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Saturday, December 28, 2013

PTU tut - Cheers

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).
 
 ~Cheers PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can find HERE.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Jennifer Janesko, you must have a license to use this art which you can now get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 84 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Twelve Ton Goldfish.

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 4, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 4 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:

Confetti 2
Rolled Flower 1
Discoball
Sparkler 2
Gift
Bauble
Bauble 2
Clock 3
Champagne
Saxophone
Hat 1
Cocktail
Tinsel
Party Cracker
Star 3

~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 (except Confetti 2 & Sparkler 2)~

6. Open Paper 5

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 :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!


We know it's late, but we just wanted to wish all of our wonderful fans/followers a VERY Merry Christmas!!!!!


Monday, December 23, 2013

PTU Tut- Brains & Blessings



This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Ismael Rac. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase his tubes HERE
PTU kit Brains & Blessings from Gimptastic Scraps
Mask- 81 from weescotslass
Font- Pharmacy

-File>New 650x650 px.

-Open frame 6. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place frame on center of canvas. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside the first frame. Select>Grow 2. Open paper 6. Move below frame layer in the layer box. Place paper in selection. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Open tube. Scale 75%. Place in selection. Delete. Select>None. Change the mode to soft light. Repeat for the 3rd part of frame using paper 3. Also repeat fro the middle part of frame using paper 4, but don't add the tube. make the frame layer active, Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50.

-Open frame 5. Make the bottom layer. Scale 75%. Place at the bottom left of tag. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Place duplicate at the top right of tag. Add paper 1 top the top right frame and paper 7 to the bottom left frame. Repeat drop shadow on both frames.

-Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 45%. Place center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

Elements:
beads (rotate 90)
mush
brain bucket
hand 2
present 2
holly
candy jar
snowflake
WA
snowballs
bow
paper flower
blood

-Open paper 5. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!

PTU tut - Iced Fantasy

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).
 
 ~Iced Fantasy PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can find HERE.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Max-13, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used TheNautiGal.

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 3, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 7 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:

Snowflakes 1
Icicles
Wire Flower
Wreath
Snowmound
Ribbon 1
House
Chest
Lights
Snowflake 1
Snowflake 3
Candle 1
Flower 3
Lantern
Present
Ornament 1
Ornament 2

~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 (except Snowflakes 1, Snowmound & Lights)~

6. Open Paper 6

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 :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

PTU tut - Santa's Favorite

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 VeryMany, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Kit of choice. I used a PTU kit called Jacinthe Ornament by A Taggers Scrap.

~Template of choice. I used Leah's template 163 which you can get on our blog HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Velvenda Cooler.

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 1
Paper 5
Paper 10
 Paper 11
 Paper 15
Paper 18

~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:

Frame 1
Tree 1
Branch 3
Gift 3
Orange Slice
Orange 1
Orange Peel
Baubles 3
Bauble 6
Kitty
Pinecone
Santa

~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. 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!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

PTU tut - Cool Yule

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).
 
~Cool Yule PTU scrapkit by Sweet Cravings Scraps which you can find HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of PinupToons, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used PinkClouds 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 element Frame 3, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 1 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:

Snowflakes
Tree
Santa
Gift 1
Gift 2
Gingerbread Man
Holly
Dog
Ornament 1
Ornament 2
The List 1
Leaf
Pinecone 1

~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 (except Snowflakes)~

6. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

7. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

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

9. Add copyright info and name.

10. Save as .png

You are finished :)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New FTU kit - Candy Cane Christmas


I have a sweet little FTU kit for all of you called Candy Cane Christmas. It contains 3 adorable cookie/posers, 30 unique elements, 5 frames & 8 papers.
I hope you all can find some use for it. 

http://www.4shared.com/zip/4p0eC_g4/GS-Candy_Cane_Christmas.html

Please leave a thank you if you download

Sunday, December 8, 2013

PTU tut - Truly Naughty

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).

~Fern Yule PTU scrapkit by A Tagger Scrap.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Template of choice. I used DD Christmas temp 3 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Gabba All Caps.

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 1
Paper 5
Paper 12
Paper 14
Paper 15

~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. I changed the mode on the close-up 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). The close-up 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 full body tube.

4. Open and place the following elements:

Tinsel 1
Sparkles
Santa Hat
Snowflake 2
Snowflake 3
Ornament 4
Bauble 4
Bauble 8
Light
Gift 1
Gift 2
Candy
Cracker
Branch 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 for Sparkles)~

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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