Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Demon Lover tutorial (PTU)

My Demon Lover

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Erszebet Bathory taggers kit by Gothic Witch Creations. This is a PTU kit, which can be purchased at Aussie Scrap Designs.

Tube of choice. I am using psp14621-GothicRomance by Unholy Vault Designs. You must have a license to use this tube, which can be purchased at

Wee Scots Lass mask #222 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Verdana 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, 600 x 600 pxl, flood filled white.

Open GWC_EB_paper15. Go to Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and select Wee Scots Lass mask #222. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Edit --> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GWC_EB_petals1 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GWC_EB_GI_CGSign3 and add to main canvas centered at H450, V300. Image --> Free rotate --> rotate right 10 degrees.

Open GWC_EB_frame38, copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open psp14621-SCUVD-GothicRomance, copy the close up layer and add to main canvas, centered. Resize by 80% (Make the resize all layers box is unchecked as you only want to resize the tube.)

Duplicate the frame layer (Raster 4) and drag the copy over the tube layer.

Using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the copy of frame to select. The on the layers pallet, activate your tube layer (Raster 5) and press delete.

Selections --> Select none.

Set your selection tool to Selection Type: Rectangle, Mode: Replace and select the part of the frame copy (Copy of Raster 4) - no lower than 275 on the vertical guide bar - then press delete.

use your eraser tool to fix the shoulder area on the tube to fit to frame. Should just be a wee bit needs to be erased.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets vertical -7, horizontal 7, opacity of 85, blur of 35, color very dark red (#400000).

Open GWC_EB_bloodsplat2, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V400.

Open GCW_EB_charm16, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V475.

Open GCW_EB_feather2, resize to 75%, copy and add to main canvas centered at H475, V425. Image --> Free rotate --> rotate left, 10 degrees.

Open GCW_EB_stickpin3, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H110, V500.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add copyright info to the tag. For the Gothic Romance tube that information is:

(c)Unholy Vault Designs Your MPTLIcense@

I am using Verdana, 4 points, centered and bold, and have it text to path to match my frame.

Using font of alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines, and have the name centered at h400, V450. Actual location will depend on the size and length of the name you are using.

Delete your white background layer, merge visible, and save 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.


  1. OMG...I think this is now my favorite Tutorial of yours!! Lol. Go Gothic Witch Creations for creating a wicked fab kit too hun! And I just love Unholy Vault Designs, so it's a win win situation with me loving this tut. Lol. Xox Jessica

  2. I love this tutorial hon (and my tag hehehe)! Sorry it's taken me so long to comment on's been hectic here (my daughter moved back home with her newborn). I too am a huge fan of UVD and I love how you made it all go together so wonderfully! And to have Jessica at Gothic Inspirations comment on it, WOW! That's a definite plus! Thank you so much for using my kit for this one! Big Huge Hugs, Brianna (Gothic Witch Creations)