24 February, 2012

PTU- I Make The Rules

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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,
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice. I am using the beautiful artwork 
of Jose Cano, named Kat 2.
You can find this & many others of his tubes at PTE
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Scrapkit is Naughty Kitty from Kristin at Toxic Desirez.
This is a PTU kit & can be found by visiting her blog.

Template: CM_CollabTemp3_Chichi_Tonya at Creative Misfits
You can find the pack here. Its in the Cindy & Tonya collab temps.
* Show the love when downloading the temps. ;)

Mask of choice, or mine here: supplies.
* I have never made a mask before. I couldn't find one that 'worked', so
I made my own for this tutorial.

Font: swatch it. 

Filters: Tramages- Tow The Line
Penta- Jeans
Xero: SoftMood
Xero: Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Let's do this! =)
Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used for this tutorial is 2 2 48 4.
Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas (CTC)-
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows.
This eliminates those nasty 'phantom shadows' on the edges of your tag.;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom of the template, up:
Copy & paste paper of choice. Apply mask. Merge group.
If using my mask, resize 115%. Crop to canvas.

Delete Upper & Lower Halftone Layers.
The rotated black square- leave as is & add a drop shadow.

For the rotated pink square- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper of choice. 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Delete the rectangle outline.
For the small black rectangle, add a drop shadow.

Next, on the pink shape- Selections- select all. Float- defloat.
Add a new layer & flood fill with gradient: Foreground: #f3e0e4, 
Background: #aa2e5e Angle- 45/ repeats- 1.
Select none & delete the original layer in palette.

Big Black circle- change the colour to #aa2e5e.
Add a bit of noise- Uniform/ Monochrome 65%.
For the Background Circle- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper of choice, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

On the Top Circle Back, recolour with #b9244e or something close to it.
Then on the Top Circle, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste another paper of choice, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Apply Penta- Jeans at the default settings.

Change the colour of the large pink rectangle to #b9244e 
(or whichever colour you used for the circle back above).
On the black rectangle, apply Tramages- tow the line at default settings.

For the Bottom Circle Back, recolour with #b9244e or something close to it.
Then on the Bottom Circle- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste another paper of choice, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Apply Penta- Jeans at the default settings.

On the  Pink Rectangle Back- colourise again & add a drop shadow.
On the Rectangle, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste another paper of choice.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Keep selected & add your closeup tube. 
Again, hit delete. Select none. Crop the tag to canvas.
Then duplicate your tube. On the bottom one, set to Luminance (L).
On the top, add a Gaussian Blur at 3. Then set to Soft Light.

Delete the symbol layer. On the Dotted Rectangle layer- change colour.
then, move this layer below your tube layers.

The white rectangle & black square layers- leave as they are.
Copy & paste your closeup again. Rotate 15 right.
On the black square-  Selections- select all. Float- defloat.
Modify- Expand by 2- Invert. Resize your angled tube 40% (or as needed).
Position as desired, hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Apply Xero-  SoftMood:
Now, copy & paste your main tube.
Apply Xero-Porcelain at default settings & add drop shadow.
For the wordart- recolour to your own preference.

Now let's add some elements. For each that I resized, 
I sharpened & added a drop shadow.
Ribbon 1- Resize 65%. 
Paw Prints- 45%.
Collar 2- 30%. Rotate 30 left & sharpen.
Duplicate this & drag one down below Pink Rectangle Back.
On the top one, erase part of the collar to make it look like it's 'looped' over the rectangle.
Add a drop shadow to the bottom collar layer.

Boa- resize 65% & place under your main tube. Add your drop shadow.
Whip 2- resize 50%. Mirror. Sharpen & place just on top of the boa, under your tube.
Add drop shadow.
Next, add the handcuffs, resized 25%.
Flower 3- 40%. Sharpen & add your drop shadow.

Crop &/or resize to your preferences.
Then add your copyrights & watermarks.

For the name, I used swatch it.
Apply a thin gradient glow set at 3:
Delete the white background on the bottom,
merge visible & save as a .PNG & you're done.

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

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