Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mad, Mad World tutorial


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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Mayhem 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 the Mad Hatter (Curious Hatter) tube by Joelle Designs that is included in the kit.

Wee Scots Lass mask #3 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 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.

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

Open Paper22-GI_Mayhem. Go to Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk. Locate Wee Scots Lass Mask 3. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.

Resize to 90%, copy Merged, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Parchment1-GI_Mayhem, resize to 85%, and add to main Canvas, centered. Free Rotate -->Rotate Right --> 15 degrees.

Open Bamboo-GI_Mayhem, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Mushroom1_GI_Mayhem, resize to 50% and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600.

Open Mushroom2-GI_Mayhem, resize to 50%, and add to main canvas centered at H400, V600.

Duplicate Mushroom1_GI_Mayhem (Raster layer 4) and mirror.

Open WindowFrame-GI_Mayhem, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open MadHatter2-GI_Mayhem, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V460.

Open Grass-GI_GI_Mayhem, and add to main canvas centered at H400, V630.

Open Keyhole-GI_Mayhem, resize to 50%, and add to main canvas, centered. Free Rotate --> Rotate Right, 10 degrees.

Using your eraser tool, erase the portion of the frame behind the keyhole.

Add a drop shadow of choice to the MadHatter. I am using offsets vertical -8, horizontal 8, opacity 85, blur 35, color dark purple (#400040).

Open WordArtGlow1-GI_Mayhem, and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V150. Free Rotate --> Rotate Left, 15 degrees.

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 your tag. For the Mad Hatter tube, that info is:

(c)Joelle Designs

I am using Trebuchet MS, 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 Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines.

I have the name centered at H250, V600, and have added an orange (#f0a124) glow to it.

You can now delete the white background layer, 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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