Thursday, May 27, 2010

Madame Dynamite tutorial (PTU)

Madame Dynamite

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Madame Midnight ptu 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 psp15343-Dynamite 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 Trebuchet MS which is a windows system font, and the Bloody Alpha 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.

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

Open GG_MM_paper10 and add to main canvas centered.

Open GG_MM_oldpaper, resize to 65% and add to main canvas, centered.

Open GG_MM_corset1, resize to 50%, and add to main canvas centered at H200, V250. Image --> Free Rotate --> Rotate Right, 15 degrees.

Open GG_MM_corset2, resize to 50%, and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V500. Image --> Free Rotate --> Rotate Left, 15 degrees.

Open GG_mm_frame5 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open psp15343-SCUVD-Dynamite. Copy the "Merged" layer and add to main canvas, centered.

Duplicate the frame5 layer, on the the Layer pallet, drag the copy over the tube layer.

Set your selection tool to Selection type: Rectangle, Mode: Replace and select the to half the duplicated frame. Press the delete key to erase.

Selection --> select none.

Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets, horizontal 8, vertical -8, opacity 85, blur 35, color dark red (#400000).

Open GG_MM_beadedwire, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open GG_MM_boot, and add to main canvas, centered at H150, V500.

Open GG_MM_candle2, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H650, V520.

Open GG_MM-candle1, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V570.

On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag. For the Dynamite tube, that information is (c)Unholy Vault Designs Your_MPTLicense#.

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

Image --> Canvas Size and set to Width: 700, Height: 700, centered, then click on OK.

Using font or alpha or choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the FTU Bloody Alpha by Sarah Bryan.

I have located my name, centered at H200, V100 and then free rotated it left, 17 degrees. Actual location may vary depending upon the size and length of the name you are using.

Layers, merge visible, then resize your canvas, by 86% to 600 x 600 pxls. Save as a .jpg 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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