31 May 2010

Bright Princess (PTU)

 
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Bright Princess 

This tutorial was written by me on May 31st, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a beautiful kit called "Little Mess" by Mandaz Dazzling Designz which can be purchased from Sunflower Scraps Boutique.  I really love this kit, the colours are gorgeous and it's such a bright, fun kit to work with!

Tube and close-up tube: I used the beautiful art of Shawli with a valid license.  You can purchase her tubes at MPT.

Template of choice: I used Template #29 from Scraps Dimensions 

Mask of choice

Font of choice: I used AL Playbook

Plug-ins needed: Xero Porcelain and Radiance.  You can get them HERE.

Let's make a tag!

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Resize all layers 70%.  Image > Canvas Size > change size to 800 x 800 so you have room to work.  We'll resize later.

Add a new raster layer and send to the bottom, flood fill with white.  Delete the sd heart circle layer.

Activate the sd triangle layer.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice and paste as a new layer.  Resize if desired.  Selections > Invert > Delete.

Continue in this manner for the two circle layers.  Do not deselect after you've pasted your paper of choice for the sd circle 2 layer.  Copy and paste your close-up tube and place as desired.  Delete the excess.  Apply Xero Porcelain using the default settings then apply Xero Radiance using these settings:


 I used some of the flowers from the kit instead of the flower layers, but this is up to you.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, move to the left side of your tag.

Open a few of the butterflies, resize as desired (I resized 20%, then 70%) and scatter them around your tag.

Open Littlemesstag2 and resize 30%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the right side of the tag, see my tag for placement.

Open Littlemesswrap2 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move below the flowers and above the circles.

Add drop shadows to your layers, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 6.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements, then hide your background layer and merge visible.

Unhide your background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Selections > Select None.  Apply your mask.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the top, bottom and sides of the mask layer until you like what you see.

Hide your background layer once again and merge visible.  Activate your crop tool and click the Merged Opaque button on the far right side of the top tool menu and then click the green check mark.  Unhide your background layer and resize all layers to the size you prefer.  I resized mine 80%.

Add your name and use free rotate to rotate it 15 degrees to the left.  Place on top of the tag.

Add the copyright and all applicable license information then save your tag as a png or a jpg.  You're all finished!

Thanks for trying my tutorial, and don't forget to send me your results!

Hugs, Carol

30 May 2010

Roses Are Red ... (PTU)

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Roses Are Red ...

This tutorial was written by me on May 30th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit called Rose Garden by Designed By Stina.  You can purchase this beautiful kit at Aussie Scrap Designs.  If you love flowers as much as I do, you'll love this kit, it's like your own digital rose garden!

Tube of choice: I used the pinup art of Denis Rino with a valid license.  You can purchase this wonderful artist's tubes at MPT.

Mask of choice: I used sg_multifloral_grungeframe5.  Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got this mask so I can't tell you where to find it.

Font of choice: I used Beautiful Caps ES and Beautiful ES.

Plug-in used: Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow (for the name).

Some free time and a beverage of choice.  ;-)

Let's make a tag!

Open a new image, 750 x 650, white background.  We'll resize later.

From the kit, open DBS_Frame04 and resize 70%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using your selection tool with the selection type set to rectangle and feather set to 0, draw out a selection like this:
Open a paper of choice and resize as desired, copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Do not deselect!

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and resize as desired.  When you're happy with the placement, hit delete to remove the excess.  Selections > Select None.

Add the following drop shadow to the frame and the tube: H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 10.55

Drop shadow for the remaining layers: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 6

Open DBS_Roses11 and resize 70% twice.  Image > Mirror and use the raster deform tool to tilt it a bit to the right so it lines up with the edge of the frame a bit better.  Move into place (see my tag for placement).

Open DBS_RosesCluster and resize 40%, then 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Image > Free Rotate > Rotate left 90 degrees.  Place on the bottom left side of the frame.

Now choose some of the ribbons to run across the bottom of the tag and thread through the flowers on the left side as well.  Resize each ribbon 70%, then 85% and place where you like, using your eraser tool to remove the bits you don't want.  I used the freehand selection tool to draw around one of the ribbon bows, cut and then pasted it as a new layer.  I placed this over the roses on the right side (see my tag).  You may choose to use one of the bows for this, it's up to you.

Choose some of the butterflies to scatter around your tag, resizing as desired.

Make sure you've applied a drop shadow to your layers, and you're happy with the placement of all layers.  Hide your background layer and merge visible.

Unhide your background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Choose a paper from the kit and paste into selection.  Apply a mask of choice.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

Hide your background layer and activate your crop tool.  Click the Merged Opaque button at the far right side of the top tool menu then click the green check mark.  This deletes the excess canvas without cutting off any of your drop shadows.  Resize your tag as desired and save as a png or jpg.

Thank you for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoy your new tag!

Hugs, Carol
    

29 May 2010

Made Some New Blinkies!

I felt like playing in Animation Shop so I made myself a couple of new blinkies.  Check 'em out over on the right side.  The bottom two are the new additions.  Feel free to grab one if you like!  If you post my blinkie on your site please let me know so I can return the favour!  Have a great weekend everyone!  :-)

16 May 2010

Garv's Sk8tr Grrl (PTU)

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Garv's Sk8tr Grrl 

This tutorial was written by me on May 16th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used Garv's Board Sk8tr by Missy of Scraps With Attitude which can be purchased from Dazzling Scraps.

Template: I used Template 13 by Babe's Designz 

Tube of choice: I used the incredible pinup art of Keith Garvey with a valid license.  You can purchase his tubes from MPT.

Mask of choice

Font of choice: I used Ocalla Hand BTN 

Plug-in used: Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow.  Optional, used for name only.

Ready?  Let's make a new tag! 

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.

Image > Canvas Size > change to 650 x 650.  Delete the copyright layer. 

Make the left rectangle layer active.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit, copy and paste as a new layer.  Resize as desired.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Selections > Select None.  Delete the original layer and add a drop shadow to the paper layer.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 69, Blur 8.

Continue in this manner for the remaining layers.  Do not drop shadow the frames yet!

Working on the frames layer and using your magic wand with the Mode set to Add (Shift), Match Mode set to None, Feather set to 0, Contiguous and Anti-alias checked and Outside selected from the drop down menu, click inside each of the frames.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 3.  Copy and paste a paper of choice, resize as desired, invert the selection and delete.  Move this layer below the frames.  Do not deselect. 

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move into the left frame.  Resize and arrange as desired, hit delete to remove the excess.  Selections > Select None.  Add a drop shadow (I used H&V 2, Opacity 60, Blur 5) and change the blend mode to Darken.  Reduce the opacity to 70%.  Duplicate and mirror.  Arrange in the right frame.  Leave the center frame empty.  Drop shadow the frames.

Paste your tube as a new layer (it should still be on your clipboard).  Resize as desired (I resized 85%) and place in the center of the tag.  Add a drop shadow.

Open flower pendant 3, resize 30%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the bottom of the frame on the left side.  Add a drop shadow, duplicate and mirror.  Arrange on the right side of the tag.

Open diamond heart 1 & 3, resize 15%, then 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the right side of your frame and place where desired.  Image > Free Rotate > Rotate right 25 degrees.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen. 

Open flower 1 & 3, resize 30%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, place at the bottom of the tube and add a drop shadow.  Do the same with the other flower.  Duplicate one of them and arrange (see my tag for placement).  Add drop shadow.

Open two of the butterflies.  Resize 15%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, place as desired.  Drop shadow.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all layers, then hide your background layer and merge visible. 

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection.  Selections > Select None.

Apply a mask using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency unchecked.  In layers palette, right click mask and choose Merge > Merge Group. 

Add your name and apply the Gradient Glow if desired.  Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Resize as desired.  Save your tag as a png or jpg and you're done!  Thank you for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoy your new tag.

Hugs, Carol

11 May 2010

Gorjuss Spring Bling (PTU)

 
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Gorjuss Spring Bling 

This tutorial was written by me on May 11th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, including its various tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a beautiful PTU kit by Lynne of Baby Cakes Scraps called "Fairy Grace".  You can purchase this lovely kit HERE, HERE or HERE.

Template of choice: I used MC_Template36 by Melissaz Creationz 

3 tubes of choice: I'm using the adorable art of Suzanne Woolcott, AKA Gorjuss.  You must have a license to use her tubes, you can purchase them HERE 

Mask of choice: I used WSL_Mask41, available HERE 

Font of choice: I used Oooh Baby

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5

Let's make a new tag!

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.

Delete the top layer.

Image > Canvas Size > change size to 650 x 650.

Add a new raster layer, flood fill with white and move to the bottom.

Activate the circle layer > Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.

Open a paper of choice from the kit, copy and paste as a new layer.  Resize as desired.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Selections > Select None.  Delete circle layer.

Continue in this manner for the remaining layers, except for the frames and the brushes.  Flood fill these layers with a colour that compliments your tubes or the kit, I used #152a47 for the frames and #e6eef1 for the brushes.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, place in the center of the tag.

Using the magic wand, click inside the left frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 4.  Copy and paste a close up tube under the frame and resize as desired.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Follow this procedure for the right frame.

Open one of the glittery butterflies and resize 30%, then 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and position on the top left side of the tag.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen.  Duplicate, mirror and place on the lower right side (see my tag for placement).

Open one of the glitter flowers and resize as desired.  Sharpen.  Place on the upper right side of the tag.  Duplicate and move to the lower left side.

Open bcs_branch3 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the bottom, just above the background layer.  Sharpen.  Arrange on the right side of the tag.  Duplicate and mirror, arrange on left side.  Duplicate these two layers and flip.  Arrange as desired at the bottom of the tag.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements then hide your background layer and merge visible.  Move your tag down to the center of your canvas.

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Selections > Select None.

Apply the mask using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency unchecked.  In the layers palette, right click the mask and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Now add your name and all applicable copyright and license info.  Crop and resize as desired.  Save as a jpg or png and you're done.  Enjoy your new tag!

Hugs, Carol

02 May 2010

Spring Punch (FTU)

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Spring Punch 

This tutorial was written by me on May 2nd, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in all versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a beautiful FTU kit by Tamie of Addictive Pleasures.  This is part of the 3 Addictive Princesses April Blog Train.  Please remember to leave some love when you download, a thank you goes a long way!

Tube of choice: I'm using the colorful art of Angie Monasterio.  You must purchase a license from MPT to use her tubes.

Mask of choice: I used WSL_Mask84, download HERE.

Font of choice: I used A&S Jiggy Roman

Ready to make a new tag?  Let's begin!

Place your mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 650 x 650, white background.

From the scrap kit, open Frame4 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move slightly to the left.

Using the magic wand tool, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 4.

Open a paper of choice from the kit, resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Do not deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize if needed and place on the right side of the tag.  Duplicate the tube and mirror, move below the frame layer.  Resize the duplicate as desired (I resized 125%) and hit delete to get rid of the excess.  Selections > Select None.

Add a light drop shadow to the duplicate tube (I used H&V 2, Opacity 32, Blur 6).  Change the blend mode to Darken.  Effects > Art Media Effects > Charcoal.  Choose Light Charcoal from the drop down menu and leave the other settings as is.  Lower the opacity if you wish, I left mine at 100%.

Add a drop shadow to the frame, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 6.

Open Flowers2 and resize 80%, then 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to just above the background layer and place on the left side of the frame, erase the bits showing below the frame.  Use a lighter drop shadow for the remaining elements, I used H&V 2, Opacity 38, Blur 5.

Open daisy and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the right side of the tag and move below the frame.  Duplicate and flip, arrange on the bottom right side.

Open flower, copy and paste as a new layer, move on top of the daisy but place above the frame.  Duplicate and flip, place above the frame and on top of the bottom daisy.

Open flower4, copy and paste as a new layer.  Place in the middle of the two daisies, move this layer down so it's between the flowers and the daisies.  See my tag for reference.

Open flowertrail and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and free rotate 45 degrees left.  Move down to just above the background layer and arrange on the left side of the frame.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all your elements, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Move your tag down slightly.

Make your background layer active and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.

Open a paper of choice, copy and paste into the selection.  Selections > Select None.

Apply the mask using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask and invert transparency unchecked.  In the layers palette, right click the mask and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're finished!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and please let me know if you're trying them!  If I don't hear from anyone I figure no one is doing them.  LOL!  A quick note in the shoutbox is very much appreciated!  :-D

Hugs, Carol

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