27 November 2012

Autumn Collection

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Autumn Collection

This tutorial was written by me on November 27th, 2012.  You will need the following supplies:

Scrap kit: I used a gorgeous kit by Baby Cakes Scraps called "Autumn Bliss".  You can purchase it at Bella Zingara Studio.  Thank you so much Lynne!

Tube: I used the beautiful art of Joanna Bromley which you can purchase at PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.

Template: I used fall template 1 by Melissaz Creationz and available at Creative Misfits Creations.

Mask: I used mask #19 by Moonbeams & Spiderwebs.

Font: I used Hipster Script Pro, which is a pay font.  Try Loki Cola instead.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.

Change the canvas size to 800 x 750 using these settings:


Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Delete the following layers: Raster 7, copy of Raster 3 and the 2 copies of Raster 5.

Activate the merged layer above the background layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 12.

Repeat these steps for all remaining layers of the template, resizing the papers 70% for these layers.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and arrange on the right side of the tag; apply drop shadow.

Now add the elements, I used:

5: resize 30%
6: resize 35%
10: resize 55%; mirror
14: resize 35%
18: resize 40%; mirror
21: resize 30%
52: resize 40%; duplicate, mirror and resize 85%
100: resize 30%

Apply drop shadow to all elements, I used: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.

Hide the background layer and merge visible; resize the merged layer 85%.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

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!  Enjoy your new tag!

I'd love to see your result, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol

04 November 2012

Paws 4 Me (PTU)

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Paws 4 Me

This tutorial was written by me on November 4th, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit: I used a beautiful full-size kit by Ann Ominous Designs called "Paws 4 Me".  You can find this wonderful kit at Bella Zingaro Studio.  Thank you so much for such a lovely kit Ann!

Tube: I used an adorable tube by Anna Liwanag.  Anna was with PTE when I purchased this tube but her work can now be found at CDO.  You must have a license to use.

Mask: I used Big Mask 001 by Vix.  Download HERE, scroll down to the post from March 23, 2011.

Plug-in: Eye Candy 4000; Gradient Glow

Font: I used Hipster Script Pro, a pay font.  Loki Cola is a free font you could use instead.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Open a new image, 800 x 700, white background.

From the kit, open Tag1_PinkBlueGrungyPawprints and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Apply drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

Open Tag3_Stripes w Pawprints and resize 30%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange.  Apply drop shadow above.

Resize the close-up tube 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the center frame.  Apply a drop shadow, I used H 2, V -2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

Open Ribbon_Twisted_wBow_PinkStripes_wBluePawPrints and resize 20%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the right side, as seen on my tag.  Duplicate and mirror.  Apply drop shadow as noted in the first step.

Open Flower3_PinkBlueGrungy and resize 10%, then 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, place on the left side of the inner frame, see my tag for reference.  Duplicate and resize 85% twice.  Duplicate again and arrange as shown.  Merge these 3 layers together, duplicate and mirror.  Apply drop shadow.

Open Pawprint_BlueGrunge and resize 10%.  Duplicate and resize 85%; free rotate 20 degrees left.  Duplicate and mirror; arrange as shown.  Drop shadow.

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.

Add your name and apply the gradient glow effect using these settings:

Under the Colour tab: select "Medium".

Under the Basic tab:

Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection: checked

Click OK.

Crop and resize your tag, save as a png or jpg.  Enjoy it!

I'd love to see your results!  Email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol

01 November 2012

Harvest Friends (PTU)

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Harvest Friends

This tutorial was written by me on November 1st, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit: I used a beautiful kit by Tootypup Scraps called "Autumn Harvest".  Please visit her blog HERE for links to her stores.  Thanks so much Susan!

Tube: I used a wonderful, whimsical tube by Katherine Barber called "The Little Things".  LOVE it!!  You can purchase Katherine's tubes from Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use her art.

Mask: I used mask #248 by Weescotslass.

Font: I used Hummingbird, which is a pay font.  Any nice cursive font, such as Chopin Script would work just as well.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 10.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 800 x 700, white background.

From the kit, open AutumnHarvest_02 and resize 65%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the left side of your canvas.  See my tag for placement.

Resize the tube 60%, copy and paste as a new layer and move to the right.

Now add your elements, arranging the fence, pumpkin clusters, and the sunflower deco behind your tube and in front of the fence.  See my tag for reference.  I used:

Fence_01: resize 30%; duplicate and arrange as desired, erase excess
PumpkinCluster_01: resize 30%, then 80%
PumpkinCluster_02: resize 30%, then 80%
Buckets_03: resize 25%, then 80%
SunflowerDeco_01: resize 25%
Snail_01: resize 10%, then 85%
Butterfly_01: resize 10%, then 85%
Butterfly_02: resize 10%, then 85% x 2

Duplicate the butterflies and resize as desired.  Mirror some of them and arrange as shown or however you like.

Apply drop shadows.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 85%.

Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer (I used paper 08).  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to resize the mask to your satisfaction.

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 enjoy your new tag.  : )

I'd love to see your results, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol

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