Sunday, December 20, 2009

Party Skelly Tutorial

Party Skelly

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Party Girl taggers kit by Digicats (& Dogs).. This is a PTU kit which is available at Scrapper's as well as other fine online boutiques.

Tube of choice. I am using Dapper Skelly by Misty Benson. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Mask #354 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, and the New Year Confetti Alpha by JosDZigns which may be purchased at Twilight

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.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood filled white.

Open Paper08. Go to layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask 354. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked then click on load.

Copy merged and add to canvas, centered.

Open the New Year's Bling Curtain, and add to canvas, centered at H400, V100.

On the Layers pallet, click on the paper layer (Raster 1), then using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the paper area (i.e. somewhere in the white area).

Click on the Bling Curtain layer, then press the delete key. This will erase the potions of the Bling Curtain not on the paper area.

Selections --> Select none.

Open Champagner04, resize by 75% and add to canvas, centered at H150, V400.

Open Holiday Ball04, resize by 75% and add to canvas, centered at H550, V350.

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

Open psp4024-SCBenson-DapperSkelly. Copy the tube layer, and add to the canvas, centered.

Open Frame07, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered. Using your magic wand tool, click anywhere on the outside of the frame.

On the layers pallet, click on the tube layer, then press the delete key.

Selections --> Select none.

Click on the frame layer to activate.

Open Champagne Glass04. Resize to 75%, and add to canvas centered at H150, V350.

Open Garland04, and add to canvas centered at H300, V 450. Image --> Free Rotate, rotate left, 15 degrees.

Open Garland05, and add to canvas centered at H300, V 450. Image --> Free Rotate, rotate right, 5 degrees

Open DCD_Music Element04. Resize to 35%, and add to main canvas centered at H300, V450.

On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and your background color to dark green (#284e4e).

Using the font of choice, add the copyright info for the tube to the tag. For the Misty Benson tube, that information is:

(c)Misty Benson Your_MPTLicense#.

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

Using alpha or font of choice, add the name to your tag centered around H400, V450. Image --> free rotate --> rotate left, 10 degrees.

Delete the White background layer, merge visible and save your tag as a .png file.

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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