Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Beast Within (PTU) Tutorial

The Beast Within - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Earth Day taggers kit by Foxys Designz, This is a PTU kit that is part of the new Earth Day collab at StargaZer Scraps. It is free with a $10 purchase, or you can purchase the collab outright for $12.50.

Tube of choice. I am using Mask, by Renne Biertempfel. 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 Grunge49 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 Charmed alpha by C. Papier. This is a free to use alpha that may be downloaded at the link provided.

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 Paper9_FD. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge49 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 Element6_FD and add to main canvas, centered.

Open Element11_FD and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V200.

Open Element2_FD and rotate left. Resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Mask by Renne Biertempfel. Copy the Merged layer, and add to main canvas, centered.

On the layers pallet, right click on the frame layer, Raster 4, and duplicate. Right click on the Copy of Raster 4 and go to Arrange -> Bring to top.

With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace (feather 0), select the top half of the frame layer copy and press delete.

Using your eraser tool, erase the part of the tube dress that hangs beyond the side of the frame to the right. Return to top layer.

Open Element4_FD and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V475.

Open Element39_FD and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.

Open Element28_FD, and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V500.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to dark blue (#000040) and your background color to White (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Mask tube that information is:

©Renne Biertempfel CDO-(License#)

I am using century Gothic, 5 points, bold and centered. I also add the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I have my copyright centered at H400, V725.

Starting with Raster 2, the flower layer, and working upward on your layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the frame layer copy, and the bird (Raster 8). I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color black.

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 Charmed alpha by C. Papier. I have my name centered at H300, V625, and 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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