Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Skully Cat tutorial (PTU)

Skelly Cat

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Cute Gothic Skull taggers kit DiseƱando Scraps. This is a PTU kit, which is available at

Tube of choice. I am using psp5709-FaelineFaery by Misty Benson. This is a FTU tube, but you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at

Wee Scots Lass mask #248 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.

Open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood filled white.

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

Open cutegothicskullpaper20. Go to layers --> load/save mask --> load mask from disk and find Wee Scots Lass mask #248. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" button is checked, then click on load.

Copy merged, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open cutegothicskullstartemplate5, copy and add to main canvas, centered. Image --> Free rotate --> rotate right, 15 degrees.

Open cutegothicskullframebutton, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered.

Open psp5709-SCBenson-FaelineFaery, copt the Girl and Cat layer and add to main canvas, centered.

on the Layers pallet, duplicate your frame layer, then drag the copy over the tube layer. Set your selection tool to Selection type: Rectangle, Mode: Replace, and select the top half of the copied frame. Delete.

Selections --> select none.

Add a drop shadow of choice to the tube layer. I am using offsets, vertical & horizontal of -8 eac, opacity of 85, blur of 35, color black #000000.

On the layers pallet, click on the frame copy layer to activate.

Open cutegothicskullribbonstiches3 and resize to 65%. Copy and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.

Open cutegothicskullheart4, and resize to 35%. add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600. Image --> free rotate --> rotate left, 15 degrees.

Open cutegothicskullpin2, and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V150. Image --> free rotate --> rotate right, 20 degrees.

Using your eraser tool, erase a wee it of the top part of the pin, so that it looks like it's stuck through the paper.

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

For the FaelineFaery tube that information is: (c)Misty Benson Your_MPTLicense#.

I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold and centered and have fit text to path to wrap around the frame.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name desired name to tag. I am using the Moonbeam alpha by Julie It Is, which is a FTU full size alpha I've resized for tagging purposes.

I have centered the name at H500, V650. Actual location may vary depending upon the size and length of the name you are using.

You can now delete the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pxls) and save your tag 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.

No comments:

Post a Comment