Friday, December 28, 2012

Beauty in Chaos PTU

Order brings sameness.  Chaos brings newness every moment.  The problem is first overcoming our fear of chaos, and then mining for the great ideas and bringing them back home.

Chaos often breeds life...when order breeds habit.

----Henry Brooks Adams----

This tutorial was written by me on December 28th, 2012. Any resemblance to any other tutorial or tag is unintentional and is pure coincidencePlease do not claim my work as your own and do not post to any other website, blog or forum without permission from me. It is written with the assumption that you have a working knowledge of PSP and its components. It was written for PSP 9.

recommend that you read through this or any tutorial you are attempting before starting it so you will know what to expect and how to get organized.

As with any of my tutorials when a plugin is required, change only the settings I recommend and leave the others on the default settings.

What you will need to accomplish this tutorial is the gorgeous art of Enamorte which you can purchase at Creative Design Outlet HERE along with the rest of her beautiful tubes.  This stunning kit by Ladyhawwk Designs called Punk Me which you can also purchase at Creative Design Outlet HERE.  Please support the arts and do not use Enamorte's tubes without a license and certainly do not share her tubes or this kit.  Plugins you will need are Alien Skin Eye Candy 5/Impact and Eye Candy 4000.  Mask is mine and can be found right here on this's Trese Mask0079.  Font is Asmatfont 2007 and can be found HERE.

Let's get started...

First start a new 700 x 700 white image which we will resize later.  Now copy and paste your tube into your new canvas.  Place it down and slightly to the left.  Then add a new Raster layer on top of your background layer and flood fill with the darkest brown from the tubes gown.  Resize it 85% and then apply your mask.

Between your mask and your tube layers begin copying and pasting the elements in the can use my image as a reference for size and placement if you can make sense of the chaos...although chaotic, there is beauty....Or you can place them randomly in your own size and order.  Just remember this design element...when you paste something into your designs, especially when it's nature...paste them in an odd number...mainly in 3' design it's called the rule of three.  This balances your designs and makes for more interest.  The basic idea of the rule is that details and objects that are arranged or grouped in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable and effective than even-numbered pairings.  It is easier to create symmetry by balancing elements in twos but odd numbers create harmony and force movement and visual interest.  Don't forget your drop shadows...

Now for the wordart...with the Asmatfont type the word Beauty above your background layer, beneath all your work.

Duplicate it and then go to Adjust/Hue & Saturation/Colorize and use these settings:

Then grab your Selection tool with a 75% feather, set on Ellipse and select random areas at the bottom of the word and hit delete...Merge the two layers together and give it a slight drop shadow...

Then select the lower portion of the word with a 75% feather and set on Rectangle and hit delete to soften the lower edges...

Now add your name with a rust color from the elements and then go to Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy 4000/Gradient Glow and use these settings:



Add a slight drop shadow and then go to Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy 4000/Corona and use these settings:

Now add your copyright taking care that it is legal and legible.

Hide your name and your background layer and merge visible the remaining layers.  Resize your work to fit your can resize in percentage or you can use your Raster Deform tool for precise sizing....just remember to resize your name to scale when you open it.

Keep your background hidden and save as a .png for a transparent background and you're done.

Thank you for trying my tutorial.  I hope you had fun and maybe learned something to hone your PSP skills..please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns about any of my tutorials.



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