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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Christmas Coffee**

*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 'Mr. Snowman'
by Kissing Kate. You can find it HERE.
Mask of choice - DD_WinterMask_5 and DD_WinterMask_10
Font of choice - AGRevueCry


Let's get started...
Open new canvas 600x600.
From the kit past Frame 2 and place it in the middle. Drop Shadow on
it - Opacity 45%, Angle 120, Distance 5 and Size 5. No go back to
the background layer and click on it. Past Paper 12, resize then use
Eraser Tool to remove the extra to fit the frame empty space. Add
close-up tube, resize it and place at the frame right side. Right
click on the tube layer and Create Clipping Mask. Set Opacity on 55%
for the tube. Now click on the frame layer. From the kit past
Element 33, resize it and place at the frame right side. Use Eraser
Tool to remove extras, so only canes be on the frame, no shadow. On
the frame left side place Element 3, resize and shadow. Cover the
tree with few copies of Element 22, no shadow on them. At the tree
top add Element 38 with shadow. On the tree right side past Element 13,
shadow. At the frame bottom place Element 15, shadow on 35%. Then add
Element 17 with shadow at the bottom of that one. On the green bottom
right place Element 37, the Element 14 on it with shadow on both.
Now open the tube PSD file and turn off all of the layers but the main
tube. Then turn on layer laggings_4 and double click on that layer.
Chose Color Overlay with color pink (#ffb0dc) and set Blend Mode on Color.
Then turn on layer dress_4 and set Color Overlay with color pink (#f68ac7)
and Blend Mode on Color. Select those 3 layers that are on and Convert
to Smart Object. Move that layer to the tag canvas, resize and place
in the center. Now make a copy of the tube layer. For the original layer
use filter  Paint Doubs - Brush Size and Sharpness on 1 and Brush Type
on Simple. Add Drop Shadow on that layer - Opacity 45%, Angle -146.
For the tube copy layer use filter Gaussian Blur - Radius 5,0 pixels.
Set Blend Mode on Screen with Opacity on 55%. On the tube right side
place Elements 11, 19, 8, 16, 30, 19 and 4 in that order with shadow on
all. Then on the tube left side add Elements 16, 29, 19, 20, 19, 24
and 27 in that prder with shadow on all. Use my tag for exact placem
of all of them. We'll add two masks - first mask 5 then mask 10.


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 7 for mask 5 and Paper 3 for mask 10.
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

Friday, November 21, 2014

**Cluster frame - Golden Wishes**

Here comes another freebie for all of you!
This time it's a cluster frame I created with mix of
two lovely kits 'Golden Christmas' and 'Holiday Wishes'
by A [Space] Between. I'm sorry to say, but all of her kits
are retired now, so there'r no links for any of them.
DOWNLOAD

*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 stunning tube 'Wendy' by
Verymany that you can find at VMT store.

-xoxo al3x-
Thursday, November 20, 2014

**CT Verymany & A[S]B - Christmas Joys**

Hey all :)
New CT show off tag from me with some snags freebies...
Hope you'll enjoy it. I'm using stunning tube 'Wendy' by Verymany
that you can find at VMT store. This beauty is multilayered.
For this tag I'm using lovely PTU kit 'Christmas Joys'
by A [Space] Between that you can find HERE.
Kit has 65 elements, 4 clusters and 22 papers.

Kit Preview:

And as I mention here comes freebies!!! It's snag tags and
all you need to do is click on them and download. That's it.
But please do not alter them in any way or
claim as your own. Thank you.




-xoxo al3x-
Thursday, November 13, 2014

**CT Kajena & Kissing Kate - Christmas Countdown**

Hey everyone :)
My new CT tag for showing off with
gorgeous tube by Kajenna that you can find
at PFD store. It has 2 tubes, cat and teddy and
both have all bunch of layers to play with.
For this tag I'm using stunning PTU kit 'Vintage Holiday'
by Kissing Kate that you can find at S&CO, SPAZZ or T4T store.
Kit comes with 80 elements, 4 frames and 10 papers.

Kit Preview:


-xoxo al3x-
Saturday, November 8, 2014

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Warm Wishes**

*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 'Warm Wishes'
by Dees'Sign Depot. You can find it HERE.
Mask of choice - DD_2014FM1
Font of choice - Rege Italic


Let's get started...
We'll do this one little different, tag will be insed the mask.
So open new canvas 600x600 and then 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_6.
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 and place in the center.
Now go under the mask, background layer, and click on it. From a
kit past Element_98, resize and place to cover the empty circle
inside the mask. Click the mask layer then. Now past Frame_4, resize
it but don't hold the 'shift' button cause the frame needs to be more
like a circle not oval (it's OK if it's not circle, but should be
close to it). Add Drop Shadow - Opacity 45%, Angle 120, Distance 5
and Size 5. Go down and click on the mask layer again. From the kit
past Element_79 and place it at the upper left frame side. Use Eraser
Tool to remove parts that cover the Santa, then shadow. Click on the
frame layer, then past full size tube and place it at the bottom of
the frame. Make a copy of tube layer. For the original tube layer
use filter Paint Daubs - Brush Size 1, Sharpness 1 and Brush Type
Simple. Add Drop Shadow on that layer. For the tube copy layer use
filter Gaussian Blur - Radius 5,0 pixels. Then double click on the
layer and set Blend Mode to Overlay with Opacity on 45%. If you like
you can group those two layers. Click on the frame layer again, we
gonna add elements around it now. From the kit past Element_25,
resize and place it at the top right side, behind the tube, shadow.
Then place Element_97 right above the frame, center. Use Eraser tool
to remove the stick, then shadow. Between those two add Element_79
with shadow. At the gold branch past 2 copies of Spray_3, one on
the left and other on the right side with shadow on both. Between
them place Element_102, with 2 copies of Element_82, shadow on all.
We gonna make big bow on top of all that. For that use those
elements with that order with shadow on all:
Element_22
Element_25 (x2)
Element_81 (x2)
Element_63
Element_6
Now add 2 smaller copies of Spray_11 at the canvas bottom, under the
tube. Select both layers and Convert to Smart Object then add shadow.
On it place 2 small copies of Spray_12, no shadow. Then at the frame
left side past Element_25, resize and shadow. On it place Element_102
and Element_92a. Select both layers and Convert to Smart Object,
then add shadow. Little left from them add Element_26, shadow. On it
place Element_70, Element_81 and Element_54 in that order with
shadow on all. At the bottom left side, right above tube boot place
Element_82, shadow. Right from it add Element_19, Element_79 and
Element_5 in that order with shadow on all. Now click on the tubes
group or copy tube layer. We gonna add some elements to cover tube
right bottom. First add 2 copies of Element_19, with shadow on both.
Then place 2 copies of Element_82, shadow. Then place those elements
in that order with shadow on all (check my tag for exact position):
Element_51
Element_16
Element_17
Element_12
Element_5
Element_11
Element_84
Element_50
Element_43
At the end place Word Art_1 as it showen on my tag. Add Stroke -
Size 1 and Color #3a200a, Outer Glow - Screen, Opacity 75%, Softer,
Size 5, Range 50% and Drop Shadow - Opacity 75%, Angle 120,
Distance 2 and Size 2.

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


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

**CT Verymany & Dees'Sign Depot**

Well it's been forever but I'm back!!!
And right away I have 2 CT tags to show off.
For my 1st tag I'm using beautiful tube 'Adriana'
by Verymany that you can find at VMT store.
Match it up with lovely KISS#7 by Dees'Sign Depot
that's only 0.99$ at her store - HERE.

For my 2nd tag I'm using brand new tube 'Melissa' by
Verymany that you can also find at VMT store.
This one I matched up with lovely kit and matching
clusters 'Remember When' by Dees'Sign Depot.
Kit you can find HERE with 25% off and
clusters are HERE for only 2$.

Kit Preview:


-xoxo al3x-

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