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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Erin Go Bragh taggers kit by Gemini Creationz, This is a PTU kit can be purchased at Scraps and the City.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Leprikon Girl, by Lady Mishka. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics For Design.com.
Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #77 which you can download HERE.
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 St. Pats alpha Freebie by Crazed's Creations. This is a free to use alpha that you may download from Katie's blog HERE. Be sure to leave her a thank you if you download.
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 Erin Go Bragh paper 4. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #77. Make sure the fix to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged then add to main canvas, centered.
Open Clover Scatter and add to main canvas, centered.
Using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the masked paper area of Raster 1 to select. Leaving the area selected, click on Raster 2, the clover scatter and press the delete key.
Selections -> Select None.
Open Gemini_ErinGoBragh_frame05 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Leprikon Girl by Lady Mishka. with both Layer 28 and Layer 40 active, go to Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered. Shift the tube downward to V420, so that the bottom of the frame is covered.
Open Gemini_EringoBraugh_harp and resize to 75%. Mirror. On the layers pallet, click on the frame layer, raster 3, to activate and past the harp on the main canvas, centered at H500, V400.
Open Gemini_ErinGoBragh-clovercluster and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at V580, H425.
Open Gemini_ErinGoBragh-ribbon2 and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V400.
Click on the tube layer, Raster 4 to activate.
Open Gemini_ErinGoBragh-beermug and resize to 50%, and mirror. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600.
Open Gemini_ErinGoBragh-doodle2 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and your background color to dark green (#004000). Using font of choice add the copyright information to your tag. For the Leprikon Girl tube that information is:
©LadyMishka http://lily-soul.com/blog/ Your PFD_License #
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have fit text to path to get it to curve near the top of the ribbon. I have also added the 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 Clover Scatter layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color of very dark gray (#404040).
You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice add name of choice to tag. I am using the St Pat's Alpha by Crazed's Creations.
I have my named centered at H500, V600 (or there abouts) and have added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.
You can either delete the white background layer at this point and save your tag as a .png image file, or keep it and save as a .jpg image file.
In either case, merge visible and resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) before saving 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.