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Sunday, 11 November 2012

FTU tutorial - Snow Queen

This tutorial is from my own imagination
Any similiarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

This tutorial was written by Julie Kirkman on 11th November 2012

Today I'm using to amazing art of Tony Tzanoukakis please go to Tony's store to purchase

Programme of choice - I'm using Corel X14

Tube of choice :- Tony T's Snow Queen
Tagtemplate 229 by Denz Designz HERE
Mask BBD mask 180HEREl
FTU Scrap kit Midnight Starlight by Mirella  HERE (scroll down)
Font - 1 Bicarbonate DNA, Bank Gothic, and FFF urban for the copyright

Plug In's used 
Xero - Fritilary & Radiance
Unless stated use all filters on default settings
I'm gonna used a couple of abbreviations (save repeat myself lol)
C & P - copy & paste
S,SA,F,DF - Select, Select All, Float, De-Float
DS - Drop Shadow

Here we go:-------->
Open up all your supplies in PSP
Start with your tagtemplate go to
Window - Duplicate and close out the original template
Image - canvas size 900 x 900 pixels (I like a large canvas to work on, we'll re-size later)
Delete the Denz designz layer then go to the bottom of your layer palette
and flood fill Raster 1 with white 

add a new raster layer
and flood fill with a gradient of choice
I used #4b9bc6 and #d5f7fb linear gradient angle 36 repeats 5
Go to adjust - blur - Gaussian blur 10
then go to effects - texture effects - mosaic glass
then apply your mask
Image - resize - resize smartsize 80%

In your layer palette highlight back layer
Create a new raster layer and take paper 9 from the kit
Copy and paste into selection, select none
DS 3,3,30,5 colour #404040
delete the back layer
In your layer palette highlight black circles layer
C & P paper 4 - selections - invert - delete - select none
Effects - plugs ins - Xero Fritillary - default settings and apply
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
delete the black circles layer
In your layer palette highlight white square layer
C & P paper 14 resize smartsize 70 %  
selections - invert - delete - select none
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
delete white square layer
In your layer palette highlight pink circles layer
C & P paper 18 resize smartsize 80 %  
selections - invert - delete - select none
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Delete pink circles layer
In your layer palette highlight black rectangle layer
C & P paper 2 resize smartsize 70 %  
selections - invert - delete (Don't deselect yet)
selections - invert
Now C & P your tube and position to the left of the rectangle
I re-sized by 70% back to your tube and flip horizontal the C & P
and position to the right of the rectangle this time resize by 60%
back to your layer palette and merge down both tube layers
Delete - selections - select none
duplicate your tube layer 
On this copy layer go to adjust - blur - Gaussian blur 3 and change the blend mode to soft
Effects - plug ins - Xero Radiance on default settings and apply
back to your original tube layer and change the blend mode to overlay
On your paper layer DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Delete black rectangle layer
Delete the shape layer, small dot layer and stars layer
Before we add our tube go to raster 1 and select your crop tool
now apply (this will remove any little bits of the tube that maybe left)
Back to the top of your layer palette now
and C & P your tube re-sizing by 42%
If your using the same tube as me.....we now need to crop off a bit of the bottom of the tube
Take your selection tool - set to rectangle and feather to 20
draw a small rectangle on the area you want to delete
Select none
Duplicate your tube layer go to adjust - blur - Gaussian blur - radius 3
change the blend mode to soft light, now apply Xero Porcelain
back to your orginal tube and apply your Porcelain plug in again
DS 3,3,30,10 colour #404040
Time to add some elements from your kit now:-

I used (refer to my tag for placement)
Copy & Paste
Element 12 - image - flip vertical - duplicate - flip horizontal
place under your main tube layers 
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Element 23 - image - resize 30% 
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Element 16 - image - resize 30%
drag down your layer palette to just above your small circle layer
duplicate and position bottom left of your tag
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Now place these elements above your tubes
Element 30 - image - free rotate 60 right - resize by 70%
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Element 25 - image - resize by 30%
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Element 59 - image - resize by 80%
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Element 35 C & P , place to the right
then duplicate and drag copy over to the left
DS 3,3,38,5 colour #404040
Now select your text tool
Using Bank Gothic font - size 48 - anti alias set to smooth - width 2
Background #4b9bc6 
Foreground white 
Type out Snow Queen
DS 3,3,58,5 colour #404040
Delete your white background layer
Merge all layers visible and crop
Image - resize - resize all layers to 700 pixels - ok
add your cr,  tagger info and name and saved as a PNG

Phew!!! your done
I would love to see anything you create