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Hello! My name is Chas. I am 33 years old, with a love for PSP. I've been tagging for 10 years now and enjoy the addiction. I am still learning but having fun doing so. I love to share my creations hence the premise of this blog. I use Corel PSP X2 and am learning Photoshop C3.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014
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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
I am using the alluring artwork of Trinita of Pics For Design
WaterLo Project FTU kit called In Love With Snow ♥ Thank you!
*Find kit on right hand menu bar*
Mask supplied in kit above
Plugins:
EyeCandy 5 ~ Snow Drift
*use setting Small First Flakes*

Font used ~ Sultan Cafe Decor

Drop shadow setting used: 2, 3, 50, 4 blur, color black

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1.  Open mask wlopiwsmask 8, resize to 600 x 551 px.
Merge all flatten.  Minimize.
Open paper wlopilws 8, resize to 675 x 650 pixels.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from image, find mask above.
check Invert & Ok.
Merge group.
Adjust ~ Add noise:  random, setting 3, monochrome checked.

2. Open element 30 (bench), resize 20%, C/P to right
Open wordart of choice, resize 15%, C/P
Using brightness/contrast 250/0, change colour to white.
Open element 43 (hearts), resize 8%, C/P
Open element 9(ski cluster), resize approx 22%,C/P
Open element 39, resize 8%, C/P
Note:  Using gamma correction tool, change colour of this element
from #730224 to colour # 64007.


3.  Open winter/Xmas tube of choice, resize as needed. C/P
If using same tube, rotate 20 degrees to left. Sharpen.

Add D/S to tube & elements as desired.

4.  Add watermark, copyright & name.
I used fill colour #93000a with favourite bevel setting.
Add EyeCandy 5 ~ Snow Drift (small first flakes) to Name.


5.  Layers ~ Merge visible. Save as a PNG

♥ Thank you for trying my tutorials. ♥

Would love to hear your comments!



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Saturday, October 25, 2014


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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
I am using the brilliant artwork of Gaetano di Falco
Wonderful Fall Freebie by Manue Designs HERE ♥
 Wordart Freebie/Kit ~ Boo Halloween by Cajoline found HERE ♥
ChasMaskCM5 By myself found HERE
Mask 20/20 found HERE
♥ Thank you Designers for all these beautiful freebies! ♥
Plugins:
Adjust ~ Variations

Font used ~ Riky Vampdator  

Drop shadow setting used: 5, 5, 50, 10 blur, color #404040 or black

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1. Open a new image 675 x 675 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
open paper 2, copy and paste into the selection. Deselect. Sharpen.
Open element 6 (words), resize 675 px, C/P as a new layer
Change blend mode to Burn ~ Merge down

Open mask, minimize. New Mask Layer ~ from image ~ find mask.
Source luminance checked only. Apply. Merge group.


2.  C/P following elements:
element 7 - 20%
element 13 - 25%
element 9 ~ 15%: apply plugin Adjust Variations ~ more red
element 18 ~ 17%
element 8 ~ 20%, duplicate twice and arrange as desired
element 1 ~ 17%
element 22 ~ 17%, duplicate ~ mirror
element 24 ~ 15%
element 23 ~ 20%
element 5 ~ 15%
element 19 ~ 20%, duplicate twice, resize & rotate each slightly, sharpen
element 10 ~ 10%:  apply plugin Adjust variation ~ more red
element 12 ~ 10% ~ duplicate twice more, resize each 75% more, rotate, sharpen

3.  Open wordart from Cajoline freebie 19, draw a freehand selection
around wordart of choice, C/P 
apply plugin Adjust variations ~ more red

4. Open tube of choice, resize if needed, D/S
C/P below element 23 (leaves)
Using close-up of tube, C/P below layer of element 9 (lace circle)
Apply Mask 20/20 to this tube close-up.
Apply, merge group.
change blend mode to Hard Light, drop opacity to 85. Arrange
See reference tag for placement

Be sure to add D/S to all elements.

 5. If you wish to resize, 90% smartsize.
Add copyright & watermark.
Add name, using foreground color #dc720f, fill black.  Stroke width 1.


6.  Delete white background layer
Crop ~ Merged Opaque ~ save as a PNG
♥ Thank you for trying my tutorials. ♥
Would love to hear your comments!






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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
I am using the always sexy artwork of Keith Garvey ~ Camille
FTU Kit 'sukura 2009' by Akizo Designs
Summer Wordbits by Akizo Designs HERE
Alpha by Akizo Designs HERE
Sticky Notes by Akizo Designs HERE
Mask By Melissaz Creationz called MC_ Mask19
♥ Thank you Designers for all these wonderful freebies! ♥
Plugins:
Filters Unlimited ~ Color Filters ~ Blue Sky

Font used for phone number - MoolBoran

Drop shadow setting: 5, 5, 50, 10 blur, color #404040

* * * * *

1. Open a new image 675 x 650 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
open paper 9, copy and paste into the selection. Deselect. Sharpen.
Open mask, minimize. New Mask Layer ~ from image ~ find MC_Mask19.
Source luminance checked only. Apply. Merge group.


2.  Open frame (4)~ 30%
add frame (1) ~ 25%
add bow (1) ~ 20%

Using point-to-point freehand selection tool, draw a selection
within frame opening.
Open close-up of tube, resize 70% if needed,
C/P below frames ~ arrange to liking.
Invert selection ~ delete excess tube ~ invert selection again.
Duplicate close-up of tube.
Change blend mode on duplicate to screen.
Apply Filters Unlimited ~ Color Filter ~ Blue Sky ~ default setting
Deselect selection.


add net (1) ~ 11%, C/P below frames, duplicate twice
and arrange around frames.



 3. Select mask layer, 
open red scatter (2) found in element 2 folder, paper pkg
resize 11%, C & P
Add scatter (1) ~ 17%, C/P
erase any of the above scatter that has sharp, cut-off edges.

4.  Add other elements of choice:
bee 20%
foliage 20%
gelgems (7) ~ 10%, duplicate, resize 80%, arange
gelgems (5) ~ 10%
sticky note ~ 20%, add phone # using font in colour of choice
rotate using pick tool
leaf (4) ~ 10%
wordbits of choice ~ 20%

D/S elements of choice.

Open main tube, resize 90%, C/P to right
If using same tube, using freehand selection tool,
feather setting of 30, draw a selection around bottom of tube.
Delete. Deselect.
Duplicate tube ~ change blend mode to soft light, drop opacity to 69.


 5. If you wish to resize, 90% smartsize.
Add copyright.
Add alpha for name.
Tip:  Resize the color alphabet first (20%), then draw a rectangular selection
around individual letter to copy.


6.  Delete white background layer
Crop ~ Merged Opaque ~ save as a PNG
Thank you for trying my tutorials!
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Monday, May 19, 2014
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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
I am using the beautiful artwork of Di_Halim of Scraps and Company
FTU MiniKit called Zen Attitude by le monde de Neferwene
Wordart by myself HERE
Plugins:
Lokas Software ~ 3D Shadow
Penta.com ~ Jeans
EyeCandy 4.0 ~ gradient glow for name only

Font used for name - Beaked Tyrant

Drop shadow setting: 2,4, 65, 5 blur, black

* * * * *
1. Open a new image 700 x 675 px. Flood fill white.
Open main tube, if using same as above, resize 75%, C/P
Adjust brightness/contrast ~ setting 3
Add lokas software ~ 3D shadow setting:
outside only
17, 70
0, 0
-2, 100
15, 0
75, color black
'close off' main tube for now

2.  Open element 21 ~ 25% C/P below tube
Duplicate, mirror
 Element 22 ~ 25%
Duplicate ~ change blend mode to mutiply, merge down
Duplicate frame
On duplicate, rotate 15 degrees to left, move to left of image
Move original to right and down.
Add element 15 ~ 25% 
element 4 ~ 25%
element 19 ~ 20%, duplicate 2 or 3 times, arranging randomly

 3.  Using magic wand, click inside 'right' frame,
modify selection expand by 5, invert
Copy main tube and place below this frame,
arrange & delete excess. Deselect.
Duplicate this tube layer twice for a total of 3 layers
On original layer, greyscale using hue 0, saturation 0
on tube layer above, change blend mode to 'screen;
on uppermost tube layer, change blend mode to 'luminance L' and
add plugin Penta.com ~ Jeans 25/15

Add:
element 20 ~ 10%
element 16 ~ 11%
element 1 ~ 9%
element 3 ~ 40%
element 7 ~ 25%
element 8 ~ 10%

4.  Add wordart. 

D/S any elements added above.

Open main tube, re-arrange elements if needed.

 5. If you wish to resize, use 85 - 90% smartsize.
Add copyright, watermark & name.
Use gradient glow on black-filled name
with colours white & black on same slider, width 3, soft corners 20.


6.  Delete white background layer
Crop ~ Merged Opaque ~ save as a PNG
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