Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Diva Tutorial

Diva Style

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Diva Style taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations. This is a PTU kit which may be purchased at the Gothic Inspirations store as well as Digital Chaos.

Tube of choice. I am using psp15332-Megan1 by Jose Cano. You must have a license to use this tube, which may be purchased at

Wee Scots Lass mask #352 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 Goth Chick Alpha by Sarah Bryan, 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 Paper12-GI_DivaStyle. Go to Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask 352. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GlitterBling-GI_DivaStyle, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V350.

Open FilmStrip-GI_DivaStyle and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V200. Free rotate --> rotate left --> 15 degrees.

Open Lights-GI_DivaStyle, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V150.

Open Frame3-GI_DivaStyle, resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered.

Open psp15332_SCCano-Megan1 (or tube of choice), copy the pinup layer and add to main canvas, centered.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets of Vertical -8, Horizontal 8, Opacity of 85 and blur of 35. Color set to Dark Purple (#400040).

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

Selections --> Select none.

Open WordArt2-GI_DivaStyle, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.

Open Shoe-GI_DivaStyle, resize to 65% and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V575.

Open Raspberries-GI_DivaStyle, resize to 65%, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice add the copyright information to the tag.

For the Megan1 tube, that information is (c)Jose A Cano Your MPTLicense#.

I am using Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold and centered.

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

Using Font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan. I have my name centered at H500, V625. Actual location will vary depending upon size and length of name.

Delete the white background layer and and Merge Visible. Resize your tag to 75% (600 x 600 pxls), 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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