Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Heart takes Flight (PTU) tutorial

Heart Take Flight - Dianna

This tutorial was written by Dianna Richardsof 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Hearts Emotions taggers kit by Nette's Nightowl Works which is a PTU kit available at Scraps and the

Tube of choice. I am using 2SES - As Day Fades into Night, by Shawna Erback. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My Tag

Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Mask #254 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 Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines. This was a FTU alpha. I've recently been informed that it's no longer available on line, which is kind of sad, as it's one of my favorites.

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 emo paper7. Resize to 800 x 800 pixels.

Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #254. 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 emo heart scatter and resize to 600 pixels wide. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.

Open nnw emo candyheart frame and resize to 600 pixels wide. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube fo choice. I am using 2SES - As Day Fades into Night by Shawna Erback. Copy Raster 2, and add to your main canvas, centered.

On the layers pallet, right click on Raster 3, the frame layer, and duplicate. Right click on Copy of raster 3 and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.

With you selection tool set to Rectangle, Replace, select the top half of copy or raster 3 and delete.

Selections -> Select none.

Using your eraser tool, erase just the bit of the tube that hanges out beyong the frame on the left hand size only.

Return to top layer.

Open nnw emo winged flowers and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.

Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right -> 30 degrees.

Open nnw emo hearts and resize to 65%. On the layers pallet, click on the paper layer to active and add the emo hearts to the main canvas, centered at H400, V300.

Return to top layer.

on the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to dark purple (#400040). Using font of choice add copyright info to the tag.

For the Shawna Erback tube, that information is:

©Shawna Erback Studios Your TART_License#

I am using century gothic, 4 points and bold and have fit my text to path to match the frame. I also added my background credits and tagged by info 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, color #ffffff. Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other info the same.

Starting with the emo hearts layer and working upward, add a drop shadow to each of the elements on your main canvas except for the frame copy layer, copy of raster 3 (and the copyright layer).

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color dark blue (#000040).

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 Goth Chick alpha by Whispy's D'zines. I have centered my name at H500, V650 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.

If you are planning on using the tag on Facebook, you may wish to save it as a .jpg with a white background layer, as this displays better on Facebook.

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.

1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful! Thanks for using my owl for this tutorial :)