Thursday, May 27, 2010

Living Dead Doll tutorial (PTU)

Living Dead Girl

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Living Dead Girl taggers kit by Grunge & Glitter Scraps. This is a PTU kit, which is available at and Grunge & Glitter Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using PSP15527-VoodooGirl by Unholy Vault Designs. You must have a license to use this tube, which may be purchased at

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Garamond which is a windows system font, and Haunted Attraction, which is a FTU font that may be downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking.

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 stated 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, 700 x 700 pixels, flood filled white.

Open GG_LDG_paper8. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask #194. Make sure the Fit to Canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Drag the boundry lines on the mask out to the edge of the canvas, then copy merged and paste as a new layer, centered.

Open GG_LDG_wire, resize to 75%, then add to canvas, centered. Free Rotate --> Rotate Left --> 20 degrees.

Open GG_LDG_Nightsky as add to main canvas, centered at H250, V150.

Open GG_LDG_coffin, resize to 75%, and add to canvas, centered at H500, V350.

Open GG_LDB_frame1, copy and add to main canvas, centered. Free rotate --> rotate left --> 35 degrees.

Open PSP15527-SCUVD_VoodooGirl. Copy Raster2 (the close up layer) and add to main canvas, centered.

Duplicate the frame layer (Raster 5), then on the layers pallet, drag the duplicate over the top of the tube layer (Raster 6).

Set your selection tool to Selection Type: Rectangle, Mode: Replace, and select the top half the duplicated frame (Copy of Raster 5). Click on delete.

Selections, Select none.

Using your eraser tool, erase the parts of the tube that fall outside the frame.

Add a drop shadow of choice to the tube. I am using offsets Vertical of 8, Horizontal of -8, Opacity of 85, Blur 35, color dark purple (#400040).

On the layers pallet, set the opacity level of the tube layer, Raster 6, to around 80. (I am using 81).

Click on Copy of Raster 5 to activate.

Open GG_LDG-Cross, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V450.

on the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to purple (#800080). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag.

For the VoodooGirl tube, that information is: (c)Unholy Vault Designs Your MPTLicense#

I am using Garamond, 4 points, bold and centered.

Add a white glow to the copyright info to make it stand out.

Open GG_LDG_candle1, resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H470, V530.

Open GG_LDG_barbedwire2 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V600.

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

Click on the cross layer, Raster 7, to activate. Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag.

I am using Haunted Attraction, 14 points, bold and centered with my foreground color set to white, and my background color set to light gray (#c0c0c0).

I've centered the name at around H550, V360 to match the cross.

Merge visible and resize your tag by 86% to 600 x 600 pixels. Save as a .jpg file, and you are 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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