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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!