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Friday, December 30, 2011

Sweet Treats




For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Pinup Toons, which you need a license to use. You can get it at Creative Design Outlet (CDO) here.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Land of Gingerbread by Jen's Sweet Temptations, which you can find here.

CBN Drama Temp 2 by Deb at the Creative Misfits. You can find it on the blog here, and it's the 3rd set down.

Font of choice, I am using zebra.

Plugins: no outside plugins used..


Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.

Let's get started!

Open your template, shift D to duplicate. Delete the following layers: ©, 1, 2, Raster 2 Shadow 1, & 9.

Resize to 600 x 600, then change the canvas size to 750 x 750 to have extra work space.

Add a new raster layer, drag to the bottom and flood fill with white.

On layer 12, click inside the circle with your magic wand, selections, invert, copy and paste a paper as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, add a drop shadow, delete the original layer 12.

Fill layers 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, & 11 the same way, using papers of your choice. Make sure to add a drop shadow and delete the original layers as you go.

On layer 7, fill with a paper as you did above, but after you click delete on the paper, leave selected. 

Open your tube, mirror if needed, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange within the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, add a drop shadow to your tube.

Do the same for layer 4.

Add whichever elements you like adding drop shadow as necessary. I used the following:

Snowman2, resized at 45%
Canister, resized at 45%
Pie2, resized at 45%
Cup, resized at 30%
Cupcake 1, resized at 30%
Cupcake 3, resized at 30%

Crop, resize, add your text, copyright and credits as needed.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rock of Love





For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get it at his store, here.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Rock Love, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find it here on her blog. In the post for the kit, underneath the picture, you can find the link where to purchase the kit.

Font of choice, I am using Sick Capital Vice

Missy tag template 336, which you can find on her blog, Divine Intentionz, here.

Plugins: no outside plugins


Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.


Let's get started!

Open your template, shift D to duplicate, and close the original. 

Delete the "by Missy" and gradient star layers.

Change your canvas size to 800 x 650 to give room to work. 

The background layer is hidden, click on the eye so you can see it, flood fill with white.

Fill the  layers glitter rectangle right & left, rectangle center, circle 1 center, & rectangle with glitter edges, by clicking on them in your layer pallet, clicking inside them with your magic wand, selections, invert, open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original layer. 

Do the same with the large circle, star left, star right & thin rectangle center layers but with paper 7. Do not add a drop shadow to the star layers. 

Fill circle left, circle right as above using paper 6.

Add a drop shadow to glitter star left and right. Merge the white part of the stars with the middle part it goes to. (that we filled with the pink paper) You want to end up with two stars, both white with a pink center (or whatever color paper you used to fill it)

Click on circle 2 center with your magic wand, selections, invert, open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, duplicate and hide the top tube layer. Take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang over the bottom of the circle. Deselect and add a drop shadow to your tube.

Unhide the top tube, drag it up between the star layers, so that the left star is above the tube and the right star is below the tube. Erase the parts of her legs that hang over the bottom of the circle. You don't have to be too careful, you have the bottom tube showing through.

Add the elements you would like. I added the following:

Wire, resize by 60%, image, flip, arrange on the right, duplicate, mirror, arrange on left, merge down,                                          duplicate, flip. Erase any bits that overlap and don't look right.

Keyboard, resize by 40%, drag below right star.
Drums, resized by 40%
Acoustic guitar, resize by 40%, rotate to right by 20
Emo kitty skull, resize by 25%, rotate to right by 20
Music notes, resize by 25%

Crop, resize, add your text, copyrights and credits as needed & save.









For the Love of Gorjuss





For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Suzanne Woolcott, which you need a license to use. You can get it at her store, here

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  For the Love of Jewel, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find the kit here, and a link to the stores she sells at is on the right top side of her blog.

Font of choice, I am using

Missy Tag Template #414 by Missy at Divine Intentionz, which you can find here.

Mask: Vix Big Mask001 by Vix, which you can find here.

Plugins: No outside plugins used.


Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.


Let's get started!

Open your template, shift D to duplicate, close the original. Delete the "by Missy" layer and the brush layer.

Change the canvas size to 900 x 650 just to give yourself some extra room to work, and you can resize & crop it down at the end.

The background is hidden, so un-hide that and flood fill with white to fill in the blank areas from resizing the canvas.

Make sure the square 1 layer is active, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert, copy paper 3 and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original square 1 layer.

Do the same for square 2.

Do the same for circle 1 and circle 3 using paper 2.

Fill circle 2 as above, using paper 4.

Make the frame back layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert, open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, and leave selected.

Open one of your tubes, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange the tube inside the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect. Add a drop shadow to your tube and delete the original frame back layer.

Do the same as above for frame back 2 and frame back 3, using paper 10, and using 2 other tubes, resize your tubes if needed.

On each of the 3 frame layers, make the frame layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, open paper  8, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original tube layer.

Make your background layer active, copy and paste paper 8 as a new layer, image, flip. Resize by 114%. Apply your mask by opening the mask in psp, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask in the layer palette, then merge group. Lower the opacity to about 70.

Add any elements you'd like, adding drop shadow where you like. I added the following and if I resized them, the amount is beside it:

flower & leaf, resize by 70%, duplicate, mirror, arrange over both outside circles
basket of letters, resize by 25%
jar, resize by 20%
teapot, resize by 40%
sugar bowl, resize by 34%
teacup, resize by 28%
bird 1, resize by 20%

Crop & resize, add your name and copyright info as needed.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter's Kiss






For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.

Three tubes of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get them at his store, here.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Winter's Kiss by Jen's Sweet Temptations and you can find it here.

Font of choice, I am using Sweet Home Oklahoma

Missy Tag Template 430 by Missy at Divine Intentionz, which you can find here.

Mask: Vix Big mask 18 which you can find here.

Plugins: Xero Porcelain


Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.




Let's get started!

Open your template, shift D to duplicate, close the original.

Delete raster 1 layer. Change the canvas size to about 850 x 600 to give yourself room to work.

Fill the various shapes by making the layer you want to work with active (click on that layer in your layer palette) click on the shape with your magic wand, layers, invert, copy and paste the paper, click delete on your keyboard. & deselect. Do this for all layers except frame back 1, 2, & 3, glitter back,  and their frames. Add drop shadows as you go and delete the original layers.

Add noise to the frame back 1, 2, and 3 layers with the following settings: Uniform, monochrome checked, 100%, then add drop shadow.

For each of the frame back layers, fill with a paper as you did above, but leave selected, then copy and paste your tube, arrange it within that area, click delete on your keyboard and deselect. Do this for each of the frame back layers.

Duplicate each of your tubes. On the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur 3. Set blend mode to soft light. On the original tube layer (bottom) apply xero porcelain using the default settings, except change the blue to 0.

Add a drop shadow to the tube layer you just applied the filter to. Do this with each tube.

Copy and paste a paper just above the white background layer. Apply your mask by opening your mask, got to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok, click yes on the pop up, delete the mask in the layers pallet and merge group.

Add any elements you like.

Add your text, copyright and credits as needed.



Winter Express





For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. You can get it here at PTE.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  Snowflake Dreams by Honored Scraps which you can find here.

Template #440 by Missy at Divine Intentionz, which you can find here.

Font of choice, I am using Simply Glamourous

Mask: Vix Big Mask 19 by Vix, which you can find here.

Plugins: no outside plugins.


Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.

 I use the drop shadow of 1, 1, 50, 5 throughout unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open your template, press shift + D on your keyboard to duplicate, close the original template.

Delete the snowflakes layer.

Resize to 600 x 440, then change the canvas size to 800 x 600. Un-hide the white background layer, make sure it's the active layer, and flood fill with white. 

Make shape layer active, click inside it with your magic wand. Open  paper 15, copy and paste as a new layer, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Add a drop shadow, delete the original black shape layer.

Do the same as above on rectangle 1 and rectangle 2 layers using paper 8.

Fill the oval layer as you did with the other layers above, using paper 12.

Add a drop shadow to the dotted oval layer.

Fill the rectangle layer (larger pink one) using paper 1, follow the steps above.

Fill the thin rectangle (black) using paper 14.

Make the rectangle (top pink one in middle with the white frame) active. Selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer, flood fill with #1285a2. Leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste your close up as a new layer, arrange where you want it, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.

Delete the original rectangle layer, do not add a drop shadow to this.

Change the blend mode on the tube to Luminance, drop the opacity to about 60.  

Add a drop shadow to the following layers: frame & rectangle back.

Make the word art layer active. Selections, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer, flood fill the words that are darker pink with #1285a2 and the ones that are lighter pink with #5caec4. Delete the original word art layer. Merge down the flood filled layer with the word art back layer, add a drop shadow.

Add your main tube, drag that layer below the word art layer. Add a drop shadow.

Add whatever elements you'd like to your tag. I used the following, add drop shadow as you go along.

Tree 7, resize by 125%
Snowflake 12, resize by 25%
Hollyberry 2, resize by 50%

Copy and paste paper 6 just above the white background layer. Open your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down menu, click ok, click yes to the box that pops up. Merge group. Resize by 110%

Crop your tag, resize if needed. 

Add your name, copyright and credits as needed.








Friday, December 16, 2011

Exclusive tut & Templates

Over at the ACDivas forum we had some Christmas contests. One was for tutorials exclusive to the forum and one was for Christmas templates that would be exclusive to the forum. Here are my entries, and if you'd like to download the templates or try the tut, come on over and join the Divas! We'd love to have you there. You can find the forum HERE.

My tut:




My templates:



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New tut by Stephy

This tag/tut was made by one of my CT members, Stephy, using my Very Merry Christmas PTU kit. You can find it on her site here.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter WIshes

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. You can get it at PTE.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, All Wrapped Up by Jen's Sweet Temptations.
SSCTemplate 20 by me, here.
Font of choice, I am using Sh*t Happens
Plugins: No outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
For the drop shadow in this tut I used 1, 1, 50, 5 black throughout unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started!
Open the template, change the canvas size to 650 x 650.
Delete the following layers, the top credits layer, circle 1, circle 4, circle 1 frame and circle 4 frame.
Rotate the other layers to the left by 45.
Fill each of the remaining layers with papers of your choice from the scrap kit by clicking on each layer with your magic wand, selections invert, copy and paste the paper, click delete on your keyboard and delete each of the original raster layers. Leave the top square layer for last.
I also added noise 100%, uniform and monochrome checked, on the two square frame layers. Add drop shadow to your liking as you go along.
When you fill the top square layer, leave selected, open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the square and click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, duplicate the tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur, 3. Change the blend mode to soft light. Change the blend mode on the original tube to Luminance(L), add a very light drop shadow. I used 1, 1, 15, 1 black.
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, add a drop shadow.
Add any elements you'd like. I used the following with drop shadows and if I resized them, the amount is beside it.
Bow 1, 30%
Snowman 1, 65%
Lantern, 30%
Mouse, 25%
Add a paper just above the white background layer. Open the mask, layers, new mask, from image. Find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask in the layer palette and merge group.
Crop, resize, add your name and copyright & credits as needed. On my name, I added noise at 50, uniform and monochrome checked and added a drop shadow.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tag by Sharon C.

New tag, Merry Little Christmas by one of my CT members, Sharon C. She used my PTU kit, Very Merry Christmas for this tag. You can find it on her blog here, also.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wonderland

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get it at his store.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Wisterias of Winter, a PTU kit by Soxsational Scraps. You can get it here.
Misunderstood template by Creative Scraps by Crys.
Font of choice, I am using
Plugins: No outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open your template, resize to about 580 x 528 pixels. Change the canvas size to 700 x 700.
Delete raster 5, copy of merged, merged and raster 4.
Flood fill raster 1 with white to make it a bit easier to see what you are doing while making your tag.
Make the layer, merged, active. Click inside it with your magic wand. Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect and delete the original layer. Add drop shadow.
Do the same for raster 3 layer using paper 11.
Do the same for raster 6 and raster 2 using papers 9 and 12.
Make the merged squares layer active, click inside with your magic wand, copy and paste paper 4, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open one of your close up tubes, copy and paste as a new layer. Arrange it within the squares, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect. Delete the original grey squares.
Duplicate the tube. On the top layer, adjust, blur, gaussian blur by 3. Change the blend mode to soft light.
On the original layer, adjust hue and saturation, change both to 0. Drop the opacity to about 60.
Add any elements you'd like. I used the following, with any amount I resized them by beside the element.
Flower frame, resize by 90%(erase bits that hang over right side.)
Winter flower scatter 3
Winter tree 3
Flower 3, resize by 17%
Polar bear, resize by 80%
Wonderland word art
Copy and paste paper 10 just above the white background layer. Add mask by opening your mask in psp, going to layers, new mask layer, from image. Find your mask in the drop down box, click ok. In the layers palette, delete the mask, click ok, then merge group. I then resized mine by 103%.
Add your full sized tube, crop, resize.
Add your text, copyright and credits as needed.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black friday sale

‎$0.50 Black Friday Sale! Now Through Sunday 11/27th! Only @ Designer Scraps www.designerscraps.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tut by Sharon C.

New tut by Sharon C. at Tagalicious tags and Tuts. using my Steampunked kit.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Naughty Holidays

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Arthur Crowe, which you need a license to use. You can get it at PTE.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Home for the Holidays by Jen's Sweet Temptations.
Font of choice, I am using Saliere
Template115 by Leah at Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts.
Mask: gemsmask163 from Gems Taggin Scraps
Plugins: No outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open the template, delete the credits layer, change the canvas size to 700 x 700.
Merge the two yellow rectangles together, click inside with your magic wand.
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange how you want, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, selections, modify, invert, selections, modify, expand by 5.
Add a new raster layer. Flood fill with a color from the paper. Deselect, add/remove noise, add noise 100%, monochrome, uniform. Add a drop shadow.
Delete the original yellow rectangles layer.
Click inside the circle layer with your magic wand.
Open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, deselect, delete the original layer. Add drop shadow.
Do the same with rectangles 2 & 3, using paper 10. Do not add drop shadow.
Add the drop shadow to the rectangle 2 & 3 frames.
Do the same with rectangle 1 but leave it selected after you delete the paper. Copy and paste your tube into the rectangle, arrange it and then click delete on your keyboard. Change the blend mode to Luminance(L).
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, add drop shadow.
Add the elements you'd like. I used the following and if I resized them, the amount I resized them by is beside it. Add drop shadow as you go as needed.
Tree 1
Gift 3, resized 50%
Mittens, resized 50%
Hat, resized 50% twice
Gift 2, resized 50% twice
Cocoa, resized 24%
Cupcake 6, resized 15%
Cupcake 5, resized 18%
Open paper 16, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background. Open your mask and apply it.

Licious

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. You can get it at PTE.
No scrap kit used in this tut.
Font of choice, I am using Radius.
Special Kind of Licious template by Savage.
Mask: WSL84 by WeeScotsLass
Plugins: Xero Fritillary
Remember, my tube and color choices are not mandatory for you to use. You can choose whatever tube and matching colors you'd like. You can go exactly off my tut or change it up and make it however you'd like.
Let's get started!
Open the template, delete the top (credits) layer.
Resize to about 585 x 551 pixels.
Change canvas size to 700 x 700 pixels.
Add a new raster layer above the background layer. Flood fill with white, delete the original background layer.
Put black as your foreground and #3e1710 as your background. Make this a foreground/background gradient by right clicking the foreground color in your color palette and click on the gradient tab in the box.
Choose foreground/background in the drop down box. Set Angle at 45, repeats at 2.
Choose linear & click ok.
On your layer palette, make center rectangle layer active, click inside with your magic wand. Add a new raster layer, flood fill with your gradient, leave selected.
If you're using the same tube, open your tube and choose the middle tube that shows her from the waist up. Mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 90%, arrange in the rectangle, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Change your blend mode to Luminance(L) on your layer palette.
Delete the original center rectangle layer.
On your layer palette, make right rectangle layer active, click inside with your magic wand. Add a new raster layer, flood fill with black. Delete the original right rectangle layer.
On your layer palette, make left rectangle layer active, click inside with your magic wand. Add a new raster layer, flood fill with #3e1710. Delete the original left rectangle layer.
On your layer palette, make circle 1 layer active, click inside with your magic wand, go to selections, modify, smooth, use default settings. Add a new raster layer, flood fill with black. Delete the original circle 1 layer
Do the same for circle 2, but use #2c0d0c to fill.
On your layer palette, make big circle 1 layer active, click inside with your magic wand, go to selections, modify, smooth, use default settings.
In your color palette, make the background white, the foreground #5d2019, and make a gradient using the same settings as above.
Add a new raster layer, flood fill with your gradient. Deselect.
Apply Xero Fritillary using the following settings top to bottom:
5
30
10
40
Delete the original big circle 1 layer.
Do the same as above for big circle 2 layer. If you seem to be getting too much white with the gradient fill, go into your gradient settings and click on invert then try flood filling again.
Make the lips layer active. Selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer and fill with the same gradient you just used on the big circles. Fill it about 3 or 4 times. Deselect and delete the original lips layer. Add a drop shadow of your choice (I used 1, 1, 50, 5 throughout this tag)
Make square 2 layer active, click inside with your magic wand, add a new raster layer, flood fill with #280d0a, leave selected, selections, invert, copy and paste your main tube, arrange in the square, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Duplicate your tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur by 3, change the blend mode to soft light. On the bottom tube, change the blend mode to screen.
Delete the original square 2 layer.
Do the same as above for the square 1 layer, but fill it with #541c16 and mirror your tube before copy and pasting it into the square.
Add drop shadows to big circle 1 back, big circle 2 back, and left & right rectangle backs.
Make square 2 back layer active, click inside with your magic wand, add a new raster layer, flood fill with #808080. Deselect adjust, add remove noise, add noise 100%, uniform & monochrome checked. Add a drop shadow, delete the original square 2 back layer.
Do the same for all the remaining backs on the shapes. I filled some with the grey and some with a brown, use my tag for reference.
Make the "Special" word art layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, add new raster layer, flood fill with #68231d, deselect, add noise settings as above, delete the original layer.
Do the same with the "licious" layer using #a75d55.
Merge all the word art layers together. I just started on the top one, right clicked, chose merge down, and just kept going down the layer palette until they were all merged. Then add a drop shadow.
Add your main tube below the word art layer, add a drop shadow.
Make a new raster layer just above the white background layer. Make the foreground in your color palette #4f100b, the background black. Make a foreground/background gradient like we did above, flood fill with this gradient.
Add your mask by opening the mask in psp, go to layer, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. In the layer palette, delete the mask, click yes, then merge group. Resize the mask layer by 107%.
Crop, delete the white background layer if you want it transparent.
Add your text and copyright info.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lead Santa

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Cherished Moments by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find the stores she sells at on the top left side of her blog.
Font of choice, I am using Zebra
X-Mas template 8 by Tracy F at Freebie Friends and More.
Mask: WSL84 by WeeScotsLass
Plugins: No outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
For this tut, I have made some abbreviations for stuff that is repetitive.
S/SA/F/D = Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
C/P = Copy/paste as a new layer
S/I/CD/DS = Selections, Invert, Click delete on your keyboard, Deselect
S/I/CD/LS = Selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected
Let's get started!
Open template, resize by 80%, change canvas size to about 650 x 650.
Delete the following layers:
Tracy F Designs
Ribbon
Ribbon Ball
Tree
Snow
Make the circle layer active, S/SA/F/D
C/P paper 12, S/I/CD/DS, delete the original circle layer.
Make oval 1 layer active, S/SA/F/D
C/P paper 11, S/I/CD/DS, delete the original oval 1 layer.
Make Oval 2 layer active, S/SA/F/D
C/P paper 12, S/I/CD/DS, delete the original circle layer.
Make rectangle layer active, S/SA/F/D
C/P paper 1, S/I/CD/DS, delete the original circle layer.
Add a drop shadow of choice to each of the white fill layers and the rectangle layer. I used 1, 1, 50, 5.
Merge all the text layers together & add a drop shadow.
Open your tube, C/P, add a drop shadow.
Add any elements you want. I used the following:
Branch, resize 44%, duplicate, image mirror
Three angels, resize 76%
Presents pile, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror, arrange near each other over tree
Bell Hanger, resize 35%
Bundle, resize 35%
Flower frame, resize 35%, click inside frame with magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 2, copy and paste a paper, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Add drop shadow to frame.
Open paper 14, copy and paste as a new layer. Open mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down menu, click ok. Delete the mask in your layers palette, click yes, merge group.
Crop, resize, add your name or text in the the little box for your flower frame.
Add copyrights and credits as needed, then save.

Diamond in the Rac

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get it at his store.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Diamond by KiKeKa Scraps.
Font of choice, I am using
Plugins: No outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
I used 1, 1, 50, 5 for the drop shadows throughout this tut.
Open a new canvas 700 x 700, white background.
Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 60% then by 65%. Click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 2.
Open paper 9, resize to 600 x 600 pixels, copy and paste as a new layer below the frame layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Copy and paste your close up tube, position as you like, click delete on your keyboard, deselect. Make sure to drag it below your frame.
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, add drop shadow.
Add any elements you'd like. These are the ones I added, with the amounts I resized them by. Add drop shadow as you go as needed.
Flourish 1, resize by 25%, rotate left by 20
Leaves 1, resize by 18%
Flower 8, resize by 10%
Diamond scatter 1, resize by 40 then 35
Crop, resize, add text, credits and copyright as needed, then save.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Frosty!

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get it at his store.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Frosty by Jen's Sweet Temptations.
Font of choice, I am using Champignon.
Plugins: No outside Plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 700 x 700.
Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 150%. Click inside with your magic wand.
Selections, modify, smooth with default settings. Settings, modify, expand by 5.
Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer just above the white background. Resize by 65%, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, duplicate. Drag the original layer below the frame layer, hide the duplicate tube.
Take your eraser tool and erase the bits hanging below the frame where you don't want them showing. Selections, select none. Add a drop shadow to the tube and frame.
Un-hide the duplicate tube that is above your frame. Take the eraser tool and erase the bits below the frame. You don't have to be careful to run exactly along the frame because you have the duplicate showing below it.
Add the following elements (or any others of your choice), add drop shadow as needed
Tree lights, resize by 50%
Snowman 1, resize by 50%
Skater Light, resize by 50%
Snow, arrange on the left, duplicate, mirror
Flower 3, resize by 65%, arrange on the right, duplicate, mirror
Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background layer. Apply your mask by opening it in PSP, then go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask in your layer pallete, click yes, then merge group. Arrange the mask if needed. I had to pull mine a bit to the left to make it look right.
Crop, resize, add text, copyright and credits as needed.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Steampunked kit in stores

I have a new kit, in tagger size available in stores as of today! You can see the preview below.
You can buy them at these stores: Designer Scraps, Exquisite Scraps, Lollipops N Gumdrops, and Tagging Angels.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chills & Thrills

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the tubes that came with the scrapkit.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Chills & Thrills by Jen's Sweet Temptations.
Template: APHWNtemplate1 by Lorna J. It's the link under the 4th template on that page.
Font of choice, I am using Saliere.
Plugins: no outside filters.
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open the template, delete the info, layer 5 & cat layers. Change the canvas size to 650 x 650.
Make layer 4 active, click inside it with your magic wand, open paper 9, resize by 70%, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect and delete the original black circle.
Do the same with layer 2, using paper 7.
Do the same for layers 1, 3, 6 and 8 using paper 4. After you fill them with the paper, then go in and adjust, add/remove noise, and add noise, 85, monochrome, uniform. Add drop shadows to each frame layer.
Make layer 7 active, click inside with your magic wand, selections, invert, open paper 10, resize by 70%, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original layer 7, add drop shadow to your tube.
Do the same for layer 9.
Add elements and your tube. I used the following (add drop shadow of your choosing):
Cauldron, resized 70%
Ghost, resized 50%
Flowers
Candle, resized 60%
Cat2, resized 45%
Bottle, resized 45%
Goblet, resized 40%
Cupcake, resized 35%
add a new layer , drag it to the bottom, flood fill with black. Open your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find your mask in the drop down box, click yes. delete the mask, choose yes in the pop up box, merge group. Drop the opacity to about 45.
Crop, resize, add text, credits, and copyright as needed.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Key to My Heart

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. You can get it at PTE.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using The Key to My Heart by Wicked Princess. You can find it at AOG.
Tracy's template #22 at Freebie Friends.
Font of choice, I am using Simply Glamorous
Mask: WSL_Mask84 from WeeScotsLass
Plugins: no outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open the template, delete the credits and stars. Resize canvas to 700 x 700
*optional* Add a new raster layer, drag to the bottom and flood fill with white, this is just to make it easier to see what we're doing.
Make the circle layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, open paper 15, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard and deselect. Delete the original circle. Add a drop shadow to the circle paper.
Make the rectangle layer active, click it with your magic wand, open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the rectangle, take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang over, deselect add drop shadow to the tube and glitter rectangle, delete the black rectangle.
Open piano keys, resize by 55%, arrange them so that the bigger end is just covering the bottom left side of the rectangle, erase the little bit at the right side that hangs over the circle.
Open the tag cluster, resize by 36%, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange over the left side of piano keys.
Put any other elements you'd like on. I used the following and resized by the amount beside it.
Unicorn, 35%
Heart dangle 40%
Metal butterfly 20%
Gem heart 20%, rotate right by 18
Champagne bottle , 25%
Campagne glass, 25%
Flowervine, 75% (duplicate and mirror, so you have it on both sides)
Key, 15%, rotate to right by 45
Butterfly, 15%
Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it just above the white background layer and apply your mask, by opening your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find your mask in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask, merge group.
Crop, resize, add text and credits

Thursday, October 20, 2011

tag using my ptu kit

This great tag was made for me by Chilipepper at the ACDivas forum. She used my Sweet Like Cherry Pie kit.

Candy Dreams

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get it at his store, here.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Sugar on Top by Jen's Sweet Temptations
Font of choice, I am using Saliere
Plugins: no outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 700 x 700 white. This will give us extra room to work, and we can crop and resize at the end.
Open film 4, copy and paste as a new layer.
Open film 1, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange over bottom of film 4.
Take your freehand selection tool set on point to point and add (Shift). Click around the edges of the center squares on film 4.
Open paper 4, copy and paste between film 4 and the white background layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste above the paper you just put in the frame. Arrange the tube, then click delete on your keyboard.
Do this with your tube 3 times, to fill all 3 squares in the film 4, mirroring the tube sometimes to have it going different directions. Deselect & erase the bits that show from one film square into another. Merge each tube together.
Duplicate your tube layer, on the top layer, adjust blue, gaussian by 3. change blend mode to soft light. On the original layer, change the hue and saturation both to 0.
Add a drop shadow to to the filmstrip layer.
Do the same thing with the paper (I'm using paper 10 for this one) and tube in the small film 1 element.
Copy and paste your main tube, drag it so it is just above the larger filmstrip. Arrange it how you want, add drop shadow, if any of it is peeking below the thin filmstrip, erase it.
Doodle 1, copy and paste arrange at top left, duplicate, image flip, duplicate, image mirror, duplicate, image flip.
Add your elements.
I used
Heart
beads
white flower
lollipop
Crop, resize, add text and credits, save.

Unravel the Strings to my Heart

This was my entry into the Arthur Crowe contest that he had this month. He just announced the winners so now I can post my tut.
For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Arthur Crowe, which you need a license to use. You can get it at PTE.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Fall In Love by Gina at Crafted By Gina. The links to the stores she sells at are on the right side of her blog.
My word art here. If you don't want to use my word art but want to make your own using the same fonts, I used Over the Rainbow and Lounge Bait for the word art.
Font of choice, I am using Lounge Bait.
Plugins: no outside filters used
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
For this tut I use a drop shadow of 1, 1, 50, 5 black throughout.
Open a new template 650 x 650 white.
Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 35%
Take your freehand selection tool set at selection point: point to point and mode: add Shift. Click at points around the frame, slightly in from the center edge like my example below. Make sure you only go a small space between clicks. Once you get all the way around, double click where the line meets to connect them.
Open paper 10, resize by 35% three times. Copy and paste as a new layer, drag it between your frame and background layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it how you want it, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect, add a drop shadow to your tube and frame.
Duplicate the tube, on the top layer, adjust, blur, gaussian blur 3. Change the opacity to soft light. On the bottom tube, go to adjust, hue and saturation, drop both to 0. Drop the opacity to about 65 on this layer.
Open scatter02, resize twice by 35%, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the bottom right side. Duplicate, mirror.
Open scatter 01, resize twice by 25%, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it near the middle on the left, drag it just above the white background. Duplicate, mirror, flip and arrange on the top right.
Open bow02, resize twice by 35%, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the right side of the frame, add drop shadow.
Open heart01, resize by 35% then by 25%, arrange on the top right, duplicate, mirror, arrange just below the first one. Add drop shadows to both.
Open the word art in my supplies, copy and paste as a new layer arrange over the frame in the middle. See my tag for reference.
Open bird01, resize by 35% then by 45%, adjust sharpness, sharpen, add drop shadow arrange on top right side of frame.
Pick 2 colors from your tube or this scraps and make a gradient with them by clicking on one of the colors and going to gradients, linear, angle 45, repeats 3.
Open your mask, add a new raster layer above the white background, flood fill with your gradient, apply your mask by going to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down menu click it, click ok. Delete the mask, merge group, resize by 90%.
Crop, resize, add your name, credits as needed and save.