Nikki In The City

Nikki In The City


Supplies Needed:

PTU kit called, "Darling Nikki" from Wicked Princess Scraps.

Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Gary Rudisill.

You need to purchase a license to use his art from PTE.

Mask of choice. I'm using Mask 11 from Scraps Dimensions.

Font of choice. I'm using Al Sandra

Plugins Needed:


Eye Candy 4000-Gradient Glow


I'll be using the following drop shadow throughout this tutorial:



Let's begin. Remember to save often.

Open new image 650x650

Open mask and minimize for now.

Copy paste double heart frame, resize 50% all layers unchecked.

Adjust-Hue Saturation-Color Adjust (Shift+L)-Hue 5-Saturation-250-OK. Add drop shadow.

Copy paste cityscape, resize 50%, all layers unchecked. Bring behind frame.

Copy paste Fencing1, resize 75%, all layers unchecked.

Adjust-Hue Saturation-Color Adjust (Shift+L)-Hue 150-Saturation 100-OK.

Bring behind Cityscape.

Magic wand inside the heart frames, selection-modify-expand-5-Selection-invert-OK.

Copy paste paper of choice-delete-selection-none. Set opacity to 75.

Magic wand inside one of the heart frames, selections-modify-5-OK-selection-invert.

Copy paste tube, resize if needed. Rotate if you want, hit delete. Select none.

Duplicate tube, Image-mirror, Merge down.

Effects-Plugins-Xero-Radiance: 128-50-128-255-OK. Add drop shadow.


Open the following elements, add drop shadow and refer to tag for placement:

Blue Lips, resize 25% all layers unchecked. Adjust-sharpness-sharpen. Duplicate-Image-mirror.

Broken Heart, resize 90% all layers unchecked.

Butterfly, resize 35% all layers unchecked. Adjust-sharpness-sharpen.

Copy paste paper of choice, apply mask.

Resize tag to 600x600 all layers are checked.  Add copyright, License # and name. Save as PNG.

We are done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Comments are always welcome.

Feel free to EMAIL me your finished tag.

Thank you very much.

This tutorial was written by K'Lani on March 25, 2011