Monday, February 21, 2011

So Sweet (PTU) Tutorial

So Sweet - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet taggers kit Created by Jill which is a PTU kit that is available at Stargazer Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using Sharlot, by Elias Chatzoudis. 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 Wee Scots Mask #261 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 Pink Paisley Swirl alpha by Lady Noelle. This is a PTU alpha, please refer to Lady Noelle's blog for places where it can be purchased.

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 S_paper02_cbj. Open S_papercircles_cbj and add to paper 2, then go to Merge -> Merge Down.

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 S-frame6-cbj and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 20 degrees.

Open tube of choice. I am using Sharlot by Elias Chatzoudis. Copy Raster 1, the close up layer and add to main canvas, centered.

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the bottom half the frame, Raster 2. Right Click on Raster 2 on the Layers pallet and Promote Selection to Layer. Right click on the promoted selection and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bit of the tube that shows outside the frame on the side.

Return to top layer.

Open S-glitterhearts_cbj and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open S-Hearts_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.

Open S_heartswirl_cbj and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free rotate -> Rotate Right, 75 degrees. Relocate to H600, V400.

Open S-buttefly_cbj and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background color to pink (#eb5197). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Sharlot tube that information is:

©Elias Chatzoudis PTE(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I free rotated my text left, 20 degrees to match the angle of the frame and then located my text at H300, V100. 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, vertical and horizontal of 3 each, opacity of 100%, 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 on the layers pallet and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the Promoted Selection (frame copy), and the copyright layer. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color dark gray (#404040).

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 Pink Paisley Swirl Alpha by Lady Noelle. I have my name centered at H550, 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 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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