Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lil Winter Friends (PTU) tutorial

Lil Winter Friends - Dianna

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Lil Winter Girl taggers kit by Schnegge's Scraps. This is a PTU taggers kit that is available at My Tubed Art, Twilight Scraps and Dreaming Scrappers.

I am using one of the poser tubes included in the kit, so you don't need a tube, unless you desire one.

Wee Scots Mask #117 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) choice. I am using Santa's Sleigh which is a FTU font that be downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking.

The Les Reves de l'Hiver alpha by, which is a free to use alpha (full size and comes in 11 different varieties), which you can download from the link provided.

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.

Open a new raster layers canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood filled White.

Open paper of choice. I am using p06_LWG_Schnegge. Edit -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select Wee Scot Lass mask #117. Make sure the fit to canvas box is check, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

open icicles_LWG_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V250.

With your magic wand, click anywhere outside the masked paper are on Raster 1 to select. Leaving the area select, activate Raster 2 - the icicle layer - and press delete.

Selections -> Select none.

Open glitter_LWG_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered. Right click on the glitter layer (Raster 3) and select arrange -> move down.

Open frame4_LWG_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered.

Click on Raster 2 to activate. Open WinterGirl03_LWG_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V425.

Open bear_LWG_Schnegge and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas centered at H500, V525.

Open your magic lasso and set it for Edge Seeker, replace. Make the Bear invisible by clicking on the little eye icon, then click on Raster5.

Using your magic lasso, carefully select the girl's arm where it would be hidden by the bear. Once you have finished selecting it, go to selections -> promote selection to lay.

Do the same with the fur cuff and boot of the winter girl.

Selections -> select none.

Make the bear visible again and right lick on the layer (Raster 6). Go to Arrange -> Move down. Repeat.

If you need to, use your eraser tool to fine tune the selections so the girl appears to be holding the bear.

Open Skater_LWG_Schnegge and resize to 75%. Click on the frame layer, Raster 4 to activate, then add the skater to your main canvas, centered at H250, V400.

Open Tree01_LWG_Schnegge, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.

Open Ribbon01_LWG_Schnegge and rotate right. Click on the top layer (One of the Promoted layers) on your layers pallet. Add the ribbon to your main canvs, centered at H400, V650.

Open Flower01_LWG_Schnegge and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H650, V600.

Open Twig_LWG_Schnegge and go to Image -> Mirror. Resize to 75%. On the layers pallet, click on Raster 8 - the tree layer to activate. Add the twig to the main canvas, centered at H300, V500.

Starting with Raster 4 on the layers pallet and working upward add a drop shadow to choice to the elements on your main canvas. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity ot 75, blur of 15 and color dark teal (#004040).

Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. That information is:

©Schnegge Your MtA_License# (if you purchased this kit from MtA).

I am using Santa's Sleigh, 6 points, bold and centered and have the foreground color set to transparent on my materials pallet, and the background color set to Dark Teal (#004040).

I then free rotate the text 90 degrees left and have it centered on the right hand side of the tag at H700, V350.

Add a drop shadow to the text with the following settings. Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100, blur of 3, color white (#ffffff). Repeat using offsets of -3 each with all other settings remaining the same.

Open flakes_n_sparkles_LWG_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400. Add a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.

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 Les Reves de l'Hiver alpha, which is a FTU alpha.

I have the name centered at H400, V125, although it would work just as well down at the bottom of the tag. placement is up to you.

Open paw print_LWG_Schnegge and resize to 25%. Add to the main canvas so that is lines up on the first letter of the name you are using. Free rotate -> Rotate Right, 15 degrees.

Right click it on the layers pallet and go to Arrange -> Move down (or drag it under the name on the layers pallet).

Add a matching drop shadow to the paw print and the name.

Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file. Please note that if you are planning on using this tag on Facebook you may want to save it as a .jpg file with a white background, 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.

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