Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Summer Dream (PTU) Tutorial

My Summer Dream - Dianna

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 My Summer Dream taggers kit by Artmama Made, This is a PTU kit that is available at Stargazer Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using Tan Lines, by Keith Garvey. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at PSP Tube Emporium.

Mask of choice. I am using the Nik-021208-72 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 Dreams Beach alpha by Digiscrap.ch. 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 AM-My Summer Dream 02. Layers -> Load/Save mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Nik-021208-72 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 AM-My Summer Dream embellie16 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V300.

Open tube of choice. Tan Lines by Keith Garvey. Copy Layer2 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V400.

Open AM-My Summer Dream embellie05 and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V400.

Using your eraser, erase the bits of the tube that fall outside the frame layer. Return to top (frame) layer.

Copy tube Layer1 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V525.

Open AM-My Summer Dream embellie26 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V550.

Open AM-My Summer Dream embellie51 and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600.

Open AM-My Summer Dream embellie10 add add to main canvas, centered at H150, V425.

Open AM-My Summer Dream embellie17 and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V650.

Open AM-My Summer Dream embellie32 and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V650.

Open AM-My Summer Dream embellie40, and add to main canvas, centered at H200, V650.

On the materials pallet, set both your foreground color your background color to dark blue (#000040). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Tan Lines tube that information is:

©Keith Garvey garvgraphx.com PTE(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 copyright centered at H400, V725.

Using the following settings, add a white drop shadow to the text: Offsets 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5 and color (#ffffff). Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with raster 2, the embellie16 layer, and working upward add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the copyright information. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color of 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 Dreams Beach alpha (1 & 2) by Digiscrap.ch. I have my name centered at H500, V100. As the alpha comes with a built in drop shadow, I did not add another one. If you are using a different alpha or a font, you will want to add a drop shadow to match the one used on the rest of the tag.

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.

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