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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Rockin New Year sampler from Jennie D Designs. The sampler is FTU, the PTU kit may be purchased at Scrapper's Secret.com.
Tube of choice. I am using psp14558-SCCrystalex-New Years Babe. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MyPSPTubes.com.
Wee Scots Mask #283 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) of choice. I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, and Champagne, which is a FTU font available at www.outlawbydesign.com.
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 raster canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood fill white.
Open Paper 4, and resize to 80%. Go to Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass Mask 283. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Copy Merged and add to your main canvas, centered.
Open firework 5, resize to 50% and add to canvas, centered at H500, V300, and again at H300, V500.
Open Pearl curtain 3, and resize to 80%. Add to canvas centered to H400, V0 (top).
On the layers pallet, click on the paper layer (raster 1) and using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the paper (i.e., in any of the white areas).
Click on the Pearl curtain (Raster 4) and hit the delete key. This will erase the parts of the curtain that are outside of the paper area.
Selections --> Select None.
Resize your canvas to 75% (600 x 600 pxls). Make sure the resize all layers box is checked!
Open psp14558-SCCrystalex-New Years Babe (or tube of choice.). Copy the close up tube, and add to your canvas, centered.
Move the tube down to V330. On the layers pallet, click on the paper layer (raster 1) and using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the paper (i.e., in any of the white areas).
Click on the tube layer on the Layers Pallet to activate it (Raster 5) then press the delete key.
Selections --> Select None.
Add a drop shadow of choice to your tube. I am using offsets, Vertical and Horizontal of -4, Opacity of 80, Blur of 25, color black (#000000).
Open Bottle 3 - which is full size - and resize to 15%. Resize it again to 75%. Add to your canvas, centered at H450, V480. Go to Image --> Free Rotate, and rotate right, 25 degrees.
Open Wine Glass 1 - which is also full size - and resize to 15%. Resize it again to 75%. Add to canvas centered at H490, V480.
Open Bow 5, resize to 35% and add to canvas, centered at H300, V550.
On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag. For the Crystalex tube, the info is
(c)Crystalex Designs www.crystalexgraphicdesigns.com Your_MPT_License#
I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, 4 points, bold, and centered and have my information H340, V80.
Open ball 2010, resize to 25% and add ot the canvas, centered at H460, V205.
You can now save your artist's copy as a .pspimage file.
On the Materials pallet, set your background color to a material of choice. I am using a silver gradient, 26 points, bold, centered. Using the Champagne font, add the name of choice to your tag. I have mine centered at H400, V530. Actual placement will depend upon the size and length of the name you are using.
Delete the white background layer, Merge Visible and save your tag as a .png file, 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.