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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Cornilia Marie Quincy taggers kit by Wicked Princess Scraps which is a PTU kit available at Scrappetizing.com.
Please note that this kit is FTU for the week ended December 11, 2010 After that it becomes PTU. So snag it while the snagging is good!
Tube of choice. I am using one of Lisa K's cookies that is included in the kit.
Mask of choice. I am using the Fraying Rug 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 Tahoma MS which is a windows system font and the Black Typewriter Keys alpha by Rachael Hudnall.
For a FTU alternative to the typewriter key alpha you can try the Dans le Retro alpha by Digiscrap.ch.
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 WP_CMQ_Paper 17. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Nik's Fraying Rug mask. 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 WP_CMQ_Corset, and resize to 50%, Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V300. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate -> Left, 15 degrees.
Open WP_CMQ_Choker, resize to 75%, add to main canvas, centered at H150, V350
Open WP_CMQ_Patchworkheart, resize to 50%, and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V350.
Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate -> Right, 17 degrees.
Open WP_CMQ_Brooch, and add to main canvas centered at H525, V250.
Open WP_CMQ_Couch, resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.
Open WP_CMQ_Corneliasitting, erase the copyright on the tube, and resize to 45%. Add to main canvas centered at H420, V400.
Open WP_CMQ_Banner, resize to 33%, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Open WP_CMQ_PearBlossom, resize to 35%, add to main canvas, centered at H150, V650. On the layers pallet, right click on the pear blossom and duplicate. Image -> Mirror.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and your background color to Cream (#cbbda5). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag.
For the Cornelia Sitting tube, that information is:(c)LK Designs sophisticatedscraps.blogspot.com. You may also add the background credits and tagged by line at this time.
I am using the font Trebuchet MS, 4 points, bold and centered and I centered the copyright at H400, V700. I then add a black drop shadow to make them stand out, using the following settings:
Offsets, Vertical and Horizontal of 3 each, Opacity 100%, blur 5 and color black (#000000). I then repeated the drop shadow but changed the offsets to -3 each.
Starting with the corset layer (Raster 2) add a drop shadow to all the elements in the tag except for the copyright information. 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 Black Typewriter key alpha, which is a PTU alpha, and have applied a manual color correction meta preset -> gold to it, to give it a more antiqued look.
I have the name centered at H500, v125. 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.
You can now 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.