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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Golden Christmas taggers kit by Tammy's Scraps which is a PTU kit available at Scrappetizing.com.
Wee Scots Mask #327 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using the font Santa's Sleigh (Full) and the Classic Christmas Alpha. Both are FTU and can be downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking.com.
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 Golden Winter Paper10. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #327.
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 Golden winter Star Beads 1 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Golden Winter Element 18, and add to main canvas centered at H200, V400. Right click on the element on the layer pallet and duplicate. Image -> Mirror.
Open Golden Winter Element1 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V350.
Open Golden Winter Element22, resize to 50%, and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V400.
On the layers pallet, right click on the Wreath layer and duplicate. Drag the copy of the wreath over the bird. With you selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the right hand side of the Wreath copy and press delete.
Selections -> Select None.
Open Golden Winter Element 27, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550.
Open Golden Winter Element 23, resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V550.
Open Golden winter Cloud 1 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Open Golden Winter Element 3, resize to 85% and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V450.
Open Golden Winter Element 7 and add to main cavas centered at H400, V600.
On the layers pallet, starting with the bead layer (Raster 2) and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to all the elements except for the cloud layer and the coy of the wreath layer.
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85, blur of 15 and color of dark gray (#404040).
Using font of choice, add credits to your tag. I am using Santa's Sleigh (Full) size 6 points, bold and centered and color of dark brown (#30240f). I have the credits centered at H400, V700.
You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font of alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I have my name centered at H500, V100. Actual location will vary depending upon the size of the font/alpha and the length 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 and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save 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.