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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Artmama Made. 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 Luxie, by Myka Jelina. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Myka's Graphics.com.
Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge47 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 AM - Funky Fresh 08 Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using the Grunge47 mask by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit canvas box is checked then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged.
Open AM - Funky Fresh embellie05 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open AM - Funky Fresh embellie01 and resize to 85%, and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Luxie by Myka Jelina. Copy the close up layer, Layer 5, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V375.
With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the very bottom of the frame layer. on the layers pallet, right click on Raster3 and Promote to selection. Right click on the promoted selection and go to Arrange -> Bring to Top.
Using your eraser tool erase the bits for the tube and the promoted selection so that the tube falls naturally into the frame.
Return to top layer.
Open AM - Funky Fresh embellie18 and add to main canvas, centered a H400, V600.
Open AM - Funky Fresh embellie07 and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V500.
Open AM - Funky Fresh embellie08 and add to main canvas, centered at Ht600, V500.
Open AM - Funky Fresh embellie14. On the layers pallet, click on Raster 3, the frame layer, to active, then add embellie14 to the main canvas, centered at H650, V150.
Return to top layer.
On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to Dark Purple (#400040). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Myka Jelina tube, that information is:
©Myka Jelina mykasgraphics.com MJ (License#)
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I aso added the optional background credits and copyright information at this point. I then centered my copyright at H400, V725.
Starting with the sprinkle layer, Raster 2, 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 promoted selection layer and the copyright information. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color dark green (#004000).
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 Grey Tex alpha by Creative Crazy Scraps (thanks Stu!). I have centered my name at H500, V625, 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.