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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Steamy Kind of Love taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap. This is a PTU kit that is available at Stargazers Scraps.
Tube of choice. I am using Clockworks, by Karen M. Koski. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My Tubed Art.com.
Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge16 mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack. (Note that any sort of grungey, vaguely heart shaped mask will work.)
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 Typewriterkeys Black alpha by Rachael Hudnall, which is a PTU alpha. As always, use of an alpha is optional.
Note that H# and V# refer to Horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas 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 state 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 paper14. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge16 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 gearglitterandsparkle and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Deco6,and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V250.
Open frame5, and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Clockwork by Karen M. Koski. copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.
Go to layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and apply the same mask you used on the paper layer to the tube layer. Layers -> Merge down.
Open Wire and add to main canvas centered at H400, V600.
Open Frame6 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H575, V625.
Open Deco5 and add to main canvas, centered at H150, V400.
Open Deco7 and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V650.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to yellow gold (#ecb82a). Using font of choice, add the copyright information the tag. For the Clockworks tube that information is:
©Karen M. Koski EnchantedCanvas.com Your MtA-License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have fit text to path to curve around the outside of the frame. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain to you how to do that, however, you may find a tutorial for the procedure HERE.
I also added my background credits and tagged by information at this point. This information is of course, optional.
Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the copyright text: offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, color black (#000000). Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.
Starting with Raster 3 on your layers pallet, the Deco6 layer, 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 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 tag. I am using the typewriter keys black alpha by Rachael Hudnall. I used the manual color correction tool - metals/brass - to change the color and give it a more antique look. I then centered my name at H300, V600, and 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.
There are six snags in this set: A Note, Be Mine, Checking In, Hello, Love You and Welcome.
You can down load the set from MediaFire HERE.
Or from 4Shared HERE.
The password - if it asks for one - is "Scooby Do" in either case.