Friday, April 15, 2011

Funky Miss Kitty (PTU) tutorial

Funky Miss Kitty - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Shellez Creations. 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 Cat Lady, by Eugene Rzhevskii. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for

Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge54 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 Red Passion 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 sc-funkyfreshcollab-paper02. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge54 by Nik's Scripst 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 sc-funkyfreshcollab-element7 and flip. Resize to 65%, and add to main canvas, centered.

Click on Raster 1 and then go to Layers -> New Raster layer. Open sc-funkyfreshcollab-paper01 and copy.

Click on Raster 2 the frame layer. Using your magic wand, select the area inside the frame. Selections -> Modify -> Expand -> 7 Pixels.

Click on the Raster 3 layer, which is the blank layer. Edit -> Paste into selection.

Selections -> Select None. Return to the top layer, Raster 2.

Open tube of choice. I am using Cat Lady by Eugene Rzhevskii. Copy the Layer 1, the tube layer, and add to main canvas, centered

Right click on Raster 2, the frame layer and duplicate. Right click on the copy of Raster 2 and go to Arrange -> Bring to top.

Set your selection tool to Rectangle, Replace. Select the top half of copy of Raster 2, the frame layer copy, and delete.

Selections -> select none.

Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall outside the bottom half of the frame copy.

Open sc-funkyfreshcollab-element04 and resize to 75%. Click on Raster 1, the paper layer, to activate then add the watermelon to the main canvas, centered at H250, V550.

Open sc-funkyfreshcollab-element09 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V625.

Return to top layer.

Open sc-funkyfreshcollab-element 3 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, C625.

Starting with Raster 5 - the watermelon layer on the main pallet and working upward add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas except for Raster 3, the second paper layer, and Copy of Raster 2, the frame layer copy.

I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color dark blue (#000040).

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

©Eugene Rzhevskii PFD_(License#)

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and have located my information at H400, V725. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.

You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font for alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Red Passion alpha by Creative Crazy Scraps. I have lined up my name vertically and located it at H650, V400. I then added a drop shadow to the name to match the rest of the tag.

Delete 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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