Tutorial ©Jascie February 21, 2010

Artwork ©Elias Chatzoudis at www.elias-design.gr

This is an example only! Do not use his artwork without proper licensing!

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Things you will need:

Paint Shop Pro

Tube of Choice

Fonts of Choice

Divine Intentions Tag Template #40 - Ty Missy!

DSB Flux Plugin Filter

Eye Candy 4000

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Open Missy's Tag Template #40. Go Shift + D, to make a copy. Close the original. Delete the background and copyright layers.

Go Image - Resize Canvas and resize to 600 x 600, centered.

Go to the dotted line heart, go Adjust - Brightness & Contrast with settings of Brightness -255 and Contrast 100 (If you would like the dotted line heart to be white, set the Brightness to 255). Then copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Adjust position, and resize if needed.

Go to the smaller heart layer. Go Selections - Select All. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Add a new raster layer, and delete the smaller heart layer.

Go to the new raster layer. Select a light color from your tube, and flood fill. Go Selections - Select None.

Go to larger heart layer. Switch the foreground and background colors, so that the light color is your background, for your foreground, select a dark color from your tube. Go Selections - Select All. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Add a new raster layer, and delete the larger heart layer. Go to the new raster layer. Flood fill. Go Selections - Select None.

Go to the small hearts layer. Go Selections - Select All. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Add a new raster layer, and delete the small hearts layer. Go to the new raster layer. Flood fill each heart. Go Selections - Select None.

Go to the small circle layer. Go Selections - Select All. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Add a new raster layer, and delete the smaller circle layer. Go to the new raster layer. In your materials palette, set the forground to gradient, with these settings:


or settings of choice. and flood fill. Go Selections - Select None.

In your materials palette, reset the gradient to solid color and select a medium color.

Go to the larger circle layer. Go Selections - Select All. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Add a new raster layer, and delete the larger circle layer. Go to the new raster layer. Flood fill. Go Selections - Select None.

Go to the smaller heart layer. Go Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow, with these settings:



Using your medium color.

Repeat the Gradient Glow as follows:

larger heart layer - medium color

smaller circle layer - light color

larger circle layer - dark color

Go to the larger heart layer. Go selections - Select all. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Then Selections - Modify - Contract - by 5.

Go Effects - Plugins - DSB Flux - Linear Transmission with these settings:


While still selected, add a new raster layer, move below your larger heart layer, and flood fill with your light color.

Go back to the larger heart layer. Go Selections - Select None. Then Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

Go to your larger circle layer. Go Selections - Select All. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Then Selections - Modify - Contract - by 5.

Go Effects - Plugins - DSB Flux - Blast with these settings:


Repeat the Blast Effect, changing the diection to Right.

While still selected, add a new raster layer, and move below your larger circle layer. Flood fill with your dark color.

Go back to your larger circle layer. Go Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

Go Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - by 2. Then Adjust - Add / Remove Noise - Edge Preserving Smooth - by 10. Go Selections - Select None.

Go to your small hearts layer. Go Selections - Select All. Selections - Float. Selections - Defloat. Then go Adjust - Add / Remove Noise - Add Noise - Set at Random and 100%.

Go Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize, and Colorize to match your tag. Go Selections - Select None.

Go Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow. Use the same settings as before but change the inner color to your medium color, and your outer color to your dark color.

Go Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow with these settings:


Repeat the Drop shadow on all layers but the dotted line heart layer.

Go to your larger circle layer. Add a new raster layer, and move to the bottom. Go to your circle vector shape tool, with these settings:


While pessing the Shift button, draw out a vector circle a little bit bigger than your larger circle layer. You may have to adjust the circle position so it is even all the way around. Leave this as a vector layer.

Go to your Font Tool, wth these settings:

Floating, Favorite Font, and Size of choice.

Click on the side of the top node of the vector circle (the tool should show an A with a Curve). Type in an phrase or words that suit your tag, making sure that it completes a circle. Once happy click ok. In your layers palette, promote the floating selection to a layer. Selections - Select None. Delete the vector circle layer.

Now go to your top layer. Go to your Font Tool, with these settings:

Vector, Favorite Font, Size of choice

Type out your name. Position to your desire. Covert to a raster layer. Go Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow. Change the Glow Width to 3.00, and use one of the colors from your tag.

Now add a drop shadow, with the same settings as before.

Now add any copyrights, license information, etc. needed.

Go to your crop tool, click on the merged opaque button, then the check mark.

Add a new raster layer. Move this to the bottom. Flood Fill white.

Resize if needed, with all layers checked.

Now Save it!

Ta Da! You're Done!

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