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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Scream Queen taggers kit Created by Jill, which is a PTU kit that can be purchased at Scraps and the City.
Tube of choice. I am using Alice, by Sky Scraps. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Scraps and the City.
Mask of choice. I am using Harlequin 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 Bloody Alpha by Sarah Bryan, which is a FTU taggers size alpha you can download from her blog HERE.
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 createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_paper6. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Nik's Harlequin. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_Glitter and add to main canvas, centered.
Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_Fence and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V475.
Open tube of choice. I am using Alice by Sky Scraps. Resize to 75%, copy Layer 2 and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.
Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_foliage2, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V450.
On the layers pallet, click on the glitter layer, Raster 2. Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_Sign, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V200.
Click on the tube layer, Raster 5. Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_clock and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas centered at H500, V500.
Click on the foliage layer, Raster 6 to activate. Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_Ribbon3 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas centered at H400, V700.
Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_flower2, and resize to 65%. add to main canvas, centered at H175, V600.
On the materials pallet, change your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add copyright to the tag. I am using Century Gothic, 4 points bold and centered and located the information just over the sign at H550, V50.
For the Alice tube, that information is:
(c)SkyScraps www.scrapsandthecity.com Your SatC_License#
Add a drop shadow to your credits, using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, color white (#ffffff). Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings unchanged.
Click on the Ribbon layer to active. Open createdbyJill_ScreamQueen_fabrictag, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H425, V675.
Activate your top layer, the copyright layer. Open HeartStrand, and add to main canvas, centered at H680, V420.
Starting with your fence layer, Raster 3, and working upward, add a drop shadow to each of the elements on your main canvas except the copyright layer.
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 87, blur of 10, and color of dark red (#400000).
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 blood alphay by sarah Bryan. Note that I darkened it before adding it to the tag using Adjust -> Brightness and Contrast -> Brightness/Contrast of brightness of -35, contrast of 11.
I have the name centered at H500, V550, although actual location may vary depending up on the size of the font or alpha you are using and the length of the name.
Add a drop shadow to the name.
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.
If you are planning on using the tag on Facebook, you might want to save it as a .jpg file, as Facebook's handling of .pngs has changed and the tags look better with the white background on them.
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.