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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PTU tut - Changing Sands

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).
 
 ~Changing Sands PTU scrapkit by Jackie's Jewels which you can find HERE.

 ~The artwork of Arthur Crowe, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used Squirley mask 37 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Shit Happens.

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 4 (frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 9, 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:

7
15
20
22
26
30
32
34
37
39
41
43
44
46
48
51
53
57
61
63
66
68
74
79
84
90

~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 43 & 44)~

6. Open Paper 16

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, August 11, 2015

PTU tut - Whispered Bliss

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 Whispered Bliss by Tasha's Playground, which you can find exclusively @ CDO HERE.

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

~Template of choice. I used MPM template 650 which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used Leather & Lace Ads mask 2 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Allura.

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 4
Paper 5
Paper 7


~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:

1
4
7
8
9
10
13
19
23
28
34
35
37
39
40
41
42
frame 1
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~

 5. Open Paper 6

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 6, 2015

PTU Tut- Beautiful Disaster


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Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU Kit Clockwork Gothic from Gimptastic tuts. Purchase this kit exclusively at The PSP Project.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Verymany. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase the one I used at Pics For Design
Fonts- Mf Feel My Heart & Young & Beautiful
 
-File>New 700x700 px.
 
-Open frame 2. Layer>Scale Layer 85%. Place center of canvas. Select the magic wand and click inside the frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 4. Move below frame layer in the layer box. Right click layer in layer box and choose Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Open tube. Place in selection. Make sure it is above paper layer. Delete. Select>None. Change the mode of the tube to Value and lower the opacity to 50. Make the frame active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 0, 0, 10, black, 50.
 
-Open frame 2 again. Make the bottom layer. Place center of canvas. Repeat drop shadow.
 
-Open frame 3. Make the bottom layer. Scale 75%. Place at the top left of tag. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Place duplicate at the bottom right of tag. Repeat drop shadow on both frames.
 
-Open tube. Make top layer. Scale 50%. Place right side of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
 
-Open ele 24. Make the top layer. Scale 50%. Select the rotate tool. Click canvas. In the angle put 15. Place bottom right of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
 
-Open ele 13. Move below the 1st frame layer. Scale 50%. Rotate -15. Place bottom left of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
 
Elements:
1
2
9
16
18
22
27
29 
30
32
33
34
47
48
49
55
56
57
58
59

-Select the text tool. Font: Feel My Heart Foreground: Black Size: 70. Click canvas and type Beautiful. Place text top left of tag. Alpha to selection. Select>Grow 1. Add new layer and move below current text layer. Change foreground to white. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select none. Repeat drop shadow. Now change foreground to a41315 and text size to 55. Click canvas and type disaster. Place under Beautiful text. Add new layer and move below current text. Foreground: black. Grow 1. Bucket fill black. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.

-Add name with Young & Beautiful and also add copyright.
 

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