Shamrock Stripes

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 10th 2014
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 X4 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Luna Bar
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Xero – Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400×400
Select your preset shape tool and set it to ellipse
Set your foreground to a dark color from your tube
Background set to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Line width set to 8, Line style set to solid
Draw an ellipse on your canvas

Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Convert to raster
Rename Frame 1

Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 3 pixels
Selections, Promote selection to layer
Selections, None
Rename the promoted layer Frame 2

Working on Frame 2
Use your manual color correction tool {mini tut here}
Change the color to a lighter color from your tube

Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Random & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 50%

Select your preset shape tool again, this time set it to rectangle
Set your foreground to null, background to a lighter color from your tube
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Draw a horizontal stripe across your canvas – slightly wider than your frame
(ignore the fact I don’t have frame 2 on this screen shot, I wrote the tut differently to how I made the tag lol)

Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Convert to raster – rename Stripe
Move this layer below your 2 frame layers
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies

Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (Shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Activate Frame 2 and click outside it
Activate your Stripe layer and press delete
Keep selected
Selections, Invert
Add a new raster layer – name it Stripe 2
Move below the Stripe layer
Flood fill with a complimentary color of choice
Selections, None

Stay on Stripe 2 layer
Effects, Texture Effects, Weave
You may need to adjust the settings to get a look you like

Activate Stripe
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Repeat the Porcelain again

Now either select an area of your tube – I used one of the shamrocks or open an element of choice
Copy and paste as a new layer
Resize so it fits within the stripe

Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies

And again, MuRa’s Meister – Copies

Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) and lower the opacity to about 46

Activate Frame 2
Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
Resize if needed
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 6 / Opacity: 58 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select your text tool and choose your font
Foreground set to null, Background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
Use the nodes to angle/stretch text if required
Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used on your tube

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

Another sample using the awesome art of Rion Vernon (PinUpToons) who is also licensed through CDO. Font used on this sample is Satisfaction.

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