Saturday, December 7, 2013

Winter White Dreamer


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the beautiful artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen which can be purchased from her shop here.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Inspiration here

Becky Mask 23 here

"Winter White Fairy" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Cindy of Cindy's Creative Designs and can be purchased from TKO.  You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up a 750 x 600 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame 1 as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Duplicate
Resize 70%
Move into position on either side of the center frame.
Duplicate
Mirror

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

To the Left and Right Frames:
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer below the frame.
Lower the Opacity of the tube to about 40.
Move into a position you like.
Highlight the paper below the tube.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
Tree 1:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Resize 80%
Tree 1 again:  Resize 60%
Tree 2:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Erase the base of each tree/Move one tree behind one of the pine trees
Element 2:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
Ornament 4:  Resize 15%/Duplicate as many times as you like.
Branch 1:  Resize 25%/Free rotate Right 15 degrees/Duplicate/Mirror/Duplicate each branch layer 2x's 
Pinecones 2:  Resize 10%/Free rotate Left 100 degrees
Bird 2:  Resize 1%

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

Add your copyrights.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #423532
Background: #838a6c

Make your Text Tool active.
Stroke set at 1.2

Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel 2x's:

Resize and save your tag.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
I'd really love to see your results.
Email me!

Hugs,
Bev


Friday, December 6, 2013

Waiting for the Jolly Man


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the adorable artwork of Ching-Chou Kuik which can be purchased from Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Wretched here

Vix mask 452 here

Dangerously Delicious Christmas_Template_1_Merry_Christmas here
You can find it below Sunday December 1, 2013

Plug-Ins used:
Brush Strokes - Crosshatch

"Christmas Cheer" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Becca of Baby Dragon's Designs and can be purchased from Scraps from the Heart.  You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Resize all layers 90%
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 600
Highlight the background layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete Raster 14, Raster 2, Ribbon Top Layer d/s, Ribbon Backs layer.

Highlight Brown Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 32
Sharpness: 6
Strength: 1
OK

Highlight White Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Apply the same Brush Strokes effect.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Dark Green Rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 6 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Position it over the template layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper the same slight Inner Bevel.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #fdfbfb 
Background: #ebd5ac

Highlight Dashed Shapes layer.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active and double right click on the dotted lines.
It should have changed to your background color.

Highlight Red Strip 2 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Apply the same Brush Strokes effect.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Make your Lighten/Darken tool active choosing the default shape and match your settings to mine:
Size: 29
Hardness: 7
Step: 10
Density and Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 80
Run the tool along each end of the ribbon just to darken it slightly so that it appears the ribbon is wrapped around the package.

Highlight Red Strip 1 layer.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Light Green Shape.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Apply the same Brush Strokes effect.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight White Circle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 7 as a new layer.
Move into a position you like.
Tap the delete key.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move into a position you like.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the white circle layer.

Highlight Ring Recolor layer.
Copy and paste Frame 1 as a new layer.
Resize 65%
Positon it over the Ring Recolor layer.
Delete Ring Recolor layer.

Highlight Raster 9 layer.
Copy and paste Ele 02 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Position it over the template layer.
Delete the template layer.

Add your elements.  I used:
El 29:  Resize 75%/Mirror
El 11:  Resize 50%
El 25:  Resize 40%/Mirror
El 16:  Resize 40%
El 20:  Resize 30%
El 8:  Resize 20% and 80%/Duplicate

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name:
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #202020

Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.

Save your tag. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
I'd really love to see your results.
Email me!

Hugs,
Bev

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Cheer


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Joanna Bromley which can be purchased from PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Santa's Sleigh here

Vix mask 451 here

"Christmas Cheer" is a tagger size scrap kit created by me (HorsePlay's Pasture Designs) and can be purchased at any of my stores here.

This tutorial assumes 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 El 21 as a new layer.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Add the following elements below the frame - see my tag for placement - and dont' worry about what overhangs the frame edges.  

We'll clean that up in a bit.
El 42
El 4:  Resize 60%/Duplicate/Resize 50%
El 10:  Resize 35%
El 11:  Resize 35%

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

Highlight the larger tree layer.
Copy and paste El 60 as a new layer over the tree.
Make your Freehand Selection tool active and section around the Tree
Invert
Tap the delete key
Deselect

Copy and paste El 20 as a new layer.
Resize 50%
Move into position behind the upper left area of the circle frame - see my tag for reference.
Duplicate
Mirror
Flip
Move into position behind the lower right area of the circle frame - see my tag for reference.

To each frame - 
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand - be sure to also click in the little area tiny area between the ribbon and frame.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  If you're using the same tube as I did, resize 75%
Position it to the right of the frame - see my tag for reference.

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
El 54:  Resize 40%
El 50:  Resize 80%/Mirror/El 2
Duplicate/Flip/Duplicate the origianl/Free rotate Left 10 degrees
El 28:  Resize 30%
El 8:  Resize 50%
El 7:  Resize 40%/Mirror
El 42:  Resize 40%
El 60:  Resize 60%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 14 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: Gradient/Metal Brass
Linear
Angle: 60
Repeat: 2
Background: #cf2a36

Make your Text Tool active.
Stroke set at 1.2

Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen

Save your tag.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
I'd really love to see your results.
Email me!

Hugs,
Bev


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