Monday, August 8, 2011

Catch A Wave (PTU) tutorial

Catch A Wave - Dianna


This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.




Items you will need to complete this project:

The Catch A Wave taggers kit by Nette's NightOwl Works. This is a PTU kit that is available at Country Corner Creations (and other fine online stores).

Tube of choice. I am using Sunny, by Misticheskaya. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.com.

Mask of choice. I am using the Shark Fins mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the Catch A Wave alpha that is included in the kit.




Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler grid. Make sure you have View -> Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.

When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise stated in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper of choice. I am using nnw cawpaper19. Resize to 90%. Layers -> Load/Save mask -> Load mask from disk. I am using Shark Fins by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the "Fit to canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open nnw cawbubbles and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V200.

Open nnw cawsand and resize to 80%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.

Open nnwcawcurls and resize to 70%, Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open nnw cawfishy and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V150.

Open nnw cawstarfish and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V400.

Open tube of choice, I am using Sunny by Misticheskaya. Resize as needed. For the sunny tube, I resized to 60%. Select your options, then Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open nnw cawbeachrope and resize to 65%, Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.

Open nnw cawfroggiedangle. On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to goldenrod (#ecc137). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag at the top of the dangle. For the Sunny tube, that information is:

©Misticheskaya www.PicsForDesign.com PFD_License #

I resized my dangle to 75%, and then used the font Century Gothic, 5 points, bold and centered. I sued my pick tool to rotate the text to match the tag. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Merged visible, and resize your dangle again, by 75%. Click on the starfish layer on your Layers pallet to activate, then copy and add to main canvas, centered at H650, V300.

Starting with the sand layer (Raster 3) and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas except for the curls layer (Raster 4). I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color dark blue (#000040).

You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the alpha that comes in the kit. I have my name centered at H300, V525, and have added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.

Drop the white background layer and resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels). Save as a .png file and you are all done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.

Emo County (PTU) Tutorial

Emo County - Dianna


This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.




Items you will need to complete this project:

The EMO County taggers kit by PSP Girl. This is part of the Emo County Collab at Country Corner Creations, which is free with a $7.50 purchase at the store through August 31st, 2011.

Word art of choice - or you may create your own. I am using the Emo County Word Art by Disyas Digitals Designs which is also a part of the Emo County Collab from Country Corner Creations.

Tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 9, by VeryMany. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.com.

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge113 mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the Sovereign Hearts alpha (Red) by Tagging with Base. This is a FTU alpha that can be downloaded at the link provided. Please leave Jeremy a thank you if you download!




Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler grid. Make sure you have View -> Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.

When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise stated in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper of choice. I am using PSpgirl_EmoCounty_P5. Resize to 80%. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge113 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the "Fit to canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele25 and resize to 90%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V450.

Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele14 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V300. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.

Open word art of choice - or create your own text for this. I am using Disyas_EmoCWa4, which is part of the Emo County Collab. If you chose to use this word art, resize to 15%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V300. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.

Open tube of choice. I am using EMOlution_9 by VeryMany. Resize to 65%, and hid the background and text layers. Copy the girl layer and add to main canvas, centered.

Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele24, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.

Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele13 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 17 degrees.

Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele19 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H500, V575.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background color to Bright Pink (#ef4ea7). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the EMOlution tube, that information is:

©VeryMany www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I then added a white drop shadow to text using the following settings: Offsets of 3 each, opacity 0f 100, blur of 5. Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.

I have my credits centered at H400, V700.

Starting with the blue ribbon layer, Raster 2 and working upward on your layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas (except for the credits layer). I am using offsets - horizontal and vertical - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color off black (#202020).

You should now save the Artist's Copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Sovereign Hearts alpha (Red) by Tagging with Base. I have my name centered at H550, V100 and have added a drop shadow to match the one on the rest of the tag.

Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file and you are all done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Evil Within (PTU) Tutorial

Emo is Evil - Dianna


This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.




Items you will need to complete this project:

The Emo is Evil taggers kit by Foxys Designz, This is a PTU kit that available at Digi Fox's Studio (and other fine online stores).

Tube of choice. I am using Crimson Mileena, by James Jacks. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My Tubed Art.

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge53 mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the White Grunge Alpha alpha by Dreamsfulfilled. This is a free to use alpha that may be downloaded at the link provided.




Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler grid. Make sure you have View -> Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.

When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise stated in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper of choice. I had a hard time with this one, but finally settled for Paper12_FD. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge53 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. (And grungy/gothy type mask will work.) Make sure the "Fit to canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special - Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Element27_FD and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open Element1_FD and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V350. Using your selection tool, select the portion of the frame that is covered by the BASE of the tale (not the pointy end). Right click on Raster 2 on your Layers pallet and Promote Selection to Layer. Right click on the promoted selection and Arrange - Bring to Top.

Selections -> Select none.

Hide the background layer and the paper layer (Raster 1) then go to Layers -> Merge -> Merge visible. Unhide the blackground and paper layer.

Open tube of choice. I am using Crimson Mileena by James Jacks. Select the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V350.

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace (feather 2), select the bottom half of the Merged frame layer. Right click on it on the Layers pallet and Promote Selection to Layer. Arrange -> Bring to top.

Selections -> Select none.

Using your eraser tool,erase just the wee bit of the tube where so that it merges nicely with the cut portion of the frame. Return to top layer.

Open Element13_FD and resize to 80%. Add to main canvas,centered at H600, V400. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 17 degrees.

Open Element36_FD and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V450.

Open Element1_FD (again) and resize to 75% (as above). Using your selection tool, select the bottom half of the tail. Add to main canvas to align with the tail that is currently part of the merged frame. (Right around H200, V460. There is a little knotched portion of the tail that you can use as a guide to align it properly.)

Open Element24_FD and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V575. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 17 degrees.

Open Element40_FD and add to main canvas, centered.

On the Materials pallet, set both your foreground and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the James Jacks tube that information is:

©James Jacks inaneglory.deviantart.com MtA-License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I have my credits centered at H400, V700.

Starting with the Merged frame layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except the "Promoted Selection" layer and the tail overlay (Raster 6). I am using offsets - Vertical and Horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color of Dark Red (#400000).

You should now save the Artist's Copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice add name of choice to tag. I am using the White Grunge alpha by Dreamsfulfilled. I have my name centered just to the left of the Devilish Arrow at H250, V625. Add a drop shadow to the name to match the one used in the rest of the tag.

Open Element18_FD and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Save your work as a .pspimage file, then drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file, and you are all done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flower Child PTU Tutorial

Flower Child - Dianna


This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.




Items you will need to complete this project:

The Ice Cream Shoppe taggers kit by Puddicat Creations. This is part of the Ice Cream Shoppe Collab at Stargazer Scraps, which is free with a $6.50 purchase at the store through July 31st, 2010. It will be available for purchase at other fine online stores there after.

Tube of choice. I am using Violet Hair, by Serg Grafik. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.com.

Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots mask #107 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. This is a PTU alpha that is available at Twilight Scraps.




Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler grid. Make sure you have View -> Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.

When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise stated in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper of choice. I am using pdc_paper3. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask 107. Make sure the "Fit to canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open pdc_frame1 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V300.

Open pdc_candy1 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V450.

Open pdc_candle2 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V450.

Open pdc_ribbon03, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open tube of choice. I am using Violet Hair by Grafik. Resize to 45%. Hide the background and license layers, then copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open pdc_flower3 and resize to 65%. Rotate right, then add to main canvas, centered at H550, V600. Right click on the Flower on the Layers pallet, then duplicate. Mirror the duplicated layer.

Open pdc_bow3 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open pdc_butterfly1 and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H575, V150.

Starting with the Frame layer, Raster 2, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the element on the main canvas. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color of charcoal gray (#404040).

On the materials pallet, set your foreground layer to transparent and your background layer to chocolate (#49373c). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Grafik tube, that information is:

©Serg Grafik www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have add the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point, and have my credits centered at h400, V725.

You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. I have centered my name at H250, V100, and added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.

Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file and you are all done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.

Too Sweet! PTU tutorial

2 Sweet - Dianna


This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.




Items you will need to complete this project:

The Ice Cream Shoppe taggers kit by Nette's NightOwl Works. This is part of the Ice Cream Shoppe Collab at Stargazer Scraps, which is free with a $6.50 purchase at the store through July 31st, 2010. It will be available for purchase at other fine online stores there after.

Tube of choice. I am using Maya, by ZeBrush. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.com.

Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #122 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. This is a PTU alpha that is available at Twilight Scraps.




Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler grid. Make sure you have View -> Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.

When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise stated in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper of choice. I am using nnw icspaper12. Resize to 90%. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass Mask 122. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add masked paper to main canvas, centered.

Open nnw icscirclescatter and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open nnw icschair and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered at H450, V400.

Open nnw icsbowlcream and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.

Open tube of choice. I am using Maya by Zebrush. Resize to 65%. Select the colors and options you want to use on the girl, then Copy Merged and add to the main canvas, centered.

Open nnw ics2sweet and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V625.

Open nnw icslabel and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H620, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 12 degrees.

Open nnw icsscatters and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V400.

Open nnw icsstring and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V675.

Starting with the Star Scatter layer, Raster 2 and working upward on the Layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color Chocolate (#49373c).

On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to chocolate (#49373c). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. for the Zebrush tube, that information is:

©Zebrush www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered, and have centered my copyright information at H400, V725. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Open nnw icssparkle and resize to 90%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.

You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

On the layer pallet, click on the chair layer, Raster 3 to activate. Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. I have centered my name at H250, V75. I then added a drop shadow to match the one used on the rest of the tag.

Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save a .png file, and you are all done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.

Skully Girl So (PTU) Tutorial

Skully Girl So - Dianna


This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.




Items you will need to complete this project:

The Skully Girl So taggers kit by DN Scraps which is a PTU kit available at Butterfly Blush Designs.

Tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 9, by VeryMany. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge126 mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.

Font of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a windows system font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan. This is a FTU alpha that is available at the link provided.




Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler grid. Make sure you have View -> Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.

When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise stated in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper of choice. I am using skullgirlsopaper27. Layers -> Load/Save mask -> Load mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge126 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy special -> Copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open skullgirlsoskullskullframe4 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open skullgirlsoskullstars2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H500, V300. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 20 degrees.

Open skullgirlsoskullpiano and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 9 by VeryMany. Resize to 65%. Copy the girl layer, and add to main canvas, centered,

Open skullgirlsoskullskullbeadstring2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.

Open skullgirlsoskullskulls and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H175, V200. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.

Open skullgirlsoskullbear2 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V525.

Open skullgirlsoskullswordart and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H500, V600.

Starting with your frame layer, raster 2 and working upward on the layer pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas. I am using offsets - Vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color of dark purple (#400040).

On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the EMOlution tube that informat is:

©VeryMany www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I have my credits centered around H400, V675, underneath the piano keys.

You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Goth Chick alpha by Designs by Sarah. I have my name centered at H550, V125, and I added a drop shadow to it to match the one used on the rest of the tag.

Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file and you are all done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Emo Rock (PTU) Tutorials

Emo Rock - Dianna


This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.




Items you will need to complete this project:

The 2 Tix 2 Paradyce taggers kit by Digicats (& Dogs). This is a FTU Kit that is available on the Digicats (& Dogs) blog, at the link provided.

Tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 2, by VeryMany. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge36 mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan. This is a FTU alpha that is available at the link provided.




Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler grid. Make sure you have View -> Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.

When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise stated in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper of choice. I am using DCD_2T2P_Paper13. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge36 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Party Flags and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V100.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Frame08 and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 15 degrees.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Doodle and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V450.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Flower03 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Chaotic Heart and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V250.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Guitar and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V350.

Open tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 2 by VeryMany. Resize to 60%, and copy the girl layer. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Ribbon03 and rotate right. Copy and add to the main canvas at H400, V650.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Bottle Cap01 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V625.

Open DCD_2T2P_ Heart Deco and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V600.

Starting with the Party Flag layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color of dark blue (#000040).

Open DCD_2T2P_ Sparkles and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V450.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to white (#ffffff) and your background color to dark blue (#000040). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Very Many tube, that information is:

©VeryMany www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have my copyright centered at H400, V725. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan. I have my name centered at H550, V100. You may wish to add a matching drop shadow to your name, I did not.

Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels), and save as a .png file and you are all done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.