Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Luck of the Irish (PTU) Tutorial

Luck of the Irish - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:

An Irish Jig taggers kit by Tyger's Tidbits which is a PTU kit that is part of the new An Irish Jig collab kit at Stargazer Scraps. This collab is free with a $10 purchase, or you can buy it outright for $12.50.

Tube of choice. I am using St. Patrick's Day, by Luna Designs. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My Tubed Art.

Mask of choice. I am using the My Pooch 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 Plaid alpha by Jen's Sweet Temptations. This is a PTU alpha that is available at Lollipops & Gumdrops and other fine on line boutiques.

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 tt_IJ_Paper3. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load/Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using My Pooch 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 tt-IJElement19 and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V125.

Open tt_IJ_Element07 and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Right, 17 degrees.

Open tt-IJ-Element11 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open tube of choice. I am using St. Patrick's Day by Luna Designs. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tt-IJ-Element16 and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas centered at H220, V530.

Open tt_IJ-Element13 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to Medium Yellow (#f2e290). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Luna Designs tube, that information is:

©Luna Designs MtA-(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also add the background credits and tagged by information at this point. I have centered my credits at H400, V710.

Starting with the frame layer, Raster 2 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 black (#000000).

You can 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 plaid alpha by Jen's Sweet Temptations. I have centered my name at H550, V575 and have added a drop shadow to the name to match the rest of the elements on the main canvas.

Drop the white background layer, and merge visible. Resize your tag 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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