09 February, 2012

PTU Charity - Garrett's Goddess Butterfly

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Before I begin, I normally don't make CT tuts, etc. for anyone.
BUT! Tragedy is my 'Sis' & had asked me to do this for her.
... And it's to help out Garrett Blair- who is an incredible artist...
So how could I resist? It's an honour for me to do this for both of them. =)

Okay, here we go...
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 incredible artwork of Garrett Blair, named Goth Butterfly
You can find his art at CDO. 100% of your purchases of his art go to him directly, 
to help him out in his time of need. So get over there & get some of his amazing artwork! 
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so & have purchased the tube.
Scrapkit is Garrett's Goddess PTU Charity Scrapkit. 
This is a PTU for charity kit & can be found by visiting Tragedy.
She has two options for donations available. 
Either way, you'll get the kit & also help out someone in need.
Template: Missy_tagtemplate394 from Missy at Divine Intentionz.
Texture: from WikidWitch at Live Journal.
I found the one I'm using on this page
I'm using the middle large one- click on it then save once it loads.
* Show the love when downloading the supplies. ;)

Font: Font of choice. 
Filters: Xenofex 2: Constellation
DBS FLux- Linear Transmission
MuRa Meister's Copies
Xero: Porcelain
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 2 4 40 6.
If you are going to animate with a transparent background like mine, 
do NOT drop shadow any parts on the template.
Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas 
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows.

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom of the template, up:

For Raster 18: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 1 resize 80%. 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Duplicate. On the bottom one, add thin Gradient Glow set at 3 in red:

Add noise- uniform/ monochrome/ 75%.

Raster 19- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste Paper 10 resize 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Add same thin Gradient glow set at 3 in black.

For raster 24- Adjust/ Hue/ Saturation to a blue colour.
Raster 23- noise- unifrom/ monochrome/ 75%.

Raster 20- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 2.  Resize 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Apply Xenofex 2 Constellation:

Copy of Raster 18- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette.paper 3. Resize 80%.
Crop to canvas. Duplicate. On the bottom one, add thin Gradient glow set at 3 in red.
Add noise- uniform/ monochrome/ 75%

Delete Raster 21 & Copy of Raster 21.
Move Copy of Raster 14 to just above Raster 14 in layers palette.
Merge down. Add new layer. Flood fill with gradient of your choice using the GB Colour palette.
Angle- 45/ repeats-5. Apply DBS Flux-linear transmission:

On your merged layers- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. activate layer you just made above, hit delete. 
Select none.

Next, delete Raster 15 & copy of Raster 15, Raster 22 & copy of Raster 22.
For raster 8- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Add a new layer.
Flood fill with gradient: #d5281a- foreground/  #800000- background
Angle- 45/ repeats-0. Select none.

Next, copy & Paste Feather 4, resized 35%. Apply MuRa Meister's Copies:

Go back to your layer below this one. Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert.
On your copies layer hit delete. Keep selected. Change your feather layer to Overlay.
Next copy & paste the texture. Resize 40%. Hit delete. 
Change this layer to whatever you prefer. I set mine to burn. Keep selected.
Next add your closeup or tube, position where desired, hit delete. Select none.
Crop to canvas. Apply Xero Porcelain to your tube layer at these settings:

Drop opacity down to 60%. Add drop shadow.
Next, add your main tube. Resize & position as desired.
Apply Xero: Radiance at these settings:

Add drop shadow.
Next, add some elements. Sharpen & add drop shadow to each.
Feather 2- Resize 40%. Duplicate. Mirror one & place to left of tube.
On the other, rotate right 60 & place near the top above the one closeup.
Copy & paste spider & resize 25%.
Flower 1- Resize 65%. Duplicate. position both like I have on my tag.
If you're not animating, apply Xenofex 2 Constellation to both (same settings as before).

Add your copyrights & watermarks.
Add your name. Duplicate. On the bottom add a gradient glow set at 3:

Then add some noise to this layer- Uniform/ monochrome/ 75%.
Add drop shadow. Delete your white background layer, 
Merge everything visible save & you're done.

For animating with a transparent background:
If animating, close both your flower layers.
Delete your white background at the bottom & merge everything visible.
Duplicate this merged layer twice. Close the top 2 layers.
Merge your flower layers together & duplicate twice.
Close off the 2 top layers of the flowers.
On your opened flower layer, add Xenofex 2 Constellation with the same settings as before.
Merge visible & rename this layer 1 & close off this merged layer.
Open one of the bottom merged layers & one of your flower layers.
Apply Xenofex 2 Constellation to this flower layer, but hit random seed first.
Merge these to layers visible, rename layer 2 & close.
Repeat with your last merged layers, hitting random seed for Xenofex 2 Constellation on the flowers.
Save this 'base' as an animation file.

Now, add your name on a blank canvas.
Duplicate. On the bottom add a gradient glow, using the same settings as 
shown for the non-animated tag. Add some noise- Uniform/ monochrome/ 75%.
Save this as a name file. 

Open both in Animation Shop.
For your name, click Animation (on the menu bar at top)- Insert Frames- Empty- 

On your tag, select all & change the frame properties to 20.
On the name file, select all & copy.
On the tag file, select all & CTRL & E keys.
Do NOT click until you have the name where you want it.
Position where you want & then click the mouse to 'set' it.
Save at these optimization settings & you're done.

I had to make one for Tragedy too: 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & creating your tag.
Most importantly, I'd love to hear that Tragedy got a motherload of 
donations for this awesome kit to benefit Garrett. =)


  1. Replies
    1. You're very welcome, Sweetie! Thank YOU. It was an honour to do this. =)