Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gothic Gateway tutorial

Gothic Gateway

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Gateway to Annwn taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations. This is a PTU kit, which is available at Digital Chaos.

Tube of choice. I am using psp15197 SC-Patch by Keith Garvey. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MyPSPTubes.com.

Wee Scots Lass mask #201 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Verdana which is a windows system font, and the Moonbeam Alpha by Julie It Is. This is a FTU alpha that may be downloaded HERE.

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 pxls, flood fill white.

Open Paper8-GI_G.T.A. Go to Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and select Wee Scots Lass mask 201. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Edit --> Copy Merged, add to main canvas, centered.

Open Mesh-GI_G.T.A. and add to main canvas, centered. Image --> free rotate --> free rotate left, 25 degrees.

Open Leaves-GI_G.T.A. and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V400. Duplicate, Mirror.

Open Frame5_GI_G.T.A. and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Crows-GI_G.T.A. and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V250.

Open psp15197-SCGarvey-Patch, copy tube layer and add to canvas, centered.

Add drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets of vertical 7, horizontal -7, opacity 85, blur 35, color Very Dark Green (#004000).

Open Ribbon3-GI_G.T.A., resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open GatewayBrad-GI_G.T.A, resize to 50% and add to main canvas, centerd at H180, V600. Image --> Free Rotate --> Rotate left, 15 degrees.

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

For the Patch tube, that information is:

(c)Keith Garvey http://garvgraphx.com Your_MPTLicense#

I am using Verdana, 4 points, centered and bold.

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 centered around H600, V650. Actual location will vary depending upon size and length of name used.

Delete the white background layer and go to Layers --> Merge --> Merge Visible. Resize your image to 75% (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.

No comments:

Post a Comment