Wednesday, July 29, 2015


 Fisherman2 by Kajenna 
 sold here

One Love Island by Pink Paradox Productions
 Sold here
Fonts- Cantante Beveled and  Gypsy Brush
 mask MCmask1 download it here
 Xenofex2- constellations

Open a new canvas 650 by 650 
 Reduce the tube by 30%,apply EFFECTS-PHOTO EFFECTS-FILM&FILTERS- set to vivid, duplicate it and apply Gaussian blur 10. Change the blend to overlay.
I used only elements for this tag , no templates or frames.
 Reduce items by 50%:
74,76,86,114,131 ,148.150 and 151
items reduced by 40%
30,40 and 52
items reduced by 25%
26,34,45,59 and 69
items reduced by 20%
27 and 110
Make a circle around the peace sign element and then place your font on the edge of it using  paper34 sized 25 and angled at 45 degrees in your material palette in the background position.
close off the circle portions then covert to raster. Add some noise and a thin sharp drop shadow
 Add paper 37 reduced by 70% then apply your mask, merge group then duplicate to darken, merge down and apply Xenofex 2 constellation
 using the paper we used before in your foreground and the color black in the background. Type your name with a stroke of 2.
 Add the artist URL, CR and your license number

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Watermelon Pretty Splash

 Tube by Kajenna Nereid
 sold here
 Kit By Toxic Desirez called Watermelon Splash
 sold here
 Template 4 by FlaminSal download it here
(sorry 4 days ago this link was valid try and recreate the template on your own)
Mask- moonbeams and spiderwebs mask 50 download here
Font LD Watermelon
Xero- greyscaler
Eye candy Gradient glow
Eye Candy 5 Nature water drops
Open template and reduce to 650 pixels
Delete all the word art layers , star and Cr layers
Tube treatment:
Open up shorts 4( the green layer)
Shirt 3 apply Xero-greyscaler at default then duplicate ,change the blend to screen and opacity to 71.This is to change the shirt to the color white.
Open hair1 and hair2. On the hair2 layer change the blend to lighten . Close all other unused layers and merge visible.
 Copy/paste on to your template and reduce by 30%
Place grass&bushes elements mirrored at the bottom edge of the tube then using your free hand selection tool feather set to 20 select the bottom and side edges in a wavy pattern then hit delete twice. this removes the harsh edges of the element
Copy/paste desired papers into selection of all the template layers
 Apply A thick white gradient glow to circle 1,2 and black border
Reduce the following elements:
 to all the watermelon elements apply Eye Candy Water drops and change the seed for each element.
 Once we are done playing with the font apply this filter to the name as well.
Reduce the following elements:
25%-butterfly2,drink, flower1 and 3
30%Melon1 and 3
40%-air balloon
50%-flower1, birdhouse,Melon2 and ribbon
 place Tree2 to the right and erase the trunk
 add paper 8 and apply your mask
Type out your name  in black then duplicate to darken.
 Using the same two colors in the melon flesh make a linear gradient.
Click inside the lettering, expand your selection by 2, add a new raster layer and flood fill the letters in the gradient. Repeat with the letter shadow using the color from the watermelon rind. then drop shadow. Merge them down, drop shadow again then apply the water drops
 Add the artist URL, CR and your license number
 Thanks for looking

Monday, July 20, 2015

Surf happy

Kajenna- Surfer 
 found here
 Pink Paradox Productions- Coconut cocktail
 Found here
 Font- Banana Chip Muffins
 mask-second mask from the top
 download here

 Open a new canvas 650 by 650
 Reduce your tube by 32%
 Reduce elements 5 and 6  by 80%
 Click inside the larger frame, expand your selections by 6, add a new raster layer and copy/paste paper 27 into selections
Mirror el 114 and reduce by 50%
Reduce el 77 by 25% and place to the left behind the paper layer
Add paper 24 behind the elements and move it up to match the water level of the frame's paper, then apply your mask
Reduce el 36,38 and 40 by 25%
el 22 by 40%
el12 by 15%
el 76 by 35% and place to the right over the bottom portion of the tube
Reduce el74 by 70% and mirror
Write your name in white, convert to raster, copy/paste paper  into selection of the name then add a gradient glow
 place the artist URL, CR and your license number

Friday, July 17, 2015

SteamPunk Magic

 Coming soon to
Steampunk Magic fairy & Matching kit 

 Font -Iron man of war download it here
 mask- random mask by Jackie download it here
 second mask from the top
Xero Radiance

 Open  a new canvas 650 by 650
Place the closeup tube twice
Apply Photo effects- film& filter- Vivid
I applied this to all elements in the tag
place element 28 between them.
 Enhance edges then duplicate and change the blend to multiply
 Freehand select the inside of the frame and invert selections
erase the bottom portion of the tube on both tube layers.
 On the top tube layer erase the portion covering the elements of the frame.
Add Closeup tube2 mirrored to the right of the bottom tube layer and apply Film& filters as we did before and radiance
 The add a new raster layer select the inside of the frame and copy paste paper8 flipped
Change the blend to burn on the tube layer
Reduce el 4 by 50% and place the rest around as you wish.
 I used elements 17,18,22,38,39,41 and 52
Add paper 6 and apply your mask
 Add your name with a linear gradient using two colors. i used black and a burnt orange  #db631b
 Then convert to raster, enhance edges , duplicate change the top blend to screen merge down and drop shadow
 add the artist URL, CR and your license number

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Falling Into Dark

Rusty Nail tube found in Pack 73 by Barbara Jensen
Found here
My animated version 
Tutorial for the PNG is found below

Kit Falling Dark By Crazy Carita
Found here
 mask-RR MASK1 SET1 download here
 Mura's Meister Copies
Toadies- Blast em!
VM Distort-circulation
Xenofex2 constellations
Xero Greyscaler

Add paper 2 and apply your mask, merge group, duplicate masked paper flip and mirror and move down as last layer
Place your tube in the center of the canvas
Add element 1, duplicate and change the blend to the top element to hard light, duplicate again and apply Toadies blast em then mirror
Place el 16 to the left of the tube between el1 layers showing the flames and el 26 to the right
 Freehand select the inside of el 1, invert selections and hit delete on the skull and fireplace layers
 Using the freehand selection tool again , select the eye sockets of the skull and promote the layer.
duplicate the fireplace reduce by 20% and place the fla\mes over each socket. 
Select the socket promoted layer, invert selections and delete the excess flames
place el 17 behind the skull and fireplace layer
Place el 2 and free rotate 45 to the right, reduce by 80% and click inside the frame, add a new raster layer copy/paste paper 8 into selections. Place this under the wire mesh layer
Place el 20 to the top right
Reduce el 33 by 30% and apply noise at 45 and Xenofex 2 Constellations setting to small stars
Reduce elements 12, 6 by 25%
 Place el 25 to the top left
 Reduce el24 by 70% and apply Xero Greyscaler. Move the brightness scale up to lighten the skulls to appear closer in color to the skull placed behind the tube layer
Reduce elements 27,18 and 34 by 50%
 Reduce el 23 by 45% and el 22 by 35% free rotated 70 to the left. Enhance edges on both elements.
 Erase a portion of the angled candle stick to appear it is laying in the middle of the skulls
 Place el 31 and apply VM Distort Circulation and place the leaves a couple of times around the cluster we made on the bottom of the canvas
Apply the element again and apply Circulation change the levels just a bit then apply 
Mura's Meister copies with these settings:
this will create a cluster then apply Encircle again but first you MUST Reset go to encircle again and place the default settings to create the circle
Place this behind the mesh layer
Add your name, artist URL, CR and your license number

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hot Guard

 Life Guard By Jose Cano 
 Matching kit by Choco UK designs
 coming soon to
mask of choice
 font-Mona Shark
Eye candy Jiggle and gradient glow

Reduce your tube by 65%
Apply Photo effects,film&filters vivid skin tone, then duplicate apply Xero Radiance and lower the opacity to 55
Place el 22 behind the tube layer to the right, reduce el 26 by 505 and place at the bottom edge of the tube
place el 25 to the left and 24 to the right. erase the bottom of the tree trunks
 Reduce el 33 by 50% and place behind the palm tree on the left. free hand select the center of the sun omitting the rays.
 duplicate the sun on the bottom sun apply Gaussian blur8 on the middle sun apply Eye Candy Jiggle setting the movement to brownian motion
Place el9 to the bottom left  and el 49 as the last layer.
 Erase any foliage pass the top of the sun and below the bottom edge of the sand.
Reduce the following elements

Add paper of choice and apply your mask
 add your name,artist URL, CR and your license number

Monday, July 13, 2015

Rock Rebel

 Melody By Nocturne
found here
Mysterious Seduction by Pink Paradox productions
 found here

 mask 85 by Mizteeque found here
 font- Stereofidelic
Template 55 by flaminsal found here

Open template and delete the Cr layer
Add paper6 and apply the mask. i merged the mask then applied it twice to fill the space.
 Then place the building elements above this layer. Reduce 88 and 89 by 70% and just place the others around them
Reduce el 108 by50% and place it to the top of the canvas behind the buildings layers and then duplicate free rotate it 90 to the left and place it above the buildings layers on the left and right
Reduce el 92 by 20 and place to the left above the love sign
copy/paste paper 1 into the  blue square, paper 13 into the black rectangle and paper 11 into the wordart. 
Reduce el 3 by 50% and place the face over the top grey rectangle
 then place the closeup tubes in the two bottom grey rects. Apply radiance to all the tubes in the grey rects.
Copy/paste paper 49 into selections of the white frames, then apply an inner bevel and enhance more.
Reduce  el 154 by 50% and place under the arrow layer
 Activate the arrow layer and place el73 ball over the activated portions, invert selections and hit delete then enhance edges.
Reduce your tube by 35%, duplicate and apply radiance, then change the blend to soft light
Activate the wordart layer and enhance edges, contract the selections by 4, add a new raster layer and copy/paste paper 14 into selections
Reduce the following elements:
el 76 by 30%
el 1, 4,47,93 by 25%
el 61 , 172 by 20%
el 24 by 15%
el 10,45,59,60 by 10%

 Add your name ,artist URL, CR and your license number

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sun Surfing

 Surf By Kajenna

 Found here

Sail Away By Toxic Desirez
 Found here

Template by Kiya 
 found here
 Font MF Kazinbarcika
 Open template and delete the cr layer
Copy/paste the background element into the beige rectangle layer
Place frame 3 behind this layer towards the top and again in front of the grey rectangle layer. then delete the grey rectangle.
Click inisde frame 3 that is in front and expand the selections by 2, copy/pastes the background image into selections of a new raster layer , then change the blend to screen.
 Place the close up tube under the paper layer and change then blend to hard light
Place the boat infront of the frame
Change the mask layer to overlay
 place paper over the green bar layer, invert selections and hit delete
 Place the lighthouse , sparkles and palm tree to the left under the frame 3 paper layer
Reduce the net and anchor by 505 then the lifesaver at 45% and place in front of the boat layer to the left
On the right reduce the crab by 30%, flower  and dolphin by 25% sunglasses by 20% towels by 35%
 Reduce your tube by 35%
 add the sand element twice once on the top and then on the bottom of the canvas as the mask.
 Then place the waves over the boat and under the crab layer.
 Add your name and change then blend to overlay
 drop shadow the entire tag  2, -2,50,4 black
 close the white background then merge the tag , reduce the entire tag by 650 pixels and sharpen add the artist URL, CR and your license number
 Thanks for looking

Sunday, July 5, 2015


 Um Whatever by Toxic Desirez
 sold here

Ice cream By Kajenna 
Sold here

Fonts used:
VTKS Beautiful dreams
Only Skulls dingbats
Bride of the monster

Mura's Meister Copies
Eye Candy 4 HSB Noise and Gradient Glow
Xenofex2 Cracks

Template 251 by Kristin download it here
 Scroll down in the middle bar there is a direct download to the set of templates

Open template and reduce the longest side to 650 pixels
Play with the tube hair color. I changed the color a bit to match the kit.
Using the red hair layer I applied ADJUST-HUE&SATURATION-HUE/SATURATION/BRIGHTNESS: on the edit drop box select  REDS and the hue slider change it to -26.
Then reduce the tube by 32% and place in the center of the template. Duplicate and change the blend to the top tube to multiply, then merge down.
Place thorned heart&roses to the left and grunge skulls to the right
 on the right reduce elements: 
20%-spiked ball , bracelet
on the left:
20%-drink can
25%-bunny, gum pack , bottle cap and ice scream
50%-skull&roses,doodle and bow3
place the sparkles , star border and splatter behind the tube layer
 Reduce wire by 50% and place n the left and right behind the template top area
Above this layer reduce  frame 1 by 50% then apply Encircle by Mura's Meister -copies
Copy/paste desired papers into selections of the raster layers.  and Enhance all paper layers.Reduce frame3 by 40%  and place over raster 5.
 Reduce the brad by 10% and apply Mura Meister copies encircle and place it over each of the raster4 layers then merge them down and duplicate three times.
 Apply Eye Candy4 HSB noise setting to necrotic tissue and change the seed for each layer applied
Reduce the eyeball by 105 and place  inside the sockets of the ice cream. duplicate and free rotate each duplicate 90 to the right.
Add your name in a gradient using two colors of the kit then a gradient glow in white.
to create the tattoos and art on the shirt i used Trashco font in white size 30 pixels on the shirt and used the lighten/darken tool to darken the edges and middle where her breast creased.
 The word whatever tattoo was done with the beautiful dreams font and use the pick tool to rotate the word to match the angle of the arm.
 Only skulls dingbat was used capitol letter H for the skulls and lower case "w" for the hand
 Add your artist URL, CR and your license number
 Save as a PNG ( unless you plan to animate the tag)

 To animate add a merged copy of your tag to AS( animation Shop) with the two rotated eyes layers closed.
 then the next frame open one of the rotated eyeball and one of the other brads layers, repeat this until all brad layers and eye ball layers are open. you should have 4 frames.
 Save as a GIF. Thanks for looking

Friday, July 3, 2015

USA 2015

 Beach Bianca by Freya Langford-Sidebottom
 found here issue 12
Contains 14 tubes by Freya, guest artists and this awesome matching kit
 font-AL Constitution
 Mask Dee patriotic mask 4 download it here

 to make the tag above open  a new canvas 650 by 650
Reduce Frame2 by 80%, click inside with your magic wand, expand your selections by 2, add a new raster layer and copy/paste paper 3 into selections. Duplicate and change the blend to hard light on the top paper.
Reduce bling2  by 50% and place over the paper layer twice, go to effects edge effects and enhance.
Reduce tree1 by 50% and apply MURA MEISTER COPIES ENCIRCLE then apply enhance to this layer as well.
 Place  firecracker2 to the top left and bottom right over the encircled layer
 place stars right under the encircled layer then add bling3 to the bottom left and right.
add paper1 as the last layer and apply your mask
Add your tube over the frame layer and apply Photo Effects-film&filters- vivid at default
Reduce the wordart by 80% and apply a thick white gradient glow or outline. select this white outline, promote the layer then apply Xero Constellations.
On the tube layer select a couple of the white bangles and the star on the bra, promote the layer then apply constellation to that layer.
Add start2 under the wordart layer and paint1 reduced by 50%
Add paint 2 behind the left side of the tube and paint 3 under the star element on the left
 Reduce firecracker1 by 50% free rotate it 20 to the right, promote the tip of the cracker and apply noise at 100.
 Reduce firecracker 3 by 50% and apply noise at 30
 Erase the bottom half of the tube
 Add your name with a white gradient glow or outline
 Add your artist URL, CR and your license number
 Thanks for looking

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sultan's Muse

 Madsen By Roman Zaric 
Matching kit by Dezinez By Vi
Coming soon To

 Mask Moonbeams and spiderwebs mask 34 download it here
Font Sultan's cafe download it here

 Mura Meister Copies
 Greg's factory Output
 Eye Candy 4 Juggle
Pre Set Shape Corel11_113( shield)

 Open a new canvas 650 by 650
Reduce your tube by 24%
Apply Photo Effects-Film & Filters- vivid skin tones at default settings
Reduce el 32 by 70% then 95%, duplicate the rug with the top one blended at hard light
place under the tube layer
Using your pre set shape" shield" draw out a medium sized shield on the right then convert to raster,flip, duplicate and mirror. this will make a sort of window.
 Merge the two shields down
Select all on the shields, copy/paste paper13 into selections , duplicate and change then blend to hard light. Reduce el 45 by 25% and place over the water areas of the paper layer.
Select all on the layer again-modify-selection borders set to 4, add a new raster layer and flood fill in brass gradient. Apply an inner bevel.
Duplicate the paper layer again and apply 3d Effects cutout  with these settings:
Reduce el 23 by 25% and place at the tip of the shapes, erase the stems
Reduce el 3 by 255 as well and place to the right under the frame layer, duplicate and change then blend to multiply,erase the trunk pass the right edge of the frame.
Reduce the following elements and duplicate them change the blend on the top items to hard light or multiply to darken them:
18, 28 and 29 by 50%
7,38,39,40 by 25%
 make a flower cluster using elements 5, 13 and 19 reducing them by 20 and 25%
 merge them together and place in front of the palm( see my tag for reference. then duplicate place in the center of the canvas and apply Mura Meister copies Glob at these settings:

 Place it behind the paper layer then duplicate free rotate 90 to the left and place to the left, duplicate and mirror
place el 16 above these layers in the center and both sides of the frame
To make the smoke I used el 42 and applied Greg's factory Output Pool shadow with these settings:
then apply Eye candy $ Jiggle at these settings:
 flipped it and placed near the tip of the lamp
 add paper6 then apply your mask
 I used paper 11 for the fill on the name
 Add your name, artist URL, CR and your license number
To animate just duplicate the smoke layer we made twice and add jiggle for each layer changing the seed.
 Speed 35 for all the frames and use transition fade for ease of blending
 thanks for looking