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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Stargazing taggers kit by Nette's Nightowl Work which is a PTU kit available at Stargazer Scraps.
Tube of choice. I am using Myst, by Joseph Corsentino. Mr. Corsinto has left MyPSPTube.com as of this writing, so his tubed are is no longer available. However, this tube was written to work with just about any mid-close up tube, so you should have no problem finding something suitable to drop in there.
Mask of choice. I am using the Moon Reflection mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a windows system font and the Metallic Gel alpha, which is a FTU alpha that you can download from Free Digital Scrapbooking.
Note that H# and V# refer to horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas ruler 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 stated 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 NNW sg paper1. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Moon Reflection by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Image -> Resize -> 90%.
Edit -> Copy special -> Copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open nnw sg dark raindrops, resize to 90% and add to main canvas, centered.
Open nnw sg star circle and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Tube of choice. I am using psp12483-SCCorsentino-Myst. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.
Right click on the frame layer, Raster 3 and duplicate. Drag the copy of Raster 3 over the tube layer.
with your selection tool set to Rectangle - Replace, select the top half of the frame copy and delete.
Selections -> Select none.
Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall the below the frame layer on the bottom.
Click on Raster 3 to activate. With your magic wand tool, click anywhere outside the frame layer to select. Leaving the area selected, click on Raster 2, the raindrops layer, and delete.
Click on copy of Raster 3 to activate.
Open nnw sg moon flowers, and resize to 60%. Add to main canvas, centered at H525, V500.
Open nnw sg vine and rotate left. Resize to 600 pixels. Add to canvas, centered at H400, V675.
open nnw sg blue bird and resize to 25% Add to main canvas, centered at H225, V650.
open nnw sg whitish sparkles and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V400.
Click the white background layer to activate. Open nnw star bling and add to canvas as a new layer, centered.
Starting with Raster 2, the rain layer, add a drop shadow to the elements on your main canvas except the frame layer copy, copy of Raster 3, and the Whitish Sparkles.
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%. blur of 15 and color of dark teal (#004040).
on the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to #091c23 (dark teal green). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Myst tube, that information is:
©Joseph Corsentino www.timeofthefaeries.com Your MPT_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I then fit the text to patch to match the frame. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain how to do that, but you can find a tutorial for it HERE.
You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Metal Gel alpha and have my name centered at H500, V625. Add a matching drop shadow to the name.
Merge visible and resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixles). Save as a .jpg file, and you are 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.