09 August, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Tired Soldier

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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 an awesome PTU kit 
from Toxic Desirez named Kaboom. 
This is an exclusive kit that you 
can only find here in her store.

Tube: I'm using the always stunning artwork of Jay Trembly.
I had gotten this tube when he was at SATC.
However, he has unfortunately not made his artwork 
available since the store closed.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: template83 from Pooker
at Elegant Inspirations.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;) 

Mask: Mask 22 from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs.
You can find this mask here.

Filters: Penta- Color Dot
Xero- Moodlight
Xero-Soft Vignette
Xero- Nostalgia
Xero-Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Respective

Drop shadows: -2 2 70 12, black for most of the tag
25 15 70 12, black- for the butterfly
-2 2 40 4, black for the name.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Resize the template so it's 650 px wide.
Make sure you have the 'all layers' box ticked.
Then, crop it so that the height is 550
centering the cropping in the canvas, 
like my example:
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste Paper 11 above the (blank) background layer.
Apply the mask & merge group.

For the Dotted Circle2 & Dotted Circle1 layers,
use your manual color correction tool,
using black as your source & a colour 
of choice for your target.

Dk Green Square2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 10, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Dk Green Square1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Yellow Circle2- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 1, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Yellow Circle1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 6, resized 55%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Grey Circle2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Paste Paper 7, resized 65%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & invert again.
Selections- Modify- expand by 2.
Flood fill the original circle layer with
a colour from your tube, or a beige-y colour.
Select none. Add noise to this layer:
Gaussian/ Monochrome/ 35%.
Add a drop shadow to this layer.

Grey Circle1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Paste Paper 2, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & invert again.
Selections- Modify- expand by 2.
Flood fill the original circle layer with
the same colour you used for the other circle.
Select none. Add noise to this layer,
using the same settings as before.
Add a drop shadow.

Dotted Rect1 & Dotted Rect2 layers-
Use your manual color correction tool,
using black as your source & a light colour 
of choice for your target. I used #dad8d0.

Merge Green Strip1 down onto Green Strip2.
Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill this layer with a foreground/ background 
gradient using colours from your tube 
with the following settings: Angle- 45/ Repeats- 3.
The colours I used was #866e63 & #463228.
Select none. Apply Penta- Color Dot 
at the following settings: 
Drop shadow.

Black Rectangle- Copy & paste Paper 12 
above this layer. Rotate 45 right. Resize 80%.
Then, on the black rectangle layer,
Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & make your
striped paper layer active.
Hit delete & keep selected.
Add your closeup, resizing as needed.
Position to the right in selection.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas.

On your tube layer, apply
Xero- Moodlight at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Then on your paper layer, apply Xero-Soft Vignette
at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Delete the Hearts1 & Hearts2 layers.

Strip2 & Strip1- lower the opacity of both to 30%.
Drop shadow each. Move both below the closeup
in layers palette.

With the strip 1 layer active in layers palette,
Copy & paste the Filmstrip from the kit.
Resize 65%. After resizing, this should 
position itself like my example. ;)

Using the magic wand tool, click inside 
the two middle rectangles of the filmstrip.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 2. Invert.
Paste Paper 3. Resize 70%.
Hit delete & select none.
Move this paper below the filmstrip 
& white strips in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow to the filmstrip.

Green Circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Paste Paper 8, resized 60%.
Hit delete & keep selected.
On the original layer, Invert.
Selections- Modify- expand by 2.
Flood fill with #9ca68e.
Select none. Add a drop shadow to this layer.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position slightly to the left.
Apply Xero- Nostalgia at these settings:

Then apply Xero-Radiance:
Finally, add a drop shadow to your tube.

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

Ribbon- 75%
Position in the lower center of the tag,
like my example.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Jet- 35%
Place slightly off to the upper right.

Gun 2- Resize 30%. Mirror.
Place off to the left. 
Move below tube in layers palette.

Cap- Resize 35%. 
Rotate 27 left. Sharpen.
Place on the upper left corner.

Star- Resize 35%.
Rotate 20 right. Sharpen. 
Position on the lower right corner of tag.

Box- 25%.
Place on the bottom right,
near the star.

Grenade- Duplicate so you have 3.
Starting with the top one, 
resize 17%. Rotate 90 right. Sharpen.
Place by the left corner of the box.
Resize the next one 15%. 
Place this one on the left of the box,
like my example.
Resize the last one 17%. Mirror.
Rotate 65 right. Sharpen.
Position this one so it's 'in' the box.

Skull 3- Resize 30%.
Place this on the upper right corner of tag.

Flower 3- 30%
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Place near the lower left corner.

Teddy- Mirror. Resize 27%.
Place in the bottom left corner.

Tag- Resize 25%. 
Rotate 30 left. Sharpen.
Place on the left of tag.
You 'may' have to move this below
the gun in layers palette.

Canteen- Duplicate.
Resize one 25%. 
Place near your tube.
Resize the other one 23%. 
Rotate this one 70 left. Sharpen.
Place on the right side of the box.

Bomb- Duplicate.
Resize one 20%.
Place between the canteen & the grenade.
Mirror the other one & resize 25%.
Rotate 23 right. Sharpen.
Place just off to the right above the filmstrip.

Belt- 15%
Position this in front of the box & canteen.

Butterfly- Resize 13%.
Rotate 35 right. Sharpen.
Add the following drop shadow:
25 15 70 12, black

Sparkles- 75%.
Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser tool to remove any unwanted excess.
No drop shadow.

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 a bevel:
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow:
-2 2 40 4, black

Finally, merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I also have a tag for Jay:

I hope you enjoyed 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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