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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 2 Tix 2 Paradyce taggers kit by Digicats (& Dogs). This is a FTU Kit that is available on the Digicats (& Dogs) blog, at the link provided.
Tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 2, by VeryMany. 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 Grunge36 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 Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan. This is a FTU alpha that is available 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_2T2P_Paper13. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge36 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 DCD_2T2P_ Party Flags and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V100.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Frame08 and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 15 degrees.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Doodle and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V450.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Flower03 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Chaotic Heart and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V250.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Guitar and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V350.
Open tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 2 by VeryMany. Resize to 60%, and copy the girl layer. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Ribbon03 and rotate right. Copy and add to the main canvas at H400, V650.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Bottle Cap01 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V625.
Open DCD_2T2P_ Heart Deco and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V600.
Starting with the Party Flag layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas. I am using offsets - vertical and horizontal - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color of dark blue (#000040).
Open DCD_2T2P_ Sparkles and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V450.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to white (#ffffff) and your background color to dark blue (#000040). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Very Many tube, that information is:
©VeryMany www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have my copyright centered at H400, V725. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
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 Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan. I have my name centered at H550, V100. You may wish to add a matching drop shadow to your name, I did not.
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.