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Saturday, April 21, 2012

And A Lusion



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This tutorial is intended for those with a working knowledge of PSP
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the brilliant artwork of Shawn Palek of UYA

FTU cluster frame by Dee HERE. Thank you, Dee! ♥
Vix-Val2012Mask2 found HERE. Thank you, Vix! ♥
Sparkles of choice or fairydust brushes by Dark Yarrow  
(the ones I used I cannot supply)
Plugin:  Xero - Fritillary
Font used is Lovers Quarrel ROB

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 1.  Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 px.  Flood fill white to see what we create more clearly.
Open frame ~ resize 600 px in height. C/P, moving slightly to right

2. Choose two colors from the frame or from your tube, the darker
in the foregound, the lighter in the background material window
Make a foregound gradient ~ 45 degree angle, repeat 1

Select white background layer, add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with the gradient
Open mask, minimize 
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find Vix-Val2012Mask2
Source luminance checked ~ apply. Merge group.



3.  Using selection tool, point to point, draw a selection beyond the inside
opening of the frame
Add a new raster layer above the mask layer
flood fill the selection with same gradient. Deselect
Using plugin Xero ~ Fritillary ~ setting: 3, 30, 100, 20
Apply. 

Add a new raster layer, with foreground color set at #dea3b1, background nil
select the paintbrush tool, choose any grungy brush
*Some PSP grunge brushes may be found HERE*
Apply using sz 450 (or size of choice), step 32, density 100, opacity 100 
. Change the blend mode of this layer to 'soft light'

4.  Open main tube ~ C/P 
Duplicate ~ move duplicate tube above frame layer 
Using eraser tool, erase bottom part of tube that extends over frame.
* see reference tag *

D/S the original tube & frame layers with your favourite setting.
Add sparkles of choice as your topmost layer OR
 fairydust brushes on a new raster layer in color # fffcd9.

If you wish, resize tag now using Smart Size


5. Add copyright, watermark & name.
Delete white background 'n save as a PNG



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Monday, April 16, 2012

So Beautiful



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Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the amazing artwork of Carlos Diez of UYA

FTU  kit by Mirella called A Blustery Day. Thank you, Mirella! ♥
TagTemplate394 by Missy HERE Thank you, Missy! ♥
ChasMask36 by myself HERE
WordArt of choice
Plugin: EyeCandy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow 
Optional:  EyeCandy 5 ~ Perspective Shadow
Font used is Burgues Script, a payfont

 * * * * *
 1.  Open template394 ~ resize all layers checked 90% smartsize.
Resize canvas 662 x 590 px.
Delete credit information & raster 8 (large black rectangle)


2.  Add a new raster layer above raster layer 1 (bottommost layer)
Select all. Open paper 1, Copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open mask, minimize.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find mask & apply.
Merge group.

3.  Select raster 18 ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
Open paper 10 ~ Copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect.
Sharpen. Sharpen more. Delete raster 18.

~ Repeat this for Copy of Raster 18 layer ~


Select raster 19, select all ~ float ~ defloat
add a new raster layer 
Open paper 9, copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect. Sharpen
Add EyeCandy 4000 ~ gradient glow 
glow width 4, soft corners 0, overal opacity 100
Apply gradient as below:  Color # 382632

Using magic wand, tolerance 10, feather 0, select 
the gradient glow layer ~ add noise affect as above. Deselect.
Delete raster 19.

4. Select raster 24 ~ change color to white by adjust contrast/brightness 255/0 respectively.
D/S 1/1/45/4 blur, color black
Change the following layers to white also : raster 21, 15, copy of 15, copy of 21, 22 and copy of 22.


Select raster 23 ~ adjust add noise ~  random, 40, monochrome checked.
Select raster 20 ~ all ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
open paper 7 ~ copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect. Sharpen.


5.  Select all Raster 14 ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
Open paper 4, copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect. Sharpen
Add same gradient glow color as earlier.


Do the very same with layer:  copy of raster 14.


6.  Add elements of choice.
element 5 ~ 25% ~ duplicate ~ mirror
element 40 & 41 ~ 20%, duplicate one
element 27 ~ 35%
element 38 ~ 32%
To darken frame, use adjust contrast/brightness ~ minus 20/0.
(this will contrast the frame nicely with the paper we add below)
Using magic wand, click inside of element 38 ~ mod selection ~ expand by 5
Open paper 1 ~ resize 600 px wide ~ C/P as a new layer
Invert selection ~ delete. Move paper layer below frame.
Do not deselect yet.
Open wordart of choice.
The one I used said
"You Are So Beautiful to Me"
in a Scriptina Font & any serif sans font like Champagne & Limousines 
 Add wordart above paper layer ~ delete excess. Deselect.
add Element 7 ~ 25% to left of frame (below paper layer of frame)
duplicate ~ mirror.
element 2 ~ 20%
element 25 ~ 25% ~ duplicate ~ free rotate with pick tool
element 45 ~ 15%
element 46 ~ 15% 
element 32 ~ 10 % then 75%

D/S elements & papers with setting of choice or 2/2/45/5 blur, color black.


7.  Add main tube of choice, resize if needed
C/P
Add EyeCandy 5 ~ Perspective Shadow as below:




8.  Select the mask layer, using pick tool, stretch the mask sideways to see it below all the layers.

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

9. Add copyright, watermark & Name 
For name I used fill color #a8c4c0, foreground nil.
Font Burgues Script Sz 72-90
Add noise ~ uniform ~ monochrome ~ 33.
Add same gradient glow as earlier.
Sharpen & D/S 


Delete white background ~ save as a PNG.

Love this kit! Thank you so much, Mirella! ♥

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Addiction



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Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the amazing artwork of VeryMany of Pics For Design
PTU  kit by TammyKat called Your Addiction. Thank you, Tammy! ♥
Mask 20/20 HERE
Wordart by myself HERE
Font used is LamarPen

 * * * * *
 1.  Open a new transparent image 650 x 600 px. Flood fill white.
Open element 14 ~ resize to 600 px wide
C/P
Open frame 6, resize 75% C/P


2. Open main tube (preferable a face tube) C/P below frame layer
Using selection tool, point to point, draw a selection beyond 
the opening of the frame
Still on the face tube layer, right click on the layer palette
choose 'promote selection to layer'
Deselect.
D/S 3/3/59/5 blur, color black


3. Open circular mask, minimize
Select the 'original tube' layer
(the layer not promoted to a selection)
Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image ~ find mask20/20 ~ source liminance checked ~ apply.
Merge Group.
This nicely blends the tube with background.


4.  Now personalize your tags with elements of choice.
element 5 ~ 50%
element 3 ~ 80%
element 12 ~ 75%
element 10 ~ 75%
element 25 ~ 20%
 element 4 ~ 40%

element 6 ~ 90%
wordart supplied (no D/S needed)

D/S frame & elements with same setting as above.

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

5. Add copyright, watermark & name
Delete white background ~ save as a PNG.


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Take Time To Smell The Flowers



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Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork of Abranda Icle of UpYourArt
FTU Easter kit by Kaacci called Happy Easter. Thank you!
Spring Word Art by myself found on the Creative Misfits blog.
Font used is Mitre Square, one of my latest favourite fonts

The idea of this tutorial belongs to

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 1.  Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 px. Flood fill white. Set aside for now.
Open Paper 4 ~ resize 600 px .
Open Paper 6 ~ resize 600 px. C/P as a new layer above Paper 4 image.
Using the Move Tool, move paper 6 to right until you see enough of Paper 4 beneath,
making sure to align the two papers evenly. Merge paper 6 down to Paper 4.
Add a new raster layer ~ select All
Select paper layer ~ Image ~ Crop to Selection.
Using crop tool, crop the paper layer to 585 x 487 px (the numbers seen in brackets on bottom bar of PSP)
C/P this paper onto your white working image.
D/S using 10/10/35/10 blur, color # 404040.

2.  Open element 40 ~ 90% C/P Sharpen twice.
D/S 1/2/35/10blur, color #404040
Add D/S to elements as you go.
Add leaves, flowers resized as you wish.
Resize the large stems by 50% and the flowers by 35%.
element 1 ~ 100%
element 2 ~ 25%
element 5 ~ 50%
element 6 ~ 50%
element 16 ~ 25%
element 17 ~ 15%
element 49 ~ 35%
element 55 ~ 15%
element 56 ~ 5%

3.  Add wordart ~ resized 50%
Change color to white using brightness/contrast 255/0 respectively
D/S 2/2/35/4 blur, color black

4. Copy main tube, paste as new layer behind flower
but above green ribbon frame. D/S

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

5. Add copyright, watermark & name
Delete white background ~ save as a PNG.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Soft Dreamer ~ Tutorial



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Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork by Zindy S.D. Nielsen
FTU kit by Mirella called Sweet Love (tagger size). Thank you, Mirella!
Chas mask 36 by myself found on the Creative Misfits blog.
Plugin: Xero - Serious Fog
Font used is Filigree, a payfont



This tutorial is merely a guide. Feel free to use elements of choice.
This kit is so versatile.


  * * * * *
 1.  Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer ~ select All
Open Paper 5 copy ~ paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open chas mask36, minimize.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from image ~ find mask & apply.
Merge group.

2. Open frame elment 69 ~ resize 85%.  C/P Rotate ~ 7 degrees to left.
Using selection tool, point to point, draw a selection beyond
opening of frame.
Open paper 1, C/P as a new layer ~ invert selection ~ delete. Move paper layer
below frame. Do not deselect.
Open close up of tube, C/P above paper ~ arrange ~ delete. Deselect.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify selection expand by 1 px.
Plugin: Xero ~ Serious Fog:  73, 50, midtones, 1, 76.
Apply. Deselect
Affects ~ illumination affects ~ sunburst ~ color white, 2, 21, 5
density 100, brightness 70, circle brightness 30 ~ apply.
Repeat this affect on the paper layer.

3. Open element 18, resize 65% C/P across middle of frame. Use pick tool
to rotate evenly over frame.

Resize flowers 25 - 30%, element 60  ~ 75%
Duplicate ~ mirror ~ arrange
element 74 ~ 85%
element 71 ~ 75%
element 49
element 45 ~ 50%
element 53 ~ 75%
element 62 ~ 75%
element 50 ~ 50 to 60%
element 47 ~ 25%
element 52 ~ 55%
element 63 ~75%
element 73 ~ 50%
element 55

D/S all elements:  2/5/35/10 blur, color #202020


4. Copy main tube again, C/P ~ resize if needed ~ mirror
Apply same Xero ~  Serious fog affect as above.
D/S


5. Add copyright, watermark & name
Delete white background ~ save as a PNG

So pretty!

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Wicked Little Cupcake ~ Tutorial



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Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the sexy artwork of Lady Mishka.  You can use her artwork by license only at Pics For Design. This particular tube is a freebie. :+)
PTU kit at CDO by TammyKat Designz called Wicked Little Cupcake
ChasMask36 by myself found on Creative Misfits blog HERE
Plugins: ColorRave ~ Atmospherizer 1.1
EyeCandy 5.0 Impact ~ Perspective Shadow
Flaming Pear ~ SuperBlade Pro
Font used is Arizonia, a payfer ROB font

Now let's get started...

  * * * * *
 1.  Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer ~ select All ~open paper 10. C/P into the selection. Deselect.
Open chasmask36, minimize.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find mask. Apply.
Merge group. Free rotate ~ rotate 90 degrees to left.
Open Paper2 ~ resize 75 - 85% C/P as a new layer
Press 'delete' and Deselect.
Move paper layer below frame.

Select frame layer ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
Open paper 9 ~ copy ' paste into the selection ~ deselect.
Select original frame layer ~ change color
Affect ~ Hue & Saturation settings 10/54 respectively.
Duplicate ~ change blend mode to 'multiply'.

2. Open tube ~ resize if needed C/P above paper layer.
Mirror. Select paper layer, using magic wand, click
outside the paper layer
Back to tube layer, arrange tube ~ press delete. Deselect. Drop opacity to 65.
Duplicate tube layer
Still on this layer ~ apply ColorRave ~ Atmospherizer 1.1 default settings.


3.  Personalize tag by adding elements of choice
D/S elements 2/2/45/4 blur, color black

element 4 ~ 50%
element 6 ~ 50%
element 8 ~ 25%, rotate 10 degrees to right, sharpen
element 10 ~ 40%
element 16 - 40%
element 20 ~ 20%
element 17 ~ 75%
element 12 ~ 25%
element 14 ~ 100%
wordart3 ~ 60%

4. Add main tube ~ resize as needed.
C/P ~ drop shadow using EyeCandy 5 Impact ~ Perspective shadow setting as below:

NOTE:  Move the drop shadow by dragging the
nodes on the deformed image seen within ^ EyeCandy window.
Move slightly upward and decrease opacity in 'Basic' window if desired.


4.  Resize tag now using smartsize.
Add copyright, watermark & name.
For name, I used fill color only #b76c83
Inner bevel: 2, width 31, 16, 16, -16, 6
color white, angle 315, 35, 71.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat
Plugin Flaming Pear ~ SuperBladePro setting as below:


Duplicate name ~ change blend mode to multiply.
D/S original name layer only.

5. Delete white background ~ save as a PNG

Here is an example with a different tube:


Hope you enjoyed this tut.
If you have any questions, you may leave them in the comment box.

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