FTU Tutorial – Circles and Squares

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FTU Tutorial: Circles and Squares

This tutorial assumes a working knowledge of PSP. This tutorial was written using PSP X7, but should work
in any version. This tutorial was written by Marie Ott on 6th September 2018 for the mystery tutorial
at The Taggers Inn.
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental
I used PSP X7 to write this tutorial but it should work with other versions of PSP as well. I try to write my tutorials as plain and clear as possible, but if I get you confused (and, if I do, I am sorry) you can always refer back to the image we are making for reference. Also, this is just a guideline (I write where I place the elements ) but feel free to move them around, or add different elements. Have fun and experiment, it is the best way to learn new things.

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Screen shot 4 circle and square tut

Supplies needed:
Tube of choice (with a close up, preferably) I used one by Very Many Store Here
Filter: Funhouse – Mirror Moire Available Here
Font: DesignerPlus Available Here (If you want to make your own)
If not Download the decorations Here

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Choose two darker colors from your tube I chose #210a2c and #47134d
Set foreground to your dark color background to lighter color
Set background to gradient #2 foreground/background
Settings: Radial Angle: 27 R: 10 Center Point H 54 V10

New image: 700 X 700 Flood fill white
new layer – flood fill with gradient
Adjust blur Guassian Blur 10
Apply funhouse filter:  Mirror Moire default settings
Adjust – sharpen:  sharpen repeat

C/P close up tube – move to far left
Blend mode: Soft Light Opacity 80%
Duplicate R 80% move to lower right of canvas
Blend mode:  Screen Opacity 50%
Close white bg merge visible

Selection tool set at circle add (shift) anti-alias checked feather 0
V- 350 H – 350 (or as close as you can get it)
Holding shift key down Start at center of canvas
draw out a large circle On the image layer. Refer to screen shot if needed
Screen shot 1 circle and square tut Screen shot 2 circle and square tut
Promote selection to layer Do not deselect
Resize 98% – all layers unchecked –

New layer – Flood fill with #ffc677
Add noise: settings guassian monochrome 70
Select modify contract 5 flood fill with your dark color
Deselect
close bottom 2 layers
you should only have your circle image and glitter layer open
merge visible
Resize 60%

Resize your original image 50% – the square image (All layers unchecked)
repeating above directions for the circles border
for the square border select all change expand to 6 and contract to 3.
merge down so the square image and border are on one layer

The square should be directly behind the circle image
duplicate twice
R both duplicated layers 75%
Effects: image effects offset settings horizontal 200  Vertical 0
repeat with other duplicated image changing horizontal to -200
merge down
Apply Drop shadow to all layers
I used 4 -4 42 9.9
You should now have this:
Screen shot 4 circle and square tut
If you downloaded the decorations –
Place the floral decoration at top of your circle image
Place one square at the corner edge of your circle – lining up
with square image on the lower right and left side
(I had to resize the square decoration 75%, as at the larger size it covered up the
tubes nose)
Screen shot 4 circle and square tut
If you want to make your own decorative images:
(You can use different letters to make different images)
This is what I used to make the decorations I used
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Text Tool – Settings 80  pt  smooth vector kerning 0
activate font ding: DesignerPlus
colors: foreground #a96800   background #ffc677  gradient #2 gradient fore/background
settings linear angle 0 repeat 1
Choose the letter w convert to raster add noise same setting as before
IB setting: shape 2 width 18 smoothness 30 depth 15 ambience -2 shiniess 20 color: white
Angle 15 Intensity 50 elevation 50
Add drop shadow 2 2 80 2 color: your dark color
place at the bottom corner of your circle -it should be even with the corner of the square image –
duplicate
mirror horizontal
Repeat with the letter 0 – do not add the IB
Mirror – vertical place at top of circle

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[b][u]If you downloaded the decorations skip above steps [/u][/b]
Or leave them off all together your choice.

selection tool -create selection from:  merge opaque – crop to selection
Depending on your forums size rules or your own personal preference resize as needed.

Resize image all layers checked: width 650 px
Add your name. I used  Ramonila Script add a nice soft gradient glow
place at bottom of circle between the two ornaments we made with the ding text.
You can use the original size (should be 688px width if you want to)
add your copyright after you have resized
Save as PNG and you are finished
Thank you for trying my tutorial

Some other tags made using this tutorial;

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FTU Tutorial: Fab-Boo-Lous

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Fab boo lous tutorial

Tutorial: Fab-Boo-Lous

Fab boo lous tutorial

Tutorial written by Marie’s Designs Sept. 10, 2018 any similarity to any other tutorial is pure coincidence. Please do not offer my designs or tutorials on your website, blog, groups. etc. Instead, please, redirect to my blog for download. Thank you, Marie

This tutorial assumes that you have a working knowledge of PSP. I used PSP X7 to write this tutorial but it should work with other versions of PSP as well. I try to write my tutorials as plain and clear as possible, but if I get you confused (and, if I do, I am sorry) you can always refer back to the image we are making for reference. Also, this is just a guideline (I write where I place the elements ) but feel free to move them around, or add different elements. Have fun and experiment, it is the best way to learn new things.

      Legend: C/P = Copy/Paste E = Element R = Resize S/F/D= Select All, Float, Defloat
D/S = Drop Shadow Settings: 4 -4 42 9.9 Unless otherwise stated.

FTU Tutorial Supplies used/needed:

Template Fab-boo-lous by me here
Mask by Mizteeque: Mask 216 Available Here 3rd mask down
Scrap kit Miz_HallowsEve is a Taggers Inn Forum exclusive, designed by Mizteeque’s Digital Designs
You can find more of her great scrap kits here.
Plug-In used: EC 6 – Gradient Glow

Now, let’s get started with the tutorial

  • Open Template Duplicate (Shift +D) Close original
    Delete copyright layer
  • Papers used: Open 25, 31, 22, 30, 23
  • Starting on Bottom Layer
    Click on background layer Select All New raster layer
    C/P pp 30 into selection Apply mask (I used Mizteeque 263) deselect
    merge group R: 110%
  • On bottom layer (the 3 stripes) Select All F/D
    C/P pp 25 as new layer R 75% invert delete Move below the original stripes layer
    On the original stripe layer – change blend mode to Luminance (l) Opacity: 65%
    Merge Down Sharpen: Sharpen
  • Working on Orange square 2 Select All F/D new layer C/P pp 23 into selection
    Apply Gradient Glow Tiny Double
    Colors: #d5fa57, FFFFFF, #6e29bc
    Apply IB Settings: Shape 2, W: 10 Smoothness: 25 Depth: 8 Ambience : -20 Shiniess: 35 Color: #eeecec Angle 315 Intensity: 35 Elevtion: 60
    Repeat with the other Orange square
  • IB Screenshot:
    Inner Bevel Settings
    Eye Candy 6 gradient glow settings
    Eye Candy 6 GG Setting

  • On large green circle Select all F/D C/P Pp31 as new layer R 75% move it about a bit so some of the purple color shows Invert Delete Deselect
  • on the border layer for the olive square: Add noise setting: monochrome guassian 70
  • On olive square layer Select All F/D C/P pp 22 as new layer – Promote selection to layer deselect add Gradient glow as before changing the last color to: #f88b26
    now merge border layer down
  • Repeat noise for border 2 – do not merge down, tho, until after adding your paper
  • On Olive square 2 Select All F/D select pp22 move above this layer R 75%
    move paper around a bit until you like the image Selction – Invert – Delete Deselect
  • Select red square layer Select all F/D C/P pp 30 resize 75% promote selection to layer
  • Layer red square 2 Select All F/D – move paper layer above this layer. Invert selection – clear deselect
  • Add gradient glow to both squares as before changing the last color to: #34064c

Now to add some elements:

  • C/P E 64 R 62% place at bottom of canvas under the gold stars layer
  • C/P E 53 R 85% Move above the large circle layer – change blend mode to overlay – duplicate
  • on top layer C/P E 38 R 50% Move to left of open book
  • C/P E 31 R 68% Move behind open book layer
  • C/P E 30 R 50% Place to right behind skulls and up a bit so it is behind the Lous of the word art
  • Duplicate R 70% place to left of cat atop the books
  • C/P E 16 as new layer resize 50% move to left under the bat layer of the word art
  • On the word art layer the bats and witches hat as well as the black part of the wordart
  • I added the same inner bevel as above.

And This tutorial is done.

If you would like to add a tube make sure you use the correct copyright and license number if needed
One I made with a tube added:

Faboolous

Tube Owl by VeryMany available here

Now if you add a tube this is what I did with the one I used
I removed the top 2 squares (the red ones originally)
– I used a tube from Very Many: Owl
R 50% and moved above the second layer of squares.
Duplicated added guassian blur at 3, changed blend mode to soft light at 75% opacity
And Drop Shadow at 4 – 4 48 9.9

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Cluster Frame: Early Fall

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Tiny Turtle Designs has an absolutely gorgeous FTU fall scrapkit called Early Fall
Scrap kit is available at her store here

Early Fall Scrap Kit by Tiny Turtle Designs

I have made 2 clusters from this kit, FTU for PU only.🌹
To download clusters right click on the image and save as


Please do not hotlink and if you would like to share these clusters do not offer
on oyur website, group, forum etc. Please direct to my blog for download.
Thank you, Marie

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Scrap used is KISS14 Created by Dee's Sign Depot

She has fantastic scrap kits and offers original blog designs.
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