Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Hunger tutorial (PTU)

The Hunger

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Life's Blood taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations. This is a PTU kit which may be purchased at the Gothic Inspirations store.

Tube of choice. I am using psp12314-Hunger by Unholy Vault Designs. You must have a license to use this tube, which may be purchased at

Wee Scots Lass mask #281 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 Bloody alpha by Sarah Bryan, which is a FTU alpha that may be downloaded from Pimp by tags with Scraps.

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 filled white.

Open Paper4-GI_LifesBlood. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and select Wee Scots Lass mask#281. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Netting-GI_Life'sBlood and add to main canvas, centered.

Open WireDeco-GI_Life'sBlood and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V200.

Open Ivy-GI_Life'sBlood and mirror. Add to main canvas, centered at H225, V400.

Open HeartCrossCharm-GI_Life'sBlood. Resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H525, V275.

Open Bow-GI_Life'sBlood. Resize to 50% and add to main canvas, to align with the top of the HeartCrossCharm (centered at H520, V225). Add a drop shadow of choice to bow. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 2 each, opacticy of 65, blur of 10, color black (#000000),

Open psp12314-SCUVD-Hunger, copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V350. Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets vertical and horizontal of 8 each, opacity of 85, blur of 35, color black (#000000). Keep the shadow on the same layer as the tube.

Duplicate the tube layer, and resize the copy by 75%. Relocate the copy to H450, V450.

Duplicate the tube copy, and resize the new copy by 75%. Relocate to H600, V550.

Open Blood-GI_Life'sBlood and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V600.

Open Rose-GI_Life'sBlood, and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V660.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Orange-Gold (#f2a91c). Using font of choice, add copyright information to tag.

For the Hunger tube, that information is: (c) Unholy Vault Designs Your_MPT_License#.

I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, centered and bold and have fit my text to path.

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

Click on the Ivy layer to activate. Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I have the name centered at H300, V100. Actual location may very depending upon length and size of name. I am using the Bloody Alpha by Sarah Bryan, which is a FTU alpha.

Delete the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize tag by 75%, to 600 x 600 pxls, and then 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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