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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
 

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 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!