This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 3-22-10 with all rights reserved. Please do not copy and paste it in any group or call it your own. You can link to it using a text link to my blog.
This tut is written using a really fun PTU kit created by Addictive Pleasures called Hollywood Star which can be purchased at Heartbeatz Store. It was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.
I used the beautiful images by Jamie Kidd. They are sold at CILM and you need their license to use. The artist’s personal website is here: http://www.jamiekiddart.com/ . You can, of course, use a tube of your own choice.
This kit was very easy to work with since all of the papers and elements were truly tagger size. To resize any elements for my tag, I just used the deform tool. So, when I say resize, I don’t have an exact percentage for you to resize to. You just use your best judgment and resize and rotate any elements so that they look good to you.
Open new image 550 by 550, fill with white. Open frame3, resize and c/p as new layer. Use the magic wand and click inside frame. Selection/modify/expand 2. Add new raster layer. Open p10, image/rotate right, c/p into selection. Drag layer under the frame. C/P diamonds.png as a new layer, resize to fit inside the frame. C/P city.png as a new layer and resize. C/P filmstrip.png as a new layer over the bottom white layer. Using the deform tool, resize it to fit the whole bottom layer as shown in my image. Close the bottom two layers and merge visible. Move the merged layer down a little and to the left.
Choose a tube to use and c/p as a new layer. C/P filmstrip2 as a new layer over the tube. You can use your deform tool to either resize the filmstrip to fit over your tube better or resize your tube. Do whatever works the best for the tube you are using.
Open p10, image/rotate right. Use your magic wand with mode set to add/shift and click inside each of the three film frames of the filmstrip, selection/modify/expand 2. Add new raster layer, c/p p10 into selection, drag below the tube layer. Highlight filmstrip, merge down, then merge down again. Use the deform tool to rotate about 15 degrees to the left. Position the film down near the left lower corner, add drop shadow. Open string4 and rotate right, c/p as new layer near the left side of the filmstrip. Rotate the string a bit to the left so made the angle of the filmstrip. Add a drop shadow.
C/P diamond frame as a new layer and resize and position it. Using the magic wand click inside the diamond circle, selection/modify/expand 2, add new raster layer, c/p p10 into selection, drag below the frame. C/P another tube as a new layer and move it to fit inside the diamond circle. To get rid of any edges outside the circle, highlight the diamond circle layer, click the magic wand outside the circle, highlight the tube layer which should be the layer below it and hit delete. Add drop shadow to your tube. Highlight top layer with the circle, add drop shadow, merge down, then merge down again. Position the diamond-framed tube somewhere around the upper right of the image.
C/P stardecor2 on the upper right side and down a bit over your framed image, duplicate and resize smaller and move up closer to the right corner, duplicate, mirror, flip. Add a drop shadow on each of the three star layers. Highlight top star layer, merge down, then merge down again. I added the old car to the bottom right of the image and added a light gray drop shadow using the setting -1, -1, 85, 1.00. I added the camera to the lower left and used the light gray drop shadow again only using 1, 1, 85, 1.00. C/P clapboard somewhere near or on the diamond circle frame, add regular drop shadow. Open string3, mirror, c/p as a new layer over the top of the diamond circle, add drop shadow. Open diamond2, resize, c/p over one of the headlights of the old car, duplicate and move over the second headlight, merge down, add drop shadow. And I also used star.png, resizing and duplicating it so that I could had a few here and there over the image. Having all layers open, merge visible.
Now it’s time to add your text, watermark and copyright information. Export as a jpeg and you’re done!