Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tail Waggin' Tutorial

The best things in life

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 Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.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:

My Puppylicious taggers kit, which may be purchased at Sophisti-Scraps, Scrappetizing and Stargazer Scraps.

Tube of choice. I am using one of the Cookies Critters - Freckles tubes by Sophisticated Scraps and Imaging. You can purchase this tube pack at Sophisti-Scraps.

Wee Scots Lass mask #162, which you can download HERE.

Font of Choice.

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.

To begin, open a new raster canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, Flood fill white.

Open DCD_Paper 14. Select Layers --> Load/Save Mask --> Load Mask from Disk and locate WSL mask # 162. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" box is checked and click on load.

Using your pick tool, drag the guide lines on the mask out to the edge of the canvas. Then select Layers --> Merge --> Merge Group. Copy and paste the paper to your main canvas.

Open Fire Hydrant and add to canvas, centered at H200, V400.

Open Ribbon01, resize to 80% and add to canvas, centered at V400, H650.

Open Tube of Choice. I am using Freckles 2 by Sophisticated Scraps and Imaging. Add to canvas, centered.

Open SYP Scottie, resize by 50% and mirror. on the layer pallet, click on the ribbon layer to activate, then add the Scottie to the canvas, centered at V620, H500.

Erase the the hair on the Freckles poser so that it looks like the Scottie dog is next to her.

add a drop shadow to the tube layer. I am using offsets of 10 each, Opacity of 60, Blur of 25, color Black.

Open WA-Furry and resize to 60%. Add to the canvas centered at H400, V130.

On the Material's Pallet, set both your foreground color and background to black. Using the font of your choice, add the copyright information to the tag. You may also add "Scraps by" and "Tagged by" if you'd like.

For the Freckles poser, the Copyright information is:

(c) LK Designs

I have the copyright info centered at V400, H700, your mileage may very.

You can now save your artist's copy at a .pspimage.

Using the included paw print alpha, pick out the letters for the name you wish to add, resize each to 25%, and add to the canvas in a staggered manner along the front. Use you pick key to rotate the letters slightly at random to give it a fun sort of look.

Resize the image to 75% (600 x 600 pxls).

You may then merge visible and save the file as a .jpg file or you may drop the white background, merge visible and save as a .png file.

That it! 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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