Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dearg-due (PTU) Tutorial

Dearg-due - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Gothic Inspriations, 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 Raven, 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.

Mask of choice. I am using the Ghostbusters 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 Plaid alpha by Jen's Sweet Temptations, which is a PTU alpha.

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 Paper2-GI_AnIrishJig. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Ghostbusters by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Resize to 800 x 800 pixels. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Clover Shower-GI_AnIrishJig, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Rainbow-GI_AnIrishJig and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V250.

Open Frame1-GI_AnIrishJig, and resize to 600 x 600 pixels. Copy and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Raven, by Karen M Koski. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.

On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 4, and duplicate. Right click on the frame copy, 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 frame layer copy and delete.

With your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall below the frame layer on the bottom.

Open Tules-GI_AnIrishJig and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H430, V500.

Return to top layer.

Open Dried Flower-GI_AnIrishJig and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.

Open Ribbon1-GI_AnIrishJig and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V475.

Open Bow1-GI_AnIrishJig and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H625, V500.

On the layers pallet, click on Copy of Raster 4 - the frame layer copy. With you selection tool set to rectangle replace, select an area from H150, V450 to V220, H580. Right click and "promote selection to layer".

Selections -> Select None.

Going back to copy of Raster 4, select another area from H310, V690 to H440, V690. Right click and promote selection to layer.

Selections -> Select None.

Click on the top of the two promoted selection on the layer pallet, then go to Layers -> Merge Visible -> Merge Down.

Right click on the merged Promoted Selections and to to Arrange -> Bring to Top.

Open Tab-GI_AnIrishJig and resize to 45%. On the Material pallet, set your foreground color to lime green (#4f890c) and your background color to old gold (#b09c5f). Using font of choice at the copyright information to the tab. For the Raven tube, that information is:

©Karen M. Koski MtA-(License #)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. Merge visible, then copy and add the tab to the main canvas, centered at H225, V675.

Starting with the Clover Shower layer - Raster 2- and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the rainbow layer, the frame layer copy (Copy of Raster 4), and the promoted selections. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 65, blur of 15 and color 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 plaid alpha by Jen's Sweet Temptations. I have centered my name at H550, V100, and added a drop shadow to match the one used on the rest of the elements 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.

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