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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bad Girl




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 Wendy Gerber, which you need a license to use. You can find her here.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Anti-Love, a PTU kit by Pimp's Designz

Font of choice, I am using Rock It

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!


Open a new canvas 800 x 800 white background.

Open frame 6, copy and paste as a new layer, click inside both squares with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 2.
Open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer between the frames and white background,
selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the top frame, click delete on your keyboard. Do the same for the lower frame.

Copy and paste your main tube, arrange where you want it.

Add your elements as you'd like. I used:

Love Stamp
Button 1
Hear 05
Mask

Crop and resize your tag.
Add your copyright info and name, then save!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

This Way to the North Pole


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 Christmas Night, a PTU kit by Irish Bitch Designs.

Font of choice, I am using Frosty

Plugins: Visman Extravaganza -Transmission
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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 800 x 800 (we'll crop & resize it in the end, we just need extra space to work) with a white background.

Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer, click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify,
expand by 3, selections, invert.
Open a paper of your choice (I used 3), copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, drag this layer between your white background and your frame, leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in frame. You may have to resize your tube. If you're using the same one as me, I resized mine by 65%.
Now, take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang over your frame where you don't want them, then deselect.

Hide your white background, merge visible, then duplicate.
On the bottom layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur 25
Apply VM Transmission with the following settings top to bottom
6, 24, 41
Duplicate this layer, then mirror, merge down. Make your white background visible again.

Duplicate the tube/frame layer. On the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian 3. Change opacity to soft light (or whatever suits your tube more)
On the bottom layer, apply Xero Porcelain, with the default settings.

Add any elements you'd like. I used the following:

Tree
House
Sign - resized 40%
Baubles - resized 30%

Crop, resize, add your © info and name, then save!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Crazy Attitude



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. This particular tube is a Limited Edition tube that is only up for the month of November 2012 with a $10 purchase, so if you're looking for it on the site after this date, chances are you won't find it.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Freak Like Me, a PTU kit by Lexi Creationz Scrapz.

Collab template 4 by Punky and Pooker, which you can find on Elegant Inspirations

Font of choice, I am using Aquarelle

Mask of your choice

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open template, shift D to duplicate, close the original.
Delete the Cr Info layer, I have CCA layer and small arrows layer.

Flood fill the background layer with white.

Make Dk Pink Left Square layer active, click on it with your magic wand, selections, invert.
Open paper of your choice, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Delete the original layer.

Do the same as above to fill all the template layers. (or just fill with colors from your tube if you want to add some other colors into it)

Click inside the middle circle with your magic wand, open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange it, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Lower opacity of the tube to about 50.

Copy and paste your main tube arrange to the left.

Add any elements you want.

Crop, resize, add your copyright and name then save.

Friday, November 16, 2012

New tag


New tag using the artwork of Keith Garvey and scrap kit, Sweet Snow Friends by Wicked Princess Scraps.
Stores she sells at are on the top left of her blog.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter 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 Chris Harper which you need a license to use. You can find him at AIL.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Sweet Snow Friends by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find the stores she sells at on the top left of her blog.

Font of choice, I am using Dagobert & Zebra

Mask of your choice

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 800 x 800 pixels with a white background.

Open rectangle frame, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate left by 90, resize by 80%
Click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3, selections, invert.
Open paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below frame, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, erase the bits that hang over the bottom of the frame.

Add the following elements (see my tag for placement)
Cloud, resize by 60%, arrange on left, duplicate, mirror
duplicate each of these clouds, and resize by 60%, arrange over larger clouds
lower opacity of all the clouds to about 65
Pond, resize by 60%, arrange on left, duplicate, mirror
Penguin4, resized by 40%, arrange on left, duplicate, mirror
Moosesnowballs, resized by 40%
Bunnyski, resized by 40%
Snowballbear2, resize by 32%
Sign, resize by 60%

Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, drag down so that it's just above the white background.
Apply your mask.

Crop and resize.

Add your copyright info and your name, then save.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In Remembrance



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 Frank Munoz which you need a license to use.

Font of choice, I am using  Daniel Script

Plugins:
Mura Meisters Copies
Xero Fritillary
Xero Radiance


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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 600 x 250 white background

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer
apply Mura Meisters Copies Wallpaper Rotate using default
settings except change the top number to 28

Adjust blur, gaussian blur 20
Adjust blur radial blur with the following settings
blur type twirl
strength 100
twirl degree 0
eliptical checked
horizontal offset 30
vertical offset 40
protect center 10

Duplicate and hide the top layer.

On the bottom layer, apply texture effects fine leather with the following settings:
color #dcdcdc
angle 30
blur 40
transparency 250
number of furrows 40
length of furrors 4

Apply Xero Radiance default settings to this bottom layer

On the top layer, apply Xero Fritillary default settings except change the bottom number to 15
Change blend mode to soft light.

Add your tube.

Add your copyright/credits, your text and your name then save

Circle It




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 Snapshot Ninja Photography, which you need a license to use.  

Font of choice, I am using Zebra

Plugins: Mura Meister Copies
Xero Porcelain & Fritillary
Eye Candy 4000 Shadowlab


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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 600 x 250, white background.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer.

Apply Mura Meister Copies, wallpaper rotate with the default settings.

Adjust blur, motion blur with the radius set to 47, strength at 100, repeat and duplicate.

On the bottom layer adjust, blur, radial blur with the following settings:
Twirl
Strength 100
Twirl degrees 0
Eliptical checked
horizontal offset 0
vertical offset 0
protect center 10

Effects, edge effects, enhance more, repeat
Apply Xero Porcelain default settings

On the top copy, apply Xero Fritillary using the default settings, but change variation to 15.
Change the blend mode to Soft light.

Choose a color from your tube as your background color and white as the foreground.
Go to the gradients tab, and select circular, angle 0 and repeats at 20.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your gradient.

Effects, texture effects, weave with the following settings:
Gap size 2
width 14
opacity 15
all the colors set to white
fill gaps checked

Now apply effects, texture effects, blinds with the following settings:
width 2
opacity 20
color black
horizontal and light from top checked

Change the opacity of this layer to soft light

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange on the right.
Apply Eye Candy Shadow Lab with the following settings top to bottom
225
28.80
100
20.16
0
color black
draw only outside selection checked

Leave your colors set how you used them for the gradient. 
Use your preset shapes tool set on rectangle width at 4 
and draw out a rectangle just below the center of the tag and all the way from the left side to just behind the tube.

Make sure you are on the white background layer, click selections, select all, float, defloat
modify, set selection borders set at 3
Add a new raster layer at the top and fill the selection with your gradient.

Drag your tube to the top.

Add your copyright/credits & your name then save.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hope Whispers



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.
I got my tube when I was a member of his forum and he was doing special tubes for the Stalker of the Month members. He then moved the tube to his store, but I don't see it there anymore.
You can find several other special BCA tubes at his store here.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  a PTU kit by Lexi Creationz Scrapz called Hope Whispers, which you can find at Designer Scraps.

Font of choice, I am using Monster Paparazzi

Mask of your choice, I'm using WSL84 by Weescotslass Creations

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 750 x 750, white background.

Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%.
Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3.
Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, drag between the white background
and the frame, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange.
Take your eraser tool and erase the bits you don't want showing
over your frame. Deselect.

Add elements, I used:

Flower doodle, resized by 80%
Corset, resized by 45%, rotate left by 12
Shoes, resized 38%, mirror
Nail polish, resized 25%
Lipstick, resized 25%
Cupcake 2, resized 25%
Kitty, resized 35%
Charm 1, resize by 50%

Add your mask.

Crop and resize.

Add your copyright and name, then save

Friday, October 5, 2012

Autumn



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. I got my tubes at PTE when he was there. He now has his own independent store.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Honored Scraps called Harvest Moon.

Font of choice, I am using House Sitter's club

Mask: VixMask260

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 750 x 750 white background.

Open element 23, copy and paste as a new layer.

With your magic wand set to Add(Shift) click inside each of the squares.
Selections, invert.

Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard,
drag it below the frame layer, leave selected.

Open one of your tubes, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame,
click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.

Open your other tube, do the same as above, arranging in the other side
of your frames. Deselect.

Hide the white background layer, merge visible.
Rotate to the left by 8.

Open element 3, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange along the bottom of the frame.

Open element 10, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange below the "autumn" element
along the bottom left. Duplicate, image mirror.

Open element 2, resize by 35%, copy and paste, move to the bottom right.

Do the same with elements 39 & 40, except resize by 30%, arrange on
bottom left.

Open element 50, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 45%,
arrange behind the frame, in the middle.

Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background.
Apply your mask.
Open the mask in psp, go to Layers, new mask layer, from image,
find the mask in the drop down box, click on it
click ok, delete the mask,
click ok, then merge group.
drop the opacity of the mask layer to about 65%
Resize the mask layer to about 85%.

Crop, resize, add your copyright & name, then save!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Devil Girl In the City





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 Kim Draper, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using New Age Outlaw, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps.
There are blinkies along the left side of the blog so you can go to whichever store you'd like to purchase the kit.

Font of choice, I am using Strangeworld

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!


Open a new canvas 750 x 750 white background.

Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%.
Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert.
Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer,
click delete on your keyboard, drag the paper below the frame.
Leave selected.

Open cityscape 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 80%.
Click delete on your keyboard & deselect.

Hide the white background, merge visible. Unhide white background.
Move the frame over slightly to the right.

Open metal frame. Copy and paste as a new layer,
resize by 35%.
Click inside all 3 of the parts of the frame with your magic wand
having it set to add/shift.
Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer,
click delete on your keyboard, drag paper below frame.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer,
between the paper and metal frame.
Arrange where you want, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect.
Change blend mode to luminance(L)

Hide the square frame and white background,
merge visible, unhide hidden layers.
Resize the metal frame layer to 70%.

Copy and paste the tube again, resize by 75%
mirror, arrange on the left side.

Add any elements you'd like. I used:
Cycle 1, resize by 70%
Fencing, rotate right 45, resize 80%
Stack money, resize by 30%
Spiked skull, resize by 30% then 80%
Poker chips, resize by 20%

Crop, resize
Add your copyright & name then save.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Witch's Treat




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 a PTU kit by Alika's Scraps called October Treats.  
You can find it at Designer Scraps.

Font of choice, I am using Anachistic

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 750 x 750 white background. 

Open as42, resize by 75%, copy and paste as a new layer.
Holding down your shift key, click inside both
sides of the frame.
Selections, modify, expand 2, invert.
Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and white background
Click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.

Open a tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard.
Do the same with another tube for the opposite side of your frame. Deselect.

Hide the white background layer and merge visible.

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed. 
For mine, I resized by 50% then by 70%.
Arrange in the middle of the frame.

Add elements. I used:
as18, resized by 71% then 65%, duplicate & mirror
as41, resized by 30%
as7, resize by 45%

Crop, resize, add your name
and your copyright info & save.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Boobie Check




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 Riccardo Rullo which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Think Pink a PTU kit by me.  

Font of choice, I am using Onyx

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 750 x 750, white background.

Set your foreground to #ea86bc and background to null.

Use your preset shapes set on elipse and width set to 15, draw out a circle in the middle of the canvas.
Convert to raster layer.
Click on effects, 3D effects, inner bevel with the following settings (click to enlarge)


Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3, selections, invert.
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below the frame, 
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.

Copy and paste your close up tube, arrange between the frame & paper where you want it. 
Click delete on your keyboard and deselect.

Add any elements you'd like. I used the following:
Element 29, resize by 57% , arrange on top left, duplicate, flip, mirror
Element 30, resize by 75%
Element 24, duplicate, mirror
Element 08, resize by 45%
Element 16, resize by 35%
Element 3, resize by 35%, rotate right by 25, duplicate, 
resize by 75%, mirror, arrange on top of larger one,
merge down, duplicate, mirror
Element 17, resize by 35%


Crop, resize

Add your copyright info & credits as needed.

Add your name and save.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eternity




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 Tim Lowry, which you need a license to use.  You can find him at AIL.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Eternity, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can go here to her blog and see a list of the stores she sells at in the upper left side of the blog.

Font of choice, I am using

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!


Open a new canvas 750 x 750 with a white background. 

Open square frame, resize by 80%.

Take your freehand selection tool, set on point to point & the mode on add, and click on each of the 4 corners, slightly in from the edge. Once you get all the corners clicked, go back to the first corner and double click on it, you'll have a square of marching ants.

Now go to selections, invert.

Open paper 2, copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and white background layer.

Click delete on your keyboard and deselect.

Open circle frame, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 85%.

Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3, selections, invert.

Open a paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, drag the paper below the frame layer, and leave selected.

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

Duplicate your tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur of 3, change the blend mode to soft light.

On the bottom tube apply Xero Porcelain with the default settings.

Copy your main tube and paste as a new layer, arrange it on the left side.

Open glitter, copy and paste as a new layer, drag down so it's just above the white background.
Arrange it to the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate and pull it to the left. 

Add any elements you'd like. I used the following:

Heart scatter, resized by 85%, mirrored
Jar, resized by 30%
Chocolate Box resized by 30%
Candlestick resized by 30%
Bag, resized by 30%
Rose bunch, resize by 30%, duplicate twice, 
move one over to the left of the first bunch, then mirror the last one

Crop and resize
Add your credits and/or copyrights as needed.
Ass your name and save!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Zombified





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 Danielle Gransaull which you need a license to use.  You can find her work at AIL.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Zombified, a PTU kit by Crafted by Gina, which you can find at Designer Scraps. 

Font of choice, I am using 1 Punk

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 750 x 750, white background.

Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 80%.
Take your selection tool set on rectangle and start in the upper left side in the black section and pull it down to the bottom right side, selections, invert.
Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, between the white background and the frame. 
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.

Open your close up tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange how you want it
click delete on your keyboard and deselect. Drop the opacity to around 55.

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the right side.

Add your elements. I used the following:

Blood, resize 55%
Spider01, resize 40%, turn to left 90
Bats, resize 40%
Cat, resize 30%
Confetti, resize 45%, arrange on right, duplicate, 
mirror rotate left 45 arrange on bottom left

Crop, resize, add your copyright/credits as needed.
Add your name, and save!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Magick in The Woods




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 Amberly Berendson,which you need a license to use, she's at My Tubed Art.
At the bottom of the page you will find an alternate version of the tag that I made using Caron Vinson artwork and you can find her at CDO.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Magick In The Woods, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. 

Font of choice, I am using Dagobert.

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas about 750 x 750 with a white background. 

Open fence leaves, resize by 55%, duplicate, mirror, arrange across the canvas, pulling them down a little closer to the bottom.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange in the middle of the fence, resize if needed. I resized mine by 80%.

Open Mushroom house 3, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 65%, drag below the fence layer, and arrange it to the top left.

Open the hills element, copy and paste as a new layer drag it between the fence and house layers, resize by 65% (see tag for reference)

Open the tree element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, drag below all the layers, arrange on the left.

Open tree branches, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, arrange just below the tree layer, duplicate, drag over between the tree and house layer

Open rock 2 and rock 3, copy and paste each of them as a new layer, resize by 75%. Arrange rock 2 under your tube so it looks like she's sitting on it, arrange rock 3 to the left & duplicate. Mirror the duplicate and resize it to about 80%.

Copy and paste trinket box as a new layer, resize by 25% then adjust sharpness, sharpen. Arrange on the stones to the left.

Copy and paste pebbles as a new layer, resize by 45%, arrange under the rocks, duplicate, mirror and arrange.

Open the rainbow, copy and paste as a new layer, drag behind the house and trees.

Open the dove, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 25%.

Open the fox, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 25%, arrange on rock on right side.


Crop & resize. 
Add your credits & copyright as needed
Add your name, and save!

Here's another example of the tag using another tube

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Love Vines




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(s) of choice, I am using the artwork of VeryMany which you need a license to use. You can find it at Pics For Design.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a FTU kit, Sweet Magnolia by Dallien Design

Font of choice, I am using Janda Elegant Handwriting

Mask of your choice.

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 750 x 750 white

Open frame 8, resize by about 25%, copy and paste as a new layer.
Click inside it with your magic wand, expand by 5, selections, invert. Open paper 5, resize by 25%, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Merge these two layers together, move over to the left, duplicate mirror & flip. You'll probably have to arrange the flipped one a bit to make it even with the left frame.

Open frame 6, resize by 25%, copy and paste as a new layer.
Click inside it with your magic wand, expand by 5, selections invert.
Open paper 15, resize by 25%, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below frame 6, click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.

Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer. I mirrored mine and resized by 80%.
Arrange it where you want in the frame, click delete on your keyboard.

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer. I resized mine by 60%, depending on what tube you use, you many need to change that amount.

Add any elements you'd like. These are what I added with the resizing amount next to them. 
Element 7, 35%, duplicate, mirror
Element 14, 35%, duplicate, mirror
Element 16, rotate right by 90, resize by 90%, arrange on bottom
Element 27, resize by 25%, arrange on bottom left, duplicate, mirror arrange on right, near the middle
Element 25, resize by 25%, arrange on top left.

Open paper 6, resize to your canvas size. Copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background layer.
Open your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok.
Find the mask in your layer palette, delete. Answer yes to the pop up box, then merge group.

Crop and resize.
Add your copyright & credits as needed.
Add your name, save and you're done!

Save Yo Drama




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 Marilee Caruso Photography, which you need a license to use. She is at AIL

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Justice Vampire by Wicked Princess Scraps. 


Font of choice, I am using Zombified


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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

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

Delete the credits layer.

Open paper one, click inside Raster 1 with your magic wand, copy and paste the paper, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard and delete the original Raster 1 layer. Deselect.

Do the same for Raster 3.

Do the same for Raster 6, but use paper 10.

Fill Raster 2 & 4 the same way, but use paper 4.

Now we'll fill Raster 5, but use paper 8 and leave it selected this time.

Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange it in the circle. One you get it how you want it, click delete on your keyboard and then deselect.

Apply Xero Porcelain to the tube using the default settings. Duplicate your tube.
On the top copy of the tube, adjust blur, gaussian blur 3. Change the blend mode to soft light.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Once you have it where you want, apply a drop shadow of 5, 5, 100, 5 if you want a heavy drop shadow like I did on my tag, otherwise just use whatever you've been using throughout the tut.

Add any elements you'd like. I used:
Bloody Bling, erase the parts that hang outside the circular frame.
Broken heart, resize by 25%, rotate right by 20
Cemetary, arrange inside the bottom of the circle area, erase the bits that hang out, change blend mode to soft light, duplicate so it's a little darker.

Open paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer. Open your mask. Go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. In your layer pallet delete your mask, click yes to the pop up box, merge group to merge your mask together.

Add any text you'd like to yours, and your name, and copyright info. 

Crop & resize then save!

Template 22

New template for you to play with! 




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yo Ho Ho Pirate




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 Elias Chatzoudis which you need a license to use.  He has now gone independent and you can find his tubes here.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Pirates Wanted by Wicked Princess Scraps. 

Font of choice, I am using Twelve Ton Fishstick

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!


Open a new canvas about 750 x 750 with a white background.

Open square frame, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%.

Click inside the frame with your magic wand, expand by 3, selections, invert. 
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer below your frame, click delete on your keyboard. Leave it selected.

Open your tube, mirror it, then copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and paper background. Click delete on your keyboard. Change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to about 65 then deselect.

Open the frame element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%, rotate by 45, doesn't matter if it's right or left. 
Click inside it with your magic wand, expand by 3.
Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it blow the frame layer. Click delete on your keyboard, deselect.

Add your tube.

Add the following elelements:

Starfish swatch, resize by 30%
Torn cardboard, arrange at top, duplicate, flip.
Boat, arrange in frame, blend mode Luminance(L), drop opacity to 65
Treasure box resize 45%
Crates, resize 40%
Pouch 5, resize 35%
Chain, resize 18%
Bottle, resize 20%
Coin splatter, arrange on left, duplicate, drag to right, erase bits that show on bottom.

Crop, resize, add copyrights/credits as needed, add your name and save!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Handcrafted items by Me!

I just opened my own Etsy shoppe today. Please go on over and check it out, pass the link on to your friends. I just have one item right now, but hope to be adding more soon. I am selling hand crocheted shawls, each one done made to order, you pick the color and I make it. Check it out here

Times Past




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 Times Past, which is an exclusive collab that you can purchase at Designer Scraps. I am using Krissy's portion of the kit for this tut. 

Font of choice, I am using Pushkin

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new template 750 x 750, white background.

Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%, click inside with your magic wand, expand by 3. Open paper 6, resize by 70%, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard & leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer just above the paper we just put inside the frame, arrange how you want, click delete on your keyboard, deselect.

Paste your tube on again, this time resize it by 45% (if using the same one as I am, otherwise, resize it to whatever size fits your tag). Arrange it over the top of the frame (see tag for reference).

Open bird ornament 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50%, mirror, arrange somewhere on the top of the frame.

Open foliage, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 80%, arrange along the bottom.

Open flower 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize about 25%, duplicate, arrange each on on opposite ends of the foliage. Duplicate one and resize that one by about 80%, arrange somewhere along the top of foliage.

Open clock 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize to about 33%, arrange on the right side of the foliage, drag this layer below the foliage layer.

Open leather gloves 1, resize by 20%, arrange by your tube & foliage.


Crop & resize.

Add any text & copyright/credits needed.

Sweet 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 Yuvirae which you need a license to use.  You can get it at Aristically Inclinded Licensing

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Love Me, a PTU kit by Farrah's Designer Scraps. 

Font of choice, I am using 5th Grader

Plugins: No outside plugins needed.


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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open new canvas 750 x 750 white background.

Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 28%, rotate to the right by 80.

Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3.

Open paper 10, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 20%, drag below the frame and arrange it how you want. Selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange where you want it within the frame, duplicate. Make sure the original is below the frame, and the copy is above the frame, hide the copy.
Take your eraser tool and erase the parts of the tube you don't want hanging below the frame, then deselect.

Unhide the top tube layer, erase the parts hanging over the frame. 

Open Love Me Words, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 23%, drag down so that it is just above the white background layer.

Open ribbon 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 13%, duplicate and mirror, arrange them each on the bottom (see tag for reference).

Open flower 6, resize by 17%, arrange along the bottom center.

Open Scatter, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate to the right by 20, duplicate and mirror. Add drop shadow so that you can see the white ones. Arrange along the left and right sides, make sure to drag these two layers just above the words layer.

Add your copyright/credits as needed & your name.
Crop, resize and save.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

One In A Million




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 David Alexander which you need a license to use.  You can find his artwork at Arttistically Inclined Licensing.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Naturally Fresh by Krissy's Scraps and Imaging, which you can find at Designer Scraps.

One In a Million Girl template by Dee at Dee's Sign Depot

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.

Any time you fill a layer of the template with a paper, after you're done filling it and adding tubes, etc, if you don't need the original template layer, delete it to help keep your file size smaller. Obviously if you use one of the original layers like a frame that you just add noise and a shadow to, or you use your color changer to change the color, then you're going to keep that layer.

Let's get started!

Open your template, change the canvas size so you have some extra room to work. I changed mine to 875 x 800. 

Delete the info layer.

Make the black oval layer active, click on it with your magic wand, open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. 

Do the same with the grey oval layer using paper 10.

Fill large grey rectangle with paper 4.

Fill the grey strip layer with paper 2, using the same method as we filled the other layers with papers.

Fill the stars layer and the black squares layer the same way using paper 12.

Click on the large grey strip layer. Select your color dropper tool and right click on the rectangle. Then set your foreground color to #97b6ae or another complimentary color. Then click on the color replacer tool and go over the entire grey strip layer to change the color.

Do the same for the black stripes and small stars layers using #e17b64 as your foreground color.

Change your foreground to #cc4c33 and make the white square layer active. Change the color the same way you did the above two.

Do the same on the small strips layer using color #6a523a.

Change the foreground color to #8daea5 and do the same as above on the text layer.

Make the white squares layer active. Adjust, add/remove noise, add noise with these settings: uniform, monochrome, 100%.

Now on the small squares layer in the center that we filled with the yellow paper, click on that, go to selections, select all, float, defloat, invert. Open your tube, copy and paste, arrange as you want in the first square, click delete on your keyboard. Keep pasting the tube and deleting as you go across, arranging it differently in the squares as you go across until they're all filled. Deselect.

Drag the small strips which are below the text up so that layer is directly below the text layer. 

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer below the text and small strips. Resize if needed (I resized mine by 85%) add a drop shadow & arrange.

Add any elements you'd like. I added the following: 

Vine 1, place just below the middle square area, duplicate & mirror.
Hummingbird 1, resize by 45% place around star & vine at the top
Sequin Mess, arrange just above the orange middle square area, duplicate, and move over, erase any parts that hang where you don't want them.
Mushroom 3, resize by 35%
Mushroom 1, resize by 45%

Crop and resize your tag. Add any text and copyrights/credits as needed and save!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tiki Island Fun





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. At the time of this tut, he was still at PTE. The store is closing and he announced that he is going independent. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using LK Designs kit Island Fun.

Font of choice, I am using KonTikiKona

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 600 x 250, white background.

Open paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it where you want in the canvas. Now make the white background layer active, grab your crop tool, up on the top of your toolbar, click snap selection to and then pick the middle icon (layer opaque) then double click on your canvas.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer on the right. 

Add the following elements, amounts to resize are beside the element name
Torch
Palm Tree, 75%, duplicate, mirror
Cloud 1, 75%
Tiki Mask 2, 56%
Hammock, 54%

Set your background color to #64cae2 and foreground to #de5d9c
Click on the white background layer. 
Selections, select all, modify, set selection borders, set at 2
Add a new raster layer at the top, fill with the foreground color. Deselect.

Click the little arrows to switch the foreground and background color. 
Now do the above steps again, this time make the new layer below the pink layer we just did, and set the selection borders at 4, fill with the blue.

Switch your colors again, repeat the above steps, set selection borders at 7, fill with the pink.

Merge these three layers together, add your drop shadow if you like it there.

Pull the tube layer up so it's above the frame layer.

Delete the bottom white background layer.

Add your copyright and any text you'd like


Avatar:

Open a new canvas 150 x 150
Copy and paste your background layer from your tag into the avatar.
Do the same with the Tiki Mask and your tube.

Do the frame around the avatar the same way we did with the tag using the same settings we used for the tag.
Add your text and copyright info as needed.

Save the tag and avatar and you're done!