Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Kracken's Daughter Tutorial (Free Scraps)

The Kracken's Daughter

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:

My Treasure Isle taggers kit which you can download from my blog, HERE.

Tube of choice. I am using Cleo's PinUp, by Amberly Berendson. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MIStaken Art.

Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #291 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 Black Epoxy Alpha, which is a FTU Alpha that you can download from Free Digital Scrapbooking - 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 DCD_TrIs_Paper08. Layers -> Load/Save mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass Mask # 219. Make sure the fit to canvas box it checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open DCD_TrIs_PirateShip02, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered. On the Layers pallet, change the Opacity to 75%.

Open DCD_TrIs_Frame04, resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice I am using CleosPinup by Amberly Berendson. Copy the tubed layer, and add to the main canvas, centered.

On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer (Raster 3) and duplicate. Drag the copy over the tube layer, Raster 4.

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top half of the Copy of Raster 3, and delete.

Selections -> Select None.

Open DCD_TrIs_Pieces_of_Eight, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H225, V575.

Open DCD_TrIs_Ribbon03, resize to 75% and add to main canvas centered at H400, V650.

Open DCD_TrIs_Octopus, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V550.

On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff).

Open DCD_TrIs_Tag01. Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Cleo's PinUp tube, that information is:

(c)Amberly Berendson harpyqueen.deviantart.com Your MtA-License#

I am using Trebuchet, 4 points, bold and centered and then used my pick tool to fine tune the size and placement on the tag.

Layers -> Merge Visible. Resize tag to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H625, V175.

Using your eraser tool, erase the strings on the tag. Use your pick tool to fine tune the placement, making it look like the string knot is tied to the staple on the frame.

Starting with the frame layer (Raster 3) and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the element on main canvas, except for the Copy of Raster 3, the frame copy.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85%, blur of 15, color black (#000000).

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

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Black Epoxy Alpha and have my name centered at H500, V600. Your actual placement may vary depending upon the size of the font/alpha and length of the name you are using.

Add a matching drop shadow to the name.

Drop the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize your tag to 75% (600 x 600 pixels), and save as a .png file, and you're all done.

Note that if you are planning on using the tag on Facebook, you may wish to save it as a .jpg as Facebook does not handle .png well.

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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