06 February, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Would You Be My Valentine 2015


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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 beautiful kit from Tasha's Playground
named Valentines Day Party.
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: 734mpm from Millies PSP Madness.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template. ;) 

Mask: Mask of choice

Filters: Penta- Color Dot
Xero- Moodlight
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: LoveNess

Drop shadow: 5 5 35 8, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original. 

Next, delete the credit layer at the top.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy paper10 & paste it above the white bg layer.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group.
Resize if needed.

1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper5, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

4- select all- float. Defloat.
Keep this layer for now & add a new layer.
Flood fill with background/ foreground gradient:
Angle- 45 & Repeats- 4.
Two colours of choice, from your tube.
Keep selected. 
Go back to the pink circle layer. 
Modify- Expand by 3.
Flood fill with white. Select none.

On the gradient circle layer, 
use your rectangle selection tool
& make a selection like my example:

Apply Penta- Color Dot at these settings:
Select none.


5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper9, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 

6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper6, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 

Link layers 7 & 8 to '1'.
Move down to the bottom of tag in canvas.
Add a drop shadow to layer 7.
On layer 8, use your manual color 
correction tool to change the colour to your choice. 
Then add a bevel:

Now add your tube. Resize as needed.
Move below the word art layers in layers palette.
Duplicate. On the bottom tube,
Effects- Distortion- Wind at these settings:

Repeat, changing the direction to 'from Left'.
Lower the opacity of this layer to 75%.

On your top tube layer, apply
Xero- Moodlight at these settings:

(In case it's hard to 'grab' the color I used in the
 for the color of light in the filter, this is the 
colour: #776774.)
Apply a drop shadow.

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

streamers- 75%.
Place on the left.
Move below the word art layers in layers palette.

bow1- 45%. Rotate 17 left.
Place in the upper left so it covers the top
of the streamers.

bear1- 65%. 
Place off to the right of tube.

heart tin2- 40%.
Place on the lower right.

phone- 50%
Place on the lower right,
in front of the heart tin.

badge- 45%
Position on the left.
Move below the streamers in layers palette.

heart3- 60%. Rotate 13 right. Sharpen.
Place on the upper right.

gift- 37%.
Place on the lower left.

cupcake- 40%.
Place with the gift.

butterfly- 25%. Rotate 27 right. Sharpen.

sparkles2- Change blend mode to Screen.
Move down slightly in canvas.

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.
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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