Friday, January 8, 2010

No Angel tutorial

No Angel

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 and Forever taggers kit by Crazed's Creations. This is a PTU kit which may be purchased at

Tube of choice. I am using psp12874_LilDevil by Mike James. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Mask #223 which you can download HERE.

The No Angel word art, which is FTU. You can snag it HERE. (It's white, so it may not look like there's anything there, but there is, trust me on this one!)

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Trebuchet MS which is a windows system font, and Marriage, which is available for download from Outlaw by Design.

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 raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood fill white.

Open Crazed_paper4_AFT. Layers --< Load/Save Mask --< Load mask from disk, and local WSL mask # 223. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load. Using you pick tool, drag the boundary lines to the outside of the canvas, enlarging the mask area. Then copy merged and add to your main canvas, centered.

Open Crazed-hearts3_AFT and add to canvas H150, V350. Duplicate and mirror.

Duplicate Crazeds_hearts3_AFT again, and move the copy to H300, V400. Duplicate and mirror.

Open psp12874_SCJames-LilDevil, copy the tube later and add to canvas, centered. On the layers pallet, drag it over Copy of Raster 2, so it's on top.

Click on Copy of Raster 2 to activate.

Open Crazeds_bottle_AFT, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered at H300, V470. Image --< free rotate --< rotate left --< 15 degrees.

Open Crazeds_ribbon3_AFT, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered at H400, V650.

Open Crazeds_flower8_AFT, and add to canvas, centered at H550, V350.

Open Crazeds_flower7_AFT, and add to canvas, centered at H550, V500.

Open Crazeds_candybox_AFT, resize to 75% and add to canvas, centered at H600, V600. Image --< free rotate --< rotate right --< 15 degrees.

Using your eraser tool, erase the part of the rose stem and leave (flower7) that is still visible below the box of chocolates.

Click on your tube layer (Raster 3) to activate. Add a drop shadow of choice to your tube. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of -7 each, opacity of 85, blur of 35, color black (#000000).

On the materials pallet, click on Copy of Raster 2 to active. Open the "No Angel" word art, and add to your canvas centered at H350, H150. Image --< Free Rotate --< Rotate left 35 degrees.

On the materials pallet, click on the tube layer (Raster 3) to activate.

Open Crazeds_candle2_AFT, resize to 55% and add to your canvas, centered at H250, V570.

Open Crazed_Candle3_AFT, resize to 50$ and add to canvas, centered at H310, V610.

On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag. For the Lil Devil tube, that info is:

(c)Mike James YOUR MPTLicense #

I am using the font Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold, and centered, rotated it left 90 degrees and relocated it to center at H150, V400.

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

Set the background color on the materials pallet to a gold gradient. (There should be a nice one that came with your version of PSP.) Using font of choice (or alpha of choice) add the desired name to your tag.

I am using the font Marriage, 26 points, bold and centered located it at H550, V700. Exact location will depend upon the length of the name you are using. I then added a drop shadow to match the one on the tube.

Delete the white background layer, merge visible and resize to 76%. Save as a .png file and your all finished.

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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