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Thursday, 23 April 2015
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PTU Hot Toddy

This tutorial was written by me on April 23, 2015.
It was made out of my own creation and any similarity is purely coincidental.
I used PSP X6 but any version would work.

Artist: Lightartist_XXX
You can find this tube at Pics For Design   HERE 
Do not use this tube unless you have a license.
Scrap Kit: Hot Toddy by Designs By Stina
You can find this kit at Designer Scraps  HERE
Mask: WSL 84  HERE

Let’s start with the mask layer: 
New Raster – 800 X 800.
Open Paper 12.  Open mask (WSL 84) and minimize.
SELECTIONS – SELECT ALL – Copy and paste Paper 12 into selection.
Duplicate and merge down.  Re-size 115%.
(see tag for placement)  
This will be the frame layer:   
Frame 4C/P and move up and a little to the left.  Make sure Frame 4 layer is still highlightedGrab your magic wand.  Click in the middle of frame.  
NEW RASTER LAYER - C/Paste into selection Paper 1.
SELECTION - SELECT NONE.  Now grab the tube you are using.
If you are using the same one as me, grab the close up now.
  C/P and move her into position on the right side of the frame.
Duplicate the tube layer.
Change BLEND MODE of copy of tube layer to HARD LIGHT and leave the original tube layer on SCREEN.
(see tag for placement)
Now onto some elements: 
Flowers - C/P and re-size 75%.  Move to upper right side of tag.  Make sure this layer is UNDER the frame layer(s).
(see tag for placement)
Deco 2 - C/P and move to right side of frame.  Make sure this layer, and all other layer(s), are OVER the frame layer(s).
(see tag for placement)
Foliage 2 - C/P and re-size 60%.  Move to right side of frame over Deco 2 layer.
(see tag for placement)
Branch - C/P and move to bottom right side of frame. 
(see tag for placement) 
Foliage - C/P and move to bottom right side of frame over branch.
(see tag for placement)
Strawberries - C/P and re-size 40%.  Move to bottom right corner of frame over branch and foliage.
(see tag for placement)
  Books - C/P and re-size 75%.  Move to bottom left corner of frame.
(see tag for placement) 
Hearts - C/P and re-size 50%.  Mirror and move to bottom left side of tag.
(see tag for placement)
Old Book - C/P and re-size 25%.  Move to bottom right side of tag.
(see tag for placement)
Hot Toddy 2 - C/P and re-size 30%.  Move to top left corner of tag and place on top of books.
(see tag for placement)
Cupcake - C/P and re-size 20%.  Move to bottom middle of tag.
(see tag for placement)

I placed the tube layer(s) here: 
If your gonna use the same tube as I did, C/P your choice of the full version of the tube now.  Move her to the bottom left side of tag and make her look like she is sitting on the hearts cushions.
(see tag for placement) 
Add drop shadow to layers of your choosing.
I've used
V & H 2
Opacity 70
Blur 7
Color Black

 Now you can add name and  © information.  Save as .png and re-size if you wish.
I re-size before I add name and © info and then save.
Let me know what you think of this tutorial.



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