Saturday, December 8, 2012

Gothic Xmas


Supplies

1 tube of choice – I used the fantastic artwork of Janna Prosvirina which can be purchased from DreamscapeImaging.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Pieces of Eight here

Weescotlass Mask 208 here

Plug Ins used:
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow
Mura’s Meister - Copies

 “Tiny Gothic Xmas” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Pixie of Kissed by Pix and can be purchased from her store TKO Scraps.  You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Pix for a really awesome kit!

~~ Lets get started ~~

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

Copy and paste Barb Frame 3 as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Use your Magic Wand and click inside of each of the spaces around the frame.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 1.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use Default settings accept move the Intensity bar up to 248.
Deselect.
Apply the Pool Shadow effect once more.
Merge Visible the frame and paper.
Duplicate.
Free rotate Right 90 degrees and move into position to the right of the original frame.
Highlight the original frame layer.
Duplicate
Free rotate Left 90 degrees and move into position to the left of the original frame.
To each frame:
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 1.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use the same settings accept lower the Intensity bar to about 33.
Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Center it in front of the center frame.

Duplicate your tube layer.
Resize just a little larger.
Move into position below the right frame.
Lower the Opacity of the tube to about 16.
Duplicate/Mirror
Move this tube below the left frame.

Highlight the paper that’s below the left frame.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube layer just above it.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Repeat the above step with the tube on the right.

Copy and paste Barb Round 3 as a new layer.
Resize 130%
Click inside of each space around the frame.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use same settings accept bring the Intensity bar back up to 248.
Deselect.
Apply Pool Shadow effect again.
You’ll notice there are gaps where the paper didn’t reach to cover the small areas completely.  To fix that –
Be sure the paper layer is highlighted and use your Clone Tool to fill in those gaps.

Merge Visible the frame and paper layer.
Move into position – see my tag for reference.
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Apply the Pool Shadow effect using the same settings.
Deselect.

Copy and paste Lights 1 as a new layer.
Use your Selection Tool set on Rectangle and section around the first 3 lights of the strange.
Copy.
Deselect.
Delete the lights layer.
Edit/Paste as a New layer.
You should just have a the 3 little lights from the strange.
Resize 70%
Apply Mura’s Meister – Copies:
Choose Encircle.
Use Default settings accept change Number to 20.
OK
Resize the circle of lights 120%
Move into position behind the circle paper layer – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
Ornament 2:  Resize 50%/Duplicate/Mirror
Sad Tree:  Resize 50%/Duplicate/Mirror

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Resize 90%
Move up slightly on your canvas.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground:  #000002
Background: #5e0404
Stroke: 2

Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel.
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Give it a drop shadow.
Give it another drop shadow on its own layer.
Use your Pick Tool to squash the drop shadow layer a little.

Resize all layers 80%.

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

Friday, December 7, 2012

North Pole 2012

Supplies

1 tube of choice – I used the fantastic artwork of Amberly Berendson which can be purchased from My Tubed Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used The Mocking Bird here

Becky Mask 23 here

 “Magic of the Season” is a tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be purchased from  either of your favorite stores – Lollipops n Gumdrops or Butterfly Blush Designs or Inspirations of Scrap Friends.  You can visit my designing blog here.

~~ Lets get started ~~

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

Copy and paste El 37 as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 14 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Reopen your white background.
Duplicate the merged layer.
Move both layers into position – doesn’t have to be exact position just yet – see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste El 33 as a new layer.
Resize 55%
Free rotate Right 5 degrees.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 14 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Close out the 2 merged layers and your white background.
Merge Visible.
Reopen all layers.
Move this 3rd merged layer into position – it doesn’t have to be exact just yet – see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste El 34 as a new layer.
Resize 50%
Free rotate left 5 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 for now.

Add the following elements below the frame – see my tag for reference.  Don’t worry about what overhangs the frame.  We’ll clean that up in a bit.
El 22:  Resize 70%/Move to left side of frame.
El 22 again:  Resize 45%/Move to right side of frame.
El 16, 17, & 18:  Resize 15%/Decorate tree on right (or both trees)
El 43:  Resize 65%
El 59:  Resize 65%

Highlight the paper below the elements.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element that overhangs the frame and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Close out the 3 merged layers and your white background.
Merge Visible.
Reopen all layers.
Move the newest merged layer into position.

New Raster layer.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Create a rectangle approximately 200 x 575 pixels – exact placement doesn’t matter.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random & Monochrome checked
Noise: 53%
OK
Selections/Modify/Contract by 5.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 13 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Down.

 Move all layers into their exact position.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Place in front of the merged rectangle layer.

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
El 9:  Resize 15%/Duplicate 3x’s
El 18:  Resize 40%
El 32:  Resize 30%/Mirror
El 26:  Resize 60%
El 48
El 45:  Resize 60%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Add your credits.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground & Background: #7a1d12
Type your name – Keep each letter on its own layer and then move all letter into a diagonal slope.
Merged Visible all letter layers.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below your name.
Flood fill white.
Add the same Noise effect.
Deselect.
Highlight the red name layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel.
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Merge Visible both name layers.
Decorate your name with El 20
Resize 15%/Duplicate as many times as you like.

Resize all layers 80%.

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

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