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Friday, September 30, 2011

PTU Tut- Today...



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 Lovely PTU scrap kit from Alikas Scraps called Eternal Twiilight HERE Tube of choice. I am using thework of Katerina Koukiotis. You must have a license to use her tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template 99 by me HERE Mask 11 from Melissaz Creationz HERE Font: 1 snappy DNA Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: square 1- paper 7 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 0, 0, 10, black, 100 circle 1- paper 5 Fitlers>Repeat Drop Shadow square 2- paper 11 repeat drop shadow circle 2- paper 3 repeat drop shadow -Make frame 2 active. Select your magic wand and click inside frame. Select>Grow by 5. Open tube. Move tube layer below frame. Invert & delete. Select none. make frame active. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.50. Fitlers>Decor>Add Bevel. Uncheck work on cpy and change thickness to 20. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to frame. -Repeat drop shadow on frame 1 and words layers. -Make the rect layer actvie. Alpha to selection. Open as40 (black rose). Place on white rectangel. Invert & delete. Select none. Lower the opacity to 30. Elements: Add drop shadow of 2 ,2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless you see NDS (no drop shadow). See my tag for placement. as66 NDS as80 Rotate -20 as13 as02 as03 as37 NDS as49 as41 Rotate 75 as45 NDS as05 NDS as48 NDS -Open paper 12. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks. -Add your name and copyright and you are finished!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Twilight Templates!

Here are some Twilight themed temps for you all!
Enjoy:)
Download them HERE

Sunday, September 25, 2011

♥Maternity Leave♥

I just wanted to let you all know that I am having my baby girl on Monday 9/26 and I will be on leave for a little while. Don't worry though, Leah will still be around with awesome tuts and freebies for all of you. I'll be back before you know it, so try not to miss me too much...LOL. ♥Amy♥

Friday, September 23, 2011

PTU TUT- Waiting For Fall

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 Amazing PTU kit from Rieka Rafita called Autumn Days HERE Tube of choice. I am using the art of Ismael Rac. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template- Waiting For Fall by Sarah's Tags n Things HERE Mask 192 from weescotslass HERE Font- Qwigly Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Scale Image 500x375 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: raster 2- paper 1 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50 raster 4- paper 11 Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow raster 6- paper 9 repeat drop shadow copy of raster 6- paper 7 copy of vector- paper 5 repeat drop shadow raster 5- paper 2 repeat drop shadow raster 3- paper 6 repeat drop shadow -Make raster 9 layer active. Add a drop shadow of 3, 3, 3, black, 50. -Make raster 10 active. Colors>Colorize. Hue: 2 Saturation: 47 Lightness: -69 Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Make raster 11 active. Colorize. Hue: 103 Saturation: 49 Lightness: -58. Repeat noise and drop shadow -Open frame 2. Move below the leaf and word art layers in the layer box. Scale 60%. Place in the middle of tag. Select your magic wand. Click inside of frame. Select>Grow by 5. Open tube. Scale 75%. Your tube layer should be above your frame layer. Layer>Duplicate layer. Move the duplicate tube below the frame layer. Invert & delete. Select none. Make the original tube layer active. Select your eraser tool. Erase the bottom portion of the tube so it looks like she is sticking outside of the frame. Repeat drop shadow on the frame layer. -Open frame 1. Move below the paper layer below the duplicate tube in the layer box. Scale 75%. Select your rotate tool. Rotate by 10. Place to the right of the tag. Select the magic wand. Press shift and click in all 3 boxes of frame. Grow by 5. Add a new layer below this frame layer. Set your foreground color to fbe14e. Set your background color to 870a08. Select blend tool. Leave on the default settings. Click the left top corner of the frame and drag your mouse down to the bottom right corner of frame. Open tube. Place indise of this frame. Invert and delete. Select none. Chage the mode of the tube to grain merge. Repeat noise. Repeat drop shadow on frame. Elements: Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black to all element layers unless otherwise stated. See my tag for placement. twig 1 bow no- drop shadow rope with beads- rotate -50 scarecrow- flip with flip tool flower 3 basket 2 squirrel- no drop shadow falling leaves- no drop shadow butterfly. -Open paper 13 and apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks. -Add your name and copyright and you are done!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

PTU Tut- Dangerous

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 Awesome PTU kit G Gurl Swag from my friend Tasha over at Tasha's Playground HERE Tube of choice. I am using the art of Keith Garvey. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template 2 by Linda and Tasha HERE Mask 11 by vix HERE Font- Pea Bhea Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Scale Image 500x442 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: back rectangle- paper 14 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 1, 1, 15, black, 80 middle frame back- paper 5 right frame back- paper 13 left frame back- paper 6 -Make the back rectangle frame layer active. Colors>Colorize. Change the lightness slider to -100. Leave the rest alone. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all the sliders (except alpha) to 0.50. Make the left frame layer active. Colorize again just changing the lightness to -100. Repeat noise. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Make the right frame layer active. Colorize. Hue: o saturation: 40 lightness: -46. Repeat noise and drop shadow. Make the middle frame layer active. Colorize. Hue: 233 Saturation: 20 Lightness: -41. Repeat noise and drop shadow. -Make the left cirlce layer active. Filters>Decor>Add Bevel. Uncheck work on copy. Repeat drop shadow. Repeat these steps for right circle. -Make the rectangle layer active. Repeat add bevel. Repeat for left & right rectangle layers. -Make the text layer active. Alpha to selection. Add new layer below this layer. Select>Grow by 1. Fill selection with white using the bucket fill tool. Repeat drop shadow. -Repeat drop shadow on raster 1 layer. -Open tube. Move layer above right frame paper (black paper). Place tube inside right frame. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Select the flip tool. Click canvas to flip tube. Move duplicate tube layer above left frame paper layer (red paper). Select the eraser tool. Erase parts of both tubes that are outside of the frames. Lower opacity of both tubes to 30. -Open tube again. Scale 80%. Move layer below the word art layers. Place in middle of tag. Repeat drop shadow. Duplicate tube. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode of the duplicate tube to soft light. Lower the opacity to 75. Erase parts of the tubes under the word art. Elements: Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless otherwise stated. See my tag for placement. road- rotate 90 dice sparkle 3- no drop shadow city scape winged hearts stars disco ball- no drop shadow charm ribbon 3- no drop shadow -Open paper 17. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. -Add your name and copyright. You're finished! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PTU tut - Top Notch

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). ~G Gurl Swag PTU scrapkit which you can get from Tasha's Playground HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the Top Notch Template which you can get from Dees'Sign Depot HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pasta Palazzo. 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 template 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 6 Paper 14 Paper 16 Paper 18 ~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: Splat 2 Bling Spiral Boombox Cassette Skateboard Lips Shoes Dice Soda Glasses Ribbon 3 ~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 Splat 2)~ 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!!!!!!!!!!

FTU Kit- Punktastic

I've decided to give kit making a try. This is only the 2nd kit I have ever made, so it isn't spectacular LOL. I hope someone can find some use for it:)
Download it HERE

Collab Templates!

We did a collab with our good friend Tasha from Tasha's Playground. We had a great time working with Tasha on these! We hope you enjoy playing with them. As always, feel free to send your creations to Gimptasticblog@yahoo.com.
Visit Tasha's blog HERE.
Download them HERE

Monday, September 19, 2011

PTE CT tag by Amy

Here is a tag I made using a fab new tube by Lorenzo DiMauro. This tube is a must have for any Prince fan for sure!!! You can find this tube in the new releases section at PTE HERE.

Rieka Rafita Sale!!!!

Rieka Rafita is having a $1 sale for her retiring kits!! Click HERE to check out this awesome sale! There are a ton at that awesome price, don't miss out!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

PTU Tut- Call Me

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 Rad PTU scrap kit from Creative Intentionz called We're All Superstars HERE Tube of choice. I am using the art work of grafik. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template 59 by me HERE Mask 325 from weescotslass HERE Font- O whoa DNA Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Scale Image 500x287 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: circle 1- paper 1 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 0, 0, 10, black, 80 circle 2- paper 8 Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow circle 3- paper 3 repeat drop shadow circle 4- paper 12 repeat drop shadow circle 5 & 6- paper 6 repeat drop shadow rect- paper 2 repeat drop shadow -Open doodle frame 1. Make top layer. Scale 35%. Place in the middle, toward the bottom. Select your magic wand. Press shift on your keyboard and click inside bothe squares of frame. Select>Grow by 3. Set foreground color to b8foff. Set background color to white. Add a new layer below the frame. Add a linear gradient. Select none. Open tube. Scale 40%. Place inside the right square of the frame. Lsyer>Duplicate Layer. Select your flip tool and click the canvas. Place the flipped tube in the left square of the frame. Erase parts of the tubes sticking out of the frame. Loer the opacity of the left tube to 30. Lower the opacity og the right tube to 50. Make the frame layer active. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Open tube again. Move tube layer below gradient layer. Scale 45%. Repeat drop shadow. Elements Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all elements unless otherwise stated. See my tag for placement. phone- rotate -20 scatter 3 flower 5- no dorp shadow flower 10- no drop shadow ribbon 2 corner ribbon 3- flip- no drop shadow heart brad 6 heart brad 7- no drop shadow doodle 2- no drop shadow flower 1 -Open paper 5. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. -Add your name and copyright.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

PTE CT tag by Amy

Here's a tag I made using a hot tube from a brand new artist over at PTE, Roman Zaric.
You can find this tube and others by this artist in the new releases section HERE

Friday, September 16, 2011

PTE CT tag by Amy

Here is a tag I made using an amazing new tube by Michael Calandra which is available in the new releases section at PTE HERE

Thursday, September 15, 2011

FTU tut "Little Birdie"

Here's a new FTU tut from Amy called Little Birdie
I used a new tube by Karina Dale which you can find at PTE HERE
I used a FTU kit called A Little Birdie Told Me which you can get from Wicked Princess Scraps HERE
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). ~A Little Birdie Told Me FTU scrapkit by Wicked Princess Scraps which you can get HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Karina Dale, you must have a license to use this art which you can get at PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the Plain Temp 1 which you can get from Brutal Designs HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used Vix Big mask 005 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Aquarelle Medium. 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 template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 6 Paper 10 Paper 11 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 tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Cloud 2 Birdhouse Birdhouse 2 Flower Spray 2 Basket 2 Goose Goose 2 Bird Bird 2 Eggs Watering Can Butterfly 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 (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 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!!!!!!!!!!

PTU Tut- Sweet Nothings

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 Beautiful PTU kit from Sweet Cravings Scraps called Breakfast at Tiffany's HERE Tube of choive. I am using the are of Misticheskaya. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template- Whisper from Crazy Cakes HERE Mask 230 from weescotslass HERE Font- ALS Script Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits and layers 3, 8, 12 & 14. Image>Scale Image 500x500. pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: 2- paper 7 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50 4- paper 5 Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow 5- paper 17 6- paper 16 repeat drop shadow 7- paper 2 repeat drop shadow 9- paper 4 repeat drop shadow 10- paper 6 repeat drop shadow 11- paper 19 13- paper 14 repeat drop shadow 15- paper 8 repeat drop shadow -Make the word art layer active. Alpha to selection. Select>Grow by 2. Add new layer below this layer. Select the bucket fill tool. Make your foreground color white and fill the selection. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 80. -Open frame 4. Scale 40%. Move below the word art layers. Place in the middle of tag. Select your magic wand. Grow by 5. Open tube. Scale 50%. Place in frame. She should be below the frame layer in the layer box. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Move duplicate layer above frame. Make the original tube layer acitve. Invert & Delete. Select none. Make the duplicate tube layer active. Using the eraser, erase the bottom part of the tube sitcking out of the frame. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to frame layer. Elements Add drop shadow of 1, 1, 1, black, 50 to all element layers, unless other wise stated . See my tag for placement. flower swag ribbon 1 - no dorp shadow lamp post heart box 2 gem - no drop shadow letter 1 button 1 button 2 rain - no drop shadow flower 1 beart box 1 flower 5 frame 2 - no drop shadow -Open paper 11. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn to use masks. -Add your name and copyright and you're finished!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PTU tut - Autumn Retreat

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 Shawn McManus, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Autumn Retreat PTU scrapkit which you get from annaica's place HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Mural 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 Element 63 (frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 10 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open tube. ~You will need to duplicate this tube so that you have 2 (at the bottom of your layer box click on the blue box. This will give you 2 tube layers). ~Select the top tube layer in your tool box. Add Gaussion Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussion Blur, use default settings) ~On that same tube layer change the mode to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu). ~Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer 5. Open and place the following elements: Element 1 Element 5 Element 9 Element 10 Element 14 Element 22 Element 30 Element 31 Element 32 Element 40 Element 43 Element 44 Element 46 Element 50 Element 51 Element 53 Element 54 ~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 15. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper
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 :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PTE CT tag by Amy

Here is a tag I made using an awesome new tube by Alicia Mujica and a great new kit by Crazy Carita Scraps. Both can be found in the new releases section at PTE HERE

PTU Tut- Don't Stop the Music

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 Awesome PTU kit from Rieka Rafita called Don't stop the Music HERE Tube of choice. I am using Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template 61 by me HERE Mask 302 from weescotslass HERE Font- 1012 Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits and both star layers. Image>Scale Image 500x341 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: rect 1- paper 12 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 3, 3, 10, black, 80 pentagon 1- paper 15 Filters>Repeat drop shadow pentagon 2 & 3- paper 1 oval- paper 7 square 1- paper 10 repeat drop shadow square 2- paper 3 repeat drop shadow rect 2- paper 2 Drop shadow of 0, 0, 10, black, 80 -Open tube. Move the tube layer below the thin rectangle (at the bottom of the tag). Erase parts of the tube that stick out beneath the thin rectangle. Alpha to selection. Select>Grow by 1. Add a new layer below the tube layer. Select your bucket fill tool. Set your foreground to white and fill the selection. Grow by 2. Add a new layer beneath this layer. Set your foreground color to ffd625 and set your background color to bb3a7d. Add a linear gradient to the selection. Select none. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.40 and uncheck independent RGB. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Make the tube layer active. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode of the duplicate tube to soft light. Elements: Add drop shadow of 1, 1, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless stated otherwise. See my tag for placement. musical note 2- no drop shadow rock skull- select rotate tool and rotate by 15 frame 2- no drop shadow scattered bling- no drop shadow ribbon 4 piano ticket 1- rotate 20 ticket 2- no drop shdaow can splatter- no drop shadow music note 2 music note 4 music note 5 radio cassette- no drop shadow word art 1 -Open paper 11. Move to the bottom layer. Apply mask. -Add your name and copyright. You're finished!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

PTU tut - Lost Soul

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). ~Punk Babe PTU scrapkit by Rieka Rafita HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Screaming Demons, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the Leah's template 72 which you can get on our blog HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pea Amy Sue. 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 6 Paper 14 Paper 17 Paper 20 ~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 both a full body and a close up. ~Add drop shadow to full body tube. ~I changed the mode on the close-up to Screen (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Screen from the drop down menu). This 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). 4. Open and place the following elements: Glitter Wire Feather 1 Feather 2 Ribbon 3 Splatters Skull 3 Skull 4 Clock Bracelet Punk Butterfly 3 ~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 Glitter & Wire)~ 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!!!!!!!!!!

PTU Tut- Very Sexy

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 from Pink Candy Designs called Bad Candy HERE Tube of choice. I am using The Hunter. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template- Very Sext from Crazy Cakes HERE Mask 21 from Witchy's Heart HERE Font- Shit Happens Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Scale Image 500x500 pixels. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: 1-paper 5 Filters>LIght & Shadow>Drop Shadow 3, 3, 3, black, 50 2- paper 1 Filters>Repeat drop shadow 3- paper 3 repeat drop shadow 4- paper 8 5- paper 4 repeat drop shadow 6- paper 6 repeat drop shadow 7- paper 7 8- paper 2 repeat drop shadow -Open tube. Move below word art in the layer box. Scale 70%. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Fitlers>Blur>Gaussian BLur on default. Change the mode of the duplicate tube to soft light. -Repeat drop shadow on word art. -Open frame. Make the bottom layer. Scale by 70%. Select the rotate tool. In the angle box put -20. Add drop shadow of 3, 3, 3, black, 50. Elements Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless otherwise stated. See my tag for placement. glitter no drop shadow feather no drop shadow pearls 2 ribbon skull rotate 20 martini flameframe 2 heart 2 rotate 20 no drop shadow fluffy heart no drop shadow heart butterfly 2 hearts -Open paper 4. Apply mask. Click HERE if you don't know how to use masks. -Add name and copyright.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

PTU tut - Lost in You

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). ~Breakfast at Tiffany's PTU scrapkit by Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Anna Liwanag, you must have a license to use this art. You can now purchase this art from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the Lost in You template which you can get from Dees'Sign Depot HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Valentina JF. 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 6 Paper 12 Paper 20 ~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 both a full body and a close up. ~Add drop shadow to full body tube. ~I changed the mode on the close-up to Hardlight (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Hardlight from the drop down menu). This 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). 4. Open and place the following elements: Ribbon 4 Flower 6 Flower 7 Flower Swag Retro Dress 2 Suit Cases Paper Butterfly Perfume Telephone Champagne Champagne Glasses Bird ~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. 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!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

FTU tut "Pimpin' Ain't Easy"

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 Neoracer you must have a license to use this art which you can get @ PTE HERE. ~Pimp my Swag FTU scrapkit by Designs by Vaybs which you get HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used RR mask 8 which you can get from Rieka Rafita HERE. ~Font of choice. I used SkinDeep BB. 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 element 36 (frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 10 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open tube, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: element 4 element 5 element 6 element 7 element 28 element 34 element 42 element 56 element 58 element 60 element 66 element 74 element 77 element 79 ~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 17. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 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 :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

PTU tut "Waiting for Fall"

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). ~Falling for You PTU scrapkit by Wicked Princess Scraps which you can get HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the Waiting for Fall which you can get from Sarah's Tags N Things HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 284 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Valentina JF. 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 template 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 6 Paper 8 Paper 9 ~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: Autumn Branch Bucket of Leaves Candle Candle 2 Apple Bowl Fabric Flower Flower Vase Tomatoes Nut Bark Leaf 2 Leaf 3 Leaf 4 Leaf 5 Green Leaf Multi-color Butterfly ~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 (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 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 7, 2011

PTE CT tag by Amy

Here is a new tag I made using a super fun new tube by Eos Sparks, which is available for purchase in the new releases section @ PTE

PTU tut- Mischievous

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. SuppliesGimp- Any version should work Awesome PTU kit Death Becomes Her from Wicked Princess Scraps HERE Tube of choice. I am using Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template- mischievious by Crazy Cakes Scraps HERE Font- ValentinaJF Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Scale Image 500x500 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: 4- paper 8 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 10, black, 100 5- paper 7 Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow 6- paper 18 repeat drop shadow 7- paper 5 repeat drop shadow 8- paper 17 9- paper 14 repeat drop shadow 10- paper 1 -make layer 3 active. Colors>Colorize. Change the lightness slider to -100. Leave the rest on their default settings. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders except alpha to 0.50. Repeat drop shadow. -Make the wordart layer active. Colorize. Hue 249 Saturation 31 Lightness -6 -On layers 11 & 14 colorize. Hue 286 Saturation 15 Lightness -7 Add a drop shadow of 1, 1, 1, black, 50 to both layers. -Open tube. Move below the word art layer in the layer box. Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Layer>Dulpicate Layer. On the duplicate layer: Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode (top of layer box) to soft light. Lower the opacity (top of layer box) to 50. Elements Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, 50 to all element layers unless stated otherwise. see my tag for placement. bottle cap heart spray candle rose branch loopy wire no drop shadow feather no drop shadow cross Rotate 15 barbed wire earings bag no drop shadow thorny heart whip 2 -Add your name and copyright. You're finished!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FTU tut "Call Me"

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). ~True Taggin Love's portion of the FTU The North Wing Valentine blog train, which you can get HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Marco Guaglione, you must have a license to use this art. You can purchase this art from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the Just Fi Temp 004 template which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used AceBingham SH. 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 2 Paper 4 Paper 5 Paper 8 ~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 both a full body and a close up. ~Open full body tube, add drop shadow. ~I changed the mode on the close-up to Hardlight (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Hardlight from the drop down menu). This 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). 4. Open and place the following elements: String 4 Greenery Stacked Flower 1 Stacked Flower 2 Flower 1 Flower 2 Flower 3 Heart 1 Butterfly 1 Butterfly 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. 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!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

FTU tut "Cool Ride"

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). ~Dirty Mechanic FTU scrapkit by True Taggin Love HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of BezFaery, you must have a license to use this art. You can purchase this art from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the SeptGB01 template by VixPSP which you can HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Simple Jane. 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 2 Paper 3 ~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 both a full body and a close up. ~Open full body tube, you will need to duplicate this tube so that you have 2 (at the bottom of your layer box click on the blue box. This will give you 2 tube layers). ~Select the top tube layer in your tool box. Add Gaussion Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussion Blur, use default settings) ~On that same tube layer change the mode to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu). ~Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer. ~I changed the mode on the close-up 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). This 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). 4. Open and place the following elements: Gear Cluster Gear Tires Torn Cardboard Grease Rag Socket Steering Wheel Torn Tire Screw Head Line of Washers & Nuts Headlight RPM Gage Screwdriver Wrench 2 Turn Signal Light ~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. 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!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

PTU tut "Pretty Poison"

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). ~Emo Skull PTU scrapkit by Pink Candy Designs which you can get from Scrap-U-Nique HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Marco Guaglione, you must have a license to use this art which you can get from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used template 54 by AquaRebel 315 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Valentina JF. 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 template 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 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 tubes, I used both a full body and a close up. ~Open full body tube, add drop shadow. ~Place the close-up tube directly under the "shape" layer of the template. Then add the tube 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). 4. Open and place the following elements: Glitter String Ribbon 4 Skulls Skull Skull 2 Makeup 2 Lips Collar Charm Charm 2 Bow Bow 2 Rose ~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 Glitter)~ 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!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

PTU tut "I Dream in Pink"

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 Suzanne Woolcott, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Pink Dreams PTU scrapkit by Rieka Rafita which you get HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used MC mask 4 which you can get from Melissaz Cretionz HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pea Stacy's Doodle 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 2, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 5 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open tube, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: Flower 1 Flower 2 Flower 4 Flower 5 Branch Owl Heart Leaf Birdhouse Bird Button 2 Butterfly ~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 7. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 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 :)

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