdi/Fur - Both at 10

    .....Apply same dropshadow

17. Make "Rectangle 7" Layer active....Selections/Select All - Selections/Float -Selections/Defloat

18. Flood fill it with your dark color....Selections/Modity/Contract at 4.

19. Make other image active....Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the tag.  Resize as needed, postion image where you like.  Selections/Invert....Edit/Cut....Selections/Select None

        Layers/Merge/Merge Down....Apply same dropshadow

20. Open "DoodleArt3"....Paste it as a new layer onto the tag.  Image/Resize at 65% ....all layers unchecked (Smart Size)....With your mover tool...place it so it is on the top left of the tag.  Layers/Arrange/Move Down....See my tag for placement....Layers/Duplicate.

21. Image/Flip....Image/Rotate/Free Rotate to the left at 90 degrees.  With your mover tool...place it so it is on the bottom right of the tag.  In Layers Pallet move this layer below "Rectangel 5" ....See my tag for placement.

       ....Apply same dropshadow to both doodle layers.

22. In layers pallete....Hide these 4 layers: Background, Rectangel 1, Rectangle 2, & Rectangle 3....Make any open layer active.  Layers/Merge/Merge Visible

23. Layers/Duplicate....Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur at 20.  Layers/Arrange/Move Down

24. Finially....Unhide all layers.  Layers/Merge/Merge All Flatten

Don't forget to add the proper copyright info....add you name.

Crop off any and all extra white around your finished tag....

That's it...Your all done.  If you are using it for a Tag you may want to resize....I like to use 65%.  Now if you are using it for a header, no need to resize.

To save your image go to File/Export and export the JPEG Optimizer and Optimize at anywhere between 15 and 20 or whichever setting you prefer :)
You are done!! Hope your results were great ones :)
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  As much as I did writing it.  Any similarities to other tutorials are Entirely coincidental.  Please do not translate or Script this tutorial.  Please do not Claim any of it as your own."

Also, If you are a tutorial writer and you would like to use the PSP Selections, Masks, Brushes, Tubes, Templates or anything else that I create myself please email me at:

ziggyfan00@sbcglobal.net

I do allow this, but I would like to be notified first and I also require a link back to my tutorials homepage:

http://amzdesignsntutorials.4t.com/

I put alot of time in creating my selections and other things and while I'm happy to share them, I would like to be credited for them...I'm sure all my fellow tutorial writers can understand how I feel about this :) 

I want to send a special thanks out to my testers at Crazy Creative Testers....without you I would not be able to do this!
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