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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Red, White and Blue taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations. This is a PTU kit which may be purchased at the Gothic Inspirations store.
Tube of choice. I am using psp15638-MemorialDay by Keith Garvey. You must have a license to use this tube, which may be purchased at My PSP Tubes.com.
Wee Scots Lass mask #241 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Garamond which is a windows system font, and Hancock, which is a FTU 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 pixels, flood fill white.
Open Paper13-GI_RW&BBT09. Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk. Locate Wee Scots Lass Mask #241. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open WordArt4-GI_RW&BBT09. Resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered. Image --> Free rotate --> Left, 23 degrees.
Open Frame3-GI_RW&BBT09. Copy and add to main canvas, centered. Image --> Free rotate --> Left, 90 degrees.
Open psp15638-SCGArvey-MemorialDay, copy Layer 1 and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V350.
Add a drop shadow of choice to tube. I am using offsets Vertical 8, Horizontal -8, Opacity 85, Blur 25, color dark blue (#000040),
Open RibbonBlue-GI_RW&BBT09. Copy and add to main canvas centered at H400, V600.
Open PatrioticRocket-GI_RW&BBT09. Resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V350.
Open PatrioticBucket-GI-RW&BBT09. Resize to 75%, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V500.
Open Pass-GI_RW&BBT09. Resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V200. Image --> free Rotate --> rotate Right, 15 degrees.
On the layers pallet, drag the pass (Raster 8) under the Rocket layer, Raster 6.
On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to dark blue (#000040). Using font of choice, add copy right information to the tag.
For the MemorialDay tube, that information is: (c)Keith Garvey http://garvgraphx.com Your MPT_License#
I am using Garmond, 4 points, centered and bold, and have fit my text to path around the outer edge of the mask layer.
Right click on Vector 1 and convert to raster layer.
You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Click on the Patriotic Bucket layer to activate. Using font of alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using Hancock, 26 points, with a silver gradient, bold and centered. I have the name centered at H520, V570. Actual location will depend on the size and length of name you are using.
Delete the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and 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.
And be sure to have a happy, and safe, Memorial Day!