Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rock Me- PTU


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I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You can purchase his work HERE.
This is a PTU tagger kit called Rock Me by Cora’s Creations (Pimp'd Designz). Visit her blog for links to her store HERE.
Font used is Aquarelle.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.

Open paper pp-03.
Using your magic wand tool select within the left square of the frame.
Selections>Modify>Expand- 6
Copy and Paste your paper as a new layer.
Selections>Invert, hit the Delete button on your keyboard to delete the excess.
Move your paper below the frame.

Follow this procedure with the remaining squares.
Put paper pp-06 in the top square.
Put paper pp-12 in the right square.
Put paper pp-07 in the bottom square.

Copy and Paste your main tube for the outside of the frame on top of the frame.
Arrange it as shown to the left of the frame.
Go to Effects>Photo Effects>Black and White Film
Set the Brightness to 50 and Clarify to 0.
Layers>Duplicate the tube.
On the upper tube, Adjust>Blur>Gaussian Blur- 3
Layers>Properties- Blend Mode to Soft Light

Open crowd from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the paper for the bottom square.
Resize and arrange it in the center of the bottom square.
Layer>Duplicate it and move it to the right, right next to the first one.

Copy and Paste the crowd again into the top square.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Copy and Paste another tube for the top square.
Erase the portions of the tube hanging outside of the square.
Black and White the tube with Brightness and Clarify set to 0.
Again Duplicate, Blur, and Soft Light the upper tube.

Copy and Paste another tube for the left square.
Erase the portions of the tube hanging outside of the square.
Black and White the tube with Brightness and Clarify set to 0.
Again Duplicate, Blur, and Soft Light the upper tube.
On the lower tube set the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy).

Open flowers-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it in the left square as shown.

Open speaker from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the paper for the right square.
Resize and arrange it in the right square as shown.
Erase any portions of the speaker hanging outside of the square.

Open guitar from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it in the right square as shown.

Copy and Paste another tube for the right square.
Erase the portions of the tube hanging outside of the square.
Black and White the tube with Brightness and Clarify set to 0.
Again Duplicate, Blur, and Soft Light the upper tube.

Open spot-light from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it in the right square as shown.

Open music-note-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the frame.
Resize and arrange it in the middle as shown.

Open music-note-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as shown.

Open sparkle from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.

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

Open mask from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer underneath everything.

I used the font Aquarelle. Set it to a size you like, and a stroke width of 5.
Foreground color to white and background color to #7a5793.
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


All Finished!

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