Monday, January 24, 2011

Divine Temptation (PTU) Tutorial

Divine Temptation - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Chaos Angels taggers kit by Foxys Designz, This is a PTU kit can be purchased at Stargazer Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using Divine Temptation, by James Jack. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My Tubed

Mask of choice. I am using the Spooked mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.

Font and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.

I am also using 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 ruler 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 stated 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 Paper1_FD. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Spooked 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 Element46, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Element41_FD and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V300. On the Layers pallet, set your opacity level to 60%.

Open tube of choice. I am using Divine Temptation by James Jacks. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Element32_FD, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Element25_FD and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.

Using your eraser tool, erase the candle base that is visible below the cloud layer. Return to top layer.

Open Element28_FD, and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.

Open Element3_FD, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open Element20_FD, and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Free Rotate Right, 20 degrees.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparant and your background color to dark blue (#000040). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the main canvas, For the Divine Temptation tube, that information is:

©James Jacks Your MtA_License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the background credit and tagged by information at this time. I have my credits centered at H400, V675.

Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the copyright text: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, and color white. Repeat, using offsets of -3 each while leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with Raster 2, the bling layer, on the layers pallet, add a drop shadow to each of the element on your main canvas except for Raster 3, the candle layer and the copyright layer.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85, blur of 15 and oclor dark blue (#000040).

You may 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 Moonbeam Alpha by Julie It Is, and have my name centered at H300, V500. Add a drop shadow to the name to match the rest of the elements on the tag.

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.

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