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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Mayhem taggers kit Created by Jill which is a PTU kit that is available at Stargazer Scraps.
Tube of choice. I am using Alice, 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 Nik_020908_28 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 Foil Cap alpha by SnowsMoon's Designs. This alpha is no longer commercial available, so please choose a font or alpha you like instead.
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.
Open paper of choice. I am using M_paper05_cbj. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Nik_020908_28 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Layers -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open M-barbwire_cbj and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 20 Degrees.
Open M-stars_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V300.
Open M-flowers2_cbj and rotate left. Add to main canvas, centered at H650, V400.
Open M-leaves2_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V400.
Open M-tree_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V400.
Open M-stairs_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V475.
Open M_beads_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Open tube of choice. I am using Alice by Karen M Koski. Copy the tube layer, and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V375.
Open M_ribbon4_cbj and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open M-bee_cbj and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V150.
Open M_journalpaper_cbj. On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to black (#000000). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the journal paper. For the Alice tube, that information is:
©Karen M. Koski EnchantedCanvas.com MtA-(License #)
I am using Century Gothic, 8 points, bold and centered. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I then free rotated the text right, 14 degrees to match the angle of the journaling paper.
Layers -> Merge - Merge visible, then resize the journaling paper by 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H650, V650.
Starting with Raster 2, the barbed wire layer and working upward on the layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas. I am using offsets of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur or 15 and color dark purple (#400040).
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 Foil Cap alpha by SnowsMoon's Designs. I have my name centered at H300, V650, 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.