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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

♥Sweet Candi PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on September 28th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***
Here is what we will be making :


Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Tube Of Choice - I used the amazing work of Lady Mishka, you can now purchase her work at PFD
Scrapkit - Sweet Candi By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Template - Temp107 By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow (Optional)
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow (Optional)

Font Used :
AL Sandra

Elements Used :
P8
P5
P3
P11
P6
Text2
Text
Ribbon5
Ribbon3
RibbonBow
Star
Lolli2
Decor
Candi5
Candi4
Bow3
Beads
Hearts
Cherries
Hearts2
Candi2
Candi1
Splatters
Sparkles

Lets Begin :
Start by opening your Template 107-
Go to Image - click Canvas Size - set to 800 X 800 (Don't worry you will crop it later, this just gives you more room to work with)

Now go to your layers pallet - delete the credit & background layers.

In your layers pallet - click on your Raster 8 layer - Go to Selections - click Select All, go back to Selections & click Float , then go back to Selections & click Defloat -

Now open Paper6 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections - click Invert. Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
(You are welcome to use my settings below or your own, the choice is always yours)
Then click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.


Then click Ok.

Now go back to your layers pallet & delete your original Raster 8 layer.

In your layers pallet - click on your Raster 2 layer - go to Selections, Select All, Float - Defloat -

Open Paper 5 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go back to Selections & click Invert. Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Use the same settings you used above.

Then go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - again using the same settings as before.

Now go to your layers pallet - delete your original Raster 2 layer.

Now follow those same steps for the layers I have listed below. Only on each layer you will use a different paper. I will list each paper that I used incase you would like to use the same. :-) Also make sure that you add your gradient glow & drop shadow to each layer, then go to your layers pallet & delete the original layer for each one.

Raster 7 - Paper5
Raster 4 - Paper 11
Raster 5 - Paper 3 (Do not add gradient glow or drop shadow to this layer)
Raster 3 - Paper 8

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 6 layer - go to Selections, Select All, Float - Defloat -
Now make a new raster layer - activate your flood fill tool, set your background color to #000000 (black)
Then click inside your marching ants. 
Now keeping this layer selected, open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Then position it within your marching ants to your liking. Once happy with placement go to Selections - click Invert - then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Then go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to your layers pallet &on your tube layer, change your Blend Mode to Luminance (L)

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 15 layer - go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise, set to Uniform , 100, and make sure your Monochrome box is checked, then click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow to this layer.

Back in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 16 layer & apply the same Noise & drop shadow to this layer.

Now open your tube - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - re-size it to 50%. Then re-size it again to 90%. (This size may vary depending on the tube you use, and your choice of placement)

Now place it to your liking. Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your tube layer - then click Duplicate - then go to Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - set it to 5.00 & click Ok.
Go back to your layers pallet at the top & change the Blend Mode to Overlay.
Then in your layers pallet - click on your original tube layer & apply a drop shadow.

Now click on your Raster 9 layer - go to Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel
(You can use my settings below or your own)


Click Ok.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. Use the same settings you have been using.

Now click on your Raster 10 layer & apply the same Inner Bevel settings & Drop Shadow settings.

Also apply the same Inner Bevel  settings to your Raster 11 layer.
Then on your Raster 12 layer apply a Drop Shadow.

Now lets add some elements :

Open your Text 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position to your liking.
In your layers pallet - move your Text 2 layer down below both of your tube layers.
Go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4 - Gradient Glow
**Don't forget to click on the color tab as well & set your color to your liking)
 

Then click Ok.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow . Use same settings as before.

Now open your Text element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Position it to your liking.
Then apply Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow & Drop Shadow.

Open Ribbon 5 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer, position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings)

Open Ribbon 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 70%. Now position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Ribbonbow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 70%. Position it to your liking then Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Star element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Star layer - then click Duplicate. Then position your duplicated Star element to your liking. Then go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Duplicated Star layer & click Duplicate again. Now position this element to your liking as well.

Open your Lolli2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Then position it to your liking. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Decor element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to your liking.
Sharpen, but do not apply a drop shadow.

Open your Candi 5 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Now position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Candi 4 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Bow3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas , then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Bow3 layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Bow3 element to your liking.

Open your Beads element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Hearts element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to the lower right of your template. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Hearts layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of these 2 elements if needed.

Open your Cherries element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 60%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Hearts2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Position it to the bottom of your template. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Hearts2 layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Flip. Then go back to your layers pallet & move your duplicated Hearts 2 layer down under both of your full tube layers.

Open your Candi 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Candi 2 layer - then click Duplicate. Now position your duplicated Candi 2 element to your liking.

Open your Candi 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Candi 1 layer - then click Duplicate. Now position your duplicated Candi 1 element to your liking. 
 
Open your Splatter element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to the upper left corner of your template.
Then go to your layers pallet - move your Splatter layer down so it is the very last layer in your layers pallet.
Now right click on your Splatter layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror.
Now right click on your duplicated Splatter layer ,click Duplicate, then go to Image & click Flip.
Then duplicate your duplicated layer again , then go to Image & click Mirror.
You should now have a copy of your Splatter element in all 4 corners of your template. Use your move tool to adjust the position of each one if needed.

Open your Sparkles element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - position your Sparkles element to the bottom of your template.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Sparkles layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Flip.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of either Sparkles element if needed.

Now activate your text tool - set your Font, Size & Color
I used :
Font : AL Sandra
Size : 80 Pixels (Will vary depending on length of your name, adjust accordingly)
Background Color : #000000
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Type out your name, then click Apply. Position your name where you would like it.
Once happy with placement go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. Use the same settings as you have through this tutorial.

If you are happy with the placement of everything on your tag - then go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer - then click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

Now activate your Crop tool, & crop off any access canvas that you did not use.

Now re-size your tag depending on the size you will need it to be for where you will be using it. 
Once I re-size my tag I like to Sharpen it one final time, so you may do that if you wish as well.

Now all that is left is to save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!! ♥










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