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Sunday, October 3, 2010

PTU tutorial ~ At the Circus

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit At the Circus by Kara at Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE

Tube: The Fabulous Art work by Caron Vinson HERE
You must have a license to use her work

Eye candy 4000: Glass and Gradient glow

Font Used: FTU font Wacky Action BTN

Mask used: WSL #84 & 117 HERE

♥ Let's Get started! ♥

Open a new raster layer 750x750
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 7 (resize 81%)
Frame 5 (resize 81%, Rotate 90% left)
Frame 2 (resize 34%)
Balloon 4 (resize 44%)
Confetti (resize 94%)
Cotton Candy 1 (resize 54%)
Flower 1 (resize 44%, mirror)
Rabbit Hat (resize 44%)
Ribbon 9 (resize 44%)
Ticket (resize 44%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
flood fill the layer with a dark grey (I used a color from the tube), Layers, load saved mask,
load mask from disc, select your mask and apply (I used WSL mask #84), Merge group.
Copy and paste confetti, Layers, load saved mask, load mask from disk, select mask
(I used WSL mask #117)
Copy and paste frame 5, Copy and paste paper 7, drag below the frame layer. With the magic
wand tool, click inside the frame layer, selections, modify, by 5, invert. On the paper
layer hit delete on the keyboard. Copy and paste the tube. Drag below the frame layer. Add
dropshadow to the tube, erase anything outside the frame layer. Add dropshadow to the frame.
Copy and paste frame 2. Add dropshadow, position at the upper left corner, Drag below the
paper layer. Duplicate and drag to the right side about mid way down. See sample for placement.
Now you can add what ever elements you want. If using the same as I did, then use the sample
to place your elements. On the right side, I started with the flower and then layered the cotton candy, then the ticket and then on top the rabbit hat. Add your dropshadow to all elements.
On the left side layer the ribbon and the balloons. Add dropshadow to both.
Now you add your name. If you want it to be like the sample, then you need to follow the next
steps to add a glass effect and gradient glow. If not, then skip to the resizing part.
Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, glass: on these settings,
Under Basic tab:
Bevel width 10.17
Smoothness 75
Inside Marquee checked
Edge Darkening 30
Gradient shading 0
Refraction 50
Opacity 0
Tinting 50
Glass color white. Click ok
Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, gradient glow.
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 gradient glow. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow.
Re-sizing the siggy...
I resized mine to 500 pixels. Add your copyright.
Save and you are done! Easy Peasy!
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial! If you have any questions please email me at



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