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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Valentine


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 version but any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork of Lady Mishka. You can purchase a license to use her work at Pics for Design
Visit Lady Mishka's blog HERE
PTU kit by Artmama called Sweet Lovin' found HERE  (tagger size)
Thank you, Artmama, for a wonderful kit. I loved working with it. ♥
No plugins used.
Font for name is Pirouette LT Std, a pay font.
 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open a new transparent image, 700 x 600 px. Flood fill white.
Open embellishment 07, heart cluster, C/P as a new layer. Image rotate 10 degrees to right. Sharpen.
Using point-to-point freehand selection tool, draw a selection around the periphery of the cluster to mimick a heart shape.
Add a new raster layer.
Open paper 02, resized to 600 px wide. Copy 'n paste INTO the selection. Deselect.
Adjust ~ blur ~ gaussian blur of 3. Move this paper layer below the heart cluster on your layer palette.

2.  Open embellishment 09 (cloud), resize 75%, C/P as a new layer on upper left of paper. Duplicate cloud 'n moving down 'n to right.

3. Add tube of choice. If using same tube, resize 85% smartsize.

4. Customize tag with embellishments of choice:
embellishment 06 ~ 45%,
 embellishment 05 ~ 50% and one at 40% (add a nice inner bevel to the butterflies as below):


embellishments 22, 24 & 25 ~ 100%
embellishments 34 & 36 ~ 75%,
embellishment 37 ~ 50% (duplicate ~ mirror & flip) C/P below paper layer
embellishment 45 ~ 50% (duplicate as many as desired, resizing if desired)
embellishment 53 (wordart) ~ 75%.

5.  Add copyright, URL, license #, watermark 'n name.

Note:  If you wish to make Name as in reference tag, choose fill color # d43764, font of choice, sz 36 px,
choose vertical 'n left as direction of font, kearning set at minus 400, anti-alias smooth, create as vector
Type name ~ apply but do not convert to raster layer, instead click on + sign on layer palette, right click on layer with your name on it (ie. layer below vector layer)
 select 'convert text to curves' ~ as character shapes
Look on layer palette and click on + sign beside your name, this will open each letter on individual layers. Click on first letter of your name (bottom most letter) and rotate the deformation
slightly to left. Rotate each letter as desired. Using this method also allows you to bring the letters closer together vertically if needed.
When happy with letter placement, change the - sign beside your name to +, then select the Vector layer and right click, choosing 'convert to raster layer'.
Add a very light D/S of 0, 0, 69, 2 blur color # b33050.
 6.  Delete white background, merge visible and save as a PNG.
 
 
Hope you enjoy your Valentine creation! :+)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Greetings

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a safe 'n wonderful Christmas and holidays.

To commemorate my 100th tutorial, I wanted to share with you the result of a Christmas contest I held in a forum I belong to. The winner of the contest was a wonderful tagger by the name of Sally with this gorgeous result from my Spread Your Wings tutorial. Isn't it beautiful? Congratulations, Sally! I'm thrilled to show this off! ♥

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Merry Christmas


 This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
 Artist tube. I am using the Amazing artwork of Carlos Diez. He used to sell with CILM but is no longer. Feel free to use another tube.
FTU scrap kit by Pink Princess Scraps found HERE Thank you, Vicki! ♥
Mask by Monti called Monti's Circle Mask found HERE Thank you, Monti! ♥ *scroll down*
Supplies HERE includes snow animation
Plugin: Mura's Meister ~ Copies
Optional: EyeCandy 5 ~ Nature ~ Snow Drift
Animation shop
Font used for wordart is Windsong found HERE
 Font used for name is Mon Amour Script Pro, a pay font
 
 
 
 * * * * *
 
1. Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 pixels, flood fill white if desired.
Add a new raster layer, select All
Open paper 5, copy 'n paste into the selection on your working image.

Open Monti's circle mask, minimize.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find the mask (source luminance checked) and apply.
Merge group.


2.  Open element 29 (xmas tree) and C/P. Move to right hand side.
Open bridge, resize 65%. C/P to left side of tag.
C/P shrub found in supplies.
C/P wagon wheel. Resize 65%.
Using pick tool (deformation tool) on the wagon wheel, hold down 'shift' key and with cursor, click on node on left upper corner,
drag inwards to simulate wheel is at an angle (see reference tag).
Mirror wheel 'n place as desired.

3. C/P main tube. Place so she appears to be sitting on rail of bridge.
Duplicate tube. On original tube layer, use affects ~ blur ~ gaussian blur ~ radius 3.
This affect is in place of a drop shadow.

4. Add other elements of choice.
Deer 60%, plough 75%, single poinsettia 25%.
To change color of poinsettia, adjust hue 3, saturation 245.
Then adjust brightness/contrast ~ clarify ~ strength of 3. Apply twice.

Optional: to add 'snow' to deer, poinsettia or your tube, use EyeCandy 5 ~ Nature ~ Snowdrift
on the preset Small, first flakes. Apply.

5.  To add wordart layer, choose topmost layer, use font Windsong, sz 48. Fill color # 8c0f03.
Type "Merry Christmas". Image rotate 12 degrees to left.
Object align ~ center in canvas.
Convert to raster layer.
Using Mura's Meister ~ copies ~ setting ~ tiling. Apply.
Using same mask as earlier, apply mask to wordart layer. Merge group.
Move this layer down, just above the paper masked layer, below tree.

6. If you wish to resize tag, do so now using smartsize.
Add copyright, URL, watermark & name in same color as above.
Delete white background if you added one, merge visible ~ save as a PNG.


Or if you wish to animate:
 
 
7.  Close white background (if you added one),
Edit ~ copy MERGED
Paste in Animation Shop as a new animation.
Duplicate frame for a total of 10 frames (to match # of frames in snow animation).
Edit ~ select All ~ select Propagate Paste.

Open snow animation of choice in A/S.

Note:  I supplied two snow animations, one is square. Perfect if using a white background in forums.
One snow animation is circle-shaped to match the mask used in this tutorial.

Open snow animation, edit ~ select All ~ select copy.
Drag frame 1 of snow animation over frame 1 of tag.
Preview animation by choosing 'View'.
If happy, change animation properties to Opaque ~ white or color of choice.
Optimize ~ save as as a GIF.
 
 Hope you enjoy your Christmas creation!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My 100th Tutorial ~ Spread Your Wings


 This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version will do.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the stunning artwork of Katnkda. You can purchase a license to use her work HERE.
FTU by Cinnamon Scraps called Snow Princess found HERE Thank you, Laura! ♥
Round Mask of choice
Wordart by me found HERE
Font used is Ephesis, a pay font


Another quick 'n easy tut.

 
 
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1. Open a new transparent image 700 x 650 pixels, flood fill white. We can resize later.
Add a new raster layer ~ select All
Open paper 13 ~ copy ~ paste into the selection ~ deselect.
Open mask of choice ~ minimize. Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ apply mask (source luminance).
Merge group.

2.  Open lace1, C/P as a new layer above masked layer.
D/S 1/1/45/4 blur color # 202020.

3. Open frame2, C/P as a new layer.
Rotate ~ free rotate 90 degrees to right.
Using magic wand, select inside of frame ~ modify selection ~ expand by 10.
Open paper 12, resize to 600 px. C/P as a new layer below frame.
Invert selection ~ delete ~ deselect.

3.  Open ribbonwrap2. C/P as a new layer above frame. D/S.
Open blings1 ~ resize 50%. C/P as a new layer. Move to left. Duplicate ~ mirror.
D/S both bling layers.

4. Open main tube of choice. C/P as a new layer. Resize.  Sharpen.
Place on top of ribbon wrap.
Change blend mode to Luminance (l).
D/S 1/2/45/9 blur color # 202020.
Duplicate.

5. Add any other elements of choice.
Feather 50% ~  mirror ~ flip. D/S 1/1/45/4 blur color #202020.
Wordart of choice or one supplied.

If you wish to resize your finished tag, do so now using 90% smartsize.


6.  Add copyright, URL, watermark 'n name.

Delete white background, merge visible & save as a PNG.

 
 Hope you enjoy your new Fairy tag!

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Favourite Snow Tree


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
  Corel PSP X2 version or any version thereof.
 Tubes of choice preferably one with close-up.  I am using the sexy artwork of Ismael Rac. You can purchase a license to use his art HERE
FTU scrap kit by Missy called Holiday Wishes found HERE Thank you, Missy! ♥
Supplies HERE
  Plugins:  Xero - Radiance
Optional: Eye Candy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow for name only
Font used is Nocker found HERE

Download the preset shapes into your preset shapes folder.
Using file locations, direct PSP to locate the shapes folder.
 
 * * * * *
 
 1.  Open new transparent image 675 x 675 px. Flood fill white if desired.
Open snow tree ~ 55% C/P as a new layer. Duplicate twice. Arrange. Resize one snow tree 90%.

2.  Using preset shapes, find Star 4, foreground white and background nil, width set to 19 or 20 px.
hold the 'shift' key and draw
a shape approx. 672 x 572 px. allowing room on edges for drop shadow.
Convert to a raster layer. Arrange so preset shape is above the two larger snow trees but below the smaller snow tree layer.


3.  Copy closeup of tube. Paste as a layer below your preset shape, arranging so face is peeking through the star shape.
Using point-to-point selection, draw a selection around star shape. Invert ~ delete the excess tube.
Do same for other large star shape, making sure the tube layers are below the preset shape.
Merge down the second tube layer to the first tube layer.
Apply Xero ~ Radiance to tube layer ~ 128, 50, 128, 255.
Duplicate this layer. Change blend mode to multiply and drop opacity to 76.

4.  On your layer palette, arrange the smaller snow tree to sit on top of the preset shape, to the left.
D/S the preset shape 5/5/50/5 blur color black

5. Open red bell2, resize 25% & 50%. C/P as a new layer. Duplicate twice. Arrange as desired.
D/S 2/2/50/5blur black

6. Open main tube, C/P ~ duplicate. On duplicate apply same Xero ~ Radiance setting as above.
Drop opacity to 63%.
D/S main tube only 2/3/50/9 blur, color black


7.  Open Sparkles ~ 80% C/P as a new layer above topmost tube. Duplicate. Arrange duplicate immediately above preset shape layer.

8.  C/P wordart supplied above the bottom two snow tree layers.

9. Now to decorate your tag, draw different snowflake shapes, holding 'shift' key to keep shape uniform. Foreground nil, background white.
Draw out as many as desired. D/S 2/2/50/5 black.

If you wish to resize, do so now using 90- 95% smartsize.

10. Add your copyright, URL, watermark & name.
Delete white background layer.
Merge visible ~ save as a PNG.

Hope you enjoy your Holiday Wishes tag.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sale @ Exquisite Scraps

Artmama kits are on sale at Exquisite Scraps Hurry while it lasts. ♥

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New Tutorial ~ Winter Woods


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
  Corel PSP X2 version or any version thereof.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork of Rebecca Sinz.  You can purchase a license to use her art at Dreamscape Imaging.
PTU scrap kit by Artmama called Winter Woods found HERE (Tagger sz) Thank you, Artmama! ♥
Mask
Nik SprocketsGears found HERE Thank you, Pauline! ♥
Font used is TK Doodle, a payfont.


 
 * * * * *
 
 1.  Open a new transparent image 700 x 700 px. Flood fill white. We can resize later.
Add a new raster layer. Select All - open paper 15, copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open mask, minimize. Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find mask ~ source luminance. Apply.
Resize mask 95%.

2.  Open embellishment 33, resize 90%, C/P as a new layer above mask.
D/S 1/1/ 35/2 blur, color #202020.

3.  Open embellishment 13, C/P as a new layer.
Open embellishment 18, resize 95% C/P as a new layer.
Selections ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open embellishment 45, resize 80%, C/P as a new layer
Delete ~ deselect.
Change blend mode of this wordart layer to overlay 'n drop opacity to 66.

4.  Open embellishment 16, resize 80%, C/P as a new layer. Use pick tool (deformation tool) to rotate as desired.
Duplicate ~ mirror ~ flip.  D/S 2/2/45/4 blur, color black.

5.  Add embellishment 03, resize 75% ~ C/P. Using magic wand, click  inside each of the four frames, holding 'shift' key
as you click. Modify selection ~ expand by 4 ~ invert.  C/P image of choice or one supplied with tube and C/P beneath each frame,
Deleting excess image as you paste.

6. Add embellishments of choice adding D/S 2/2/45/4 as you go:
embell 08 ~ 35%, 40%
embell 08- 85%
embell 15 ~ 80%
embell 21 & 23 ~ 80%
embell 25 ~ 80% ~ duplicate
embell 32 ~ 60%
embell 34 ~ 100% (rotate with pick tool)

7. C/P main tube of choice. D/S 2/3/45/9 blur, color #202020.

If you wish to resize, do so now using 90% smartsize.


8. Add your copyright, URL, watermark & name.
Delete white background layer.
Merge visible ~ save as a PNG.


Hope you enjoy your winter tag.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Pirate's Life


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.
Tubes of choice, preferably one with a close-up tube.
 I am using the brilliant artwork of Angela Newman which you can purchase at MPT.
FTU Ocean Solace Cluster Frame by Ellen found HERE Thank you, Ellen! ♥
Mask09
by Artmama found HERE dated 4/23/10. Thank you, Artmama! ♥
Wordart by Elegant Wordart found HERE Thank you, Bethany! ♥
Freebie Scrap Paper by Create Wings Designs & Catherine Designs found HERE Scroll down til you see download and use top R-C23 Addon Paper link.
Thank you so much CW Designs & Catherine Designs. ♥
Font used is Pieces of Eight found HERE
No plugins used.

This tut is dedicated to Lynda of Kreative Mindz Designz for being the inspiration for writing this tut.
She is one talented tagger and a wonderful friend. ♥
Thank you Lynda!


 
  * * * * *
 
1.  Load the mask09 into your masks folder 'n direct your PSP program to the same folder using File Locations.
Open the cluster frame, using crop tool ~ crop using Merged Opaque.
Resize 20% and then canvas size 750 x 650.
Move the cluster frame slightly downward on your canvas.

2.  Using your selection tool, draw a point-to-point selection beyond the ship's wheel opening.
Open your close-up tube, C/P as a new later, align ~ invert selection ~ delete ~ deselect.
Move tube layer below cluster frame.
Duplicate tube layer. On duplicate, adjust blur ~ gaussian blur of 1 ~ change blend mode to soft light.
Sharpen the original tube layer only.

3.  Add a new raster layer ~ move to bottom ~ flood fill white.
Open close up tube again ~ mirror ~ C/P as a new layer above white bg.
Layers ~ Load Mask from disc ~ find ArtmamaMask09
select source luminance, fit to layer and hide all mask.
Apply. Merge group. Move this masked layer so it appears her face is looking through the fence,
being careful to not cut off the top portion of the masked layer on your canvas.

4.  Use selection tool, point-to-point, draw a selection around the glass bottle 'n starfish seen in front of the whiskey barrel.
Use the center wheel on your mouse to magnify your working image to help visualize area selected.
Promote this selection to a layer by right clicking on your layers palette.
Copy the main tube 'n paste as a new layer between the cluster frame and the promoted bottle layer.
Erase the small pumpkin at the end of her stick.
D/S the tube layer only using 4/4/65/4blur, color black.


5.  Open wordart, resize 15%, C/P as topmost layer.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper R-C23 Addon Paper ~ resized to 500 px.
C/P as a new layer above your black wordart ~ align so two colors from paper fall with in the selection area (see reference tag)
press delete. Deselect.
Delete original black wordart layer. D/S the new wordart layer with same setting as above.

6.  Do the very same process for your name. Using black fill color only,
sz 120 for first letter of your name and sz 100 for remaining letters, type your name.
Convert to raster layer. Select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert.
The scrap paper should still be on your clipboard so paste as a new layer. Delete. Deselect.
Delete original name layer and D/S new name layer.

If you wish to resize, do so now using 90-95% smartsize.

7.  Add copyright, URL and watermark.
Delete white background layer. Merge visible, crop MERGED OPAQUE and save as a PNG.
 
Aiyeeeeee! You've created your new pirate tag!
Hope you enjoy! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Autumn Thyme


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
  Corel PSP X2 version or any version thereof.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork of Amy Brown. You can purchase a license to use her art at CILM.
Freebie Cluster Frame by Ellen found HERE Thank you Ellen! ♥
FTU scrap kit by Raspberry Roads called Autumnn Thyme Add-on found HERE Thank you! ♥
WSL Mask 119 by Chelle found HERE Thank you Chelle! ♥
  Optional plugin:  EyeCandy 4000 ~ gradient glow for name only.Font used is Aquarelle found HERE


This will be another quickie tut.
 
 * * * * *
 
 1.  Open cluster frame. Resize 20%. Using crop tool ~ merged opaque ~ crop to approx size of 700 x 630 px. by stretching nodes on crop tool.
Add a new raster layer ~ move down below cluster frame. Select all
Open the Add-on papers PREVIEW ~ copy 'n paste into the selection. Select none. Sharpen.
Open WSL mask119, minimize. Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image. Find mask 'n apply.
Merge group.  Resize masked layer by 105%.  Arrange slightly upward if needed.

2.  Using selection tool, draw a point-to-point selection beyond the inside of the grapevine wreath.
Open tube of choice. C/P as a new layer. Using eraser tool, erase the bottom of the tube that extends beyond the cluster frame.
Duplicate tube. Move duplicate layer above the cluster frame. Erase any part of this tube layer that extends beyond the frame near bottom/sides again.
D/S using 4/4/60/4 blur, color black.

3.  Personalize tag with elements of choice, adding dropshadow as you go.
Sock ~ 20%, statice (golden twig flower) ~ 20%, gold leaf ~ 5%,
element 27 ~ 20% ~ sharpen
element 21 ~ using selection tool, trace around the stem 'n delete. Deselect.
Resize 10%.

4. To add name, choose font, foreground closed, fill color black,
type name, image rotate 12 degrees to left.
Convert to raster layer.
Add affect noise ~ random, 43, monochrome.
Using eyecandy 4000, gradient glow ~ glow width 3, soft corners 0, overall opacity 100%
choose fat setting but side second color slider to middle, color #dbc27b. Apply.
D/S.

5. Add your copyright, URL, & watermark.
Merge visible ~ save as a PNG.

Voila!
 I hope you enjoy your new autumn creation.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Autumn Delight


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 sexy artwork of Uchakina Irina which you can purchase at MPT.
PTU Scrapkit by Mirella called Fallen in Love found HERE (find under designer Scrapity Scrap and More) or HERE (tagger size).
Thank you Mirella! ♥ Absolutely love this kit!
Font used is Astaroth WF, a payfont
No plugins.


 
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1.  Open a new transparent image 700 x 600 px. Flood fill white.

Open element 66, the grapevine wreath, resize 85%. C/P as a new layer.
Using the selection tool, freehand point-to-point, draw a selection beyond the inside of the wreath.
Open paper 23, resize to 500px. C/P as a new layer.
Invert selection ~ delete ~ select none. Move the paper layer below the wreath.

D/S the wreath 2/2/69/4 blur, color black.

2.  Open element 5, circled ribbon. C/P as a new layer. Image ~ rotate 90 degrees to left. D/S.

3. Open element 21, basket. Resize 60%. C/P as a new layer. D/S.
To make the girl appear to be sitting in the basket,
draw a selection using your point-to-point selection tool,
as below:
 

Promote this selection to a new layer by right clicking on the basket layer on your material palette.
Important:  Lock the two basket layers together by choosing the layer link toggle on your material palette for both layers, changing the number to 1.

4.  Open tube of choice. C/P as a new layer between these two basket layers.

Using your eraser, erase any of the tube that extends beyond the bottom/sides of the basket (not the top).
Duplicate the tube layer. Move the duplicate layer above the promoted basket selection layer.

To make her elbows appear to extend outside the basket,
avoid erasing her elbows by using the point-to-point selection tool and draw a selection
carefully around both elbows (you may magnify your working image by using the center wheel on your mouse to help visualize the area)
and continuing to draw around the bottom of the tube to delete, thereby unhiding the basket layer below.
D/S the upper tube layer using 2/3/69/9 blur, color black 'n ticking the drop shadow on a New Layer box.
Erase any undesired dropshadow with the eraser tool.

5.  Now to personalize your tag, add any elements of choice.
element 19 ~ 25%, element20 ~ 25%, element23 ~ 50% (duplicate ~ mirror),
element17~ 45%, element18 ~ 75% (rotate 90 degrees left),
element28 ~ 100%, element (duplicate ~ mirror),
element32 ~ 75%, element34 ~ 80%, element40 ~ 100%, element44 ~ 75%,
element45 ~ 100%, element47 ~ 50%, element54 ~ 75%,
element50 ~ cut out individual leaves using selection tool, resize as desired.
element60 ~ 35%, element60 ~ 50%. Sharpen.
D/S all elements added using 2/2/69/4 blur, color black, making sure to 'untick' the shadow on new layer box.

6. Add element42 ~ 100% C/P as new layer above your white background layer. Move to top left.
Duplicate ~ mirror. Duplicate again ~ flip.
Rotate leaves as desired.
Do not D/S.

7.  Add copyright, URL and name.
Delete white background layer. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

 
Voila!  

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Pink Power


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Two tubes of choice by same artist.  I am using the amazing artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen. You can obtain a license to use her work HERE 
 PTU kit called Pink Ink by Artmama found HERE Thank you, Artmama! Love this kit! ♥
Template EI#18 by Pooker found HERE  Thank you, Pooker! ♥
Plugins: Jeux de lignes ~ entrelacement
Eye Candy 4000 ~ gradient glow
FM Tile Tools ~ blend emboss
Font:  Sick Capital Vice found HERE
 

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 1.  Open the template. Shift & D to duplicate. Close original.
 Resize canvas 700 x 600 px.
Delete CR info.
Select rectangle 1, float ~ defloat.
Open paper 01. C/P as a new layer ~ invert ~ delete. Select none.
Apply FM Tile Tools ~ blend emboss ~ default setting.
D/S 4/4/69/4 blur, color black
Use this D/S setting throughout except on artist tube layers.

2.  Select rectangle 2, float ~ defloat.
Open paper 9, C/P as a new layer ~ invert ~ delelte. Select none.
Apply FM Tile Tools ~ blend emboss ~ default setting.

3.  Select rectangle 3, float ~ defloat.
Open paper 11, C/P as a new layer ~ invert ~ delete. Select none.
Apply FM Tile Tools ~ blend emboss ~ default setting.

4.  Select rectangle 4 ~ float ~ defloat
Open paper 15, C/P as a new layer ~ invert ~ delete. Select none.
Apply FM Tile Tools ~ blend emboss ~ default setting.

5. Select strip 1 layer, adjust ~ add noise ~ random, noise 43, monochrome checked ~ apply.
Do same for strip 2 layer.

6.  Select rectangle 5 layer, using plugin jeux de lignes ~ entrelacement ~ 0, 0, 0, 2, 1, 255, 255, 0.

7. Select circle layer ~ adjust brightness/contrast -255/0 change color to black.
Add noise same setting as above.

8.  Select dark circle layer ~ float ~ defloat
open paper 01 ~ C/P as a new layer ~ invert ~ delete ~ select none.

9.  Select white circle layer ~ float ~ defloat
Open paper 15, C/P as a new layer ~ invert ~ delete. Do not deselect.
Open face tube of choice ~ resize if needed. C/P as a new layer.  Arrange. Delete ~ select none.
Duplicate this tube layer ~ adjust ~ blur ~ gaussian blur 1 ~ change blend mode to soft light.
On original tube layer change blend mode to Luminance (l).

10.  Select swirly shape layer ~ affects ~ add noise same setting as above.

11. Now to personalize your tag, add elements of choice.
embellishment 06 ~ 100%.
embellishment 15 ~ 50%, embellishment 43 ~ 45%. Duplicate 'n resize 70%. repeat.
embellishment 49 ~ 85%, embellishment 50 ~ 85% change  Hue 244 Saturation 127.
D/S all elements added except artist tubes.

12. Open main tube of choice. C/P Duplicate ~ adjust blur ~ gaussian blur 1. Apply.
Change blend mode to soft light.
D/S original tube with 0/4/40/9 blur color black.

13.  Add your copyright & watermark.

To add name as above, open font. Set foreground to black, stroke width 1.0
Resize paper 15 to 600 px. Minimize.
For background fill, choose pattern ~ find paper 15 ~ angle 0, scale 100.
Type name. Convert to raster layer.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify selection ~ contract 1
Effects ~ Texture Effects ~ Texture ~ find wet fall leaves texture ~ sz 100 %, 0,1,0,0 color white, angle 315, intensity 50, elevation 30. Apply.
Sharpen once. Deselect.
Apply eyecandy 4000 ~ gradient glow. Glow width 3, soft corners 0, overall capacity 100%.
color white. D/S with favorite setting.
 
Merge all visible save as a PNG

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Autumn Moon


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.
Image of choice.  I am using the lovely artwork of April Howlett. You can purchase a license to use her work at MTA
PTU Scrap Kit by Artmama called Autumn Wind available for purchase HERE Thank you, Artmama! ♥ Love this kit so much!
On sale for this month as well.
Mirella's Tag Template 31 found HERE Thank you, Mirella! ♥
Moon tube found HERE & curly netting found HERE
I do not know where I got this netting so if it belongs to you, please email me to credit you or delete it.
Vix Mask 404 found HERE Thank you, Vix!
No Plugins.
Font used is Bodini MT Poster
 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open template 31, shift D, close original.
Resize canvas ~ 700 x 600 px ~ centered.
Select raster 2 (bottom grey rectangle) ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 19, C/P as a new layer ~ delete. Select none.
D/S the frame (copy of Vector1) above this paper with 3/3/69/4 blue, color black.

2.  Select raster 3 ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 06, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
D/S the frame above (Copy of Vector 2) with same setting as above.

3.  Select raster 4 layer ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper, resize 600 px wide, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
D/S Copy of Vector 3 layer (frame above).

4. C/P element 13, place as desired.

5.  Select raster 6 ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 20, resize C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
D/S white frame above this paper with same setting.

6.  Select raster 7, float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 24, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
Affects ~ add noise ~ random ~ 43 ~ monochrome.
D/S copy of Vector 1 (white frame above) with same setting.

7.  Select raster 5 ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert.
Open Image of choice, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
Duplicate this image layer. On duplicate layer use affect ~ blue ~ gaussian blur of 1. Change blend mode to 'soft light'.
On original layer ~ affects ~ brightness/contrast ~ Clarify ~ strength of 3.
Open curly netting supplied above C/P as a new layer below your image layers. Do not D/S.
Add element 17, resize if desired C/P. D/S
On copy of Vector 4 (white frame layer), using brightness/contrast -255/0 respectively to change the color to black
Add noise ~ random ~ 43, monochrome. D/S

8.  Select bottom layer, add a new raster layer ~ select All.
I chose a paper from Artmama's FTU Forever Fall kit found HERE
Open paper ~ copy 'n paste INTO selection. Select none ~ sharpen.
Open mask ~ minimize. Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ find Vix mask 404. Source luminance. Apply.
Merge group. Resize mask layer 105%
 Duplicate this masked layer ~ flip ~ mirror. Arrange.

9.  Now to personalize your creation, add any other elements of choice
element 50, element 55 ~ 75%,  element 25 ~ 75%.
D/S with same setting.
Add moon ~ resized 75%. C/P above masked layers.
Change blend mode to soft light and duplicate 2 or 3 times.


10.  If you wish to resize your tag, do so now using 95% smartsize.

To add name to stone as seen above.
Choose font, close foreground, fill color of choice.
Type name. Convert to raster layer.
Use effects ~ cutout ~ 2/2/50/4
shadow color # 73674e. Fill with color unchecked. Sharpen.
Change blend mode to 'soft light' and duplicate 3 times.

11. Add your copyright and watermark.
 
Merge visible, save as a PNG.

Hope you enjoy your fall tag.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Announcing....Great news!!!

Woo hoooo! I'm thrilled to say I'm now a Creative Team member for ARTMAMA'S STUDIO OMG! I'm so happy to join her team. I'm looking forward to working with her, Bossy & Beverly and creating once again. I hope you'll stop back soon to see what's new with Artmama's blog and hopefully find a new tutorial written by me using one of her many original scrapkits. Thank you, Artmama for this honour.
Please check out her 50% off DOTM sale at her store

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Glamour Chic


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 lovely artwork of Robert Alvarado. You can purchase a license to use his work HERE
PTU Scrap Kit by Missy called Elegant (Tagger Size) available for purchase HERE. Thank you, Missy! ♥ Love this kit!
Rockstar Template by Salsa found HERE  Thank you, Salsa! ♥
My wordart HERE
Do not use my wordart in another tutorial without my written permission.
Plugins: Cybia Screenworks & Jeux de lignes ~ Entrelacement which can be found by googling.
Font used is TK Doodle, a pay font.
 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open template, shift D, close original.
Delete credit layer, large star layer, circled wordart layer, and stars layer.
Resize canvas ~ 750 x 650 px ~ centered. We can always resize later.

2.  Select the right red rectangle ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
flood fill #282828. Deselect. Use Screenworks ~ Hollow dot setting ~ apply.
Delete red rectangle.
Do same for left red rectangle as above.

3.  Select large circle layer, float ~ defloat,
open paper 7 C/P as a new layer ~ invert selection ~ delete ~ select none.
Delete original circle layer.


4.  Open elegant frame, resize 75%. C/P.
Select black rectangle layer, float ~ defloat
open paper 10, resize 750 x 750 px, C/P as a new layer. Invert ~ delete ~ select none.
close original rectangle layer.
Using plugin Juex des lignes ~ entrelacement ~ apply 0,0,0,2,1,255, 255, 0
Effects ~ edge effects ~ enhance.

5.  Select red rectangle layer, float ~ defloat ~ invert
open paper 1, using rectangular selection tool, draw a rectangle approx. the same shape
as the red rectangle, C/P as a new layer on working image.
delete ~ select none.

6.  Select grey circle layer ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
open Paper 6, resize 700 px, C/P as a new layer ~ delete. Select none.
Open wordart supplied, C/P as a new layer above the paper layer.
Open white tool1, resize 85%, C/P as a new layer below the glittered filmstrip layer, moving slightly upward.
D/S 1/1/69/2 blur, color black
Duplicate ~ flip. Move below filmstrip layer.
See above tag as reference.

7. Draw a small rectangular selection around left window of filmstrip. Invert selection.
Open tube of choice, C/P ~ delete. select none.
Do this for each window of the filmstrip layer.
When all four tubes are in place, merge down to each other to make one tube layer.
Duplicate this tube layer. Apply same Screenworks ~ hollow dot setting to this layer.
Change blend mode to soft light.
Using adjust hue & saturation, 255/0, change color to grey/black.
Change bottom tube layer to Luminance (l).
D/S the black filmstrip layer & glittered filmstrip layer.

8.  Open black pillow ~ resize 25%. C/P as many as you wish, resizing some as desired.
Resize lamp C/P as desired. Open dress stand, resize 60%, C/P as desired.

9.  Open main tube of choice, C/P as a new layer.
Hue 255, Saturation 0.
Duplicate tube.
On original tube layer, change brightness/contrast to -255/0 respectively.
Close off top main tube and move this black shadow tube layer slightly to right & upward.
Open top main tube again. D/S with 2/3/69/7 blur, black.

D/S all other elements 1/1/69/4blur, black.

10.  If you wish to resize your tag, do so now using 90% smartsize.
Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
 
Merge visible, save as a PNG.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Fall Into Love


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Image or tube of choice.  I am using the amazing artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen. You can obtain a license to use her work HERE 
 FTU sampler by Natalie called Apple Time found HERE
and a FTU Summer's End Add on by Raspberry Roads found HERE
Thank you both! ♥
Mask 365 by Vix found HERE Thank you, Vix! ♥
Sparkle Trail1 by Missy found HERE Thank you, Missy! ♥
Optional Plugin:  Greg's Factory Outlet Vol II ~ PoolShadow
Animation Shop
Font:  Scrap Mommy
 

  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open the frame from the sampler, resize 700 px wide. Resize canvas 700 x 700.
Open paper 7, resize 600 px wide. C/P as a new layer. Move below frame layer.
Save the mask in your PSP mask folder.
Layers ~ load mask ~ from disc ~ luminance checked ~ fit to canvas ~ hide all mask. Apply.
Merge group.
Using pick tool/deformation tool, resize the mask vertically.
Open the apple 3 wordart.  Resize to 700 px wide.
Erase the very top 3 lines of the wordart. C/P
the wordart on top of the masked layer. Change blend mode to soft light. Opacity 52.


2.  Draw a rectangular selection beyond the opening of the frame.
Open tube/image of choice, C/P as a new layer below the frame. Invert selection. Delete.
Change the blend mode to overlay.

3.  Add elements of choice from Summers End Addon and Apple Time sampler.
greenery 25%, butterfly 10% colorized hue 30 saturation 139, missy sparkle trail1 80%,
element23 10%, bee 15%, string 25%, leaf 20%.
D/S 2/10/35/17 blur color black ~ all elements.

Using black fill, type name on leaf using favorite scrap font.

 4.  Add your copyright & watermark.
 
Merge all visible save as a PNG
or
if you wish to animate, undo the 'merge visible step'

5.  On the masked layer, apply Greg's Factory Poolshadow
with setting 50,50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 30, 128.
Copy Merged ~ Paste in A/S as a new animation.

Back to PSP, undo poolshadow effect. Redo poolshadow changing the Intensity to 15.
Copy Merged ~ paste after the current frame in A/S

Back to PSP, undo poolshadow affect, change Intensity to 45. Apply
Copy Merged ~ paste in A/s after current frame.

Back to PSP, undo poolshadow affect, change intensity to 60. Apply.
Copy Merged ~ Paste in A/S after current frame.

Still in A/S, select All ~ change frame properties to 25.
Change animation properties to opaque white or color of choice.

Optimize. View animation. Save as a Gif.

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Tutorial ~ So Beautiful


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
 Artist tubes of choice preferably one with a close-up.
 I am using the stunning artwork of Keith Garvey. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
PTU scrapkit called Alexandrite by Gemini Creationz found HERE
An absolutely stunning kit. On sale now if you hurry!
 Red Cape Feathers Texture found HERE and background by ArtMama found in her supplies of her Butterflies Tutorial HERE
Thank you, Artmama! ♥
WordArt by Irene Alexeeva found HERE Scroll down. Thank you, Irene! ♥
Font used for name is Mussica Swash, a payfont.
No plugins used.

 
  * * * * *
 
 1. Open a new transparent 700 x 700 px image. Flood fill white. Open frame of choice from kit. I used frame 04.
Resize if needed. Using magic wand, click in center of frame. Modify ~ expand selections by 25.
Open artmama background. Copy 'n paste as a new layer.  Selections ~ invert ~ delete.
Move artmama background below frame layer.
Invert selection ~ do not deselect.
Open Red Cape Feather texture. Copy
Add a new raster on your working image, paste the feature texture INTO the selection.
Sharpen twice. Change blend mode to Hard Light.
Do no deselect yet.  Invert selection.
Open close-up tube of choice. C/P as a new layer above texture but below frame. Move slightly to left. Change blend mode to Luminance (L).
Delete. 
Open sparkles from kit. C/P above tube layer. Delete selections. Selections ~ none.
D/S frame only with 4/4/49/4 color black.

2.  Now to personalize your tag, add any elements of choice.
hummingbird ~ 30%, doodle 02 ~ 50%, embellishment 06 ~ 57%, black feather ~ 75%,
flower 04 ~ 40%, flower 01 ~ 35%, greenery 03 ~ 60%, flower 02 ~ 50%,
flower 03 ~ 75 %, flower 06 ~ 75%, ribbon 02 ~ 70%, pearls ~ 100%
Duplicate 'n rotate flowers as you wish. If rotating flower using pick tool, sharpen once.

 Irene's WordArt ~ 15%. Use brightness/contrast 255/0 to change color to white.


3.  D/s all elements 2/2/49/4 blur, color black.
Add main tube. Duplicate. Change blend mode on duplicate to Multiply. Drop opacity to 47%.
D/S original tube layer 2/3/49/9 blur, color black.

4.  Add tag element ~ 50%. C/P on top of aqua ribbon.
Rotate image ~ left 90 degrees.
Duplicate ~ mirror. Arrange as perfect as possible over bottom tag.
Using eraser, erase left half of top tag to create a tag as seen in Preview above. Merge down. D/S 2/2/49/4 black.

5. Add copyright, watermark and name.
 
Delete white background ~ merge visible ~ save as a PNG.

I hope you enjoy your new Garv sensation!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dragonflies ...

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of being exposed to the various deviant artists online, periodically I'll promote an artist here that I feel worthy of recognition. I wish to introduce you to Sylwia. A stunning artist and creator, Sylwia caught my eye several years ago when I was seeking a new artist for a contest I had hoped to enter. I don't remember anymore details but I will always remember her creativity which heartstruck me as breathtakingly beautiful. In particular I'd love you to gander at one piece I found today which is typical of her style and grace. DRAGONFLIES If you enjoy her work too, let me know or better yet, let Sylwia know via her deviant artist website. It only takes a minute to register and drop her a comment as well. I'm hoping I'll get her permission to showcase her work in some future tutorials. Take note as well of the tender poem by Lacy Drawers also featured on the above link. It's fitting to the feelings I hold inside of me today....

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Woo Hooo! Lovin' My New Blog Design!

Well what can I say? I'm ECSTATIC with my new blog layout/design. I won this design from a contest hosted on Creative Misfits Forum by Tamie of Addictive Pleasures. Isn't it wonderful? I really do recommend her designs if you need that professional updated look. She did a fabulous job and she used one of her many beautiful scrap kits called Gangsters Babe. Here is her blog link 'n store below. Please drop her a shout if you like what you see here!
ADDICTIVE PLEASURES
ADDICTIVE PLEASURES
Thank you again, Tamie! I can't say it enough! ♥

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Good Girl Bad Girl


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
 Seven tubes of choice plus two or three close-ups by same artist.
 I am using the sexy artwork of Keith Garvey. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
Linda & Rose's Collab Template 2 found HERE on Creative Misfits blog. Thank you, Ladies! Awesome template! ♥
Fairy Dust Brushes by Dark Yarrow found HERE
Gradient mcq_Flamingo found HERE
(Place in gradients folder 'n direct your PSP to find the gradient folder using File Locations)
Scrap accessories of choice or a PTU kit called Garv Girls 3 by Tamie of Addictive Pleasures found HERE Beautiful kit! Thank you, Tamie!
Font used for name is PP_Hip20s found HERE
Filters:  Toadies ~ Rasterline
Xero - Radiance

*A special thank you to Salsa of Creative Misfits Forum for creating a challenge which
this tag originated from. ♥

 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open template 2, Shift + D to duplicate. Close original template.
Delete top credit layer. Move the bottom glitter circle layer above the black rectangle layer.
Starting from the bottom of the template, merge down the thin pink rectangle layer to the thin blue rectangle layer.
Select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
copy Paper 4 'n paste as a new layer, move left, press delete to remove excess, paste Paper 4 again, move to right, press delete to remove excess paper.
Select none. Merged these two pink papers together by merging down.
Effects ~ edge effects ~ Enhance.

2.  On black rectangle layer, use Toadies ~ Rasterline ~ settings 250/255/241/0 ~ apply. D/S 2/2/40/5 blur, color black.
Find the dotted lines layer above the white bg layer. D/S using 1/1/30/3 blur, color black & Sharpen once.
D/S the Bottom Glitter Circle layer using 0/0/30/5 blur, color black

Select purple oval layer, select all ~ float ~ defloat
Close gradient on your material palette, find mcq flamingo ~ 36 degrees, repeats 1,
Add a new raster layer 'n flood fill with the flamingo gradient. Adjust blur ~ blur more.
Keep selected. Open two close-up tubes. Copy 'n paste each tube seperately as a new layer.
Arrange over center pink oval, move left, delete excess.
Copy second close-up tube and paste to right of oval 'n delete excess.
Copy a third tube (preferable one laying down) and paste near bottom of oval 'n delete excess.
Change the blend modes of all 3 tubes to Screen.
Select none.
If you wish to darken any tubes used, simply duplicate tube layer and change the duplicate blend mode to soft light.
Play around with different blend modes to match the tubes selected.

3. Select purple oval layer ~ select All ~ float, defloat ~ add a new raster layer.
Change foregound color to white on your material palette.
Place brushes in your brushes folder. Direct PSP to find the brush folder using File Location.
Select your brush tool, in drop down menu find FD 10_DY.
Change size of brush to 400 on tool bar, opacity at 100%, stamp the brush
all over the pink oval layer randomly. Deselect.

Close off the purple oval layer. D/S the gradient pink oval layer using 1/1/35/3 blur, color black 'n repeating using -1/-1.
D/S raster 2 layer and copy of Raster 2 layer using 1/1/35/3 blur, black.
Sharpen once.

4. Select pink and blue fill layer. Using brightness/contrast setting -255/0 respectively, changing color to black.
Select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open first of five tubes, C/P as a new layer ~ arrange over square on left 'n delete.
Repeat this for each of the five small squares.
When done, merge down all these tube layers to make one layer.
Duplicate. Change blend mode to soft light.
On original tube layer use Xero ~ Radiance setting of choice. Use random button to change setting.

Select black frame layer, D/S 2/2/35/5 blur, black.
D/S pixel words with very light D/S of 1/1/30/3 blur, black or #404040.

5.  Select lower stars layer, select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood the blue stars only with white.
Deselect. Back to original lower stars layer, erase the blue stars only. This will eliminate the faint shadow of the blue stars.
Now merge down the white star layer to the pink star layer.
Add noise ~ monochrome ~ uniform ~ 40.  Duplicate 'n move duplicate layer below the black frame squares.
Delete the upper stars layer on your layer palette.
D/S the two star layers using 2/2/35/3blur, black

6. Add any embellishments you wish. Add two main tubes side by side on uppermost layer of layer palette.
Duplicate each tube separately. Change blend mode to soft light on duplicate layer.
D/S the original tube layers using 2/2/40/7 blur, black.

Add copyright, watermark and name.
 
Delete white background ~ merge visible ~ save as a PNG.

You're done!

More Masks to Share

More masks for you on the Creative Misfits blog,
five of which are made by myself.
The preview does not show all the masks
so be sure to download, then peek inside the folders.
Thank you Creative Misfits for the mask challenge.
The Creative MisFits Blogs has some awesome
shares like templates, masks, wordart, etc.
Definitely worth surfing about.
Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Masks 15 - 20

Click on mask preview to download masks. Hope you enjoy!

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Fairy Otelia


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 or one included in kit.
If you're using the same tube, please credit Lisa of Sophisticated Scraps for the tube. Thank you, Lisa! ♥
  FTU Fairly Otelia Scrap kit by Wicked Princess Scraps found HERE. Thank you so much! ♥
Template 21 by Artmama found HERE Thank you,  Artmama! ♥
Becky Mask 009 found HERE Thank you, Becky! ♥
Font of choice or one I used called Caramel Crunch, a pay font.
 
 
Remember my tutorial is a mere guide.
 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open template 21, delete the credit layer, the Summer wordart 'n Summer glitter layers.
Resize canvas size to 675 x 575 px.  We can resize later.
Flood fill the empty space on the background layer with white.
Add a new raster layer. Selections ~ select All.
Open paper 41 from kit, copy 'n paste INTO the selection. Deselect. Image ~ flip.
Open Becky mask 009, minimize.
Layers ~ new mask layer ~ find mask in drop down menu 'n apply.
Merge group. Resize this masked layer by 110%.  Sharpen once.
 
2.  Select left large rectrangle ~ selections All ~ float, defloat ~ add a new raster layer.
Make a gradient with two colors from your tube. I used fore # f5c8be, bg # f56f7a.
Linear gradient 45 degrees, repeats 0. Flood fill this new raster layer with gradient.
Delete original rectangle layer.
 
Do same for the right large rectangle but inverting your gradient by ticking invert box on gradient menu.
 
Do same to right 'n left small circle layers but instead of using a linear gradient, choose the sunburst gradient using same colors.
 
3.  Select bottom rectangle frame ~ select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with color # fff8b2. Deselect.
Add noise ~ uniform ~ 64 ~ monochrome checked. D/S 2/2/45/5 blur color # 404040.
Delete original frame layer.
 
4. To add a noise frame layer to the two large rectangle layers, select a rectangle ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify expand by 5 px.
Add a new raster layer ~ flood fill white ~ modify selection ~ contract by 6 and delete. Deselect.
Add noise as above. D/S.
Do same for other large rectangle layer.
 
On large circle frame layer ~ select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill # fff8b2. Deselect.
Add noise. D/S. Delete original white large circle frame layer.
 
5.  Now to personalize your tag, add any elements from the kit as desired.
flower 12 ~ 100%
paper clip 7 ~ 50%
glitter flower 2 ~ 25%
ribbon 13 ~ 50%
pink sparkle 1 ~ 100 %
butterfly 3 ~ 25%
diamond string ~ 100%
fairy tube ~ 95%.
 
Drop shadow any elements as desired.
 
 6. To add name as I have, use a linear gradient fill (foreground nil), type name. Image rotate 15 degrees to left. 
Select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify selection ~ expand by 2 px. Add a new raster layer ~ flood fill white. Deselect.
Move this layer below gradient name layer. Add noise as above. D/S as above.
 
If you wish to resize tag, do so now using 90% smartsize.
 
 Add copyright & watermark.
 
 7.  Close white background ~ select any tube layer ~ merge visible.
Save as a PNG.
 
Hope you enjoy your new fairy tag.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Crazy For You


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 tubes of choice by same artist. I am using the beautiful artwork of Ismael Rac found HERE.
  FTU Mama Kit by LiseteScrap found HERE for a limited time. Thank you! ♥
Mask 210 by Insatiable Dreams found HERE Thank you! ♥ D/L Mask 7 set.
Wordart found HERE by Jo-Hana. Thank you! ♥
Font for name is Weltron found HERE
Optional:  Filters Unlimited 2.0 ~ Paper Textures
 
 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open a new transparent image 700 x 700 px. Flood fill white. We can resize later.
Resize circle frame (element 6) 510 px. C/P. Duplicate. Resize duplicate 50%. Move to upper right corner.
 Select large circle frame. With magic wand, click inside circle frame ~ modify selection ~ expand by 7.
Open paper 4, resized to 600 px ~ C/P as a new layer. Selections ~ invert ~ delete. Deselect.
Move paper layer below frame.
 Do the same for the smaller circle frame.
 
2.  Add a new raster layer above the white background. Selections ~ select All.
Open paper 1, copy 'n paste INTO the selection. Deselect.
Open mask 210, minimize. Layers ~ from Image ~ find mask in drop down menu ~ apply.  Merge group.
 
3.  Open main tube of choice. C/P above the paper layer of large circle. Align. Erase any part of tube extending beyond frame on bottom.
Duplicate tube. Move duplicate copy above the large circle frame. Erase the bottom edge of the tube that extends beyond the bottom of the frame.
 
Select paper layer of small circle frame. Select ~ All ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert.  Open second tube of choice ~ C/P as a new layer ~ align ~ delete. Deselect.
Change the blend mode to Luminance L.
 
4.  Now to personalize your tag add elements of choice on different layers:
 
Wordart by Jo-Hana ~ 540 px wide ~ colorize hue 255, saturation 255
Select black wording with selection tool ~ point-to-point ~ then change color to white using brightness 255/contrast 0. Deselect.
 
 Element 16 ~ 20%
Element 13 ~ 7%
Element 14 ~ 9%
Element 15~ 10%
 Element 21 ~ 20%
 Element 23 ~ 11%
 Element 24 ~ 20%
 Element 26 ~ 20%
 Element 32 ~ 20%
 Element 34 ~ 16%
 
Rotate & sharpen any elements of choice.
 
5.  To add name, use Weltron font sz 90 Foreground nil, background fill # f29289
Center horizontally to canvas. Convert to raster layer.
Using Filters Unlimited 2.0 ~ paper textures ~ select Japanese Paper ~ apply.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ expand by 2 px ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill all the selections white. Deselect.
Move this layer below the color-fill layer.
D/S 2/2/25/5 blur color black & repeat.
 
6. Add a large, soft D/S to your elements 'n frame using 10/10/25/7 blur, color black.
If you wish to resize, do so now using smartsize 85 - 90%.
Add copyright & watermark.
 
7.  Close white background layer. Merge visible and save as a PNG.
 
 
Hope you enjoy your new creation!

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Sexy As Hell


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.
 Tubes of choice.
 I am using the sexy artwork of Keith Garvey. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
Template 192 by Gina's Gems Tuts 'n Such found HERE
Font of choice or one I used is Bank Gothic Light found HERE
Mask4 of Mask Set 1-4 by Rieka Rafika found HERE
Scrap accessories of choice or a FTU kit called Lily of the Valley found HERE for a limited time!
Filters:  Tramages ~ Pool Shadow
Eye Candy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow
EyeCandy 5 ~ Impact ~ Glass
Xero - Fritillary & Porcelain
 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open template 192, Shift + D to duplicate. Close original template.
Delete top credit layer, white strip layers 1 & 2, center circle frame and 'Cute As A Button' & 'Sweet As Candy' wordart layers.
On 'Sexy As Hell' wordart layer, draw a rectangular selection around the word 'AND'  and delete.
Delete the Sexy As Hell outline layer.
 
2.  Select the Scribbled heart layer ~ move it to the left little box ~ Duplicate 'n move copy layer to little frame box on right.
See reference tag.
D/S rectangle frame 1, 2 and 3 with 2/2/39/5 blur color black.
 
3. Select small circle 1, use Xero ~ Fritillary ~ setting 5/30/50/45
use same setting for small circle 2 layer.
 
4. Select Large Circle 1 layer ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer and flood fill #f8bcc9. INVERT selection.
Open tube of choice. I resized tube 110% and sharpened tube using Unsharp mask ~ radius 1, strength 40, clipping 3, luminance only checked.
C/P as a new layer above large circle layer ~ center ~ delete excess. INVERT selection again.
 choose Modify ~ select selections borders ~ inside ~ border width 5, anti-alias checked.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with # df254c. Selections ~ none.
Add noise ~ random  ~ uniform ~ 43%.
 
Do the very same with Large Circle 2 layer.
On tube layers, only apply Xero ~ Porcelain ~ standard setting or 50, 128, 128, 0, 0, 255.
 
5. Select Medium Circle 1 layer ~ selections ~ All ~ float ~ defloat ~ apply Tramages ~ Pool Shadow ~ 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 130.
Deselect.
Apply EyeCandy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow with white ~ glow width 3, soft corners 0, opacity 100 ~ color white ~ choose Fat preset.
 
Do same with Medium Circle 2 layer.
 
6.  Select black rectangle 1 layer ~ change color to white by using contrast/brightness ~ 255/0 respectively.
Do same for black rectangle 2 layer.
 
7.  Select diagonal squares layer ~ change color to white by using contrast/brightness ~ 255/0
Selections ~ All ~ float ~ defloat
Open tube of choice ~ mirror ~ C/P as a new layer and center over top left square of diagonal. Invert selection ~ delete.
Deselect.  Merge down tube layer to white diagonal layer.  Sharpen using Unsharp mask setting as above.
 Draw a selection around bottom left diagonal square 'n delete. (This will be hiden by main tube.)
 
8.  Select Center Circle ~ apply EyeCandy5 ~ Impact ~ Glass as below:
 
  
 
 
9.  Add any other embellishments from kit as desired, resized to your liking.
D/S all your layers except tube layers and scribbled hearts.
 
10. You may use the word art supplied if you wish. I chose to re-write it using Bank Gothic Light sz 30 px. Anti-alias Sharp.
Fill color # d52f4c.
Select ~ All ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify ~ expand by 2 ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill white ~ deselect.
Move this white layer below your word art layer. Add noise ~ uniform ~ 43% ~ monochrome checked. D/S.
Do same for each wordart layer you add and your name as well.
Change sz of font to 50 px for 'Sexy As Hell' wordart.
Change sz of font to 72 for name. For added affect, use Tramages ~ Pool Shadow on fill color layer for your name. (Not noise layer.)
 
11.  Add main tube ~ Duplicate ~ change blend mode to soft light.  D/S original tube layer only. Move main tube layers below "Sexy As Hell" word art layer.
Add copyright & watermark.
 
12.  Select white background layer, add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with a gradient of foreground white, background #f8bcc9.
Choose linear gradient ~ 45 degrees, repeats 0 ~ flood fill layer.
Open mask 4, minimize. Apply mask from image. Merge Group. Resize 90 - 95%.
 
Close white backgrounds ~ select any tube layer ~ merge visible ~ save as a PNG.
 
Voila!