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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Nette's NightOwl Works. 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 Make Like a Banana, 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 Grunge6 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 nnw ff paper1. Resize to 800 x 800 pixels. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge6 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 nnw ff heartframe and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open nnw ff flowergroup and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.
Open nnw ff heartdoodle and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.
Open tube of choice. I am using Make Like a Banana by Cuddly Rigor Mortis. Copy Layer 1 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V450.
Open nnw ff star hangers and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V150.
Open nnw ff grass and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.
Open nnw ff patchworkowl and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V600.
Open nnw ff bfly2 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas centered at V650, H150. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 20 degrees.
On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and your background colors to black #000000. 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 have my information centered at H400, V675, and have added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this time.
Starting with Raster 2 on your main canvas, 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 75%, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).
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. I have my name centered at H475, V250, and have 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.