written in version 8)
Tube of Choice
I am using the
beautiful artwork of Zindy Nielsen.
You can see more of her work here. You must purchase a license from
My PSP Tubes to use most of her art, including this piece. If you want
to use this tube, you much purchase your own license to do so.
Mask of Choice
I am using Becky_Mask022, from Becky at Secrets of the Imagination
Click on Resources and choose masks; itís in the first zip.
Save to your PSP masks folder.
Includes the awareness ribbon and calendar block I have used,
both made from Scrappy Expressions. Thanks Melissa for your
permission to share!!
Here is another Breast Cancer Awareness tag, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
All settings given are those that I have used to create my tag.
Adjust accordingly to suit your taste and supplies. Remember to SAVE OFTEN!
Open a new image 600x400, fill white.
Add a new raster layer, fill with a pink from your tube.
I have used #F2DAE1.
Apply the Becky_Mask022 (or mask of your choice).
Merge group (Layers>Merge>Merge Group).
Click on the Deform Tool and stretch the layer to fit the canvas.
Open the SE_CalendarBlock_Oct2007. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize 75%, Smart Size, All Layers UNchecked.
Go to Adjust>Color Balance>Manual Color Correction and colorize with these settings:
Source: #D2D2D2 Target: #C34169
Adjust your target to match your tube.
Now adjust the lightness to 50 (Adjust>Hue & Saturation>Hue/Saturation/Lightness)
Rotate right by 20, making sure All Layers is not checked.
Apply a drop shadow of 0, 0, 50, 5, black.
Move to the right side of your tag (see mine for reference)
Now open the tube you want to use, Shift+D to duplicate it.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white. Move this layer below your tube layer.
Apply the MuRa's Meister Clouds filter with the following settings:
Choose Silk from the drop-down preset menu and change your colors to:
first color: #FFFFFF, second: #F8ECEE, third: #F4D5DB
Click the box on the black rectangle above Blend mode to randomize the look
of your silk until you get something you like. Then click OK.
Merge your visible layers and resize your image by about 60%.
Add a 10px symmetric border using color #E5ABBB.
Using your magic wand, tolerance set to 20, click on the border.
Promote this selection to a layer. Selections>None.
Go to Effects>Texture Effects>Blinds with the following settings:
Width:2, Opacity: 60, Color: #F8ECEE
DO NOT check Horizontal, but DO check Light for left/top.
Apply a drop shadow of 1, 1, 50, 5, black.
Repeat, changing your Vertical and Horizontal to -1.
Merge these layers, copy and paste as a new layer on your tag.
Rotate Left by 10 and add a drop shadow of 0, 0, 50, 5, black.
Place to the left of your calendar block (see mine).
Open the SE_CrossedRibbon_7. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize by 40%. Colorize to match your tag if needed. I colored it gray
first, then went to Manual Color Correction with the following settings:
Source: #C0C0C0, Target: #E9B8C7
No drop shadow is needed, since it has one.
Position it where you would like, rotating if desired.
Now add any text you would like to use. I added "Think Pink Support A Cure"
using Ronita, size 36, color #C34169. Then I added a white glow using a
drop shadow set to 0, 0, 100, 5, white. Convert to a raster layer and place
at the bottom of your tag.
Now add your name. I've used Zipty Do, which you can get here.
Make sure to add your copyright info and tagger credit.
Resize as desired and save as a jpeg and your done!
You could also leave the October calendar block off, if you'd like to use it
throughout the year and not just during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
After all, we should always be aware and support the fight for a cure!
I hope youíve enjoyed doing my tutorial as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to show off your results.
This tutorial is © to MelissaV and was written on October 15, 2007.
This is my original idea, and any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.
Do not copy or place this tutorial or any graphics in it to any other place.
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