Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vindictive Voodoo


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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Vindictive Pleasures 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 psp12307-VoodooDoll by Unholy Vault Designs. You must have a license to use this tube, which may be purchased at

Wee Scots Lass mask #116 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Verdana which is a windows system font, and the Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines, which is a FTU alpha that may be downloaded from her 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.

Open Paper20-GI_VindictivePleasures. Go to layers --> load/save mask --> load mask from disk and local Wee Scots Lass mask #116. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy merged and add to canvas, centered.

Open Puzzle-GI_VindictivePleasures. Copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Beads-GI_VindictivePleasures. Copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Plants-GI_VindictivePleasures, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H725, V400.

Open Frame3-GI_VincictivePleasures, resize to 75% copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open psp12307-SCUVD-VoodooDoll, copy tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 7 each, opacity of 65, blur of 25, color dark purple (#400040).

Open Candle-GI_VindictivePleasures, resize to 35% and add to main canvas, centered at H530, V570.

Open Ribbon1-GI_VindictivePleasures, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V625.

Open Flower2-GI_VindictivePleasures. Resize to 50%, copy and add to main cavnas, centered at H300, V625.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and you background color to black (#000000).

Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the VoodooDoll tube, that information is: (c) Unholy Vault Designs Your_MPT_License#.

I am using Verdana, 4 points, bold and centered, but then I kind of squished it a bit to fit along the side of the frame.

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines. The name is centered at around H550, V700. Actual location will depend on length and size of name you are using.

Delete your white background layer and merge down. Resize 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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