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strike a pose


Tutorial done in PSPX2.
Must having some working knowledge of the program.
Pure Pink PTU kit by Kizzed by Kelz, purchase HERE.
Pure Punk tube is by Tony Tzanoukakis, store HERE
Mask362 by weescotlass.
Template454 by Missy, HERE.
FONTS
TheNautiGal

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with all the files open and ready to go, let's get started.
open the template and resize the canvas at 750px by 650px.
delete or hide the copyright layer.
now we are going to work our way from the bottom up in the template.

now merge the bottom 2 "rectangle" layers into one layer.
open paper4 from the kit and copy.
paste it as a new layer above the rectangle template layer.
resize the paper by 85%.
go down to the rectangle template layer and select all/crop to selection.
this will delete any paper not visible on the working canvas.
once again, select all and float/defloat/invert selection.
delete the rectangle template layer and hit delete on the paper4 layer.
select none.

now open paper8 from the kit and copy.
paste as a new layer above the small circle1 template layer.
resize the paper8 by 60% and position the resized paper above the circle.
duplicate the paper8 layer and hide it. we will use this in a minute.
on the small circle1 template layer, select all/float/defloat/invert selection.
hit delete on the paper8 layer.
select none and delete the small circle1 template layer.

now "unhide" the other paper8 layer and position this over the Copy of small circle1 template layer.
repeat the select all/float ... step we just finished for the other circle.

now merge the rounded edge rect template layer with the rounded edge rect2.
open paper1 from the kit and copy.
paste as a new layer above the merged layer we just made.
resize the paper by 80%.
on the merged layer, select all/float/defloat/invert selection.
hide delete on the paper1 layer.
select none and delete the merged layer.

now onto the next step.
add a new raster layer above the circle3 template layer.
on the circle3 layer, do select all/float/defloat.
open paper12 from the kit.
copy and paste (C/P) into selection on the new raster layer.
select none and delete the circle3 template layer.

repeat this previous step with the following papers and layers:
circle2 and paper6
square1 and paper
wordart and paper11

now we go back to the circle1 template layer.
add a new raster layer below the layer.
in your color materials palette, select the following colors:
foreground - #f8e2f7
background - #f69bd6
next, open the gradient settings and select the foreground to background gradient.
use the following:
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flood fill the new raster layer below circle1 template layer.
use your pick tool to adjust it so its snug around the circle, like below:
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now on the circle1 template layer, select all/float/defloat/invert selection.
hit delete on the gradient layer.
select none and delete the circle 1 template layer. 

repeat the gradient steps for the frame back template layer.
the only difference with this step is you will reverse the foreground and background colors
before setting the gradient.

now go back down the bottom layer.
add a new raster layer above the background layer and select all.
open any of the dark papers from the kit.
copy and paste into selection on the new raster layer.
select none.
now apply the mask at default settings.
right click on the mask layer to merge the mask group.

now on the first paper layer and use the following settings for INNER BEVEL:
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use the same bevel settings for the following layers:
both the circle layers
merged rounded rectangle layer
square1

on the merged rounded rectangle paper layer, duplicate the layer.
apply a cutout with the following settings:
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SHADOW COLOR IS #000000.

now on the cutout layer, add noise with the following settings:
Gaussian
100%
Monochrome - checked

change the blend mode of the cutout layer to OVERLAY.
merge down one layer with the rounded rectangle layer.

now repeat the cutout/add noise/overlay steps with the 2 gradients layers we made:
circle1
frame back

now for the last leg of the tutorial.
open up the tube and copy.
paste as a new layer above the frame back paper layer and below the frame template layer.
use my tag for placement reference of the tube.
once its position is to your liking, on the frame template layer, select all and crop to selection.
now back to the frame back paper layer, duplicate and select all/float/defloat/invert selection.
hit delete on the tube layer and select none.
delete the duplicate frame back layer.

on the tube, go to effects > photo effects > black and white film.
apply it with the following settings:
brightness - 0
clarify - 0

now change the blend mode of the tube layer to OVERLAY.
duplicate the tube overlay and apply a gaussian blur by 1.0.
::SIDE NOTE::
you can position the tube overlay ABOVE the cutout layer or below.
either way works fine.

now that all the basics are done, add any elements, text and tubes.
don't forget to add artist credit and license info.

when you're all done, copy special > copy merged. 
paste as a new image and use your magic wand tool to select outside the tag. 
invert selection and crop to selection. 
that will get rid of any extra space that you don't need.

thanks for trying my tutorial! =)
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