28 May, 2012

PTU- Cyber Cat

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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: Cyber Cat from me. 
This is a PTU kit & you can find only at ART.
Tube: I'm using the sexy artwork of Arthur Crowe.
You can find this & many others only at Arthur Crowe's Factory.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.
Template: Template 181 from Tamie at Addictive Pleasures.
You can find the template here.
* Leave some love when downloading the template. ;)

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Xero- Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 HSB Noise
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 
Font: Feel Script
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 4 48 4, black.

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Resize the template so its 650 X 650 px.
Then change the canvas size to 650 X 665 px.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:
Delete the white background layer at the bottom.

Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 14. Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Raster 7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 11.
Hit delete & select none.  
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Raster 8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 7, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 3.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Raster 5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 8.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Raster 9- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 20.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Raster 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 24, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Copy of Raster 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 21.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Raster 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 17.
Hit delete & keep selected.
Copy & paste your close up. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
On your closeup layer, apply Xero- radiance at these settings:
Bring the opacity down to about 80%. 
Add a drop shadow.

Raster 10- use your manual color correction tool to adjust 
it to the light yellow from the colour palette in the kit. 
Add noise- Uniform/ Monochrome/ 75%. 
Add a drop shadow.

Raster 11- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 4, resized 60%.
Hit delete & keep selected.
Copy & paste your close up. Resize to about 60%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
On your closeup layer, apply Xero- Porcelain at these settings:
Add your drop shadow.

Raster 12- use your manual color correction tool to adjust it 
to the darker red from my colour palette. 
Add noise- Uniform/ Monochrome/ 75%. Add a drop shadow.

Next, copy & paste your main tube.
Resize as needed (about 57%) so she fits on the tag. 
Position her over to the left.
Apply Xero- Radiance at the same settings you used before.
Then apply Xero- Porcelain (same settings) 
& add a drop shadow.

Now it's time for some elements.
For each one that is resized, 
sharpen before adding your drop shadow.

Copy & paste the wire. Resize 90%.
Position up at the top. Duplicate & flip.
Merge down. Right click in the layers & send to bottom.
Add a drop shadow.

Back at the top in your layers, add the skullNflames. 
Resize 70%. Position down at the bottom of the template. 
Drag below your rotate left square in layers palette.
Sharpen & add your drop shadow.

flower 2- Mirror. Resize 35%.
Place on the top right of the tag.
Move below your main tube in the layers palette.

lips 2- Resize 75%. Rotate 12 right & sharpen.
Place at the top right. Add your drop shadow.

kitty- Mirror. Resize 63%.
Place this little guy over on the left.
Add your drop shadow.

heart charm 1- Resize 45%. 
Position off center to the left.
Sharpen & add a drop shadow.

roses- Resize 60%. Place on near the top left.
Sharpen & drop shadow.

skull rose- Mirror. resize 60%.
Sharpen. Place on the left like my example.
Add your drop shadow.

butterfly 1- Resize 45%. 
Rotate 17 right & sharpen.
When adding your drop shadow use 10, 4 48 4, black.
Place on the top left.

cupcake 1- Resize 37%. Place by the kitty.
Add your drop shadow. 
* Make sure you change the settings back. ;)

star lolli- Resize 57%. Roate 17 left. 
Place behind the cupcake.
Sharpen & drop shadow.

Add any other elements, if you choose.

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

Now add your name. Duplicate it.
On the bottom layer, add a gradient glow:
Then apply Eye Candy 400 HSB Noise at default settings 
to the glowed layer & add your drop shadow.

Merge visible & save as a PNG & you're done. 
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. 
I'd love to see your results. =)

*hugz*

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