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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Saint Valentine collab taggers kit by the Scraps and the City design team, This kit is free with a $5 purchase at at Scraps and the City.com.
Tube of choice. I am using Roller 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 #261 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.
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 JST_SV_Paper4. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask # 261. 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 SkyScraps-StValentin_E19 and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Free Rotate Right, 20 degrees.
Open ATS_SV_scatteredhearts and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using psp_roller girl by Lady Mishka. Select the options you want (I changed the skates and the lollipop to violet), copy merged and add to your main canvas, centered.
Open SkyScraps-StValentin_E14 and rotate left. Resize to 600 pixels wide and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open ATS_SV_interlockinghearts and add to main canvas centered at H550, V625.
Open JST-SV-WA1. On the layer pallet, click on the frame layer, Raster 2, to activate. Resize the word art to 75%m and add to the main canvas, centered at H600, V225.
Return to top layer.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Roller Girl tube, that information is:
©LadyMishka http://lily-soul.com/blog/ Your PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points bold and centered. I have my credits centered at H550, V600. I also added the background credits and tagged by information at this point. Then I free rotated my text, left, 22 degrees to match the angle on the frame.
Finally I added a white drop shadow using the following settings: Offsets, 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, color #ffffff. I then repeated using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.
Starting with Raster 2, the frame 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 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 the tag. I am using the Alpha that comes with the collab and have my name centered at H300, V500 (or there about). I have added a drop shadow to my name 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.