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Saturday, July 30, 2011

PTU tut "Feelin' Dotty"

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). ~My Little Ladybug PTU scrapkit by Angel's Designz which you can get from Scrap-U-nique HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of BamBam, you must have a license to use this art. You can purchase this art from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used plain template 2 which you can get from Brutal Designs HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pea Faith Dots. 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, remove and 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 template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 5 Paper 9 Paper 10 Paper 12 ~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 changed the mode on the close-up tube to Dodge (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Dodge from the drop down menu). The close-up tube has been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete). Add drop shadow to the other full body tube. 4. Open and place the following elements: Sparkles Grass Foliage 2 Ladybug Ladybug Trail (x2) Flower Flower 3 Button Flower Roses Ribbon Bow Bow Element 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 (except Sparkles)~ 5. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 7. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 8. Add copyright info and name 9. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

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