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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:
My Rustic Christmas taggers kit, which is a FTU kit Which you can download from my blog, HERE. (Please leave a thank you if you download.)
Tube of choice. I am using 14SaBa by Sandi Baker. You must have a license to use this PTU tube, which is available at My Tag Art.
Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #316 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows sytems font, and the red Star Bow Alpha by Heaven Dreams.
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 DCD_RuCh_Paper15. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask # 316. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged.
Open DCD_RuCh_Frame03. Image -> Flip, then add to main canvas, centered.
Image -> Free Rotate - Rotate Left, 20 degrees.
On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 2, and duplicate. Image -> Mirror.
Open DCD_RuCh_Tree02. Resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V350.
Open Tube of choice. I am using 14SaBa by Sandi Baker. Copy tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD-RuCh_Garland02, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open DCD_Glitter Leaf, resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600.
Erase the stem on the glitter leaf.
Open DCD_RuCh_Owl, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600.
Open DCD_RuCh_Pine Cone02, resize to 25%, and add to main canvas, centered at H575, V700.
Open DCD_RuCh_Pine Cone01, resize to 25% and add to main canvas, centered at H650, V700.
On the materials pallet, click on the Garland layer to activate. Open DCD_RuCh_Ribbon03, resize to 75% and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Click on the top pine cone layer to activate.
Open DCD_RuCh_Happy Holidays WA. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V125.
On the Materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and the background color to goldenrod (#f0a71e).
Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Sandi Baker tube that information is: (c)Sandi Baker www.wolfsognstudio.com Your TART_License#
You may also add the background credits and tagged by information at this time.
I am using Century Gothic, 12 points, Bold and Centered. I then free rotated the text left, 70 degrees and located it at H165, V335, so that it appears to be on the frame. (copy or Raster 2).
Starting with the frame layer, Raster 2, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas.
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85, 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 Red Bow alpha by Heaven Dreams and have centered the name at H330, V650. Actual location may depend 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. Optionally, you can keep the background and save as a .jpg file.
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.