Saturday, September 21, 2019

FTU Tutorial Autumn Morn

This tutorial was written by Bhamman on 18th September 2019, and assumes a working knowledge of PSP.
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental. 
I only offer this tutorial as a guide, express your individuality by using your creative self.

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Autumn Morn




Supplies needed: 
Tube of choice - I am using Danielle by VeryMany Here
Do not use this artwork without a licence.

Scrapkit - FTU Autumn Breeze by Molemina Scrap Here
If the link doesn't work, the scrap was posted on 07/28/2012
Look to the right side of the page under Blog Archive.

This is an enormous size kit of over 300Mb in 3 parts but the resolution and quality of items is outstanding. Please use an alternative if you don’t already have this one.

Mask of your choice. 
(I used Mask 98 by Scrappy Bits Of Fun [Simone]) Here

Font of choice. 

Drop Shadow 2,3,55,12 Black.
Xero Filters: Radiance.
My eraser brush settings: Default standard round brush:
Size: 50; Hardness: 50; Step: 20; Density: 100; Rotation: 0; Opacity: 25 or 30.
Don’t forget to sharpen or use the unsharp feature when re-sizing/rotating your elements/tube.
Except where noted I am working from back to front for my layering.
I am using PSP x2. Some of the effects may not be available in earlier versions.

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Open blank canvas 600 x 600 px, floodfill white.

Open mask and tubes and minimise for now.

Open paper 1, copy/paste into canvas, resize 17%. Apply mask. 
Duplicate and merge down.

Open the cluster with the writing on it, copy/paste into canvas, resize 20%. 
Position left. Drop shadow.

Open ele 95 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 15%, position left and drop shadow. 

(For final positioning I linked these next 4 items together which makes things easier)

Open ele 92 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 10%, position top right, Image/Free Rotate right 20,
Effects/Inner Bevel to your choice.  

Open paper 9, copy/paste into canvas, resize 10%. Position behind frame in your layers palette,
erase/crop away excess to make a background.

Open your tube, duplicate and close off the original for now. Position between your frame and background paper and re-size down to nearly fill the frame opening with the head only. 
(I mirrored and used 75% with my tube)
Delete the excess tube and duplicate. Change the blend mode on the bottom copy to Luminance (L), lower the opacity to around 60%. On the top copy apply the Xero filter Radiance at default settings and lower the opacity to around 55%.

Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open ele 64, copy/paste into canvas, resize 25%, position as my tag above.
Drop shadow. 

Open ele 98, copy/paste into canvas, resize 25%, Image/Free Rotate left 20 
position as my tag above. 

Open tube original up, copy/paste into canvas, re-size to suit (I used 45% with my tube) 
and position to the left side of the canvas. Drop shadow.

Time to add some more elements, see completed tag above for placement.

I used the following:

Ele 68 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 5%. Drop shadow.

Ele 1 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 10%. Drop shadow

Ele 40 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 8%. Drop shadow.

Ele 104 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 40%. Drop shadow.

Ele 37 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 7%. Duplicate, Image/Free Rotate right 40, move under the other copy in the layers palette and drop shadow both.

Ele 35 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 10%. Image/Free Rotate right 20, 
position as tag, delete a portion of the stem. Drop shadow.

Add any other elements as you wish.

Check on how it looks and make any final adjustments, add copyright and 
licence information then close off white background layer and add names as required.
I used font Jane Austen with a drop shadow of 2, 2, 55, 4. 
Export as png on transparent background.

Thanks for trying this tutorial out.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Autumn/Fall Cluster Frames

Our members made some fabulous frames!
Thank you Cindy, Louise & Shaz!

They used the following kits:

Amazing Autumn by Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts
Autumn by Simple Expressions
Autumn by Scrappy Bit Of Fun
Autumn Begins by Princess Tiara Designz
Autumn Memories by Designz by Anorie
Elegant Autumn by Lady DG Scrap
Fallin For Autumn by MizTeeque
Pumpkin Farm by Bella Caribena
Free at PFD Here

All frames are in PSD Format
Previews are in JPG format
Click on the link below the preview to download

Please leave some passion if you download!

Cindy









Louise









Shaz



Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happy 4th Birthday ATP!


We are 4 years old this month!
We would like to thank all of our wonderful members for making the group a success!
Without all of you we wouldn't be where we are today.
Give yourselves a hand. You all are the best!
Thank you!
Happy Birthday ATP and here's to many years to come!

Belinda, Jules, MJ & Moon

&

All of our Awesome members!



Saturday, August 31, 2019

Mixed Frame Challenge

Our members made some beautiful frames to share.
Thank you Cindy, Kittie, Louise, MJ, Pamela & Shaz!

They used the following kits:

Curious by Scrappy Bit Of Fun
Forever in Blue Jeans by Digiscrap Angelhaze
Country Charm, So Quaint, & Sunflower Days by Simple Expressions
Vintage Verde by MizTeeques
You're Invited & You Take the Cake by Jens Sweet Tempatations

Frames are in PSD format
Previews are in jpg format

Click on the link below the preview to download.

Please leave some passion when downloading!

Cindy









Kittie




MJ

Pamela








Shaz




Friday, August 23, 2019

FTU Tutorial Geisha

This tutorial was written by Bhamman on 23rd August 2019, and assumes a working knowledge of psp.
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental.

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Geisha


Supplies needed: 
Tube of choice - I am using Margaret Morales 3-2 which you can get from CDO Here
Do not use this artwork without a licence.

Scrapkit - FTU Kitsune by Gimptastic Scraps Here

Mask of your choice. 
(I used Mask 50 by Vivienne) Here

Font of choice. 

Drop Shadow 2,3,55,12 Black.
Xero Filters: Radience and Clarity.
My eraser brush settings: Default standard round brush:
Size: 50; Hardness: 50; Step: 20; Density: 100; Rotation: 0; Opacity: 25 or 30.
Don’t forget to sharpen or use the unsharp feature when re-sizing/rotating your elements/tube.
Except where noted I am working from back to front for my layering.
I am using PSP x2. Some of the effects may not be available in earlier versions.

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Open blank canvas 600 x 600 px, floodfill white.

Open mask and tube and minimise for now.

Open paper 2, copy/paste into canvas, apply the mask. Duplicate and merge down.

Open Frame 3, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 70% then Image/Free Rotate left 10. Position top left.

Open paper 3, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 50% then Image/Free Rotate left 10.
Position behind the frame, using your Eraser tool remove the excess paper around the frame to leave a background. 

Open tube, copy/paste into canvas, duplicate and close off the original for now.
Re-size to suit (I used the full size tube and mirrored it) and position behind the frame to suit. 

On your background layer, Selections/Select All/Float/Defloat/Invert and on your tube layer.… delete. Deselect.
Change blend mode to Multiply and apply the Xero filter Radience at default setting. 
Reduce opacity to around 40% or whatever suits your tube.

Drop shadow the frame.

Open Silk Screen element, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 40%.
 Position centre bottom, drop shadow.

Open Whispering Gong element, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 40%. 
Position bottom left, drop shadow.

Open up the original tube layer and position right side, re-size to suit (I used 70% with my tube), 
apply Xero Clarity at default settings and drop shadow.

Time to add some more elements, see completed tag above for placement.

I used the following:

Bird, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 30%. Mirror and drop shadow

Flower 3, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 55%. Image/Flip and Image/Free rotate, 
Right 45. Duplicate and move back towards the right. Drop shadow both copies.
I then merged these down and erased a few of the flowers off the tube.

Flower 1, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 40%. Duplicate, Re-size 75% and move back
towards the right. Drop shadow both copies. 

Flower 4, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 40%. Image/Free rotate, 
Left 90. Drop shadow and move below flower 1 in the layers palette. Drop shadow.

Hair sticks, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 40%, drop shadow.

Stick, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 50%, drop shadow. 
Move below flower 1 copy in the layers palette.

Flower scatter, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 40%. 
Image/Mirror and move back to the left. Drop shadow. 

Leaf scatter, copy/paste into canvas, re-size 50%. 
Duplicate and move up. Drop shadow both copies. 

Check on how it looks and make any final adjustments, add copyright and
licence information then close off white background layer and add names as required.
I used font Last Ninja with a drop shadow of 2, 2, 55, 4. 
Export as png on transparent background.

Thanks for trying this tutorial out.


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Mixed Cluster Frames

Our members made some fabulous FTU frames to share.
Thank you Kittie, Louise, & Pamela!

They used the following kits:

Beachside by Crazy Cat Creations
Coffee Memories & Sweet Sensations by Princess Tiara Designs
Coming Up Daisies & Summers End by Lady DG Scrap
Decadent Steampunk by MizTeeques
Hello August & Summers End by Digiscrap Angelhaze
Hello August & Summers End by Miggins
Marsala by Digicats (and Dogs)
Marsala by Dream4ever Designs

Frames are in PSD Format
Previews are in JPG format

Click on the link below the preview to download.
Please leave some passion if you download!

Kittie



Louise