Monday, August 26, 2013

Sophistication

This tutorial was written by me on August 26th, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5, 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 stunning work of Barbara Jensen. You can purchase her tubes here

PTU kit New Orleans Sophistication by A Simply Sassy Scrap Creation. You can purchase this kit here

Gemsmask 143 by Gems Taggin' Scraps. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Great Vibes.

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Open a blank transparent image, 600 x 600. Open your mask & PP11. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer onto your blank canvas. Apply your mask, merge group. Duplicate, and then merge down.

Open Frame3. Resize by 55%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

With your magic wand, click inside your frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10.

Open PP14. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and move this layer below your frame layer.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as new layer above the paper layer. Flip horizontal and place to your liking over the paper layer. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to Luminance (L), opacity 55.

Open Swirl7. Resize by 69%, flip horizontal. Copy and paste as a new layer above the frame layer. Place to the bottom of the frame. Duplicate, flip horizontal, then vertical and place to the top of the frame.

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

Open the BlueBeads. Resize by 40%, flip horizontal, then vertical. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top right.

Open HangingLamp2. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top right corner of the frame.

Open Button4. Resize by 13%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top right corner of your frame. Erase any part of the lamp chain that is above the button.

Open the Bust. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right.

Open your tube again and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place slightly to the right.

Open Swirl3. Resize by 79%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom.

Open Brooch2. Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place in the center of swirl3.

Open Mask2. Resize by 25%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right.

Add your name (I used PP5 as the pattern for the text), copyright, & license info. 

Apply a drop shadow of choice. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Sweet Steampunk

This tutorial was written by me on August 23rd, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5, 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 beautiful work of VeryMany. You can purchase this tube here

PTU kit, Sweet Steampunk, by Inzpired Creationz. You can purchase this kit here

Mask 1 by me. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Ventography.

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Open a blank transparent image, 600 x 600.

Open paper 17 and your mask. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer onto your blank canvas. Apply your mask, merge group. Duplicate once and then merge these two mask layers together.

Open Frame 4. Resize by 67%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Rotate 90 degrees clockwise. Now take your pick/raster deform tool and rotate slightly to the left so it is at an angle.

With your magic wand tool, click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 5.

Open paper 13. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert, & press delete. Deselect.

Open Frame 3. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top right of the square frame. Move this frame below the square frame & paper layer. See below for placement.



With your magic wand, click inside the smaller frame. Selections, modify, expand by 5. Open paper 3. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert, and press delete. Deselect and move this layer below the circle frame.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer above the circle paper layer. Flip tube horizontally and place over the paper. Erase any part of the tube that shows outside the circle frame.

Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00, blend mode Screen. On the original tube layer, opacity 45.

Copy and paste your tube again, just above the square paper layer. Place to your liking. Erase any part that extends past the square frame. Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur same settings as before. Blend mode Screen, opacity 55. On the original tube layer, opacity 45.

Open Bling 1. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer just below the square frame layer. Duplicate and arrange the two copies to your liking.

Open Ribbon 1. Resize by 81%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the square frame layer.

Open the Feathers. Resize by 81%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open the Books. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the loop of the ribbon.

Open Clock 2. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom left, below the books.

Open the Umbrela. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Rotate slightly to the right and place to the bottom of the circle frame.

Open your tube again. Copy and paste as a new layer, resize as necessary. Place slightly to the right.

Open the Cog and Wings. Resize by 50%, flip horizontal. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom.

Open the Feather. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Pick tool/raster deform and rotate till it lays flat. Place to the bottom right. Duplicate, flip horizontal. Place to the upper left of the square frame. Now move the duplicate feather below the umbrella layer.

Open Bow 2. Resize by 40%, flip horizontal. Copy and paste as a new layer above the original feather layer. Place to the bottom of the clock.

Open the Boot. Resize by 40%, flip horizontal. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom right.

Open Roses 2. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place over the bottom feather, allowing some of the feather to show. Duplicate the roses, flip vertical. Place to the top left of the square frame, allowing some of the feather at the top to show through. Now move the duplicate roses layer down just below the umbrella layer.

Open the Antiseptic. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the original roses layer. Place to the bottom left.

Open Butterfly 3. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Use your pick/raster deform tool to rotate slightly to the left. Place to the top of the books.

Open Sparkles 1. Resize by 82%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open Sparkles 2. Resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

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

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.
Friday, August 16, 2013

Zombie Birthday

This tutorial was written by me on August 16th, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5, 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 matching tube, by Joahannah von Frankenstein. You can purchase her tubes here

Zombie Birthday PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find purchase info on this kit here

Template 272 by Millie's PSP Madness. You can find it here

Mask 1 by me. You can find it here

Fantasy Sparkles by Designs by Sarah. You can find them here

Font of choice. I am using Little Insect from Another Planet.

Filters Unlimited 2.0

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Open your template & mask. Minimize the mask for now.

Resize all layers by 95% and then set the canvas size to 600 x 600. Delete the credits layer.

PP9 - add just above the background layer, apply mask, merge group. Duplicate, then merge down.

Working your way up from the bottom:

Layer 1 - PP3
Layer 2 - PP8
Layer 3 - PP5
Layer 4 - PP1

Layer 5, select all, float, defloat. Add a new layer and floodfill with a linear gradient using #ece8dc & #a8ac92, angle 0, repeats 0. Deselect.

Filters Unlimited 2.0, Special Effects 1, Shiver using the default settings.

Open your tube or a close-up. Place over the gradient layer. Gradient layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Duplicate the tube layer, set the blend mode to screen, 40. Original tube layer, luminance (L), 30.

Above the closeup layers, from bottom to top add the following:

Ribbon - flip horizontal, place to the top of polkadot paper
Drips 2 - Place to the right side
Candles, 40% - place to bottom left
Grave, 79% - place to bottom

Add your tube and resize as necessary. Flip horizontal, placing slightly to the right.

Plate, 30% - Place down and to the left
Flower2, 73% - Place above wordart
Balloon2, 40% - flip horizontal and place to upper left
Cupcake1, 40% - Place to the bottom left
Cup, 40% - place to the bottom behind wordart on right side

Wordart layer - manual color correction. Set the source to #d8a65b, target #a6174f. Select all, float, defloat. Selections, modify by 2, add a new raster layer, floodfill with #ece8dc. Deselect, move this layer below the wordart layer and merge these two layers together.

Stars layer - manual color correction. Set the source to  #592d67, target set to #3a434c. Add noise, uniform, 50, monochrome checked. Repeat the light background color as we did for the wordart layer. Merge together the stars & wordart layers.

Fantasy sparkles, 55% - Shift + L, 0, 0, flip vertical and place to your liking.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. 
Drop shadow of choice to your layers.

Merge visible & save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Angelic Forum Set


 
 
This tutorial was written by me on August 13th, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
 
PSP Version used: PSP X5, 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 can purchase his work here.
 
Angelic PTU kit by Kandii Popz Dezignz.  You can purchase this kit here.
 
sg_studded-blocks mask by Essexgirl. You can find it here.
 
Font of choice. I am using Luna Bar.
 
Filters:
AAA Frames - Foto Frames
 
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Open a blank transparent image, 600 x 250.
 
Working from the bottom up, add paper 3.
 
Add a new layer and floodfill with #56564f. Apply your mask, invert mask data checked. Merge group.
 
Selection tool - make a selection around the center square of the mask.
Add paper 8, selection invert, press delete. Move this layer below your mask layer.
 
Open your tube and resize if necessary. Place to the far right. Duplicate, flip horizontal, and move this copy to the far left. Merge down. Duplicate your tubes, guassian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 32. On the original tubes layer, set the blend mode to luminance (L), 32.
 
Drapes, 60% - Place over the center square
Cloud2 - place to the bottom
Harp, 40% - rotate slightly to the left, place to the left, slightly down
Angel2, 40% - place to the bottom left, along the left edge of drapes
Butterfly
 
Open your tube again and resize to your liking. Place in the center over the drapes. Duplicate, gaussian blur with the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to overlay. On the original tube layer, Shift + L, 0, 0.
 
Feather1, 80% - Place to the far right. Duplicate, flip horizontal, place to the far left
Candles, 40% - place to bottom right
Dove, 40% - place to upper left corner
Ribbon1, 80% - place to the bottom
Cat, 40% - flip horizontal, place next to candles
Rose2, 30% - place to lower left corner
Sparkles - flip vertical, place to your liking
 
Apply a drop shadow to your layers.
 
Merge all, flatten.
 
AAA Frames - Foto Frames, widtch 0, matte 1.
 
Add your name, copyrights & license info.
 
For your avatar, undo the Foto Frame. Crop to the size you prefer. Then redo the Foto Frame. Add your copyright, license info, and your name.
 
Save both as a PNG.
 
Thanks for checking out my tutorials.
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer Sun

This tutorial was written by me on August 8th, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5, 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 can purchase his tubes here

PTU kit, Beachcomber by Inzpired Creationz. You can purchase this kit here

Template 211 by Toxic Desirez. You can find it here

DD_NM_5 mask by Dees'Sign Depot. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Praying Angel.

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

On the template, set the canvas size to 850 x 737. Resize all layers by 71%. Adjust the canvas size so it is 600 x 550.

Delete the credits layer, the hearts layers, and also Raster 2.

To make it easier, merge together the duplicate layers (Raster 8 with Copy of Raster 8; Raster 6 with Copy of Raster 6 and so on).

Open paper 7. Copy and paste as a new layer above Raster 1. Apply your mask, merge group. Using your raster deform/pick tool, pull the edges of the mask to the edges of the canvas.

On Raster 8, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 12. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On Raster 6, 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 Raster 7, 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.

On Raster 3, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 8. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On Raster 5, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 6. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open Clouds 2. Resize by 79%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top.

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

On Raster 9, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 7 again. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Open Ribbon 2. Resize by 83%, flip horizontal, flip vertical. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the top.

Open Flowers 2. Resize by 40%, flip horizontal. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper right side of the center circle. Duplicate, flip horizontal, flip vertical. Place to the bottom left of the center circle.

On the Copy of Raster 2 layer, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 6 again. 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. Copy and paste as a new layer, flip horizontal. Place over the center circle. 

On the center circle layer, select all, float, defloat. On your tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your tube layer. Blur, Gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to Soft Light.

Open the Frame - Wheel. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open Sand 1. Resize by 85%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom.

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

Open Grass 2. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate 3 more times and arrange them across the bottom of your tag, atop of the sand. See my tag for reference. Merge the grass layers together.

Open the Palm Tree. Resize by 73%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to your liking.

Open the Fence. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom.

Open Flowers 1. Resize by 25%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left end of the fence. Duplicate, flip horizontal and place to the far right.

Open the Bird. Resize by 25%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left side of the fence, so he's sitting on it.

Open your tube and resize if necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer and place slightly to the right.

Open the Sun Spots. Resize by 84%, flip horizontal. Copy and paste as a new layer. 

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

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Yellow

This tutorial was written by me on August 2nd, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5, but should work in other versions.

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

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am user an older tube by Keith Garvey. You can purchase his tubes here

PTU Cool Summer Yellows by A Simply Sassy Scrap Creation.  You can purchase this kit here

Font of choice. I am using Always Fat

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Open FlowerRing1. Set the canvas size to 600 x 600.

Open Wooden Frame - Circle. Resize by 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange over the flower ring.

With your magic wand, click inside the frame. Open Paper8. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect and move this layer below your frame layer.

Open the PearString. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer above your frame layer. Place to the top of the frame.

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

Open your tube and resize if necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer and place in the middle. On your frame layer, take your magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 1. On the tube layer, use your eraser tool to erase any part of the tube that hangs below the opening of the frame. Deselect.

Open RibbonTag1. Resize by 50%, flip horizontal. Copy and paste as a new layer and place to the bottom. 

Open FlowerPot1. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer and place to the bottom left.

Open the BirdHouse. Resize by 30%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place down and along the right side of the flower pots.

Open WateringCan1. Resize by 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of the bird house.

Open the GlassJar. Resize by 25%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right, along the right side of the brushes.

Open Flower4. Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower left of the glass jar.

Open Bird1. Resize by 25%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the left side of the yellow flower.

Open Butterfly2. Resize by 25%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Rotate slightly to the right and place to the right, slightly up. Duplicate, flip horizontal, and place on the left side of the bird house.

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

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