06 February, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Dedicated To The One I Love

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work. ;)

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a gorgeous kit from Tasha's Playground
named Love Birds.
Visit her blog here to see where to find her kits.

Tube: I'm using the beautiful artwork of Keith Garvey.
You can find this tube & others at his store here.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: Valentine_Template_2_Dedicated from Dee.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template. ;) 

Mask: Mask of choice

Filters: Penta- Color Dot
Penta- Jeans
Jeux de lignes- Entrelacement
Tramages- Tow The Line
Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Lavanderia Regular

Drop shadow: 2 2 50 10, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original. 
Resize it so that it's 650 px wide, 
with all layers ticked.

Next, delete the following layers:
Credit layer at the top & the font info layer below it.

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

Copy paper6 & paste it above the white bg layer.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group.
Resize if needed.

top dark pink square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

bottom dark pink square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper4 again, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

right tan circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper11.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

left tan circle- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper11 again.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow. 

right creme strip- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Keep this layer for now.
Paste paper9. Hit delete & select none. 
Go back to the creme strip layer. 
Select all- float. Defloat. 
Modify- Expand by 2.
Flood fill with #9c2742. Select none.
Add a drop shadow.

left creme strip- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Keep this layer for now.
Paste paper9 again. Hit delete & select none. 
Go back to the creme strip layer. 
Select all- float. Defloat. 
Modify- Expand by 2.
Flood fill with #9c2742. Select none.
Add a drop shadow.

brown rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with background/ foreground gradient:
Angle- 45 & Repeats- 3
Two colours of choice, from your tube.
Select none. Apply Penta Color Dot:

Drop shadow.

top pink circle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Keep this layer for now. Add a new layer.
Flood fill with background/ foreground gradient:
Angle- 45 & Repeats- 3
Colours- #fb89a2 & #9f3750. Keep selected. 
Go back to the pink circle layer.
Modify- Expand by 2.
Flood fill with white & select none.
On the gradient layer, apply
Penta- Jeans:

On the white layer below, add some noise:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50.
Add your drop shadow to this layer.

bottom dotted circle- leave as is

bottom pink circle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Keep this layer for now. Add a new layer.
Flood fill with background/ foreground gradient:
Angle- 45 & Repeats- 3
Colours- #fb89a2 & #9f3750. Keep selected. 
Go back to the pink circle layer.
Modify- Expand by 2.
Flood fill with white & select none.
On the gradient layer, apply
Penta- Jeans with the same settings.

On the white layer below, 
add noise with same settings.
Add your drop shadow to this layer.

top dotted circle- leave as is

gold rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a colour from your tube.
Select none. Add a drop shadow.

dark pink rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper3, resized 75%.
Position as desired in canvas. 
Hit delete & select none. 

creme rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #eeebe6. 
Keep selected. Invert.
Copy & paste your tube or closeup.
Resize as needed. Hit delete. 
Select none. Crop to canvas.
Duplicate your closeup.
On the top one, add a Gaussian blur of 3.
Change the blend mode to Screen at 60%.
Apply Jeux de lignes- Entrelacement:

Add a drop shadow to the bottom 
closeup layer & the rectangle.

pink heart- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a light colour from your tube.
Select none. 
With your rectangle selection tool,
make a selection like my example:

Apply Tramages- Tow The Line:
Select none. Add a drop shadow to the heart.

leave all the scroll & scroll d/s layers as they are.

wordart- Use your manual color 
correction tool with #ff9899 
as your Source & white as your Target.
Drop shadow.

Now add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position slightly off to the right.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:

Add a drop shadow.

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

ribbon2- position at bottom of tag.

heart2- 60%. Rotate 20 left.
Place on the lower right like my example.

heart3- 50%. Rotate 20 left.
Place on the lower left.

flower scatter- 55%. Place on upper left.
Duplicate. Mirror.
Position this one with the other one,
moving down in the canvas like my example.

bow- 65%. Rotate 15 left.
Place in the top left corner.

bird3- 35%.
Place in the upper right of tag.

flower4- 30%.
Place on the left & move up slightly.

bird1- 25%. Mirror.
Place off to the left.

sparkles- Use your eraser to remove any excess
you do not wish to have on your tag.

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.

Next add your name.
Next, add noise:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50.
Then add a gradient glow:

And a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background, merge visible, 
save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you had fun trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

I also made a tag for Keith:

*hugz*

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