Monday, February 14, 2011

True Blood Lafayette- PTU

Download this tutorials in a PDF file.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of PinUp Toons. You can purchase it at CDO.
This is a PTU kit called True Blood: Lafayette by Pimp’d Designz. Visit her blog for links to her store HERE.
The mask is WSL_Mask65, by Wee Scot Lass.
Font used is The King & Queen.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame-04 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.
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 head and feet.

Open paper pp-08 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below your bottom frame.
Resize it to fit behind the frame and erase any portion hanging out.

Open mat from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the paper layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open glitter-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the upper frame layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open lights from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.
Erase the upper portion of the strings that are hanging above the frame.

Open paper pp-07 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_Mask65.
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 The King & Queen. Use a size 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 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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