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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Darker Side of Easter taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations. This is a PTU kit, which is available exclusively at Digital Chaos.
Tube of choice. I am using psp13160 SC-Bunny by Keith Garvey. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MyPSPTubes.com.
Wee Scots Lass mask #260 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 Halloween Town Alpha by Myst Designs. This is a full size, FTU alpha that can be downloaded from Myst Designs Blog.
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 pxls, flood filled white.
Open Paper 8 (or papers of Choice). Layers --> Load/Save Mask--> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scott's Lass mask 260. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click load.
Copy merged and add to you main canvas, centered.
Open Fence and add to main canvas, centered. Image --> Free Rotate --> Rotate Right, 10 degrees.
Open Parchment and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered. Image --> Free Rotate --> Rotate Left, 15 degrees.
Open Flowers and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H220, V480.
Open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, transparent. Open Grass, and add to the new canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Layers --> Load/Save Mask--> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scott's Lass mask 260. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click load.
Copy merged, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600. (You can then dismiss the canvas you just opened.)
Open psp13160 SCGarvey-Bunny, copy the tube layer, and add to canvas, centered. Add a drop shadow of choice. (I am using Vertical offset of 7, horizontal offset of -7, opacity 65, blur 35, color black #000000.)
Open border, and add to canvas, centered at H400, V680.
Open Evil Rabbit, resize to 50% and add to canvas, centered at H650, V580.
Open Staple, and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas centered at H150, V250. Image --> Free Rotate --> Rotate Left, 7 degrees.
Duplicate layer. Image, free rotate, rotate left, 90 degrees. Relocated the duplicated layer to H400, V600 of the main canvas.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and your background color to #c5c2af, which is the color of the parchment.
Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag. For the Garvey Bunny tube, that information is:
(c)Keith Garvey http://garvgraphx.com Your_MPT_License#
I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, 4 points, centered, bold.
You may then save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font of alpha of choice, add the name of choice to tag, centered at or around H150, V250. Image --> Free Rotate --> Rotate left, 15 degrees (to match parchment). Actual placement will depend upon size and length of name, so adjust accordingly. If necessary drag the name layer behind the tube on the layers pallet to the name is behind bunny ears if it's on the longish side.
Delete the while background layer. Merge visible, and resize to 75% (600 x 600 pxls), save as a .png file, and your 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.