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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!


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