Thursday, April 1, 2010

Goth Chic Tutorial (FTU)

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Sampler taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations. This is a FTU kit, which is available on Jessica's Blog.

Tube of choice. I am using Goth Chic 7 (Close up) by Sky Scraps. This is a PTU tube which may be purchased at Sky Scraps Designs. Sky has a FTU Goth Chic tube which may be substituted for this one which is available at Marie's Blog.

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 Scythe, which is a free to use font that may be downloaded from Outlaw by Design.

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, flood filled white.

Open Paper3-GI_GothChicSampler. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask #260. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Tule-GI_GothChicSampler and resize to 85%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open HeartSpill-GI_GothChicSampler, and add to main canvas,centered at H400, V550.

Open WordArtTabs-GI_GothChicSampler and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V120.

Open SkyScraps-GC7 (or tube of choice). Resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered. Add drop shadow of choice, I am using offsets, vertical of 7, horizontal -7, opacity 65, blur of 35, color black (#000000).

Open Glitter-GI_GothChicSampler, resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open Chain-GI_GothChicSampler, resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V700.

Open Splatter-GI_GothChicSampler, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V600.

Open Flower-GI_GothChicSampler, resize to 35% and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.

on the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Goth Chic red (#c3246f). using font of choice, enter the copyright information for the tube you are using.

For the Goth Chic tube, that information is (c)Sky Scraps

I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, 4 points, bold and centered.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add the name of choice to the tag. I am using the font Scythe, 36 points, bold and center with my material foreground set to transparent and my material background set to a silver gradient. I have centered at the name at H550, V650. Actual location will depend upon the size and length of the name you are using.

You can now delete the background layer, Merge visible, resize to 75% (600 x 600 pxls) and save your tag 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.

1 comment:

  1. love it hun! amazing tut and tag! Have a wonderful week in advance