There are no examples; users should have a working knowledge of PaintShopPro.
I am using PaintShop Pro XI
EyeCandy 4000 - Water Drops, Marble, Gradient Glow
Xero - Fritillary
Penta - Jeans
Tube of Choice - I used the fun artwork of Ken Morton which can not be used without a License. You may purchase the tube from CDO. http://www.cdoestore.com/
Template of Choice – I used Millie's Template 191. Be sure to say thank you if you download. [size=9]http://www.milliespspmadness.blogspot.com/[/size]
~ Here We Go ~
Open Template; duplicate; close the original.
Delete the designer's CR layer.
For my tag, I selected Seven (7) Colors (Yellow, Purple, Green, Blue, Lt. Blue,Orange, and Red-Brown).
Layer 1 - Select a color then use the Color Changer Tool; fill the square.
Filter - Penta Jeans: Amount 21, Border Width 8
I applied a thin Black Gradient Glow.
Layers 2 and 3 - Select 2 colors. Use Gradient Settings: Foreground/Background, Linear, Angle 45, Repeat 4.
Select Magic Wand - Mode Add (Shift). Click inside Layer 2 and then inside Layer 3.
Add a New Layer; fill this with the Gradient.
Filter - Xero Fritilary: 5 / 30 / 10 / 20
Apply the same thin Black Gradient Glow as on Layer 1.
Layer 4 - Select 2 colors. Apply EyeCandy Marble: (no need to fill the circle with color, the Filter will change the color)
Vein Size: 23.76
Vein Coverage: 100
Vein Thickness: 8
Vein Roughness: 88
Bedrock Color: Orange (my color)
Vein Color: Red-Brown (my color)
Apply Drop Shadow
Layers 5 and 6 - I used the same color on both (Yellow). Color changer would not work for me on these layers so ... Select All; Float; Defloat; then Selections; Modify; Expand by 1; Fill.
Keep selected - now Effects / Texture / Tiles - Hexagon (default settings).
Keep selected - now Selections / Modify / Select Selections Borders:
Inside / Anti-alias checked / Border width 4
Fill the small selection with Black.
Add small Drop Shadow.
Repeat above for Layer 6.
Layers 7 and 8 - Select a color; use Color Changer Tool; fill both with same.
Effects / Texture / Blinds:
Width 4, Opacity 40, Color #3f3f3f, Light from left/top CHECKED
Apply the same thin Black Gradient Glow as before.
Layers 9 and 10 - Select a color; use Color Changer Tool; fill both with same.
Filter - EyeCandy 4000 Water Drops. Under Settings I chose "Little Round Drops". I did not alter any of the settings.
Copy and paste your Tube; position where you like; add Drop Shadow.
Layer 11 WordArt - I copied this as a New Document then Greyscaled (because of the outline) so that I could colorize Green.
Then I added thin Black Gradient Glow and a light Drop Shadow.
Layer 12 WordArt - I chose the Color Change Tool and filled with White. Added the Black Gradient Glow and a Drop Shadow.
I used Black for my text and applied a Medium Gradient Glow.
If you like, resize your tag; all layers. Now add your Credits. Adding them after resizing your tag will ensure that they remain crisp; clear; and easy to read.
Delete the white layer; crop to visible layers then save. I saved mine in Transparent PNG Format.
February 18, 2013