26 April, 2012

FTU- Simple Elegance

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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: the beautiful FTU kit- Monochrome from the sweet & talented MizTeeque.
Tube: I'm using the lovely artwork from Rene Kunert, named black Rose.
You can find this at Rebel Dezigns
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.
Template: Template 127 from Rachel at Scraps of Enchantment.
Scroll down a bit & it's on the first page.;)
Filters: Tramages- Metal Peacocks

DBS Flux- Bright noise
Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 5: Impact- Perspective Shadow.
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 
Font: Dutch & Harley

Let's do this! =)
Save your progress often.;)
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 2 60 4.

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer & resize the template so it's 600 px in width.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Circle Background- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 7, resized 70%.
Hit delete & keep selected.
Add your close up or tube & hit delete. Select none.
Crop to canvas. Desaturate your tube 
(I used the black & white closeup that is avail. with my tube) 
& drop the opacity down to 40%. Add a drop shadow.

Circle Frame- add a drop shadow.

Rectangle Background- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 11, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none.

Rectangle Frame- add a drop shadow.

Large Rectangle Background- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 2, resized 70%.
Hit delete & keep selected. Add your tube & hit delete. Select none.
Crop to canvas. Desaturate your tube 
(I used the black & white version that is avail. with my tube) 
& drop the opacity down to 40%. Add a drop shadow.

Large Rectangle Frame- add a drop shadow.

Square Background- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 10, resized 50%.
Hit delete & select none.

Square Frame- Apply Tramages- Metal Peacocks at these settings:
Then add some noise- Uniform/ Monochrome/ 65% & add a drop shadow.

Black & Grey Strips- Add Tramages- Metal Peacocks to both at the same settings.
Then add a drop shadow to both.
Copy & paste element 5. Resize 60%.
Position this just over the black & grey strips.
Using the manual colour correction tool, 
set the source to black & change the target to a dark-ish red:
Then change the blend mode to Overlay.
Using your eraser brush, remove the little bit of excess 
that overhangs past the black strip.;)

On the Brush layer, using your manual color correction, set the source to black & 
change the target to a lighter red or another colour that matches with your tube:
Then use DBS Flux- Bright noise to give it a more subtle 'sparkle':
Do NOT add a drop shadow to the brush. ;)

Next, copy & paste your main tube. Resize as needed. 
Add Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

Now let's add some elements:
Element 12- resize 37% & sharpen.
Place to the right side & add a drop shadow.

Element 7- resize 45%. Sharpen. 
Place in the top right corner above the 'chain' from element 12.
using your manual color correction, set the source to beige & 
change the target to a light grey like shown in my example:
Then add a drop shadow.

Element 9- resize 19%.
Drag this below your main tube in the layers palette 
& position on the left of the tag.
Next, go down to your circle layer- Select all- float. Defloat- 
Modify- expand by 3 & Invert.
Go back to the bow layer & using your eraser, 
erase the excess ribbon hanging on the top & on the bottom as shown:
Select none, then add a drop shadow.

Next, add element 17. Resize 45%.
Position on the left of your tag, 'behind' your tube.
Drag this layer under your tube layer in the layers palette (if needed) 
& give it a drop shadow.

Element 8- Resize 60% & sharpen.
Position it so it's in the center of the tag.
Add Perspective Shadow at these settings:

Element 13- Resize 50% & sharpen.
Position it so it's in the center of the tag, with the other butterfly.
Add Perspective Shadow at the same settings.

Next, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now, add your name in black.
Add a bevel at these settings:
Then give it a gradient glow set at 3:
Then add a drop shadow.

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG. 
I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial. 
I'm always happy to see your results. =)

*hugz*

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