Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love Hurts (PTU) Tutorial

Love Hurts - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Love Hurts taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap. This is a PTU kit that is available at Scraps and the City.

Tube of choice. I am using P Girl, by Zlata M. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for

Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #202 which you can download HERE.

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 Brushed Metal alpha by Nettie B. This alpha is no longer commercially available, so please pick something else you like insted.

Note that H# and V# refer to Horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas 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 state 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 paper1. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #202. 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 frame3, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using P Girl by Zlata M. Hide the dust, shadow, and back layers and edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged.

Add to main canvas, and resize the tube only to 75%. Center at H250, V450. With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, delete the bottom half of the tube so that you have a close up of the girl left.

Selections -> Select none. Use your eraser tool to make fine adjustments to the close up so it's even with the frame. Once that's done right click on the tube layer, raster 3 and duplicate. Image -> Mirror.

On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer Raster 2 and duplicate. Right click on the Copy of Raster 2 layer and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.

With you selection tool set to rectangle - replace, select to top half of the frame copy and delete.

Open petals and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open whip2, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.

Open Candelabra and resize to 75%. On the layers pallet, click on Raster 1, the paper layer to activate. Add the candelabra to the main canvas centered at H150, V325.

Open Boots 1 and resize to 75%. Mirror. Add to main canvas centered at H650, V350.

Return to Raster 5, the top layer. Open Word Art2, and resize to 85%, Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.

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

@Zlata_M Your PFD_License #

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have my copyright centered at H400, V650.

Starting with Raster 6, the candelabra layer, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the frame copy, Copy of Raster 2, and the copyright layer, Vector 1.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).

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 Brushed Metal alpha by NettieB. This alpha is no longer commercially available, so please pick something that you like instead.

I have my name centered at H550, V450 (or there abouts) and have free rotated it left, 17 degrees. I then added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.

Delete 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.

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