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Sunday, August 24, 2014

PTU TUTORIAL - LITTLE BLACK DRESS

This tutorial was written by me on July 19, 2014 using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is pure coincidence.

SUPPLIES:
I used the artwork of Verymany. Tube can be purchased HERE.
You must purchase a license to be able to use their tubes.
I used PTU kit Vintage Romance from Tiny Turtle Designs. You can buy it HERE.
PTU CLUSTERS Vintage Romance made by me. You can buy it HERE.
I used Mask from Fall3n Angel. Edge Mask 3 which can be downloaded HERE.
Template by Pooker from Elegant Inspirations, can be downloaded HERE.
Fonts - I used AMATIC SC  font for name and NOTALOT25 for pixel ELEGANT wordart.
Wordart I used -  right click - save as.

Open tube, hide all layers except dress_4 and girl/tube layer.
Select dress_4 layer and click on IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > brightness/contrast.
Apply settings like on the image below, then click OK:

Open template. Remove INFO layer. 

Fill out template with papers from the kit. I used:
Paper (30) - for  ALL BROWN CIRCLES. And use same paper for ''Blue Glitter Circle''.
Paper (15) -  for CREAM CIRCLES,  leave ''Cream Circle1'' as it is., do not apply this paper on it.
Paper (12) - for ALL GREEN CIRCLES. And use same paper for ''Cream Circle1'.

Apply grey color #32373b on all BROWN DOTTED CIRCLES.

Apply same grey color #32373b on Cream Strips1.
Apply purple color #a296ba on Cream Strips2.

Apply shadow on each retangle as follows: 
Do NOT apply shadow on dotted circles and strips...

Open tube file on which we worked earlier. Select dress_4 and girl holding SHIFT. 
RIGHT CLICK > MERGE LAYERS. Move the tube on the tag. 
We are going to place tube in the Tri Color Rectangles . Leave tube size as it is. 
Place the tube like shown below. RIGHT CLICK > CREATE CLIPPING MASK.
SELECT Tri Color Rectangles layer, select MAGIC WAND TOOL (left side, vertical tab). 
Mark first rectangle from the right.
Now SELECT tube layer, move mouse over selected area, RIGHT CLICK > LAYER VIA COPY.
NOW YOU SHOULD HAVE NEW LAYER. 

Select original tube, move it on the left side, do the same what we did first time. 
In this case select middle rectangle. 
Do the same with the third rectangle. In this case select third rectangle. 
After you have all 3 rectangles filled, delete original tube layer - one we used to 
make those squares. We don't need it anymore.
Holding SHIFT select all 3 tube rectangles, RIGHT CLICK > MERGE LAYERS.
Click on IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > HUE/SATURATION.
Apply settings like on the image below, then click OK:
RIGHT CLICK > DUPLICATE LAYER. SET BLENDING OPTIONS TO OVERLAY.
GO TO FILTERS > BLUR > LENS BLUR.  
MERGE BOTH LAYERS.

Add tube on the tag, place it on the left side, as you can see on the tag.
Click on IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > HUE/SATURATION.
Apply settings like on the image below, then click OK:
RIGHT CLICK > DUPLICATE LAYER. SET BLENDING OPTIONS TO SOFT LIGHT.
GO TO FILTERS > BLUR > LENS BLUR.  
MERGE BOTH LAYERS.

Create new empty layer underneath the tube.
COLOR PICKER > #454544. Hard Round brush. (Left tab)
Draw a bold line underneath the tube. Apply FILTERS > BLUR > LENS BLUR 10x.
Leave layer OPACITY on 100%. Thats's it.
Take a CLUSTER 2 from the folder and add it on the tag, below Tri Color Rectangles layer.
Add tube close_up in the frames.  I applied same effects like on the Tri Rectangle close_up tubes.
In this case, you cannot use Magic Wand Tool, beacuse cluster is premade and already has 
shadow on it so if you use MWT close up tubes won't end up right and clean inside the frame.
Use Eraser Tool instead.

As well I used Cluster1a underneath CLUSTER 2 and behind the tube.
Add few elements from the kit. *Use my tag as guidance.
Apply shadow on each element as follows:
Add wordart in front of the tube.

Now add mask on the tag. Open your mask. IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > INVERT.
Mask layer will be called 'Background' and will be locked. 
Double click on same layer, press OK.
Add a new layer above it and flood fill with color of choice, or use a paper from kit. 
I used Paper (16).
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. 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. 

Marge all layers, except background layer. RIGHT CLICK > DUPLICATE.
Go to FILTER > SHARPEN > SHARPEN.
Click on IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > HUE/SATURATION.
SATURATION : -10.

Add your name, I used AMATIC SC font in BLACK color, OUTER GLOW in white color
OUTER GLOW > SIZE 5, BLEND MODE > NORMAL 
FONT SIZE : 55

Add your copyright information and that is it! I hope you enjoyed and found this tutorial useful.

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