Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gothic Nights (FTU) Tutorial

Gothic Nights - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:

The Horror Whorez taggers kit by Nette's Nightowl Works. This is a free to use kit which may be downloaded at the link provided.

Tube of choice. I am using Terra , by Myka Jelina. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Myka's

Mask of choice. I am using the Sloth 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 Gothique Romance Alpha Black by Whispy's D'zines. This alpha is no longer available, so please choose something else 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 nnw hwpaper4. Resize to 800 x 800 pixels, then go to Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Sloth 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 nnw hw sequins, and resize to 85%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Using your magic wand tool, click anywhere outside the masked paper area on Raster 1 to select. With the area still selected, click on Raster 2 to active, then press the delete key.

Selections - Select None

Open NNw hw bloodredmoon and resize to 45%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V350.

Open nnw hw fog and add add to main canvas, centered.

Open nnw hw candlestand and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V400.

Open tube of choice, I am using Terra by Myka Jelina. Copy the Terra Medium layer and add to your main canvas, centered.

Open nnw hw pebbles and rotate left. Resize to 65%, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V675.

Open nnw hw spider and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V650.

Open nnw hw wings and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to black (#000000) and your background color to red (#800000). Using font of choice add copyright information to the tag. For the Terra tube that information is:

©Myka Jelina MJ (License #)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have fit my text to path to curve around the moon. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain how to do this, but you may find a tutorial on the subject HERE.

I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

using the following settings add a white drop shadow to your text: offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5 and color #ffffff. Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with the sequin layer - raster 2 - and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the fog layer and the copyright layer. 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 or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Gothique Romance Alpha Black by Whispy's D'zines. I have centered my name at H600, V500 and have added a white drop shadow, using the same settings as I used on the tag, only changing the color.

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment