Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patty's Day-FTU Tutorial






This tag and tutorial was written of my own design. Any similarities to any other tutorial is purely 
coincidental.

Supplies
Scrap kit of choice: I am using the awesome work of Kittz Kreationz FTU Lucky Me kit. You can download it here.
Template: I am using a template from Missy and Simone from Creative Misfits. You can download it here.
Mask of choice: I am using the mask from Crys from Creative Misfits. You can download it here.
Font of choice: I am using Celtic Garamond the 2nd.
Tube of choice: I am using my favorite artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You have to have a license to use his artwork. 
Plug Ins-Tow the Line, Panel Stripes. Both are Tramages Plug in

Supplies
Paper 1
Paper 5
LM-2
LM-17
LM-71
Let's Get Started
Open your template. 
Increase your canvas size by 800x800. I like a larger workspace. You can resize later.
Flood fill white.
Delete the copyright layer.
Open paper 1. Copy. 
Select square 1. 
Selections> Select All>Float>Defloat
Paste new layer
Selections>Invert>Delete
Select none.
Add drop shadow of choice.
Repeat for square 2 with paper 1.
Delete both template layers.
Highlight square 3.
Select with magic wand.
New raster layer.
Flood fill with color of choice.
Selections>None
Add drop shadow of choice.
Repeat for square 4.
Delete template layers.
Open paper 5. Copy.
Highlight center square.
Selections>Select All>Float>Defloat
Paste as new layer
Selections>Select none.
Add drop shadow of choice.
Delete template layer.
Highlight slat 1
Use magic wand and select.
New raster layer. 
Flood fill with color of choice.
Selections>None
Add Tow the Line plug in.
I used these settings; 80,54,448,0
Add drop shadow of choice.
Repeat for slat 2.
Delete template layers.
Highlight rectangles.
Use magic wand. Select.
New raster layer.
Flood fill with color of choice.
Selections>None
Apply Tramages Panel Strip. 
I used the default settings.
Add drop shadow of choice.
Delete template layer.
Highlight frame 1.
Use magic wand. Select.
New raster.
Flood fill with color of choice.
Selections>None.
Apply Panel Strip.
Add drop shadow of choice.
Delete template layer.
Highlight Frame 2.
Use magic wand. Select.
New raster.
Flood fill with color of choice.
Selections>None
Add drop shadow.
Delete template layer.
Repeat with frame 3.
For Framebacks 1,2 & 3
Highlight layer
Use magic wand. Select.
New raster.
Flood fill with color of choice.
Selections>None.
Apply texture effect Blinds
Delete template layers.
Highlight Circles layer.
Use magic wand. Select.
New raster.
Flood fill with color of choice.
Selections>None
Apply Tow the Line.
Add drop shadow of choice.
Delete template layer.
Highlight diamond layers.
Adjust the color to match your tag.
Open your tube. Copy.
Paste to workspace. Mirror
Position where you like in the frames. 
Duplicate 2 times and move those below frames in your layers panel.
Starting with frame back 1, use your magic wand, select.
Highlight tube, Selections>Invert>Delete>Selections>None
Add drop shadow of choice. 
Repeat for the next 2 tubes.
See example for placement and way it should look.
Copy tube again.
Paste into workspace.
Position in place.
Add drop shadow.
Add your elements. Don't forget drop shadows.
Apply your mask.
Resize.
Add name and copyright.
And your done.
If you create anything from my tut, please email me. I would love to see it.



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