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Monday, February 2, 2015

Glam Glitz PTU tutorial

This tutorial was written by me on February 2, 2015 using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is pure coincidence.


I used the artwork of Gennadiy Koufay. 
Gennadiy Koufay has retired from PSP community. 
His tubes aren't available for purchase anymore.
I used PTU kit called Glitz from Inzpired Creationz. You can buy it - HERE
I used Mask from Vix. Vix_Mask365 which can be downloaded - HERE.
Fonts - Bank Gothic and Notalot25 for credits.

Open new canvas W: 700 H: 600

Place GLAM wordart I gave you as show on the tag. 
Take PAPER_3 from the kit and place it above GLAM WA. Resize it to match the GLAM WA.
Right click on the  PAPER_3 layer > CREATE CLIPPING MASK.
Set adjustments on paper as shown below:

Open tube. Place her on the wordart as shown on the tag. 
Tube is a bit bigger so we shall reduce her size.
Hold CTRL+T, now as you can see tube is selected, hold SHIFT and move from 
outside to inside any of the corner with your cursor. Just for a bit.
Tube now should be smaller.

Make sure tube layer is selected. Go to FILTER> ARTISTIC> PAINT DOUBS 
Match settings as shown below:
Add DROP SHADOW on tube : 

Open new canvas - 600x600.
Take Cityscape_1 element from the kit, place it on new canvas and resize it. 
Same way as we did with the tube but this time move cursor from INSIDE > OUT. 
Use my tag as guidance to match the size of the element. Once you place it, duplicate Cityscape_1 element

Move duplicated layer up, like on image below:
( I used white stroke for example, to show line between two elements, do not add it on yours elements)
Once you placed elements like on image above, 
Any size will work, I used size 50.

Now we are merging two elements into one, using eraser tool.
Delete bottom of the duplicated layer, this shadowed/ black area on the bottom of the buildings.
You should have something like this:

Now select both layers holding SHIFT key.

Now move finished element on the canvas where we started making tag .
Place cityscape element behind GLAM WA. In the middle.

Select cityscape element. Go to FILTER> ARTISTIC> PAINT DOUBS.
Apply same settings as we used on the tube.

Add drop shadow:
Add rest of the elements on the tag.
Use my tag as guidance.
I applied PAINT DOUBS effect on each element, using same settings as on tube and cityscape.
Once done with placement of elements, place GLITZ WA on the bottom of tag.
Make sure this wordart is above all elements and tube.
Grab GLAM2 wordart, place it on the top of tag, as on my tag.
Make sure that wordart is behind all elements.

Now add mask on the tag. Open your mask. 
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_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. 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 your name, I used BANK GOTHIC font in yellow color, #dea62b
Add stroke in white color, SIZE: 2
OUTER GLOW > COLOR: #c4803b 

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



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