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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

PTU Tut: Trick My Treat



Trick My Treat

This tutorial was written by me on August 28 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the newest tube from Keith Garvey.  You must have a license to use his art.  You can purchase his tubes/license at his store HERE.

Scrap Kit - I'm using an awesome kit from Irish Bitch Designs called "Witchypoo".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where you can purchase this great kit

Mask of choice

Font - I'm using Spinstee

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

1.  Copy/paste frame3 as new layer - click inside frame - copy/paste paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - copy/paste your tube as new layer - position - hit delete - selections - select none - copy/paste your tube again as new layer - take eraser tool and remove the parts of tube hanging outside frame ( see my tag) - drop shadow bottom tube layer and frame

2.  Copy/paste the following elements as new layers resizing as needed and position them around the bottom of your tag:  bottle1, cat, cauldron, fire, pumpkin, shoe, and sign - add a dropshadow to each layer

3.  Copy/paste hat of choice as new layer - resize and rotate - position on top of frame - drop shadow - copy/paste spiderweb as new layer - resize - position over sign - adjust sharpness sharpen

4.  Click on white background - copy/paste paper of choice as new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply - delete original mask layer - merge group - copy/paste stars as new layer - resize - position - duplicate - position - drop shadow stars layers

5.  Copy/paste curls as new layer - resize and position on left of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers

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

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

PTU Tut: Summer's End


Summer's End

This tutorial was written by me on August 27 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube - I'm using a great tube by Freya Langford-Sidebottom.  You need a license to use this image.  You can purchase tubes/license at AIL.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great kit by Lexi's Creations called " Farewell Summer".  Visit her blog here to find out where you can purchase this great kit.

Mask of choice

Font - I'm using M A Sexy

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

1. Copy/paste wire as new layer - position in center of canvas - copy/paste flower of choice as new layer - resize - position towards the top left of wire - duplicate - image mirror - image flip - drop shadow your flower and wire layers

2.  Copy/paste leaves 1 as new layer - resize and rotate - position towards bottom left of wire - duplicate - image mirror - image flip - drop shadow both layers

3.  Copy/paste rose of choice as new layer - resize - position over leaves on bottom left - duplicate - image mirror - image flip - position - drop shadow both layers

4.  Copy/paste sparkles 1 as new layer - position - duplicate - position - copy/paste tube as new layer - resize if needed - drop shadow tube layer only

5.  Copy/paste feather of choice - resize - position on bottom of tube (if using one like mine) - duplicate - image mirror - drop shadow both layers

6.  Back on white background - copy/paste paper of choice as new layer - layers - new mask layer from image - apply - delete original mask layer - merge group - you can add a sparkle to this  layer if you want

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

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Monday, August 27, 2012

PTU Tutorial: Just A Treat

Just A Treat

This tutorial was written by me on August 27 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using the amazing art of Keith Garvey.  You need a license to use his art and you can purchase tubes/license at his store HERE.

Scrap kit - I'm using a great kit by Gemini Creationz called " Every Witch Way".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where to purchase this kit.

Template - I'm using Halloween Template 1 from Tracy F . You can download this template HERE.

Font - I'm using Jellyka Vampire Street

1.  To begin open your tube in PSP - minimize - Open your template - Shift+D to duplicate - canvas size 800 x 600 - flood fill white - delete copyright, word art, bat and spider layers

2.  Beginning with your mask layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - copy/paste paper of choice into selection - selections - select none

3.  On circle 1 layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - copy/paste another paper as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - delete original layer - repeat for other layers except frame layer

4.  On your frame layer - choose a gradient that matches your tag ( I chose a Halloween one) - selections - select all - float - defloat - layers - new raster - flood fill with gradient - select none - delete original frame layer - on flood fill layer - adjust - add/remove noise - setting your choice

5.  Copy/paste your tube as a new layer - resize if needed - position under frame layer ( see my tag ) - erase parts of tube you don't want showing - drop shadow - duplicate - on original tube change properties to Luminance (L) - on duplicate layer change properties to soft light - drop shadow your frame layer

6.  Copy/paste your tube again as new layer - position on tag - drop shadow

7.  Copy/paste any other elements you would like resizing if needed - arrange on tag - drop shadow each layer

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

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

PTU Tut: Who's Afraid?


Who's Afraid?

This tutorial was written by me on August 27 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.


Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using a great tube by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.  You need a license to use her art which you can purchase at CDO.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great kit by Schnegge's Scraps called "In The Woods".  You can purchase this kit at PMTw/S.

Font - I'm using Monika

This is a simple tutorial so to begin open tube in PSP and minimize - new 700 x 700 image white background

1.  Copy/paste Frame 01 as new layer - resize if desired - click inside frame with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 8 - copy/paste a paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none

2.  Click inside frame again - copy/paste tree 02 as new layer - resize if needed - duplicate - arrange - with eraser remove the parts of tree you don't want showing - copy/paste your tube as new layer (mine came with the wolf) - arrange - repeat with eraser tool - deselect - drop shadow your tree, frame, and tube layers

3.  Copy/paste torch as new layer - resize - position on left side of tag - drop shadow - copy/paste mushroom as new layer - resize - position on right side of tag - duplicate - resize again - position - drop shadow both layers 

4.  Copy/paste leaf03 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on left side of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers - copy/paste leaf 02 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on bottom of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers - merge down - move below other leaf layers

5.  Copy/paste butterfly of choice - resize - rotate - position on tag - drop shadow

6.  Close out white background - crop/resize to your preference - add copyright/license info and name

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

PTU Tut: Changes


Changes

This tutorial was written by me on August 27 using PSP X4. 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.  You need a license to use her art which you can get at CDO.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a beautiful fall kit from Pimp'd Designz called " Fall Days".  You can purchase this kit at PMTw/S.

Mask - I'm using WSL mask 125 which you can download HERE.

Font - I'm using Sverige Script Decorated

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

1.  Open up frame 7 - copy/paste as new layer - resize - click on white background - copy/paste a paper of choice as new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply mask and delete original mask layer - merge group - now resize your mask to fit your frame - copy/paste your tube as new layer - resize if needed - position making sure it is above frame layer if using one like mine - drop shadow tube and frame

2.  Copy/paste branch 2 as new layer - resize if needed - rotate - position on left side of frame - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers 

3.  Copy/paste flower 5 as new layer - resize - duplicate 2 x - position flowers on right side of frame - copy/paste pinecone as new layer - resize - duplicate 2 x - position on left side of frame - drop shadow all layers

4.  Copy/paste branch 3 as new layer - resize - rotate - position on bottom of frame - drop shadow

5.  Click on white background layer - copy/paste scatters of choice - arrange - around mask layer - drop shadow each 

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

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

PTU Tut: Autumn's Splendor



Autumn's Splendor

This tutorial was written by me on August 27 using PSP X4. 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 Jasmine Becket-Griffith.  You need a license to her art and you can purchase tubes/license at CDO.

Scrap Kit of choice - I'm using an amazing kit from Designs by Sarah called " Fierce Fall ".  You can purchase this great kit at Pimp My Tags w/Scraps.

Font - I'm using Jellika BeesAntique Handwriting

Filters - Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow

To begin open your tube(s) in PSP - minimize - new image - 700 x 700 white background

1.  Copy/paste Frame 2 as new layer - resize if desired - position in center of canvas - with selection tool - free hand - trace around your first frame opening - selections - invert - copy/paste paper of choice - delete - copy/paste tube as new layer - position in frame - delete - selections - select none - repeat for other frame opening - drop shadow tube and frame layers

2.  Copy/paste Flower 1 as new layer - resize - position behind your paper layers (see my tag) - duplicate - image - flip - position - drop shadow both layers

3.  Copy/paste leaf pile as new layer - resize - position on right bottom of first frame opening - duplicate - image - mirror - position - merge down - drop shadow

4.  Copy/paste indian corn as new layer - resize - rotate to left - position over leaf pile - duplicate - image - mirror - position - merge down - drop shadow - repeat for flower 2

5.  Copy/paste leaves and rope as new layer - resize - position - drop shadow

6.  Close out white background - merge visible - duplicate - on original layer - adjust - blur - gaussian blur 15 - effects - texture - blinds 17, 100 color - one from tag - adjust - add/remove noise - uniform - monochrome - 57

7.  Crop/resize tag - add copyright/license info and name - save as .png

That's it!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Cluster Frames & Snags

I have some beautiful new cluster frames and snags for you today.  I made these using a beautiful PTU kit from Jackie's Jewels called "A Gypsy's Revenge".  Visit Jackie's blog HERE to find out where you can purchase this great kit.  You can find the link for the download under the previews.





And now for the snags - Just click on tag to open full size:











Thursday, August 23, 2012

PTU Tutorial - Push


Push

Supplies:

Tubes of choice (at least one laying down) - I'm using the beautiful ladies of Keith Garvey.  You need a license to use his art.  You can purchase tubes/license at his store HERE.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great kit by Skulliez Skraps called "I Heart The '80s".  You can purchase this kit at PMTw/S.

Template - I'm using a template by Linda from Creative Misfits.  You can download this template HERE.

Mask

Font - I'm using Sweetly Broken

Filters - Xero Radiance and Porcelain, Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow

To begin open your tubes, mask, and template in PSP - minimize your tubes and mask - change canvas size of template to 800 x 675 flood fill white

1.  On your template - delete credits - beginning with pink circles layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - copy/paste a paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - hit delete on keyboard - select none - rename this layer "pink" circles - repeat for your other template layers renaming each one as the original layer as you go - delete original layers

2.  On your shapes layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - copy/paste 3 of your tubes as new layer - resize each one - position one to each shape - selections - invert - delete - selections -select none - click on your first tube - using your eraser remove any parts of the tube that are in the other frames - repeat for each tube - drop shadow - merge your tubes together - duplicate - on bottom tube layer - effects - plugins - Xero Radiance - on top tube layer - change properties to screen

3.  On frameback layer - selections - select all - float - defloat - copy/paste 3 more tubes as new layers - selections - invert - delete - select none - with eraser remove the parts that overlap - duplicate this layer - effects - plugins - Xero Porcelain - on top tube layer - change properties to Luminance (L)

4.  Copy/paste any elements of choice as new layers - resizing and arranging on tag to your preference - drop shadow each layer - copy/paste main tube as new layer - resize - position - drop shadow - on your shapes, circle, and oval layers add a slight gradient glow color of choice ( I used black) - drop shadow your frames layer

5.  On white background - copy/paste a paper of choice as new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply - delete original mask - merge group

6.  Close out white background - crop/resize tag to preference - add copyright/license info and name - save as .png

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

PTU Tut - Witch's Brew



Witch's Brew

This tutorial was written by me on August 23 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using a great tube by Elias Chatzoudis.  You need a license to use his work and you can purchase his tubes/license at his store HERE.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a cute Halloween kit from TammyKat at TK Designz called "Black Cats & Potions".    You can purchase this kit at PMTw/S.

Mask - I'm using WSL Mask 81 which you can get HERE.

Font - I'm using Feathergraphy Decoration

Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow

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

1.  Copy/paste paper tree as new layer - resize if needed - position in center of canvas - add a slight glow to tree color white - duplicate - image - mirror - duplicate again - image - mirror - rearrange to your preference

2.  Copy/paste spider web as new layer - resize - image - mirror - position over trees 

3.  Copy/paste your tube as  a new layer - resize - mirror if wanted - position on left side of tag - drop shadow

4.  Copy/paste fence as new layer - resize - position - drop shadow - copy/paste beaded string of choice - resize - position along top of fence - drop shadow

5.  Copy/paste any other elements you wish - resizing and positioning around your tag - I used black cat, cauldron, broom, and potion bottles - add a gradient glow to any elements that blend into each other and drop shadow the rest

6.  On white background - copy/paste paper of choice - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply and delete original mask - merge group

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

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

PTU Tut: Say What?

Say What?

This tutorial was written by me on August 23 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using one by Kiwifire Storm.  You need a license to use his work.  You can purchase tubes/license HERE.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great kit by MistyLynn's Creations called "Emo What".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where to purchase this kit.

Mask - I'm using mask 454 from Insatiable Dreams.  You can download this mask HERE.

Font - I'm using Sick Capital Vice

Filter - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation

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

1.  Copy/paste square frame as new layer - resize - with magic wand click inside frame - copy/paste a paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - copy/paste your close up as new layer - position in frame - delete - selections - select none - on tube layer change properties to Luminance (L) and opacity to 83 - drop shadow frame layer

2.  C/P ribbon01 as new layer - resize - position on top of frame - duplicate - image - flip - drop shadow both layers

3.  C/P flower of choice - resize - position on top left corner of frame - copy/paste skull charm of choice - resize - position over flower - copy/paste another flower of choice - resize smaller than your first and position over top of the charm and first flower - drop shadow all layers

4.  Copy/paste cupcake and teddy as new layers - resize - position on bottom right corner of frame - drop shadow both layers

5.  Copy/paste paper clip as new layer - position on top right corner of frame - with eraser remove part of the clips so it appears to be attached to frame ( see my tag) - drop shadow

6.  Copy/paste your main tube as new layer - mirror if needed ( you want it facing the opposite as the one in frame) - position and drop shadow

7.  Click on white background - c/p paper of choice - layers - new mask layer from image - apply - delete original mask layer - merge group - filters - xenofex constellation with the following settings:  3.25, 50, 50, 25, 50, 75, keep original image - apply - you can take your pick tool and push/pull the mask to your preference

8.  Close out whitebackground - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license info and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PTU Tut: Lil' Red


Lil' Red

This tutorial was written by me on August 22 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using one by Elias Chatzoudis.  You must have a license to use his work.  You can purchase tubes/license at his store HERE.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a PTU kit by Marie of SkyScraps.  You can purchase this kit at Scraps And The City.

Font - I'm using Aphrodite Pro

Filter - Eye Candy 5 Impact gradient glow for text

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

1.  Copy/paste e5 as new layer - position in center of canvas - with magic wand click inside frame - selections - modify - expand by 6 - copy/paste pp5 as new layer - position in frame - selections - invert - delete - leave selected - copy/paste e6 as new layer - position - hit delete on keyboard - selections - select none

2.  Copy/paste the following elements :  e2, e10, e11 - resize - position around frame - copy/paste wolf of choice - resize - mirror if needed - position

3.  Copy/paste e51 as new layer - resize - position on bottom of tag - copy/paste your tube - resize - position

4.  Copy/paste basket - resize - position on tag - copy/paste apple - resize - position - duplicate - resize again - position - drop shadow all layers except your misted image

5.  Click on white background - copy/paste e40 as new layer - position - copy/paste e36 as new layer - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow

6.  Close out white background - crop/resize tag - add copyright/license information ( if using an Elias tube purchased from new store make sure you add correct copyright as it is different than what has been used previously) - add name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
Monday, August 20, 2012

PTU Tut: Blue Bird


Blue Bird

This tutorial was written by me on August 20 using PSP X4. 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 Zlata_M.  You must have a license to use this tube.  You can purchase a license and tubes at Scraps&TheCity.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a beautiful kit by Gemini Creationz.  You can purchase this kit at Scraps&TheCity as well.

Mask of choice - I can't remember where I got the one I used, but any circle mask will do

Font - I'm using Honey Script

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

1.  Copy/paste e26 as a new layer - center in canvas - copy/paste e1 as new layer - position towards top of tag - duplicate - image - mirror then flip - position towards bottom of tag

2.  Copy/paste e2 as new layer - position in center of canvas - drop shadow - copy/paste e7 as new layer - position below frame - delete any part sticking above frame - drop shadow

3.  Copy/paste e44 as new layer - position towards top of frame - drop shadow

4.  Copy/paste e13 as new layer - position towards bottom of tag - drop shadow - c/p e18 as new layer - position on right side of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers

5.  Copy/paste e15 as new layer - resize if needed - position on tag - drop shadow - copy/paste e12 as new layer - position so it appears to be sitting on bench - drop shadow - copy/paste e11 - resize - position on top of cage - drop shadow

6.  Copy/paste e38 as new layer - position on left side of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers

7.  Copy/paste tube as new layer - resize - position on tag - drop shadow

8.  Click on frame layer - copy/paste paper of choice as new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply - delete original mask - merge group - move this layer below frame and sparkle curtain layer

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

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

PTU Tut: Garv's Girls

Garv's Girls

Supplies:

Tube(s) of choice - I'm using the always amazing art of Keith Garvey.  You need a license to use his art which you can purchase along with his tubes at his store HERE.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a beautiful kit from Lexis Creationz called "Showgirl".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where to get this great kit.

Mask - I'm using WSL mask84 which you can download HERE.

Font - I'm using Eutemia I

Filters:  Xero Porcelain, Soft Vignette and Radiance

To begin open up your tube(s) and mask in PSP - minimize for now

1.  Open a new 700 x 700 image white background - copy/paste frame 3 as a new layer - resize - position in center of canvas - with magic wand while holding shift key click inside each circle - selections - modify - expand by 4 - copy/paste a paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - select none - move paper layer below frame

2.  Back on frame layer - click inside first circle - selections - modify - expand by 4 - copy/paste your tube ( or first choice if using multiple tubes ) as a new layer - position how you want - selections - invert - delete - repeat for your other 2 circles - move your tube layers below frame and drop shadow along with frame layer

3.  On your first tube - effects - plugins - apply Xero Porcelain - on 2nd tube apply Soft Vignette, and on 3rd tube Radiance all on default

4.  Copy/paste your tube again and position on tag - resize if necessary and drop shadow

5.  Copy/paste any elements of choice as new layers - resizing if needed - drop shadow each layer : I used the following elements - bag, butterfly, car, cat, heart1, hearts, ribbon 1 and sparkles

6.  Back on white background - copy/paste another paper - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply - delete original mask layer - merge group

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

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

New Cluster Frames & Snags

I have a new set of cluster frames and some snags for you using a gorgeous PTU kit from Jackie's Jewels called " A Day of Harvest".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where you can purchase this beautiful fall kit.  The download link for the cluster frames is below the previews:





And now for your snags:




FTU TUT - Halloween Cutie

This tutorial was written by me on August 20 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of Choice - I'm using an adorable tube from Moshilove.  You must have a license to use this image and you can purchase tubes/license at Artistically Inclined Licensing.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a FTU kit from Kittz Kreationz.  You can download this kit HERE.

Mask of choice - I'm using WSL Mask 81.  You can download this mask HERE.

Font - I'm using Reklame Script Regular

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

1.  Open a new 700 x 700 image white background - with your preset shape tool - ellipse - oval width 12 drag out your frame - convert to raster - with magic wand click on black color on frame - copy/paste paper of choice Into selection - selections - select none

2.  Click inside frame with magic wand - selections - modify - expand by 4 - copy/paste another paper as new layer - selections - invert delete - select none - click inside frame once more - copy/paste tube as new layer - resize - with eraser remove parts of tube you don't want showing - selections - select none - drop shadow frame and tube

3.  Click on paper layer - copy/paste Haunted House as new layer - resize - position in frame - with eraser remove parts sticking outside of frame - drop shadow

4.  Click on frame layer - copy/paste flower vine - resize - position on top of frame - drop shadow - copy/paste sign post - resize - position on right side of frame - drop shadow - copy/paste witch hat as new layer - resize - rotate - position on top of sign post - drop shadow

5.  Copy/paste ghost as new layer - resize - position on tag - drop shadow - c/p Halloween tag as new layer - resize - rotate and position on top left of tag - drop shadow

6.  Copy/paste the following elements, resizing and rotating as needed :  witches broom, spooky spells, witches cauldron - position along bottom of tag - drop shadow each layer

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

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




Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

This tutorial was written by me on August 19 using PSP X4. All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tubes of choice - I'm using the art of Elias Chatzoudis.  You must have a license to use his art.  You can purchase tubes/license at his store HERE.

Scrap Kit of choice - I'm using both Good Girl and Bad Girl by Pimp'd Designz.  You can purchase these kits at Pimp My Tags w/Scraps.

Font - I'm using MA Sexy

Filters - Muras Copies and Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow

To begin open up your tubes in PSP and minimize - open a new 850 x 650 blank image - floodfill white

1.  C/P stamp from "Bad Girl" kit - position on left hand side of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - c/p flower 01 from same kit - resize if desired - position towards top left of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - merge down - duplicate - image - flip - position - merge flower layers together - drop shadow

2.  C/P doodle from "Good Girl" kit as new layer - resize if desired - objects - align - center in canvas - effects - plugins - Mura Meister copies with the following settings ( you may have to play around with x and y depending on size of doodle), drop shadow:



3.  Copy/paste wings from Good Girl as new layer - resize - rotate - position on top left of tag - drop shadow - copy/paste dark wings from Bad Girl as new layer - resize - rotate - position on top right of tag - drop shadow

4.  Copy/paste bead branch and flower 02 from Good Girl as new layers - resize - position on left side of tag - drop shadow both layers - copy/paste flower 02 as new layer - resize if wanted - position on right side of tag - drop shadow

5.  Copy/paste ribbon 01 from Bad Girl as new layer - resize - position on top left of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers

6.  Copy/paste your tubes positioning your bad girl tube on the left side , good girl on right, and your third tube in the center - resize to your preference - click on bad girl tube and c/p flames from that kit - resize - drop shadow - click on good girl tube and c/p cloud as new layer - resize - drop shadow - click on third tube - c/p wing heart as new layer - resize - position on bottom of middle tube - drop shadow

7.  Click on top layer - c/p both words arts from each kit - position - resize - drop shadow

8.  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!!
Friday, August 17, 2012

New Layout

Just got to share how excited I am about my new layout done by my friend Jackie of Jackie's Jewels.  Isn't it great and totally fits me!!  Thank you Jackie!!!

PTU TUT: Fairy Tale


Fairy Tale

This tutorial was written by me on August 17 using PSP X4.  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 need a license to use this image.  You can purchase his tubes and a license at his store HERE.

Scrap Kit of choice - I'm using an amazing kit from Designs by Sarah called " A Sorta Fairytale".  You can purchase this great kit at Pimp My Tags w/Scraps.

Mask - I am using zuzzana mask 60 which you can get HERE .  It is the 9th mask listed.

Font of choice - I'm using akaFrivolity

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

1.  Open a new 700 x 550 image white - c/p a paper of choice as a new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - invert mask data checked - apply zuzzana's mask - delete original mask layer - merge group - this is going to be our frame

2.  Copy/paste lights as new layer - resize if wanted - position - copy/paste bricks as new layer - position - drop shadow

3.  Copy/paste branch 2 as new layer - resize and rotate 90 left - position on left side of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers - copy/paste moon as new layer - image - mirror - position on right side of tag and move below the branch layers

4.  Copy/paste clouds as new layer - position towards top of tag 

5.  Copy/paste flowers 1 as new layer - resize if needed - position on bottom of tag - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow both layers

6.  Copy/paste quill and ink as new layer - resize - position on left of tag - drop shadow - c/p ribbon charm as new layer - position towards top of tag - drop shadow

7.  Copy/paste your tube as new layer - resize if desired - position and drop shadow

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

That's it!  Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and would love to see your results!
Thursday, August 16, 2012

PTU TUT : Mystery


Mystery

This tutorial was written by me on August 16 using PSP X4.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - The one I'm using is a bonus tube from Keith Garvey and is available only until Sept. 16.  You need a license to use this image and you can purchase his tubes and a license at his new store HERE.

Scrap Kit of choice - I'm using a great kit by Pimp'd Designz called "Blood Bond".  You can purchase this kit at Pimp My Tags w/Scraps.

Mask of Choice - I'm using WSL Mask 4 which you can get HERE.

Font of choice - I'm using Feathergraphy Decoration

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

1.  Open a new 700 x 700 image white background - c/p frame 2 as new layer - resize if desired - image - free rotate - left 90 - click inside frame with magic wand - selections - modify 8 - selections - invert - c/p paper of choice as new layer - hit delete - deselect

2.  Copy/paste tube as new layer - resize - position in frame - duplicate - move duplicate above frame - using eraser tool remove parts of tube you don't want showing - drop shadow bottom tube layer and frame layer

3.  Copy/paste curtain as new layer - resize and position on top right of frame ( there will be some tube showing and we will remove that in just a bit) - copy/paste ribbon 3 as new layer - resize and position over curtain - drop shadow - now with eraser tool erase the parts of the curtain that are showing outside of the ribbon - click on tube layer and do the same here (see my tag) - drop shadow curtain

4.  Copy/paste sparkles as new layer - resize and position on bottom of tag - c/p envelope - resize and rotate - position on bottom left side of tag - c/p fastener 1 as new layer - resize and position - drop shadow both layers

5.  Click on white background layer - c/p print 1 as new layer - resize - position up towards top of tag ( see mine) - duplicate - flip- position towards bottom of tag - merge these layers together and duplicate - image - free rotate - left 90 - using pick tool compress this layer just a bit

6.  Copy/paste cloud as new layer - resize - position near top of tag - duplicate 3x and arrange each layer (see my tag)

7.  Copy/paste flower as new layer - resize and position towards bottom of tag - duplicate however many you want and arrange along bottom - merge together and drop shadow

8.  Back on white background - copy/paste paper of choice - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply mask - delete original mask layer - merge group

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

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

PTU TUT : RockABilly

RockABilly

This tutorial was written by me on August 16 using PSP X4. 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 Shayne Bohner.  You must have a license to use this image.  You can purchase tubes and a license from Artistically Inclined Licensing.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a couple of  PTU kits from Kaci @ Scrappin' Krazy Designs called "Rockabilly" and "Rockabilly Wedding" .  Visit her blog HERE to find out where to get these great kits.

Font of choice - I'm using A Gothique Time

To begin open your tube in PSP and minimize 

1.  Open a new 700 x 700 blank image  white background - we are going to create the background for your frame - c/p ele25 from "Rockabilly" - center in canvas - c/p the following elements and layer them  ele37, ele38, and ele71 - resizing ele71 and positioning towards bottom of background

2.  Copy/paste ele55 from "Rockabilly Wedding" as new layer - drop shadow - c/p your tube as new layer - duplicate - move duplicate below frame layer

3.  With your eraser tool - erase the parts of each tube layer you do not want showing - drop shadow bottom tube layer only

4.  Copy/paste ele72 as new layer - resize - position on bottom of tag - drop shadow

5.  Copy/paste ele41 as new layer - resize - position on bottom of frame - drop shadow

6.  Copy/paste the following elements ele12, ele40, and ele68 - resize - arrange on bottom of tag

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

That's it!  Pretty easy and would love to see what ya do with my tutorial!

PTU TUT: Summer Beauty


Summer Beauty

This tutorial was written by me on August 16 using PSP X4.  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 must have a license to use his art.  Visit his site HERE to purchase tubes and license.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a great PTU kit from MistyLynns Creations called "Summer Fantasy".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where to purchase this great kit.

Mask - I'm using WSL Mask62.  You can find it HERE.

Font of choice - I'm using Arizonia

This is an easy tutorial so to begin just open your tube and mask in PSP and minimize for now.

1.  Open a new 700 x 700 new image white background - c/p Frame 3 as new layer - resize - c/p Frame 2 as new layer - resize same - move below other frame - merge these layers together 

2.  Click inside frame layer with magic wand - c/p Paper of choice as new layer - selections - invert - delete - c/p sparkle as new layer - delete - c/p tube as new layer - duplicate - bring duplicate above frame layer - with eraser tool remove the bottom part of tube showing below frame - deselect - drop shadow tube and frame layers

3.  Copy/paste ribbons of choice as new layers - resize - position on frame - merge together - drop shadow - c/p butterfly of choice - resize - using pick tool rotate just a bit - position over ribbons on frame - drop shadow

4.  Copy/paste any other elements you want, resizing as needed and position on tag.  I used purse, lipstick, polish and cellphone - drop shadow each layer

5.  On white background layer - copy/paste another paper - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply mask - delete original mask layer and merge group - duplicate this layer - merge down

6.  Close out white background - crop/resize tag to your preference ( I use 625 pixels on longest side) - add copyright/license information and name - save as .png

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial and would love to see your results!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

PTU TUT : It's A Tagger Thing

It's A Tagger Thing

This tutorial was written by me on August 15 using PSP X4.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice : I'm using the ever amazing art of Elias Chatzoudis.  You can purchase his tubes and a license at his store Elias Art Shop.

Scrap Kit of choice:  I'm using a great PTU kit from Lexi Creations called "PSP Junkie".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where to purchase this kit.

Font(s) of Choice:  I'm using Reklame Script Regular for name & Peas Ruth for lettering on PostIt element

Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow * optional * : you can get the same effect from drop shadow

To begin open up your tube in PSP - minimize - new image - 700 x 700 white background

1.  On your new image copy/paste Frame 1 as new layer - resize to your preference - with magic wand click inside frame - selections - modify - expand by 8 - copy/paste Paper 12 as new layer - selections - invert - delete - copy/paste Sparkles 2 as new layer - position over paper - delete - copy/paste tube as new layer - move above frame layer - using eraser tool erase the part of tube showing below frame opening - selections - select none - drop shadow tube and frame layers

2.  Click on frame layer - copy/paste Flower curtain as new layer - resize - position on frame at the top right corner - drop shadow - copy/paste Toolbar as new layer - position on left side of frame - do not drop shadow

3.  Copy/paste Flower 1 as new layer - resize - position on bottom right of frame - drop shadow - move above tube layer

4.  Copy/paste PostIt as new layer - resize and move to bottom left of frame - using a font of your choice ( I used Peas Ruth) write out wording of choice ( I created a To Do List) - depending on your font you may have to create each line of text as separate layers - when happy - close out all layers except your PostIt and wording layers - merge visible - drop shadow - open other layers

5.  Copy/paste Pencil and USB as new layers - resize - position on tag - drop shadow both layers

6.  Copy/paste Wordart1 as new layer - resize - position on tag - add a gradient glow or drop shadow of choice to this layer - copy/paste Sparkles1 as a new layer - resize and position on bottom of tag 

7.  Close out white background and merge visible - open white background - duplicate your merged layer 2x and move them below original layer, but above white background - on bottom duplicate - image - free rotate 20 left - repeat for other duplicate but rotate right - merge these 2 layers together - adjust - blur - gaussian blur - 10 

8.  Close out white background - crop - merged opaque - resize tag if needed ( I resize mine to 625 pixels on longest side) - add copyright/license information and name - save as .png

That's it!  Hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Peaceful Summer Nights Snags

Here are some snags I made using one of the cluster frames using Jackie's Jewels "Peaceful Summer Nights" PTU kit.  Just click on tag and right-click to save!






PTU TUT: Autumn Dreams



Autumn Dreams

This tutorial was written by me on August 14 using PSP X4.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice - I'm using a tube from Anna Marine.  You can purchase her tubes and a license at CDO.

Scrap Kit of choice - I'm using a beautiful Autumn kit from Schnegge's Scraps called "An Autumn Romance".  You can purchase this beautiful kit at Pimp My Tags w/ Scraps.

Mask - I'm using WSL Mask 84  which you can get HERE.

Font - I'm using Jellyka BeesAntique Handwriting

Filters - Muras Copies - Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow

To begin open your tube and mask in PSP - minimize

1.  Open a new 700 x 700 image - white background - copy/paste Old Paper element as new layer - resize if needed - duplicate - image - free rotate - 20 right - back on original - duplicate again - rotate 20 left 

2. Copy/paste Frame03 as new layer - c/p Floral Vine01 as new layer - image - flip - position over frame - duplicate - image - mirror - drop shadow your frame and vine layers

3.  Copy/paste Bow01 as new layer - image - flip - position near top right of frame - drop shadow - c/p Bow10 as new layer - position near top left of frame - drop shadow

4.  Copy/paste your tube as new layer - resize if needed and position over frame - drop shadow

5.  Copy/paste Butterfly01 as new layer - resize if needed - position on tag - drop shadow

6.  Copy/paste Heart08 as new layer - resize if needed - position on tag - drop shadow

7.  Copy/paste Flower08 or one of your choosing as new layer - resize - objects - align - center in canvas - effects - plugins - Mura Meisters Copies with the following settings (you may need to tweak the X - Y settings depending on the size of flower):



Move your flower circle layer beneath your frame layer - drop shadow

8.  Click on white background layer - c/p Leave07 as new layer - position behind your flower layer - repeat Muras filter changing the amount to 4 - drop shadow

9. Back on white background - c/p paper of choice as new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - apply mask and delete original mask layer - merge group

10. Close out background layer - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license information and name ( I added a slight gradient glow to name) - save as .png

That's it!  Thank you for trying my tutorial and would love to see your results.

PTU TUT : Bad Dream



Bad Dream

This tutorial was written by me on August 14 using PSP X4.  All my tutorials assume you have some working knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.

Supplies:

Tube of choice:  I'm using the sexy art of Barbara Jensen.  You can purchase her tubes and license at her site HERE.

A Gothic or Halloween background of your choice - I can't remember where I got mine so I can't share, but there are lots of great FTU background available at DeviantArt.  Just do a search for Gothic Backgrounds.

Scrap Kit of choice:  I'm using a great PTU kit from Gothic Inspirations called "Beautiful Monster".  Visit her blog HERE to find out where you can purchase this kit along with her amazing creations.

Font of Choice:  I'm using Bleeding Cowboys

Filters Used:

Xero Bad Dream - DSB Flux Bright Noise - Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow

To begin open your tube in PSP and minimize - open background image

1.  Open a new blank image 600 x 250 white background - copy/paste your background as new layer - resize as needed and position - crop excess

2.  Copy/paste mist as new layer - resize -position - crop again

3.  Copy/paste leaves as new layer - resize - position - crop

4.  Copy/paste curtain as new layer - position towards the upper right corner of tag - resize - crop - using change to target tool change the color of the curtain to black 

5.  Copy/paste crow as new layer - resize - image - mirror - position 

6.  Drop shadow your layers and merge visible - effects - Xero Bad Dream - play with the settings until you can effect you like - apply

7.  Copy/paste your tube as new layer - resize and position - effects - Xero Bad Dream - adjust settings to your liking - apply - drop shadow 

8.  Crop merge opaque - selections - select all - selections - modify - select selection borders - 4 - layers - new raster - flood fill with a color from tag - selections - select none - effects - 3D effects - inner bevel - apply - effects - DSB Flux Bright Noise

9.  Add copyright/license and name - save as .png

For your avatar follow the same steps above, but at a smaller scale.  

Thank you for trying my tut!

New Freebie Cluster Frames

2 New Freebie Cluster Frames 

Here's 2 new freebie clusters for you created from the PTU "Peaceful Summer Nights" scrap kit from Jackie's Jewels.  This is a beautiful kit and perfect for any fairy tube you may have!  Visit her blog HERE to find out where to get this kit and her other amazing creations.  Download link below previews.








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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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