Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cheer

Supplies

1 tube and 1 close up of choice – I used the beautiful artwork of Barbara Jensen which can be purchased here.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Aquarelle here

Becky Mask  here

Plug Ins:
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow.

“A Christmas Teal” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Lorraine of Artlor Designs and can be purchased from Country Corner Creations.  You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Lorraine for a truly beautiful kit.

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~~ Lets get started ~~

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

New Raster layer.
Use your Selection Tool set on Rectangle and make a rectangle approximately 300 x 375 pixels.
Copy and paste Paper5 Into Selection.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use Default settings accept lower the Intensity bar to about 41.
Deselect.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Duplicate.
Close it out for now.

Highlight the original rectangle.
Use your Selection Tool again and trace just inside of what now looks like the frame of the rectangle.
Copy and paste your close up image over the rectangle.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Selections/Modify/Inside Outside Feather
Both checked
Feather amount: 43
OK
Tap the delete key twice.
Deselect.
Change the Properties to Luminance (Legacy)
Merge Down.
Tube and rectangle should be on the same layer now.

Close out the merged layer.
Open up the other rectangle layer.
Repeat the above step accept position the tube over the rectangle.

Once you have both merged rectangles move them into position – see my tag for reference.

New Raster layer.
Use your Selection Tool set on Rectangle and create a rectangle approximately 625 x 475 pixels.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Duplicate
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 4
OK
Merge Down.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochrome checked:
Noise: 30%
OK
Selections/Modify/Contract by 8.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Give it a drop shadow.
Merge down.
Move into position behind the two smaller merged rectangles.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add your elements.  I used:
Doodle:  Resize 35%/Duplicate/Mirror
Snowman:  Resize 25%
Snowflake 1:  Resize 25% and 50%
Snowflake 3:  Resize 25% and 50%
Snowflake 2:  Resize 25%/Duplicate/Resize 70%

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste the Preview Into Selection.
Deselect.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Use same settings.
OK
Blur 2 more times.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Contract by   1.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Apply the same Noise effect.
Deselect.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Choose items of your choice and give a thrown drop shadow.
To do that give it a drop shadow on its own layer.
At the top of the layers pallet Click on Layer Link Toggle until it says “None”
Make your Pick Tool active and move the drop shadow slight to the position you like.

Resize all layers 80%

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Precious Christmas

Supplies

Font of choice - I used Clipper Script here

Weescotlass Mask  here

Divine Intentionz Template 387 here

Plug Ins:
Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow

“A Precious Christmas” is a tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be downloaded from my designing blog here.

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~~ Lets get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 550
OK
Highlight and open up the background layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the top 3 layer, Thin Rectangle, and Dotted Line

Highlight Small Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Repeat the above step with the other Small Circle layer.

Make a new canvas:  500 x 500 pixels.
Flood fill with #f86197
Copy
Close it out as you won’t need it any longer.

Make your working canvas active.
You have 2 Dotted circle layer.
Highlight the top one.
Merge down.
Both dotted circle layers should now be on the same layer.
Click anywhere outside of them with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Paste (the pink color) Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Apply Eyecandy 3.1 – Glow:
Width: 3
Opacity: 100
Opacity Drop off:  Fat
Color:  white
OK

Highlight Circle 2 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 6.
Mirror
Copy
Don’t close it out yet.

Make your working canvas active.
Highlight Copy of Frame Back layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste (mirrored Paper 6) Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Make Paper 6 active.
Undo – the paper should no longer be mirrored
Copy

Make your working canvas active.
Highlight Frame Back layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste (Paper 6) Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Copy of Frame layer.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Monochrome and Gaussian checked
Noise: 42%
OK

Repeat the above step with Frame layer.

Copy and paste 33 as a new layer.
Resize 55%
Move in position over the left frame – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate/Move below the frame.
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tree just above the paper layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Highlight the tree above the frame.
Use your Eraser Tool and erase whatever you don’t want seen overhanging the frame.

Copy and paste 34 as a new layer.
Move into position over the Right frame – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate/Move below the frame.
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tree just above the paper layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Highlight the tree above the frame.
Use your Eraser Tool and erase whatever you don’t want seen overhanging the frame.

Add your elements.  I used:
15:  Resize 55%/Duplicate/Mirror/Erase the base of the tree if you can see it.
16:  Resize 55% and 70%/Duplicate/Mirror
24:  Resize 50%/Mirror
1:  Resize 60/Duplicate/Mirror
2:  Resize 60/Duplicate/Mirror
22:  Resize 35%/Duplicate/Mirror
36:  Resize 50%/Free rotate Right 90 degrees/Duplicate/Mirror
27:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
23:  Resize 40%
18:  Resize 25%/Mirror
17:  Resize 35%
8 & 9:  Resize 30%


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

Add your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochrome checked
Noise: 23%
OK
Apply the Eyecandy 3.1 – Glow:
Same settings

Resize all layers 80%

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Past


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the artwork of Sue Runde-Hughes which can be purchased from CDO.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used One Starry Night here

Becky Mask 22 here

Divine Intentionz Template 321 here

Plug Ins:
Xerox - Porcelain
Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow
Brush Strokes - Cross Hatch Stroke

“Christmas Past” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Dianna of Digicats (and Dogs) and can be purchased from Butterfly Blush Designs. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Dianna for a fantastic Christmas 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:
700 x 650
OK
Open up the background layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the following layers:
By Missy
Word Art by Missy
Dotted Line 2

Highlight Circle 1 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #efefef
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Match your settings to mine -
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Create a new canvas - any size - 500 x 500 pixels will work just fine.
Flood fill with #893834
Copy
Close it out as you won’t be needing it any longer.

Highlight your working canvas.
Highlight Dotted Circle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Paste Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same Noise Effect.

Highlight Small Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and pate Paper 10 Into Selection.
Duplicate
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian blur:
Radius: 10
OK
Merge Down.
Deselect
Apply Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow:
Width: 3
Opacity: 100%
Opacity Drop off:  100%
Color: #893834
OK

Highlight Large Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Cross Hatch -
Match your settings to mine:

Deselect.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Circle 5 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 22 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same Inner Bevel.

Highlight Circle 2 layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #893834
Give it the same Noise effect.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Circle 4 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 24 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #893834
Apply the Noise effect accept change the Noise % to 15.
OK

New canvas size - any size - 500 x 500 pixels will work.
Flood fill with #efefef
Copy
Close it out as you won’t be needing it any longer.

Highlight Dotted Line layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Paste Into Selection.
Deselect.
Give it the same Noise effect accept change the Noise % back up to 45.
OK

Highlight Frame Background 2.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 17 as a new layer.
Resize 70% - DON’T MOVE THE PAPER!
Duplicate/Move this paper just above Frame Background 1 layer in your Layer’s Pallet.  Close the paper layer out.
Highlight the original paper.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Highlight Frame Background 1 layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight and open up the paper that’s just above it in the layers pallet.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Highlight Frame layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #893834
Give it the same Noise effect.
Deselect.

Repeat the above step with 3 Frame layer.
Apply Xerox - Porcelain to the tube layer:
Use Default settings accept move the Blue channel button to 0.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position over the large Square paper layer.
Duplicate the tube layer - move just below the square frame.
Highlight the square paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube layer just above it.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Highlight the tube just above the frame.
Use your Eraser Tool and erase what you don’t want to be seen hanging over the frame.

Copy and paste your tube again.
Repeat the above step accept have the tube facing in the opposite direction of the other tube.

Copy and paste Winter Fence as a new layer.
Duplicate
Match both ends of the fence to create one long fence across your canvas.  Don’t worry if the pattern of the fence doesn’t match because you won’t see that area on your tag.
Merge Visible both fence layer.
Resize 90%
Move into position over the rectangle at the bottom of your tag.
Click anywhere outside of the rectangle with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Selections/Invert
Selections/Modify/Inside Outside Feather
Both checked
Feather Amount: 25%
OK
Tap the delete key until you have a slightly feathered look to the fence.
Deselect.

Add your elements.  I used:
Cardinal:  Resize 30%
Snowmen:  Resize 40%
Evergreen:  Resize 50%
Evergreen Garland:  Resize 90%
Bow 3:  Resize 50%/Free Rotate Right 75 degrees
Drum:  Resize 40%

Open up Paper 22
Use your Selection Tool set on Rectangle and section out the top half of the paper.
Copy.
Close the paper out.

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Paste Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate
Change the Properties to Burn.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Use your Pick Tool and screw it slightly.
Apply Eyecandy 4.1 - Glow:
Use same settings accept change the color to #ffffff.

Resize all layers 80%.

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

~♥~ Gallery 2014~♥~

~♥~ Credits ~♥~

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