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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Darker Side of Love taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, which is a PTU kit that is available at Gothic Inspiration.com.
Tube of choice. I am using My Lil Dollie, by Darkmoon's Dream. 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 Grunge36 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 the font century Gothic, which is a Windows System font and the Metal Alpha by Katrin's Design.
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 Paper11-GI_TDSideOfLove. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge36 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.
Resize to 90%. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open HeartMesh-GI_TDSideOfLove and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Frame2-GI_TDSideOfLove, and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using MyLiLDollie03 by Dark Moon Dreams. Resize to 35% and add to main canvas, centered.
Right click on Raster 4, the frame layer on the layers pallet, and duplicate. Drag the duplication over the tube layer on the layers pallet.
With you selection tool set to rectangle-replace, select the top half of the frame copy and press your delete key.
Selections -> Select none.
With your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall below the frame layer on the bottom.
Return to the top layer. Open Ribbon-GI_TDSideOfLove and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V500.
On the layers pallet, click on the mesh layer, raster 3, to activate. Open Heartline-GI_TDSideOfLove, and add to main canvas centered at H400, V100. Return to top layer, Raster 6.
Open BarbedHeart-GI_TDSideOfLove and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 14 degrees.
On the layers pallet, right click on the barbedheart, Raster 8 and duplicate. Resize the duplication (only) to 75%. Using your pick tool, center the duplication inside the original.
Open Razor-GI_TDSideOfLove and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V550. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.
Open BloodSplater-GI_TDSideOfLove and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V600.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Dark Red (#400000).
Open Tape2-GI_TDSideOfLove, and resize to 50%. Using font of choice add the copyright information for the tag to Tape2. For the My Lil Dollie tube, that information is:
©Darkmoon's Dream http://darkmoonsdream.blogspot.com Your SatC_License@
I am using the font Century Gothic, 6 point, bold and centered. Make sure your text is near the top of the tape. You should also add the background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Merge visible than resize to 65%. On your layers pallet, click on the heartline layer, Raster 7. Add the tape to the main canvas, centered at H300, V150. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 20 degrees.
Duplicate and then go to Layers -> Merge Down.
Open Kiss-GI_TDSideOfLove and resize to 40%. On the layers pallet, click on the frame layer, Raster 4, to activate. Add the kiss to the main canvas, centered at H150, V275.
Starting with the heartline layer, Raster 7, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas except for the frame copy layer, Copy of Raster 4, and the tape layer, Raster 11. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85%, blur of 15, and color black (#000000).
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 Alpha by Katrin's Design, and have centered my name at H200, V600. (H250 for the longer names). Adjust according to the length of the name you are using. Add drop shadow to 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 as a .png file and you are 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 .pngs 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.