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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Anguished taggers kit by Gothic Inspirations, This is a PTU kit which is available at Gothic Inspriations.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Emotional Abuse, by Vinegar. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Mask of choice. I am using the Rope Burns mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.
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.
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 Paper5-GI_Anguished. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Rope Burns by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Resize paper to 90%. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open BrokenGlass-GI Anguished and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Frame 5 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V325.
Using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the frame layer to select.
With the area still selected, click on Raster 2, the broken glass layer, and press the delete key.
Selections -> Select None.
Open moss and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Emotional Abuse by Vinegar. copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V525.
Open word art 2 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V575. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 20 degrees.
Usin the following settings add a drop shadow to the work art: Offsets 3 each, opacity 100%, blur 5, color white (#ffffff). Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.
Open Hearts, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V675.
Open Pin and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V150. Image -> Free rotate -> Rotate right, 17 degrees.
Using your eraser tool, erase a bit of the pin in the middle so that it appear to be stuck through the moss.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Vinegar tube, that information is:
©Vinegar - www.vinegaria.com Your PTE(License#)
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have my copyright centered at H400, V100, right along the top of the frame. I also added the background credits and tagged by information at this time.
Using the same procedure as with the word art, add a white drop shadow to the credits.
Starting with Raster 2, the broken glass layer, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas except for the word art and the credits layers. 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.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name to tag. I am using something I call the "White" alpha" and I have no idea where I got it from or who created it as the designer did not see fit to include any identification in the file.
In any case, I have my name centered at H500, V675, and have 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!
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.