21 March 2010

All The Cute Chicks (FTU)

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All The Cute Chicks 

This tutorial was written by me on March 21st, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Tools Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used an adorable FTU kit by Teresa called Hunny Bunny.  You can download from her blog, Scraps by Randy's Sin.  Thanks for freely sharing your hard work with us Teresa!!

Tube of choice, I'm using the gorgeous pinup art of Babara Jensen with a valid license.  You can purchase Barb's tubes at her website.

Template #49 by Melissaz Creationz.

Mask: I used Vix Mask 177, which can be downloaded HERE.

Font of choice: I used A&S Graceland.

Let's make a new tag!

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Image > Canvas size > change to 750 x 650.  Delete the top layer.  Scroll to the bottom and flood fill the blank area with white.

In the layer palette, click on lg circle.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the scrap kit and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Selections > Select none.  Delete the lg circle layer.  Add a drop shadow to your paper layer, I used H&V 0, Opacity 55, Blur 10.

Continue in this manner for smaller circle, torn edges and rectangle layers.

For the rectangle frame layer, I added a new layer after defloating the selection and flood filled it with a colour from my tube.  You may do this or simply use another paper from the kit.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  Resize as needed.  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame and invert the selection.  Use your eraser tool to get rid of the part of your tube showing below the frame.  Drop shadow the frame, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 6.  Apply a drop shadow of choice to the tube.

For the floral brushes layer, use your freehand selection tool to draw a selection around the bottom image, like this:
Selections > Promote selection to layer.  Move this layer above the tube.

Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Colorize > Colorize each brush layer to compliment your tube or the scrap kit.  I changed the hue to 234 and Saturation to 178.

Open rs_wreath and resize 50%, copy and paste as a new layer, place above the large circle.  Add a drop shadow and duplicate.  Image > Mirror, then resize 80%.  Place above the smaller circle.

Open one of the baskets and resize as desired.  Place on the bottom left side of your tag.  Now add whatever elements you like, this kit has lots to choose from!  I added rs_bunnycarrot, 2 of the chicks and a selection of the coloured and chocolate eggs.  Resize them differently and use your Free Rotate tool to rotate a few of the eggs 15 degrees to the left or right.  Add a drop shadow to each layer as you go.  Arrange everything to your satisfaction, then hide the background layer and merge visible.

Unhide your background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Selections > Select none.

Apply the mask using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency unchecked.  In the layer palette, right click the mask layer and choose Merge > Merge group.  Resize the mask layer 85%.

Open a wordart of choice and place where desired, add a drop shadow.  Add your name, I used papers from the kit for my FG and BG.  Open the papers in PSP and minimize.  In the materials palette, change the FG and BG to pattern and choose your paper from the drop-down menu.

Crop and resize your tag as desired and add any applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're all finished!  Enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial!

Hugs, Carol

15 March 2010

A Rustle In The Wind (PTU)

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A Rustle In The Wind 

This tutorial was written by me on March 15th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work with other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Tools Needed 

Scrap Kit of choice: I used a breathtaking kit by Stina of Designed By Stina called "Flutterby Fae".  This kit is gorgeous!!  You can purchase it at Aussie Scrap Designs.

Template: By TracyF.Designz, I used one of her Christmas templates for this tut.  Visit her blog Freebie Friends and download Xmas Template # 5.  Thanks for sharing these awesome templates Tracy!

Mask: Beautiful mask created by Sabre of Sabre's Quill & Parchment.  I love his masks!  I used Otherworld Fae Mask 2 in this tutorial.

Fairy Word Art: HERE 

Font of choice: I used CurlyQue

Plug-in used: Eye Candy Impact Gradient Glow.  (Optional, used for name.)

No outside tubes used in this tutorial!

Ready to make a new tag?  Let's get started!

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open your template in PSP, resize all layers 85%.

Image > Canvas Size > Change size to 750 x 650.  Add a new raster layer and move to the bottom, flood fill with white.

Delete the following layers: TracyF. Designz, text and text fill.

Highlight rectangle 1, selections > select all > selections > float > selections > defloat.  Choose a paper from the kit, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > invert > delete.  Selections > select none.  Delete rectangle 1 layer.

Continue in this manner for rectangle, square 1, 2 and 3.  After you've pasted your paper of choice on the rectangle layer, do not deselect!  Copy and paste one of the flutterby faes from the kit as a new layer, place where you like within the selection and hit delete.  Now change the blend mode to luminance and lower the opacity to 65.

For each of the squares, copy and paste one of the Lil Flutter Faes as a new layer while your selection is still active.  Resize the faes 30%, then 85% and place where you like within the selection.  Delete the excess.

Highlight the rectangle paper layer.  Open one of the wraps, resize 70%, then 90%.  Use the raster deform tool to pull it out over the edges of your oval.  Highlight your oval layer, select all, float, defloat and invert.  Hit delete to get rid of the excess and use the raster deform tool to pull it out again if necessary.

Now choose some elements to decorate your tag!  I used some butterflies and some of the deco flowers on mine.  Lots of elements to play with in this kit, so have fun with it.

Highlight the background layer, open one of the Faery Glitters and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Highlight background layer again and add a new raster layer.  Selections > select all.  Open a paper from the kit, copy and paste into the selection.  Apply the mask using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency unchecked.  In the layers palette, right click the mask and choose Merge > merge group.  Resize the mask layer 90%.

Apply a drop shadow to your fill layers, lil fae tubes, and all elements.  I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 5.  I also sharpened all the fill layers.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen.

Copy and paste the word art as a new layer, move to the top left of the tag.  See my tag for placement.  Drop shadow.

Add your name and copyright info.  Resize as desired.  Save your tag as a jpg or png and you're finished!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, I'd love to see your results!

Hugs, Carol

13 March 2010

Floral Fantasy (PTU)

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Floral Fantasy 

This tutorial was written by me on March 13th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Tools Needed 

Scrap Kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Connie of Connie's Creative Chaos called Typical Tagger.  This beautiful kit is available to purchase from Sunflower Scraps Boutique.  Thank you for letting me play with your kit Connie!

3 Tubes of choice by the same artist: I'm using the beautiful art of Jamie Kidd with a valid license.  You can purchase Jamie's tubes from CILM.

Mask: HERE 

Font of choice: I'm using Miss Stanfort

Plug-in used: Eye Candy Impact: Gradient Glow (optional, used on name)

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 62, Blur 5

Ready ... set ... let's go!

Place your mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 650 x 650, white background.

Open TypicalSquareFrame1, resize 30%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move over to the left.  Duplicate this layer then go to Image > Free Rotate > rotate left 15 degrees.  Move this layer to the top right.  Duplicate this layer then Image > Mirror.  Move this layer toward the bottom.  When you're finished, you should have something that looks like this:




Merge these three layers together.  Using your magic wand, click inside each of the frames and expand by 5.  Open a paper from the kit, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Selections > Select None.

Using your magic wand once again, click inside the top frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > Expand by 5.  Copy and paste one of your tubes as a new layer, resize if needed and place where you like within the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Selections > Select None.  Repeat this for the other two frames.  Apply drop shadow to the frames and the tubes.  Hide your background layer and merge visible.

Open TypicalTropical1, 2 and 2c.  Copy and paste Tropical2c as a new layer, resize 55%.  Move this layer below your frame and arrange to your liking on the right side of your tag (see my tag for reference).  Duplicate; Image > Mirror; arrange on the left side.  Copy and paste Tropical2, resize 55% and duplicate this layer as well.  Place these randomly to help fill in open areas.

Copy and paste Tropical1 as a new layer, resize 55%, then 80%.  Make as many duplicates as you wish, mirror some, use your raster deform tool to place them exactly where you like and erase any extra bits you don't want showing.  Apply drop shadow to each layer as you add them.

Open TypicalFeltButton 1 or 2 and resize 20%, then 85%.  Duplicate and mirror.  Place the buttons at the top and bottom of the center frame, where it intersects with the other two frames (see my tag for placement).  Drop shadow.

Open one of the ladybugs and resize 10%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Image > Free Rotate > Rotate right 15 degrees.  Place among the flowers on the right side of the tag.  Duplicate this layer, mirror the image and place on the left side.  Duplicate one more time and place where you wish.  Drop shadow.

Open TypicalBabyFlowerPink and resize 30%.  Place on the outside bottom corner of the center frame.  Duplicate this layer, mirror and place on the bottom corner of the bottom frame.  Duplicate again and flip, place on the top corner of the top frame.  Drop shadow.

Make sure you have all the elements placed to your liking, then hide the background layer and merge visible.

Unhide the background layer and highlight.  Add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Open a paper of choice, copy and paste into selection.  Selections > Select None.  Apply mask dmsk0696 using these settings: Source luminance, fit mask to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency unchecked.  In the layer palette, right click on the mask layer and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  I added a gradient glow to the name but this is optional.  Resize your tag as desired and save as a jpeg or png and you're all finished!

Thank you for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it and please feel free to send me your results.  I love to add your tags to my slide show so I can show them off for you!

Hugs, Carol


04 March 2010

Pink Seduction (PTU)

 
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 Pink Seduction

This tutorial was written by me on March 4th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Tools Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used an absolutely stunning kit called "Bubblelicious" by Rieneke Designs and available to purchase from Lollipops & Gumdrops.  Thank you so much Rieneke, I loved working with this kit, it's sooo pretty!!

Tube of choice: I'm using the gorgeous artwork of Olivia with a valid license.  You can purchase Olivia's tubes from CILM.

Template: Awesome template by Tracy at Freebie Friends.  You can download this template from their blog, look for template #63.  Thank you for sharing these wonderful templates Tracy!

Plug-in needed: Penta Color Dot

Mask of choice

Font of choice: I'm using Miss Lankfort

Drop shadow used throughout: 2, 2, 62, 6

Let's make a new tag!

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the top layer and then resize the image 85% (resize all layers checked).  Now go to Image > Canvas Size and change to 750 x 650 to give you room to work.

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white.  Move this layer to the bottom.

Highlight the square layer.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the scrap kit and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move into position.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Delete the original square layer.

Continue in the same manner for the rectangle, circle* and 2 heart layers.

*Note: instead of using a paper for the circle layer, I added a new raster layer after I made the selection and flood filled it with #9ca121.  I then applied the Penta Color Dot filter using these settings:


Before you deselect, copy and paste your tube above the circle layer and place it where you like.  Resize if necessary, I resized mine 110%.  Once you're happy with the placement, invert your selection and hit delete.  Change the blend mode of your tube to Luminence (L) and reduce the opacity to 35%.

Highlight the glitter rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat.  Selections > Modify > Contract > contract 8 and hit delete.  This will create a frame, move this above the rectangle layer and drop shadow.  Continue in this manner for all the glitter layers, contracting the selection by 13 for the circle, 10 for the square and 8 for the two hearts.

Now use some of the many beautiful elements that come with this kit to decorate your tag.  I used some of the flowers (I love flowers, you may have noticed ... LOL!).  Simply open the elements you like, resize as needed and place them around your tag.  Mirror some of them and use the Raster Deform or Free Rotate tool to move them into a position you like, don't forget to drop shadow as you go.  I used gerbera1 on the left side of my tag and arrangement 1, roses 1 and 2 on the right side.

Open one of the butterflies, resize as needed, copy and paste as a new layer.  Place on the left side of the tag.  Duplicate, resize 85% and mirror.  Place where you like on the right side.  Drop shadow.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all your elements, then hide your background layer and merge visible.

Unhide your background layer and highlight.  Add a new raster layer.  Change your foreground color to #9ca121 and your background color to #9d0041.  Change your foreground to gradient, using these settings:


Flood fill your new raster layer with this gradient and apply a mask of your choice.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

Hide your background layer and activate your crop tool.  Click the Merged Opaque button on the far right of the top tool menu and then click the green check mark.  This will crop the excess canvas without cutting off any of your mask or drop shadows.  Resize as desired.

Now save as a jpg or png and you're finished!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Hugs, Carol
   

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