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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Australiana taggers kit by Tezza's Tagger Scraps which is a PTU kit available at Butterfly Blush Designs.
Tube of choice. I am using Wet T-Shirt, by Jay Trembly. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Up Your Art.com.
Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #178 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.
I am also using the Australiana alpha, which is included in the kit.
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 BG4. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass Mask #178. 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 foilstardoodle and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. i am using Wet T-Shirt by Jay Trembly. Copy Tube(b) and add to you main canvas, centered. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select the same mask you used on the paper layer above.
With your selection tool set to rectangle - replace - select the top half of Mask-Raster 4 and delele.
Selections -> Select none. Layers -> Merge -> Merged down.
Open foilframe2 and rotate right. Add to main canvas, centered at H450, V275. Free rotate -> rotate right, 17 degrees.
Right click on the frame layer, Raster 4, and duplicate. Image -> Flip. Relocate the Copy of Raster 4 to H300, V525.
Open Balloon1. On the layers pallet, right click on the doodle layer, raster 2 to activate, then add the balloon to the main canvas, centered at H300, V300.
Return to top layer. Open Star Doodle3, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open Word Art1 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to dark blue (#000040). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the main canvas. For the Wet T-Shirt tube, that information is:
©Jay Trembly www.ArtofTrembly.com UpYourArt(License#)
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have located my copyright, centered at H400, V650. I also add the background credits and tagged by info at this point.
Using the following settings, add a white drop shadow to the credits: 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, the doodle layer and working upward, add a drop shadow to each of the elements on your main canvas. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 85%, blur of 15 and color of dark blue (#000040).
You may now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I used the Australiana alpha that is included in the kit. I have my name centered at H500, V500 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.