31 October 2012

Haunted (FTU)

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Haunted

This tutorial was written by me on October 31st, 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: I used an awesome kit by Bev of Horseplay's Pasture Designs called Eeeek!  This kit was formerly PTU but is now FTU.  Download from her blog via the link above.  Thank you so much Bev!

Tube: I used the sexy pinup art of Barbara Jensen.  This tube is called "Crimson Ride" and is a bonus for purchasing $10 or more.  You can purchase Barb's tubes from her store HERE.  You must have a license to use her art.

Template: I used a collab template from Dee'sSign Depot, which you can download from her Dangerously Delicious Designz blog HERE.  Look for the zipped templates links on the top left side of the blog and click on the one that says "Old Halloween - Mix".  The template I used is #15.

Mask: I used mask #1 from Dees'Sign Depot, download HERE (scroll down).

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

Font: I used Vampiress, HERE.

Drop shadows used:

For template elements and tube: H&V 0, Opacity 72, Blur 12
Everything else: H&V 2, Opacity 72, Blur 8

~~ 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.

Change the canvas size to 800 x 700.  Delete Raster 2 and pixel words layers.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate the black rectangle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open a paper of choice and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Repeat these steps for the following layers: purple circle, orange circles and black cut-out circle.

Change foreground to #9a3904 and background to black.  Change foreground to gradient with these settings:

Style: Linear
Angle: 45
Repeats: 5
Invert: checked

Activate Raster 1 layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Repeat these steps for the splat layer.

Active the webs layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the foreground colour.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Repeat for dotted lines layer.

Activate the glitter stars layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the foreground colour.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Gaussian > 50% > Monochrome checked

Resize tube 85%, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown.

Add your elements, I used:

el21: resize 40%
el40: resize 55%
el50: resize 70%
el53: resize 80%, duplicate and mirror
el69: resize 55%
el71: resize 50%, arrange on left side; duplicate and mirror.  Merge down, duplicate and flip.  Arrange as desired

Apply drop shadows.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 85%.  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 apply Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow with these settings:

Under the Colour tab: Select Medium

Under the Basic tab:
Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection: checked

Click OK.

Add all copyright and license info and save your tag as a png or jpg.  Enjoy!

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

Hugs, Carol

30 October 2012

That Old Black Magic (PTU)

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That Old Black Magic

This tutorial was written by me on October 30th, 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: I used an awesome kit by Stargazer Musings called Witchy Forest.  You can find it at Lollipops and Gumdrops.  Thanks so much for this wonderful kit Star!

Tube: I used a gorgeous tube by Renee Lavoie called "Joelle".  Renee's art is available at PSP Tube Stop, you must have a license to use.

Mask: I used mask #80 from Designs by Vaybs.

Font: I used Halloween Scriptana, HERE.

Drop shadows used:

For the moon: H&V 0, Opacity 25, Blur 10
Everything else: H&V 2, Opacity 68, Blur 10

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

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

From the kit, open Frame_3 and resize 60%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, place in the center of your canvas, slightly down and to the left.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Expand the selection by 5 and invert.  Open a paper of choice and resize 65%; copy and paste as a new layer and arrange inside the frame.  Tap delete and deselect.

Open the tube, resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange beside the frame.

Add your elements, I used:

Bird_1: resize 15%
FullMoon_1: resize 35%
CreepyTree_1: do not resize
Bat_1: resize 15% and mirror; paste again and resize 10%
Cauldron_1: resize 40%
BottlesAndPumpkin_1: resize 25%
Broom_1: resize 70%; free rotate 70 degrees left
Candle_1: resize 25%; duplicate and mirror, resize 85%
Grass_1 & Grass_2: resize each 30%, duplicate as desired and arrange as shown in my tag
Leaves_1: resize 30%; duplicate and mirror
Leaf_1 & Leaf_3: resize each 10%, then 85%; duplicate as desired
Flowers_1: resize 25% and mirror
Spiderweb_1: resize 20%, then 90%
Spider_2: resize 10%, then 70%
SpellBooks_1: resize 20%

Apply drop shadows above.  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 all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or jpg and you're finished.  Enjoy your new tag!

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

Hugs, Carol

12 October 2012

Abundance (No Scrap Kit)


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Abundance

This tutorial was written by me on October 12th, 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

Tube and elements: I used the gorgeous art of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  All the elements used in this tag came with the tube, making it a great value!  You can purchase Mitzi's tubes from PSP Tube Stop, you must have a license to use her art.  The tube is called Abundance, and you will find it HERE.

Template: I used template #9 by Tracy F. Designz, HERE.  Tracy's temps are available in bulk download, scroll down and you'll find the links on the right side.

Mask: I used mask #1 by Melissaz Creationz, HERE.

Plug-ins used: 
Eye Candy Nature: Water Drops
VM Extravaganza: Transmission

Font: I used Maria Antuanetta, HERE

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 47, Blur 8

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the top three layers.  Change the canvas size to 800 x 700.

Duplicate the circle layer and resize 85%, do the same for the circle frame layer.  Arrange as desired, see my tag for reference.

Activate the circle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #ffe2a0.  Delete the original layer, do not deselect.  Change the foreground to #d85f3c and the background to #e9ada8.  Change foreground to gradient with these settings:

Style: Linear
Angle: 45
Repeats: 5
Invert: checked

Flood fill the new layer with the gradient, do not deselect.  Apply a gaussian blur with a radius of 10.  Do not deselect.  Copy and paste the portrait tube as a new layer and arrange within the selection.  Tap delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light.  Activate the gradient layer and apply the Transmission plug-in using these settings:

Line Width: 4
Offset: 0
Contrast: 5

Click OK.

Repeat these steps for the copy of circle layer, with these exceptions: uncheck Invert for the gradient; mirror the portrait tube.  All other steps are the same.

Activate the rectangle 1 layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #ffe2a0.  Foreground set to #d85f3c and background to #e9ada8.  Set foreground to gradient with these settings:

Style: Sunburst
Angle: 45
Repeats: 3
Invert: unchecked

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient; do not deselect.  Apply a gaussian blur with a radius of 10.  Deselect.  Apply Eye Candy Nature, Water Drops:

Under the Settings tab: choose Small, Champagne Bubbles.

Under the Basic tab, change the settings to this:


Use the background colour for the Liquid Colour setting.

Activate one of the frames.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #8b3224.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Repeat for the remaining two frames.

Open the Abundance Layer tube and resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the right side of the tag.

Now add some of the elements that come with the tube.  I used:

Flowers Group: resize 50%, then 70%
Yellow Flower 1 & 2: resize each 40%
Fern 1: do not resize
Fern 2: resize 85%; free rotate 50 degrees right.  Duplicate and free rotate 25 degrees left

Apply drop shadows.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with #ffe2a0.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Resize the mask layer 85%.

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

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

Hugs, Carol 

MIA

So sorry to have been MIA lately but hubby and I were away on a much-needed vacation and have just returned.  I didn't take my laptop with me so I was missing my PSP while we were away but it really helped me recharge my tagging mojo, lol!  I'll be back soon with some tuts for you, so stay tuned!

Hugs, Carol 

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