Anna’s Rose


This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on May 6th 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X2 but this will work in any version
Tube & Image of your choice
Font of your choice – I used BrushTip Travis
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Xero – Radiance
Template 7 by Ziggy Fan Scraps
Textures of choice – I used 3 by Vix

I used the awesome artwork of Anna Marine, You will need a license from cdo to use her work
Please do not use Anna’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open the AMZ_Template_7_ZiggyFanScraps
Press shift + D to duplicate and close the original
Resize to 400 pixels, all layer checked
Delete the ZiggyFanScraps layer

Grab your magic wand with these settings:
Mode – Add (Shift) / Match Mode – RGB value / Tolerance & Feather – 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias – checked
Click inside both the frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 8 pixels
Copy and paste your image as a new layer
On your layer palette, drag your image layer below your frame layer

Reposition your image so you have focal parts inside the frame

Selections, Invert, with your image layer active, press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None

Duplicate your image layer
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Soft Light
On the original image layer
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance – Default settings
Strangeness – 128 / Charm – 50 / Truth – 128 / Beauty – 128

Open a texture of choice – I used Vix_Texture14
Activate the copy of image layer
Copy and paste as a new layer
Select your magic wand with the same settings as before
Click inside the larger frame only
Selections, Modify, Expand by 8 pixels
Selections, Invert
Making sure you are on the texture layer press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None

Duplicate your texture and hide the copy for now
On the original change the blend mode to Soft Light
Don’t worry if you can’t see your texture very well at this point

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed – I resized by 75% all layer unchecked
Lower the opacity of your tube down to about 65 and position inside the large frame

Grab your magic wand again same settings as before
Activate the frame layer and click inside the large frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 8 pixels
Selections, Invert

Activate your tube layer and press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None
Bring the opacity of your tube back up to 100

On your tube layer
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance – same settings as before
Change the blend mode to screen

Due to the image and tube I used I needed to erase part of the image
I drew a selection round the area so it was easier to see

Unhide the copy of texture and change the blend mode to Soft Light

Activate Layer 3
Using your Manual Colour Correction tool, {tut here} recolour to match your image
Recolour layers 2 and 1 also

Open another texture of choice – I used Vix_Texture15
Activate Layer 2
Copy and paste your texture as a new layer
Position where it looks best

Activate layer 2 again
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Feather by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Press delete on your keyboard

Activate the texture layer and press delete
Selections, None
Change the blend mode on your texture layer – I changed mine to Screen, find one that best suits your texture
Once you are happy -Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Open another texture – I used Vix_Texture2
Activate Layer 3
Copy and paste your texture and position over the rectangle

Activate Layer 3 again
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Feather by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Press delete on your keyboard

Activate the texture layer and press delete
Selections, None

Change the blend mode on your texture layer – I changed mine to Luminance (Legacy), find one that best suits your texture
Once you are happy -Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Repeat using the same texture for Layer 1

I changed the position of my rectanges at this point
Moving the top over to the left and the bottom over to the right

Grab your text tool and select your font
Set your foreground to null, Background to a dark colour or black
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
I angled mine slightly so it sat nicely in the frame
When happy with the size and position – convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Crop away any excess canvas

Save as a jpg or delete your white layer and save as a png
All Done 🙂

Another sample using the sexy work of Lorenzo Sperlonga, who is also licensed through cdo
For this one, I rotated the template to right 90degrees (all layers checked)
Font used on this tag is Sarah Script

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