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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Digicats (& Dogs), This is a PTU kit that is part of the new Ice Cream Shoppe collab at StargaZer Scraps. It is free with a $6.50 purchase at the shop, or you can purchase the collab outright for $10.
Tube of choice. I am using Emma, by Vika Misticheskaya. 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 Layered Wings 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 DCD_ICS_Paper12. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Layered Wings by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged then add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD_ICS_Mesh01 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD_ICS_Frame04 and add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD_ICS_Doodle and add to main canvas, centered at H250, V400.
Open tube of choice. I am using Emma by Vika Misticheskaya. Hide the license and background info, and the accessories and/or skirt layer if you choose. Resize to 40%, then Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open DCD_ICS_Ribbon02 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open DCD_ICS_Daisy Chain, and add to main canvas, centered at H500, V600.
Open DCD_ICS_Frangipani and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.
Open DCD_ICS_Sparkles and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.
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 for the tag. For the Emma tube, that information is:
©Misticheskaya www.PicsForDesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the optional background and tagged by information at this point, then I fit text to path to wrap it around the outside of the frame. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to explain that procedure, however you may find a tutorial on it HERE.
Starting with the Mesh layer (Raster 2) and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas except for the sparkles and the copyright layers. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal, of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color of charcoal gray (#404040).
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 Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. I have my name centered at H250, V600.
Using the following settings, add a drop shadow to the name (if necessary): Offsets of 3 each, opacity of 100%, blur of 5, and color pale yellow (#dbc48e). Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.
Open DCD_ICS_Chocolate Drops and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V675, or just under the name. Add a drop shadow to match the one used on the rest of the tag (not the one used on the name).
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.