Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Love Rock-N-Roll (PTU) Tutorial

Lil Rock Star - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Lil Rock Star taggers kit by Schnegge's Scraps. This is a PTU taggers kit that is available at My Tubed Art and Twilight Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using psp15697 Hot by Wendy Gerber. This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use it, which is available at My PSP

Mask of choice. I am using the PlayMisty4Me mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.

Font(s) choice. I am using Century Gothic, which is a windows system font, and the Gothic Romance Alpha by Whispy's D'zines.

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.

Open a new raster layers canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood filled White.

Open paper of choice. I am using p04_Lrs_Schnegge. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk. Select mask of choice. I am using PlayMisty4Me by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Resize to 115%. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open Glitter_Lrs_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Bike_Lrs_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V450.

Open Frame06_Lrs_Schnegge, and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Right, 30 degrees.

Open Tube of choice. I am using psp15697-SCGerber-Hot. Copy the close up layer, Layer 1, and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V350.

On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 4 and duplicate. Right click on the new Copy of Raster 4 -> Arrange -> Bring to top.

with your selection tool set to rectangle-replace, select the top 2/3rds of the Copy of Raster 4 - down to the V500 mark, and delete.

Selections, Select none. Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall below the frame layer, as well the bit of tube's boobie that is hanging over the frame on the right hand side.

Return to the top layer, Copy of Raster 4.

Open Boots_Lrs_Schnegge, and Image -> Mirror. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V500.

Open Swirl2_Lrs_Schnegge, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open wordart02_Lrs_Schnegge, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open Tag_Lrs_Schnegge. Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Wendy Gerber tube, that information is:

©Wendy Gerger Your MPT_License#

You should also add the background credits and tagged by information at this time.

I am using Century Gothic, 5 points, bold, and centered. I have my foreground color set to black, and my background color set to Candy Hearts from my PSP Valentine Gradient pack. Use your pick tool to adjust to needed.

Merge visible.

On the layers pallet, click on the glitter layer, Raster2 to activate. Add the tag to you main canvas, centered at H250, V250.

Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 60 degrees. Use your pick tool to position the tag so that the credit show behind the frame. Make sure the credits can be read and that they are not being covered by any other part of the design.

Starting with the tag layer, Raster 9, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements in your tag except for the frame copy layer, Copy of Raster 4. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).

You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Click on Raster 4, the frame layer, to activate. Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to the tag. I am using the Gothic Romance Alpha by Whispy's D'zines. I free rotated my name, right, 30 degrees to match up with the frame angle, and located it at H550, V150.

I then added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.

Drop your white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file and you are all done.

Please note that if you are planning on using this tag on Facebook you may want to save it as a .jpg file with a white background, 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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