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Thursday, June 28, 2012

PTU Alone in the Dark forum set tutorial







Supplies

Kit: The gorgeous PTU kit Darkness by Soxsational Scraps
Tube: Banished by Michele Ann available at Dreamscape Imaging
Template: Forum Set Template 2 by Me! available here
Fonts: Altast Greeting or font of choice
Wordart: Supplied below!
Program of choice (this tutorial was written specifically for Photoshop users)


1. Open THD_ForumSetBanner2 template, change canvas size to 600 x 350 px (Alt+Ctrl+C).

2. Delete copyright layer.

3. Select remaining layers and move down until frames touch the bottom, your canvas should look like this:



4. Open TW-Gothic Darkness-Paper4, resize to 600 x 600 px. Copy and paste to canvas above background layer. Create clipping mask. (Right-click layer and select "Create Clipping Mask".)

5. Open TW-Gothic Darkness-Gates, resize copy and paste to canvas above previous layer, create clipping mask.

6. Open tube, resize as desired, copy and paste to canvas. Flip Horizontally (Edit->Transform->Flip Horizontal). Create clipping mask, change blend mode to multiply.

7. Open TW-Gothic Darkness-Bats, copy and paste to canvas. Create clipping mask.

8. I placed these elements on the left side:

TW-Gothic Darkness-Dead Bush, resized 75%, duplicated once
TW-Gothic Darkness Headstone1, resized 50%
TW-Gothic Darkness Headstone2, resized 50% and flipped horizontally
TW-Gothic Darkness Gem1, resized 25%, duplicated once
TW-Gothic Darkness Bottle2, resized
TW-Gothic Darkness Flower2, resized 25%, duplicated twice
TW-Gothic Darkness Flower4, resized 25%, duplicated once
TW-Gothic Darkness-Skull3, resized 25%



9. Merge above layers. Duplicate layer, flip horizontally and position on the right side. Select both layers and create clipping mask.

10. Open TW-Gothic Darkness-Paper10 copy 3, resize to 600 x 600. Copy and paste to canvas. Create clipping mask and select "Color" blending mode at 50% Opacity.

11. Add name. I used AltastGreeting 100 pt  black with 2px stroke #9e9d27.

12. Add wordart.



13. Open tube, resize so it fits canvas, no larger than 350 px in height. Copy and paste to canvas. Position on the right side.

14. Duplicate layer and select "Overlay" blend mode.

15. Open TW-Gothic Darkness-Paper10 copy 3, resize to 600 x 600. Copy and paste to canvas. Create clipping mask and select "Color" blending mode at 50% Opacity.

16. Merge two tube layers and paper layer.

17. Duplicate layer and drag above all other layers. Use eraser around the bottom and right edges.

18. Open TW-Gothic Darkness-Paper8 copy 3, resize to 600 x 600. Copy and paste to canvas above inner background layer. Create clipping mask.

19. Open TW-Gothic Darkness-Paper10 copy 3, resize to 600 x 600. Copy and paste to canvas above outer background layer. Create clipping mask.

20. Add drop shadow to layers if desired.

21. Add your watermark, save as .png and you are finished with the banner!




Avi (very easy once banner is completed)

1. Open THD_ForumSetAvi Template.

2. Select the bottom 5 layers above background layer in the banner. Merge layers. Copy and paste to Avi above background layer.

3. Resize to fit (Ctrl+T, lock aspect ratio and drag inwards at corner)

4. Select tube layer in the banner. Copy and paste to Avi canvas.

5. Make sure all above layers are below frame layers.

6. Copy layer above inner background layer of banner. Paste above inner background of Avi. Create clipping mask.

7. Do the same for outer background layers.

8. Add initial, I used AltastGreeting 72 pt  black with 2px stroke #9e9d27.

9. Add your watermark, save as .png and you are finished with the avi!



*Note* I always save my tags as a .psd file in case I make mistakes and to offer to others.

New Forum set template

Just because I hate making borders!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

PTU Summer tutorial





Supplies

Kit: The pretty PTU kit Bottoms Up by Amy Marie available at Artistic Reality Talent
Tube: Sweetheart Adeline by Zlata M available at Pics For Design
Mask: EMB_Mask2_ByElla available at Creative Misfits Creations here, or mask of choice
Template: Collab Tempz1 Temp3_Dwana_Stef available here:
Font: Sverige Script Decorated or font of choice
Program of choice (this tutorial was written specifically for Photoshop users)

Don't forget to save frequently!

1. Open template, change image size to 550 x 471 px (Alt+Ctrl+I), then change canvas size to 600x600 px (Alt+Ctrl+C).

2. Delete copyright layer.

3. Open sun, resize 50% copy and paste above background layer. Position in the upper left.

4. Open BU_PalmTree, resize 50% copy and paste above previous layer. Position on the upper left.

5. Open sandAM12, copy and paste above previous layer, flip vertically (Edit->Transform->Flip Vertical). Position on the bottom.

6. Open pp7, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above back rectangle layer. Create clipping mask. (Right-click layer and select "Create Clipping Mask".)

7. Open pp4, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above small oval left layer. Create clipping mask.

8. Open pp4, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above small oval right layer. Create clipping mask.

9. Open pp3, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above top rectangle layer. Create clipping mask.

10. Open pp3, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above top rectangle layer. Create clipping mask.

11. Open pp022, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above top rectangle layer. Create clipping mask.

12. Create new layer above dotted rectangle layer, flood fill black, then create clipping mask.

13. Create new layer above swirl layer, flood fill #ff1ec1, then create clipping mask.

14. Create new layer above doodle layer, flood fill black, then create clipping mask.

15. Create new layer above large oval layer, flood fill #8b0546, then create clipping mask.

16. Create new layer above tiny wordart layer, flood fill black, then create clipping mask.

17. Open pp012, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above top rectangle layer. Create clipping mask. Should look like this so far:



18. Open tube, copy and paste above previous layer. Resize as desired. Create clipping mask.

19. Duplicate tube layer, do not create clipping mask with this one. Use your eraser tool to erase any part of the tube that hangs over the bottom.

20. On the right side, I placed these elements (below the duplicated tube layer):

BU_Mask2, resized 50%
BU_Crab, resized 25%

21. On the left side, I placed these elements (below the duplicated tube layer):

BU_Surfboard2, resized 80%
BU_Slice1, resized 25%
BU_SkullyLilly3, resized 25%
BU_SkullyLilly2, resized 25%
starfishs, resized 75%
flower, resized 25%
cocktail 1, resized 20%

22. Add name above all other layers. I used Sverige Script Decorated, size 72 #fe1ec0, with 2px stroke white.

23. Add drop shadow to all elements if desired.

24. Open pp021, resize 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas.

25. Drag previous layer all the way to the bottom of layers. Add mask of choice (I used EMB_Mask2_ByElla) to layer {Press "Q" while on layer to enter quickmask selection, copy mask and paste, resize to fit canvas (Ctrl-T and then drag each side to edge of canvas, press enter to accept selection), Press "Q" again, then click on the button at the bottom of the layers that is a rectangle with a circle in the middle. Resize as desired and use eraser tool around edges.

26. Be sure to delete white background layer before saving.

27. Add your watermark, save as .png and you are finished!



*Note* I always save my tags as a .psd file in case I make mistakes and to offer to others.


Monday, June 18, 2012

FTU Death Is Only tutorial




Supplies

Kit: The lovely FTU kit Dark of the Night by Gothic Inspirations available here
Tube: Summer's Dying by Joahannah von Frankenstein available at Artistic Reality Talent
Mask: TBT_MCMask4 by Tonya at Creative Misfits available here, or mask of choice
Template: MV_Template27 by MelissaV available here
Wordart: supplied below
Font: Sverige Script Decorated or font of choice
Program of choice (this tutorial was written specifically for Photoshop users)

Don't forget to save frequently!

1. Open template, change canvas size to 600x600 px (Alt+Ctrl+C).

2. Delete copyright layer.

3. Open Web-GI_DOTN, copy and paste above background layer.

4. Open Paper2Purple-GI_DOTN, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above frame layer. Create clipping mask. (Right-click layer and select "Create Clipping Mask".)

5. Open Paper3Purple-GI_DOTN, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above bottom rectangle layer. Create clipping mask.

6. Open Paper1Purple-GI_DOTN, resize to 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas above top rectangle layer. Create clipping mask.

7. Open tube, copy and paste above previous layer. Change blend mode to Overlay. Resize as desired. Create clipping mask.

8. On the right side, I placed these elements:

RibbonFoldedDark-GI_DOTN, resized 50% and rotated
Leaves-GI_DOTN, resized 50%, duplicated once
Leaves2-GI_DOTN, resized 50%
Flower-GI_DOTN, resized 50%
Geode-GI_DOTN, resized 25%, duplicated once
Flower2-GI_DOTN, resized 30%, duplicated once
FlowerString-GI_DOTN, resized 35%, duplicated once

9. Merge layers in step 8, duplicate and flip horizontally, move to left side, rotate slightly.

Should look like this so far:


10. Open MoonHalfCluster-GI_DOTN, resize 25%, copy and paste to canvas, position in the upper right.

11. Copy and paste tube again, above top line layer. Resize as desired.

12. Add wordart provided here:


13. Add name. I used Sverige Script Decorated, size 50 #833d7f, with 2px stroke black.

14. Add drop shadow to all elements if desired.

15. Open Paper4Purple-GI_DOTN, resize 600 x 600 px, copy and paste to canvas.

16. Drag previous layer all the way to the bottom of layers. Add mask of choice (I used TBT_MCMask4) to layer {Press "Q" while on layer to enter quickmask selection, copy mask and paste, resize to fit canvas (Ctrl-T and then drag each side to edge of canvas, press enter to accept selection), Press "Q" again, then click on the button at the bottom of the layers that is a rectangle with a circle in the middle. Resize as desired.

17. Be sure to delete white background layer before saving.

18. Add your watermark, save as .png and you are finished!



*Note* I always save my tags as a .psd file in case I make mistakes and to offer to others.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

PTU No Place Like Gnome tutorial



(Click to view original size!)

Supplies

Kit: The super cute PTU kit There's No Place Like Gnome by Soxsational Scraps 
Fonts: Coneria Script Demo or font of choice
Mask: Chichi_Mask_5 by Chichi available here 
Program of choice (this tutorial was written specifically for Photoshop users)

Don't forget to save frequently! 



Tutorial



1. Open new image 600w x 450h at 72 ppi (Ctrl+N).

2. Open TW- Rainbow, resize 75%, copy and paste to canvas.

3. Open TW- Sun, resize 75%, copy and paste to canvas, position in the upper left.

4. Open TW- Fence2, resize 35%, copy and paste to canvas. Duplicate layer (Ctrl+J). Place as shown.



5. Open TW- Mushroom House2, resize 70%, Copy and paste to canvas. Flip layer horizontally (Edit->Transform->Flip Horizontal). Position on the right side.

6. Open TW- Bling3, resize 75%, copy and paste to canvas, position as desired.

7. I placed these elements in this order, on the left side:

TW- Tree1, resize 42%
TW-Sign post2, resize 40%
TW- Butterfly, resize 7%, duplicated once


8. Open TW- Ladder2, resize 25%, copy and paste to canvas, rotate slightly and position so that it is over the window.

9. Open TW- Gnome2, resize 20%, copy and paste to canvas. Position so that the gnome appears to be climbing the ladder.

10. Open TW- Grass3, resize 90%, copy and paste to canvas. Here is what it should look like so far:



11. Place these elements on the right side:

TW- Rock1, resized 25% and duplicated twice
TW- Gnome1, resized 25%
TW- Frog, resized 10%

12. Place these elements on the left side:

TW- Flower4, resized 25%
TW- Flower3, resized 25%
TW- Pot1, resized 25%
TW- Pot2, resized 25%
TW- Plant, resized 25%
TW- String1, resized 25% and flipped horizontally
TW- Flower2, resized 15%
TW- Flower1, resized 15% and flipped horizontally
TW- Turtle, resized 15%

13. Add name. I used Coneria Script Demo font color #b8ee7d, 125pt (for longer names, you may need to make smaller), with 2px stroke #336514.

14. Add drop shadow to layers if desired.

15. Open paper of choice, I used TW-Paper11, resize to 600 x 600 px. Copy and paste to canvas.

16. Drag previous layer all the way to the bottom. Add mask (I used Chichi_Mask_5) to layer {Press "Q" while on layer to enter quickmask selection, copy mask and paste, resize to fit canvas (Ctrl-T and then drag each side to edge of canvas, press enter to accept selection), Press "Q" again, then click on the button at the bottom of the layers that is a rectangle with a circle in the middle. Resize as desired so that it is visible behind tag.

17. Be sure to delete any background layer before saving.

18. You can crop image since you will have a bit of room around the edges.

19. Add your watermark, save as .png and you are finished!


*Note* I always save my tags as a .psd file in case I make mistakes and to offer to others.



Sunday, June 10, 2012

PTU Summertime tutorial





Supplies

Kit: The gorgeous PTU kit Tropical Paradise by Karra's Kreative Korner  
Tube:  Ashley by Ellie Milk available at Pics For Design
Mask:  ddspar10 by Sharon available here, or mask of choice 
Template: BP_template19 by BeckyP available here 
Font: Helena Script ES or font of choice
Program of choice (this tutorial was written specifically for Photoshop users)

Don't forget to save frequently!

1. Open template, change resolution to 72 ppi and resize to 475 x 475 px (Alt+Ctrl+I). Change canvas size to 600 x 600 px (Alt+Ctrl+C).

2. Delete the credits, sun and all flower layers.

3. Open KK_net, resize 75%, copy and paste to canvas above white background layer. Position on the right side.

4. Open KK_sand, copy and paste to canvas above previous layer. Position at the bottom of canvas.

5. Open KK_sun, resize 50%, copy and paste to canvas above previous layer. Position in the top left.

6. Delete lg.light gray circle, shadow, circle 2bg, circle 2, shadow and circle 1 bg layers. (everything from previous layer up to circle 1 layer.

7. Open kkpaper4, copy and paste to canvas above circle 1 layer. Create clipping mask (right-click layer and select "Create Clipping Mask").

8. Open KK_tall grass, resize 50%, copy and paste to canvas above previous layer. Position in the top left.

9. Open KK_frame1, resize 75%, copy and paste to canvas above previous layer. Position over circle.

10. Open KK_fern, resize 75%, copy and paste to canvas above previous layer. Position on right side.

11. Open kkpaper7, copy and paste to canvas above raster 1 layer. Create clipping mask (right-click layer and select "Create Clipping Mask").

12. Paste tube close-up above previous layer, reposition and resize as desired. Create clipping mask. Change blending mode to "Pin Light".

13. Delete shadow, frame bg and frame layers.

14. Open KK_frame4, resize 60%, copy and paste to canvas above previous layer. Position on right side and rotate to cover Raster 1 layer.



15. On the left side, I placed these elements:

KK_palm tree1, resized 75%
KK_tiki table, resized 50%
KK_cocktail, resized 15%

16. On the right side, I placed these elements:

KK_flower branch, resized 50%
KK_hibiscus2, resized 35%
KK_hibiscus1, resized 30%
KK_flower1, resized 15%
KK_flower4, resized 25%
KK_grapes, resized 25%
KK_pineapple, resized 25%
KK_coconut, resized 20%

17. Open KK_sparkles, resize 75%, flip image horizontally. Copy and paste to canvas, reposition as desired.

18. Select all the layers of the wordart and reposition as shown.



19. Paste full version of desired tube to canvas above Sparkles layer. Resized and position as desired.

20. Open kkpaper1, copy and paste to canvas above Summer layer. Create clipping mask.

21. Open kkpaper11, copy and paste to canvas above Time layer. Create clipping mask.

22. Add name. I used Helena Script ES 125 pt (may need to be smaller depending on length of name) #fef441 with 2px stroke #66d7ee.

23. Add drop shadow to layers if desired.

24. Open kkpaper1, copy and paste to canvas.

25. Drag previous layer all the way to the bottom. Add mask (I used ddspar10 by Sharon) to layer {Press "Q" while on layer to enter quickmask selection, copy mask and paste, resize to fit canvas (Ctrl-T and then drag each side to edge of canvas, press enter to accept selection), Press "Q" again, then click on the button at the bottom of the layers that is a rectangle with a circle in the middle. Resize as desired.

26. Be sure to delete background layer before saving.

27. Add your watermark, save as .png and you are finished!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Pimpin' PSPers June Blog Train - Child Abuse Awareness




I hope you find some use for these! This month's theme was Child Abuse Awareness.

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Download scrapkit here

 Download wordart here!



Other stops on the train:

The Cricket's Corner

Wicked Princess Scraps

TwyztedT's Playroom

Tarnished Halo Designs <-You are here!

Serenity Designs

K'Lani Designs



Hope you enjoyed this train!