Monday, March 4, 2013

Believe in Elegance

Tutorial by Jcuttlebear01 aka JoAnn
I do these tutorials for fun and not
for any profit. I use them also as a learning tool to
help others learn the fun and art of paint shop pro.
All things I use are collected, the only thing I claim
Is the tags I make with these as my work.
Feel free to share my tutorials, but link them back
to my site please.
 Remember to save often in case your psp closes.
I did this in PSP 9 but sure you can
do it with other versions.
Plug in
Phoxo its a stand alone and no need
to install it. Just download it and click on the install
icon, and it will put a short cut on your desk top.
All kinds of neat effects in there. The bottom icon is what it
looks like, and the top one is the one you will see on your desktop.
It is a free stand alone plug in

Graphic of choice
Font of choice
Word art
Open a graphic of choice
The one below is what I'm going to use
Duplicate>close the original........Save the copy as>and place where you
can find it. Open up the PhoXo plug in>this is what you will have in the one tool bar.

If you change the font you get all kinds of different effects.......and the size can be
changed around its fun.
Then this tool bar over by the question mark is the effect button. There are many different
things in there but we are using the glass tile effect. Click on it
and this box opens up>you can adjust the slider
to how you want the effect to look.
Save as and you can now close this plug in>open what you saved back
in your PSP
This is what mine looks like.
Copy and paste as a new layer the graphic you have the copy of
on the background.
Get the mask you want to use>I'm using 20-203

Merge group>and move this down toward the bottom of your back ground
or where ever you like it the best.
Add a drop shadow
You can use a color from the graphic if you wish
or one of choice.

On the background layer
Draw a rectangle out not to large

I used a rounded one>promote selection to layer
On the promote Layer>adjust>Blur
Add a new raster layer>flood fill with color of choice.
Effects 3D inner bevel
With magic wand click on the inside of the frame>
Copy and paste as a new layer>the tube of choice.
With mover tool move it over into the frame>
Resize as needed>On the lady I used resized her by 80 percent
Selection.>invert and hit delete on the key board.
Layer arrange move down
How my layer pallet looks
Add a drop shadow of choice to the tube.
Layers>merge down twice and give this a drop shadow
Repeat and change the V n H to -2
add a new raster layer>add words of choice.
or brushes
Add drop shadow
Arrange everything the way you want it>then merge flatten
Add a 2 pixel border color that isn't in the background
Select with magic wand and flood fill with the color you used
in the frame.
Select invert>effect 3 D cut out
Repeat and change the V and H to -3
Add a 5 pixel border color of choice.
Add a 2 pixel border with white>select>and flood fill with the
color you used earlier
Add a 20 pixel border the same color you did the 5 in
Add any accents you wish to at this time
I added corners.
Add your water mark
And your now ready to save your work of art.
Would love to see what you do with this.
Thank you for giving my tutorial a try.
I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, and learned
something new.
Have any questions or need help.
Just let me know, I'm always happy to help any way I can.
Thank you dreams>aka Jessica

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