Rock N Roll

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 12th 2017
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Pixelette, Color Me Purple and Janda Silly Monkey
VM Extravaganza – Transmission
Penta.com – Color Dot & Jeans
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask 131 by Miz
Template299 by Millie

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

Note: For this tutorial you will need to Manual Color Correction tool (MCC) you can find a mini tut on how to use this tool {here}

Let’s Start
Open 299mpm template, press shift +D to duplicate and close the original
Resize to 385 pixels wide, all layers checked
Increase Canvas Size to 400 x 400, central placement selected
Delete Raster 1
Unhide the Background layer and refill with white

Activate 1
Using your MCC tool, recolor to a color from your tube

Duplicate and on the copy – Resize to 85%, all layers unchecked
Still on the copy – Adjust, Brightness & Contrast, Brightness/Contrast
Brightness: -53 / Contrast: -27 / Linear Mode: Checked
Effects, Image Effects, Offset

You may need to play about with the settings to get a placement you are happy with

Still on Copy of 1
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate 1 – Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection – rename 1 Frame
Move above Copy of 1
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate 2, repeat the above steps BUT with these changes
Brightness: 53 / Contrast: 27 / Linear: Checked
Effects, Image Effects, Offset
Horizontal Offset: 10 / Vertical Offset: 6 / Other settings the same
Again you may need to play about with the settings
Still on Copy of 2
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate 2 – Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection – rename 2 Frame
Move above Copy of 2
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Delete 3
Activate 4, recolor to a color from your tube
Effects, Plugins, VM Extravaganza – Transmission

Hide layers 5, 6, 7 and 8
Activate 4
Select your text tool and choose a pixel font – I used Pixelette
Set your foreground to null, background set to black
Create as vector: Checked / Anti- Alias: OFF
Type your your text of choice, I wrote ‘ROCK N ROLL’
Type out a couple of times so it fills the whole line

Convert to raster

Duplicate and move down to the next line
Keep dulicating and moving down until every other line has text
Erase any excess text from outside the lines
Hide ALL layers except the text layers
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Text
Change the blend mode to Overlay or a blend mode of choice

Unhide 5 and recolor to a color from your tube
Effects, Plugins, Penta.com – Color Dot

Apply the color dot again with the same settings
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 3 pixels
Selections, Invert
Selections, Promote selection to layer
Keep Selected
On the Original 5 layer
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Press delete a couple of times
Selections, None

Activate the Promoted Selection – rename 5 Frame
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Random & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 65%
Add the same drop shadow as used previously

Unhide 5 and recolor to a color from your tube
Effects, Plugins, Penta.com – Jeans

Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 3 pixels
Selections, Invert
Selections, Promote selection to layer
Keep Selected
On the Original 6 layer
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Press delete a couple of times
Selections, None

Activate the Promoted Selection – rename 6 Frame
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Random & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 65%
Add the same drop shadow as used previously

Unhide 7 and 8
Activate 8
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position the face within the selected area
Selections, Modify, Smooth
Set both values to 10 and both boxes checked
Selections, Modify, Feather by 1 pixel
Selections, Invert, press delete
Selections, None

Duplicate your Tube twice, for a total of 3 tube layers
Rename Tube 1, Tube 2 and Tube 3 (Tube 3 being the top one)
Activate Tube 2
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Apply the Porcelain with the same settings again

Activate Tube 3
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance
Use the default settings
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 69
Activate 8 and hide it

Activate Tube 3 again
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Color Me Purple
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Ensure you turn the Anti-Alias back on
Type your text of choice – I wrote ‘rock n roll’
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
I changed the color of the 3 words so they were all different

Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Repeat the Gradient Glow with these settings:

Effects. 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

Select another font of choice – I used Janda Silly Monkey
Settings the same as before changing the background color if required
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as before

Activate the white background layer
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color/gradient/pattern of choice
I made my own gradient using the colors from the tag – you can find a mini tut {here or here for X9}
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Miz_Mask_131 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Move over to either the left or right

Duplicate your mask and on the copy
Effects, Plugins, Penta.com – Jeans

Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance
Lower the opacity to 40

Duplicate the Copy of Mask
Move the duplicate between Tube 2 and Tube 3
Activate 8
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate Copy (2) of Mask and press delete
Selections, None
Activate 8 and delete it

Activate Tube 3
Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

Another sample using this months bonus tube from Cuddly Rigor Mortis, who is also licensed through CDO. You can find all Kristin’s other tubes {here}. Font used are KG Behind These Hazel Eyes, KG Beneath Your Beautiful and Namila.

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