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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Steampunk Sass taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap, which is a PTU kit available at Scraps and the City.
Tube of choice. I am using Scarletta by Sky Scraps. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Scraps and the City.com.
Mask of choice. I am using the Train Tracks mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice.
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 Paper 1). Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and choose mask of choice. I am using Train Tracks from Nik's Scripts and Scraps.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Frame 6, rotate right, then add to main canvas, centered.
Image -> Free Rotate -> rotate left, 17 degrees.
Open tube of choice. I am using Scarletta3CU by Sky Scraps. Resize to 75% (if necessary) then add to main canvas, centered at H450, V400.
On the materials pallet, right click on the frame layer (Raster 2) and duplicate. Drag the copy of Raster 2 over the tube layer. With you selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top part of the frame copy (no further down than V300), and delete.
Selections -> select none.
Open Clock Ribbon, and add to canvas centered at H400, V500.
On the layers pallet, click on your paper layer (Raster 1) to activate.
Open Cog2, and add to your main canvas, centered at H300, V350.
Open Cog3, and add to your main canvas, centered at H200, V450.
On the layers pallet, click on the top layer, Raster 4, to activate.
Open Bow 10 and Mirror. Resize to 50%, and add to your main canvas, centered at H680, V350.
Open clock and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600.
Open Floral2, and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V600.
Open nameplate. Using font of choice, add copyright & tagged by information. I am using Cup and Talon, 8 points, bold and centered. I have my foreground color set to black (#000000) and my background color set to brown (#492605).
Merge visible, but do not save. Reside to 50% and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V700. On the layers pallet, drag it under the floral2 layer (Raster 9).
Add a drop shadow to all the elements on your main canvas, except the paper layer (Raster 1), and the copy of frame (Copy of Raster 2). I am using offsets vertical 5, horizontal -5, opacity 85, blur 30, color black #000000.
Save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. There are any number of nice Steampunk alphas out there, none of which I'm overly wild about, so I am using the Corrigated alpha by Elyane Araujo Designs. I have the named centered at H250, V150, and then rotated it left, 17 degrees to match the angle of the frame. Your mileage may very depending upon the alpha, font, and/or size of the name you are using.
Add a drop shadow to the name to match the rest of the tag.
Drop the white background layer, merge visible, resize the tag to 75% (600 x 600 pixles) and save your tag 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.