Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Atlantis- PTU

Download this tut in a PDF file.
I've used the lovely PTU tube by Elias Chatzoudis. You can get it at PTE.
This is a PTU tagger kit called Atlantis by Pimp’d Designz. Visit her blog for links to her store.
Font used is WaterBrush by Rob Lusche.



Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize it down some to make it easier to work around.

Open paper pp-05.
Copy and Paste it below your frame.
Resize it down so that the frame on the paper is behind the actual frame.
Use your eraser tool to erase any portion of the paper hanging outside of the frame.

Copy and Paste your tube above the frame.
Layers>Duplicate
On the lower tube go to Effects>Photo Effects>Black & White Film,
Brightness: -50, Contrast: 25
On the upper tube go to Layers>Properties- Blend Mode to Soft Light

Open sea-grass-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the frame’s paper.
Resize and arrange it at the bottom as shown.

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

Open jelly-fish2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it at the top as shown.

Open light-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it in the upper left corner as shown.
Erase any portion of the light hanging outside of the frame.

Open mesh-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the paper.
Resize and arrange it around the frame as shown.

Open print-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the mesh frame.
Resize and arrange it around the mesh frame as shown.

Open splash-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above frame.
Resize and arrange it over the window as shown.

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

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

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

Open net from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the tube layers.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

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

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

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

Open bottle2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

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

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

I used the font WaterBrush. Set it to a size you like, and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #e15a37.
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!

Into the Night- PTU

Download this tut in a PDF file.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You can purchase it on her site.
This is my PTU kit that is a part of the Into the Night Collab with Designs by Sarah. Only my part was used in this tut. You can get it at PMTw/S.
Font used is the King & Queen.


Let’s Begin!

Open a new canvas at 800x800 pixels.

Open frame1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it onto your canvas.
Resize and slightly rotate it to the left as shown.

Copy and Paste your tube under your frame.
Resize and arrange it within the frame’s window.

Open paper4 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the tube.
Using your eraser tool, erase portions of the paper hanging outside of the frame.

Open prints1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the paper
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open wire1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open moon1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left of the frame as shown.

Open leaves1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open ribbon3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the frame.
Resize and arrange it 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 2 times and resize and arrange them around the frame.

Open butterfly1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it at the top as shown.

Open wings1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open leafscatter1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open gem1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as shown.

Open flower1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open key1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it at the bottom as shown.

Open ribbon4 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Image>Flip
Resize and arrange it at the bottom as shown.

Open feather1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the right as shown.

I used the font the King & Queen. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 3.
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 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!

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!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fairy Freak- PTU

Download this tutorial in a PDF file.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Lady Mishka. Get it at SATC.
This is PTU kit called Fairy Freak from Designs by Sarah. Get it at PMTw/S.
I used masks WSL_Mark75 and 414 by Wee Scott Lass.
Font used is Ruge Bookie.


Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame2 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Rotate it to the right and resize it down to fit within your canvas.

For my tube I used both the blonde/pink, and the brunette/purple layers to achieve the desired color.
Copy and Paste your purple tube layer as a new image.
Copy and Paste your pink tube layer as a new layer over your purple tube layer.
Set you pink layer’s blend mode to soft light.
Copy and Paste your tube as a merged copy as a new layer over your frame.
Resize and arrange it as needed to fit as shown.

Duplicate your frame layer and move it above the tube.
Use your eraser tool to erase any portion of the frame covering the face.
You may need to erase any portion of your tube hanging outside of the bottom of the frame.

Open paper pp6 from kit.
Copy and Paste it below the bottom frame layer.
Resize as desired and erase any portion of the frame hanging outside of the frame.

Open web1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind your tube layer.
You may need to erase more portions of the upper frame layer so it will show.
Resize and arrange the web as shown.

Open brackets from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as needed to fit.

Open flower2 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 above the upper frame layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open flower1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open flower5 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open button1 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom left as shown.

Open bow7 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open grenery3 from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the frame paper.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

Open paper pp11 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_Mask75.
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 Ruge Boogie. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 3.
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 all the font layers 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

Crop and resize as needed!



All Finished!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Love Forever- FTU

Download a PDF file of this tutorial.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Zindy Nielsen.
This is a FTU kit called Love Forever from Pimp’d Designz and is available through the Taggers Art Magazine May Issue.
I used a modified mask by Tempus Fugit. You can get the modified version HERE.
Font used is Shit Happens.

Let’s Begin!


Open a new canvas that’s 800x800 pixels.

Open frame-04 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to your canvas.
Resize it slightly if needed and arrange it in the center of your canvas.

Copy and Paste the tube below the frame and arrange it as shown.
Erase any portion of your tube hanging outside of your frame.
Duplicate the tube and change the upper tube's blend mode to soft light.

Open paper pp-06 from kit.
Copy and Paste your paper below your tube.
Resize it slightly to fit behind the tube as you like.
Erase any portion of the paper hanging outside of the frame’s edges.

Open moon from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the bottom paper layer.
Resize and arrange it behind the upper right corner.
Open diamond-rain from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the frame layer.
Resize it and arrange it over the upper right corner as shown.

Open ribbon-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as a new layer.
Duplicate it and move the lower layer below the paper layer (above the moon layer).
On the upper ribbon layer, erase the right side to make it look like it’s draped over the edge.
Erase the lower part of the ribbon that’s bent to the left.

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

Open splatter-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it over the lace as shown.
Duplicate it and resize it smaller and move it to the left side of the frame.
Open swirl-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it to the left as shown.

Open flower-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Layer>Mirror it.
Resize and arrange it to the bottom as shown.
Open leaves-01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Layer>Mirror it.
Resize and arrange it at the bottom as shown.

Open heart-02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it at the upper edge of the lace.
Layer>Duplicate, resize it smaller and move it to down.
On the bigger heart layer erase the right heart, on the smaller erase the left.
Open leaves-03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer.
Resize and arrange it as shown.

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

Open paper pp-06 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.
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 Shit Happens. Set it to a size you like and a stroke width of 4.
Foreground color to white and background color to #9b081a.
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!