19 April, 2014

PTU- Amethyst Dreams

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For this kit/ tutorial, I had a tough time
choosing between what tube to use, so
I have two different tags with different artwork...
from the same artist of course. =P

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 X1, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using the gorgeous PTU kit, 
Birthstone Series: Amethyst, from Tasha's Playground.
You can find more information on where 
you can buy this kit, here.

Tube: I'm using the beautiful artwork of Zindy Nielsen.
You can find more of her amazing tubes here
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: 523mpm from Millie's PSP Madness.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template. ;) 

Mask: of choice

Filters: 
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: LoveNess

Drop shadows: 0 2 45 10, black. for most of the tag
14 14 50 4, black for the butterflies & dragonflies
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Also delete the word art layer (named '10').

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste paper2 above the white background layer.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group.
Resize as needed. Duplicate & set the top one to 
Multiply at 100%

1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper9, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.

2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper6, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.

3- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper10, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper3, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper2, resized 60%.
Move the paper down so the top is in the selected area.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 60%.
Slide this paper up in the canvas
so the bottom of it is in the selected area.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 60%.
Slide this paper up in the canvas
so the bottom of it is in the selected area.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper5, resized 50%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & add your tube or closeup.
Resize as needed. Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas.
Now, duplicate your closeup.
On the top one, add a Gaussian blur at 3.
Change the blend mode to Soft Light.
On the bottom one, change the blend mode to 
Luminance (L). Next apply blinds at these settings:

Then add a drop shadow.
* Please note: If you're planning on resizing your tag,
don't add the blinds effect until after the tag is rezized.
Otherwise the effect will be buggered up on your tag.;)

9- leave as is.

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

scatter- Mirror & resize 70%.
Place on the right of the tag.

leaves- 57%. Rotate 15 right. Sharpen.
Place in the top left corner.
Move to just below the smaller circle
in the layers palette.

clock- 75%.
Place on the bottom left.

ribbon- 75%. Mirror.
Position it so the loop is directly
over the face of the clock.

tassle- 40%. Rotate 15 left. Sharpen.
Place on the right of the clock.
Move below the ribbon in layers palette.

locket- 50%. Mirror.
Place in the lower right of the tag,
above the scattered flowers in layers palette.

flowers- 45%. Rotate 55 left. Sharpen.
Place on the lower left.

bow- 60%. Rotate 12 right. Sharpen.
Place in the upper right corner.

key- 45%. Rotate 12 right. 
Sharpen using the 'Sharpen More' option.
Place on top of the bow.

ring- 35%. Mirror.
Place to the right of the locket.

flower1- 50%.
Place on the bottom left
like my example.

pendant- 45%
Place on the top left above the leaves.

flower4- 35%. Sharpen.
Place in the center of the leaves
in the top left.

pin- 35%. Rotate 25 left. Sharpen.
Place on the top right with the cluster.
Use your lasso to make a selection 
in the middle of the pin. 
Hit delete & select none. Then add your drop shadow.

butterflies- 45%
Place on the right of the tag.
Use the following drop shadow:
14 14 50 4, black

butterfly- 45% Rotate 33 right. Sharpen.
Place just above the rose on the bottom left.
Add the same drop shadow.

dragonfly- Duplicate.
On the top one, resize 30%. Flip. 
Rotate 15 left. Sharpen.
Place on the top of the tag, off to the right.
On the bottom one, resize 35%.
Place on the left.
Add the same drop shadow to both.

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

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
*If you've resized your tag,
go back & add the blinds effect to your tube.;)

Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name.
Then add a gradient glow:

Next, add your drop shadow.
* Make sure you change your settings back to
0 2 45 10, black. ;)

Finally, delete the white background at the bottom
in layers palette, 
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I also have tags for Zindy:

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results. =)

*hugz*

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