Tuesday, February 15, 2011

True Blood Sam- PTU

Download this tutorial in a PDF file.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You can purchase it at PTE.
This is a PTU kit called True Blood: Sam by Pimp’d Designz. Visit her blog for links to her store HERE.
The mask is WSL_Mask254, by Wee Scot Lass.
Font used is Trueblood.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

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

Copy and Paste your tube under your frame.
Resize and arrange it to fit the frame as shown.

Layers>Duplicate your frame.
Move your second frame below your tube layer.
Select the upper frame and use your eraser tool to erase portions of the frame covering the tube’s upper body.
Erase any portion of the tube hanging out of the bottom of the frame.

Open paper pp-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below your bottom frame.
Resize it slightly so that the right side of the paper is showing through the frame as shown.
Erase any portion of the paper hanging out.

Open stitches from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the paper.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

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

Open sand from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the upper frame.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

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

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

Open ribbon-03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom right as shown.

Open ribbon-05 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 bottom right as shown.

Open ribbon-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open paper pp-10 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_Mask254.
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 Trueblood. Use a size you like and a stroke width of 3.
Foreground color to white and background color to #201d1e.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layers and convert to a raster layer.

Drop shadow your elements 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

Crop and resize as needed!



All Finished!




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