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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PTU Tut- Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful



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 Promises from Gimptastic Scraps. You can purchase this kit exclusively at The PSP Project.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Lielman. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase them at PFD.
Template 733 from Millie's PSP Madness
Font: Diamond Dust
 
 
  -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 550x550 px. Image>Canvas Size 650x650 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  2, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
 
1- paper 9
2- paper 10
3 & 4- paper 7
5- paper 2
6- paper 1
 7- paper 8
8- paper 5
9- paper 1
10- paper 4 DON'T select none. Invert. Layer>New Layer. Change foreground color to a3deda. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select>Shrink 3. Delete. Select none. Filters>Noise>Add Noise on default settings. Add drop shadow of 1, 1, 2, black, 35.
11- paper 3
 
-Make layer 12 active. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Add new layer. Change foreground color to e16191. Bucket fill selection. Select none.
 
-Merge text layers together (Layer>Merge). Place the text at the bottom right of tag.
 
-Open tube. Move below the text layers in the layer box. Place towards bottom of tag. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 50.
 
-Open frame 4. Move below the tube layer. Scale 30%. Select the rotate tool. Click canvas. In the angle box put -15. Place at bottom left of tube. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 10. Move below frame in layer box. Add alpha channel. Place in selection. Invert & delete. Open tube. Place in selection. Delete. Change the mode to value and lower the opacity to 50. Select none. Repeat drop shadow on frame. Duplicate frame and save for later.
 
-Open frame 1. Move above other frame in the layer box. Scale 30%. Rotate 15. Place to the left of tube above other frame. Add paper 7 to and tube to frame (using same mode and opacity settings).  Repeat drop shadow on frame.
 
-Make the duplicate frame active. Move below all frame layers. Place toward top left of tube. Add paper 5 and tube to frame (using same mode and opacity settings). Repeat drop shadow on frame.
 
Elements:
driftwood
jewel flower
knot (rotate -10)
flowers
bird
mesh
 hearts
deco
beads
bouquet
key (rotate -90)
sign (rotate 10)
clock
petal (rotate 90)
butterfly
earing (flip)
bows

-Add name and copyright and your done!
 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

PTU tut - Dark Desires

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).

~ PTU kit called IB-Rossana Castellino-15-2 by Tasha's Playground, which you can find exclusively @ CDO HERE.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Anna Marine, you must have a license to use this art which you can also get @ CDO HERE.

~Template of choice. I used MPM template 739 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Quinfo Bold.

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 a close-up. I changed the mode on the close-up 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-up has 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:

2
3
4
5
6
8
9
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
20
21
22
23

~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~

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

6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

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

8. Add copyright info and name.

9. Save as .png

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PTU Tut- Sweet Love



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 Sweet Love from A Taggers Scrap.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Barbara Jensen. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. You can purchase them at her store HERE.
Masks: 302 from weescotslass & CM_MCmask-5_BW2014 from Beth Ann over at Creative Misfits Creations
Font: Caneletter Script Thin Personal
 
-File>New 650x650 px.
 
-Open frame 7. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place center of canvas. Using the fuzzy select tool (magic wand) click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 6. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Scale 65%. Place inside selection. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Select>None. Make frame active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50.
 
-Open frame 7 again. Make bottom layer. Scale 85%. Select the rotate tool. Click canvas. In the angle box put 10. Add paper 15 to this frame. Repeat drop shadow on frame.
 
-Open frame 4. Make the top layer. Scale 55%. Place bottom right of other frame. Add paper 1 to frame. Don't select none. Open tube. Place in selection. Delete. Select none. Change the mode to value and lower opacity to 30. Repeat drop shadow on frame layer.
 
-Open frame 6. Move above square frame in layer box. Place middle of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
 
-Open tube. Move above circle frame layer. Place center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
 
Elements:
 
wordart 4
candles
cushions
bow 4
button
flower scatter
flowers 2
ribbon
lantern
bottle 2
flowers 3
flower 7
flower 6
flower 8
flower 10 (rotate 45)
flower 3
sparkles
background
bow 6
pebble
string 3
button 4
butterfly

-Open paper 9. Make the bottom layer. Add alpha channel. Apply mask from Beth Ann. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp. Open paper 14 and apply mask from weescotslass.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Fantastically Free Blog Train - Inspired by Victoria Fox

That's right...The Fantastically Free Blog Train has returned from our winter break!!! 
This train was inspired by the sweet & sexy art of Victoria Fox...which you can find @ The PSP Project
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/wr9MJ-Tyce/GS-IB_Victoria_Fox_Bite_Me_FFB.html


 *Please note that all of the designers on the Fantastically Free Blog Train received approval from management at The PSP Project to not only name our kits after the artist and tube, but to also post a preview of the tube that was used as inspiration*

Make sure to check out all of the other stops on this train...
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http://fantasticallyfreeblogtrain.blogspot.com/
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Friday, February 13, 2015

PTU tut - Lilac Dream

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).
 
 ~Cindi's Lilac Dream PTU scrapkit by Jackie's Jewels.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Di_Halim, 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 Riddle Medium.

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 element 5 (window frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 12, 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:

6
8
15
25
32
33
34
36
37
40
47
53
58
61
63
69
82

~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 for 53 & 61)~

6. Open Paper 13

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 :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CT Tags and extras!

I was lucky enough to work with Amy's kit Cherry Berry Crush. This is truly and amazing kit, I had SO much fun with it! If you want to play you can purchase this kit at The PSP Project here.
 

 
Feel free to snag the tags below. You may NOT alter them in any way (this includes putting names on them).
 



 
 


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