Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goodbye 2012

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This tutorial was written by me on December 30th, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Zebrush, a PTU artist. You can purchase her tubes at PicsForDesign

PTU kit Glamorous New Year by Purple's Kreationz. You can purchase this kit @ Scrap-A-Licious

New Year's Template 4 by Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts. You can find it here

Mask 41 by Rosesblack Creative. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Callie Hand.

Filters: Penta.com Color Dot

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Open your template. Delete the following layers: Credits, 1, 11, 12. Set the canvas size to 700 x 450.

Open your mask & minimize.

Add a new raster layer and move this layer to the bottom. Set your foreground to #3f3f3f and your background to #b5b6b6. Create a linear gradient with these two colors, angle 45, repeats 3. Floodfill your raster layer with this gradient. Apply your mask, merge group.

Open PK-GNY-E8. Resize by 60%, sharpen. Copy and paste as a new layer above the mask layer. Place to the left side. Duplicate and mirror. Merge these two layers together.

Move layer 8 below layer 9. Merge layers 8 and 10 together. Select all, float, defloat. Open PK-GNY-P4. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original merged layer.

On layer 9, select all, float, defloat. Open PK-GNY-P9. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Repeat for layers 7 and 4.

On layer 6, Penta.com Color Dot. Change the distance to 10. Open your tube. Copy and paste as a new layer and place over layer 6, on the far right. Duplicate and mirror. Resize this tube by 80%. Place so she's behind the frame on the left. Merge these two tube layers together. On layer 6, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

On the merged tube layer, adjust, hue and saturation, colorize 0, 0. Duplicate the merged tube layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 38. On the original merged tube layer, set the opacity to 20.

On layer 5, manual color correction. Set the source color to #725706 and the target color to #ffffff.

Merge layers 2 and 3 together. Select all, float, defloat, expand by 5. Add a new raster layer. Open PK-GNY-P3. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Move this layer below the merged circle layer.

Set your foreground to #ffffff and your background to #b5b6b6. Create a new gradient with these two colors using the same settings as before. On the merged circle layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient. Deselect.

Open your tube again, resizing as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer and place over the upper right circle. Duplicate and mirror and place over the lower left circle. Merge these two layers together. On the merged circle layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate the merged tube layer you just added, gaussian blur using the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 94. On the original tube layer, set the opacity to 80.

Open PK-GNY-E26. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Copy and paste your tube again, resizing as necessary. Place to your liking.

Open PK-GNY-E37. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of your tube.

Open PK-GNY-E20. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left side. Rotate slightly to the left.

Open PK-GNY-E30. Resize by 61%. Copy and paste as a new layer and place next to the heart lolli. Rotate slightly to the right. See my tag for reference.

Open PK-GNY-E6. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place slightly down from the two lollis. See my tag for reference.

On the words 2 layer, select all, float, defloat. Open PK-GNY-P2. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Merge together the words 2 layers & also merge together the words 1 layers. Now merge together both wordart layers. Place the wordart to the bottom of your tube.

Open PK-GNY-E29. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the far right.

Open PK-GNY-E19. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place slightly down and to the left of the bottle.

Open PK-GNY-E40. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right.

Open PK-GNY-E21. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower left, slightly down from the car.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, merge visible. Resize by 86% (optional).

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.
Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cheers


This tutorial was written by me on December 22nd, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the amazing work of Alex Prihodko. You must purchase his 
work and acquire a license to use his art. You can find his work here

PTU Cheers kit by Manipulate by Magik. You can purchase this kit here

Collab template 01MPMcollabwPixie from Millie's PSP Madness. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Stephanie Marie JF.

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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 650 x 650. Resize all layers by 92%. Delete the copyright layer, layers 12, 11, 10, 9, and 1.

Open the glitter. Copy and paste as a new layer above all other layers. Place to the upper right corner. Duplicate, mirror, and merge down. Duplicate again, flip, and merge down. Move this layer to the bottom.

Merge together layers 2 and 3. Select all, float, defloat. Open paper 14. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On layer 4, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 19. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Merge together layers 5 and 6. Select all, float, defloat. Open paper 3. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open the confetti. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right corner. Duplicate, mirror, and flip. Merge down.

On layer 7, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 1. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On layer 8, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #000000. Deleselect and delete the original layer.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer and place over the furthest right black rectangle. Duplicate your tube 3 more times. Click on the eye in the layer palette for the 3 duplicate tube layers to hide them for now.

For the first tube layer: On the black rectangles layer, use your magic wand and click inside the furthest right rectangle. On the tube over that rectangle, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Don't worry about the jagged edges, we will fix that in a bit.

Unhide the first duplicate tube layer. Repeat the above for the rest of the black rectangle layers & tube layers. When done, merge your tube layers together. On the black rectangles layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tubes layer, selections, invert and press delete. You should no longer have the jagged edges.

Duplicate the merged tubes layer. Gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 54. On the original merged tubes layer, set the blend mode to luminance (L), opacity 44.

Open the cell. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom right. Rotate slightly to the left.

Open the balloons. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top, slightly to the left of center. See my tag for reference.

Open the bow. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the bottom of the balloons. See my tag for reference.

Open the bubbles. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open the note. Resize by 60% and sharpen. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top, slightly to the right of center.

Open your tube again, resizing as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open the garland. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of your tag.

Open flower 3. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom over the garland, slightly off center to the left. Duplicate and mirror. See my tag for reference.

Open flower 2. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place between the two black flowers.

Open the cupcake. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower left, covering part of the left side of the left black flower.

Open the brad. Resize by 30%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right corner of the black rectangles layer. Rotate slightly to the right and sharpen. Duplicate and place to the lower left corner of the rectangles layer, but rotate in the other direction. See my tag for reference.

Open chamagne 2. Resize by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place down and slightly to the right of the cell.

Open the champagne flutes. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place slightly to the left of the champagne bottle.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice and merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Angels Among Us


This tutorial was written by me on December 11th, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Arthur Crowe. You must purchase his work and acquire a license to use his art. You can find his work here

PTU Angelical Eyes kit from Toxic Desirez for Arthur Crowe's Factory. This kit is only available from Arthur Crowe's Factory.

Collab Template 01 MPM-SR. This is an exclusive template only available to members 
of the KIT Forum. You can join us here

Mask WH-CM Exclusive #1 by WitchysHeart for the Creative Misfits. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using LHF Stanford Script.

Filter: Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact Bevel

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Open your template and mask. Minimize your mask. On your template, resize all layers by 86% and merge together these layers: 1 & 2; 4 & 5; 9 & 10; 11 & 12; 13 & 14.

Open Paper 10. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your template. Move this layer to the bottom. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, gaussian, 100, monochrome checked.

On the black squares layer, select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 4. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On layer 3, the lower right white square layer, select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 9. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Repeat for layer 6, the upper left white square.

On the small blue circles layer, select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 7. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. On layer 7, select all, float, defloat. Set your foreground to #f0f0f0 and your background to #f1c7a4. Set your foreground to the foreground-background gradient, style sunburst, repeats 0. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On layer 8, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #f0f0f0. Add noise with the same settings as before. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open the Vines. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left side. Duplicate and mirror. Merge these two layers together.

Open the Moon. Resize by 50%, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper left corner.

On the small light gray square layer, select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 10. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open your tube. Copy and paste as a new layer. Copy and paste as a new layer and place over the small square on the right side. Duplicate and mirror and place over the square on the left side. Merge these two layers together. On the small square layer, select all, float, defloat. On your tubes layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your tubes layer. Gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 46. On the original tubes layer, set the opacity 26.

On the dotted frame layer, manual color correction. Set the source to #050505 and the target to #f0f0f0. Add noise with the same settings as before.

On the medium gray frame layer, select all, float, defloat. Using the same colors as before, set the foreground to the same gradient, but this time set the style to linear, angle 45, repeats 3. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Eye Candy 5: Impact Bevel using the following settings:

Basic tab - 27.32, 27, 100.00, 0, Inside Selection checked, 0, Shade Interior checked, surface none.

Lighting tab - 94, 74, 80, 50, highlight color white, shadow color #f1b684.

Bevel Profile tab - Button.

Open Bow 2. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper left corner of the small square. Duplicate, miror and place over the small square on the right side.

Open the Hearts. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open the Winged Heart. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right corner. Rotate slightly to the right.

Open your tube again. Copy and paste as a new layer. Resize as necessary and place to your liking.

Open the String. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of your tube.

Open the Cupcake. Resize by 40%, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower left.

Open the Teddy. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right.

Open the Feather. Resize by 60%. Rotate counterclockwise 90 to the left. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the lower left. Duplicate, mirror, and merge down. Erase any part of the vines that hang below your feathers.

Open the Ribbon. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the feathers.

Open Flower 1. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place in the center of the feathers.

Open the Halo. Resize by 40%. Place over the flower.

On the flower layer, select all, float, defloat. On the halo layer, use your eraser tool and erase any part on the top half of the halo that covers the flower. See my tag for reference. Deselect.

Open the Butterfly. Resize by 35%, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place just to the upper left of the flower. Rotate slightly to the right. See my tag for reference.

Open Sparkles 1. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Frosty Christmas


This tutorial was written by me on December 4th, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Tony Tzanoukakis. You must purchase his tubes and obtain the proper licensing. You can purchase his tubes here

FTU kit Merry Christmas by Kittz Kreationz for the Creative Misfits. You can find the kit here

Mask 435 by VixPSP. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Dear Joe 2.

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Open the xmas window. Set the canvas to 600 x 600.

Open paper XMAS4 and your mask. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer above your window. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, gaussian, 100, monochrome checked. With your raster deform tool, pull the edges of the mask to the edges of your canvas. Move this layer to the bottom.

Open paper XMAS5. Resize by 71%. Copy and paste as a new layer. With your raster deform tool, drag the edges just inside the outer edge of the window. See my tag for reference.

Open the xmas decorated tree. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open the xmas berries. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer above your window layer. Rotate to the right so the berries are vertical. Place to the right side of the window. Duplicate and rotate to the right so the berries are horizontal. Duplicate and mirror. Merge the two horizontal berries together. Place to the bottom of your window. See my tag for reference.

Highlight the vertical berries layer. Open the xmas snowman. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place slightly to the left of the vertical berries.

Open the xmas candy1. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place in front of the vertical berries, slightly down.

Open the xmas jingle bells and flowers. Resize by 92%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of the window.

Open the Xmas Snowy Leaves. Rotate clockwise 90. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right, over the bells and flowers but slightly up so the berries extend below the leaves. Duplicate, mirror and merge down. See my tag for reference.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer above the merged horizontal berries. Place to the bottom of the window.

Open the xmas snowflakes white. Resize by 55%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of your tube.

Open the xmas wordart. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right so it sits on top of the window.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Emo Misfit


This tutorial was written by me on December 3rd, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using a soon-to-be-released tube from Ismael Rac. Keep an eye out for this awesome tube in the near future. You can check out his store for his awesome tubes here

FTU Misfit Emo kit by Kittz Kreationz  for the Creative Misfits. You can find this kit here

Mask 158 by Insatiable Dreams. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using Fucking Tag Font.

Filters: 

Filters Unlimited 2.0 
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact Bevel

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Open the Dbl frame. Set the canvas size to 600 x 500. 

Open your mask and paper 5. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer onto your frame. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, gaussian, 100, monochrome checked. Move this layer to the bottom.

Open Paint Splash 2. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the upper left side. Duplicate and flip. Move to the bottom right side. Merge these two layers together.

On your frame layer, use your magic wand and click inside each frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Add a new raster layer. Floodfill with a gradient using white and #52d0de. Set the gradient to linear, angle 0, repeats 0. Deselect and move this layer below your frame layer.

Filters Unlimited 2.0, Paper Textures, Canvas Fine using the default settings.

Open your tube. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the left frame and place to your liking. Duplicate and mirror. Place this to your liking. Merge these two layers together.

On the frame back layer, select all, float, defloat. On your merged tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Duplicate your tubes, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay, opacity 32. On the original tubes layer, hue and saturation, colorize, 0, 0. Lower the opacity of this layer to 28.

Open the Heart Scatter. Resize by 80%. Erase any hearts that have been cut off at the edges. 

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact Bevel using the following settings:

Under the Basic tab, width 27.31, height 27, smoothness 100.00, round corners 0. Bevel placement inside selection checked, darken deep areas 0, shade interior checked, surface none.

Lighting tab, direction 94, inclination 74, brightness 80, highlight size 50, highlight color white, shadow color #dedede.

Bevel profile, factory profile button.

Copy and paste as a new layer above your frame layer. Place to the bottom of the frames.

Open the Label. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom right corner of your frames.

Open the Skull Sock. Resize by 60%, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the right side of your frame.

Open Skull Bow 1. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top of your sock.

Open the I-Pod. Resize by 65%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom left of your frame.

Open the Cupcake. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place slightly to the right of the I-Pod.

Open the Tattered Heart. Resize by 65%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the 'Misfit' label. See my tag for reference.

Open the Butterfly. Resize by 45%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Rotate slightly to the left and place to the upper left corner of your frame. 

OPen the Wired Heart. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right of the cupcake. Rotate slightly to the left.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open the Lights. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer and place to your liking.

Open the Emo Bear. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left of the tattered heart.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.



Sunday, December 2, 2012

I've Got Santa

This tutorial was written by me on December 2nd, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Arthur Crowe. You must purchase his work and acquire a license to use his art. You can find her work here

FTU Advent Factory kit by WaterLO Project. You can find this kit here

Template kandeechristmas2012-5 by Kandi Kissez. You can find it here

DDMask 27 by Dee's Sign Depot. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using AL Sandra.

Filters: 

Penta.com Color Dot
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow
Xero Porcelain

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Open your template and mask. Minimize your mask for now.

On your template, set the canvas to 700 x 700. Now resize all layers by 86%. Delete the info layer and the santa bulb layer.

Open paper wlop_advent_factory (3). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place just above the background layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, gaussian, 100, monochrome checked.

On the gold rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat. Open paper wlop_advent_factory (10). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Repeat for the large gold circle layer and the small gold circle layer.

On the large green rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat. Open paper wlop_advent_factory (11). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On the large red rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #ad8eb0. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Penta.com Color Dot and change the distance to 10. Repeat for the red circle layer.

On the green circle layer, select all, float, defloat. Open paper wlop_advent_factory (9). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On the star circle layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #ad8eb0. Deselect and delete the original layer.

EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow, width 3.00, fat preset.

Open wlop_advent_factory (76). Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the light green circle layer. Add noise with the same settings as before. Arrange over the circle till you're happy.

Open wlop_advent_factory (66). Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the star circle layer. Place to the upper right.

Open wlop_advent_factory (65). Image flip, mirror. Resize by 15%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper left.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to overlay. On the original tube layer, hue and saturation, colorize, 0, 0.

Xero Porcelian, change the brightness to 158, blue channel 0.

Erase any part of the tube that hangs below the card.

On the small white circle layer, use your magic wand and click inside the circle. Open your tube again, resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer. Arrange over the white circle layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Move this tube below the small white circle layer. 

Duplicate the tube. Gaussian blur with the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 55. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to luminance (L), opacity 32.

On the card layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #ad8eb0. Set the blend mode to color (L). Merge down.

Open wlop_advent_factory (64). Resize by 15%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right.

Open wlop_advent_factory (48). Resize by 8%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of the giftbox.

Open wlop_advent_factory_clusters (3). Resize by 15%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom, with the bucket on the right side of the small circle.

Open wlop_advent_factory_clusters (8). Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to thhe bottom left. Duplicate and mirror.

On the wordart layer, select all, float, defloat. Maximize wlop_advent_factory (3). Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Merge down.

Add your name, copyright, license info, and apply a drop shadow of choice. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.



Monday, November 19, 2012

Heavenly Fall


This tutorial was written by me on November 19th, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Tony Tzanoukakis. You must purchase his work and acquire a license to use his art. You can find his work here

FTU For the Love of Fall kit by Karra's Kreative Korner. You can find this kit here

Mask M3 by Kylie of Creative Misfits Creations. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using Retroactive.

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Open a blank canvas, 600 x 600.

Open paper 8 and your mask. Copy and paste your paper onto your blank canvas. Apply mask, merge group.

Open frame 1. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move slightly up.

Use your magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Open paper 4. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and move this layer below your frame layer.

Open the bricks. Copy and paste as a new layer above your frame layer. Move to the left side of your tag.

Open the birdcage. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the bricks.

Open the cluster. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place on the top of the frame.

Open bow 2. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top middle of the frame.

Open the clouds. Resize by 95%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open the light. Resize by 90%, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left side of your tag.

Open leaf 2. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom right of your tag. Duplicate and mirror.

Open leaf 3. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move slightly down from the first leaf on the right. Duplicate and mirror. See my tag for reference.

Open leaf 1. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom and slightly to the left of your leaves on the lower right. Duplicate and mirror.

Open the heart scatter. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the leaves.

Open the sparkle, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to your liking.

Open the love birds. Resize by 30%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right corner.

Add your name, copyright & license info. 

Apply a drop shadow of choice. I am using 2, -2, 40, 5, black.

Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Candy Coated Christmas

This tutorial was written by me on November 17th, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Jessica Dougherty. You must purchase her work and acquire a license to use his art. You can find her work here

PTU Candy Christmas kit by Purple's Kreationz. You can purchase this kit here

Template 132 by Millie's PSP Madness. You can find it here

Mask4Christmas2010 by Vix. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using Scrappy Looking Demo.

Filters:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2.0 Constellation

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Open your template. Delete the credits layer and wordart layer. Set the canvas size to 700 x 700. Resize all layers by 86%.

On the background layer, open paper 7 and your mask, minimize mask. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Delete the background layer if desired.

Open element 40. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right corner. Duplicate and place to the lower left corner. Merge these two layers together. Duplicate this layer, mirror. Move this layer just above layer 7. See my tag for reference.

On layer 1, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 10. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On layer 2, add noise, gaussian, 74, monochrome checked.

On layer 3, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 3. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Merge the small red circle layers together. Select all, float, defloat. Open paper 11. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On layer 7 select all, float, defloat. Open paper 10 again. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Create a linear gradient using #ca3a3a and #ffffff, angle 0, repeats 0.

On layer 8, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient. Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds, 5, 40, color white, horizontal unchecked, light from left/top checked.

Alien Skin Xenofex 2.0 Constellation, 3.98, 100, 1, 2, 95, 61, angle 45, keep original image checked. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On layer 9, add noise with the same settings as before.

Open element 1. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the right side of your glitter frame.

Open element 17. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top of the large rectangle layer. On the large rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat. On the icicle layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. See my tag for reference.

Open element 27. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom, slightly to the right of the center.

Open element 12. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Rotate 80 degrees to the right. Place to the lower left of your tree. Duplicate, mirror and place to the bottom left of your frame. 

Open element 30. Resize by 95%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move this layer just below the candy cane on the left side. Place to the bottom of your tag.

Open your tube. Copy and paste as a new layer and resize if necessary. Place over the left side of your tag.

Open element 3. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right side of your large circle layer.

Open element 26. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right corner.

Open element 35. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of the drink, slightly to the left.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers. Merge visible and save as a PNG or JPG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Merry Christmas - Rac Style


This tutorial was written by me on November 14th, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the amazing work of Ismael Rac. You must purchase his work and acquire a license to use his art. You can find his work here

My supplies here

Template 117 by Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts. You can find it here

Mask4Christmas2010 by Vix. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using St. Nicholas.

Filters:

Penta.com Dot and cross
Filters Unlimited 2.0

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Open your template and mask. Minimize your mask for now.

On the template, set your canvas size to 650 x 650. Resize all layers by 92%. Delete the credits layer and the wordart layers.

Open the paper from the supplies. On the background layer, copy and paste as a new layer. Apply your mask, merge group. You can delete the background layer.

Merge together the square 1 and square 2 layer. Select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer. Create a gradient using #ffe8a0 and #e4ae48, angle 48, repeats 5. Floodfill your selection with the new gradient. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open the DiscoBall. Resize by 35%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the circle 1 layer. Place over the circle on the right side. Duplicate and mirror. Place over the circle on the left side. Merge the two discoball layers together, mirror. Now you can delete the circle 1 and circle 2 layer.

On the rect layer, manual color correction. Set the source to #10350f and the target to #3556ae.

On the thin rect layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with the gold gradient, but change the repeats to 3. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Filters Unlimited 2.0, Paper Textures, Canvas Fine using the default settings.

Create a new gradient. The colors should be entered in this order in the gradient editor from left to right: #ffe8a0, #e4ae48, #b32127, #b32127, #3556ae, #1c2f71

Your gradient editor should look like this:


Set the gradient to angle 0, repeats 1, invert checked, style linear.

On the diamond layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient. Deselect and delete the original layer. 

Penta.com Dot and Cross using the default settings.

Open your tube or a closeup. Copy and paste as a new layer, mirror. Arrange over the diamond to your liking. On the diamond layer, select all, float, defloat. On the closeup layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Set the blend mode to overlay, opacity 56.

On the diamond layer again, select all, float, defloat. Selections, modify, set selection borders, both sides checked, width 3, anti-alias checked. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with the same gold gradient that we used previously. Add noise, gaussian, 100, monochrome checked. Deselect. Move this layer above your closeup layer.

Open the flower. Resize by 12%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right corner of the gold gradient rectangle layer. Duplicate and place to the lower left corner.

Merge the candy cane layers together. Use your magic wand and click on the red part of each candy cane. Manual color correction, source set to #d61e26 and your target set to #b32127.

Open the ribbon. Resize by 21%, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of your template.

Open the martini. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right corner.

Open the sparkles. Resize by 93%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer and place to the bottom of your tag.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice and merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


Monday, November 12, 2012

All My Love


This tutorial was written by me on November 12th, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube by Roman Zaric. You must purchase his work and obtain the proper licensing to use his art. You can do so here.

FTU kit Heartfelt Rose by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Zenith Script ES

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Open WP_HR_GOLDFRAME. Set the canvas size to 800 x 800. Resize the frame by 85%, all layers unchecked. Rotate the frame slightly to the left. Now resize all layers by 75%. Duplicate and set the blend mode to overlay. Merge down.

Open WP_HR_DOUBLEHEARTFRAME. Resize by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper left corner. Duplicate, mirror, and flip. Merge these two layers together. Move to the bottom layer.

On your gold frame layer, use your magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10.

Open WP_HR_PP13. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and move this layer below the gold frame layer.

Open WP_HR_BEADS. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move this layer just above the heart frames layer.

Open your tube of choice. Copy and paste as a new layer just above the paper layer. Mirror your image and place to your liking. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat.  On the tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Duplicate your tube layer. Gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 60. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to soft light. Apply a drop shadow of choice to this layer.

Copy and paste your tube again above the gold frame layer, resizing as necessary. Place to the left side of your frame.

Open WP_HR_PEARLRIBBON. Resize by 81%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of the frame. Erase any part of the tube that hangs below this element.

Open WP_HR_BEADEDSPRAY. Resize by 76%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the ribbon.

Open WP_HR_TRELLIS. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the right side of your frame.

Open WP_HR_DOUBLEHEART. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom left corner of your tag.

Open WP_HR_BOOK. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom right of your tag. Rotate slightly to the right. Using the font of your choice, write out 'All My Love' on the left hand side of the book.

Open WP_HR_CORSAGE. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the right hand side of the book.

Open WP_HR_ROSECANDLE. Resize by 40%, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the right of the double heart.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers. Merge visible and save as a PNG. 

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

KIT Forum Opens

Kickin' Indie Tubes (KIT) has launched an all-new forum!

For those of you who don't know, KIT is the home for Ismael Rac, Tony Tzanoukakis, Roman Zaric, & Arthur Crowe.

The forum offers:

Exclusive freebies
Exclusive contests
Exclusive tubes from the artists
Weekly challenges

and so much more!!!

Come join in the fun at Kickin' Indie Tubes (KIT)!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rock Doll Superstar


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

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

PTU tube & coordinating kit only available from Arthur Crowe's Factory. You must purchase Arthur's work and obtain the proper licensing. You can find both the kit & tube here

Template 100mpm by Millie's PSP Madness. You can download it here

Mask019 by VixPSP. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using Stephanie Marie JF.

Filters: 

Penta.com Dot and Cross
Filters Unlimited 2.0 Pool Shadow Framed
EyeCandy 4000 Glass & Gradient Glow (for text, please use your own settings)
Xero Porcelain

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Open your template. Resize all layers by 86%. Delete the credits layer.

Open your mask and Paper 6. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer just above the background layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Using your raster deform tool, pull the edges of the mask layer to the edges of your canvas.

On Raster 5, select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 7. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On Raster 4, select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 3. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open the Chain Link Fence. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

On Raster 8, select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 5. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On Raster 9, manual color correction. Set the source color to black, target color to white. Add noise, gaussian, 100, monochrome checked.

Merge Raster 7 and Copy of Raster 7 together. Select all, float, defloat. Open Paper 2. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open your tube or a close-up tube. The tube I'm using comes with a closeup. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the left purple square. Duplicate and mirror. Arrange till you're satisfied and merge the two tube layers together. On the purple squares layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Duplicate your tubes layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 50. On the original tube layer, lower the opacity to 50.

Merge Raster 2 and Copy of Raster 2 together. Manual color correction, change the target to #3d3b3c.

On Raster 3, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer. Set your foreground color to white and your background color to #8c5ea7. Create a new gradient with these two colors, style sunburst, repeats 0, horizontal 51, vertical 100, link center and focal points checked. Floodfill your selection with this gradient. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Penta.com Dot and Cross. Lower the amount to 60.

Open the City Scene. Copy and paste as a new layer over the gradient layer. Place to the bottom of this layer. Duplicate, mirror and move slightly up. Move this layer below the original city scene layer. Merge these two layers together. On the gradient layer, select all, float, defloat. On the city scene layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

On the gradient layer again, select all, float, defloat. Selections, modify, set selection borders, both sides checked, border width 3, anti-alias checked. Add a new raster layer. Create a new gradient, change your white color to #3d3b3c, angle 45, repeats 3, style linear. Floodfill your selection with the new gradient. Add noise with the same settings as before.

On Raster 6, add noise with the same settings as before.

Open the Cuffs. Copy and paste as a new layer and place on the top of the frame layer.

Open the Speaker. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer, place to your liking.

Xero Porcelain, increase the brightness to 158, blue channel set to 0.

Open Ribbon 2, mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of your tag, slightly to the left.

Open the headphones. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper left corner of your frame. Rotate slightly to the left.

Open the Bottle. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left side of the speaker.

Open Bow 3, mirror. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top right on the right square. See my tag for reference.

Open the Drum Set. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer and place to the bottom left.

Open Lips 2. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Rotate slightly to the left and place to the right side.

Open the Sparkles. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Add your name, copyright and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice and merge visible.

Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


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