Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pretty Mermaid- PTU

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I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Lady Mishka. You can purchase it at PTE.
This is my PTU kit called Pretty Mermaid. You can purchase it at PMTw/S.
The mask is WSL_Mask84, by Wee Scot Lass.
Font used is QwitcherBychenROB.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas at 800x800 pixels.

Open frame1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it onto your canvas.
Resize it a little smaller to give yourself more room to work.

Copy and Paste your full body tube as a new layer on top of the frame.

Open paper8 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the frame.
Using your eraser tool, erase portions of the paper hanging outside of the frame.

Open circles from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer above the paper.
Resize and arrange it to the left side of the frame as shown.

Copy and Paste your close up tube as a new layer.
Image>Mirror
Arrange it in the right. You may need to resize it down a little.
Layer>Duplicate the tube.
On the bottom tube layer, change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy).
On the top tube layer, change the blend mode to Soft Light.

Open frame2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the paper
Resize and arrange it to fir around the frame as shown.

Open leaves2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the top frame.
Resize and rotate it as shown to the bottom as shown.

Open leaves3 from kit.
Copy and Paste as a new layer.
Image>Mirror
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

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

Open flowers5 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open swirl2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open flower3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.

Open circle strip from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Erase a small portion from the left.
Resize it slightly and arrange it to the bottom.

Open ribbon3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open flower3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open frame3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

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

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

Open glitter from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the top, full body tube.
Resize and arrange it over the tubes as shown.

Open paper12 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom, below the leaves.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named WSL_Mask84.
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 QwitcherBychen. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #c7336d.
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

All Finished!

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