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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Tilly's New Year taggers kit by Puddicat Creations, which is a PTU kit that can be purchased at Scraps and the City.
Tube of choice. I am using psp15692 Blue Skulls, by Wendy Gerber. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My PSP Tubes.com.
Mask of choice. I am using Dominoes 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 systems font, and the Metal Gel Alpha which is a FTU alpha that can be downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking.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 X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.
To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pixels, flood fill dark blue (#000040).
I am using pdc_paper7. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Dominoes 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 pdc_flash and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V300. Duplicate. Image -> Mirror. Image - Flip.
Open pdc_fireworks4 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open pdc_frame1 and resize to 85%, Add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Blue Skulls by Wendy Gerber. Copy the close up, Layer 1, and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V400.
On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 4 and duplicate. Drag the duplication, copy of Raster 4 over the tube layer. With you selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top half of the frame copy and delete.
Selections -> Select None.
Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that are outside the frame layer on the bottom half of the canvas.
Click on your frame layer, raster 4 to activate. Open pdc-decoration4, resize to 75%, and add to main canvas centered at H400, V150.
Return to the top layer, Copy of Raster 4.
Open pdc_tophat1 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H525, V600.
Open pdc_steamer5, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H600, v350.
Open pdc_steamer1, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H250, v350.
Open pdc_streamer3 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V500.
Open pdc_smoke puff and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V550.
Open pdc_fireworks1, resize to 50% and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Wendy Gerber tube, that information is:
©Wendy Gerger http://houseofposer.deviantart.com Your MPT_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points bold and centered. You should also add your background credits and tagged by line at this point.
Starting with Raster 4 and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to the elements your main canvas. Do not add a drop shadow to the frame copy (Copy of Raster 4) or to either the smoke puff or fireworks (effectively stopping at Raster 10, the third streamer layer.)
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur or 15 and color of black #000000.
You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimag file.
Using font or alpha of choice add desired name to tag. I am using the metal gel alpha and have centered my name at N300, V550. Add a drop shadow to name to match the rest of the tag.
Merge visible and resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels). Save as a .jpg 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.