Saturday, November 20, 2010

Vintage Vanity PTU Tutorial

Vintage Vanity

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, which is a PTU kit available at Gothic

Tube of choice. I am using Olivea, a hot new tube by Sky Scraps. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Scraps and the

Mask of choice. I am using the Windtunnel 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 Paper5-GISteamPunk (or paper of choice). Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and open mask of choice. I am using the Windtunnel mask from Nik's Scripts and Scraps.

Resize to 90%, then Copy special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Lanterns-GI_SteamPunk resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V300.

Open Frame1-GI_SteamPunk, resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Olivia2 by Sky Scraps. Add to main canvas, centered at H470, V370.

On the Layers pallet, right click on the frame (Raster 3) and duplicate. Drag the copy of the frame over the tube.

With your selection tool set to Rectangle, Replace, select the top portion of the copied frame, down to V550, and delete. Selections ->Select None.

If necessary, use your eraser tool to erase any portions of the tube that fall below the frame. (A little tiny smidgen of the Olivia tube will show on the left hand side.)

On the layers pallet, click on the Copy or Raster3 (your top layer), to activate it.

Open Leaves1-GI_Steampunk, and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V550. Image -> free rotate --> rotate right, 30 degrees.

Using your eraser tool, erase the long stem on the left end of the leaves.

Open Flower2-GI_SteamPunk and erase the leaves on the top left hand side of the element. Add to your canvas, located at H400, V250.

Open Tags-GI_SteamPunk. Rotate Left, then using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tags. Make it large enough that you'll still be able to read it when the tags get resized down.

I have set my Materials pallet with the foreground color transparent and the background color set to #d8c1a6.

I am using the font Cruickshank, which you can snag HERE. I have it set to 6 points, bold, centered, and then adjusted it using the Pick tool.

Rotate the tag right again, merge visible (but don't save), and resize the tag to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V530. on the Layers pallet, drag the flower (Raster 6), over the tag layer (Raster 7). If any of the ribbon on the top of the tag is sticking out, erase it.

Add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas except the paper layer. I am using offsets of vertical 5, horizontal -5, Opacity of 85, blur of 30, color black (#000000).

Save the artist's version of the tag as a .pspimage file.

using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. Add a matching drop shadow to the name.

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 H500, V600. Your mileage may very depending upon the alpha, font, and/or size of the name you are using.

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.

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