This tutorial was inspired by things I learned doing Fairymist's wonderful tutorials

©Doodles by LadyFox  03/03/2011

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This tutorial was done with PSP9   
but could be done with other versions.

All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.   
It is my hope that you will take what I provide 
and do your own thing with it. 



Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 
 My Mask LF_AwardRibbon  
VM Distortion
Basic knowledge of vectors and layers  

Remember to SaveOften
STEPS - These are the steps I used.

Drag the arrow to mark your place


Lets Begin

Open Mask LF_rosette-mask
New Image 600x600
File/Save As: LF_award-ribbon.pspimage






Foreground Color: #254c9b
Background Color: #707fc4
Foreground Style: Gradient
Gradient: Foreground-background
Style: Linear
Angle: 45
Repeats: 1
Invert: NOT Checked

Flood Fill your image



Effects/Texture Effects/ Blinds
Width: 25
Opacity: 80
Color: #172d5b
Horizontal: NOT Checked
Light from left/top: Checked










Effects/ Plugins/ VM Distortion/ Circulator
Inner Radius: 18
Ring Width: 159
Y-Start: 55
Y-Scale: 41
Rotation: 57
Transparency: 0










Layers/ New Mask Layer/ From Image
In the Source window choose: LF_rosette-mask
Source luminance: Checked

Layers/ Merge/ Merge Group






 Image/ Resize [Shift+S]

Width and Height: 50 percent
Resample using: Bicubic
Maintain original print size: NOT Checked
Lock aspect ratio: Checked
Resize all Layers: NOT Checked

Move to the top of the image





















Click the swap materials icon
Foreground Style: Null

New Raster Layer
Ellipse Tool [Q]

Draw out a small circle in the middle of the rosette









 Selection Tool [S]
Selection Type: Rectangle
Mode: Replace
Anti-alias: Checked

Select the center circle

New Raster Layer

Effects/ 3D Effects/ Cutout

Offsets: 0
Opacity: 75
Blur: 15.00
Shadow Color: #000000

The cutouts and high lights are on their own layers to make it easy to add text










New Raster Layer

Foreground Color: #ffffff

Paint Brush [B]
Brush Tip +Default
Size to: 6
Density to: 50
Opacity to: 50

Paint on a couple of highlights









 Adjust/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur

Radius: 4.00















New Vector Layer
Layers/ Arrange/ Send to Bottom

Foreground Style: Null

Preset Shape Tool [P]
Retain Style: NOT Checked
Anti-alias: Checked
Create as vector: Checked 

This is what I did, feel free to use the rectangle tool if you prefer

Click the drop down arrow and select: Rectangle

Draw out a long medium rectangle

12. Pen Tool [V]

Mode: Edit

Hold down the Ctrl key while running the mouse over
the bottom edge of the rectangle you will see +Add just below the cursor
Click in the center to add a node

Click on the new node and push it upwards


















Object Selection tool [O]

Hold down the Ctrl key and click one of the top outside nodes
Move the top in a little

Place the ribbon strip in the center below the rosette




















Layers/ Convert to Raster Layer
Layers/ Duplicate

Use the Mover Tool [M] to move the second ribbon slightly to the right

Image/ Rotate/ Free Rotate
Direction: Left
Free: Checked 15.00

All layers: NOT Checked

Layers/ Duplicate
Layers/ Mirror

I moved the center ribbon before the other two

I added a drop Shadow 
Offsets: 0
Opacity: 100
Blur: 5.00
Color: #000000

Add some text and you're done

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial


©Doodles by LadyFox  03/03/2011

If you have any questions or need help,  feel free to email me LadyFox


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