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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

FTU Tutorial - Elegantly Cute Spring


This tutorial was written by me on 26th of March 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
Scrapkit  Scrappin' Your ♥ Out Blog Train the part I'm using is from 
Irish Princess Designs called Elegant Spring here.
Tube of choice - I'm using an adorable tube by Zlata_M. You must have a license to use this tube.
Purchase it at PicsForDesign here.
Mask3 from Lexi here.
Font of choice - I used 2Peas Mister Giggles.
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*Lets Get Started*
Open a new blank canvas 650x650
Floodfill with a #7ba62c - Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.

Copy IPD_ES_Frame1 - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 70% smartsize.

Copy IPD_ES_Frame2 - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 80% smartsize.

Copy IPD_ES_Tree - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 90% smartsize.
Move to the left of the frame.

Copy IPD_ES_Grass - Paste As New Layer.
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
Copy IPD_ES_Log - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 60% smartsize.
Move to the bottom of the frame.

Copy IPD_ES_Plant - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 30% smartsize.
Move to the left of the log.

Copy IPD_ES_GrassNRock - Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 50% smartsize.
Move to the right of the log.

Copy your tube - Paste As New Layer.
(If your using the same tube as me I resize 65% smartsize.)
Layers - Duplicate 
Layers - Arrange - Send to Bottom.
Layers - Arrange - Move Up.

Back on your original tube layer.
Selection Tool - Custom Selection 
Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
(Or just use your eraser Tool - it's up to you)

Add your copyright & name.
Save as png.

**2016 Result**
Monday, 18 March 2013

FTU Tutorial - Hoppy Easter



This tutorial was written by me on 18th of March 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
Scrapkit by Vaybs called Easter 2010
Tube of choice I'm using one called Brunnella by Bits N Bobs.
You must have a license to use this tube which you can purchase at PicsForDesign.
RR_SpringEaster Mask5 here
Font of choice I used  Good Vibrations
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*Lets Get Started*
Open a new blank canvas 650x650
Floodfill with a color of choice I used #fad058
Layers New Mask Layer - From Image
Find RR_SpringEaster Mask5 in the dropdown box
Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Copy DBV Easter 2010 element (17) & Paste As A New Layer
Image - Resize 90%

Copy DBV Easter 2010 element (18) & Paste As New Layer
Copy DBV Easter 2010 frame (3) & Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 80% smartsize
Magic Wand Tool - Click inside the frame - Selections - Modify - Expand 5
Copy DBV Easter 2010 paper (5) & Paste As New Layer
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key.
Copy your close up tube - Press the small delete key
Selections - Select None
Duplicate the tube layer.
On the original tube - change the blend mode to Luminance(Legacy)
On the duplicate tube layer - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3
Change the blend mode to Screen - Lower the opacity to 80%

Hide Mask - element (17) & element (18) layers

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Image - Roate - Free Rotate Left 20
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
Copy DBV Easter 2010 element (15) & Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 60% smartsize
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
Layers - Duplicate 
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
Copy DBV Easter 2010 element (4) & Paste As A New Layer
Image - Resize 60% smartsize
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
Copy your tube & Paste As A New Layer
Resize to your liking & Move where you think it looks best.
Unhide Mask - element (17) & element (18) layers
Add copyright & your name.
Layers - Merge - merge Visible
Sunday, 17 March 2013

FTU Tutorial - Brattitude



This tutorial was written by me on 17th of March 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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*Supplies*
 DBV Misfit template02 by Vaybs 
Scrapkit Brattitude by Vaybs 
Mask 107 by Vaybs
Tube of choice I'm using one called Daniella by Bits N Bobs.
You must have a license to use this tube which you can purchase at PicsForDesign.

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*Lets Get Started*

Open template in PSP - press shift + D to duplicate it - close off original. 
Image - Resize 90%
Image - Canvas size 650x650
Delete Raster 11

Raster 1
Selections - Select All
Layers - New Raster Layer
Copy DBV Brattitude paper (3) & Paste Into Selection
Selections - Select None
Layers - Arrange - Send to Bottom
Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image
Layers - Merge - Merge Group
Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror - Image - Flip
(close off for now)

Copy of Raster 9 
Layers - Merge - Merge Down
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Copy DBV Brattitude paper (15) - Paste As New Layer
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key
Selections - Select None
Delete the original layer

Copy of Raster 10
Layers - Merge - Merge Down
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Copy DBV Brattitude paper (17) - Paste As New Layer
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key
Selections - Select None
Delete the original layer

Copy of Raster 4
Layers - Merge - Merge Down
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Copy DBV Brattitude paper (17) - Paste As New Layer
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key
Selections - Select None
Delete the original layer

Raster 5
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Copy your close up tube & Paste As New Layer
Selections - Invert - Press the delete key
Selections - Select None
Duplicate the tube layer
Change the blend mode of the original tube layer to Luminance(Legacy)
On the duplicate tube layer
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3
Change the blend mode to Overlay - Lower the opacity to 70%

Copy of Raster 5
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Mirror your close up tube - Copy & Paste As New Layer
Selections - Invert - Press the delete key
Selections - Select None
Duplicate the tube layer
Change the blend mode of the original tube layer to Luminance(Legacy)
On the duplicate tube layer
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3
Change the blend mode to Overlay - Lower the opacity to 70%

Raster 7
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
New Raster Layer
Floodfill with a gradient 
Foreground #f5afcb
Background #8ab2bc
Delete Raster 7

Raster 8
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction
Source #000000
Target #ffffff

Copy of Raster 7
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
New Raster Layer
Floodfill with a gradient (same as before but switch foreground & background)
Foreground #8ab2bc
Background #f5afcb
Delete Copy of Raster 7

Copy of Raster 7
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction
Source #000000
Target #ffffff

Raster 3
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Copy DBV Brattitude paper & Paste As New Layer
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key
Selections - Select None

dotted circle
Copy your tube & Paste As New Layer

Add dropshadow of choice.

Raster 2

Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
Add Elements of Choice
I used
DBV Brattitude element (42) resize 80% 
DBV Brattitude element (28)  resize 50%
DBV Brattitude element (31) resize 60%
DBV Brattitude element (9) resize 40%

Open up your mask layers & move around to your liking (or delete it's up to you)

Add copyright & name
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
Save as png.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013

FTU Tutorial - Happy Easter



This tutorial was written by me on 13th of March 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.

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Supplies
Paper of choice I used paper10 from Have A Hoppy Easter by Teresa 
Tube of choice I'm using one called Brunnella by Bits N Bobs.
You must have a license to use this tube which you can purchase at PicsForDesign.
Fonts Impact,  Janda Happy Day,  Gabrielle.
My selection here.
(download & place in your selections folder)

Plugins 
L en K Zita

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Lets Get Started
New Canvas 620x210
Copy paper 10 & Paste As New Layer
Copy tube & Paste As New Layer
Move to the left of your canvas
Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror
Layers - Merge - Merge Down
Layers - Duplicate - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 5
Change the blend mode to Screen - Lower Opacity to 60%
On the original tube layer change the blend mode to Overlay.

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible 
Selection Tool - Custom Selections
Effects - Plugins - L en K Zitah - Default Settings.
Selections - Select None.

Selections - Load/Save Selections - Load Selection From Disk 
Find Sans Happy Easter Selection - with these settings.
New Raster layer - Floodfill with #ffffff
Selections - Select None - Lower the opacity to 50%

Font of choice I used Impact size 24 & typed Happy Easter.
Image - Rotate - Free Rotate 90 Left
(use your Deformation tool to stretch the text to your liking)
Change your font to a Janda Happy Day size 18 type type Happy Easter again.
Image - Rotate - Free Rotate 90 Left
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
Copy your tube & Paste As New Layer
Resize 80% smartsize - move to the center of your canvas 
(or where you think looks best)
Layers - Duplicate - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3
Change the blend mode to Soft Light.
Shift D to make a duplicate(close off for now)

Layers - New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All 
Floodfill with #ffffff
Selections - Modify - Contract 5
Selections - Select None
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All  Float 
Floodfill with #b997c4
Seelctions - Modify - Contract 3
Effects - Texture Effects - Weave
Add your copyright & name.
Save as JPEG.

Avatar
Open a new canvas 135x150
Open up the copy of the duplicated tag, copy & Paste as New Layer
Move it around until you have something you like showing inside the avatar frame.
Layers - New Raster Layer
Floodfill with #ffffff
Selections - Modify - Contract 5
Selections - Select None
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
Same settings as before.

New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All  Float 
Floodfill with #b997c4
Selections - Modify - Contract 3
Effects - Texture Effects - Weave

Same settings as before.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
Add your copyright & Name or Initial.
Save as JPEG

FTU Tutorial - Happy Easter

This tutorial was written by me on 13th of March 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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Supplies
Template 9 by Missy Divine Intentionz.
Scrapkit called Have A Hoppy Easter by Teresa - download at 
Creative Misfits Creations.
Tube of choice I'm using one called Brunnella by Bits N Bobs.
You must have a license to use this tube which you can purchase at PicsForDesign.
Mask RR_SpringEaster Mask5 - download from Creative Misfits Creations.
Font Gabrielle.
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Lets Get Started
Delete the copyright & background layers.
Image - Canvas Size 650x650.

New Raster Layer
Selections - Select All
Paste a paper of choice Into Selections (I used paper 8)
Selections - Select None
Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image
Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

scallope shape
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Copy a paper of choice (I used paper10) & Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key to remove paper outside the shape.
Selections - Select None
Delete the scallope shape.
Effects - Plugins - EyeCandy400 - Gradient glow
thin rectangle
Selections - Select All - Flaot - Defloat
Copy a paper of choice (I used paper11) & Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key to remove paper outside the shape.
Selections - Select None
Delete the thin rectangle layer.
Effects - Plugins - EyeCandy400 - Gradient glow
rectangle frame
Magic wand - click inside the frame.
Selections - Modify - Expand 2

Copy a paper of choice (I used paper12) & Paste As New Layer.
Image - Resize 60%
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key to remove excess paper.
Move this layer below the frame layer.
Copy your tube & Paste As New Layer.
(If you are using the same tube as me, I resized by 60%)
Layers - Duplicate (close off the duplicate for now)
Back on the original tube layer press the small delete key to remove any tube outside the frame.
Unhide the duplicate tube layer - move it so it's above the frame layer.
Eraser tool - erase the bottom of the tube so that it looks as if your tube is coming out of the frame.

flower
Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat
Copy a paper of choice (I used paper7) & Paste As New Layer.
Selections - Invert - Press the small delete key to remove paper outside the shape.
Selections - Select None
Delete the flower
Effects - Plugins - EyeCandy400 - Gradient glow
Now go nuts lol add any elements you like.
I added
element 24 at 50%
element 33 - 60%
Add your copyright & Name.
Save as png or JPEG if you like a solid background.
Monday, 11 March 2013

PTU Tutorial - Rain Rain Go Away


This tutorial was written by me on 11th of March 2013 any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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Supplies
Kit called Rain Rain Go Away by Kristin at Toxic Desirez
Tube of choice.
I'm using the gorgeous art of  Suzanne Woolcott, you must have a licence to use her art.
Mask of choice (I used WSL_Mask222)
Font of choice I used 2Peas Mister Giggles

Lets Get Started
Open a new transparent canvas 650x650
Selections - Select All.
Copy a paper of choice & paste into selections
(I used Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Paper 9)
Selections - Select None

Layers - New Mask Layer - From  Image
Find your Mask in the drop down box - press OK 
Layers - Merge - Merge Group
Layers - Duplicate
Adjust - Blur 
Change the blend mode to Overlay

On the original mask layer
Adjust - Hue and Saturation
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.

Copy & Paste Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Frame 1 As New Layer
Image - Resize 80% smartsize.

Magic wand - click inside the frame 
Selections - Modify - Expand 5
Copy Paper of choice as New Layer
 (I used Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Paper 10) 
Selections - Invert
Press the small Delete key on your keyboard (should remove any paper outside the frame.
Selections - Select None
Move the layer down so it's below the frame. 

Copy Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Puddle as New Layer
Image - Resize 80% smartsize
Move the puddle down so it's under the frame and paper layer and position where you like 
or see my tag for reference.

Copy Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Wordart & Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 80%
Effects - Eyecandy 4000 - Gradient glow 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
Vertical -1
Horizontal 1
Opacity 30
Blur 5
Color #000000

Copy Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Duckie - Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 25% smartsize
Place to the left of your tag 
See my tag for placement or place where you think it looks best.

Copy Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Boot - Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 30% smartsize 
Image - Mirror
Layers - Duplicate
On the bottom boot - Image - Rotate - Free Rotate
See my tag for placement or place where you think it looks best.

Copy Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Frog - Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 40% smartsize.
See my tag for placement or place where you think it looks best.

Copy Kristin - Rain Rain Go Away - Paper Boat - Paste As New Layer
Image - Resize 20% smartsize.
See my tag for placement or place where you think it looks best.

Copy your tube & Paste As New Layer - place where you think it looks best.

Add your copyright
Layer - Merge - Merge Visible.
Save as png 

Press Shift + D to make a copy of the tag & close off the original.
Now add your name in a font of choice.
I added a gradient glow so that it stood out more.
Layers - Merge  Merge Visible & Save as png (or jpeg if you like a background on your tags)

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