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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

FTU Tutorial - Summer Haze


This tutorial was written by me on 13th August 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials 
is a coincidence.
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Supplies
Tube of choice - I'm using the gorgeous art of PinUp Toons.
You Must have a lisece to use these tubes. You can purchase them at CDO.
Summer Haze Cluster Freebie by Tonya here.
Texture of choice - the one I used is 07 from here.
Font of choice - I used Hector le Dragon here.
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*Lets Get Started*
This is going to be a quick one.
Open the cluster frame in PSP - press Shift+D to duplicate it & then close off the original.
Freehand Selection tool - draw around the frame.
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Layers - New Raster Layer.
Floodfill the selection with #f3d19b
Layers - Arrange - Move Down.
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Copy texture of choice - Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Change the blend mode to Overlay.
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Copy your close up tube  - Paste As New Layer.
Move so that something you like is showing.
Selections - Select None.
Change the blend mode of the close up to Screen.
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Copy your main tube - Paste As New Layer.
Position where you want it.
Duplicate the tube - Adjust - Blur  Gaussian Blur 3.
Change the blend mode to Overlay.
Layers - Merge - Merge Down.
Layers - Duplicate.
Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top.
Erase Tool - Erase the bottom of the tube 
(so it looks like she is sitting inside the frame)
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Add your name and copyright then save as png.
Friday, 9 August 2013

PTU Tutorial - Toxik Angel


This tutorial was written by me on 9th August 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials 
is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
Vix_BigMask001 get it here.
Kristin-TD-Template-203 get it here.
Scrapkit Kristin - Toxik Angel here.
Tube of choice - I'm using a gorgeous one by Marc Duval.
You must have a license to use this tube. You can purchase it at Scraps and the City.
Font International Palms.
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Plugins
Eyecand4000 - Gradient Glow.
xero - porcelain.
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*Lets Get Started*
Open the template in PSP - Shift D to duplicate it - close off the original.
Delete copyright & Raster 9 layer.
Image resize 800 x 700.
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Raster 1
Make a gradient of 2 colors from either your tube or scrapkit.
I used #c324c3 & #b6c857.
Angle 45 - Repeats 1.
Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image.
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Raster 7
Effects - Plugins - penta.com - color dot - default settings.
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Copy of Raster 7
Effects - Plugins - penta.com - Dot and Cross - default settings.
Layers - Merge - Merge Down.
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Raster 6
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat. 
Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Paper 3 - Paste As New Layer.
 (move over a bit so it's over the circle)
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
Delete Raster 6.
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Copy of Raster 6
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Paper 8 - Paste As New Layer.
(move over a bit so it's over the circle)
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
Delete Copy of Raster 6.
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Merge the 2 paper layers together.
Effects - Plugins - Eyecandy4000 - Gradient Glow.
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Raster 5
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Paper 2 - Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
Delete Raster 5.
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Copy of Raster 5
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Paper 7 - Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
Delete copy of Raster 5.
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Merge the 2 paper layers together.
Effects - Plugins - Eyecandy4000 - Gradient Glow.
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Raster 4
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Paper 10 - Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
Delete Raster 4.
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Copy of Raster 4
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Paper 5 - Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
Delete copy of Raster 4.
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Merge the 2 paper layers together.
Effects - Plugins - Eyecandy4000 - Gradient Glow.
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Copy of Raster 1 
Selections - Select All Float - Defloat.
Make a gradient from 2 colors in your tube.
I used #c324c3 & #b6c857.
Angle 45 - Repeats 1.
Copy your tube as a new layer.
Place so that something you like is showing inside the star.
Selections - Invert - Press Delete.
Change the blend mode of the tube to Luminance Legacy.
Duplicate the tube.
Effects - Plugins - xero - porcelain.
change the blend mode to Overlay.
Back on Copy of Raster 1 - Effects - Plugins - Eyecandy4000 - Gradient Glow.
Repeat all the above steps for Copy (2) of Raster 1
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Merge Raster 8 & copy of Raster 8 layers together.
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Paper 11 - Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Delete the original merge layer.
Effects - Plugins - Effects - Plugins - Eyecandy4000 - Gradient Glow.
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Raster 3
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Floodfill with a color from your tube - I used #c324c3.
Copy your tube - Paste As New Layer - Move so that what you like is showing inside the circle.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Layers - duplicate - Image mirror.
Layers - Merge - Merge Down.
(should have both tubes on one layer now)
Change the blend mode of the tubes layer to Luminance Legacy.
Layers - duplicate - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3.
Change the blend mode to Screen.
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Copy Kristin - Toxik Angel - Frame 2 - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 67%.
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Add your tube and any other elements you like.
I used the following..
Kristin - Toxik Angel - Swirl - 55%.
Kristin - Toxik Angel - Eye Skull - 35% (mirrored it as well).
Kristin - Toxik Angel - Rose & Skull - 30%.
Kristin - Toxik Angel - Balloons - 35%.
Kristin - Toxik Angel - Candy 2 - 30%.
Kristin - Toxik Angel - Winged Eye - 80%.
Kristin - Toxik Angel - Sparkles.
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Image - resize to liking.
Add the correct copyright & save as png.