Saturday, January 16, 2010

I have your Heart tutorial

I have your heart

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Chocolate Lovers taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations. This is a PTU kit which is part of the January collab available at

Tube of choice. I am using psp12767-NowYourHeartIsMine by Unholy Vault Designs. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Mask #261 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 Bloody Mess alpha, which is a FTU personal use alpha available for download at Free Digital Scrapbooking. It is a full size alpha I have scripted down for tagging purposes.

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 Paper8-GI_ChocolateLovers. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate WSL mask # 261. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Edit --> Copy Merged --> and add to your main canvas, centered.

Open Glitter Trail-GI_ChocolateLovers and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Heart-GI_ChocolateLovers, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600.

Open Ribbon-GI_ChocolateLovers, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Resize your main canvas to 75% (600 x 600 pxls). Make sure the Resize all layers box is checked.

Open psp12767_SCUVD-NowYourHeartIsMine, and copy the tube layer. Add to your main canvas, centered.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of -7 each, opacity of 65, blur of 25, color Chocolate (#311c25).

Open Frame1-GI_ChocolateLovers, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open ChocolateMartini-GI_ChocolateLovers, resize to 75% and add to canvas centered at H500, v350.

Open Bow-GI_ChocolateLovers and add to canvas, centered at H350, V475. Image --> Free Rotate --> rotate left, 25 degrees.

Relocate center to H400, V450.

Open Strawberry-GI_ChocolateLovers, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered at H475, V475.

On you materials pallet, set your foreground color to white (#ffffff), and your background color to Chocolate (#311c25).

Using font of choice, add the copyright info to your tag. I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold, and centered.

For the Unholy Vault Design tube, that information is: (c)Unholy Vault Designs MPTLicense#

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Bloody Mess alpha, which is a full size alpha I have resized for tagging purposes.

My name is centered at H200, V50. The exact location you use will depend upon the length of the name you are using.

Delete the white background layer, and merge visible. Save your file 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.

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