Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Mighty Jungle


Supplies Needed

Font of choice – I used Inspiration, a pay font, but Coneria should work just as nice here

Vix Mask 452 here

A Space Between Tag Template 21 here

For this tutorial I used Angela Hobb’s “Lion King Designer Resale Package” which can be purchased from her resale store here.  The elements in this package are stunning! 
  
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.
Delete the credit layer.
Image/Canvas Size:
625 x 500 Pixels
OK

Highlight Vertical Rect layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste BG2 Into Selection.
Duplicate.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Copy and paste LionKing Tree 2 as a new layer.
Resize 30%
Move into postion – see my tag for reference.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Border Vertical Rect layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Copy and paste BG1 as a new layer.
Move into a position so that the brightest area of the paper covers the template frame.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper layer a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Horizontal Rect layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste BG1 Into Selection.
Click the lock icon at the top of your layers pallet (to lock the layer).
Adjust/Blur/Radial Blur:
Match your settings to mine –

Duplicate the layer.
Change the Properties to Multiply and lower the Opacity to 30.
Deselect for now.
Click the lock icon at the top of the layers pallet to unlock the layer.

Repeat the above step (accept DO NOT duplicate the paper layer) with Thin Rect layer and Blocks layer.

Highlight Border Horizontal Rect layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Copy and paste BG 2 as a new layer.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Give the paper layer the same slight Inner Bevel.

Repeat the above step (accept DO NOT give the layers a slight bevel) with Border Thin Rect and Border Blocks.

Add the following elements to the rectangle:
Lion King Mound:  Resize 30%/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%
Lion King Tree 3:  Resize 20%/Duplicate/Mirror/Duplicate/Resize 50%
The Lion King:  Resize 10%

Add your elements.  I used:
Lion King Eagle:  Resize 10%/Duplicate and resize as you like
Lion King Rocks 1:  Resize 15%
Lion King Elephant:  Resize 15%
Lion King Floral 1:  Resize 5%/Duplicate
Tortoise:  Resize 5%/Mirror
Lion King Floral 2:  Resize 10%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste BG2 Paper Into Selection.
Deselect.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 5%
OK
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #181206
Stroke: 1.5
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below your name.
Flood fill with #efd689.

Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Resize all layers 85%.
   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev


Mermaid and Friends


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the adorable artwork of Robin Pushay which can be purchased from ArtisticDreams Imaging.  You must have a license to use. 

Font of choice – I used Corneria Script Demo (pay font) but Gardenia will work just as nice here

Vix Mask 451 here

Mirella’s template here
You can find it in the group below “CM Temp Challenge Templates”
 
Plugs Ins used:
Brush Strokes - Crosshatch
Mura’s Meister – Copies
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow

“Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses” is a FTU scrap kit created by me, Bev, HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs.  You can download it from my blog here
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Canvas Size:
800 x 450
OK
Flood fill the background layer with #ffffff
Delete the credit layer.


Color Pallet:
Foreground:  #181818
Background: #0acf68

Make your Color Replacer Tool active.
Highlight Dotted Line layer.
Double right click your mouse on it.
The dots should have turned a teal color.

Repeat the above step with Dotted Line 2 and Dotted Line 1 layers.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer above Big Rectangle layer.
If you’re using the same tube as me, resize 60%.
Apply Mura’s Meister – Copies:
Wallpaper (Rotate)
Use Default settings accept change Number to 30.
OK
Highlight Big Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the wallpaper layer.
Right Click your mouse, from the submenu choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Delete the Mura’s Meister wallpaper layer.
DO NOT DESELECT.
Click on the lock icon at the top of your layers pallet (to lock the layer).
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 10
OK
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Uniform and Monochrome checked
Noise: 20%
OK
Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic Antique:
Use Default settings
OK
Apply the same effect 3 more times.
Deselect.
Click the lock Icon at the top of the layers pallet (to unlock the layer)
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Big Border Rectangle layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #40d5b5
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random and Monochrome checked
Noise: 48%
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Color Pallet:
Foreground:  #353535
Background: #0acf68

Make your Color Replacer Tool active.
Highlight Small Rectangle layer.
Double right click your mouse on it.
It should have turned to a teal color.
Click your Magic Wand on it.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow.
Use default settings accept change the Intensity to 47.
Apply the same effect once more.
Deselect.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:


Color Pallet:
Foreground:   #e7b193
Background: #40d5b5 

Highlight Rectangle Stripe.
Double right click your mouse on it.
It should have turned to a teal color.
Click your Magic Wand on it.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow 3x’s.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.
Deselect.

Highlight Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Change the Properties to Hard Light.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the paper and move into position.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Lower the Opacity of the tube to about 24.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Line 2.
Merge Down.
Line 1 & 2 should now be on the same layer.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #dcb5a0
Background: #b4dddf

Make your Color Replacer Tool active.
Double Right click on the merged layer.
It should have turned to a light blue color.
Lower the Opacity to about 34
Select All/Float/Defloat
Highlight the tube layer and Right click your mouse.
Choose “Promote Section to layer” from the sub menu.
Change the Properties to “Darken” and lower the Opacity to about 38.
Apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch:
Match your settings to mine:

Deselect.

Highlight Border Circle layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with Border Circle   #b37463
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Use same settings
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Gray Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Copy and paste Paper 11 as a new layer.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Border Gray Rectangle layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with  #b37463.
Deselect.
Apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch effect:
Use same settings.
OK

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position in front of the rectangle frame.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #131313
Background:  #51d9ce
Close out the background color for now.

Make your Ellipse Tool active set on Circle.
Draw a circle that’s slightly larger than the circle on your tag.
Make your Text Tool active.
Move your mouse along the top of the circle and when you see a Rocking A then click it.  A text box will appear.
Type:
Start with your heart and only good can follow.
Type this sentence again until all the words form a circle. 
TIP:  You may end up with words that overlap.  To hide them, click your mouse at the very beginning in your text box and tap the space key until the overlapped area is hidden.
In your layers pallet, click on the plus sign.
Click on the eye of the New Ellipse layer.
Right click on the Vector 1 layer and choose “Convert to Raster Layer”.

Open up El 51.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #51d9ce
Change the Properties to Hue (Legacy).
Deselect.
Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer on your tag.
Resize 30% - Move into position (see my tag for reference)
Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%

Add your elements.  I used:
EL 65:  Duplicate/Erase what overlaps
EL 49:  Resize 38%/ Recolor #84e1d9
EL 17:  Resize 45%

Highlight the background layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 as a new layer.
Apply the Mask.
Merge Group.

Create a new 450 x 450 canvas.
Paste Paper 11 as a new layer.
Apply the Mask.
Merge Group.
Copy.

Paste a new layer about the oblong mask layer on your tag.
Resize 120%
Move into position behind the circle.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #181818  
Background: #84e1d9
Stroke: 1.0
Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Uniform and Monochrome checked
Noise: 20%
OK

Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Resize all layers 75%

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sandbar Beauty

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Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the beautiful artwork of Amberly Berendson which can be purchased from My Tubed Art.  You must have a license to use.  F.Y.I – her ta-ta’s show.  In this tutorial I show you how to cover them up.

Font of choice – I used Cuivrerie here

Monti Circle Mask here

My Template 190 here
 
Plugs Ins used:
Brush Strokes - Crosshatch
Mura’s Meister – Copies

Animation Shop

“Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses” is a FTU scrap kit created by me, Bev, HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs.  You can download it from my blog here
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the following layers:
Credit, LAYER 15, 14, 13, 12, 2, AND 1

Open up the tube.
Highlight the Image layer.
Copy.

Make the template active.
Highlight LAYER 4.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste the Image Into Selection.
Click the lock icon at the top of the layers pallet to lock the layer.
Adjust/Blur/Motion Blur:
Angle 180.00
Strength: 86%
OK
Click the lock at the top of the layers pallet to unlock the layer.
Copy.
Deselect.

Highlight LAYER 3.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste the paper Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete template LAYERS 3 & 4.
To each paper give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight LAYER 5.
Click anywhere outside of the circle with your Magic Wand.
Selection/Invert
New Raster layer above LAYER 6.
Flood fill with #765d45.
Selections/Modify/Contract by 20.
OK
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochrome checked
Noise: 8%
OK
Apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch:
Match your settings to mine –

Delete template LAYER 5.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #a4c3d5
Background: #4EC0B9

Make your Color Replacer Tool active.

Highlight LAYER 6.
Double right click your mouse on it.
It should have turned a teal color.
We’ll come back to that layer in a while.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #929cb5
Background: #568c68

Highlight LAYER 7.
Your Color Replacer Tool should still be active, double right click on the template.
Apply the same Crosshatch effect.

Repeat the above step with LAYER 8.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #be8277 
Background: #d1a373

Highlight LAYER 9.
Your Color Replacer Tool should still be active, double right click on the template.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel effect.
Effects/Texture Effect/Blinds:
Match your settings to mine –

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #a4c3d5 
Background: #765d45

Highlight LAYER 10.
Your Color Replacer Tool should still be active, double right click on the template.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Use same settings

Make the tube active.
Highlight the Image layer.
Copy.

Make the template active.
Highlight LAYER 11.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste the Image Into Selection.
Click the lock icon at the top of your layers pallet to lock the layer.
Adjust/Blur/Radial Blur:
Match your settings to mine –

Click the lock at the top of the layers pallet to unlock the layer.
Duplicate the layer.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Copy and paste the tube as a new layer over the paper.
Move it into position – see my tag for reference. (don’t worry about the ta-ta’s showing, you won’t be able to see them when the tag is finished).
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Change the Properties to Luminance (Legacy) and lower the Opacity to about 22.
DO NOT delete the template layer and be sure to leave it Open.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
(I closed out all the layers accept for “Tube No Fix” and “feathered bottom and hands in w”, Copy/Merged and pasted it as a new layer on my tag)
Copy and paste Shell 1 as a new layer and position it over the right Ta-ta.
Duplicate the shell and position it over the left Ta-Ta.
Lower the Opacity of this shell so you can see through it.
Use your Freehand Selection tool to section off the area you want to stay:

Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Highlight the right Ta-Ta again.  Make your Eraser Tool active set the size at about 17 and the hardness at about 15.  Just barely erase to the edge of the right side of the shell, just to “blend”.
Merge the Shell layers and tube onto the same layer.
I resized the merged tube 90% and 95%.
Move into exact position – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
El 2:  Resize 60%
El 1:  Resize 70%/Mirror
El 3:  Resize 60%/Use Target Tool and change to this color: #74ae82.  Duplicate/Mirror the element.
El 5:  Change the color the same as the previous element.  Duplicate/Mirror
El 10:  Resize 25%/Change the color to #dac08f.
From the tube:  Shell 1 & 2:  Resize each 90% and 95%
Shell 1 (again):  Resize 75%/Duplicate (use to place on each side of your name)

Copy and paste the tube Image as a new layer just about your white background.  Resize 60%.
Apply Mura’s Meister – Copies
Choose Wallpaper (Rotate)
Use Default Settings
OK
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 10%
OK
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate/Change the Properties to Multiply.
Duplicate.

Add your copyrights.

If you’re not going to animate then add your name and save your tag.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #765d45  
Background: #88c4a8
Stroke: 1.0
Type your name.
Apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch:
Use same settings.

Highlight LAYER 6 (the blue circle template layer you turned Teal).
Copy

~Time to Animate~

Open up Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste as New Animation.
Effects/Insert Image Effects:
If Underwater isn’t the effect showing, change it to that now.
When the frames are done rendering, click OK.
You should have 21 frames.
Highlight Frame 1.
Edit/Delete
Click on the View Animation icon at the top to view your tag so far:

Back in PSP
Close out all your layers.
Starting at the bottom of your layers pallet with the background layer, open all layers up to template LAYER 6 – (Include layer 6).
Copy Merged.

Carry into AS.
Edit/Paste as New Animation.
Hold down the Ctrl + Shift keys and press the letter L on your keyboard until you have 20 frames (the number of frames can be seen at the bottom left of your screen).

Make your water animation active.
Ctl + A (to highlight all the frames)
Edit/Copy
Make your tag frames active.
Ctrl + A (to highlight all frames)
Edit/Paste/Into Selected Frame – DO NOT MOVE YOUR MOUSE!!  Just click it.  The water anima will end up exactly where it needs to be…tada!
Click on the View Animation icon to view your tag so far.

Back in PSP.
Close out all the layers that are open and open up all the layers that are closed.
Copy Merged.

Carry into AS.
Edit/Paste as New Animation.
Edit/Copy
Click on the Propagation Paste Icon at the top of your screen:

Make your tag frames active.
Ctrl + A (to highlight them all)
Ctrl + E – position the frame exactly over the water.  Once it’s in its exact position click your mouse.

View your animation.
If you like it then hit Ctrl + A (to highlight all frames)
Animation/Resize Animation:
Click Pixel Size:
Width: 500
OK

Save your animation.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it.

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

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