Please read my "About my Tutorials" page before starting, thank you.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Yolanthe





In this tutorial I used the art of Zlata_M.
You need a license to use this tube, available at

I used an awesome kit made especially for the tube
called "Yolanthe" by
The kit is also available at Scraps and the City.

You will also need a mask, I used HorsePlay's Pasture mask 10, here.

Font is Parisian, here.



Don't forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing as otherwise they will be a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacty 80, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white. 

Open one of the papers and copy, I used SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-PP3.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E61 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55% and move up just a little.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTE-PP4 and copy.  Select the interior of each part of E61 with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  We will return to this when we have more of our elements in position.

Open the tube, select girl1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize her 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E87 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, drag down until its just above the mask, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E48 and paste as a new layer.  Resize also 45% and position towards the bottom on the left.  Duplicate and move the duplicate over to the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E29 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E40 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its just below the tube, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E69 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E13 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E82 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANTHE-E21 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open the tube again and select close up 3.  Paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%. Drag down so its just below the frame layer and position in the right hand part of the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.

Open the tube again and this time select close up 2.  Do the same with this close up as you did with the last one but this time positioning it in the left hand part of the frame.  Apply the drop shadow to both close ups and to the frame.

Open SkyScraps-YOLANDE-E80 and paste as a new layer.  Make sure its above the frame, resize 80% and change the blend mode to "Soft Light".

Once again, check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have questions, please email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!





Sunday, 28 October 2012

Autumnal




In this tutorial I used the art of Anna Marine.
You need a license to use Anna's art, available here.

I used a beautiful Autumn kit called "Autumnal" by
Gemini Creationz.
Check out Gemini's site here to see for info on where to find her kits.
I love all the Autumn kits, thank you Vicki!

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dream's mask 356, here.

Font is Ammonite, here.




Remember to sharpen up your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will look a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used gcz-autumnal-paper2.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open gcz-autumnal-bricks and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, move up and to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-frame2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and place in position.

Open gcz-autumnal-paper4 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it, paste the paper into the selection and deselect. Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-flower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down so its above the bricks, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-flower3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-spray and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-grass and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-flower4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position, erase the stalk that shows and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-lantern and paste as a new layer. Drag up above the frame, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-berries2 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 65%, place in position, erase the part that is below the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-ribbon2, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 65% and place roughly in the position, we will come back to this when we have our other elements in position.

Open gcz-autumnal-leaf and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-flower1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-pumpkin and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-owl and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-apple and paste as a new layer.  Resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-leaf2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers so far and make any necessary adjustments.

Go back to the ribbon element and duplicate it, move the duplicate over to the right so some shows on the right of the owl, erase any that overlaps with the first copy and apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open gcz-autumnal-berries and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 40%, place in position, erase any of the stalk that shows and apply the drop shadow.

Open gcz-autumnal-fall leaves, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 90% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check your layers again and when you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here and remember to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Macabre



 
In this tutorial I used the awesome art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a license to use this tube, available here.

The kit I used is called Macabre by
Loved working with this kit, thank you Danielle!!
 The kit can be purchased on its own or as a bundle with 
two other kits by Skulliez at a very much reduced price.
You can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Vix' mask 133, here
(you will find the masks under Goodies) .

Font is Nightmare, here.



Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry; you can check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used dcorbitt_macabre_pp13.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_frame2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and rotate 10 degrees to the right.  Move over a little to the right.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_pp13 and copy (this is the same paper I used before, if you used a different one before, use this one now).   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect. 

Open your tube or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube (I used the close up resized 85%).  Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to Luminance (L).

Open dcorbitt_macabre_frame5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Move over a little to the left.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_pp14 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and again expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using the same tube as me, open it, duplicate and close the original, make your layer selections, copy merged and paste as a new layer on your tag, resize 75%.

Check your layers so far and make any adjustments.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_bubblewrapstamp and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down so its above the mask layer and position so it shows in the top, left hand corner.  Duplicate and position on the right.  Duplicate again, mirror and position on the left a little lower down than the first copy.  Apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_leaf and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_paintsplatter and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its jut below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_flower6 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_bug and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_flower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_birdcage and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_flower5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_crown and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_ribbon1, paste as a  new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_flower8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_dice and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_skull3 and paste as a new layer.  Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_macabre_butterflies and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  Go back to your main tube, open your erasure tool, set the size to 50 and the opacity to 10, run it around the bottom of the tube until the hard line has blended into the mask. 

Crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can contact me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!







Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Sexyoween








In this tutorial I used the amazing art of The Hunter.
You need a license to use The Hunter's art, available here.

The kit I have used is called "Sexyoween" by
This is a great kit, thank you Danielle!
You can get it here.
The kit can be purchased on its own or as part of a bundle
with two other of Skulliez' kits, Macabre and Monstrosity, at a
very much reduced price.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 565, here.

I used the front Ammonite, here.




Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating! Otherwise they will look a little blurry; you can check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5.


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

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_pp13.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask. Do not deselect. Resize 75%. Do not move the paper.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_pp21 and copy.  Make another layer on your canvas and paste this paper into the selection.  Again apply the mask and resize 75%, change the blend mode to "Overlay".  Close out the white background layer and merge visible, re-open the closed layer. 

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_frame and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and move over just a little to the left. 

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_pp13 again and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_pp8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess paper.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer.  Resize as needed, position nicely in the frame and hit delete to remove the excess (I used the close up and resized it 50%).  Deselect. Apply the drop shadow to the frame and to the tube and  change the blend mode on both the tube and the newspaper paper layer to "Soft Light".

 Open your main tube, undo the mirror if you need to and paste as a new layer, resize as needed (I resized 40%) place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_smudge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down so its just above the mask and place in position.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_swatch and paste as a new layer.  Duplicate and mirror the duplicate, position both layers so some shows on the left/top of the frame.  Duplicate the duplicate and move it down to the bottom, right.  Apply the drop shadow to all layers.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_chainlink and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_leaves and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 95% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_flower7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_flower3 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up above the frame, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_heart and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_flower8 and paste as a new layer.  Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_button2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_pearls and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Opendecorbitt_sexyoleen_heels and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open dcorbitt_sexyoleen_bow4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Opendecorbitt_sexyoleen_spider and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments and when you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!




Thursday, 18 October 2012

Just a Note





In this tutorial I used the fabulous art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art.
This tube comes from her latest pack 33 and you can get it here.

I used a fabulous kit called “Just a Note” by
Gemini Creationz.
Love this kit, some really lovely elements in it, thank you Vicki!
Check out Gemini Creationz blogspot here to see where you can 
find her kits.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 565, here.

Font is AL Boogie Woogie, here.




You will need to sharpen up your elements after resizing as otherwise they will look a little blurry, check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.  I re-coloured a couple of the elements in my tag, again you will find info about re-colouring on my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 70, blur 10 on most elements and will state in the tutorial if its different.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used gemini_justanote_p4.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85% and mirror if you are using the same paper as me (I just wanted the slightly deeper colour on the right).

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize if needed, place roughly in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using the same tube as me, open it, duplicate and close the original, select your layers, copy merged and paste on your tag, resize 80%.

Open gemini_justanote_e46 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag down below the tube and place in position.

Open another of the papers and copy, I used the same paper I used for the mask.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, paste as a new layer, resize as needed and position nicely in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 80.

Open gemini_justanote_e24, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 80% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag down below the tube and position so it shows on the left of her. Duplicate, move the duplicate so some shows on the right and erase any that overlaps the original layer on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers. 

Open gemini_justanote_e66 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position on the left of the tube and erase any that shows on the right, apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e27 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e68 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down below both music note layers, place in position, erase any of the stalk that shows below the keyboard and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e52 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers so far.

Open gemini_justanote_e73 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 80%, drag down so its just above the mask, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e61 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and position so some shows on the top, left hand corner.  Duplicate and position the duplicate so it shows on the bottom, right hand corner.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open gemini_justanote_25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%.  Draw an oblong selection around the lowest, small clock, right click on that layer in your layers palette and “Promote Selection to Layer”, deselect.  Close the eye out on this for the moment.  Place the main element into position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 90, blur 3.  Open up the promoted clock and duplicate it, place both into position and apply the last drop shadow to each.

Open gemini_justanote_e12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down so its just above the mask and place in position in the top, left hand corner.  Duplicate and position the duplicate in the bottom, right hand corner.  Erase any that are too far out or in the wrong place and apply the drop shadow to each layer (remember to change it back).

Open gemini_justanote_e5, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.

Again, check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open SkyScraps_MySparkles2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and drag down so its just above the keyboard, place in position and erase any the top part of the sparkles that show above the tube including her hand so it looks like they are wrapped around her.

Now go back to the music notes, the one on the left of the tube.  Draw an oblong selection around the bottom part of the double cleff and hit delete.  Right click anywhere on your canvas and “Paste as a New Layer”.  The part you deleted will paste as a new layer, bring it to the top and line the two pieces back up.

When you done, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  Don’t forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fascinating



In this tutorial I have used the beautiful art of Jamie Kidd.
You need a license to use Jamie’s art,
available at CreativeDesign Outlet.

The kit I have used was inspired by this tube 62-2 and is by
The kit is also available at Creative Design Outlet.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 84, here.

Font is Aja Italic, here.


 
My usual reminder to you to sharpen up your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will look a little blurry; for more info check out my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.



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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pp3.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. 

Open fr1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used p6.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using the Jamie Kidd tube, resize it 70%.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80% and place in position.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and then rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el1 and paste as as a new layer.  Resize 75% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open fr3b and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, rotate 10 degrees to the right and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with a dark grey, I used #1c1c1c.  Do not deselect.  Open your tube again and mirror it, paste as a new layer, resize as needed and position inside the frame, invert the selection and then hit delete to remove the excess (I used the main tube again not the close up and resized it 80%).  deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, drag down below the beads, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el19, flip, drag down below the tube and place in position behind her, apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!


Autumn Leaves



In this tutorial I have used the art of Amy Brown.
You need a license to use Amy’s art.
I purchased mine from CILM but they are now available here.

I used the Autumn Collab kit by Creative Designs Outlet.
This is a fantastic collab with kits from ten top designers
and is free with a purchase of any two kits here.

You will also need a mask, I used Gem's mask 22, here.

Font is 4 Stix DNA, here.




You will need to sharpen up the elements after resizing/rotating as this makes them a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

Unless otherwise stated, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.

This is a list of the elements/papers I used, you may wish to copy all these to a separate folder before you start to save going backwards and forwards between the kits.

Hungry Hill – paper-2, paper-3, music-scatter,
Crazy Carita – el1, el4, el6, el9, el10
Schnegge – e02, e09
Chichi – Branch, Mushrooms
Abstract – e4, e9
Dee’Sign Depot – Element 3, Element 4, Element 15
Scrap Foxy – Element 9


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used Hungry Hill’s paper-2.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper in to the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open el6 by Crazy Carita and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%. 

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used paper-3 by Hungry Hill.  Select both parts of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, paste the paper as a new layer below the frame,  resize it 70% and place in position, expand the selection by 10 and then invert it, with the paper activated hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Open music-scatter by Hungry Hill and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down below the merged layer, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 50, blur 3.

Open Element 3 by Dee’Signs Depot and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85% and place in position.

Open e09_AutumnCollab2012_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).

Open your tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Branch by ChiChi and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Mushrooms by Chichi and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element 4 by Dee’Signs Depot and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open e02_AutumnCollabe2012_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1 by Crazy Carita and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4 by Crazy Carita and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open e9 by Abstract and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open e4 by Abstract and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 by Crazy Carita and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el10 by Crazy Carita and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element 15 by Dee’Signs Depot and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, drag down so its between the two elements by Carita, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element 9 by Scrap Foxy, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  If you have any questions, you can contact me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!









Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Haunted House



In this tutorial I used a really cute little goth girl tube
and matching kit, both called “Nina” by
This is a lovely kit with lots of elements and will match up
nicely with other Halloween tubes.
You can get the tube and the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Monti’s circle mask, here.

Font is Alice in Wonderland, here.




Remember to sharpen up your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow thoughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used SkyScraps-NINA-pp1.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 80%.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E89 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 55%, move over a little to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open the tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow (I resized Nina 50%).

Open SkyScraps-NINA_e19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%,  rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag down below the tube and place in position Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5.  Make a new layer below it and flood fill with a dark grey, I used #222120, do not deselect. 

Open your tube again and mirror, paste as a new layer, resize as needed (I resized 75%) position nicely in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  Deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E13 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, drag down so its above the mask, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E24 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E38 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E37 and paste as a new layer.  Resize also 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E40 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, drag down so its just above the mask and place in position, only a tiny bit shows. 

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E77 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its above the frame, resize 45%, position along the top of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E85 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E66 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E23 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers so far and make any necessary adjustments.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E39 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and place in position, it should be just above the frame layer.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E49 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag up do its just below the fence and place in position.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E57 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, drag up so its just below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkScraps_NINA_E55 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E27 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_NINA_E64 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers again and make any necessary adjustments. When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.  

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, feel free to email me here.  As always, I would to see your result and include it in the gallery!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Dark Dreams


 

In this tutorial I used the beautiful “Dark Dreams Collection” by
Zindy S.D.  Nielsen and Creationz by Jo.
This is a special collection with Zindys tube Purple Dreamland
and matching kit by Jo.
You can purchase it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Gem’s mask 22, here.

Font is Backlog, here.



After resizing/rotating your elements will need sharpening up as otherwise they will be a little blurry; you will find more info on my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used CBJ_DDP1.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. Resize 88%.

Open CBJ_DD1_MetalFrm and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used CBJ_DDP6.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 12, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open the tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and the frame.

Open CBJ_DDMoon1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down so its just above the mask and place in position.

Open CBJ_DDDarkTree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_DDRibbon1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 70%, place in position along the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_DDPentSign and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_DDFabricFlower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste CBJ_DDDewCobweb and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_DDCandle and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJDDTrailingPlt2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJDDRibbon4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJDDScatteredGems and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and place in position, erase the ones on either side that are too far out and apply the drop shadow. 

Open CBJDDRolledFlower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJDDFlower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open CBJDDDarkRaven and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open CBJDDClouds and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down so its just above the frame layer and place in position using my tag for reference.  Erase any that shows below the other elements.  I put a temporary new layer above my white base layer and filled it with a dark colour to check both this cloud layer and the sun layer as its difficult to see them.

When are you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here and remember to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!












Unleashed


 

I have again used the fantastic art of Barbara Jensen in this tutorial.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art,
I purchased mine here.

The kit I used is called “Eternal Twilight” by
I love Twilight kits! You can get it here.
Thank you Alika.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 565, here.

Font is Buffied, here.


 
Remember to sharpen up your elements after resizing/rotating as it makes them a little blurry; check out my Tips and Trick page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 3, opacity 85, blur 7.


Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 600 pixels and floodfill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used aspaper11.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 75%.

Open as55 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used aspaper12.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  There is already a shadow on the frame so no need for another.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s tubes, duplicate and close the original, make your layer options then copy merged and paste on your tag. 

Open as17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as77 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, drag down so its just above the mask layer and place in position. 

Open as63 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as45 and paste as a new layer.  Drag it up so its just below the tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as67 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20% and place in position.

Open as73 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and duplicate, place both flowers into position and apply the drop shadow to both.

Open as15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as69 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as74 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as14 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open as48 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and rotate 50 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments. When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here. As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!