Friday, November 3, 2017

Memories of You



Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the beautiful artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen here

Font of choice – I used Before the Rain here

Vix Mask 451 here

Divine Intentions template 293 here.  If you scroll down her blog, on the left hand side you’ll see a link to download all 480 of her templates!

“Memories of You” is a full size kit created by Kathie Stevens Designs and is part of a charity collab  which can be purchased from TKO.  Please stop by and read about this worthy cause for a seriously ill baby.  You can find snaggables on her blog here.  Please visit her designing blog here.
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the following layers:
By Missy, words, pixel words
Highlight and open up the background layer.
Image/Canvas size:
800 x 700 ok
Flood fill white.
I’m sorry the canvas is so large!  I was halfway done making the tag and ran out of room on the canvas – yikes!

Highlght Glittered Oval Half 2 layer.
Merge Down.
Both half ovals should now be on the same layer.
Use your Magic Wand and click anywhere outside of the merged template.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste zPaper Mist 3 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Uniform and Monochrome checked
Noise: 38%
OK
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Oval layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste zPaper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #000000
Background: #c0d79f

Highlight Rectangle 1 layer.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active and double right click on the template layer.
Zoom in on the template and you’ll see not all of the template has changed color.  In your color pallet, change the foreground to each of those colors and change the color to the green that we’re using.
Once your entire template layer is changed, use your Magic Wand and click on the template.  New Raster layer.
Copy and paste zPaper 3 Into Selection.

Highlight Rectangle 2.
Duplicate the above step.

Highlight Circle 1 layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
Selections/Modify/Contract by 16.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste zPaper Mist 1 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the paper. 
Move it into a position you like.
Right click on it in your layers pallet.
Choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Deselect.
Delete the original tube layer.
Change the Properties of the tube to Overlay.
Duplicate both the paper and tube layer, mirror both of them and bring them above Circle 2 template layer in your layers pallet.

Highlight Circle 4 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste zPaper Mist 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer into position over the paper.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #646eac
Background: #ffcce2

Highlight Thin Rectangle layer.
Like the other rectangle layers, you’re going to change this one to a pink color.  Zoom in and change whatever small areas didn’t get changed but leave the white outline alone.
Once you’ve changed the template color, use your Magic Wand and click on it.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper zPaper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Open up Violin with Glitter element.
Use your Freehand Selection tool and section out the top right area of the element – the flowers and glitter.
Copy.
Paste as a new layer on your working canvas.
Resize 40%
Move into position at the top right of the large oval – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate
Flip/Mirror

Add your elements.  I used:
Flower Pink:  Resize 25%Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
Babies breath:  Resize 40%/Erase what overhangs oval/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
Frame 5:  Resize 21%/Duplicate 2x’s
Tulip 2:  Resize 10%/Duplicate/Mirror
Leafy Vine 2:  Resize 10%/Erase tip/Free rotate Right 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
Flower Open 2:  Resize 7%/Duplicate/Flip
Flower Open 1:  Resize 7% and 80%/Duplicate/Mirror/Duplicate both flowers/Flip
Leaf 2:  Resize 5%/Duplicate/Mirror
Candle 1:  Resize 25%

Highlight the white background layer.
Select All
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste zPaper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate and change the Opacity of Multiply.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and Paste zPaper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group and change the Properties to Multiply.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name:
Color pallet:
Foreground and Background: #3f3f3f
Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:
Use same settings.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,

Bev

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fall is Here



Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the artwork of Verymany which can be purchased here

Font of choice – I used Signature of the Ancient here

Jwy mask 10 here

Divine Intentions template 63 here

Plug Ins used:
Mura’s Meister - Copies
DSB Flux – Bright Noise
Brush Strokes: Crosshatch

“Autumn Leaves” is a FTU tagger size scrap kit created by Barbara of A Cowgirl’s Creations and can be downloaded from her link here.  Thank you so much for another beautiful kit, Barbara!   
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the copyright Info layer.
Highlight the white background layer.
Image/Canvas Size:
800 x 450 px
OK
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame 5 as a new layer.
Resize 65%
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Section off the left side of the frame:


Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Duplicate the half of the frame that’s left.
Image/Mirror
Move both of these frame layers below Square 1 template layer.
Match them up so they make a nice frame to the template layer.
Merge Visible both frame layers.
Duplicate – move into position behind Square 2 template layer.

Highlight Square 1 template layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 16
Sharpness: 2
Length: 1
OK
Copy

Paste as New Image
Mirror
Copy

Make your working canvas active again.
New Raster layer.
Paste Into Selection.
Change the Properties to Multiply.
Merge Down.
Copy
Deselect.

Make Square 2 template layer active.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste Into Selection.
Deselect.

Delete Square 1 and Square 2 template layers.

Highlight Circle 1 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your Tube as a new layer above the paper layer.
If you’re using the same tube as I did, resize 35%.
Move into a position you like.
Right click on it in your layers pallet.
Choose “Promote Section to Layer” from the sub menu.
Delete the original tube layer.
Deselect.
Change the Properties of the tube to Soft Light.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Circle 2 layer.
Repeat the above step accept omit the tube.

Highlight Small Rectangle 3 template layer.
Merge Down.
Merge Down again.
All the small rectangles should now be on the same layer.
Click on all the rectangles with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the same Brush Stroke – Crosshatch effect:
Use same settings accept change the Stroke Length to 8.
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste Flower 1 as a new layer.
Resize 8%
Apply Mura’s Meister – Copies:
Choose Encircle.
Change the top 3 numbers as follows:
Number: 35
Shift X: 50
Shift Y: 80
OK
Resize the circle of flowers 70%
Duplicate
Move both flower circles into position over the circle papers – see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you’re using the same tube as I did, resize 25%
Move into position in front of the right circle.

Add your elements.  I used:
Mesh:  Free rotate Left 90 degrees
Leaf Cluster:  Resize 60%/Duplicate
Sprinkle:  Resize 70%
Charm:  Resize 40%
Flower 5:  Resize 15%/Duplicate/Resize 70%
Pearls
Button:  Resize 20%/Duplicate 3’s for a total of 4 buttons

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Free rotate Left 90 degrees.
Merge Group.
Resize 110%
Duplicate the mask layer.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #1d0b03
Background: #a2282d

Make your Text Tool active.
Set the stroke to 1.0
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:


Make your Freehand Selection Tool active set on Freehand.
Section off the bottom 1/3 of your name (make the line a little wavy).
Press Ctrl + H
The Feather Selection Box will open –
Feather amount: 30
OK
Apply DSB Flux – Bright Noise:
Intensity: 37
Darker checked
OK
Deselect.

Close out your white background.
Resize as you like.
Save your tag as a PNG.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev


Monday, October 23, 2017

Witches Magic


Supplies Needed

Font of choice – I used Witches Magic here

Vix mask 451 here

PlugIns used:
Greg’s Factory Output Vol II – Pool Shadow
Xenofex 2: Lightning
Eyecandy 5: Impact – Glass

Animation Shop

“Running Scared” is a tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven here.  You can visit my blog here
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up a 700 x 700 blankcanvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste el6 as a new layer.
Resize 20%
Use your Magic Wand and click inside each of the center windows.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the window.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use Default settings.
Deselect for now.

We’re going to copy and paste the following elements below the window – don’t worry about what overhangs the window.  We’ll clean that up in a bit:
El73:  Resize 60%
El21:  Duplicate (you can move these trees into better position after you add the other elements)
El33:  Resize 20%/Duplicate 3x’s
El32:  Resize 35%
El23:  Resize 20%
El28:  Resize 25%
El53:  Resize 30%

Once you have all elements exactly where you want them highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element that overhangs the window and tap the delete key.
DO NOT DESELECT.

Duplicate the paper layer 3 times for a total of 4 paper layers.
Starting with the paper at the top, rename each one of them Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, and Paper 4.
Close Paper 1 layer.
Highlight Paper 2 layer.
Apply Xenofex – Lightning –
Use Default Settings:


Close Paper 2 layer out. 
Highlight Paper 3 layer.
Apply the same Lightning effect accept his the random seed button once.
OK

Close Paper 3 layer out.
Highlight Paper 4.
Repeat the above step.
Close Paper 4 layer.
Reopen all paper layers.
DO NOT DESELECT.

New Raster layer just below the window element.
Apply Eyecandy 5: Impact – Glass -
Match your settings to mine –


Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
El 10:  Resize 20%
El16:  Resize 10%/Mirror
El47:  Resize 45%/Mirror
El43:  Resize 30%
El 75:  Resize 65%
El 38:  Resize 30%/Duplicate/Mirror
El 64:  Resize 60%
El 54:  Resize 75%
El 36:  Resize 70%
El 25:  Resize 50%
El 38:  Resize 35%/Duplicate/Resize 70%
El 62:  Resize 70%
Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 15 Into Selection.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Deselect.
To each paper Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Copy and paste el41:  Resize 50%
Change the Properties to Soft Light.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #000000
Background: Close it out.

Make your Ellipse Tool active set on circle.
Create a circle the width of your mask.

Color Pallet:
Open up your background color and make it #58ce52

Make your Text Tool active.
Set the stroke to 1.00
Move your cursor along the top center of the circle you created.
When you see a Rocking A click the mouse.
In the Text Box that appears type your name, kit the space key on your keyboard 3 times, and then type Witches Magic, hit the space key 3 times.
Highlight all your words and the 3 spaces at the end.
Copy.
Press Ctl + V and all the words and spaces should appear again.
Keep doing that until you have a complete circle of words.
TIP:  If you have an unusual space gap in the circle of words then tap the letter K on your keyboard to active the Pick Tool.  Turn the circle so that elements hide the gap.
Click the + sign in your layers pallet.
Click the eye of the New Ellipse layer.
Right Click on Vector 1 layer.
Choose Convert to Raster layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:


Add your copyrights.

Copy/Merge

~Time to Animate~

Carry Into Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste as New Animation.

Back in PSP.
Close out Paper 1 layer.
Copy Merge.

Carry Into AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out Paper 2 layer.
Copy Merge

Carry Into AS.
Edit/Paste/ After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out Paper 2 layer.
Copy Merge.

Carry Into AS.
Edit/Paste/After current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out Paper 3 layer.
Copy Merge

Carry into AS.
Edit/Paste/After current Frame.

Highlight Frame 1.
Animation/Frame Properties.
Change Display time to 240.
OK

Click on Frame 2.
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on Frames 3 and 4.
Now Frames 2, 3, and should all be highlighted.
Animation/Frame Properties.
Change the Display time to 30.
OK

View your animation. 
If you’re happy then save.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev