Friday 2 December 2011

Golden Brown - blend tut

*old tut moved from my old site*

This blend tag tutorial was written by me Diane Knight on 20/02/08 any resemblance to any other tut is purely coincidental
For this tut I am using the fantastic artwork of Jennifer Janesko
you can purchase her tubes from CDO.
you will need PSP,
Plugins :
Alienskin xenofex 2
VM Extravaganza - Transmission
gradient of choice, gradient from Nansons Place
I used Copper Polish from set 3b.

and 2 or 3 tubes 
add your new gradients to your gradients folder on your computer
(cos if your anything like me you grabbed the lot lol)
Lets begin......
open canvas 480 x 260
floodfill with white then add a new raster layer and floodfill with the gradient of your choice. I used Copper Polish from set 3b.
and settings as below....

go to Effects - Plugins - Alienskin xenofex 2 - constellation
and apply the following settings.


now copy and paste as a new layer the 1st tube you are going to use...
go to Selections - select all - Selections Float - selections modify - feather and change the value to 25.
click ok ...
then back to selection - invert and then press the delete key.
this should have made the edges of the tube slightly faded.
do this for each tube you use.
deselect by clicking on - Selections none
ok now arrange them on your canvas as you like...
add a new raster layer and floodfill with the same gradient as before...
but this time change the layer blend mode to Colour legacy
*for those that dont know* you do this by going to Layers - Properties and change the settings in the pop up box that appears..use the settings below.

now we want to add a border add a new raster layer and floodfill again with the same gradient.

now go to selections - select all then selections modify - contract and input the value 10 in the pop up box that appears...then hit the delete key.

Selections NONE.

now add a drop shadow you like - Effects - 3d effects - drop shadow ..i used the following settings.
*optional* top tag has this effect the bottom one hasnt.
if you want the line effect across your tag then on each tube layer go to Effects - Plugins - VM Extravaganza - Transmission
and use the following settings 
add your name and the artist © information
save your tag and your done.
below is another tag made using the same method and a different gradient i also missed out the plugins.......xx 


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