Sunday, August 19, 2012

FTU Tut - PFD Exclusive Siggy Set

Aug. 19th

PFD Exclusive Siggy Set






Thanks for dropping by.  I made a siggy set using an
exclusive tube from Pics For Design HERE and a FTU scrapkit by Kristin
called No More Drama. HERE I hope you can understand these instructions, I will
try and make them as easy as possible to follow, explaining each step as
much as possible.  Have fun.

Open a blank image 600w x 250h, flood fill with white.  I also work on the
avatar the same time as the siggy so you can also open an image 150 x150,
flood fill with white too. 

Remember whenever you open an element, paper etc, always
shift d to duplicate it, x out the original.
you can use any elements, scraps, etc that you prefer
this is just a guide, make it your own.  Have fun.

Open from the scrapkit - Disco Ball
copy and paste it onto your canvas.
Resize 80 %, Place towards the right side
of your canvas, duplicate and mirror so that
they are almosting touching in the middle. 
duplicate one more and move this one in the center
then move it below the other 2 disco ball layers.  I then
merged these 3 balls to one layer.   Go to raster one,
bottom layer, go to selections, select all, float, defloat,
then highlight your disco ball layer, selections, invert, tap
delete key to get rid of the excess ball layer, select none.
Open star border element, copy and paste it onto your canvas.
resize - 55 % and move it up towards the right side of canvas.
Open Butterfly 1 - resize 20 % and place up on the right side
use the deform tool to rotate it a bit to the left.
Add dropshadow to the butterfly and stars - i use 2, -2, 30, 3.00
Now you can add your tube, resize to your liking, and position.
go to the ball layer, go to selections, select all, float, defloat,
highlight your tube layer, selections invert, tap delete, don't deselect yet
go to your stars layer and tap delete, this should get rid of excess
stars and tubes that are outside the tag layer.

leave the siggy for now and go to your avatar canvas.
copy and paste the disco ball, resise it 40 %.
copy and paste your tube and resize it to your liking
go to the bottom white layer, raster 1, selections, select all,
float, defloat, highlight the tube layer, selections, invert, tap the
delete key, then highlight the disco ball layer, tap delete, selections,
select none.  Add your copyright to avatar and siggy.
now we will make the borders on both.

go back to your siggy canvas, raster 1 layer
go to selections, modify, contract, by 8, click ok
selections, invert, layer new raster layer, move it to
the top of your layers, flood fill with color of choice
i used a purple to match the tag d727ce
then go to effects - texture effects - tiles
settings i used for the tile effects are:
Hexagon, color ff80ff (pink)
Tile Ang - 75
Tile Size - 8
BorderSize - 1
Smoothness - 25
Depth - 1
Ambience - 0
Shininess - 50
Angle - 315
Intensity - 50
Elevation - 30

selections, select none.

do the same for your avatar except when you contract,
use 5 instead of 8 for a smaller border.

now for the animation effects.

Siggy
close all layers except your disco ball layer and white layer
edit, copy merged, open animation shop and paste it as a new animation
duplicate this layer until you have 10 frames,
go to edit, select all, then go to Effects,  apply image effects and use
these settings:
Elapsed time is ticked
effect - underwater
Customize: - apply both
sunlight - 10
waterdepth - 10
click ok,
click ok again

view your animation to see if you like it.
for the avatar, i slowed the animation properties down by
going to Animation - frame properties - set display time at 15
but left the siggy one at 10.
keep all layers selected
go back to psp now and hide the bottom 2 layers and unhide
all the layers that you had closed.
go to edit, copymerged

back to animation shop
paste this as a new animation
then go to edit copy
then go to edit propagate paste
then working on your ten animated frame image,
go to edit, paste into selected frame, i always
zoom it in so i can position it correctly

now go view your animation to see if you like the
positioning etc.  I then save this image for a blank
naming it with your tag name and ani blank
I save it as a mng and a gif.  I always oversave my
blanks LOL.

do the same steps for your avatar and save your blanks

now you can add names by typing up the name, copying it
and paste it in animation shop as a new image, then go to
edit copy, and paste it into selected frame, it will go onto
all the frames.  if it doesn't, go to edit, propagate paste but
as we already used that for the top layers of the tag, it still
should be selected.

If you have any questions, email me at isweetcan59@hotmail.com
and I will try and help you out.  you can also email me your results
if you try my tut.  Have a nice day.

Did this set while I was writing the tut, used a different PFD tube

 
















Sunday, June 12, 2011

Award

Got this award from Jools




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Got this one from Becca

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i'm going on vacation so will
figure out when I get back in a
couple weeks how to do this right
need help Becca, lol, hugs Iris

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sexy Crazy Cool - FTU Frame




For this tut I used a FTU frame which you can find here
please leave some luv when downloading. 

I used a PTU tube by verymany which you can find here

Mask of choice or the mask I used by WitchysHeart called Exclusive #1 which you can find here

Font of choice or the one I used HLBrush

This is a very easy tut.  I did it for a purple & black theme in a group I participate in. 

Open a new canvas 550 x 550.  Flood fill with white.
Go to layers, new raster layer, flood fill with a color to match your tube.  I used a lighter purple ce6eef color for mine.  Open your mask.  Next go to layers, new mask and find your mask, apply.  In your layers palette, merge group. 

Open the frame and resize to your liking.  Copy and paste it above your mask layer.
Click inside the frame with your magic wand, go to selections, modify, expand by 5.
add a new layer, flood fill with black, selections invert, click delete, select none.
I then used Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - crumple with the following settings:
Crumple size 3.50
Crumple force 50
with white in the color box
Direction 60
Inclination 58
Highlight Brightness 19.47
Hightlight Size 51.20
Light Boost 50
click apply or ok.
I then duplicated the mask layer and brought the duplicated layer up above the black layer and lowered the opacity to 80.  I also added noise - go to Adjust - add/remove noise 35 uniform with the monochrome box ticked. 

All is left to do is add your tube of choice and copyright.  I clicked inside the frame with my magic wand and modified and expanded by 5, then I pasted the tube, duplicated it, brought one layer above the frame and one below, highlight the tube below and then go to selections, invert, tap your delete key, go to selections, select none.  I then highlighted the top tube and erased what I didn't want showing, dropshadow on the frame and tube if you like.  Make sure to erase any shadows on the tube if it shows on the parts you erased.  Add your copyright and save as a psp image or close out the white background layer, merge visible and save as a png.  I use the png then for adding names.  Thanks for trying my tut.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

FTU Tut Girls Best Friend



This is an easy tut using one of Jolene's Scrapkits.  I will post a link to the kit asap.  I also used the limited edition Elias Chatzoudis from PTE.  I'm not sure if it's still available but you can check at PSP Tubes Emporium HERE

The scrapkit by Jolene is called Dysphoria.
Font I used is called Yippy Skippy Alt.  It is a FTU font,
and you can get it HERE

Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with white.
Open the Frame, Shift D to duplicate, x out the original, copy and paste it onto your canvas, resize 90%
Click inside the frame with your magic wand, go to selections, modify and expand by 3.
Open paper 2 and shift d to duplicate, x out the original, copy and paste as a new layer
Go to selections, invert, tap the delete key, select none.
Move the paper below the frame layer.  I used a drop shadow of  2, -2, 30 and 3.00 on the frame.
Next open the Doodle, shift d to duplicate, x out the original, copy and paste as a new layer above
the paper layer.  Duplicate it and move one doodle up a bit and one down a bit.  Refer to my tag for
positioning. 

Open the following elements, shift d to duplicate and x out the originals.
Flower 1 - resize 30%, add dropshadow and sharpen
Belt - resize 60%, image rotate, free rotate left 90 degrees.  Dropshadow.
Beaded Heart - resize 30%, dropshadow and sharpen

Add your tube.  Add the correct copyright and you are done.
I save mine as both a psp image with the white background in case I want to make changes
and as a png with the white background x-ed out.  Add names to your creation.
Thanks for looking at this tut.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PTU - Angel Eyes


Mask of Choice
Tube of choice, I used a tube by Jose Cano which can be purchased
from MPT HERE

I used an awesome scrapkit called a Bit of Romance
which can be purchased  at Scrappin Dollars HERE

Open a new canvas 600 x 600.  Flood fill with white.
Open Paper 2 and shift d to duplicate, x out the original.
Go to edit, copy, and on your canvas go to edit, paste as a new layer.
Now we will do the mask layer.
Layers, new mask, from image, click ok,
on layers palette, click merge, merge group.

Open frame 4 - shift d to duplicate, x out the original.
resize 500 x 600 pixels using smart size.
edit, copy, and then on canvas, edit paste. Position.
Click inside the frame with your magic wand, go to selections,
modify and expand by 5.  Open Paper 10 and shift d to duplicate,
x out the original and go to edit copy, and paste as a new layer.
Paste a close up tube of choice now too and
Go to selections, invert, tap delete, highlight the paper layer
tap delete again, go to selections, select none. 
Move the frame layer above the paper & tube layers.
Dropshadow the frame and tube. I used 2, -2, 40, 3.00.
Highlight your tube layer and to to layers, duplicate.
On the duplicated layer, go to adjust, blur, gaussian blur, 3.00 %
In the layers palate properties, blend mode, soft light.
On the original tube layer, palate properties, blend mode, Luminance (Legacy)
Erase part of the string on top of the frame if it sticks out.
Open the Veil, shift d to duplicate, x out the original
copy and paste it on the frame, resize 60%.
Don't dropshadow the veil.

For the rest of this tag it's a matter of opening elements, shift d to duplicate
and x out the originals, resize and dropshadow. 2 -2, 40, 30

Red Window - copy & paste, duplicate and mirror, then duplicate again.  Merge these 3
layers together and position on canvas.
Fence 2 - copy & paste & postion above the merged windows
Arbor - copy & paste above the fence.
Vase - copy & paste and resize 65%
Cluster - copy & paste on arbor and resize 80%
Trunk - copy & paste & resize 20%
Violin - copy & paste & resize 65%.
Metal Flower the red one, copy & paste
Mood Lighting - copy & paste and resize 65%
Flower 1 - copy & paste, position behind the vase, erase
any of the stem that is sticking out.
Butterfly - copy & paste and resize 15%, duplicate & mirror
copy & paste the butterfly again and resize 20% & mirror.

Use my tag to arrange all your layers, add your copyright
and you are done, you can save as a psp image in case
you want to make changes,  I then x out the white background,
and merge visible and save as png.  I save that as a blank for
adding names to.  Hope this tut was easy to follow.
thanks, hugs Iris






Monday, September 6, 2010

PTU - Dusky Night Tutorial


Tube of Choice - I used a tube by Jennifer Janesko which you can purchase at CILM HERE

I used a PTU Scrapkit called Dusky Night which you can purchase HERE

Mask 41 by WSL which you can get HERE

Font of Choice - I used Satisfaction. HERE

Open a new canvas 575 x 575 or size of choice.
Flood fill with white.
Open flower frame 4, shift D to duplicate, x out the original.
Edit, copy the paper, then on canvas go to edit, paste.  Resize 90%.
Use your magic wand and click inside the frame, make sure you get
the two small bits too by holding down on your shift key and
clicking in each spot with the magic wand.
Go to selections, modify, expand by 3.
Open paper 14, shift D to duplicate, x out the original.
Copy and paste it as a new layer, do not de-select yet.
Open your tube of choice, shift D to duplicate, x out the original.
Copy and paste tube onto canvas above the paper layer, position
where you want it, add a drop shadow of 2: -2; 30: 3.00. 
Then go to layers, duplicate and close the tube copy in your palette. 
Highlight your paper layer, go to selections, invert
tap the delete key, then highlight the open tube layer, tap delete, go
to selections, select none.  Move your frame above the paper and
tube layer that is open.  Open or un x your top tube layer.  Now
carefully erase what you don't want showing. 
Dropshadow your frame. 2; -2, 40, 3.00.
On the paper layer I used Effects, Blinds with these settings:
Width 5, Opacity 30, tick both boxes, Horizontal & Light
from left top.  Color Black.

Next highlight your bottom white layer.
Go to layers, new raster layer.  Go to selections, select all.
Now open paper 8 or paper of choice, shift D to duplicate, x out
the original.  Go to edit, copy and then on your canvas, go to edit,
paste into selection, then go to selections, select none.
Next go to layers, new mask from image, locate your mask layer,
then create mask from Source Luminace, no ticks in the invert
mask data if using WSL mask.  Click OK.
Go to your layers palatte, right click on the mask and from
the drop down menu box, click Merge Group.

The next part is adding the elements.  For each element Shift D to
duplicate and X out the originals.  Add a drop shadow of
2; -2, 30, 3.00 to all except the glitter butterflies, no DS on them.
When I say copy and paste to canvas, I assume you will know
to go to edit, copy the element, then on the canvas, edit, paste as a new layer.

Sunflower 1, resize 20%, copy & paste to canvas, position, DS
Sunflower 2, resize 25%, copy & paste to canvas, position DS
Pretty Butterfly 1 and 2, resize 20%, position, DS
Rose 3 & 4, resize 40%, copy & paste to canvas, position
under the sunflower layers.
Bug 4, resize 15%, Image, Rotate, free rotate 45% to the left.
Heartflower 1, resize 25%, copy and paste as a new layer
on the frame to the right, below the top tube layer.
Gttrbutfly 1 & 2, resize 10%, no DS
copy and paste them to canvas, position.

Add your copyright and save.
I save one copy in PSP form in case I need to make changes.
To save as a PNG, x out the bottom white layer, right click
on the top layer and merge visible.
You can then add your name to it and save.

Hope you enjoyed this tut.
Hugs Iris







Saturday, August 28, 2010

Garden of Love - FTU


Supplies:
Close up tube of Choice.
I used one by Keith Garvey which you can purchase from MPT HERE
Freebie scrapkit by Puddicat Creations freebie link updated HERE
Mask of Choice
Font of Choice
Plug In Xero - Porcelain.

Ok, let's go. 
First open up the mask you will be using, shift D to duplicate, x out the original.
New Canvas - 600 x 600.
Flood fill with white.
Layers, new raster layer. 
Then go to selections, select all
Open up paper 5 or paper of choice, shift D to duplicate, x out the original.
Go to edit, copy the paper, click back on your canvas
and go to edit, paste into selection, go to selections, select none,
Layers, new mask from image, apply your mask, click ok.
On your mask layers, click and merge group.
Open frame 1 from the freebie kit, shift D to duplicate, x out the original. 
I resized mine to 65% as I wanted it to fit over the frame on the mask I used. 
 (sq_leafy grunge frame 1 Mask, not sure where you can get it.
I then used the raster deform tool, deform and shape to fit. 
No need to do that if you used a different mask.

Open up close up tube, shift D to duplicate, x out original tube.
Apply a small drop shadow, go to Effects, Drop shadow, I used 2, -2, 30, 3.00 with Black. 
Copy and paste your tube onto the tag above the frame layer.
Go to layers, duplicate and move one tube layer below the frame layer. 
Carefully erase what you don't want showing on both tube layers.
Highlight your top tube layer, go to effects, plugins, Xero, porcelain and apply with these settings:
Softness 100
Strength 55
Brightness 128
Red 0
Green 0
Blue 150

Next highlight your second tube layer and apply the same Xero Porcelain effect.
Highlight your frame, go to effects, dropshadow.
Open Bow 1 - Shift D to duplicate, x out the original, resize 30%. 
Copy and paste onto your tag and postition.  Effects, dropshadow.
Open Butterfly 2 - Shift D to duplicate, x out the original, resize 25%. 
Copy and paste onto your tag and postition.  Effects, dropshadow, then go to adjust  and sharpen.
Open Heartspring1, shift D to duplicate, x out the original. 
Resize 40%, copy & paste onto your tag.  Effects, dropshadow.
Open Frame 2, ribbon, resize 90% and copy and paste above your mask layer. 
Effects, dropshadow.
Add your copyright and you are done. 

Save as psp image or x out the white background layer in your layers palette
and merge visible and save as a png. 

I save mine both ways in case I want to make some changes to the original blank.
thanks for trying my tut.
Thanks to Cindy at Puddicat Creations for the beautiful freebie kit,
when downloading the freebie, please show some love.