13 March, 2012

PTU- Angels Are With Us

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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:
Scrapkit is the beautiful My Angel Above from the very talented Tasha at Tasha's Playground
This is a PTU kit & is part of an exclusive collab at SATC.
Tube of choice. I  am using the artwork of Zindy Nielsen named Snow Angel.  
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.
Template is my newest template that you can download here
There is a PSP & PSD version in the zip.;)
Filters: Eye Candy 4000 Bevel Boss
Xero- Radiance
Xero- Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 
Eye Candy 5 Impact- perspective shadow
Font: Any fancy script font

Let's do this! =)
Save your progress often.;)
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 2 40 4.

Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas (CTC)-
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows & drop shadows.
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:
Right bottom rec.- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer. Copy & paste paper1, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none.
On left top rec. Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer. Copy & paste paper1, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop tag to canvas. 
Add thin gradient glow set at 3 to both these layers:
Then add a drop shadow.

On the left bottom angled rec., Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper7 resized at 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 
right top angled rec.- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper10, resized at 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Move both these angled rectangles in a little.
Add a drop shadow to both.

Main- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper11.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas & apply Bevel Boss:
Then add your drop shadow.

For the white bar, move this down a bit.
Next, on the center circle, Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper9, resized 70%.
Hit delete & keep selected. Add your tube or close up.
Hit delete again & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Now duplicate your tube layer. On the bottom,
 set the blend mode to Luminance (L). On the top, add a guassian blur of 3. 
Change the blend mode to Soft Light. 
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube layer.

Add some noise to the circle frame & add a drop shadow.
For the Angels (word) layer, move down like you did the white bar.
Set the blend mode to Luminance (L) (or any other blend mode you prefer) 
& add a drop shadow.
On the dashes main border layer, set to overlay.
Delete the dashed diamond & bottom right heart layers.

On the top left heart, Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper5, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none OR... 
Optional- add a closeup of your tube.
Hit delete again & Select none. Crop to canvas.
I set my tube layer at Multiply- 65%
Then on your papered heart layer, add the same gradient glow as before, 
but change the rose colour to white. Add a drop shadow.
Next, move this heart layer down & over a bit.
(If you added a closeup of your tube, you'll want to merge that down first.)

Next copy paste your main tube. Resize 80%.
Add Xero_ Radiance at these settings:
Then follow up with Xero-Porcelain at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.
For the main word art. add a drop shadow. Duplicate. 
Drag one layer below your tube in the layers palette. 
On the top one, erase some of it to make it look like it's looped around your tube.

Now add some elements.
lineofhearts-resize 50%. Mirror & sharpen.
Place on the left side & add a drop shadow.

flower2- resize 60%. Rotate 55 right & sharpen.
Add a drop shadow. Place it in the right lower corner of the main rectangle of the template.

bow4- resize 60%. Mirror. Place in the top right corner of the main rec.
Sharpen & add a drop shadow.

Dove- resize 60% & sharpen.
I used Eye Candy 5 Impact- perspective shadow to give it a better drop shadow:
Copy & paste the dove again & this time resize 45%. Sharpen.
Mirror & place over to the left. Give it the same perspective shadow.

feather- resize 60%. Rotate 90 right & sharpen. 
Place at the lower right of your tag. Give it drop shadow.
Duplicate it. Mirror it & resize this one 50%. 
Rotate 10 right & sharpen. Place closer to your main tube.
Add your drop shadow.

scroll- resize 45%. Sharpen & add a drop shadow.
Place by your tube. Drag this layer down below your tube in the layers palette.

cloud- resize 45%. Sharpen. Place under the dove. 
NO drop shadow.

angel- resize to 55%. Drop the opacity to about 40%. 
Add a drop shadow. Duplicate & mirror.

Next, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.
Next add your name in white. Give it a medium gradient glow set at 3:
Then add a drop shadow.
For a finishing touch, I used a swirly/ fancy brush in white 
& added below the name on a new layer.
I added the same gradient glow & drop shadow. 
I dragged this layer below my tube layer in the layers palette.

When finished, merge your layers visible & save as a PNG.

I hope you had fun trying this tutorial. 
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

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