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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Nette's NightOwl Works. This is part of the Ice Cream Shoppe Collab at Stargazer Scraps, which is free with a $6.50 purchase at the store through July 31st, 2010. It will be available for purchase at other fine online stores there after.
Tube of choice. I am using Maya, by ZeBrush. 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 Wee Scots Mask #122 which you can download HERE.
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 nnw icspaper12. Resize to 90%. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Wee Scots Lass Mask 122. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add masked paper to main canvas, centered.
Open nnw icscirclescatter and resize to 65%. Add to main canvas, centered.
Open nnw icschair and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered at H450, V400.
Open nnw icsbowlcream and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H250, V550.
Open tube of choice. I am using Maya by Zebrush. Resize to 65%. Select the colors and options you want to use on the girl, then Copy Merged and add to the main canvas, centered.
Open nnw ics2sweet and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H550, V625.
Open nnw icslabel and resize to 35%. Add to main canvas, centered at H620, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 12 degrees.
Open nnw icsscatters and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered at H150, V400.
Open nnw icsstring and resize to 70%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V675.
Starting with the Star Scatter layer, Raster 2 and working upward on the Layers pallet, 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 Chocolate (#49373c).
On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to chocolate (#49373c). Using font of choice, add copyright information to the tag. for the Zebrush tube, that information is:
©Zebrush www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered, and have centered my copyright information at H400, V725. I have also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point.
Open nnw icssparkle and resize to 90%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
You should now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
On the layer pallet, click on the chair layer, Raster 3 to activate. Using font or alpha of choice, add desired name to tag. I am using the Chocolate alpha by Creative Intentionz. I have centered my name at H250, V75. I then added a drop shadow 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 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.