Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dark Angel tutorial (PTU)

Dark 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Dark Angel ptu taggers kit by Grunge & Glitter Scraps. This is a PTU kit, which is available exclusively at

Tube of choice. I am using psp14357-WhereShadowsWalk by Unholy Vault Designs. You must have a license to use this tube, which may be purchased at

Wee Scots Lass mask #255 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 Moonbeam alpha by Julie It Is. This is a FTU alpha which may be downloaded from Julie's 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 Paper6. Go to layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask# 255. Make sure the "fit to canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Copy merged, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Mesh, copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Silver Star, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V250. Image --> Free Rotate --> rotate left, 15 degrees.

Duplicate and move copy to H200, V200.

Open Flower4, resize to 75% and add ot main canvas, centered at H400, V550.

Open Flower1 and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V450. Duplicate and relocate duplicate to H600, V550.

Open Candle2, resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H275, V450.

Open psp14357-SCUVD-WhereShadowsWalk, copy BonusCloseUp, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V350.

Open ribbon1, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V575. Using your eraser tool, erase any part of the tube (Raster 6) that falls below the ribbon.

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

Click on the ribbon layer, rater 7, to activate.

Open butterfly2, and resize to 75%. Copy and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and your background color to very dark gray (#404040). Using font of choice, add copy right information to your tag.

I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold and centered. For the Where Shadows Walk tube the copyright info is: (c)Unholy Vault Designs Your MPTLIcense#.

I have my copyright information centered at H400, V700.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Moonbeam alpha by Julie, It is, which is a FTU full size alpha I have resized for tagging purposes.

I have centered my name at H300, V575. Actual location will depend upon the size and the length of the name you are using.

Delete the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize your tag by 75% to 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.

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