Monday, February 14, 2011

True Blood Tara- 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: Tara by Pimp’d Designz. Visit her blog for links to her store HERE.
The mask is WSL_Mask62, by Wee Scot Lass.
Font used is Romance Fatal Serif.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame-03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize it smaller a little to give yourself more room to work, and center.

Copy and Paste your tube under your frame.
Image>Mirror
Resize and arrange it to fit the frame as shown.
Layers>Duplicate the tube.
On the bottom tube layer, change it to black and white by going to
Effects>Photo Effects>Black and White Film
Set the Brightness and Clarify to 0
On the upper tube layer, change the blend mode to soft light by going to
Layers>Properties and change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

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 head and feet.

Open paper pp-09 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below your bottom frame.
Resize it to fit behind the frame and erase any portion hanging out.

Open bricks from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.
Layers>Duplicate and move it to the right and up some.
Erase any portion of the bricks hanging outside of the frame.

Open circles from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the upper frame layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

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

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

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

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

Open paper pp-09 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_Mask62.
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 Romance Fatal Serif. Use a size you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #187d80.
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 everything except the duplicated tube and 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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