Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Let's Go Retro

Let's Get Retro

For this tutorial you will need:

Tube of choice..I used one from Popeye Wong Who is
a free to use artist and even has a ton of tubes
on his site.Check him out here .

Melissaz Template which you can get here .

I used template 44. She has all her templates
uploaded in zips for Your convenience on
4-shared. They are all very worth the
download. Please leave her a lil love
if You download her templates.

You will also need eye candy 4000. It's not
a free filter and you can find it here

I used a wonderful kit from one of the ladies
in my groups called creative misfits. I have
to say that this has been one of the better
groups I've ever joined. Feel free to jump
on board. We have something to offer to

Kit here

The kit I chose to use is by a close friend
named LadyQueen . Please take a look
around her site she has alot to offer.

When downloading from these blogs please
leave a little love. It's taken these ladies alot
of time and effort to offer things to You for
free to use.

Open all Your materials in psp.

Let's duplicate Your template by pressing Shift+D and
close out the original.

Now delete her copyright layer as You won't be needing

This is personal choice but I always go to Image-canvas
size 700x700 so you have room to work with.You can always
resize it later when we are done.

In Your layer palette click on the polka dot layer.

We are going to colorize our dots layer. So choose a
color from Your tube and click on the color palette
remember the H and S numbers.

Adjust- Hue and Saturation- Colorize.Remember when I said
to memorize those numbers? Well put them puppies in the
Hue and Saturation tabs.

Choose the circle layer in your palette and got to
selections- select all-

Selections- float-

Selections- defloat-

Now go to LadyQueen's kit and choose a paper of choice.

Edit- copy- and paste as a new layer.

Selections- invert-

Be sure Your paper layer is the one that is hightlighted
in your layer palette and hit the delete key on your

Selections- select none.

Delete Your circle layer.

Effects- eye candy 4000-gradient glow and use the following settings:

In the basic tab:
Glow width 3
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
and Draw only outside selection checked.

Color tab
Choose the fat setting and white as the color. You could always use a color from Your tube.

Opacity at 100

Go to effects-3D-effects-drop shadow.

Vertical and horizontal 2 Opacity 65 Blur3.00
and the color black.

Now repeat the drop shadow but change the vertical and
horizontal to -2.

Ok now We need to choose the rectangle layer and repeat
the same steps as You did for the circle layer.Except
don't use the eye candy's gradient glow or drop shadow.

Delete Your rectangle layer in the layer palette.

Now let's go to the rectangle frame in your layer palette
and go to selections- select all-

Selections- float.

Selections- defloat-

Layers new raster layer.

Choose a color from one of the papers or Your tube
and flood fill the frame.

Selections- select none-.

Now delete the rectangle frame layer.

Give this layer the same gradient glow and drop shadows
You use for the circle layer

Now in Your layer palette choose the side shapes.

Go to selections- select all-

Selections- float-

Selections- Defloat-

Layers- new raster layer-

Again use a color from one of the papers or Your tube and
flood fill the shapes.

Now go to effects- texture effects- weave.Use the following

Gap size 1
Width 1
Opacity 5
Both the weave and gap colors black
Fill gaps checked

Selections- select none-

Now in the layer palette delete the side shapes layer.

Now do the same gradient glow and drop shadows as you
did on the circle layer.

Now colorize Your dotted lines layers as You did your
polka dot layer.

Now choose Your Sassy layer and do as you did with the circle

Only use a color from Your tube or the papers.

Now go to effects- Texture effects- weave once again.This time
use the following settings:

Gap size 1
Width 2
Opacity 31
Both weave and gap color black.
Fill gaps checked.

Now use the same gradient glow and drop shadows
as before.

Copy and Paste Your tube as a new layer..Resize if needed.

Place it to where You like it.

Give it the same drop shadow

Add any of the elements You want giving them the
same drop shadows.

Add your name and copyright and then Your done.

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