Monday, July 24, 2017

Fairy Solace



Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the artwork of Karen Middleton which can be purchased from CDO.

Font of choice – I used Papyrus (came with my program)

Millie’s PSP Madness Template 811 here

Vix mask 451 here

Plug Ins used:
Mura’s Meister – Copies
Xero - Porcelain

“Miss Spring” is a PTU scrap kit created by TootyPup Scraps and can be purchased from any of her stores here.  Thank you Susan for such a beautiful kit!!  Gorgeous work as always.
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open the template.
Shift + D to duplicate.
Close out the original.
Highlight and open the background layer.
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 700
OK
Flood fill white.
Delete the top 2 layers.

Highlight 1.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and Paste Background Paper 04 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight 2.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Background Paper 011 Into Selection.
Resize 65%
Move the paper so the far right side of the paper covers the template.
In your layers pallet right click on the paper.
Choose “Promote Section to Layer”
Duplicate/Flip
Deselect.
Delete the original paper layer.
Make your Selection Tool active, set on Rectangle.
Section off the top half of the paper you flipped.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Merge Visible both paper layers.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight 3.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Background Paper 01 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Move into a position you like over the template layer.
Right click on the paper layer in your layers pallet.
Choose “Promote Section to Layer”
Delete the Original paper layer.
Deselect for now.

Add the elements to the circle - copy and paste the following (see my tag for reference, and don’t worry about what overhangs, we’ll clean that up in a bit)
Old Log Rail Fence 02:  Resize 70% - position so there’s a gap in between the bottom of the element and the bottom area of the circle.
Ground 01:  Position so the gap under the fence is covered and you can no longer see the circle
Tree 01a:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Resize 60%

Highlight the circle template layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste Daisy Bloom 01a as a new layer.
Resize 30%
Apply Mura’s Mesiter – Copies:
Change your settings to match mine:

Highlight 4.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Background Paper 04 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian checked
Noise: 35%
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight 5.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Background Paper 02 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight 6.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Background Paper 01 as a new layer.
Resize the paper 50% and move into a position over the template that you like.
Right click on the paper in your layers pallet.
Choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Delete the original paper layer.
Deselect for now.
We’ll come back to this in a bit.

Copy and paste Old Tree Stump 01b as a new layer.
Resize 55%
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Resize as you like.

Make your Selection Tool active set on Square.
Section out the area on your canvas that captures your tube:

Copy Merge.
Deselect.
Edit/Paste as new layer (over the small square cloud paper).
Resize the image 130%
Highlight the cloud paper.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Ctrl + H (to open the Feather Selection box)
Number of Pixels: 30
OK
Tap the delete key 5 times.
Deselect.
Apply Xero – Porcelain 2 times using default settings.

Copy and paste Ribbon 01 as a new layer.
Resize 20%
Move into position over the image layer – see my tag for reference.
Highlight the bottom square layer in your layers pallet.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the Ribbon layer.
Use your Eraser Tool and erase the sides that overhang the frame.
Deselect.
Make your Lighten/Darken Tool active and just touch the sides of the ribbon near the edge to darken it up just a little to give it that “wrapped” appearance.

Add your elements.  I used:
Sign 00:  Resize 45%
Wild Grass 01a:  Resize 45%/Duplicate as many times as you like
Shroom 04a:  Resize 15% & 70%
Ground 01:  Resize 50%
Flower Deco 03a:  Resize 65%
Dragonfly 01:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Background Paper 11 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Resize 110%
Merge Group.
Duplicate and lower the Opacity to about 53.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #faf5e0

Make your Text Tool active and type your name.
Use the box around the name to turn and fit on the wood sign element.
Right click on it in your layers pallet and choose “Convert to Raster layer”.

Close out your white background.
Save your tag as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Seashells & Sandcastles Add On


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the adorable artwork of Robin Pushay which can be purchased from Artistic Dreams Imaging.

Font of choice – I used Cinnamon Cake here

Vix mask 451 here

“Seashells & Sandcastles Add On” is a FTU tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be downloaded from my blog here
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste El1 as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Free rotate Right 4 degrees
Duplicate/Mirror
Resize 85%
Don’t worry about placement just yet.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move the frames and your tube (resize as needed) into exact position – see my tag for reference.

To both frames:
Highlight the frame.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Elements in the lower frame:
Copy and paste El4 as a new layer.
Resize 35%
Move into position – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate the element and resize 75%.
Duplicate the element.
Lower the Opacity of one of them to 20.
Resize the other 75% and position within the top frame – see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste el5.
Resize 40%
Position within the top frame – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
El 13:  Resize 75%/Duplicate
El 16:  Resize 50%/Mirror
El 17:  Resize 40%
El 14:  Resize 60%  

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Resize 110%
Merge Group.

New Raster layer above the mask layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Resize 110%
Merge Group.
Change the Opacity of this layer to Burn.
To create the ring of words:
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #403c40
Close out the background.

Make your Ellipse Tool active.
Set the stroke to 2.0
Create a circle the size of the mask – see where the words are on my tag for reference.
In your color pallet, open up the background color.
Make your Text Tool active.
Move the cursor along the top of the circle until you see a Rocking A and click the mouse.
The text box will open.
Type the words “Seashells & Sandcastles”, hit the space bar 4x’s, type “GOOD MORNING” in all capital letters, hit the space bar 4x’s.
Use your mouse and highlight all the words and spaces, Right click the mouse and choose Copy.
Left click your mouse in the text box – the cursor should appear after the last 4 spaces.
Press Ctl + V on your keyboard.  The entire phrase you copied should paste.  Keep an eye on your tag and continue pressing Ctrl + V until all the words come to full circle.
If you find you have extra spaces and can’t fit another phrase then just click your mouse in the spaces after each phrase and add another space until it looks spaced out nicely.
In your layers pallet click on the eye of the New Ellipse layer.
Right click your mouse on Vector 1 layer.
Choose Convert to Raster layer.

To color the words:
Make your Freehand Selection Tool active, set on Point to Point.
Encircle each of the GOOD MORNING words in your circle.
In your layers pallet change the background color to #1d4d7c  
Make your Color Replacer Tool active and double right click on one of the GOOD MORNING phrases.  All of the GOOD MORNING phrases should turn blue.
Selections/Invert
In your color pallet change the background color to #188253.
Double right click your Color Replacer tool on the words “Seashells & Sandcastles”.  All of those phrases should turn green.
Deselect.
Duplicate the ring of words.
Merge Down.
Duplicate
Merge Down.
Give it a drop shadow.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #1d4d7c
Background: #188253

Make your Text Tool active.
Set the stroke to 1.0
Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Make your Target Tool active
Set the size to 167 and Hardness to 50.
Barely brush the tool along the bottom of your name to give it a hint of blue color.
Give your name a drop shadow.

Close out your white background.
Save your tag as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev