Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tangled up in Green (PTU) tutorial

Meadowlark - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:

An Irish Jig taggers kit by Foxys Designz, This is a PTU kit is part of the new collab at StargaZer Scraps. It is free with a $10 purchase, or you can purchase the collab outright for $12.50 (but with all the fabulous designs in the shop, why would you want to purchase it when you can get it for free?)

Tube of choice. I am using Meadowlark, by Karen M. Koski. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My Tubed Art.

Mask of choice. I am using the Screen Door 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 can be downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking.com.

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 Paper5_FD. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Screen Door 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 Element1_FD, and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V250.

Open Element8_FD, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Meadowlark by Karen M Koski. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.

On the Layers pallet, right click on Raster 3, the frame layer, and duplicate. Right click on the copy of Raster3, and go to Arrange -> Bring to top.

with your selection tool set to rectangle - replace, select the top half of the Frame Copy and delete.

Selections -> Select None.

Open Element10_FD and add to main canvas. centered at H300, V500.

Open Element14_FD, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open Element32_FD, and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550.

Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 23 degrees. The center on the element will change, so move it back to H550, V550.

Starting with the clock layer, raster 2 and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except the frame copy, Copy of Raster 3.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).

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

©Karen M. Koski EnchantedCanvas.com MtA-(License#)

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

I have my copyright centered at H400, V70, at the top of the canvas.

Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the text: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100, blur of 5 and color dark green (#004000). Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.

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 tag. I am using the Satin Gold Alpha by Marie Stones and have my name centered at H250, V600. I then 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 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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