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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 70's Disfunction taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, which is a PTU kit available at Gothic Inspirations.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Punky Princess, by Brandy Everett. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at MIStaken Art.
Mask of choice. I am using the Brushed Metal Edges 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 Tahoma, which is a windows system font, and the Too Fun Red Gel Alpha, which is a FTU alpha you can download from Free Digital Scrapbooking.
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 Paper10-GI_TT70'sDisfunction. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Nik's Brushed Metal Edges. 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 Glitter Spray-GI_TT70'sDisfunction and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V350.
Open Frame4-GI-TT70'sDisfuntion and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 23 degrees.
Open tube of choice. I am using Brandy Everett's Punky Princess. Add to main canvas, centered.
On the layers pallet, right click on the frame, Raster 3, and duplicate. Drag the duplication, Copy of Raster 3, over the tube layer.
Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that hang out below the frame at the bottom.
Activate Copy of Raster 3. With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top half the top half of the frame and delete.
Selections -> Select none.
Open Flowers2-GI_TT70'sDisfunction and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.
Open Flowers-GI_TT70'sDisfunction and mirror. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V450.
Click on the frame layer, Raster 3, to activate. Open WordArtPunk-GI_TT70'sDisfunction, and add to main canvas centered at H450, V100.
Click on Raster 6, the red flower, to activate. Open Doodle-GI_TT70'sDisfunction and rotate left. Resize to 65%, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open Tag2-GI_TT70'sDisfunction and rotate right. On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000).
Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Punky Princess tube, that information is:
(c)Brandy Everett Webster2772.DeviantArt.com Your MTA_License#
You may also add the background credits and tagged by information at this point. I am using the font Tahoma, 5 points, bold and centered.
Merge visible, the rotate Tag2 left. Activate the Copy of Raster 3 layer on the layers pallet, and add Tag2 to your main canvas, centered at H125, V40.
Using your eraser tool, erase just a bit of the inside silver clip so that is looks like the tag is clipped to the frame.
Open Glitter-GI_TT70'sDisfunction. Activating the top layer on the layers pallet (Raster 8), add the Glitter to the main canvas, centered at H335, V600.
Starting with Raster 2, the glitter spray layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to all of the elements on your main canvas, except the Copy of Raster 3.
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, 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 Too Fun Red Gel Alpha, and have the name centered at H550, V650. Your actual location may vary depending upon the size of the font or alpha you are using, and the length of the name.
Add a matching 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.
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.