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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 A Taggers Scrap. 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 Life is Love, by Alfadesire. 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 the NikMask27 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 Paper8. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using NikMask27 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 brackets and add to main canvas, centered. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.
Open flower2 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V250.
Open flower1 and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V400.
Open flower3 and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V250.
Open sparkles and add to main canvas, centered at H350, V350.
Open tube of choice. I am using Life is Love (Waiting for You) by Alfadesire. Selected desired options, then resize to 35%. Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open lemonade and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V650.
Open bow4 and add to main canvas, centered at H450, V700.
Starting with the bracket layer, raster 2 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 brown (#311b0d).
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to off black (#202020) and your background color to dark brown (#311b0d). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Alfadesire tube, that information is:
©alfadesire www.PicsForDesign.com PFD_License#
(Note: Make sure you use the "Pics for Design" website in your copyright or Julia Anderson, the copyright bitch will jump down your throat for it.)
I 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 for alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. I have my name centered at H500, V75, and have added a drop shadow to match the rest of the tag. I also located the name behind the tube layer, so that it would not cover the tube.
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.