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Thursday, February 28, 2013

PTU Tut- BeYOUtiful

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.

Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Lavender-Licious from A Taggers Scrap
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Barbara Jensen. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them at her store HERE.
Template 3 from Millie's PSP Madness
Fonts- Mastericas & Southern Aire

-Open template. Image>Scale Image 450x450 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. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 10, black, 80. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
1- paper 20
2- paper 9
3- paper 6
4- paper 8
5, 6 & 7- paper 12

-Make layer 12 active. Select the magic wand and click the 1st heart. Open paper 16. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Select none. Ad ddrop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 50. Repeat for 2nd heart using paper 17. Repeat for 3rd heart using paper 18.

-Make 11 active. Alpha to selection. Open paper 2. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Open tube and place in the selection. Delete. Change the mode to overlay. Invert. Layer>New Layer. Change foreground color to 4a2c6a. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select>Shrink 3. Delete. Select none. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.35. Repeat drop shadow. Repeat for layer 9 using paper 9.
Repeat for layer 10, only using paper 9 and bucket fill with 9b915c. Repeat for layer 8 using paper 8.

-Open tube. Make the top layer. Layer>Scale Layer 65%. Place in the middle of tag. Repeat drop shadow. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to doft light and lower the opacity to 50.

-Open folded paper. Make the bottom layer. Place at the bottom of the tag. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Duplicate. Select the flip tool. Press CTRL and click canvas. Repeat drop shadow on both folded paper layers. Merge these layers together (Layer>Merge Down). Duplicate. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put 90.

ribbon 5
flower scatter 2
frame 11
flower 3
flower 9
flower 11
flowers 1
brooch 2
bow 5 (rotate -25)
ribbon 1
stick frame

-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Masterics, Size 85, Foreground: 4a2c6a. Type 'be          tiful'. (make sure to leave a big space). Place text near the bottom of tag. Repeat noise. Alpha to selection. Select>Grow 2. New layer. Move new layer below text layer in layer box. Bucket fill with eee389. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.

-Still using the text tool, change the size to 135, foreground eee389. Click canvas and type 'you'. Rotate -15. Place this text between the space in the previous text. Alpha to selection. Grow 2. Add new layer and move below current text layer. Bucket fill 4a2c6a. Select none. Repeat noise and drop shadow.

-Add name with the Southern Aire font. Add copyright and you're done!


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