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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Today Only - Ismael Rac special

Whoo look what I found in my DB this morning  Ish loves you all because he did a special not in the store revamp of his amazing on the cat walk. OMG you get 8 different coat colors. The Diamonds come off if you don't want the bling but what girl does not love her bling? Rac has been working so hard for you all this month so lets show him some love back. Spend any $$ amount in the store TODAY ONLY 10/30/13 YOU MUST SPEND MONEY IN THE STORE TODAY TO GET THIS AWESOME SPECIAL LAYER. Send your paypal or store receipt into CS to claim her. GC not accepted as a form of payment





Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Roman Zaric tag show off


Tag show off using Roman Zaric's Cheeky tube available in his store 

Ismael Rac tag show off


Tag using Ismael Rac's Fangs tube

Hard Working Man







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 (Sexy Hard Men) which you need a license to use.  This tube has not been released, but will be in Arthur's store within a day or two of this tutorial being posted

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit, Sexy Hard Men, by Misty Lynn's Creations
which will be available in Arthur's store as soon as the tube is released. 



Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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
Delete the following layers: Raster 1 & copy of raster 1
Change the canvas size to 900 x 850 so you have room to work


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

layer 1 use paper 12
layer 2 use paper 12
layer 3 use paper 2
layer 4 use paper 2
layer 5 use paper 5
layer 6 use paper 12
layer 7 use paper 5
add a drop shadow to the word art

Open your tube, resize 65% and arrange the layer below the front rectangle

now for our elements, I used:
element 1 arrange behind template layers on left
element 18 arrange behind template layers on right, duplicate & slide over to the left
you may want to duplicate it and put it just over the blue circle layers and erase the stems that show at the bottom of the template just to fill it out a bit more
element 10 arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 17 resize 50% arrange on left
element 4 resize 60% arrange on right
element 9 resize 50% arrange just to the left of the bundle of sticks
element 6 resize 435% arrange on bottom left


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

The Lumberjack




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, (Sexy Hard Men) which you need a license to use.  This tube has not yet been released but will be in the store within a day or two of this tut being posted.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Falling by Amy Marie  

Font of choice, I am using Tekton Pro

Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 pixels with a white background

open paper 1 copy and paste as a new layer 


Copy and paste your tube, resize 80% arrange to the right

copy and paste element 66, arrange behind your tube
copy and paste element 88, arrange to the bottom left

Make the white background layer active
click on your crop tool and click on the layer opaque icon and then double click on your canvas to crop the paper

Now selections, select all, float, defloat, set selection borders at 4
add a new raster layer at the top flood fill with #92854e


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

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dressed Up







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 (2013 Dress Attitude) which you need a license to use.  This tube has not yet been released, but will be in the store within a day or two of this tutorial being posted

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit by Rieneke Designs, Dress Attitude
which will be released in Ismael's store when the tube is released 

Font of choice, I am using Carrington


Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 4 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 3 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
and deselect
Duplicate the tube, on the duplicate, adjust blur, gaussian 3 change the blend mode to Soft Light
on the bottom layer change the blend mode to Luminance(L)

Copy and paste your tube again, mirror and resize by 45% arrange on the right side of the frame

now we'll add our elements

element 34 arrange across top, duplicate, mirror & flip
element 35 resize 25% arrange on the top of the frame by the flower
element 32 arrange between frame backing and wire
element 5 resize 35% arrange on bottom left
element 13 resize 25% arrange by cupcake
element 28 resize40% mirror arrange behind and to left of cupcake
element 11 resize 20% arrange by cupcake


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

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ismael Rac weekend special

Weekend Special 10/26 -10/27/2013 ONLY! Spend $$ anything in the store and get this amazing tube AND awesome matching kit for FREE. Yup you get both the tube and kit for free. Email your store or pp receipt to CS to claim. GC not accepted as a form of payment. Receipts must be date stamped with 26th or 27th of October 2013 t get this awesome set. You don't want to miss these so run to the store and spend any amount  





Here's a tag I made with the tube, the scrap kit I used in my tag is NOT the kit you get with the tube





Friday, October 25, 2013

Autumn Days


and a preview of the kit I used:





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  Verymany (Autumn) which you need a SATC license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Autumn Beauty by Amy Marie 

Font of choice, I am using CAC Shishoni Brush

Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 79 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 5 copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 75% 
erase the bits that hang over the bottom of the frame
deselect

Now we'll add elements, you can check my tag for more exact idea of placement
element 32 resize 75% arrange across the frame bottom
element 105 resize 75% arrange above 32
element 18 resize 45% arrange so it's between the two grapevines
I pulled the vine layer on the right so that it was on top of the cone layer
element 50  resize 45% arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
drag the mirrored layer below the piece of wood that is across the bottom (element 32)
element 107 resize 38% arrange behind the flower and grape vines, slightly above the flower
element 37 arrange on the right, beneath the frame & paper, duplicate & mirror
element 93 arrange above the two clusters of yellow flowers
element 87 arrange above yellow flower clusters 
(and drag the actual layer below the flower layers), duplicate & mirror
I erased some of it that was sticking way up on the top and way out on the bottom
element 11 resize 60% arrange just above the frame on the left, duplicate & mirrorr
element 60 resize 40% arrange below frame, between leaf layers
element 118 resize 40% arrange above the leaves on the left, duplicate & mirror
element 119 resize 40 arrange under top left corner of frame

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

NOTE:
For my text I used #34110e for the foreground & background
and set my stroke at 1 to make it thicker
Then I used Gradient Glow set at 3 with the color #bf6300 and then added a drop shadow

Tag Show Off - Tony Tzanoukakis

Tag show off using the artwork of Tony Tzanoukakis



(above) Gilian

(above) Serina


(above) November Rain

(above) Little Miss Red Riding Hood




Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mz. Officer






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 (Under Arrest) which you need a license to use.  This tube has not been released into Tony's store yet, and will be released within a day or two of this tutorial being posted. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Under Arrest by Rissa's Designs, which is the matching kit for the tube, and it will be available in Tony's store as soon as the tube is released.

Font of choice, I am using God's Monsters



Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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
Delete raster 1 layer

Change the canvas size to something a little bigger so you have room to work, I made mine 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

layer 1 use paper 2
layer 2 use paper 9
layer 3 use paper 6
layer 4 use paper 5
layer 5 add noise uniform, monochrome, 45
layer 6 change the background to #bb9b2b and background to black
take the color changer tool and go over it to change the color to black

Make the top rectangle on the left active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert
copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange in the rectangle, click delete on your keyboard
Lower the opacity to 75

Paste the tube again, resize by 35% mirror, arrange on the right & erase any bits that hang over where you don't want them showing. I also moved the word art a little to the left

Now for the elements
element 5 resize 65% arrange over left rectangles
element 13 resize 25% arrange in the center
element 7 resize 35% arrange on bottom left
element 3 resize 40%  arrange next to clock
element 8 resize 25% arrange in front of clock
element 23 resize20%  arrange beside cup
element 1 resize 25% arrange in front of cup
element 12 resize 20% arrange behind handcuffs

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

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dead or Alive








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, (All American Girl) 
which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Amy Marie called Cowboy Sweetheart 

Font of choice, I am using Pilar Typeface


Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 48 copy and paste as a new layer
lick inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections
add a new raster layer below the frame
open paper 6 copy and paste into selection, selections, invert 
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in frame, click delete on your keyboard

Open element 33, take your selection tool set on rectangle, and select the large open space in the 
wanted poster, copy and paste your tube, arrange in the selected area, invert selection, and click delete
copy merged & paste onto tag, resize 35%, rotate left by 30 arrange on the bottom left


add the following:
element 26 arrange on right
element 76 resize 45% arrange on far right
element 73 resize 50% arrange to the left of the boot
element 71 resize 40% arrange behind hat & boot
element 21 resize 70% rotate right 25, duplicate, mirror, arrange them so they are crossed over each other

Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer just above the white background
apply your mask

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

Ismael Rac Special 10/23 & 10/24

Whoo looky what Ismael Rac gave me for you all. She is AWESOME and a must have. Spend ANY $$ in store 10/23 & 10/24 and get this lovely Angel for FREE. Just email your store or pp receipt to cs xeracxcustomercare@gmail.com to claim your tube. GC not accepted as a form of payment. If you spend $10 in one receipt after discounts or sales you get this tube AND the new awesome bonus tube with her matching kit. What could be better? How about spend 20$ in one receipt after discounts and sales and get this tube plus the new bonus with kit AND a 5$GC for you or a friend free.. WOW so do not miss out. Remember spend any $$$ 10/23 and 10/24 and this 2013 Heavenly Girl can be yours. Spread the word so your friends do not miss out.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Holiday Vixen






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 (Holiday Vixen) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Purple Ice by Amy Marie 

Font of choice, I am using Christmas Snow


Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 13 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 14 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
Open your tube, mirror, paste above the paper, arrange in frame, click delete on your keyboard
Deselect
Change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to 65

Copy and paste your tube resize 45% and arrange on the right

Now we'll add the elements, you can can check my tag for exact placement
element 83 resize 80% arrange along the bottom of the frame
element 81 resize 50% arrange to the right of the reindeer
element 4 resize 35% arrange on the top in the middle
element 55 resize 45% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 96 resize 50%  arrange on bottom right, duplicate & mirror
element 3 resize 50%  arrange on left
element 73 resize 45% arrange on right
element 30 resize 45% arrange on top left, duplicate & mirror
element 12 resize 50% arrange in the middle on the left, duplicate & mirror
element 72 resize 45% arrange in front of reindeer
element 54 resize 45% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 85 arrange across the bottom

Add a new raster layer above the white background
flood fill with #5e3ebf
apply your mask


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

Free Spirit






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, (Sexy Tribe Girl) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Fall Down Home by Amy Marie  

Font of choice, I am using Intrique Script


Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 64 copy and paste as a new layer drag down near the bottom, duplicate & mirror merge together
open 65 copy and paste as a new layer, duplicate 3 or 4 times arrange around in front of 64
element 63 resize 55% arrange on right
element 61 resize 55% arrange behind rocks
element 89 arrange in the little valley in the grass

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 45% arrange on the right

element 90 resize 55% arrange to the right of the tree
element 84 arrange on the left
element 57 resize 45% arrange by rocks
element 2 resize 45% arrange on right duplicate & mirror
element 1 resize 40 arrange on left
element 110 resize45%  arrange on left
element 78 resize 55% arrange on top left


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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Russian Winter





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 (Wintery & From Russia With Love) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Blue Winter by Amy Marie

Font of choice, I am using Intrique Script

Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 30 copy and paste as a new layer resize 75%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 15 copy and paste as a new layer arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
copy and paste your tube, arrange in the top part of the frame, click delete
paste again, arrange in bottom part of frame, click delete
There will be bits of the tube you posted in the top showing in the bottom part, erase those bits
and the tube you posted in the bottom will have bits showing in the top part, erase those bits

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the left

Now for our elements, you can check my tag for a better idea of exactly where I placed them

element 52 resize 50% arrange where the two parts of the frame come together on the right
element 61 arrange to the right of the tube
element 34 resize 50% arrange to the right of the snowman
element 39 resize 35% arrange along frame below white snowflake, 
duplicate, arrange above white snowflake
element 42 resize 35% arrange above the top blue snowflake, erase the bottom 2 stars, duplicate
and arrange the duplicate below the bottom blue snowflake
element 46 resize 20% arrange by snowman, duplicate, mirror move back next to original
element 3 resize 110% arrange just above white background


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

Memories






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, (Marcele) which you need a license to use.  
This tube is coming soon and not yet released in the store. It will be in the store within a day or two of this tutorial being posted.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Marcele by Wicked Creationz, which is the matching kit
for the Marcele tube by Roman. It will be released in the store as soon as the tube is released. 

Font of choice, I am using Dahling Script


Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 29 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 10 copy and paste as a new layer arrange in frame, click delete on your keyboard & deselect
Copy and paste your tube, resize 30% if  using the same one as me

Now for elements, check my tag for exact placement
element 12 resize 80% arrange on left
element 22 resize 60% arrange beside tube
element 2  resize 30% arrange beside tube
element 25 resize 45% arrange on right side of frame
element 26 resize 45% arrange on right side of frame
merge 25& 26 together, rotate right 15

Copy and paste paper 7 as a new layer right above the white backgrorund
apply your mask


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

Sunday, October 20, 2013

X Fantasy Girls





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 (2013 X Fantasy Girls) which you need a license to use.  This tube is not yet in the store, and is a preview of tubes that are coming soon. It will be in the store within a day or two of this tutorial being published

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit 2013 X Fantasy Girls from Kizzed by Kelz which is the
matching kit for the tube, and will also be in Ismael's store when the tube is released.

Font of choice, I am using God Bless America

Mask: of your choice

Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 copy and paste as a new layer resize 125%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 3 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard

copy & paste your tube as a new layer, resize 55% take the eraser tool and erase where their 
legs hang over the bottom of the frame

hoodie resize 60% arrange on left
shoes resize 40% arrange arrange to the right of hoodie
boxing gloves resize 35% arrange to the left of shoes, in front of hoodie
phone resize 40% arrange on right
belt resize 40% rotate left 35 arrange on right
sunglasses resize 40% arrange on right

Copy and paste paper 9 just above white background layer
apply your mask


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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Roman Zaric tag show off

(above) Contradine

(above) Gilian with matching scrap kit available in his store

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tag Show Off





A couple tags made this week using Roman Zaric tubes. You can find them in his store. 

Ticket To 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 Zlata M which you need a license to use.  
This tube came from Scraps & The City and I'm not sure if it is available anywhere else now, 
she is no longer there. The first link is to her section at PFD

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Chell by Amy Marie 

Font of choice, I am using God Bless America


Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 66 copy and paste as a new layer, mirror, flip, rotate right 25
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open peper 17 copy and paste as a new layer 

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 75%
erase the bits that hang over the bottom of the frame

Now for the elements

element 13 resize 80% arrange on the left over the little design on the frame
element 40 resize 55% rotate right 25 arrange to the left of #13
element 92 rotate right 90  mirror and arrange on left

Open paper 11 copy and paste right above white background
apply your mask


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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cinterella





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 (Cinterella) which you need a license to use.  
I bought my tube at PTE which is no longer open. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Amy Marie called Once Upon a Time  

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina, I set the foreground and background both at #0b6485
then set the stroke at 1 so that it would make the font a little thicker

Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 folowing elements:
open element 13 copy and paste as a new layer resize 90% arrange on the left
open element 93 copy and paste as a new layer resize 85% arrange on the left
open element 95 copy and paste as a new layer arrange behind the castle pieces 
so it becomes your tag background
element 132 resize 45%  arrange between castle towers
element 64 arrange in front of the greenish part of background
element 99 arrange on the right, duplicate & mirror, drag these layers below the background layer

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 85% arrange in front of castle pieces

element 13 resize 60% arrange so it looks like it's climbing the tower
element 83 resize 60% arrange just behind & to the right of your tube
element 33 resize 30%  arrange on top of rocks
element 130 resize 30% arrange in front of rocks
element 123 resize 30% arrange around tube, duplicate & mirror, arrange around tube
copy and paste the same element, resize 20% arrange by wishing well

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Care For a Drink






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, (Care For a Drink) which you need a license to use.  This tube will be released into Tony's store within a day or two of this tutorial being posted. It's a preview of tubes "coming soon."

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, by Kandii Popz, called Care For a Drink, which is the matching kit for the Care For a Drink tube by Tony T, and will be available in his store when the tube is released.

Font of choice, I am using Abaddon


Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 resize 75%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 7 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard & deselect

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 45% & arrange so it looks like she's sitting on the frame

add the following elements
Heart cross arrange on upper right
thorned rose resize 50% arrange on bottom left
Rose with feather resize 60% arrange just above thorned rose
wine resize 70% arrange on right
bleeding hearts resize 75% arrange on top left
Fan arrange on bottom left behind heart & flowers
Rose 1 resize 45% arrange between tube & thorned rose

Copy & paste paper 3 just above the white background
apply your mask

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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Festive Winter





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  Zlata M (Festive) which you need a license to use.  
The tube I am using came from Scraps & The City, but she is no longer there, so I linked to
Pics for Design for that artist. The tube is not at PFD right now and I do not know if it will be available anywhere else. You can always substitute another tube for this tutorial.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Winter Rose  a PTU kit by Amy Marie 

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina


Plugins: Xero Porcelain
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 2 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 10 copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected

Open your tube, copy & paste the mirrored image as a new layer, 
arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard & deselect
duplicate the tube, on the top on, adjust, blur, gaussian 3 change the blend mode to soft light
Apply Xero Porcelain using the default settings except change the blue to zero

Copy and paste the original tube (not mirrored) resize 75% and arrange it on the right side of frame

For the elements I used:

element 12 arrange behind tube on the right
element 15 resize 60% arrange on bottom center of frame
element 43 resize 50% arrange to the left of element 15
element 36 resize 59% arrange to the left & a little above the other rose 
element 53 resize 50% arrange on left
element 47 resize 45% arrange on left
element 83 resize 30% arrange on left

Copy & paste paper 2 just above the white background & add your mask

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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Natural Beauty





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 (Natural Beauty) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching PTU kit, Natural Beauty by Creation by Sanie also
available at Arthur's store. You can get just the kit here or the tube and kit here

Font of choice, I am using A Little Pot


Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 



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 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 7 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
Copy & paste your tube, resizer 80%, arrange in the frame, 
erase the parts hanging over the frame where you don't want them.

For the elements I used:
element 1 resize 60% arrange in the middle on the bottom of the frame
flower 1  resize 60% rotate right 35 arrange to right of element 1, duplicate & mirror
sunflower 2 resize 40%  arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 3 arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 11 resize 40%  arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
leaf 4 resize 50% & flip arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
sparkle 3 arrange in between some of the flower & leaf layers, duplicate & mirror

Open paper 11 copy and paste just above the white background
apply your mask

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