Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blood Lust Tutorial

Blood Lust

This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs). Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Adoration taggers kit by Gemini Creationz. This kit is available for purchase at Sophisti-Scraps.

2 Vampiric Tubes of choice*, one close up, one full sized. I am using the Vampiric Elf poser tube set by Lady Anne/Inzpired Dezignz, which can be purchased at Groovy Scraps.

Cameron Air Mask #4, which you can download HERE.

Font of choice.

Silver Twylight Alpha, which was created by Amber Gray and which may be downloaded from her blog HERE.

Note that H# and V# refer to Horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas 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 state in the tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X1, but should work in PSP 8 and up.

To begin, open a new raster layer, 800 x 800 pxls, flood filled white.

Open Adoration paper #15 and add to canvas.

Open Adoration paper #5. Select --> Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk- Locate Cameron Air Mask 4, make sure the fit to canvas box is checked and click on load.

Layers --> Merge --> Merge Group, then add to your canvas, centered at H200, V400.

Open Adoration Wreath, and add to canvas, centered.

Open Adoration flowers 1, 2, and 3, and resize to 25%. Scatter at random around the wreath.

Open Adoration RRibbon and resize t0 80%. Add to your canvas centered at H400, V670. You may wish to layer some of the flowers over it (as shown).

Open close up tube of choice, I am using VmpElfElf002-CU by Lady Anne/Inzpired Dezignz. This is a full sized tube, so I am resizing it to 25%. On the layers pallet, click on the layer for Paper #5 (it should be Raster 2) to activate. Add your tube, UNDER the wreath layer, and center so the face shows through the wreath.

You may need to erase the tube a bit for any bits of the tub that is hanging outside the wreath.

On the pallet menu, click on the top raster layer to activate.

Open second tube. I am using VmpElfELf003 by Lady Anne/Inzpired Dezignz, and again, I'm resizing it, this time to 35%. Add to canvas, centered at V600, H400.

Open Baby's Breath, resize to 50% and add to canvas, centered at H450, V600. Using your pick tool, rotate clockwise about 45 degrees.

Open Adoration RRose, resize by 50% and add to canvas, centered at H430, V600. Using your pick tool, rotate clockwise about 45 degrees to match the baby's breath.

Open Adoration blkribbow, resize to 65% and add to canvas, centered at H450, V710. Using your eraser tool, erase the stems on the rose and the baby's breath, which appear beneath the ribbow.

Add a drop shadow of choice to your two tubes. I am using offsets of H & V 10 each, opacity 60, blur 25, color black.

Open Adrn_hrtdiamond and resize to 10%. Add as the center of any of the flowers that have centers showing along the wreath. You may need to activate the associated flower layer on the layers pallet to get them in them set properly. Feel free to use your pick tool to rotate them slightly to taste. You may also wish to make them a bit smaller, depending upon your preferences.

On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to #000000, and your background color to #808080. Add your copyright and tag information to the tag in the location of your choice, using the font of choice.

Resize your canvas to 75% (600 x 600 pxls) and save your artist copy as a .pspimage.

To add the name, open a new raster canvas, 600 x 300 pxls, with a transparent background. The Silver Twylight Alpha is a full sized alpha that I resized for tagging purposes, You my script it down before you start this, or you may manually resize the letters to fit the canvas as you go along, which ever you prefer.

Open the capital letter of choice, resize accordingly and add ot the new canvas on the far left hand size.

Repeat with the lower case letters to spell out the name you desire. You may need to play with the size of the letters to get them to fit on the canvas, depending upon the length of the name.

Once you have the name composed to your taste, select Layers --> Merge --> Merge Visible. Make sure the top layer on your layer pallet is selected, then copy and paste the name as a whole to your main canvas. Use your pick tool to resize the name to fit, and center it around H125, V100 (depending upon the length of your name).

Rotate slightly counterclockwise to taste, and add a drop shadow to match the ones you added to the tubes.

Select --> Layers --> Merge --> Flatten Image and save as a .jpg file and your done!

That's it! 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.

* I don't do Twilight tags. This is a well known fact. However, the Adoration kit by Gemini Creationz would work very well with Twilight tags.

If you wish to turn this into a Twilight tag, might I recommend the Alice - Shades of Night posers by MediEvil Creations.

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