Friday, December 30, 2011


Scrapkit by Pimp'd Designz Called " Criminal" found here for purchase
Two tube from Elias Chatzoudis found at PTE for purchase
animation from abstract called gunshot from her random animation march 2011  found here for download
Filters/ Plugins:  Eye Candy Gradient Glow,Xero -Greyscaler and Xero Emphasis

Start with a 600 by 300 workspace flood filled in white
Open PD border1 and paste onto the canvas. using your pick tool move the bottom border up do not scale it just move it. Duplicate and move it down until you see the top border. Duplicate it and move it to the right to see the left border then repeat with the right border. Move the to side borders under the top and bottom layers. Merge them down. Merge the top and bottom as well. Using your eraser too clean the corners of the right and left borders to match the top ans bottom then merge them all down.
Using your freehand selection tool draw out the inside borders of the tag. then paste paper1,invert and delete.
Resize the jail door by 50% and place in the center.Freehand select the inside of the door, add a new raster layer and paste paper8 into selection.
Resize frame2 by 35%, click inside,expand by 2, add a new raster layer and paste paper 1 into selection. Place the tube above the frame2 background ,activate,invert and delete. Apply Xero greyscaler to the frame 2 background and tube.
Resize tick marks by 405 and place on top of the  jail door background. Add your tube and duplicate it. Add Xero Greyscaler to the bottom tube and soft light to the top tube.
Resize frame 3 by 50% and place below the jail door layer. Freehand select plate and promote layer above the jail door.
Resize print 1 by 50%, sharpen and place under the main tube layer.
 Resize the target by 70% and place the caution word art above it.
Resize the handcuff and ball chain.
 Place your second tube on the right and apply Xero Emphasis. with your color picker chose the blues from the tube then click OK. Duplicate and change the bend to multiply.
Type your name and add a gradient glow/
 Add your license number and artist URL.
 to animate I freehand selected the star from my tube and promoted the layer.
 Add duplicated it three times and added noise at different levels.
 i merged the tag and copied it to AS. i repeated the paste with the different star layers until all layers were pasted in AS.
 Then i opened my animation. I selected all and resized it by 50%.
I copied the merged frames until i had the same amount of frames as my animation. Selected all then copied my animation onto the selected frames.

 I repeated the same functions with the avatar.
 Saved my tag as a GIF.
 Thanks for looking


Tube used in this tut will be available for purchase at PTE on Jan1st 2012 called Vanesa by Roman Zaric
PTU scrapkit used in this tut is by JTsDesigns a new scrap kit artist found at PTE for purchase. The kit is called Golden Sparkle.
I used two mask in thois tut. WSL 84 and WSL363
Filter/Plugin used VM Extravaganza-transmissions

 Start with a 600 by 600 work space flood filled in white.
 Resize Frame1 by 50%, Duplicate,mirror and move down under the first frame. Merge them down and move to the left. Duplicate the merged frames,mirror and merge again.
 Place the close up tube in  the different windows of the frames. Using your freehand selection tool set to rectangle select the windows of each frame, invert and delete the excess tubes.
 Repeat this function with papers 7 and 8 alternating windows. Then apply VM Extravaganza-Transmissions with these settings:6,0,15. Change the blend of the closeup tubes to luminance (l).
Place your main tube on the canvas and resize it by 80%.
 Place Lamp 1 in the middle of the frames. Move this as the last layer. Duplicate and move down to the left. Duplicate,mirror and merge. Erase the portion of the lamp that is hanging past the bottom of the frames. See my tag for reference.
 Resize the splatter by 80%, free rotate 25 to the left and place to the left side of the frame. Duplicate, mirror and flip. merge them down and move to the last layer of the tag.
 Place paper2 above the splatter layer and apply WSL84
Place paper6 under the  masked layer and apply WSL 363 mask. merge group and apply Gaussian blur at 6 lower the opacity to 66.
Resize flower1 by 35% and place on top of the frames.
Place ribbon 4 onto the corners of the frames. Resize flower3 by 155 then again at 50% and place on each ribbon.
Add your name, artist URL and license number Thanks so much for looking

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tiki Goddess

Tube used in this tut is by Chuck Bauman  called Tiki Goddess
FTU kit is by Digicats and dogs called Sun, Sea  and Beach found here for download
 Font used Engraved and DC Sugar N Spice
Start off with a 600 by b600 workspace flood filled in white
Place frame 5 on to the canvas and duplicate it.  Change the blend to hard light. Add frame 6 on top , duplicate and change blend to multiply. using your pick tool set to scale pull the top and bottom to match the length of frame 5.
Using your rectangular selection tool select frame 5 and add a new raster layer. paste paper3 into selection.
Add your main tube to the enter of the tag, duplicate it, change the blend to hard light and opacity to 18.
Add the close up on to of the frame background , change the blend to soft light, activate the frame background, invert and delete the tube's excess. Erase the arm on the side of the tube.
Resize the pineapple, coconut drink and tiki mask by 255. Duplicate them and change the blend to hard light.
Place the doodle as the last layer, duplicate and mirror.
 Free rotate the honey suckle 30 degrees to the left and resize by 50%,. Duplicate mirror,merge,duplicate, change blend to hard light.Merge again, duplicate and move to the bottom of the frame.
Place wooden beads at the top and type GODDESS placing each letter separately on each bead. then merge the letters down.
 Type tiki in a curly font.
 Add paper 3 to the materials palette and type your name in a size 2 outline in white.
 Add your license number, artist URL .
 Thanks for looking

Friday, December 23, 2011


Tube used in this tut is by Michael Calandra called Lost Valley 
Filters plugins: Distort -Pinch. Eye Candy 4 Glass and gradient glow

 start off with a 600 by 300 workspace flood filled in white.
 Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with a gradient matching your tube colors i used #562613 and #3c4335 starburst repeat at 6.
Duplicate it twice and apply Distort-pinch at the amount set to 100. For each layer add it once for the bottom, twice for the middle and three times for the top layer.
 Close the top two layers.
 Pally the tube four times and merge down. Duplicate it once and change the blend for the bottom to luminance (l) and opacity to 57. on the top tube change the blend to  soft blend and opacity to 52.
 Add the closeup tube at the top layer, duplicate it and apply Gaussian blur at 5 to the bottom.
 Activate the last layer ,selections,modify,selection borders, set to 2, add a new raster layer and flood fill in a gold gradient . Move this layer to the top and apply a gradient glow with two colors from the tube. i used the brown from the first gradient and white.
Using a pixel font type Lost or whatever wording you like to match your tube. Change the blend to overlay.Duplicate it and move it down .
Using your pen tool set to  size 2, set line style to whip and draw a line under your word art. duplicate it and move it to the bottom. Merge them down and duplicate twice more. Add noise to all line layers .
Using your selection tool set at rectangle. draw one behind your tube, add a new raster layer and flood fill it with a gradient. Add a texture of blinds to it. I used 2, 81, black bot boxes checked. Change the blend to hard light, duplicate mirror and flip.
 Add your name, artist URL and license number.
 To animate copy and paste all duplicate layers of the merged tag to AS and save as a GIF

Monday, December 19, 2011


Tube used in this tube is called Rocker Chick by Michelle Soneja 
Mask used is by Vix PSP  mask42 found here
Fonts used in this tut luna bar, lowrider and latex big badaboum
Filters /plugins used:
DBS Flux noise
Eye Candy 4 Gradient glow
Eye Candy Impact
Xenofex2 constellations
 Mura Meister Copies
Xero Radiance
Xero Fritillary

 Start off with a workspace sized 600 by 600 flood filled in white.
 Paste your tube in the center and apply EFFECTS-RELEXTION EFFECTS-PATTERN at default.
Duplicate this layer and hide one. Apply the mask to the layer and merge group.  Duplicate this masked layer twice.Now Add the mask as a new layer and resize by 112%. Using your pick tool adjust the mask sizing to match the location of the stars. Use your magic wand to click the larger stars. activate the first merged masked layer and apply XENOFEX2-CONSTELLATIONS at desired settings. Repeat the constellations with each duplicate layer and change the seed for each one. Delete the mask layer we used as a guide.
Draw a medium sized star with an outline sized at 5. Click your outline. promote layer and apply EYE CANDY-IMPACT-GLASS setting at opaque black with reflection.
Using the luna bar font or a thin script font type out your wording at 20 pt-OBJECTS-ALIGN-CENTER IN CANVAS convert to raster and apply MURA MEISTER COPIES setting at tiling spaced 2. Click the blue star, invert and delete the excess wording. Add a drop shadow or 1,1,100,4 black and change the blend to soft light.
Type out ROCKSTAR in the lowrider font or a thin font with an outline of 3. Apply DISTORT-SPHERIZE-setting at horizontal only 100. Duplicate once and apply EYE CANDY-IMPACT-EXTRUDE-setting to taper point above. Move the point down and inwards. Then apply a drop shadow 3,3,58,4 black then again at -3,-3 58,4 black. Using the top wordart click inside with your wand and promote the white layer. Duplicate this twice. Apply XERO-FRITILLARY  at these settings:5,30,10,35. With each layer change the variation a bit. i used every three.
Now to downsize everything. Resize your merged masked layers by 80%
Open your closed pattern layer from earlier. Using your rectangular selection tool draw out a forum sized tag. Using your link toggle link all the mask layers and move them to the left of your rectangle. Undo the toggles. Repeat the link toggles with the star,star frame and tiled wording. Free rotate 20 to the left ten move the star and company to the left. Now invert and delete all layers. Crop your tag and place your close up tube to the right a couple of times. merged them down and apply XERO-RADIANCE at default. Add your main tube and apply EYE CANDY IMPACT-PERSPECTIVE SHADOW. setting at cast on wall and adjust the nodes to reduce the size a bit.
Duplicate your pattern background add ADJUST-BLUR-GAUSSIAN BLUR at 5 and blend to screen.
Add a gradient in the colors of the tube to your materials pallet and draw a rectangle with the background null. sized 5 out line.Apply DBS FLUX NOISE- setting at 35.
 add your name, artist URL and license number.
 To animate close the top duplicate layers and copy to AS. Repeat  paste with the middle duplicates and the bottom duplicates. Save as a GIF.
 Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ocean Pearl

Tube used in this tutorial is called Dafne by Alicia Mujica 
FTU scrap kit is called Ocean Pearls found here for download
 FTU font called waterfalls
 WSL99 mask used

Start with a 600 by 600 workspace flood filled in white.
 Resize the Ocean Pearls element 43 by 600 pixels on it longest side then resize again by 90%.
Paste your tube on top and under the frame.
 Duplicate them and change the top tube's blend to multiply.
 Add a drop shadow of 3,3,58,4 dark grey to the last tube. this will be your shadow for the rest of the tag.
 Freehand select the center of the frame paste paper1 as a new layer, invert and delete the excess. Duplicate the paper and change the blend to burn. merge down and duplicate it again changing the blend to hard light and opacity to20.
 back to the tube, freehand select the bottom portion of her buttocks that is over the frame. on the two top tubes hit delete.
 Open element 11 and place  on top of the frame back ground layers. Duplicate and mirror.
Duplicate the frame ,resize by 80, freehand select some flowers by the leg of your tube, invert and delete. Pick tool use is to rotate the flowers to match the angle of the frame. erase the bits of frame from the flowers.
Add paper 9 as the last layer and apply WSL mask 99. Duplicate and mirror.
Add paper 10 to your materials palette and type your name.Add a silver border and drops shadow.
 Add your license number and artist URL.
 Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Floral Fairies

 Tube used in this tut is called Flor by Lix 
Masks used in this tut- WSL 44 found here  and FloraMask8 by Rieka found here ( sixth pack from the top)
Butterfly animation by peachies collections found here
Font used Mr Canfields and FFF Urban
Filters/Plugins used: Eye Candy 4 gradient glow, Mura Meister Copies,Xenofex2 Constellations

 Start with a 600 by 600 workspace flood filled in white.
 Open your tube and duplicate it. Apply  - Adjust-Blur-Motion Blur angle 270 and strength at 100. Then apply Mura Meister Copies Wallpaper Rotate reset number at 322. Duplicate this layer ,flip and close for later. Apply WSL mask 44 for the opened wallpaper and Merge group.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill it in white. Apply Flormask 8, merge group,activate,SELECTIONS-Modify-increase by 2 and flood fill again. Add a drop shadow to this layer
 Now paste the mask as a new layer to your canvas and resize by 90%. There are a couple of circles in this mask we want to recreate. Since it is hard to click them by magic wand we are gonna use the  orginal mask as a guide to make the circles. then merge them down. Using your flood filled flor mask as a guide move the original mask to match the design. using your elliptical  preset tool draw out each of the circles in the mask.. i saw seven of them. Once made merge them down and duplicate them  three times. you should have four layers. The bottom layer is your guide for later use.
Apply Xenofex2 Constellations to the top three change the seed with each layer with these settings
:3,100,47,0,100,100 make  selection transparent.
Close the top two layers for animating later.
Unhide the wallpaper we had hidden earlier activate the circle guide layer ,invert and delete excess
Keep the circle guide layer activated and paste your closeup tube on the larger circle parts. Delete excess. Move one closeup layer above the white flor mask layer and the other below. Change the blend mode for both to overlay.
 Duplicate your main tube again and apply a thick white gradient glow.
Now to create your wordart. Type out Floral in a nice script font and add the same thick gradient glow. Type  Fairies in a pixel font and couple of times. Then Freehand select the flower from her hair. erase the extra bits, resize by 50% and sharpen. place around the pixel wording. Duplicate the promoted flower again,resize by 50%and colorize it  in  purple.
 Repeat promotion of the layer using the angle leaves and berries. We will use this to decorate the name.
 Type your name license number and artist URL.

To animate copy all duplicate merged layers to AS ,copy all frames and paste until you have 15 frames.
 Open your bug or butterfly layer. Select all and copy onto the merged tag.
 Save a s GIF.
 Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Skelly Friends

Tube used in this Tut is called " My Skelly Fish Friends" by Jaz Higgins
The image used is called "Yellow Morning" by Abril Andrade Griffith found at PTE for purchase
Font used -Ren and Stimpy
Distort-Ocean Ripple

Start off with a 600 wide 350 high workspace
Floodfill a new raster layer in a sunburst gradient using two colors from your tube.
I used #0c2b95 and #141547. Duplicate this layer twice and apply Distort-Ocean Ripple at these settings:ripple size 15 magnitude14,change the magnitude by 1 for each layer.
Open your image and paste on top of the gradient layers. Change the blend to BURN.
Open your tube and paste raster 2 from your tube pack. This has the fishes in the layer. Resize it by 80% and place to the left. Duplicate it and move it up to the right. Erase the mermaid in the duplicate. Freehand select one of the bubbles and promote the layer. Move it above the fish duplicate and cover the sharp edge of the fin.
Add a new raster layer, freehand select the eyes of all the fish and flood fill it in black. Close this layer for later.
Select one of the gradient layers and activate. Selections,Modify, Selection borders set to 4 and flood fill in white. Move this layer to the top.
Select your white border ,repeat selection borders again but size 1, add a new raster layer. Flood fill the inner border in the lighter blue we used for the gradient and the pink on the outer border.
Magic wand select the blue,promote layer and duplicate it three times. Add noise at 100 and change the settings for each layer.
Add your name in the same pink as the border with a size2 outline in white.
Add your license number and artist URL.
Off to animate...
First we are gonna paste the entire tag using the bottom duplicates by merging visible.
Once pasted to AS unmerge and repeat with the second set of duplicates.
Paste after current frame. Repeat this step with the last set of duplicates.
Working in AS Select all and copy. Click the last frame and paste the set until you have21 frames. Select all and minimize.
Back at PSP.... Using your magic wand select the pink inside your name. Select each letter and copy paste as a new animation to AS. Apply Image effects Underwater with these settings:
Delete frame 7 and select all. Copy and paste after the last frame until you have 24 frames. Select all and copy paste onto the merged tag you have minimized earlier. Be sure to match where the inside of the name is located.
Now back to PSP unhide the fish black eye layer and copy it to AS. Repeat copy until you have 3 frames. Working in AS using the eraser tool, erase one orb on each frame. be sure to chose a different orb. Click the first frame and apply Image transition effects with these settings:

 click the next frame after apply and repeat fade application.
Copy the first frame and paste after the last frame. Then click the second to the last frame and apply the fade transition once again. Delete the last frame fro smooth movement. Select all and paste onto the merged tag over the eyes of the fish.
Save as a GIF.
 Thanks for looking

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rocking Christmas

Tube used is made by The Hunter called" Hot Bubble Guitar" 
Template used is made by Missy found here for download
FTU scrap is by Vabys called Dark Christmas found here for download.
Font used-satisfaction
Xenofex2 constellations
VM Natural-Sparkle
 filter factory gallery J-blast em blur
Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow and Glass

Open you template and resize the largest side by 600 pixels.
 Delete the dots and CR layer
Resize your tube by 80% and sharpen. Resize the Santa hat by 80% twice and place on here head.
Activate circle and circle2. Paste paper Dark Xmas Paper as a new layer. On the top circle color pick the dark purple from the tube's Santa hat and color change the top circle with it.
 Activate layer square 1 , resize paper12 by 50% and paste as a new raster layer. Sharpen the paper and paste frame2 above it. Resize by 40%,use your pick tool to rotate it and resize the left and top side of the frame to match. Sharpen this layer as well.
 Resize element 34 by 25%,sharpen ,duplicate and mirror.
 on square2 activate, add a new raster layer and flood fill in a sunburst gradient repeat set to 2. Use the lighter pink and the dark pink for contrast from your tube. repeat with the  square 3 but flip the colors in the gradient.
 Resize element 27 by 50%, duplicate and mirror.
( if animating duplicate it three times, adding a drop shadow to the bottom layer. Then apply Xenofex flag to each of the top three layers)

 Back to square 2 and 3. Apply Eye Candy4 gradient glow in thick black, select with your magic wand and apply Noise at 100.
Activate sqare4 and add a new raster layer. Flood fill in a linear gradient using the lighter pinks from the tube. Add your closeup and element 12 mirrored and resized at 50%. Invert and delete the excess from the element and tube. Activate the closeup tube, select the linear flood filled layer and promote it. On the original layer add Xenosfex2 constellations and thick gradient glow. Add some noise to the glow. Change the tube's blend to dodge.
 Add papers 5 and 6 to the tree. Paste into selection alternating papers. When done Color change the purple to the lighter pink from the tube.
 Resize element 18 by 25% and duplicate it twice if animating. Apply VM Natural Sparkle at size 16 to each layer changing the seed for each one.
 Place element 31 on opposite ends and merge. Duplicate them twice if animating.Add Noise at 100 for the top at random, the second at uniform and the last at Gaussian.
Resize the presents by 50%
 move the word Art down a bit. Select the word Christmas and promote it. Flood fill in a gradient,duplicate twice(if animating) and add noise to each layer. Apply Xenofex constellations as before but change the seed for each layer.
 close  the snowflake and tube layers. Merge visible and copy. Unmerge then paste the copy as a new raster layer and apply Filter Factory J-blast em blur. move this layer as your mask.
Apply Eye Candy glass twice to the original wordart.
Add your name, license number and artist URL.
 Animate as usual and save a GIF.
 Thanks for looking