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.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Enchant Me


Enchant Me




For this tut I used the artwork of Myka Jelina available from CILM HERE



PTU Scrapkit by Sleek n Sassy Designs available HERE



Mask & Font of choice.



Open new image, 600 x 600.

Flood fill with white.

Open the blue wire butterfly1 element, shift D to duplicate, x out the original.

Copy and paste onto canvas.

Open the green wire butterfly2 element, shift D to duplicate, x out the original.

Copy and past to canvas above the blue butterfly layer. Resize 90%. Go to Image Rotate,

Free Rotate 22% to the Left.



Click on or activate the green butterfly layer, (top layer), and use your eraser tool to carefully

erase some of the wires that are on top of the blue butterflies.



Click on or activate the blue butterfly frame, and use your magic wand and click inside the frame.

Go to selections, modify, expand by 2.

Open paper 2 or paper of choice, shift D to duplicate, x out the orignal paper.

Copy and paste the paper above the frame, go to selections, invert, tap delete key, then

go back to selections, select none.

Move the paper below the frame layer.



You can use any elements you wish next.



I used the element Flowers & Bows - shift D to duplicate, x out original,

resize 40%, and I adjusted the hue and saturation to

colorize it to match my tube. Hue 218, Sat 186. Position on tag.



Green Flower - shift D to duplicate, x out original, resize 30%, position on tag.



Butterfly2 - shift D to duplicate, x out original, resize 20%, position, you can

use your raster deform tool to rotate to your liking when positioning.



Butterfly3 - shift D to duplicate, x out original, resize 20%, position on tag, mirror.



Open your tube, shift D to duplicate, x out the original, position on tag, drop shadow.



I used a dropshadow of Horizontal 2, Opacity -2, Opacity 30, Blur 3.00, with color Black

on all the elements and tube.



Now to do the mask layer. Highlight your background layer. Go to layers, new raster layer.

Then go to selections, select all.

Open paper of choice, I used Paper 8, Shift D to duplicate, x out the original paper,

go to edit, copy, then go to your tag, click edit, paste into selection, select none.



Go to layers, new mask layer, from image and high light your mask of choice, click ok.

Go to your layers palette and merge group.



Add your copyright, and license number, you can save it as a psp image or x out your

background layer, merge visible and save as png for using to add names to for tags.

Thanks for trying this tut.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jose Cano - Last Word FTU Tut



Supplies:  FTU Scrapkit by Gothic Inspirations called Timeless Romance HERE

Font of Choice:  I used Caribbean Caps which you can get free HERE

Drop shadow throughout with V 2, H -2, Opacity 40, Blur 4.00

Open canvas 600 x 600.  Flood fill with white. 

Open Element GI Mesh - Shift D, x out orignal.  Copy and paste onto canvas.  Resize 85%.  Adjust, Blur, Blur More. 

Open Element GI Doodle - Shift D, x out original.  Copy & paste above the mesh layer, resize 85%.
I then colorized it with a Hue of 0 and Saturation 184.  To do this you go to Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - put 0 in Hue box and 184 in Saturation box, click ok. I then went to Adjust, Blur, Blur More.

Open Element GI Crystal Ball - Shift D, x out original.  Copy & paste above the doodle layer. Resize 80%.

Open Element Foliage - Shift D, x out original.  Copy & paste, sharpen, duplicate 2 times, mirror one layer.

I next typed out Last Word with Caribbean Caps Font size 68, stroke 3.0, no bold, foreground white, background black.  Drop Shadow with V2, H-2, O40, B4.00.
Go to effects, Inner Bevel with the following Settings
Smoothness - 3     Angle 315
Depth - 2      Int. - 30
Amb. 0     Elev - 50
Shine - 30
Width - 12
Color Red 881816

Open Element - GI Heart 2 - Shift D, x out original, copy and paste onto canvas, resize 75%.  Position.
Open Element - GI Candle - Shift D, x out original, copy  & paste onto canvas, resize 90%, position.

Open tube of choice, Shift D, to duplicate, x out original, copy and paste above all other elements.  Add a
small dropshadow to all elements and tube.  Add your copyright and license number, name and save.

I save one copy as psp image without any names added and then i x out the background layer, and merge visible and save as png for using to add names to for groups.  Hope this was an easy tut to follow.  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Keith Garvey - Steam Punk Junk Tut



Supplies:  Mask of choice or Sabine's mask 02 that  I used from HERE

Tube of choice or the one I used by Keith Garvey called Dancer which you can purchase HERE

I used a fabulous PTU scrapkit called  KSSteampunk Junque which you can purchase HERE

Font of Choice.
I used Celtic Hand

Ok, let's get started.  Open your supplies.
Open a new canvas 600 x 600, flood fill with white. 
Go to layers, add a new raster layer.
Open paper of choice, I used paper 11, Shift D, x out the original.
Back to your new raster layer, go to selections, select all, copy the paper
Go to edit, and paste it into selection, go to selections, select none.

Next go to layers, new mask layer from image, click ok, merge group.

The rest of the tag is a matter of adding your elements of choice, resizing them, and positioning them.
Make sure when you open each element you Shift D to duplicate the elements and x out the originals.
You can look at my tag for positioning or go your own way.

I used the following elements.
Pocket Watch 1 - Resize 60%
Old Book 1 - Resize 80%
Twig Bundle 1 - duplicate, mirror
Cogs 1 - mirror
Dried Roses - Resize 60%, duplicate, mirror
Drape - Resize 60%, duplicate, mirror, position
Cello 1 - Resize 75%
Silk Flower 1 - Resize 50%

add your tube of choice.
Make sure you add your license number and copyright.

I used dropshadow of  V = 2,  H = -2,  O = 40,  B = 3.00 with color black.
on all the elements and tube.

For the font, I used a drop shadow of V 3, H -3, O 50, B 5.00 with color black.

Thanks for trying this tut, I hope it was easy to use.
Hugs, Iris (Buzzy)








Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ismael Rac ~ Yellow & Mellow Tut

This is the first tut I have written so if I make any mistakes, please forgive me.



I used the fabulous artwork of Ismael Rac, tube is called June.  You must have a license to use his work and you may purchase the tubes here. http://xeracx.net/store/

I used Artmama's Mask 08
http://artmamasstudio.blogspot.com/p/masks.html?zx=5bcac108b27e3551

Scrapkit is a PTU kit called Yellow & Mellow, I bought at Scrappin Dollars, it's by Cindy of Puddicat Creations.
http://scrappindollars.com/

I used a FTU font called Saginaw, set on bold.

Here goes

Open a new 600 x 600 transparent canvas.  Flood fill with white.
Open up frame 3, shift d, Close the original frame.  Copy and paste as a new layer, resize 80 %.
I positioned mine up a little bit on the canvas. 
Click inside the frame with the magic wand, go to selections and modify and expand by 3.
Open paper2, shift D, close the original paper, resize to 600 x 600, copy and paste it as a new layer, move it up so you can see some of the tree line.  Selections, invert, tap delete key.  Select none.
Move the frame above the paper layer.

Go back to the frame layer and click inside with the magic wand again, go to selections, and  modify, expand by 3.
Open the tube you are using, shift d, close the original, copy and paste your tube as a new layer, position it where you want it, then duplicate the tube layer and close out the duplicate layer.  Go back to the original tube layer and selections, invert, tap delete.  Move the frame layer up above that tube layer so it is between the two tube layers. Highlight the top duplicated tube layer, un x it and erase any parts you do not want showing. 

Open the treestumps element, shift d, close the original - resize 75%, move it down on top of the white bottom layer.
Open element bird 2, shift d, close the original - resize 30%, copy and paste where you want it.
Open flower 10, shift d, close the original - resize 60%, duplicate, mirror, & position.
Open element leaves 5, shift d, close the original - resize 60%, duplicate, move one layer of leaves down to the white bottom layer, go back to the top leaves layer and erase what you don't want showing.
Open Element flower 7, shift d, close the original - resize 40%
Open element leaves 6, shift d, close the original - resize 80%, position, duplicate, mirror and use deform to position to your liking. 
Open element bird 1, shift d, close the original - resize 20%, mirror & position.

Highlight your bottom white layer, go to layer, new raster layer, selections, select all
Open paper 9 or whichever one you want to use for your mask layer, shift d, close the original, edit, copy and paste into selections, select none.
go to layers, new mask layer and if using the mask I used, tick Invert Mask data cause this mask has a white background.  Apply and then merge group.

Add your copyright.  I save all my tags as blanks with no names on them as a psp image and then I x out the bottom white layer and I merge visible and save it as a png to use for tags in groups.  I hope this tut was easy to use and explained correctly.  Thanks for trying it.  Hugs, Iris