Monday, April 19, 2010

Goth Chic Tutorial (PTU)

Goth Chic

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Goth Chic taggers kit Created by Jill. This is a PTU kit, which is available at

Tube of choice. I am using psp15481-Yvette by Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Lass mask #221 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 Gothic Chic alpha, which is a FTU alpha by Whispy's D'zines. This is a full sized alpha I have resized for tagging purposes.

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 GC_paper05_cbj. Go to layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask #221. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GC_chain_Cbj and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GC_glitter1_cbj and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GC_glitter2_cbj and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GC-frame1_cbj, resize to 85%, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open psp15481-SCChatzoudis-Yvette, copy Raster1, and add to main canvas, centered.

Duplicate the frame layer - raster 5, and drag the copy over the tube layer on the layers pallet.

Set your selection tool to Selection type: Rectangle, Mode: Replace and select the top half of Copy of Raster5, then press the delete key.

Selections --> select none.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bit of the tube that hangs out below the frame on the bottom. Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets vertical of 8, horizontal of -8, opacity of 85, blur of 35, color dark purple (#400040).

On the layers pallet, click on Copy of Raster5 to activate it.

Open GC_BarbedWire_CBJ, resize to 85%, and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V500.

Open GC_Stringwordart_cbj, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open GC_dragonfly_Cbj, mirror, resize to 50%, and add to main canvas, centered at H620, V200.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag.

For the Yvette tube, that information is (c)Elias Chatzoudis Your_MPTLicense#.

I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, 4 points, bold, and centered, and then I fit text to path. I then converted it to a raster layer and moved it to where I wanted it located, along the side of a frame. It's easier to move the text once it's converted to a raster layer.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines, which is a FTU alpha.

I have the located my name at H250, V650, and add a glow to the outside of the name using the drop shadow effect, with the following settings: Offsets V&H of 3, opacity of 85, blur of 15, color #ff40ff. I then redid the shadow with offsets, v&H of -3, with the rest of the setting staying the same.

Merge, visible, and resize your tag to 75% - 600 x 600 pxls. Save as 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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