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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bittersweet







In this tutorial I used the tube “Satine Little Place” by
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

I used the freebie sampler kit “Bittersweet Barb” from
Gothic Inspirations.
You can get the kit from
Be sure to check out the full size kit at

You will need my mask 0010 from my

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste the stamp, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste glitter heart, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 40% and place in position.

Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 2 into it, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube,  resize 65%, position in the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste splatter below the frame and paper, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower, resize 25%, drag below the heart, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste button above the heart, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaves above the splatter, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste needle, resize 60% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste lights on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste bouquet, resize 50% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste bling, resize 70%, place in position, apply the drop shadow and do some erasing or cutting and pasting to wrap it around the tube.

Paste screw, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, I made my mask a tad smaller, then when you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.







Monday, 22 August 2016

Jackson




In this tutorial I used the tube “Jackson” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the fabulous kit “Dead of Night” from
I have used this kit in a tutorial before.
You can purchase it from

You will need my mask 0011

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 12 into the selection, deslect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste frame 3b and resize 50%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect and mirror the paper.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 46, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 65%, drag below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow twice.

Paste element 65c, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 3, resize 60%, apply a gradient glow filter if you have one, if not make a new layer, fill with white, select, float and defloat the word art, expand the selection by 2, invert it, hit delete on the white layer, deselect and merge the word art down onto it.  Place the word art in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76b between the door and the merged layer, resize 90% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Post the main tube on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 80%, drag below the tube and place in position.

Paste element 65c, resize 105%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 35%, position on the left behind the grass, duplicate twice and mirror both copies, position one on the right, resize the other another 90%, drag below the original copy and position behind it, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 32, it should be just below the grass, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 28a above the grass, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11b, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6b, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.,

Paste element 22b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22a, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Post the tube again, resize 65% and mirror, drag right down to just above he mask, select the mask, float and defloat it then invert the selection, place the dog into position and hit delete, deselect.











Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Magical Steam Girl







In this tutorial I used the tube “Magical Steam Girl” from
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

I used the mini kit “Romantic Steampunk” from
This formerly PTU and now FTU kit is available on

You will need my mask 0009,
you will find it on my 

You will need Animation Shop for the animations.

I used three freebie animations from Simone at



Font is 



I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 750 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 6, resize 55% and place in position.

Paste the tube and resize it 65%.  Position the tube on the frame and use the Pick Tool on the frame to pull it down a little longer so it fits.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 6 into it, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube.

Paste element 26, resize 65%, drag below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element 11, resize 80% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 50%, duplicate, bring the duplicate to the top and then close it off, position the original on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25 between the tube and the frame, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the flower you closed off, resize it another 90% and flip it, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments, then crop your tag and add your copyright information and text then copy your tag, post it in Animation Shop and duplicate it until you have 22 frames.

Open Simone’s animation Steamy 004 in Animation shop and resize it 60% (Animation – Resize animation).   I wanted a shadow on mine so I opened the PSD file in Paint Shop, resized it there, increased the canvas size, added the drop shadow to each layer and brought it back into Animation Shop (you will need to close all the layers off and “copy merged” on each frame individually).   Select all the animation frames and copy then (Edit – Select all – Edit – Copy), click on the first tag frame, select all the frames and paste the animation onto your tag (Edit – Select All – right click and paste “into selected frame”).

Open Steamy 001 and resize it 50%.  This animation has 11 frames and our tag animation has 22 so we need to duplicate the animation (Edit – Select all – Edit – Copy, click on the first frame of the animation, right click and “Paste before selected frame”). You will now have 22 frames, copy these frames and paste them on your tag animation as before.

Now open the boiler gauge animation and resize it 45%.   This animation only has 8 frames and again we need to make it 22 so first duplicate the animation as you did before which gives you 16 frames.   We now need another 6 frames.  Click on frame 14 to activate it, right click and copy it, click on the last frame, right click and “Paste after current frame) and then repeat so you have two copies of it, click on frame 16 to activate it, copy it and paste this one also after the last frame and then repeat so again you have two copies, then paste each of them on the end again just the once each.   Now copy this animation and paste it on your tag.

When you are done, run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.












Friday, 12 August 2016

Give Me My Wings!






In this tutorial I used the tube “Give Me My Wings” by
You can purchase the tube at

The freebie kit, also named “Give Me My Wings” is from
You can get this gorgeous kit from Nae’s site
Thank you Nae!

You need my mask 0008,
you will find it on my masks page. 

I used the Windows font
Impact.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0,horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 800 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste wire mesh, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 50% and place in position.  We will come back to this.

Paste the tube (I used the one with the wings resized 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste cloth 1, resize 60% and rotate 100 degrees to the left, drag down to just above the mask, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 4, resize 25%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste button 1, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the suitcases on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 3, resize 15%, drag below the suitcases, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste button 5, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaf 2, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, resize it another 90% and drag it above the suitcases, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste broken chain on the top, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste key, resize 20% and rotate 20% to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Go back to the frame and click anywhere on your canvas outside of it with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 1 into it.  Paste the tube again and resize it 80%, position in the right hand section of the frame, invert the selection again and hit delete on the tube. Paste the tube again mirrored, resize 75%, position in the left hand part of the frame and again hit delete on it, deselect.  Erase the part of this second tube that goes over the first tube and lower the opacity on it to around 80; change the blend mode on the first tube to "Hard Light" and power the opacity to around 50.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste one of the butterflies, resize 13%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.