Saturday, November 26, 2011

Now It's My Turn Santa

Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the beautiful artwork of Anna Marine which can be purchased at CDO.  You need a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Alban here

Becky Mask 22 here

Punk Butt’s Template 85 here

“Milk n Cookies” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Kesha of KnC Scrapz and can be purchased from her store Lollipops n Gumdrops.  You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Kesha for yet another wonderful winter kit.

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.
Resize all layers 85%
Image/Canvas Size 650 x 500
OK
Highlight the background layer and flood fill white.
Delete the following layers:
Top 2 layers
Right Circle Word Art
Left Circle Word Art
Copy and paste Paper 15 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Open up Santa Bag element.
Use your Freehand Selection Tool set on Rectangle and section out the center of the bag.
In your color pallet set the foreground to the pattern of the bag.

Open up Heart Frame.
Copy

Make your working canvas active and paste as a new layer at the top of your layers pallet.
Use your Magic Wand and click inside of each heart.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Flood fill each heart with the Santa Bag pattern.
Deselect.
Give the frame a drop shadow.
Merge Down
The frame and pattern layer should be on the same layer.
Move this into position over the left Pink Rectangle template layer.
Duplicate/Move into position over the Right Pink Rectangle template layer.
Delete the following template layers:
Left Pink Frame
Left Pink Rectangle
Right Pink Frame
Right Pink Rectangle

In your color pallet change the foreground to the color #c6180b

Highlight Left Blue Rectangle Frame layer.
Use your Target Tool and change the color to the foreground  color.
Adjust/Brightness and Contrast/Brightness/Contrast:

Repeat the above step with:
Right Blue Rectangle Frame
Large Circle Frame
Left Circle Frame
Right Circle Frame

Highlight Left Blue Rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Right Blue Rectangle layer.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Large Circle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Copy and paste Tree as a  new layer above the paper layer.
Resize 50%
Move into position - see my tag for reference.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Duplicate
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Left Circle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the paper layer.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Right Circle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Copy and paste Santa Bag as a new layer over the paper layer.
Resize 60%
Move into position - see my tag for reference.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add your elements.  I used:
Branch:  Resize 25%/Duplicate/Mirror/Merge Visible both branch layers/Duplicate/Flip
Bow:  Resize 25% and 60%
Ornament String:  Resize 35%
Red Ribbon:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
Santa Bag:  Resize 40%
Frame 2:  Resize 38%

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Move it slightly up on your canvas.
Use your Pick Tool and pull the sides out slightly.
Merge Group.
Duplicate

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #320e19
Background:  Pattern/do the Santa Bag pattern again
Stroke: 1.0
Type your name.

Resize all layers 90%.

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winter Blessings

 

Supplies

2 tubes of choice - I used the artwork of Jennifer Janesko which can be purchased from CDO.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Levitee here

Monti Circular Mask here

Plug Ins:
Eyecandy 5 - Nature: Snow Drift

Animation Shop

Snow which I’ve supplied here and Twinks here

“Winter Blessings” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Cindy of ChiChi Designz and can be purchased from Aussie Scrap Designs.  You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Cindy for an incredibly beautiful winter kit.

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 Frame 1 as a new layer.
Free rotate Left 90 degrees.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 13 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Add elements below the frame.  Don’t worry about what overhangs.  We’ll clean it up in a bit.  I used:
Tree 1:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%/Duplicate
Tree 1 again:  Resize 40%/Change the Properties to Multiply/Lower the Opacity to about 59
Fence:  Resize 25% and 50%
Reindeer:  Resize 25%
Snow 1:  Duplicate as many times as you like/mirror as you like

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

Highlight the frame layer.
Apply Eyecandy 5: Nature - Snow Drift:
Settings Tab:
Small, A Little White Snow

Basic Tab:


Open up the snow that I’ve supplied.
Copy Frame 1.

Make your working canvas active.
Highlight the layer just below the frame.
Paste Frame 1
Rename S1.
Don’t worry about what overhangs.  We’ll clean it up later.

Make the snow that I supplied active.
Copy Frame 2.
Make your working canvas active.
Paste Frame 2
(it should be just above S1 layer).
Rename S2.

Repeat the above step until you have all 10 snow layers pasted and renamed onto your working canvas.
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each snow layer and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Close out all layers accept for S1 - keep it open.

Copy and paste Frame 2 as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Free rotate Left 5 degrees.
Duplicate/Mirror
Move both frames into position - see my tag for reference.

Highlight the left frame.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube below the frame.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Repeat the above step with the right frame accept use a different tube.

Add your elements.  I used:
Bow 1:  Resize 35%
Branch:  Resize 50%/Free rotate Right 10 degrees/Duplicate/Duplicate and mirror both branches
Flowers:  Resize 30%/Duplicate/Mirror
Element:  Resize 30%
Bunny:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror

Crop your image.

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 16 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate

Copy and paste Fence as a new layer just above your mask.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #618093
Background:  Pattern/Paper 16
Stroke: 1

Make your Ellipse Tool active.
Width: 2
Create an oval that’s the same width as the oval frame.  Don’t worry about trying to get it perfect - you can always make your Pick Tool active an manipulate the oval until you have the top of the oval runny along the inside of the oval frame.
Make your Text Tool active.
Run it along the top of the oval until you see a Rocking A.
Click your Mouse.
A Text Box will open - type your name.
Apply
In your layers pallet click on the + sign.
Close out the New Ellipse layer.
Highlight Vector 1 layer.
Right Click
Convert to Raster layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:


Be sure only S1 layer is open.
Copy Merge

~Time to Animate~

Open up Animation Shop
Edit/Paste/As New Animation

Back in PSP.
Close out S1.
Open up S2.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S2.
Open up S3.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S3.
Open up S4.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S4.
Open up S5.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S5.
Open up S6.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S6.
Open up S7.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S7.
Open up S8.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S8.
Open up S9.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out S9.
Open up S10.
Copy Merge

Back in AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Open up the Twinks that I’ve supplied.
Ctrl + A (the highlight all frames)
Edit/Copy

Make your tag animation active.
Click on Frame 1.
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on frames 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Ctrl + E.
Place the twink wherever you want by giving your mouse a click - I used the twink on my name.

Click on Frame 5.
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on frames 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Place the twink again.

Animation/Resize Animation:
Percentage of Original checked
Width x Height: 80
OK

View your animation.
If you’re happy with it then save.

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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Gold


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the artwork of Kirsche which can be purchased from Pics for Design

Font of choice - I used SNF Infinity Bold which is a pay font.  Aquarelle will work just as nice here

Dee’s Sign Post template “Coffee” here under Monday, March 21, 2011

Designs by Vaybs Mask 107 here

Plug Ins:
Brush Strokes - Sprayed Strokes
Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow
Eyecandy 5 - Nature: Snow Drift

“Christmas Gold” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Jay of Bello Scarto and can be purchased from her store Heartbeatz Creationz.  You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Jay for a really beautiful kit.

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.
Image/Canvas Size
750 x 700
OK
Highlight Bg layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the top 7 layers, Blue Strip, Right and Left Pink Squares, Right and Left White Squares.

Highlight Dots layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Monochrome and Gaussian checked
Noise: 43%
OK

Repeat the above step with the following layers:
Dotted Rectangle
White Circle
Right Blue Rectangle
Left Blue Rectangle

Highlight Black Rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 3 as a new layer.
Resize 80%
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Black Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Open up Paper 8.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Apply Brush Strokes - Sprayed Strokes:
Match your settings to mine:

Copy.

Highlight Right White Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste the brush strokes paper Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Rename Right Rectangle.

Highlight Left White Rectangle layer.
Repeat the above step accept rename this layer Left Rectangle.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position it in front of both frames.

Paste your tube again as a new layer over the Left Rectangle layer in your layers pallet.
This tube layer you want slightly larger.
Change the Properties to Multiply.
Lower the Opacity to about 48.
Move it into position in front of both of the rectangles.
Duplicate/In your layers pallet move it above the Right Rectangle.
Highlight the paper below the tube layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube layer just above it.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Highlight the other rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube layer just above it.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Add your elements.  I used:
45:  Resize 65%
27:  Position behind the rectangle
27 again: Resize 80%/Mirror
32:  Resize 60%
11:  Resize 50%/Mirror
17:  Resize 50%
3:  Resize 80%/Free rotate Right 30%
3 again:  Resize 80%/Free rotate Left 50%

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Use your Pick Tool and pull the sides out slightly.
Merge Group.
Duplicate

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: Null
Background:  #2f1400
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Apply Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow
Width: 3
Opacity: 100%
Opacity Drop off:  Fat
Color: #ccb52e
Apply Eyecandy Nature - Snow Drift:
Settings Tab:
Small, A Little White snow

Basic Tab:

Resize all layers 80%

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

~♥~ Gallery 2014~♥~

~♥~ Credits ~♥~

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