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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Gemini Creationz. 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 Zebra Lady, by Olivia. 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 Nik_011902_10 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 Corrugated Alpha by Elyne Araujo. This is a PTU alpha. Please check Elyne's blog at the link provided for purchasing information.
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 Gemini_EarthDay_paper_02. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select Mask of choice. I am using Nik_011902_10 by Nik's Scrips 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 Tree and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V350.
Open Earth and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select the same mask you selected used for the paper layer. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
On the layers pallet, click on the mask layer to activate, then go to Layers -> Merge -> Merge Down. Click on Group - Raster 3 to activate.
Open tube of choice. I am using Zebra Lady by Olivia. Copy the Girl Zebra Bird layer and add to main canvas. centered at H400, V375.
Open StoneWalkway and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V700.
Click on Raster 1, the paper layer, to activate. Open metal frame and add to main canvas, centered.
Open EarthDay_Branch_03 and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.
Return to top layer.
Open RafiaString and rotate left. Resize to 75%, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V625.
With your selection tool let to rectangle, replace (feather 0), select the Zebra's nose and grass where it is covered by the string. Right click on Raster 4 on the layers pallet and Promote selection to layer.
Right click on the promoted selection and to go Arrange -> Bring to top. Selections -> Select none.
Open the RecycleSymbol and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600.
Open Bow_01 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas centered at H600, V600.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to dark green (#004000) and your background color to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the canvas. For the Olivia tube, that information is:
©Olivia www.eolivia.com CDO-(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 have my credits centered at H400, V700.
Starting with the frame layer on the your materials pallet and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the promoted selection. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color black (#000000).
You should now save the artist's copy of your tags as a .pspimage file.
On your layers pallet, click on the Earth layer, Raster 3 (Group) to select. Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Corrugated Alpha by Elyne Araujo. I have my name centered at H500, V100, 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.