Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Who Knew? (PTU) Tutorial

Who Knew? - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Sally taggers kit by Artmama Made which is a PTU kit available at Stargazer Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using Who Knew, 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.com.

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge110 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 Steampunk Alpha by Krissy's Scraps, 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-Steampunk Sally10. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge110 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 AM-Steampunk Sally embellie15 and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Right 12 degrees.

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

With your selection tool set to rectangle - replace - select the lower part of the frame layer, raster 2 and go to selections -> Promote Selection to layer.

Selections -> Select None.

Right click on the Promoted Selection on the layers pallet and go to Arrange -> Bring to top.

Open AM-Steampunk Sally embellie24 and resize to 75%. Click on the paper layer to active, then add to main canvas, centered at H600, V300.

Open AM-Steampunk Sally embellie05 and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V450.

Return top layer.

Open AM-Steampunk Sally embellie45 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open AM-Steampunk Sally embellie39, and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to brown (#684d43). Open AM-Steampunk Sally embellie29. Using font of choice add the copyright information to the tag. For the Karen Koski tube, that information is:

©Karen M. Koski EnchantedCanvas.com Your MtA-License#

I am using Century Gothic, 5 points bold and center. We are going to resize the label down, so use up all the space and make the copyright big so it will still be legible when we resize. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Merge visible, then resize the label to 75%, and add to the main canvas, centered at H500, V700.

Starting with Raster 4 on the layers pallet and working upward add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except the Promoted Selection. I am using offsets, vertical and horizonal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).

You can 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 the Steampunk Alpha by Krissy's Scraps. I have centered my name at H500, V100 and free rotated it right, 12 degrees to match the angle on the frame. 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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