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Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Tut- Boo Crew

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work The most adorable PTU halloween kit out there by Scraps with Attitude called 'Boo Crew' HERE Template 10 from me HERE Fonts- Porky's Bold and Just Me Again Down Here Let's begin! -Open template 10. Delete the credits, bg and word art layers. Using your crop tool, drag the edges ass close to the template as possible, without cutting any of it off. Crop. Go to Image>Scale Image by 400 pixels. Next go to Image>Canvas Size 450x450 pixels and make sure you click center. -Make the circle layer active. Right click the layer in the layer box and choose layer to image size. Using the magic wand, click outside of the circle. Open paper 5. Right click this paper layer in the layer box and choose add alpha channel.Next right click again in layer box and choose scale layer.Scale by 40%. Press delete on your keyboard. Go to Select>None. Delete the original circle layer. Make the circle back layer active and Go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop Shadow using these settings: 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Make the right rect layer active. Layer to image size and click outside with the magic wand. Open paper 1 and add alpha channel. Scale by 40%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original right rect layer and also delete the right rect plain layer. -Make the right rect back layer active. Layer to image size. Using the bucket fill tool click inside the rect and fill with black. Add same drop shadow as before. -Make the left rect layer active. Layer to image size and click outside with magic wand. Open paper 3. Add alpha channel and scale by 40%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original left rect layer and also the left rect plain layer. -Make the left rect back layer active. Layer to image size. Fill with black and add same drop shadow. -Make the rect layer active. Layer to image size and click outside with magic wand. Open paper 2. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original rect layer and and the plain rect layer. -Make the rect frame layer active. Layer to image size. Fill with black. Add same drop shadow. Do the same to the strip layer. -Make the s 1 layer active. Layer to image size and click outside with magic wand. Open paper 17. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original s 1 layer. -Make the s 2 layer active. Layer to image size and click outside with magic wand. Open paper 18. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original s 2 layer. -Make the s 3 layer active. Layer to imag size and click outside with magic wand. Open paper 19. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original s 3 layer. -Open the witch pumpkin element. Move this layer below the long green rect layer in the layer box. Scale by 30%. Place in the middle of the template. Add same drop shadow. -Open curly ribbon 4. Move this layer to the top. Scale layer by 30%. Place on the corner of the left rect. Layer to image size. Right click in layer box and choose duplicate layer. Using your flip tool, click on the canvas. It will filp the duplicated ribbon. Add drop shadow to both ribbon layers. -Open button bow 3. Move layer above black ribbon. Scale by 5%. Layer to image size. Duplicate and flip. -Open flower group 2. Move layer above the purple rect. Scale by 30%.Place on top of the purple rect. Add drop shadow. -Open flower group 3. Move layer above the orange ect layer. Flip using the flip tool. Scale by 30%. Place on top of the orange rect. Add drop shadow. -Open the sign. Move layer above the purple flowers. Scale by 20%. Place on the top. Add drop shadow. -Open dog 1. Move layer to the top. Scale by 10%. Place on the little dark purple square. Add drop shadow. -Open frog 1. Scale by 10%. Place on the little green square. Add drop shadow. -Open cat 2. Scale by 11%. Place on last little square. Add drop shadow. -Open flower 3. Move layer below cat. Scale by 10%. Place below the cat. Layer to image size. Duplicate and flip. Move layer below dog. Duplicate again and place below frog. Add drop shadows. -Open flower 1. Scale by 10%. Place on top of 1st orange flower. Layer to image size. Duplicate ad flip. Add drop shadows. -Open fuzzy spider 1. Move layer below the girl with the pumpkins. Scale by 10%. Using the rotate tool, rotate by -15. Place to the left of the girl. Add drop shadow. -Open fuzzy spider 2. Scale by 10%. Rotate by 15. Place to the right of the girl. Add drop shadow. -Using the Porky's bold font, type Boo Crew between the flowers using this color 752891. I have my font size set to 50. Go to Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Use the defaoult settings. Right click in the layer box and choose alpha to selection. Add a new layer below this layer. Go to Select>Grow by 2. Fill with f19216. Select none and add drop shadow. -Add your name using the Just Me Again Down Here font. -Go to Image>Merge Visible Layers and merge. Next go to Image>Auto Crop Image. And you're done!

New PTU tut "Too Cute to Spook"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~BOO Crew PTU scrapkit which you can get from Scraps with Attitude HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Suzanne Woolcott, you must have a license to use her art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 73 from Melissaz Creationz HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask84-11 which you can get HERE. ~Fonts of choice. I used My Nerd & Mufferaw. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 7 Paper 10 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Curly Ribbon Button Bow 1 Button Bow 2 Button Bow 3 Flower Group 1 Flower 1 Flower 2 Fuzzy Spider 2 Dog 1 Frog Broom ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Add text "TOO CUTE TO SPOOK" 6. Open Paper 5 7. Open mask 8. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 9. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 10. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name 13. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New PTU tut "Spooktacular"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Halloween Candy PTU scrapkit which you can get from Creative Intentionz HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the super cute FTU art of Osa Honey,which you can download directly from her blog HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Spooktacular template 8 which you can find on our blog HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask254 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Nosfer. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 9 Paper 11 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Cane 1 Cane 3 SpiderWeb 1 Flower 1 Flower 2 Candy Corn 1 Candy Corn 2 Pumpkin Face 3 Spider ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 12 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

PTU tut "Trick or Treat"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Alayna Magnan, you must have a license to use this art which you can now get HERE. ~All Hallows Eve PTU scrapkit which you can get from Creative Intentionz HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used MC mask11 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Buffied. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open your tube, add drop shadow. 3. Open and place the following elements: Moon Headstone 1 Headstone 3 Scattered Leaves Leaf Pile 2 Tree 1 Hay Bails 1 Cat Skull 1 Bat 2 Wordart 2 ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 4. Open Paper 10. 5. Open mask. 6. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > Add Layer Mask > Black Full Transparency). ~Select mask in layer box, right click on mask (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer (in layer box) > Apply Layer Mask. ~Delete mask layer from layer box. 7. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 8. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 9. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 10. Add copyright info and name. 11. Save as .png You are finished :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Tut- Sittin' Pretty

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- any version should work I'm using the art of Myka Jelina. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE Fab PTU kit 'Skull Funk' from Missy @ Scraps with Attitude HERE Font- Tall Paul Let's begin! -Open a new canvas of 450x450. -Open frame 1. Go to Layer>Scale Layer by 40%. Place in the middle of canvas. Using your magic wand tool, click inside the frame. Go to Select>Grow by 5. Open paper 5. Move this paper layer below the frame layer in the layer box. Right click the paper in the layer box and click add alpha channel. Scale by 30%. Go to Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Go to Select>None. On the frame layer go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop Shadow of 8, 8, 15, black 80. -Open your tube. Scale tube by 50%. Move tube layer to the top. Place in the middle of frame. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Open frame 2. Scale by 25%. Move layer below tube layer. Place to the top right of the tube. Using the magic wand, click inside this frame layer. Grow by 5. Open paper 9. Move this layer below the circle frame layer. Add alpha channel and scale by 30%. Invert and press delete. Select none. Add a drop shadow to the circle frame layer of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Duplicate your tube layer. Using your flip tool, click on your tube. Put this layer below the circle frame layer. Place inside the circle frame. Make your cirlce frame layer active. Using the magic wand click inside the frame. Grow by 5 and invert. Make your duplicate tube layer active. Press delete. Select none. Change the mode to soft light. -Open bundle 1. Move layer to the bottom. Scale by 25%. Place on the top left of the rectangle frame. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Open doodle 1. Move layer below original tube layer. Scale by 40%. Place below original tube layer. Repeat drop shadow. -Open fuzzy heart 2. Scale layer by 15%. Place this layer below the doodle layer. Place to the left of the original tube. Repeat drop shadow. -Open fuzzy heart 3. Move layer above purple heart layer. Scale by 10%. Place on top of purple heart. Repeat drop shadow. -Open skull lips 2. Move this layer above the heart layer. Scale by 15%. Place to the right of the original tube. Repeat drop shadow. -Open crayon scribble 3. Move this layer to the bottom. Scale by 35%. -Open glitter star 1. Move layer below the heart layers. Scale by 35%. Place on the left of tag. Repeat drop shadow. -Open fur flower 1. Move layer to bottom. Scale by 25%. -Open skull 1. Move layer below rectangle paper layer. Scale by 20%. Place to the right of the tube. Using your rotate tool, rotate by 20. Repeat drop shadow. -Add your name, copyright and crop All done!

PTU tut "Freaky Gurl"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Skull Funk PTU scrapkit which you can get from Scraps with Attitude HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Dean Yeagle, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 55 from Rosey's Tag Templates & More HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask255 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Satisfaction. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 6 Paper 8 Paper 16 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Glitter 2 Fur Flower 1 Fur Flower 2 Fur Flower 3 Glitter Star 1 Glitter Star 2 Glitter Star 3 Cloth Flower 1 Cloth Flower 3 Skull 2 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 9 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

PTU tut "Halloween Goodies"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Halloween PTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Joel Adams, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Halloween Template 1 which you can get at Dees'sign Depot HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask302 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used JackLantern. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 6 Paper 13 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used a full body and a close-up. I lowered the opacity on the close-up tube to 65 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Glitter Star Spider Ribbon2 Decor2 Bat Pumpkin Rose Rose2 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 12 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

PTU tut "America the Beautiful"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~America the Beautiful PTU scrapkit which you can get from Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used PinUpToons, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used AR315 mask44 which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 1 which you can get from Leah's PSP Hideaway HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Aquarelle. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open Template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 4 Paper 7 Paper 8 Paper 9 Paper 13 Paper 15 USA Flag element ~I also added noise to some of the layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~Add drop shadow to layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Fireworks 1 Star Glitter Frame 3 Sparkler Flower 8 Flower 9 Flower 10 Doggie Eagle 2 Wordart 1 ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Use your Scale Tool in your tool box to adjust the pixel size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 11 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png YOU ARE DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Tut- Shake Em'

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. You must be familiar with Gimp to understand this tut. Please check the artist TOU before doing this tut to make sure they allow this type of animation. Supplies: Gimp- Older versions may not work I am using the work of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use his work. You can purchase his tubes HERE IWarp filter Lets's get started! I am going to make this a simple as I can and try to explain it the best I can -Opens a new canvas. I will not be making an actual tag, so if you want to do this animation on a tag, you may make one before hand. -Open your tube and scale if needed. Duplicate your tube 2 times. Hide the top 2 tube layers. Make your bottom tube layer active. -Go to Filters>Distorts>IWarp.
Now put your mouse on the middle of her left boob. Click and move to the left and up. You don't have to move it a lot. Do the same to the right boob and click ok. Now unhide your top tube layer. Go to Filters>Re-Show IWarp. Using the same settings, do the same, but move to the right and up. -Add your name an copyright. -Merge all your layers together except your tube layers. Make 2 duplicates of your merged layers. You should have a total of three merged layers and 3 tube layers. -You need to rearrange your layers in your layer box. Place a mereged layer under each of your tube layers. Now merge your tube layer with your merged layer. You should have a total of 3 layers now. -Now save as gif Make sure you have save as animation checked. Click export.
There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this tut!

Halloween Templates

Halloween is just around the corner, so I decided to make some templates:)
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

PTU tut "Autumn's Arrival"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used the awesome artwork of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Autumns Arrival PTU scrapkit which you can get from Creative Intentionz HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask293 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Phoenix Script. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 5, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Papers 8,9,11 & 12 center them behind square portions of the frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open your tube, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: Curly Ribbon 1 Rope Cluster Leaf 1 Leaf 2 Leaf 3 Maple Leaf 1 Twig 1 Twig 2 Sunflower 1 Sunflower 2 (x2) Sunflower 4 Sunflower 5 Pumpkins Squirrel ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Open Paper 4. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > Add Layer Mask > Black Full Transparency). ~Select mask in layer box, right click on mask (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer (in layer box) > Apply Layer Mask. ~Delete mask layer from layer box. 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

PTU tut "Diva of the Darkness"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Lady Death PTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Dave Nestler, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Diva of the Darkness Template which you can get at Dees'sign Depot HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used MC mask10 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Donree's Claws. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 6 Paper 11 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: blood flowers2 curtain2 locknkey smoke leaves casket cross skull spider3 bottle goblet rose2 rose3 decor2 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 1 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PTU Tut- Double Trouble

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work I am using the work of Ismael Rac. You must have a licence to use his tubes. You can purchase his tubes HERE Fabulous PTU 'Double Trouble' kit from Addicive Pleasures HERE Template 179 from Blissfully Beth HERE Font- Sick Capital Vice Let's Begin!!! -Open your template. Delete the credits and word art layers. Go to Image>Scale Image by 400x400 pixels. Press scale. Next, go to Image>Canvas Size and make it 450x450 pixles. Make sure it is centered. Press rezise. -Make your black layer active. Right click the layer in the layer box and choose alpha to selction. Open paper 2. Right click this paper layer in the layer box and choose add alpha channel. Now go to Select>Invert. Go to Layer>Scale Layer by 50%. Press delete on your keyboard. Goto Select>None. You can delete the black layer now. -Make the grey 2 layer active. Alpha to selection and invert. Open paper 3 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Select none. Delete the gray 2 layer. -Make the black 2 layer active. Alpha to selection and invert. Open paper 12 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Select none. Go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop shadow and add a drop shadow of 3, 3, 5, black, 80. Delete the black 2 layer. -Make your gray 1 layer active. Using your fill tool click inside the circle with the color black set as your foreground color. Use the same drop shadow we used before. -Make the pink stripe layer active. Alpha to selection and invert. Open paper 9 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Invert and add a new layer above this paper layer. Go to Select>Grow by 2. Fill this new layer with black. GO to Select>Shrink by 3. Press delete on your keyboard. Select none. Repeat same drop shadow as before. Delete the pink stripe layer. -Make the white circle#2 layer active. With black as your foreground color, use your fill tool and click inside the circle. Do the same with the circle layer, but fill with e75e95. -Make the white circle#1 layer active. Alpha to selection. Fill with gradient using the pink and black we just used. Select none. Go to Filters>Noise>RBG Noise and use the default settings. -Make the circle frame#2 layer active. Using your ill tool and your foreground color set to white, click the frame. Add rop shadow. Do the same to the circle frame layer, just change the color to black. Add drop shadow. Also add a drop shadow to the circle frame#1 layer. -Open your tube. Duplicate and hide the duplicate by clicking on the eye in the layer box. Scale the original tube layer depending on the tube you are using. I scaled mine to 50%. Fill your tube using your flip tool. Move below your white circle layer. Make the glitter gradient circle layer active. Alpha to selection and invert. Make your tube layer active. Press delete. Select none. Change the opacity to 60. -Unhide your other tube layer. Move this layer to the top in the layers box. Postion your tube in the middle of your template or wherever you think it looks best. Add drop shadow.Duplicate this layer. Go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur by 3. Change the mode to soft light. Time for elements! See my tag for placement. Also add a drop shadow to each element layer unless otherwise specified not to. -glitter trail scale by 50% NO drop shadow -decor 2 scale by 50% -Cards NO scale -frame 4 scale by 75% -chain scale by 60% -decor scale by 30% -dice scale by 25% duplicate twice -sparkles 2 scale by 65% -light scale by 75% NO drop shadow -ribbon 5 scale by 45% -glitter scale by 85% Add your name, copyright and go to Image>Autocrop Image.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Tut-Trick or Treat

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's
Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work PTU kit 'Halloween Treats' from Addictive Pleasures HERE FTU tube from Chester Ocampo HERE Mask 98 from Vix HERE Font: Mystic Singler Let's get started! -Open gimp with a canvas size of 450x450 pixels. -Open the frame element. Go to Layer>Scale Layer by 40%. Center in the middle of canvas. -Using the magic wand, click inside the frame. Go to Select>Grow by 4. Open paper 4 and move below frame layer in the layer box. Right click the paper layer in the layer box and click Add Alpha Channel. Scale layer by 50%. Go to Select>Invert. Now press delete on your keyboard. Go to Select>None. On the frame layer go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop shadow of 2, 2, 4, black, 60. -Open your tube. Scale it by what you think looks best. I scales mine by 50%. Move this layer below the frame layer, but above the paper layer. Use the same drop shadow on the tube. Merge your tube and drop shdow layer if they are on seperate layers. Now duplicate. Move this tube to the top. Make your paper layer active. Use your magic wand and click outside of the paper. Select your original tube layer. Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. Make your duplicate tube layer active. Using your eraser tool erase the bottom portion of your tube so it looke like she is coming out of the frame. -Open paper 2. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Move layer to the bottom. Using your magic wand click outside the paper. Go to Select>Invert. Now go to Select>Grow by 10. Add a new layer above this paper layer. Fill with black. Go to Select>Shrink by 11. Press delete on your keyboard. Select none. Add drop shadow. -Open the bowl element. Move layer to the top. Scale by 40%. Move to bottom left of tag. See mine as a reference for placing elements. Add a drop shadow. -Open the ric-rac element. Move layer below the bowl layer. Place this element on the bottom of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open the stars element. Scale by 50%. Place layer under the bowl layer. Add drop shadow. -Open the nameplate element. Scale by 30%. Using your rotate tool rotate it by 20. Add drop shadow. -Open the nameplate2 element. Scale by 25%. Add drop shadow. -Open the light element. Scale by 50%. Place layer above the green frame layer. Add drop shadow. -Open the ribbon 4 element. Scale by 405. Rotate by -90. Move layer below the trick nameplate. Add drop shadow. -Open the pumpkin element. Move layer to the top. Scale by 35%. Add drop shadow. -Open the glitter element. Scale by 50%. Move layer to bottom. Duplicate. Add drop shadows to both glitter layers. See my tag for placement. -Open the spider element. Scale by 30%. Place layer below pumpkin layer. Add drop shadow. -Open paper 10. Open mask. Make the paper layer active. In the layers box, right click on the paper and click Add layer mask and make sure that black full transparency is selected. Make the mask layer active and go to Edit>Copy. Make the mask layer invisible by clicking the eye next to it in the layer box. Go to Edit>Paste. Click the anchor at the bottom of the layer box. Right click on the paper layer in the layer box and click Apply layer Mask. Delete mask. -Add your name, coppyright and crop. and you're finished!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

PTU tut "Witchy Woman"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~The Coven PTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the fantastic FTU art of Sheila Craig which you can find HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask363 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Corpse. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 2, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 12 center it behind circular portion of the frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open your tube, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: ele 2 ele 8 ele 15 ele 16 ele 19 ele 31 ele 34 ele 36 rose 2 goblet ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Open Paper 2. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > Add Layer Mask > Black Full Transparency). ~Select mask in layer box, right click on mask (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer (in layer box) > Apply Layer Mask. ~Delete mask layer from layer box. 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Tut- Blondes Have More Fun

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a licence to use his work. You can purchase his tubes HERE Super fun PTU scrap kit from Addictive Pleasures called Katy Perry HERE Fonts: Pea Roni Script, Pea Hannah Vanilla and Glider Girls all from Kevin and Amanda's awesome blog HERE Let's do it!!! -Open Gimp with a canvas size of 450x450 pixels. -Open the Polariod element. Go to Image>Scale by 60%. Move it a little towards the upper left corner. Go to Layer>Duplicate Layer. Scale your duplicate layer by 75%. Select your rotate tool and where it says angle put 20. Press rotate. Move towards the lower right corner. See my tag for placement. Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 40, black. opacity 100 to both polaroid layers. -Open paper 10. Move it below the polaroid layers. Right click the layer in the layer box and press Add Alpha Channel. Scale by 75%. Using your smudge tool and the default settings, choose a circle brush and smudge the outer edges of the paper. -Open paper 2. Add alpha channel. Move below the paper we just smudged. Scale by 60%. Rotate by 45. Smudge the outer edge like before. add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black. 50. -Open frame 4 and move it to the top. Scale by 30%. Move toward the bottom left. Using the magic wand, click inside the frame. Go to Select>Grow by 2. Add a new layer below the frame layer. Fill with a gradient using the default settings. Using these colors: f331ba and 154bf8 Go to Filters>Noise>RBG Noise and use the default settings. Now add a new layer above the gradient layer. Fill with white. Go to Select>Shrink by 3. Press delete on your keyboard. Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to the white layer and the frame layer. -Open the star element. Move below the polaroid layers on the top right side. Scale by 60%. Add same drop shadow as before. -Open the heart swirl element. Move this layer above everything else. Scale by 75%. Add drop shadow. -Open the bow element. Scale by 30%. Add drop shadow. -Open the screw element. Scale by 20%. Place on top of the bow. -Open ribbon 6. Move layer below the bow and screw layers. Scale by 50%. Add drop shadow. -Open the scattered hearts element. Rotate by 90. Scale by 50%. Move below the polaroid layers. Move to the right of tag. Add drop shadow. -Select your larger polaroid layer. Using the magic wand, click the black square. Open your tube and move it just above this polaroid layer. Go to Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select none. Change the mode to Grain Merge. -Open your tube again. Flip your tube using the flip tool. Select your small polaroid layer. Click the black circle using your magic wand. Select your tube layer and move her inside the selection. Invert and delete. Change the opacity to 50. Do the same to the glitter gradient layer, just change the opacity to 60. -Open your tube one more time. I scaled mine by 60, but it just depends on the tube you use. Add a drop shadow. -I wrote blondes using the blue from the gradient. I use the font Pea Roni Script. I wrote have more fun in white using the font Pea hannah Vanilla. I added a drop shadow to both word layers. -Add your name using the Glider Girls font in the pink we used for the gradient. -Add your copyright and crop. You did it!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

PTU tut "Delicious Torment"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Little Spider PTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the super HOT art of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Delicious Torment Template which you can get at Dees'sign Depot HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask298 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pristina. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 5 Paper 9 Paper 10 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used 2 full body tubes. I lowered the opacity on one of the tubes to 50 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer) I also made this tube black & white (Colors>Desaturate>Luminosity). Add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Web3 Lightning Cross Spider 3 Spider 5 Spider 7 Candle Rose Roses ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 1 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

PTU tut "It's My Party"

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~It's My Party PTU scrapkit which you can get from Creative Intentionz HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the ever so sweet artwork of Suzanne Woolcott, you must have a license to use her art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 1, made by my partner in crime Leah which you can get on our blog HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used Mask 1, also made by my buddy Leah which you can get on our blog HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Monika Italic. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 3 Paper 2 Paper 14 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: CurlyRibbon 1 CurlyRibbon 2 CurlyRibbon 4 Gift 1 Gift 4 Gift 7 Gift 10 Cake 3 PartyHat 4 Balloon 1 Balloon 2 Banner 2 SparklingStars Bubbles 4 DiscoBall 2 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 1 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (right click on paper layer in layer box > add layer mask > black full transparency). ~Select mask layer in layer box, right click on mask layer (on canvas) > copy. ~Make mask layer invisible (click on eye next to mask in layer box). ~Select paper in layer box, right click on paper (on canvas, all you will see is the outline of the paper) > Paste. ~Anchor layer (click on anchor next to trash can on layer box). ~Right click on paper layer in layer box > apply layer mask. ~Delete mask from layer box. 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

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