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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Save the Earth taggers kit by Chili 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 Fawn, 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 Grunge60 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 CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_paper12. Resize to 90%. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge60 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 CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_flower3 and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V400.
Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_greenery and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.
Open Tube of choice. I am using Fawn, but Karen M. Koski. Copy the tube layer and add to main canvas, centered.
Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_beadspill and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V300.
Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_owl and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H650, V450.
Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_ribbon03 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_flower6 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V550.
Open CHILI_DESIGNZ_Save_the_Earth_sparkles, and add to main canvas, centered at H450, v300.
Starting with Raster 2, the flower3 layer, and working upward on your layer pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas, except for the sparkles layer, Raster 9. I am using offsets, horizontal and vertical of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color of black (#000000).
On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and your background colors of leaf green (#58862f). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Fawn tube, that information is:
©Karen M. Koski EnchantedCanvas.com MtA-(License#)
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have my copyright centered at H400, V650, and have also added the background credits and optional tagged by information at this point.
Using the following settings, add a white drop shadow to your credits: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5 and color #ffffff. Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.
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, V550, 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.