Monday, 9 May 2016

Its a Dogs Life!



Supplies needed:

tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Laguna
which can be purchased from Pics For Design
Supplies HERE
Filters : Muras Meister - Copies

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 1st May 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

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Open supplies and place selection file in your selections folder

Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

choose a colour from your tube 
set as foreground colour, background to null
preset shapes tool, circle, width 25, create as vector
draw out a circle in the middle of your canvas
Objects, align, center in canvas
convert to raster

duplicate this circle twice
position one to the left and down slightly
and the other to the right and down slightly
drag both under the to circle in the layer palette

now make the top circle active
magic wand, feather 0
click inside the circle 
expand by 4
new raster layer, floodfill with gradient of choice (something that matches your tag)
drag this layer below the circle layer
deselect

text tool - visitor TT2 font, size 14, anti alias off, colour black
type out your phrase, I used "its a dogs life!"
convert to raster
muras meister, copies, tiling angle, default settings but change tile gap to 3

on your gradient layer, 
select all, float, defloat, invert
hit delete on your text layer
deselect

On left circle, magic wand, click inside the circle
expand by 4
new raster layer, floodfill with colour of choice
copy and paste your tube as new layer
position and resize as necessary
selections invert
hit delete on your keyboard
drag colour layer and tube layer below the left circle
change blend mode on tube layer to luminance (legacy)

repeat for the right circle but use a different colour to floodfill
and resize tube to a different size

dropshadow all 3 circle layers 2,5,50,8, black

hide white background and merge visible

New raster layer
Load/save selection from disk
Load Miz_filmstrip2 selection
floodfill with colour of choice (I used the same colour as my circles)
deselect
position at bottom of circles, 
rotate left 5

magic wand, Mode Add, feather 0, tolerance 10
click inside the first filmstrip frame
new raster layer, expand selection by 2
floodfill with gradient of choice
copy and paste tube, resize as necessary
position inside the selection to your liking
selections invert, delete
deselect
change blend mode to Difference
drag filmstrip layer to the top of your layer palette

repeat with the other 4 frames of the filmstrip
dropshadow filmstrip

hide white background & merged circles
merge filmstrip layers together
duplicate, image, mirror
unhide all other layers

copy and paste tube one last time
resize and position to fit
dropshadow

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


Fairy pixelated




Supplies needed:

Tube of choice preferably one with a nice bit of patterning on it
 I used the beautiful work of Misticheskaya which 
can be purchased from Pics For Design
Filters : Xero, Fritillary
Kiwis Oelfilter - Guck Mal
Muras Meister - Copies
These filters can all be found Here


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 24th April 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

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Open your tube
shift & D to duplicate, close original
lasso selection tool, point to point, feather 11ish
roughly select around the body of your fairy
just leaving the wing(s), and hit delete
deselect

(if using a tube with patterning select round the patterned bit)

Open blank canvas 700 x 200
copy and paste the wing(s) (or pattern) as new layer
Muras meister - copies - wallpaper rotate default settings


Kiwi Oelfilter - Guck Mal 
all settings to 128
duplicate this layer 

selection tool, ellipse, feather the same as before
draw out a fairly large selection in the middle of your canvas
hit delete
deselect


Still on the duplicate layer 
Xero - Fritillary
Granularity 5, agression 67, tesselation 23, variation 55


Magic wand, feather still the same
click inside the empty part of the layer
copy and paste tube as new layer
selections invert
delete
deselect


New raster layer
floodfill with color of choice
select all, contract by 2
delete
deselect


add name and copyright information
merge all flatten
save as jpg


to make a matching avatar

custom selection tool
top & left 0
right 150, bottom 175
selections, edit selection
move the red box to a part of your tag that you like
edit selection 
copy
deselect

paste as new image
add a 2 pixel border like we did for the banner
add name and cr if necessary

merge all flatten
save as jpg

Love you Forever



Supplies needed:


A Personal photo/image - I am using a photo of my handsome sons
but it could be an image of mum/dad/sibling/pet anything you like 
as long as its personal to you
My Template 79 HERE
My supplies HERE


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 7th April 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

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

on the following layers

select all, float, defloat
paste as new layer
invert
hit delete
deselect
delete origial template layer

Layers 1, 6 - Paper 1
Layers 4 & 8 - Paper 2
Layers 2, 3 & 9 - Paper 4
Layers 5, 10, 12 & 13 - Paper 3
Layers 7 & 11 - paper 5

Make layer 14 active
select all, float, defloat
paste your own image as new layer
resize to fit
selections, invert
hit delete to get rid of any excess
deselect
rotate left 5

Copy and paste red leaves as new layer
resize by 40
position where layer 15 is located then delete layer 15

Copy and paste blue leaves as new layer
resize by 40
position same place as red leaves but rotate to your liking
adjust - sharpness - sharpen more

Copy and paste red rose as new layer
resize by 10
position on top of leaves
duplicate, image, flip, 
position below first rose

Copy and paste blue rose as new layer
resize by 25
position in middle of two red roses

dropshadow leaves and roses
2,4,50,8, black
merge leaves and roses together

duplicate the rose cluster
move to the where layer 16 is positioned, delete layer 16, 17 & 18

copy and paste heartwings
resize by 15
dropshadow
position where the top circle frame intersects with your image
rotate to the right slightly
duplicate
position where the bottom circle frame intersects with your image
rotate to the left

dropshadow all template layers 
0,0,50,8, black

Make Background layer active
copy and paste wordart as new layer
resize by 60
position to the right and up a bit so it can be seen from under the rest of the layers
add white gradient glow
dropshadow

make top layer active
copy and paste wordart 2 as new layer
resize by 80
position to your liking
apply white gradient glow
dropshadow

Add your name and copyright info (if you took the photo add your own name)
delete white background
merge visible
crop and save as png


another example I made, this one is of me and my hubby on our wedding day 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Moments



Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the Gorjuss arwork of Suzanne Woolcot 
which is no longer available to purchase as tubes unfortunately
A sitting tube is best for this tutorial
Eye Candy 4 - Gradient Glow
My supplies HERE

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 4th April 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

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Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

Open one of the images supplied
custom selection

top 129, left 132, right 389, bottom 673
copy & deselect

Paste onto your canvas as new layer
select all, float, defloat, contract by 18
hit delete on your keyboard
deselect

inner bevel

bevel 2, width 10, smoothness 25, depth 10
ambiece -11, shininess 35, color white, angle 225
intensity 35, elevation 60

Copy one of the images supplied
paste as new layer
resize by 75
drag below your frame layer
position so a part of the image you like is showing inside the frame

On frame layer
magic wand, feather 0, click inside the frame
expand by 4
invert
on image layer, hit delete
deselect

dropshadow the frame 
2,5,46,9, black

copy and paste hot air balloon 
as new layer
resize by 40
dropshadow as before

paste again 
resize by 20
adjust, hue and saturation, hue map
drag the first slider down to a color of your choice

dropshadow

Position balloons to your liking on your tag

copy and paste tube as new layer
resize to fit nicely on your tag
position so its sitting over the bottom left corner of your frame
dropshadow

copy and paste wordart as new layer
resize by 40
position to your liking
eye candy 4 - gradient glow
add a fat white gradient glow, change the width to 3
dropshadow

new raster layer
flood will with a gradient made from two colors from your tag
linear, angle 45, repeats 4
apply mask
merge group
drag mask layer down to just above your white background
you may wish to use your deform tool to stretch and/or squish it to
fit nicely around your tag

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