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Monday, January 27, 2014

Love Of My Life

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice.
I am using the alluring artwork of Alex Prihodko of Pics for Design
   Mini FTU kit by Studio Sherwood called Passionate HERE
Thank you! You're the inspiration for this tag!
Mask or masks of choice
I used ValentinesMask3 by Vix but
cannot supply as I cannot locate the mask
and Mask 20/20 HERE
Plugins:
Penta.com ~ color dot ~ default settings
EyeCandy 4 ~ Gradient Glow

Font used for name - Mussica Swash (payfont)


 
* * * * *
1. Open a new image 700 x 700 px.
We will resize later.
Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 4, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply mask of choice or ValentinesMask3.
Merge group.
Apply 20/20 mask. Merge group.

Add a new raster layer, select All
Open paper 5, paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply both masks to this paper.

Slightly move the brown masked paper to the right.
Apply noise to this layer
Random, monochrome, noise setting of 3.


2.  Open paper ornate frame ~ resize 16%
C/P slightly to right
Using magic wand, select with wand inside of frame
Modify selection ~ expand by 3
open close up of tube, resized
Paste as a new layer below the frame,
invert selection & delete.
Duplicate tube layer
On this layer apply penta.com ~ color dot default setting
and drop opacity to 66.

3.  Open wood frame, resized 20%. C/P slightly to left of paper frame.

Rotate image to left 15 degrees. Sharpen.

Open main tube, resize as needed. Place above wooden frame.

4.  Add elements of choice, adding D/S of choice or
setting 3/3/55/10 blur color # 202020
and sharpen once if rotating element

element WA ~ 20%
element scatter ~ 20%
element swirl ~ 20%
ribbon ~ 18%
banner ~ 16%
stitches ~ 25%
ribbon ~ 18%
(rotate 10 degrees to left, sharpen)
ribbon 2 ~ 18%
flower ~ 20%, rotate with pick tool to left
love wordart ~ 20%
apply white gradient glow
feather ~ 20%
rotate with pick tool to left
branch ~ 20%
rotate with pick tool
flower 2 ~ 18%
rose ~ 20%

5.  Using eraser took or selection tool, delete any part of main
tube that extends below banner & ribbons.
See reference tag.

Edit ~ copy Merged
Paste as uppermost layer, arranging to overlap tag

Add blur ~ Gaussian blur of 2
Change blend mode to screen and drop opacity to 56

Crop ~ Opaque Merged

 6.  Resize your tag, use smartsize 85 - 90% if desired.

Add copyright info, watermark & name.
D/S

Delete white background layer
and save as a PNG.
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hocus Pocus


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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice.
I am using the brilliant artwork of Alicia Mujica
   Mini Freebie by NewLifes Dreams called Hocus Pocus.
Thank you!
WSL Mask 249 HERE
Wordart by myself
Optional plugin: Flaming Pear ~ SuperbladePro
for name only

 Font used for name - Parseltongue


* * * * *
1. Open a new image 700 x 700 px.
We will resize later.
Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select All.
Open the freebie paper, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply the mask. Merge group.
Resize mask with pick tool.


2.  Open cluster frame, resize to 670 pixels wide.
Open cluster branch (with bow)
resize 15%. C/P to right, free rotate 45 degrees to right.
Sharpen.

Open overlay, resize to 25%.
C/P beneath frame

Open leaf ~ 15%
C/P beneath frame
D/S 5/5/55/10 blur, color # 202020

Open mist ~ 15%  C/P near bottom of frame

3.  Using freehand selection tool, point-to-point,
draw a selection beyond opening inside frame.
Open face tube, resize C/P & arrange.
Invert selection ~ delete ~ deselect.

4. Open bird ~ 15% C/P to left above frame.
Duplicate ~ merge down. D/S

5.  Open main tube. Resize 40%. C/P
D/S

6.  Add wordart supplied. Arrange.

Resize your tag, use smartsize 85 - 90%.


Add copyright info, watermark & name.


To apply superbladePro, first select name layer,
select All ~ float ~ defloat
then apply plugin with setting of choice or as below:

Click on ^ image to see full size


D/S name.

Delete white background layer
and save as a PNG.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Lavender Cupid


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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice.
I am using the brilliant artwork of Bits-N-Bobs called Cupid's Bow.
   Beautiful cluster frame by KimEric Kreations HERE Thank you!
 ribbon/heart 'Be Merry' Cluster HERE
Heart from 'Love This' cluster HERE
Filters: Penta Com - Color Dot
 Font used for name - Feel Script, a pay font.

* * * * *
1. Open lavender cluster - resized 18%
Duplicate this frame, merge down.
Increase canvas size to 720 x 625 pixels.

Add new raster layer, flood fill white
and move to bottom.
(to help see what you're working with)


2.  Open Be Merry cluster, resized 25%
colourize Hue 175 Saturation 71
C/P above white background layer, moving slightly upward & to right.



3.  Add elements of choice.
Using selection tool, freehand, select one heart
from the 'Love This' cluster. Resized 35%.
Colourize Hue 175, Saturation 71.
C/P onto working image.



4.  Using the freehand selection tool, point-to-point,
draw a selection beyond the opening in left frame
Open close up of tube, resize if needed
C/P as a new layer ~ arrange ~invert ~ delete ~ deselect.


Do same for middle frame.

On layer palette, merge the two tube layers together. Duplicate.

Adjust ~ Blur  ~ Gaussian blur 3 ~ change blend mode to screen
and drop opacity to 62.
On the blend mode layer, add filter penta.com ~ color dot
default setting or 9/2/255/255/255.

5.  Open main tube. Colorize grey layer on clothing
to match the lavender flowers.
Hue 187, Saturation 61
 Resize 50%. C/P ~ mirror.
Adjust brightness/Contrast ~ Clarify ~  strength 3
D/S  5/5/55/10 blur, color #202020.


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


Add copyright info, watermark & name.
Delete white background layer
and save as a PNG.


A Huge 'Thank You' to Bits-N-Bobs for this beautiful tube!
xoxo

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Marilyn


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 For those with a working knowledge of PSP 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2
Tube of choice.
I am using the sophisticated artwork of Arthur Crowe.
 FTU MiniKit by Raspberry Roads FADED LOVE  Thank you!
Faded Love Cluster by Ellen for Raspberry Roads HERE
No filters.
 Font used for name - Long Cool Woman

* * * * *
1. Open a new image 650 x 650 pixels
Flood fill white
(to help see what you're working with)
Add a new raster layer, C/P paper 3
Select all and paste the paper into the selection.
Apply mask of choice or I used Vix-Val 2012 Mask 2.
Merge group.


2.  Open cluster frame, crop Merged Opague.
Then resize 20%. C/P onto working image.


3.  Add elements of choice:
Element 2 - 16% D/S 5/5/65/10 blur Color #202020
(use this D/S for majority of elements)
Element 12 - 18%
Element 14 - 18%, rotate with pic tool
duplicate and mirror
D/S 1/1/85/5 blur #202020
'for this element only'
Element 5 - 15%
Element 6 - 18% rotate with pic tool
use original D/S
Element 3 - 17%
Element 13 - 15%
Element 10 - 15%
Element 21 - 20%
Element 20 - 20%
Element 4 - 18% duplicate, mirror
Element 11 - 18%
Element 22 - 20%
Element 23 - 10%, rotate with pic tool

*note: if resizing or rotating element, remember to sharpen*


4.  Using the freehand selection tool, point-to-point,
draw a selection beyond the opening in the frame.
Open paper 4, resized 15%
C/P as a new layer. Invert/delete. Deselect.
Move paper layer below the frame.

Open close up of tube, resize if needed.
C/P above paper but below frame.
Move slightly left within frame.

5.  Open main tube. Resize as needed.
C/P slightly to right.


If you still wish to resize your tag, use smartsize 90%.


Add copyright info, watermark & name in white fill.
Delete white background layer
and save as a PNG.

Voila!


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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Burlesque


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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 Arthur Crowe.
 FTU scrap kit by Deanna called Sweet Thang  Thank you!
Template 9 by Mirella found HERE Thank you!
Plugin:  Xero - Mistifier & Radiance & Serious Fog
Optional: EyeCandy 4 - gradient glow
 
Font used for name - Quito Colonial

* * * * *
1.Open template. Convert to 72 dpi by selecting
resize (untick 'resample using' and change resolution to 72 pixel/inch.)
Image canvas size 700 x 700 px.
Delete copyright layer and white background layer.
Starting from the bottom, add a new raster layer.
select all. Open paper 9, paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply mask of choice. I used Vix-Val 2012 Mask 2.
[We miss you, Vix!]
Resize 90 -95%.

2.  Select raster 3, select all/float/defloat
open close up of tube; resize if needed.
C/P as a new layer; invert selection and delete excess tube.
Select copy of Vector 1 layer, change color to black.
(adjust brightness/contrast to -250, 0)
Add noise - 43, random, monochrome.

3.  Select raster 5, same as above except
copy & paste a paper of choice.
Invert & delete.
Change color of copy of Vector 1 to black. Add noise.


4. Select raster 7, select all/float/defloat
open paper 18, resize, C/P as a new layer.
Invert & delete.  Sharpen.
Change copy of Vector 1 layer to black. Add noise.
 
5.  Select raster 2, select all/float/defloat
open paper 5, C/P as a new layer. Invert & delete.
Sharpen
Do not deselect. Add close up of tube as a new layer.
Arrange. Delete excess.  Deselect. Duplicate tube layer
and mirror. Arrange if needed.
Open spray 4, C/P above these tube layers
Resize if desired.
Add Xero ~ Radiance Setting as desired.
(this setting will vary depending on hue of tube used)

Change raster 4 layer to black. Add noise.

6.  Select raster 6, select all/float/defloat
Open paper of choice ~ invert & delete excess.
Do not deselect.
Open lace trim - resize 90%, C/P as a layer above the paper
Delete excess. Deselect.

Change color of copy of Vector 1 to black. Add noise.


7. Select raster 8, select all/float/defloat
open close up of tube. C/P as a new layer. Arrange.
Invert & delete excess.
Do same with copy of raster 8 layer.

Change color of copy of Vector 1 and copy2 of Vector 1
to black. Add noise.


8. To personalize, add elements of choice. Resize if needed.
When complete, D/S all elements.
See reference tag for ideas.
Merge all layers. Add main tube.
Close off main tube for now.
Apply Xero - mistifier to merged layer with setting
128, 128, 255, 255, 255
or setting of choice.
Open main tube layer. Apply same mistifier setting to tube
OR
if you want more of a fog like appearance, add
Xero - Serious fog with setting:
158, 155,  midtones,  1, 50.
D/S tube with setting of choice.

Important:  Crop using 'Merged Opaque'.
This eliminates any excess paper
on all layers.

If you still wish to resize your tag, use smartsize 90%.


9.  Add copyright, watermark & name after resizing
so as not to distort  your copyright.
Use a gradient for the name, fill colour
Rosa Psp Gradient 90
Duplicate name.
On original name layer, add a small white gradient glow.
Merge the top 'name layer' down.
Sharpen; add a D/S and sharpen again.


Save as a PNG.

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