Girls Rock N Roll

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on March 28th 2013
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 X5 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Million Dollars
DSB Flux- Bubbles
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 6:Text Selection – Bevel
Mask 445 by Vix
Girls Rock kit by Digital Indulgence or kit of choice

I used the awesome artwork of Ed Mironiuk
You can purchase his work and a license from CDO.
Please do not use Ed’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400×400 and flood fill with white
Open String 3 from the kit and resize to 350 picels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer onto your white canvas
Duplicate this layer

On the original – rename String 1 Bubbles
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Bubbles

Rename the copy String 1
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 85 / Blur: 2 / Color: Black

Open String 2 from the kit, resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer above String 1
Duplicate, on the original, apply the same Gaussian Blur and Bubbles
Rename String 2 Bubbles
Move this layer below String 1
On the copy – rename String 2
Add the same drop shadow as you did to String 1

You should have your layers in this order (from the bottom)
White BG / String 1 Bubbles / String 2 Bubbles / String 1 / String 2

Open WordArt 1 and resize to 300 pixels wide
With your selection tool set to these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the word Girls
Copy and then paste as a new layer onto your main canvas – rename WA1
Position towards the top of the circle

Back to your WordArt and Selections, Invert
Copy and paste the Rock text as a new layer – rename WA2
Position just below the girls text
You can close WordArt 1 now

Open WordArt 2 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Using your selection tool with the same settings, draw a selection round ‘n roll’
Copy and paste as a new layer onto your main canvas – rename WA2
Position with the other wordart, where it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice to all 3 wordart layers I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 60 / Blut: 4.95 / Color: Black

Select String 2 layer, grab your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked

Select inside the string
Click again between the selected area and the string edge to get the selection right upto the string

Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels

Open a paper of choice, I used paper15
Resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer onto your main canvas
Selections, Invert
On the paper layer, press delete
Selections, None
Rename Paper and move down below String 1 Bubbles

Open WordArt 3 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Activate the white background layer
Copy and paste the wordart as a new layer – rename WA4
Duplicate and working on the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3

Activate your paper layer
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Activate WA4 – selections, promote selection to layer
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer above the paper layer
Using your Manual Color Correction tool {mini tut here} recolor to white (the pink is #F30A83)
Add a drop shadow to the promoted layer – I used:
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 85 / Blur: 2 / Color: Black

Activate the top layer on your layer palette
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed – I resized by 65%
Position where it looks best
Duplicate your tube layer, move the copy below String 1 Bubbles
Rename Bottom Tube
Rename the original Top Tube

Hide Top Tube and active the Bottom Tube layer
Select your Freehand Selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the areas of the tube you want to delete

Unhide and activate the Top Tube
Select the areas of this layer to be deleted

Activate the Bottom Tube and add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V: 3 / H: 9 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black
Apply the same shadow to the Top Tube layer

Activate the White BG layer again
Add a new raster layer
Open a paper of choice I used paper 3
Copy and paste into selection
Selections, None

Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_Mask445 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer, Hide all mask – all checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Lower the opacity to about 44

Select your text tool and choose your font
Foreground set to null, Background set to Black
Ensure there is a good gap between the letters I had my Kerning set to 79
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name, position where its best
When happy, convert to raster

Activate your freehand selection tool again, with the same settings
Draw round the fist letter of your name, Selection, Promote selection to layer
Repeat so each letter is on its own layer
Delete the original text layer
Activate the first letters layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Repeat for all other letters changing the color of the glow for each letter
Hide all layers, except the letter layers
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible the letters
Layers, View, View All

On your name layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 6: Text Selection – Bevel
Under Settings: Text (Thin Shapes) > Stretch Plastic
All other settings (Basic, Lighting & Bevel Profile) as they are

Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster, move below the text layer
Flood fill with white
Selections, None
Add a drop shadow of choice I sued:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 13.86 / Color: Black

Add your artists copyrights, Scrap credits (if required) and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

Another sample using the awesome art of Ted Hammond, who is also licensed through CDO.
I animated the background on this one. Font used is Blessings Through Raindrops

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