Friday, February 18, 2011

Beads Lady, Beads! (PTU) Tutorial

Mardi Gras - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Mardi Gras taggers kit by Puddicat Creations which is a PTU kit that is available at Butterfly Blush and other fine online stores.

Tube of choice. I am using Mardi Gras Girl, by Eugene Rzhevskii. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics For

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge118 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.

I am also using the Mardi Gras alpha by Southern Scrapz. This designer is no longer selling, so please find an alternate that you like instead.

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 Paper10. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk. I am using Grunge118 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. 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 pdc_doodle and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V400.

Open pdc_clock1 and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V250. Image -> free rotate, Rotate left, 17 degrees.

Open pdc_frame1 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice, I am using Mardi Gras Girl by Eugene Rzhevskii. This is a multi layers tube, so select the option you want, then resize to 50%, Copy special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

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

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top half of copy of Raster 4 and delete.

Selections -> Select None.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall below the bottom of the frame layer. Return to top layer.

Open pdc_beads5 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.

Open pdc_mask3 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V600.

Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 20 degrees.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background color both to dark green (#004000). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Mardi Gras Girl tube, that information is:

©Eugene Rzhevskii PFD_(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have added my copyrights to the bottom of the canvas, centered at H400, V740. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Using the following settings add a white drop shadow to the text: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5 and color #ffffff. Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other information the same.

Starting with Raster 2, the doodle layer, on your layer pallet and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the frame layer copy, 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.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to the tag. I am using the Mardi Gras alpha by Southern Scrapz, and have centered by name at H500, V500. I then added drop shadow to match the rest of the items on the canvas.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much hun I totally love this tag too you did a awesome job on it and also I have posted this on my blog too. Thank you again hun for the tag woo hoo