Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Eve's Garden- PTU

This is a PTU tube called Veronica by Alex Prihodko at Pics for Design.
This is a PTU kit called Eve’s Garden by Alika’s Scraps. Get it at PMTw/S.
The mask is by Tonya  over at Creative Misfits Creations, and it’s called TBT_Squares2013_Mask1.  You can find it here.
Font used is TheNautiGal.


:: Let’s Begin ::

Open a New Canvas that’s 800x800 pixels with a white background.
I copied and pasted my tube as a new image and resized it to 650pixels wide.
Copy and paste it onto your canvas as a new layer.

Open element as31 from kit, (frame).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer behind your tube.
Arrange it behind your tube as shown, so your tube is sitting along the left side of the frame.
Paste a copy of your full size tube behind the frame and mirror it.
Arrange the large tube so that it’s completely within the frame,
no gaps unless it’s behind the main tube.
Delete or erase any part of the tube hanging outside of the frame.
Layers>Duplicate your tube
Change the blend modes of the two tubes wither in your layers palette
Or by going to Layers>Properties
and change the blend mode of the upper large tube to Screen.
On the bottom layer go to
Effects>Photo Effects>Black & White Film
Set the Brightness and Clarify to 0.
Then go to Effects>Texture Effects>Blinds
Set it to Width:0, Opacity:100, Color: Black
And have both the Horizontal and Light from left/top checked.
Change the opacity of the tube to 80%.

Open element as07 from kit, (scatter).
Resize it to 80% and paste it above the frame layer.
Arrange it to the bottom of the frame.

Open element as43 from kit, (flower scatter).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the previous element.
Resize and arrange it behind the main tube as shown.

Open element as03 from kit, (tower).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Arrange it to the right of the frame.

Open element as08 from kit, (stool).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the scatters.
Resize it down just a little and arrange it next to the tower.

Open element as12 from kit, (jar).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the stool.
Resize and arrange it to sit on the top of the stool.

Open element as44 from kit, (cups).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the stool.
Resize and arrange it to sit on the top of the stool.

Open element as01 from kit, (swirl).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the tower.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom of the tag.

Open element as06 from kit, (multi color flower).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it by the stool.

Open element as10 from kit, (pink flower).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right of the other flower.

Open element as13 from kit, (kite).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right of the tower.

Open as_paper06 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom layer of the tag.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named TBT_Squares2013_Mask1.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask, go to Merge>Merge Group.
Resize and arrange it to fit as shown.

I like to crop and resize here before adding my text and shadows!

I used the font TheNautiGal. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #db355e.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layer and convert to a raster layer.

Drop shadow everything except the mask.
Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, set the drop to 3 vertical, 2 horizontal, 50 opacity, 4 blur.

Add your copyright info and your tagged by stuff.

Merge everything in Layers>Merge>Merge Visible


All Finished!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Desires- PTU

:: What You’ll Need ::

This is a PTU tube called Alicia by Zebrush at Pics for Design.
This is a PTU kit called Desires of the Heart by Alika’s Scraps. Get it at PMTw/S.
The mask is Vix_Mask371, by Vix PSP.
Font used is Reditum.


:: Let’s Begin ::

Open a New Canvas that’s 800x800 pixels with a white background.
Using your Ellipse Shape Tool (probably under your Preset Shapes Tool)
Set it to Draw Circle under the Mode in the top Menu…


Draw out a fairly large circle in the middle of your canvas to act as your background.
Once you have it to a size that you like,
go to Layer>Convert to Raster Layer
Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat
Selections>Modify>Select Selection Borders
Set it to Both Sides, border width 5, and Anti-Alias On.
Create a New Raster Layer and then Flood Fill your border selection with White.
Selections>Select None
Adjust>Add/Remove Noise>Add Noise
Set it to Uniform and 50%.

Open Paper01 from the kit.
Copy your paper and go to your canvas,
On the circle layer, go to
Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat.
Paste your paper as a New Layer
Selections>Invert and hit the Delete button on your keyboard.
Selections>Select None

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer above your glitter frame layer.
Resize the tube as needed and center over the circle.
(This next sections is optional, but I do it just in case any part shows through.)
Duplicate your glitter frame and move one above your frame so you have one frame above your tube layer and one below it.
On the upper frame layer, use your eraser tool to erase any portion of the frame from arm to arm of your tube.  The only part of your frame you want left is to be covering the bottom of the tube.

Open element as18 from kit, (heart doodle).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the bottom frame layer.
Resize and arrange it at the bottom left of the tag, slightly behind your tube.
Layers>Duplicate, Image>Mirror (or Flip Horizontally for PSPX6)
Move this one over to the right side of your tube.

Open element as27 from kit, (glitter sparkle).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above all your other layers.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom of your tag, below the frames.

Open element as05 from kit, (springy heart).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Image>Flip (or Flip Vertically for PSPX6)
Resize and arrange it the left of the tube as shown.

Open element as31 from kit, (heart string).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom above your glitter.

Open element as06 from kit, (heart wings).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom above the bottom of the frame.

Open element as26 from kit, (dripping heart).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over the left wing.

Open element as43 from kit again, (xxx beads).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left with the dripping heart.

Open element as03 from kit, (blue flower).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as well.

Open element as46 from kit, (white heart).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over the right wing.

Open element as08 from kit, (kiss lips).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right with the white heart.

Open element as47 from kit, (blue bow).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as well.

Open element as49 from kit, (white sparkle).
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over all the elements on the bottom.

Open Paper04 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom layer of the tag.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named Vix_Mask371.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask, go to Merge>Merge Group.
Resize and arrange it to fit as shown.

I like to crop and resize here before adding my text!

I used the font Reditum. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 5.
Foreground color to white and background color to #282841.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layer and convert to a raster layer.

Drop shadow everything except the mask.
Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, set the drop to 3 vertical, 2 horizontal, 75 opacity, 4 blur.

Add your copyright info and your tagged by stuff.

Merge everything in Layers>Merge>Merge Visible



All Finished!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kiss Me- PTU


:: What You’ll Need ::

I've used the lovely PTU artwork called 2013MyHeart by Ismael Rac.
This is a PTU kit called Kiss Me by Digital Indulgence. Get it at PMTw/S.
Template001 (Lovely) by Me, at PolkaDot Scraps.
The mask is WSL_Mask362, by Wee Scott Lass. It’s the last one in this post.
Font used is Send Flowers.


:: Let’s Begin ::

Open the Lovely Template001, either the PSPIMAGE or PSD layered ones.
Delete the Copyright layer.
Go to Image>Resize and type in 600 pixels for the width to resize.
Go to Image>Canvas Size and resize it 800x800 from the center.

Open Paper12 from the kit.
Copy your paper and go to the template.
On the layer named square, go to
Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat.
Go to Layers>New Raster Layer (hit ok)
Paste your paper into this selection by going to Edit>Paste Into Selection (or right clicking and click Paste>Paste Into Selection).
Turn off your selection by going to Selection>Select None.
Be sure to delete the original square layer from your template.
(Do this with every layer you add a paper to.)

Open Paper14 from the kit.
Copy your paper paste it to the circle by going to
Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat.
Paste your paper by going to Edit>Paste As New Layer (or right clicking and click Paste>Paste As New Layer).
Then go to Selections>Invert and press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete the extra paper.
Selections>Select None

Use this same process to add the following papers to the layers named.
Paper3 to layers named left top circle & right bottom circle.
Paper13 to layer named rectangle.
Paper15 to layers named left circle and right circle.

Add Paper6 to layer to the oval with the “Paste Into Selection” process above.

Open element named Heart from kit.
Copy and Paste as a new layer above the two heart layers in the template.
Resize and cover the original hearts, replacing them and deleting the layers.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer above your circle layer.
Resize the tube as needed and center over the template.
If using the same tube as me, line up the bottom of the tube with the bottom of the square paper layer.

Open Wired Words1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the top layer.
Resize and arrange it at the bottom of the tag as shown.

Open Charm2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the wired word.
Resize and rotate it to the left a little and arrange it at the bottom of the O.

Open Heart Candy from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the square layer.
Resize and arrange it the bottom right above that circle layer.
Layer>Duplicate (or right click and hit Duplicate)
Arrange this one above the top left circle and rotate it a little to the right to show more.

Open Ribbon Flower from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the circle layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom left as shown.

Open Button3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open Flower Button from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom left as shown.

Open Ribbon Flower from kit again.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the tube layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom right of the tube as shown.

Open Winged Heart from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom of the tube as shown.

Open Boarder2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open Bead1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Add noise to all the white mat layers by clicking each layer and going to
Adjust>Add/Remove Noise>Add Noise
Check Uniform and Monochrome
Set noise to 50%

Open Paper3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom layer of the tag.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named WSL_Mask362.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask, go to Merge>Merge Group.
Resize and arrange it to fit as shown.

I like to crop and resize here before adding my text!

I used the font Send Flowers. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #f42c88.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layer and convert to a raster layer.

Drop shadow everything except the mask.
Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, set the drop to 3 vertical, 2 horizontal, 75 opacity, 4 blur.

Add your copyright info and your tagged by stuff.

Merge everything in Layers>Merge>Merge Visible


All Finished!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fun & Bright- PTU

I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Lady Mishka. I bought it at PTE but I don't know where she's selling at right now.
This is a PTU kit called Breakfast Fun by Me. Get it at PMTw/S.
The mask is Vix_Mask174, by Vix PSP.
Font used is Smiley Monster by Kevin & Amanda.



Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open ribbon5 from kit.
Copy and Paste as a new layer.
Resize slightly to give yourself room and center.

Copy and Paste your close up tube as a new layer above your ribbon frame.
Resize the tube as needed and center on top of frame as shown.

Duplicate the ribbon frame layer and move above the tube.
On the upper frame layer use your eraser tool to erase any portion of the ribbon over the top of the tube. On your tube layer, erase any portion of the tube hanging out the bottom of the ribbon.

Open paper8 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the frame layer.
Resize and arrange it behind the frame.

Open leaves from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the paper layer.
Resize and rotate it to the right slightly and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open ribbon2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the upper frame layer.
Image>Mirror
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open flower5 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open tape from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open string2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open flower2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open flower4 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open paper2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom of the tag.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named Vix_Mask174.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask, go to Merge>Merge Group.
Resize and arrange it to fit as shown.

I used the font Smiley Monster. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 5.
Foreground color to white and background color to #dbb115.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layer and convert to a raster layer.

Drop shadow everything except the mask.
Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, set the drop to 3 vertical, 2 horizontal, 75 opacity, 4 blur.

Add your copyright info and your tag.

Merge everything in Layers>Merge>Merge Visible

Crop and resize as needed!



All Finished!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Seduction- FTU

I've used the lovely FTU artwork of Keith Garvey. I don't know how long it will be available, but you can get it at PTE.
This is a FTU kit called Seductress from Designs by Sarah. You can find it on her blog.
I used two masks called Vix_Mask238 and Vix_Mask309, by Vix PSP.



Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame2 from kit.
Copy and Paste as a new layer.
Resize a little smaller and arrange on the right side of your canvas..

Open frame1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the circle frame.
Resize to fit as shown and move over to the left side of the circle frame.

Open pp4 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the circle frame.
Resize it to fit how you like and erase any portion of the paper hanging outside the edges.

Open pp2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the rectangle frame.
Resize it to fit how you like and erase any portion of the paper hanging outside the edges.

Copy and Paste your closeup tube (if you have one) as a new layer above your circle frame.
Resize the tube as needed and center on top of frame as shown.
Duplicate your circle frame and move it above the tube layer.
Erase any portion of the frame covering the top half of your tube.
Erase any portion of the tube hanging out the bottom.
Duplicate tube layer.
Change the blend mode of the upper layer to Soft Light.
Lower it's opacity to 50%.

Copy and Paste your regular tube as a new layer below your rectangle frame.
Mirror and resize the tube as needed and arrange on the left side of the frame.
Erase any portion of the tube hanging outside the frame.
Duplicate tube layer.
Change the blend mode of the bottom layer to Luminance Legacy (L).
Change the blend mode of the upper layer to Soft Light.
Lower the upper tube opacity to 50%.

Open print from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the duplicated circle frame.
Arrange it to the left as shown.

Open tag1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the print.
Resize and arrange it at the bottom of the circle frame as shown.

Open flower1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open flower2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layers.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom left as shown.

Open bow from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and rotate it to the left slightly. Arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Duplicate your flower2 layer.
Resize and move the layer above the bottom circle frame and arrange to the top right side.
Duplicate this small flower2 again and move the layer just above the rectangle frame.

Duplicate your bow layer.
Resize and move the layer above the rectangle frame layer and arrange to the top left corner.

Duplicate your flower1 layer.
Resize and move the layer above the rectangle frame layer and arrange it to the top right corner.
Duplicate this flower1 layer again and resize it smaller and move the layer to the top left corner above the flower2 layer as shown.

Create a new raster layer underneath your tag and flood fill with color #866530.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named Vix_Mask238.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask, go to Merge>Merge Group.
Resize and arrange it to fit as shown.

Open pp3 paper from kit.
Apply the mask named Vix_Mask309.
Merge and resize as shown.

I used the font Sverige Script Decorated. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 3.
Foreground color to white and background color to #b19f7e.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layer and convert to a raster layer.

Drop shadow everything except the mask.
Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, set the drop to 3 vertical, 2 horizontal, 75 opacity, 4 blur.

Add your copyright info and your tag.

Merge everything in Layers>Merge>Merge Visible

Crop and resize as needed!



All Finished!