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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Vampire Lust taggers kit by Gemini Creationz, which is a PTU kit that can be purchased at GeminiCreationz.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Misfit Vampiric, 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 Lightning Bolts by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic, which is a Windows system font and the Bloody Mess alpha, which is a FTU alpha that can be downloaded 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 gcz-vl-paper-9. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Lightning Bolts by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open gcz-vl-sequins and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open gcz-vl-moon-stars and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V250.
Open gcz-vl-mesh heart and add to main canvas, centered.
Open gcz-vl-blood, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V300.
Open gcz-vl-Winged heart and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V200. Image -> Free Rotate - Rotate Right, 20 degrees.
Open gcz-vl-frame-3 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Raster 3 from the Misfit Bundle by ©Sky Scraps. Resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered.
Using your eraser tool, erase the tube on bottom to match up with the frame edge.
Open gcz-vl-glitter doodle and add to main canvas, centered at h400, V650.
Open gcz-vl-beaded string and add to main canvas, centered at H400 V550.
Starting with sequin layer, Raster 2, on the layers pallet and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the moon-stars layer. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85, blur of 15 and color of dark red (#400000).
On the material pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and you background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Misfit Vampiric tube, that information is:
©SkyScraps www.scrapsandthecity.com SatC030
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and then fit my text to path to match the frame. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to teach you to do that, but if you do not know how to do this, you can find a tutorial for it HERE.
I have my copyright centered at H400, V375.
Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the copyright text: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5 and color dark red (#400000). Repeat using offsets of -3 each while leaving all other settings 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 the tag. I am using the Bloody Alpha and have my name located at H300, V550. Add a drop shadow shadow matching the rest of the tag (not the copyright) to the name.
Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png and you are all done.
If you are planning on using the tag on Facebook, you might want to save it as a .jpg file, as Facebook's handling of .pngs has changed and the tags look better with the white background on them. For forum use, resize it to 75% again (480 x 480 pixels).
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.