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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Funky Fresh taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap. This is part of the Funky Fresh Collab at Stargazer Scraps, which is free with a $10 purchase at the store.
Tube of choice. I am using True, by Zlata M. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.com.
Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge98 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 Grey Tex alpha by Creative Crazy Scraps. 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 paper9. Layers -> Load/Save mask -> Load mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge98 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Open flowers2 and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V400.
Open deco and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.
Open frame5 and rotate right.
Open tube of choice. I am using True by Zlata M. This is a customizable tube, so select the options that appeal to you, then Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V450.
Open ribbon4, and add to main canvas, centered.
With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the girl's hand that falls under the ribbon then right click on the tube layer and promote selection to layer. Right click on the promoted selection, then bring to top.
Selections -> Select None
Open glitter and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Open flower5 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H325, V100.
Open flower2 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H225, V125.
Open flower3 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H525, V700.
On you materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to Dark Purple (#400040). Using font of choice add copyright info to tag. For the Zlata M tag that information is:
@Zlata_M www.picsfordesign.com PFD_(License #)
I am using font, Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I added the optional background credtis and tagged by info that this point, then free rotated my text, left, 90 degrees and located it along the left hand side of the frame at H150, V400.
Starting with Raster 2, the flowers layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the layers on your main canvas, except for the promoted election and the copyright layer.
I am using offsets of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color dark purple (#400040).
Open sparkles 2 and add to main canvas, centered.
You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a psp image file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Grey Tex alpha by Creative Crazy Scraps (thanks Stu!). I have centered my name at H600, V100, and added 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%, 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.