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Friday, October 31, 2008

I Don't Feel I Deserve These but but...

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Ohhh my! I received yet another award...Thank you Stu! ♥
You know I luv ya hun! You are a great inspiration
to me and an awesome friend.
Please check out Stu's blog
You won't be disappointed.
Now I have to pass this onto 4 other bloggers:
Kubivet- An awesome digital design artist with some very unique scrap kits. She has amazing talent and I'm thrilled to highlight her here. ♥
Rachel-I first met Rachel on Kreative Mindz and always loved her style of tagging but now Rachel has started making scrap kits and is doing a WONDERFUL job. A must see! ☺
Nae-A new tut writer with so much to offer. I love her style and her creativity. Please give Nae some love. ♥
Donna-Donna's blog site ROCKS and her templates are unique and original. A definite must see. ☺

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wo0t wo0t! I Received Another Award...

Photobucket I got another award from Nae of Naes Dezines & Beaches of Blame Beaches TutorialsThank you Nae & Beaches ☺ ♥ The rules of this award are to say 7 things I love and to then pass this award onto 7 people. Here are the 7 things I love. 1. I love my boyfriend... though he doesn't know it yet.♥ 2. I love my family 'n close friends. 3. I love animals esp. horses; I used to own one growing up. 4. I love making people laugh or smile. 5. I love kissing in the rain. 6. I love to ski, swim, camp and yes even fish. lol 7. I love Music; it motivates me while I'm creating.

Unfortunately I do not have the time to pass this award onto other talented bloggers but please know I do appreciate receiving this award wholeheartedly. ♥

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Q & A from Just Jenns Junk

Jenn from JustJennsJunk has sent me this so I will re-answer to see if things have changed! lol 1. How long have you been using PSP, PS? I have been PSPing for 3.75 years, taking a brief hiatus due to health reasons. I use PSP and recently started playing with Photoshop 4. 2. How did you get into making tags, scrapkits? I joined a MSN group and noticed the amazing tags being used. I was too shy to ask for one so I asked the Manager where do I learn. The rest is history..I've been addicted since. 3. Who`s your fave artist?I don't have just one...there are so many talented artists but some that come to mind are Olivia, Woolcott, Janesko, Garv, and Hammond. 4.Who`s your favourite Scrap Designer? If you look at my fav blog sites, you'll see I have so many fav scrap designers but two who I faithfully check-in with are Petit Moineaux and Laura of Cinnamon Scraps. 5. Which three blogs do you visit everyday? I adore Sabre's work of Sabre's Quill & Parchment, Pam Leflor and Kim of KimBsDesigns . Ok, its time to pass this onto 3 people who I want to know a little more about. I'm sending this on to: Rose of Rockrose Tuts Chica of Chica's Tutorials and Raeven of Raeven's Tuts 'n Tags.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Forever Yours

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Big thank you to Sabre for sharing this beautiful scrap kit.
This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Two images of choice.  I am using the alluring artwork of Jennifer Janesko. You can purchase a license to use her art at CILM.
FTU scrap kit by Sabre called Forever Yours ~ found HERE.  Thank you Sabre! ♥ Please leave him some love when you d/l.
Just Dreamin Template_4 by Dreamy found HERE. Check older posts for template dated Sept. 18th/2008.
Thank you Dreamy! ♥
SaraLettersMask supplied HERE.
I do not know who to credit this mask to.  Please contact me if it belongs to you so I may add credits or remove it.
 Font I used is Aquarelle, which can be found HERE.
 
Thank you Sabre for sharing your amazing talents with us tutorial writers/taggers.
You are an inspiration to us all. ♥
 
 
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 Open up a new transparent image 675 x 575 pixels and flood fill white.  You can resize later.
Open the SL-flingforeverforSabre (ornate doodle). Resize 80%. Copy 'n paste.
Place to the left 'n down slightly.  Duplicate. Image mirror, Image flip. Place according to my reference tag. Move this copied doodle layer below the original.
Use your favorite D/S or 2,2,55, 5 blur, black to each of these ornate doodles.
Minimize this working image for now.
 
Open Just dreamin template_4.  We will be working with this template. Delete the credit layer on your layer palette.
Select raster 2 layer ~ select all, select float, defloat.
Open SL-paper4 by Sabre ~ Image rotate 90 degrees to right ~ all layers checked.  Copy 'n Paste as a new layer on template.
Selections ~ Invert ~ delete. Select none.
Colorize this paper layer ~ Adjust Hue & Saturation ~ colorize ~ Hue 253, Saturation 171.
Adjust brightness/contrast to your liking. I used brightness -10, contrast 0.
Select raster 4 layer (white frame), select all, select float, defloat. Selections modify ~ expand by 1.
Flood fill black. Select none. D/S this frame with favorite settings. Merge down to paper layer below it.
Delete grey raster 2 template layer.
 
Select copy of Raster 2 layer ~ select all, float, defloat. 
Copy image of choice. Paste as a new layer. Centre on template to accentuate area of interest.
Selections invert ~ delete. Select none.
Delete grey copy of raster 2 template layer.
Select raster 3 layer (frame) ~ select all ~ select float, defloat, selections modify ~ expand by 1.
Flood fill this layer with black. Select none.
D/S this frame layer only and merge down with image layer below.
 
Copy the frame-paper merged layer 'n paste it onto your original working image, moving it to the left
and place it between the two ornate doodle layers on your layer palette.
*The left doodle sitting on top of the frame-paper layer. 
The right doodle sits behind the frame-paper layer.*
 
Back to template,  copy the frame-image merged layer 'n paste onto your original working image, moving it slightly down.. See reference tag.
Again, be sure this frame-image merged layer is between the two ornate doodle layers on your layers palette. 
 
 Open the SL-framesabreforeveryours. Resize 75%. For added effect, I used the brightness/contrast, same setting as above, on this frame.
Using magic wand, tolerance 10, feather 0, click inside the circular frame.  Selections ~ modify ~ expand by 10.
Copy other image of choice.  Paste as new layer. Centre for area of interest.  Selections ~ invert ~ delete. Select none.
Arrange layers ~ move down.  D/S your circular frame as desired.
   Adjust sharpness ~ Unsharp Mask ~ Radius 1, Strength 30, Clipping 3, Luminance checked. OK
 Merge down to image layer. Copy 'n paste.
Move this merged frame/image layer to right side of your original working image.
 
Back to template, copy your two black flower accents 'n place on original working image to your liking.
Open SL-branchsabreforeveryours. Resize 80%. Copy 'n paste.
Place on your working image behind the circular/image layer.  D/S.
Decorate as you wish to customize your tag.
 
On layers palette, select white background ~ add a new raster layer ~ select all
Open paper of choice or SL-Paper4 again. Rotate 90 degrees to right if not already done so. Copy. Paste into selection. Select none.
Sharpen.  Colorize Hue 252, Saturation 171.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ From Image ~ find SaraLettersMask, invert mask data checked. OK.
On layer palette, delete mask. Merge group.
Resize this mask layer by 95% if you wish.
 
Resize your tag at this point, all layers checked.
 
 Add your copyright, watermark and name. 
For name, I used foreground stroke 1, black, and fill color # c00000.
Rotate 15 degrees to left.
Inner bevel setting of choice.
D/S ~ default setting. 
 
Merge all flatten and save as a .png or .jpeg.
 Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Lady In Red

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This tutorial was written for a friend 'n fellow psper named Birdee.
This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the stunning artwork of Ted Hammond. You can purchase a license to use his art at CILM.
FTU scrap kit by Kittz called Amour ~ found HERE.  Thank you Kittz! ♥
 Sunf's Mask UFMask230 found HERE Look under Masks 28-30.
Thank you Sunf! ♥
Plugin Filter Xero ~ Improver.
 Font I used is TKDoodle, which is a pay font and cannot be supplied.
This tutorial is written for a friend 'n fellow psper Birdee! ♥
 
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 Open up a new transparent image 650 x 575 pixels and flood fill white. Open the A-Love Journal, resize 75%.
Copy 'n paste onto your working image.
Rotate 15 degrees to left. Drop shadow. I used a heavy D/S of 3,7, 80, 7 blur, black 
Add a new layer above.  Selections ~ select all.
Open paper A-Paper 8, copy.  Paste into selection. Select none. Sharpen.
Open mask, minimize.  Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ New Image, find UFMask230. Invert mask data checked. Ok.
Delete mask ~ merge group. Resize this mask layer by 110% ~ smart size.
Open scalloped frame template. Resize 72%. Copy 'n paste.
Using magic wand, tolerance 10, feather 0, click inside this scalloped frame. Selections ~ Modify ~ expand by 5.
Open paper of choice or I used A-Paper12. Resize to 600 pixels. Sharpen. Copy.
Paste as new layer on working image. Selections ~ invert. Delete. Select none.
On layer palette, Arrange ~ move down below frame.
 
Open A-Ribbon tyed Frame with Butterflies, resize 65%. Copy 'n paste.
Rotate 15 degrees left. Sharpen. Arrange on your image as above or to your liking.
With magic wand, click inside left frame, pressing 'shift' on keyboard, click inside right frame as well.
Selections ~ Modify ~ expand by 5. Ok.
Open A-paper 13.  Resize to 600 pixels. Sharpen. Copy. Paste as new layer.  Selections invert. Delete. Select none.
Layers palette ~ Arrange ~ move down below frame
With magic wand, click inside left frame again, modify expand by 5.
 Open tube of choice. Copy 'n paste as new layer. Selections invert ~ delete. Select none. Arrange ~ move down below frame.
Do same for right side of frame.
On these two tube layers, adjust ~ Hue & Saturation ~ Colorize Hue 255, Saturation 0.
Still on tube layers, use plugin Xero ~ Improver, default setting of  9, 30, 9. Ok.
D/S the ribbon-tyed frame with a heavy D/S 3, 7, 80, 7 blur, black.
 
Copy tube of choice. Paste as a new layer, making sure it is the very top layer on your layer palette.
D/S as desired.
I used Lokas Software ~ 3D Shadow Blur 15, transparence 50, offset X 8, offset Y minus 5. Perspective 80.
If you wish to resize tag, resize all layers then proceed to add your copyright so the copyright text does not become distorted.
 
 Add your watermark and name.  Add your favorite D/S to your name.
Merge all flatten and save as a .png or .jpeg.
 I hope you enjoy your new creation!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Retro Diva

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This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the gorgeous artwork of Lorenzo Sperlonga. You can purchase a license to use his art at CILM.
Freebie Retro frame ~ Retrodiva Be-Free Collage Frame HERE  Thank you Tracy! ♥
 WynterMask14030811 found HERE under Wynter Masks Set 4 (scroll down to her first mask set)
Thank you Wynter! ♥
 Font I used is Zapfino Linotype Two, which is a pay font and cannot be supplied.
 
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This tut will be a quickie.
 
Open up a new transparent image 600 x 575 pixels and flood fill white. Open frame of choice or frame I used (be-free frame collage) and using crop tool,
crop merged opaque. Click on centre to crop.  Resize this frame element by 20%.
Copy 'n paste onto working canvas.
Erase some of the green stem from the bottom of the frame using eraser or selection tool.
Duplicate frame for added effect.
Add a dropshadow if desired.  I use a light D/S of 2,3, 69, 5 blur, black.
 
 Add layer above white background.  Using your flood fill tool, choose two colors (one light, one dark)
from your frame or tube to make a gradient. 
I used stroke color 496c93, fill color 1f2e3f.
Set foreground color to gradient, linear angle 45, repeats 2, invert unchecked.
Flood fill this layer.  Adjust ~ Blur ~ Gaussian blur ~ radius 25.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from image ~ find  Wyntermask14030811.
Click Ok. Delete mask from layer palette. Merge group.
 
Choose tube of choice. Copy 'n paste below frame. Duplicate.
Move duplicate tube layer above frame.
Erase any part of this top tube layer that extends beyond the frame by using the rectangular selection tool or eraser.
Erase any part of the bottom tube layer as well if needed.
Dropshadow the top tube layer, with the drop shadow checked on a NEW layer.
I used 2, 3, 69, 9 blur, black.
Erase any part of the undesired dropshadow.
 
Add your copyright, watermark and name.
Add your favorite dropshadow or I used 2,3, 69, 5 blur, black (D/S on new layer Unchecked.)
Merge all flatten and save as a .png.

I hope you enjoy your tag!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Eeek! LOL! I Won Yet Another Award...

Photobucket This award was given to me by Lyn of Lyn Designz Tutorials. I adore Lyn's blog, please check it out..you won't be disappointed. She is so talented! Thank you, Lyn, for this award! ♥☺ I am nominating these wonderfully talented bloggers with the same award: Lisa of Sophisticated Scraps, Jackie of Scrapn Jacks Corner, Beaches of Blame Beaches and Kirsty of HarryandTatesmum. ☺

New Old World Map Papers

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Well I'm Flattered....

Photobucket I've been chosen by not one, not by two but by three bloggers for this award. wo0t wo0t! ☺ Thank you Stu of Creative Crazy Scraps, Scarabe of Scarabe Scraps and Just Jennz Junk for honoring me with this award. I'm flattered to say the least. ♥ ☺☻ Now I get to pass on this Award to some wonderful sites so here are my choices: Sabres Quill & Parchment, Soxational Creations, and Aussie Scraps. Congrats :=)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Another Award ~ wo0t wo0t! :=)

Photobucket This time the award was presented to me by Aquarius and by Peace {{{ hugs }}}. Thank you Ladies! ♥ This award is called the "ProximidadeAward" or "Friendship Around The World Award". Originally this award was written in spanish, but it translates to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way, and also to extend the hand of friendship around the world.And now I have to pass this award on to 8 blogs. Misfit Scraps, Jennyz Dreamz, Just Jenns Junk, SWheat Creations, Pam LeFlors Designs, Kim B Designs, RBrown Kreationz, and Simply Sensational Scraps. :=)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Victorian Love

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This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed: 
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.

Plugin ~ Mura's Filter Meister ~ Copies
 Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork of Jamie Kidd. You can purchase a license to use his art at CILM.
PTU Scrap kit ~ Victorian Love Affair by Kristi can be purchased HERE
My Supplies HERE 
 Font used is Burgues Script which is a pay font.
 
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Open up a new transparent image 625 x 575 pixels and flood fill white. Resize element sdv1frame1 by 20%. Centre to canvas, moving slightly to right.
Rotate 15 degrees to left.  Duplicate ~ mirror. Merge down. Dropshadow 2,2,55,5 blur, black.
Open sdbutter2. Resize 20% and again at 55%. Copy 'n paste.
Using Mura's Filter Meister ~ Copies ~ Encircle ~ #12, X =60, Y =60 all other settings standard
Sharpen.  Move slightly to left with mover tool. Dropshadow as above.
Open sdpaperframe. Resize 20% and again at 80%. Copy 'n paste.
Rotate 5 degrees to left. Dropshadow.
With selection tool set at point to point, draw a rectanglur selection, around inner part of frame.
Resize paper of choice to 500 x 500.  I used the darkest burgundy paper sdmtgp1.  Copy 'n paste. Invert selection. Delete.
Select none.  Arrange ~ move down so paper is below frame.
Open sdlaceframe.  Resize 25% and again at 90%. Copy 'n paste.
Adjust ~ Sharpen ~ unsharp mask ~ radius 1, strength 30, clipping 3
luminance checked. Ok.
Add a very soft D/S to lace frame of 0,0, 45, 5 blur, color #404040.
Move lace frame to right.
Copy tube of choice. Place beneath lace frame. Duplicate. Move copy of tube layer above lace frame.
Erase any part of the tube that overhangs on the bottom on both tube layers.
Erase any part of the copy of tube layer so lace frame shows through.
D/S this tube layer with dropshadow checked on NEW layer.  Erase any undesired dropshadow.
 
Now add your embellishments. I added the dark burgundy ribbon. Resize and rotate 90 degrees to make it look like its wrapping paper frame. Use selection tool to shorten ribbon to size of frame.
Using your lighten/darken tool, right click on edge of ribbon to darken the edge, giving the appearance its wrapping behind the frame.
 
Add heart element if you wish.  Resize flowers and tulip stem to liking. Adding D/S as above. *uncheck on new layer for D/S*
Add bow of choice. Resize. Rotate 25 degrees to left. Sharpen. D/S.
Ad sdcharm element. Resize and D/S.
Sharpen as previously done.
 
 Add your copyright, watermark and name.
Add your favorite dropshadow or I used 2,2, 55, 5 blur, black
Merge all flatten and save as a .png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!



Friday, October 10, 2008

New Flower Mask

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Apple Festival

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This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence. 
Supplies Needed:
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Xenoflex 1 plugin
My Supplies HERE 
 Tube of choice.  I am using the gorjuss artwork of Suzanne Woolcott. You can purchase a license to use her art HERE.
Freebie Scrap Add-Ons ~ Apple Festival Trees & Apple Festival Tags found HERE at Raspberry Roads. Thank you, Susan! ♥
Ziggy's Alpha Beads found HERE at Ziggle's Scraps. Check previous page entries.Thank you!♥
Font Susie's Hand HERE
 
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Open up a new transparent image 600 x 600 pixels and flood fill white.
Open tag template 021, resize 50%.
Optional: for added dimension, with the circle selection tool, i drew a circle inside the tag template (red area only)
to outline the inner red background ~ selections invert.  On layer palette, promote selection to layer. Select none. This should promote only the frame.
Choose a tree template of choice. Resize 15%. Centre to tag.  Place this tree between the tag template and
the promoted selection layer. Erase any part of the tree that overhangs.  Dropshadow both the tree and the promoted selection layer.
On the original tag template layer ~ duplicate.
Again on the original tag template layer, go to adjust blur ~ gaussian blur of 20 radius.
I used Xenoflex 1 ~ baked earth ~ setting:  crack length 5; width 1; variation 0, random seed 59, brightness 16, sharpness 87
lighting 135, 60.  Sharpen.
 
Now its time to personalize your tag by adding embellishments. I resized most at 20%, rotating either R or L, 15 degrees.
Sharpen 'n d/s.
Add rafia/bow supplied. D/s all elements.
 
For beadstring, I resized the rope thread by 65%. D/S of choice.  Add each bead onto the thread to fit, according to the saying you choose.
I resized each bead by 24%.
When done, hide thread layer and merge all beads visible. D/s beads. Merge visible again with thread.
Resize entire beaded thread by 75% or to your liking.
Copy 'n paste onto working image.
Add tube of choice. Duplicate. Place bead string between these two tube layers. Erase any part of the top tube layer
so the beaded string shows through.  I wanted to make her hand look like its overtop of the beads. 
It helps to decrease the opacity of the top tube layer to about 50% when erasing, to better
visualize what part needs erasing.  Remember to increase opacity of top tube back to 100% when done.
Dropshadow your tube.
 
Add your copyright, watermark and name. Font I used is Susie's Hand. D/s.
Merge all flatten and save as a .png.
 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I've Won Another Award :=)

Photobucket Thank you to Sabre of Sabre's Quill & Parchment for the honor.This award is called the "Proximidade Award" or "Friendship Around The World Award". Originally this award was written in Spanish, but it translates to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way, and also to extend the hand of friendship around the world. Now I am supposed to pass this award on to 8 great blogs. My choices are: Sabres Quill & Parchment Scarabe Scrap Scrap 'n Jacks Corner Wild Creationz WeeScotslass Creations Sophisticated Scraps Creative Crazy Scraps Rabs Scraps

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Cherish For Love

This tutorial was written for a special friend by the name of Polly.♥

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This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence. 
Supplies Needed:
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
My Supplies HERE 
WSL_Mask297 by Chelle found HERE. Scroll down to New Masks.  Thank you Chelle! ♥
Tube of choice.  I am using the amazing artwork of Ismael Rac. You can purchase a license to use his art at MPT.
Freebie Scrap Kit ~ Cherish For Love Add-On found HERE. Scroll down.  Thank you! ♥
Paper Frame by Chelle found HERE from Sept 26/08. Thank you Chelle! ♥
Font 2Peas GGs Love Me HERE
LA Heat Rob font for text cannot be supplied.
 
This tag came to be because of a special friend by the name of Polly
who gifted me this tube.
Thank you Polly. You bring smiles to my heart. ♥ :=)
 
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Open up a new transparent image 625 x 575 pixels and flood fill white. Add a new layer, select ALL and choose a paper of choice. I used Fanette_Papier 06, copy and paste into selection. 
Select none. Sharpen.
Open mask in PSP, minimize. Select layers, new mask layer ~ WSL_Mask297 ~ click OK.
Delete mask layer on layer palette. Layers - merge group.
I resized this mask layer by 105% ~ smart size.
 
Add the fanette elements 07 & 08, resized 20% and place as you wish. Dropshadow.
Open the paper frame by Chelle, resize 85%. Copy 'n paste, rotate 15 degrees to right. Sharpen. You may decrease the contrast/brightness by 10 and 0.
With magic wand with tolerance set at 10, click inside frame, modify expand by 5, choose paper of choice, I used papier 03 resized to 600 x 600 pixels ~ copy and paste as new layer.
Selections ~ invert ~ delete. Select none. Merge layer down below frame. Dropshadow frame.  I used -1,1, 55, 5 blur, black.
 
Open  frame fanette element 020, resize 35%. Copy 'n paste.  Rotate 15 degrees to left. sharpen. Dropshadow.
With magic wand, click inside frame, modify expand by 7.  Open papier 05, resized to 500 x 500. Rotate paper 15 degrees to left.
Copy 'n paste as new layer. Selections invert ~ delete ~ select none.  Sharpen.
Arrange ~ move down below frame. 
Copy tube of choice.  Paste below this frame, position to your liking.  Duplicate tube. Move duplicate copy ABOVE frame.
With eraser or selection tool, erase the bottom part of the duplicate tube so it looks like the tube is popping out of the frame.
Add dropshadow to this top tube layer. I used -2, 3, 59, 11 blur, black but I ticked the box that puts the shadow on a NEW layer,
this enables you to erase any of the bottom dropshadow that overhangs onto the frame. 
To give the tank top of my tube extra contrast, I used the magic wand at a tolerance setting of 27,
and click on her tank top several times to outline her shirt only.  Adjust brightness/contrast  -20, 5.
Select none.
 
Now its time to add your embellishments.  Most I resized 20% but feel free to resize to your liking.
Duplicate your elements to make a flower cluster.  Use your Pick tool to rotate the elements.
I enclosed a wheat leaf cluster to add if you wish.  Duplicate ~ mirror and dropshadow both.
I used a subtle D/S of -1, 1, 55, 3 blur, black, to the elements.
Adjust brightness/contrast of the elements by 10 and 0,  to soften the elements if you wish.
See my reference tag for placement.
Open heart element 019, resize 50%.  Copy 'n paste on layer immediately above paper frame.  Do not dropshadow.
Move embellishments onto different layers either above or below top frame to give dimension.
Add element_06, resize 50%. Copy 'n paste.  Rotate with pick tool. D/S.
Sharpen.
 
Add your copyright, watermark and name. Font I used is LA Heat Rob which is a pay font.
I also used Font 2Peas GGs Love Me to add the "Heart You" text by typing "z".
Add your favorite dropshadow or I used -1,1, 55, 5 blur, black
Merge all flatten and save as a .png.
 
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!



Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Suede Papers

Photobucket You can download my suede papers HERE

To Question or Not to Question....

1.How long have you been using PSP? It's been 3.5 years that I've been PSPing..sheesh...time goes by. 2. How did you get into making tags, scrapkits? I joined a MSN group and watched some designers make awesome tags 'n I was too shy to request one, so I asked the manager what do I need to make my own...the rest is history! lol 3. Who`s your fave artist? I love Olivia, Garv, Janesko, Woolcott, Rac, Nestler..but the list grows daily. I'm in awe of all the artists. 4.Who`s your favourite Scrap Designer? Definitely new designer Sabre and Irene Alexeeva. 5. Which three blogs do you visit everyday? Designs by Ali , Cinnamon Scraps and Pam LeFlor Designs. Im Passing On The Questionare To: Scrap n Jack's Corner, Aquarius Scrapabililty, and Nightbirds Haven

I Have To Promote This Blogger Friend :=)

I am thrilled to promote a fellow psper & blogger friend, Sabre. This is one of his amazing scrap kits. Photobucket If you wish to see more of his work, please visit his blog site HERE. I highly recommend his work. His talents supercede anyones I've ever seen. I'm thrilled to have met him in the PSP world. ♥

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Halloween Tutorial ~ Are You Afraid?

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This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence. 
Supplies Needed:
Corel PSP X2 or any version will do.
 My supplies HERE
includes my mask, background
 but I cannot supply the blackwidow spider as it came with the tube
Halloween Scrap Kit paper 04 & 14 @ http://a-design-lena.blogspot.com/ from Halloween Kit Freebie of Sept. 20, 2008
Tube of choice - I am using the amazing art of Cane Hoyer. To use his art, you require a license at MPT
Background image of choice or the one I used, supplied
EyeCandy 4.0 ~ Glass
Xenoflex 2 ~ Lightning
Animation shop

Open up a new transparent image 600 x 600 pixels and flood fill white.  With your preshape tool, foreground black, fill null, draw a circle 25 pixels wide, to an approx size of 500 x 500.
 Center to canvas.  Convert to raster layer.
Using EyeCandy 4.0 ~ Glass ~ settings bevel 10.8, smoothness 75, inside marquee, darkening 30, gradient 35, refraction 50, opacity 0,
tinting 50, color green 00c800 ~ Lighting 135, inclination 45, brightness 100, sz 40, highlight color white, thickness 0, width 72
click OK
Resize halloween scrap paper 14 ~ 500 x 500 pixels. Copy.
Using magic wand, click inside black frame ~ expand by 5,  paste paper as new layer, invert selection, delete, sharpen ~ do not deselect
Arrange ~ move layer down below frame layer on layer palette.
Copy background image of choice or mine supplied. Add new raster layer to working copy and paste image into selection, select none. Sharpen. Drop opacity of this layer to 50%.
Back to frame layer, duplicate. On original frame layer, Adjust Blur ~ Glaussian Blur ~ radius 20.
Effects ~ Texture Effects ~ Blinds ~ With 2, Opacity 50 ~ color 800000 ~ Horizontal & light on top UNchecked
Repeat blind effect with same setting except Horizontal checked.
Add tube of choice.  Dropshadow of choice. I used Lokas Software ~ 3D Shadow.
Open Halloween Paper 04, resize to 600 x 600. Copy.  Paste on layer above White background.
Open my mask supplied, minimize.  Layers ~ new mask layer ~ find Chasmask2 ~ Ok. Delete mask, merge group.
Resize this masked layer 95%.
Click on top duplicate frame layer.
Open wordart ~ resize 25% ~ dropshadow 1,1,100,1 blur, white ~ copy 'n place as desired
 
 Add your copyright, watermark and name. Font I used is Weimar Regular which can be found by googling.
I used color 800000 ~ dropshadow 1,1,100, 1blur, black
 
Animation:
In PSP, delete white background layer.  Copy merged ~ paste in A/S as new animation
Back to PSP
On layer of moonlight background image, select all ~ select float/defloat ~ Add a new raster layer for your lightning effect with following settings:
 
Xenoflex 2 ~ lightning ~ Flash size 50, width 71, opacity 73, glow white, outer color d3fbff
arc thickness 16, jaggedness 92, branching 90, branch spread 36
Click OK...invert selection and delete. Select none.
Copy merged and paste in A/S after current frame.
Back to PSP, undo, undo, undo lightning effect ~ hit random seed and add lightning.  Click OK.
invert selection and delete.  Select none.  Set the opacity of this lightning layer to Soft Light.
Copy merged and paste in A/S after current frame.  You should have a total of 3 frames in A/S.
Click on frame 1 ~ set frame property to 200.
Click on frame 2 ~ set frame property to 45.
Frame 3 will remain at 10.
View animation. If satisfied, select all, change animation properties to white opaque background. Optimize.
Save as a gif and you're done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!