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Monday, February 28, 2011
This tut is for a forum set

SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the fantastic artwork of Ismael Rac.

The tube I used came in 3 sizes.

I used two sizes.

You must purchase a license to use his art.

You can find Ismael's art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Happy St. Patricks Day by Rieks Rafita.

This is a PTU kit. You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used Mandatory.

I used Photoshop for this tut.

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This tut is lengthy.

Remember we're making two things:

A banner and an avatar.

In this tut we'll be using Noise to create a glittering frame.

If you don't wish to animate, just skip the steps marked **BLUE**.

Let's start with making the banner.

Open a canvas, transparent background, 650x400 pixels.

Open Paper5.

Open RR_Frame1.

I stretched this out a bit to fit lengthwise.

**Duplicate Frame1 twice.

Highlight first layer.

Add Noise 10.

Highlight second layer.

Add Noise 13.

Highlight third layer.

Add Noise 16.**

Highlight Paper5 .

Erase excess paper on the outside of Frame1.

Grab your tube.

Position where you like.

Open RR_Banner.

Place at top of frame, behind tube.

I erased a portion of the banner

to allow the clover on the frame to show.

I used these elements behind the tube:

RR_Button1.

RR_Beer1

RR_Beer2

RR_Hat1

RR_ShamrockSwirl

On top of tube:

RR_Wordart1

RR_Bow1

On top of Wordart1:

RR_Pipe

RR_Beer3

I erased just a little of Beer3

to show the portion of the tube that was hidden.

RR_Sparkle1 on top of everything.

Position where you like.

Make a new layer on top of all layers.

Type the name you want in the font you want.

I used the eye dropper tool and clicked on Button1.

Stroke Black, 3, outside.

Gradient overlay.

Bevel and Emboss:

Inner Bevel, Smooth, 100%

Direction: Up, Size 5, Soften 0

Angle 120, Altitude 30

Highlight Mode: Screen, White

Opacity: 75%

Shadow Mode: Mulitply, Black

Opacity: 75%

MOST IMPORTANT!!

You must now do this:

Put the artist's name, website, and your license number

of the tube you used on the siggy!!

Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.

Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

If you don't want to animate, Save as PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!!

(If you want to maintain your layers

Always Save as PSD first.

Then you can save it as a PNG.

When doing both these steps

It is important to change the title of the tag.

Example:

When I Save as PSD,

I always name the tag what I want.

Then, when saving as a PNG,

I add the number 1 behind the name of the tag.

Like this:

Irish Whiskey, Save as PSD

Irish Whiskey1, Save as PNG

Otherwise, your PNG will overwrite your PSD

Merging your tag into one layer only.)

**TO ANIMATE**

Open the Animation Window.

You will need four frames.

Set the time for .1.

For the first frame:

Show only the first layers of:

Frame1

Second frame:

Show only the second layer.

Third frame:

Show only the third layer.

Fourth frame:

Show the second layer only.

Save as PSD. Then Save for Web & Devises.

Now for the avatar!

Keep your banner window up.

Open a new canvas, 150x150, transparent background.

Name this layer Frame.

Create a new layer.

Name this layer Background.

You should now have two transparent layers.

Make sure you can see both the banner and avatar windows.

We'll be using the drag and drop to create the avatar.

Click on your banner window.

Use the eye dropper and click on Wordart1 background.

Now click on your avatar window.

Flood fill the first layer (your Frame).

Click on your banner window.

Use the eye dropper and click on Button1 background.

Back to your avatar window.

Flood fill your second layer (Background).

Now resize your Background layer.

Height: 90%

Width: 90%

Click again on your banner window.

Highlight your tube layer.

Drag and drop your tube to your avatar.

Position so you see her face.

Click on your Background layer.

Grab your magic wand and click this layer.

Go to Select.

Click Inverse.

Hit Delete on your keyboard.

Back to Select.

Click Deselect.

Grab your Sparkle1 layer from your banner.

Place it on top of your avatar.

Position where you like.

Duplicate your frame layer twice.

First layer of frame:

Add Noise 20.

Second frame layer:

Add Noise 25.

Third frame layer:

Add Noise 30.

For the initial

I just drag and drop my name layer from the banner.

It's still in Text form.

Click on your Text tool.

Delete all letters except for the first one.

Resize this to fit.

MOST IMPORTANT!!

For avatars:

Make a new layer.

Type the artist's name and your license number.

Like this:

©Keith Garvey PTE****

On avatars, you don't need the artist's website.

Just the name and your license number.

Make sure it is legible and clearly seen.

I normally put an Outerglow on it.

If you don't want to animate, Save as PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!!

**TO ANIMATE**

Open the Animation Window.

You will need four frames.

Set the time for .1.

For the first frame of animation:

Show only the first Frame layer.

Second frame:

Show only the second layer.

Third frame:

Show only the third layer.

Fourth frame:

Show the seconds layer only.

Save as PSD. Then Save for Web & Devises.

YOU'RE DONE!

I hope you had fun with this tut!

HUGS!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage.

Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*

Artist: ©Ismael Rac www.xeracx.com IRSS344B

SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the fantastic artwork of Ismael Rac.

You must purchase a license to use his art.

You can find Ismael's art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Happy St. Patricks Day by Rieka Rafita.

This is a PTU kit. You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE:

I used Mandatory

I used Photoshop for this tut.

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Let's have some fun!

Open a canvas, transparent background, 650x650 pixels.

Open RR_Paper1.

Center.

Open RR_Frame2.

Center on canvas.

Grab your magic wand.

Click on the inside of the frame.

Highlight Paper1 layer.

Go up to Select.

Click Inverse.

Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

Go back to Select.

Click Deselect.

Now grab your tubes.

Position them where you want them.

I used two different sizes.

The following elements I placed behind the tubes.

RR_Button1

RR_Cup

RR_Beer1

RR_Beer2

RR_Beer3

RR_Banner

RR_Hat1

RR_Pipe

RR_ShamrockSwirl

RR_Bow1

RR_Wordart1

RR_Sparkles1

RR_Sparkles2

On top of the tubes:

RR_Hat2

RR_CloverBunch

Make a new layer on top of all layers.

Type the name you want in the font you want.

I used the eye dropper tool and clicked on Button1.

Stroke Black, 3, outside.

Gradient overlay.

Bevel and Emboss:

Inner Bevel, Smooth, 100%

Direction: Up, Size 5, Soften 0

Angle 120, Altitude 30

Highlight Mode: Screen, White

Opacity: 75%

Shadow Mode: Mulitply, Black

Opacity: 75%

MOST IMPORTANT!!

You must now do this:

Put the artist's name, website, and your license number

of the tube you used on the siggy!!

Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.

Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

Save as PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!!

I hope you had fun with this tut!

HUGS!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage.

Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*

Artist: ©Ismael Rac www.xeracx.net IRS344B

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the fab artwork of Zlata_M.

You must purchase a license to use this art.

You can find Zlata's art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Ice Cream Dream by Rieka Rafita.

This is a FTU kit. You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used:

Spacearella

I used Photoshop for this tut.

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Let's have some fun!

Open a canvas, transparent background, 650x650 pixels.

Open RR_Paper10.

Center on canvas.

Open RR_Frame1.

Rotate and center on canvas.

Open RR_Frame2.

Rotate and place on top of Frame1.

Duplicate Frame1.

Move this layer on top of Frame2.

Rotate so you can see all frames.

Open your tube and place it under the top frame layer.

You may need to erase a little of the front frame

so your tube will show.

Open RR_IceCream4.

Resize and place in your tubes hands.

Again, you may need to erase a little

so it looks as though the tube is holding the ice cream.

Duplicate Frame1 again.

Resize down to 50%.

Move this layer under your tube.

Place this frame toward the lower right.

Open RR_SweetTreats.

Center this inside the small frame.

Open RR_Lolipop1

RR_Lolipop2

RR_Bow2.

Resize and place these over toward the left bottom.

Open RR_Wordart5.

Place at bottom of sig and center.

Open RR_Sprinkle2.

Place this under your tube and center.

Now make a new layer.

Type your name.

Type “Snack”.

I used stroke, 3 outside, with a gradient.

I also used a gradient for the color of these words.

Now highlight the Paper10 layer.

Grab a random eraser and erase around the edges.

MOST IMPORTANT!!

You must now do this:

Put the artist's name, website, and your license number

of the tube you used on the siggy!!

Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.

Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

Save as PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!!

I hope you had fun with this tut!

HUGS!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage.

Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*

Artist: ©Zlata_M www.picsfordesign.com PFD_Savage

SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the fantastic artwork of Michael Calandra.

I used three different tubes.

You must purchase a license to use his art.

You can find Michael's art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Gothic Valentines by Rieka Rafita.

This is a PTU kit. You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE:

I used VTKS SABONETE

I used Photoshop for this tut.

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Let's have some fun!

Open a canvas, transparent background, 650x650 pixels.

Open RR_Paper7.

Center on canvas.

Open RR_Frame1. Center.

Grab your magic wand and click inside the frame.

Highlight Paper7 layer.

Go to Select.

Click Inverse.

Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

Go back to Select.

Click Deselect.

Open RR_Frame3.

Center over Frame1.

Open RR_SplashBlood.

Center inside frame.

Now for the accents.

I used these elements:

RR_ Bow2

RR_Bow1

RR_DiamondKey

RR_Bottle

RR_Cups

RR_Flower3

RR_BrokenHeart

RR_Wordart

RR_Skull

RR_SteampunkHeart1

RR_SteampunkHeart2

RR_SteampunkHeart3

RR_SteampunkHeart5

RR_Fog

I placed an Outerglow on all elements.

Open your tube of choice and place in center of siggy.

Now open your other two tubes.

Place them behind Frame1.

Position them so you can see them on each side of your main tube.

Highlight Frame1 layer.

Grab your magic wand and click inside the frame.

Highlight one of your two extra tubes.

Go to Select.

Click Inverse.

Hit the Delect key on your keyboard.

Back to Select.

Click Deselect.

Repeat this for your third tube.

Highlight on of your two tube layers.

Right click it.

A window will pop up.

Click Blending Options.

Select Luminosity 100%.

Repeat this for your other tube.

Now the only tube in full color will be the main tube.

Open RR_Sparkle2.

Place under your main tube.

Position where you like.

Make a new layer on top of all layers.

Type the name you want in the font you want.

I used Stroke, 2 center and an Outerglow.

MOST IMPORTANT!!

You must now do this:

Put the artist's name, website, and your license number

of the tube you used on the siggy!!

Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.

Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

Save as PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!!

I hope you had fun with this tut!

HUGS!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage.

Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*

Artist: ©Michael Calandra www.calandrastudio.com MPT1608

♥Tribute to Rieka♥

To honor Rieka and all she has blessed me with, I will be leaving all my tuts that I have written with her kits on my blog. They are not coming down. Even though her kits are no longer available, the tuts I wrote using them are my tribute to her. Hopefully, they will inspire you the way Rieka inspired me. Love You, Rieka! You'll be forever in my heart.♥

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