Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Rockin' New Year's Bubbly

Rockin New Year

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 taggers kit by Nette's NightOwl Works. This is a FTU kit which is available for download on her blog.

Tube of choice. I am using New Year's Bubbly by Denis Rino. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Mask #218 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 Confetti Alpha by Jos DZigns which may be purchased at Twilight Scraps.

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 layers canvas, 800 x 800, flood fill white.

Open Paper4. Go to Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask #218. Make sure the "fit to canvas" button is checked, then click on load.

Resized to 115%, copy merged and add to canvas, centered.

Open Works2 and add to canvas, centered.

Open PSP14579-SCRino-NewYearsBubbly, copy the close up tube and add to canvas, centered.

Open Frame and add to canvas, centered. Using your pick tool, scoot the tube layer over to the right so that the tube edge matched up with the frame edge.

Add a drop shadow of choice to your tube layer. I am using Offsets, vertical and horizontal of -10 each, opacity of 80, blur of 25, color black (#000000).

Click on the frame layer again to activate, then using your magic wand tool, click anywhere outside the frame layer.

On the Layers Pallet, click on the Works Layer (Raster 2) then press the delete key. This gets rid of any of the "works" that are outside of the frame area.

Selections -->Select none.

Click on the frame layer again to activate.

Open champagne 2, copy and add to canvas, centered at H100, V600.

Open Cglass1, copy and add to canvas Centered at H150, V660.

On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Dark Burgundy (#65002a).

Using font of choice, add the copyright info or the tube to your tag. For the New Year's Bubbly tube, that info is:

(c)Denis Rino YourMPT_License#.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the New Years Confetti Alpha by Jos DZigns, and have centered the name at H250, V675. Actual placement of the name will depend on size and length, and the font or alpha your are using.

Delete your white background layer, and merge visible. Resize your canvas by 75% (to 600 x 600 pxls) and save 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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