Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I ♥ You- PTU

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I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You can get it at MPT.
This is a PTU kit called I ♥ You by Pimp’d Designz. Visit her blog for links to her stores.
The mask is WSL_Mask65, by Wee Scott Lass.
Font used is called Showcard Gothic.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to your canvas.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer.

Layer>Duplicate the frame and move the second frame above the tube.
Erase any portion of the frame covering the upper portion of the tube a shown.
Erase any portion of the tube hanging out the bottom of the frame.

Open paper pp-01 from kit.
Using the magic wand tool, select inside the circle of the bottom frame layer.
Go to Selections>Modify>Expand by 5.
Copy and Paste your paper as a new layer.
Selections>Invert and hit the Delete button on your keyboard to delete the extra paper.
Selections>Select None
Move the paper layer below the bottom frame layer.

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

Open print-04 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open ribbon-04 from kit.
Copy and Paste as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over the bracket as shown.

Open heart-03 element.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over the ribbon as shown.

Open beads-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over the bracket as shown.

Open swirl-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Image>Mirror
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open tag-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open badge-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize, rotate slightly and arrange it to the right as shown.

Open button-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open flower-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as shown.
Layers>Duplicate
Resize and arrange it to the left.

Open paper pp-09 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below everything.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named Vix_Mask65.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask,
go to Merge>Merge Group.
Resize to fit tag as shown.

I used the font Showcard Gothic. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 5.
Foreground color to white and background color to #980000.
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.

Add drop shadows 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.
Crop your image as needed.


All Finished!

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