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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Gothic Inspirations. This is part of the Ice Cream Shoppe Collab at Stargazer Scraps, which is free with a $6.50 purchase at the store.
Tube of choice. I am using Diana, by Misticheskaya. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at Pics for Design.
Mask of choice. I am using the Lots of Dots 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 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 Paper5_GI_IceCreamShoppe. Resize to 95%. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Lots of Dots by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged, then add to main canvas, centered.
Open Mesh_GI_IceCreamShoppe. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select the same mask you used above. Load as above, then Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Resize the mesh layer only by 90%.
Open WordArt_GI_IceCreamShoppe, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V175.
Open Flags_GI_IceCreamShoppe. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V250.
Open tube of choice. I am using Diana by Vika Misticheskaya. Hide the license and background and resize to 40%. Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Pattern_GI_IceCreamShoppe and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Open Ribbons_GI_IceCreamShoppe and resize to 90%. Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V400. On the layers pallet, drag the ribbons, Raster 7, under the Word Art layer, Raster 3.
Return to top layer.
Open Flower2_GI_IceCreamShoppe and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V600.
Open Cherries_GI_IceCreamShoppe and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.
Open Tab and resize to 45%. On your materials pallet, set your foreground color transparent, and your background color to off black (#202020). Using font of choice, add the credits to the tag. For the Diana tube, that information is:
©Misticheskaya www.PicsForDesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Copy Merged. On the layers pallet, click on Raster 3, the word art layer to activate. Add the tab into the main canvas, centered at H550, V320.
Starting with the Mesh layer, Raster 2 and working upward. add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15 and color of dark green (#004000).
Open bling_GI_IceCreamShoppe and add to main canvas, centered.
You should now save the artist copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. I have my name centered at H550, V650, and have added a drop shadow to match the one used on the rest of the tag.
Drop the white background layer, and merge visable. 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.