Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bloody Cupid (PTU) Tutorial

Bloody Cupid - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Damned Love taggers kit by Schnegge which is a PTU kit available at My Tubed

Optional Tube of choice. I am using one of the posers included in the kit.

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge112 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 Black Epoxy alpha by Marie Stones. This is a FTU alpha that may be downloaded at Free Digital

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 P04_DamnLove_Schnegge. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask form disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge112 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Open wa02_DamnLove_Schnegge and resize to 75%, Add to main canvas, centered.

Open thorns1_DamnLove_Schnegge, and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V350.

Open Candle03_DamnLove_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V450.

Open Frame02_DamnLove_Schnegge, copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open skullz_DamnLove_Schnegge and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V600.

Open 04DamnCupid_Schnegge and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V200.

Open rope_DamnLove_Schnegge, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open Flower03_DamnLove_Schnegge and add to main canvas centered at H450, V600.

Open Black Widow_DamnLove_Schnegge, resize to 75% and mirror. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V275.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. for the Damn Cupid poser, that information is:

©Schnegge You MtA-License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the background credits and tagged by information at this point. I free rotated my text left, 90 degrees and located my copyright at H600, V400.

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

(And no, I didn't forget about the little cat, I'm using him has part of my tagged by info. You can use him or not, as you please.)

Starting with the word art layer, Raster 2, and working upward, add a drop shadow to each element on the main canvas, except for the copyright layer. 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 version of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Black Epoxy Alpha by Marie Stones and have located my name at H300, V600. I then added a red drop shadow to the name using the following settings: offsets of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color #c00000. I repeated, using offsets of -5, leaving all other settings the same.

Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save your tag 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.

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