Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Secret Lover 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 My Gothic Rose taggers kit by Scraps by j0eswife. This is a PTU kit which is available at Scrapper's

Tube of choice. I am using PSP13508-A Lil Devil by Diana Martinez. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Mask #281 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 Love Me Tender Rose Alpha by Bon Scrapatit Designs. This 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.

Open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800, Flood filled white.

Open SBJ_Paper_24 and resize to 80%. Layers --< Load/Save Mask --< Load Mask from Disk and locate WSL Mask #281. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.

Copy Merged, then add to main canvas, centered.

Open SBJ_Glitter Mesh Heart_2, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered at H250, V300. Image --< Rotate left, 15 degrees.

Open SBJ_Leaves_6, copy and add to canvas, centered at H350, V250. Image --< Free Rotate --< Rotate right, 25 degrees.

Open SBJ_Ribbon_2, resize to 75%, and add to canvas, centered at H400, V650.

OPen PSP 13508-SCMartinez-ALilDevil, copy tube layer and add to canvas, centered.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of -7 each, opacity of 50, blur of 25, color rose (#cd5271).

Open SBJ_Glitter Circle_2 and add to canvas, centered.

Open SBJ_Butterfly_1, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered at H450, V600. Image --< Free Rotate --< Rotate right, 15 degrees.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to silver (#cdcdcd).

Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag, for the A Lil Devil tube, that information is: (c)Diana Martinez MPTLicense#

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

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

Using alpha or font of choice, add name of choice to the tag centered at around H550, V100. Actual final placement of name will depend upon the size (height and width) of the name you are using.

Add a drop shadow to the name to match the one used on your tube.

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