Tuesday, November 9, 2010

An Extraordinary Christmas


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Supplies

Font of Choice - I used Dream Orphans here
Gem Mask 143 here
My Template 90 here
DSB Flux - Bright Noise
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow
“An Extraordinary Christmas” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Jay of Bello Scarto and can be purchased from her store Heartbeatz Creationz. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Jay for one extraordinary kit!

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

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the following layers:
Credit, Circle 2, Circle 2 back, Circle 1, and Circle 1 back.
Image/Canvas size:
700 x 700
Flood fill the background layer white.

Highlight Rectangle 1 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 14 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Rectangle 2 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Stitching layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.

Open Element 29.
Use your Selection Tool set on Rectangle and section out the entire center of the element.
In your Color Pallet change it to Pattern and look for the section of the element.
Set the scale size to whatever you like.

Make your working canvas active.
Flood fill the stitching.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Uniform and Monochrome checked
Noise: 75%
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Circle 3 Back layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with the pattern you used for the stitching.
Apply the same noise effect.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Circle 3 back layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste Element 70 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Move her into position near the circle - see my tag for reference.
Duplicate/Move it slightly to the left.
Move it beneath the original element layer in your layers pallet.
Highlight the red circle.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the element layer just above it.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Duplicate.

Copy and paste Element 50 as a new layer.
Resize 65%
Position at the bottom left corner of the green rectangle.
Change the Properties to Multiply.
Do not give it a drop shadow yet.

Copy and paste Element 61 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Position at the bottom right corner of the green rectangle.
Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
Position at the top left corner.
You don’t want to see it through the snowman so highlight the snowman layer and click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the corner gold element and erase all that can be seen through the snowman.
Deselect.
Now you can give the snowman a drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 47 as a new layer just above the green rectangle layer.
Resize 75%
Move into position - see my tag for reference.
Lower the Opacity to about 32 or so.
Highlight the green rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tree layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Add your embellishments. I used:
Element 9: Resize 60%/Free rotate Left 4 degrees
Element 47: Resize 75%
Element 46
Element 11: Resize 30%/Free rotate left 30 degrees
Element 28: Resize 30%/Free rotate right 10 degrees/Duplicate/Mirror
Element 58: Resize 40%/Duplciate/Mirror
Element 34: Resize 50%
Element 35: Resize 40%
Element 30: Resize 40%
Element 1: Resize 25%/Free rotate right 40 degrees

Highlight your white background.
Select All
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: Black
Background: Pattern/Paper 8
Stroke: 1

Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Give it a slight inner bevel:


Apply DSB Flux - Bright Noise:
Intensity: 28
Mix checked.
OK

Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow:
Default Settings
Deselect.

Resize 85%

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my gallery.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sleigh Bells


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Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the artwork of Keith Garvey at MPT
Font of Choice - I used Luna Bar here
Becky Mask 9 here
“Sleigh Bells” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Diane of Candy’s Treats and can be purchased from Twilight Scraps. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Diane for one beautifully packed winter kit! It’s stunning!

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

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste ct1Frame 1 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 6.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Copy and paste CT-Frame 1 as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Free rotate left 50 degrees.
Duplicate/Flip
Move both frames into position - see my tag for reference.
We’ll come back to these frames in a minute to position them better.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move it into exact position in front of the round frame.
Now you can move your rectangular frames into their exact position.

Highlight the top Frame.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 5.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect for now.

Repeat the above step with the bottom frame.

Duplicate your tube.
In your layers pallet move this tube below the top frame layer.
Click on the tube with your mouse then hold down the right arrow key until your tube is centered in the top frame.
Duplicate/Move this layer below the bottom frame layer.
Highlight the paper of the bottom frame.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube just above the paper.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Highlight the paper layer of the top frame.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube above it.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Change the Properties of both tube layers to Soft Light.
Duplicate each layer.

Copy and paste CT-SRibbon1 from the Freebie folder as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Position it near the bottom corner of the top frame - see my tag for reference.
Use your Freehand Selection Tool and outside the outer edges of the frame.
Selections/Invert
Be sure the ribbon layer is highlighted and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Make your Light/Darken tool active and use these settings:


Run the tool over the ends of the ribbon just to give the “wrap around” effect.

Repeat the above step with the bottom frame.

Add your embellishments. I used:
Ct-Bow 3: Resize 25%
CT-Butterfly 1: Resize 25%
Leaf 1: Resize 25%
Leaf 2: Resize 25%/Mirror
CT-Sleighbells3: Resize 40%

Highlight your white background.
Select All
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Give it a slight inner bevel:


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my gallery.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Letter From Heaven


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Supplies

2 tubes of choice - I used the beautiful artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen here
Font of Choice - I used Adorable here
Monti Circular Mask here
“A Letter From Heaven” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Susan of Tootypup Scraps and can be purchased from TKO Scraps. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Susan for a very emotional kit♥

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

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste paper 19 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Copy and paste a tube as a new layer.
Move into position at the left of the mask.
Tip: If your tube doesn’t already have a feathered effect then simply move it into position and then apply Monit’s mask and then merge group.

Copy and paste Vintage Lamp 1 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Move toward the upper left corner of your canvas.
Highlight the background layer.
Select All.
Highlight the Vintage Lamp layer
Selections/Modify/Feather:
Number of Pixels: 53
OK
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key until you have the feathered effect to the vintage lamp that you like.
Deselect.

Copy and paste Dove 3 as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Move into position

Copy and paste your other tube as a new layer.
Move it into position at the left side of the circle mask.
Once you have it in the exact position apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Change the Properties to Multiply.
Lower the Opacity to about 44 or so.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Copy and paste Quill Pen 3 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Free rotate left 80 degrees
Position it near your name.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my gallery.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

~♥~ Gallery 2014~♥~

~♥~ Credits ~♥~

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