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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Red Hot Valentine taggers kit by Artmama Made which is a PTU kit available at Stargazer Scraps.
Tube of choice. I am using Cold Hearted, 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 #83 which you can download HERE.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using MS Gothic which is a Windows System font. If you do not have it, you can download it HERE.
I am also using the Red Alpha by Stephinette. It is a Christmas alpha but it works for Valentine's Day too.
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 AM-Red Hot Valentine09. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #83. 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 AM-Red Hot Valentine embellie20 and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V350. Image - Free Rotate -> Rotate Right, 18 degrees. Duplicate and Mirror. Relocate the duplication to H500, V450.
Open AM-Red Hot Valentine embellie16 and add to main canvas, centered. Right click on Raster 3 on the layers pallet and go to Arrange -> Move down. Repeat the move down.
Return to top layer.
Open AM-Red Hot Valentine embellie07 and rotate left (or right, makes no difference). Add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Cold Hearted by Darkmoon's Dream. Open the close up, Cold Hearted04, resize to 65% and add to main canvas, centered.
On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 4, and duplicate. Arrange -> Bring to top.
Set your selection tool to rectangle - replace and select the top half of the frame copy layer, Copy of Raster 4, and delete.
Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall below the frame. Return to top layer.
Open AM-Red Hot Valentine embellie38, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V250.
Open AM-Red Hot Valentine embellie17, and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H175, V500.
Open Cold Hearted03, and resize to 45%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
OpenAM-Red Hot Valentine embellie44 and add to main canvas, centered at H575, V650. Arrange -> Move down.
Return to top layer.
Open AM-Red Hot Valentine embellie48 and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V125.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice add copyright information to the canvas. For the Cold Hearted tube, that information is:
©Darkmoon's Dream http://darkmoonsdream.blogspot.com Your SATC_License#.
You should also add the background credits and tagged by info at this time.
I am using MS Gothic, 4 points bold and centered. I then free rotated the text right, 90 degrees, and located it along the right side of the frame at H650, V350.
Starting with the mesh layer, Raster 3, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your canvas, except for the frame copy, Copy of Raster 4, and the copyright.
I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85, blur of 15 and color dark red (#400000).
For the copyright information, change your settings to offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100% and blur of 5 and add the drop shadow. Repeat, using offsets of -3 each.
You can now save your tag as a .pspimage file.
using font or alpha of choice, add desired name(s) to tag. I am using the Red Alpha by Stephinette, and have the name centered at H550, V600.
I then added a drop shadow to it of offsets, 5 each, opacity of 85%, blur of 5, and color dark red (#400000).
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.