Sunday, 26 May 2013

FTU Curves

Curves was written by Myself on 25th May 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental .

Supplies Needed.
Tube of choice. I have used Floreta, a fabulous Ftu tube from Elias Chatzoudis  HERE
Fantastic Ftu Scrap kit ' Flirty In Pink' by Mary @ Sweet As Honey Creationz  HERE  
Mask Wsl353 by Chelle  HERE
Template 35 by Me  HERE

Filters Used
Xero - Radiance

Open template, duplicate and close original. Delete credits and Grey rectangle layer.

In Layer Palette - lilac circ 1. Selections - float. C/paste paper 7, re sized to 60%. De float, invert the selection and hit delete. Select none and delete original temp layer. Repeat for lilac circle 2.

Layer Palette - Large Blue rectangle - Float. C/paste paper 1. De float, invert and delete. Select none. Delete temp layer. 

Layer Palette - Merge thin blue rect 1 and 2 . Float. C/paste paper 10. De float, invert and delete. Select none and delete temp layer. D/shadow.

Layer Palette - White stripes - leave as is and drop shadow. 

Circle - Float. C/paste paper 4. De float, invert and delete. Select none and delete original temp layer. Above the circle C/paste Frame 1 from kit, re sized at 80%. Using the magic wand tool, click in the centre of frame to float. Modify - Expand the selection by 12. Below frame above circle, C/paste Element Heart 2 re sized to 110%. Centralise it beneath the selection. Invert and hit delete to remove excess heart . Select None. 
Working on the heart layer. Layer menu - Load mask from disk - Fit to layer. In layer palette - delete mask and merge group. Above this layer, behind frame layer, C/paste Screen 1 element. Add a drop shadow to frame.

On to the word art. 
Flaunt- Selections - float- modify- expand by 2. Add new layer and fill the selection with white. Select none . Move new white layer below original layer and merge down. Add shadow.
Small Curves - I re sized to 102 %.
Large Curves. - Using magic wand tool, click inside each letter to float. C/paste paper 4. Invert the selection and hit delete. Select None. If like me you want a bolder out line, Float the original word art- De float - modify - select selection borders- Border width 3, both sides, anti alias checked. Add new raster layer and flood fill the selection with black. Select none. Apply bevel or chrome to your liking. D/shadow.

C/paste your tube and position behind word art. Apply Xero - Radiance to suit and drop shadow. Now work desired elements from kit around tube and temp layers and drop shadow to your liking. I used ....

Cupcakeskull - re sized to 60%. Left of tag behind tube layer.

Bow 1 - re sized 40%. Position bottom right of tag, behind large word art. Duplicate and mirror copy to left. 

Heart 2 - re sized 40%. Right of tag behind bow, duplicate and mirror copy to left.

Emo Pills- re sized 40%. Bottom left of tag above word art and bow.

Cherries 1 - re sized 40%. Top right of tag, behind tube layer.

Bow 2 - re sized 35%. Top left of tag behind word art.

Skullcake -  re sized 40%. Bottom right of tag, behind Bow.

Mask Layer - C/paste paper 10 re sized to 85%. Move to bottom of layer palette. Go to layer menu. Load mask from disk- fit to layer. Delete mask in layer palette and merge group.

Merge visible. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant copyright and licence info. Save as Png. 
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag.
Sal :)

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