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Monday, July 2, 2018

FTU: A hint of Goth



This tutorial was written by me on July 2, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

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

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed:

Programs, PSP of choice.  I am using PSP 2018.  Animation Shop (Optional).

I am using Verymany's "Queen of Shadows".  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.   You can purchase it at Verymany's Store here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "A Hint of Goth" created by Mizteeque.  You can download the kit from her blog here

Mask:  Mask 48.  Created by Vivienne's Paintbox.  You can download it here.  Scroll down, left click on the mask to enlarge it then right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.

Fog Animation by Scrappy Bit of Fun (Optional).  I used the second fog.  You can download it here.  http://scrappybitoffun.blogspot.com/2014/01/freebie-alert.html ****Simone is closing her blog but it was still up and running at the time I created this tutorial.  If you are going to animate, open the animation in psp and duplicate (shift + D)  Select the top layer, Layers, new layer group.  You will notice it is slightly indented.  Select the layer below and drag this layer just under the indent layer.  You will notice you now have 2 indented layers.  Repeat until all the layers are in the group.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 75, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x800 transparent image and flood fill it with white.   We will resize later. 

Add a new raster layer and select all.  Open paper of choice, I used paper 7, copy and close the original.  Select the new layer and edit, paste into selections.  Select none.  Layers, new mask layer, from image.  In the drop down find Vivienne's mask 48 and click ok.  Merge group and resize 95%.  You can now close out the original mask as we no longer need it.

Open element 29, copy and close the original.  Paste as a new layer and resize 70%.  Move to the top center and drop shadow.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50% and duplicate.  On the duplicate, mirror, and flip.  Move over the original and merge down.  Duplicate again.  Move one to the upper right and the other to the left about halfway down.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 53, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the upper middle.  Using your magic wand, click inside each opening on the window.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer and move under the stone window.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 6, copy and close the original.  Standing on the new raster layer,  Edit, paste into selections.  Select none and drop shadow the stone window and merge down to the paper layer.

Open your tube, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 43% and move up and to the right.  Drop shadow.

Open element 44, copy and close the original.  Select the top flower cluster and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the left and up slightly so it peeks out from behind the stone window.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move down and to the right so it peeks out from behind the tube.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 52, copy and close the original.  Select the stone window layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the right middle so it shows behind her back.  Drop shadow.

Open element 38, copy and close the original.  Select the stone window layer and paste.  Resize 65% and move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the stone window layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the left side of the window.  Duplicate and move to the right so it is behind the clock and tube.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 66, copy and close the original.  Select the layer under the clock and paste.  Resize 45%, image free rotate to the left by 90 degrees.  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer under the frame.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 2, copy and close the original.  Standing on the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Keep Selected.  Copy the close-up tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and move into the frame.  Selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none and change the blend mode of the tube to soft light.  Merge down to the paper layer.  Drop shadow the frame and merge down.  Image, free rotate to the left by 20 degrees and move slightly up and to the left.  Resize by 95% and repeat.

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right corner of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move this layer above the tube layer and move the rose to the bottom right of the tube.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 22, copy and close the original.  Select the clock layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right so it is between the clock and red rose.  Duplicate and move to the top left of the frame.  Resize 90% and reposition.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 57, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 17% and move to the bottom left corner of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 61, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right.  Drop shadow.

Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Select the clock layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom left of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the right slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the layer under the tube, paste and resize 40%.  Image, free rotate to the left 90 degrees and move behind the right side of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 8, copy and close the original.  Select the skull layer and paste.  Image, free rotate to the right by 90 degreesResize 70% and move to the bottom right so it covers the edge of the tube.  Duplicate and move up slightly and to the left.  Move this layer under the original.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 18, copy and close the original.  Select the skull layer and paste.  Resize 30%, free rotate to the right 60 degrees.  Move to the bottom right so the rose is covering part of her leg.  Duplicate and mirror move slightly to the right.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 34, copy and close the original.  Select the rose layer just above the frame.  Paste and resize 30%.  Move to the bottom center of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 56, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

If you are not going to animate, delete the white background and merge visible.

Crop, merge opaque.

Image resize 600 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust Sharpness, Unsharpen Mask, radius 1, clipping set to 2 and strength set to 50.  Click ok.

If you are going to animate you will need to adjust sharpness on each layer.

Add your copyright and name.  If you are not going to animate, save as png.

Animation:

Maximize the group animation. Select the top layer and resize 40%.  Copy.

Select your tag.

Select the stone window layer and paste.  Using the pick tool, move to the bottom left of the tag so it is behind the skull and frame.  Paste again and move to the upper center of the stone window.  Select the clock layer and paste again.  Move to the right so it is covering the bottom of the clock.  Make sure all layers are hidden except for the top group layer and the very bottom layer of the group.  If it is easier for you to rename each layer in each group 1, 2, 3 etc.

With all layer ones visible, edit, copy special, copy merged.  Go to animation shop and paste as a new animation. Ctrl + V  Back to psp.

Hide layer one on all the animation and open layer two.  Edit, copy special, copy merged.  Back to animation shop.  Paste after current frame or ctrl+shit+L

Repeat the above step until all of the animation frames have been copied and pasted in animation shop.  You should have 14 frames.  Save as gif.

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

Hugs

Friday, June 15, 2018

FTU: Times of Future Past



This tutorial was written by me on June 15, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

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

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Enys Guerrero's 31-1 tube.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase it at CDO here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Times of Future Past Sample" created by Gothic Inspirations.  You can download the kit from her blog here

Mask:  Mask 42.  Created by Vivienne.  You can download it from her blog here.    Open and minimize in PSP.  

FTU Font:  Stranger Back in the Night.  You can download it from Dafont here.

https://www.dafont.com/stranger-back-in-the-night.font

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 85, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Open a new 750x800 transparent image.

Add a new Raster layer and select all.  Open paper 1, copy and close the original.  Layers new mask layer, from image.  Find mask 42 in the drop down and click ok.  Merge group.  Mirror and resize 95%.

Open Grid, copy and close the original.  Paste as a new layer and resize 80%.

Open Ravens, copy and close the original.  Paste as a new layer and resize 50%.  Move to the upper right corner and drop shadow.

Open tab, copy and close the original.  Select the grid layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the upper left corner.  Drop shadow.

Open the tube, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move slightly to the left.  Drop shadow.

Select the grid layer and paste your tube again.  Image mirror and move to the upper right of the mask.  Select the mask layer, select all, float, defloat, invert.  Select the bottom tube layer and hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  Change the blend mode of the tube to screen and lower the opacity to 60.  If you do not like the placement of your tube hit ctrl + z and reposition the tube until you like the placement.

Open Brushed pattern, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom tube layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the upper left so it peeks out from the top and left of the tab.  Drop shadow.

Open Cloud1, copy and close the original.  Select the Brushed pattern layer and paste.  Resize 80% 

Open Candle, copy and close the original.  Select the tab layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the upper left so it peeks out from behind the tube.  Duplicate and resize 80% move to the left and down slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open the OpenBox, copy and close the original.  Select the top tube layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the lower bottom right.  Drop shadow.

Open Rose, copy and close the original.  Select the open box and paste.  Resize 40%, image, free rotate to the right 20 degrees.  Move to the lower right and drop shadow.

Open Plant, copy and close the original.  Select top layer and paste.  Using your selection tool set to rectangle, make a selection from the top of the trunk all the way down to the bottom of the pot.  The selection should cover the entire portion of the trunk and pot.  Hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  Move this layer above the top candle layer and move to the bottom left of the candles.  Duplicate and mirror.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom of the open box.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open Floral String, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom plant layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move it over the plant layer. Duplicate and move this layer above the open box layer.  Move so it peeks out from behind the plant.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open Grass, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom plant layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom of the plant.  Duplicate and move this layer slightly down and to the right a bit.  Duplicate again and move just above the top tube layer.  Move to the bottom of the tube and slightly to the right.  Duplicate again and move slightly down and to the left.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open water, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom plant layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom center, duplicate and merge down.

Open Sailboat, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom so it looks like it is sitting in the water.  Drop shadow.  Select your eraser tool to a soft brush size 50 and lower the opacity to 60.  Eraser the bottom of the boat it looks like it is sitting in the water.

Still using the eraser tool, same settings, select each grass layer and erase the bottoms that touch the water.

Open Sparkles, copy and close the original.  Select the top tube layer and paste. Resize 50% and move over the tube.  Duplicate and move this layer above the bottom tube layer and mirror.  Move so it shows in the tube's face.

Open WA4, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow with the following settings:  V 0, H 2, Opacity 100, Blur 2 color #b8b9b7

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Crop, merge opaque.

Image resize 600 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust Sharpness, Unsharpen Mask, radius 1, clipping set to 2 and strength set to 32.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name and save as png.

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

Hugs
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FTU: Mindful Angel



This tutorial was written by me on June 12, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

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

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Enamorte's Skeleton 37-3 tube.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase it at CDO here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Mindful Angel" created by Chaos Priestess.  You can download the kit from her blog here

Mask:  Mask 48.  Created by Vivienne.  You can download it from her blog here.    Open and minimize in PSP.  

FTU Font:  Stranger Back in the Night.  You can download it from Dafont here.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 75, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Open a new 750x800 transparent image.

Add a new Raster layer and select all.  Open paper 6, copy and close the original.  Select your new layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none.  Layers, new mask layer from image.  In the drop down find Vivienne's mask and click ok.  Merge group.  You can close the mask now as it is no longer needed.  Mirror the mask and resize by 95% twice.  

Open Frame 2, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.

Using your magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer and move under the frame.  Open paper of choice.  I used paper 4, copy and close the original.  Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none.

Copy your tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85% and move slightly to the right.  Drop shadow the tube.  Using your magic wand, click on the frame layer then click inside the frame with the magic wand.  Selections invert, select your tube layer and erase the bottom portion of the tube that sticks out over the frame.  Select none and drop shadow the frame.

Select the mask layer and paste the tube as a new layer (it will be in the memory).  Image, mirror, and move to the upper left of the mask.  Select the mask layer, select all, float, defloat, invert.  Standing on the tube layer hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none (If you do not like the placing just hit ctrl + z and move the tube until you are happy with the placement).  Change the blend mode of the tube to soft light.

Open butterfly with glitter, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the left middle of the frame so it covers part of the arm.  Drop shadow.

Open Parchment, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom tube layer and paste.  Resize 80% and mirror.  Move to the upper right corner and drop shadow.

Open Doodle, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom tube layer and paste.  Resize 80% and mirror.  Image, free rotate to the right by 20 degrees.  Move behind the parchment on the upper right.  Drop shadow.

Open Pocket Watch, copy and close the original.  Select the Parchment layer and paste.  Move to the left middle so it peeks out from behind the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open Foliage, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 80% and mirror.  Move to the left side so it peeks out from behind the tube.  Duplicate and mirror.  Resize another 85%.  Move the layer just above the clock layer and move to the right so it covers the parchment slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open Scroll, copy and close the original.  Select the top tube layer and paste.  Resize 85% and move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Open handing Tears, copy and close the original.  Select the top tube layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.  Erase the part that shows over the scroll.

Open flower 3, copy and close the original.  Select the top tube layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the lower right so it is peeking out from the top of the scroll.  Duplicate and mirror.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open NP 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top tube layer and paste.  Move to the bottom center so it peeks out from the bottom of the scroll.  Drop shadow.

Open flower 4, copy and close the original.  Select the NP layer and paste  Resize 50% and move to the bottom right of the scroll by the NP corner.  Duplicate and mirror.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open feather white, copy and close the original.  Select the scroll layer and paste.  Image, free rotate to the left 40 degrees and mirror.  Move to the middle of the scroll.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Crop, merge opaque.

Image resize 600 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust Sharpness, Unsharpen Mask, radius 1, clipping set to 2 and strength set to 52.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name and save as png.

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

Hugs

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