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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Horror Whorez taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, which is a PTU kit available at Gothic Inspirations.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Crimson Mileena, by James Jacks. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MIStaken Art.
Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #221 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using the Bloody Alpha by Sarah Bryan which is available for free on her blog HERE.
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 X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.
To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.
Open paper of choice. I am using Paper3-GIHorrorWhorez.jpg. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #221. Make sure the "Fit to canvas" box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Frame1-GIHorrorWhorez.png, resize to 85%, copy and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Drop-GI_HorrorWhorez.png, and add to main canvas centered at H400, V380. The top of the drop should like up with the inside top half of the frame. On the layers pallet, drag the Frame (Raster2) on top of the drop (Raster3).
Using your magic wand tool, click anywhere on the outside of the frame to select. With the area still selected, activate Raster3 and delete.
Selections -> Select None.
Open Splatter1-GI_HorrorWhorez.png and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V300.
Open Web-GI_HorrorWhorez.png, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H380, V370.
Open tube of choice. I am using Crimson Mileena by James Jacks, wich is a PTU tube. You must have a license to use this tube. Copy the tube layer, and add to main canvas, centered.
using your pick tool, Relocate the tube so the bottom half lines up with the inside end of the frame (Raster2).
Note that the tube should be behind the frame layer. If it is not, drag it behind the frame layer on the Layers pallet.
On the layers pallet, click on the frame layer to activate.
Open Ribbon3-GIHorrorWhorez.png, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.
Open Spider, resize to 35% and add to main canvas, centered at H180, V560. Image free rotate right -> 17 degrees.
Open Stalks-GI_HorrorWhorez.png and using your eraser tool, erase the pool of blood. (Jess is overly fond of blood in this kit.) Resize to 85%.
On the layers pallet, click on the frame layer to activate, and add the Stalks to your main canvas, centered at H430, v430.
Starting with the tub layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to your elements.
I am using offsets Vertical of 3, horizontal of -3, Opacity of 85, blur of 10, and color black (#000000).
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 the tag. For the James Jacks tube, that information is:
(c)James Jacks inaneglory.deviantart.com Your_MtALicense#
I am using TrashHand, 4 points, bold and centered and have information located at H400, V650. You can snag that font HERE if you care to use it.
You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Click on the spider layer to activate.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I have the name centered at H500, V580. Make sure the name is BEHIND the copyright information because if you obscure the copyright information, you will be in violation of your license.
Add a matching drop shadow to the name.
Drop the White background layer, and merge visible. Resize to 75%, and save as a .png file and your 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.