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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Ice Cream Shoppe taggers kit by Puddicat Creations. This is part of the Ice Cream Shoppe Collab at Stargazer Scraps, which is free with a $6.50 purchase at the store through July 31st, 2010. It will be available for purchase at other fine online stores there after.
Tube of choice. I am using Violet Hair, by Serg Grafik. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.com.
Mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots mask #107 which you can download HERE.
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 Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. This is a PTU alpha that is available at Twilight Scraps.
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 pdc_paper3. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass mask 107. 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 pdc_frame1 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V300.
Open pdc_candy1 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V450.
Open pdc_candle2 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V450.
Open pdc_ribbon03, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open tube of choice. I am using Violet Hair by Grafik. Resize to 45%. Hide the background and license layers, then copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open pdc_flower3 and resize to 65%. Rotate right, then add to main canvas, centered at H550, V600. Right click on the Flower on the Layers pallet, then duplicate. Mirror the duplicated layer.
Open pdc_bow3 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open pdc_butterfly1 and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H575, V150.
Starting with the Frame layer, Raster 2, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the element on the main canvas. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color of charcoal gray (#404040).
On the materials pallet, set your foreground layer to transparent and your background layer to chocolate (#49373c). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Grafik tube, that information is:
©Serg Grafik www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have add the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point, and have my credits centered at h400, V725.
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 Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. I have centered my name at H250, V100, and added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag.
Drop the white background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) 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.