Monday, 18 January 2016

FTU-The Mask Within-FTU

FTU – The Mask Within – FTU
This tutorial was written by me Fairygem on the 18th January 2016 and is all my own creation. Any resemblance to other tutorials is purely co-incidental and not intended.
For this tutorial you need to have a working knowledge of layers, Masks and plugins.
You will need :-
Paint Shop Pro-I am using X5 but any version will work.
Tube of Choice-I am using the awesome art of Arthur Crowe a new tube called Nightflower-You can get this HERE but please do not use the same tube as me without a proper license.
Scrapkit of Choice-I am using a beautiful kit by Tasha’s Playground called Broken Dreams which you can find HERE.
Mask of Choice-I am using Vix bigmask005 which you can find HERE.
Sparkles of Choice-You can find a lot on Deviantart just search for sparkles.
Font of Choice-I am using Alex Brush which you can find HERE.
Outside Plugins:-
EyeCandy 5-Perspective Shadow
Eye Candy 5-Gradient Glow
Ok lets begin……..
1.  Open new image 650x650. We can resize when finished.
2.  Open Paper 1, resize 90%.  Copy and Paste as a new layer. Find Mask and load, delete and merge group.
3.  Open Frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer. With the Magic Wand click inside the frame and expand by 10.
4. Open Paper 6 and resize by 85% twice. Copy and paste as a new layer, selections Invert and delete excess paper. Move this layer below the frame.
5.  Go back to the frame layer and give it a dropshadow of 6, -2, 35 and 4.93.
6. Open your tube and if using the same tube as me choose what colour you would like the dress to be, I chose Silver as it goes with the kit perfectly. Copy and Paste the tube as a new layer, and resize by 70%.
7. Go to your freehand selections and draw around the puffy part of the dress, see my image to help with the selection. Delete this part of the dress then move into position. I moved mine to the bottom left of the frame.
8.  Sharpen the tube and add a dropshadow. I used Eye Candy5 Perspective Shadow with the settings below:-
9.  Open Pillows Element, Copy and Paste as a new layer and move to right side of frame bottom. Give a dropshadow previously used.
10.  Open Clock Element and resize by 90%. Copy and Paste as a new layer moving it behind the pillows. Give a dropshadow previously used.
11. Open Bottle Element and resize by 55%. Copy and apste as a new layer moving to the centre bottom of the frame. Give a dropshadow previously used.
12.    Open Flower 1 and resize by 75%. Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to bottom left. Duplicate and mirror placing next to each other (see my tag for reference). Merge together and give a dropshadow previously used.
13.      Open Hairpin Element and resize by 80%. Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to the top right corner of the frame. Go to free rotate 14% right. Make sure all layers is unchecked. Sharpen.
14.   Open Butterfly Element and resize by 65%. Copy and Paste as a new layer placing on the hairpin. Sharpen and give dropshadow previously used.
15.   Open Ribbon Element and resize by 55%. Copy and Paste as a new layer placing under the butterfly.
16.    Open Candle Element and resize by 65%. Copy and Paste as a new layer placing in front of the pillows. Sharpen and give dropshadow previously used.
17.     Open Goblet Element and resize by 70%. Copy and Paste as a new layer placing it next to the candle element. Sharpen and give dropshadow as previously used.
18.      Add a new layer and find your sparkles brush. Change your foreground colour to white #fffff. Add your sparkle covering your tube slightly and more onto the elements.
19.      Add your copyright and relevant license number.
20.  Go to fonts and find your Alex Brush font. Add your name then give it a gradient glow settings as below.
Save as a PNG
That’s it we are done I hope you found my tutorial easy to follow. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I would love to see your results so that I can share them on here.

Been A While

Been a While
So sorry things have stopped here since October but i have been really down since losing Mum to cancer in Feb last year and the closer it got to Christmas the more i withdrew from Online and Psp. Christmas was so hard buying presents for everyone but Mum and though we had a quiet Christmas here at home it was still strange knowing Mum wasn't there to celebrate with us. Dad bought us the most precious gift, well all the lassies in the family. When Mum passed the funeral home took a fingerprint of Mum's index finger and Dad got it made into a beautiful silver necklace for us. The pendant is in the shape of a tear on engraved on the back was a personal message from Mum. As we all opened our presents we sat and cried the four of us in awe as to the beautiful gift. In a way it made Christmas day a bit more bearable. My brother was heading down to Newcastle for Hogmanay and New Year so the girls and i decided we would head up to Aberdeen to be with Dad so that he wasn't alone. My niece was already there having spent Christmas with Dad and Chris but we wanted the house to be full of noise so it wouldn't be so bad on him. It turned out to be a good Hogmanay and New year, we played games talked about Mum and toasted her and others that have gone as the bells rang. We had lost Dad's best friend and my Uncle, Dad's brother during 2015 so it had really been a hard year for us all. Hayley my eldest daughter stayed at home as her partner was working and she was supposed to be helping out some people, plus she was looking after my dog while we were away. She came up on New years day with the grandbabies which my Dad was over the moon to see and of course my grandson loves his Great and couldn't stop cuddling him. Dad said it made his Christmas and New Year seeing all the family even for a couple of hours. 
Anyway i haven't touched Psp or come online properly till now and i think the break has done me the world of good as i feel ready to start creating again. 
Keep an eye on things as there will be some new templates, masks and Tutorials coming up.
Thanks for being so patience with me and a big thank you to all those that have helped me through all this.
Sharon/Gem xxxx