Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How You Like Them Apples- PTU

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Download this tutorial in a PDF file.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of PinUp Toons. Get it at Creative Design Outlet.
This is PTU kit called Apples n Pears from TammyKat Dezigns. Get it at PMTw/S.
The mask is WSL_Mask196, by Wee Scot Lass.
Font used is Toonish.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open scallopedframe-drktpink from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Rotate it around to the left as shown.

Copy and Paste your tube below the frame.
Resize and rotate the tube to fit the frame.
Erase any portion of the tube hanging outside the frame.

Open paper greendot-big from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the tube layer.
Resize it to fit the frame slightly so that the dots show through.
Erase any portion of the paper hanging outside the frame.

Open ribbon2-ltpink from kit.
Copy and Paste at above the frame.
Resize and arrange it to bottom of the frame.

Open leafbranch-noshadow from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize, rotate 90 degrees to the left and arrange it as shown.

Open doubleribbon-black from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Image>Mirror
Resize and arrange it at the left as shown.

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

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

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

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

Open doublestaple-silver from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the top as shown.

Open paper apple3 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_Mask196.
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 Toonish. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #373737.
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!

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