Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Autism Speaks-FTU-Crafted By Gina

I'm using a wonderful FTU kit of Gina's called Autism Speaks, you can get it on her blog HERE

I'm using the wonderful work of Elias Chatzoudis and you can get his tubes HERE

I'm using a mask of Vix from her goodies section which you can find on her tut site HERE

You will need a font of choice too.

Ok......Lets begin!!

(This is a rather large tag and you can resize if you wish at the end of the tut.
I prefer to work on a larger scale.)

Grab paper02, copy and paste as a new image.
Add your mask and merge group.

Add 2 new layers and on the top layer grab vine01 and place in the center of the mask, copy, paste, mirror and place.
On the middle layer add the close up image of your choice.
Using your majik wand and click on the center of the vine frame we made.
Selections-Modify-Expand-3-Invert and delete the tube layer.
Playing with the blend mode, find a blend you like.
I used hard light.

Merge visible and add your tube as a new layer and mirror, if you want.

Grab flower06 and place behind your tube.
Grab the puzzle pieces and place to the left of your tube.
As a new layer, grab the autism word art re size 55% and place it so it reads AUTISM SPEAKS.
I added a gradient glow.
Grab flower05, resize 55%, mirror, and place above the white flower you just added and also below the white flower too.
You are going to use the same yellow flower and place right above the puzzle pieces.
Grab butterfly02, resize 65%, rotate free-15 degrees- right and place near a flower.

Add your copyright and license info and ENJOY!!

Fibromyalgia Awareness-Crafted By Gina-FTU


I'm using a wonderful awareness kit from Gina. You can find it on her blog HERE

You will need a mask and the Misfits blog has a bunch of wonderful masks HERE

I'm using the work of Keith Garvey and you can find his tubes PTE
You need a license to use his work.

I'm not sure of the font I'm using is FTU or not, but DaFont has a ton of free fonts you can grab HERE

Filter used Xero-Porcelain

I chose to animate my tag using some butterflies.
The butterflies I used can be found HERE

This is a full size kit and there will be a bunch of resizing.

Lets begin!!

Open your paper03 and resize to 700x700, copy and paste as a new image, CTL V.
Add your mask and merge group.
Add 2 layers On the top layer grab frame 2 and resize 30% and place in the middle of the mask layer.
On the layer below the frame, grab paper paper01 and resize to 600x600 and place below the the frame.
Trim up the paper layer by using your rectangle selection tool.
On that same paper layer add your tube and trim it up using the rectangle selection tool again.
Add the Xero-Porcelain default setting and kit OK.

Merge visible and lets decorate!!

Grab the wrap02 and resize 30% and place at the bottom of the frame.
Grab flower01, resize 10% and place on the bow of the wrap.
Grab the awareness ribbon, resize 15%, rotate free-right-15% and place at the upper left corner of the frame.
Grab flower02, resize 10%, and place on the awareness ribbon.
(Don't forget to add your drop shadows.)

Grab birdie 1&2, resize 15%, place at the bottom right corner of the wrap and place so it looks like they are kissing.
Grab butterfly 2&3, resize 10% and place around the flower on the wrap.
I mirrored the second butterfly so it looked like they were flying around it.

Add your copyright info and license.

If you wish to animate from here, this is how I did it.

Open your selected animation in animation shop and highlight all the frames CTL A,leave as is for now.
(My butterfly animation has 15 frames.)
Open your tag in animation shop as a new animation and place before current until you have 15 frames or as many as your animation has in it.

CTL A highlight all frames of your tag and just leave as for now.
Copy your animation and place on the FIRST frame of your tag and place it where you'd like.
View your animation and make sure it's where it needs to be and enjoy!!

Dark Streak-PTU-SkySraps

For this tut you will need a tube of choice.
I'm using the stunning work of Suzanne Woolcott, you must have a license to use her work and you can purchase her tubes and other art HERE

The kit I'm using is Dark Streak by Skyscraps. You can purchase her kits and tubes SATC

You will need a mask of choice and you can find a ton of free ones HERE

You will also need a font of choice and the one I'm using is PTU, but Fontspace has some great free ones for you to choose from HERE

No filters are needed so lets begin!!

Open your paper of choice, copy and paste as a new image, CTL V.
Apply your mask of choice.

Grab the rose bunch and place as a new layer.
Resize to 45%, rotate free-60 degrees and place to the bottom of the mask.
(Look at my tag for reference.)
Copy, paste and mirror the rose and place so the stems overlap each other.

On the mask layer grab both of the loopy candy canes and resize 50% and place the dark one first to the left of the roses and then the lighter of the candy canes.
If you notice, they look like trees.
Don't forget to add a drop shadow.

Next grab the twig and berries and resize 35% and place in front of the tree.
Back to the rose layer.

Add your tube as a new layer.
Back to the rose layer,

Grab your flowers of choice from the kit you are using.
Resize 30% and place on the rose layer.
I did mine as so.

Resize 30%, added drop shadow, placed, copy, paste, mirror, and place.

Merge visible and add all you copyright and license info and you done.