Sunday, 24 December 2017

Happy New Year 2018


Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the gorgeous artwork of Alex Prihodko
which can be purchased from Pics For Design
Scrapkit - Green-Gold from Fecnikek
Mask 3 from Brutal Designs
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 24th December  2017 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

c/p paper 2
resize 22
apply mask, merge group

c/p paper 3, 
resize 22
apply mask, merge group
merge down with first mask layer

c/p element 97, resize 60
c/p element 46, resize 50
magic wand, feather 0, click on the outside
dark green edge of the clock, 
invert
delete
deselect
now click inside the circle
expand 3
on element 13, delete
deselect
merge the two together

c/p element 46 again
resize 30
position bottom left of frame

element 62, resize 26
element 58, resize 60
place both in front of clock

element 43, resize 22
image, mirror
bottom right of other elements

element 13, resize 30
behind all other elements

element 18, resize 40

make frame layer active
c/p tube, resize to fit 
erase any that is showing outside of the frame

Dont forget to dropshadow your elements, frame and tube

Add name, copyright and license information
delete white background layer
merge visible
save as png


Monday, 20 November 2017

Silver Bells

Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice, one with a close up is good
I am using the beautiful artwork of Alex Prihodko which can be 
purchased at Pics For Design
Supplies Here
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 20th November  2017 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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Open supplies

open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste paper as new layer
apply mask
merge group

preset shapes, ellipse
width 20, foreground set to foil pattern
background null, 
draw out a small circle in the middle of your canvas
align, center in canvas
convert to raster
adjust, brightness & contrast
B54, C15
adjust, sharpen more
repeat brightness

duplicate
position side by side, but make one slightly
higher than the other and just overlapping slightly
erase the part of the bottom one that is showing
inside the top one
merge down

magic wand, feather 0, mode Add(shift)
click inside both parts of the frame
expand by 4
paste paper again
invert, delete
deselect
drag paper layer below frame layer

c/p swirl
resize by 60
position along bottom of frame

c/p berries
position on top of swirl

c/p fir
resize 40
position below swirl but to the left
duplicate, image, mirror
move so it is poking out from behind the swirl

c/p diamond circle
resize 40
image effets, offset
H-68, V54 transparent

duplicate
offset, H146, V-155
merge down
drag down to just above your mask layer

c/p snowflake swirl
resize 70
duplicate twice and flip &/or mirror 
to show some of the snowflakes to your liking

c/p silver bells
resize 30
drag to top of layer palette
position at the end of the berries stalk

c/p ribbon
position behind silver bells

Make frame layer active
magic wand, click inside the left one
expand by 4
c/p your close up tube
invert
delete
invert
duplicate tube
adjust blur, gaussian blur 9
deselect

change blend mode on bottom tube to luminance legacy
change blend mode on top tube to screen
change opacity of both tube layers to 58
drag tube layers below frame layer

c/p tube above frame layer
but below all other elements
resize to fit nicely over top of empty frame

dropshadow, tube, elements and frame

add name, copyright and license information
delete white bg layer
merge visible
save as png





Saturday, 28 October 2017

A Black Night


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 27th September 2017 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental
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Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Zindy
Which can be purchased from her store HERE
Scrapkit - A Black Night by Chaos Priestess
Font of choice
Filters - Toadies & Filter Factory Gallery V

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Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste FrameEL02
resize by 80

magic wand, feather 0, mode add
On frame layer, click inside each frame
expand by 2

copy and paste paper07
invert selection
delete

copy and paste tube as new layer
position to your liking, delete
deselect

drag frame layer above paper and tube layers
add dropshadow to frame
hide white bg layer
merge visible

duplicate
on bottom merged layer
effects, toadies, what are you, default settings

effects, FF Gallery V, Ommadawn, 
cell width/height 12

copy and paste glitter splat2
resize by 50
position to the left behind the frame
duplicate, mirror & flip

copy and paste glitter splat1
resize by 50
rotate right 90
position so its showing just under middle frame

make top layer active

copy and paste chain el01
resize by 50
position on corner of right hand frame
dropshadow

copy and paste ribbon el01
resize 60
rotate right 90
position along edge of left hand frame
dropshadow

copy and paste heart el02
resize by 30
rotate left a little
position bottom left corner of middle frame
dropshadow

Add name, copyright and license information
delete white bg layer
merge visible
crop and save as png


Some more examples made by the fabulous members of Taggers Inn








Saturday, 21 October 2017

Autumn Decor


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 21st September 2017 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental
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Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Arthur Crowe
which you can purchase from his store HERE
My Template HERE
An autumn image - A nice selection HERE

Filters - Penta.com
Eye Candy 4000

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Open template
shift & D to duplicate
close original

delete credits

Layer 1
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with gradient using 2 colors
from your image
sunburst, repeats 2
deselect

selection tool - custom selection
left 440
top 67
right 550
bottom 630

effects - penta.com - dot & cross
default settings
deselect

Layer 2
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with light color from your gradient
deselect
effects - penta.com - jeans
amount 5, width 7
delete original layer

Layer 3
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with dark color from your gradient
deselect
effects - penta.com - dot & cross
default settings
delete original layer

layer 4
select all, float, defloat
copy and paste your image as new layer
reposition to your liking but still within the selection
invert
delete
deselet
delete original layer

Layer 5
select all, float, defloat
paste your image again
resize 60 reposition so still inside the selection
invert
delete
deselect
delete original layer

add a gradient glow to each layer 
worked on so far, using a color that
matches your tag

On the circle layer, after adding the gradient glow
select all, float, defloat
expand by 4
new raster layer
floodfill with light color
add noise, 100, random & monochrome checked
deselect
Layers, arrange, move down

On each dots layer
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with a color to match your tag
deselect
delete each original dot layer

dropshadow each layer
0,0,50,8, black

Copy and paste tube as new layer
resize to fit nicely inside the large 
image rectangle

Add name, copyright & license information
delete white background layer
merge visible
save as png


Some more examples made by the wonderful members of Taggers Inn




Monday, 16 October 2017

Moment





This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 16th October  2017 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental
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Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Enys Geurrero
which can be purchased from CDO
Scrapkit A Moment in Time from Pink Paradox Productions
Timeline mask 22 from Moonbeams and Spiderwebs
Font of choice - I used Inspiration

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open blank canvas 700 x 259
floodfill white

copy and paste AMIT_papers
apply mask
merge group

copy and paste frame 5
resize 31
Image effects, offset
horizontal 120, vertical -67, transparent 

copy and paste element 92
resize 31
position on top of frame so it
follows the curve
(yes it will disappear off the bottom of the canvas)

copy and paste element 61
resize 20
Offset, H 195, V 17
drag below the frame
erase any that is showing inside the frame

copy and paste element 50
resize 20
Offset, H -10, V -75
drag to top of layer palette

copy and paste element 31
resize 20
Offset, same as last time
drag below the frame
erase any that is showing inside the frame

copy and paste element 104
resize 70
rotate left 90
drag to top of layer palette

copy and paste element 100
resize 60
rotate left 90
Offset, H & V -102
drag below frame
erase any showing inside frame

copy and paste element 101
resize 25
rotate right 90
Offset, same as last time

copy and paste element 80
resize 25
rotate left 71
Offset, H -102, V -68
layers, arrange layers, move down

copy and paste element 84
resize 25
Offset, H-78, V-68

Make the blue flowers on top of frame active
duplicate, image, mirror

make frame layer active
copy and paste tube 
drag below frame
resize as necessary to fit inside frame
erase any that is showing outside of the frame
change blend mode to luminance legacy

dropshadow all layers except the sparkles and mask

delete white background layer
merge visible
duplicate
Image, flip

Image, canvas size 800 x 800

On original merged layer
Offset, H 0, V 88
On duplicated layer
Offset, H 0, V -170
reduce opacity to 54

using your deform tool
drag the bottom middle node up to at
least half its original size
then holding down the CTRL key
drag the bottom left node out to the edge of your canvas

add name, copyright and license information
Merge visible
crop and save as png





Cute Halloween



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 18th September 2017 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental
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Supplies needed:

Tube of choice, I am using a FTU tube from No Flutter
Scrapkit - Cute Halloween by Jojo HERE
Mask of choice - I used mask 84 from Wee Scots Lass
Font of choice - I used Creepy Girl
Muras Meister - copies

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Lets make a frame first!

Open paper 8
selection tool, circle, feather 0
draw out a large circle in the middle of the paper
copy
close paper without saving

open blank canvas 700 x 700
paste as new layer
select all, float, defloat,
contract by 25
delete
deselect
add your favourite inner bevel

magic wand, feather 0
click inside the circle
expand by 3
c/p paper 1
invert selection
delete
invert again
contract by 20
delete
deslect
inner bevel as before

open paper 3
selection tool, circle 
draw out a tiny circle in the middle
copy
close without saving
paste as new layer on your canvas
inner bevel as before
effects - muras meister, copies - encircle
you will need to play with the top 3 settings 
until you have a circle of joined green dots that show
just outside your orange circle - the aim is to make
a scalloped border
My settings were 49, 87, 87

Merge visible
thats your frame made

open blank canvas 700 x 700 
floodfill white

c/p paper 3
apply mask
merge group

c/p frame we just made
resize if necessary
You can save frame for other projects or close it now!

c/p element 50
drag below frame
erase any that is showing from behind the frame
add noise, 100, random, monochrome checked

c/p element 7
resize 60
position bottom left

c/p element 44
resize 30
position just to the right of the bag

c/p element 10
resize 60
position to the right of the spell book

c/p element 8
resize 60
position at the bottom in the middle

c/p element 3
place on pumpkin bucket

c/p element 45
position top left

Make frame layer active
c/p tube 
resize as necessary
erase any that is showing under the elements

d/s all elements, tube and frame

Add name, copyright and license information
delete white background
merge visible
save as png

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Land of the Fairies



Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Anna Fesenco
which can be purchased from Pics for Design
Scrapkit - Land of the Fairies from taggerworld
Mask HERE
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 10th June 2017  and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental
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Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floofill white

copy and paste paper 4
apply mask
merge group

copy and paste frame 1
resize by 80
position over the mask

now resize both the mask and doorway
uncheck 'Lock Aspect Ratio'
width 120, height 100
recenter both layers

copy and paste element 15
resize 40, position bottom right
of doorway

copy and paste element 22
position bottom left of doorway
selectin tool, feather 14(ish)
draw a selection round the bottom and hit
delete a couple of times, to get rid of some
of the dirt, but we want to keep the rocks.

copy and paste element 9
resize 30
position in front of rocks

copy and paste element 53
position along bottom of grass
erase the top bit that is showing
over the doorway

Make the doorway layer active
copy and paste tube as new layer
resize to fit nicely in the doorway

If using the same tube as me, copy and paste 
a bird from the kit and resize to fit in her hand

dropshadow, tube and bird

Add name, license and copyright information
delete white background layer
merge visible
save as png