01 May 2011

Well Behaved Women (PTU)

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Well Behaved Women

This tutorial was written by me on May 1st, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work with other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a wicked kit by Tammy's Scraps called "2 Hot 2 Handle".  Love the bright colour palette and wonderful elements!  You can get it at Lollipops and Gumdrops.  Thanks so much Tammy!

Tube of choice: I used the sexy artwork of Ismael Rac with a valid license.  If you'd like to use the same tube, you can purchase it from his store HERE.

Template of choice: I used template #13 by Rachel of Scraps of Enchantment.

My word art, HERE.

Mask of choice: I used one of Dee's awesome new masks, #10.  Download from her blog HERE.

Plug-ins used: Penta color dot, HERE (scroll down).
Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow (optional, for name effect only).

Font of choice: I used The NautiGal, a pay font.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the info and the two brush layers.  Increase the canvas size to 800 x 700 so you have room to work.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Use your colour replacer tool to change the colour of the Rectangle Dots to #8509ed or a colour of your choice.

Activate the large rectangle layer.  Selections > Select All > Float > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Do the same for all the remaining layers except the Scalloped Edge layer and the Blur Circle layer.

Activate the blur circle layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill twice with #8509ed or a colour of your choice.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Activate the scalloped edge layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #f843b1 or a colour of your choice.  Deselect.  Apply Penta Color Dot with the default settings, but change the Distance to 4.  Apply this filter twice.  Delete the original layer.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  If you're using the same tube, resize 75%.  Place above the center square layer and use your freehand selection tool to select the sections you don't want and tap delete to remove the excess.  Activate the rectangle dots layer and use the eraser to remove the parts you don't want covering your tube.  Apply a drop shadow of choice to the tube.  I always use Eye Candy Perspective Shadow for this.  If you have the same plug-in and would like to use it for your tube, here are the settings I used:

Settings: Drop Shadow Low.  Change the settings under the Basics tab to this:



Apply a drop shadow to all template elements.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 55, Blur 12.

Now add your elements.  I used:

element 77: resize 80%, copy and paste as a new layer above the background layer.  Reduce opacity to 50
element 101: resize 20%
element 98: resize 20%, then 85%
elements 8 & 9: resize 20%
element 25: resize 10%
elements 81 & 82: resize 15%

Apply drop shadow to the elements: I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 10

Make sure you're happy with the placement of everything, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection and deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Crop and resize your tag.

Add your name and apply the gradient glow effect if using.  Add all applicable copyright and license information and you're finished.  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

I'd love to see your results, email me!  :-)

Hugs, Carol

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