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Saturday, October 26, 2013


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut 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 Fall Beginnings from A Taggers Scrap
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Arthur Crowe. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase them at his store HERE
Template 191 from me HERE 
Font- Misfit


  -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Canvas Size 700x700 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. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  3, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:

words 1- paper 20
words 2- paper 14
1- paper 16
2- paper 1 ---DO NOT select none. Open tube. Place in selection. Delete. Select none. Change the mode of the tube to soft light.
3- paper 19
4- paper 5----DO NOT select none. Open tube. Place in selection. Delete. Select none. Change the mode of the tube to soft light.
5- paper 4
6- paper 23
7- paper 22
8- paper 11
9- paper 6
10- paper 3
11- paper 8
12- paper 7
13- paper 13

-Make words 1 back active. Filters>Noise>RBG Noise on default. Repeat drop shadow. Repeat for words 2 back.

-Open tube. Move below the words layers. Layer>Scale Layer 60%. Place on center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

Elements:
frame 2
sign
word art
rocks (duplicate & flip)
pine cones
leaves 2
churn (rotate 10)
basket
bow 4 (flip)
butterflies
mushroom 1
tree
button
feather
ribbon 2
flower 1, 6, 7 & 8

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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).
 
~Bloody Puppet Show PTU scrapkit by A Taggers Scrap which you can find HERE.

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

~Font of choice. I used Pupcat.

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 10, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 2 center it behind Frame 10, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Books
Web 1
Bloody 1
Bloody 3
Candles
Puppet 1
Bowl
Fountain
Heart
Hand
Skull
Eyeball
Puppet Head
Cocktail
~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 Web 1, Bloody 1, Bloody 3 & Candles)~

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 :)
Saturday, October 19, 2013
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).
 
~Autumn Mist PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can find HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Zlata M, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 255 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Sacramento.

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 1, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 3 center it behind Frame 1, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Flower 2
Leaf Scatter 2
Wheel
Twig 2
Barrel
Mist 1
Fence
Log
Pot
Hedgehog
Books
Lantern
Snail
Grapes
Deco
Bird
~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 Leaf Scatter 2 & Mist 1)~

6. Open Paper 5

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, October 16, 2013


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut 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 Spook Me Baby from Wicked Princess Scraps. You can purchase this kit at The PSP Project
Template 365 from Millie's PSP Madness
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Misticheskaya. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase the one I used at Pics For Design 
Mask- 134 from weescotslass
Font- Pea Bhea


  -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 550x468 px. Image>Canvas Size 650x650 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. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  2, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
9- paper 1----DO NOT select none. Layer>New Layer. Change foreground color to c3c697. Select bucket fill tool. Invert. Fill selection. Select>Shrink 3. Delete. Select none. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Add drop shadow. Repeat for layer 8.
7- paper 5
6- paper 2
5- paper 4
3 & 4- paper 10
2- paper 7
1- paper 6

-Make layer 11 active. Alpha to selection. New Layer. Bucket fill new layer with c3c697. Select>Grow 1. New layer. Move new layer below happy layer. Change foreground to black and bucket fill selection. Select none. Repeat drop shadow. Repeat for layer 10 using 3d0d41 for the main color and c3c697 for the outline color.

-Open tube. Move below the word art layers. Layer>Scale Layer 70%. Place on center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open star page border. Make the bottom layer. Scale 50%. Place at the far right edge of tag. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Select the flip tool and click canvas. Duplicate. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put 90. Place at the very top of tag. Duplicate. Flip while pressing ctrl on your keyboard. Repeat drop shadow on all border layers.

Elements:
gothic lips (rotate 20)
mummy
cauldron (rotate -20)
broom (rotate 90)
eyeball 1
barbed wire heart 2
bat
ghost 4
flags
candy

-Open paper 3. make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!
Monday, October 14, 2013
TOOT TOOT!!!!!!!! It's time for the Fantastically Free Blog Train to leave the station!!!!
This month the train was inspired by the moist, cool colors and feeling of Autumn Mist. 
We hope you enjoy our creations....

Amy's kit:


Leah's kit:


Be sure to check out all of the other stops on this train...

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This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut 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 Antique autumn from Tasha's Playground 
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Tony T. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase them at his store HERE.
Mask- 335 from weescotslass
Font- Janda Stylish Script

-File>New 650x650 px.

-Open frame 5. Layer>Scale Layer 70%. Select the rotate tool. Click canvas and put -90 in the angle box. Place frame on center of canvas. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click in the top box. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 5. Move below frame in layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Open tube. Place in selection. Delete. Select>None. Change the mode of the tube layer to value. Repeat for the middle part of frame using paper 2. Repeat for bottom part of frame using paper 3. Make the frame layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 35.

-Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 30%. Place in the center of tag. repeat drop shadow.

-Open frame 3. Make the bottom layer. Rotate 90. Scale 65%. Place toward the upper left side of tag. Click inside frame using the magic wand. Grow 5. Open paper 10. Move below frame layer. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Select none. Make frame active. Layers>Duplicate Layer. Select the flip tool and click canvas. Place duplicate frame near the bottom right of tag. Add paper 7 to this frame. Repeat drop shadow on both frames.

Elements-
corner
branch 3
flower 5
bow 2
leaves
pendant
log
owl
pumpkin
wheel
leaves 3 (duplicate & flip)
stones

-Open paper 6. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!!



Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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).
 
~Itsy Bitsy Spider PTU scrapkit by Sweet Cravings Scraps which you can find HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Jaz Higgins, you must have a license to use this art which you can now get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Pupcat.

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

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Spiderweb
Flower 8
Flower 9
Flower 10
Grass
Spider 1
Spider 2
Birdhouse
Leaf 1
Leaf  2
Thimble
Bucket of Apples
Apple 2
Basket

~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 Spiderweb)~

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 :)


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut 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 Cursed from Tasha's Playground. You can purchase this kit exclusively at The PSP Project 
Tube of choice. I am using the art of  Alehandra Vanhek. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase the one I used at Pics For Design.
Template 190 from me HERE 
Font- BickhamScriptFancy2


  -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Canvas Size 650x650 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. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  2, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
1- paper 2
2- paper 1
3- paper 6
4- paper 5
5- paper 3
6- paper 4
7- paper 7
8- paper 8
wa 1- paper 9

-Repeat drop shadow on wa 1 back.

-Add drop shadow of 1, 1, 2, black, 50 on wa 2 & wa 3layers.

-Open tube. Make the top layer in layer box. Layer>Scale Layer 30%. Place on center of tag. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 50. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change mode to soft light.

-Open frame 3. Move below all the word art layers. Scale 65%. Place on center of tag. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open tube. Place in selection. Invert & delete. Change the mode to value. Repeat drop shadow on frame.

-Open background. Make the bottom layer. Place on center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

Elements:
lightening
path
spider (duplicate & flip)
scatter 2
chest
smear (rotate -90)
rose
rolled flower
raven clock
web
bow 2 (rotate 15)
flower 1
key (rotate -15)
paper (rotate 20)
birds
bottle (rotate 15)
bottle 3
leaves

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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).

 ~Pinkoween PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can get HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of VeryMany. You must have a license to use this art, which you can get HERE.

~Template of choice. I used Leah's Template 185 which you can get on our blog HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Twelve Ton Goldfish.

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 2
Paper 3
Paper 6
Paper 7
Paper 8


~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:

Bomber
Cupcake 2
Eyeball
Bow
Ghost Box
Bat
Cauldron
Splatter
Snack
Pumpkin 3
Witch Hat 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 (except Splatter)~

5. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

6. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

7. Add copyright info and name

8. Save as .png

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut 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 Shelly Soneja. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase the one I used at The PSP Project.
FTU kit Teen Scene from Gimptastic Scraps 
Template- Summer template 1 from Brutal Designs 
Font- Janda Curlygirl Chunky


  -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 550x550 px. Image>Canvas Size 650x650 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. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  2, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
gradient rectangle- paper 4---DO NOT select none. Invert. Layer>New Layer. Change foreground color to 5aff05. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select>Shrink 4. Press delete on keyboard. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.
teal circle- paper 1
beige circle- paper 6
grey oval- paper 3---DO NOT select none. Invert. Layer>New Layer. Change foreground color to black. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select>Shrink 4. Press delete on keyboard. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.
grey square- paper 9
gradient square- paper 10

-Open tube. Make the top layer. Layer>Scale Layer 65%. Place near bottom of tag. repeat drop shadow. Layers>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change mode to soft light and lower opacity to 50.

-Open frame 4. Make the bottom layer. Scale 85%. Place in center of frame. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open frame 2. Move above blue frame layer. Scale 95%. Place in center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-I erased all the papers/elements below the tube.

-Open whatever 2. Make the top layer. Scale 65. Place at the bottom of tag. Alpha to selection. Select>Grow 2. Add new layer. Move new layer below wordart layer. Change foreground to 00a0dc. Bucket fill selection. Select none. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Repeat drop shadow.

Elements:
music notes
stars
bolt
cupcake (flip)
exclamation point
staple
splat
MP3 (rotate -20)
brad 1
laptop
star scatter
butterfly 2

-Add name and copyright and you're done!

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