Sunday, February 20, 2011

Celtic Babe (PTU) Tutorial

Celtic Babe - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:

An Irish Jig taggers kit by Digicats (& Dogs), This is a PTU kit that is part of the new collab at StargaZer Scraps. It is free with a $10 purchase, or you can purchase the collab outright for $12.50.

Tube of choice. I am using Celtic Babe, by Keith Garvey. 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 Grunge16 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 Satin Gold alpha by Marie Stones. This is a FTU alpha that can be downloaded from 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 DCD_IrJi_Paper02. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge16 by Nik's Script 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 DCD_IrJi_Diamond Rain, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open DCD_IrJi_Rainbow, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V300.

Open vFrame06 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Celtic Babe by Keith Garvey. Copy the close up layer, Layer 2, and add to main main canvas, centered.

On the layers pallet, right click on Raster 4, the frame layer 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 the Copy of Raster 4, and delete.

Open DCD_IrJi_Butterfly Bling and add to main canvas, centered at H525, V400.

Open DCD_IrJi_Ribbon02 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H650, V400.

Open DCD_IrJi_Lucky Horse Shoe, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550.

Image -> Free Rotate -> Left, 17 degrees.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the frame, butterflies, et al, (but not the horseshoe) that fall below the ribbon layer on the main canvas.

Return to top layer.

On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to Orange (#fb6600). Using font or alpha of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Celtic Babe tube, that information is:

©Keith Garvey PTE(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have located my copyright at H400, V720. I also added my optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Using the following settings add a drop shadow to your credits: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, color dark green (#004000). Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with the diamond rain layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the rainbow layer and the Copy of Raster 4, the frame copy layer. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 5, and color of black (#000000).

You should 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 Satin Gold alpha by Marie Stones and have centered my name at H275, V575. I then added a drop shadow to match the rest of the elements on the main 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.

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