Monday, September 19, 2011

"Pixie Attitude" PTU Tut

*What you will need*

PaintShopPro (any version should work)
PTU Kit "Pixie Attitude" by Crys  @  Creative Scraps By Crys
Font I used : Scriptina
Tube © Medi

**This tutorial assumes that you have working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.**

**This tutorial was written by Aimee Pryor on September 19, 2011.  
Any similarity between this tutorial and another is nothing but 
coincidence.  You may link back to my tutorials, but do
not copy them and put them on your own group or site of any kind.  
If you'd like to share your creation,
you may email them to me at and I 
will share them here :o) Thanks!**

Alrighty!  Download and open the template in PSP & Install your font.
Duplicate the template - Close the original.

Activate the top square layer using your magic wand.
Select inside the square and then go to selections - modify 
Expand by 1.  Add a new layer - Copy a paper from
the kit and paste into selection.  Select none.
Do the same for the bottom square.  Delete the Original 

Make FRAME layer active.
Selections - Select all - Float - Defloat
Choose another paper from kit - Copy and paste
as a new layer.  Selections - Invert - Delete.
Select none.  Delete original FRAME layer.

Activate FRAME BACKGROUND layer - Selections
Select all - Float - defloat - Choose a paper from the kit,
resize 70% - Copy and paste as a new layer - Selections -
Invert - Delete.  Now delete the original FRAME BACKGROUND

Now make the dots active - Select all - Float - Defloat
Choose a coordinating color - Add a new layer -
and fill with color.  Select none and delete the original DOTS

We've finished with the base of our tage.  Now's a good time
to grab a snack, maybe a drink, and come back!  Now is also
a good time to save your image (as a PSP image) in case
something happens.

Ready?!  Here we go --

Change your canvas size to 750 x 750 pixels so we
have room to work.  Make Raster 2 layer active (bottom 
square) -  Add some elements.  Here's what I added
and how I resized them :
House - 30%
Log - 15%
Frog - 15%
Chair - 15%
Mushrooms - 10%

Apply a drop shadow of 2, -2, 70, 8 Black to each of the element layers.
Hide all other layers and merge visible.
Unhide all layers and make the top square layer active.
These are the elements I used and how I resized :
Flowers - 60%
Tree - 40%
Bird - 20% (& mirrored)
Apply the same drop shadow we used before.
If any elements go beyond the paper - make paper layer
active - select all - float - defloat - Invert - then click on
each element layer and hit delete.  Select none.  Hide all other
layers - Merge visible.

Make frame background active - Copy tube of choice.
Paste as new layer (will be below the frame).
Duplicate and move copied tube above the frame layer.
Make frame background active - select all - float - defloat
Invert - Make bottom tube layer active and hit delete.
Select none.  Now activate the top tube layer - 
Using your eraser - erase her feet.  Add previous drop
shadow to the frame layer.  Hide all other layers and merge
visible.  Add the same shadow to the two smaller squares.
Merge all visible.

Copy leaf element # 23 from kit - Paste as new layer.
Arrange to your liking - Make sure it's under the main
image - Duplicate - Mirror - Flip.  Merge visible.

Add a new layer - Select all - Choose and copy a paper 
from the kit - Paste paper into selection.  Select none.
Now apply a mask of your choice.
Merge visible - Crop and resize to your liking.

Copy "Pixie Attitude" wordart - Paste as new layer - Resize
70% (just the word art).
Add name and copyright info.
Save as .png for a transparent background and .jpg
for a white background.

You're done!!
I hope you enjoyed this tut and it wasn't too confusing to you!!

Thanks :o)

****I also created a couple cluster frames using this kit.
They are free for you to download, just remember to leave
me some thank yous!!****

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