Sunday, August 26, 2012

postheadericon Whatever - FTU Tutorial

This tutoraial was made using PSP X4 but any other version of PSP should work fine.

Supplies needed:

Scrapkit of choice
Tube of choice
Mask of choice
Font of choice
Xero Plugins - Porcelain

Let's start off by opening a 750x750 blank image.
Floodfill with white for now.

The scrapkit I'm using is a FTU scrapkit and can only be found at The Creative Chicks PSP Forum.
It's free to join and no post counts needed to access our awesome goodies!
If you want to use a scrapkit of your choice, then that's fine too!

Open up element 6 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize the frame by approximately 65% and add a dropshadow of choice.
Now open up element 7 and resize that frame by approximately 40%.
Copy and paste as a new layer.
Move this fram to the right of your tag (use my tag as a reference)
Go to image, free rotate and apply the following settings:

Duplicate this layer then mirror or flip horizontal the frame.
If you have the choice to flip horizontal then you'll have to manually adjust to match.
Add a dropshadow of choice to both frames.

Open up your tube of choice.
I'm using a tube by Zlata that can be found at The PSP Project.
You must have a license to use this image.
Ok, so open the image and paste as a new layer and resize to your liking.
I resized mine by approximately by 75% and placed it between the 2 blue frames.
Duplicate this layer and while on the duplicate layer use the following settings:
Image, adjust, blur then gaussian blur and use 5 as your radius.
While on this layer, go to your blend properties and change it to screen.

Now switch to the other tube layer.
Go to your Xero plugin and apply the porcelain effect with the following settings:

Hit ok.

Take your tube and add it as a new layer below the pink frame
Resize accordingly and place it to the left of the frame, duplicate and mirro to fit the right side.
Refer to my tag for placement.
Below these layers floodfill with a color from your tube/kit.
I'm using the color #48dbf4.
Take your magic wand and click inside the frame then go to selections, modify and expand by 10 or so.
Go back to your firs tube layer then go to selections, invert then hit delete.
With the marching ants still showing, do this for the duplicated tube layer.
Then, when those are done go to your floodfilled layer, selections, invert and hit delete again.
Now go to selections and hit select none.
Duplicate both of the tube layers and apply the exact same settings as you did for your main tube.
Except this time on the bottom tube layers go to your blend properties and select hard light.

Open up again your tube and paste as a new layer.
Resize to your liking and this time free rotate it using the same settings you did for the blue frame.
Click inside the blue frame with your magic wand and expand it by 10.
Go to selections, invert and then on the tube layer hit delete.
Duplicate this layer and mirror/flip horizontal to fit in your other blue frame.
Duplicate both tube layers and apply the settings as you did on your main tube.

Next, open up element 17 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Make this the bottom layer and add a dropshadow of choice.

Open element 22 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Place this layer above the pink frame.

Open up element 36 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize it by 75% and place this just above your wings layer.
Add a dropshadow of choice.

Open up element 39 and copy and paste as new layer.
Resize this layer by approximately 90% and bring this layer to the bottom.
Add a dropshadow of choice.

Open element 10 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize this layer by approximately 80% and bring this layer to the bottom.
Add a dropshadow of choice.

Open up the whatever wordart and copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize this layer by approximately 90% and bring this layer to the very top.
Place it at the bottom of your main tube and center it if necessary.
Add a dropshadow of choice.

Now lets open paper 12 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Place this layer at the very bottoma and resize it by 85%.
I'm using a mask by Vix and you can find it here.
Go to layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk and apply the following settings.

Now all you need to do is add a font of your choice.
I am using carpenter Script for my name.
To get the same effect go to adjust, add/remove noise, add noise.
Add the following settings:

Don't forget to tag and use the proper CR information.
You can now delete the white background layer and go to file, save as a .png image.

And that's it!!
Hope this tutorial wasn't too hard to follow.
If you need any help, feel free to get in touch with me.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

postheadericon Dirty Rocker Girl -PTU

New Exclusive PTU Tutorial "Dirty Rocker Girl"
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Kit by Designs by Sarah "Dirty Rock Star"
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

postheadericon Blue Funk Forum Set - PTU Tutorial

Supplies needed:
Scrapkit of Choice
Tube of Choice
Eye Candy 4 - Gradient Glow
Xero - Porcelain & Radience

I'm using the PTU kit by Addictive Pleasures called "Blue Funk"
I'm using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis.
My original license is with MPT however he is now with PTE.
You will need a license from PTE if you don't have one already.

Lets get started!

Open up a 550x250 blank image.
Floodfill with a color of choice.
Copy and past a paper of choice that compliments your color.
Position it to the right of your tag so that only 1/4 of it is showing.
Take your selection tool and trace the paper that is showing.
Go to Selections, hit invert then hit delete.
Now go back to Selections, hit Select All. Do not deselect.
Go back again to Selections, modify, Select selection borders.
Apply the following settings:

Make sure you still have the marching ants on this layer.
Create a new layer.
Floodfill the border selection with a color that compliments then hit ok.

Go to Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise and apply the following settings:

On the bottom layer follow the same steps as above.
Create a new layer above the bottom layer.
Select all, modify, Select selection borders and apply the settings as above.
Use the same color you applied in the above steps.

Next, find a texture of choice and paste as a new layer.
I placed mine over the bottom layer.
On my layer palette I put my blend mode on hard light.

Choose a tube of choice and duplicate it a few times.
If following my example duplicate it 3 times.
Position your tubes accordingly.
Bring these layers below the textured layer.

Now apply the tube again and position it to where you like it.
Duplicate the tube.
On the 1st layer go to Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, put it at 4 and hit ok.
On the top layer apply the following settings using Xero, Porcelain.

Go back to Xero but this time apply the Radience filter using these settings:

Now draw 2 rectangles on your tag (Refer to mine for placement)
Foreground nil and background a color that compliments your tag.
Once done convert this layer to a raster layer.
Apply the same noise settings as above.
I drew thin rectangles on each side to make it look like a border.

Take your pen tool and put the line style @ 4 using the diamond line style.
Make sure the pen tool is on Draw lines & Polylines and create it on a vector layer.
Draw out 2 lines on each rectangle.
Choose colors according to your tag.
You can add other elements of choice to your tag if you'd like.

Last step is to add a white border thick enough to add text.
Im using the font pixelette, size 8, Anti-Alias off.
Type out your phrase of choice.

Add your copyright info and don't forget to tag your work.

To create the avatar:

Open a 150x150 blank image.
Copy part of your tag and paste it.
I hit undo several times to get my unmerged layers.
I kept the first few layers, hid the rest and copy merged then pasted it.
I then pasted my original tube and positioned it to my liking.

Follow the same steps as above to create a border.
Use a color that matches.
To draw the dotted lines go to your preset shape tool and select rectangle
Put the line style diamond, color is foreground and background is nil.

For the names I choose a color of choice.
I use the noise settings as above.
For the gradient glow for all my text I use the following settings:

For future tags just change the second color.
Add a dropshadow of choice.

Hope this tutorial was easy enough to follow.
If you need any help then please let me know.

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