Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Spider Girl Gone Wild (PTU) tutorial

Spider Girl - 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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Punk Gone Wild taggers kit by Puddicat Creations. This is a PTU kit that is available at TKO Scraps and other fine online stores.

Tube of choice. I am using Spider Girl, by Eugene Rzhevskii. 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 Mesh Swirl 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 Gothic Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines. This was a FTU alpha but it is no longer available for download. Please choose something else you like instead.

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 pdc_paper2. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from Disk and select mask of choice. I am using Mesh Swirl by Nik's Scripts and Scraps. Make sure the fit to canvas button is checked, then click on load.

Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open pdc_StarChain and add to main canvas, centered at H600, V400.

Open pdc_ribbon4 and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V600.

Open pdc_heart1 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H200, V500. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 15 degrees.

Open tube of choice. I am using Spider Girl by Eugene Rzhevskii. Selection options of choice. Resize to 40%, then copy special -> copy merged and add to main canvas, centered.

Open pdc_heart boarder2 and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V700.

Open pdc_emobunny1 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V600.

Open pdc_flower1 and resize to 25%. Add to main canvas, centered at H450, V650.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to black (#000000) and your background color to hot pink (#ea1a6e). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. For the Spider Girl tube, that information is:

©Eugene Rzhevskii www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#

I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I have also added the optional background credits and scrapped by information at this time.

Using the following settings, add a white (#ffffff) drop shadow to the credit layer: Offsets of 3 each, Opacity of 100, blur of 5. Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.

Starting with the Star Chain layer (Raster 2) and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color black (#000000).

You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.

Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name tag. I am using the Goth Chic alpha by Whispy's D'zines. I have my name centered at H300, V75 and have located it behind the tube layer. I then added a drop shadow to the name 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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