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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tut: Eternity






















Eternity

This tutorial was written by me on May 25 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice:  I'm using a beautiful image from Katarina Koukiotis.  You can get this image and a license at Dreamscape Imaging.

Scrap Kit - I'm using Broken Sky's portion of the "Eclipse"  store collab from Underground Scraps.  You can purchase this kit here.

Mask of choice
Font of choice - I'm using Mon Amour Script Pro

Music note brushes of choice

To begin open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  New image 700 x 700 white background - c/p Paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group

2.  C/P Frame 3 as new layer - resize - click inside with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 6 - c/p Paper 1 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - move below frame layer - c/p pianostairs as new layer - resize - position to the right of paper layer - delete - open drapery element - image - mirror - c/p as new layer on tag - position to the left of paper layer - delete - selections - select none - dropshadow frame, stairs, and drapery.

3.  C/P Sparkles 2 as new layer - resize if desired - position over frame - dropshadow

4.  New raster layer - apply music note brush - position over frame - change opacity to around 56

5.  C/P Frame 2 as new layer - resize - position to the bottom right of 1st frame - click inside with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 5 - c/p Paper 7 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - move below frame layer - c/p tube as new layer - resize - delete - select none - dropshadow frame layer and tube

6.  C/P piano as new layer - resize - position on tag - dropshadow - c/p light element as new layer - position

7.  Close off white background layer - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut : Wolf Within
















Wolf Within

This tutorial was written by me on May 24, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the art of Eugene Rzhevskii.  You can purchase tubes/license at MyPSPTubes.

Scrap Kit - I'm using AriaSparkle's portion of the "Eclipse" store collab from Underground Scraps.  You can get this kit here.

Template - I'm using Template #47 from Sara's Scraps.  Visit her blog to download.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using Wolf's Bane Pro

Mura Meister - Clouds
Fairy Dust Brushes of choice

To begin open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  Open template - shiftd to duplicate - close original - image - canvas size - 750 X 750 - new raster layer - flood fill white - send to bottom

2. On rectangle 1 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 2 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - effects - mura meister clouds - default - new raster layer - apply brush of choice - select none

3.  C/P wolf of choice from kit - resize - image - mirror - position on brush layer - highlight paper layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - click on wolf layer - delete - select none - dropshadow wolf - delete original rectangle layer - add a gradient glow to paper layer - with magic wand - click on gradient - add/remove noise - add noise 100%

4.  On circle layer - click with magic wand - c/p paper 1 as new layer - invert - delete - select none - add gradient glow - add same noise effect as above - dropshadow - delete original layer

5.  On rectangles 2 & 3 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 3 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - repeat gradient glow and noise effect - dropshadow - delete original layers

6.  On frame background layer - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 2 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - apply clouds filter as above - c/p moon of choice as new layer - resize - position - delete - c/p wolf of choice - resize - delete - c/p your tube as new layer - resize - delete - select none - dropshadow moon, tube, and wolf - on wolf tube change properties to luminance(L) - delete original layer

7.  On Frame layer - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 3 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - add same gradient and noise filter - dropshadow - delete original layer

8.  C/P flower element of choice - resize - rotate - position on top left corner of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - position on bottom right corner of frame - dropshadow both layers

9.  On white background - c/p paper of choice - apply mask - merge group - close out white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Monday, May 24, 2010

Tut : My Brand of Heroin






















My Brand of Heroin

This tutorial was written by me on May 24, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using a beautiful FTU tube from Zindy Nielsen.  You can get the tube/license here.

Scrap Kit - I'm using Angel's Designz portion of the "Eclipse" store collab from Underground Scraps.  You can purchase this great kit here.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using a font called "Twilight"

To begin open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  New image 700 x 700 white background - c/p Frame 1 as new layer - resize - image - rotate - 90 left - click inside frame with magic wand - c/p Paper 2 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - move below frame - c/p your tube as new layer - delete - select none - dropshadow tube and frame

2.  C/P Flower 4 as new layer - resize - position on bottom right corner of frame - dropshadow 

3. C/P Lock as new layer - resize - rotate - position on left side of frame - using eraser tool erase a bit of the lock so it appears to be hooked to frame ( see my tag) - dropshadow - C/P wire element 3 as new layer - resize - position on tag - dropshadow

4.  C/P Key as new layer - resize & rotate - position over lock - dropshadow

5.  C/P Feathers as new layer - resize & rotate - position on top of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - dropshadow both layers

6.  C/P Leaves as new layer - resize & rotate - position in top center of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - position next to other leaves - merge together - position - dropshadow

7.  C/P Flower 3 as new layer - resize - position over leaves on center top of frame ( see my tag) - dropshadow

8.  On white background layer - c/p Paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - c/p Mesh as new layer - position over mask layer - dropshadow

9.  Close white background layer - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license info and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut: How Does Your Garden Grow


















How Does Your Garden Grow?

This tutorial was written by me on May 23 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

3 tubes of choice - I'm using the adorable art of Suzanne Woolcott.  You can purchase tubes/license here at Gorjuss Art.

Scrap Kit - I'm using an adorable FTU kit from Touch Me at Scrapmania Free.  Visit her blog here to download.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using 2Peas Giggle

To begin open tubes and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  New image 700 x 700 white background - c/p Element 52 as new layer - resize - position towards the bottom of canvas - click inside frame openings with magic wand - c/p Paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - move below frame - dropshadow frame

2.  C/P tube of choice as new layer - resize - dropshadow - position in left frame opening - duplicate - move duplicate below frame - close top tube & with eraser tool erase any parts hanging below frame - open top tube layer - erase any parts you don't want showing - repeat for other frame openings using other tubes

3.  C/P element 18 as new layer - resize - position on left of fence - duplicate - image - mirror - position - dropshadow both layers

4.  C/P element 1 as new layer - resize - position on tag ( see mine) - duplicate - resize again - position - dropshadow both layers

5.  C/P element 55 as new layer - resize - position along the bottom of the fence - duplicate as many times as it takes for the grass to cover the length of the fence - merge these layers together - dropshadow

6.  C/P element 11 as new layer - resize - position on the fence - dropshadow

7.  C/P element 44 as new layer - resize - position on tag - duplicate - image - mirror - position - dropshadow both layers

8.  C/P element 2 as new layer - resize - position on top of canvas ( see my tag) - dropshadow

9.  On white background - C/P paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - close white background layer - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license info and name - save as .png.

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tut: All Summer Long





















All Summer Long

This tutorial was written by me on May 23, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.
Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the gorgeous art of Ismael Rac.  You can purchase tubes/license at Artistic Minds.

Scrap kit - I'm using a beautiful PTU kit from ScrapsbyjOeswife called "Tequila Sunrise".  Visit her blog to find out where you can purchase this great kit.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using Glider Girls

To begin open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  New image - 700 x 700 white background - c/p Frame 27 as new layer - resize - position in center - click inside frame with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 5 - c/p Paper 24 as new layer - resize - selections - invert - delete - select none - click inside frame again - c/p your tube as new layer - selections - invert - delete - with eraser tool erase any part of tube hanging below frame - select none - dropshadow frame and tube

2.  C/P 2 flowers of choice as new layers - resize on smaller than the other - position on top left corner of tag - arrange to your liking - merge flowers together - dropshadow - move below tube layer - duplicate - move to bottom right corner of tag - arrange above tube layer

3.  C/P note 4 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on top right corner of tag - dropshadow - c/p pushpin 1 as new layer - resize - position on note - dropshadow

4.  C/P shells of choice as new layers - resize - position on bottom right corner of frame - arrange - dropshadow each layer - c/p umbrella of choice - resize - position below shells - rotate if needed - dropshadow

5.  C/P butterfly of choice as new layer - resize - rotate - position on tag - dropshadow

6.  On white background layer - c/p Paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - c/p fan of choice as new layer - resize - rotate 90 right - position on tag ( see mine) - duplicate - image - mirror - dropshadow both layers

7.  Close off white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut : Surrender

















Surrender

This tutorials was written by me on May 23, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the art of Unholy Vault Designs.  You can purchase tubes/license at MyPSPTubes.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU True Blood character kit from Majik of Mystee called "Eric".  You can purchase this kit here at Intoxxicated Intentionz.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using UpDock

This is gonna be an easy tut so let's begin:

Open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  New image - 700 x 700 white - c/p Element 26 as new layer - resize if needed - image - rotate 90 left - click inside with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 3 - c/p Paper 6 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - move below frame layer - select none - merge down - duplicate 2x - move both duplicate below original - on bottom duplicate - image - rotate 20 right - on next duplicate - image - rotate 20 left - dropshadow all 3 layers

2.  C/P Element 5 as new layer - resize - position in center of tag - with magic wand click inside the outer 4 openings - selections - modify - expand by 5 - c/p Paper 12 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none

3.  With magic wand - click inside center frame - selections - modify - expand by 5 - c/p Paper 9 as new layer - resize if needed - selections - invert - delete - c/p your tube as new layer - resize - position - delete - select none - dropshadow tube and frame layer

4.  C/P element 15 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on bottom of center frame - dropshadow

5.  C/P Element 3 as new layer - resize - position on bottom right corner of frame - duplicate - resize again - position - dropshadow both layers

6.  C/P Element 24 as new layer - resize - position on tag - dropshadow

7.  C/P Element 33 as new layer - resize - position on top right corner of frame - dropshadow

8.  On white background layer - c/p Paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - c/p Glitter 2 as new layer - resize - position - duplicate - image - flip 

9.  Close white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut: Dark Promises



















Dark Promises

This tutorial was written by me on May 23, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

2 tubes of choice - I'm using the awesome art of Unholy Vault Designs.  You can purchase tubes/license at MyPSPTubes.
Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU kit from DarkMoon's Dreams called "Darling Esme".  You can purchase this great kit here at Enchanted Dreams Boutique.

Template - I'm using Template 12 from Sara of Sara's Scraps.  You can download from her blog here.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using Endor

To begin open tubes and mask in PSP - minimize - Open template - Shift D - close original - close out copyright layer - new raster layer - floodfill white - send to bottom

1.  On circle 1 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 9 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original - dropshadow

2.  On circle 2 layer - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 1 as new layer - resize - selections - invert - delete - c/p Dangle 2 as new layer - resize - position over circle - delete - select none - dropshadow dangle and circle layer

3.  On rectangle 1 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 11 as new layer - resize - selections - invert - delete - select none - dropshadow - repeat for rectangle 2

4.  On Frame Background 1 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 2 as new layer - resize small - position - selections - invert - delete - c/p one of your tubes as new layer - resize - position - delete - select none - dropshadow tube layer

5.  On Frame 1 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 8 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - dropshadow frame

6.  C/P Rose 2 as new layer - resize - position over Frame 1 - dropshadow - erase any bits over tube

7.  On Frame Background 2 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 10 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - c/p your other tube as new layer - resize - delete - select none - dropshadow tube - change properties to luminance(L)

8.  On Frame 2 - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 11 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - dropshadow

9.  C/P Bouquet as new layer - resize - rotate - position on bottom of Frame 2 - dropshadow

10.  C/P candle 1 as new layer - resize - position on tag ( see mine) - dropshadow - duplicate - resize again - position

11.  C/P Flower 4 as new layer - resize - position on tag - dropshadow - c/p diary 1 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on tag - dropshadow ( see my tag for positioning)

12.  C/P feather as new layer - resize - rotate - position over diary - dropshadow - c/p ink as new layer - resize - position over feather - dropshadow

13.  On white floodfill layer - c/p paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - c/p splatter of choice as new layer - resize - position - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip

14.  Close of white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut : Summer Flowers
















Summer Flowers

This tutorial was written by me on May 23 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

2 Tubes of choice - I'm using the cute fairies of Joel Adams.  You can purchase tubes/license at CILM.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great FTU kit from Nette's Nightowl Works portion of the Seasons In The Sun blogtrain.  Visit her blog to download her part and don't forget to check out the other great parts of this train.

Template - I'm using Template #47 from Sara's Scraps.  Visit her blog to download.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using AL Delight

To begin open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now - open template in PSP - ShiftD - close original - image - canvas size - 750 x 550 - new raster layer - floodfill white - send to bottom - close out copyright 

1.  Click rectangle 1 with magic wand - copy/paste Paper 5 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - dropshadow - delete original layer - repeat for other template layers using different papers 

2.  Highlight your frame background layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - c/p first tube as new layer - resize - position on left side of background layer - selections - invert - delete on tube layer - change properties to luminance(l) - mirror your tube - repeat steps for other side of background - dropshadow tube layers.

3.  C/P cherry 2 as new layer - resize - position on right side of frame layer - dropshadow

4.  C/P Flower 2 and Flower 4 as new layers - resize one smaller than the other - position on left side of frame layer - dropshadow

5.  C/P your other tube as new layer - resize - position on tag - dropshadow

6.  C/P dragon 2 as new layer - image - mirror - rotate - resize - position on top left of frame layer - dropshadow

7.  On white floodfill layer - c/p doodle 33 as new layer - resize - position - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip - merge together - adjust - add/remove noise - add noise 100% - dropshadow

8.  C/P sunflower 3 as new layer - position behind your circle - resizing if needed - dropshadow - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip - position ( see my tag)

9.  C/P Flower as new layer - resize - position on right side of template ( see my tag) - dropshadow

10.  Back on floodfill layer - c/p paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - close out white background - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut: Curiouser & Curiouser

















Curiouser & Curiouser

This tutorial was written by me on May 23, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using a beautiful cookie poser from Medievil Creations which is included with the kit

Scrap Kit - I'm using a fun and amazing PTU kit from Gothic Witch called "Mad Hatter".  Visit her blog to find out where you can purchase this great kit!!

Mask of choice
Font of choice - I'm using Alice In Wonderland

To begin open up tube or poser and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  Open Frame 12 - ShiftD to duplicate - close original - image canvas size - 750 x 600 - new raster layer - send to bottom - floodfill white
2.  Click inside frame with magic wand - c/p Paper 21 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - c/p Paper 55 as new layer - resize - move down inside frame about 1/2 way from top - delete - select none - highlight checkered paper - selections - select all - float - defloat - effects - geometric - perspective vertical default - select none - dropshadow frame

3.  C/P door as new layer - resize - position under frame ( see mine for reference) - dropshadow

4.  C/P falling teacup 1 as new layer - resize - position on left side under frame ( see mine) - dropshadow

5.  Highlight frame layer - C/P vine 1 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on right side of frame - dropshadow

6.  C/P drink me bottles - resize - position on bottom right corner of frame - dropshadow both layers

7.  C/P clock as new layer - resize - position on top left corner of frame - dropshadow

8.  C/P cards as new layer - resize - position on bottom left corner of frame - dropshadow

9.  C/P hat 3 as new layer - resize - position on bottom left corner of frame - dropshadow

10.  C/P your tube as new layer - resize - position on tag - dropshadow

11.  C/P word art of choice as new layer - resize - position above frame - dropshadow

12.  On white background layer - c/p paper of choice - apply mask - merge group - close out white layer - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - save as .png.

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut: Sweet 'n' Sassy






















Sweet 'n' Sassy

This tutorial was written by me on May 23, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the beautiful work of Keith Garvey.  You can purchase tubes/license at MyPSPTubes.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a beautiful PTU kit from Alika's Scraps called "Sweet Surprise".  Visit her blog to find out where to purchase this great kit.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using Mon Amour Script

To begin open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now - new image 700 x 700 white background

1.  C/P Frame 1 as new layer - resize - click inside with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 5 - c/p Paper 5 as new layer - resize - invert - delete - select none - click inside frame again - c/p tube as new layer - resize if needed - invert - with eraser tool erase any part of tube hanging outside of frame - select none - dropshadow frame and tube

2.  C/P Flower 6 as new layer - resize - duplicate 2x for a total of 3 - arrange the flowers in a line on the right side of tag ( see mine for reference) - dropshadow each layer 

3.  C/P Frame 6 as new layer - rotate 90 right - resize if needed - position on right side of other frame above flowers - click inside frame openings with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 5 - c/p Paper 3 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - c/p tube as new layer - position - delete - select none - dropshadow frame and tube layers - change properties on tube to luminance(l) 

4.  C/P Heart String 2 as new layer - resize - position on tag - resize - dropshadow

5.  C/P Flower 2 as new layer - resize - position on bottom left of frame - dropshadow - c/p Flower 1 as new layer - resize - position - dropshadow

6.  C/P Butterfly 1 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on tag - dropshadow

7.  On white background - c/p paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - close of white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png.

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!

Tut: Dark Wedding





















Dark Wedding

This tutorial was written by me on May 23, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the awesome art of Dark Yarrow.  You can purchase tubes/license at Dreamscape Imaging.

Scrap Kit - I'm using an amazing PTU kit from Gothic Witch called "Dark Wedding".  Visit her blog to find out where you can purchase this great kit.

Mask of choice
Font of choice - I'm using Black Chancery.

To begin open tube and mask in PSP - minimize for now - New image 700 x 700 white background

1.  C/P frame 10 as new layer - resize - with magic wand click inside each opening - selections - modify - expand by 7 - c/p paper of choice as new layer - invert - delete - c/p close up tube of choice ( you will have to play with the sizing and positioning) - delete - selections - select none - dropshadow tube and frame - merge paper, frame and tube together 

2.  Duplicate your merged layer - image - rotate 20 left - duplicate merge layer again - rotate 20 right - move both rotated layers below main merged image

3.  C/P wedding arch of choice - resize - position on tag - dropshadow

4.  C/P cake of choice - resize - position on the left side of arch - dropshadow

5.  C/P candle of choice - resize - position over cake - dropshadow

6.  C/P gothic veil of choice as new layer - resize - position on the top right of frame - dropshadow

7.  C/P bridal gown of choice - resize - position on the right side of frame - dropshadow - rotate

8.  C/P dark altar - resize - position in the center towards the bottom of tag -  dropshadow

9.  C/P tube as new layer - resize - position - dropshadow

10.  C/P banner of choice - resize - position towards the bottom of altar - dropshadow

11.  On white background - c/p another paper - apply your mask - merge group - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - save as .png.

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2 Hott 2 Handle





















2 Hott 2 Handle

This tutorial was written by me on May 11, 2010 using PSP 9. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the art of Ismael Rac.  You can purchase his tubes/license at Artistic Minds.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU kit from Missy of Scraps w/ Attitude called "Dark Secrets".  Visit her blog to find out where you can purchase this kit.

Template - I'm using Template CMXC3T2 from Aiya of JuicyBits.  You can download this template at Creative Misfits Creations.  ( Click on templates on the right side of blog and go back a couple of pages and scroll down.)

Mask of choice

Font of choice -  I'm using Neon Derthaw which you can get from here. ( Sorry it is PTU)

To begin open tube, mask, and template in PSP - minimize your tube and mask

1.  On template - ShiftD to duplicate - close original - image - canvas size 700 x 700 - delete the following layers :  delete layer, all 4 splatter layers, paper 1 goth stars, both bracket layers , goth star layer - close off copyright layer

2.  New raster layer - floodfill white - send to bottom - c/p Paper of choice as new layer - apply your mask - merge group

3.  On circle layer - click with magic wand - c/p paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - dropshadow - delete original layer - repeat for other layers using a different paper each time

4.  On your photoback layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - c/p your closeup as new layer - position in frame - selections - invert - delete - select none - dropshadow tube

5.  Highlight your photo frame layer - c/p Bow 2 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on the top right corner of frame - dropshadow - c/p Pin 1 as new layer - resize - rotate - position over bow - with eraser tool erase a bit of the pin so that it appears to be pinned to bow - dropshadow - c/p Dangling Heart 1 as new layer - resize - dropshadow - move below pin layer & position so it appears to be dangling from pin ( see my tag)

6.  C/P curly ribbon 1 as new layer - resize - rotate left 90 - position on left side of template - dropshadow

7.  C/P word tape of choice as new layer - resize - rotate - position on left top of template - dropshadow

8.  C/P your main tube as new layer - resize if needed - position on tag - dropshadow

9.  On mask layer - c/p Hearts 1 as new layer - position - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip

10.  Close white background layer - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rock 'n' Roll Attitude




















Rock 'n' Roll Attitude

This tutorial was written by me on May 8, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the awesome art of Ismael Rac.  You can purchase his tubes/license at Artistic Minds.
Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU kit from Broken Sky Dezine called "Rocker Passion".  You can purchase this great kit here.

Template - I'm using a collab Template from Kylie and Kristin which you can download here at Creative Misfits.

Mask of choice - I'm using WSL Mask 221 from Chelle at Weescotslass Creations.  You can download from her blog here.

Font of choice - I'm using RoadRage which you can get from here. ( Sorry it is PTU)

Filters - Tramages Tow The Line

To begin open mask, tube and template in PSP - minimize your mask and tube

1.  On Template - image - canvas size 750 x 700 - floodfill background with white - close off copyright layer

2.  On Splat Layer - choose a color from your tube or kit - selections - select all - float - defloat - new raster layer - floodfill with color - select none - adjust - add/remove noise - add noise 100% gaussian - delete original layer - dropshadow

3.  On SCircle 1 layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - c/p paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - dropshadow - repeat for your other layers - on the tramages rectangle layer - apply your tramages Tow The Line filter on your paper layer - play with the settings until you get something you like

4.  Highlight your top circle frame layer - c/p Stars element - image - mirror - resize if desired - position on right side of template - dropshadow

5.  C/P your tube as new layer - position over circle layers ( see my tag ) - dropshadow - with eraser tool very carefully any part that is hanging below your circle layers 

6.  Highlight your star back layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - c/p your tube again as new layer - resize - position - selections - invert - delete - dropshadow

7.  C/P drumset as new layer - resize - position on tag - dropshadow - bring to top

8.  C/P brad of choice as new layer - position on tag - dropshadow 

9.  On background layer - c/p paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group - c/p a different paper as new layer - apply mask again - merge group - image - flip - merge both layers together

10. C/P chainlink as new layer - position towards the top left of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip

11.  Close of white background - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - save as .png.

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tut: After The Rain


















After The Rain

This tutorial was written by me on May 8, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the art of Selena Fenech.  She is no longer with CILM, but you can use any tube you wish.  See the list of licensing companies on the right side of this blog.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a beautiful PTU kit from AW Designs called "After The Rain".  You can purchase this kit here.

Mask of choice - I'm using WSL Mask 79 from Chelle at Weescotslass Creations.  You can download from her blog here.

Font of choice - I'm using Taggettes Plus which you can get from here.

To begin open mask and tube in PSP and minimize for now.

1.  Open Frame 2 in PSP - ShiftD to duplicate - close original - image - resize 85% all layers unchecked - new raster layer - floodfill with white move to bottom - c/p paper of choice as new layer - apply mask - merge group

2.  With magic wand click outside of the frame - c/p Paper 16 as new layer - delete - move below frame layer - select none - on your paper layer use eraser tool to erase around the outer edge of frame - dropshadow frame

3.  C/P tall grass as new layer - move below frame - erase any parts showing outside of frame - dropshadow

4.  C/P Cloud 1 as new layer - move below frame - resize - position - duplicate - image - mirror - position - dropshadow both layers 

5.  C/P rainbow as new layer - rotate - move below frame layer and original cloud layer, but above duplicate cloud layer - dropshadow

6.  C/P your tube as new layer - position - resize if needed - duplicate - move duplicate layer below frame - using eraser tool erase any parts showing below frame - on top tube layer - erase any parts you don't want showing outside of frame - dropshadow bottom tube only

7.  Highlight frame layer - c/p element 14 as new layer - rotate - resize if needed - position across the top of frame - duplicate - image - flip - dropshadow both layers

8.  C/P dragonfly as new layer - resize - rotate - position on left side of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - position on right side of frame - dropshadow both layers

9.  Close white background layer - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - save as .png.

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Friday, May 7, 2010

Tut: She's A RockStar




















She's A RockStar

This tutorial was written by me on May 7, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the art of Michael Landefeld.  You can purchase tubes/license at CILM.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU kit from 3 Ps in a Pod Designs called "Girly Rock".  You can purchase this kit here.

Template - I'm using Template 114 from Yvette at Essence of Creativity.  You can download from here blog here.

Mask of choice - I'm using MusicMask2 by Jenny which you can download from Creative Misfits Creations.

Font of choice - I'm using Linkin Park which you can get from here.

To begin open up mask, template, and tube in PSP - minimize your mask and tube

1.  On your template - image - canvas size 750 x 650 - floodfill Raster 1 with white

2.  On white glitter circles layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - c/p paper from kit - selections - invert - delete - select none - change properties to overlay - merge down

3.  On blue circles - click with magic wand - c/p another paper as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - effects - texture effects - blinds with settings:  6, 44, color red, both boxes checked - repeat except uncheck horizontal - delete original layer

4.  On large white circle - click with magic wand - c/p another paper as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - repeat for other layers using different papers leaving the text layer as is - close out copyright layer

5.  Click on your small circles layer - c/p element 60 in color of choice as new layer - rotate - position over top left circle - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip - position - dropshadow both layers

6.  Click on stars layer - c/p element 55 as new layer - rotate - position towards the left side of template - dropshadow

7.  C/P element 41 in color of choice as new layer - image - mirror - resize - position towards the right side of template - with magic wand click inside the white area of element - c/p a paper of choice as new layer - invert - delete - select none 

8.  C/P Element 59 as new layer choosing just the guitar and rock layers in colors of choice - resize - rotate - position on your previous element ( see my tag for reference) - dropshadow

9.  C/P your tube as new layer - resize if needed - position - dropshadow

10.  On background layer - c/p another paper as new layer - apply your mask - merge group

11.  Close of white background - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tut: Enchanting Butterfly


















Enchanting Butterfly

This tutorial was written by me on May 6, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the beautiful art of Elias Chatzoudis.  You can purchase his tubes/license from MyPSPTubes.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a beautiful PTU kit from Wacky Winnie Designz called "Summer Splash".  You can purchase this great kit here.

Template - I'm using Oval Template 2 from Tina.  You can download this template from Creative Misfits Creations.

Font of choice - I'm using Ponytail which you can find here.

My Supplies (includes mask and butterfly animation)

To begin unzip the supplies - open mask, tube, and template in PSP - minimize mask and tube - open up butterfly animation in Animation Shop and minimize for now

Open Template in PSP - ShiftD to duplicate - close original - image - canvas size 750 x 750 - new raster layer - floodfill white - send to bottom

1.  On oval layer - click with magic wand - copy/paste paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - repeat for other template layers using a different paper each time

2.  On your rectangle paper layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - copy/paste your tube as new layer - resize if needed - position towards the right side of rectangle - selections - invert - delete - select none - duplicate - image - mirror - position - merge tube layers together - dropshadow - duplicate - on top layer - adjust - blur - gaussian 3 - change properties to soft light - on bottom tube layer - change properties to Luminance(L) - merge together - change opacity to around 42

3.  Click on oval paper layer - c/p Fan 2 as new layer - resize - rotate if needed - position towards the top right corner of oval - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip - position - dropshadow both layers

4.  C/P flower string of choice - resize - position on top of frame layer - duplicate - image - flip - position across the bottom of frame - dropshadow both layers

5.  C/P flower spray of choice - resize - position on bottom corner of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - dropshadow both layers

6.  C/P envelope of choice - resize - rotate - position towards the top left of tag - dropshadow - c/p binder clip of choice - resize - rotate - position on top of the envelope - dropshadow

7.  C/P your tube as new layer - position on tag - dropshadow

8.  On background layer - c/p another paper of choice - apply mask - merge group - resize mask and stretch to fit around the tag (see mine for reference)

9.  Close out white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - if not animating save as .png - if animating continue with the below steps:

Animation:

1.  Open white background layer - copy merge - paste as new animation in Animation Shop

2.  hold CNTRL + L and duplicate your tag for a total of 18 frames - edit - select all 

3.  Maximize your butterfly animation - edit - select all - edit - copy - on tag - edit - paste into selected frame - position where you want - repeat - play your animation and if happy save as .gif

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tut: All Flavor, No Bite






















All Flavor, No Bite

This tutorial was written by me on May 4, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the beautiful art of Jose Cano.  You can purchase his tubes/license at MyPSPTubes.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a PTU "True Blood" theme kit from Creationz by Jo.  Visit her blog here to find out where you can purchase this great kit.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using Bickley Script LET which you can purchase here.

To begin open mask and tube in PSP - minimize - new image - 700 x 700 white background, Resolution 72

1. C/P Cluster frames as new layer - resize - with magic wand click inside each frame opening - selections - modify - expand by 5 - C/P Paper 3 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - dropshadow frame

2.  C/P Ivy Red as new layer - resize - image - flip - rotate - position on right side of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - position on left side of frame - dropshadow both layers

3.  C/P Merlotte's Bar Sign as new layer - resize - rotate - position on the top left of frame - dropshadow

4.  C/P Eric's Pendant Necklace as new layer - resize - position over the arrow on the sign - with eraser tool erase a bit of the necklace so it appears to be draped over the arrow - dropshadow

5.  C/P String Heart as new layer - resize - position on the top right corner of frame - dropshadow

6.  C/P Clock as new layer - resize - position over the string heart - dropshadow

7.  C/P Tombstone as new layer - resize - position on bottom left corner of frame - dropshadow

8.  C/P Roses as new layer - resize - position on the bottom of tombstone - dropshadow

9.  C/P candles of choice as new layer - resize each one differently - position in a cluster on the bottom right corner of frame - dropshadow each layer

10. C/P your tube as new layer - resize - position in the center of frame - dropshadow

11.  On white background layer - C/P paper of choice - apply your mask - merge group - C/P Black Glitter as new layer - position - C/P RedBeads as new layer - position towards the top left of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip

12.  Close out white background layer - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Monday, May 3, 2010

Tut: Walk With Me






















Walk With Me

This tutorial was written by me on May 3, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the beautiful art of Anna Marine.  You can purchase her tubes/license at Creative Minds.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU kit from Mystee of Intoxxikated Intentionz called "True Blood".  You can purchase this kit here.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using Morpheus which you can get from here.

To begin open up mask and tube in PSP and minimize for now - new image 700 x 700 white background
1.  With your preset tool , oval, line style barb wire, size 4, fill null, foreground a color from kit, draw out an oval ( see my tag for size) - objects - align - center in canvas - convert to raster - add an inner bevel of choice

2.  With magic wand click inside oval - selections - modify - expand by 4 - c/p Paper 25 as new layer - resize by 20% - selections - invert - delete - move below frame layer - leave selected

3.  C/P your tube as new layer - position in oval - delete - leave selected

4.  C/P element 29 as new layer - position towards bottom of oval - delete - select none - move element and tube below oval layer - dropshadow tube, element, and frame

5.  C/P element 31 as new layer - resize - position on right side of oval - duplicate - resize again - position on top of other flower - dropshadow both layers - merge together - duplicate - image - flip - position ( see my tag)

6.  C/P element 38 as new layer - resize - position on the top left of oval - dropshadow

7.  C/P element 16 as new layer - resize - rotate left 90 - position on left side of oval - duplicate - image - mirror - resize again - position - dropshadow both layers

8.  C/P element 3 as new layer - resize - position on bottom left of oval - dropshadow

9.  C/P element 15 as new layer - resize - position on bottom left of oval - dropshadow

10.  Add phrase or wording of choice - I used Moon Dance 2 and Morpheus font for my wording and the phrase comes from Season 2 of  True Blood - you can google True Blood quotes to find one

11.  On white background - c/p element 18 as new layer - position towards the top left of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip - dropshadow both layers

12.  C/P glitter 2 as new layer - position towards the top right of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - image flip

13.  Back on white background - c/p paper of choice - resize 20% - apply your mask - merge group - repeat using different paper - merge these 2 mask layers together - duplicate - image mirror - merge together

14.  Close off white background - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license information and name - save as .png.

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tut: Yeah, She's Got It





















Yeah, She's Got It

This tutorial was written by me on April 29, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

4 tubes of choice - I'm using the awesome ladies of Ismael Rac.  You can purchase his tubes/license at Artistic Minds.

Scrap kit - I'm using an awesome PTU kit from Touch Me of Scrapmania Free called "Addicted For Rac".  Visit her blog here to find out where you can purchase this awesome kit.

Template - I'm using Template 11 from Tamie at Addictive Pleasures.  Visit her blog here to download.

Mask of choice

Font of choice - I'm using Mandingo which you can get from here.

Filters - Xero Porcelain, Tramages Tow The Line

To begin open tubes, mask , and template in PSP - minimize tubes and mask

1.  On template layer - ShiftD to duplicate - close original - image resize - change DPI to 72, smartsize , 100 - okay - image - canvas size - 750 x 750 - close out copyright layer

2.  On squares layer - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 7 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - leave selected

3.  Choose one of your tubes and c/p as new layer - resize if needed - position over top left square - delete - repeat for other square using another tube - selections - select none - delete original squares layer

4.  On your tube layers - dropshadow - effects - Xero Porcelain default settings

5.  On Squares Frame layer - selections - select all - float -defloat - c/p Paper 1 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - dropshadow - delete original layer

6.  On circle layer - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 6 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer

7.  On half circle - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 2 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - effects - Tramages Tow The Line default settings

8. On Pink Strip - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 10 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer

9.  On black strip - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 9 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer

10.  On circle frame - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 8 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - dropshadow

11.  On black circle layer - click with magic wand - c/p Paper 3 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - copy/paste another tube as new layer - delete - select none - dropshadow - apply same Porcelain filter as above

12.  On small circle frame - selections - select all - float - defloat - c/p Paper 1 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - dropshadow

13.  On Word Art & Hearts - adjust - hue & saturation - colorize with these settings 245, 247 - dropshadow

14.  On text layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - new raster layer - floodfill black - select none

15.  C/P your main tube as new layer - position over large circle - on large circle layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - modify - contract by 3 - selections - invert - on tube layer - erase what parts you don't want showing outside of frame - select none - dropshadow - move wordart to the top

16.  Now have fun!  Copy/paste any elements you like and arrange on tag - dropshadow each layer

17.  On background layer - c/p another paper as new layer - apply your mask - merge group - close off white background - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license information and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying me tutorial!!

Tut: You Are My Life -Twilight


















You Are My Life

This tutorial was written by me on April 29, 2010.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using a beautiful image from Katarina Koukiotis.  You can get this image and a license at Dreamscape Imaging.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU kit from Sweet Indulgence called "Twilight Love".  You can get this awesome kit here. (This kit is currently unavailable, but you can use any Twilight Themed kit you want.)

Template - I'm using Template 34 from Pooker's Creations.  You can download from her blog here.

Twilight Brushes of choice

Mask of choice
Font of choice - I'm using Mon Amour Script which you can get from here. (Sorry, it is a PTU font)

Filters - Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow

To begin open tube, mask, and template in PSP - minimize mask and tube

1.  On template - ShiftD to duplicate - close original and close off copyright layer 

2.  Highlight Rectangle layer - click with magic wand - copy/paste Paper 6 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - add a fat gradient glow with these settings: Basic Tab 6, 100, 100 - color settings as below:

















- delete original layer

3.  Highlight Circle 3 and merge down until your circles are one layer - click each one with magic wand - copy/paste Paper 1 as new layer - resize paper 80% - selections - invert - delete - select none - add same glow as above - dropshadow - delete original layer

4.  Merge your strip layers together - click with magic wand - copy/paste Paper 8 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - effects - texture effects - blinds with these settings:





















5.  On Rectangle 1 - click with magic wand - copy/paste Paper 7 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - new raster layer - apply Twilight Brushes of choice - delete original layer

6.  On Rectangle 2 - click with magic wand - copy/paste Paper 2 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - copy/paste your tube as new layer - resize - position - delete - select none - dropshadow tube layer - add glow to paper layer - dropshadow

7.  Add any elements that you would like adding a dropshadow to each layer 

8.  On background layer - copy/paste another paper of choice - apply your mask - merge group

9.  Close white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license information and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tut: Haunted Memories

















Haunted Memories

This tutorial was written by me on April 28, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:
 
Tube of choice - I'm using the wicked art of Unholy Vault Designs.  You can purchase tubes/license at MyPSPTubes.
 
Scrap Kit - I'm using an awesome PTU kit from Angel's Designz called " Haunted Memories".  You can purchase this awesome kit here at Underground Scraps.

Mask of Choice

Font of choice - I'm using Killigraphy which you can find here.
 
To begin open mask and tube in PSP - minimize for now
 
New image 700 x 700 white background
1.  Copy/paste Frame 4 as new layer - resize - image - rotate 90 all layers unchecked - click inside with magic wand - copy/paste Paper 3 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - move paper below frame

2.  Copy/paste Hand element as new layer - image - mirror - resize - position in the lower right corner of frame - move below frame layer - dropshadow

3.  Copy/paste Moon as new layer -resize - position in the top left corner of tag - duplicate - on top layer - adjust - blur - gaussian blur - properties soft light - on bottom layer - properties Luminance(L)

4.  Copy/paste Barbwire 1 as new layer -resize - position on frame - dropshadow

5.  Copy/paste Black Roses as new layer - resize - position on right side of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - position on right side of frame moving just a bit below other roses - dropshadow both layers

6.  Copy/paste Old Scrolls as new layer - resize - position on bottom right corner of frame - dropshadow - copy/paste Cross 1 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on top of scrolls - dropshadow - copy/paste Key as new layer - resize - position on top of cross - dropshadow

7.  Copy/paste Lantern as new layer - resize - position on top of frame - using eraser tool erase a part of loop so that it appears to be hanging from frame - dropshadow

8.  Copy/paste Spider 1 as new layer - resize - position on top right corner of tag - dropshadow

9.  Copy/paste your tube as new layer - position on left side of frame - dropshadow

10.  On background layer copy/paste Wired Element 2 as new layer - position 

11.  Back on background layer - copy/paste paper of choice - apply mask - merge group

12.  Close off background layer - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!!

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Hello! I'm a SAHM of 2 beautiful children Wyatt & Caitlyn and have been married to my wonderful husband Everett for 9 years. I live in a small town in NW Florida and am owned by several miniature dachshunds. I've been PSPing for 7 years now and just now decided to put my tags into tutorial form. When I'm not busy taking care of my various animals which not only is dachshunds, but includes various types of fowl and poultry I am playing with my kids or at my computer.
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