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Friday, December 28, 2012

Tutorial ~ PTU ~ Beauty Is Tag


Supplies Needed

I am using the cute PTU kit Lil Mz Paw Paw by Candy's Sweet Shop

I am using exclusive artwork by PicsForDesign but any tube of your choice will work

I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorial is for use as inspiration so have fun!
Let's get creative!
Open up SPIRAL-FRAME2 from your scrap kit ~ Shift D to duplicate ~ Close out original
Open your tube ~ Shift D to duplicate ~ Close out original
Now I will be using my tube as the guideline so just make any necessary adjustments with your own tube

Copy and Paste your tube ~ Layers Arrange ~ Send to bottom

Resize your tube to fit nicely ~ I resized mine to 68% ~ Resize all layers unchecked ~ Position

Effects ~ 3D Effects ~ Drop Shadow ~ 2, 2, 25, 3 color black

Layers ~ Duplicate ~ Layers ~ Arrange ~ Bring to top

You will now have 2 tube layers ~ Close out top tube layer and make your bottom tube layer active

Using your eraser tool and my tag as a guideline erase around the bottom of your tube

Make your top tube layer active ~ Erase around the same area as bottom layer to make it look like she is coming out of the circle

Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible ~ Move your tag down just a little bit

Open the Beauty-Is-2 element ~ Copy and paste as a new layer ~ Position using my tag as a guide
Add any other elements you like from the kit ~ Copy and paste then resize and add your same drop shadow
When you are happy with your creation Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible
Resize if you like a smaller tag ~ I resized my tag to 71% ~ Resize all layers checked
Add your credits and licensing if needed
Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible
Add your text
Save as a PNG

And here is Dottie's try with the tutorial and kit


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tutorial ~ PTU ~ EC Under The Mistletoe

 Supplies Needed

Fantastic PTU kit called A Cream Colored Christmas by Country Princess 
This kit is on $1 and has lots of fun goodies to use in projects

Template is a CDO Exclusive Freebie found here and was created by Dee

Artwork by Elias Chatzoudis

Font used is Isildur High

I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used
Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorial is for use as inspiration so have fun!
I use the same instructions throughout tutorial so I will make it easier to follow by abbreviating
CP ~ Copy and Paste
SSAFD ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat 
SID ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
SSN ~ Selections, Select None
Let's get creative!
Open your template, I am using the .pspimage version ~ Shift D and close out your original

Delete Raster 1 (background) layer and INFO layer

For this project you will be using papers 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16

tan square layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 14 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete tan square layer

white oval layer (not the DS layer) ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 16 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete white oval layer
red circle layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 13 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete red circle layer
white circle layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 9 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete white circle layer
green strip layer ~ Layers ~ Arrange ~ Move Up
green square layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 15 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete green square layer
green strip layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 14 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete green strip layer
dotted square layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 9 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete dotted square layer
small white squares layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 9 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete small white squares layer
wordart black layer ~ SSAFD ~ CP paper 9 ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete wordart black layer

Top layer active ~ Layers ~ Merge down and merge down again ~ Your word art is now one layer and you can position where you like

On your mistletoe layer ~ CP your tube ~ Position

This is where your creativity comes in!

I used the gift elements 90 & 91 as well as 112, 113, 114 & 115 in my project and resized them differently then positioned them behind the wordart but in front of my tube ~ Use my tag as guide

Choose any other elements you like ~ Resize as needed ~ Position

I did not use any drop shadows except the ones that were in the template already

Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible

Resize tag to your liking ~ I resized my tag to 68% ~ Adjust ~ Sharpness ~ Sharpen if needed

Add your license and credit layer

Merge Visible

Image ~ Canvas Size ~ 476 (or your width if different than mine) by 550

This gives you a little more room to place your text at the bottom

Add text ~ I used Isildur High font ~ White 2 pixel foreground ~ #712d20 background ~ Size 72 ~ Kearning at -100

Position text ~ Layers Merge Visible

Save as PNG

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial ~ I always love seeing your creations so feel free to send me your tag and I will post it here to show it off ~

dianadcreations@gmail.com

My friend Dottie's version.  She did an awesome job!




Tutorial ~ FTU ~ Blue Kitty Christmas

Supplies Needed

A wonderful FTU kit by Candy's Sweet Shop called Blue Kitty Christmas
(Note about kit ::  This kit is in .psd format.  I created separate JPEGs for all the .psd images so that I could see them.  My particular viewer doesn't see .psd files.  Or you can just open them all up in PSP to view)

Font of your choice ~ I used Bisque

I am using PSP 9 with no outside filters

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorials are for use as inspiration and maybe to learn something new so have fun!

Let's get creative!

Open a new image 650 x 250

Open Image 19 ~ Flood fill your image

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat ~ Selections ~ Modify ~ Select Selection Borders ~ Both Sides ~ Anti Alias checked ~ Border width 5 ~ New Raster Layer

Open paper P1 ~ Flood Fill border

Effects ~ 3D Effects ~ Drop Shadow
2, 2, 25, 3

Effects ~ 3D Effects ~ Drop Shadow
-2, -2, 25, 3

Open P1 and P2 ~ Make P2 your foreground and P1 your background

Rectangle Tool ~ Create on Vector checked ~ Line style solid ~ Width 3 ~ Anti Alias checked

Make your Raster 1 layer active ~ Draw a rectangle from side to side about 3/4 of the way down your tag using my tag as a guide ~ Try to make it go just under your border

Effects ~ 3D Effects ~ Drop Shadow
2, 2, 25, 3

Effects ~ 3D Effects ~ Drop Shadow
-2, -2, 25, 3

Open Image 10 ~ Resize to 68% ~ Copy and Paste to canvas ~ Position

Image ~ Canvas Size ~ 900 x 500 ~ Center button

Open Image 17 ~ Copy, Paste and position ~ Add drop shadow -2, -2, 25, 3

Open Image 18 ~ Copy, Paste and position ~ Add drop shadow -2, -2, 25, 3

Open Image 14 ~ Resize 68% ~ Copy, Paste and position ~ Using your Raster Deform Tool angle slightly using my tag as a guide ~ Add same drop shadow

Open Image 7 ~ Resize 68% ~ Copy and Paste ~ Layers ~ Arrange ~ Send to Bottom ~ Position using my tag as a guide ~ Add same drop shadow

Make your rectangle layer active ~ Text Tool ~ Choose your font, size and color

I chose the font Bisque ~ size 24 ~ color #162e44 in your background

Type out your name several times till it fills the area ~ I put about 3 spaces in between each name then hit my space bar till I like the position of the name

Add your credits or licensing information if needed

Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible

Copy and Paste your tag as a New Image to get rid of the excess canvas

Resize to your liking ~ I resized to 88% ~ Adjust ~ Sharpness ~ Sharpen if needed

Save as a PNG

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial
Please feel free to send me your creation so that I can post it here to show off

dianadcreations@gmail.com

Here is Dotties try



Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tutorial ~ PTU ~ It's Christmas Time


Supplies Needed

PTU Scrap Kit I am using is It's Christmas Time by Country Princess 
Her incredible kits are usually only $1

FTU Template I am using is found here
There are quite a few nice templates in the file

FTU Santa tube is from Keith Garvey found here
Please read his TOU.  License NOT required for his free tubes

FTU Font I used for name is C9

I am using PSP 9 with no outside filters
Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ Use a FTU scrap kit or different artwork ~ My tutorials are for use as inspiration so have fun!
I use the same instructions throughout tutorial so I will make it easier to follow by abbreviating
CP ~ Copy and Paste
SSAFD ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat 
SID ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
SSN ~ Selections, Select None

Let's get creative!
Open your template and Shift D ~ Close out original
Delete these layers ~ Background, Vektor 1, Raster 1 and the credits layer named copy biene
Circle layer ~ SSAFD
Open paper 6 ~ CP to template ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete Circle layer

sm circle layer ~ SSAFD

Open paper 23 ~ CP to template ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete sm circle layer

star layer ~ SSAFD

Open paper 24 ~ CP to template ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete star layer

Raster 5 layer ~ SSAFD

Open paper 25 ~ CP to template ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete Raster 5 layer
Make Raster 3 active
Open your tube ~ Layer 1 ~ CP to your template ~ Position
Open elements 137 through 141 ~ Resize them all but vary so the presents are not all the same size ~ CP each present behind Raster 5
This is where your own flair and creativity come in ~ Open up any elements you wish to use ~ Resize them and position behind Raster 5
wording MC layer ~ SSAFD
Open paper 16 ~ CP ~ SID ~ SSN ~ Delete wording MC layer
Your top layer should be the new layer you just created with paper 16 ~ Layers, Merge, Merge Down
This is the Merry Christmas wording and now you should have one layer and be able to position where you like
You will now add drop shadows ~ Start at your top layer and work your way down through each layer
Effects, 3-D Effects, Drop Shadow

This is what I used but you may change it to your liking ~ You may also choose to not use Drop Shadows ~ I use them to add a more 3 dimensional feel

-3, 3, 25, 3.00, Black
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
At this point depending on what you are creating (a tag or a header for stationary) you may want to re-size your creation ~ I don't really like huge tags so I resized mine
Image, Resize, 68%, Resize All Layers ~ Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen (if needed)
Add your licensing and/or credits as needed ~ I wait to add this till after I resize to make sure it is visible
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Add your text
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Save as a PNG
Please feel free to comment or send me your creation at dianadcreations@gmail.com

Another wonderful tag made by Dottie!  Thank you for trying the tutorial!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tutorial ~ PTU Blue Christmas


Supplies Needed

I am using the beautiful PTU scrap kit by Amy Marie called Merry Christmas Blue found here

I am using the PTU artwork of Rion Vernon purchased at Creative Design Outlet here

I am using word art by Smooochez Kreationz found here 

I am using the font LaffRiotNF

I am using PSP 9 with no outside filters

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ Use a FTU scrap kit or different artwork ~

Let's get creative!

Open a 600 x 600 transparent canvas

In your scrap kit open Ribbon 3 ~ Shift D and minimize one ribbon

On the first ribbon Image, Mirror ~ Copy and paste to your canvas, position at bottom

On the duplicate ribbon ~ Image, Rotate, Free Rotate, 90 Degrees, All Layers ~ Copy and paste, position to the left of the canvas forming a Letter L

Open Candle1 element ~ Image, Mirror ~ Image, Resize 88% ~ Copy and paste and position to the left on top of the ribbon

Open MetalDeer element ~ Image, Resize, 41% ~ Copy, paste and position as in my tag above ~ Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow -3, -3, 25, 3.00 Black

Open Kitten In Giftbox element ~ Image, Resize 68% ~ Copy and paste to canvas and position to the right

Open TreeQB element ~ Copy and paste and move layer to bottom ~ Add same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube ~ Position and add same drop shadow

If you are using word art ~ Copy and paste ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat, paste pp2, Selections, Invert, Delete, delete original word art layer

Add licensing and credits as needed

Layers, Merge, Merge Visible

Add your text ~ I used LaffRiotNF size 48, 3 strokes with the blue and white taken from the colors of the kit

Please feel free to comment or send me your creation at dianadcreations@gmail.com

Showing off a tag made for me by my wonderful friend Dottie!

Another tag by Dottie showing how you can make it your own with just a few changes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reindeer Games Tag Tutorial (PTU)


Supplies Needed

I am using a PTU kit by Amy Marie called Reindeer Games found here

I am using FTU Toxic Desirez Winter Template 2 found here

I am using the FTU artwork by legiostudios

I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ Use a FTU scrapkit, different template or artwork ~ This is just a guideline to help you learn how to use templates and scrapkits together.  The instructions look daunting but most of it is repetitive of copy/paste.

Let's get creative!

Open your template, shift D, close out original

Delete credit layer, background layer and Pink Rectangle layer

Oval layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
(known from here throughout tutorial as SSAFD)

Open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer, position paper upward to show more of lower graphic

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Oval layer

Blue Rectangle layer, SSAFD

Copy and paste paper 6 ~ here is the tricky part...try to position the paper to match paper 7 you just set by positioning upward and matching the lines up on the graphic

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Rectangle layer

Right Rectangle layer (it's actually the circle but named rectange), SSAFD

Copy and paste paper 14

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Right Rectangle layer

Left Circle Layer, SSAFD

Paste paper 14 again

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Left Circle layer

Left Rectangle layer, SSAFD

Copy and paste paper 15

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Left Rectangle layer

Roght Rectangle layer (it's spelled incorrectly on template), SSAFD

Paste paper 15 again

Selections, Invert, Delete, delete Roght Rectangle layer

Selections, Select None

Raster 1, copy and paste your tube, resize and position as desired

Now we will add some drop shadows and they will be the same drop shadows throughout

Start at the top of your layers, Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow

3, 3, 25, 3, Black

Work your way through your layers with the same drop shadow

Now start at the top again and add new drop shadow of -3, -3, 25, 3, Black

Here is where your own flair comes in.  Choose any elements you wish.  Copy, paste, resize and position to your liking.  I added the Snow 1 element and dropped the opacity to 41

Add the same drop shadows to all your elements except snow

Add your credits and licensing information as needed

Add your text and drop shadow

Layers, Merge, Merge Visible

Resize to your liking.  Usually depending on the template size I used it is either 88% or 68% of original, Adjust, Sharpeness, Sharpen

Save as a PNG

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  I would love to see your tag so feel free to send me your creation!
dianadcreations@gmail.com

This is what my friend Dottie did with the kit and tutorial

And one more from Dottie with different results
 






Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Break the Rulez Tag Tutorial (PTU)

 
Supplies Needed

PTU Scrap Kit I am using is Punk It by Daniela K

FTU Template I am using is #62 by AquaRebel and can be found here

FTU Artwork I am using is by Electronic Rainbow

Font used for name is Happy size 48 using the pink and purple from the kit colors with a 1 Stroke Width 

I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used
Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorial is for use as inspiration so have fun!  The instructions look daunting I know but most of it is repetitive of copy and paste so just give it a try.
Let's get creative!
Open your template and Shift D.  Close out original
X out layers 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 21 ~ These are the credits, arrow layers, squares and background layer ~ Delete these layers
You should have only 7 layers now
Make the Rectangle layer active and bring opacity back up to 100%
Open papers 3 and 7
Make Black Shape layer active
Copy and paste your tube ~ position (use my tag as a guide)

Rectangle layer grab and drag beneath tube layer

Make Black Shape active again ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 3 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Black Shape layer
Make Glitter Shape layer active ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 3 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Glitter Shape layer
Rectangle layer ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 7 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Rectangle layer
Glitter Backing layer ~ Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste paper 7 ~ Selections, Invert, Delete
Delete Glitter Backing layer

Wordart layer active ~ Layers Merge, Merge Down ~ Position as in my tag

Open Elements 11, 38, 49, 51, 54, 56, 57 & 58
Rectangle layer active ~ Copy and paste #38
Resizing Elements
#11 to 68% ~ #49 to 88% ~ #51 to 68% ~ #54 to 41% ~ #56 to 68% ~ #57 to 68% ~ #58 to 23%
Copy and paste then position all elements as you like.  I mirrored the skull.  I also used the Raster Deform tool to rotate some elements like the safety pin and lips.

The drop shadow I used on all is -3, -3, 25, 3 Black

Layers ~ Merge Visible

Resize tag to your liking ~ I resized to 88%

Place credits and licensing needed for your artwork

Layers ~ Merge Visible

Type out your text as you like it

Layers ~ Convert to Raster Layer

Add your drop shadow to text ~ Positon

Layers ~ Merge Visible

Save as a PNG

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and like your new tag.  I would love to see your tag and will post to my blog to show it off so feel free to share it with me at dianadcreations@gmail.com

Your comments are always appreciated.

Tag made for me by Dottie...thanks for trying the tutorial!  If anyone else tries one of the tuts and would like their tag showcased feel free to send it to me.
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

FTU Template 01

A FTU template.  Have fun!

Made this with it using a wonderful scrap kit called Pink Gold by Amy Marie

Artwork by NoFlutter
Another wonderful gift by Dottie using the FTU template below  

Monday, November 5, 2012

Funktastic Emo Sugar Rush (PTU)



Supplies Needed

Scrap Kit I am using is Funktastic Emo by Country Princess


I am using version PSP 9 ~ No outside filters used

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorial is for use as inspiration so have fun!
Let's get creative!
Open your template and Shift D.  Close out original
Delete background layer and credit layer
Image Resize 80% resize all layers

Open papers 17, 18, 19 & 20

Make purple square raster active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paste paper 20

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select None
Effects ~ 3D Effects ~ Drop Shadow

We will use the same drop shadow throughout

-3, -3, 25, 3 color black

Delete purple square layer

Orange square layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paste paper 17
 Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete orange square layer

Green oval layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paste paper 18
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete green oval layer
Orange circle layer ~  Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat
Copy paste paper 19
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete orange circle layer

You can now close out all papers

Open papers 5 and 8

Blue strip layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat
Copy paste paper 5
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete blue strip layer

Purple strip layer ~ Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat
Copy paste paper 8
Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Selections ~ Select none ~ Add drop shadow ~ Delete purple strip layer
Close papers 5 and 8
This is where you can be as creative as you like.  These are just the elements I used for my tag.  You can use the same ones or change them around to suit your taste.
  
Make the Sugar Rush d/s layer active
Open element 106 ~ Resize 68% ~ Copy paste and position to left side ~ Add drop shadow
Open elements 50, 54 and 55
Resize 50 to 31% ~ Resize 54 to 44% ~ Resize 55 to 41%
Copy and paste each and place as shown in my tag ~ Add drop shadows to each ~ You can drag them around in the layers menu to position above or below each other
Open elements 87, 88 and 112
Resize 87 to 68% ~ Resize 88 to 71% ~ Resize 112 to 68%
Copy and paste each ~ Position ~ Add drop shadows
Add as many more elements as you like ~ Don't forget your drop shadows
Add credits and/or copyrights as needed for any artwork
Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible
Add your text ~ I used the font Felt size 48 ~ black background and #e4e1d0 for foreground with 2 stroke

I also added the same drop shadow to the text
Save as a PNG
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial ~ This tutorial was written by me and is in no way copied from any other ~ These are just the steps I used to create this tag ~




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pink Chocolate Crazy Tag Tutorial



Supplies Needed

Scrap Kit I am using is a PTU kit called Pink Chocolate by Country Princess

I am using Template #73 by AquaRebel

Font of choice for your name ~ I chose Drummon size 48

I am using PSP 9

Remember that this is your own creation ~ You can change around papers and elements as you like ~ My tutorial is for use as inspiration so have fun! 

Let's get creative!

Open your template.  Shift D then close out original

Delete the credits on layer 7 and the background layer

Now you will see layers titled "copy of raster 4" and "copy of raster 6"

Delete these two layers

Close out (do not delete) layers 10 , 9 & 12 for now

Make raster 13 active on your template

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paper 5 and paste onto your template as a new layer

Selections ~ Invert ~ Hit the delete button on your keyboard

Selections ~ Select None

Delete raster 13

Make raster 11 active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paper 6 and paste onto your template as a new layer

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect

Delete raster 11

Make raster 8 active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paste paper 14 onto your template as a new layer

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect

Delete raster 8

Make raster 4 active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paste paper 13 onto your template as a new layer

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect

Delete raster 4

Make raster 6 active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paste paper 13 again

Seclections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect

Delete raster 6

Make raster 5 active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paste paper 13 again

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect and delete raster 5

Make raster 1 active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy paste paper 14

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect and delete raster 1

Make raster 2 active

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paste paper 5

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect and delete raster 2

Make raster 3 active

 Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paste paper 6

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect and delete raster 3

Now let's add some drop shadows.  These settings will be for each layer you just created.

Start at raster 13 and work your way down

Effects ~ 3D Effects ~  Drop Shadow

2 ~ 2 ~ 25 ~ 3 ~ Color Black

Then repeat the drop shadow for each layer changing only the offset numbers to -2

Make raster 10 active and open

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paster paper 7

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect and delete raster 10

Make raster 9 active and open

Selections ~ Select All ~ Float ~ Defloat

Copy and paste paper 7

Selections ~ Invert ~ Delete

Deselect and delete raster 9

Make raster 15 active

Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Down

Open raster 12 ~ Make raster 10 active ~ Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Down

Add same drop shadow ~ Position as in my tag

Open Element 29 ~Image resize to 68%

Copy and paste to your template ~ Layers ~ Arrange ~ Bring to top

Add same drop shadows

Position as in my tag

Open elements #19 & 25

Resize both to 41%

Copy and paste then position as in my tag preview

Open element #80

Resize to 41% ~ Copy paste and position behind bear ~ Do not add drop shadow

Open element #22

Resize to 34% ~ Copy paste and position behind words ~ Add same drop shadow

Open element #32

Resize to 23% ~ Copy paste and bring to top in front of cupcakes ~ Add drop shadow

Open element #18

Resize to 41% ~ Image Mirror ~ Copy paste and position as in tag preview

If you are happy with how your tag looks so far then Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible

Text tool ~ Choose your font ~ I chose paper 7 for my background and a white forground with 2 stroke ~ Type out your name

Layers ~ Convert to Raster Layer ~ Position ~ Drop Shadow

Layers ~ Merge ~ Merge Visible

Image ~ Resize ~ 88%

Adjust ~ Sharpness ~ Sharpen to your liking

Apply credits  and/or copyrights as needed

Save as a PNG

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial ~ This tutorial was written by me and is in no way copied from any other ~ These are just the steps I used to create this tag ~




















Tuesday, July 3, 2012

RV Poker Face Facebook Timeline Cover


Beach Bum Facebook Timeline Cover


Morning Blue Timeline

Since Facebook started using the new interface with the large area for personal photos, called a Timeline, I started to create Timelines to use.  I usually make them as I make the wallpaper.  Here is one for you all.  It matches the most recent wallpaper.  Just right click to save to your PC then go into Facebook, click your name to view your profile.  If you have the new timeline you will see the large area for a photo.  From there you can edit the photo by hovering over the area and choosing "change photo".


Wallpaper ~ SW Morning Blue