Friday, November 30, 2012

Tutorial ~ PTU Blue Christmas


Supplies Needed

I am using the beautiful PTU scrap kit by Amy Marie called Merry Christmas Blue found here

I am using the PTU artwork of Rion Vernon purchased at Creative Design Outlet here

I am using word art by Smooochez Kreationz found here 

I am using the font LaffRiotNF

I am using PSP 9 with no outside filters

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ Use a FTU scrap kit or different artwork ~

Let's get creative!

Open a 600 x 600 transparent canvas

In your scrap kit open Ribbon 3 ~ Shift D and minimize one ribbon

On the first ribbon Image, Mirror ~ Copy and paste to your canvas, position at bottom

On the duplicate ribbon ~ Image, Rotate, Free Rotate, 90 Degrees, All Layers ~ Copy and paste, position to the left of the canvas forming a Letter L

Open Candle1 element ~ Image, Mirror ~ Image, Resize 88% ~ Copy and paste and position to the left on top of the ribbon

Open MetalDeer element ~ Image, Resize, 41% ~ Copy, paste and position as in my tag above ~ Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow -3, -3, 25, 3.00 Black

Open Kitten In Giftbox element ~ Image, Resize 68% ~ Copy and paste to canvas and position to the right

Open TreeQB element ~ Copy and paste and move layer to bottom ~ Add same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube ~ Position and add same drop shadow

If you are using word art ~ Copy and paste ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat, paste pp2, Selections, Invert, Delete, delete original word art layer

Add licensing and credits as needed

Layers, Merge, Merge Visible

Add your text ~ I used LaffRiotNF size 48, 3 strokes with the blue and white taken from the colors of the kit

Please feel free to comment or send me your creation at dianadcreations@gmail.com

Showing off a tag made for me by my wonderful friend Dottie!

Another tag by Dottie showing how you can make it your own with just a few changes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reindeer Games Tag Tutorial (PTU)


Supplies Needed

I am using a PTU kit by Amy Marie called Reindeer Games found here

I am using FTU Toxic Desirez Winter Template 2 found here

I am using the FTU artwork by legiostudios

I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ Use a FTU scrapkit, different template or artwork ~ This is just a guideline to help you learn how to use templates and scrapkits together.  The instructions look daunting but most of it is repetitive of copy/paste.

Let's get creative!

Open your template, shift D, close out original

Delete credit layer, background layer and Pink Rectangle layer

Oval layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
(known from here throughout tutorial as SSAFD)

Open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer, position paper upward to show more of lower graphic

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Oval layer

Blue Rectangle layer, SSAFD

Copy and paste paper 6 ~ here is the tricky part...try to position the paper to match paper 7 you just set by positioning upward and matching the lines up on the graphic

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Rectangle layer

Right Rectangle layer (it's actually the circle but named rectange), SSAFD

Copy and paste paper 14

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Right Rectangle layer

Left Circle Layer, SSAFD

Paste paper 14 again

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Left Circle layer

Left Rectangle layer, SSAFD

Copy and paste paper 15

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Left Rectangle layer

Roght Rectangle layer (it's spelled incorrectly on template), SSAFD

Paste paper 15 again

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Roght Rectangle layer

Selections, Select None

Raster 1, copy and paste your tube, resize and position as desired

Now we will add some drop shadows and they will be the same drop shadows throughout

Start at the top of your layers, Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow

3, 3, 25, 3, Black

Work your way through your layers with the same drop shadow

Now start at the top again and add new drop shadow of -3, -3, 25, 3, Black

Here is where your own flair comes in.  Choose any elements you wish.  Copy, paste, resize and position to your liking.  I added the Snow 1 element and dropped the opacity to 41

Add the same drop shadows to all your elements except snow

Add your credits and licensing information as needed

Add your text and drop shadow

Layers, Merge, Merge Visible

Resize to your liking.  Usually depending on the template size I used it is either 88% or 68% of original, Adjust, Sharpeness, Sharpen

Save as a PNG

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  I would love to see your tag so feel free to send me your creation!
dianadcreations@gmail.com

This is what my friend Dottie did with the kit and tutorial

And one more from Dottie with different results
 






Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Break the Rulez Tag Tutorial (PTU)

 
Supplies Needed

PTU Scrap Kit I am using is Punk It by Daniela K

FTU Template I am using is #62 by AquaRebel and can be found here

FTU Artwork I am using is by Electronic Rainbow

Font used for name is Happy size 48 using the pink and purple from the kit colors with a 1 Stroke Width 

I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used
Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorial is for use as inspiration so have fun!  The instructions look daunting I know but most of it is repetitive of copy and paste so just give it a try.
Let's get creative!
Open your template and Shift D.  Close out original
X out layers 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 21 ~ These are the credits, arrow layers, squares and background layer ~ Delete these layers
You should have only 7 layers now
Make the Rectangle layer active and bring opacity back up to 100%
Open papers 3 and 7
Make Black Shape layer active
Copy and paste your tube ~ position (use my tag as a guide)

Rectangle layer grab and drag beneath tube layer

Make Black Shape active again ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 3 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Black Shape layer
Make Glitter Shape layer active ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 3 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Glitter Shape layer
Rectangle layer ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 7 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Rectangle layer
Glitter Backing layer ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 7 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Glitter Backing layer

Wordart layer active ~ Layers Merge, Merge Down ~ Position as in my tag

Open Elements 11, 38, 49, 51, 54, 56, 57 & 58
Rectangle layer active ~ Copy and paste #38
Resizing Elements
#11 to 68% ~ #49 to 88% ~ #51 to 68% ~ #54 to 41% ~ #56 to 68% ~ #57 to 68% ~ #58 to 23%
Copy and paste then position all elements as you like.  I mirrored the skull.  I also used the Raster Deform tool to rotate some elements like the safety pin and lips.

The drop shadow I used on all is -3, -3, 25, 3 Black

Layers ~ Merge Visible

Resize tag to your liking ~ I resized to 88%

Place credits and licensing needed for your artwork

Layers ~ Merge Visible

Type out your text as you like it

Layers ~ Convert to Raster Layer

Add your drop shadow to text ~ Positon

Layers ~ Merge Visible

Save as a PNG

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and like your new tag.  I would love to see your tag and will post to my blog to show it off so feel free to share it with me at dianadcreations@gmail.com

Your comments are always appreciated.

Tag made for me by Dottie...thanks for trying the tutorial!  If anyone else tries one of the tuts and would like their tag showcased feel free to send it to me.
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

FTU Template 01

A FTU template.  Have fun!

Made this with it using a wonderful scrap kit called Pink Gold by Amy Marie

Artwork by NoFlutter
Another wonderful gift by Dottie using the FTU template below  

Monday, November 5, 2012

Funktastic Emo Sugar Rush (PTU)



Supplies Needed

Scrap Kit I am using is Funktastic Emo by Country Princess


I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorial is for use as inspiration so have fun!
Let's get creative!
Open your template and Shift D.  Close out original
Delete background layer and credit layer
Image Resize 80% resize all layers

Open papers 17, 18, 19 & 20

Make purple square raster active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paste paper 20

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select None
Effects ~ 3D Effects ~ Drop Shadow

We will use the same drop shadow throughout

-3, -3, 25, 3 color black

Delete purple square layer

Orange square layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paste paper 17
 Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete orange square layer

Green oval layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paste paper 18
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete green oval layer
Orange circle layer ~  Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat
Copy paste paper 19
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete orange circle layer

You can now close out all papers

Open papers 5 and 8

Blue strip layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat
Copy paste paper 5
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete blue strip layer

Purple strip layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat
Copy paste paper 8
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete purple strip layer
Close papers 5 and 8
This is where you can be as creative as you like.  These are just the elements I used for my tag.  You can use the same ones or change them around to suit your taste.
  
Make the Sugar Rush d/s layer active
Open element 106 ~ Resize 68% ~ Copy paste and position to left side ~ Add drop shadow
Open elements 50, 54 and 55
Resize 50 to 31% ~ Resize 54 to 44% ~ Resize 55 to 41%
Copy and paste each and place as shown in my tag ~ Add drop shadows to each ~ You can drag them around in the layers menu to position above or below each other
Open elements 87, 88 and 112
Resize 87 to 68% ~ Resize 88 to 71% ~ Resize 112 to 68%
Copy and paste each ~ Position ~ Add drop shadows
Add as many more elements as you like ~ Don't forget your drop shadows
Add credits and/or copyrights as needed for any artwork
Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible
Add your text ~ I used the font Felt size 48 ~ black background and #e4e1d0 for foreground with 2 stroke

I also added the same drop shadow to the text
Save as a PNG
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial ~ This tutorial was written by me and is in no way copied from any other ~ These are just the steps I used to create this tag ~