Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Black & White World (PTU) Tutorial

Emo Girls - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Emo Girls taggers kit by Clareys Designz which is a PTU kit that is available at Stargazer Scraps and other fine online stores.

Tube of choice. I am using Smiley, by Amberly Berendson. 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 Erosion3 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 Goth Chicks alpha by Sarah Bryan. This is a FTU alpha that is available for download at Pimp my Tag with Scraps.

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 clarey_emogirls_paper4. Go to Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Erosion 3 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 clarey_emogirls_largesplat-glitter and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V350.

Open Clarey_emogirls_swirlyframe1 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Smily by Amberly Berendson. Copy Layer 1, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Clarey_emogirls_string3 and rotate left. Add to main canvas centered at H400, V600.

Open Clarey_Emogirls_Flower2. On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to light gray (#c0c0c0). Then, using your color changer tool, change the color of the flower center to light gray.

Copy and add to main canvas, centered at H650, V500. Right click on the flower and duplicate. Resize duplication to 75%. Move the copy to H650, V400.

Right click on the flower copy and duplicate. Resize to duplication to 75% and relocate it toH630, V300.

Repeat the duplication/resize, one last time and relocate to H580, V230.

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the tube's hair where it is covered by the flower petals. Right click on the tube layer, Raster 4, and promote selection to layer.

Right click on the promoted selection and go to Arrange -> bring to top.

Open Clarey_emogirls_bottlecap3 and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V600.

Open Clarey_emogirls_butterflysketch4 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V200.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to white. Using font of choice, add copyright information to tag. For the Smiley tube, that information is:

©Amberly Berendson harpyqueen.deviantart.com MtA-(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I have located my credits at H400, V100.

Using the following settings, add a gray drop shadow to your credit text: offsets 3 each, opacity of 100, blur of 15, and color of #404040. Repeat using offsets of 3 each and leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with Raster 2, the glitter splat and working upward on your layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your canvas except for the promoted selection and the credits.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color of 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 Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan, but I have recolored it using the manual color correction tool to match the pink in the butterfly. I located my name at H300, V550, and added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.

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.

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