Saturday, December 11, 2010

My little dollie (PTU) tutorial

Get Out - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Get Out taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, which is a PTU kit available at Gothic

Tube of choice. I am using Dollie, by Jenna Jacks. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MIStaken Art.

Mask of choice. I am using the Boiling Point 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 Scythe, which you can download HERE, and the Bloody Alpha by Sarah Bryan which is available for free on 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 Paper12-GI_GetOut. Edit -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Nik's Boiling Point. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Resize to 90%. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open MattOverlay-GI_GetOut. Resize to 65%, and add to main canvas, centered. Free rotate -> rotate left, 23 degrees.

Open Blade-GI_GetOut. Resize to 65% and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V300.

Open tube of choice. I am using Dollie by Jenna Jacks. Copy Raster 2, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Frame3-GI_GetOut, resize to 85%, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V350. Using your eraser tool, erase the parts of the tube layer that stick out to either side of the frame.

Click on Raster 5, the frame layer to activate.

Open Netting-GI_GetOut, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V340.

Click on Raster 2, the matt overlay layer to activate. Open Print-GI_GetOut, and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H625, V550.

Click on the netting layer, Raster 6 to activate. Open Ribbon03-GI_GetOut, and add to main canvas, H400, V550.

Open Splatter-GI_GetOut, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H225 V575.

Open Tag3-GI_GetOut, and rotate left. Adjust -> Brightness and Contrast -> Brightness/Contrast -> Brightness -50, Contrast 11.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the label. For the Dollie tube, that information is:

(c)Jenna Jacks Your MTA_License#.

I am using Scythe, 4 points, bold and centered. You can also add the background credits and tagged by information at this time.

Layers -> Merge Visible, resize the tag to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H525, V710. Drag the tag layer under the ribbon layer, Raster 8 on the layers pallet. Make sure the ribbon is not covering any part of the text.

Starting with Raster 2, the Matt Overlay layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to the elements on your main canvas.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15, 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 bloody alpha by Sarah Bryan, and adjusted the brightness/contrast using the same settings I did for the tag3 elements. I resized the composed name to 75%, and have located the name centered at H550, V625. Actual location may vary depending upon the size of the font/alpha you are using, and the length of the name.

Add a matching drop shadow to the name.

Drop your white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixls) 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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