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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Gothic Inspirations. 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 Marshy Juggle, by Cuddly Rigor Mortis. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Creative Design Outlet.
Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge82 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 Paper9-GI_FunkyFresh. Resize to 800 x 800 pixels. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge82 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 Doodles-GI_FunkyFresh and resize to 90%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open FunPuffs-GI_FunkyFresh and resize to 90%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.
Open Frame1-GI_FunkyFresh and resize to 75%. Rotate right. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open Shake-GI_FunkyFresh and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V450.
Open tube of choice. I am using Marshy Juggle by Cuddly Rigor Mortis. Copy Layer2 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Balloon-GI_FunkyFresh and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V250.
Open Ribbon2-GI_FunkyFresh and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas. centered at H400, V650.
Open Crown-GI_FunkyFresh and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V650. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 17 degrees.
Open SmallBug2-GI_FunkyFresh and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.
On your materials pallet set both your foreground and your background colors to Dark Raspberry (#51212c). Using font of choice, add copyright information to tag. For the Cuddly Rigor Mortis tube that information is:
©Cuddly Rigor Mortis www.cuddlyrigormortis.com CDO-(License#)
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I then free rotated it left, 90 degrees and located it at H600, V350, along the right side of the frame. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Using the following settings, add a white drop shadow to the copyright information: Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100, blur of 5 and color #ffffff. Repeat using offsets of -3 each and leaving all other settings the same.
Starting with the doodle layer, Raster 2, 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 Red (#400000)
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 Red Passion alpha by Creative Crazy Scraps (thanks Stu!). I have centered my name at H500, V65, and add 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.