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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Emotionally Yours taggers kit by A Taggers Scrap. This is part of the Emotionally Yours Collab at Twilight Scraps, which is free with a $10.00 purchase at the store.
Tube of choice. I am using Panda Girl, 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 Grunge80 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 Paper 12. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge80 by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.
Open wire and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Frame 1, and add to main canvas, centered. Using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the frame to select. On the layers pallet, click on the wire layer, raster 2, then hit delete. This will remove any excess wire from around the outer edge of the frame.
Selections -> Select None. Return to top layer.
Open tube of choice. I am using "I'm a Panda" by Alfadesire. Select the option you'd like (I turned off the tattoo & piercings). Using your selection tool set to Rectangle, Replace, select the top part of the tube (to about 600 on the vertical rule), then Copy Merged. Add to main canvas, centered at H350, V350.
Using your selection tool set to rectangle, replace, select the bottom half the frame layer, raster 3. On the Layers pallet, right click on the frame layer and "Promote selection to layer".
Right click on the Promoted Selection and bring to top. Selections -> Select none.
Using your eraser tool, erase the bits of the tube that fall outside the frame layer and also along the right hand side on the girl's arm that overlap the inner edge of the frame near the cut.
Return to top layer.
Open Skull Chain 2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open boots2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.
Opwn skateboard and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V450. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 25 degrees.
Open Bow 6 and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V500.
Open Deco 1 and add to main canvas, centered at H225, V600.
Starting with the wire layer, raster 2, and working upward, add drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on the main canvas, except for the promoted selection. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color of dark purple (#400040).
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to Off Black (#202020). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the Alfadesire tube, that information is:
©alfadesire www.PicsForDesign.com PFD_Digicats
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the optional background credits and and tagged by information at this point. I have my credits centered at H400, V700. If this seems far down, that is fine, as I'm going to add the name above it.
Open Glitter and add to main canvas, centered.
You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Goth Chick alpha by Sarah Bryan. I have located my name at H300, V625. I did not add a drop shadow, but that is optional if it will make the name stand out more.
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.