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Friday, June 8, 2012

FTU Tut- Some Like It Hot

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.
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Tube of choice. I am using the art of Keith Garvey. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase ths tube starting 6-9-12 @ PSP Tubes Emporium.
FTU kit Attitude from Tasha's Playground
Template 55 from Kandi Kissez
Mask 399 from Vix
Font- Qwigley
-Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 450x386 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and 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:
small red circle- paper 1 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50
inner black rectangles- paper 4
raster 2- paper 9 repeat drop shadow
white rectangles- paper 6 repeat drop shadow
red half circle- paper 10
rounded red rectangle- paper 3 repeat drop shadow
black outside rectangles- paper 2 repeat drop shadow
-Make the black frames active. Alpha to selection. Change foreground to 9b0404, background white. Select the blend tool. Gradient: FG TO BG (RGB), Shape: Linear. Click the left side of selection and drag to the far right side of selection. Open tube. Layer>Scale layer 75%. Invert & delete. Select none. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Change the mode to grain merge. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Select the flip tool and click canvas, to flip duplicate tube. Change the mode of the duplicate tube to screen.
-Make the red glitter frames active. Add drop shadow of 0, 0, 10, black, 80.
-Repeat drop on wordart back layer. Merge the wordart layers together (Layer>Merge Down). Move the wordart to the left a little bit.
-Open tube. Move below the word art layer in the layer box. Scale 75%. Place a little to the right. Repeat drop shadow. Duplicate. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to soft light and lower the opacity to 60.
frame 3
paint smear
flower 5
flaming heart
-Make the bottom layer acitve. Layer>New LAyer. Select the bucket fill tool and fill with red from before. Apply mask to this layer. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.
-Add name and copyright and you're done!


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