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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Be Yourself


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 Jamie Kidd which you need a license to use.  
At the time of this tutorial she is at CDO, my tube came from  CILM


Font of choice, I am using Jumping Jacks

Mask of your choice

Plugins: No outside plugsins



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 850 x 850 with a white background

Open arrow circle resize 75%, then again by 80%

Take your freehand  selection tool set on point to point and click around the middle wire all the way around, where it ends at the top and the heart is, just draw the line out through the heart and back to the beginning of the wire on the other side. 
When you get to your starting point, double click

Open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and white background
selections, invert, click delete on the keyboard, leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, erase the bits that hang over the bottom.

Now we'll add our elements, check my tag for placement
Ribbons 2 resize 45% rotate left 25
Label resize 45%
Flower 2 resize 175% drag to the bottom
Birds on a branch resize 45%

crop and resize
add your copyrights and credits 
add your text and save

femme Fatale



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.  
At the time of this tutorial the tube was a preview of tubes that are coming soon. However,
the tube should be in the store very soon after this post goes up. If you don't see it in the store, check back in a day or so. It's called 2013 Pinup Girl

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  High Maintenance, by Inzpired Creationz, which used to be a PTU kit, but now is FTU


Font of choice, I am using Scriptina


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

Delete the credits layer & teal dotted line

Resize the template to about 650 x 650 then change the canvas size to about 850 x 850. 
Add a new layer, flood fill with white, and send that layer to the bottom.

Fill the layers with papers, to do this make sure the layer you want to fill has been clicked on in your layer palette. 
Click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, modify, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, 
click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original template layer

Some layers, like the frames, you may just want to flood fill with a color from your kit. To do this, click on the layer in your layer palette, add another raster layer above it,
click inside the shape with your magic wand, and flood fill it with your color
Delete the original template layer

I am using the following on each layer:
White circle bottom & top & teal noisy circle frame use paper 9
blk square bottom and grey square top & grey bottom rectangle use paper 8
Teal octogon top & bottom use paper 4
Grey rectangle top use paper 10
Blk circle, use paper 1

Now go back to the big circle in the middle of the template, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert
open your tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer, and arrange in the circle, once it's where you want it, click delete on your keyboard. Drop the opacity to about 50

Now copy and paste your full tube and arrange on the right side. 
If you are using the same tube as me, I resized her about 45%
Drag the word art layer up so it's over the tube

Add a new raster layer above the white background, make a gradient using two colors from your kit (I used red and black) repeats on 4, angle on 30, flood fill this layer and apply your mask.

Now we'll add our elements. Please check my tag for exact placement.

Doggy 1 resize 55%
Purse 1 resize 55%
Wallet resize 40%
Bow 1 resize 30%
Star charm resize 50%
Champagne resize 60%
Camera resize 40% mirror
Makeup 2 resize 80%
Eye shadow resize 30%
Blush resize 55%
Nail polishes resize 45%
Lipstick resize 40%
Ribbon 3
Perfume 2 resize 40%

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed


add your text and save

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Radio 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 Arthur Crowe which you need a license to use.  
At the time of this tutorial the tube was a preview of tubes that are coming soon.
If the tube isn't in the store, it will be there within a day or two of this tutorial posting

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Radio Top Girl, by Sandy's Design, which matches the tube
It is also coming soon to Arthur's store and will be released as soon as the tube is.

Font of choice, I am using Rat Infested Mailbox

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 850 x 850 with a white background

Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer, click inside it with your magic wand
selections, modify, expand 3
Open paper 12, copy and paste as a new layer, 
invert, click delete on your keyboard, drag the paper below the frame
deselect

Open Cityscape, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange behind frame.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. If you use the same one as I did, 
I resized mine by 72%

Add your elements. Check my tag for exact placement

Cd case 1 & 2, resize both by 25%
Bracelet 1 resize by 25%
Satin ribbon2 resize 80%
Halftone 2 resize 120%
Glitter 2, arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
Sparkles 3, arrange behind paper & frame but above city
Sparkles 1

crop & resize
add your copyright and credits
add your text and save

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Urban 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 Arthur Crowe which you need a license to use. 
At the time of this tutorial, the tube was a preview of tubes that are coming soon to the store,
the tube should be available within 1-2 days after this tutorial is posted 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the Sensual Afro kit by Scottish Butterfly which is available in 
Arthur's store 


Font of choice, I am using Rat Infested Mailbox

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 your template, shift D to duplicate

Delete raster 10 layer

Resize to about 650 x 650 pixels
then change the canvas size to about 850 x 850 pixels

Fill the layers with papers, to do this make sure the layer you want to fill has been clicked on in your layer palette. 
Click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, modify, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, 
click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original template layer

Some layers, like the frames, you may just want to flood fill with a color from your kit. To do this, click on the layer in your layer palette, add another raster layer above it,
click inside the shape with your magic wand, and flood fill it with your color
Delete the original template layer

I used these papers for each layer
Raster 5, use paper 10
Raster 6 & 7, use paper 6
Raster 2, use paper 7
Raster 1, use paper 1
Raster 3 & 4 use paper 2
Raster 8 & 9 use paper 5

On the two round layers, make the first one active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert
open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange inside the circle frame,
click delete on your keyboard, change the blend mode to Luminance(L) drop the opacity to about 60.
Do the same for the other circle, but mirror the tube.

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

Now we'll add our elements, see tag for exact placement
Cityscape, drag down so it's just behind the circle layers and above 
the back rectangle layers in the layer palette

Stardust
Spray paint resize 40%
Can resize 40%
Perfume resize 40%


crop and resize
add copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wishy



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 Roman Zaric which you need a license to use.  
At the time of this tut, this tube is a preview of tubes that are "coming soon" to the store
it should be out within a day or two of the date of this tut

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  the matching scrap kit "Wishy" by Rissa's Designs
which will also be coming soon to Roman's store.

MC_Misfit Template 1 by Melissa, available at the Creative Misfits Creations blog.

Font of choice, I am using Daniel Script


Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow



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, close the original
Delete the following layers: Raster 3, Merged (the top one), Raster 5

Fill the layers with papers, to do this make sure the layer you want to fill has been clicked on in your layer palette. Click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, modify, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
For layers that have noise, or the checkerboard looking layer, instead of clicking with your magic wand, go to selections, select all, float, defloat, then invert and copy and paste your paper or add a new layer and flood fill with a color of your choosing.

These are the papers I used
Raster 7 & Raster 2, use paper 2
Raster 1, paper 7


Merged layer just above raster 7 (the long rectangles at the top and bottom) fill with white 
add noise, monochrome, uniform at 75
For the merged layer, just above the two middle squares, fill with black
Raster 6 fill with #b41e1f
Raster 4 leave as is

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, if you're using the same one I am, resize by 50%

Add the following elements, check my tag for exact placement

City scene arrange on top, behind the rectangle and frame, erase the bits that stick out beyond the edges
Silhouette add a gradient glow with the width of 5, white
I erased her hand where it was sticking out on the left
Sign, resize 45%
Speakers, resize 45% mirror, add gradient glow of 6 change the colors to white and #b41e1f
Minipod resize 35%
Martini resize 35%
Paddle resize 55%
Handcuffs resize 45% rotate left 45

Make a gradient with the foreground set at #b41e1f and the background on black 
set on Linear, angle 35, repeats 3
Add a layer above the white background layer, flood fill with your gradient
apply your mask

crop & resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Cool Summer


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 Cool Summer, a PTU kit by Pimp'd Designz, available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps

Font of choice 

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 a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background.

Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate by 90, 
resize 85 %
Click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify 3, invert
Open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, erase the bits that hang out of the frame where you don't want them.

Now we'll add our elements. Check my tag for exact placement
Flower 5
Snow cone, resize 35%
Strawberry resize 30% rotate left 20
Melon, resize 20% rotate left 90
Popsicle 2, resize 20% rotate right 20
popsicle 1, resize 20% rotate left 20
Sunglasses resize 25%
Rainbow, resize 50%

add your mask

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits
add your text and save

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Steampunk 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 Arthur Crowe which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Steampunk Love, a PTU by Scottish Butterfly Creations


Font of choice, I am using Carpenter Script

Mask: WSLMask 84

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 850 x 850 with a white background

We're going to start with our elements first and build a frame. 
Use the following and check my tag for placement reference.

Element 51, place across the bottom
Element 30, place over element 51, near the bottom of it
Element 57, place on the right, below the other layers but hanging out on the right side
Duplicate and mirror element 57

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the middle of the frame, erase any bits that hang out where you don't want them.

Element 35, arrange on left, duplicate & mirror, lower the one on the right just a little bit
Make sure to drag this layer below the others in the layer palette
Element 3, resize 45%, arrange on left
Element 13, resize 45% arrange on left

Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background layer
Apply your mask

Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Monday, June 17, 2013

I Love Nerds


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.  
At the time of this tutorial this tube was a preview of "coming soon" to the store tubes and is not in the store.
It should be available within a day or two of this tut being posted.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using I Love Nerds by Killer Kitty's Killer Kreations,
which is a PTU scrap kit that is also coming soon to Ismael Rac's store. It will be in the store at the same time the tube is released.

Font of choice, I am using Dagobert

Mask: WSLmask84

Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow



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 850 x 850 white background

Click inside all the white areas in the frame with your magic wand, selections, 
modify, expand 3, selections, invert.
Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%
arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, take your eraser tool and erase where you don't want it hanging over the frame. Deselect.

Add the following elements, check my tag for exact placement
smudge
nerdy scatter - add gradient glow of 3, white to make it pop a bit
iPod, resize 40%
Glasses 2, resize 40%
paper flower, resize 40%
Star 1, resize 45%, rotate right 10
Sparkles
kitty, resize 45%

Add paper 3 just above the white background layer, apply your mask

Crop & resize
add your copyright and credits


add your text and save

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Eat Your Heart Out



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 Roman Zaric which you need a license to use.  
At the time of this tutorial the tube is a preview of tubes that are "coming soon" to the store
It should be available in the next day or two if it's not there when you do this tut.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit Gillian, by Killer Kitty's Killer Kreations,
which is also coming soon to Roman's store

Font of choice, I am using Dahling Script and Impact for the word art & then Dearest script for the name

Mask: WSLMask84

Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow for the name (optional)



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 850 x 850 with a white background

Copy and paste paper 10 as a new layer, apply your mask.

Open choco-heart, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate left 25, arrange toward top left

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50%

Melted heart, rotate right 50, arrange on the right

Chrome heart arrange on the right

Deco heart, arrange across the bottom, resize 115%

Splatter smudge, arrange across bottom between deco heart and chrome heart

Add the words Eat Your Heart Out

Crop and resize

add your copyright and credits

add your text and save

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bling



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.  
At the time of this tutorial, this tube was not yet released and is coming soon to Arthur's store.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching kit, Bling Bling Babe by Kandii Popz, which will also be available in Arthur's store once the tube is released. 

Font of choice, I am using Prowler 


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 850 x 850 white background.

Open frame 1 resize 70%
Take your freehand selection tool set on point to point and left click on each of the top outside corners of the chain links until you get all the way around. Once you get back to the beginning, double click 
It should look like this:



Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Then take your eraser and erase the bits of paper showing between the links at the top, like this:

Open your close up tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer,
arrange in the frame, click delete

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize about 70%.

Add your elements, see my tag for placement.

Sneakers, resize 60%
boombox, resize 60, rotate right 25
cell phone, resize 55%
zipped heart, resize 60%, rotate left 25
dollar sign, resize 60%, rotate right 25

Open paper 8, copy and paste just above the white background layer,
apply your mask

add wire just above that, rotate right 25
string 2, resize 45%

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dream a Better World



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 Aiden by PolkaDot Scraps available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps.  

Font of choice, I am using Beautiful ES

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 850 x 850 white background

Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%
Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 3, selections, invert
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in frame,
click delete on your keyboard.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50% if you're using the same one as me
arrange on the frame so she's sitting on the bottom portion.

Now we'll add our elements. Please check my tag for exact placement.

Leaves 1, rotate left 65, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror
Leaves 2, rotate right 85, resize 65%
Flowers 1, mirror, resize 75%
Flowers 3, 2, & fabric flowers 3, resize to various sizes and arrange along the leaves
Frame 5, drag it all the way down to just above the white background and erase the bits that go over the top of the frame. Just have it showing along the sides and bottom
scalloped swirl
Fillagre
Splash 2
Tag strips, rotate 25 to the right, resize 55%, drag between some of the flowers layers
wa
Wire
Fabric Flower 3&4, leave full sized and have them showing over the top of the frame, drag down below
all the other layers except the yellow flower frame layer and the greenish dots (splash 2) layers

Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

American Muscle



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 Tony Tzanoukakis, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit by Rissa's Designs called American Muscle, which is also available in Tony's store.  

Font of choice, I am using Radius

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 a new canvas 1000 x 750 pixels with a white background.

Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%
duplicate, move the copy over and down and leave them just overlapping in the middle.
Click inside with you  magic wand, selections, modify, expand 3, invert
Fill the frames with papers 4 & 6 by copy and paste the papers into the frames, and clicking delete on your keyboard.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize. 
If you're using the same tube as me, I resized mine by 40%
Arrange in the middle of the frames.
Open America word art, copy and paste as a new layer
arrange over the bottom of the tube

star tree arrange on the right
Open blocks, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 55%
Open start dangle, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 30%, duplicate
arrange them over the letter in the america word art

Heart, resize 45% rotate left by 30 arrange on the left

Add paper 7, just above the white background layer. 
Add your mask.

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hot Summer


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 Tony Tzanoukakis which you need a license to use.  At the time of this tutorial this tube is a preview of a tube that is coming soon and not available in the store. It will be available in a day or so.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the scrap kit that matches the tag which is also coming soon to Tony Tzanoukakis' store
It's called Hot Summer by Irish Princess Designs 

Font of choice, I am using Carrington


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 950 x 850 pixels white background

Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, apply your mask to this. 

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. If you're using the same one as me, resize about 35%

Add the following elements, see my tag for placement

Board fence resize 115%
sand, duplicate a few times and move around to cover across the bottom
blanket
Lighthouse, resize 40%, drop opacity down to 70 so it blends into the mask
Sandcastle resize 40%
Chair, resize 55%
Umbrella, resize 60%
Drink resize 45%
Boombox, resize 30%
Beach bag, resize 35%
Beach ball resize 25%
Flowers, resize 25%

Crop & resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sand & Sea



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 Pimp'd Designz called Sandy Toes, available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps  

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina


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 900 x 900 pixels with a white background

Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
Open paper 9, 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
Deselect, change the blend mode to Luminence(L)

Paste your tube again, resize by 60% arrange in front of the frame

Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, apply your mask.
Pull the mask up a little toward the top of the tag, duplicate & flip, then pull that layer down a bit

Now for the elements. Check my tag for exact placement.
net
sand, resize 80% duplicate a couple times and arrange around the bottom
Greens resize 75% arrange on the right, duplicate, mirror, pull this one back to the right & arrange,
merge together, duplicate, mirror, duplicate again, arrange higher on left
Sand dollar, resize 40%
Shell 3, resize 40%
Shell 4, resize 40%
Rope, rersize 60%
Coral resize 30%
flower 2, resize 50%
bird, resize 50%

Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mermaid 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 Ismael Rac which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Ocean Blue by Pimp'd Designz, available at 

Font of choice, I am using Riesling


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 850 x 850 with a white background

Open window element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 135%
Use your selection tool set on circle, click in the center of the window with your mouse
hold the mouse button down and drag it out until the marching ants go all around the clear part of the window and just a tiny bit into the brown frame.
If it's off slightly, no worries, you can move the paper when we get done so it lines up in there better.
Selections, invert
Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard.
deselect and move your paper a little if any white shows around the inside of the window frame

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by about 55%

Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, apply your mask, make sure to have this on the bottom, just above the white background layer

Add your elements, check my tag for placement

sand resize 50%
wave 01
rock resize 45%
shell 1 resize 35%
clam resize 20%
seaweed, put on left, duplicate, mirror, duplicate the one on the right, resize by 60% duplicate that one and
drag it to the left side, duplicate that one and mirror

bottle, resize 45%
dolphin resize 85%
fish resize 45%
jellyfish resize 45%
bubbles arrange between two layers of seaweed on right
print 1 arrange between two layers of seaweed on right

Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Pretty Denise



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 tube was not yet in the store when I posted this tut, but it will be available very soon

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit for this tube, which is also coming soon, and will be in the Ismael Rac store as soon as the tube is.  The kit is called 2013 Pretty Denise and is by Sandy's Design

Font of choice, I am using Marguerite

Plugins: Visman Extravaganza Transmission



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 850 x 850 pixels with a white background

Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate right by 90
Click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2
Open paper 2, 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 frame, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect. Change the blend mode on the tube to Luminence(L)

Hide the white background layer, merge visible, unhide white background layer.
Duplicate your framed layer twice
Rotate one to the left by 30, and one to the right 30
merge the two duplicates together, blur gaussian by about 45
Apply Visman Extravaganza with the following settings top to bottom:
6
0
40

Copy and paste your main tube, resize by 50% if you are using the same as me

Now we'll add elements. Check my tag for exact placement reference:
glitter
fluffy, resize 45%
shoe 1, resize 45%
perfume 1, resize 45%
eyeshadow 1 resize 45%
lipgloss resize 45%
lipstick 2 resize 18%
Ribbon 3 resize 50%
fan 1 resize 40%

Crop and resize
add your copyrights and credits
add your text and save

Party in the USA



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 Party In the USA a FTU kit by Sweet Tooth Studio, available at Scrap Candy 


Font of choice, I am using BodieMF Flag

Plugins: Xero Radiance, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow



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 it and close the original.
Delete Raster 1 layer & raster 11

Change the canvas size to about 900 x 900 or 1000 x 1000 depending on how much room you like to have to work around in.

To fill the layers with papers, make the layer active in your layer palette, click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, invert,
open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect and delete the original raster layer of the template.

To fill the layers that have noise on them (raster 10 & copy of raster 10) you will have to make it active in your layer palette, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, then go ahead and copy and paste your paper and click delete on your keyboard.

I used the following papers on the following layers:

Copy 2 of raster 2, Raster 8, & raster 4, use paper 5
Raster 3, use paper 2
Raster 6 & copy of raster 2, use paper 6
Raster 5 & raster 2, use paper 4
Raster 7, use paper 8
Raster 9 & copy of raster 9, use paper 10

Raster 10 & copy of raster 10, use paper 6
add noise to these two layers, monochrome, uniform, 100

Add your main tube and arrange in the middle. Resize it by about 60% if you are using the same one as I am

click on one of the front square layer (raster 9 or copy of raster 9 layer that you filled with paper 10)
selections, select all, float, defloat, invert.
Copy your tube and paste it into the frame, arrange it where you want, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect. Duplicate the tube, on the top layer, blur, gaussian blur 3, change the blend mode to soft light.
On the bottom layer apply Xero Radiance with the default settings.

Do the same for the other square layer on the other side.

Now just add your elements. Check my tag for exact placement.

Element 20, resize 95%
Element 22, resize 75%
Element 25, resize 55%
Element 16, rotate right 90
Element 14
Element 5, resize 45%
Element 23, resize 65% rotate right 90


Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save 

On my name I used background #4364a4 foreground #ab2315,
then apply gradient glow with a width of 5 and the color set on white

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Liberty For All


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 Bookworm Dezines called Liberty For All 
which is available at Scrap Candy.

Tracy's Template #47 at Freebie Friends Scraps and More

Font of choice, I am using

Plugins: Alien Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow



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, delete Tracy.F Designz layer

Resize it so the longest end is 600 pixels wide, it will be about 600 x 402 pixels (just make sure that lock aspect ratio is checked and it will automatically resize the height the same proportions as the width)

Resize the canvas to about 850 x 650 so you have room to work.
Add a new layer, flood fill it white and send it to the bottom, just so we can see our work better.

To fill the layers with papers, make the layer active in your layer palette, click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, invert,
open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.

Fill the following layers with these papers:

Circle: paper 12
Square 1: paper 5
Square 2: paper 5
Square 3: paper 9
Square 4: paper 6

Add your tube, if you use the same one as I did, I resized mine by 50%

Now we'll add our elements. Check my tag for exact placement.
Element 8 , resize it 50% and then 90%, (I used gradient glow on this set at width 10 and the colors white and #c11c20)
Element 5, resize 50%
Element 29
Element 7, resize 85%
Element 19, resize 25%, rotate left 15
element 27

Crop and resize
add your copyrights and credits as needed
add your text and save

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dream of Fae



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 Caron Vinson, which you need a license to use.  
She's now at CDO, when I got her tubes, they were at CILM.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Peacock Fairy, a PTU kit by Kizzed By Kelz available at Scrap Candy 


Font of choice, I am using Reisling

Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow



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 and close the original.

I then change the canvas size to 950 x 850 pixels to make room for working. 
Delete Raster 5

To fill the layers with papers, make the layer active in your layer palette, click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, invert,
open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.

To fill the dotted lines, selections, float, defloat, invert open paper, copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard.

I used the following papers for each layer:

Raster 3, 7, 8 paper 10
On Raster 7 & 8 I also added noise, monochrome at 100% uniform

Copy of Raster 3, Raster 4 paper 14
Raster 2 paper 9
Raster 6 paper 15
Raster 1, copy of raster 1, 9 & 10 paper 16

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the middle

Add some elements. Check my tag for placement reference.
I used the following:

Grass 2, duplicate & mirror
House arrange just over the 2nd oval layer on the left
Flower Frame (arrange just over the 2nd oval layer in the middle
Dragon log
froggie, resize 45% arrange so he's sitting on the rectangle
Bell flowers bunch, duplicate,  resize one at 50% arrange on left
resize the other at 75% arrange on right
Fairy flower, resize 75%
water scene resize 60%
Dragon resize 50% arrange on right
Ladybug resize 20% arrange on flowers on the right
smoke sparkle, arrange on right, duplicate, mirror
Birds resize 35%
Blue peakcock feathers, resize 65% arrange on left
snail resize 28%
Word art  apply gradient glow width 6 change the colors so you have white and purple

Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save