Friday, October 31, 2014

♥ Need A Little Sunshine ♥ CT Tutorial for BLT Dezignz PTU kit Citrus Bleu. FTU Cluster Frame and Tag Template!!

This tutorial was created with PaintShop Pro X4 but can be done with other versions and/or programs.

Artist's Tube of choice: I am using “Zoe”, the PTU work of Roman Zaric. Please DO NOT use his images without the proper license. You can find this tubes HERE

Scrap Kit of choice: I am using the wonderful PTU kit Citrus Bleu by BLT Dezignz. You can find this kit HERE

Fonts of choice: I am using FFF Harmony for the © and Mon Amour Script for the name.

Filters of choice:
DSB Flux – Bright Noise
Penta – jeans and Color Dots

Tag Template: Made by yours truly HERE

Ok, grab a cup of joe, and a snackie, and let's go!!

Please remember to SAVE your work often, RENAME your layers, and if you feel you have really messed up.... Remember that UNDO is your bestest friend!!

Open up my templage. Shift + D to duplicate it. Close the original. Delete the credit layer, and if you choose the shadow layers.
Increase canvas size to 900 x900.
I close all the layers when I start, and open them up as I go. You can do the same. It's up to you. Remember to close all layers that you don't want to merge while merging visible.

We are going to work from the bottom up..

Click on “Blue Rectangle” in the layers palette.
Selections>Select All>Selections Float>Selections>Defloat.
Effects>Plugins> DSB Flux>Bright Noise with Intensity set to 100 and Direction set to Mix.
Selections>Select None.

“White Texture Layer” layer.
Selections>Select All>Selections Float>Selections>Defloat.
Open PP01. Edit>Copy. Close.
Edit>Paste Into Selection.
New raster layer.
Open PP03
Edit>Paste Into Selection.
I mirrored and flipped the paper because I wanted more of the design on top.
Set Blending Mode of this layer to Multiply.
Close off bottom layer in the layers palette Right click on active layer. Merge>Merge Visible.
Selections>Select None.

“Right Rotated Rectangle” Layer
Selections>Select All>Selections Float>Selections>Defloat.
New raster layer.
Open PP05. Edit>Copy. Close.
Edit>Paste Into Selection
Set blend mode to Luminance Legacy
Selections>Select None.
Make sure all other layers are closed and Merge Visible.

“Hearts” layer.
Selections>Select All>Selections Float>Selections>Defloat.
DSB Flux – Bright Noise. Change to 67.
Selections>Select None.

Getting the hang of this? Awesomeness!!! Keep going with the same steps as above with whatever papers and/or colors that you want. If you use a solid color, use your paint bucket tool to flood fill the selection with whatever color you want. Play around with the blend modes.

Stop after you apply effects to your Circle. Merge Visible. Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube. Leave it at it's original size and position Zoe's face so that it sits within most of the circle.
Click on your circle layer. Select all float defloat. Selections>Invert. Click on the tube layer and hit Delete on your keyboard.
*TIP* I don't know why, but sometimes after you have hit delete, some of the image clings to the edges of canvas. I don't know how to stop this from happening, so I just take my eraser tool around the edges of the canvas. If you know how to fix this drop me a message.... please.

Click back on your circle layer. Invert.
Go to your plugins and apply>Jeans, play with the settings until you are happy with how it looks.

On your tube layer, apply Penta>Color Dots at settings of choice.
Change the layers blend mode to Luminance Legacy.

“Circle Dash” Layer
Change blend mode to hard light.
Merge Visible circle, circle paper layer, tube layer, and circle dash layer.

Add whatever effects to your leaves.

Copy and paste your tube once more, and resize it to your hearts content.
Position where you would like.
On the bottom layer apply Xero – Porclain at default settings.
On top layer give it a gaussian blur of 2 and lower the opacity down to what you like best. I did mine down to 30%

Now add any elements that you wish to add. Play around with rotation, placement, and layering. Don't forget to name your layers.

Take a last look at your tag. Place drop shadows on layers of your choosing, I usually like chunky soft shadows.

Unhide your word art layer. Link layers together by clicking on one the text layers, CTRL + click on the second layer (this is the shadow layer for those who chose not to delete it.) and then click on the chain link icon in your upper layer palette. Dont worry about linking if you chose to delete your shadow layer.
Position your word art.

Make sure all layers are closed except your word art.
Merge Visible. Close layer.
Open the tube and the duplicate tube.
Merge Visible. Close layer.

Keep the text, tube, hearts, and blue rectangle layers closed.
Open all other layers and merge visible.
Apply Xero – SoftMood at the default settings.

Open the rest of your layers.
With your eraser tool. Erase parts of the hearts layer that you do not wish to be seen.

Add your Name with whatever effects you would like and your © info. Crop and resize.

Export as PNG and you are finished!! Wooo Hooo!!

This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 00/00/2014. Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental. Please abide by my TOU and the TOU of Artists and Designers that you may use.

Ok, Now for the FTU stuffies! Snags can be found HERE go to Photo Albums and click on mine. For the cluster frame...Click on the preview to download and please leave me some love in Cbox over on the right :) Remember to follow my TOU.

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I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial, and I hope that I did not do too bad of a job writing it. If you have any problems, questions, comments, or suggestions just give me a hollar in my Cbox, or connect with me on FB. I will get back to you as fast as I can.

As always, Happy PSPing.... and Photoshop too :) !!
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