29 February 2012

Roll Me Over (PTU)

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Roll Me Over

This tutorial was written by me on February 29th, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a wonderful kit by Designs by Stina called "The Clover Fairy".  Visit Stina's blog for a list of her stores.  Thanks so much Stina!

Tube and close-up of choice: I used a tube by Lady Mishka, who was with PTE at the time.  You can now get her tubes at Pics For Design.  You must have a license to use.

Template of choice: I used a St. Patrick's template by Dee, HERE.

Mask of choice: I used a mask by Vicky from the set found HERE.

Plug-in used: Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.

Font of choice: I used LD Clover, HERE.

Drop Shadow used for template layers: H&V 0, Opacity 55, Blur 12
Drop Shadow used for elements and tube: H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 10

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

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

Resize the template 85%, make sure "resize all layers" is checked.  Change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Delete the clover layer.

Activate the right green circle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Repeat these steps for all remaining layers except the wordart layers.

After adding the paper layer to the small green circle layer, do not deselect.  Copy and paste your close-up tube and arrange within the selection.  Tap delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode to Luminance.

Change foreground to #006500 and background to #bace6e.  Change foreground to gradient; Style - Linear, Angle - 45, Repeat - 5.

Activate the wordart layer, select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Merge the three wordart layers together.  Move to the top left corner of the tag, see my tag for placement.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer and resize 110%.  Mirror and position on the right side of the tag.

Add your elements, I used:

Glitter Clover: resize 70%
Pot O Gold 02: resize 45%
Horseshoe: resize 10%
Scatter: resize 80%
Clover 03: resize 35%
Clover 06: resize 15%

Apply drop shadows to all layers.

Hide background layer and merge visible.  Unhide background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection and deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Crop and resize your tag.  Change the background to gradient and add your name.  Apply Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow with these settings:

Under the Colour tab: choose the Fat preset
Under the Basic tab:

Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection checked.

Click OK and apply drop shadow.

Add all applicable copyright and license info.  Save as a png or jpg and you're finished!  Enjoy your new tag!

Email me HERE if you'd like to show me your result.

Hugs, Carol 

26 February 2012

Bad Moon Rising (FTU)

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Bad Moon Rising

This tutorial was written by me on February 26th, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous FTU kit called "Elegance" by Amanda of Tantrum's Scraps.  Amanda no longer has her kits posted to download but gives permission HERE for tutorial writers to include them in their supplies.  Thanks so much Amanda!  Download this beautiful kit HERE.

Tube and image of choice: I used the beautiful art of Duncan Long.  You can purchase his tubes from Up Your Art, and the image is always included as well which is a wonderful bonus!

Word art created by me: Download HERE.

Mask of choice: I used mask #26 by Dee, HERE.

Font of choice: I used Satisfaction, a pay font.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 8.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 5.

Open a paper of choice (I used paper 5), and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the image that comes with the tube and resize 60%.  Copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer.  Tap delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode to Overlay.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer and resize as desired.  I resized 90%.  Place on the right side of the frame.

Add your elements, I used:

glitter 3: resize 85%
lilies 1: resize 70%; mirror
doodle vine: resize 60%; mirror
floral ribbon: do not resize, use your eraser to remove the excess
fancy bow 4: resize 50%; flip
flutter 2 & 3: resize each 30%, then 85%

Apply drop shadow to your tube and all elements.

Copy and paste the word art as a new layer and arrange as shown in my tag or as desired.

Hide background layer and merge visible.  Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection.  Deselect and apply the mask; merge the mask group.  Resize the mask layer 90%.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or jpg and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag!

Email me HERE if you'd like to show me your results.

Hugs, Carol 

23 February 2012

Cats Have Staff (PTU, Scrap Only)

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Cats Have Staff

This tutorial was written by me on February 23rd, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an adorable kit called "Love My Pet" by Digicats (and Dogs).  This kit has so much potential, lots of tag possibilities with this one!!  You can get it at Butterfly Blush.  Thanks so much Dianna!

Mask of choice: I used mask #26 by Vaybs, HERE.

Font of choice: I used Fragrance, a pay font.  Any free script font such as Exmouth will do just as nicely.  : )

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 07.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the freehand selection tool, draw a selection around the frame, like this:

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Open a paper of choice and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the frame layer.  Invert selection and tap delete; deselect.  Apply drop shadow to frame.

Add your other elements, I used:

Kittens in a Basket: resize 50%
Felt Mouse: resize 40%
Cat Nip: resize 30%
Cat Food: resize 30%
Cats Have Staff WA: resize 85%
Ball of Yarn: resize 20%
Butterfly 01: resize 25%
Butterfly 02: resize 20%

Apply drop shadow to all elements.

Hide background layer and merge visible.  Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection, deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Add your name and any applicable copyright and license information (if using an outside tube).  Save as a png or jpg and you're finished!  Enjoy your new tag.  : )

Email me HERE to show me your result.

Hugs, Carol 

20 February 2012

Dance In The Rain (PTU)

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Dance In The Rain

This tutorial was written by me on February 20th, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an awesome new kit called "Good Day For Ducks" by Bev of Horseplay's Pasture Designs.  LOVE this kit!!!  You can get it at Lollipops & Gumdrops.  Thanks so much Bev!

Tube of choice: I'm using the adorable art of Suzanne Woolcott aka Gorjuss.  You can purchase Suzanne's tubes from her store, HERE.

Mask of choice: I used mask #80 by Vaybs, HERE.

Filter needed: Snowflakes by VanDerLee, HERE.

Font of choice: I used Curlz MT, a pay font.  HERE'S a link to some curly fonts that are FTU.

Animation Shop

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Open a new image, 800 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open element 11 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the left side of the canvas.  Duplicate and mirror.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.

Resize the tube 80%, then 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown in my tag.  Drop shadow.

Add your elements, I used:

1: resize 8% and mirror; free rotate 45 degrees right; sharpen
2: resize 8%; free rotate 20 degrees right; sharpen
3: resize 15%
4: resize 35%, then 85%
11: resize 50%; duplicate and mirror
13: resize 15%, then 85%
14: resize 15%
30: resize 45%
31: resize 30%
32: resize 30%
38: resize 60%
39: resize 90%
40: resize 30%
42: resize 25%
43: resize 30%
47: resize 50%; duplicate
56: do not resize
59: do not resize
65 & 66: resize 12%

Apply drop shadow.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection and deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Crop and resize your tag, make sure resize all layers is checked.  I resized 80%.  Activate your merged layer and merge down.

Add three new raster layers.  Name them Rain 1, Rain 2 and Rain 3.  Hide all but Rain 1.

Apply Snowflakes filter using these settings:

From the drop down menu, select "Basic - Icy Blue" and change the colour to #cff1f3.

Hide Rain 1, open and activate Rain 2.  Apply the Snowflakes filter again, this time changing the Random Seed to 5.

Repeat for Rain 3, changing the Random Seed to 0.

Adjust > Blur > Motion Blur > Angle: 160, Strength: 100%.  Apply this effect to all Snowflake layers.

Using the rectangle selection tool, draw a selection like this:


Selections > Modify > Inside/Outside Feather > Select Both, Feather amount: 20.  Invert selection and tap delete two or three times.  Do this to all three Rain layers.  This will soften the edges a bit.

Now add a quote of choice if desired, I used the "Dance in the rain" quote.  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

Time to animate!  Open Animation Shop.

Hide Rain 2 and 3 and leave Rain 1 open.  Edit > Copy Special > Copy Merged.

In Animation Shop, right click on the workspace and choose Copy As A New Animation.

Back in PSP, hide Rain 1 and open Rain 2; copy merged.

In AS, right click on your new animation and choose Paste > After Current Frame.

Repeat for Rain 3.

Edit > Select All.

Animation > Frame Properties > change to 25.

View > Animation to see your tag in action!

Save as a gif and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag!

Email me HERE to show me your results!

Hugs, Carol 

15 February 2012

Hell On Heels (PTU)

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Hell On Heels

This tutorial was written by me on February 15th, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a stunning kit by Candy's Treats called "Wild About Red".  I love the drama of black and red and this kit rocks!!  You can get it at Twilight Scraps.  Thanks so much Diane!

Tube & close-up of choice: I used the sexy pinup art of Ismael Rac.  You can purchase his tubes HERE, you must have a license to use.

Template of choice: I used template #214 by Blissfully Beth, HERE.

Mask of choice: I used mask #89 by Vaybs, HERE.

Font of choice: I used Mr. Dafoe, a pay font.  Any thick script font will work just as well.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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 credit layer, change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  Add a new raster layer and send to the bottom; flood fill with white.

Activate LG Black Box layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit, resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, arrange as desired.  Invert selection and tap delete, deselect.  Delete the original layer.

Repeat these steps for all layers except the following:

Black Rect 1 & 2
Say What You Will
Black n White Frame
Hell On Heels
Small Black Stars
Glitter Star

Lg Black Star: Select all, float and defloat; flood fill with #be1831, do not deselect.  Resize close-up tube 80% and arrange within the selection.  Invert selection and tap delete, deselect.  Change the blend mode to Multipy and duplicate this layer.

Apply a drop shadow of choice to template layers.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 65, Blur 12.

Activate Hell On Heels layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill selection with white.  Contract selection by 2.  Flood fill "Hell" and "Heels" with #be1831.  Make sure Match mode is set to RGB value.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 8.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer and move to the right side of the tag.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used Eye Candy Perspective Shadow for mine.  If you have the same filter, here are the settings I used:

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Add your elements, I used:

bg1: do not resize; duplicate, mirror and flip.
DiamondLine: do not resize, duplicate 3 times for a total of 4 and arrange as seen in my tag.
doublehearts2: resize 70%
String: do not resize
Flower2: resize 15%, duplicate.

Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 8.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all; copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name and position.  Select all, float and defloat.  Expand the selection by 2.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white.  Move this layer below your name.  Merge these two layers and drop shadow.

Save as a png or jpg and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag!

Email me HERE to show me your results.  : )

Hugs, Carol 

13 February 2012

My Sweet Valentine (FTU)

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My Sweet Valentine

This tutorial was written by me on February 13th, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an awesome FTU kit by Cindy of Puddicat Creations called "Candies Valentine".  Download from Cindy's blog HERE and remember to leave some love before you leave!  It's a small price for hard work freely shared.  : )

Tube of choice: I used the beautiful art of Rachael Tallamy.  You may purchase Rachael's tubes from Up Your Art, you must have a license to use.

Template of choice: I used one of Twysted T's wonderful templates.  Download from her blog HERE.

Mask of choice: I used mask #80 by Vaybs, HERE.

Font of choice: I used Birthday, a pay font.  Saginaw Medium is a free font that would work well, download HERE.

Drop shadows used:

For tag components: H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 12
For elements: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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 credit layer.  Change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate Raster 5; select all, float and defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, arrange as desired.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Repeat these steps for Raster 4, 2, and 3.

Activate Raster 9; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new layer and flood fill with #824524.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Gaussian, 50%, Monochrome checked.

Activate Raster 10.  Use the Colour Replacer tool to change the black text colour to #824524.

Resize the tube 85%, copy and paste as a new layer and move to the left side of the tag.

Add your elements, I used:

balloons1: resize 50%
sparkles1: resize 65%
sparkles2: do not resize
teddybear: resize 35%
flower4: resize 40%
flower5: resize 30%
lovebug1: resize 20%; mirror; free rotate 13 degrees left
lovebug3: resize 20%
ivy2: resize 40%
butterfly4 & 7: resize each 20%
kisses1: resize 10%; duplicate and mirror, resize copy 85%

Hide background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 90%.

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into selection.  Deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

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

Email me HERE to show me your results!  : )

Hugs, Carol 

10 February 2012

Old Fashioned Girl (PTU)

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Old Fashioned Girl

This tutorial was written by me on February 10th, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by EmJay Scraps called "Antique Charm", which is available from Inspirations Of Scrap Friends.  Thank you for this beautiful kit Em!

Tube of choice: I used a tube by Jamie Kidd, who was with CILM at the time I purchased this tube.  You can now purchase her tubes from CDO.

Mask of choice: I used mask #10 from Melissaz Creationz.

Font of choice: I used Kaligrafia Galana Dos, a pay font.

Drop shadow used throughout, unless otherwise indicated: H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 12.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

Open Element 13 from the kit and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 5.

Open a paper of choice and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move beneath the frame.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect.

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer, if using the same tube, resize 80%.  Move above the frame.

Use the magic wand to select inside the frame again then invert the selection.  Use the eraser to remove the bottom part of the tube that overlaps the frame.  Deselect.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used V -3, H 2, Opacity 55, Blur 15.

Add your elements, I used:

2: resize 30%
21: do not resize
25: do not resize; apply drop shadow H&V 1, Opacity 40, Blur 2
27: resize 60%
29: resize 30%, then 90%
30: resize 70%
40: resize 35%
47: resize 45%; free rotate 15 degrees right

Hide the background layer and merge visible, resize the merged layer 95%.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Deselect and apply the mask, merge the mask group.

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

I'd love to see your results, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol 

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