Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Queen o' the Green Tutorial

Queen o' the Green

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 St. Patrick's Charm taggers kit by Gothic Inspiriations. This is a PTU kit which may be purchased at

Tube of choice. I am using psp13029-KissMe by Bam Bam. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Mask #307 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.

Open a new raster layer canvas, 600 x 600 pxl, flood filled white.

Open PaperTexture16-GI_StPats. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate WSL mask #307. Make sure the fit to Canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy Merged and add to you main canvas, centered.

Open JewelCluster3GI_StPats and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Frame3-wRibbonTie1-GI_StPats resize by 65% and add to main canvas, centered.

Open PSP13029_SCBam-Kiss Me. Copy the Tube later and add to you main canvas, centered. Shift the tube up until the bottom of the tube is within the frame boundry.

On the layers pallet, duplicate the frame layer (Raster 3), then drag the copy over the top of the tube layer (Raster 4).

Set your selection tool to Rectangle, replace, and select the upper half of the frame copy (Copy of Raster 3). Hit the delete key to erase.

Selection --> select none.

If you have a bit of frame hanging over the tube's arm, use your eraser to get rid of it.

Add a drop shadow of choice to your tube. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 7 each, opacity of 65, blur of 35, color black (#000000).

Make sure you reactivate your copy of raster 3 layer before proceeding.

Open Lucky Charms3-GI_STPats and add to main canvas, centered at H110, V330.

Open Bow3-GI_StPats, resize to 35% and add to main canvas centered at H100, V170.

Open ButterflyChrome2_GI_STPats and mirror. Copy and add to main canvas centered at H480, V120.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to dark green (#004000). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag.

For the Kiss Me tube that information is:

(c)Bam Bam Your_MPT_License#

I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold and centered.

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

Using font or alpha of choice add name of choice to tag.

Layers --> Merge --> Merge Visible, then save at 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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