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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fairy Dusk






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 The Hunter, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Fairy Dusk by Amy Marie Scraps

Font of choice, I am using Stonehenge

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!

Banner Tag

Open a new canvas 600 x 250 pixels with a white background

Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in frame so the top of 
the paper runs along the top of your canvas.

Copy and paste your tube, resize it about 65% arrange on the left

add the following elements
element 23, resize 70% arrange on left
element 120 arrange on bottom right
element 13, arrange behind tube on right
element 98, resize 55%, arrange on right
element 16, resize 55% arrange on right
element 27, arrange on right

click on the white background layer, 
select all, float, modify, set selection borders 3
add a new layer to the top, flood fill with #c9d29b

Add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save


Avatar

Open a new canvas 200 x 200 (or whatever size your forum uses)
Copy & paste the paper from the tag to the avatar
Copy and paste the tube from the tag to the avatar

Add a border by following the same directions as the border for the tag
Add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save


Miss Cane



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 is a preview of a tube Ismael has revamped and will be out in the store very soon
(within a day or two of this tut being written)

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Misty Lynn's Creations, 
called Miss Cane which matches the tube
and will be in Ismael Rac's store as soon as the tube is also released.


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 layers CR and 11

Resize the template 538 x 600 pixels or something close to that
Then resize the canvas to about 800 x800 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,  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 the following papers on each layer

Layer 1 use paper 17
Layer 2 use paper 18
Layer 3 use paper 18
Layer 4 use paper 8
Layer 5 leave as is
Layer 6 use paper 17
Layer 7 flood fill with #885922
Layer 8 use paper 8
Layer 9 use paper 8
Layer 10 use paper 1

Open your tube, resize 50%, arrange on template, erase the bits that hang out where you don't want them

Add the following elements:
element 33, resize 50%
element 13, resize 50%
element 9, resize 40%
element 16 resize 40%
element 30, resize 40%
element 21, resize 35%, rotate left 45, mirror
element 20, resize 35%, rotate left 45, mirror
element 15, resize 35% duplicate, arrange under both sets of flowers

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For the Love of Coffee



For this tutorial you will need the following:

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

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Pinup Toons, which you need a license to use.  
He's now at CDO, but he was at CILM when I got my tubes.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Morning Coffee by Amy Marie Scraps


Font of choice, I am using Auburn

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

Change the canvas size to something around 900 x 850 pixels just to have extra space to work.

Delete Raster 1 & 2 layers & the word art layers

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, 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 the following papers for each layer: 
Layer 1  use paper 21
Layer 2 use paper 7
Layer 3 use paper 5
Layer 4 use paper 7
Layer 5 use paper 21
Layer 6 use paper 3
Layer 7 leave white, just add a drop shadow
Layer 8 use paper 5
Layer 9 use paper 21
Layer 10 use paper 6
Layer 11 use paper 6



Now we'll add our elements. You can check my tag for exact placement
element 80 on right side
element 52 across the top, below the rectangle template layer
element 27, resize 55% arrange just behind the tube, on the left
element 31, resize 40%
element 23, resize 55%
element 24, resize 50%
element 22, resize 55%
element 35, resize 30%
 element 34, resize 60%
element 84, resize 60%
element 30, resize 50%
element 2, arrange behind the muffins, cups, coffee pot, etc

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

Ismael Rac contest!

There is a contest in Ismael Rac's facebook fan page and you can win some free tubes. 
Check it out!
Go to his page for details. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Beach Sizzler



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 Bits N Bobs, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using At the Beach a FTU kit by Inzpired Creationz 

Font of choice, I am using Billion Stars

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 pixels with a white background.

Add the following:
Lighthouse, resize 85% arrange on right
Car 2, resize 80%, arrange on left

Frame 3, resize 80%, arrange behind lighthouse & car
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 3, invert
Open paper 5, copy and paste below frame, 
arrange & click delete on your keyboard.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer
arrange in frame, click delete on your keyboard.

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer. I resized mine 45%

Add the following:
Palm tree 1, mirror, arrange behind lighthouse and frame
Grass 1, resize 60%, duplicate a few times and arrange around tag

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

Monday, August 26, 2013

School Of Rock



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.  
This tube, called Rock School, is coming soon to Arthur's store and should be there within a day or two of this tutorial being posted.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Rock School by Kizzed by Kelz, a PTU kit which will be available in Arthur Crowe's store
as soon as the matching tube is also available. 

Font of choice, I am using Dagobert for the "school of"
& Sick Capital Vice for the name

Plugins: Eye Candy Gradient glow (optional on word art)  



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

Copy and paste frame, resize 130%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 3
invert. Copy and paste paper 11, paste below the frame, 
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.

Copy & paste your tube, resize 75%
erase the bits that hang over the bottom, deselect.

Add the following elements, see my tag for exact placement:
guitar
amp, resize 65%
piano stairs
cap, resie 30%
Tie, resize 30%
wordart resize 40%
Star reszie 35%

star swirl, arrange on upper left, duplicate & flip, merge down together, 
duplicate & mirror

Add the words school of in dagobert and place it above the word art that says ROCK

I used a gradient glow of 4 in white on the word arts

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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lady P.





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 is a revamp of the 2010 Lady Pumpkin tube and is coming soon to Ismael's store.
It should be in the store within a day or two of this tut being posted.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using 2013 Lady Pumpkin Revamp by Irish Princess Designs,
this is a kit to match the tube and will be released as soon as the tube is. 

Font of choice, I am using Rat Infested Mailbox


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 pixels with a white background


Open house, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the left
Open moon, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 50% place behind house on right
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize 50% & mirror
Copy and paste trail, arrange below tube
Copy and paste tree, resize 60% arrange on right, below tube
broom, resize 60% arrange by tube
copy and paste bear, resize 45% arrange below tube layer, by house
clouds, resize 60%, arrange just above the moon layer
bat, resize 40% arrange over moon
Guy, resize 40% arrange by bear
Kitty, resize 30% arrange by tube
crow, resize 25% arrange on the tree

Paste paper 2 above the white background layer
apply your mask, delete it in the layer palette merge group
lower the opacity to about 60

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

Sex Appeal




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.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit called Marge 2 by Misty Lynn's Creations, also available at Roman's store. You can get the kit & tube combo HERE and you can get just the kit HERE 

Font of choice, I am using  Carpenter script

Mask: WSL84 from Wee Scots Lass Creations, the links to her masks are on the right side of her blog

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 element 2 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, invert
open paper 6, paste above the white background, click delete on your keyboard.
Open the tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 50%
arrange in the frame, erase the bits that hang out where you don't want them.

Add the following elements:
element 14 resize 25%
element 15 resize 35%
element 29 resize 45% erase the parts that go over her hand
element 27, resize 45%
element 32, resize 35%
element 31 resize 25%
element 12, resize 25%
Element 3, arrange on left bottom, duplicate, mirror

copy & paste paper just above the white background, add your mask
delete the mask, & merge group
The mask was a little small for my tag, so I resized it 115%

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


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mayhem



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 Melissa Diaz, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, called Mayhem by Bits N Bobs 

Font of choice, I am using Rat Infested Mailbox

Plugins: Eye Candy 4000 Shadowlab (only for tube inside frame) 
use regular drop shadow on everything else
& Eye Candy 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 pixels with a white background.

Open element 6, copy and paste as a new layer, 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 3
selections, invert. Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer below the frame,
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.

Open one of your tube, copy and paste inside frame, once you have arrange it where you want,
click delete on your keyboard and deselect.
Apply shadow lab with the following settings top to bottom
Center Offset 315
Offset distance 28.8
Opacity 100
blur 20.16
Perspective blur 0
draw only outside selection checked
color black

Drop the opacity of the tube layer to 70

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

Now we'll add our elements, see my tag for exact placement:
element 32, resize 125% place just above white background
element 35, resize 125%, place below element 32
element 71, place across the bottom
Element 20, resize 70%
apply a gradient glow of 6 in white
Element 81

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

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mermaid



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.
I purchased my tube at PTE when he was there, he now has his own independent store.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Merfish by Pimp'd Designz
available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps 

Font of choice, I am using Impact & Beautiful ES

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 a new canvas 850 x 850 with a white background. 
We'll crop it at the end, this just gives room to work.

With the font set on Impact, type out the word MERMAID in all caps. Any color will work.
Now use your magic wand and click inside the letters
Open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the letters, selections, invert
click delete on your keyboard.

You can also do this by setting the paper as your background by clicking background, go to patterns
and choose the open paper. I didn't do this though, because it will use the whole paper and I wanted to only use the darker portion at the bottom. 

Either way will work. It just depends on how you want it to look.

Selections, invert, modify, expand 3, 
add a new layer below the paper layer, flood fill with a color from your tube or kit. 
I used #5ca8dc from the mermaid's tail
Delete the first text layer we did.
on the blue layer, add/remove noise
add noise
uniform
monochrome
65%
merge the two text layers and add your drop shadow

Place your tube on top of the word

add your elements check my tag for when I placed them
sand, place on right, duplicate & mirror
water, place so it looks like it's dripping off her onto the word
fish, resize 40%
starfish 2, resize 35%
starfish, resize 30%
shell 2 resize 30%
coral, resize 30%
sand dollar, resize 30%
flower 2, resize 25%

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

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Green Fairy









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  Bits N Bobs, which you need a license to use.  


Scrap kit of choice. I am using  a PTU kit by Bits N Bobs called Back to Nature 

Font of choice, I am using Digs My Hart

Plugins: AAA Frames Foto Frame



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!

Banner Tag:

Open a new canvas 600 x 250 pixels with a white background.

Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 70%, arrange in canvas
Add your tube, arrange to the left

add the following
BTN23, resize 55%
BTN47 resize 55%
BTN61 resize 60%
BTN10 resize 60%
BTN25 resize 60%
BTN46 resize 60%
BTN, resize 25%, then another 90
You might want to go to adjust, sharpness, sharpen because we resized it so much
BTN48 resize 40%

We will make the avatar first, then come back and finish the tag


Avatar:

Open a new canvas 200 x 200 pixels with a white background
You might want different dimensions based on what your forum allows for avatars.
add the following items from your tag into your avatar:
background paper
tube
hummingbird



Now we'll hop back to the tag:

Merge visible, add your frame using AAA Frames Foto Frames using the following settings:
(click image for larger view)


add your copyrights and credits as needed
add your text
save


Now back to the avatar:
Merge visible
add the same filter for the frame, but change the width to 5

add your copyrights and credits as needed
add your text
save

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sweet Steampunkk



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, (The Steampunk)which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Sweet Steampunk a PTU kit by Inzpired Creations
available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps 

Font of choice, I am using Billion Stars

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, resize 80%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, invert
open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer above the white background
click delete on your keyboard
Copy and paste your tube resize 85% arrange in frame, 
erase the bits that hang out where you don't want, deselect

Add the following elements, check my tag for exact placement
Tag 1, rotate left 90 resize 75%
Roses 4, resize 75% arrange on left, duplicate, mirror
flower 2, resize 35%, arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
flower 4, resize 35% arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
Leaves 4, reszie 35%, arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
clock 2, resize 35% arrange on left, under the flowers & leaves
button 2 arrange on right under frame & paper inside frame
glasses resize 40% arrange on right
ribbon 3, resize 30% arrange on right, duplicate, mirror
boots, resize 30% arrange on right
feather, resize 45% arrange on left, duplicate and drag the duplicate a little lower


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


The Dance




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, Princess In Me by Alika's Scraps
which is part of a scrap collab by several designers at Pimp My Tags With Scraps.
You can find the other links to other parts right on her page below the description of the kit. 

Font of choice, I am using KG God Gave Me You

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 pixels with a white background

Open as1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 70%

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer
if you're using the same tube as me, resize 45%

Open a new layer right above the white background
flood fill with #9e8bff, apply your mask, delete it and merge group
resize it by 90%

Add your elements, check my tag for placement:
as10, resize 75%, duplicate, mirror
duplicate, resize 60% duplicate & mirror
as9, arrange behind flowers, duplicate, mirror

as08 colorize by changing Hue & Saturation both to 0
Change brightness to -255 and contrast to -58
resize it 40%,  erase the part that goes over 
the boobs, over her left arm, and across her knee, so it looks like it's wrapping around her

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

Friday, August 16, 2013

Aloha Beach




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.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Mermaid Dream by Inzpired Creationz
available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps  

Font of choice, I am using Sneaker Hunting

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!


Banner Tag

Open a new canvas 600 x 250 pixels with a white background

Add the following elements, check my tag for exact placement
place sand 1 across the bottom of the canvas
Palm tree 1 on the left side
Posts on the right, resize 45%
Parrot, resize 45% place on posts
wave, resize 75%
Place your tube in the center
flowers resize 30%
Starfish 1 resize 20%

place paper 12 just above your white background

Make your white background layer active
selections, select all, modify, set selection borders, 4
Add a new raster layer at the top and flood fill with a color from your kit or tube

Add your copyright and credits as needed
Add your text and save

Avatar:

Open a new canvas 200 x 200 pixels with a white background. You might want to do yours 
a different size depending on what the forum you will be using it in allows

We will just be taking layers from the banner tag, and pasting them into the avatar:

Copy and paste the background paper as a new layer
Copy the wave from the tag, add as a new layer in the avatar canvas

Make a frame for the avatar the same as you did for the banner

Add your copyright and credits as needed
Add your text and save

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fairy Costume



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 the matching kit for Ismael's Fairy Costume tube. 
It's by Wicked Creationz (link for kit only) and is available in Ismael's store.
This kit is a new kit to match the tube.


Font of choice, I am using Digs My Hart

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 pixels with a white background

Open element 35, rotate left 90, resize 85%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 3
selections, invert
Open paper 10, copy and paste as a new layer below the frame
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in your frame
take the eraser tool and erase any bits you don't want showing over the frame
then deselect

Add the following elements, checking my tag for exact placement:
Element 27, resize 95%
Element 14, resize 90%, erase the ones that are over the sides of the frame
Element 10, resize 65%
Element 12, resize 30%
Element 22, resize 35%
Element 4

Open paper 9, copy it above the white background and apply your mask.


















Coral Mermaid



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, Coral by Inzpired Creationz
available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps 

Font of choice, I am using 2Peas Rock Star

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 900 x 1000 pixel, white canvas

Add the following, you can check my tag for exact placement

Dolphin 1, arrange in middle on left
Dolphin 1, arrange in middle on right
Cloud, arrange on top left, duplicate, mirror
Clouds 2, pull up so it's over top of the 2 cloud layers, in the middle
Sand 3, arrange in front of the dolphins on the left, duplicate, mirror
Sand 2, arrange in front of sand 3, on left, duplicate, mirror
merge both sand 2 layers together, duplicate, flip, drag down in front of original sand 2
Open your tube, arrange in the middle of the sand
Lighthouse, resize 80% arrange in middle behind mermaid
sand castle resize 60% arrange on left
Grass 2, resize 70%, duplicate a few times and arrange around the tag, maybe resize some 
Seagull, resize 40%
Flamingo, resize 55%
Flowers, resize 30%
Starfish, resize 55%
Shells 2, resize 55%
Shell 2, resize 55%

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

Happy Birthday Kimberly!

Today is Kimberly aka Bookworm Dezines birthday, 
so I'm doing a birthday tut for her using one of her kits!
Happy Birthday Kimberly!!!



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 Spring Party, a PTU kit by Bookworm Dezines
available at Scrap Candy 

Tag Template 272mpm by Millie at Millie's PSP Madness

Font of choice, I am using Kanno


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, close the original

Delete raster 1 & 7 layers

change the canvas size to about 800 x 800 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

I used the following papers to fill each layer:
Layer 5, paper 12
Layer 4, paper 5
Layer 3, paper 15
Layer 2, paper 3
Layer 1, paper 13
Layer 6, paper 7
On layer 6 after filling with paper, leave selected, selections, modify, expand 2 add a new layer, flood fill with a color from your kit or tube, expand 2 more, add another layer, flood fill with white.


Make the top circle layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 60%
take the eraser tool and erase the bits that hang out where you don't want them

Add the following elements checking my tag for reference
Element 2, resize 75%
Element 7, resize 80%, duplicate, resize 85% colorize by changing Hue to 127 and Saturation to 110
Element 17
Element 35, resize 40%
Element 8, resize 45%
Element 12, resize 30%
Element 5, resize 30%
Element 36, resize 30%
element 34, put just above the tube layer
I erased a few of the yellow stars from element 34 that looked too far away from the rest of the elements.

paste paper 1 just above the white background
add your mask

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back To School




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.  
This tube is a preview of artwork coming soon to his store and will be available
within a day or two of the date this tut is posted

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit, Beauty Back To School, by Creation by Sanie
which is the matching scrap kit for Arthur's tube and will be released in Arthur's store as soon as the tube is released 

Font of choice, I am using Impact

Mask: KBH_2013_Mask 31 by Kaci at Creative Misfits 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 850 x 850 pixels with a white background.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 75%

add the following elements, checking my tag for exact placement:
Chalkboard, arrange in middle on left, duplicate, drag to right, drag the duplicate layer below the original layer in your layer palette. merge down

college block 01, rotate left 25 arrange on right below chalkboard
College block 2 rotate right 25 arrange in middle below chalkboard
duplicate & move the duplicate to the left, erase what shows over the top
Notebook 3, arrange on left below the other layers
cut corner tag, resize 75% arrange over tube legs
school house, resize 65%, rotate right 25, arrange under cut corner tag on right
teacher's desk resize 65% place on left
world globe, resize 65%, rotate left 25, place on left
briefcase 1 resize 40% arrange on right
Schoolbooks, resize 50% arrange on right
paper clips, resize 45% arrange on top left

Place paper 11 just above the white background, apply your mask, delete it and merge group

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Beachcomber



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, Beachcomber by Inzpired Creationz
which is available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps 

Font of choice, I am using Wednesday


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 pixels with a white background

Add the following elements checking my tag for exact placement
Fence
Sign 3, resize 70% arrange on left of fence
Netting, resize 60% arrange on right side of fence, duplicate & mirror
arrange it so it looks like it's hanging on the fence
sand 1, duplicate twice, arrange two across the front of the fence and move one
so that it is in the middle and below the fence layer
palm tree, mirror arrange behind fence
 Grass 1 & grass 2, resize 45% duplicate a few times and arrange around tag
message in a bottle 1 resize 30%
seashells in a bag, resize 45%
Poses resize 45%
sea shells 2, resize 40%
flowers 2 resize 30%

Add paper 6 above your white background
apply your mask

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

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Blue Romance




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  Alex Prihodko, which you need a license to use,
available at Pics for Design 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Blue Romance, 
a PTU kit by Bookworm Dezines, available at Scrap Candy  

Font of choice, I am using Cutie Pop


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 pixels with a white background

Open paper 2, apply your mask, copy and paste as a new layer to your canvas

Open element 21, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 85%

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, if you're using the same one as I am
resize it around 45%, arrange it over the frame element.

We're going to put elements around the frame and pretty much cover it up.
I just used the frame so that I had a reference where to put my flowers & other elements
and somewhat retain the oval shape. As we go along, please refer to my tag for placement reference.

I used the following elements:

element 27, resize 75% rotate right 25, duplicate, mirror
now go back to your tube, and any bits of tube that hang below the flowers where you don't want them, take your eraser tool and erase it
I mainly just erased the bits of leg that were hanging out.

Element 36, rotate left 25, arrange on top left, duplicate & mirror (drag below tube)
I then erased the bits that were above her head, because I didn't like how it looked

Element 19, resize 45%, duplicate a few times and arrange around the frame,
some over and some above the current layers of flowers

Element 20, resize 35%
Element 6 resize 25%, duplicate a few times, arrange around frame, mirror some
Element 26, resize 35%
Element 8, resize 30% duplicate
(I put one on the right & one on the left of the tube to fill some empty spots. On the right, just above her elbow and on the left just above her hip)
Element 14, across the bottom, below some of the layers

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