Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hawaiian Sand (PTU) Tutorial

Hawaiian Sand - Dianna

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Sand Between my Toes taggers kit by Nette's NightOwl Works. This is a PTU kit that is available at TKO Scraps and other fine online stores.

Tube of choice. I am using Hawaiian Babe, by Elias Chatzoudis. This is a PTU tube, and you must have a license to use this tube, which is available at PSP Tubes Emporium.

Mask of choice. I am using the Plastered 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 and resize to 90%. I am using nnw sand paper5. Layers -> load/save mask -> load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using plastered 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 stb palm and resize to 70%. Mirror, and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V350.

Open NNw sbtstarfish and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered.

Open tube of choice. I am using Hawaiian Babe by Elias Chatzoudis. Copy Closeup 2 and add to main canvas, centered.

Open nnw stb sea and resize to 70%, Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.

On the layers pallet, click on Raster 4, the tube layer, to select. With your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the front part of the girl where the lei is covered by the sea. (from about H270, V450 to H400, V600. Right lick on Raster 4 on the Layers pallet and "Promote selection to layer".

Right click on the promoted selection and go to Arrange -> Bring to top.

Selections -> Select none.

Open nnw stb shell and resize to 25%. Copy and add to the main canvas, at H650, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 15 degrees.

Open nnw sbtstarscatter and resize to 70%, Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V700.

Starting with Raster 2, the Palm layer and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the Promoted Selection. I am using offsets of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and the color dark teal (#004040).

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent, and your background color to very dark teal (#092328). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Elias Chatzoudis tag, that information is:

©Elias Chatzoudis www.elias-design.gr PTE_License#

I am using the font Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered, and have located my copyright at H400, V700. I have also added the optional scraps credit and tagged by information.

You should now save your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Dream Beach alpha by digiscrap.ch. I have my name centered at H100, V300. As the alpha already has a drop shadow built in, I did not add another one to it, but you may wish to add one 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.

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