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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Black Dagger Brotherhood - Zsadist taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap. This is a PTU kit that is available at Scraps and the City.
Tube(s) of choice. I am using Hiro, 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 Thorns2 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 Goth Chics Alpha by Whispy's D'zines, which is a FTU alpha you can download from her blog HERE.
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 paper11. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk. Select mask of choice. I am using Thorns 2 by Nik's Scrips 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 Parchment and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Right 17 degrees.
Open frame 3, rotate right, and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube 1 of choice. I am using Hiro Bonus. Resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered H420, V350.
Set the transparency to 80%.
On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 3, and duplicate. Drag the Copy of Raster 3 over the tube layer, Raster 4.
With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top half of Copy of Raster 3 and delete.
Select -> Select None.
Open Wire, and add to canvas, centered at H400, V450.
Open candle2 and add to main canvas, centered at H675, V410.
Open tube 2 of choice. I am using SkyScraps-Hiro3. Resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V400.
Open decoswirl, and resize to 75% and add to main canvas centered at H400, V650.
Open throwing star, resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V550.
Open wax seal and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.
Starting with the parchment layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to your elements, except for the frame copy (Copy of Raster 3). I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 7 each, opacity of 85, blur of 15, and color of black (#000000).
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 Hiro tubes, that information is:
(c)SkyScraps www.scrapsandthecity.com Your SatC_License#
You can also add the background credits and tagged by information at this point.
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered.
Add a drop shadow to the name using offsets, vertical & horizontal of 3 each, opacity of 100, blur of 5, and color white (#ffffff). Repeat the drop shadow using offsets of -3 each (leave the other information the same).
Open glitter curtain, and add to main canvas, centered.
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 Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines. I've got the name centered at V600, and just to the left the wax seal.
Add a drop to match the rest of the tag (not the credits) to the name. (You can if you wish change the shadow color to #7f1a44, which will help the name stand out more.
Drop your white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save a .png file 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.
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.