Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wicked Chic tutorial (FTU)

Wicked Chic

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Goth Chic Sampler taggers kit Created by Jill. This is a FTU kit, which can be downloaded from Jill's blog.

Tube of choice. I am using Goth Chic 2 (Close up) by Sky Scraps. This is a FTU tube which may be downloaded from Marie's tubes blog.

Wee Scots Lass mask #281 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.

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

Open GCS_paper03_cbj. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask #84. Make sure the fit to canvas layer is checked, then click on load.

Go to image --> resize and resize the mask layer only by 125%. (Unclick the box that says "resize all layers".)

Edit --> copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GCS_glitter_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V350.

Open GCS_workart_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V200. Image --> Free Rotate --> rotate left, 25 degrees.

Open GCS_twine_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.

Open SkyScraps_GC1 and resize to 75%. Add to canvas, centered.

Add a drop shadow of choice. I am using offsets, horizontal of 7, vertical of -7, opacity of 85, blur of 25, and color of #008080.

Open GCS_frame2_cbj, rotate left, copy and add to main canvas, centered. Using your pick tool, adjust it slightly to line up with the bottom edge of the tube.

Open GCS-ricrac2_cbj, resize to 55% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

On the layers pallet, click on the frame layer to activate, then, using your magic wand, click anywhere outside of the frame to select. With the selection still in place, click on the ricrac2 layer and then press your delete key.

Selections --> Select None.

Open GCS_ribbon_cbj and add to canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open GCS_flower1_cbj and add to canvas, centered at H200, V550.

Open GCS_chick_cbj, resize to 50% and mirror. Copy and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600. Add a drop shadow of choice to the chick.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Goth Chic red (#cd0059).

Using font of choice, add the copyright info to the tag. For the Sky Scraps tube, that information is: (c)Sky Scraps

You can then save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage.

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Gothic Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines.

I have my name centered at H500, V630, and have added a drop shadow glow (color #ff80ff) to it.

Delete the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pxl) and save as a .png file and your 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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