Friday, February 25, 2011

Shamrock Babe (PTU) Tutorial

New Black - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Green is the New Black taggers kit by Nette's Nightowl Works which is a PTU kit available at Butterfly Blush Designs.

Tube of choice. I am using Patricia, by Lix. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at PSP Tubes Emporium.

Mask of choice. I am using the Boiling Point2 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 Satin Gold alpha by Marie Stones. This is a FTU alpha that may be downloaded at Free Digital

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.

Note that that this is one of Nette's "hybrid" kits with both full and taggers size elements in it.

Open paper of choice, I am using tsp4. Go to Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Boiling Point2 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 frame1 and resize to 800 x 800 pixels. Copy and add to you main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice, I am using Patricia by Lix. Copy Layer1, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V370.

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

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the top half of the copy of Raster 2 and delete.

Selections -> Select None.

Open DS_Pearls3 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open Clovers and resize to 300 x 300 pixels. Copy and add to main canvas, centered at H525, V600.

Open DCFS809_by_Kansas and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas centered at H250, V400.

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, Select the area of the tube that is covered by the doodle. Right click on the Raster3 and "Promote Selection to Layer", then right click on the promoted selection and to go Arrange -> Bring to Top.

Selections -> Select None.

On the materials pallet, set both the foreground and background color to dark green (#004000). Using font of choice add copyright information to the tag. for the Lix tube that information is:

@Lix PTE(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have my credits centered at H400, V740. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Using the following settings, add a white drop shadow to the text: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 5 and color #ffffff. Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with the frame layer, Raster 2 and working upward on the layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the frame layer copy, copy of Raster 2. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color 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 Satin Gold Alpha by Marie stones. I have centered my name at H500, V600, then free rotated it left, 17 degrees. Finally, I added a drop shadow to match the rest of the elements on the main canvas.

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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