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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Misfit Mafia Tutorial

This tutorial is for someone with the basic knowledge of PSP

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Tube -- "Billie" by Keith Gavey which you can purchase at MPT HERE.
You MUST have a license to use this image. Please do not use it without one.
Template used: Misfit Mafia by me. You can get it HERE

Eyecandy 4000: Glass and gradient glow

Mask by Vix (mask #362) HERE

Scrap Kit Use: Made by Jamie for Creative Misfits blog train
You can get it HERE (it is Scrap kit challenge 4)

Font Used: Carpenter ICG and Mobsters

♥ Let's Get started! ♥

Open the template in PSP.
Open the tube you are going to use.
pick 2 colors that compliment each other. Here are the colors I used...
Dark Pink: #cd5c9d
light pink: #fdace5
for the gadient use these settings:
Angle 38
Repeats 1
check invert

On the bottom rectangle, select all, float, defloat, add new raster layer,
flood fill the new raster layer with the gradient. Delete grey layer
Click on the misfit words layer change blend mode, I used overlay.
from your tube, use the close up and copy and past as a new layer over the
rectangle (uncer the word art) Use what ever blend mode you like, I used luminance (L)
then adjust the opacity to what ever you think looks good. Mine is set on 39.
Duplicate the tube, adjust, mirror. reposition if you have to so it is the same as
the other side.
Click on the Rectangle layer again, Effects, Plug-Ins, Eyecandy 4000, Gradient Glow
Use these settings:
Glow Width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked
Color black move a second slider almost half way across, click ok
Still on the rectangle, selections, select all, float, defloat, new raster layer,
selections, modify, expand by 4, click ok
flood fill with white, adjust, add noise with these settings:
Uniform checked, 94, monochrome checked, click ok
Add your drop shadow. Move layer under your pink rectangle layer.
click on the narrow rectangle, flood fill with the lighter pink color. Effects,
texture effects, blinds with these settings:
Width 4
Opacity 40
Color Use the Dark pink color
Horizontal and light from left/top checked
Click ok
Add same gradient glow as above. Selections, float defloat, new raster layer,
flood fill with white as before use the same noise settings, drop shadow, move
layer down one.
On the guns, (use for both guns)Effects, Plug-ins, Eyecandy 4000, Glass,
with these effects:
click on settings (in the glass pop up box) click on Snow
Settings should automatically be set at these:
Bevel width 14.40
Smoothness 100
inside marquee checked
Edge darkening 40
Gradient Shading 50
Refraction 50
Opacity 60
tinting 40
Change glass color to black (left click on the box and choose black, ok.
Click ok.
click on the word art Mafia layer
Selections, float, defloat, add a new raster layer, flood fill with
the Dark pink color
delete the black word art
Back on the mafia layer, effects, plug-ins, Eye Candy 4000, glass,
Use the same settings as the used on the guns, only use the dark pink color
instead of the black. Adjust, add noise, same settings as above, only drop the number
to 40. Effects, Eye candy 4000 Gradient Glow, use the same as above. Add your
drop shadow.
If you want to add the word misfit to the guns like I did, I used the light pink
font: Carpenter, on size 48. Type out what you want, adjust the size, click image
free rotate, click on right, type in 45, click ok. convert to a raster layer.
Do the same for the other gun, only check left in the free rotate.
Add your tube to the top layer. Add your drop shadow and adjust to where you want it.
(you may have to resize the tube some.)
at the bottom, add a new raster layer, drag to the bottom, flood fill with dark pink
color add your mask. Merge group.
Add any elements you want to use from the scrap kit, I used the star wire and recolored it
to match. Resize place where you think it looks good.
Add your name, I used the font Mobsters for the name. If you want it to look like mine,
Use the same glass effect as above and then add noise same as above. Add the gradient
glow with black, then add the same gradient glow with white. With the magic wand
click on the white area around the name so all the white is selected. Add the same noise.
selections, select none. add your drop shadow
All that is left to do is add your copyright info and resize if needed!
Thank you for following my tutorial, I would love to see anything you make!



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