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Sunday, March 3, 2013

PTU: Sweet Darkness

This tutorial was written by me on March 3, 2013 and are the result of my own imagination. Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies needed

I am using PSP X4 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using the fantastic artwork of Michael Calandra. Please do not use his artwork without a  proper license.  You can puchase this gorgeous tube at CDO here.  

PTU scrap kit:  I am using Inspired by Michael Calandra 25-1 by Crazy Carita.  Thank you for creating this gorgeous kit.  You can purchase this kit at CDO here

Check out Carita's blog here.  

Mask: WSL mask 116.  You can get it from Weescotslass creations here.

Plug ins: none.

This tutorial was written using the supplies above.  If you are using a different tube or scrap kit you may need to make adjustments.  I am using a drop shadow of V/H 2 Opacity 50, blur 5, color black through out the tutorial unless otherwise state.

Open a new 600x600 transparent image.

Open element 12, copy and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%.  Click inside your frame using your magic wand.  Selections, modify, expand by 3.  Open paper of choice. I am using paper 1.  Copy and close the
original.  Select raster 1 and add a new layer.  Edit, paste into selections. Copy your close up tube and paste as a new layer.  Move to a spot you like, selections invert and hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  I changed the blend mode to lighten.  Move this under your frame if it isn't already.  Drop shadow your frame.

Copy your main tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90% and move to the right.  I moved mine so you can see the close up tubes eyes between the main tubes arm.  Drop shadow.

Time for elements.

I used the following:

Element 1, paste as a new layer.  Move to the bottom of your tube and drop shadow.

Open element 11, paste as new layer.  Image free rotate to the left 90 degrees.  Move this layer just above raster 1.  Move this to the middle of your frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  The fan should be touching on the top.

Element 18, Select your frame layer and paste as a new layer and resize 70%.  Move to the left side of your frame.  Drop shadow.  Duplicate and mirror.

Element 17, select your frame layer and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and move to the left side of the frame and down a bit.  See mine for placement.  Duplicate and mirror.

Element 14, select your frame layer and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and move to the top of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Element 13, Select your frame layer and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and move to the lower left side under the branches.  Duplicate and mirror.  see mine for placement.

Element 21, Select the top layer.  Paste as a new layer and resize 80%.  Move this down in front of the banner.  I used my deform tool to tilt is slightly to the left.  Drop shadow.

Hide raster 1 and merge visible.  Resize 90%.  Unhide raster 1.  Open paper of choice, I am using paper 4, paste as a new layer.  Layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk.  Find WSL mask 116 and merge group.

Add your copyright and name.  Save as png.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I would love to see your





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