Monday, 6 February 2017

Your Story



Supplies Needed:


Tube of choice I am using the beautiful artwork of 
Misticheskaya, which you can purchase from Pics for Design
Quickpage from Feli Designs HERE
my masks 137 & 141 HERE
Filter Factory G - Xaggerate
Font - Diane De France HERE

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 1st January 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Open quickpage
shift D to duplicate
close original


Resize by 19
duplicate layer twice for a total of 3
rename them 1,2,3 from bottom to top
hide layer 1
On layer 3
image, mirror & flip
move so the hole in the middle is completely covered
merge down


Effects - Filter Factory G - Xaggerate
apply Miz_mask 137
merge group
unhide layer 1
drag this layer to top of layer palette
apply Miz_mask 141
merge group


make bottom layer active
copy and paste tube as new layer
resize to fit
duplicate
drag to top of layer palette
using your selection tool or eraser
remove the bottom half of the top tube
so it looks like it is sitting behind 
the flowers, but in front of the ribbon


You can also remove any parts of the bottom tube
that are poking out too much.


dropshadow bottom tube


Add name, copyright and license information
merge visible


save as png

Wish Big



Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Di_Halim
which you can purchase from Pics For Design
My Template 91 HERE
Mask of choice
Font of choice
Eye candy 5
Eye candy 4


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 29th January 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Open template
shift & D, close original
delete credits layer
Resize all layers to 700 x 700

Layer 3
Select all, float, defloat,
new raster layer
floodfill with a fore/back gradient using two colours from your tube
Linear, repeats 0, angle 0

copy and paste tube
position to your liking
invert selection
delete
change blend mode to luminance (L)
deselect
delete original layer

On each full star layer (4, 6, 8, 9, 10)
select all, float, defloat,
new raster layer
flood will with color/gradient/paper of choice
Eye candy 5 Impact - Glass - apply your favourite setting
deselect
delete original layers

Layer 5 & 7
select all, float, defloat
copy and paste tube
position so the entire star is filled
(you may have to paste your tube more than once)
invert selection
delete
invert 
apply glass 
deselect
delete original layers

Small stars layer
colorize to suit your tag
add noise - Uniform, Monochrome checked, 65
apply glass

eye candy 4 - gradient glow
Apply a fat white setting to all the stars

dropshadow 2,5,50,8, black
to all star layers

WA layer
select all, float, defloat, 
floodfill with color/gradient of choice
deselect
delete original layer

dropshadow WA Back

Paste tube at top of layer palette
resize as necessary
dropshadow

make white background active
new raster layer
floodfill with gradient
sunburst repeats 1
apply mask of choice
merge group

dropshadow layer 2

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

Be Mine .... Or Else!



Supplies Needed:


Tube of choice, I am using the FTU artwork of Irulana
Scrapkit from Amy & Leah 2nd one down HERE
Fonts Compacta Bold & Beaked Tyrant
Mask from Moonbeams and Spiderwebs 2nd one down HERE
Eye Candy 4
Penta.com


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 22nd January 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste paper 1
apply mask
merge group

Text Tool - Compacta Bold, size 180, color black
type out a capital B and M
convert to raster

change size to 72, type out lowercase e,i,n,e
convert to raster

arrange so they spell 'BeMine' (no spaces)
merge together
place at bottom of tag, just offset to the left a little

select all, float, defloat,
copy and paste paper 1
invert
delete
invert
make original layer active
expand by 4
floodfill with a dark color from your tube (I used dark red)
deselect
merge together
Add a pale pink gradient glow

Text tool - Beaked Tyrant, size 72, colour black
type out 'or else'
before converting to raster
rotate to the left a little
convert to raster
add a pale pink gradient glow
position just across the end of the word 'Mine'

make mask layer active

preset shapes - ellipse, 
background color same dark colour you used before
hold down the shift key and draw out a circle behind 
the 'BeMine' words so it starts at the edge of the words
and goes almost all the way across.
convert to raster
select all, float, defloat
contract by 4
copy and paste paper 9
invert selection 
delete
copy and paste tube, position to your liking within the circle
delete
deselect
Change blend mode to screen, lower opacity to around 60
add pale pink gradient glow to the dark red background circle

preset shapes tool - rectangle, same dark red as before
draw out a slim vertical rectangle just to the right of the circle
rotate right slightly
convert to raster
select all, float, defloat, 
contract by 4
copy and paste paper 6
invert selection 
delete
deselect
add pale pink gradient glow to dark red background rectangle.

Draw out another rectangle, but this time a skinny horizontal one
from left to right behind the 'BeMine' words
convert to raster
penta.com - Jeans - default settings
add pale pink gradient glow

Draw out one more rectangle, but this time even skinnier and change
the colour to black.  Right across the middle of the previous rectangle
and so it overlaps the ends slightly
convert to raster
add pale pink gradient glow.

copy and paste tube
image, mirror
drag below the two horizonal rectangles
erase any of the tube that shows below the rectangles

dropshadow, 0,0,50,8,black to the following layers
Circle background, all rectangles (horizontal and vertical)

dropshadow 2,5,50,8,black to the following layers
'BeMine', 'or else', tube

Add your name & copyright information
delete white background layer
merge visible
save as png.

Alfs



Supplies Needed:


Tube of choice - You will need a large tube for this to work
I am using the beautiful artwork of Alfadesire
This particular tube is a free download from PFD 
but you will still need a license number to use it
Eye Candy 4 
Font of choice
Animation Shop

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 15th January 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


open blank canvas 700 x 250

copy and paste tube as new layer

Muras meister - copies - wallpaper (rotate) default settings
adjust blur - motion blur, angle 61, strength 100
repeat blur
duplicate layer

On the duplicated layer
Alf's power toys - dartboard
concentric divisions 10
radial divisions 2
all other settings 0


move the layer down until the center line
is no longer visible along the bottom of the tag


magic wand, feather 0, mode Add(shift)
click inside each black circle
hit delete
deselect

Image, mirror

Magic wand, click inside the empty parts
(you may have to hide the bottom blurred layer)
expand selection by 3
new raster layer
floodfill with a colour from your tube
contract by 3
hit delete
deselect
add noise,  uniform, 100, monochrome checked

Magic wand again, click inside the empty parts
copy and paste tube a couple of times and position one to the left and one to the right
hit delete
deselect
Merge the tube layers together
change blend mode to screen
drag below your 'noise' layer
duplicate twice

On 1 screen layer
eye candy4 - hsb noise 25, 30,40,0,42,42, smooth lumps



On 2nd screen layer
repeat hsb noise, but hit random seed button

On 3rd screen layer
repeat hsb noise, hit random seed again

paste tube again, resize if necessary
dropshadow

New raster layer
floodfill with colour you used for our noised border
select all
contract by 2
delete
add same noise as before

Add name, copyright and license information

Hide the top 2 screen layers
copy merged

Open Animation Shop
paste as new animation

back in psp, hide the bottom screen layer
unhide the middle one
copy merged

In AS paste after current frame

repeat for the last screen layer

save as gif

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Vintage Beauty



Supplies needed:

Tube of choice I am using the awesome artwork of Arthur Crowe
which can be purchased from his store HERE
FTU scrapkit Vintage from Dreamland Designs
Eye candy 5 Impact

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 22nd December 2016 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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste paper 20 as new layer

preset shapes tool - rectangle, line width 12
foreground colour dark brown, background colour null
draw out a rectangle in the middle of your canvas
convert to raster

Eye candy 5 Impact - Chrome
reflection map - Abstract - Penny
leave all other settings at default

magic wand, click inside your rectangle
expand selection by 3
invert selection
on paper layer, click delete
deselect

copy and paste lantern as new layer
resize by 50
position top right corner of frame

copy and paste dress form as new layer
resize by 15
position bottom left corner of frame

copy and paste flower as new layer
resize by 50
rotate right 90
position bottom left, erase the stem

copy and paste flowers 2 as new layer
resize by 15
image, flip
drag below the dress form

copy and paste flowers as new layer
resize by 35
rotate right 90
position bottom left, between the dress form
and the flower

copy and paste chicken wire as new layer
drag down under the paper so a little is 
showing outside the edge of the paper
duplicate, image, mirror
duplicate, rotate right 90, position so it can
be seen beneath the flowers
duplicate, image, mirror & flip

make frame layer active
magic wand, click inside the frame
expand by 3
make paper layer active
copy and paste tube as new layer
invert selection
hit delete
deselect

Change blend mode on tube to luminance legacy
duplicate
adjust, blur, gaussian blur 7
change blend mode to screen
reduce opacity to around 75

dropshadow all layers except, paper and blurred tube
2,5,50,8,black

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

Christmas forum set




Supplies needed:

Tube of choice I am using the beautiful artwork of Misticheskaya
which you can purchase from Pics for Design
My Template_89 HERE
Muras Meister Copies
Eye Candy 4000
Font of choice

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 26th November 2016 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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Open template
shift D to duplicate, close original
delete credits layer
make bg layer active


copy and paste tube as new layer
muras meister, copies, wallpaper (rotate) default settings


adjust, blur, motion blur, angle 315, strength 100
repeat


Paste tube as new layer again
position to the right a little but not entirely behind the rectangles
you may wish to mirror it too
change blend mode to screen, lower opacity to 50ish


paste tube again
resize and position to the left slightly
dropshadow of your choice


make rectangles layer active
select all, float, defloat
paste tube as new layer twice
position one to the left and
one to the right
invert
hit delete on your keyboard on each tube layer
invert, 
expand selection by 1
back on rectangles layer
floodfill red
deselect, 
add noise, 100%


Make stars layer active
select all, float, defloat,
new raster layer
floodfill red
add noise, 100%
deselect
add your favourite inner bevel to the stars
add a fat white gradient glow and dropshadow
delete original stars layer


Make circle border active,
select all, float, defloat, new raster layer
floodfill red, add noise as before
dropshadow
deselect and delete original layer


make circe layer active
select all, float, defloat, new raster layer
floodfill with a red/green gradient, sunburst, repeats 0
make sure the red is in the middle and the green is on the outside
paste tube as new layer
position to your liking
invert selection, delete
deselect
change blend mode to luminance (legacy)


Make border grey active
select all, float, defloat, new raster layer
floodfill with red/green gradient, linear, angle 136, repeats 9
deselect
add noise if you wish or your fav inner bevel
or both, whatever you like


Add name, copyright and license information
merge all 
save as jpg


Make matching Avatar if you wish

Sunlight



Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Zindy
which can be purchased from her store HERE
(note: I neglected to save a copy of my own tag, the example above was made by one of my forum members)
Nature Image HERE
Font of choice
PSP & Animation Shop

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 28th October 2016 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Note:  This tutorial is an animated one. 
If you do not wish to animate then please follow the instructions in blue


Open nature image

Promote background layer to raster
duplicate layer 4 times 

Rename layers from bottom to top 1 - 5

hide layers 2, 3, 4 & 5

On layer 1
effects, illumination effects, Sunburst
color, white
brightness 100
horizontal 3
vertical 12
Rays - density 50, Brightness 50
circles brightness 100

Hide layer 1, 
On layer 2
Sunburst
brightness 76
horizontal 10
vertical 18
Rays - density 26, Brightness 17
circles brightness 75

Hide layer 2
On layer 3
Sunburst
brightness 61
horizontal 18
vertical 24
Rays - density 20, Brightness 17
circles brightness 50

Hide layer 3
On layer 4
Sunburst
brightness 50
horizontal 8
vertical 18
Rays - density 20, Brightness 17
circles brightness 40

Hide layer 4
On layer 5
Sunburst
brightness 42
horizontal 2
vertical 11
Rays - density 20, Brightness 10
circles brightness 40

Hide layers 2 - 5 again
copy merged

Open animation shop
paste as new animation

In PSP, Hide layer 1, open layer 2, copy merged

In AS, Paste after current frame 
make frame 1 active
effects, insert image transition

Choose Fade from drop down box
Animation frame - checked on both sides of preview pane
transition length - 0.5 secs
frames per second - 11 fps

Back to PSP, hide layer 2, open layer 3, copy merged

In AS, make last frame active (7), paste after current frame, 
Make frame 7 active, insert image transition again

Back to PSP, hide layer 3, open layer 4, copy merged

In AS, make last frame (13) active, paste after current frame,
Make rame 13 active, insert image transition again

Back to PSP, hidge layer 4, open layer 5, copy merged

In AS, make last frame (19) active, paste after current frame
Make layer 19 active, insert image transition again

Now goto Edit, select all, or hit crtl & A on your keyboard
copy
Now make frame 25 active, paste after current frame
Animation, reverse frames

Back in PSP

paste your tube as new layer
resize so it fits nicely in the middle of the track
I colorized mine to suit the tag
dropshadow

Add your name, copyright and license information

create new raster layer
floodfill with colour of choice
select all, contract by 3
hit delete on your keyboard
deselect


(if not animating then here is where you will merge all and save as jpg)

hide layers 1 - 5
copy merged

In AS, paste as new animation
duplicate to 50 frames
select all, copy

select all on your sunburst animation, paste into selected frames
dont move your mouse, just click and it should paste it exactly 
where you need it to

Save as gif

Another example from one of my forum members Deeva