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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:
TheGet your Shamrocks Off taggers kit by Digicats (& Dogs). This is a PTU kit that is available at Butterfly Blush Designs.
Tube of choice. I am using Leprechaun, by Keith Garvey. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Mask of choice. I am using the Amoeba 2 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 Luck of the Irish alpha by Crazed's Creations. This is a FTU alpha that is available for download 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 DCD_Paper01. Go to layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Amoeba 2 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 DCD_Rainbow02 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V300.
Open DCD_Frame07 and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Leprechaun by Keith Garvey. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.
With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the area of the frame down on the bottom where the tube overlays. Right click on Raster 3 on the layers pallet, and -> Promote Selection to Layer. Right click on the Promoted Selection layer and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.
Selections -> Select None.
Open DCD_Sharmrock Swirl02 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open DCD_WA_Kiss Me and resize to 75%. On the layers pallet click on the frame layer, Raster 3, to activate the add the word art centered at H400, V100.
Return to top layer. Open DCD_Shamrock Necklace02 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H650, V410. (It should end up looking like it is looped over the bottom of the Letter E in the word art.
Open DCD_Guitar04 and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V550. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 20 degrees.
Open DCD_Guitar Pick03 and resize to 75%, Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V600.
On the Materials pallet, set both your foreground and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice add copyright information to the tag. For the Leprechaun tube, that information is:
©Keith Garvey garvgraphx.com PTE(License#)
I am using the font Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I then bound my text to patch to match the inside of the frame, and then rotate around so it is against the right hand inside of the frame.
It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain how to do that, but you may find a tutorial on the procedure HERE.
I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Starting with Raster3 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 Promoted Selection layer. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color black.
You should now save the Artist's Copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using Luck of the Irish alpha by Crazed's Creations. I have located my name centered at H500, V650, and add 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.