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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gothica - PTU

This tutorial was written by Twilight on 1/22/13. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!


SUPPLIES: 
Tube is by Elias Chatzoudis which I got from MPT.  He now has his own shop HERE
PTU Kit "Gothic Romance" by StacieCakes. Find it on her blog HERE



Open a new image 700 x 700
Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_Wire" as a new layer

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_Frame4" as a new layer
Magic Wand - Click inside the frame
Selections - Modify - Expand - 4

Copy/Paste "SC_GRP6" as a new layer under the frame
Selections - Invert - Delete
Deselect

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize, if needed
Take your freehand selection tool and select around the bottom part of the tube that's overlapping the bottom part of the frame
Hit delete
Drop Shadow the tube
V&H - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 3
Color: Black

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_Wire3" as a new layer
Resize 50%
Place at the bottom of the frame
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_WordArt1" as a new layer
Place over the bottom of the frame
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_Heart13" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Drag behind the tube layer to the left
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_Bow3" as a new layer
Resize 50%
Image - Free Rotate - Rotate 20 degrees to the left (all layers unchecked)
Place in the top left corner behind the tube layer
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_Blade" as a new layer behind the tube layer
Resize 50%
Image - Free Rotate - Rotate to the left 20 degrees
Place in the bottom right corner (partially behind the wordart)
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_BottleCap3" as a new layer behind the blade
Move it up a little
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste both pills as a new layer
Drag them behind the wordart
Place them over the bottom of the blade
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "SC_GRE_Rose6" as a new layer
Resize 50% TWICE
Place under the pill layers, over the blade
Drop Shadow

Crop/Resize
Add your name & copyright info
You're done!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Platinum Club - FTU

This tutorial was written by Twilight on 1/19/13. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!


SUPPLIES:
Tube by Tim Lowery. You can buy it from AIL



Open a new image 700 x 700
Copy/Paste "PC_frame7_JD" as a new layer
Magic Wand - Select inside the frame
Selections - Modify - Expand - 4
Copy/Paste "PC_paper011_JD" as a new layer under the frame
Selections - Invert -Delete
Copy/Paste your tube/closeup as a new layer
Arrange under the frame
Hit delete
Deselect
Effects - Xero - Radiance on the tube (default settings, or you can hit random til you find one you like)
Add a drop shadow to the frame
V&H - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 3
Color: Black

Copy/Paste "PC_paper010_JD" as a new layer at the bottom layer
Layers - Load/Save Mask From Disk - Find a mask you like and hit load
Merge Group on the mask

Copy/Paste "PC_glitter1_JD" as a new layer above mask layer
Resize 80%
Drop Shadow

Back to the top layer

Copy/Paste "PC_glitterbranch3_JD" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Move to the right side of frame and give it a drop shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_flowers1_JD" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Image - Mirror (or flip horizontal)
Place over the glitter branch
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_tag3_JD" as a new layer
Place on the bottom left of frame
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_pillow3_JD" as a new layer
Image - Free Rotate - 10 degrees to the right
Move to the bottom right corner of frame
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_pillow1_JD" as a new layer
Image - Free Rotate - 10 degrees to the left
Place on the right of pillow3
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_pillow2_JD" as a new layer
Place in front of both other pillows
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_flower5_JD"  as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place on the top left corner of frame
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_butterfly3_JD" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place at the top center of the frame
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste tube as a new layer
Resize if needed
Place on the right side of tag

Copy/Paste "PC_poshhandbag1_JD" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place in front of the left side of the pillows
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_poshhandbag2_JD" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place behind the white bag to the right
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "PC_martini1_JD" as a new layer
Resize 50%
Place on the right side of pillows, behind the red bag
Drop Shadow

Crop/Resize
Add your name/copyright info and you're done!

Be Mine - PTU



This tutorial was written by Twilight on 1/18/13. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!

SUPPLIES:
Tube of Choice. I’m using the art of Eugene Rzhevskii. I got this tube at MPT.. He now sells his tubes at PFD
You can buy it at LollipopsNGumdrops 
Valentine Template #1 by Taggers Inc. Get it here 
Gradient of Choice
Penta.com - Color dot

Open the template
Shift+D
Close the original
Delete the credits and background layers

Merge the top pink and bottom pink rectangle layers
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste "Paper 10" as a new layer
Selections - Invert - Delete
Deselect
Delete the pink rectangles layer

Merge together the bottom black rectangle and the top black rectangle layers
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster Layer
Flood Fill with #ff86cf
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise:
Random - Monochrome Checked - 100%
Deselect
Drop Shadow
Delete the black rectangle layer

On the middle black circle
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New raster layer
Flood fill #c4db07
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise (same as above)
Drop Shadow (same as above)
Delete the black middle circle

On the middle pink circle,
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste "Paper7" as a new layer
Selections - Invert  - Delete
Deselect
Delete the pink circle

On the middle black rec
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster layer
Flood fill with #e40000
Deselect
Add Noise (same as above)
Drop Shadow (same as above)

Merge together the top and bottom black circles
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste "Paper2" as a new layer
Selections - Invert - Delete
Deselect
Drop Shadow
Delete the black circles

Merge the dashes together
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster layer
Flood Fill with  #e40000
Deselect
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise (Same as above)
Drop Shadow
Delete the original dashes layer

On the center pink rectangle
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste "Paper6" as a new layer
I resized and duplicated, then lined the two papers up, but you don't have to if you don’t want
Selections - Invert - Delete
Deselect
Delete the center pink rec

On the heart layer
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster layer
Flood fill with a gradient to match the kit or tube (with angle at 90 degrees)
Penta.com color dot - default settings
Copy/Paste tube/closeup as a new layer
Arrange over the gradient
Selections - Invert - Delete
Deselect

Select all the gradient heart
Selections - Modify - Expand - 4
New raster layer under the gradient
Flood fill with the same gradient, changing the angle to 0
Deselect
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Snowflake2" as a new layer
Resize 30%
Place on the top left corner of the center rectangle
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Balloons" as a new layer
Place on the right side of template
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Rose Gift" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place on the bottom right of template
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Letter" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Drag behind the rose gift layer and place to the left of the gift
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Kiss2" as a new layer
Resize 30%
Place between the letter and gift (see my tag)
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Globe" as a new layer
Resize 40%
Place on the bottom left corner of template

Copy/Paste "BFly1" as a new layer
Resize 40%
Place inside the top left circle
Drop Shadow

Crop/Resize
Add your name and copyright info and you're done!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tag Showoff

A few new tags to show off. Pretty proud of 'em :)
The first two are using Zindy S.D. Nielsen art.


The next, using the art of Jose Cano



And last one using the art of Zlata M



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Start Fresh - FTU

This tutorial was written by Twilight on 1/16/13. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!

SUPPLIES:
Tube by Jose Cano. You can find his art at SATC 
FTU Scrapkit called "Start Fresh" by Soxie. Get it from her blog HERE 
Mask of Choice (preferably a square shaped mask)


-Start Fresh Paper11
-Start Fresh17
-Start Fresh Paper6
-Start Fresh35
-Start Fresh41
-Start Fresh46
-Start Fresh33
-Start Fresh 07
-Start Fresh24
-Start Fresh45
-Start Fresh12
-Start Fresh37
-Start Fresh58
-Start Fresh31
-Start Fresh23
-Start Fresh11
-Start Fresh20

Open a new image 700 x 700
Copy/Paste "Start Fresh Paper11" as a new layer
Layers - Load/Save Mask from Disk - Load your mask
Merge Group

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh17" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Grab your selection tool and select around the inside of the frame
Copy/Paste "Start Fresh Paper6" as a new layer under the frame
Selections - Invert - Delete
Deselect

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize, if needed
Line up with the bottom of the inside of the frame (you may have to delete part of the tube)
Drop Shadow
V&H - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 2
Color: Black


Drop shadow the frame

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh35" as a new layer
Drag it above the mask layer

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh41" over the start fresh 35 layer
Duplicate - image - mirror

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh46" as a new layer under the frame
Resize 70% TWICE
Arrange inside the frame

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh33" as a new layer
Resize 55%
Place over the bottom of your frame and tube
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh 07" as a new layer
Place immediately to the right of the frame


Copy/Paste "Start Fresh45" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place on the right side over the bottom of the tree
Drop shadow

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh12" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place over the leaves
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh37" as a new layer over the frame, under the tube layer
Move to the left side of frame, lining up with bottom
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh58" as a new layer
Resize 60% TWICE
Drag under the ribbon layer
Image - Free Rotate - Rotate Left 20 degrees and place the bottom part under the ribbon
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh31" as a new layer
Resize 50%
Place on the bottom left
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh23" as a new layer
Resize 40%
Place behind dog layer to the right of the dog

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh11" as a new layer
Resize 40%
Place to the right of the candle
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "Start Fresh20" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Drag behind the flower layer

Crop/Resize your tag, add your name and copyright info and you're done!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Forever Mine - PTU

This tutorial was written by Twilight on 1/15/13. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!

Supplies:
Tube of Choice.. I'm using a tube byArthur Crowe which I got from MPT.. You can find his art at his store HERE
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit called "Forever Mine" by  Sleek n Sassy Designz  You can buy it from Lollipops N Gumdrops


Open a new image 700 x 700
Copy/Paste "FM_Element18" as a new layer
Magic Wand - Select inside the frame
Selections - Modify - Expand - 4

Copy/Paste "FM_Paper6" as a new layer under the frame
Selections - Invert - Delete

Copy/Paste tube/closeup of choice
Hit Delete
Deselect

Copy/Paste your tube
Image - Mirror
Place on the right side of frame
Drop Shadow
V&H - 0
Opacity - 64
Blur - 3
Color: Black

Copy/Paste "FM_Element57" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place in the top left corner
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element28" as a new layer
Place on the bottom left side, moving it as far to the left as you can without going off canvas
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element34" as a new layer
Resize 75%
I put it over the bottom of my tube
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element27" as a new layer behind tube
Resize 75%
Put in the top right corner
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element25" as a new layer
Resize 75%
Drag behind your tube layer
Put it in the bottom right corner
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element58" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place on the bottom left corner
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element43" as a new layer
Resize 40%
Place next to the cupcake (see my tag)
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element32" as a new layer
Resize 50%
Image - Mirror
Place over element43's stick, next to the cupcake
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element17" as a new layer
Resize 50% TWICE
Drag behind the gift and place it with the top half showing above the gift
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste "FM_Element33" as a new layer
Resize 50%
Place between the gift and the winged heart (should be on the wing)
Drop Shadow

Add your name and copyright info and you're done!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Elizabeth Caffey Forum Set NO SCRAPS

This tutorial was written by Twilight on 1/14/13. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!


SUPPLIES:
Awesome tube by Elizabeth Caffey. You can get it at AIL 
Eye Candy 4000 - HSB Noise


Open Spawn's Template
Delete the credits layer

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer under the two black line layers
Merge the black lines together and with your magic wand, click between them
Selections - Invert - Delete

On the black lines layer,
Selections - Select All
Float
Defloat
New Raster layer
Flood fill with a gradient to match a color from your tube
Deselect
Add Noise
Random - Monochrome checked - 54%
Drop Shadow
V&H - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 3
Color: Black
Delete the black lines layer

Merge the left and right square line layers
Selections - Select All
Float
Defloat
New raster layer
Flood fill with another gradient (different color)
Duplicate Twice
Delete the black square line layer
Do NOT deselect just yet

On the BOTTOM squares layer:
Eye Candy 4000 - HSB Noise with these settings:
Hue Variation - 1
Saturation Variation - 18
Brightness Variation -  73
Pattern - Smooth Fractal
Everything else stays the same
Hit okay

Repeat for the middle and top layers, hitting random seed for both

Delete the white dots and the middle foreground layers

Merge the left and right foreground layers
Selections - Select All
Float
Defloat
New Raster Layer
Flood fill with a lighter color from your tube.. I used a color from her skin
Copy/Paste your tube again
Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister Copies:
Wallpaper Rotate - Default settings
You might have to duplicate and flip, then merge them together
Drag it below the color layer
On this layer,
Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur - Default Settings
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 10

Set the blend mode to the colored layer to Overlay

Add your name and copyright info

TO ANIMATE:
Hide the middle and top squares layers
Edit - Copy Merged
Paste into animation shop

Hide the bottom squares layer
Unhide the middle squares layer
Edit - Copy Merged
In animation shop,
Edit - Paste After Current Frame

Hide the middle squares layer
Unhide the top squares layer
Edit - Copy Merged
In animation shop,
Edit - Paste After Current Frame

In Animation Shop,
Click on the first layer
Ctrl + A to select all

Go to the Animation Menu and click on Frame Properties and change the display time to 25

Save as GIF
That's it! You're done!

Wicked Valentine - FTU



This tutorial was written by Twilight on 1/14/13. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!

SUPPLIES:
Tube of Choice: I’m using the artwork of Barbara Jensen. You can get her tubes HERE 
FTU Kit called Wicked Valentine by Nicky at Inzpired Creationz  You can find the kit on her freebie blog HERE
                                                        

-Halftone 2
-Halftone 1
-Frame 1
-sparkles 1
-Paper 1
-Skull 2
-Skull 3
-emo teddy
-Scattered Gems
-balloon 1
-sparkles 4
-cherries
-Key
-flower 1
-Cupcake
-cocktail


Open a new image 700 x 700
Copy/Paste "halftone 2" as a new layer

Copy/Paste "Halftone 1" as a new layer
Image - Free Rotate left (or right) 10 degrees - All Layers unchecked

Copy/Paste "Frame 1" as a new layer
Magic Wand - Click inside the frame
Selections - Modify - Expand - 6

Copy/Paste "sparkles 1"
Move to the right a little

Copy/Paste "Paper 1" as a new layer under the frame
Selections - Invert - Hit Delete
Deselect

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if necessary
Place in the center of tag toward bottom

Copy/Paste "Skull 2" as a new layer
Resize 80% TWICE
I used it to cover the bottom of my tube

Copy/Paste "Skull 3" as a new layer
Resize 80% TWICE
Drag it behind your tube layer
Put it on the left side of frame

Copy/Paste "emo teddy" as a new layer under the skulls
Resize 50%
Place to the left of the skulls

Copy/Paste "Scattered Gems" as a new layer under teddy and skulls
Resize 70 %
Arrange over bottom part of tube, under the skulls and teddy layers

Copy/Paste "balloon 1" as a new layer under your tube layer
Image - Mirror (or flip horizontally)

Copy/Paste "sparkles 4" as a new layer
Leave it where it is

Copy/Paste "cherries" as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place on the right side of frame

Copy/Paste "Key" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place behind the right skull

Copy/Paste "flower 1" as a new layer above cherries, but below the skulls
Resize 40%
Place on the bottom right corner

Copy/Paste "Cupcake" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place on the bottom left corner, behind teddy

Copy/Paste "cocktail" as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place on the left side of tag behind the cupcake (see my tag)

Add your name and copyright info and you're done!