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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Terra Dies taggers kit by Digicats (& Dogs), 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 Who Knew 2, 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 Train Tracks 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 DCD_TeDi_Paper17. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Train Tracks 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 DCD_TeDi_Planet and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V200.
Open DCD_TeDi_Glitters and add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD_TeDi_Frame02 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V400.
Open tube of choice. I am using WhoKnew2 by Karen M. Koski. Copy the tube layer, and add to main canvas, centered.
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 left half the frame copy, Copy of Raster 4 and delete.
Selections -> Select None. Select the bottom of the frame copy, Copy of raster 4, and delete as well.
Selection -> Select None. Open DCD_TeDi_Spring Doodle and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V550.
Open DCD_TeDi_Recycle Logo 2 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550.
Open DCD_TeDi_Flower Cluster and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550.
Open Tag06. On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to dark blue (#000040). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Who Knew 2 tube, that information is:
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 centered my information more or less in the center of Tag06.
Merge visible and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas centered at H400, V125.
Starting with Raster 4, the frame layer and working upward on the layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas except for the frame layer copy, Copy of Raster 4. 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 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, V700, 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.