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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Just Beachy taggers kit by Digicats (& Dogs), This is a PTU kit that is available for purchase at TKO Scraps and other fine online stores.
Tube of choice. I am using Surfer, by Zlata M. 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 Grunge47 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 Dreams Beach alpha by Digiscrap.ch. 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 DCD_JB_Paper12. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge47 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Edit Copy Merged. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD_JB_Rainbow and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V250.
Open frame of choice. I am using DCD_JB_Frame05. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open tube of choice. I am using Surfer by Zlata M. Select the options you want to use, then resize tube to 40%. Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the bottom half of the frame. On the layers pallet, right click on Raster 3, the frame layer and Promote Selection to Layer.
Selections -> Select none.
Open DCD-JB_Sand and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Right click on the Promoted Selection and go to Arrange -> Bring to top.
Open DCD_JB-Ribbon05 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V625.
Open DCD_JB_Tiki Mask02 and add to main canvas, centered at H624, V450.
Open DCD_JB_Palms and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H625, V600.
Open DCD_JB_Hibiscus01 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H630, V620.
Open DCD_JB_SeaShell01 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 15 degrees.
Open DCD_JB_SeaShell02 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H330, V660.
Open DCD_JB_SeaShell03 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H500, V680.
Open DCD_JB_Gecko02 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V250. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 12 degrees.
Open DCD_JB_Glitter and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.
Starting with the frame layer, raster 3 and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the "Promoted Selection" layer and the glitter layer. I am using offsets - horizontal and vertical - of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color of charcoal gray (#404040).
Return to top layer.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Charcoal Gray (#404040). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the surfer tube, that information is:
@Zlata_M www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I 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 Dreams Beach alpha by Digiscrap.ch. As this alpha already has a built in shadow, I did not add another one. You may wish to add a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag depending up the font or alpha you use. I have my name centered at H500, V100.
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.