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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Hearts Emotions taggers kit by Nette's Nightowl Work which is a PTU kit available at Scraps and the City.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Lacey, by Myka Jelina. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Myka's Graphics.com.
Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #171 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) 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 Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines. This was a FTU alpha. I've recently been informed that it's no longer available on line, which is kind of sad, as it's one of my favorites.
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 NNW emo paper8. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk. I am using Wee Scots Lass Mask 171. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Resize to 85%. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open NNW Emo Doodlieos2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open NNW Emo Grunge Frame and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Lacey by Myka Jelina. Copy the close up tube and add to main canvas, centered.
With your selection tool set to rectangle - replace, select the bottom part of the frame layer, Raster 3, from V550 to V750. Selection -> Promote selection to layer. On the layers pallet, right click on the Promoted Selection and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.
Open NNW Emo Heart String and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Open NNW Emo Bleeding Hearts and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V600.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to dark purple (#400040). Using font of choice, add copyright information ot the tag. For the Myka Jelina tag, that information is:
©Myka Jelina mykasgraphics.com Your MJ_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points bold and centered. I have the copyright centered at H400, V700. I have also added the background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the tag: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%. blur of 5, color white (#ffffff). Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other setting the same.
Starting with the circles layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except the Promoted Selection and the copyright layer.
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 Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'Zigns. I have my name centered at H500, V150 and have added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.
Drop the white background layer, and resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels). Save as a .png file, and you are all done!
If you are planning on using the tag on Facebook, you may wish to save it as a .jpg with a white background layer, as this displays better on Facebook.
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.