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Sunday, May 19, 2013

XOXO

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 For those with a working knowledge of PSP 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2
Tube of choice.
I am using the beautiful artwork of The Hunter. Unfortunately, to my knowledge
these tubes are no longer available for purchase.
 FTU scrap kit by Mirella called Enamorte Yellow (tagger size) Thank you!
Template XOXO by Dee found HERE Thank you
Plugin: Xero - Radiance
 
Font used for name - Futuristic Fixed Width
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1.Open template.
Delete copyright layer, dotted oval and brown oval, top and middle brown of brown strip
Starting from the bottom, select all ~ float ~ defloat dark pink rectangle
modify ~ smooth ~ setting of 5.
Add new raster layer, paste Paper 5 into the selection. Deselect.
D/S 4/4/35/20 blur color #404040.

2.  Select right pink rectangle ~ float ~ defloat ~ smooth by 5
add new raster layer and paste paper 6 into the selection. Deselect.
Do the same for left pink rectangle and center pink rectangle.

3.  Add noise to dotted rectangle of gaussian 43, monochrome checked.
D/S
Select top brown strip ~ float ~ defloat ~ smooth by 5
Add a new raster layer. paste element 33 as a new layer.
Duplicate and mirror. Invert & delete excess. Deselect. D/S
Do the same for the bottom brown strip.

4. Copy 'n paste element 34. resize 95%. Paste above all other layers.
Copy element 45 ~ 95% Paste
 
5.  Select xoxo white layer and D/S 4/4/75/4 blur 
Select XOXO black later ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
and flood fill with dark green color # 303e25.
Deselect and delete original black layer.

6.  Add elements of choice, resized approx. 70%, D/S with setting
4/4/35, 20 blur, color # 404040.
Add elements on different layers for added dimension.

7.  Delete brown oval. C/P frame 5 (85%) and rotate 90 degrees to right. D/S
Add tube of choice below this frame layer.
Erase any part of tube that extends below frame.
Duplicate. Move duplicate copy above frame.
Erase any part of tube that extends outside of lower portion of frame.
Duplicate upper tube ~ apply Xero Radiance setting of
128, 50, 128, 255.
Decrease opacity of this layer to '56'.

*Move XOXO wordart layers above tube layers*


8. Select swirls and colorize using adjust hue 70, saturation 94. Repeat
for both swirl layers and gold layers.
Be sure to D/S all layers as desired.

If you wish to resize, use smartsize 85-90%.


8.  Add copyright, watermark & name.

Delete white background 'n save as a PNG.
Hope you enjoyed this!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Darn Sexy

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 For those with a working knowledge of PSP 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2
Tube of choice.
I am using the sexy artwork of Very Many from SATC.
 FTU scrap kit by Mirella called All Good Things (tagger size) 
  Valentines Mask 1 by Jane on the Creative Misfits Blog
Template 242 by Millie found HERE
Sexy Wordart by MizTeeque found HERE
Plugin: EyeCandy 4 ~ Gradient Glow
Thank you to everyone who creates freebies for us tutorial writers &
taggers to use freely. Please take time to thank them individually.
 
Font used for name - Sverige Script Decorated Demo
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1.Open template. Press Shift D to duplicate. Close original.
Delete raster 1 (copyright) and layers 13 - 9
Select background layer ~ increase canvas size 700 x 700. Flood fill white if desired.
Add new raster layer, select All, copy paper 14, paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open ValentineMask1 ~ apply. Merge group.

2.  Open element 31, C/P above mask. D/S 4, 4, 50, 8 color #404040.
Open element 35 C/P & D/S

3. select layer 1 (left pink vertical) select all, float, defloat, modify selection ~ smooth setting of 5
open paper 10
NOTE:  resize all papers you wish to use to 600 x 600 px
C/P as a new layer ~ invert selection ~ delete. Deselect.
Free rotate 15 degrees to left.
On original layer 1, rotate 15 degrees to left also.
Change colour to white using brightness/contrast settings of 255, 0
Resize this layer 105%. Add noise of guassian 43, monochrome checked.
Do exactly same to layer 2 (right pink vertical)

4.  Select circle layer 3, select all, float, defloat
modify selection ~ smooth of 5, add new raster layer
C/P resized paper 13 ~ invert selection ~ delete ~ deselect.
On original layer 3, change color to white B/C of 255/0.
add noise. Resize by 105%. D/S
Do same for layer 4 of template.

5.  Select layer 7, select all, float, defloat & smooth
add new raster layer
C/P resized paper 12 ~ invert selection ~ delete ~ deselect. D/S
Do same for layer 8.

6.  Open element 3 (frame) resize 85%
C/P above all other layers.
Using magic wand, select inside this frame ~ modify selection ~ expand by 5
Open resized paper 7,  C/P ~ invert selection ~ delete. deselect.
Open element 21, C/P ~ mirror D/S
Back to frame layer, D/S with fav setting
Open tube of choice. Resize
Duplicate. Move duplicate copy below frame layer but above
element 21.
Erase any part of tube that extends below frame on both tube layers.
Erase any part of  upper tube layer that extends beyond frame.
D/S tube.
Add element 39 above tube layers. Use pick tool (transformation tool)
to adjust size of this ribbon to fit over frame.

7. To personalize tag, add elements of choice,
resized approx. 50% or 70%
See reference tag if desired.
Add wordart of choice  ~  50%.
Using Eyecandy 4.0 gradient glow,
add 'white' glow of 3, soft corners 0 and move colour slider to 1/3 from left
 for added dimension. D/S
Resize all layers if you wish using smart size.

8.  Add copyright, watermark & name.

Delete white background 'n save as a PNG.
Hope you enjoyed this!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Fling






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 For those with a working knowledge of PSP 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2
Tube of choice.
I am using the brilliant artwork of Sonia Roji from CDO.
  FTU scrap kit by Mirella called Spring Fling. Thank you!♥
  Chasmask46 by myself found on Creative Misfits blog
Plugin: EyeCandy 4 ~ Gradient Glow for name only
Broken glass brushes found HERE 
*these are photoshop brushes so you must open them
in photoshop to convert them to PSD, for use with PSP*
Credit of the 'broken glass' effect goes to Kiya Designs
 
 Font used - PF Champion Scipt Pro
* * * * *
1.Open a new transparent image 725 x 700 px. flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all - paste paper 10 into the selection. Deselect.
Apply chasmask46 to paper. Merge group.
Add elements 10,
element 22 - 80%
element 21 - 75%
element 3
element 33 - 75%
element 51 - 40%

2.  Below element 51, C/P main tube
positioning within frame. With point to point selection tool,
draw a rectangle within frame - invert and delete excess tube.
Deselect.
Open broken glass brush, apply as a new layer use foreground color white
and stamp a small area over the tube.
Erase excess.
D/S the frame with a setting of choice.

3. C/P main tube.
Add element 30 - 60%
element 34 - 50%
element 9 - 70%
element 8 - 40%
element 6 - 50%
element 4 - 75%
element 48 - 50%
element 5 - 40%
element 35 - 30%
element 7 - 25%
D/S each element with your fav setting.
See reference tag for arrangement.

Resize tag - smart size - if desired.

4.  Add copyright, watermark & name.

Delete white background 'n save as a PNG.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I Ain't No Saint



 
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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 amusing artwork of CuddlyRigorMortis from CDO.
 
  PTU scrap kit by BabyCakes found at CDO. Thank you, Veronica! ♥
  Sparkle Mask 5 by Sue found HERE. Thank you, Sue! ♥
Plugin: EyeCandy 4 ~ Gradient Glow
Word Art by Siobhan found HERE Thank you! ♥
 
Font used for name is Stonehenge.
 
  * * * * *
 
1.Open a new transparent image 700 x 650 px.
 Flood fill white. Add a new raster layer, select all open paper 2, copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect
Apply Sparkle Mask 5. Merge group. Sharpen.
Adjust ~ add noise ~ random ~ 33. Do not check monochrome.
Resize masked layer 95%.
2. Open/copy/paste Element 4. Move slightly to left. D/S 4/4/75/3 color black.
Open/copy/paste Element 16. Resize 50%. Using pick tool, rotate flower to right. Sharpen D/S 2/2/75/4 color black.
Open/copy/paste Element 17, resize 70%.
 Rotate flower with pick took. Sharpen D/S as above.
Open/copy/paste Element 23, resize 75%. Add as many as desired. D/S each.
Open/copy/paste Element 10, resize 50%. Rotate 90 degrees to right. Duplicate ~ mirror. D/S each. Open/copy/paste Element 15, mirror. D/S
See reference tag for placement.
3. Copy 'n paste main tube. D/S
 
 
4. Open wordart of choice. Copy/paste. Adjust ~ add noise ~ randon 43. Do not check monochrome. Add gradient glow using EyeCandy4. color # c59a41. Width 3, soft corners 0, setting as below:
 

D/S wordart.

5. Resize tag if desired using 90% smart size.
 
6. Add copyright, watermark & name using same added noise, gradient glow & D/S.
Delete white background 'n save as a PNG.


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Monday, March 4, 2013

STOP PIRACY

 In keeping with Alicia Mujica and all the designers I have the pleasure to work with, I wish to advocate the STOP PIRACY campaign in support of our artists. Won't you post this label on your blog too and show your support to our artists and designers? :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Vintage Valentine

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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, preferably one with a closeup. 
I am using the amazing artwork of Gaetona di Falco of CDO.
  FTU mini kit by Anecyzka HERE. Thank you, Anecyzka! ♥
WSL masks 137 and 153 found HERE. Thank you! ♥  
Sparkles or fairydust brushes of choice. I used some star brushes
by Dark Yarrow found HERE.
Plugin: Xero ~ Radiance
Word Art by myself supplied HERE.

  Font used is Always Black, a pay font

* * * * *
 
1. Open a new transparent image 700 x 700 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
open paper 1,  copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect
Apply WSL mask 153 to paper. Merge group. Sharpen.
Add a new raster layer, select all
open paper 2, copy 'n paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply WSL mask 137. Merge group. Sharpen.
Apply a large soft D/S to this mask layer
or 10/10/50/20 blur color #404040.
 
2. Use white as the foreground color on the color palette,
find your brush tool, choose a star brush.
Add a new raster layer, paint some white trailing stars on this layer.
Add as many as desired.




 
3.  Open element 2, resize 20%, C & P as a new layer
D/S with same setting as above.
Open element 3, resize 15%, C & P as a new layer
Duplicate ~ mirror ~ resize another 90%. Arrange as desired.
D/S each with same setting.
Open closeup of your tube, copy
paste as a new layer above element 2, arranging as desired. 
Apply WSL mask 153 to this close up layer.
Duplicate mask on layer palette before merging group.
Apply the Xero filter ~ Radiance setting: 128, 50, 128, 255.
 
 
4. Open element 1, resize 20%, C & P. Rotate 15 degrees to left.
Sharpen. D/S.
Open main tube of choice, C & P above element 1.
Duplicate tube. On duplicate layer, apply gaussian blur of 1.
Apply Xero filter ~ Radiance with same setting as above.
Drop opacity to 60. Change blend mode to soft light.
On original tube layer apply D/S.
 
5. Add a new raster layer, paint more star brushes above the tube layer
rotating your brush 90 and 125 degrees for varied affect.
Add word art supplied. Change blend mode on WA to Burn.
Place on top of main tubes.

6. Resize tag now if desired using 90% smart size.





7.  Add copyright, watermark & name.
Delete white background 'n save as a PNG.
 
Tres bien!


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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Here I am...once again!

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the lonnnnnnnnnnng hiatus but I'm back and anxious to share some FTU tuts with you again. I surfed around to see what is new and I'm so impressed with the talented scrap makers out there. They are my inspiration so here I am to share some of their work with you. I sure missed you all. Occasionally I would open PSP and create a tag but I simply did not have the time to write any tutorials. Thank you for your patience. I am thrilled to see my followers are still trying my tuts. It feels so good to be back! I hope I remember how to do this. Blogger has revamped a few things so I have to put on the thinking cap once again. Hope you enjoy my new tuts as I learn my way around again. xoxo

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