Saturday, May 4, 2019

Forum Signature tag template set 251 - 260


Here's another Forum Signature tag template set.

You can download them from my box here.

Hope you enjoy!
Hugs,
Bev

Friday, May 3, 2019

Forum Signature Tempates 241-250



I'm on a roll and got another group of template done.
Hope you're enjoying the last batch.  May end up whipping
up another batch over the weekend as we're in for really
crummy weather.

You can download these from my Dropbox here

Enjoy!
Hugs,
Bev

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Forum Signature Tag Templates 231 - 240


It's been a while since I've made some templates and wanted to do something a little different.
If you would like to see more forum signature templates drop me a line or leave a comment below.
As always, love to hear from you.

You can download this set from my Dropbox here

Have Fun!!

Hugs,
Bev

Monday, April 15, 2019

Easter Dragon


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the adorable artwork of Fania-Love and can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven.

Font of choice – I used The Lamontrush here

Weescotlass Mask 241 here

Cupcakes Template by Just Fi here

Animation Shop

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes: Sprayed Strokes
Xenofex 2:  Constellation


  “Blueberry Hill” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven.  
    
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 to 5 layers and Dotted Lines layer.

Highlight Multi-Coloured Stripes layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Click the lock icon at the top of the layers pallet to lock this layer.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 2
OK
Deselect.
Click the lock at the top of the layers pallet to unlock the layer.
Delete the template layer.

Apply a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Right Purple Rectangle layer.
Merge down.
Left and Right Purple Rectangle layers should now be on the same layer.
Paste Paper 6 as a new layer (it should still be in the program’s memory).
Resize 70%
In your layers pallet, highlight the merged template layer.
Use your Magic Wand and click on each rectangle.
In your layers pallet, highlight the paper layer and right click on it.
Choose “Promote Section to Layer”
Delete the original paper layer.
Deselect.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Make sure the Mode is set to Add (shift)
Section off the right and left sides of the paper:

Press Ctrl + H on your keyboard.
Feather Selection box will appear.
Feather amount: 20
OK
Press Shift + B on your keyboard.
Brightness/Contrast box will appear:
Brightness: -71
Contrast: 10
Linear Mode: checked
OK
Deselect.
Make your Magic Wand active and click anywhere outside of the rectangle paper.
Selections/Invert
Selections/Modify/Select Selections Borders:
Outside and Anti Alias checked
Border width: 2
OK
Shift + B:
Use same settings.
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Green Circle.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Seleciton.
New Raster Layer.
Copy and paste Paper 12 Into Selection.  Change the Properties of this paper to Burn.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Pink Rectangle.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection. DO NOT close out this paper as we’ll be using it in the next step.
Click the icon at the top of the layers pallet to lock the layer.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian blur:
Radius: 4
OK
Apply Brush Strokes – Sprayed Strokes:
Stroke Length: 12
Spray Radius: 7
OK
Click the lock at the top of the layers pallet to unlock the layer.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:

Make Paper 5 active.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Section off a small dark blue area of the paper. (I used a section near the top next to the white scroll print).

In your color pallet, set the foreground to Pattern and look for that sectioned off blue area.
Highlight Pink Star.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the star.
Flood fill with the blue pattern.
Deselect.

Repeat the above step with Blue Star.

Highlight Pink Star.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Copy and paste the tube as a new layer over the paper layer.
Move into a position you like.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Change the Properties of the tube to Soft Light.  Duplicate this layer.
DO NOT DELETE THE TEMPLATE LAYER.

Highlight Blue Star.
Repeat the above steps accept use the image of the bunny rabbit this time.

Merge together both the Blue Star and Pink Star template layers and then move them to the top of your layers pallet.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 12 Into Selection.
Press Ctl + H.
Feather Selection Box will open.
Use same settings.
OK
Deselect.
Duplicate the feathered paper layer 2 times for a total of 3.
Rename them C1, C2, and C.

Highlight C1.
Apply Xenofex 2 – Constellation:
Match your settings to mine:

Repeat the above step accept hit the Random Seed button once.

Highlight the merged star template layers.
Click anywhere outside of them with your Magic Wand.
To each constellation layer –
Highlight the layer and then tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Close out C2 and C3.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
E11:  Resize 85%
E8
E50:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
E47:  Resize 50%
E40:  Resize 70%/Duplicate 3x/Erase what overhangs the paper
E1:  Resize 85%
E4:  Duplicate 3 times

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Duplicate and change the Properties of this paper to Multiply.
Merge Down.
Duplicate and change the Properties of this layer to Multiply.
Merge Down.
Apply the mask.
Resize 110%
OK
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #1b2156
Background: #f97282
Stroke width: 1
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:
******************name bevel*********************

Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Contract by 1
Make your Target Tool active
Change to Target Tool settings to match mine:
Size: 74
Hardness: 15
Step: 10
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 100
In the color pallet set the Foreground color to: #93d3f5
Barely bump the bottom of your name with the Target Tool just to give it a slight blue tint.
Deselect.
Make your Freehand Selection Tool active.
Section around the blue tinted area making the line wavy – NOT NICE AND NEAT!
Press Ctrl + H on your keyboard
The Feather Selection box will open. 
Feather amount: 20
OK
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random & Monochrome checked
Noise: 51%
OK
Deselect.

If you don’t want to animate your tag then save.

~Time to Animate~

Copy Merge.
Carry Into Animation Shop (AS)
Edit/Paste as New Animation.

Back in PSP.
Close out C1.
Open up C2.
Copy Merge

Carry Into AS
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out C2.
Open up C3.
Copy Merge.

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

View your animation.
If you’re happy with it then save.

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