22 August 2010

Dead Sexy (PTU)

 
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Dead Sexy 

This tutorial was written by me on August 22nd, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  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. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I'm using an awesome kit by Sugar Kissed Scraps called "Conspicuous".  I love bold, bright colours and this kit is stunning!!  You can get it at Butterfly Blush.  Thank you for this beautiful kit!

Tube of choice: I'm using the gorgeous pinup art of Ismael Rac with a valid license.  You can purchase Ismael's tubes at his store HERE.

Template of choice: I'm using one of Missy's wonderful templates, #370.  You can download it from her blog, Divine Intentionz 

Mask: I created a mask for this tut, you can download it HERE.  When downloading, please remember a thank you goes a long way!  :-)

Plug-in used: Xero; Radiance

Font of choice: I used Aquarelle

~~~~~ Ready?  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.  Increase the canvas size to 750 x 650 and delete the copyright layer.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate the circle layer, select all, float, defloat.  Choose a paper from the kit, resize as desired, copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete, deselect.  Delete the original circle layer and add a drop shadow to your paper layer.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 63, Blur 10.

Continue in this manner for the two "back" layers, frame back, frame back 2, 3, and 4.

For all the frame layers and the film strip back layer: select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with either db1576 (pink) or babf2c (green).  Add a noise effect to all but the large rectangular frame.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Uniform, 50%, Monochrome checked.

Activate the film strip layer.  We're going to change the color of the stars with the color replacer tool.  First use the eye dropper to right click one of the stars so it's set as the background color.  Then set the foreground color to one of the colors mentioned above.  Change the blue stars to #babf2c and the pink stars to #db1576.  I also used this tool to change the blue color in the word art to green.  If you need detailed instructions for using this tool, please refer to my Choco-Love tutorial for more information.

Activate the wordart back layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Using the flood fill tool with the tolerance set to 60 and match mode set to RGB value, flood fill the white letters with #babf2c and the pink letters to #db1576.  Add noise using the settings above.  Drop shadow using these settings: H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 6.

Add your tube, place in the center of the tag, move below the wordart.  Duplicate and move the copy above the wordart.  Erase the parts of her left leg that are over the wordart so it looks like she's standing over the words.  Drop shadow the original layer only.

Duplicate the tube and resize larger (or use a close-up tube, as I did).  Place within one of the square frames on either side of the main tube.  Resize as desired, move beneath the frame and erase the excess.  Drop shadow: H&V 0, Opacity 63, Blur 10.  Repeat for the other frame.  Apply the Radiance plug-in with the following settings:


Add your elements:

Flower 4: Resize 58%
Flower 2: Resize 15%, then 70%
Butterfly: Resize 20%, then 80%.  Colorize: Hue 43, Saturation: 160

Drop shadow all elements: H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 8.

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

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Resize mask layer 95%.

Crop and resize your tag, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or jpg and you're finished!  I hope you like your new tag!

Hugs, Carol

19 August 2010

Summer Lovin' (PTU)

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Summer Lovin'  

This tutorial was written by me on August 19th, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  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. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a beautiful kit by Holy Scrap O'la called April Showers.  You can find it at Scrapper's Secret.

2 tubes of choice (ideally a main tube and a close-up): I used the gorgeous pinup art of Jamie Kidd with a valid license.  You can purchase Jamie's tubes from CILM. 

Template of choice: I used template 2 from Scrapity Scrap and More.

Mask of choice: I used one of Gem's awesome masks, #172.  Download from her blog HERE.  Thanks for sharing these wonderful masks Gem!

Font of choice: I used SexyRexy

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

~~~~~ Let's make a new tag! ~~~~~

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

Open the template, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the Raster 9 layer.  Increase the canvas size to 650 x 650.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Highlight Raster 8, select all, float, defloat.  Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit, resize if desired, I resized 70%.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer above the paper layer.  Using your eraser tool, remove the part of the tube that shows beneath the frame.  Deselect.  Duplicate the tube and move the duplicate above the frame.  Use the eraser to remove the bit that overlaps the frame.  Drop shadow original tube layer only, using these settings: V -3, H 4, Opacity 50, Blur 12.

Drop shadow the frame: H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 12 (use these settings for all the frames)

Follow the instructions given for Raster 8 for Rasters 4, 5, 6 and 7.  Instead of using a paper, copy and paste your close-up tube and arrange as desired within the frame.  Invert the selection and tap delete to remove the excess.

Add your elements:

Flower 2 & 3: Resize 20% initially, then duplicate, resize and arrange as desired.
Button 8: Resize 20%, place on top of one of the flowers and arrange over the small frames on the right side.
Ribbon 8: Resize 25%, place over top of the button.  Use the freehand selection tool with feather set to 1 and draw a selection around the excess ribbon, like this:
 Tap delete.  Don't worry if you remove a bit too much, or not quite enough, just use the raster deform tool to adjust it.
Sun: Resize 50%
Butterflies: Resize 20%
Watering Can: Resize 30%, mirror

Apply drop shadow to the elements: H&V 2, Opacity 50%, Blur 8

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

Unhide background layer and add new raster layer.  Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to move the bottom part of the mask up.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're done!  I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and I'd love to see your results!

Hugs, Carol

15 August 2010

Freebie ~ IM Stat for all you Twilight Fans!

Hey everyone, look at the beautiful tag my good friend Gail created using my FTU Dazzle Me tutorial!  (Click on the tag to see it in its full-size glory!)

 Isn't it gorgeous?!!  Not only that, she's also used it to create a beautiful Incredimail stationary and has given permission for me to offer it here as a freebie to you!  Download from my 4shared account HERE, and please remember to leave some love (a thank you) for Gail in appreciation for her hard work so freely shared.  Thank you once again for your generosity Gail, and for my gorgeous tag, I just LOVE it!!

Hugs, Carol

Autumn Celebration (PTU)

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Autumn Celebration

This tutorial was written by me on August 15th, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  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. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a breathtaking kit by Stargazer Musings called "Fall Feelings".  I love the rich colours of fall and this kit is loaded with beautiful papers and incredible elements.  I had so much fun creating this tag!  Thank you for such a gorgeous kit!  You can get it from Aussie Scraps.

Tube of choice: I used the wonderful art of Rion Vernon, aka Pinup Toons.  You can purchase his tubes from CILM.

Mask of choice: I used one of the awesome masks by Weescotslass, available on her blog HERE.  I used mask 98.

Font of choice: I used Leaf1.

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

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5.

~~~~~ Let's get started! ~~~~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 2.  Resize 60%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Free rotate right 90 degrees.  Move slightly to the left.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 5.  Open a paper of choice, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Move below the frame layer, do not deselect!

Open the two trees.  Resize each 50%, copy and paste as new layers and arrange within the frame.  Tap delete, drop shadow.

Open pile of leaves 1 & 2, resize each 50%, copy and paste as new layers.  Arrange within the frame, tap delete to remove the excess.  Drop shadow and deselect.  Hide the background layer and merge all the frame layers (paper, two trees, two leaf piles) together.

Decorate the left side of the frame, applying drop shadow to each layer.  I used these elements:
Fern 2: Resize 60%, place on bottom left of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror, move duplicate up.
Glitter Leaves 2: Resize 55% and flip.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move copy layer below original.
Berry 2: Resize 40%, place on the bottom leaves.  Erase the bottom part of the stem.  Duplicate and mirror, arrange duplicate on the top leaves.
Flower 10: Resize 20%, place on the bottom, among the berries (see my tag for placement).  Duplicate twice, resize each duplicate 85%, and arrange as shown.
Bow 2: Resize 40%, free rotate left 20 degrees.
Apple 2: Resize 40%, place at the bottom left of the frame.
Apple 1: Resize 35%
Acorn 3: Resize 35%, use raster deform tool to tip it to the right.
Acorn 2: Resize 30%.
Game Bird 5: Resize 50%, mirror.
Fall Wreath 1: Resize 80%, move below the frame layer.  Use the raster deform tool to size to your preference.

Add your tube as a new layer and move to the right side of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Highlight background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all, choose a paper from the kit, copy and paste into selection.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use raster deform tool to push the right side in a bit and pull out the top and bottom.

Crop and resize, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information and you're finished!  Thank you for trying my tutorial and please show me your results!

Hugs, Carol

12 August 2010

Orange You Cute? (PTU)

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Orange You Cute? 

This tutorial was written by me on August 12th, 2010 and is the product of my own ideas.  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. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used an awesome new kit by Stina of Cullenary Delights called "Orange Blossom".  I LOVE this kit!!  I'm not usually an orange person at all, but this kit is really lovely and unique and the colour palette works really well!  Thanks so much for this gorgeous kit Stina, it's a winner!  You can get it at Aussie Scraps, and it's even on sale right now as Stina is the featured designer!  WooHoo, I love a sale!  :-)

Tube of choice: I used the incredible art of Joel Adams with a valid license.  You can purchase Joel's tubes from CILM.

Mask of choice: I used one of Gem's wonderful masks, #181.  You can download from her blog, HERE.  Be sure to leave a thank you when you do!  :-)

 Font of choice: I used Fairy Scroll Display

Unless otherwise noted, drop shadow used throughout is H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 7.

~~~~~ Ready?  Let's get started! ~~~~~

Open a new image, 750 x 750.  I like lots of room to work, we'll crop and resize later.

From the kit, open Stumps01 and resize 65%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move down a bit.  Drop shadow.

Open Birdhouse01 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and position in front of the stumps.  Drop shadow.

Open FloralBorder and resize 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the bottom of the stumps and birdhouse.  Erase the extra bits to the right and left.  Drop shadow.

Use some of the flower elements to decorate around the stumps and birdhouse.  Resize each flower bunch 30% and arrange as desired.  Resize the single flowers 10%, then 85% and scatter among the leaves.  Open Mushrooms, resize 16%, copy and paste as a new layer and place where you like.  Drop shadow each layer as you go.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize as desired.  Move to the left side of the tag and drop shadow.

Open FloralScatter02, copy and paste as a new layer.  Drop shadow using these settings: H&V 2, Opacity 35, Blur 8. 

Highlight the background layer.  Open FloralScatter01, resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, drop shadow.

Open 3 of the butterflies, resize each 20%.  Copy and paste as new layers and arrange as desired.  Drop shadow.

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

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Deselect.

Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to resize the mask until you like what you see.  Crop and resize the tag to your preference.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or a jpg and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoy your new tag!

Hugs, Carol

Here's another version of the tag, this time instead of using a mask, I used one of the gorgeous papers as a background and simply resized it using the raster deform tool.  It makes a wonderful frame!


  

06 August 2010

Fallen Angel (PTU)

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Fallen Angel 

This tutorial was written by me on August 5, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  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. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used an incredible kit by Nette's Nightowl Works called "Total Eclipse".  Wow, I love this kit!  I love the colour palette, all the wonderful elements and lovely papers, this kit is just an all-around winner!  You can get it at Dazzling Scraps (it's even on sale right now, as Annette is featured as the Spotlight Designer and all her kits are 50% off!  WooHoo!)

Tube of choice: I'm using the incredible art of Zindy S.D. Nielsen with a valid license.  You can purchase Zindy's art from her website, HERE.

Mask of choice: I used one of Gem's gorgeous masks, you can download it from her site HERE.  I used Mask 192.

Font of choice: I used Trinigan FG.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 5.

~~~~~ Let's get started! ~~~~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.  We'll crop and resize later.

From the kit, open nnwtearbor and resize 60%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the right (see my tag for placement).  Apply drop shadow

Open nnwtetree1 and 3.  Resize tree 3 60%, move to the left and below the arbor layer.  Resize tree 1 60%, place in front of tree 3, duplicate and resize 85%, arrange as seen in my tag.  Drop shadow.

Open nnwteflower 4 and flower 8.  Resize flower 4 30%, then 85%.  Mirror the image, copy and paste above the arbor layer.  Place on the right side of the arbor, duplicate and mirror, arrange on left side of arbor.  Drop shadow both layers.  Resize flower 8 30%, then 85% twice, copy and paste as a new layer, place on the right side of the arbor.  Duplicate, mirror and arrange on the left side.  Use your freehand selection tool to draw around the loose flowers of nnwteflower 4, shown here:
Copy and paste this selection as a new layer, resize 30%, then 85%.  Apply drop shadow.  Duplicate as many times as you wish, mirror a few and use the raster deform tool to change the angle on some of them.  Place as desired, filling in some of the bare areas.

Open nnwtecross1 and resize 15%, then 90%.  Place on the front of the arbor, see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize as desired.  Drop shadow.  Place where desired.

Open nnwtebouquet and resize 30%, then 70%.  Flip the image and use the raster deform tool to change the angle so it looks like she's arranging the flowers.  Zoom in close and carefully erase any leaves that cover her top hand.  Drop shadow.

Open nnwtecandle4 and candle 5.  Resize each 10%, then 85%.  Copy and paste each candle as a new layer, resize the red candle 85% once again.  Duplicate, resize the copy 85%.  Arrange the three candles as desired.  Place to the right of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open nnwtemoon1, resize 30%, copy and paste as a new layer, move below the trees on the left side.  Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize > Set hue and saturation both to 0.  Drop shadow.

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Using the picture tube tool with the lawn tube selected (this tube comes with PSP) click to add grass as many times as you wish until you like what you see.  Change the hue and saturation using the same settings as above.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all layers, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Move the tag down towards the bottom of the canvas.

Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the mask to your preference.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license info, save as a jpg or png and you're all done!  I hope you enjoy your new tag and I'd love to see your results!

Hugs, Carol

02 August 2010

A Quiet Beauty (PTU)

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A Quiet Beauty 

This tutorial was written by me on August 2nd, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  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. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit called "Adalina" by Kittie's Sinful Designz.  This is a beautiful kit with many lovely elements and papers.  I only used a handful in this tut, there's so many other possibilities!

Tube of choice: I'm using the beautiful art of Irene Shpak with a valid license.  You can purchase her tubes from MPT.

Mask of choice: I'm using a gorgeous mask by Essex Girl, visit her website to see more of her wonderful creations.  Download the mask HERE.

Font of choice: I'm using Aquarelle

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

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 45, Blur 5

~~~~~ Let's get started! ~~~~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.  We'll crop and resize later.

From the kit, open Frame 2, resize 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 4.

Open a paper of choice, resize if desired, copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer.  If you're using the same tube I did, mirror the image and resize 150%.  Delete the excess.  Change the blend mode to luminance legacy and reduce the opacity to 50%.  Apply drop shadow to the tube and the frame.

Paste your tube as a new layer once again (it will still be on the clipboard) and move to the right side of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Add your elements:

Branch: resize 60%, place on right side of frame.  Duplicate, mirror and move the duplicate higher on the frame, move this layer below the original.  Drop shadow both.

Metal Beads: resize 60%, place above the branches.  Free rotate right 35 degrees.  Drop shadow, duplicate, mirror and arrange to your liking.

Jeweled Flower: resize 35%, place among the branches, drop shadow.  Duplicate as many times as you like, resizing some 85%.

Peacock Fan: resize 40% and free rotate right 45 degrees.  Sharpen and apply drop shadow.  Place at the bottom of the branches.

Peacock Feather: resize 40%, free rotate left 15 degrees.  Place among the branches, behind the flowers.  Sharpen and drop shadow.  Duplicate 3 times and arrange as desired.

Doodle 1: resize 50% and free rotate right 45 degrees.  Sharpen and drop shadow.  Place on the top right side of the frame and move this layer above the background layer.  Duplicate and mirror, arrange on left side.  Merge these two layers together, duplicate and flip.  Arrange at the bottom of the frame.

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

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection and then deselect.

Apply the mask and merge group.  Resize the mask layer 80%.

Crop and resize your tag to your preference.  Add your name and all applicable license and copyright information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag!

Hugs, Carol

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