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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Created by Jill, 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 Librae, 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 Grunge6 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 CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_paper06. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge6 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged, then add to main canvas, centered.
Open CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_sequins and add to main canvas centered at H450, V500.
Open CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_frame5 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice, I am using Librae by Karen M. Koski. Copy the tube layer and add to the main canvas, centered.
On the layers pallet, right click on 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 (feather 0), select the top half of the frame layer copy and delete.
Selections -> Select None. Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tree trunk that fall below the frame layer on the bottom half of the frame.
Return to top layer.
Open CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_flowers 1 and resize to 80%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_foliage1 and resize to 80%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V150.
Open CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_water border and resize to 95%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V710
Open CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_beads and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V625. Using your eraser tool, erase the beads the are inside the frame area.
Open CreatedbyJill_EarthDay_flower1 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H225, V675.
On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and your background color to dark blue (#000040). Using font or alpha of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Librae 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 optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I then fit text to path to hug the outside of the frame. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain how to do that, but you may find a separate tutorial on fitting text to path HERE.
Starting with Raster 2, the sequin layer 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, and the copyright. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color dark blue (#000040).
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 H500, V75, 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.