Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Une Belle Vie PTU Tutorial - Free Scraps

Une Belle Vie - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Une Belle Vie Sampler taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap, which you can download from Jo's blog, HERE. If you enjoy the sampler, why not purchase the whole kit? It's available at Scraps and the City.

Tube of choice. I am using Sabine Pink, by Sky Scraps. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Scraps and the City.

Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #78 which you can download HERE.

Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Trebuchet MS, which is a windows system font, and the Moonbeam alpha by Julie It Is. This is a free to use alpha that you may download from Julie's blog HERE. Be sure to leave her a thank you if you download.

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 Paper8. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk, and select mask of choice.

I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #78. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.

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

Open Frame and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice, I am using Sabine Pink by Sky Scraps Design - Layer 1. Resize to 75%, and add to canvas, centered at H400, V350.

On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer - Raster 2 - and duplicate. Drag the Copy of Raster 2 over the tube layer.

With you selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top half of the Copy of Raster 2, and delete.

Selections -> Select None.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that are visible along the bottom of the frame.

click on Copy of Raster 2 to activate.

Open HeartHanger, and add to main canvas, centered at H525, V400.

Open Bow4 and resize to 65%, add to main canvas, centered at H575, V150. Using your eraser tool, carefully erase the bits of the bow that are covering the tube.

Open Candle and add to the main canvas, centered at H600, V500.

Open JeweledButterfly, resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left 20 degrees.

Beginning with your frame layer, Raster 2 and working upward, add drop shadow of choice to each of the elements in the tag except the Copy of Raster 2 - the frame copy layer.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85, blur of 10 and color of very dark gray (#202020).

Open Starlight and add to main canvs, centered at H625, V275 (right above the candle).

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag.

For the Sabine tube, that information is (c)SkyScraps Your SATC_License#

You may also add the background credits and tagged by information at this time. I have my copyright and credits centered at H400, V700, and added a white dropshadow to make them stand out (offsets of 3 each, opacity of 85, blur of 5).

You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font for alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Moonbeam Alpha by Julie It Is, which is a FTU alpha. I have my name centered at H225, V575. Your location may vary depending upon the size of the alpha or font you are using, and the length of the name.

Add a matching dropshadow to the name.

Drop the white background layer, merge visible, resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file, and you're 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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