Thursday, December 27, 2012

Angelic Wishes

This tutorial was written using PSP8 but can be done in other versions
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies:

Tube of choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of VeryMany which can be found at PFD.  You must have a license to use this same art*

Angelic Wishes Scrap Kit
*This is a gorgeous kit by Inzpired Creationz.  Please visit her blog to find all the stores she sells her kits*

Mask of Choice
*I am using one of the masks by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*

Font of Choice
*I am using Lydia Puente which you can find on DaFont*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2).  Open a blank canvas 600*250
Select All
Copy and Paste your paper of choice as a new layer
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Borders
Both Sides
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set at 10
Add a new Raster Layer
Copy and Paste your paper of choice again
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Border
Outside
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set to 10
Add a new raster layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Deselect
Move this layer below you original border layer

3).  Using your crop tool
Crop both of your layers back to your 600*250 original canvas size

4).  Add a drop shadow
*I used 1, -1, 50, 5.00 and then did it again with -1, 1, 50, 5.00*

5).  I added elements to the "frame" layer that we just created and then did "Merge Visible"

6).  Then go to Image
Canvas Size
Change the size of your canvas to 650*550 to give you room to work

7).  Add a new raster layer
Send to Bottom
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection or flood fill with a color of choice from your tube
Deselect

8).  On your bottom layer go to
Layers
New Mask Layer
Select your mask of choice from the drop down menu
Source Luminance checked
Invert Mask Data unchecked

9).  Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add whatever elements, word art, etc that you want

10).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position
Duplicate your tube
On your duplicate tube
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur
5.00
Change the blend mode and lower the opacity to something that works for your personal preferences and your particular tube
Add a drop shadow to your original tube layer
*I used 1, -1, 50, 5.00 then -1,1,50,5.00*

11).  Resize your tag if necessary

12).  Add all copyright information and any license numbers needed

13).  Add your name

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on December 27, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowflake Queen

This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the tube "Lady Snowflake" by Zindy S.D. Nielsen which can be purchased at Zindy Zone.  Please do not use this same tube without the approriate license*

Scrap Kit of Choice
*I am using "The Ice Queen Cometh" by Pink Princess Scraps which can be purchased at Dreamscape Imaging.  This kit is actually part of a collab between Pink Princess and Scrapping Krazy Designz.  You can get Scrapping Krazy Designz part at Digital Chaos*

Mask of Choice
*I am using a mask by WeeScotLass*

Font of Choice
*I am using Respective which can be found HERE*


Lets Get Started
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2).  Open a blank canvas 600*250
Select All
Copy and Paste your paper of choice as a new layer
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Borders
Both Sides
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set at 10
Add a new Raster Layer
Copy and Paste your paper of choice again
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Border
Outside
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set to 10
Add a new raster layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Deselect
Move this layer below you original border layer

3).  Using your crop tool
Crop both of your layers back to your 600*250 original canvas size

4).  Add a drop shadow
*I used 1, -1, 50, 5.00 and then did it again with -1, 1, 50, 5.00*

5).  Then go to Image
Canvas Size
Change the size of your canvas to 650*550 to give you room to work

6).  Add a new raster layer
Send to Bottom
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

7).  On your bottom layer go to
Layers
New Mask Layer
Select your mask of choice from the drop down menu
Source Luminance checked
Invert Mask Data unchecked

8).  Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add whatever elements, word art, etc that you want

9).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position
Duplicate your tube
On your duplicate tube
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur
5.00
Change the blend mode and lower the opacity to something that works for your personal preferences and your particular tube

10).  Resize your tag if necessary

11).  Add all copyright information and any license numbers needed

12).  Add your name

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on December 4, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional


Friday, October 26, 2012

Sorry for the absence

Real life seems to have kicked me in the teeth a lot lately :(
I have still been creating just no time to actually sit and write up any tutorials.
I am hoping after the new year I will be able to get back to the tutorial writing that I love so much

For right now a lot of my energy is focused on helping my sis run her store Whisprd Designz and running the CT for the store :)  If anyone is looking for a CT to join please feel free to email me WhisprdDesignzCT@gmail.com.  We are going to start up a "Guest" CT either next month or in December :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Designer Call at Whisprd Designz

To all my scrap making friends! Want to be a part of a great team? Whisprd Designz is accepting new designers!
Go check out the store and apply to be one of their designers
http://whisprddesignz.com/store

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beautiful Inspiration


This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen which you MUST have a license to use*

Zindy PTU Scrap Kit
*This is an exclusive kit sold at Dreamscape Imaging by the talented CBJ*

Beautiful Inspiration Wordart
*This is word art made by me.  You can find it here on my blog or please feel free to add whatever you like*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP

2).  Open an 851x315 new image
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
 Do not deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Both clicked
Width of 12
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Do NOT deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Outside clicked
Width 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

4).  Using your Crop tool make sure you crop both of your border layers back to 851x315
Add a drop shadow to both layers if you want to

5).  This is the time to make the tag your own.  I used elements from a scrap kit and a PTU tube but you can do it with just scrap elements (See tag below) or however you want to do it

6).  Add your copyright information and any license number needed

7).  Add your name or word art

8).  Save as a JPG

All Done!

**Example made using a kit by WDDesignz and no PTU tubes**
This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 27, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Through The Darkness

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  You must have a license to use the same art*

"Through The Darkness" By WDDesignz
*You can find this scrap kit at Whisprd Designz*

Mask of Choice
*I am using a mask by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2).  Open a 600*525 blank image
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Ok
Right Click
Delete Mask
Yes
Ungroup layers

3). Duplicate the mask layer
Mirror
Flip

4).  Open a new image
500*300
Select All
Copy and Paste your paper of choice into selection
Selections
Modify Select Sections Borders
Both
10
Anti-Alias checked
Add a New Raster Layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Add a new Raster Layer
Selections
Modify Select Sections Borders
Outside 
8
Copy and paste another paper of choice into selection
Select None
*I chose to give my frame a drop shadow*
Merge Visible
5). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer

Position to your liking


6).  Add any elements you would like to make the tag your own

7).  Copy Merged and paste onto your original image with the masks

8).  Resize as you feel necessary

9).  Add all copyright information and any license information you need to your tag

10). Add your name

11).   Save in your desired format
All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 7, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional



Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Bloody Valentine Forum Set


.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same art*

PTU Scrapkit
*I am using the beautiful scrap of Imperfect Angel Scraps called "Emotional".  You can purchase this kit at Whisprd Designz*

Forum Mask
*I am using one of the fantastic forum masks by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 600*250 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer

3). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
*Using your crop tool make sure you crop it back to a 600*250 canvas*
Duplicate your tube
On the duplicate layer:
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur 5
Ok
Change the blend mode on your tube to something that suits it
*I used Soft Light on mine*

4). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Invert
Delete
Invert again
Do Not Deselect

5). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another paper of choice
Select None

6). Now is the time to add any elements to make the forum set your own
Move them below your 2 frame layers and your tube layer but above your original paper layer

7). Add the copyright information and any license information that is needed

8). Add your name

Save in your preferred format




Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Crop your image back to 150*150
Use the steps in Step 4 &5 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save


All Done!


This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on May 31, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fairytude

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the beautiful artwork of Scarlet Gothica.  You MUST have a license to use this same art and you can buy her tubes at Dreamscape Imaging*

"Envious" PTU Scrapkit
*This is a gorgeous kit by WDDesignz that you can buy at Whisprd Designz*

Template of Choice
*I am using a terrific template by Elegant Inspirations (I would let you guys know which one but I forgot to write it down...lol...She has TONS of fabbie ones though)*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as necessary
Shift + D to duplicate your template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer

2).  Make your bottom shape layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Selections
Modify
Smooth by 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Select None
*Do this step for all your other shape layers*

3).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
*I made my look like it was coming out of the dotted line square*
Duplicate
On the duplicate
Gaussian Blur by 5
*or any other effect you want*
Change the blend mode to something that suits your tube

4).  Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements you like, wordart, etc.

5).  Resize the tag if you feel necessary

6).  Add all copyright and any license information needed

7).  Add your name

8).  Save in your desired format

ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on May 23, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

The Key

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It is written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Rossana Castellino.  You MUST have a license to use this same art and can purchase her tubes at Dreamscape Imaging*

"Girl in The Garden" PTU Scrapkit
*This is a fantastic kit by Chaos Priestess.  You can find her kits at both Whisprd Designz and Treasured Scraps*

Template of Choice
*I am using a fantastic template by Elegant Inspirations*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as necessary
Shift + D to duplicate your template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer

2).  Make your bottom shape layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Selections
Modify
Smooth by 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Select None
*Do this step for all your other shape layers*

3).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Duplicate
On the duplicate
Gaussian Blur by 5
*or any other affect you like*
Change the blend mode to something that suits your tube

4).  Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements you like, wordart, etc.

5).  Resize the tag if you feel necessary

6).  Add all copyright and any license information needed

7).  Add your name

8).  Save in your desired format

ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on May 23, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Monday, May 21, 2012

Midnight Masquerade

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the always beautiful artwork of Janna Prosvirina.  You must have a license to use the same tube.  You can purchase her license at Dreamscape Imaging*

"Midnight" PTU Scrapkit
*This is a gorgeous scrapkit by WDDesingz that you can find at Whisprd Designz*

Template of Choice
*I am using Template 60 by Pooker.  You can find all of her fantastical templates on her blog Elegant Inspirations*


Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as necessary
Shift + D to duplicate your template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer

2).  Make your Grey Circle layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Selections
Modify
Smooth by 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Select None
*Do this step for all your other shape layers*

3).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
*I made my look like it was coming out of the dotted line square*
Duplicate
On the duplicate
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode to something that suits your tube

4).  Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements you like, wordart, etc.

5).  Resize the tag if you feel necessary

6).  Add all copyright and any license information needed

7).  Add your name

8).  Save in your desired format

ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on May 21, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Snow White's Fall

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  You must have a license to use the same art*

"Opehilia" Scrapkit by Chaos Priestess
*You can find this scrap kit at either Treasured Scraps or Whisprd Designz*

Mask of Choice
*I am using a mask by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2).  Open a 600*525 blank image
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Ok
Right Click
Delete Mask
Yes
Ungroup layers

3).  Repeat the above steps with a different paper using the same mask
*I chose to use a paper in a completely different color*
Change the blend mode to Mulitply
Layers
Merge Down

4).  Open a new image
600*250
Select All
Selections
Modify Select Sections Borders
Both
12
Anti-Alias checked
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Add a new Raster Layer
Selections
Modify Select Sections Borders
Outside 
6
Copy and paste another paper of choice into selection
Select None
*I chose to give my frame a drop shadow*
Merge Visible
Resize by 90%
5).  Copy and Paste your frame as a new layer on your original image
Using your magic wand select inside
Modify
Expand by 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None

6).  Copy and paste your tube of choice
*I chose to make mine look like she was hanging out of the frame. To do that I duplicated the frame layer and moved the duplicate to the top.  I then used the eraser to erase the part of the top frame that was covering what I wanted to look like it was hanging out of the frame*

7).  Add any elements you would like to make the tag your own

8).  Resize if you feel necessary

9).  Add all copyright information and any license information you need to your tag

10). Add your name

11).   Save in your desired format
All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on May 10, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New WordArt

Hey everyone!
I have some new wordart for you guys today.  I hope you can find some use for it

Download HERE


Download HERE

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer Breeze

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions
Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the fantastic art of Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  You MUST have a license to use this same tube*

Template of Choice
*I am using Template 47 by Elegant Inspirations.  You can find that template HERE*

Spring Break FTU Scrap Kit
*This is a gorgeous kit by A Taggers Scrap.  Please visit her blog to download this kit and all her other awesome freebies but remember to leave some love if you do ♥*

Photo of Choice
*Mine is a stock photo from MorgueFile


Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize if necessary

2).  Make your bottom shape layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your paper of choice into selection
Select None
*Do these steps for ALL of your shape layers (except the Blue Circle layer) using different papers for each shape*

3).  Make your Blue Circle layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your pic of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None

4).  Duplicate your picture
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian by 5
Change the blend mode to something that works for your pic
*I used Soft Light*

5).  Copy and Paste your tube of choice
Duplicate
Adjust
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode to something that works for your tube
*I used Soft Light*

6).  Add any elements, word art, etc to make the tag your own

7).  Resize if you need to

8).  Add your copyright information and any applicable license information

9).  Add your name

10).  Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on April 25, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional

Until Forever

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions


Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the stunning work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  You must have a license to use the same tube*

Romantique Mauve
*This is a gorgeous scrap kit by A Tagger's Scrap that is an exclusive to Sophisti-Scraps

Template of Choice
*I am using one by the talented Pooker.  I am using Template 88. 
You can find her templates on her blog Elegant Inspirations*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize if necessary

2).  On your template make the Yellow Half Circle layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect
*Do these steps for the other shapes on the templates using different papers for each*

3).  Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
Duplicate
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode to something that suits your tube
*I used Hard Light on mine*

4).  Add any elements you want to make it your own

5).  Resize if you feel necessary

6).  Add your copyright information and any license numbers you needed

7).  Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on April 25, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional


Monday, April 23, 2012

New Tags From Me


Some new taggies made by me
Sorry I haven't written any new tutorials lately. My work schedule has me doing crazy hours

Friday, April 13, 2012

Captured

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tag was created in PSP 8 but can be completed in other versions

Supplies:
Images of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous images of Robin McQuay (http://artsaves1228.deviantart.com). You MUST have a license to use these same images. These particular images were purchased while she was with UYA but you can now get her tubes/images at Dreamscape Imaging (www.dreamscapeimaging.com)

Playful Lover Scrapkit
*This is a PTU kit by Chaos Priestess which was purchased at Whisprd Designz (http://whisprddesignz.com/store/)
Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*525 blank canvas
2). Using my tag as a reference for placement draw out 2 squares and 2 circles
*You can either place them as I did or place them wherever you want*

3). Make one of your square layers active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
**Do this for the other 3 shapes as well with different papers**

4). Make your square layer active again
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your image as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Move this layer above your paper layer
Duplicate your image layer
Change your original image layers blend mode to something that works well for your tag
Change the blend mode of your Duplicate Image layer to a blend mode of your choice
**Do these steps for your other square layer as well with a different image**

5). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements, embellishments or wordart of your choice

6). Resize your tag if you feel necessary

7). Add all copyright information needed
Add any license numbers needed

8). Add your name

9). Save in your desired format

All Done!


This tutorial was written on April 13, 2012 by Carrie's Concoctions
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Check it out

Check out all the STUNNING new releases from Dreamscape Imaging!
PLUS right now everything in the store is 50% off

Chaotic Beauty

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube/Image of choice
*I am using the gorgeous art of Michele Ann. You must have a license to use her work. You can purchase her tubes at Dreamscape Imaging*

Chaotic Escape Scrap Kit
*This is a gorgeous kit by WDDesignz that is exclusive to Dreamscape Imaging (http://www.dreamscapeimaging.com)*


Mask of Choice
*I am using a fantastic mask from WeeScotLass*
Lets Get Started:
1). Open all your supplies
Open a 650*525 blank canvas
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Layers
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Source Luminance Checked
Invert Mask unchecked
Ok
On your layer palette:
Right click on your mask
Delete Mask
Yes when the box pops up
Right click again
Ungroup
2). Resize your frame of choice
Copy and paste it onto the new canvas

3). Using your magic wand click inside the frame
Selections
Expand by 5
Copy and paste your image/tube of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Move it beneath the frame

4). Now is the time to make the tag your own. Use whatever elements you want, add wordart, whatever you feel will go with this tag

5). Resize if you feel necessary

6). Add all copyright information and any license information needed

7). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written on April 8, 2012 by Carrie's Concoctions. Any resemblance to any other tutorial was unintentional

Friday, March 23, 2012

*~* NEW artist at Dreamscape Imaging *~*

There is a gorgeous new artist at Dreamscape Imaging
Stefania Russo
Check out the 5 stunning images she has available right now including the one in the tag below

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

True Love

This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies:
Image and Tube of Choice
*This is a tube by the always fantastic Zindy S.D. Nielsen (http://zindy-zone.dk/shop). You must have a license to use the same art*

Saint Valentin Tagger Kit
*This is a collab by the Scraps and The City store (http://www.scrapsandthecity.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=107_39&products_id=778)

EI_Tempalate 71
*This is a gorgeous template by Pooker! Please visit her blog to download this and all her other fantastic templates (http://elegantinspirations.blogspot.com/)
Lets get started:
1). Open all your supplies
Shift + D to duplicate the template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer

2). Make your grey circle 2 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Modify
Smooth by 10
Copy and Paste your paper of choice into selection
Select None
*Do these same steps for all the shape layers using either papers of choice or colors of choice*

3). Make your Large Teal Circle active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Modify
Smooth by 10
Copy and paste your image of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None

4). Make your top most layer active
Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
Duplicate
Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
270
Blur again
Motion Blur
90
Change the blend mode to something that works for your tube
*I used Soft Light on mine*

5). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add all the embellishments you would like

6). Resize if you feel necessary

7). Add all copyright information and any license information that is needed

8). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on February 7, 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Friday, February 3, 2012

Puppy Love

This tutorial was written using PSP 8
It can be done in other versions

Supplies:
I Love You Always PTU Scrap Kit by KiKeKa Kits
*You can purchase this taggers kit exclusively at Scraps And The City (http://www.scrapsandthecity.com) and you can find her freebies and all her goodies on her blog (http://craftedbygina.blogspot.com/)
Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank canvas
2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
3). Copy and paste your tubes of choice as new layers
*I used 2 of the cute clipart tubes that came with the kit*
4). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Invert
Delete
Invert again
Do Not Deselect
5). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 5
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another paper of choice
Select None
6). Now is the time to add any elements to make the forum set your own
Move them below your 2 frame layers and your tube layer but above your original paper layer
7). Add the copyright information and any license information that is needed
8). Add your name
Save in your preferred format


Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas
2). Copy Merge your tag
3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Crop your image back to 150*150
Use the steps in Step 4 & 5 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 4 and the second to 2 for the width
4). Add your copyright and license information
5). SaveAll Done!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bound

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Images/Tubes of choice
*I am using the always gorgeous work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same art*
Mystical Scrap Kit
*This is a beautiful kit by A Taggers Scrap. Please visit her blog to find the stores she sells in*
Template 50
*This is a fabbie template by Leah of Amy and Leah's Gimptactic Tuts (http://amyleahsgimptastictuts.blogspot.com/). Please visit their blog to find all the fabbie temps they have there and leave some love if you download anything*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open all your supplies
On your template Shift +D to duplicate
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer and background layer
(I also chose to delete the wordart layer to add my own later)
2). Make Circle 3 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Modify
Smooth by 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Select None
*Repeat these same steps for ALL of your shape and frame layers using different papers*
3). Make your Square 2 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Modify
Smooth by 10
Copy and paste your tube/image of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Duplicate your tube/image
Blur
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode to something of your choice
*Follow these same steps for Square 1*

4). Copy and paste your tube as a new ;ayer
Duplicate
Blur
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode to something suitable for your tube

5). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any embellishments, wordart, etc to personalize the tag

6). Resize your tag if you feel it necessary

7). Add ALL copyright and any applicable license information

8). Add your name

9). Save in your desired format
ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on January 18, 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional