Sunday, April 17, 2011

Funky Flirt PTU tutorial

Funky Flirt - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Funky Fresh taggers kit by EmJay Scraps. 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 Sittin Cute Hat, by Halfpints. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at My PSP Tubes.

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge25 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 emjay_funkyfreshpaper10. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge25 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.

Open emjay_funkyfreshelement32 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V125.

Open emjay_funkyfreshelement30 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open emjay_funkyfreshelement10 and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V400.

Open emjay_funkyfreshelement11 and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V450.

Open emjay_funkyfreshelement7 and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V350.

Open tube of choice. I am using Sittin Cute Hat by Half Pints. Copy the No Glow layer and add to your main canvas, centered.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bit of the stick on element11 that shows beneath the tube. Return to top layer.

Open emjay_funkyfreshelement12 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open emjay_funkyfreshelement28 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V450. Image -> Free rotate -> rotate left, 17 degrees.

On your materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to dark purple (#400040). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Halfpints tube, that information is:

©CEI MPT(License #)

I am using century gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have my credits centered at H400, V700. I also added the option background credits and tagged by information at this point.

Starting with Raster 2, the word art layer, and working upward, add a drop shadow to each of the elements on your main canvas except for the copyright layer. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 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 Grey Tex alpha by Creative Crazy Scraps (thanks Stu!). I have centered my name at H550, V600, 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.

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