Monday, February 21, 2011

Steampunk Time (PTU) Tutorial

Steampunk Time - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Steampunk Time taggers kit by Chili Designz which is a PTU kit that is available at Stargazer Scraps and other fine online stores.

Tube of choice. I am using 93-3 Top Hat, by Pin Up Toons. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Creative Design Outlet.

Mask of choice. I am using the Sprockets and Gears 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 Voyager Alpha by Lady Noelle, which is a PTU alpha. Please consult Lady Noelle's blog for places where it may 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 CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time_paper7. Go to Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Sprockets & Gears by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Resize to 800 x 800 pixels. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time_stars and add to main canvas, Centered

Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time_Gear2 and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V250.

Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time-watch2 and resize to 75% Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V350.

Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time-frame3 and rotate right. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using 93-3 Top Hat by Pin Up Toons. Copy Raster 1 - the full body layer - and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V400.

Set your selection tool to rectangle, replace and select the bottom half of Raster 5, the frame layer. Right click and promote selection to layer. Right click on the promoted selection and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.

Selections -> Select None.

Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time-greenery and rotate left. Resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centere at H400, V450. Using your eraser tool, erase the bit of the stem on the top part of the greenery, down to the top leaf.

Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time-beads and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.

Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_SteamPunk_Time-Hat and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V600. Image - free rotate - rotate right, 17 degrees.

On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and your background colors to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Top Hat tube that information is:

©PinUpToons CDO-(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have free rotated my text left, 90 degrees. I then located it centered at H150, V400. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Using the following settings, add a white drop shadow to your credits: offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5 and color #ffffff. Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with Raster 2, the stars layer, and working upward on you layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the promoted selection and the copyright. I am using offsets of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15, 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 Voyager alpha by Lady Noelle. I have my name centered at H300, V650, and have added a drop shadow to match the rest of the elements on the 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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