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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Till Death Do Us Part taggers kit by Grunge and Glitter Scraps, This is a PTU kit can be purchased at Scraps and the City.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Death Dealer, by Jay Trembly. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Up Your Art.com.
Mask of choice. I am using the Strands mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.
Font 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 Metal Alpha by Katrin's Design. This alpha is no longer commercially available, so please choose something else 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 Paper12. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Strands 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 deadtree, and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V400.
Open darkwindow and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H450, V475.
Open Redrose and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V530. Image - Free Rotate -> Rotate right 30 degrees.
Open tube of choice. I am using Death Dealer by Jay Trembly. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.
Open doodle2 and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V625.
Open Cross2 and resize to 35% and add to main canvas centered at H630, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 17 degrees.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice add copyright information to the tag. For the Jay Trembly tag, that information is:
©Jay Trembly www.ArtofTrembly.com UpYourArt(License#)
I am using Century Gothic, bold and centered and have my credit centered at H400, V725. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the copyright: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100, blur of 5 and color black (#000000). Repeat, using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.
Starting with the dead tree layer, Raster 2, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your tag. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).
You may 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 Metal Alpha by Katrin's Design. I have my named centered at H300, V600, and have added a drop shadow to it 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.