Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Unicorn Delight (PTU) Tutorial

Unicorn Delight - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Artmama Made which is a PTU kit that is part of the new An Irish Jig collab kit at Stargazer Scraps. This collab is free with a $10 purchase, or you can buy it outright for $12.50.

Tube of choice. I am using Daisie-Corn, by Karen Middleton. 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 Wee Scots Mask #307 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 Irish alpha by Jen's Sweet Temptations, which is a PTU Alpha.

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 AM-An Irish Jig05. Layers -> Load/Save mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using I am using Wee Scots Lass mask #307. 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 AM-An Irish Jig embellie03 and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V250. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 17 degrees.

Open AM-An Irish Jig embellie01 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Daisie-corn by Karen Middleton. copy raster 3, and add to main canvas, centered.

On the layer pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 3, and duplicate. Right click on the Copy of Raster 3 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.

Use your eraser tool to make any fine adjustments to the frame to make it appear that flows naturally into the mane and tail.

Open AM-An Irish Jig Embellie07 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open AM-An Irish Jig Embellie21 and add to main canvas, centered at H175, V550.

On the Daisie-corn tube, open Raster 2, the butterfly and copy. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V200.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to #354018 (Dark olive green). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to your tag. For the Kate Middleton tube, that information is:

©Karen Middleton CDO-(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have fit my text to path to match the curve of the frame. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain how to do this, however, you can find a tutorial on the subject Here.

I have also added the background credits and tagged by information at this time.

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

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

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15, and color dark green (#004000).

You can now save thee 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 Irish alpha by Jen's Sweet Temptations, and have centered my name at H500, V550. I then 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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