Friday, July 31, 2009

Let's Ride Tutorial

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 "Bike Lovers" taggers kit by Sizzel's Designs, which can be purchased at

Tube of choice. I am using PSP4770 WannaRide by Marco Guaglione. You must have a license to use this tube, which can be obtained at

Wee Scots Mask #219 which you can download HERE.

Font and alpha (optional) of choice. I am using the font Californian FB, and the Silver Alpha by Crazed's Creations which is a FTU alpha which may be downloaded HERE.

Note that H# and V# refer to Horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas 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 state in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X1, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

Open a new raster canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood fill white.

Open SD_Paper 12, and add to canvas.

Open SD_Paper 22. Select Layers --> Load Save/Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask # 219. Make sure the "fit to canvas" box is checked, and click on load.

Layers --> Merge --> Merge Group, then copy and past to your canvas, centered.

Open CS_wire3, and add to canvas, centered.

Open SD_RicRac2, resize to 80% and add to canvas, centered at H400, V550.

Open SD_Doodle1, resize to 70% and add to canvas, centered at H550, V400. Duplicate and mirror.

Resize the canvas to 75% (600 x 600 pxls).

Open SD_Keyring, resize to 40% and add to canvas, centered at H130, V300.

Open SD_Flower 2, resize to 40% and add to canvas, centered at H150, V130.

Open tube of choice. I am using psp4770-SCGuaglione-WannaRide. Click on the tube layer (in this case, tube without background), and add to canvas, centered.

Open SD_Helmet, resize by 50%, mirror, and add to canvas, centered at H430, V450.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to #f6ac1f (orange yellow). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag.

For the Wanna Ride tube, the copyright information is:

(c) Marco Guaglione YOUR MPT LICENSE #
Scrap by Sizzels Designs, Tag by Digicats

I am using Californian FB, 4 points, Bold, centered. The scraps by the tag by line is optional.

Add a drop shadow to your tube layer. I am using Offset H & V of 10 each, Opacity of 60, blur of 25.

Save your artist's copy as a .pspimage.

Using the font or alpha of your choice, add your name, along the bottom of the helmet. I am using the silver alpha by Crazed's Creations, which is a free to use alpha that may be download from her blog.

After you have added the name, merge visible and save your file as a .jpg and you're 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.

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