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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Got the Blues taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap. This is a PTU kit which is available at Stargazer Scraps. You will also need the matching sampler which can be downloaded for free from Jo's blog HERE.
Tube of choice. I am using Moi Lolita, by Elias Chatzoudis. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at PSP Tube Emporium.
Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge110 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 Luca et Nathan Alpha by DigiScrap.ch. This is a free to use alpha that may be downloaded HERE.
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 Paper11. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge53 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.
From the sampler, open flowerscatter and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V450.
Open wings, and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V350. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 15 degrees.
Open heart and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V200. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 15 degrees.
Open frame5 and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V400.
Open tube of choice. I am using MoiLolita by Elias Chatzoudis. copy the close up layer and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V450.
With your selection tool set to rectangle - replace, select the bottom half of the frame, Raster 5, right click and promote selection to layer.
Right click on the Promoted Selection on the layers pallet and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.
Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube, except for the hair, that fall below the frame. Return to top layer.
Open RibbonCurl5 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.
Open beadspill1, and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V600.
Open mask and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 15 degrees.
Open tag and rotate right. On the material pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to blue (#2c5fc4). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the MoiLolita tube, that information is:
©Elias Chatzoudis www.elias-design.gr Your PTE(License#)
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have free rotated the text right, 5 degrees to match the angle of the tag. I also added the background credit and tagged by information at this point.
Merge visible resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H650, V450.
On the layers pallet, right click ont the mask layer, Raster 10 and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.
Starting with the flowerspill layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the Promoted Selection. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, color of black (#000000).
You can now save the artist's copy or your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Luca et Nathan alpha by digiscrap.ch. I have my name centered at H250, V600, and have added a drop shadow to it to match the rest of the elements on the tag.
Drop the white background layer and resize to 75%, 600 x 600 pixels. 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.