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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
 
 
 
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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.
 
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 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.


 
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 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.