Saturday, March 19, 2011


two masks one by Sabine makeamaskprt2 MF found here
Boundless bliss grunge mask. Google it since Teresa's site is down.
A tube with a closeup
font wil and grace
open a 600 by 600 paste your tube and add mura mister copies wallpaper rotate. make sure the space is covered. then add radial blur to these settings
Apply the grunge mask and merge group. Paste the closeup to the rt of the mask and add the grunge mask again to the tube. Open a new raster layer and flood fill with a complimenting color from the tube. i chose the color blue from her jeans. Apply Sabine's mask Add a slight drop shadow to it if you chose a light color.. Paste your main tube in the center ,duplicate,change blend mode to hard light merge and add a drop shadow. Type your name,URL and license number. Below is another version of the tag. i added effects to the name to match the clothing of the tube. Thanks for trying my tut

Friday, March 18, 2011

Elegant forum set

What you need for this tut:
A tube with a closeup. I am using Jennifer Janesko from CDO. i both this tube when she was still at CILM.
two different Gradients. I used Elvenswords awesome gradients found here.
And Essexgirls Golden gradient found here.
Two fonts. I used Poetic DB for the wordart and Luxury for the name.
Filters and plugins:
Xero Fritillary
Xenofex2 constellations
Eyecandy 4 chrome
Eye candy 4 gradient glow.
Start off with a 600 width by 250 high workspace.
Copy and place all of your gradients in your gradient folder of your PSP
Open your close up tube. If you are using the same tube then resize it by 120% and place it at the left hand side of the tag. Duplicate it and mirror.
Floodfill your background with EC chic21 gradient angle at 45 and 1 repeat.
Change the blend mode for the tubes to soft light.
Grab your rectangle preset tool and draw a thin rectangle using the EC14 gradient as the fill and the foreground null. Ratserize it and duplicate it. change the top rectangle blend mode to overlay and the bottom add Eye candy chrome at default, Duplicate both overlay and chromed rectangle. On your layers palette click your lock layers toggle for both duplicated rectangles and move your pair down a bit. make sure you have enough room to type some wording.
Add a drop shadow of 3,3,100,5, black to both chromed rectangles.
Add a new raster layer and floodfill it with a colored texture. i used the color picked from her hair#e0bd76 and blue spruce texture found in my PSP at 45 angle and 100 scale.
move this layer to match the bottom edge of the bottom chromed rectangles.
Crop your tag and merge visible.
Grab your rectangle tool and draw a rectangle the width and length of the chromed rectangles in the same color you floodfilled previously. Add Xero Fritillary at these settings:
Then add Xenofex2 constellations at these settings:
change the blend mode to screen and the opacity to 48.
Draw a wide rectangle using the SG_Golden gradient on the top and bottom of the tag with 45 deg angle and 0 repeats. Add a drop shadow to both.
Add your main tube in the middle ,duplicate it and change the blend mode to soft light. Add xero supersmooth at default to the bottom tube and merge. add a drop shadow and duplicate change blend mode to screen and change the opacity to 58. play with these settings to get the tube to look soft and misty.
type out any wording you like in the EC14 gradient with a brown border and drop shadow.
Now activate your background layer, select all,float,modify,select borders size 6. add a new raster layer and floodfill in the golden gradient. Add noise at100 then add a gradient glow with the same color we used to floodfill our texture.
repeat the same method but change the width to 3 using the EC14 gradient. Duplicate it and add the chrome effect to it. change the top border to overlay merge down and sharpen twice.
Add you name,license number and artist URL.
For the avatar just close off the two borders,wordart and license layers. merge visable and paste onto a workspace 150 pixels high and wide. resize by 70% and move to desired portion. add the same method for the borders and add your name and artist copyright.
Thanks for trying this tut.

Blog Award

Thank you so much for passing me this award Tasha and Brooke you guys are amazing. i am very touched you chose me ((hugs))
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The aim of the award is to bring recognition to blogs with minimal followers. Since I have accepted the award I must pass it on to at least 3 other blogs (but not more than 5), that have inspired me and I feel deserve a bit more attention. The rules are to say thank you on my blog to the one who passed it on to me and link to their blog (see above). Pick the blogs to pass the award on to, leave a note on their blog and then list them with links to their blogs...

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sepia Love

Scrapkit used for this tut is by Cajoline called " Sepia" . It can be purchased here.
Tube used for this tut is by Lorenzo Di Mauro.
Font used is PTU.
mask used is zuzzanna#60
This is a full sized kit so there is alot of resizing but it is worth it in the end.
Start off with are usual 600 by 600 workspace.
Resize element41 by 20%. Using your magic wand click iside the frame and expand by 6. Add a new raster layer and paste paper5 into selection. Move this layer below the frame.
Add paper11 to the bottom layer and apply the mask .
Resize element 6 by 600 pixels and duplicate. Mirror,flip them merge.
Open element 14 and resize it 500 pixels high and place it behind the frame.
Open element 12 resize at 550 wide and r0tate 90 degrees to the lt. place this behind the leaves.
Open element42 resize at 400 high and place this behind the leaves above the flowered branch.
Add a light drop to all and merge all foliage. Duplicate and mirror. Duplicate again and flip.
Open element47 and use your magic wand to click the lettering. Br sure not to click the extruded shadow. Copy and paste paper11 into selection. resize the wordart by400 pixels wide and rotate it 90 degrees to the rt. place it over the flipped foligae and add a drop shadow.
Resize element 46 by 400 pixels high and place it to the rt of the frame erasing the string up to the gold nail. Add a drop shadow to this layer.
Resize element7 by 500 pixels wide and mirror. place at the top of the frame. Duplicate this resize at 705 and flip. Arrange at the bottom lt hand side of the frame.
Resize element 42 400 high and place at the top rt hand corner of the frame.
element 55 the white long ribbon was resized at 20% then 50% and place at the lt top of the frame.
i then added my main tube. i used the closeup of this tube. i duped it,gaussian blur 5 to the top,changed the blend mode to soft light and drop shadowed the original.
Open element 13 and resized by 550 wide. i free rotated it 20 degrees to the let,duplicated it,flipped it .mirrored and resized by 80%..
then i added elements and flowers to build the rest of the tag.
Resizing went as follows:
element37-400 then 70%
element 25-400 high then 50% twice-duplicated it
element 22-600 wide and rotated 90to the rt
element 82 500 high,rotate 90 degrees,added soft noise to it
element 54-20% then 50% erased the stem
Add your name,artist URL and license number.
Thanks for trying my tut

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Garden fairy

Scrapkit by A taggers scrap called spring garden which can be purchased here
FTU picture from morgufile com
tube of choice. i used Elias Chatzoudis 
masks od choice i used two. one by laurie mademe scraps. (Apparently the site is on read only)IRmask107
and the other by WSL 363
Open a workspace at 600 by 600 pixels wide and high
Add a new raster layer and floodfill it with #866c26 ( the green color from the scrap)
Add mask WSL363 and merge group.
paste paper#15 and add mask IR107 and merge group. resize at 105% and add a drop shadow.
Add the arch element on top of the two masks.
paste leaves2 onto workspace and resize 50% twice. Free rotate it 50 degrees and add Mura Miester copes with these settings.
Using your pick tool adjust the width just a tad inward. using your magic wand click inside the new leaf frame you made and expand by4. paste the garden image from and arrange to your liking. Invert and delete excess image. Duplicate the image and add gaussian blur at 5 and change the blend mode to screen.
Add the path element and erase the top part of the path. the pathways should start at the arch.Make sure the frame,framebackground and pathway are under the arch layer.
Add the hanging leaves element2 behind the arch and resize at 50%. Duplicate and mirror.
Add the grass element to the front of the arch and resize it by 50%. place it at the edge of the archway. duplicate and mirror. Duplicate both sides and resize again by 50% shifting the grass laterally and erasing any stone past the original stone.
Add any elements from this whimsical kit. Here is what i resized
bucket 50%
flower scatter 25% duplicated and mirrored
sign 60%
hanging basket 50% duplicated and mirrored
Spade 50%
Add your main tube,place your name,license number and artist URL.
Thanks for trying my tut