Sunday, November 18, 2018

Nuts


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the adorable artwork of Marta Samiento which can be purchased from DigitalArt Heaven.

Font of choice – I used Octhovia here

Vix mask 451 here

My template 210 here

 “Dance of Autumn” is a tagger size scrap kit created by me, HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven here.  You can visit my designing blog here.  
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the credit layer, Layer 16, Layer 13, Layer 12, Layer 8, Layer 4, and Layer 3.
Highlight the background layer.
Image/Canvas Size
700 x 700
OK
Flood fill white.

Highlight Template Layer 1.
Copy and paste El 52 as a new layer.
Resize 90% and position over the template layer.
Delete the template layer.
Duplicate the element layer.
Move into position over Template Layer 2.
Delete the template layer.

To each of the frames:
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
New Raster Layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.  Change the Opacity of this paper to Soft Light.  Deselect.
Make your Eraser Tool active.  Erase the leaves that cover the leaves of the bottom paper.

Highlight Template Layer 5.
Click on both strips with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 13 Into Selection.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:


Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Uniform and Monochrome checked
Noise: 7%
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above steps with Template Layer 9.

Highlight Template Layer 6.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 12 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochrome checked
Noise: 44%
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above step with Template Layer 10 and 14.

Highlight Template Layer 7.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the paper layer into a position you like.
Right click on the tube layer in your layers pallet and choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Delete the tube layer.
Change the Opacity of the tube layer to Soft Light.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste El 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Template Layer 11.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Highlight the Promoted Tube layer and copy it.
Paste it as a new layer (It doesn’t matter where it’s pasted) and mirror it.
Copy and then delete the tube layer.
Highlight Template Layer 11.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Make a new Raster layer above the paper that belongs to this template layer.
Paste (the tube you just copied) Into Selection.
Change the Properties of the tube to Soft Light.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste El 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Template Layer 15.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and move into a position you like.
In your layers pallet choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Delete the original tube layer.
Change the Properties of this tube to Soft Light.
New Raster Layer.
Copy and paste El 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Template Layer13.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #b62608.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move into position at the left bottom of your tag -see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
El 11:  Resize 50% - position at the top frame.
El 32:  Resize 50%/Duplicate/Merge Down/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 48:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 11:  Resize 30%/Mirror/Flip/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 13:  Resize 30%/Mirror/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 48:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 43: Resize 60%/Duplicate

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

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: Close
Background: #1c0000
Type your name.
 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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Large World

Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the amazing artwork of J.W. Baker son which can be purchased from DigitalArt Heaven.  This particular tube comeswith 3 tube layers.

Font of choice – I used Connoisseurs here

Weescotlass mask 241 here

My template 220 here

PlugIns used:
Mura’s Meister - Cloud
Brush Strokes - Crosshatch
DSB Flux- Bright Noise
Xero - Porcelain

I used my FTU tagger size kit “Happy Father’s Day” and can be downloaded from designing blog here.  Scroll down, it can be found under Saturday, May 23, 2015.  
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the credit layer.
Highlight the background layer.
Image/Canvas Size
700 x 700
OK
Flood fill white.

Highlight Template Layer 1.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch to the paper using these settings:
Stroke Length: 9
Sharpness: 6
Strength: 1
OK

Highlight Template 2 Layer.
Repeat the above steps.

Open up Element 51.
Make your Selection Tool active, set on Rectangle and section out a small area of the frame:

In your Color Pallet set the foreground color to Pattern and choose the frame pattern (it’ll look like a dark brown wicker basket type pattern).

Highlight Template Layer 3.
Make your Flood Fill took active and click on the template.
It should have filled the template with the pattern.

Repeat the above step with the following Template Layers:
4, 9, 11, 16, and 18

Highlight Template Layer 5.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Apply the same Brush Stroke effect to the paper.

Highlight Template Layer 7.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Template Layer 6.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper the same Brush Stroke effect.

Highlight Template Layer 8.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Template Layer 10.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 15 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Template Layer 12.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper the same Brush Stroke effect.

Highlight Template Layer 13.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Template Layer 14.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
To this template layer apply Mura’s Mesiter – Cloud using the following colors:
Light: #ffffff
FG: #cad5ec
BG: #716a96
Play around with the Amount button until you have a cloud image you like.
OK
Deselect.

We’re going to add the elements to create the scenery.  What appears to be grass or bushes in my tag is not that at all! 
Open up element 30.
Make your Selection Tool active and section out the top of the tree:

Copy

Make your working canvas active and paste as a new layer.
Move into position at the bottom of the cloud template – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate the “grass/bushes” as many times as you like.  Some of my pieces I even mirrored before joining them to the other.  It’s your tag – do as you like!!
Once you’re happy with it, Merge Visible only the grass/bush layers – don’t worry about anything that overhangs.  We’ll clean that up in a bit.
Make Element 30 active and deselect the select.
Copy and paste as a new layer on your working canvas.
Resize 25%
Duplicate and resize 50%.  Lower the Opacity of this layer to 40.
Don’t worry about placement of the trees yet.
Copy and paste Element 29 as a new layer.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  If you’re using the same tube as I did, resize 35%.
Now you can move all the elements into position =- see my tag for reference.

Highlight the template layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
To the grass/bush and tree element – in your layers pallet right click and choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Delete the original layers.
Deselect.

To clean the tube edges you’ll be working with these 2 areas:
(as you can see it doesn’t have to be perfectly clean – flowers will hide the corner!)

In your layers pallet highlight the area I have marked as #1.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube layer.
Use your Eraser tool to erase the edge up there so that it looks clean.  Don’t worry about the very corner.

Highlight the layer that’s just below the tube layer I have marked as #2.
Repeat the above step.

Open up Element 19.
Shift + D
Close out the original.
Make your Clone Tool active and use it to cover up the holes in the button.  It doesn’t matter that it’s not perfect because it’ll be resized so small you won’t see any imperfections in it.
Once you’ve covered up the holes, resize 7%.
Temp Layer 19 is made up for 3 sets of 3 small circles.
Move the resized button into position over the middle circle of the middle cluster of circles.
Duplicate the button and resize 80% and move this into position on either side over the template.
Duplicate that circle and move into position on the opposite side.
Merge Visible all 3 circles to create a cluster.
Duplicate the cluster 2x’s and move into position on each side just over the template layer.
Merge Visible all 3 button clusters.
Duplicate and move into position over the other cluster template.
Delete Template layers 19 and 20.

In your Layers Pallet move Temp Layer 17 just above Temp Layer 15.
Merge Down.
Temp layers 17 and 15 should now be on the same layer.
Click on each square.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube element above the top squares and move into a position you like.
Right click on your tube layer and choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Deselect.
Delete the original tube layer.
If any of the tube is in the lower squares then erase it.
Duplicate the promoted layer and mirror it.
Move into position over the lower squares.
Change the Opacity of both of these layers to Overlay.
To both layers apply Xero – Porcelain:
Use default settings.

If you’re using the same tube as I did, copy and paste Tube #3 as a new layer.
Resize 35%

Add your elements.  I used:
El 17:  Resize 30%/Duplicate
El 16:  Resize 30% and 70%/Duplicate
El 15:  Resize 30%, 70% and 70%/Duplicate
El 39:  Resize 35%/Mirror/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 43:  Resize 65%
El 26:  Resize 50%
El 27:  Resize 50%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #150d09
Type your name.
 Convert to Raster Layer.
Give your name a slight Inner Bevel:

Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background:  #d6985b
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Move below the dark colored name layer in your layers pallet.
Move the lighter colored name layer slightly to the left and up – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible both name layers.

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