Posts Tagged ‘art

07
Aug
08

Chip’s vexels

chip aka Elaine is one of our members at the forum who is an avid psp (paintshop pro) fan

she has being doing psp now for many years and has came a long way since she started. she regularly makes signatures for other members and is always there to give fellow members a hand, 🙂 you can normally see chip on the paintshop pro board posting her new creations for us all to see and setting up challenges for all the other girls to try, chip recently started doing vexels and i can’t believe how far she has come they are outstandingly beautiful as you can judge for yourself s, here’s a few examples of her work…note i have reduced the sizes of them and added a white background.

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01
Aug
08

Soul Searching

The tutorials on this site are © to me Janice aka LoopyJan at LJ’S Signatures, in no terms have they to be posted anywhere else, copied, translated, scripted or put in e-mails and claimed as your own.. in other words they have not to be removed in no way shape or form from this site full stop! if you would like someone to try one of my tutorials please use a text link to my homepage which is https://weboffriends.wordpress.com/ . In most of my tutorials if not all i use various artists images some i have permission to use and some i have paid a liscence for usage, under no circumstances would i claim or would claim © to these images i have used in my tutorials, they are soley © to the artists themselves

For this tutorial you are going to need

Paintshop Pro

My Supplies

thanks to Monica for permission to use her template :o)

No filters needed :o)

if your new to paint shop pro this Screen Shot of the tools will come in handy ..just right click on it and save to your own hard drive

i did use dreamsuite on this tag but i do understand its a pay filter and not everyone has it thats why i supplied the template with the frame :o)

ok are we ready to get started :o)

first of all start up your psp and blow those cobwebs off (as if) lol

open the soul searching psp file i supplied and add a new layer, ie go to layers on the top taskbar and scroll down to new raster layer and click .. a box will appear click ok at the bottom rename this layer background layer

send this layer to the bottom. ie..click on layers again scroll down to arrange then across to send to bottom and click

now make sure you have the samengevoegd layer selected then go up to the taskbar and select your lasso tool with these settings..see pic below:

take your lasso tool and select the inside of the main picture being carefull you don’t select any of the frame..see pic below:

once you have it all selected go up to edit on the top taskbar scroll down to copy and click.. then go back up to edit again and scroll down to copy.. then back up to edit again and scroll down to paste then across to As New Image and click… or select the arrow on top taskbar then right click on your image and a box will appear click on Paste As New Image

go up to image on top taskbar and scroll down to rotate and click use these settings :see pic below

now cut of the excess space so you can just see the image, once you have done that go up to edit scroll down and click on copy, now minimize this image and go to your soul searching image, if you still have the image selected go up to selections on top task bar and scroll down to select none and click

now make sure your background layer is highlighted then go up to selections on top taskbar and scroll down and click on select all then right click on your soul searching image then click paste into selection, go back up to selections and click on select none

we are more than half way through if you want to take a break grab yourself a coffee and a chocolate biscuit infact grab one for me too :o)

ok we ready to start again ..here goes

add a new raster layer and bring it to the top..ie layers, arrange and across to bring to top

now grab your selection tool on the taskbar with these settings:see pic below

now you want to select the right hand side of the image makeing sure you select right to the top and bottom se you don’t have the background layer showing underneath see pic below

now grab your floodfill and fill it with black or any colour you would like, now go up to selections on taskbar and scroll down to select none and click

add a new raster layer and grab your text tool and write a poem or a short saying in white text, i used the signature font size 10 if you don’t have this font theres some nice script fonts here

once you have done your saying or poem go up to image on taskbar and scroll down to rotate and click with these settings see pic below

now place your saying or poem on the black strip you done and lower your opacity level down i lowered mine too 63 but its whatever you prefer,(see pic here where you see the red arrows pointing to you will see a little triangle pointing down the way and one pointing up the way you move these to lower the opacity level) i then duplicated this poem layer and put it near the edge of the right hand side see pic here

i also put some lines of text across the man picture too and lowered the opacity to 63 see main pic here

ok we are nearly done phewwwwww lol just to add the text now :o)

Add a new raster layer and grab your text tool make sure your fill colour is at white and your stroke at null, i used the font Bank Gothic i supplied it or you can use your own… these are the settings i used: see settings below you may have to adjust the size of text depending on how long your name is

your text should be floating now go up to images on taskbar and scroll down to rotate and click use these settings :see pic below

you want to place your name in the main picture frame at the left hand side see pic here i lowered the opacity level on my name to 28

now add a new raster layer and grab your text tool again only this time make sure your fill colour is black and stroke is null, select the Kashmir font i supllied or use your own favourite font these are the settings i used once again you may have to adjust the settings for text depending on how long your name is

keep your name selected and go up to effects on the taskbar and scroll down to 3d effects then across to inner bevel see pic below for settings

now deselct your name by going to selections on taskbar and clicking on select none now place your name where you would like it to be

go back up to effects on taskbar scroll down to 3d effects and across to dropshadow heres the settings i used (you could redo the dropshadow effects a few times for a different effect)

now merge all your layers and your done :o)

congrats on your new tag, thank you for doing my tut

if you have any questions on this tut you can contact me using the contact form at the top of the blog 🙂

This tutorial is © to me LoopyJan it was written on the 23/09/2004

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