Friday, April 2, 2010

Wytchkraft tutorial (PTU)


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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 The Craft ptu taggers kit by Grunge & Glitter Scraps. This is a PTU kit, which is available exclusively at

Tube of choice. I am using psp12795-Violet by Alex Franco. You must have a license to use this tube, which may be purchased at

Wee Scots Lass mask #283 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Trebuchet MS which is a windows system font, and Scythe, which is a free to use font that may be downloaded from Outlaw by Design.

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 filled white.

Open Paper8. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and select Wee Scots Lass mask #283. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open magic1, copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open deadtree and add to canvas, centered at H300, V350.

Open frame1, copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open spider. Image --> Mirror. Copy and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V200. Image --> Free Rotate --> rotate left, 20 degrees.

Open barbed wire, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.

Open psp12795-SCFranco-Violet (or tube of choice) and add to main canvas, centered.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 8 each, opacity of 85, blur of 25, color black (#000000).

Open spellbook and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V600.

Open pentagram, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600. Image --> Free Rotate --> rotate right, 15 degrees.

Open potionbottle1, add to main canvas centered at H500, V600.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to light gray (#c0c0c0).

Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tube. For the Alex Franco tube, that information is: (c) Alex Franco Your MPT_License#.

I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, 4 points, bold and centered.

You can 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 font Scythe with a silver gradient, 24 points, Bold, and Centered. I have my name centered at H300, V620, actual location will depend on the length and size of the name you are using.

Delete the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize your tag to 75% (600 x 600) 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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