Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Spring Song- FTU

Download this tutorial in a PDF file.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Lady Mishka. Visit her site for where to buy her tubes.
This is my FTU kit called Spring Song. You can get it on My Blog.
The mask is AR315_CM_mask129, by Aqua. You can get it on the Creative Misfits Blog.
Font used is Automobile.


Let’s Begin!

Open a new canvas at 800x800 pixels.

Open frame2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it onto your canvas.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open paper1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the frame.
Using your eraser tool, erase portions of the paper hanging outside of the frame.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer above the paper.
Arrange it so the face is in the middle square of the frame.
Layer>Duplicate the tube, Image>Mirror and arrange it in the top square.
Layer>Duplicate this tube and arrange it in the bottom square.
Using your eraser, erase any portions of all three tubes hanging outside of each of their windows.
Merge the three frames tubes together on one layer.
Duplicate this layer and change its blend mode to soft light.
On the lower tube layer, go to Effects>Photo Effects>Black and White Film, and set both
Brightness and Contrast to 0.

Open frame6 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the paper
Resize and arrange it around the image as shown.

Open leaves2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left side.

Open flowerscatter1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left of the frame as shown.
Layer>Duplicate and move it to the right of the frame and tube.

Open flower1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.
Layer>Duplicate, resize and move it to the right as shown.

Open flower4 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as shown.
Layer>Duplicate, resize and move it to the left as shown.

Open flower3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as shown.
Layer>Duplicate, resize and move it to the left as shown.

Open ribbon6 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

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

Open nest from kit.
Copy and Paste it under the bottom most layer.
Layer>Duplicate and move it above the upper most layer.
Use your eraser and erase the portions of the nest that is in the inside and back of the nest.
This will make everything look as if it is sitting inside of the nest.

Open paper11 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom, below the nest.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named AR315_CM_mask129.
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 Automobile. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #38b1b4.
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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