Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Very First Tutorial - PTU


Needed Things:

First you will need bright and beautiful scrap kit from KiKeKa Kits, called "Rave Craze", you can purchase this kit at Scrapping Brats, go to her blog and see HERE.

My tubes are the wonderful work of CB Nancy she offers her FTU tubes through MistakenArt.com contact them to obtain your license and learn how to use Nancy's Tubes HERE.

Masks of choice - I am using the masks of Weescotslass you may find them HERE.

Font of Choice

Please make your drop shadows where you feel comfortable, I feel that they are a personal choice.

Plugins I used are:
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow

To begin:

Open a new 600x600 transparent raster background.

Open the selections of the kit that you think you might want to work with, I will tell you which I am using as we go.

Open 2 papers of choice, for may bottom layer I am using paper 11, resize by 85% copy and paste into your image as a new layer *this is how I do each element. Close original kit piece without saving, after each paste.

Load mask of choice - fit to layer - I am using WSL_Maks221

Merge group

Open your main tube choice, and select a color from it. Here I applied the plug-in Gradient Glow using the color from my tube. Use any setting you wish for desired effect, I used - fat, 3.00 glow width and 3% soft corners.

For my next layer I have resized, copied and pasted as above with paper 10. Load another mask of your choice but it should be a smaller one. I have used WSL_Mask 130. Merge group.

Copy and paste Rave Craze heart of choice, I have chosen heart 5.

Resize frame 8 to 75% copy and paste as a new layer. Move it as a selection to off center it (see example).

Add a new raster layer and flood fill it white, move this layer below the frame 8 layer. With magic wand, select the inside of both frames (hold shift key down to select both at the same time). Selections-invert, Selections-modify-contract 2, making sure white layer is highlighted, hit delete button on your key board. Selections - none.

Copy and paste desired tube as a layer to one of the frame sides. Duplicate your tube as a layer and move one of the layers below the frame. Hide the bottom tube - erase any sections of the top tube that you do not want to appear in front of the frame. Unhide the bottom tube, erase any layers showing out side the frame... this give the appearance that the tube is coming through the frame.

Do the same for the other side of the frame.

Place your main tube as a new layer. Decorate your tag with the elements of your choice.

Add your watermark and artists copyright information. If you are not animating your tag save it as a PNG file, this will allow it to have no back ground.