03 July, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Make You See Stars

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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 the awesome US Rebel kit from Toxic Desirez.
You can find this kit Exclusively at Mystical Scraps here.

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

Template: 303mpm from Millie's PSP Madness.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template. ;) 

Mask: DD_StarMask_3 from Dee.
You can find these stunning masks here.
* Again, don't forget some love for the masks. =)

Filters: Tramages- Tow The Line
Xero- Ultraviolet
Penta- Color Dot
Penta- Jeans
Penta- Dot And Cross
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 
Xero- Radiance

Font: Lavanderia Regular

Drop shadows: 2 -2 55 12, black for most of the tag.
16 -20 65 8, black for butterfly 1
20 0 65 8, black for butterfly 2
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top, 
which is the fifth layer down from the top,
named 'cr'. Also delete layers 17 & 18.

Resize the template so that it's 675 pixels wide.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste Paper 9 above the background (white) layer.
Apply the mask & merge group. Resize 110%.

1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 3, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

2- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with the following gradient:
Foreground colour- #7f8fef 
Background colour- #363b57
Angle- 45/ Repeats- 4
Select none. Apply Tramages- Tow The Line
at these settings:

Add your drop shadow.

3- Using your magic wand, click inside the star.
Modify- expand by 2. 
Add a new layer & move this below the star layer.
Flood fill with the following gradient:
Foreground colour- #d54252 
Background colour- #9f2122
Angle- 45/ Repeats- 4
Invert. Add your tube or closeup. Resize as needed.
Position her as desired in the star. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
On your tube layer, add Xero- Ultraviolet at these settings:

On your red star, apply Penta- Color Dot:

Finally, on your white star, add some noise 
at these settings: Random/ Monochrome/ 35%. 
Then add a drop shadow.

4- Do the same thing on this layer as you did for the other star. 
Before adding your closeup, 
mirror it & then paste the mirrored image.
On my example, I did size mine down smaller 
for the second star. ;)

5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 2, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 2, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

7- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #cacaca. Select none. 
Add Penta- Jeans at the default settings.
Then add your drop shadow.

8- Repeat the same steps as you did for layer 7.

9- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #292e47. Select none.
Apply Penta- Color Dot with the same settings,
changing your distance to 5. Add a drop shadow.

10- Delete this layer.

11- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #12e08f. Select none.
Add some noise at these settings:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 45%. Drop shadow.

12- Repeat the same steps as you did for layer 11.

Copy & paste Paper 11 above layer 13.
Resize 70%. Duplicate & close the duplicate for now.
On the first paper layer, rotate 15 left.

Then, on layer 13- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer. Then make your rotated paper active.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Unhide your copy of paper 11.
Rotate this one 15 right.
Then repeat the same steps on 14 as 
you did on the other side.
You may have to move your paper over a bit 
so it's completely in the circle. ;)

15- Apply Penta- Dot And Cross at these settings:


16- Use your manual color correction tool to change the colour:
Source- #566a80
Target- #7280d8

Raster 12- Add the following gradient glow:

Drop Shadow. Link layer to 1.

Raster 13- Add the same gradient glow.
Add your drop shadow. Link layer to 1.

Merge Copy of Raster 14 down onto Raster 14.
Repeat the gradient glow, changing the blue:

Drop shadow. Link layer to 1.

Now move these word art layers down in your canvas.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Move below the word art in the layers palette. 
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.

Banners- 65%
Position in the center of the tag like my example.
Move to just below 16 in layers palette.
With your magic wand, click inside layer 16.
Modify- expand by 2. Invert.
Back to the banners layer, hit delete & select none.

Boots- 35%. Place on the right.
Move to just below your tube in layers palette.

Bottle- 30%.
Place on the left side of the boots.
Move this below your tube layer as well.

Doodle- 75%. Rotate 35 right.
Position on the upper right.
Right click in layers palette:
Arrange- send to bottom.
Then move to just above your mask layer.
Duplicate. Mirror & flip. 
Add a drop shadow to both.

String- 85%.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
Position along the bottom of the rectangle.

Flower 1- 30% Rotate 17 right. Sharpen.
Place on the lower right of the rectangle.

Flower 2- 20%. Place over the other flower.

Skullie Sam- 45%. Mirror.
Place on the lower left.

Flag on Pole- 55%.
Position on the upper right.
Move to below your dark blue rectangle 
in layers palette.

Sunglasses- 27%. Rotate 25 right.
Position with the boots & bottle.

Fireworks 3- 25%.
Place on the upper left.
Adjust- Sharpen more.
NO drop shadow.

Rocket- 33%. 
Place in the upper left with the fireworks.

Bullets- 17%.
Place with the sunglasses & boots.

Eagle Flag- 30%.
Place on the left, like my example.

Butterfly 1- Duplicate.
Hide the top one for now.
One the other, resize 18%. 
Rotate 27 right. Sharpen.
Place just above the flowers on the right.
Add the following drop shadow:
16 -20 65 8, black

Un-hide the duplicate butterfly.
Resize this one 13%. 
Rotate 37 left. Sharpen.
Place this one with the word art on the left side.
Add the following drop shadow to this one:
20 0 65 8, black

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, with the colour set to a dark blue.
Next, add a bevel:

Then add a gradient glow:

And a drop shadow:
2 -2 55 12, black

Finally, delete the white background layer, 
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.)

*hugz*

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