27 July 2015

My Secret Garden (FTU)


This tutorial was written by me on July 27th, 2015 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"My Secret Garden" is an absolutely gorgeous FTU sampler scrap kit by Gothic Inspirations.  Jessica is creating "inspired by" scrap kits for her Creative Team members and this is the beauty she made for me.  Thank you so much Jess, I'm incredibly honoured and always amazed by your talent!!  You can download the sampler from her blog HERE.  If you love the sampler as much as I do, be sure to check out the full size kit available in her store HERE, it looks incredible!!

Tube ©Alehandra_Vanhek, her tubes are available at Pics For Design.  This tube, entitled "Rapunzel" was a prepaid project.

Mask #80 by Designs by Vaybs.

Font: I used OhLey, HERE.

Drop shadows used:

Word Art: 2, 2, 53, 5
Everything else: 2, 2, 53, 10

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

From the kit, open Brushed Hill and resize 95%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Duplicate this layer to make it more opaque, merge these two layers together.  Do not apply drop shadow.

Select the tube layers you wish to use, hide the background image and copy merged.  Paste as a new layer and resize 25%.  Move to the right side of your canvas, see my tag for placement.

Open Fence and resize 60%; copy and paste as a new layer and move below the hill.  Position on the far left.  Duplicate and move the copy to the right.  Use your eraser tool to remove any excess.

Open Boulder and resize 50%, copy and paste as a new layer and move below the tube.

Add the rest of your elements, I used:

Flowers: resize 35%
Grass: resize 30%, duplicate
Flowers 1: resize 35%, duplicate and mirror
Flowers 2: resize 30%, duplicate twice
Dandelion: resize 25%; duplicate and free rotate 7° right.  Arrange as shown and merge these two layers together.
Butterflies: resize 60%
WA 1: resize 60%

Apply drop shadow to the tube and all elements.  Make sure everything is positioned to your satisfaction, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 85%.

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste Paper 5 into selection; deselect.  Apply DBV mask #80 and merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.

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

Until next time ...



09 July 2015

Kittens In The Garden


This tutorial was written by me on July 9th, 2015 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Cat Paws In Heaven" is a gorgeous tagger-size kit by Tootypup Scraps.  This kit is full of flowers and adorable kittens and I absolutely love it!  My tag was created using only elements from the kit.  Please visit Susan's blog HERE to find links to her stores.

Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.

Mask #133 by Vaybs, download HERE.

Font of choice: I used Balduina Real, a pay font.

Drop shadows used:

For most elements: 2, 2, 55, 10
For Flower Deco layer: 2, 2, 25, 15
For Name: 2, 2, 50, 5

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

From the kit, open Cameo Frame Plain_01 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 5 and resize 50%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open Stone Wall_03 and resize 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Tap delete and deselect.

Open Kitten_06 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as seen on my tag.  Duplicate and move the copy above the frame.  Activate your eraser tool and carefully remove the parts that cover the frame.  See my tag for reference.  Apply drop shadow to the original only.

Open Grass Patch_01 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer above the background layer.  Arrange on the right side, behind the frame.  Duplicate and move the copy to the left side.  Paste again and do not resize, move below the other two layers and erase the excess above.  See my tag for reference.  Merge these three layers together.

Add the rest of your elements, I used:

Kitten_04: resize 40% and erase the butterfly (if desired)
Cushion Wool_01: resize 60%, then 80%.  Move below the kitten.
Kitten_03: resize 40%
Flower Patch_01: resize 45%, duplicate
Flower Deco_02: resize 55%, copy and paste above background layer.  Arrange on left side, duplicate and arrange on right side.  Merge these layers together, then duplicate and mirror.  Arrange as shown.  Use drop shadow listed above.
Rainbow Bird_01: resize 20%
Sparkle Grass_01: resize 70%
Wool Toys_01: resize 35%, then 85%
Butterfly_04: resize 30%, duplicate x2

Apply drop shadow to your elements.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 80%.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste Paper 5 into the selection; deselect.  Apply DBV mask #133 and merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag, I resized to 700 x 658.

Add your name.  If using the same font, I used size 72, stroke 0, colour #4d3d88.  Apply Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow using these settings:

Under the Basic tab:

Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100

Under the Color tab:

Select "Fat" preset and change the settings to this:

Colour #e5e4e0

Add your name and designer information and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial and I'd love to see your results!

Until next time ...



07 July 2015

Dark Magic


This tutorial was written by me on July 7th, 2015 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Magic of ChiChi - I" is a stunning scrap kit by Gothic Inspirations.  There are so many wonderful elements in this kit I had to force myself not to use 'em all, LOL!  You'll find it at Gothic Inspirations store HERE

"Regina" is a beautiful tube by Alehandra Vanhek, and was a prepaid exclusive from Pics For Design.  If you don't have this tube, simply substitute another.

Mask #110 from Designs by Vaybs.

Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow

Font of choice; I used Angilla Tattoo, HERE.

Drop shadows used:

For scrap elements: 2, 2, 69, 10
For tube: 0, 0, 69, 10, followed by 2, 7, 36, 18

~ Remember to save often! ~

Open a new image 850 x 800, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 2 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste, move a little to the left on the canvas.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 5.

Open Paper 6 and resize 65%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

From the elements folder, open Lightning and resize 70%.  Copy and paste above the paper and arrange as desired.  Tap delete.

Open Magic Flowers, do not resize.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange at the bottom of the frame, see my tag for placement.  Tap delete.

Open Glitter, do not resize.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired, tap delete.  Duplicate, arrange and tap delete.

Open Beads and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange at the top left.  Tap delete and deselect.

If you're using the same tube I did, resize 35%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the right side of the frame.  Apply drop shadows listed above.

Add the rest of the elements, I used:

Bush: resize 70%, duplicate twice
Butterfly: resize 20%, then 85% twice; duplicate and mirror
Dirt: do not resize, duplicate x2 and arrange as shown above the background layer.
DoodleRoses: resize 50%; duplicate and resize 80%
Flowers1: resize 45%
FlowerBuds1: resize 30%; duplicate and mirror
Grass: resize 60%; duplicate and mirror
Twig: resize 70%; free rotate 70° left

Apply drop shadow listed above to all elements.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 80%.

Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Open Paper 5, copy and paste into selection.  Deselect.  Apply DBV mask #110, merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Open Clouds and resize 70%.  Copy and paste above mask layer, arrange at the top.

Crop and resize your tag, I resized mine to 675 x 556.

Add your name and apply Gradient Glow using the fat preset, changing the colour of both paint pots to #e2e1e0.  Apply drop shadow 2, 2, 69, 8.

Add all applicable copyright and license information, save your tag as a png and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

Until next time ...


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