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PTU Kit used: Store Collab kit 'For Love' at
The store isn't there any more...
is direct download for the kit
The store is no longer in business
Here is kit direct download
I am using PSP Pro X5.. you can use any version of
#1. Open a new image 900 x 800 you can always resize
later when you're done.
There are 10 kit creators that collaborated on this
kit.. What I did when I bought this kit, to make it easier on my self
to put all the elements and papers from each designer all into the
so I could view all elements at the same time.. So I
will tell the name of the element
and/or paper file as I use them (wont know which
designer made the element/paper.
#2. I dragged/copied and pasted (however you
do it) paper07.jpg to the new image window.
#3. Open element Frame2_FD.png copy it over to your
#4. With the bkg paper layer highlighted on the
click the K on your keyboard , the resizing bounding
box. Pull the corner
points out so that the bkg paper is a lil larger
then the silver frame.
#5. Highlight the Silver frame layer.. Select
All/Float/ Defloat/ Invert the selection,
while on the paper layer click the cut or delete
key/ Select none..
You can delete the silver frame layer, we don't want
we were just making paper layer in the same shape
#6. Copy the tube you're going to use over to your
If you will notice below as you position your tube,
the flat edges of it
shows below the frame area.. we want to erase that.
#7. Use your eraser tool with the hardness set at 0
Erase the places shown above and below.
#8. I used one of the rose tubes that was in the kit
Made a brush out of it by select All Float/Defloat.
Click on the brush tool, find it on the drop down
brush previews... on the
bottom right click the create brush using the
selection. Once your named
your brush... find your new brush on the preview
window for brushes.
#9. Pick you another bkg paper and open it in PSP
(you can minimize it) .
In your material palette, choose pattern and find
the paper in the preview window.
#10. Add a new layer. Have it where it is below the
frame and the tube layer on the
layer palette. Using your new rose brush you made
with the paper material
stamp all around the edges of the frame and all
through the middle.. Make the edges airy and light
as shown below
Reason I did this was I wasn't sure
for the tag contest I created
this tag for...that I was suppose to use a mask...
just what came in
the kit was the rule... Reason I made the brush using the rose
a drop shadow to the frame, use settings above
a 3D drop shadow to the tube now.. as shown above have it checked
to create the shadow on a new layer.
As shown above.
#13. Having the
drop shadow on a layer to its self.. you can erase some of it with out
erasing the tube..
Use erase to
erase some of the shadow at the bottom right side... this is only if
you use this tube mind you..
#14. Add a new
layer this one is below the Frame and tube layer also
I wanted some of
the corners darker so I used Black and the Rose brush I made , with
opacity down to 56.. density to 80 or so
darken under the
edges of the frame.. Stamp around the corner edges. See below what I
#15. Open the
element ForLove-Swirls-CS.png. Copy and paste it, making sure its on
the top layer.
I erased the
right side of the element.. black rose and leaves all the way up to
#16. Open up
Element3_FD.png. Copy and paste it to your new image.. make sure its
is below the
tube and frame layer. Position it where the love is clearly readable.
extra hanging off right side...
element16.png , Flip it... Its color didn't suit me , So I used
colorize with the below settings
#18. The element
is still too light... so I went to Adjust/ Brightness and Contrast/
Click hold and
pull down on the dot..
to SEE what I needed to erase... I put the black bkg behind it..
below. Erase some of the dots
working on the tag.. I added a layer and dragged it down to the bottom
and filled with black..
Just so I could
see what the above dots looked like.. I didn't want to position them
off the canvas
The black filled
layer will NOT stay on the tag
Add the dots
element to below all layers except for the black filled layer. K on
the keyboard to bring
bounding/resizing box.. position them like you like. M on the keyboard
Element22_FD Copy them over to your working image.. I put them
on a layer
right above the
Rose paper layer. I duplicated the layer and K on the keyboard
sideways where they would go up left side. Refer to the below.
used the black netting element FL_TapeEl02.png. Copy and paste
or drag its layer over to your working image.
I position them
same as I do the glitter.. below the glitter layer. Refer to image
used LoveElement.png and positioned it on bottom right also.
FL_HeartEl02.png. Position it on bottom left under frame and tube
I darkened it by
using Adjust/ Brightness and Contrast/ Curves
#25. Don't forget all your 3D Drop
shadows on all your elements. I used some word art on the
finished tag way up at the top of this
My Script Swashes
You can merge visible
layers. Save as a .PNG and your done!!
Toodles till next time
below is an animated one that I
did using a heart animation ..The heart ani was created by Lovey 2012
Her blog has been removed so not sure where she went..
Here is the
You have to put your new
Gothic Love tag on a background now.. what ever color you like or use
a paper.. I put it on plain
Black. Either copy it
or I had several layers so I copy merged.. open your animation shop
Right click and paste as a new animation
Your tag we will call animation now to keep
Open the hearts animation and delete the first frame that has the
creator's info on it..
The heart animation has 15 layers to it..
you need to have your tag animation with
that many frames also.. so
click the duplicate button as shown.... 5 times.. that will give you
delete the last two. So now you should have 15 frames also like the
heart animation has.
Select ALL frames on the tag
animation & the heart animation
click hold mouse button down and drag #1
frame on heart animation (F:1) to (F:1)Frame #1 of your tag
When you get it positioned like you want let go of the mouse.. if you
do it wrong.. UNDO on both animations and try again
Above shows where you click and hold on the heart ani...that's where
the animation burst starts
Below shows you where to drag it too on the tag animation.. or where
ever you want the hearts to burst from
Check your animation now.. to see if it
looks good... there is a preview button up on top
if all is well.. save as a .gif.. and your done!!