Tuesday, July 31, 2012

POISON IVY 1 Tutorial (FTU)



This tutorial was written by me on July 31st, and is my own idea/creation
Any resemblance to any other tutorial on the net is purely coincidental
This tutorial was written in PSP 9 but can be done in other versions
Please link back to this blog if using in Forum Tutorial Challenges

SUPPLIES
Tube is by Kiwifire Storm called POISON IVY which you can get here at the PSP Project
Kit is called SOFTER SIDE OF GOTH - this is a FTU kit - grab it here
My Template # 228 - grab it here
Plug Ins - Eye Candy Gradient Glow
Fonts - Sick Capital Vice (name)
Mask & Sparkle of choice

TUTORIAL
Open up Template # 228
Delete the top layer marked Denz Designz
Open your tube and copy/paste as new layer - making sure this is your top layer, resizing and placing as desired. Now hide this layer until later.
Duplicate this layer - and move it down to sit over your small squares layer. Position your tube so you have it showing as you like. Making sure you are on your small squares layer, use your Magic Wand and click anywhere outside the squares, moving back up to your tube layer = then hit delete. Your tube is now trimmed to fit.
Move back down to your small squares layer and add Gradient Glows :
Fat (white) and the Medium (black) - I used width of 3.68

Copy and paste your tube again - placing this just above your Circles layer. Duplicate and place your tubes over the circles until you have them placed as desired - use your Magic Wand as before, and then move back to your tube layers and delete so the tube is now trimmed onto the circles.
Repeat your Gradient Glow as before

Now move to your Black Rectangle layer.
Go to Effects/ Texture Effects/Weave with the following settings
Gap - 2, Width - 6, Opacity - 1, Weave/Gap Color - White, Fill Gaps Ticked
Add the same Gradient Glow as before

On to your thin White Strip - add a black Gradient Glow
Move to your White Rectangle Shape - go to Effects/Texture Effects/Blinds with these settings
Width - 4, Opacity - 29, Color - Black, Horizontal and Light from Left - Ticked

Now it's time to add your elements from your Kit.
This is where you make the tag your own ... but if you want to use the elements I did ... here they are
* Coffin
* Bow 1
* Clock
* Doodle
* Candle Holder 2
Adjust Hue to 11 and Saturation to 13 on all elements

Add sparkles (if you are using them) as your top layer

Add your name and all © Information - save as a PNG and you are done

Template 228 ♥

At long last - a new template .... I hope you like
 Here is the preview

I'll be back with a tutorial using the template real soon



Here is a tag that my amazingly talented buddy Liz made using the template
Love it Liz - you always amaze me with your tags - thank you!

KiwiFire Storm POISON IVY Extras

One more set of Extras for you ... this time using the awesome and fabulous artowork of KiwiFire Storm.
You can get this tube at The PSP Project - along with all of Brian's other amazing art
The tube is called POISON IVY and you can get it here

Please save to your own computer - don't link to the images when using - thanks



VeryMany Love Extras ♥

Starting the week off with some Extras using the awesome PrePaid tube by VeryMany at the PSP Project
Here is a preview of the tube
You can get the tube here
But you better hurry - it won't last long

Here are the extras - as always, enjoy and remember the rules on snagging! ♥




Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ed van der Linden SENSATIONAL (PTU)

This tutorial was written by me on July 26th 2012
And resemblance to other tutorials out there is purely coincidental.
Do not copy, rip apart or claim as your own work.
This tutorial was done in PSP 9 but should work in all versions.

SUPPLIES
This tube is by Ed van der Linden called BABE 02 and is available at the PSP Project
Kit is called Summer Loving by Sam's Scraps and is part of the Starter Pack at the PSP Project
Filters - Xero Fritillary, Eye Candy Gradient Glow & HSB Noise & Glass, PentaCom Dot & Cross
Fonts - Pussycat Snickers and AL Script Hand

TUTORIAL
Open a 650 x 650 transparent canvas.
Using your preset shape - draw out an oval/circle with a color that matched your tube.
Apply Eye Candy HSB Effect - default settings, only altering the Width and Height to approx 100. Choose Random seed until you get the hue pattern you like.
Now go to Effects/Texture Effects/Blinds - and apply settings as below
Apply a Gradient Glow - FAT  and then Medium in a color of your choice.

Back to your Preset Tool Shape.
Choose a color from your tube - and draw out a rectangle - check my tag for size guides.
Apply PentaCom Dot and Cross effect - default settings.
Add the same Gradient Glows that you applied to the oval/circle.

Once again - Preset Tool shape and draw out a small circle - check my tag once again.
Duplicate and Mirror, then merge layer down.
Apply HSB Noise to these small circles, and same Blinds effect, but untick the Horizontal box.
Copy and paste your tube - resizing to taste - and place over one of your circles.
Duplicate and mirror, then merge layer down.
Choose your Magic Wand ... and move back to the small circle layer, and click anywhere outside the circles - the marching ants should now be showing up. Move back to tube layer, and hit delete. Your tubes are now trimmed and sitting perfectly on your circles.
Change Blend to Luminance Legacy, lower Opacity to 62.
Merge this layer down - your circle and tube layers are now 1 layer.
Add Gradient Glow if desired.

Preset Tool once again - this time using the Rectangle shape.
Draw out a small rectangle in your color of choice - check my tag for sizing.
Apply HSB Noise if desired and then Xero Fritillary with these settings
Add Gradient Glow as before.

Now for the Kit Elements
Element - Feather - copy/paste, resize by 66%. Move up and to the right slightly. Duplicate, Mirror and move this feather down and to the left. Adjust/Hue & Saturation to match your tube.

Element - Dancer Leaf - copy/paste, resize by 66%. Adjust Hue & Saturation as before. Move to the right, Duplicate and then Mirror. Merge Layer down, then duplicate Layer and Flip. Merge this layer down, and then drag your Leaf Layer so it is your bottom layer.

These are the other Elements I use - put your own stamp on this tag - you don't have to use the same ones.
Element - Dancer Butterfly
Element - Dancer Ribbon 5
Element - Dancer Flower 3
Element - Dancer Champagne Glass

Now add your tube - resize by 66% and place in the middle of your tag.

Using your Pussycat Snickers font, color of choice - size 90, type out the word
SENSATIONAL 
Place this down towards the bottom of your tube.
Apply HSB Noise, then Eye Candy Glass, then Gradient Glow as before.
Copy and Paste Element Dancer be fabulous wordart, adjust hue and saturation.
Add a Gradient Glow if desired.
Copy and Paste Element Dancer Star Border - resize, and adjust hue/saturation.
Add your copyright information, making sure it can clearly read
Add your name in the AL Script Hand

Save as a PNG File - and you are done

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Zindy MON CHERI AMOUR (PTU)

This tutorial was written by me on July 23rd and is my own idea and creation.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial out there is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written in PSP 9 but may be done in other versions/programs.
Please link back to this blog if using in Forum Tutorial Challenges

SUPPLIES
This is another new tube from Zindy called Summer Girl which you can buy here
The kit used is an Exclusive Design and you can buy it here
Filters - Xero Porcelain, Muras Meister Copies & Eye Candy Gradient Glow
Mask of Choice
Fonts - Diana (script) and Century Gothic

TUTORIAL

Open a 650 x 650 transparent canvas
Choose a color from your tube and flood fill your layer.
Apply your mask/merge group.
Now using Century Gothic Font (choose size) type out Mon CheriƩ Amour, and covert to raster layer.
Add a drop shadow if desired.
Apply Muras Meistes Copies/Tiling Angle with default settings - changing the Tile Space to 2.
Now back to your mask layer - take your magic wand and click anywhere outside the mask area, then go back to your wordart layer, and delete. Your wordart should now only be on the masked area.

Time to open the kit.
Element 40 - Pink Lace - copy/paste as new layer, resize by 66%, move up and to the right.
Element 44 - Black Lace - copy/paste as new layer, resize and move to the left.
Element 25 - Eiffel Tower - copy/paste as new layer and move to the left hand side.
Element 27 - Clock - copy/paste as new layer. Resize by 66% and move down and to the left, below your Eiffel Tower layer.
Element 18 - Black frame - copy/paste as a new layer. Move to the left.

Copy and Paste your close up Tube layer on to the Black Frame
Using your magic wand, click out side the Black Frame (marching ants should be showing)
and move back to the Tube Layer and delete.
Your tube should be trimmed to the size of the frame.
Apply Xero Porcelain - default settings - adjust the Blue Channel to 73

Element 10 - Pink Flower - copy/paste - resize by 66% and move to the right.
Element 28 - Pillow - copy/paste - resize by 66% and then by 66% again. Move this to the right (check my tag for placement.)
Work your way through the kit choosing other elements to add, resizing as desired.
I used Elements 8, 51, 52 and 58

Add your Mon CheriƩ Amour words
(Use Century Gothic - size of choice. Add a Gradient Glow if desired)

Change your font to Diana - add your name and a Gradient Glow if desired.

Add your Copyright Information and save as a PNG File
♥ 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Alikas Scrap TURTLE CRUSH - Tag Show Off

Another gorgeous kit from Alikas Scraps called TURTLE CRUSH
This kit is on sale right now for $1.00 - grab it while it's on sale

And this is the tag that I made with it ... I used an old Elias Chatzoudis tag (bought this
back when he was selling at MPT)
There are endless possibilities with this kit ... happy tagging!


NEW at The PSP PROJECT ♥

Always something new and exciting happening at the PSP Project.

The TPP Vault has arrived, We received MANY request about it and it is finally done and ready to go :) You can view it here and see the tube available, we have some new exclusives coming very soon to add.

And TPP Starter Pack

TPP Starter Pack

$5.00

The TPP Starter Pack was put together by some of our artists and we have some other goodies included as well, Please find below the list. This pack will be given to you FREE with any purchase of $5.00 or more WOW you can get any better pack than this. So on your next purchase be sure to add it to your cart OR you can purchase it outright for $5.00

Tubes
Victoria Star
Alicia Bel
KiwiFireStorm
Batschis Poser-Design
Kaci McVay

Scrap Kit
Sam's Scraps

Templates
Toxic Desirez x2
Elegant Inspirations x4

Don't miss out on these!

Keith Selle STICK & MOVE Extras

Another set of Extras today for you - this time using the awesome
artwork of Keith Selle Photography. The tube is available here

As always - do not alter or claim as your own work.
Thanks



Thanks for looking - I'll be back with more goodies tomorrow

Zindy WHERE IS LOVE - FTU

This tutorial was written by me on July 20th 2012
and is entirely my own creation
Any resemblance to other tutorials on the net is
purely coincidental.
You are welcome to link back to the tutorial if using in Forum Challenges.
Do not claim as your own work, rip apart or post tutorial elsewhere.

SUPPLIES
Another awesome Zindy tube called SASSY RED which you can buy here
FTU Kit by Gothic Inspirations called The Darkest Night
Filters : Eye Candy Gradient Glow and Xero Porcelain
Fonts used : Dusty Rose and Century Gothic.

TUTORIAL
Open a 650 x 650 transparent image.
Open up your tube - leave to one side for now.
Open your kit and choose element MESH - copy and paste as new layer, resize by 66%. Move this up and to the right. Duplicate layer, Mirror, Flip - merge layer down.
Choose your preset tool and select Circle/Elipse - Choose White as your background color.
Draw out a large circle. Apply Effects/Texture/Blinds with the following setting
Width 3 Opacity 29 Color Black, Light from top left

Now choose a color from your tube - and draw out a smaller circle - move to the left.
Paste close up onto the circle - delete any overhang
(You should know how to do this by now)
Adjust Opacity to desired strength.
Now apply Xero Porcelain with default settings - adjusting the BLUE to 76
Move back to your circle now and add a Gradient Glow if desired. (Fat/White and then Color/Medium)

Back to your Preset Shape and choose a heart shape - draw out a small heart in your color of choice, then draw out a few more hearts scattered over the right hand side of the large White circle shape. Don't make them all the same size - and keep a scattered effect with them. Convert to Raster Layer, apply a drop shadow, and Xero Porcelain if desired.

Copy and paste your tube - use my tag for reference.
Resize by 85% - Adjust Sharpness.

Now - start adding your elements
(Adjust the element color to match your tube - I used HUE 225 SATURATION 80)
Moon - Copy/Paste, resize by 66% - move this layer down below your circle shapes - and to the left.
Lamp - copy/paste, resize by 33% - move to the right.
Fern - copy/paste, resize by 66%, and move this down behind your tube.
Rose - copy/paste, resize by 33% - move to right of your tube, duplicate and mirror the rose.
Scatter - copy/paste, resize by 66% - place where you like on the tag.
Beads - copy/paste, resize by 66% and place this so it sits along the bottom of your tube.
Sparkles - copy and paste. This is your top layer now - place as desired.

Now choose a color to match your tag, and the Dusty Rose Font
Type out WHERE IS LOVE? - and place at the bottom of your tag.
Add any desired effect.

Choose Century Gothic Font - and type out your name, in size 16, repeating 4 or 5 times.
Add a Gradient Glow.
Add your Copyright Information and save as a PNG.

Friday, July 20, 2012

ART OF LIVING CLUSTER + EXTRAS ♥

Here's my Friday Freebie to you

I used this awesome kit by Wicked Princess Scraps called ART OF LIVING
which you can buy here
This kit is on sale right now for only $1.95 - make sure you grab it now

And onto the Cluster - here is your preview

And here is the set of Extras ... you know the rules on snagging! ♥






Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zindy COMFORT - FTU

This tutorial was written by me on July 18th 2012
Any resemblance to other tutorials out there is purely coincidental.
Do not rip apart, or claim as your own work.
Provide a link back to the blog if using this tutorial in forum challenges

SUPPLIES
The tube is new from Zindy called SLEEPY TIME and you can get it here
Elements (if these are yours please let me know and I will credit)
Mask of Choice
Filters - Eye Candy HSB Noise and Gradient Glow
Fonts - P22ZanerFour (Name) and Verdana (©)

TUTORIAL

Open a 650 x 650 transparent Canvas, and open your tube in PSP as well
If you want to apply a mask ... now is the time to do it.
Floodfill with a color of choice from your tube - and apply your mask.
Merge Group.

Add a new layer - and using your Preset Shapes Tool (Circle) with your color of choice, draw out a large circle. Now apply HSB Noise with the following settings
Now take your close up tube and paste on to the circle.
Using your magic wand, move down to the circle layer, and click out side the circle and you will have the 'marching ants' show up.
Now move back up to the tube layer and hit delete.
You have now just trimmed your tube, so it sits perfectly inside the circle. Adjust the tube opacity to suit your taste.
Adjust the Blend Mode on this layer to Luminance, and merge this layer down. (Circle and tube layer are now 1 layer)
Add a Gradient Glow - I used Fat (white) and then Medium (purple) - play around until you get the effect you like. Then move this circle layer to the right of the tag.

Back to your Preset Tool - and this time use the rectangle shape and color of choice.
Draw out a small rectangle shape (look at my tag for reference)
Apply the same HSB Noise Effects and also add Blinds Texture Effects
Once again - copy your close up tube and paste as new layer, positioning over the rectangle shape.
Trim your tube as before, change the Blend Mode to Luminance, and the Opacity to your preference, then merge down. Move to the left of the tag.
Add Gradient Glow like before - then duplicate the layer and Mirror the image.
Now move it back to the left, moving down to the left slightly.

Add your tube - sitting in the centre.
Add a drop shadow.

Back to your Preset Tool - rectangle shape.
Draw out a narrow rectangle in color of choice. Apply HSB Noise and a Gradient Glow.
Now change your background color to White, and draw another rectangle, smaller than the first one.
Add a Gradient Glow.

Add your Wordart so it sits over the rectangles - add a Gradient Glow and Drop Shadow.
Add your Corner roses - colorising to match your tube/tag
Add the Heart Accents either side of your tag, colorising to match the tube/tag
Add your Copyright Information, and your name, and save as a PNG File


Monday, July 16, 2012

Zindy SAY A LITTLE PRAYER - PTU


This tutorial is entirely my own idea and any resemblance to
any other tutorial on the web is purely coincidental.
Do not copy, translate or clain as your own work.
All my tutorials are © protected.

SUPPLIES
A new tube from Zindy called Little Prayers which you can buy at the shop here
Kit I used is by Thaliris called Pink Garden
(link to be added)
Mask of choice
Filters : Eye Candy HSB Noise
Fonts : Saginaw Bold and Verdana (©)

TUTORIAL
Open a 650 x 650 transparent Canvas
Flood fill with a light grey color and apply your mask. Merge Group

Open your kit and use the following elements
Element 42 - Grass - copy/paste and resize by 27% - move to the left. Duplicate/Mirror.
Element 08 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - move to the left.
Element 49 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - move to the right and down to the bottom of the tag.
Element 41 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - move to the left of the tag.
Element 05 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - move to the right of the tag.
Feel free to add any wordart to this scroll page.
Element 01 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - resize again if needed. Move this to the left.
Element 03 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - move to the left of the tag.
Element 04 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - move to the left of the tag and have this sit in front 
of the flower.
Element 36 - copy/paste and resize by 22% - and move this down towards the bottom of the tag.

Now add your tube - resize and place her in front of the scroll (Element 05)
Element 45 - copy/paste and resize. Move to the left of the tag.

Now add the wording I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER in your font of choice.
Add your Copyright Information.
NOW - go to IMAGE/GREYSCALE and apply.

Right Click on the top boarder of your tag - and Copy Merged.
Paste this as a new layer - the top layer - lining up as close as possible but it doesn't have to be exact.
Go to ADJUST/BLUR/GAUSSIAN BLUR with the setting at 6.
Change the Blend Mode to OVERLAY and lower the Opacity to 38.

Apply Eye Candy HSB Noise with these settings

Now is the time to add your name ... when done, save as a PNG File.


Friday, July 13, 2012

KiwiFire Storm Country Girl Extras

Once again - the very talented Brian Gibbs aka KiwiFire Storm was the choice for this tag ... totally loving all his tubes ... a brilliant artist. You really should check out his tubes at the PSP Project.
The tube I used for this set of Extras is called YEEHAA and you can get it here

Here are the extras - you know the rules ♥




Zindy - ANGEL WHISPERS - PTU

This tutorial was written on July 13th 2012 and is entirely my own creation.
Do not claim as your own, rip apart, translate or post this tutorial elsewhere.
You are welcome to post a link if you use this tutorial in Forum Challenges.

SUPPLIES

Pink Angel Collection - Tube and Kit that is available here at Zindy's Store

Fonts used are CK Blake and CK Bloom

TUTORIAL

Open a 650 x 650 transparent canvas.
Copy and Paste Element PA Cloud - resize by 55% - move this up to the right of the canvas.
Duplicate/Flip/Mirror and position on the bottom left of the canvas.

Copy and Paste Element Frame 2 - resize by 55% and move up and to the left.
Duplicate/Mirror and move down slightly.
Merge Layer down - your frame layer should now look like this
Now take your Magic Wand - and click inside the frames - go to Selections/Modify/Expand by 10
Add a new layer below the frame layer, and flood fill with a color to match the frame or tube.
I then added Eye Candy HSB Noise effect and Blinds Texture. This is optional.

Copy and paste your tube twice ... moving these tubes so they show through the frames. Once you have them positioned as you like ... cut/delete the overhang showing beyond the frames.

Copy and Paste the following elements - resizing to taste - most of these were resized to 44%
Element PA Flower 1 - resize and move to the bottom left corner of the top frame. Duplicate and mirror and move down to the bottom left hand corner of the bottom frame
Element Card Heart - resize and move so this lays between the 2 flowers.
Element PA Light - resize and move down to the bottom left corner of the canvas.
Element PA Jar - resize and move so this sits in front of the flowers and heart.
Element PA Stickbow - resize and move so it sits behind the jar.
Element PA Card - resize and move so it sits in front of the jar and to the left slightly.

The rest is up to you - make this tag unique to you by adding whatever other elements you like. If adding some of the ribbons, post them as layers below the frames and have them sticking out slightly.

Now copy and paste your tube - and move to the right. Add a drop shadow - these are the settings I used

Now copy and paste Element PA Flutters - resize to taste.
I mirrored this element - and moved it to the left but still have some of the butterflies
laying across the Angel Tube.

Now using your font of choice - type out ANGEL WHISPERS
I used CK Bold Blake in Size 48, then add a Fat Eye Candy Gradient Glow in White, and then a Medium Glow in Pink (size 3)
Move this wording so it sits at the bottom of the Angel Tube.
Add your Copyright Information, and your name and save as a PNG File
You are done ... 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

XKETCH Be Awesome Extras

So bad - I have had this tube for a couple of weeks and only just now remembered about it.
Tube is by Xketch and is available at the PSP Project here

Here are the extras - enjoy





ZINDY Dream On Dreamer Extras

Again ... the wonderful art of Zindy
This tube is an Exclusive at Dreamscape Imaging which you can buy here

Enjoy the extras - and remember the rules
Snag away, but do not alter in any way or claim as your own work





Monday, July 9, 2012

ZINDY Haven's Fairy - PTU


This tutorial is entirely my own idea.
If this resembles any others out there, then it is purely coincidental.
Do not rip apart, claim as your own, or copy in any way.

SUPPLIES
Tube is from Zindy called Cherry Fairy and you can get it here
Kit is called Heavenly Place by Albina which you can buy here
Mask of Choice ... if desired
Font : Verdana (Copyright) & Before The Rain (Name)

No outside Filters used.

TUTORIAL

Open a 650 x 650 Transparent Canvas

Now open your kit and use the following elements
# 60 Waterfall - Copy and paste as new layer. Do not resize
#46 Flower Corner- copy/paste - resize by 44% and move to the bottom right
# 66 Flower Arch- Copy/paste - do not resize. Move down below the waterfall layer
#47 Palm Frond - Copy/Paste - resize by 44% and move down below waterfall layer, moving to the right. Now duplicate and mirror image and move up slightly.
#14 Oyster Shell & Pearl - Copy/Paste and resize - move down to the left slightly
# 24 - Copy/Paste and resize - move down and to the left, sitting next to the Oyster Shell
# 23 - Copy/Paste and resize - move to the left.

Add your tube - no need to resize. Move her down a couple of layers, so it looks like she is
standing in the flowers.

Add your Copyright information CLEARLY - and also add your name, in your font of choice.
Save your tag as a PNG File and you are done.