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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Earth taggers kit by DN Scraps which is a PTU kit available at Butterfly Blush Designs.
Photo tube of choice. I am using JoJackson 8 Free, by Jo Jackson. This is a FTU photo that may be download from My Tag Art. When using this photo, you must you the license # "TARTFree" on your creation.
Mask of choice. I am using the Smudged 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 Summer Sun alpha by Shel Belle Scraps. This was a FTU alpha but the download link has expired. (Sorry!) Please use a font or alpha 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 earthpaper25. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask of Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Smudged 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 Earth Swirls and add to main canvas, centered.
Open earthframedouble2 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V400.
Open phototube of choice. I am using JoJackson 8 Free. Copy the photo. Hold down your shift key and using your magic wand, select each of the inside of the frame pains on the main canvas. Edit -> Paste into selection.
Selections -> Select None.
Open earthposer2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas centered at H600, V400.
Open Earthowl and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at V525, H600.
Open earthframefrog2 and add to main canvas, centered at H150, V625.
Open earthleafs2 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open earthbird2 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V150.
Open earthsparkes2 and add to main canvas, centered.
On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and your background color to brown (#2c2210). Using font of choice add copyright to the tag. For the Jo Jackson photo, that information is:
©Jo Jackson jodesignz.deviantart.com TARTFree
Remember that since this is a free photo, you must use the TARTFree license on your tag.
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have located my copyright at H400, V725. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Starting with the frame layer, Raster 3, and working upward on the layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the sparkles. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).
You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font for alpha of choice add desired name to tag. I am using the Summer Sun alpha by Shel Belle Scraps. I have centered my name at H550, V100 and added a drop shadow to match the rest of the items 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.