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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time and Space PTU Tutorial



If you want to use the same Word art as I am, please right click and save the word art below...


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit From the Earth to the Moon by Digicats (and Dogs) HERE

Tube: I am using the awesome art work of Elias Chatzoudis HERE
(Must have a license number to use his art!)

Mask of choice

Font Used: Wasser

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open New raster 700x700 at 72 DPI
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 70, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 13 (resize 72%)
Paper 4 (resize 88%)
Captains Wheel (do Not resize)
Chicken Wire (resize 74% mirror, and flip)
Clock (resize 70%)
Divider (resize 72%)
Gears2 (resize 48%)
Luggage (resize 48%)
Planet 1&2 (resize 36%)
Porthole (resize 78%)
Rocket 1 (resize 36%)
Shooting star (Do Not resize)
Sparkles (do Not resize)
Sparkling stars (reszie 51%)
Tube (if using the same resize 70%)
Tube close up (same as above tube)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
copy and paste paper 4, add your mask, copy and paste sparkles, copy and paste porthole.
Copy and paste the chicken wire, adjusting to the left top side as in sample.
copy and paste paper 13 drag below the porthole and erase everything on the outside edge.
your paper should only be seen from the center of the Porthole. Copy and paste close up
tube, erasing everything on the outside of the porthole. I chaged the blend mode to
Luminance (Legacy) and dropped opacity to 59.  Copy and paste sparkling stars and adjust to
the top of the porthole just above the close up tube layer. Erase anything that hangs out of
the porthole. Duplicate, image, flip, and drag to bottom like in the sample.  Copy and paste
the rocket, using your pick tool, rotate to the left, don't forget to add your dropshadow as
you go. copy and paste planet 1 and 2 adjusting inside the porthole. copy and paste shooting
star, erase anything sticking out of the porthole.
Copy and paste the clock, using the pick tool, rotate to the right slightly. Move to the
right side under paper 13 layer.  copy and paste the luggage, place above the clock, using
the eraser tool, erase any of the clock that sticks out the bottom of the luggage.
copy and paste the divider moving to the bottom of the luggage layer. Still adding the
dropshadow as you go. Add your tube and add dropshadow. Position to lower left side.
copy and paste the captains wheel, adjusting to the lower left side, under the paper 13
layer.  copy and paste the gears 2 above the wheel and adjust to lower bottom left corner.
Crop and resize.  I resized mine to 500 pixels.  Make sure the DPI
is at 72. If you choose, you can add the word art as seen in the sample, or make your own.
You do not have to add the word art if you do not choose to.
Add your name. I used inner bevel to give the name a cool effect on these settings:
Bevel 2 (semi circle), width 31 smoothness 35, depth 16, ambience -27, shininess 46
Angle 135, intensity 30, elevation 88.light color white.
I added a gradient glow to the name on the following settings:
Basic Tab: Glow width 3, Soft corners 25%, Overall opacity 100%
color Tab: using white, drag a second tab to 1/2 accross so there are 2 black tabs.
Add your copyrights for the tube.  Don't forget to add your license number
if using a PTU tube.
Merge visible and save! you're 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
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!
Monday, August 22, 2011

New PTU tut: Shiver Me Timbers


For this tutorial you will need the following:
Scrap kit: PTU kit Shiver Me Timbers By Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE
Template: Shiver Me Timbers by Me HERE
Tube: I am using the awesome art work of PinUp Toons HERE
(I bought mine from CILM so I am using that license number)
Font Used: Treasure Map Deadhand

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, image, resize size 600x600. Image, Canvas size 700x700
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 70, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 5 (resize 60%)
Paper 6 (resize 90%)
Paper 10 (resize 80%)
Barrel (resize 34%)
Fishing Net 2 (resize 78%)
Flare (Do Not resize)
Flower 7,8,&9 (resize 40%)
Lantern (resize 32%)
Parrot (resize 58% mirror)
Scroll 1 (resize 32%)
Scroll 2 (resize 40%)
Ship Wheel (resize 48%)
Treasure Chest (resize 34%)
Tube (if using the same Do not resize, mirror)
You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
Delete the copyright and the word art layer.
Select the the Circle layer, selections, float, defloat, invert.
Copy and paste paper 5, hit delete on the keyboard. Selections, select none.
Delete the circle layer.
Make sure you add your dropshadow to everthing as you go.
Select the rectangle layer, selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 6
Hit delete. Selections, select none and delete the grey rectangle layer.
Select the large square, selections, float, defloat, invert copy and paste paper 10
hit delete. Selections, select none and delete the grey square layer.
Copy and paste the flare, see sample for placement, with the eraser tool, erase the tip of
the flare so it barely sticks up over the square.  Duplicate mirror.
Copy and paste the fishing net, adjust above the rectangle layer just below the flares.
Copy and paste flower 7,8, and 9.  Drag just below the frame and circle layers, see sample
for placement.  Duplicate flower 8 and move to oposite side like example.
Remember to add dropshadows as you go.
below the frame layer copy and paste the barrel and treasure chest.  position to bottom
left side.  copy and paste the lantern, duplicate and change color to a warm yellow/orange
color, adjust, blur, gaussian blur at 20.  Copy and paste the parrot and adjust to top right
side of circle frame.  copy and paste scroll 2, using the pick tool, rotate the scroll as in
example.  Copy and paste the ships wheel. Copy and paste the tube, add dropshadow. Copy and
paste scroll 1 move over the tube hand as the example and lower the opacity of the scroll
until you can see the hand below it, erase only the scroll that is above the hand, so it looks
like the tube is holding the scroll.
Crop and resize.  I resized mine to 500 pixels.  Make sure the DPI
is at 72.  Add your name.  I added a gradient glow to the name on the following settings:
Basic Tab: Glow width 3, Soft corners 25%, Overall opacity 100%
color Tab: using black, drag a second tab to 3/4 accross so there are 2 black tabs.
Add your copyrights for the tube.  Don't forget to add your license number
if using a PTU tube.
Merge visible and save! you're 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
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

PTU Tut Emo Shun


For this tutorial you will need the following:
Scrap kit: PTU kit Emo Shun by Scraps by CWD HERE
Template: Missy template #26 HERE
Tube: I am using the awesome art work of VeryMany HERE
(If you use the same tube from SATC you must have a license number)
Font Used: Luna Bar
Mask of choice
♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, image, canvas size 600x600
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 70, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 4 (resize 82%)
Paper 7 (resize 75%)
Paper 16 (resize 75%)
Emo Accent2 (Do Not resize)
Emo Accent3 (Do Not Resize)
Scalloped Template2 (resize 86%)
Scalloped Template3 (resize 82%)
Skull Star Grunge Decal (resize 54%)
T-shirt Pink Skull (Do Not Resize - Mirror)
Tube (if using the same resize 54%)
You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
Delete the copyright and the background layer.
Select the the Circle layer, selections, float, defloat, invert.
Copy and paste paper 16, hit delete on the keyboard. Selections, select none.
Delete the circle layer.
Make sure you add your dropshadow to everthing as you go.
Select the star layer, selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 7
Hit delete. Selections, select none and delete the star layer.
I added a gradient glow to both the circle and the star on the following settings:
Basic Tab: Glow width 3, Soft corners 25%, Overall opacity 100%
color Tab: using black, drag a second tab to 3/4 accross so there are 2 black tabs.
Copy and paste scalloped template 2. adjust under the circle layer.  Copy and paste
scalloped template3 above scalloped temp2 center.
Copy and paste paper 4.  Add your mask to it, in the layers palette, right click in mask
Merge group.
Copy and paste the tube, on the circle layer, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert
now select the tube and erase the legs that hang over the circle edge. Add dropshadow to
the tube.
Copy and paste the remaining elements and adjust to your liking, you can follow the sample
for placements.
On the dotted star, I picked a pink from the kit and changed the color to the pink, then added
a gradient glow with the above settings.
Add your dropshadow. Crop and resize.  I resized mine to 500 pixels.  Make sure the DPI
is at 72.  Add your name.  I added the same gradient glow to mine.
Add your copyrights for the tube.  Don't forget to add your license number
if using a PTU tube.
Merge visible and save! you're 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
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Kitties in my Garden PTU tut

To make this adorable siggy, please follow the directions below!

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Scrap kit: PTU kit Kitties in my Garden by kissed by Pix HERE
Template: Missy template #29 HERE
Tube: tube of choice, I am using the adorable art work of Lia
Font Used: Tingle Institute
Mask of choice
♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, image, canvas size 600x600
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 54, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 1 (resize 54%)
Sky Paper 1 (resize 66%)
Sky Paper 2 (resize 66%)
Floral Paper 3 (resize 66%)
Blue Grass (resize 68%)
Doodle 2 (resize 67%)
Fence (resize 56%)
Flutter 4 (resize 18%)
Kitty 3 (resize 28%)
Kitty 8 (resize 28%)
Ribbon 6 (resize 68%)
Star Mobile (do not resize)
Summer flower 3 (resize 16%)
Vine (resize 60%)
Tube (if using the same tube resize 68%)
You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
Delete the copyright, brush by Ivy, and the background.
Select the the scalloped edge layer, selections, float, defloat, invert.
Copy and paste floral paper 3, hit delete on the keyboard. Selections, select none.
Delete the black scalloped edge layer.
Make sure you add your dropshadow to everthing as you went.
Select large rectangle layer, selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste sky paper 2
Hit delete. Selections, select none and delete the grey rectangle.
Select the smaller rectangle, selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste sky paper 1,
hit delete.  Selections, select none and delete the smaller grey rectangle.
Copy and paste paper 1, layers, load/save mask, add your mask, right click on the mask layer
and merge group.  Now you can resize or move around if needed.
copy and paste ribbon 6 drag to bottom layer just above the mask in the bottom left corner.
Duplicate, mirror and adjust to the top right side.  See example.
copy and paste the doodle 2. Mirror and using your pick tool, straiten it out some.
copy and paste the star mobile.  using your selection tool set on rectangle, select the top
part of the mobile (Large star) and delete it, leaveing the strings and the stars.  See sample
for placement. Remember to add dropshadow as you go. Copy and paste the vine, using the pick
tool straighten it out and move to the right side of the template on top layer.
Copy and paste the fence, adjusting inside the smaller rectangle.  Copy and paste flutter 4
using the pick tool again, turn it to the right a bit.  Position to top right above the vine.
copy and paste blue grass, aranging on top of the fence to strech the entire length of larger
rectangle.  Copy and paste summer flower setting just on top of left fence post.
Copy and paste kitty 8, mirror and place at the bottom left corner.  Copy and paste kitty 3,
mirror and move to the bottom right corner.
Copy and paste the tube and drag just below kitty 3 layer. Add your dropshadows.
Crop and resize to your liking, I resized to 500.  Make sure DPI is 72.
Add your name. I added an effect to the name. If you want to use the same effect, then follow the
next steps...
Effects, 3D Effects, inner bevel on these settings:
Width 24, Smoothness 40, Depth 16, Ambience -27, Shininess 46, Angle 135, Intensity 30
Elevation 88, using white.  Click ok, then I added a gradient glow with the color black.
Add your dropshadow. Add your copyrights for the tube.
Merge visible and save! you're 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
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

PTU Tut Silver Bullet


For this tutorial you will need the following:
Scrap kit: PTU kit Silver Bullet by Wicked Creation Scrapz HERE
Template: by me HERE
Tube: PTU by Zindy S.D. Nielsen HERE
Must have a license number to use her work
Font Used: Feathergraphy Decoration
Mask of choice
♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, image, canvas size 750x750
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 70, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 1 (resize 76%)
Paper 4 (resize 56%)
Paper 9 do not resize
Paper 10 (resize 56%)
Butterfly (resize 44%)
Flame Do Not resize
Glitter Brad (resize 48%)
Glitter Scatter Do not resize
Hat (resize 66%)
Orchid Do Not resize
Razor blade (resize 60% Mirror)
Stars Do Not resize
Tube (if using the same tube do not resize)
You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
Delete the copyright, word art (unless you want to use), and the rectangle.
Add new raster layer, drag to the very bottom in the layer palette, flood fill with black
Layers, load/save mask pick your mask of choice, merge group.
Select the large cirle at the bottom layer, selections, float, defloat, invert.
Copy and paste paper 9, hit delete on the keyboard. Selections, select none. Delete the grey circle.
On the black circle layer, Adjust, add noise with these settings, Uniform and monochrome checked
and noise set at 100%.  Don't forget to add your dropshadow as you go.
on the circle above the black circle, selections, float, defloat,invert, copy and paste paper 1
selections, select none, and delete the grey circle.
on small square selections, float, defloat, invert copy and paste paper 4, selections, select
none, and delete dark grey square.  Do the same with the small cirlce above it, copy and paste
paper 10. Copy and paste the glitter scatter and drag below the largest circle adjusting to the
left by the square.  Copy and paste the stars, drag to the top layer, adjusting to the top right
side.  Copy and paste the flame, moving it to the right side.  copy and paste the glitter brad,
moving to the bottom of the flame, covering it up. copy and paste the butterfly, adjust to the
left side (see sample for placement).  Copy and paste the orchid, drag below the smallest circle
Now copy and paste the tube, adjust to your liking, then click and paste the razor blade, moving
it below the small circle.  Copy and paste the hat, placing it in the small circle. Make sure
you added your dropshadow to everthing as you went.
Crop and resize to your liking, I resized to 500.  Make sure DPI is 72.
Add your name.  I did add a gradient glow to mine but if you do not have Eyecandy 4000, just
selections, float, defloat, modify by 2, add new raster layer and flood fill with black.
Drag below the name and add dropshadow. Add your copyrights for the tube.
Merge visible and save! you're 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
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!
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