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Monday, August 16, 2010

PTU Tutorial ~ Mice in the Kitchen

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Over Run with Mice by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Tube: The Fabulous Art work by PinUp Toons HERE

You must have a license number to use his work.

Mask: WSL mask# 180 HERE

Eye candy 4000: Gradient glow, & Glass

Font Used: GradoGradooNF

♥ Let's Get started! ♥

In Psp Open new layer 500x500 transparent checked.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 3, Horizontal: 3, Opacity: 70, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 1 (resize 82%)
Coffee, Flour, and Sugar canisters (resize 16%)
Counter (resize 62%)
fridge 2 (resize 62%)
Mixing bowl 3 (resize 24%)
Mouse 1,3,& 8 (resize 16%)
Shelf (resize 36%)
Stove (resize 48%)
Toaster (resize 22%)
Tube (if using the same as I am, resize 72%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
Copy and paste Paper 1. Layers, Load/save mask, mask from disc. Apply mask. Merge group.
Resize by 72%.
Copy and paste the counter. Add dropshadow. Copy and paste the fridge and stove. Adjust
like the sample. Add dropshadow.
Copy and paste the toaster on the counter. Add dropshadow.
Copy and paste the shelf. Add dropshadow. Copy and paste the flour, sugar, and coffee
canisters. Adjust on the shelf. Add dropshadow. Copy and paste the bowl. Adjust on the stove
top and add dropshadow. Copy and paste the mice. Move them to where you think looks best. Follow
the sample for placement if you want it to look like mine. Add dropshadow.
copy and paste the tube, mirror. Add dropshadow. Position in front of the fridge and counter.
From here you can copy and paste any other elements you wish to use. I used the turnips,
carrots, bread, and cheese 2. Just make sure to resize them to fit your siggy!
Now Add your name (I used the blue from the background) and click effects, plugins,
eyecandy 4000 Glass on these settings:
Bevel Width 20.00
Smoothness 100
Inside marquee checked
Edge Darkening 40
Gradient Shading 50
Refratcion 50
Opacity 60
Tinting 40
Glass color: same color used for the name.
Click ok.
Adjust, add noise on these settings:
Uniform checked, Monochrome checked, and noise at 34%. Click ok.
Now add your gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use black for the color. And drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow.
Crop and resize. I resized mine to 500 pixels. Add your copyright info and any license number if using a PTU tube.
Save and you are done! Simple and easy. I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial! If you have any questions please email me at
Here is a preview of the kit that I used.



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