27 February 2014

Spring-A-Ling


This tutorial was written by me on February 27th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"SpringALing Tagger" is a wonderful scrap kit by Tezza's Dezignz.  This tag was created using only the elements from the kit.  :)  You'll find it at Heartbeatz Creationz

Mask #10 by Melissaz Creationz.

Font: I used Apple Butter, HERE.

~~ Let's get started! ~~

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

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

From the kit, open Frame 2; do not resize.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open Cloud 2 and resize 40%; copy and paste as a new layer and arrange at the top right corner of the frame.  See my tag for placement.

Open Cloud, resize 35%; copy and paste as a new layer above the first cloud layer.  Arrange as shown.

Open Grass, do not resize.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange at the bottom of the frame.  Duplicate and move the copy in front of the frame.

Open Barnyard Sheep and resize 40%, then 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the left side as shown.

Add a new raster layer above the background layer.  Change the foreground to #aadcdc and the background to #feef50.  Change foreground to gradient using these settings:

From the drop down menu, select Foreground/Background
Style: Radial
Angle: 50
Repeats: 7
Invert: checked

Flood fill the new layer with the gradient.  You should have something that looks like this:

(I had already added a few more elements before I did this step).

Activate your Move tool and move the gradient layer up and to the right.  Activate the frame layer and using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 5.  Activate the gradient layer again.  Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur > Radius: 10.  You should now have something that looks like this:

Invert the selection, activate the grass layer and tap delete.  Activate the gradient layer and tap delete.  Deselect.

Add the rest of your elements, I used:

Birdhouse: resize 70%
Birdhouse2: resize 80%
Birds: resize 40%
Birdie: resize 20%, then 85%
Puffles2: resize 50%, then 80%
Puffles3: resize 40%, then 85%
ButtonFlowerVine: resize 70%
Fence2: resize 30%; duplicate 3 times for a total of 4
Crocus: resize 40%
Daffodil: resize 30%
Gladiolus: resize 30%
Bee: resize 15%
Butterfly: resize 25%; duplicate and mirror

Apply a drop shadow of choice to all elements.  I used Vertical: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 50, Blur: 10.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with the same gradient as above, unchecking the invert box.  Apply MC Mask #10 and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name with the following settings:

Font: Apple Butter
Size: 72
Stroke: 0
Colour #cb3b3c

Apply drop shadow above.

Save as a png and you're finished.  Enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial.

I love to see what you create, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol♥

22 February 2014

I'm Here For The Party


This tutorial was written by me on February 22nd, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Mardi Gras Party" is a wonderful kit by Cindy's Creative Designs and is available at Heartbeatz Creationz.  Thanks so much for another beautiful kit Cindy!

"Here For The Party" is a beautiful pin-up by Steve Baier.  His tubes are available for purchase at Up Your Art.

Template #378 by Divine Intentionz.

Mask #14 by Melissaz Creationz.

Font: I used Plebeya Swash Caps, a pay font.  A google search will result in multiple links.

*Note: when referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.

Delete the credit and rectangle layers.

Change the canvas size to 800 x 750.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank areas with white.

Activate Square 4; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open Paper 1 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used V: 0, H: 0, O: 55, B: 14

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

Square 5: use Paper 1, but mirror it before you copy.
Thin Rectangle: use Paper 10, resize 80%
Square 1: use Paper 3
Square 2: use Paper 5
Circle 1: use Paper 4, flip the image
Circle 2: use Paper 4
Square 3: use Paper 10.  Do not deselect.  Resize the tube 80%, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown.  Use the eraser to remove the part of the tube that extends past the selection at the bottom.  Deselect.  Apply a drop shadow of choice to the tube, I used V: -6, H: 2, O: 38, B: 18

From the kit elements, open Frame 1 and resize 65%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange over the top right circle.  Duplicate, mirror and arrange over the bottom left circle.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used V & H: 2, O: 55, B: 10.

Add the rest of the elements, I used:

Fan2: resize 70%; free rotate 35° left and sharpen.
Element 5: resize 60%; free rotate 20° right and sharpen.
Lipstick: resize 40%
Mask2: resize 50%
Flower 1, 2 & 3: resize each 20%, duplicate as desired and arrange as shown.
Butterfly 1 & 2: resize each 20%

Apply drop shadow above to all elements.

Active the Heart layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #7c4ce1.  Free rotate 20° right.

Activate Heart2 layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #4e972d.  Free rotate 20° left.  Arrange these two hearts on the top left square, see my tag for reference.  Apply drop shadow above to each heart.

Activate the dotted square layer.  Change the foreground to #fdfe3d and the background to white.  Activate the colour replacer tool (located in the fly-out menu below the paint brush tool) and change the settings to:

Size: 999
Hardness: 100
Step: 10
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Tolerance: 20

Center the brush on the canvas and left click.  Duplicate this layer and move one of the layers above the tube.  Use the eraser to remove the dots that cover her hair.  Drop shadow the bottom layer only.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 95%.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Change the foreground to #7c7ce1 and background to #4e972d.  Change foreground to gradient using these settings:

Choose Foreground/Background from the drop down menu.
Style: Radial
Angle: 45
Repeats: 5
Invert: checked

Flood fill the new layer with the gradient.  Apply MC mask #14 and merge mask group.

Add your name using a font of choice and apply drop shadow above.  I used the same colour as the dotted square.

Crop and resize your tag.  I resized 80%, then 90%.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save your tag as a png and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag.

I love to see what you create with my tutorials, feel free to send them to me HERE and I'll show them off in my slide show.

Hugs, Carol♥

04 February 2014

Purrfectly Pink


This tutorial was written by me on February 4th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Petals Of Love" is a beautiful kit available for purchase at Queenbrat Designs.  Thanks for another lovely kit Renee'!

Artwork by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  This adorable little Valentine kitten can be purchased at PSP Tube Stop.

Template #498 by Millie's PSP Madness.

Mask #41 by WeeScotsLass.

Font: KG Falling Slowly, HERE.

*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.  Delete Raster 1 and layer #4.

Resize all layers 85%, change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank areas with white.

Activate layer #1; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open Paper LtPinkGrunge and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings - V&H: 0, O: 53, B: 12.

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

#2: use LtPinkGrunge
#3: use LtTanTinyFlowersHearts
#5: use DkPinkGlitter
#6: use LtPinkRoses
#7: use LtTanTinyFlowersHearts
#11: use DkPinkRoses, resize 50%

Change the foreground to #c12250 and the background to #f2d0fa.  Activate the Colour Replacer tool, located in the fly out menu below the paint brush tool.  Change the settings to:

Size: 999
Hardness: 100
Step: 10
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Tolerance: 20

Activate layer #8, center the brush in the canvas and left click.  Apply drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 5.

Repeat for layer #9 and #10.

Choose the tube you'd like to use (I used Fluffy Kitten) and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 35, B: 10.

Now add your elements, I used:

Green Berries: resize 30%
Tan Berries: resize 30%
Dk Pink Rose: resize 20%
Lt Pink Rose: resize 20%
Lt Tan Flower: resize 25%
Dk & Lt Tan Butterfly: resize 50%; free rotate left OR right 20° and sharpen
Lt Colours Bead Scatter: resize 55%; duplicate, mirror and flip.  Apply a light drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 35, B: 5
Vertical Folded Hearts Border: resize 40%

Apply drop shadow of choice to elements or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 10.

Hide background layer and merge visible.  Unhide background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy Lt Pink Grunge paper and paste into selection.  Deselect and apply WSL mask #41; merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag, I resized to 596 x 570.

Add your name, I used KG Falling Slowly, size 72, Stroke 0, #c12250.  Apply drop shadow of choice or use V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 5.

Add all applicable copyright and license information and you're done.  Thanks for trying my tutorial, enjoy your new tag!

I love to see your creations, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol♥

03 February 2014

Bad Romance


This tutorial was written by me on February 3rd, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Enchanted Hearts" is a gorgeous tagger-size kit by Gothic Inspirations and is available for purchase at her store, HERE.  Visit her blog HERE.  Thanks for another stunning kit Jess!

Artwork by Anna Marine.  Her tubes are available for purchase at CDO.

Mask #25 by WeeScotsLass.

Font: Nightmare 5, available HERE.

*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

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

From the kit, open Frame 5 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 5.

Open Paper 6 and resize 70%; copy and paste as a new layer and move below the frame.  Arrange as desired, invert selection and tap delete.

Copy and paste the tube (do not resize) as a new layer and arrange within the selection.  Use the eraser to remove parts of the tube that cover the frame at the bottom and sides.  Apply a drop shadow of choice to the tube, or use my settings - V: -6, H: 0, O: 55, B: 20.  Apply a drop shadow of choice to the frame, or V&H: 2, O: 70, B: 5.

Open Spatter and resize 20%, then 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange behind the tube.  See my tag for placement.  Duplicate and mirror, resize 85%.  Duplicate once again if desired.  Apply drop shadow of choice, or use V&H: 2, O: 70, B: 8.

Open Butterflies and resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange at the top right of the frame, behind the tube as shown.  Using the freehand selection tool set to rectangle, draw a selection around the white butterfly in the top right corner, like this:


Edit > Cut

You will now have this:


Edit > Paste As A New Layer.  Arrange this butterfly below the others, see my tag for reference.  You may need to use the eraser to clean up any stray pixels.  Duplicate the white butterfly; mirror and arrange on the left side.  Apply a light drop shadow of choice, or use V&H: 2, O: 35, B: 12

Add the rest of your elements, I used:

Butterfly1: resize 20%; free rotate 17° left and sharpen.  Duplicate and mirror.
Candle: resize 70%; duplicate, mirror and resize 85%
Clock: resize 50%, then 85%
Frog: resize 25%
Ground: do not resize; duplicate, mirror and move copy down a bit.
Grass: resize 50%; duplicate.
Locket: resize 20%
Love Potion: resize 30%
Wine: resize 30%

Apply drop shadow to all elements.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 80%.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste Paper 10 into the selection.  Deselect and apply WSL Mask #25.  Merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name using a font of choice, or use Nightmare 5 with these settings: Size: 85, Stroke: 0, Colour #f9f9f9.  Apply drop shadow.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png and you're finished.  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

I love seeing what you create!  Email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol♥

02 February 2014

Promises To Keep


This tutorial was written by me on February 2nd, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Promises" is a beautiful tagger-size kit by Horseplay's Pasture Designs and is available at Scraps From The Heart.  Thanks so much for another gorgeous kit Bev!

Beautiful tube by Barbara Jensen, visit her store HERE.

Template #179 by Millie's PSP Madness.

Mask #1 by Horseplay's Pasture.

Plug in used: Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow

Font: Aquarelle, HERE.

*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.  Delete Raster 1 and 6 and resize all layers 85%.  Change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate Raster 1; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open Paper 7 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 55, B: 15

Repeat these steps for the remaining layers, except where noted.

Raster 2: Use Paper 12
Raster 3: Use Paper 5
Raster 4: Use Paper 12
Raster 5: Use Paper 7
Raster 7: Use Paper 5
Raster 8: Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #112b31.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 55, B: 8
Raster 9: Use Paper 7; do not deselect.  Open element #7 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired on the left side within the selection.  Tap delete.  Paste as a new layer once again and arrange on the right side; tap delete and deselect.  Apply a light drop shadow to the element layers.  I used V&H: 2, O: 30, B: 5.

Resize the tube 95%; copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown.  Apply a drop shadow of choice.  I used V: 0, H: 8, O: 35, B: 15.

Add the rest of your elements, I used:

#17: resize 45%; duplicate and free rotate 7° right.
#25: resize 35%; duplicate and mirror, resize 85%.
#43: resize 69%
#47: resize 50%
#49: resize 10%
#53: resize 25%
#73: resize 40%
#74: resize 60%; free rotate 63° left and sharpen.  Duplicate, mirror, free rotate 17° right and sharpen.  Erase the top part of the stem.  Paste again, free rotate 90° left; sharpen.  Arrange these layers behind and within the leaves as shown in my tag.
#77: resize 35%

Apply a drop shadow of choice to all elements or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 55, B: 8.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all; copy and paste Paper 18 into the selection.  Deselect and apply HP Mask #1; merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name using a font of your choice, or use Aquarelle with these settings:

Size: 72
Stroke: 0
Colour: #112b31

Apply drop shadow above to name.  Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png and you're finished.  Thanks for trying my tutorial.  :)

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

Hugs, Carol♥

01 February 2014

Love Gives You Wings


This tutorial was written by me on February 1st, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Victorian Valentine" is a beautiful tagger size scrap kit by BabyCakes Scraps, available HERE.

"Flavia" is a gorgeous tube by Rachael Tallamy, available at Up Your Art.

Template #293 by Divine Intentionz, HERE.

Mask #11 by Dees'Sign Depot, HERE.

Font: Mardian Demo, HERE.

*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.

Delete the following layers:

by missy
dotted line 3
words
pixel words
thin rectangle
glittered thin rectangle
dotted line 1 & 2

Resize all layers 85%, change the canvas size to 800 x 700.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate glittered oval half 1; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #7c1532.  Deselect.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Select Gaussian, 50%, Monochrome checked.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 53, B: 13.

Repeat these steps for glittered oval half 2, using colour #fbe2e8.

Activate oval layer; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open Paper 8 and resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply drop shadow above.

Repeat these steps for circle 1 and circle 2, using Paper 1.

Activate circle 3; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #fbe2e8.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply noise with the same settings as above.  Apply drop shadow above.

Activate circle 4; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #fbe2e8.  Delete original layer, do not deselect.

Copy the image that came with the tube and paste as a new layer.  Arrange as desired, invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect.  Reduce the opacity to 73% or as desired.

Resize the tube 85%, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V: 2, H: 8, O: 27, B: 15.

Add your elements, I used:

butterfly: resize 45%, duplicate and mirror
blossom: resize 17%, duplicate and resize 85%; free rotate 7° left and sharpen.  Duplicate both and mirror.
bouquet 2: resize 50%; duplicate and mirror.
gold doodle: do not resize, copy and paste above background layer and arrange as shown.  Duplicate and mirror.  Duplicate both layers again and move the copy down.
vine: do not resize.
wings: resize 30%.

Apply drop shadow to all elements, I used: V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 8.

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 Paper 5 into the selection.  Deselect and apply DD Mask #11; merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name.  Here are the settings I used:

Font: Mardian Demo, Size: 65, Stroke: 0, Colour: #7c1532.  Apply drop shadow above.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png and you're finished!  Enjoy your new tag.  :)

I love to see what you do with my tuts, please email me HERE to show off your creations.

Hugs, Carol♥

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