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Thursday, May 31, 2012
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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).

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis you must have a license to use this art which you can get from PTE HERE. This tube will be available June 1st.

~Free Like a Bird FTU scrapkit by Stef's Scrapkits which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Yesteryear.

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 Element 12 (purple frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 4 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Element 1
Element 6
Element 8
Element 11
Element 14
Element 16
Element 19
Element 21
Element 22
Element 23 x2
Element 24
Element 25

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Element 25)~

6. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

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

You are finished :)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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).

~Route 66 PTU scrapkit by Scrapping Mar, which you can purchase from Lollipops N Gumdrops HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Scott Blair, you must have a license to use this art which you can get from PSP Tubes Emporium HERE.

~Template of choice. I used Leah's template 69 which you can get on our blog HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Redhead Goddess Bold.

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, remove and 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 4
Paper 9
Paper 10
Paper 15
Paper 18
Paper 20
Paper 22

~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:

2
4
6
8
10
13
25
38
43
45
48
65
73
103

~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!!!!!!!!!!
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 or program of choice
PTU kit Don't Worry, Bee Happy from Gimptastic Scraps. You can purchse this kit at PSP Tubes Emporium.
tube of choice. I used the art of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use these tube. Purchase them at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Font- Janda Silly Monkey
-file>New 600x600 px.
-Open frame 3. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -10. Select the magic wand. Click inside the frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 4. Move paper layer below frame layer in layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Select>None. Makethe frame layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2,2, 2, black, 50.
-Open frame 2. Make the top layer. Place in middle of tag. Scale 65%. Add paper 5 to this frame (repeat above). Repeat drop shadow on frame.
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 65%. Place to the right of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 4. Make the bottom layer. Scale 75%. Place in center. Repeat drop shadow.
Other Elements:
bubble blow
twirls
caterpillar
mushroom
bow
rainbow
sun
glitter doole 1
bee 2
basket
wordart
-Add name and copyright and you're done!


 

Monday, May 28, 2012

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 or program of choice
PTU kit Treasured from JRB Scraps.  You can purchase this kit at PSP Tubes Emporium
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Anna Liwanag. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase them at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Template 7 from Millie's PSP Madness
Mask 28 from HorsePlays Pasture
Font- Post It- Pen Script
-Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 450x450 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer.Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
6- paper 4 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50
5- paper 3 repeat drop shadow
4- paper 8 repeat drop shadow
3- paper 6 repeat drop shadow
2- paper 5 repeat drop shadow
1- paper 7 repeat drop shadow
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Layer>Scale Layer 65%. Place in middle of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open element 21. Make the bottom layer. Scale 80%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put 85. Place in the center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
Elements:
13
12
16
10
11
2 - rotate -20
9
25 - rotate 15
26
-Open paper 1. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.
-Add name and copyright and you're done!



Saturday, May 26, 2012
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 artwork of Anna Liwanag you must have a license to use this art which you can get from PTE HERE.

~Glamorous Collab FTU scrapkit by Leah which you can get on our blog HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used mask 9 which you can get from HorsePlay's Pasture HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Quinfo Bold.

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 7 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Poof
Halftone
Tag 2
Ribbon 1
Heart 1
Flower 1
Flower 2
Butterfly 1
Butterfly 2
Crown
Ring

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Poof & Halftone)~

6. Open Paper 12.

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

Friday, May 25, 2012
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).

~Tattoo Love PTU scrapkit by A Taggers Scrap, which you can find HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Alexander McMillan, you must have a license to use this art which can get from SATC HERE.

~Template of choice. I used the tude1 template which you can get from Kandi Kissez HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Pussycat.

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, remove and 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 2
Paper 6
Paper 17
Paper22

~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.

~You will need to duplicate the tube so that you have 2 (at the bottom of your layer box click on the blue box. This will give you 2 tube layers).

~Select the top tube layer in your tool box. Add Gaussian Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur, use default settings).

~On that same tube layer change the mode to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu).

~Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer.

4. Open and place the following elements:

Frame7
Scatter 1
Winged heart
Flower 1
Flower 6
Flower 11
Kiss 1
Glitter heart 2
Box
Bow 3
Shoe 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 (except Scatter 1 & Glitter heart 2)~

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!!!!!!!!!!
 
WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out this awesome tut from Tasha @ Tasha's Playground called Bee My Honey. She used my PTU kit Don't Worry Bee Happy for this one and I just LOVE it!!!!!!!!
She made another version using a different tube, I'm not sure which one I like more...LOL. 

 
Thanks Tasha for my awesome tags!!!!!!!

Here's another tut for you, this one is by Sherena @ Sherena's Sweet Treats called Glamorous #1. She used my part of the FTU Glamorous Collab for this one.

Sherena has actually done tutorials for all 4 parts of the collab, you can find all of them on her blog :)

Thank you Sherena for this beautiful tag!!!!


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 or program of choice
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Akkasshaa. you must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase the one I used, starting today, at PSP Tubes Emporium
Template- Devils Candy from Crazy Cakes Scraps
FTU scrap kit Forced Affection from Gothic Inspirations
Mask 3 from Nicole at Creative Misfits Creations
Font- Sick Capitol Vice
-Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 450x450 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer.Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
3- paper 5 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 0, 0, 15, black, 80
6- paper 4 repeat drop shadow
9- paper 1 repeat drop shadow
10- paper 3 repeat drop shadow
4- paper 2
7- paper 1 add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50
8- paper 3 repeat drop shadow
-Make layer 5 active. Colors>Colorize. Change the lightness to -100. Repeat drop shadow.
-Repeat drop shadow on layers 1 & 2.
-Make ccswordart layer active. Colorize Hue: 360, Saturation: 100, Lightness: 0. Alpha to selection. Select>Grow by 2. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below text layer.  Change foreground color to black and select the bucket fill tool. Bucket fill selection. Select none. Add drop shadow of 0, 0, 10, black, 80.
-Open tube. Move below the text layers. Layer>Scale Layer 80%. Place in middle of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 3. Make the bottom layer. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put 10. Scale by 60%. Place in middle. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50.
Elements:
envelopes
tag
love doodle
steam
blood
candle
heart 1
flower
-Open paper 4. Make the bottom layer. Open mask. Scale mask 600x600 px. Apply mask to paper. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.
-Add name and copyright and you're done!


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 or program of choice
PTU kit Paris from Wicked Princess Scraps. You can purchase this kit at The PSP Project.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Jose Cano. You must have a license to use his tubes. Purchase them at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Template 2 from Deb and Tamie over at Creative Misfits Creations
Mask 138 from weescotslass
Font- Marcie
-Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 450x344 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer.Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
raster 4- Paper 03
raster 2- PP5 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50
raster 7- PP7 repeat drop shadow
raster 3- overlay 01
raster 6- PP2 repeat drop shadow
raster 5- PP6 repeat drop shadow
raster 8 & raster 9- PP1 repeat drop shadow
-Make raster 10 active. Alpha to selection. Open PP3. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Open tube. Layer>Scale Layer 80%. Place tube in selection. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Move the duplicate tube layer to the top layer in the layer box. Make the original tube layer active. Delete. Select none. Make the duplicate tube layer active. Repeat drop shadow. Layer>Merge Down (to merge tube with shadow layer). Select the eraser tool. Erase the bottom portion of the tube, so it looks like she is sticking out of the frame.
-Repeat drop shadow on raster 11 and raster 12 layers.
Elements:
star scatter
pearl box
rose cluster
champagne bottle
wine glass - rotate 20
rose - rotate -35
heart & rose frame
-Open paper 4. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.
-Add name and copyright and your done!


Thursday, May 24, 2012
Aw, everybody loves a sweet little baby!!!!! Well here is a cute element pack from Maxine Gadd that celebrates that sweet baby girl in your life. The pack includes the rattle (I used as a frame), the sock, the diaper pin and 2 pieces of wordart and you can use these elements with any PTE artist. This new element pack will be available 5-25-12 @ PSP Tubes Emporium.
The sweet little bear I used in this tag is also by Maxine Gadd and is available now @ PTE.

Here are some extras for all of you, click on the tag to grab the full size version. DO NOT alter these in any way.





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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 or program of choice
Tube of Choice. I am usingthe art of David Saavedra. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase the one I used at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Texture 7 from Alien Dreams
Fonts- Guevara & Quinfo
-File>New 600x225 px.
-Layer>New Layer. Name this layer background. Select the gradient tool. Gradient: incandescent, Shape: radial. Holding down the CTRL button on your keyboard, with your mouse click the middle of the right side and drag all the way to the middle right side.
-Layer>Duplicate Layer.Name this layer background 1. Filter>Distorts>I-Warp using the settings below:

With your mouse, move the gradient around.
Click ok. Change the mode to screen.
-Open texture. Name this layer texture. Layer>Scale Layer 80%. Change the mode to overlay.
-Open tube. Place to the far left. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Change the mode to Grain Merge. Lower the opacity to 75. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Select the flip tool and click canvas to filp duplicate tube. Change the mode of the duplicate to soft light.
-Open tube again. Place in the middle of canvas. Change the mode to soft light.
-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Guevara, Size 50, Foreground color white. Type Smokin. Select the rotate tool and click the canvas. In the angle box put 90. Place text to the right side of canvas. Lower the opacity to 10. Change the size to 70, type Burnin Up. Place at the bottom left. Lower the opacity to 50. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open tube 1 more time. Move tube layer under text layers. Scale 75%. Make the top layer. Place in the middle of canvas. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow on default. Duplicate. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to soft light.
-Time to add a border. Make the top layer active. Add new layer. Using the gradient tool, same gradient, change to linear. Add gradient by clicking top middle and dragging all the way down to the bottom. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Select>Shrink 5. Press delete on keyboard. Add same gradient, but start from the bottom middle and drag up. Shrink by 3 and delete. Select>None. Add new layer below this layer. Select the bucket fill tool and fill with black. Alpha to selection. Shrink by 10. Delete. Select none. Add gaussian blur of 20.0.
-Add name and copyright.
If you don't want to animate you're done!
Flame Animation:
Make the background 1 layer acitve. Add new layer. Select the gradient tool. Change your gradient to burning transparency. While pressing CTRL on keyboard, click the top middle of canvas and drag down to the bottom. I-Warp. Use the settings pictured below. I made the design zig zagged this time. Don't press ok yet.
Now using the settings below, distort the image even more. Don't press oaky yet.
Using the setting below, distort the image 1 more time.
Now you can press ok.
Change the mode to screen.
Save this as 1.png.
Delete the flame layer you just made. Repeat above to make another flame layer, of course altering it a bit.
Save as 2.png.
Delete flames again and repeat above 1 more time.
Save as 3.png.
Now you can close this window.
Open 1.png.
Now go to File>Open As Layers and open 2.png & 3.png.
Now go to Filters>Animation>Playback to see your animation in action. If it look good to you, its time to save!
So go to File>Save As. Save af GIF.
Click saveand you'll get another box. Check Save As Animation and click export.

Then you'll get another box.
Make sure to click Use Delay Entered Above For All Frames and change the milliseconds to 200.



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