Thursday, February 4, 2010

Get Lucky tutorial

Get Lucky

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Get Lucky taggers kit by Jennie D Designs. This is a PTU kit which is part of the February collab at Scrapper's This collab is free with a $6.00 purchase.

Tube of choice. I am using psp13028-IrishEyes by Bam Bam. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Mask #129 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 Satin Gold alpha by Maria Stones. This is a full size, FTU alpha that can be downloaded from Free Digital

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 pxl, flood fill white.

Open paper11.jpg, and resize to 80%. Go to Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate WSL mask # 129. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.

Image --> resize --> resize to 115%. Make sure the "resize all layers" box is UNCHECKED, as you only want to resize the mask layer.

Edit --> Copy merged and add to the main canvas, centered.

Open Frame1, resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Shamrock Charm1, resize to 25% and add to canvas, centered at H500, V250.

Open psp13028-SCBam-IrishEyes. Copy the tube layer, then add to main canvas, centered

Duplicate Frame1, then, on the layers pallet, drag the copy over the tube layer.

Set your selection tool to Selection Type: Rectangle, Mode: Replace and select the top half of Copy of Raster 2. Press the delete key to erase it.

Selections --> Select None

Open Clover line 3, which is a full size element, resize to 18% and add to canvas centered at H400, V650.

Open Flower 1, resize to 50% and add to canvas, centered at H180, F550.

Open Flower 3, resize to 35%, and add to canvas centered at H200, V600.

On the layers pallet, click on the tube layer (Raster 4) to activate, and add a drop shadow of choice. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of -7 each, opacity of 65%, and blur of 25, color black (#000000).

Click on the top layer flower 3 to activate.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Greenish-Yellow (#c5c431). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag. for the Irish Eyes tube, that information is:

(b)Bam Bam Your-MPT-License#

I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, font style bold, alignment center, and have fitted text to path to match the outside of the frame. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain how to do that, although I promise to write a tutorial on fitting text to path soon.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Satin Gold alpha and have located my name at H550, V600. Actual location will vary depending upon the size and length of the name you are using.

Delete the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize your tag to 75% (600 x 600 pxl - make sure the "Resize all layers" box is checked). You can then save the finished version of your tag as a .png file.

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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