Monday, 24 November 2014

White Xmas

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 9th November 2014
written in psp9 but any version should work
Any resemblance to any other works is purely coincidental and unintentional


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Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Stella Felice
which can be purchased from Pics for Design
White Christmas Scrapkit from Mago_74
Its a large kit in 4 parts but well worth the download
Font of choice - I am using Close to You
Mask HERE


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Note:  c/p = copy and paste as new layer
d/s = Dropshadow 2,5,50,8, black


Ok lets begin!!

open blank canvas 800 x 800
floodfill white

c/p paper 5 
resize by 22
apply mask
merge group
resize by 80

c/p frame 1
resize by 25

c/p cluster 9
resize by 25
position so the red dotted line
is central in the frame.

there should be a snowflake right at the top of your canvas
and a few smaller ones right at the bottom
select round these using your freehand selection tool
and delete them, deselect

c/p element 97
resize by 25
position on top of the cluster

c/p tube as new layer
resize to fit inside inside frame nicely
I resized mine by 70 twice
drag below frame and position so the face shows

Using your freehand selection tool
select round the frame 
invert, and hit delete on your tube layer

dropshadow all layers except the mask layer

Add your name and copyright info
delete white background layer
merge visible, crop and save as png

Thats it your done!!

Thank you for trying my tutotrial xx

Blue Xmas forum set




This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 9th November 2014
written in psp9 but any version should work
Any resemblance to any other works is purely coincidental and unintentional

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Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of misticheskaya
which can be purchased from Pics for Design
Blue Christmas Scrapkit from Nanly Design
Font of choice - I am using St Nicholas


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Note:  c/p = copy and paste as new layer
d/s = Dropshadow 2,5,50,8, black

This week we are going to make a forum set

OK Lets begin!!

open blank canvas 750 x 250

c/p paper 4
resize by 50
move up so the blue part is showing 

c/p element 38 
resize by 20
position bottom left corner

c/p element 35
resize by 30
position bottom left corner on top of fir

c/p element 36
position on right hand side
move around until whatever part you like is showing
I have the large gold star surrounded by smaller gold stars showing 

c/p element 25
resize by 30
position to your liking 

c/p element 14
resize by 20
position just above the candle then drag the layer down so its below the candle
duplicate and move to the bottom right of the candle


c/p tube 
position just off center to the right

d/s all layers 

Add Name and copyright information 

merge all flatten

Now before we add the borders 
choose your custom selection tool
set to top & left 0, right & bottom 200
Selections, Edit, using your move tool
move the red box to a part of your tag you would like to copy
Selections, Edit, copy merged, deselect

Paste as new image
Voila you have your avatar!
Dont forget to add name and cr info and merge all, flatten.

Now to add borders to both

select all,
contract by 4, invert
flood fill with white 
selections invert, expand by 2, invert again
flood fill with a color from your tag, I used dark blue
adjust, add noise 100%, uniform, monochrome
deselect
save as jpg

Do the same for your avatar

and thats it your done

Friday, 21 November 2014

Xmas sparkle - Forum set




This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 21st November 2014
written in psp9 but any version should work
Any resemblance to any other works is purely coincidental and unintentional

Supplies needed:
Tube of choice, preferably one with a close up
I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis 
which can be purchased from his store HERE

Xero, Fritillary
VM Toolbox, Zoom blur
DSB Flux, Linear transmission


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Note: c/p = copy and paste as new layer

OK lets begin!!


open blank canvas 750 x 250

make a radial gradient using two contrasting colours from your tube
angle 90, repeats 10
floodfill canvas

Xero fritillary with the following settings:
granularity 7
agression 36
tesselation 13
variation 36

VM toolbox, zoom blur, amount 40, adjust 25
effects, edge effects, enhance
duplicate
select all, contract 15, hit delete

on bottom layer
dsb flux, linear transmission
slice size 4, offset 30, blend 50, vertical checked
deselect

Now you will see rectangle shapes
using your selection tool, set to rectangle, select round the 2nd one

new raster layer
floodfill selection with the same gradient, but change to 
linear, angle 45, repeats 0
deselect
duplicate and move to cover the 4th rectangle
merge down
duplicate and move to cover the 6th & 8th
and so on until every other rectangle is covered
make sure you merge all the floodfilled rectangles together

select all, float, defloat
c/p small tube, duplicate and position over  rectangles where you like
invert, delete
deslect
change blend mode to luminance legacy

c/p close up tube as new layer, resize if necessary
drag to top of layer palette
d/s

make frame layer active
d/s 2,2,50,8, black
and again but change horizontal and vertial to -1
duplicate twice
apply xenofex 2, constellation on each frame layer
with the following settings, making sure to hit random seed on each layer


add name and cr information 

close off top two frame layers
copy merged

open Animation shop
paste as new animation

back to psp, close bottom frame layer, open middle one
copy merged

paste after current frame in AS

back to psp, close middle layer, open top layer
copy merged

paste after current frame in AS

save as gif


For avatar

In psp, custom selection tool
left, top 0, right, bottom 150

selections, edit selection

repeat animation instructions as above 

dont forget to add your name and cr info to the avatar

save as gif

Thats it your done xx

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