31 January, 2012

FTU- Valentines is Cancelled


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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP.
This tutorial was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Verymany. 
This is a prepaid commission tube & is an exclusive from SATC.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so & have purchased the tube.
Scrapkit is Pink Candy Valentine. 
This is a free to use kit & can be found by visiting Designs By Vaybs.
Template: CBN_Template 159 from Deb at Creative By Nature.
*If the blog is closed, you can grab the template from me on this post.
But PLEASE check the Creative By Nature blog first.
Mask: Heart/Love Masks which can be found at Creative Misfits Blog.
I am using KyLie-M4 mask from the pack.
Show the love when downloading the supplies. ;)

Font: Font of choice. I'm using Fiolex Girls.
Filters: Xenofex 2: Constellation
Xero: Simplicity
Xero: Soft Vignette
Xero: Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (for text & parts of temp)

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used for this tutorial is 1 4 40 4.
Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas 
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows 
or drop shadows to eliminate any 'phantom shadows' showing up on the edges. ;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.

Working from the bottom of the template, up:
Add a new layer. Send it to the bottom in the layers palette.
Flood fill white. Copy & paste DBV_PCVpaper (5)
Apply your mask & merge group.
Apply Xenofex 2- Constellation to the mask at these settings:


For Layer 11: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste DBV_PCVpaper (10) resized 80%. 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

For Layer 10: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste  DBV_PCVpaper (3). 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

For Layer 9: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Add a new layer. 
Delete layer 9 in palette. On your new layer, flood fill with the following gradient:
#ffc7e2- foreground  #a73d6b- background
Linear/ angel- 45 Repeats-1. Select none.
Then apply Xero- Simplicity at these settings:

Then add a gradient glow set at 3:

Next, copy & paste DBV_PCVpaper (12) above layer 8.
Resize 60% & rotate right 15. Position it above the square in layer 8.
Then on layer 8, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Select your rotated paper you just added.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

Next, delete layer 7.
For Layer 6: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste  DBV_PCVpaper (2) resized 80%. 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

Change the colour of layer 5 (frame) to a pale light pink. 
Add noise- Uniform/ Monochrome/ 75%.

For Layer 4: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Add a new layer. 
Delete layer 4 in palette. On your new layer, flood fill with the following gradient:
#ffffff- foreground  #eb70bb- background Linear/ angle 36/ repeats 6. 
Select none. Then apply Xero: Soft Vignette:

Add noise at same setting as other frame to layer 3 (heart frame).
Crop to canvas & go back & add gradient glows &/ or drop shadows 
of your choice to the layers except the heart frame layer.

Next, click inside your heart frame with the magic wand. 
Selections- Modify- Expand by 2. Invert.
Copy & paste your closeup or tube. Resize as needed. Hit delete.
Move tube below frame layer. Duplicate.
On bottom layer change blend mode to Luminance (L).
Add a Gaussian blur of 3 to the top layer & set blend mode to Screen.
Add a drop shadow to the bottom closeup.
You can now add a drop shadow to your heart frame if you prefer.

Add your main tube. Resize & position to the right side as shown in the tag.
Apply Xero: Radiance at these settings:



Then add your drop shadow.

Next, let's start adding some elements.
After resizing, sharpen & add a drop shadow to the following
DBV_PCVelement (38) resize 65%
DBV_PCVelement (26) 40%
DBV_PCVelement (11)
DBV_PCVelement (29) 35%

For the word art, use the magic wand to select all of the word 'cupid', then add some noise to it.
Then select the words Valentine's Day & slightly change the colour to a darker pink.
For mine, I did delete the drop shadow layer for the word art & added my own.

Next crop &/ or resize to your preference.
Then add your copyrights & watermark.

Next type out your name. Duplicate it. On the top layer, add a bevel:

On the bottom add a gradient glow, set at 3:

Add drop shadow to this bottom layer.
Delete the white layer at the bottom, merge visible & you're done. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & creating your tag.
I'd love to see any results any of you have trying this. =)
*hugz*

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