Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Victorian Witch


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the wonderful artwork of Jane Starr Weils which can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven.

Font of choice – I used Azkia here

Monti Circular mask here

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes – Crosshatch

“Running Scared” is a tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven here.  You can visit my designing blog here
  
This tutorial was written assuming 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 el3 as a new layer.
Resize 60%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Copy and paste el 2 as a new layer.
Resize 40% and move into exact position at the left side of the big frame – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate/Mirror

To the Left Frame:
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer below the frame.
Right click on the tube in your layers pallet and choose “Promote Section to Layer” from the sub menu.
Delete the original tuber layer.
Change the Properties of the promoted tube layer to Soft Light.
Deselect.

Duplicate and mirror:
Small frame layer, Paper layer that belongs to it, and the tube layer.

Copy and paste el1 as a new layer just above your white background.
Resize 40%
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Uniform and Monochrome checked
Noise: 37%
OK
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke length: 9
Sharpness: 6
Strength: 1
OK
Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
Move both frames into exact 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 15 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Copy and paste el 4 as a new layer.
Resize 30%
Duplicate
Move both frames into position behind the black frames – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
El40
El54:  Resize 70%
El20:  Resize 60%/Mirror/Duplicate/Resize 70%
El52:  Resize 70%
El57:  Resize 40%
El56:  Resize 40% and 85%/Duplicate
El58:  Resize 25%/Duplicate
El58 again:  Resize 25% and 85%/Duplicate 3x’s for a total of 4 flowers
El44:  Resize 40%/Duplicate
El55:  Resize 55%
El36:  Resize 55%
El25:  Resize 60%
El24:  Resize 30%/Free rotate Left 90 degrees
El15:  Resize 30%/Duplicate/Mirror
El17: Resize 30%/Duplicate
El16:  Resize 30%/Duplicate

Crop your image.

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 15 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.
Duplicate
Change the Properties to Soft Light.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #0e1118

Make your Text Tool active.
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 #bac5d0
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Use Same settings.
OK
Deselect.
Merge Visible both name layers.

Close out your white background.
Save your tag as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

Running Scared


Supplies Needed

Font of choice – I used Witches Magic here

Becky mask here

“Running Scared” is a tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven here.  You can visit my blog here.  Snags are available here.  
  
This tutorial was written assuming 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 el2 as a new layer.
Resize 60%
Duplicate/Resize 90%
Duplicate/Resize 90%

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 2.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Copy and paste el1 as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Duplicate/Resize 85%Duplicate
Move all 3 frames into position at a diagonal with the frame sides matching up – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible these 3 frames.
Click inside of each one with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer below the merged frame layer.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
New Raster layer above the paper layer.
Copy and paste Paper 15 Into Selection.  Change the Properties of this paper to “Difference”.
Copy and paste el73 as a new layer just above the paper layer.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Copy and paste el 40 as a new layer just above the fog element layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Copy and paste el 53 as a new layer below the merge frame layer.
Resize 40% and move into position.

Copy and paste el 4 as a new layer just above your white background.
Resize 50% and move into position behind the paper of the largest round frame.
Duplicate and resize 80% and move into position behind the paper of the smallest round frame.

Copy and paste el 33 as a new layer.
Resize 50% and duplicate 2x’s for a total of 3 fence layers.
Move all 3 into position across your canvas – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible all 3 layers once they’re in position.

Copy and paste 32 as a new layer.
Resize 65%
Copy and paste 68 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Tap the letter K on your keyboard to active your Pick Tool and turn it so that it looks as if the witch is holding the bottle – see my tag for reference.
Lower the Opacity of the bottle until you can see the witched hand through it.
Make your Freehand Selection Tool active set on Freehand and section out the witches hand:

Highlight the witch.
Tap the delete key.
Bring the Opacity of the bottle back up to 100%.  If you’re happy with how it looks then Merge Down so that the witch and bottle are now on the same layer.

Copy and paste 52 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Move this into position so it looks like the witch is holding the lamp in the other hand.
Zoom in and use your Eraser tool to erase the ring on the lantern that overlaps her fingers so that it appears as if she’s holding onto the lantern.

Add your elements.  I used:
21:  Duplicate/Mirror/one goes behind all the frames
40:  Mirror
41:  Resize 50%/Mirror
7:  Resize 20%/Duplicate/Resize 70%
El23:  Resize 40%
El37:  Resize 25%
El28:  Resize 45%/Duplicate/Mirror
61:  Resize 20%
El36:  Resize 45%
El35:  Resize 45%

Crop your image.

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 15 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.
Duplicate
Change the Properties to Soft Light.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #0e1118
Background: #468432

Make your Text Tool active.
Set the stroke to 2.0
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Close out your white background.
Save your tag as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Autumn Harvest


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the artwork of Enyas Guerrero which can be purchased from CDO

Font of choice – I used Mathilde Castle here

Weescotlass mask 236 here

Divine Intentions template 298 here

“Autumn Harvest” is a FTU tagger size scrap kit created by Barbara of A Cowgirl’s Creations and can be downloaded from her link here.  Thank you so much for a beautiful kit, Barbara!   
  
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 top 4 layers, Small Rectangle Shapes, So High, Pixel Words, Stars, and Glitter Circle 1.
Highlight the white background layer.
Image/Canvas Size:
800 x 800
OK
Flood fill white.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #7f4425

Highlight Circle layer (the layer right above the white background layer).
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer below the circle.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
Flood fill with your foreground color.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random and Monochrome checked
Noise: 57%
OK
Selections/Modify/Contract by 4.
(the marching ants should now be alone the very edge of the black template layer)
New Raster layer just above the black template layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Circle layer (the pink circle with the gap in it).
Click on each circle part with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the circle layer.
Flood fill with your foreground color.
Apply the same noise effect.
Deselect.
Highlight Thin Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
Highlight the layer you just gave the noise effect to and flood fill with your foreground color.
Apply the same noise effect.
Deselect.

Highlight Circle layer (the pink circle with the gap in it).
Click on each circle part with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Thin Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer above the template layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Glittered Rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with your Foreground color.
Give it the same noise effect.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 7 as a new layer and move into a position over the template that you like (I moved the bottom right corner over the template)
Right click on it in your layers pallet and choose “Promote Section to Layer” from the sub menu.
Delete the original paper layer.
Copy and paste Chain Link Fence as a new layer over the paper layer.
Move into a position you like.
Right click on the Chain Link Fence in your layers pallet and choose “Promote Section to Layer” from the sub menu.
Delete the original chain link layer.
Deselect.
Change the Properties of the chain link to Difference.
Delete the pink rectangle template layer.

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

Highlight Small Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer above the paper layer.
Move into a position you like.
Right click on it in your layer pallet and choose “Promote Section to Layer” from the submenu.
Delete the original tube layer.
Lower the Opacity of the tube to about 51.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Copy and paste Flower 2 as a new layer just above your white canvas.  Move it into position so that the petals barely peek out from behind the glitter circle.  Duplicate the flower as many times as needed until you have the flower positioned all the way around – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible all the flowers.

Add your elements.  I used:
Floral Border:  Resize 65%/Free rotate Left 90 degrees.
Ribbon 2
Floral Doodle 2:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
Lantern:  Resize 50%
Grass:  Duplicate/position behind the large circle.
Grass again:  Resize 70%
Flower 4:  Resize 20%
Flower 1:  Resize 20%
Bow:  Resize 70%
Butterfly:  Resiz3 25%/Free rotate Left 25%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #000000

Make your Text Tool active.
Type your name.

Close out your white background.
Resize as you like.
Save your tag as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev