Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Resolutions Tutorial - Free Scraps

Resolutions - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Resolutions Sampler taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, which is a FTU kit available for download at the Gothic Inspirations Blog. Be sure to leave a thank you if you download.

If you enjoy working with this sampler, please consider purchasing the PTU kit, which is available at Gothic Inspiration.com.

Tube of choice. I am using Queen of Spades, by Eugene Rzhevskii. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.

Mask of choice. I am using the Rope Burns 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 Century Gothic, which is a windows system font, and the Satin Gold Alpha which is a FTU alpha available at Free Digital Scrapbooking.com.

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 Paper4_GI_ResolutionsSampler. Layers -> Load/save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Rope Burns by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

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

Open Fireworks, resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V300. Duplicate, and relocate the Copy of Raster 2 to H500, V500.

Open Mesh, and resize to 85%. Add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 18 degrees.

Open Frame2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvs, centered, Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Right, 18 degrees.

Open Word Art, and rotate Left. Add to main canvas centered at H200, V350. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Right, 18 degrees.

Open tube of choice. I am using Queen of Spades by Eugene Rzhevskii. Open the face layer and resize to 75%. Mirror, then copy and add to the main canvas, centered at H450, V350.

On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 4, and duplicate. Then right click on the Copy of Raster 4 -> Arrange -> Bring to Top.

With your selection tool set to rectangle - replace, select the an area of Copy of Raster from from H100, V100 to H600, V500. Tap your delete key.

Selections -> Select none.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall below the frame layer.

On the layers pallet, return to the top layer, Copy of Raster 4. Open Ribbon3 and add to main canvas centered at H450, V700. Using your eraser tool, erase the bit of the ribbon that is turned downward.

Open Bubbles and resize to 75%. add to main canvas, centered at H600, V350.

Open Champagne and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H650, V575.

Open Bow2 and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H660, V650.

Starting with the Mesh layer, Raster 3, on the layers pallet, Add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the frame layer copy, Copy of Raster 4 and the word art layer, Raster 5.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizonal of -5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color of black (#000000).

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to very Dark Red (#341113). This should match the background. Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag. For the Queen of Spades tube, that information is:

©Eugene Rzhevskii www.picsfordesign.com Your PFD_License#.

You should also add the background credits and tagged by line at this time. I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I free rotated the text left, 73 degrees to get it match up to the frame angel.

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 Satin Gold alpha and have my name centered at H300, V600. Add 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.


  1. Stunning tutorial Dianna! TYSM for creating a tut with this kit. And you were so frickin' quick in doing it!! :) TYTY!! Xox Jess

  2. Great tutorial super easy. Thank you