Thursday, November 13, 2014

♥ Autumn Is Here ♥ CT Timeline Tutorial Featuring Black Widow Creationz PTU kit Harvest Passion

This tutorial was created with Photoshop CS6 or CS2 depending on what filters I use. Some older filters will no longer work in CS6. Can be done with other versions and/or programs.

Artist's Tube of choice: I am using the precious  PTU work of Alicia Mujica. Please DO NOT use her images without the proper license or permission. You can find this tube HERE.

Scrap Kit of choice: I am using the wonderfully pretty PTU kit Harvest Passion by Black Widow Creationz. You can find this kit here

Fonts of choice: I am using FFF Antigua for the © and Aquarelle and Leaf Glade for the name/text.

Filters of choice: Richard Rosenman - Halftone - Jeans
Xero - SoftMood
Tag Template: You can grab mine HERE OR Follow along to how I made mine.

Ok, grab a cuppa, and a munchie, 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!!

C/P = Drag and Drop OR Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy>Edit>Paste
DS = Drop Shadow
MV – Merge Visible

Create a new Image 851x315, Transparent background, 72dpi/ppi. Name and place the file wherever you wish.

C/P paper 1. Choose two colors from your tube and recolor your paper if you wish. You can either select the colors with your magic wand and flood fill, or you can use the Color Replacer Tool.
Duplicate your paper layer and apply the filter Richard Rosenman – Halftone, with the following settings or those of your choice

Set this layer to Hard Light and MV.

Open your tube, duplicate it and close the original. We are doing this so we don't accidentally make changed to the original.
The tube's size is very large, so we need to change it. Go to Image Size. Take note of either the width or the height you will need one of them for this to work properly. Change Resolution to 72 and change either the width or the height back to it's original dimensions. Click ok. Now this only changes file size, not the visual size of your tube.

C/P your tube onto your canvas. Resize to your liking.. Place in the middle of your canvas.
C/P element 21. Position the layer so that it is under the tube layer and the actual tube sits behind and to the right of the tube. Duplicate, flip horizontally and positon just left of the tube.

C/P element 20. Resize to your liking and place the layer above your tube in the layers palette. Position so that it is on the left side on top of tube, like the owl is sitting on his arm. With your Color Replacer Tool, change the color of the owls outer feathers to a brown from your paper.

Grab your Line Tool and in the settings set your weight to 80px, and the tool mode to path. From the left bottom corner draw up dianonally to the top of the canvas. Right click in the middle of the path and choose make path to selection.
Create a new layer.
Go back to your tube and make a long selection on a part that you would like to have on your tag. I chose part of the umbrella. Edit>Paste into. Deselect.
Now Follow the same steps to make a path then selection to create your second diagonal bar and paste your selection from the tube. From there yo can just duplicate it twice more and position with your move tool. Apply Penta – Jeans with the following settings.

Add a drop shadow of your choice to each layer. Hide all layers except the bars and MV. Position this layer under your tube in the layer palette.

C/P element 1. Position all the way over to the left. Duplicate flip and move over to the right. Close all layers but the two ribbon layers and MV Open closed layers.

C/P element 16. Resize down to your choice and place on top of the knot on the left side of the ribbon. Duplicate and place on the knot of the right side of the ribbon. So the sunflowers should sit on top of the ribbon in the layers palette.

C/P element 3 place in the upper right hand corner, duplicate and place the duplicate in the lower left coner.

C/P element 29, resize down and place in the upper left hand corner. Duplicate and place in the lower right hand corner.

Now take on last look at your tag. Add any other elements you wish to add. There was a couple more that I added that I thought would look great. Add DS and glows to any or all layers.

Create a new layer. Select>All Select>Modify>Border use 10px.
Choose a color from your tube and fill the selection. Fill it a couple times to make sure you get a solid border. Add Noise 30% Uniform Monochrome checked.

Add your word art. Apply any effects that you wish to add.

Add your © info.

Close off your ©, tube, owl, and frame. MV the rest of the layers, sharpen and apply Xero – Softmood at the default settings or setting of your choice. Open the rest of the layers and MV. Save as a JPEG and you are done with your cover.

On to the AV.
Create a new image 180x180 px.
Click on your background of the timeline. Grab your rectangle marquee tool. Settings at New Selection, Feather = 0, Style = Fixed Size. For width and height type on 180 for both.
Click once on your background and your selection will appear.
Press Q on your keyboard to bring up your quick mode mask.
You will see your selection just fine, and everything around it should be red.
Right click inside the area that is not red and choose free transform.
Now move your square wherever you chose your AV background image to be.
Press Q again and now you should have an actual selection (marching ants).
Now go to Edit>Copy.
Click on your new image to make it active. On your new image go to Edit>Paste.
Your selected background should now be on your new image. You may have to move it into place a tad.
Drag the owl from your actual timeline into the AV image.
Create a new raster layer Select>All Select>Modify>Border
10px. Add Noise the same settings as your time line. MV and save!!

That's All Folks!! WEEE!!

This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 11/12/2014. 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.

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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