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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Summer Fun taggers kit by My Scrappy Life. This is a PTU kit that is available at Stargazer Scraps.
Tube of choice. I am using Sea Splash, by Karen Middleton. You must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Creative Design Outlet.
Mask of choice. I am using the Shark Fins 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 MSL_Paper6. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using SharkFins 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 MSL_Element12 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 17 degrees.
Open MSL_Element16 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open MSL_ELement41 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V200.
Open MSL_Element18 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V350.
Open MSL_Element6 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V500. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate Left, 17 degrees.
Open tube of choice, I am using Sea Splash by Karen Middleton. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open MSL_Element19, and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V500.
Open MSL_Element42 and resize to 85%, Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to Charcoal Gray (#404040). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Sea Splash tube, that information is:
©Karen Middleton www.ragdolldesigns.com CDO-(License #)
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information. I have my copyright centered at H400, V675.
Starting with the mesh layer, Raster 2, on the layers pallet and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your tag except for the copyright layer. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color off black (#202020).
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 H300, V550. 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.