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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 EMO County taggers kit by PSP Girl. This is part of the Emo County Collab at Country Corner Creations, which is free with a $7.50 purchase at the store through August 31st, 2011.
Word art of choice - or you may create your own. I am using the Emo County Word Art by Disyas Digitals Designs which is also a part of the Emo County Collab from Country Corner Creations.
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.com.
Mask of choice. I am using the Grunge113 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 Sovereign Hearts alpha (Red) by Tagging with Base. This is a FTU alpha that can be downloaded at the link provided. Please leave Jeremy a thank you if you download!
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 PSpgirl_EmoCounty_P5. Resize to 80%. Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load Mask from disk and select mask of choice. I am using Grunge113 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 PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele25 and resize to 90%. Add to main canvas, centered at H400, V450.
Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele14 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V300. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.
Open word art of choice - or create your own text for this. I am using Disyas_EmoCWa4, which is part of the Emo County Collab. If you chose to use this word art, resize to 15%. Add to main canvas, centered at H300, V300. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate left, 17 degrees.
Open tube of choice. I am using EMOlution_9 by VeryMany. Resize to 65%, and hid the background and text layers. Copy the girl layer and add to main canvas, centered.
Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele24, and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V650.
Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele13 and resize to 50%. Add to main canvas, centered at H600, V600. Image -> Free Rotate -> Rotate right, 17 degrees.
Open PSpgirl_EmoCounty_ele19 and resize to 75%. Add to main canvas, centered at H500, V575.
On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background color to Bright Pink (#ef4ea7). Using font of choice, add the copyright information to the tag. For the EMOlution tube, that information is:
©VeryMany www.picsfordesign.com PFD_License#
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered. I also added the optional background credits and tagged by information at this point. I then added a white drop shadow to text using the following settings: Offsets of 3 each, opacity 0f 100, blur of 5. Repeat using offsets of -3 each, leaving all other settings the same.
I have my credits centered at H400, V700.
Starting with the blue ribbon layer, Raster 2 and working upward on your layers pallet, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements on your main canvas (except for the credits layer). I am using offsets - horizontal and vertical - of 5 each, opacity of 75%, blur of 15, and color off black (#202020).
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 Sovereign Hearts alpha (Red) by Tagging with Base. I have my name centered at H550, V100 and have added a drop shadow to match the one 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.