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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.