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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Teenage Dirtbag



Template #31 by Designs by Ali which you can find on her blog here
Scrap kit of choice - I used "Teenage Dirtbag" by Brandi of Grunge & Glitter
and can be purchased at Digital Chaos
Tube of choice - I used the © artwork of Keith Garvey purchased through
My PSP Tubes. Please ensure you have a licence to use his artwork
Chain tube here
Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow
Fonts of choice - I used 2Peas Important Note and Buffet Script which are paid fonts

~ Step 1 ~

Open template and duplicate. Close off the original.
Delete watermark
Resize template to 550 width - Bicubic and all layers CHECKED
Image / Canvas size and resize canvas to 600 x 550
Add new raster layer and flood fill with white
Layers / Arrange / Send to bottom

~ Step 2 ~

Open 2 nice grungy papers (if using the same kit I used papers 3 & 5)
On your working canvas select Stars1 (in black)
Go to Selections / Float / Defloat
Paste your paper on your canvas, resize by about 60%
(depending on the size of your paper) and position over the stars
Selections / Invert
Hit delete

Still on this layer go to Effects / Plugins / Eye Candy 4 / Gradient Glow (in white)
with the following settings:


On your second star layer (in grey) repeat steps
Selections / Float / Defloat
Paste your second paper of choice and resize as necessary
Once happy with the positioning repeat
Selections / Invert
Hit delete

Still on this layer apply the Gradient Glow again with the same settings as above,
then apply again (in black) with the following settings:


You can delete the star template layers as we no longer need them

~ Step 3 ~

Open chain tube (supplied) and resize by 50% bicubic resample
Paste as new layer and position it just below the top inner star
then move it below the star layer so the chain appears to go under it

Open the heart2 element or element of your choice and resize by 25%
Paste as new layer and position it at the end of the chain
Layers / Merge / Merge Down

Your heart and chain should now be one layer

Duplicate then Image / Mirror then position on opposite side
(see my tag for reference)

Add BlingDoodle1 (or doodle element of choice),
resize and position to one side on bottom layer
Duplicate and mirror

Paste your tube as new layer and resize as necessary
Position to your liking (depending on your tube)
Add a drop shadow:
(Vertical & horizontal 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5.00)
Crop tag and resize

~ Step 4 ~

Set your foreground #00000 - stroke width 1.2
and your background #d45883 (or a colour to match your kit and tube)
Add the words Teenage Dirtbag in the font of your choice
(mine is 2Peas Important Note)

**For this next step you will need to add a black layer just so you can see what you are doing. You can delete it after this step**

Change your background colour to white (no foreground)
and write your name in another font of choice (I used Buffet Script)
I use write all my text on a Vector layer so if you do also ensure
you then convert this layer to Raster before applying the plugin

Effects / Plugins / Eye Candy 4 / Gradient Glow with the same settings as above in black

Add your © copyright, licence and watermark

Save as GIF or JPG and you're done!

Thank you for trying my tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it.


©Tutorial written by Stina on 19th January 2009
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