Thursday, January 28, 2010

Angel- PTU


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I've used a PTU artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen. You can buy it at her site HERE.
This is a PTU kit called Half Way to Heaven by Cazie Designs. You can visit her blog for links HERE.
I've used Template #7 by Tamie of Addictive Pleasures. It can be downloaded on her blog HERE.
The mask is by Vixen, #362. Download it on her blog HERE.
Font used is Carpenter.


Let’s Begin!


Open the tag template, and resize the canvas from the center to 800x800 by going to
Image>Canvas Size.
Delete the credits layer, layer named misfit, and both layers named text.

Colorize both of the layers named strip and oval and circle to match.
Adjust>Hue and Saturation>Colorize, Hue=141, Saturation=119.

Open clear flower from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the stars layer.
Resize and arrange over stars and Layer>Duplicate to cover all stars.

Open wings from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the angel background layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open diamondrain2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the circle frame layer.
Arrange it over the circle.
On the circle layer, go to Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat.
Select the diamond rain layer and go to Selections>Invert and press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete the extra diamonds.

Open doodle1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the angel background layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open clod from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the oval layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Copy and Paste your tube of choice above the oval frame layer.
Duplicate your frame by going to Layer>Duplicate.
Move the upper oval frame above your tube.
Using your eraser tool, erase portions of the upper frame at the top covering up the face or above whatever portions of the tube you want to stick out of the frame.
On the tube layer, erase the portions of the tube on the bottom that are hanging outside the frame.

Open feather from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the duplicated oval frame layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open candle from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the angel background layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open paper4 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_Mask362.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask,
go to Merge>Merge Group.

I used the font Carpenter. Set it to a size you like, and a stroke width of 3.
Foreground color to white and background color to #7aa7c7.
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 by going to
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!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ladybug- PTU


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I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Suzanne Woolcott of Gorjuss. You can purchase her art HERE.
This is PTU kit called Fly Away Home from Cora’s Creations (Pimp'd Designz). You can purchase this kit HERE.
The mask is WSL_Mask284, by Wee Scot Lass. You can get it HERE.
Font used is Refreshment Stand.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 600x600 pixels.

Open frame-03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to your canvas.
Rotate it 90 degrees to the right.

Open pp-01 from kit.
Using the magic wand, select inside the open area of the frame.
Go to Selections>Modify>Expand and expand by 5.
Copy and Paste your paper as a new layer.
Go to Selections>Invert and hit the Delete button on your keyboard.
Selections>None, and move the paper below the frame.

Open bench from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the frame.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open tube of choice.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.
(If you’re using this tube) Using your eraser, erase the heart directly in front of the girl that hanging off of the bench.

Open grass from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the bench.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open cloud from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as shown.
Layer>Duplicate and move it to the left, making slightly smaller.

Open flower-04 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Image>Mirror and resize and arrange it as shown.

Open flower-05 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open lady-bug-04 from kit.
Crop out one ladybug to use.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over the left flower as shown.
Layer>Duplicate and move over the right flower.

Open paper pp-05 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 WSL_Mask284.
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 Refreshment Stand. Set it to a size that you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to black.
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!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Naughty Nurse- PTU



Now you can download a PDF copy of this tutorial to do without using your internet browser.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You can purchase his art HERE.
This is PTU kit called Nurse Betty from Cora’s Creations (Pimp'd Designz). You can buy it HERE.
I've used Template 14 by Cin at Elegantly Wasted. It's no longer available for download and I don't know where to find it.
The mask is WSL_Mask252, by Wee Scot Lass. You can get it HERE.
Font used is Glider Girls by Kevin and Amanda. You can download it HERE.


Let’s Begin!


Open the tag template, and resize the canvas from the center to 800x800 by going to
Image>Canvas Size.
Delete the credits layer.

Move the layers named 1, Everytime We Touch, I Get This Feeling, Heart 1, Heart 2, Heart3 down as shown in the tag.

Open pp05 from the kit.
Copy your paper and go to the template.
On the layer named 8 and 1, go to Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat.
Paste your paper by going to Edit>Paste As New Layer.
Then go to Selections>Invert and press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete the extra paper.
Be sure to delete the original layer of the template.
(Follow this procedure when asked to Copy and Paste a paper to a layer of the template.)

Open pp09 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to layer 7.

Open pp01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above layer 6.
Move it so that it is covering the circle.
Float and Defloat the circle and then select the paper layer and invert and delete.
Repeat this for layer 5.

Open pp02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to layer 3.

Open pp03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to layer 4.

Open pp04 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to layer 2.

Open tube and use a close up if possible.
Copy and Paste above the black oval.
Arrange it to the right as shown.
Select All>Float>Defloat the black oval, select the tube and invert and delete the extra.
Layer>Duplicate the tube, Adjust>Blur>Gaussian Blur- 3.
Set the blend mode to Soft Light by going to
Layers>Properties>Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer.
Arrange it as shown.
Layer>Duplicate the tube, Adjust>Blur>Gaussian Blur- 3.
Set the blend mode to Soft Light by going to
Layers>Properties>Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Open beads from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the black rectangles.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open pill bottle from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the tube.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open pill from kit.
Copy and Paste above the wordart.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open flower03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the red oval.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open button from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the main tube.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open paper pp06 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 WSL_Mask252.
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 Glider Girls. I set it to 72 pixels and a stroke width of 5.
Foreground color to white and background color to black.
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!

Monday, January 4, 2010

My Diary- PTU



Now you can download a PDF copy of this tutorial to do without using your internet browser.
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I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Suzanne Woolcott of Gorjuss. You can purchase her art and a license HERE.
This is a PTU kit called My Diary by Seven’s Scraps. You can visit her blog for links HERE.
The mask is by Vixen, #364. Download it on her blog HERE.
Font used is Angelina.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas, 600x600 pixels.

Open frame16 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas.

Open papers 26, 16, 17, and 11 from kit.
Copy and Paste them into the squares of the frame by using the magic wand tool.
Using the magic wand select inside the open area of one of the boxes on the frame.
Selections>Modify>Expand by 5.
Copy your paper and paste as a new layer.
Selections>Invert and hit the delete button on your keyboard.
Selections>None and move the paper layer below the frame.
Continue this method until you’ve put paper behind each square of the frame.

Open bead05 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the frame.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Open block01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Open keylock01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer.
Arrange it in the center of the frames, with the
bottom of the tube towards the bottom of the tag.

Open pencil04 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Open pin01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Open key01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Open startstring01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Open deco01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.

Open paper01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom, below the frame.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named Vix_Mask364.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask, go to Merge>Merge Group.

I used the font Angelina. I set it to 72 points, and a stroke width of 5.
Foreground color to white and background color to black.
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 light and 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 tag.

Merge everything in Layers>Merge>Merge Visible


All Finished!