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Friday, August 29, 2014

PTU tut - Autumn Leaves

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Jennifer Janesko, you must have a license to use this art which you can now get HERE.

~Kit of choice. I used a new PTU kit called IB-Jennifer Janesko 97-2 by Tasha's PLayground, it is available exclusively @ CDO HERE.

~Template of choice. I used MPM template 661 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Alex Brush.

Let's get started!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha).

2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them.

~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete).

These are the papers I used:

Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
Paper 4
Paper 5

~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color).

~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and 2 close-ups. I changed the mode on the close-ups to Screen (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Screen from the drop down menu). The close-ups have been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete). Add drop shadow to full body tube.

4. Open and place the following elements:

1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
15
16
18
19
20
Wordart

~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except for element 1)~

5. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

6. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

7. Add copyright info and name

8. Save as .png

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PTU Tut- Falling Limbs



This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.
Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Falling Limbs from Gimptastic Scraps. Purchase this kit exclusively at The PSP Project.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of
Mask- 297 from weescotslass
Font- A Lolita Scorned

-File>New 600x600 px.

-Open frame 4. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place center of canvas. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 7. Move below frame layer.  Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert.  Press delete on keyboard. Select>none. Make frame active. filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50.

-Open frame 3. Make top layer. Scale 75%. Place on top of other frame. Using the magic wand, click inside frame. Grow 2. Open tube. Move below frame layer. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Move duplicate above frame. Make bottom tube layer active. Invert & delete. Select none. make top tube active. Repeat drop shadow. Merge tube and shadow layers together (Layer>Merge Down). Select the eraser tool and erase bottom portion of tube (so it looks like she is sticking out of the frame). Repeat drop shadow on frame.

-Open frame 1. Make bottom layer. Scale 60%. Select rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put 90. Place to the left of tag. Duplicate. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Select the flip tool and click canvas. Merge both frame layers together. Using the magic wand and pressing shift on your keyboard, click inside all openings of frame. Add paper 2 to this frame. Repeat drop shadow on frame.

Elements:
Rain
grass
branch
twigs
birdhouse
bird
spiders
leaf 1
leaf 2 (flip)
flowers 3
hunting permit (rotate -20)
jacket
hand
pinecone (flip)
drips
axe
stick

-Open paper 8. Make bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

PTU tut - Autumn Sunrise

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Autumn Sunrise PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can find HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Zlata M, you must have a license to use this art which you can get from HERE.

~Template of choice. I used MPM template 647 which you can get HERE.

 ~Mask of choice. I used MPM mask 2 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Fineliner Script.

Let's get started!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha).

2. Open template in PSD format, remove and move layers of template around until they are the way you like them.

~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete).

These are the papers I used:

Paper 1
Paper 3
Paper 5
Paper 6
Paper 9

~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color).

~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open tube, add drop shadow.

4. Open and place the following elements:

3
13
14
15
19
23
24
25
26
29
31
32
33
35
36
37
38
47
51
60

~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except 13 & 47)~

 5. Open Paper 7

6. Open mask

7. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks).

8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers).

9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

11. Add copyright info and name.

12. Save as .png

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Fantastically Free Blog Train - Inspired by Freya Langford-Sidebottom

WOOT!!!!!! That's right, The Fantastically Free Blog Train is rolling out!!!!
This month we were inspired by the fabulous art of Freya Langford-Sidebottom.
Each designer on the train picked a tube and made a kit inspired by that tube. 
Below you can see my kit and the tube that I used as inspiration...


http://www.4shared.com/zip/iCnlU2tHce/GS-Sk8er_IBFLS_FFBT.html

Here's the tube that inspired the kit. You can find this tube and many more by Freya at Artistically Inclined Licensing...

http://artisticallyinclinedlicensing.com/AIL/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_9

Make sure to check out all of the other stops on the train...

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

You Rawk My Socks Award


Today Leah and I were presented with this super cool award :) Thank you so much Magik for thinking of us.You are pretty Rawkin' too!!

Now that we have received it we get to choose 5 people that we think Rawk our Socks...


All of these ladies are amazing in their own unique way. We are happy to know them and admire their creativity.


Thanks again for this super cool award!!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PTU tut - Midnight Ocean

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).
 
 ~Midnight Ocean PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Zlata M, you must have a license to use this art which you can get from HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Versitia.

Let's get started!!!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha).

2. Open Frame 5, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 7, center behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

2
3
6
13
14
18
23
26
30
38
40
41
43
44

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except 3, 26 & 40)~

6. Open Paper 4

7. Open mask

8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks).

9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

12. Add copyright info and name.

13. Save as .png

You are finished :)

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