27 November, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Under The Mistletoe


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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 PTU kit from Toxic Desirez 
named Santa's Candy Girl.
You can find this kit in her Skullified Scrapz store, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Deacon Black.
His artwork was at CDO until he retired earlier year.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: dennypookercollabtemp27 from 
Pooker at Elegant Inspirations.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;)

Mask: Suz winterxmas5 from The Creative Misfits 
which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: Penta- Jeans
Xero- Tweaker
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Jellyka Delicious Cake 

Drop shadow: 2 4 30 10, black.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original.
Delete the credit layer (INFO) at the top.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste Paper 8 (or paper of choice)
above the white Background layer at the bottom. 
Apply the mask & merge group.
Resize 105%.
Duplicate this mask layer to darken it.
Merge down.

tan square- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 6. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Skip over the white oval d/s layer.

white oval- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 14. 
Hit delete & select none. 

red circle- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 16, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

white circle- Leave as is.

green strip- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.
For my example, I used the following:
Angle- 45 Repeats- 5
Background & foreground colours:
#8b9c4a & #b0bc7c.
Select none. 
Apply Penta- Jeans at the following settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

green square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 15.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Skip over the dotted square layer.

small white squares- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer.
Copy & paste your tube or closeup & 
position into each of the squares,
resizing as needed.
Hit delete on each one & select none.
With your top tube layer active, crop to canvas.
On each of the layers, make a selection 
(with your selection tool)
around any of the excess 'over-lapping' 
layers & hit delete as needed.
(You can also use your eraser brush for each layer 
to remove the excess that is over-lapping in the squares)
Merge the top tube down onto the middle one 
& then merge down onto the bottom one.
Apply Xero- Tweaker at these settings:
Add a drop shadow. 

mistletoe & the mistletoe  d/s layers-
Leave as is.

wordart white & shadow layers- 
Merge the white layer down onto the d/s layer.

wordart black- Modify as desired.
On my example, I used my magic wand tool 
(settings: lasso/ point to point)
to make a selection around the word 'mistletoe'. 
I then promoted that to a new layer.
Back on the original word art layer, hit delete.
Keep selected. 
On the promoted selection- Selections- Float- Defloat. 
Hit delete on this layer & then flood fill
with a colour or gradient of choice.
For mine, I used the same gradient settings as above,
with the following colours: #c50026 & #9c000a.
Select none. 
Add a bevel: 

Do the same as above for your exclamation point,
using a different colour or gradient.
When finished, merge these down onto 
your white/ ds word art layer to make one layer.
Move up slightly in canvas.

Next add your main tube. Resize if needed.
Position in the center of the tag.
Apply any filters of choice to your tube.
Move below the word art layer in your layers palette.
Add a drop shadow.

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

Box- resize 37%.
Position on the lower left.
Move to just above the mistletoe in layers palette.

Prezzie 2- Resize 45%. Mirror.
Place just off to the lower right of the tag.
Again move to just above the mistletoe in layers palette.

Ornaments- Resize 30%.
Place on the right side of the gift,
moving below the word art layer in layers palette.

Jingle Bell- resize 35%.
Place on the upper right.
Move below the mistletoe in layers palette.

Mistletoe- Resize 45%.
Position on the left of tag,
move up slightly in the canvas.

Cupcake 2- Resize 25%.
Place on the far left of tag.

Bells- Resize 35%.
Place in the upper left of tag.

Cocoa Mug- Resize 27%.
Place on the lower left,
just to the right of the box.

Bear In A Stocking- Resize 37%.
Position on the right, like my example.

Kitty & Hat- Resize 30%.
Position slightly off to the right,
near the giftbox.

Cupcake 1- Resize 20%.
Place on the right of the cocoa mug.

Lips- Resize 25%.
Rotate 12 right.
Place in the upper right.

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

When finished adding elements, 
copy & paste the Snowdust. 
Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser to remove any unwanted excess.
NO drop shadow.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name.
Add a gradient glow:

Then add a drop shadow.

Delete the white background layer.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

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*

22 November, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Peppermint Passion

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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 PTU kit from 
Toxic Desirez named Gothic Christmas.
You can find this kit in her 
Skullified Scrapz store, here.

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

Template: dennypookercollabtemp27 from 
Pooker at Elegant Inspirations.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;)

Mask: WinterMask_1 from Dee which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: Penta- Jeans
Penta- Color Dot
Xero- Ultraviolet
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 
Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise

Font: Sloop Script Two

Drop shadow: 2 4 45 10, black.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original.
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Delete the wintertime1 & wintertime2 
layers as well.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste a Paper 26 (or paper of choice)
above the empty Background layer. 
Apply the mask & merge group.
Resize 120%.

ltbluerectside- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 12, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

dotteddrk- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #264b56 as your Source & #ad1c24 for your Target.
Do the same for the layer above it.

ltbluerecttop- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 17, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

drkbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 3, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

ltbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 15, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

whiterect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 21, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

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

whitestrip- add a drop shadow.

drkbluestrip- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #264b56 as your Source & #242424 for your Target.
Apply Penta- Jeans at default settings.
Add a drop shadow.

greybluecircle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 25, resized 65%.
Hit delete & select none. 

greybluerect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 4, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

bluecircle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 1, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

whitecircle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Paste your tube or closeup, resized as needed.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Duplicate your closeup.
On the top one, add a Gaussian Blur of 5.
Change the blend mode to Soft Light.
On the bottom one, change the blend mode to 
Luminance (L) & change the opacity to 60%.
Apply Penta- Color Dot at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.
On the white circle layer,
Add a drop shadow.

ltbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.
Select none. 
Apply Penta- Jeans at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

drkbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5.
Hit delete & select none.
Copy & paste the Filmstrip from the kit.
Resize 72%.
Position so it sits over the white paper rectangle.
Add a drop shadow.

drkblueoval- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 13, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

ltbluedotted- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #81bbd1 as your Source & #740000 for your Target.
Next, use your Selection tool, set at 'rectangle'
& draw a selection around both 
dotted rectangles like my example:
Invert. Paste your tube in both selections,
resizing as desired. Hit delete on both layers.
Select none. 
With the top tube layer active, crop to canvas. 
Merge the top tube down onto the other one. 
Move these below the dotted rec. layer
in layers palette.
Apply Xero- Ultraviolet to this tube layer:
drkblue flakes- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #264b56 as your Source & #b80b0b for your Target.
Drop shadow.

white flakes- add a drop shadow.

Next add your main tube. Resize if needed.
Position in the center of the tag.
Apply any filters of choice to your tube.

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

Poinsettia- Resize 30%.
Place in the upper right corner.
Move below your main tube
in layers palette.

Heart- Resize 23%.
Rotate 15 right. 
Place on the lower right corner of the filmstrip.
Duplicate & mirror.
Position this one over the upper left 
of the filmstrip, like my example.

Cupcake- Resize 30%.
Place off to the lower right.

Candy Stick- Resize 45%.
Place on the bottom center of tag.

Jingle Bell- Resize 35%.
Place on the upper left.

Candy Cane Heart- Resize 25%. 
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Position in the upper left
over the loop of the jingle bell.

Bell- Resize 27%.
Rotate 10 right. Sharpen.
Place on the right.

Candy Cane- Resize 30%.
Place off to the lower left.

Teddy Bear- Resize 27%
Place on the lower left.

Lips- Resize 30%.
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Place in the upper part of the tag,
slightly off to the left.

Splatter- Resize 75%. 
Position in the upper right.
Duplicate. Move this one down 
towards the lower left. Merge down.
In layers palette, right click.
Arrange- Send to bottom.
Then move above mask in layers palette.

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

When finished adding elements, 
copy & paste the sparkles. 
Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser to remove any unwanted excess.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name. Duplicate.
On the bottom one, add a gradient glow:

Then apply HSB Noise at these settings:

Finally, add a drop shadow.

Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I also made a tag for Keith:

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*

19 November, 2015

PTU Now Updated FTU- Naughty Little Christmas (PG Version)

A couple years ago I had two naughty Christmas kits-
an 'R' rated kit & this 'PG' rated one.

The kit I'm giving you was an exclusive 
for the Thrifty Scraps store when I was selling there.

I had to update this kit for a freebie to give you
since there were items that are not allowed to be in free kits.
With that being said, there were some items in the kit
such as a gun, bullets, etc.
In light of all the recent terror attacks in Egypt,
Lebanon, Baghdad, Cameroon, Beirut, Paris & elsewhere,
I chose to omit those items completely from the kit as well
& exchanged them for more 'suitable' items at this time.
...And I did throw in an extra five more elements as well. ;)

You can grab the kit from me here:
FTU Naughty Little Christmas (PG Version)

Considering the changes I made,
I hope you all can still enjoy this kit 
& make some kind of use out of it. =)

All I ask is PLEASE no ripping it to make  
new kits nor sharing it in groups. 
Directing people to my blog to get it for
themselves is much more appreciated.
...And you stay out of trouble that way. ;)

Of course, it goes without saying
that comments & 'Thank You's' are 
always appreciated so very much. ;)

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*