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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Sweet Temptations taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, This is a PTU kit which is part of a collaboration available at Stargazer Scraps. It is free with a $10 purchase from January 15 to February 15, 2011.
Tube of choice. I am using Gothic Love, by Darkmoon's Dream. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at ScrapsandtheCity.com.
Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #312 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using the font Morpheus, which is a free to use font that can be downloaded HERE.
The Gothique Romance Alpha - Black by Whispy's D'Zignes. This is an older alpha that is no longer commercially available, so please choose something you like instead. ;)
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 Paper6-GI_SweetTemptations. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #312. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.
Resize to 90%. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Mesh-GI_SweetTemptations and resize to 85%, Add to main canvas, centered.
Open Frame7-GI_SweetTemptations, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 17 degrees.
Open tube of choice. I am using GothicLove04 by Darkmoon's Dream. Resize to 35%, and add to main canvas, centered.
On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 3, and duplicate. Right click again, on the Copy of Raster 3, and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.
With your selection tool set to rectangle - replace, select the top half the frame copy, Copy of Raster 3, and delete.
Selections -> Select None.
Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that are hanging below the frame layer. Return to top layer.
Open Ribbon1-GI_SweetTemptations and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H440, V530. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 17 degrees. Using your eraser tool, erase the bit of the ribbon on the right hand side that is hanging to the right of the frame.
Open HeartEmbl-GI_SweetTemptations and resize to 250 pixels wide. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600.
Open Tag2. 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. Make it BIG because we are going to resize the tag in the next step and you want it to remain legible.
The copyright information for the GothicLove tube is:
©DarkMoon's Dream http://darkmoonsdream.blogspot.com Your SatC_License#
I am using the font Morpheus, 4 points, bold and centered, and then free rotated the text right, 23 degrees to match the angle on the tag.I also added the background credits and tagged by information.
Merge visible, and then resize the tag to 65%. Copy and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V650.
Open SafetyPin-GI_SweetTemptations and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V600.
Open Bling-GI_SweetTemptations and resize to 600 pixels wide. Add to main canvas centered at H400, V250.
Starting with Raster 2, the mesh layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except the frame layer copy, Copy of Raster 3, and the bling layer, Raster 9.
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 the tag. I have my name centered at H225, V125, and have free rotated it left, 17 degrees to match the angle of the frame. I then added a drop shadow to match the rest of 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.