Sunday, April 18, 2010

Moonlight Encounter tutorial (PTU)

Moonlight Encounter

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Wings of Spring taggers kit by Crazed's Creations. This is a PTU kit, which available at as well as other fine online stores.

Tube of choice. I am using psp7671-UnderTheFullMoon by Deborah Grieves. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Lass mask #275 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.

To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood filled white.

Open Crazeds_paper16_WOST. Go to layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask #275. Make sure the Fit to Canvas box it checked, then click on load.

Copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Crazeds_gazebo_WOST and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V300.

Open Crazeds_grass_WOST, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H480, V350. Duplicate and relocate the copy to H580, V350.

Open Crazeds_greenery1_WOST and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V470.

Open psp7671-SCGrieves-UnderTheFullMoon, and copy the Tube layer. Add to main canvas, centered at H360, V410.

Add drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets, vertical of 7, horizontal of -7, opacity of 65, blur of 25, color dark gold (#af770d).

Open Crazeds_leaves1_WOST and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open Crazeds_mushroom5_WOST, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H650, V500.

Open Crazed_leaf3_WOST and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.

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

For the UndertheFullMoon tube that information is: (c)Deborah Grieves Your_MPTLicense#.

I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold and centered.

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. This is a FTU full size alpha I have resized for tagging purposes. I have located my name at H250, V100. Actual location will depend upon the length and size of name you are using.

Delete the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize your tag 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.

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