Saturday, January 24, 2009

Garv's Get Together

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Supplies Needed

6 Tubes of choice – 2 of them Close-Ups - I'm using the artwork of Keith Garvey
which you can purchase here
Font of choice - I'm using Fat which came on my pc.
WSL Mask 84
"My Kuuipo" PTU kit by Alane’s Designs which can be found at Cotton Candy Kreationz.
This kit is packed with loads of fun elements! Thank you Alane!

This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~
Open a 700 X 700 transparent canvas. Flood fill white.

Open element Photo Box 1. It’s in 2 layers. Copy and paste Box as a new layer. Resize 25% and then 80%. Using your selection tool, outline the inside of the box and then hit your delete key. Do not deselect.

Copy and paste a paper of your choice as a new layer beneath the frame. Resize 20% and again 80%. Selection/Invert. Hit the delete key.

Copy and paste as new layers beneath the frame layer both of your close up images. Position where you like and then hit the delete key. Merge visible your tube layers. Right click on your merged tube layer. Choose Properties. Change the blend mode to Luminance. Close out your white canvas and merge visible all layers. Move slightly to the top.

Now make the element Photo Box 1 active again and copy the frame layer. Paste it as a new layer on your working canvas. Resize 25% and again 80%. Free rotate 90 degrees and position below the frame layer. Duplicate and move that to the right to create 4 frames. See my tag for reference. Merge down.

Use your Magic Wand and select inside each frame. Selections/Modify/Expand by 4. Select a paper of your choice and paste as a new layer beneath the frames. Resize 25% and again 80%. Selections/Invert and hit the delete key. Keep selected.

Copy and paste a tube of choice into the first frame and then hit the delete key. Repeat this for the 3 remaining frames and then merge visible the frames layer and the tubes.

Copy and paste the word art Be Mine as a new layer. Resize 30% and move to the top of your big frame.

Copy and paste as a new layer Satin Ribbon Bow 2. Resize 25% and 53%. Position near the bottom of your frame.

Copy and paste Bow 1 as a new layer. Resize 25% and 70%. Position on one side of your smaller frame. Duplicate/Mirror.

Copy and paste as a new layer Kite 2. Resize 25% and 40%. Position so that the kite stick out from behind the large frame.

Copy and paste Balloon 1 as a new layer. Image/mirror. Resize 80% and position a little behind the top right corner of the large frame.

Highlight your white canvas. Add a new layer. Select all. Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection. Deselect. Apply the Becky Mask 84. Merge Group. Resize 110%.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.

Save your tag.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I would love to see your results.
Email me.

Hugs,
Bev

Vintage Memories

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Supplies Needed

1 Tube of choice –I'm using the artwork of Barbara Jensen
which you can purchase here
Font of choice - I'm using Aquarelle here
Mask of Choice. I used Becky Mask 22
DSB Flux (optional)
Animation Shop (optional)
"Memories" PTU taggers kit by RebelChick which can be found at Cotton Candy Kreationz . Please visit her blog as well, Whispers of a Memory.
This kit is stunning with all it’s vintage charm. RebelChick, I'm totally wow'd by this kit! Thank you so much!!

This tutorial was written assuming you have knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open a 750 X 600 transparent canvas. Flood fill white.

Copy and paste the Book Frame as a new layer. Using your magic wand, click inside the frame.

Copy and Paste a paper of choice as a new layer beneath the Book Frame. Resize 50%. Selection/Invert. Hit the delete key.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer above the paper layer. Hit the delete key. Deselect.

Close out your white canvas. Merge Visible. Open your white canvas back up and highlight the Book Frame canvas. This is the only layer that I added a heavy drop shadow of Vertical and Horitzontal 0, Opacity 100, Blur 10. All other layers I added a light drop shadow of Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 4, blur 4. But with any tutorial – your tag, your choices:)

Copy and paste as a new layer a Feather Pen of your choice. Resize 50%. Position at the lower left corner of your Book Frame.

Copy and paste as a new layer Rose 1. Resize 50%. Position on the left side of the frame. See my tag for placement.

Copy and paste as a new layer Rose 2. Resize 60%. Place beside Rose 1.

Copy and paste as a new layer Rose Leaf 1. Resize 25%. Position over the rose stems.

Copy and paste as a new layer Rose 5. Resize 25%. Position near the rose stems and rose leaf.

Copy and paste as a new layer Cutout Heart. Resize 25%. Free rotate 30 degrees right. Move above the roses. In the layer pallet move beneath the roses.

Copy and paste as a new layer the Watch. Resize 30%. Free rotate 30 degrees left. Move toward the top left corner of the frame.

Copy and paste as a new layer Charm 1. Resize 25% and again 98%. Free rotate 30 degrees left. Position on the right side of the watch.

Copy and paste as a new layer Clock. Resize 25%. Free rotate 30 degrees left. Position on the left side of the watch.

Copy and paste as a new layer Watch Chain. Resize 20%. Free rotate 110 degrees right. Position at the top of the watch so that it blends in nicely to appear as if it’s attached. Merge visible the watch, clock, chain, and charm.

Copy and paste as a new layer Roseleaf 3. Resize 50%. Use your pick tool to rotate and position over the top right side of the watch to hide the ring at the top of the charm. See my tag for reference.

Copy and paste as a new layer Key. Resize 20%. Move into psotion near the bottom right of the frame.

Copy and paste as a new layer Fluffy Bow 3. Resize 20%. Position over the key. See my tag for reference.

Copy and paste as a new layer Tassel. Resize 30%. Move into position to sit in the seam of the frame at the top. See my tag for reference.

Copy and paste as a new layer Heart lock. Resize 25%. Free rotate 20 degrees left. Position near the key.

Copy and paste as a new layer Roseleaf 4. Resize 25%. Position near the bottom of the frame below the heart lock.

Copy and paste as a new layer Journal 1. Resize 50%. Free rotate 20 degrees left. Position behind your frame layer.

Copy and paste as a new layer Lace 2. Resize 50%. Position behind the lower right corner of the frame.

Copy and paste as a new layer Rose Leaf 1. Resize 25%. Position behind the lower right corner of the frame, but allow some of the leaves to peek out from behind. Duplicate and position on top of the top right corner of the frame.

Copy and paste as a new layer Rose 3. Resize 20% and position atop of leaves at the top right corner of the frame.

Copy and paste as a new layer Calla Lilly 2. Resize 50%. Move behind the frame, but allow it to peek just above the top of it.

Add your copyrights

Add your name. Crop, resize all layers to a tag size you like, and save your new tag.

Onto the animation: We’re almost done!

Hide your white canvas and merge all layers visible. Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3. Rename Frame layer 1, Frame Layer 2, and Frame Layer 3.

Highlight Frame layer 1. Using your Freehand Selection tool outline what you would like to see glitter on your tag. After you outline the first object/and or piece of an object, be sure to hold down the shift key when you go to outline your next.

Once you have all your chosen parts outlined then go to Effect/Plug-Ins/DSB Flux/Bright Noise with these settings:
Initensity 30
Mix
OK

Highlight Frame 2 and apply the same plug in accept hit the mix button twice. Repeat for Frame 3 accept hit the mix button 3 times.

Close out Frame layers 2 and 3. Highlight Frame layer 1. Copy Merge.

Open up Animation Shop and Paste as a New Animation.

Go back to PSP. Close out Frame Layer 1. Open up Frame Layer 2. Copy Merge. Carry it into AS. Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Go back into PSP. Close out Frame Layer 2. Open up Frame Layer 3. Copy Merge. Carry it into AS. Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Save your tag and you’re all done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I would love to see your results.
Email me.

Hugs,
Bev

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Beauty of Winter Faries

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Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice - I'm using the FTU artwork of Soa Lee
Site is currently down for renewal.
Font of choice - I'm using Celexa
Mask 20-20
Wings-N-Blings a PTU scrap kit by RebelChick and you can purchase her beautiful scrap kit at Cotten Candy Kreations It's available in both full and tagger size. You can pick up the FTU add-on kit and view more of her beautiful work and other scrap collections on her blog as well.
I just adore this kit!

~♥~ Let’s Get Started ~♥~

Note: I gave a light drop shadow to all elements

Open a new canvas 600 x 600. Flood fill white.

New Raster Layer. Select All. Copy and Paste into Selection Paper 1. Deselect. Apply the mask. Merge group.

Copy and Paste Feathered Frame as a new layer. Use the magic wand and select inside. Selections/Modify/ Expand by 8. New Raster Layer just below the Feathered Frame layer. Make a gradient with colors from your tube with the following settings:
Linear
Angle 45
Repeat 3

Flood fill inside the frame. Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur/Radius 30. Do not deselect. Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer just above the gradient layer. Selections/Invert. Hit the delete key.

New Raster Layer above the Feathered Frame layer. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout with the following settings:
Vertical and Horizontal: 5
Opacity 35
Blur 25
Shadow Color (a dark color from your tube)
Fill interior with color unchecked

New Raster Layer. Repeat the above step accept change the Vertical and Horizontal numbers to -5.

Close out the white canvas layer and the mask layer. Merge Visible.

Copy and paste as a new layer behind the merged layer Swirl Bling 2. Place where you like. Duplicate/Mirror/Flip.

Copy and paste as a new layer Feather 5. Place where you like.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name. I used an Inner Bevel with these settings:
Bevel: 2
Width: 7
Smoothness: 10
Depth: 2
Ambience: 1
Shininess: 10
Color: white
Angle: 315
Intensity: 50
Elevation: 30

Save your tag and you’re done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Feel free to Email me your results!

Hugs,
Bev

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tropical Seduction

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Supplies Needed

1 Tube of choice – 1 Image of choice - I'm using the artwork of Michael Landefeld
which you can purchase here
Font of choice - I'm using Viper Nora here
WSL Mask 254 here
Filters Unlimited 2.0 - optional
"Day at the Beach" PTU taggers kit by Alane’s Designs which can be found at Cotton Candy Kreationz.
This kit was lots of fun to use!

This tutorial was written assuming you have knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open a 700 X 700 transparent canvas. Flood fill white.

New Raster layer. Select All. Copy Paper of choice and Paste into Selection. Apply the mask. Merge group.
Effect/Plugs-Ins/Filters Unlimited 2.0
Choose Paper Textures and then Papyrus
Use default settings and apply.

Copy and paste the Bamboo Frame as a new layer. Resize 15%.
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Select/Modify/Expand by 4. Copy and paste your image beneath the frame layer. Invert/Delete/Select None. You can use your Target brush to color the flowers in the corners to a color of your choice if you wish.

Close out your white canvas and merge visible.

Copy and paste the Palm Tree as a new layer behind the frame layer. Resize 40%. Colorize if you wish. Duplicate and move down slightly and to the right so that tips of the palm fronds peek out from behind the frame. Once happy, duplicate and mirror.

Copy and paste as new layers Shells 1, 2, and 3. To each one resize 10% and again 80%. Sharpen each 3 times and place where you choose.

Copy and paste as a new layer one of the flip flops. Use your Target Tool to colorize if you wish. Resize 15%. Free rotate left 20 degrees. Sharpen. Duplicate/mirror and place where you choose.

Add any other elements you choose, resizing, and coloring if you want.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer above the frame layer.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.

Resize all layers to a tag size you like.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I would love to see your results
Email me!

Hugs,
Bev

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Angel of Love

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Supplies Needed

Tube of choice - I'm using the artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen
which you can purchase here
Font of choice - I'm using Windsong here
DSB Flux
20-20 Mask
Animation Shop
"A Lil Bit of Heaven" PTU taggers kit by Monica’s Sweet Addiction which can be found here on her blog.
Thank you so much for this beautiful kit, Monica!!

This tutorial was written assuming you have knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open a 600 X 600 transparent canvas. Flood fill white.

New Raster layer. Select All. Copy Paper 2 and Paste into Selection. Deselect. Duplicate. Close out the original.

Highlight the duplicate and Paste Element 38 as new layer. Use your magic wand and click inside of each frame. Select/Modify/Expand 4. Highlight the paper layer, hit the delete key. Press Ctl + l and change the hue and saturation to both 0.

Duplicate the frame layer 2 times for a total of 3. Rename Frame 1, Frame 2, Frame 3. Highlight Frame one and apply DSB Flux/Bright Noise as follows:
Intensity 35
Ok.
Close out Frame 1, highlight Frame 2 and apply Bright Noise again accept this time hit the mix button twice. Close the layer out and open Frame 3. Repeat accept hitting the mix button 3 times. Close the layer out and open up Frame 1 again.

Highlight the original Paper 2. Apply the 20-20 mask.

Copy and paste Element 21 as a new layer. Resize 68%. Position near the bottom of your frame.

Copy and paste Element 14 as a new layer. Arrange in your layer pallet so that it appears to be tucked into the ribbon at the bottom of the frame.

Copy and paste Element 17 as a new layer. Resize 20%. Free Rotate 20 degrees to the left. Tuck behind the ribbon and feather.

Copy and paste Element 25. Resize 15%. Free Rotate 20 degrees to the left. Position at the top left corner of the frame. Layer/duplicate. Image/Mirror.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer behind the Frame layers and frame background layer.

Add your copyprights.

Add your name. It is up to you at this point if you wish to use the deformation tool on the mask layer to make it smaller befor you crop your image.

Time to animate! Almost done…hehehe

Copy Merge. Open up Animation. Edit/Paste as new Animation. Go back into PSP. Close out Frame 1, open Frame 2. Copy merge. Take it into AS. Edit/Paste after current frame. Back into PSP. Close out Frame 2, open up Frame 3. Copy merge. Go back into AS. Edit/Paste after current frame. Save and you’ve got yourself a tag.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Would love to see your results.
Email me.

Hugs,
Bev