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Sunday, June 29, 2014

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Beauty**

*This tutorial is written by me using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any similarity to any other tut is coincidental.*


Supplies:
Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Verymany.
You must purchase a license to be able to use their work.
You may do that at VMT store.
Kit of choice. I'm using PTU kit 'Vintage Beauty'
by Tiny Turtle Designs. You can find it HERE.
Mask of choice - FM2
Font of choice - Corinthia


Let's get started...
Open new canvas 600x600.
Place full size tube at the center. Make copy of that layer. On original
tube layer add Filter: Paint Daubs - Brush Size 1, Sharpness 1 and Drop
Shadow, Opacity 55%. For the tube copy layer add Filter: Gaussian Blur -
5,0 pix and set Blend Mode to Screen with Opacity on 40%. Now go down
and click on background layer. From the kit past Element 96 and place it
on the tube right size, resize and Drop Shadow, Opacity 45%. On the tube
left side place Element 97, shadow. Click background layer again and past
Element 48, Flip Horizontal so the empty part be on the tube right side.
To cover the empty space use Paper 7 and tube set on Hard Light with
Opacity on 65% (those two layers are under the element layer). For the
Element 48 add shadow on 45%. On it place Element 6, resize and shadow.
Now go up where your layers are and click on Element 97. From the kit
past Element 33 and place it on the top left card corner, shadow. At the
bottom corner add Element 16, shadow. On it past Element 7 with shadow.
At the bottom right card corner place Element 99, rotate a little and
shadow. On the right card, behind the tube, place Element 29, shadow.
At the top of right card add Element 77, shadow. On it add Elements
29 and 83, with shadow on both. At the canvas center past Element 99
and left from it another one, shadow on both. On the other one add
Element 107, shadow. At the bottom place Element 78 and on it Element
76 with shadow on both. Then at the bottom right past Element 86. Add 2
copies of Element 20, one on the left and other on the right tube side,
no shadow. Under the tube place Element 80, shadow. Now click on the
first layer, tube copy, and add Elements 71, 86, 81 and 6 in that order.


Now let's add mask:
Open your mask as new image.
Mask layer will be called 'Background' and will be locked. 
Double click on same layer, press OK. Layer name will be 'Layer 0'.
Add a new layer above it and flood fill with color of choice,
or use a paper from kit. I use Paper 11.
Click on mask layer and hold CTRL+A to Select All, CTRL+C to Copy.
Click on the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode. 
CTRL+V to paste the mask. It should now be kinda red.
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode
and there should be shown selection on your canvas. 
Hit the Add Layer Mask.
On paper layer, right click and Convert to Smart Object.
Right click again and Rasterize Layer.
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer.
Resize it if needed.

Add proper copyright and your name on tag.

Hide or delete bottom 'Background' layer. And save your tag as .PNG file.
That's it! Thank you for reading. I would love to see any tags made with this tutorial. You can past the link here as comment or send them to me on al3x_v@ymail.com

Verymany - Bumble Bee TTD Scrap kit

Hello everyone. New tag show off featuring artwork of Verymany and scrap kit
from Tiny Turtle Designs. Tube I used is called Emilia, you can purchase her at VMT store HERE.
Kit I used with the tube is called Bumble Bee and you can purchase it in TTD store HERE
TTD IS HAVING HUGE SALE - ALL HER STUFF IS 75% OFF - .50 CENTS PER KIT. 
Awesome deal. Hurry and get some kits while they are so cheap.
KIT PREVIEW:
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs...




Friday, June 27, 2014

Tiny Turtle Designs - Ocean Breeze CT

New CT tag , YES this is summer inspired kit and YES this is not summer tag.
LOL, I wasn't summer inspired  at all, but I saw some gorgeous flower elements
in this bautiful kit so I gave them a go. As well Barbara is having 30% off sale so I had to have this
beautiful tube which goes well with this tag. ^^
I used gorgeous Ocean Breeze PTU scrap kit from Tiny Turtle Designs.
Buy it HERE. And Tiny is having 50% off sale going in the store.
All her kits are only $ 0.50. Awesome! :)
Kit preview: 
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs...




Thursday, June 26, 2014

**CT KISSING KATE - Romantique**

Hello, today I have two new tags to show off and some snags.
Using stunning PTU kit 'Romantique' by Kissing Kate
that you can find HERE with 25% off.



This kit comes with 81 elements, 3 frames and
9 papers. It's made to match Zlata's tube
but can be used with any.
For forum set I used lovely tube by Sherin Moustafa
from DC shop and for the tag I used tube
by Zlata M from PFD store.

Kit Preview:

And as I said, here are some snags for you.
Just right click on them and download.
Please do not alter them or claim as your own.
Thank you ♥



-xoxo al3x-
Monday, June 23, 2014

**Cluster Frame - Lavender Chic**

Hey all, it's freebie time!!!
I created new cluster frame with stunning PTU kit
'Lavender Chic' by A[S]B Design.
I'm sorry to say, but all of her kits are retired now.

**Please do not share file or download link.
Link it back to my blog.
Do not add elements from other kits
or claim it as your own.
Thank you**

For this tag I'm using lovely tube by Zlata M.

-xoxo al3x-
Thursday, June 19, 2014

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Candice**


*This tutorial is written by me using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any similarity to any other tut is coincidental.*


Supplies:
Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Verymany.
You must purchase a license to be able to use their work.
You may do that at VMT store.
Kit of choice. I'm using PTU kit 'Retro USA'
by Dees'Sign Depot. You can find it HERE.
Brush of choice - HERE
Font of choice - PTU font: SNF Ambrosia


Let's get started...
Open new canvas 851x315.
From the kit past Paper_3, resize to fit the canvas. Add 3 copies of
Spray_8 and place 2 at the top left corner and 1 at the top right. Now
add 2 copies of Element_66 at the left side, under the spray elements.
Place another copy of Element_66 at the top center, left from the spray
we placed at the right side. And another copy of Element_66 right from
that spray. Drop Shadow on all 4 elements with Opacity on 35%. At the
canvas center place Element_40 with shadow. Now past Element_83 and place
it at the center, shadow. Make 2 copies from it, one should be moved to
the right and one at the bottom left corner. Add 4 copies of Element_22
and place them all under the flowers (follow my tag to see exact placement),
shadow on all. Then at the bottom left side, on the white flowers, place
Element_27, shadow. On it add Element_67, shadow. At the top white flower
past Element_13, Drop Shadow on 35%. Now place Element_76 at the bottom
left corner, shadow. On it add Element_13, rotate and shadow. On them past
Element_39 and Element_68 with shadow on both. Now past full size tube, don't
resize it and place at the right side. Make copy of it. For the original
tube layer use Filter - Paint Daubs (Brush Size 1, Sharpness 1) and shadow
on 55%. For the tube copy use Filter - Gaussian Blur (5,0 Pixels) and set
Blend Mode to Overlay with Opacity on 40%. At the end I used line brush to
create canvas boarders and some blue style, but you can use what ever you like.

Add proper copyright and your name on tag.

Hide or delete bottom 'Background' layer. And save your tag as .PNG file.


That's it! Thank you for reading. I would love to see any tags made with this tutorial. You can past the link here as comment or send them to me on al3x_v@ymail.com

Saturday, June 14, 2014

**CT tags - Verymany & Kissing Kate**

Hello everyone :)
It's been a while but I have new CT tags to show you.
I'm using new tube 'Erica' by Verymany that you can find at VMT store.
This beauty is multilayered and must have!


Kit used is 'Tranquility' by Kissing Kate that you can bye HERE.
Kit comes with 98 elements, 4 frames and 10 papers.

Kit Preview:


-xoxo al3x-
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Verymany - Color Crush

Okay, another CT tag with Verymany oldie but goodie tube.
This tube is exclusive tube to PFD store and you can get her only if you purchase 
EXCLUSIVE CLUB membership.
Tube can be found here: MELISSA TUBE
And of course I used gorgeous PTU scrap kit from Dees'Sign Depot
called ''Color Crush'' which is available for purchase here:
Kit previw:
Hugs...




Wednesday, June 4, 2014

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Flower in my hair**

*This tutorial is written by me using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any similarity to any other tut is coincidental.*


Supplies:
Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Verymany.
You must purchase a license to be able to use their work.
You may do that at VMT store.
Kit of choice. I'm using PTU kit 'Florence'
by Tiny Turtle Designs. You can find it HERE.
Template of choice - sweettemptations_t6
Mask of choice - AR315_CMC_mask79
Font of choice - Close to You


Let's get started...
Open template. Hide or remove info and WA layers. Now go to the last
layer Rectangle 1. From the kit past Paper 30, right click on the layer
and Create Clipping Mask. For both layers Rectangle 2 use Paper 49 for
CC mask. Use the same paper for Rectangle 3, just move it down so the hot
pink shows. For the Rectangle 4 use Paper 63. Create Clipping Mask for
Rectangle 5 with Paper 34. For Rectangle 6 use Paper 42 and for Rectangle 7
use Paper 34. At the left rectangles past Element 122, resize and rotate a
little with Drop Shadow - Opacity 45%, Distance 3px and Size 7px (shadow
is the same for all elements, unless I say different). Make a copy of
that elements, rotate a little and place it right and up from it. On
those place Elements 25, 24 and 129 with shadow on all. Select those 5
elements and group them. Make a copy of a group, Flip Horizontal and
place at the right side. Now between those elements, at the canvas
center add Element 80 then on it Element 77 with shadow on both. At the
canvas bottom place Element 164, use Eraser Tool to remove house from it
and Drop Shadow. At the bottom left past Element 122, shadow. On it add
2 copies of Element 183 with shadow on both. Now at the bottom right past
Element 122 and on it Element 183, shadow. Between elements on left and
right side place Element 164, Flip Horizontal and shadow. On it add
Element 73, shadow. Past 2 copies of Element 202, one on the left and
other on the right side with shadow on both. Then add 2 copies of Element
86 and 2 copies of Element 208, one at each side with shadow. At the
left bottom past Element 158, shadow. Now in the middle of everything
past full size tube with shadow. At the bottom right side add Element 158.
Now write word FLOWERS using font a_Concepto, use some yellow style of
choice. Then write IN MY HAIR using font Close to You, style pink.


Now let's add mask:
Open your mask as new image.
Mask layer will be called 'Background' and will be locked. 
Double click on same layer, press OK. Layer name will be 'Layer 0'.
Add a new layer above it and flood fill with color of choice,
or use a paper from kit. I use Paper 47.
Click on mask layer and hold CTRL+A to Select All, CTRL+C to Copy.
Click on the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode. 
CTRL+V to paste the mask. It should now be kinda red.
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode
and there should be shown selection on your canvas. 
Hit the Add Layer Mask.
On paper layer, right click and Convert to Smart Object.
Right click again and Rasterize Layer.
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer.
Resize it if needed.

Add proper copyright and your name on tag.

Hide or delete bottom 'Background' layer. And save your tag as .PNG file.
That's it! Thank you for reading. I would love to see any tags made with this tutorial. You can past the link here as comment or send them to me on al3x_v@ymail.com

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