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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

FTU Tutorial - Got Milk?



This tutorial was written by me on 30th April 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
Simone Template88 which you can download here.
Tube of choice - I'm using the adorable art of Lia which is FTU.
Font 2Peas Cocoa.
Wordart by me here.

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*Plugins*
Xero Fritillary here.

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*Lets Get Started*
Open Simone Template88 - Hold the SHIFT button & press D to make a copy of the template.
Close off the original.
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Delete the following layers
©SophisticatSimone-Template88
Lines
bg
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Orange Layer
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction
Colors: Source: #f6b043
             Target:: #e9d4c3

Paste the GOT MILK? pixel wordart As New Layer.
Paste your tube as a new layer 4 times and spread out around until you have something like this.
Merge all the tube layers together.
Change the blend mode to Overlay - Lower the opacity 40%
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Yellow Layer
Magic Wand Tool with these settings
Click on the bottom yellow part (as shown here)
Selections - Promote Selection to Layer
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction.
Colors: Source: #ffff40
                Target:: #e9d4c3


Effects - Xero Effects - Fritillary
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Yellow Layer (again)
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction.
Colors Source: #ffff40
              Target:  #95624f
Effects - Texture Effects - Weave

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Red Layer
Magic Wand Tool (same settings as before)
Click on all the green parts of the layer.
Selections - Promote Selection to Layer.
Selections - Select None.
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction.
Colors Source: #8fbb43
Target: #ccf1e9
Add a dropshadow to this layer
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0
Opacity: 50
Blur: 5
Color: #000000

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Red Layer (again lol)
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction
Colors: Source: #b60606
            Target: #683927
Paste your tube as New Layer 3 times. 
Merge the 3 tubes layers together.
Back on the Red Layer - Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Selections - Invert.
Press the small delete key on the tube layer.
Selections - Select  None.
(I erased the part of the tube at the top)
Change the Blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) - lower opacity to 60%
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Paste your tube As New Layer - move to the left of canvas.
Layers - Duplicate.
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3
Change the blend mode to Overlay - Lower Opacity to 80%
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Lets leave the forum tag for now & move on to the Avatar.

New Canvas 150 x 150
Copy Merged your tag - Paste as New Layer on your avatar canvas.
Move it around until you have something you like showing.

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Layers - New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All
Floodfill with #faf0e4
Selections - Modify - Contract by 5.
Selections - Select None
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise 
Uniform - 35% - Monochrome checked.

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Layers - New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All
Floodfill with #643521
Selections - Modify - Contract by 3
Selections - Select None
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Back to the forum tag now.
Paste the Got Milk? wordart As New Layer.
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Layers - New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All
Floodfill with #faf0e4
Selections - Modify - Contract by 5.
Selections - Select None
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise 
Uniform - 35% - Monochrome checked.
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Layers - New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All
Floodfill with #643521
Selections - Modify - Contract by 3
Selections - Select None
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Add the copyright & your name.
Save as JPEG.



Friday, 26 April 2013

PTU Tutorial - Beautiful Geisha



This tutorial was written by me on 26th April 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
Tube of choice I'm using a gorgeous one by Danny Lee called Geisha.
You can purchase it at Scraps N Company here.
Scrapkit Geisha by Bibi's Collection Scraps & More which you can purchase at
Scraps N Company here.
(this beautiful kit was inspired by Danny's Geisha tube)
Chichi_Mask_6 here.
Font Zenzai Itacha here.
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*Lets Get Started*
Open a new canvas 650 x 550.
Floodfill with #000000 - Layers - New Mask Layer from Image.
Layers - New Raster Layer.
Floodfill with #d1589d - Layers - New Mask Layer from Image.
Lower the opacity of this layer to your liking so you can see the black underneath.
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BIBIGEISHA ELEM (73) 
Resize 70% 
Magic Wand Tool click inside the frame.
Selections - Modify - Expand 5.
Paste - BIBIGEISHA PAPERS (2) As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
Layers - Arrange - Move Down.
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 BIBIGEISHA ELEM (38) 
Resize 70% 
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BIBIGEISHA ELEM (1) 
 Resize 70%  - Mirror.
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BIBIGEISHA ELEM (6) 
IResize 50% 
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 BIBIGEISHA ELEM (61) 
IResize 55% 
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BIBIGEISHA ELEM (59) 
Resize 50%
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BIBIGEISHA ELEM (60)
Resize 50%
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BIBIGEISHA ELEM (86)
Don't resize.
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Add your tube 
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Add your Name
I added this Gradient Glow to my name.
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Add your copyright and save as png.



Monday, 22 April 2013

PTU Tutorial - Alice

This tutorial was written by me on 21st April 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
Scrapkit called Alice by Designs by Joan 
which you can purchase at SATC
Tube of choice - I used a gorgeous one by Ellie Milk 
called Sexy Alice.
You must have a license to used this tube. You can purchase it at PFD.
Spraying Animation by Missy I can't remember what group they are in but their all worth downloading here.
Font Will & Grace.
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*Lets Get Started*
Open a new canvas 650 x 225.
Copy paper3 - Paste As New Layer.
I moved it around so that only a small bit of sky was showing on the canvas.
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Copy Alice76 - Paste As New Layer.
Move so that it looks sort of like this.
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Copy Alice99 - Paste As New Layer.
Move to the left of the canvas.
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Copy Alice77 - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 80% smartsize.
Move to the bottom left of your canvas.
Image - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.
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Copy Alice80 - Paste As New Layer.
Move to the left a bit.
Layers - Duplicate.
Move this layer up a bit.
I erased the bottom card cos I only wanted 1 showing.
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Copy Alice62  Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 40% smartsize.
Move to the left of your canvas
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Copy Alice21 - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Mirror.
Image - Resize 50% - Place so it's sitting on Alice62.
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Copy Alice81 - Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 50% smartsize.
Move over so it's beside Alice62.
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Copy Alice83 - Paste As New Layer.
Move to the right of canvas.
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Copy Alice65 - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Mirror.
Image - Resize 70% smartsize.
Move to the right of the canvas.
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Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Layers- Duplicate.
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3.
Change the Blend mode to Overlay.
Lower the opacity to 50%
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Rename as Background.
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Copy your tube - Paste As New Layer.
If your using the same tube as me, I resized by 30%.
Layers- Duplicate.
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3.
Change the Blend mode to Overlay.
Lower the opacity to 50%
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New Raster Layer.
Floodfill Tool - Fill with #ffffff (white)
Selections - Select All.
Selections - Modify - Contract 5.
Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select All.
New Raster Layer.
Selections - Modify - Contract 3.
Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
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If your not not animating.
Add your copyright & name.
Save as JPEG.
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*Animation*
Add your copyright & name.
Hide the background layer.
Layers Merge - Merge Visible.
(frame - tube - copyright - Name)
Now you should have 2 layers - Background & Merged.
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Copy Background.
Open Animation Shop - Paste As New Animation.
Hold ctrl and press L 12 times.
This should duplicate the background so you end up with 13 frames.
If you want to do it the hard - slow way then - Edit - Paste  -After Current Frame until you have 13 frames.

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When you have 13 frames - Edit - Select All.
Open Missy Spraying_bymissy animation.
Edit - Select All - Edit Copy.
Drag the animation off the canvas & drop it on to your tag.
(I dropped it on the stem of the flower.)
View - Animation.
If you like how it looks then move to the next step.
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Back to PSP
Copy the merged layer.
Paste As New Animation in Animation Shop.
Duplicate until you have 13 frames.
Edit - Select All - Edit - Copy.
Click on your tag - Edit - Paste - Into Selected Frame.
I deleted frames 1,2 & 3 to make the animation look smoother but you can leave as is, if you like it.
Save as gif
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Avatar
New Canvas 135 x 150.
Copy Background - Paste As New Layer onto avatar canvas.
Move around until something you like is showing.
Paste your tube as a new layer.
Make the frame same as we made for the tag.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Add your name & copyright.
Save as JPEG.
Sunday, 21 April 2013

PTU Tutorial - Soft Dreams

This tutorial was written by me on 21st April 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
Scrapkit is a gorgeous PTU kit called Soft Dreams by Chichi.
Tube of choice - I'm using the gorgeous Sexy Alice by Ellie Milk. You must have  licence to use this tube. You can purchase it at PFD.
Font International Palms.
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*Lets Get Started*
Open a new canvas 650x650
Copy Frame2_CD_SoftDreamsTS - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 90% smartsize.
Move down the canvas a bit.
Activate the Magic Wand Tool - Selections - Modify - Expand - 5
Selections - Invert 
Copy a paper of choice ( I used Paper21_CD_SoftDreamsTS) - Paste As New Layer
Press the small delete key on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.
Layers Arrange  Move Down.

Activate the frame layer.
Copy Flowers_CD_SoftDreamsTS - Paste As New Layer.
Move down so it's sitting at the bottom of the frame.

Copy Balloons_CD_SoftDreamsTS - Paste As New Layer.
Move to the right of the frame.
Layers - Arrange - Move Down.
Erase any of the strings visible beneath the flowers.

Copy Element1_CD_SoftDreamsTS - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 70% smartsize.
Move to the top left of the frame.

Copy Branches_CD_SoftDreamsTS - Paste As New Layer.
Layers - Arrange - Send to bottom.
Move around until it's somewhere you like.

Copy Butterflies_CD_SoftDreamsTS - Paste as New layer.
Move to the left of the frame.
I erased some of the butterflies to make it look neater but that's up to you.
Image - Duplicate - Image - Mirror. 

Add any drop shadow you like to the frame and elements.

Add your tube.
If your using the same tube as me I resized by 40% then 80%.
Layers - Duplicate.
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3.
Change the Blend mode to Soft Light.
Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

If you want to make it look like she's sitting inside the frame follow these steps.
Duplicate your tube - Close off the original for now.
Move the duplicate tube down so that it is above the background layer.
Activate the background layer.
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Selections - Invert.
Press delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

Activate the original tube layer.
Eraser tool - erase the bottom of the tube.
Voilà - it should now looks like she is sitting in the frame.

I also added Sparkles2_CD_SoftDreamsTS but that's up to you.

Add your name & copyright.
Save tag as png.

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