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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Skully Girl So taggers kit by DN Scraps which is a PTU kit available at Butterfly Blush Designs.
Tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 9, 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 Grunge126 mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.
Font 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 skullgirlsopaper27. Layers -> Load/Save mask -> Load mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge126 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 skullgirlsoskullskullframe4 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open skullgirlsoskullstars2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H500, V300. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 20 degrees.
Open skullgirlsoskullpiano and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.
Open tube of choice. I am using EMOlution 9 by VeryMany. Resize to 65%. Copy the girl layer, and add to main canvas, centered,
Open skullgirlsoskullskullbeadstring2 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V400.
Open skullgirlsoskullskulls and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H175, V200. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.
Open skullgirlsoskullbear2 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V525.
Open skullgirlsoskullswordart and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered at H500, V600.
Starting with your frame layer, raster 2 and working upward on the layer pallet, 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 purple (#400040).
On the materials pallet, set both your foreground and background colors to white (#ffffff). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the EMOlution tube that informat is:
©VeryMany www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I have my credits centered around H400, V675, underneath the piano keys.
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 Designs by Sarah. I have my name centered at H550, V125, and I added a drop shadow to it to match the one used on 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.