ABSURD TAG
PSP9 to PSPX6

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ APRIL 2014
Copyright © 2014 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

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If there is a problem, please contact the author and the image/s will be removed.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

laser.png
circle.png
rump3.pspimage
venus-fly-trap-funny.png
modern-art-paintings-abstract.jpg
Save to a folder on your computer

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Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **
http://www.pircnet.com/downloads.html



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STEP 1

Open a new image 700 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX-X6: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel

Open up the laser.png
image in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.


VIEW >>> RULERS
STEP 2

ACTIVATE
Raster 1

Flood fill with BLUE
#1b4679

ACTIVATE
Raster 2

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> FLIP

IMAGE >>> MIRROR


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

STEP 3

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

EFFECTS>>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> CIRCLE
Edge Mode = Transparent

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Circle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 1
Antialias = Checked


Starting at 350 pixels across and 300 pixels down
drag your cursor to 470 pixels down
and release

EDIT >>> CLEAR
STEP 4

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow..
change DIRECTION to 135


DESELECT




STEP 5

Open up the
circle.png
image in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select
COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - X6: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X6: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSPX - X6: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the OUTER transparent area
STEP 6

ACTIVATE
Raster 2

EDIT >>> CLEAR

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow..
change DIRECTION to 315


DESELECT

DELETE
Raster 3
STEP 7

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

REPEAT Resize

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 2

IMAGE >>> MIRROR
IMAGE >>> FLIP
STEP 8

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 2

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 65%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


Reposition with your MOVER tool to top left
STEP 9

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> MIRROR
IMAGE >>> FLIP


ACTIVATE
Copy (2) of Raster 2

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
EDIT >>> Repeat Layer Merge Down

ACTIVATE
Copy (4) of Raster 2

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings
Select the centre of the lower right circle

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 8

STEP 10

ACTIVATE
Raster 2

Hit your DELETE key
DESELECT

ACTIVATE
Copy (3) of Raster 2

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings
Select the centre of the upper left circle

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 8

ACTIVATE
Raster 2

Hit your DELETE key
DESELECT
STEP 11

ACTIVATE
Copy (4) of Raster 2

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
EDIT >>> Repeat Layer Merge Down

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 80%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

STEP 12

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 80%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


PSP9 - PSPX2
:ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and
CONTRAST >>> CLARIFY
Strength of effect = 5

PSPX3- PSPX6: ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> LOCAL TONE MAPPING
Mapping strength =
3
PSPX6: Block size = 8

ACTIVATE
Copy of Raster 2
EDIT >>> Repeat Clarify (Local Tone Mapping)
STEP 13

ACTIVATE
Raster 1

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Open up the modern-art-paintings-abstract image
in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select
COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE INTO SELECTION from the options


DESELECT


STEP 14

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
IMAGE >>> MIRROR

ADJUST >>> COLOUR BALANCE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE
PSPX - X6: IMAGE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE

In your LAYER PALETTE change the
BLEND MODE to SCREEN

STEP 15

ACTIVATE
Copy (2) of Raster 2

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
EDIT >>> Repeat Layer Merge Down


Open up the venus-fly-trap-funny image
in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select
COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.


IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

In your LAYER PALETTE change the
BLEND MODE to LUMINANCE (L)


Reposition with your MOVER tool
STEP 16

Open up the rump3
image in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select
COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.


IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool
STEP 17

ACTIVATE
Raster 4

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
2
Colour = Black
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0


ACTIVATE Raster 3

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW

Same settings

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow..
change DIRECTION to 135


ACTIVATE Raster 5

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow..
change DIRECTION to
315
STEP 18

ACTIVATE Raster 1

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT


EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> WEAVE

STEP 19

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>> DROP SHADOW
Same settings

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow.. change DIRECTION to 135


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE
EDIT >>> Repeat Sharpen More

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

DESELECT
STEP 20

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 95%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN
MORE

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

STEP 21

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECT your TEXT tool
With a font of your choice add your name
STEP 22

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE ALL (Flatten)

Save as .jpg image

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