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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I have a new tut for you today called Pink Christmas along with a new template! I used a super cute PTU kit from Krissy's Scraps called Pink Frosting. You can purchase the kit HERE.





I have a new template to go along with the tut. If you download please leave some love:)



You can get the template HERE

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp- Any version should work
Cute PTU Scrap Kit from Krissy's Scraps called Pink Frosting HERE
Tube of Choice. I am using the art of Edward Reed. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE
Template 21 form me HERE
Mask 212 from Gems taggin scraps HERE
Font St. Nicholas

Let's get started!

-Open template. Delete the credits. Crop using the crop tool. Go to Image>Scale Image by 500 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and make sure you click centered. Right click all the layers in the layer box and choose layer to image size.

-Make oval 1 active. Click outside of the oval using your magic wand tool. Open paper 2. Right click paper in layer box and choose Add Alpha Channel. Layer>Scale layer by 50%. Press delete on your keyboard to delete anything outside of the oval. Select>None. Delete the original oval 1 layer.

-Make oval 1 back active. Go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 3, black, 40.

-Make square 1 active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 11 and add alpha channel. Scale by 40%. Press delete and select none. Filters>Repeat drop Shaodw. Delete original square 1 layer.

-Make square 2 active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 12 and add alpha channel. Scale by 40%. Press delete and select none. Repeat drop shadow. Delete original sqaure 2 layer.

-Make oval 2 active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 5 and add alpha channel. Scale by 65%. Press delete and select none. Reapeat drop shadow. Delete original oval 2 layer.

-Make oval 3 active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 6 and add alpha channel. Scale by 65%. Press delete and select none. Repeat drop shadow. Delete original oval 3 layer.

-Make rect 1 avtive. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 4 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Select>Invert. Select>Grow by 3. Add anew layer below this layer. Using your bucket fill tool, fill with fab3b4. Select none. Repeat drop shadow. Delete original rect 1 layer.

-Make rect 2 active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 3 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Invert and grow by 3. Add new layer below this layer. Fill with fab3b4. Select none and repeat drop shadow. Delete original rect 2 layer.

-Make the ribbon layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Add new layer above this layer. Invert. Fill with linear gradient using fab3b4 and F78C89. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise using default settings. Select none. Add drop shadow to ribbon back layer. Delete original ribbon layer.

-Make the merry christmas layer active. Right click layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Add new layer above this layer. Fill with B9D87B. Select none. Repeat drop shadow. Delete original merry christmas layer.

-Open tube. Scale by 75%. Add drop shdow.

Elements
Add a drop shadow to all element layers. See my tag as a reference as to where to place element layers.

-holly 2 Scale 40%
-paper christmas tree 1 scale 50%
-paper christmas tree 2 scale 40%
-gift box 1 scale 25%
-gift box 3 scale 20%
-gift box 4 scale 15%
-snowflake ornament 3 scale 50%
-lights 1 scale 50% Using rotate tool rotate by 90
-brad 2 scale 35%
-brad 3 scale 30% Layers>Duplicate
-brad 4 scale by 35% Duplicate
-stocking 1 scale 40%

-Open paper 1 and move to the bottom in layer box. Add alpha channel and apply mask. Click HERE for our mask tutorial.

-Add your name and copyrights and crop.

I hope you enjoyed this tut!
Happy Holidays!!
Monday, November 29, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Pink Frosting PTU scrapkit which you can get from Krissy's Scraps HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Baron Von Lind, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 135 which you can get from Blissfully Beth HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used MC mask 9 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Elizabeth Semi Script. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 6 Paper 7 Paper 10 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used a full body and close-ups. I lowered the opacity on the close-ups to 50 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow to full body tube. 4. Open and place the following elements: Lights 2 Christmas Tree 1 Gift Box 3 Stocking 1 Cheeky Bow 1 Cheeky Bow 3 Christmas Ball 2 Christmas Ball 3 Holly 1 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 11 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Funky Punky Christmas FTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used Gem mask 209 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Velvenda Heavy. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 3, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 9 center it behind the frame 3, remove excess paper using the rectangular cutting tool in your tool box. 4. Open Frame 4, add drop shadow. 5. Open Paper 6 center it behind the frame, remove excess paper using the circular cutting tool in your tool box. 6. Open tube, add drop shadow. 7. Open and place the following elements: Tree 2 Snowmen Mistletoe Present Presents Star PomPom Label Skull ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 8. Open Paper 11. 9. Open mask. 10. Add mask to paper 11. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 12. Autocrop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 13. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 14. Add copyright info and name. 15. Save as .png You are finished :)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tubes of choice. I used the super hot artwork of Ismael Rac. You must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Punk Rock Barbie PTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 263 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pasta Palazzo. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame, tilt the frame slightly using the Rotate Tool in your tool box. Duplicate the frame so that you have 2 of them, flip one of them so that they are a mirror image of each other, you can use the Flip Tool in your tool box for this. Move the frames in to desired position, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 6 center it behind the frames, remove excess paper using the rectangular cutting tool in your tool box. 4. Open FilmStrip, add drop shadow. 5. Open Paper 5 center it behind the filmstrip, remove excess paper using the rectangular cutting tool in your tool box. 6. Open tubes, I used both a full body and close ups. Open the close ups behind the filmstrip, I made the close ups back & white (Colors > Desaturate > Luminosity). I also lowered the opacity of the close ups to 65 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow to all of the tubes. 7. Open and place the following elements: Discoball Netting Flames x2 Guitar Skull Sparkle X4 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 8. Open Paper 11. 9. Open mask. 10. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 11. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 12. Autocrop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 13. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 14. Add copyright info and name. 15. Save as .png You are finished :)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used the tubes included with the kit. Be sure to use proper copyright info when using these tubes ~One Fine Day PTU scrapkit which you can get from Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used DBV mask 10 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Freebooter Script. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 4, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 8 center it behind circular portion of the frame, remove excess paper using circular cutting tool. 4. Open your tubes, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: Rainbow Tree Well Grass Flower 10 Flower 12 Carnation Basket Butterfly 1 Butterfly 2 ~Some elements may need to be sized down, use the Scale Tool in your tool box to adjust pixel size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Open Paper 14. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks). 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)
Monday, November 22, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Wonderful PTU kit 'One Fine Day' from Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE I am using the art of Pinuptoons. You must have a license to use these tubes. To purchase them go HERE Fonts- Riddle and Halohandletter Let's get started! -Go to File>New and open a canvas of 500x500 pixels. -Open Frame 2. Go to Layer>Scale Layer by 40%. Using your magic wand tool, click inside the frame. Go to Select>Grow by 3. Open paper 2. Move this paper layer below the frame layer in the layer box. Right click layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Go to Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard to erase anything outside of the frame. Go to Select>None. Make the frame layer active. Go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Open Frame 1. Scale by 25%. Using the rotate tool, rotate frame by 25. Click inside with magic wand. Grow by 3. Open paper 4. Add alpha channel. Move this paper layer below frame layer. Scale by 50%. Invert and press delete. Select none. Make the frame layer active and go to Filters>Repeat drop shadow. -Open the rainbow. Scale by 50%. See my tag as a reference for placement. Same goes for all element layers. -Open your tube. Scale by 65%. Add drop shadow. -Open flower7. Scale by 75%. Add drop shadow. -Open water pump. Scale by 55%. Add drop shadow. -Open carnation basket. Scale by 35%. Add drop shadow. -Open flower12. Scale by40%. Add drop shadow. -Open shooting stars. Scale by 40%. Add drop shadow. -Open butterfly2. Scale by 20%. Add drop shadow. -Open woodbox front. Scale by 50%. Rotate by 90. Add drop shdow. -Open wood pallette. Scale by 40%. Rotate by 90. Add drop shadow. -Open flower4. Scale by 25%. Add drop shdow. Change mode to screen. -Type 'secret garden' with the riddle font. -Add your name with the halohandletter font. -Add your copyright and crop. That's all! I hope you enjoyed this tut!

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This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Amazing PTU kit from Addictive Pleasures called 'Gothica' HERE I used the art of pinuptoons. You must have a license to use them. You can purchase them HERE Template #1 from Brandi over at Creative Misfits HERE Fonts- Velvanda Cooler and Tall Paul Let's Begin! -Open template. Delete the credits. Right click each layer in the layer box and choose layer to image size. Next go to Image>Scale Image and change the x resolution to 72 and press enter and then press scale. -Make the large rectangle layer active. using the magic wand tool clcik outside the rectangle. Open paper 8. Right click in the layer box and choose add alpha channel. Go to Layer>Scale Layer by 75%. Press delete on your keyboard to erase anything outside of the selection. Go to Select>None. Layer to image size. Delete the original large rectangle layer. -Make the triangle 1 layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 9 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop Shadow of 4, 4, 3, black, 60. Delete the original triangle 1 layer. -Make the triangle 2 layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 3 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Go to Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow. Delete the original triangle 2 layer. -Make the circle 1 layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 2 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete the original circle 1 layer. -Make the circle 2 layer active. Click outside with the magic wand. Open paper 12 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete original circle 2 layer. -Make the small rectangle 1 layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 4 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Go to Select>Invert. Layer to image size. Now go to Select>Grow by 2. Add a new layer above this layer. Using the bucket fill tool, fill with 742059. Go to Select>Shrink by 3. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete original small rectangle 1 layer. -Make small rectangle 2 layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 1 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and invert. Layer to image size. Grow by 2. Add a new layer above this layer. Fill with black. Shrink by 3 and press delete. Select none and add drop shadow. Delete original small rectangle 2 layer. -Make the merged (arrows) layer active. Right click layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Add a new layer above this layer. Fill with purple from before. Select none. Go to Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on the default settings. Add drop shadow. Delete original merged layer. -Make square 1 active. Alpha to selection. Add new layer above this layer. Fill with black. Select none. Click inside with magic wand. Grow by 3. Open paper 7 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Move this paper layer below the frame in the layer box. Invert and press delete. Select none. Add drop shadow. Delete original square 1 layer. -Make square 2 active. Alpha to selection. Add new layer above this layer. Fill with same purple. Select none. Click inside with magic wand. Grow by 3. Open paper 6 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Move paper layer below frame layer in layer box. Invert and press delete. Select none and add drop shadow. Delete original square 2 layer. -Open tube. Move this layer to the top in the layer box. Scale by 75% and add drop shadow. -Open tube close up. Move layer below the right frame layer. Using the flip tool flip the tube. Make the paper of the right frame active and clcik outside with magic wand. Make the tube active. Press delete. layer to image size. Select none. Change the layer mode to screen. Do the same with the left frame, except change the layer mode to hard light. Time for elements! Add drop shdow to all element layer. See my tag as a reference as to where to place element layers. -Feathers Scale by 50% -Frame Scale by 50% -Hearts Scale by 50% -Curlylace Scale by 40% -Diamond no scale -Cross Scale by 75% -Butterfly3 Scale by 35% -Bottle Scale by 40% -Leaves no scale -Bottle2 Scale by 35% -Flower3 Scale by 50% -Add your name with the Velevanda Cooler font -Type 'goth gal' with the tall paul font -Add copyright and crop You're finished!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Girlz and Guitars PTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Lix, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Leah's Template 13 which you can get from our blog HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used Monti's Circle Mask which you can get from Monti's Pixel Playground HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Neuropol. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on a template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 4 Paper 6 Paper 10 Paper 12 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and close ups. I lowered the opacity of the close ups to 50 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow to the full body tube. 4. Open and place the following elements: Wire Guitar 5 Charm 2 Star Rose 2 Metal Plate Black Chrome (skull) Music Notes ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open mask 6. Open Paper 11 7. Add mask to paper 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Blue Christmas PTU scrapkit which you can get from Creative Intentionz HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the adorable PinUpToons, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used xmas temp 8 from Addictive Templates which you can get HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 254 which you can get HERE. ~Animated penguin. I found this cutie at Peachie's Collection HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Kayleigh. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 8 Paper 10 Paper 12 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and a close up. I lowered the opacity of the close ups to 50 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow to the full body tube. 4. Open and place the following elements: Ribbon Bow 2 SnowFlake 1 SnowFlake 2 SnowBalls Tree Snowman Snow Pile Lily 1 Lily 2 x2 Sparkles ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 4. Open Paper 6 5. Open mask 6. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 7. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 8. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 9. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 10. Add copyright info and name ~At this point I would usually tell you to save as png and you are done, which you can do if you do not want the tag to be animated. If you want the animation continue with the tut~ 11. Open the animated penguin. The penguin animation will open in 6 layers in your layer box. Lock all layers of the penguin together using the chain (the little box next to the eye in your layer box). Once the layers are locked together you can move all of the layers of the penguin all at the same time and position the image where you like it on the tag. It is very important that all the layers stay lined up in order for the animation to work properly. Your layer box should look something like this...
12. Next you need to duplicate your tag layer 5 times, so that you now have 6 tag layers and 6 penguin layers in your layer box. Postion a tag layer under each penguin layer. Your layer box should be penguin layer-tag layer-penguin layer-tag layer 6 times. You should have 12 layers in your layer box. Your layer box should look something like this...
13. Now you need to merge each penguin layer down to the tag layer (Right click on the penguin layer > Merge Down). Do this to all 6 penguin layers. When you are done you should have 6 layers in your layer box. 14. Now you must give all of the layers in your layer box a white background. Animation and transparency do not mix well together, it will distort your tag if you skip this step. (Right click on a layer in your layer box > Remove Alpha Channel) You must do this to all 6 layers. Your Layer box should look something like this...
15. Save as GIF, be sure to select Save As Animation (otherwise all of your layers will merge and the tag will NOT animate). Click Export.
16. Select animation speed, for this animation you will stick with the default settings. Click Save.
You are DONE!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp Any version should work Awesome PTU kit from Artmama called 'Hey Now, You're a Rockstar' HERE I am using the art of Ismael Rac. You must have a license to use his work. You can purchase his tubes HERE Font- Sick Capital Vice Let's get started! -Open Gimp. Go to FIle>New and open a canvas size of 500x500. -Open embellie 01. Go to Layer>Scale Layer by 65%. Right click this layer in the layer box and choose Layer To Image Size. Using your magic wand tool, click inside the 1st sqaure of the frame. Go to Select>Grow by 4. Open paper 5. Move this paper layer below the frame layer in the layer box. Right click this paper layer in the layer box and choose Add Alpha Channel. Scale by 50%. Go to Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard to erase everything outside of the frame. Go to Select>None. Rename this layer paper 1. Make the frame layer active and click inside the 2nd square. Grow by 4. Open paper 12 and move layer below frame layer. Add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Invert and press delete. Select none. Name this layer paper 2. Make the frame layer active and click inside the last sqaure. Grow by 4. Open paper 11 and move layer below frame layer. Add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Invert and press delete. Select none. Name this layer paper 3. Make the frame layer active again and go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop shadow of 3, 3, 3, black, 40. -Open your tube. Scale by 75%. Go to Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow. Go to Layers>Duplicate Layer. Now go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur of 3. Change the mode of this tube layer to Soft Light. -Open close up of tube. Move this layer below theframe layer in the layer box. Position this tube in the 1st square of the frame.Name this layer Tube 1. Duplicate. Using the flip tool flip your duplicate tube layer. Position in the last sqaure of the frame. Name this layer Tube 3. Duplicate once more and postion in the middle sqaure. Name this layer tube 2. Make paper 1 layer active and click outside of the paper with the magic wand. Make tube 1 layer active. Press delete on your keyboard. Change the mode to multiply. Do this to the other tube and paper layers. Change the mode of tube 2 to Soft lIght and the mode of tube 3 will be overlay. -Open Embelli 16. Move this layer to the bottom. Scale by 75%. See my tag for placement for this and all element layers. Right click this layer in the layer box and choose Alpha To Selection. Open paper 14. Move this layer below embelli 16. Add alpha channel. Scale by 55%. Invert and press delete. Select none. Move this paper with the move tool towards the top of the tag. Add a drop shadow to both of these layers. -Open embelli 39. Move layer above frame. Scale by 50%. Add drop shadow. -Open embelli 15. Scale by 75%. -Open embelli 43. Scale by 75%. Add drop shadow. -Open embelli 4. Scale by 40%. Add drop shadow. -Open embelli 7. Scale by 40%. Move layer below skull. Add drop shadow. -Open embelli 53. Scale by 40%. Add drop shadow. -Add your name, copyright and crop. There you have it! I hope you had fun!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
We just wanted to take a moment to let you all know that we've joined another Creative Team. That means more awesome tuts for you...LOL. We are now on the CT for a wonderful blog called Krissy's Scraps. Click HERE to check out all that she has to offer.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Hey Now - You're a Rockstar PTU scrapkit by Artmama which you can get from Exquisite Scraps HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Lix, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Leah template 11 which you can get on our blog HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Velvenda Heavy. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5 Paper 10 Paper 12 Paper 13 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I lowered the opacity on one of the tubes to 50 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: embellie 39 embellie 36 embellie 41 embellie 32 embellie 4 embellie 48 embellie 5 embellie 19 embellie 8 embellie 25 embellie 27 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open mask 6. Open Paper 11 7. Add mask to paper 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, November 14, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- Any Version should work Adorable PTU kit 'Yesterday's Gone' by Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE I used the art of Suzanne Woolcott. You must have a license to use her tubes. To can purchase them HERE Mizz Popular template from CrazyCakesScraps HERE Mask from Creative Misfits- Autumn/Fall set- Aqua 97 HERE Font- Precious Let's begin! -Open template. Delete the credits and wordart. Go to Image>Scale Image by 500x500 pixles. Now go to Image>Canvas Size> by 600x600 pixels. Make sure you click center. Right click each layer in the layer box and choose Layer to Image Size. -Make the squaretangle layer active. Using your magic wand tool, click outside the square. Open paper 6. Right click this layer in the layer box and choose Add Alpha Channel. Go to Layer>Scale Layer by 50%. Press delete on your keyboard to delete everything outside of the square. Go to Select>None. Delete the squaretangle layer. -Make the frame layer active. Right click this layer in the layer box and choose alpha to selection. Add a new layer. Using the bucket fill tool, fill this new layer with black. Select none. Go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Delete the original frame layer. -Make the Rect layer active. Click outside with the magic wand. Open paper 20 and add alpha channel. Scale by 60%. Press delete and select none. Add same drop shadow. Delete the rect layer. -Make the Innercircleright layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 5 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete the innercircleright layer. . -Make the circleright layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 19 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete he circleright layer. -Make the innercircleleft layer active. Open paper 9 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow of -2, -2, 2, black, 50. Delete the innercicleleft layer. -Make the circleleft layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 7 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete the circleleft layer. -Make the sq2 layer active. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 16 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete the sq2 layer. -Make the sq1 layer active. Click outside with the magic wand. Open paper 10 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Delete the sq1 layer. -Open the house element. Move layer to the top in layer box. Scale by 40%. Place to the left of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open tube. Scale by 75%. Add drop shadow. Place beside house. - Open tree 1. Move layer below tube in layer box. Scale by 50%. Move to the right of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open leaves 1. Scale by 35%. Add drop shadow and place under tube. -Open the wheel. Move layer to bottom in layer box. Scale by 50%. Move to the left of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open cute fox. Move layer to the top in the layer box. Scale by 25%. Place to the left of tag. Add drop shdow. -Open gem swirls 3. Move this layer below the house layer in the layer box. Place at the top of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open flower 1. Scale by 35%. Place to the right of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open bow 6. Scale by 25%. Place at the top of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open paper 3 and apply mask.

-Add your name, copyright and crop. You're Finished!

Friday, November 12, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used PinUpToons. You must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Yesterday's Gone PTU scrapkit which you can get from Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used Vix mask 238 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Scrap Cursive. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 7, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 22 center it behind circular portion of the frame, remove excess paper using circular cutting tool. 4. Open your tube, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: Leaves 1 Leaves 3 Leaf 1 Leaf 2 Leaf 3 Butterfly 1 Butterfly 2 Stick Grass 1 Pumpkin Flower 2 Flower 6 Mushroom 2 Cute Squirrel Cute Fox ~Some elements may need to be sized down, use the Scale Tool in your tool box to adjust pixel size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Open Paper 17. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks). 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have a freebie for you all today! If you make anythng using these templates feel free to send them to us and we will proudly display your tag on our blog!
I got a little fancy with the preview...LOL!!
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This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Suddenly Sunrise PTU scrapkit by Artmama which you can get from Exquisite Scraps HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Anna Marine, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Toxic Desirez template 63 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Riddle. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 5 Paper 6 Paper 8 Paper 11 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I lowered the opacity on one of the tubes to 50 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: embellie 3 embellie 2 embellie 12 embellie 15 embellie 41 embellie 4 embellie 26 embellie 46 embellie 5 embellie 42 x2 embellie 32 embellie 51 embellie 16 embellie 13 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 7. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 8. Add copyright info and name 9. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- any version should work -Amazing PTU kit from Artmama's Studio called 'Suddenly Sunrise' HERE -I am using the Pinup Toons. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE -Template #23 from Artmama HERE -WSL Mask 245 HERE -Font: Radaern Let's get started! -Open template. Delete the credits, hearts and word art layers. Go to Image>Scale by 500 pixels. next go to Image>Canvas Size of 600x600 pixels. Make sure the template is centered. -Make the center circle layer active. Right click this layer in the layer box and choose layer to image size. Using your magic wand tool, click outside the circle. Open paper 9. Right click the paper layer in the layer box and choose add alpha channel. Go to Layer> Scale Layer by 50%. Press delete on your keyboard to erase everything outside the circle. Go to Select>None. Delete the original center circle layer. -Make the center glitter layer active. Layer to image size. Go to Filters>Light and Shadow>Drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 40. -Make the left circle layer active. Layer to image size. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 11 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original left circle layer. -Make the left glitter layer active. Add same drop shadow. -Make the right circle layer active. Layer to image size. Click outside with the magic wand. Open paper 8. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete original right circle layer. -Make the right glittler layer active. Add shame drop shadow. -Make the right rectangle layer active. Layer to image size. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 10. Add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete the original right rectangle layer. Add drop shadow. -Make the left rectangle layer active. Layer to image size. Click outside with the magic wand. Open paper 7. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Press delete and select none. Delete original left rectangle layer. Add drop shadow. -Maje the top rectangle layer active. Layer to image size. Click outside with magic wand. Open paper 5 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Go to Select>Invert. Add a new layer above this paper layer. Go to Select>Grow by 2. Using the bucket fill tool, fill with white. Go to Select>Shrink by 4. Press delete and select none. Add drop shadow. Delete original to rectangle layer. -Make the bottom rectangle layer active. Layer to image size. Click outside with the magic wand. Open paper 6 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Press delete. Invert and add new layer above this paper layer. Grow by 2. Fill new layer with white. Shrink by 4 and press delete. Select none. Add drop shadow. Delete the original bottom rectangle layer. -Open your tube. Scale by 75%. Go to Layer>Duplicate Layer. Flip the duplicate tube using your flip tool. Move the duplicate tube above the bluw circle in the layer box. Make the blue circle layer active. Click outside using the magic wand. Make your duplicate tube layer active again. Press delete and select none. Layer to image size. Change the mode to value. Change the opacity to 60. Add drop shadow to the original tube layer. Elements Add drop shadow to all element layers. See my tag as a reference for placement of element layers. -1 scale by 50% -22 scale by 75% -43 scale by 75% -46 scale by 50% -5 scale by 50% -37 no scale -42 no scale -Open paper 13 and apply mask.

-Add your name You're finished! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Monday, November 8, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Dafne PTU scrapkit which you can get from Addictive Pleasures HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the super HOT art of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 55 which you can get at Sapphire's Splendor HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Velvenda Heavy. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 8 Paper 9 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used both a full body tube and close ups. Add drop shadow to full body tube. 4. Place close up tubes over "Silver Gradient Bars" layer of the template, which you have already covered with paper 9. Lower the opacity of the close up tubes (at the top of the layer box slide the opacity bar to desired opacity, I used 50). Add tubes to template layer (Right click on template in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select close up tube layers in layer box > Delete). 5. Open and place the following elements: Feathers Fire Wire 2 Cross Star Skull Skull 3 Razorblade Rose Heart Lips Lightning 2 Bird Glass* *Glass element will be placed directly on top of close up tubes. Add Glass element to template layer > Right click on template in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select Glass layer in layer box > Delete* ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 7. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 8. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 9. Add copyright info and name 10. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, November 4, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Feels Like Today PTU scrapkit which you can get from Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used one of the tubes included in the kit. Please be sure to use proper copyright info when using these tubes. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 99 which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used SMF Polaroid Template which you can get from Creative Misfits Creations HERE. (Scroll down a bit to find templates by Sandra) ~Font of choice. I used TheNautiGal. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open Template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 9 Paper 15 Paper 17 ~I also added noise to some of the layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~Add drop shadow to layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Bubbles 2 LeafPile 2 TreeStumps Owl 1 Owl 2 Leaf Flower 4 Flower 6 Flower 7 LadyBug 1 LadyBug 4 Butterfly 2 Butterfly 4 ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Use your Scale Tool in your tool box to adjust the pixel size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 21 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png YOU ARE DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Ice is Nice FTU scrapkit which you can get from Artmama's Studio HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the art of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Artmama's Wintertime Template which you can get HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask364 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Windsong. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 4 Paper 6 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: embellie 1 embellie 6 embellie 12 embellie 13 embellie 17 embellie 4 embellie 3 embellie 11 embellie 15 embellie 2 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 7 6. Open mask 7.Apply mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, November 1, 2010
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work Beautiful PTU Angel Cloud kit fromAddictive Pleasures HERE I am using the work of Ismael Rac. You must have a licence to use his art. You can purchase his tubes HERE WSL Mask 159 HERE Font- Scriptina Let's Begin! -Go to File>New. Open a new canvas of 500x500 pixels. -Open frame. Go to Layer>Scale layer by 50%. Using the magic wand tool, click inside of the frame. Go to Select>Grow by 3. Open paper 11. Move this paper layer under the frame layer in the layer box. Right click the paper layer in the layer box and click add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Go to Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Go to Select >None. Next, go to Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Open tube. Scale by 40%. Right click the layer in the layer box and click layer to image size. Go to Colors>Colorize. Move the hue and saturation sliders all the way to the left so it turns the tube black and white. Add drop shadow. Go to Layer>Duplicate layer. Move the duplicate tube layer to the top. Make the paper layer active. Click outside the paper using the magic wand. Make the bottom tube layer active and press delete on your keyboard. Make the duplicate tube active. Using the eraser tool, erase the wing on the right and a little off the bottom of the tube so she isn't sticking outside of the frame. Select none. -Open Hearts 2. Scale by 65%. Move to the bottom right of the tag. Add drop shadow. -Open shiny sparkle. Move this layer to the bottom in the layer box. Scale by 75% Add drop shadow. -Frame 2. Move this layer above the shiny sparkle in the layer box. Scale by 85%. Click inside top heart with magic wand. Grow by 5. Open paper 7 and move layer below the heart frame. Add alpha channel and scale by 50%. Invert and press delete. Make the heart frame layer active. Press inside the bottom heart with the magic wand. Grow by 5. Open paper 3 and add alpha channel. Scale by 50%. Invert and press delete. -Open decor 2. Move this layer to the top. Scale by 40%. Move to the bottom right and add drop shadow. -Open bird. Move this layer below the top tube layer. Scale by 50%. Move to the bottom left. Add drop shadow. -Open wing. Move this layer to the bottom. Scale by 75%. Move to the bottom left. Add drop shadow. -Open butterflies. Move this layer below the top tube. Scale by 65%. Add drop shadow. -Open paper 10. Apply mask. -Add your name and copyright. You're finished!

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