04 July, 2012

FTU- Angel In My Heart

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I wanted to do something very special for my Sis 
Tragedy since she is like the sister I never had.
She made this elegant kit for Bone Cancer Awareness
in honour of her Grandmother.
I had been waiting for the right tube to come along
to do this for her. And thank you to Keith Garvey for it. =)

The image I used in this tutorial is Tragedy's (Christina's).
I had obtained her permission to use it for this tutorial & tag.
This is one of those tuts to pay honour to one of our own 
loved ones, so please use an image of someone 
close to your own heart to make it more special. 

With that being said, Tragedy- I love you, Sis! 

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: I'm using the beautiful/ elegant FTU scrapkit 
from my Sis Tragedy, Hold Onto Hope. 
You can either get this from her blog here 
or find it in the ART store, where it is also free.;)

2-3 Tubes: I'm using the stunning artwork of Keith Garvey. 
You can find both these breath-taking tubes at PTE.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: TEM2 from Tamie at Addictive Pleasures.
You can find it here on her template blog
(its in the templates 1- 5 pack).
* Leave some love when snagging the temp. ;)

Word art: from me, here.

Photo: personal photo of choice.

Filters: Xero- Soft Vignette
Xero- Radiance
DSB Flux- Bright Noise
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Font: Gran Prix ES

Drop shadows used in this tutorial: -1 0 50 2, black 
10 2 50 8-  for the one Angel tube & dove.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Resize the template so it's 600 px in width.
Then, change the canvas size so it's 750 X 750 px,
with 80 px set for the top.

Next, delete these layers:
angel word 3
angel word 2
angel word

Now, working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

masked layer- Use your manual color correction tool 
to change the colour to the Lavender from the 
colour palette in the kit.

oval - Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 6, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 

pink strip 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 2, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Do the same for pink strip 2, using the same paper.

dotted oval- use your manual color correction tool.
Change it to a light gold colour from the 'gradient' in the colour palette.

rectangle 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 12, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 

dotted rectangle- color correction: change to lavender.

rectangle 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 8, resized 65%.
Hit delete & select none. 

glitter oval frame- Manual Color correction: Light gold.
Add noise: Uniform/ Monochrome/ 75%.
Add a drop shadow.

circle 1- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 11, resized 65%.
Hit delete & keep selected.
Add one of you tubes. Resize 80%.
Use your eraser to remove the bottom half 
that extends past the circle. Select none. 
On your tube, apply Xero- Soft Vignette at default settings.
Add a drop shadow: 10 2 50 8

circle frame 1- manual color correction: #d9bae6
Add the same noise as before. Duplicate.
Move one below your tube & drop shadow.
On the one above your tube, use your eraser 
to remove the excess that covers the upper body.

circle 2- Select all- float. Defloat.
Invert. Delete this layer & paste paper 11, resized 65%.
Hit delete & keep selected.
Add your photo of choice or tube.
Resize as needed. Hit delete & select none.
On your photo, go to Effects- Photo Effects- Film & Filters
set it Glamour/ Champagne/ 20.

circle frame 2- manual color correction: #d9bae6
Add the same noise again. Drop shadow. 

Next, copy & paste the word art.
Add a thin gradient glow in light gold at these settings:
Duplicate. Move one below the tube layer.
On the top one, erase some of the wordart 
that is covering part of the tube. NO drop shadow.

Now, copy & paste your second (or third) tube. 
Resize 70%. Mirror.
Add Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

Doily- right click & send to bottom in layers palette, 
below the mask layer. Position it off to the left. 
Duplicate & Mirror. NO drop shadow.

Heart Ribbon- 25%
Rose 3- 30%
Feather 3- 35%. NO drop shadow.
Candle Trio- 23%
Bone Cancer Ribbon- 40%

Dove 3- 30%.
 Use the same drop shadow as for the first tube.

Feather 1- 20% 
Perfume Bottle- 40%

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

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

Now add your name. Add a bevel:
Then add a gradient glow:
Then add a drop shadow.

Delete the white background at the bottom.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I had made one for my daughters (its too girly for my son)
in memory of their father who left us 17 yrs. ago, 
as of the 10th of this month, from other causes.
I changed out the photo & a few elements for this tag:

Again, this is a special tribute tag to make for those we love-
who have left us or are simply dear to our hearts.

I really hope you enjoy this tutorial
& making something very special for yourselves. 
I would love to see any of your results. =)


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