Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Always in Love 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Always in Love taggers kit by Crazed's Creations. This is a PTU kit which may be obtained for free as part of the January Collab at Twilight Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using psp14725-Dulcina by Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MyPSPTubes.com.

Wee Scots Mask #177 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 Chocolate Alpha by Creative Intentionz. This is a PTU alpha which is available 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 layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood filled white.

Open Crazeds_paper6_AIL. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load mask from disk and locate WSL mask # 177 Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy merged and add to your main canvas, centered.

Open Crazeds_button1_AIL, and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V500. Image --> free rotate --> rotate left 15 degrees.

Open Crazeds_button1_AIL, and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V200. Image --> free rotate --> rotate right 15 degrees.

Open psp14725-SCChatzoudis-Dulcina and copy "Layer1", the close up layer. Add to your main canvas, centered at H450, V350.

Open Crazeds_frame1_AIL, resize to 125% and add to canvas, centered at H400, V350. Using you magic wand, click anywhere outside the frame. On the Layers pallet click on the tube layer (Raster 4) then press delete. This gets rid of the bits of tube outside the frame area.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of -5 each, opacit of 50, blur of 23, color black (#000000).

Selections --> Select None. Then click on Raster 5, the frame area, to activate.

Open Crazeds_balloons1_AIL, copy and add to canvas centered at H550, V500.

Open Crazeds_Bear_AIL, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered at H575, V575. Using your eraser tool, erase any of the balloon strings that fall below the bear.

Open Crazed_charm3_AIL, resize to 75% and add to canvas, H400, V700.

On the layers pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Vanilla (#ecd9aa). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Chatzoudis tube, that information is (c)Elias Chatzoudis www.elias-design.gr MPTLicense#

I am using the font Trebuchet MS, size 4, bold and centered.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Chocolate Alpha by Creative Intentionz and have located the name at H290, V675. Actual location will depend upon the size of the name that you are using.

Layers --> Merge --> Merge Visible, resize to 75% (600 x 600 pxls) and save as a .jpg 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.

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