Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snow Angel


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the beautiful artwork of VeryMany which can be purchased here.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used  Nenuphar of Venus here

Vix Mask 451 here

Snow which I supply here

Animation Shop

"Making Memories" is a tagger size scrap kit created by me (HorsePlay's Pasture Designs) and can be purchased from any of my stores here

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up a 750 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste El 7 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Make your Freehand Selection tool active set on Point to Point and trace around the frame, keeping the dotted line to run along 

the center of the frame edge.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Give the frame a drop shadow.
Merge Visible the frame and paper.
Duplicate
Resize 90%
Move both layers into position.

Turn on your ruler - View/Rule

Copy and paste El 8 as a new layer.
Tap the letter K on your keyboard to active your Pick Tool.
Move the frame so that it's snugged up into the top left corner of your canvas.
Pull the right side of the frame in until it has a width of 450 Pixels.
Resize 70%
Free rotate Left 5 degrees - Rename this layer "Bottom Left"
Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 85% - Rename this layer "Bottom Right"
Duplicate each Frame and rename them "Top Left" and "Top Right"
To the Top Left frame Free rotate Left 5 degrees.
To the Top Right frame Free rotate Right 5 degrees.

To the Bottom Left and Bottom Right frames:
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Deselect.

To the Top Left and Top Right frames:
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Add the following elements below the Top Left Frame and don't worry about what overhangs the frame.  We'll clean that up in a 

bit:
El 31:  Resize 70%
El 25:  Resize 70%
Highlight the paper that belongs to the frame.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Add the following element below the Top Right frame:
El 25:  Resize 70%
Highlight the paper that belongs to the frame.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the element and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

In your layers pallet highhlight the element that's just below the Top Left Frame layer.

Open up the snow that I provided. 
Highlight and Copy Frame 10.
Highlight your working canvas.
Paste as a New layer.
Rename Snow 10

Back to the snow layers.
Highlight and Copy Frame 9.
Highlight your working canvas.
Paste as a new layer (it should appear just over Snow 10 layer)
Rename Snow 9

Repeat the above step until you have all 10 snow layers pasted on your working canvas.
Highlight the paper that belongs Top Left Frame and click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each snow layer below the frame and tap the delete key.
Close out snow layers 2 - 10.
Keep open only Snow 1 layer.

In your layers pallet highlight the element that's just below the Top Right Frame layer.
Repeat the above steps so that you have all 10 snow layers copied and pasted below this frame too.
Remember to then close out all snow layers but keep Snow Layer 1 open.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you're using the same tube as I did, resize 40%

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
El 30:  Duplicate
El 1:  Resize 40%
El 19:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
El 65:  Resize 60%/Duplicate
El 69:  Resize 25% and 90%/Duplicate 2x's/Use Pick Tool to turn this way and that
El 21:  Resize 40%/Mirror/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.
Duplicate
Move each mask layer below a circle frame.

Add your copyrights.

Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #2d2c1f

Make your Text Tool active.
Stroke set at .5

Type your name.

Copy Merge

~Time to Animate~

Open up Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste/As New Animation.

Back in PSP.
Close out both Snow 1 layers.
Open up both Snow 2.
Copy Merge.

Carry into AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out both Snow 2 layers.
Open up both Snow  layers.
Copy Merge

Carry Into AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Continue copy merge and carrying each into AS until you have copied and pasted all 10 snow frames in AS.

View your animation.
If you're happy then resize:
Animate/Resize Animation:
Pixel Size checked
Width: 500
OK

View your animation again.
If you're happy then save.

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

Santa's Naughty Little Elf


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the fantstic artwork of Fantasio which can be purchased from My Tubed Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Jellyka Delicious Cake here

Gem mask 71 here

"Holiday Wishes" is a megga size tagger size scrap kit created by Jessica of Gothic Inspirations and can be purchased from her store here.  You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Copy and paste Frame 6 as a new layer.
Resize 60%
Free rotate Right 45 degrees
Duplicate
Resize 80%
Duplicate
Move all 3 frames into position - see my tag for reference.

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 25 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Add the following elements below the left frame, moving them into position using my tag for reference.  Don't worry about what 

overhangs the frames - we'll clean that up in a bit.
Snow Covering: Duplicate and move below the right frame.
Tree Pine:  Resize 25% and 50%/Duplicate and move below the right frame/Duplicate
Santa 2:  Resize 25% and 50%
Sleigh:  Resize 25% and 60% - move below the right frame.

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

Highlight the paper that belongs to the Right frame.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight your white canvas.
Copy and paste Frame 2 as a new layer. 
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Duplicate
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 23 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the frame.
Tap the letter K on your keyboard to active your Pick Tool (so it makes the next step easier in moving the papers without having to close out layers to get to it).
In your layers pallet highlight either of the red paper layers and move it up at a diagonal just a little - see my tag for reference.
In your layers pallet highlight the other red paper layer and move it in the opposite direction of the other paper.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you're using the same tube as I did, resize 85%

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
Bow:  Resize 20%/Duplicate/Mirror
Candles 2:  Resize 50%
Pines Garland:  Resize 60%/Duplicate/Mirror
Wreath Christmas:  Resize 85%
Bell:  Resize 40%
Bead:  Resize 15%/Duplicate 3x's
Glass Ball:  Resize 50%/Duplicate

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate

Add your credits.

Add your name:
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #292b2a
Background: Pattern/Paper 20
Stroke: 1.0

Close out the background color.
Make your Ellipse Tool active set on Circle.
Line Width: 2
Create a circle that's just a bit bigger than the wreath - 
Tip:  
Create a circle
Objects/Align/Center on Canvas.
Resize as needed until the circle is the size you want.

Reopen the background color in your color pallet.
Make your Text Tool active and run your mouse along the top center of it until you see a Rocking A.
Click your Mouse.
In the Text box type your name.
Apply.
In your layers pallet click on the plus sign.
Click on the eye of the New Ellipse layer to close that layer out.
Highlight Vector 1 layer.
Right Click your mouse and choose "Convert to Raster layer" from the sub menu.

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 13, 2013

Christmas Shimmer


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of  Alex Prihodko which can be purchased from Pics for Design.  You must generate a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Harrington here

Gem mask 192 here

"Christmas Shimmer" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Cindy of Scrappin' with Lil Ole Me and can be purchased from Heartbeatz Creationz.  You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Copy and paste El 97 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Paste the frame as a new layer again.
Resize 45%
Duplicate
Move all 3 layers into position - see my tag for reference.

Highlight the large frame.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 12 Into Selection.
Copy and paste El 80 as a new layer below the frame.
Resize 70%
Move into a position - see my tag for reference.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Copy and paste El 100 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Duplicate 2x's and move all 3 elements into position - see my tag for reference.
Highlight each elements and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

To each little frame:
Highlight the frame.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 14 as a new layer.
Move into a position you like.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Copy and paste El 61 as a new layer.
Resize 85%
Mirror
Move into position below the top little frame.
Change the Properties of the element to Soft Light.
Highlight the frame above it.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
Highlight the element layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add your elements.  I used:
El 57:  Resize 50%/Free rotate Right 50 degrees/Duplicate/Free rotate Right 15 degrees
El 78:  Resize 15% and 80%
El 33:  Resize 50%
El 62:  Resize 85%
El 5:  REsize 40%/Mirror
El 72:  Resize 10%

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 21 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name:
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #270000
Background: #ab0000
Stroke: 1.5

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

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Ball Faerie


Supplies

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

Font of choice - I used Aquarelle here

Designs by Vaybs Mask 111 here

Crazy Vickie's template 7 here

Plug Ins used:
Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow

My Supplies of papers and elements here
These are for personal use only and to be used in this tutorial only.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Resize all layers 90%
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 600
Highlight the bg layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the top credit layer.

Highlight Gray Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect for now.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the left side of the paper layer.
Lower the Opacity of the tube to about 40.
Duplicate and Mirror the tube layer.
Move into position over the left side of the paper.
Merge Visible both tube layers.
Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic Antique:
Use Default Settings.
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the merged tube layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Black Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Highlight the paper layer.
Make your Pick Tool active (tap the K key on your keyboard) and flatten the paper layer to make a very thin rectangle.
Duplicate
Move both thin rectangles into position - see my tag for reference.
Change the Properties to Multiply.
Duplicate the layer.

Highlight Gray Back 1 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Frame 1 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Gray Back 2 layer.
Paste Paper 2 Into Selection (It should still be in memory)
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Frame 2 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Gray Back 3 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Copy and paste the tree as a new layer above the paper layer.
Move it into position - see my tag for reference.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Frame 3 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the frame the same slight Inner Bevel.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you used the same one I did, resize 70%

Add the elements - see my tag for placement.
Pine Bough: Duplicate/Mirror/Duplicate each pine bought and resize them 70%
Use your Pick Tool to turn the baubles this way and that.

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate
Change the Properties to Luminance.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name:
Color Pallet - 
Foreground and Background: #087674

Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Apply Eyecandy 3.1 -  Glow:
Width: 5
Opacity: 100
Opacity Drop Off: Fat
Color: #ffffff
OK

Merge Visible all layers.
Save.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Hugs,
Bev

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Making Memories



Supplies

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

Font of choice - I used Before the Rain here

Vix Mask 451 here

"Making Memories" is a tagger size scrap kit created by me (HorsePlay's Pasture Designs) and can be purchased from 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 7 as a new layer.
Resize 65%
Make your Freehand Selection tool active set on Point to Point and trace around the frame, keeping the dotted line to run along the center of the frame edge.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Copy and paste El 26 as a new layer below the frame.
Move into a position you like.
Selections/Invert 
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Copy and paste El 8 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Free rotate Right 90 degrees.
Move into the upper left position behind the circle paper layer -see my tag for reference.
Duplicate
Move down to the lower right area - see my tag for reference.

To each Frame:
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Section around the frame, keeping the dotted line to run along the center of the frame.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Copy and paste El 31 as a new layer and move into position - see my tag for reference.
Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
El 41:  Resize 60%
El 49:  Resize 50%
El 18:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
El 50:  Resize 70%/Duplicate
El 15:  Resize 50%
El 57:  Resize 30%
El 33:  Resize 70%
El 39:  Resize 50%/Duplicate/Mirror/Duplicate/Flip

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #420a08
Background: #9a2c24

Make your Text Tool active.
Stroke set at .5

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

Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random and Monochrome checked
Noise: 47%
OK

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

~♥~ Gallery 2014~♥~

~♥~ Credits ~♥~

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