Monday, December 20, 2010

Little Rambo in the Woods

Little Rambo in the Woods

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 In the Woods taggers kit by Schnegge, which is a PTU kit available at My Tubed Art.

The Meow Please tube, by Schnegge. This is a FTU tube, but you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My Tubed Art.

Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #221 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using the font MS Gothic, which is a windows system font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using the Black Epoxy Alpha which can be downloaded, for free from Free Digital Scrapbooking 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 Paper09_ITW_Schnegge. Edit -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select Wee Scots Lass mask #221. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.

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

Open Moon_ITW_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V200.

Open Thorns_ITW_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V400.

Open Bat_ITW_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V250.

Open Leaf3_ITW_Schnegge, and add to main canvs, centered at H600, V550.

Open Leaf2_ITW_Schnegge, and add to main canvs, centered at H225, V425.

Open Frame3_ITW_Schnegge, and add to main canvs, centered.

Open MoewPlease by Schnegge and copy tube layer. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V375.

Open Ribbon4_ITW_Schnegge, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.

Open Cat_ITW_Schnegge, and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V500.

Starting with Raster 2, the moon layer and working upward on your layer pallet, add a drop shadow to each of the elements on the main canvas, I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice at copyright information to the tag. For the Meow Please tube that information is:

©Schnegge Your MTA_License# You can also add the background credits and tagged by info at this time.

I am using MS Gothic, 4 points bold and centered and have my information centered at H300, V725.

Using the settings of Offsets, vertical and horizontal of 3 each, opacity 100%, blur 5 and color white (#ffffff) add a white drop shadow to your copyright information. Repeat using offsets of -3 each, with all other settings remaining the same.

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 Black Epoxy alpha. I have the name centered at H300, V625, and have added a white drop shadow, using the settings of offsets, 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur or 15 and color white (#ffffff).

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.

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