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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ay Carumba !!!

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice
I am using the sexy artwork of Sebastien Serrano
Unfortunately this tube is not available on CDO
as he used to sell with My PSP Tubes.
Absolutely charming PTU Scrapkit by Dee's Sign Depot called EASTER CHARM
Moonbeams and Spiderwebs Mask 27 HERE
Wordart by myself HERE
Plugins:

Font used for name - CK Cursive
* * * * *
1. Open paper 11, resize 675 x 675 px.
Select the layer palette, right click ~ convert to raster layer.
Add a new raster layer. 
Move it below the paper layer.
Flood fill white to help see what we're working with.
Select paper layer. Apply mask. Merge group.
Resize 105%, sharpen

2. Open element 43, C/P, resize 115%, sharpen
Open element 22a, C/P
Apply plugin Adjust Variations to 'more Yellow'
repeat

C/P main tube, resize if needed

3.  Add elements of choice:
element 8 ~ 70%
element 50 ~ 40%, duplicate, mirror
element 10 ~ 75%, mirror
element 7 ~ 40%
element 20b ~ 40%, rotate 15 degrees to right, sharpen
element 2 ~ 55%
element 35 ~ 62%
element 18 ~ 50%
element 25b ~ 45%
element 61b ~ 50%, duplicate, mirror
element 1 ~ 50%

element 42 ~ 75%, move to right, duplicate, mirror
Between these two elements, C/P element 34 ~ 75%
D/S element 34
all three of these elements in a horizontal line

D/S elements of choice with light setting or
1/2/45/5 blur, color #404040

Add wordart of choice or the one supplied.

5. If you wish to resize image, use 85 - 90% smartsize in PSP
If resizing in Animation Shop, use 'bicubic resample'

If you don't wish to animate, merge 'opaque', add copyright, name & watermark.
Save as a PNG.

6. If you wish to animate, delete white background.
Select the main tube layer
Edit Copy ~ Merged 
Open A/S, paste as a new animation
Back to PSP,
still on main tube layer, select effects ~ image effects ~ offset
horizontal 0, vertical -5, custom, transparent

Using warp brush, warp mode - expand size 250, strength 50
tap once the tip of the brush on the bunny's backside (between girl's legs)
copy ~ Merged
Edit Paste in A/S after current frame
Back to PSP, undo warp brush, undo offset affect.
Copy Merged
Paste in A/S after current frame
(OR copy frame 1 in A/S and paste after frame 2 in A/S)
Back to PSP
still on main tube layer
select effects ~ image effects ~ offset
horizontal 0, vertical -2, custom, transparent 
Using warp brush, select 'contract' warp mode
size 200, strength 50
Tap the warp brush once in approximately same area as earlier
Copy Merged
Paste after third frame in A/S.
You should now have four frames.
Edit ~ select All
change frame properties to '17'
View animation for errors
If you wish to resize, first crop the animated image ~ options ~ surround the opaque area
Click center of image to apply.
Resize animation to size of choice used bicubic sample.

Add copyright, watermark & name. 

Optimize using optimization wizard
optimized Octree, partial transparency ~ convert pixels to less than 80.
Blend with color white.
View animation one last time and save as a GIF

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
: + )



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Friday, March 28, 2014

Memories

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tubes of choice by same artist.
I am using the stunning artwork of Barbara Jensen
PTU by Mirella of A [Space] Between called Remembering
*on sale for month of March*
WSL Mask350 HERE
Plugins:
Xero ~ Serious Fog

Font used for name - Diana CTT
* * * * *
1. Open a new image 675 x 675 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 1, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open mask and apply. Merge Group.
Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 6, C/Paste into the selection.
Apply same mask. Merge group. Mirror.
2.Open element 41, C/P, rotating 10 degrees to left
Open frame element 48, resize 75%,
C/P, rotating 5 degrees to right, sharpen
Open lace element 45, C/P below frame
Using magic wand, click inside lace frame
select element 41 (paper) layer, press delete. Deselect.
This allows the masked layer to show through the frame.
3.  Select main frame, using magic wand, tolerance 10, click inside
frame, modify selection ~ expand by 5, invert selection
Open main tube of choice, resize if needed
C/P below frame, duplicate tube
Move duplicate tube layer above frame
Erase any part of original tube that extends below frame.
On duplicate tube layer, erase any part of tube that
extends below frame as well.
On duplicate tube layer, select all, float, defloat
apply Xero - Serious fog with setting:
100, 50
bias - midtones
definition 1
strength 50
4. To personalize tag, make a cluster of elements
placing at bottom left of frame
element 17 ~ 50%
element 67 ~ 50%
element 27 ~ 50%
element 14 ~ 45%
element 52 ~ 55%
element 34 ~ 45%
element 36 ~ 40%
element 49 ~ 45%
Change brightness/contrast to 250/0, respectively
D/S 1/1/45/5 blur, color # 404040
element 15 ~ 55%
element 39 ~ 45%
element 24 ~ 45%
D/S elements of choice including main frame & tube.
5. If you wish to resize, use 85 - 90% smartsize.
Add copyright, watermark & name.
Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.
Would love to see your results! :+)
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tag Template 3

Another template for you to download.
If you use any of these templates,
I'd love to see your results.
Download HERE

Any ♥ would be appreciated as well.
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Tag Template 2

Another Tag Template that you may
download 

Any ♥ would be appreciated.
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Tag Template



Here is one of 'more to come' Tag Templates
that I would like to share with you
You can download HERE
Any love would be appreciated too.



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Friday, March 21, 2014

In the Deep

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tubes of choice by same artist.
I am using the brilliant art of Gaetano di Falco of CDO
PTU by Dee's Sign Depot called Bunny Treats
*on sale for month of March*
MPM Mask_06 by Millie HERE
I hope you enjoy her masks as much as I do!
Wordart by myself HERE
Plugins:
Screenworks ~ Dot Screen

Font used for name - Mon Amour Script Pro, a pay font
* * * * *
1. Open a new image 675 x 675 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 9, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open mask and apply. Merge Group.
Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 6, C/Paste into the selection.
Apply same mask. Merge group. Mirror.
 
2.  Open frame, C/P D/S with setting of choice
or 4/4/40/10 blur colour # 202020
Open tube, resize if needed,
C/P below frame, arrange
Using selection tool, carefully draw a selection beyond the
inside of the right circle frame, invert
select the tube layer, delete excess.  Deselect.
Do same for the left circle of the frame however using a different tube by
the same artist.
Merge down the two tube layers together.
Duplicate these tube layers,
apply blur ~ Gaussian blur ~ 3
change blend mode to 'screen'
Apply plugin Screenworks ~ Dot Screen (default setting)
 
3.  Add elements of choice:
element 34 ~ 75%, duplicate and rotate duplicate 15 degrees to left.
Sharpen D/S
Element 28 ~ 65%, C/P below right circle of frame, below tube layers.
C/P element 28 ~ 60% above left circle of frame. D/S
 
element 29 ~ 25%, rotate left 15 degrees
Place above the lilac flowers, sharpen D/S
Open element 16 ~ 25% C/P, rotate same, sharpen D/S
 
4. Open spray 1, resize 75%
C/P, place spray on different layers below frame, above frame, as desire.
Rotate one spray 90 degrees to left.
 
5. Add main tube of choice.
Arrange as desire. Duplicate. change blend mode to 'soft light'.
Drop opacity to 40.
D/S original tube layer only.
Add word art of choice or the one supplied.
 
6. If you wish to resize, use 85 - 90% smartsize.
 
Add copyright, watermark & name.
 
Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.
 
Would love to see your results! :+)
 
 
 
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spring Bloomin'

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice.
I am using the alluring art of Very Many purchased at Very Many Tubes
FTU by KDesigns called Flowery Field Add-On HERE (image is linked)
*Scroll all the way down*
MB & SW Mask 27 HERE
Preset shape ~ Star 3 comes with Corel Paint Shop Pro
or if not, use blurred shape supplied below
Blurred Preset Shape by myself HERE
(not visible but mouse-over to highlight/visualize)
Wordart by myself HERE
Plugins:
Screenworks ~ Dense Net
Optional: Lokas Software ~ 3D shadow

Font used for name - Sverige Script Decorated Demo
* * * * *
1. Open a new image 675 x 660 px. Flood fill white.

Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 2, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect
Apply MB & SW Mask 27, merge group.

Open element 4, resize 20%, C/P above mask layer
rotate 90 degrees to left

2.Open element 3 (frame), resize 25%
C/P, free rotate 12 degrees to left ~ duplicate
Back to original frame layer, float, defloat, modify selection expand by 3
add a new raster layer, flood fill white. Deselect.
D/S 2/4/55/10 blur #404040
Select duplicate frame layer, change blend mode to multiply
drop opacity to 75

Using magic wand, click inside this frame layer,
modify selection expand by 5
Open close up of tube, resize if needed
C/P as a new layer below all the frame layers
Arrange ~ invert selection ~ delete. Deselect.
Duplicate tube layer ~ blur ~ Gaussian blur of 3.
Change blend mode to 'screen'
Apply plugin Screenwords ~ Dense Net (default setting)


 3. Add main tube of choice, resized. C/P
Use Lokas Software ~ 3D Shadow or drop shadow of choice

4.  Add elements of choice. Most elements were resized 20%
Duplicate some elements and further resize 75%
D/S with setting of choice or not at all (balloons)


5.  On materials palette, change foreground color to white, background fill color - nil.
Select preset shapes tool, find Star3
hold down shift key, draw out a star shape approx. 500 px wide
Convert to raster layer.
Blur ~ Gaussian blur ~ 25
(if you don't have this preset shape, I supplied this blurred layer above)
Move this layer above your frame layers or layer of choice.
This is created to soften different areas of your tag to give that 'romantic feel'.
*laughs*

6.  Open wordart, C/P above main tube.
Note:  If you don't like the D/S on the WA, simply change the blend mode to 'screen'.

Resize tag at this point if you wish to do so. Use smartsize 90%.

7.  To dress up your name, sz 90, fill color #e05768
type in name
Add inner bevel 2, width 2, 40, 1, 37, 15 (vertically)
color white, 315, 50, 21
Repeat inner bevel.
Duplicate. Apply plugin Screenworks ~ Dense Net
Change blend mode to 'screen'
Merge Down.
Float, defloat, modify selection expand by 2
Add a new raster layer, flood fill white
move this layer below the bevelled name layer
Deselect. D/S

Add copyright & watermark.


8. Delete white background layer.


Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Remembering ~ Cluster Frame Freebie

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Mirella of A Space Between has a beautiful new kit for purchase in
her new shoppe A Space Between Shoppe called Remembering both in full and tagger size.

I'd like to share with you a cluster frame I created to coordinate with this kit


Click on image to see full size
and right click to 'save as'
Here is a tag I created using the cluster frame
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lay Me Down


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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice.
I am using the sexy art of Guy Powers of Up Your Art
PTU kit by Mirella of A Space Between called Easter Morning
Becky Mask009 HERE
Clouds PSP Tube by Corel HERE (outdoors) if not already installed
Wordart by myself HERE
Plugins:
Xero - Serious Fog

Font used for name - Long Cool Woman
* * * * *
1. Open a new image 700 x 600 px. Flood fill white.
We can always resize later.

Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 3, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect
Apply BeckyMask009. Merge Group
Rotate masked layer 90 degrees to right.

2.  Add element 37 ~ 85%
element 16, duplicate,
move duplicate under element 37 (peapod)
on original element 16 layer, erase any part of ribbon
to make it appear it is wrapping itself around peapod
D/S duplicate element 16 layer only
element 9, C/P
element 24 ~ 75%, C/P, change colour hue 243, saturation 190
element 22 ~ 85%
element 41, flip
element 46, mirror
element 18, use light D/S 1/1/35, 3 blur, #404040
element 5, mirror, flip
element 15 ~ 50%, mirror

D/S any elements not already with your favourite setting or
0/3/55/5 blur, #404040

3. Add main tube of choice. C/P
Duplicate tube.
On original tube layer, add blur, gaussian blur of 3
On duplicate tube layer, use brightness/contrast ~ clarify ~ strength 3, repeat 2 or 3 times

4.  Add a new raster  layer, using PSP tube tool, find Cloud Patch
Change colour to white using brightness/contrast 250/0 respectively
drop opacity to 52, move to left, duplicate, resize 80%, mirror

5.  Select the masked layer, using pick tool, make layer smaller in height
by moving middle node downward.

6.  If you wish, resize tag now using 90% smartsize.

Add copyright, watermark & name.

7.  For name, use fill colour #b86bb3, foreground closed.
Type name ~ convert to raster layer.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat
Modify selection ~ expand by 2
Add a new raster layer, flood fill with colour white. Deselect
Move this layer below orignal name layer.
Merge these two layers together. D/S

Delete white background layer.


Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sweet As Honey

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice.
I am using the brilliant art of Zlata M of Pics for Design
FTU Mini Kit by Raspberry Roads called Sweet As Honey
*Please leave a 'thank you' if downloading*
Masks DBV Masks 131 & 136 found HERE
Wordart by myself HERE
Plugins:
Xero - Serious Fog

Font used for name - Futuristic Fixed Width
* * * * *
1. Open a new image 675 x 650 px. Flood fill white.
We can always resize later

Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 4, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply DBV Mask 136. Merge group. Resize 95%

Add a new raster layer, select All
Open paper 2, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply DBV Mask 131. Merge group.

2.  Open frame (element 26), resized 20% C/P
Using selection tool, freehand, point-to-point,
draw a square selection beyond the inside of the frame,
Open SweetasHoneyPapersPreview,
C/P as a new layer, arrange.
Invert selection ~ delete excess. 
Open close-up of tube (resize if needed),
 C/P as a new layer above paperspreview
arrange ~ delete excess. Deselect
Change blend mode to Overlay

3.  Open element 5, resize 20%
C/P below papers preview layer.
Move to right and downward
Duplicate
Move duplicate to left & upward

Add element of choice:
element 11 ~ 11%, duplicate
arrange

element 17 ~ 20%, rotate to left 25 degrees, sharpen
element 18 ~ 25%, element 18 ~ 20%
element 25 ~ 25%
element 15 ~ 25%
element 24 ~ 17%, mirror, rotate slightly using pick tool, sharpen
element 19, resize 15%
element 9 ~ 20%
element 16 ~ 20%
element 27 ~ 20%
element 7 ~ 16%, mirror
element 6 ~ 20%
element 8 ~ 25%
element 12 ~ 20%, duplicate, arrange

Add D/S of choice to elements if desired.

4. Open main tube, resize as needed
C/P
select all, float, defloat
duplicate, apply Xero ~ Serious Fog
100, 50, mid-tones, 1, 50
change blend to screen and drop opacity to 40,
apply blur, gaussian blur of 2.

5.  Add wordart of choice or one provided.

If you wish, resize tag now using 90% smartsize.

Add copyright, watermark & name.

Delete white background layer.

Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.


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