Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ANGELIC LOVE (FTU)


ANGELIC LOVE


This tutorial was written by me on January 30th 2012, and is
entirely my own work.
Any resemblance to other tutorials/designs on the net is
purely conincidental.
Please do not rip this tutorial apart or claim it as your own work.

This tutorial is done in PSP 9 but maybe done in other versions as 
well. A basic understanding of the program and it's tools is needed.

SUPPLIES

I am using the wonderful art of Keith Garvey - you can purchase his tubes at PSP TUbes Emporium http://psptubesemporium.com
A licence is needed to use Keith's art. 
This tag calls for a tube that also has a close up.
(I bought this tube when Keith was selling from MPT which is no longer in the tube business)

I am using Template # 13 by Tracy. You can find this template at 
http://freebiefriendsscrapsandmore.blogspot.com - look on the right hand side for the zipped template files

The kit I am using is called ROMANCE by Laurie which you can find here

Sparkle and Mask of choice - check your PSP supplies ... I am sure you have something just perfect to finish this tag off.

Plugins Used : EyeCandy Gradient Glow and HSB Noise: Xero Porcelain

Let's get started ...

Open up the template, duplicate and close out the original.
Go to Image, Canvas Size and resize to 600 x 600

Open up your tube, and choose the close up ...copy and paste it onto the rectangle layer. Make sure that you position the tube so the face is showing. Back on the rectangle layer. Now choose your make wand,and click anywhere outside of the rectangle. Now move back to your tube layer and hit delete, Select none. Now Apply Xero Porcelain settings, 

Default, but drag the Blue Channel to 0 and the Red Channel to 255. 

Change the blend mode on the Tube layer to Luminance (Legacy).

Go back to your rectangle layer once again, Open up Paper 16 in PSP. 
Copy and paste this paper as a new layer. Back on the rectangle layer. 
Now choose your make wand,and click anywhere outside of the rectangle. 
Move back to your paper layer and hit delete, then select none. On your paper layer, use these settings to apply Eye Candy HSB Noise
Default Settings, but alter the Lump Width and Lump Height to approx 100. You can now delete the orignal rectangle layer.

Move to the layer rectangle frame. Use Eye Candy Gradient Glow, Medium with these settings :
Glow Width 4
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Color - your choice

Move to your top thin rectangle layer, and merge layer down.Use your magic wand, click anywhere outside the thin rectangles, and then Selections Invert. Choose a color ( I used #a3131c) and using your Floodfill tool, fill the rectangles.Selections, Select None. Apply the same HSB Noise Effect you used earlier. Also add a Gradient Glow = choosing a color that makes these shapes stand out.

Now move down to the next rectangle layer, and once again Layers, Merge Down. Use your magic wand, click anywhere outside the rectangles, and then Selections Invert. Choose a color ( I used #000000) and fill these rectangles with the color. Select None. Now add a Gradient Glow - your choice of color, with the same settings used earlier.

Now it's time to start adding your elements.
Element LRromance 1 ... copy and paste as new layer, image resize by 60% and move down so it sits on top of the rectangle as in my tag. 

Duplicate and flip, adjust alignment so they are sitting the same.

Element LRromance 26 ... copy and paste as new layer, and move this over to the right, and drag the layer down so it sits above the thin rectangles layer. Duplicate, Image Mirror and Flip.

Element LRromance 29 ... copy and paste as new layer, and move to the left, and drag the layer down so it sits above the flower layer. 

Duplicate, Image Mirror and Flip.

Element LRromance 6 ... copy and paste as new layer, and resize by 88%.

You can now add any other elements you like.

Add a new layer, and flood fill with color of choice. Apply your mask, and then move this layer down to the bottom. I also applied HSB Noise and added a Blinds effect to my mask layer.

Now get your tube, copy and paste it as the top layer on your tag. Move until you are happy with the position. Add your Copyright Information clearly. Add your name, and save as a PNG File.

That's it - you are done. I would love to see any tags you make using this tutorial.

Thanks ... happy Tagging


Friday, January 20, 2012

Tag from Template

Sharon from Shaz's Designz used my Template # 11 to make this tag

You can find the tut here
Thanks Sharon for another awesome tag ♥


Thursday, January 19, 2012

IT'S IN THE EYES (PTU) FORUM SET TUTORIAL

IT'S IN THE EYES


This tutorial was written by me on January 20th 2012, and is
entirely my own work.
Any resemblance to other tutorials/designs on the net is
purely conincidental.

Tube -- I am using the very beautiful art of Anna Marine. You can find her tubes at CReative Design Outlet http://cdoestore.com

Kit - the kit is a new one called RHAPSODY IN BLUE by A Space Between. This is a PTU Kit and you can find it here http://acreativespacebetween.blogspot.com/2012/01/scrapkit-rhapsody-in-blue.html

Fonts : Impact
Filters : Eye Candy Gradient Glow and HSB Noise, DSB Flux Bright Noise


Okay let's get busy!

Open a new transparent image 650 x 205

Open Paper 8 in the kit, copy and past as a new layer - resize by 88%

Element 28 - copy and paste as a new layer. Do not resize. Move to the left.

Element 49 - copy and past as a new layer. Resize by 55% and move to the left.

Element 11 - copy and paste as a new layer, do not resize. Move to the right .. positioning so the flower is in the top right hand corner.

Element 4 - copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 55%. Move to the right, dragging this below the flower layer. Apply Drop Shadow of choice.

Element 50 - copy and paste as new layer, resize by 66%, then resize by 77%.  Move to the left - slightly off centre.

Element 21 - copy and paste as new layer, resize by 22%, then position the bird so it is sitting on top of the lantern.

Now copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer - a close up works better. Place this in the middle of your tag, and then duplicate this layer, and move it down to just above the paper posted. Now move this tube over to the right so it is looking through the window frame. Lower opacity to 48% and change the Blend Mode to Luminance (Legacy).

Now Merge all layers ... Layers/Merge/Flatten

It's time to make our borders.

Selections, Select All, Float, then DeFloat.
Selections - Modify, Contract by 5, Selections Invert
Add a new layer, choose a color from the tag or your tube, and floodfill this section. Apply DSB Flux Bright Noise at 35 Intensity.

Now - Sections Invert, Modify, Contract by 3, Selections Invert, and floodfill this section with white or another color to suit. Now drag this layer below your first frame layer.
Apply HSB Noise with these settings

Now Layers, Merge Visible
Go to Image, Add Borders and choose a color to suit your tag, Symmetric checked, Border size 1.

*** If you want to add the wordart - it's simple.
Click on your text tool
Font IMPACT
Size 36
Color White
and type out it's in the eyes (all lower case) then add a drop shadow, and then a gradient glow. Lower the opacity to 52%.

Now add your Copyright Information, and your name and you are done.

To make an avatar from this Sigtag - quick and easy.

Duplicate your tag - then take your crop tool and crop the tag to your desired size 150 x 150, 205 x 145 ... whatever. Add your borders,your name or intial and Copyright Info and you are done.



POISONESS (FTU) Tutorial




This tutorial was written by me on January 20th 2012, and is 
entirely my own work.
Any resemblance to other tutorials/designs on the net is purely conincidental.

This tutorial was written in PSP 9 but should work in all versions

SUPPLIES

Tube of choice ... I am using the wonderful art of Zlata_M which you can purchase at Pics for Design http://picsfordesign.com

The kit I am using is a FTU kit by KittzKreations called Poisononour B***h which you can get here http://kittzkreationz.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-ftu-kit-coming-soon.html

Fonts Used : Fontmoochers & Verdana (copyright info)

Okay Lets get started

Open up a new transparent image 650 x 650

From the kit ... open element 0046, copy and paste as a new layer.Image, flip.

Open Paper P-6 in Paint Shop. In your materials palette, choose the paper(background).
Now choose your preset shape ... choose circle.
Draw out a circle and covert to raster layer. Move this circle shape
up and to the left, so it's placed like my tag. Now choose EYE CANDY GRADIENT GLOW, Fat, with a width
of 3.
Again, Gradient Glow, Medium, width 3 ... color of choice. Repeat.
Now duplicate your circle shape, then go to IMAGE - Mirror, and then IMAGE - flip.
You can play around with the placement of the shapes.

Open Paper P-1 ... and choose it in your materials palette (pattern).
Back to Preset shapes and choose rectangle. Draw out a rectangle shape, convert to raster layer and move down and to the left slightly. 
Add the same Gradient Glow that you applied
to the circle shape.

Using Rectangle preset shape again, and this time choosing a color from your tube/papers
draw out a long rectangle shape. Using EYE CANDY HSB Noise with settings below

Add Gradient Glow as before.

Open Element PB Web ... copy and paste as new layer, and move this layer to the bottom.

Open element PB Brad ... copy and paste as new layer ... move this to the top, and down to the right.
Do not resize.

Now open the following elements and add to your tag - 
Element PB Light Burst (place on top of long rectangle shape) resize to suit.
Element 0042 - resize by 55% - move to the top of the tag.
Element PB Swag Floral - resize by 85% and move down the tag.
Element 010 - resize by 66% and move to the left side of the tag.
Element PB-B3 - resize by 33% and move to the left, so it sits on top of element 010

Add any other elements you would like ... placing and resizing to your own taste.

Now add your tube ... position to the left. Add drop shadow as below

Now ... go to Layer 1 ... floodfill with a color from your tube/elements. Apply your mask, then 
go to effects, Texture Effects, Blinds with these settings.
Width - 3  Opacity - 45 Color - White

Add your Copyright information, add your name and save as a PNG file

That's it ... you are done :)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Blog Layout

WOW ... a Big Big thank you to the wonderful Pooker for my amazing blog layout.
She had free reign to do what she liked and I am going to say that she totally blew me away when I saw what she did

As I keep telling you Pooker - YOU ROCK

Thank you - the blog looks stunning!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Collab Templates 29 - 32 by Denny & Pooker

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO ... we've done it again!
Pooker gave me a nudge and started this off ... I finished them ... hehe ... and I think they rock!!!!

Here is the preview of the 4 templates

You can grab them at this link :


Happy Tagging everyone ♥

Oh - I nearly forgot ... make sure that you check out Pooker's blog ELEGANT INSPIRATIONS ... she has posted some awesome new templates that you are all going to love!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Template 221

Kicking off the New Year with a new template ... and hoping that the mojo hangs around for awhile this time

Preview below


This is what I did with the template ... kept it fairly simple
Used an incredible tube by VeryMany ... just adore her tubes.

So have fun - be creative and as always, would love to see what you make with the template.



Happy New Year - Welcome 2012


I hope that wherever you are ... that you had a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year.
2012 is finally here - I think everyone was happy to give 2011 a big shove out the door ... it wasn't the best of years for us, and a lot of others.

But moving onwards - and looking forward to whatever wonderful events this year has in store for us.

Let's hope this year is as busy as last year in the tagging community, and we are all blessed with mini windfalls that allows us to keep feeding our addiction (tubes and scrap kits) lol