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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Foxys Designz, 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 Flirtations, 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 #141 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.
The font Aristocrat, which is a free to use font that can be downloaded HERE.
I used something called the Red Felt ABC's for the names. I've had this alpha for a while, I have no idea who did it or where I got it from as a TOU was not included in the zip. You can use whatever font or alpha suits your fancy.
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 Paper 10_FD. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass Mask #141.
Open Element15_FD and add to your main canvas at H300, V400. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 18 Degrees
On you materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to brown (#564331). Using the font Arisotcrat, 14 Points, bold and centered, type in "Love is...".
Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 18 Degrees. Move your text so that it is centered at H250, V350.
Open Element32_FD and add to your main canvas, centered.
Open Element8-FD and add to your main canvas, centered at H600, V400.
Open Element40_FD and resize to 75%. Add to your main canvas centered at H350, V550.
Open tube of choice. I am using Flirtations04 by Darkmoon's Dream. Resize to 35% and add to your main canvas centered at H500, V400.
Open Element13_FD and add to your main canvas, centered at H400, V650. Using the following settings, a white drop shadow to the element: offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, color #ffffff. Repeat, using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.
Starting with Raster 2 and working upward, add a drop shadow to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the swirl layer, Raster 3, and the Robert Frost quote, Raster 6.
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color black (#000000).
Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Flirtations tube that information is:
©DarkMoon's Dream http://darkmoonsdream.blogspot.com Your SacT_License#.
I am using the font Century Gothic, 4, bold, and centered, color dark red (#400000). I also added the background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Using the following settings, a white drop shadow to the text: offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, color #ffffff. Repeat, using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.
You can now save the Artist's Copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to the tag. I have my name centered at H300, V450, and then free rotated it, left, 18 degrees. Add a drop shadow to match the rest of the elements on 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.
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.