Monday, July 6, 2009

Rock Star Dreamz Tutorial

Rock Star Dreamz

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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 Rock Star Dreamz taggers kit by Kimmie's Kreations. This kit is available for purchase at Sophisti-Scraps. Please note that we are using one of the tubes included in the kit.

The Glitterbug 4 Script by Bluebird Designs, which may be downloaded for free here. (Note: we will not be using the script, only the enclosed glitter tiles).

Wee Scots Lass mask #228, which you can download HERE.

Font of Choice.

Optional Silver Alpha by Crazed's Creations which may be download for free from her blog.

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 most other versions of PSP.

Before you begin, make sure you've added the glitters from the glitter bug script to your Patterns directory in My PSP Files, and the Masks to your Masks directory.

Open a new raster canvas, 800 x 800 pxls, flood fill white.

Open RSD Paper 1, resize to 800 x 800 pxls, and add to canvas.

Open music glittertrail 4, resize to 85% and add to canvas, centered at H500, V130.

Open Paper 11. Resize by 70%. Select Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate Wee Scots Lass mask # 228, Make sure the fit to canvas box is checked and click on Load.

Using your pick tool, drag the guide lines out until they take up the whole canvas area. Then select Layers --> Merge --> Merge Group. Copy and paste Paper 11 to your main canvas centered.

Open Grunge Frame 5 and add to canvas, centered. Using you pick tool, rotate the frame approximately 20 degrees, counter clockwise. on the pallet layer, click on paper 11, and also rotate it counter clockwise to match the frame.

On the layer pallet, click on the frame layer to activate it. Open RockStar doll 5 and add to canvas, centered at H250, V430.

Open guitar element 1. On the Materials pallet, find glitter-bug tiles, glitter pink. Using you paint bucket tool, glitterize guitar element 1. Make sure you glitter all the notes as well.

Resize guitar element 1 to 70%. On the layers pallet, click on paper 11 to activate it, then cut and paste guitar element 1 to the canvas, centered.

On the layers pallet, click on the frame layer to activate it. Open corset 4, resize to 65% and add to the canvas, centered at H600, V600. Using you pick tool, rotate clockwise about 20 to 30 degrees. Relocate the center to H530, V580.

Open lanyard 1, resize 70% and add to the canvas centered at H580, V290.

Open Backstage Pass 3. On the materials pallet, set your foreground and background colors to White (#FFFFFF). On the Backstage pass, using the Arial Black font (72 points, bold, centered) type "VIP" (in all caps). Use your pick tool to size appropriately.

Select --> Layers --> Merge -- Merge Visible. Resize to 50% and add to the canvas, centered at V590, H500.

Open Flair 2, resize 50% and add to the canvas, at v580, H100.

Click on the Rock Star Doll to activate, and add a drop shadow. I am using offsets of H10, V10, Opacity 60, Blur 25, and color Black.

Using a font of your choice, add the copyright and designer info to the tag just under the bottom of the frame. The correct copyright for the Rock Star Doll is

"(c) LK Designs"

The designer info is

"Scraps by Kimmie's Kreationz"

I am using the font Clarence, which is my new favorite font of the week. Use your pick tool to resize to taste. It's okay if it goes over the corset some.

Save your artist's copy as a .pspimg file.

Adding a Name: Usually I leave this up to you. If you wish to use the optional Silver Alpha, proceed as follows:

Minimize your main canvas and open a new raster canvas, 800 pxls wide, 300 pxls high with a transparent background. You can turn your grid on if you'd like, I just use the little checkerboard pattern on the canvas to line things up.

Open the letter(s) of choice. This is a taggers size font and will not need resizing. Repeat the procedure with each of letters in the name you are spelling out. If you have double letters - as in the A and N in my name - you need only do this once as you can use duplicate function to replicate them on the canvas.

Since the alpha only comes in one size, you may wish to use your pick tool to resize the "lower case" letters in the name.

Using the pick tool, line the letters up on the new canvas to spell out the name you wish to add to the tag. Note that if you have a LONG name, you may need to make the letters a bit smaller to fit them all onto the canvas.

One you have the name composed to taste, select, Layers --> Merge --> Merge Visible. Edit and copy the name and then reactivate your main canvas. Add the name to the canvas, centered at around H300, V100. This may change depending upon how long the name is. Use the pick tool to resize and relocate the name to taste. You may add a drop shadow to the alpha if you wish.

You are now ready to save the finished tag as either a .png or .jpg. Select --> Layers --> Merge --> Merge Visible. Resize the canvas by 75% (600 x 600) pxl. Save as --> .jpg.

Your all done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions or get stuck, please feel free to E-Mail me.

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