Monday, 14 January 2013

"Criminal Kinda Love" - Tutorial (FTU Kit)


This tutorial was written on Monday, 14th January 2013 by Mystery Designs. It was written in PSP X2 and assumes a good, working knowledge of the program. Any similarity to other tutorials is purely coincidental and not done intentionally. Please do not copy or claim the tutorial as your own.

Groups and forums, please could you leave me a link in the comments below to let me know if you are using this for your challenges. I would love to be able to see results so that I may share them here on my blog for peeps to see too :)

Thanks xx




**Supplies Needed**

Tube – Ismael Rac's “Love Cuffs” HERE

Kit - “Seduce Me” by Inspired Creationz HERE

Template - “Criminal Love” by me HERE

Mask - “Bubbly” also by me HERE




**Plugins**

None




Open up your tube of choice
Shift + d to duplicate
Close the original
Minimize your copied tube for the moment

Open up your mask of choice
Minimize it for the time being also

Open up your template
Shift + d to duplicate
Close the original
Delete layer “credits”

Highlight layer “background”

Layers – New Raster Layer and rename “mask”

Selections – Select All


Open up Paper 7 from the kit

Copy – Paste – Into Selection


Selections – None

Layers – New Mask Layer – From Image making sure “source luminance” is checked

Highlight layer “circle 5”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat

Layers – New Raster Layer and rename “circle 5a”

Open up Paper 5 from the kit

Copy – Paste – Into Selection

Selections – None

Add a drop shadow.

The one I am using on this and all other template layers and elements is as follows :




Delete layer “circle 5”

Highlight layer “circle 2”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat

Layers – New Raster Layer and rename “circle 2a”

Copy – Paste Paper 5 from the kit again

Selections – None


Add a drop shadow

Delete layer “circle 2”

Highlight layer “circle 4”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat

Layers – New Raster Layer and rename “circle 4a”

Open up Paper 9 from the kit and minimize it

Grab your Floodfill tool

Change your Background to Pattern and choose Paper 9 (Angle = 0, Scale = 100%)

Fill your selection

Selections – None

Add a drop shadow


Delete layer “circle 4”

Highlight layer “rectangle 1”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat


Layers – New Raster Layer and rename “rectangle 1a”

Floodfill with Paper 9 again using the same Angle and Scale settings


Selections – None

Add a drop shadow

Delete layer “rectangle 1”

Highlight layer “circle 1”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat

Open up Paper 4 from the kit

Grab your Floodfill tool

Change your Background to Paper 4

Fill your selection


Selections – None

Highlight layer “big hearts”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat


Layers – New Raster Layer and rename “big heartsa”

Fill your selection using Paper 4 again

Selections – None

Add a drop shadow


Delete layer “big hearts”


Highlight layer “circle 3”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat

Layers – New Raster Layer and rename “circle 3a”

Open up Paper 7 from the kit


Grab your Floodfill tool

Change your Background to Paper 7


Fill your selection

Selections – None

Add a drop shadow

Delete layer “circle 3”

Highlight layer “rectangle 2”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat


Open up Paper 1 from the kit

Copy – Paste – Into Selection

Selections – None

Highlight layer “rectangle frame”

Adjust – Brightness & Contrast – Brightness = -255, Contrast = 10

Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise

Uniform, Monochrome, 100%

Add a drop shadow

Highlight layer “word tile”

Adjust – Brightness & Contrast – Brightness = 255, Contrast = 10

Highlight layer “wordart bg”

Adjust – Brightness & Contrast – Brightness = 255, Contrast = 10

Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise

Uniform, Monochrome, 100%

Adjust – Sharpness – Sharpen

Add a drop shadow

Highlight layer “circle 1 frame”

Add a drop shadow

Highlight layer “rectangle 1a”

Grab your tube we minimized right at the beginning of the tutorial

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “main tube”

Arrange over on the right-hand side of your tag

Add a drop shadow

The one I am using is as follows :



Highlight layer “circle 1”

Selections – Select All – Float – Defloat


Grab your tube

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “closeup”


Arrange over the selection

Once happy go to Selections – Invert and hit delete

Selections – None

Layers – Duplicate and rename “closeupa”

Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur – Radius 3

Change the Blend Mode of the layer to “Hard Light”


The following element additions are guidelines only.

Please feel free to add whichever kit elements you would like to your taggie.

For the minute, hide your “main tube” layer from view in your Layer Palette

Highlight layer “heart swirl”

Open up element “flower 1” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “flower 1”

Image – Resize – 55%

Arrange over on the top right-hand side of your tag like so :



Add a drop shadow

Layers – Duplicate and rename “flower1a”

Arrange over on the left-hand side of your tag like so :




Open up element “Lips 1” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “lips 1”


Image – Resize – 55%

Arrange over on the top right-hand side of your tag like so :



Layers – Duplicate and rename “lips 1a”

Layers – Arrange – Bring To Top

Arrange over on the bottom-left of your tag like so :



Drag this layer down in your Layer Palette so it is below layer “wordart bg”

Add a drop shadow to both of your lips layers

Highlight layer “lips 1” again

Open up element “Scattered Bling” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “bling”


Open up element “Cuffs 1” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “cuffs 1”


Image – Resize – 35%

Arrange along the top of your tag like so :



Add a drop shadow

Unhide your “main tube” layer now

Highlight layer “rectangle 1a”

Open up element “Wordart 2” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “seductress”

Arrange over the rectangle

Highlight layer “big heartsa”

Open up element “Lips 2” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “lips 2”


Image – Resize – 55%

Arrange over on the bottom-right of your tag like so :



Add a drop shadow

Open up element “Wordart 1” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “seduce me”

Arrange over in the top left-hand corner of your tag like so :



Add a drop shadow


Open up element “Hearts” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “hearts”

Arrange down along the bottom of your tag like so



Add a drop shadow

Open up element “Bow 2” from the kit


Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “bow 2”

Arrange over on the left-hand side of your tag like so :



Add a drop shadow

Open up element “Lolli 2” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “lolli 2”

Image – Resize - 55%

Arrange over on the bottom-left of your tag like so :




Add a drop shadow

Highlight layer “lips 2”

Open up element “Boot 2” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “boot 2”

Image – Resize – 55%

Arrange in the bottom-middle of your tag behind the letters “ri” in the word “criminal”

Add a drop shadow

Open up element “Strawberry” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “strawberry”

Image – Resize – 35%

Arrange over on the top-right of your tag below the lips we placed earlier like so :




Layers – Duplicate and rename “strawberrya”

Image – Mirror

Arrange over on the top-left of your tag like so :



Add a drop shadow to both of your strawberry layers

Highlight layer “sparkles”

Open up element “Shoe 2” from the kit

Copy – Paste – As New Layer and rename “shoe 2”

Image – Resize – 35%

Arrange it over on the bottom-right of your tag by the letters “al” in “Criminal”

Add a drop shadow


**If you would like to resize your tag, now is the time to do so**

I resized mine by 80%

Add your name and all copyrights.
Save your finished tag and you’re done!

I would love to see any results from my tut!
Peeps are more than welcome to e:mail them to me HERE xx





3 comments:

Cris said...

Beautiful tutorial very good explained ! Thank you very much !

♥Mystery Designs♥ said...

Hi Cris, thank you :) I'm happy you enjoyed the tutorial. You are so very welcome! x

Cris said...

It is a pleasure to meet you ! Kisses from Barcelona !