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Sunday, October 22, 2017

PTU: Who's a Witch



This tutorial was written by me on October 22, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Enys Guerrero Oct Bonus tube.  If you spend $10 or more on Enys Guerrero's tubes during the month of October you can get this beauty. Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase Enys's tubes at CDO here

PTU Kit:  I am using an awesome matching kit called "IB-EnysGuerrero-Oct2017" created by Foxy Designz.  You can purchase this kit at CDO here. Check out Foxys Blog here.

Mask:  Mask 37 & 38.  Created by Vivienne's Paintbox.  You can download it here.  Click on the mask to enlarge it, right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.

I am using Season of the Witch Font for my name.

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.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Open paper 2, copy and close the original.  Select Raster 1 and add a new layer.  Select all, standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selection.  Select none.  Layers, New mask layer, from image, Find Vivienne's mask 38 in the drop down and click ok.  Merge group.  Repeat the above steps but use paper 1.  Move this layer under the first mask layer.  Resize 90% all layers not checked.

Copy the girl only tube.  Select the bottom mask layer and paste.  Image, mirror.  Move to the upper right so you see her face in the top part of the mask.  Select the mask layer, select all, float, defloat, invert.  Standing on your tube layer, hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  Erase the bottom part of the tube as you only want the face showing.  Change the blend mode to hard light on the tube and lower the opacity to 70.

Select the top mask layer and paste again.  Your tube should still be in the memory, Resize 60% and drop shadow.

Open element 15, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom right so it beside the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 6, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Resize 90% and move to the bottom left so the trunk is beside the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 4, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Resize 90% and move to the upper left corner.  Drop shadow.

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Change the blend mode to Hard light.

Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Select the tree layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the left side and you should still see the roots of the tree.  Drop shadow.

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left so it covers the top rough edge of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 14, copy and close the original.  Select the web layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the right so part of it shows over the cauldron.  Drop shadow.

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left in front of the books.  Duplicate and mirror.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom in front of the tubes feet.  Drop shadow.

Open element 12, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom between the two books.  Drop shadow.

Open element 8, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom so it is between the rose and flat book.  Drop shadow.

Open element 10, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom so it is in front of the flat book.  Drop shadow.

Open element 9, copy and close the original.  Select the top rose layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom between the feather and powder.  Drop shadow.

Open element 13, copy and close the original. Select the web layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the right about midway.  Duplicate and mirror.  Resize the duplicate by 70% and move above the windmill layer.  Move to the upper left.  Drop shadow each layer.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Select the crop tool and in the toolbar, select the merge opaque box.  and click ok

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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



Saturday, October 21, 2017

PTU: Frankie's Girl



This tutorial was written by me on October 21, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

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

PTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "IB-CartoonPink-31-1" created by Foxy Designz.  This scrap kit can be used with any artists work.  You can purchase this kit at CDO here. Check out Foxys blog here.

Mask:  Mask 37.  Created by Vivienne's Paintbox.  You can download it here.  Click on the mask to enlarge it, right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.

FTU Font Another Danger.  You can download it from Dafont here.

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.

Let's get started.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Open paper 4, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer, Select all, Edit, paste into selection.  Layers, new mask layer, from image.  In the drop-down select Vivienne's mask and click ok.  Merge group.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the upper left corner.  Drop shadow.

Open element 8, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the upper right corner.

Open element 18, copy and close the original.  Select the moon layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the upper right over the moon.  Drop shadow.

Open element 10, copy and close the original.  Select the moon layer and paste.  Move behind the house and up slightly.  Drop shadow.

Open Frame 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move down slightly.  Using your magic wand, click in the center of the frame.  Selection, modify, expand by 5.  Open paper 6, copy and close the original.  Select the house layer and add a new raster layer.  Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selection.  Select none.  Drop shadow the frame.

Open element 12, copy and close the original.  Select the house layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the right side of the frame and up slightly.  Drop shadow.

Open the close-up tube, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move up slightly so the bottom is even with the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 9, copy and close the original.  Select the totem layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the lower left.  Duplicate and move to the right so it is in front of the totem.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 6, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 65% and move it so it fits on the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Select the top bush layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the lower right so it covers the bush slightly and peeks out from behind the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move this layer above the totem layer and move up and to the left so it is in front of the house.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom bush layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left so it peeks out from behind the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the frame so it peeks out from behind it.  Drop shadow.

Open element 20 again, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the far bottom right.  Duplicate and mirror.  Duplicate this layer and move to the right so it overlaps the original.  Duplicate the original and move to the left so it overlaps.  The bottom of the frame should be covered in leaves.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open wordart 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move to the bottom center and drop shadow.

Open element 13, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move to the bottom of the wordart and drop shadow.

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right so it is between the T and C of the wordart.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the left corner.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 11, copy and close the original.  Select the boarded wood layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the left side of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move behind the left rose.  Duplicate and move behind the right rose.

Open element 17, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom center.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visable.

Select the crop tool and in the toolbar, select the merge opaque box.  and click ok

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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


Thursday, October 19, 2017

PTU: Halloween Party


This tutorial was written by me on October 19, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Martin Abel 43-2.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase Martin Abel's tubes at CDO here

PTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Halloween Party" created by Foxys Designz.  You can purchase this kit at CDO here. Check out Foxys Blog here.

Mask:  Mask 38.  Created by Vivienne's Paintbox.  You can download it here.  Click on the mask to enlarge it, right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.

FTU Font Halloween Party.  You can download it from Dafont here.

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.

Let's get started.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Open paper 8, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer, select all, standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selection.  Select none.  Layers, new mask layer, from image, in the drop-down box, find Vivienne's mask and select it.  Click ok and merge group.  You can close the mask now as we will not need it.

Open frame 7, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 85%.  Using your magic wand, click in the center of each of the frames.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Open paper 13, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and add a new raster layer.  Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selection, select none.  Drop shadow the frame.

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the upper right corner. Drop shadow.

Copy your tube and select the frame layer.  Paste as a new layer and move up slightly.  Drop shadow.

Open element 48, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the upper left frame so he is peeking out from behind the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 22, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move to the bottom left and drop shadow.

Open element 29, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Move to the upper left corner so the moon is behind the tree.  

Open element 50, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Image, resize 70%, image, free rotate to the left 10 degrees.  Move behind the cauldron on the left side and drop shadow.

Open element 56, copy and close the original.  Select the headstone layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom right of the cauldron.  Duplicate and move to the left of the cauldron.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 59, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 90% and move to the top center.  Drop shadow.

Open element 14, copy and close the original.  Select the cauldron layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left corner.  Drop shadow.

Open element 9, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom right so it is in front of the bottom frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 28, copy and close the original.  Select the cauldron layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move down to the left so the bones are in front of the bottom of the fire.  Drop shadow. 

Open element 23, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the far right so only the purple one is showing behind the pumpkin.  Duplicate and bring this layer above the cauldron.  Resize 90% and mirror.  Move to the far left so it is in front of the grass.  Duplicate and move to the bottom right so it is in front of the pumpkin.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom grass layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom in front of the grass and behind the bones.  Drop shadow.

Open element 49, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Select the crop tool and in the toolbar, select the merge opaque box.  and click ok

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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




Thursday, September 7, 2017

PTU: Alice's Nightmare



This tutorial was written by me on September 7, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Alice In Wonderland 2015.  This is a bonus tube created by Enys Guerrero.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase Enys's tubes at CDO here

PTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Wicked White" created by Foxy Designz.  You can purchase the kit here

Mask:  Mask 0007.  Created by Dragonfly.  You can download it here.  Scroll down until you find mask 7.  Click on the mask to enlarge it, right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.

FTU Font A Gothique Time.  You can download it from Dafont here.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 80, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 3, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer, standing on the new layer, select all, Edit, paste into selections, select none.  Go to Layers, New mask layer, from image.  In the Source window, click the drop down and select Mask_0007_DFly, Source Luminance clicked and click ok.  Merge group and resize 95%, all layers not checked.

Open frame 2, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and resize 68%.  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame, selections, modify, expand by 5.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 2, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and add a new raster layer.  Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selections, select none.

Copy your tube, if you are using the same one as I am, select raster 2 of the tubes.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move up slightly and drop shadow.  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame again.  Selections, Invert.  Using the eraser tool and standing on your tube layer, erase the bottom part of the tube that is sticking out from the frame.  Select none and drop shadow the frame.

Open element 34, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the right and up slightly.  Duplicate and move to the left side.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste Resize 70% and drop shadow.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 90% and move to the right and up slightly.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move down slightly.

Open element 22, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 65% and move to the bottom of the frame and slightly to the left.  Drop shadow.

Open element 36, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left so it lines up with the last skull.  Drop shadow.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom center so the rose overlaps it.  Drop shadow.

Open element 12, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 30%.  Image, free rotate to the right, 20 degrees.  Move to the bottom so it sticks out between the rose and jewel.  Drop shadow.

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Select the jewel layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom so it is slightly above the skulls.  Drop shadow.

Open element 17, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right so it sticks out from behind the card and rose.  Drop shadow.

Open element 4, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left so it lines up with the last skull.  Drop shadow.

Open element 23, copy and close the original.  Select the blue heart layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left so it is between the jewel and black rose.  Drop shadow.

Open element 27, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right so it is on the blue heart.  Drop shadow.

Open element 28, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move the duplicate up and to the left slightly.

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the top right of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move the duplicate to the bottom left just above the black rose.  Drop shadow each layer.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

FTU: Who's the Wiser

This tutorial was written by me on August 23, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using "Raccoon" tube created by Kajenna.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  You can purchase it at PFD here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Sweet Autumn" created by Graphics of Fantasy.  You can download the kit here

Mask:  RD Mask set 132 mask 3.  You can download it from Rachel Designs here.  Open in psp and minimize.

Font of choice for name.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 65, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Open paper 4, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer, Select all, Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none.  Layers, new mask layer, from image.  In the drop down find Rachel's mask and select it.  Click ok and merge group.

Open frame 7, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 80% and drop shadow.  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Open paper 1, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and add a new raster layer.  Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none.  Drop shadow the frame and merge down.

Copy your tube, I used the raccoon, hat, cane and berry.  Copy special, copy merged and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25% and move up so it looks like he is sitting in the frame.
Drop shadow.

Open element 24, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the top right of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 98, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Move to the top left corner.  Duplicate and move to the top right corner.  Duplicate and mirror.  Image, free rotate to the right, 30 degrees and move the duplicate to the bottom right corner.  Using the eraser tool, erase the stem that is sticking out on the bottom.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 74, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Move to the bottom of the top board of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 73, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move to the bottom of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 71, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move to the left of the frame and up slightly.  Drop shadow.

Open element 62, copy and close the original.  Select the tall grass layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move to the bottom of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 59, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom left.  Duplicate and mirror.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 17, copy and close the original.  Select the purple flower layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the left side of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 81, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom right so it looks like he is sitting on top of the sign.  Drop shadow.

Open element 31, copy and close the original.  Select the raccoon layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the lower left so the bird looks like it is sitting on the sign.  Drop shadow.

Open element 41, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 90% and move up slightly.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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


FTU Autumn Pup

This tutorial was written by me on August 23, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using "Sweet Doggy" tube created by Arthur Crowe.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  You can purchase it at Arthur's store here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Boohoo Yummy" created by Graphics of Fantasy.  You can download the kit here

Mask:  RD Mask set 132 mask 1.  You can download it from Rachel Designs here.  Open in psp and minimize.

 Font of choice for your name

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 65, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.
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Open Element 4, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer, Select all, Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none.  Layers, new mask layer, from image.  In the drop down find Rachel's mask and select it.  Click ok.  Merge group and resize 95% all layers not checked.  You can close of the mask now.

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 60%.  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer and move it under the frame.  Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selection.  Do not deselect.  Copy your tube, standing on the new paper layer, past the dog.  Move until the dogs face is in the frame.  Selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  Change the blend mode to Multiply and lower the opacity to 60.  Merge down the dog to the paper layer.  Drop shadow the frame and merge down to the paper layer.  Move to the upper left.

Copy your tube, select the frame layer and paste. Resize 50% and move to the right side of the frame and drop shadow.

Open element 18, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Move to the bottom of the frame and drop shadow.

Open element 46, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move up slightly and to the right, so it shows past the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 12, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the top left of the frame and drop shadow.

Open element 25, copy and close the original.  Select the bush layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom left and drop shadow.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the right of the frame so it is behind the pup.  Duplicate and move this layer above the bush layer.  Move to the bottom left so it peeks out from behind the pumpkin.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 35, copy and close the original.  Select the tree layer and paste.  Move to the top left.  Duplicate and move the layer above the top sunflower layer.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right so it peeks out from behind the pumpkin.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the bottom center so it is behind the smaller pumpkins.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 31, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Move slightly up and to the left.

Open element 39, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the right side of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 26, copy and close the original.  Select the Pumpkin light layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left so it is behind the sunflower and pumpkin.  Drop shadow.

Open element 27, copy and close the original.  Select the pumpkin light layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom center so it is between the orange flower and pup.  Drop shadow.

Open element 28, copy and close the original.  Select the pumpkin light layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom right so it peeks out from behind the pup.  Drop shadow.

Open element 22, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom left so it over laps the two pumpkins on the bottom.  Duplicate and resize 90%.  Move to the center two pumpkins of the pup.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom center of the pup so it slightly overlaps the yellow leaf.  Duplicate and move this layer just above the pup layer.  Move to the bottom left of the yellow leaf.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 47, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom center of the two leaf cluster.  Drop shadow.

Open element 43, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom center of the two pumpkins on the tube.  Drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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





Tuesday, August 22, 2017

FTU: Gothic Sea Beauty


This tutorial was written by me on August 22, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using "Summer" tube created by Misticheskaya.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase it at PDF here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Sweet Gothic Pirates" created by Graphics of Fantasy.  You can download the kit here

Mask:  Mask set 158 mask 4 by Rachel Designs. You can download it here.  

FTU Font Creature Feature.  You can download it from Dafont here.

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.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.
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Add a new raster layer and select all.

Open paper 5, copy and close the original.  Edit, paste into selection, select none.  Apply your mask and merge group.

Open element 26, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Move to the top center and drop shadow.

Copy your tube, I used Green Naiad layer. Select the moon layer and paste.  Resize 35% and drop shadow.

Paste your tube layer again.  Move to the upper left so you can see her face in the moon.  Select the mask layer, select all, float, defloat, invert and standing on the tube layer, hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  (Ctrl + Z can be your friend if you do not like the placement.  One of my favorite keyboard shortcuts).  Change the blend mode to multiply and lower the opacity to 70.  Now using your eraser tool, Size set to 50, hardness 25, step 1, density, thickness and opacity set to 100, erase the portion of the tube around the outside of the moon and mask.

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the moon layer and paste.  Image, flip and move to the bottom center so it is behind the tube.

Open element 128, copy and close the original.  Select the water layer and paste.  Move to the bottom far left.  Duplicate and mirror.  Duplicate the original one more time and flip.  Move to the bottom center.

Open element 55, copy and close the original.  Select the top water layer and paste.  Move to the left so it covers the edge of the water, duplicate, and mirror.  Move this layer down a bit.  Move the copy layer under the original layer.

Open element 131, select the bottom brush layer and paste.  Move up slightly and drop shadow.

Open element 11, copy and close the original.  Select the moon layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the left side so it slightly covers the moon's edge.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move up slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 81, copy and close the original.  Select the top brush layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the far left.  Drop shadow.  See my example for placement.

Open element 106, copy and close the original.  Select the moon layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the top left.  Drop shadow.

Open element 111, copy and close the original.  Select the candle layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left so it is in front of the candle.  Drop shadow.

Open element 119, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the upper left corner and drop shadow.  You may need to erase a little portion that sticks out on the left side of the bush.

Open element 64, copy and close the original.  Select the top water layer and paste.  Resize 40% and mirror move to the right so it is behind the ship.  Drop shadow.

Open element 40, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom book layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the far right so it covers the bottom of the books.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move slightly to the left.  Duplicate the mirror copy and move this layer above the top book layer and move slightly to the right so it covers the bottom of the book.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 44, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left so it looks like it is coming out of the center of the fern.  Drop shadow.

Open element 104, copy and close the original.  Select the top fern layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom right so it is behind the tube's skirt.  Drop shadow.

Open element 108, copy and close the original.  Select the top book layer and paste.  Image, free rotate to the left 90 degrees, all layers not checked.  Move to the bottom right so it covers the brush bottom.  Drop shadow.

Open element 93, copy and close the original.  Select the bottle layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right of the bottle.  Drop shadow.

Open element 4, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Image, mirror and move to the bottom left.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the top fern layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right so it is between the bottle and glass.  Drop shadow.

Open element 39, copy and close the original.  Select the top fern layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the right so it is between the tube and skull bottle.  Drop shadow.

Open element 99, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right so it is beside her knee.  Drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visable.

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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


Sunday, August 20, 2017

FTU It's Magic

This tutorial was written by me on August 20, 2017. 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 X9 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using a fabulous tube called "Magic Travel Book" created by Misticheskaya.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase it at PFD here

FTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Magic" created by TADD.  You can download this gorgeous kit at PFD here

Mask:  Rachel Designs mask set 150 mask 1.  You can download it here.  

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 65, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.
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Open paper 4, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer, select all, edit, paste into selection.  Select none.  Apply mask and merge group.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  If you are using the same tube as I am, resize 30% and add a drop shadow.

Open element 42, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste  Resize 70% and drop shadow.  Move slightly up and to the left.

Open element 48, copy and close the original.  Select the book layer and paste.  Drop shadow.  Move up slightly so it looks like she is sitting on the pillows.

Open element 46, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom left so it lines up with the grass from the pillows.  Drop shadow.

Open element 69, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move to the left and up so you see the castle above the book.  Drop shadow.

Open element 36, copy and close the original.  Select the book layer and resize 30%.  Move to the bottom right and drop shadow.

Open element 40, copy and close the original.  Select the tree layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the upper right corner.  Drop shadow.

Open element 60, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move up and over slightly to the right.  Drop shadow.

Open element 28, copy and close the original.  Select the pillow layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left so it is behind the tubes knee.  Drop shadow.

Open element 43, copy and close the original.  Select the pillow layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left so it is behind the tubes legs.  Drop shadow.

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the large tree layer and paste.  Move to the top center.

Open element 33, copy and close the original.  Select the mushroom house layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom left so it is behind the pillows.  Drop shadow.

Open element 41, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left so it is in front of her foot.  Drop shadow.

Open element 8, copy and close the original.  Select the tree layer with the castle and paste.  Resize 50% and mirror.  Move to the far left middle.  Drop shadow.

Open element 37, copy and close the original.  Select the harp layer and paste.  Resize 40% and mirror.  Move behind the mushroom house and drop shadow.

Open element 70, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom left so the long daisy is just in front of her foot.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move this layer under the tube and to the far right so it covers the edge of the grass.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 50, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom scatter flower layer and paste.  Resize 70% and drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

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

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

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




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