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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PTU tut - Girls Just Wanna Have 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 Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Honey Bee PTU scrapkit by Sweet Cravings Scraps which you can get HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Robert Alvarado, this tube was once sold @ PTE. I am not sure if this artist is still in the tube business, but you can view his photography on his blog HERE.

~Template of choice. I used BP Template 135 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Pupcat.

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 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 tubes, I used both a full body and 2 close-ups. I changed the mode on the close-ups to Grain Merge (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Grain Merge from the drop down menu). The close-ups have 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 full body tube.

4. Open and place the following elements:

Watering Can
Honey Spill
Tree Stump
Tag 2
Tag 3
Orange Slice
Flower 5
Flower 6
Flower 9
Beads 3
Mushroom
Bee Hive
Cute Bee 1
Cute Bee 2
Nature
Frame 6

~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 Honey Spill & Beads 3)~

5. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

6. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

7. Add copyright info and name

8. Save as .png

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

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