Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ftu - Garvalicious

This tutorial was written in PSP 9 and can be used with any other version. I assume that you have a working knowledge of PSP.


Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice/close up

FTU Scrap kit by Stacie Cakes
"Crazy about garv" at her blog Here

Font of choice
carpenter script

Temp147 by BeckyP
Her blog Here

Mask of choice

Plugins Optional:
xero - porcelain
xero - radiance
xero - moodlight

Tutorial shortcut index:
"Delete" on your keyboard under Insert.
"C/P" copy and paste as new layer.
Remove "O/L" Remove original layer.
"D/P" Drop shadow located in 3D effects.
"R/S" Resize layer located in Image.
New "R/L" Raster layer, in Layers.
"F/F" Flood fill (paint bucket) tool.
"outer glow" Gradient glow from eye candy
Or my other method Here

Good D/P settings:
0, 0, 57, 6, color black

Good add noise settings:
Uniform- 70-90 % noise monochrome
Random- 10-34% noise monochrome

I used the artwork of Keith Garvey
You can find his artwork Here

Open template, R/S90%, Images- canvas size 600x600
i removed all of the stars and heart layers, I then removed all
"shadow(delete)" layers, only because i like my own drop shadows

Select blackBG selections- all- float- defloat, open paper3, C/P onto your canvas, selections- invert- delete. select none, remove O/L. add outer glow, add noise,  D/S.

Select pinkBG selections- all- float- defloat, paper2 R/S to 80%, C/P onto your canvas, selections- invert- delete. select none, remove O/L. add outer glow, add noise,  D/S.

Selecting each inner rectangle, square and circle, fill it with paper like you did above
i choose paper 5 for the circle and square, then paper 4, for the two long rectangles
Now on all the hot pink outer layers i used paper 7 to fill in those like above as well

Also put this paper layer on the outer hot pink around garvalicious wordart
adding drop shadows to all of the outer black layers , on your wordart "garv" layer
i applied inner bevel, using settings of choice. Open tube of choice, C/P

Place tube in the center apply outer glow to your tube,
applying xero- moodlight settings: light1 clicked, 128, 30, 161, 5, 0,
subtle clicked, or use settings of choice
Now apply radiance settings: 128, 50, 128, 64 or use settings of choice

I also placed the tubes inside of the circle and square layer, turned to greyscale
adjust- hue/sat - colorize, sat dial set at 0, applied porcelain
settings: 50, 64, 128, 0, 0, 255 or settings of choice

Now it's element time

Elements i used and the resized %
Using this drop shadow: 0, 0, 61, 5, color black
Cupcake - 25%
Brass Knuckle - 30%
Heart pop - 40%
Warningsign  - 30%
Skull1 - 25%
Screw - 15%
Bow - 30%
Sparkle - 50%

place elements where you want, or use my tag as a guide.
Apply your mask- add copyrights, your name save as a PNG
You're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial.
Now lets see those results.

This tutorial was written on Feb. 15th, 2015 by Melissa.
In no way may this tutorial be copied to another
website without the creators permission. Any resemblance
to this tutorial is purely coincidental.


  1. Melissa, this is an absolutely awesome tag. Thank you so much for making one for me.
    Thank you too, for using my template.

  2. Thank you for my tag and lovely tut. You've done a awesome job. <3

  3. Awesome tut! Thank you for sharing with me