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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Angels Designz. 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 Rock, by Tyson McAdoo. 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 Grunge53 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 AD_Paper12. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge53 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 AD_Flame2 and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V400. Duplicate and mirror.
Open AD_PearlSpray and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V250.
Open AD_Frame2 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Rock by Tyson McAdoo. Copy Raster 1 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open AD_Music1 and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V550.
Oepn AD_StarScatter and add to main canvas, centered at H650, V400.
Open AD_SkullChain and resiZe to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V650.
On the Materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to Sky Blue (#0bb6ee). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Tyson McAdoo tube, that information is:
©Tyson McAdoo www.tysonmcadoo.com MPT1085
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have my copyright centered at H250, V700 (using a 4 line format) and added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the copyright: Offsets 3 each, opacity 0f 100, blur of 5, color black (#000000). Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.
Starting with the flame layer, Raster 2 on your main canvas, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice 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 black (#000000).
Open AD_Sparkles and add to main canvas, centered.
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, 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.