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

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Let it Rain




In this tutorial I used the art of Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’ art,
I purchased mine from PSP Tubes Emporium but
they are now available here.

The kit I used is called “Let it Rain” by
You can get it here.

I used Vanderlee’s Snowflakes plugin for the rain.
This is a free filter and you can get it here.

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

Font is Jellyka, Le Grand Saut Textual, here.




Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise your tag 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 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 pp04.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 78%.

Open wa1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 5 degrees to the left, place in position and change the blend mode to “Overlay”.

Open fr2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used pp6.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame 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.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.  Drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow, erase a part of the thread so the tag is looped around the umbrella handle.

Open el16, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Flip, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el27 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 80% and rotate 100 degrees to the right, place in position, erase the part of the stalk that is too long and apply the drop shadow.

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position, erase the end of the stalk that is too long and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el25 and paste as a new layer.  Rotate 80 degrees to the right, flip, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el21 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Make a new layer on the top, apply Vanderlee Snowflakes plug with the settings as my screenshot below.




Now go to adjust – blur – motion blur and apply with the settings as my screenshot below. Duplicate and merge the duplicate down onto the first rain layer. 




Click on your mask layer to activate it, go to selections – select all – selections float – selections defloat, selections – modify, contract by 5, selections invert.  Activate the rain layer and hit delete, deselect. 

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 don’t forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!


Saturday, 29 September 2012

Bewitched

In this tutorial I used another tube from Barbara Jensen’s
awesome new pack 32.
You need a license to use this tube, available here.

The kit I used is called “Chloe” and is by
This kit is absolutely amazing, I loved working with it,
thank you Marie!
You can get it here.

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

Font is Bright Young Things, here.




Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating, this gives a much better result on the final tag; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

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

Make a new layer on your canvas, flood fill with colour #00c2a8 and apply the mask.  Resize 80%.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E60 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and flood fill with the colour #232324, deselect. We will come back to this.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.  If you are using the same tube as me, open the tube, duplicate and close the original, select your layers, copy merged, paste on your canvas and resize 65%.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E51 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 72% and drag down so its just above the mask layer.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E88 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position on the left hand side.  Duplicate, move the duplicate so just a little shows on the right and then erase the rest of this copy.  Apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5 to both copies.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E30 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 50, blur 15.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E10 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 75%, place in position, erase the roots at the bottom and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E48 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its just below the tube, mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E62 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E35 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply a drop shadow horizontal and vertical 2, opacity 80, blur 5.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E71 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E11 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E14, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 40% and place in position.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20% and place in position.

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

Open your tube again and paste as a new layer, drag it down so its between the frame and the layer you filled with grey, resize if needed (I didn’t resize mine)  and place in position.  Again select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection as before, activate the tube and hit delete to remove the excess, do not deselect.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 60.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E55 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%,  place in position and hit delete to remove the excess.  Deselect and apply the last drop shadow to the frame.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E17 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50% and place in position.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E2 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its just below your main tube.   Resize 45% and place in position.

Open SkyScraps-CHLOE-E92 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and place in position.

Again, check the positions of your layers and when you are happy with everything, 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; I just loved working with this awesome kit and tube.  If you have any problems, you can email me here and don’t forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!

Friday, 28 September 2012

Autumn Magic




In this tutorial I used the fabulous art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art.
This tube is from her latest pack 32 and is available here.

The kit I used is called “Indian Summer” by
This is a beautiful kit, I loved the colours and textures in it.
You can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 133, here.

Font is Penyae Regular, here.




Don’t forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating.  This is essential for a good looking tag as otherwise it 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 80, blur 5.



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

Open gemini_indiansummer_p9 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 93%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and reduce the opacity to 50%.  Close off your white background layer and merge visible, re-open the closed layer.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e41, paste as a new layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e35, paste as a new layer and resize 90%.

Open gemini_indiansummer_p5 and copy.  Select the interior of e35 with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer and paste the paper into the selection,  deselect.  Drag this layer down below e35 and e41 and apply the drop shadow to e35.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layer tubes, duplicate and close the original, make your layer selections, copy merged and paste as a new layer.  Resize your tube as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e38 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down so its just above the mask layer and position so a bit of the leaves show on the right hand side, apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e30 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, position so the leaves show on the left hand side and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e27 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, position so some shows on the left hand side and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e14 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its just below the tube,  resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, position on the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e67, duplicate and close the original.  Resize 45% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Open gemini_indiansummer_p5 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.  Open your tube again and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, position inside the frame towards the left hand side, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame, change the blend mode on the tube to hard light and lower the opacity to around 80, copy merged, paste as a new layer on your canvas and position on the left of the main tube.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e5, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 40%, place in position on the left hand side and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, position on top of the previous element and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position on the right hand side and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e54 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e36 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e62 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e7 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gmeini_indiansummer_e13 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e42 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e1 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e43 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, drag down below the last element, e1 and place in position.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag down below e2 and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open gemini_indiansummer_e46, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 20% and flip, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place both butterflies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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, I very much enjoyed writing it!  If you have any questions, you can email me here and please remember to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Start your Engines!



In this tutorial I used the art of Kenny Kiernan.
You need a license to use Kenny’s art,
I purchased mine from Artistic Minds Inc.
but they are now available here.

The kit I used is a fun kit called “Start Your Engines”
and is by SkulliezSkrapz.
You can get it here.
Thank you Danielle.

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

Font is Breezed Caps, here.



Don’t forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing; 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 dcorbitt_startyourengines_pp2.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open dcorbitt_startyourengines_racetrack and paste as a new layer.  Resize 53%.

Open dcorbitt_startyour engines_sp1 and copy.  Select the interior of the race track with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this later when we have the rest of our elements in position. 

Open dcorbitt_startyourengines_checkeredflags and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below the race track and paper layer below it, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize as needed (I resized 85%) place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open decorbitt_startyourengines_lanyard1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_startyour engines_racinglights and paste as a new layer.  Resize 43%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open dcorbitt_startyourengines_ribbon.  Mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_startyourengines_racecar5, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste your tube again as a new layer and mirror it, drag it down so its between the frame and paper layer, resize if needed (I resized 85% again), place in position.  Select the interior of the race track with your magic wand as before and expand the selection by 20, invert, activate the tube and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 50 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

 When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and 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!


Halloween Hijinkx



In this tutorial I used the art of Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’ art.
I purchased my license for this tube from PSP Tubes Emporium
but they are now available at Elias’ store here.

I used a fabulous kit which matches this tube perfectly called
“Halloween Hiijinkx” from
You can get the kit here.

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

Font is A Weird Pary, here.




Remember to sharpen up those 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 600 pixels and flood fill with white. 

Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_pp7.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_frame2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 10 degrees to the right.  Move over a little to the right hand side.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and flood fill with black. Do not deselect.

Open your tube or the close up if you have one and mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity of the tube to around 65%.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_fullmoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, drag down so its just above the mask layer, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_tree and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Erase a bit of the bottom of the trunk that is too long.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_flower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_bow2, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 50%, position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_flower1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_web and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position on the books and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_potion1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_potion3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkz_potion2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube, undo the mirror if you need to, paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_confetti and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, drag down below the tube and position behind it, apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_HalloweenHijinkx_blackcat, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_Halloween_Hijinkx_skullcandles and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here and also don't forget to send me your result as I would love to see it and include it in the gallery!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Spooky





In this tutorial I used the art of Suzanne Woolcott.
You need a license to use Suzanne’s art, available here.

The kit I used is called “Spooky” by
This is a lovely Halloween kit with some really nice elements 
that will also work well with any gothic style tag,
you can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Horseplay’s Pasture mask 11, here.

Font is Big Fish Ensemble, here.



Your elements will need to be sharpened after resizing as this makes them 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 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used PDS_S- paper7.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 80%.

Open PDS_S- house and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, move over a little to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open PDS_S- tree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, move over to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open PDS_S- moon and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, drag down below the tree, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open PDS_S- bats1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open PDS_S- headstone and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open PDS_S- skeletonhand and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, rotate 40 degrees to the left and resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open PDS_S- flower and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open PDS_S- pumpkin and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Open PDS_S- cat, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your elements 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. 


 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Pumpkin Pixie






In this tutorial I used the art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith.

You need a license to use Jasmine’s art, available here.



I used elements from various kits that make up the

Halloween Collab 2012 from Creative Design Outlet.
This huge collab comprises 10 kits from some great designers and
is free when you purchase any 2 kits from
the CDO store before 30th September!

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

Font is 200proofmoonshine remix, here.

Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating. This is essential for a good looking tag as otherwise it 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 80, 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 TK_CDO-HalloweenCollabKit-2012-paper3 from TK Designs kit.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 77%.

Open el13 from Crazy Carita’s kit and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used Crazy Carita’s paper2.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Open spiderweb from Chichi Designz kit and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed (I resized 80%), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 5-FD by Foxys Designz and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, drag down so its just above the mask layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I erased the moon, I didn’t want to but it just happened to position over my tube like a halo!

Open LHD-CDO-HalloweenCollab-Ele7 by Ladyhawk Scraps, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open LHD-CDO-HalloweenCollab-Ele11 also from Ladyhawk’s kit and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fog from Chichi’s kit and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open ScrapRD_HCK_element10 from Rebel Dezigns kit and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element13-FD by Foxys Designz and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element15-FD, also by Foxy and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Schnegge's e16_CDOhc2012_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element18-FD by Foxy and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element19_FD by Foxy and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 by Crazy Carita and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Schnegge's e19CDOhc2012_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check the positions of your elements 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 and please be sure to send me your result as I love to see them and include them in the gallery!







 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Ruby Kisses


In this tutorial I have used the stunningly beautiful art of Maxine Gadd.

You need a license to use Maxine’s art,

 available at Creative Design Outlet.



The kit I have used is by Crazy Carita Scraps and was made for 
this tube, 25-1 and is just as stunning as the tube.
The kit is also available at Creative Design Outlet

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 253, here.

Font is Angelina, here.



Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing as otherwise they will look a little blurry.

I used a drop shadow throughout over vertical and horizontal 2, opacty 75, 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 pp6.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask, deselect.

Open fr1 and paste as a new layer.  Flip and resize 75%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used pp4.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame 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, position in the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down until its just above the mask layer and position on the left of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position on the right hand side.  Duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el8, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, flip, rotate 10 degrees to the left, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open e6 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open e9 and paste as a new layer.  Resie 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open e13 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open e16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, cropy 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!

 








 

Mummified




In this tutorial I used the amazing art of Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’ art, available here.

I used an awesome kit called “Mummyfied” by
This is a great kit, I loved it, thank you Sarah!
You can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Horseplay’s Pasture mask 8, here.

Font of choice.



Don’t forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise your tag 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 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_mummified_pp10.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%, move over slightly to the left, duplicate and mirror and flip the duplicate.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_frame3 and paste as a new layer.  Draw a selection around the bottom third of the frame and delete it.  Move over a little to the right.  Select the interior of both parts of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_pp1 and paste as a new layer below the frame.  Resize 70%, position nicely in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess paper.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer.   Resize as needed (I used the close up and resized 80%), place in position in the frame and again, hit delete to remove the excess.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity of the tube to around 40. 

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer making sure its on the top, resize as needed (I resized 75%), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_flower1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down so its must above the two masks, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Oen sb_pmt_mummified_flower3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_tree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position, erase the bottom part of the trunk that is too long and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_web, paste as a new layer and drag up above the frame.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Delete any parts of the web that show over the edge of the right hand side of the frame.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_ribbon2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 70 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_flower4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_cat1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_mummified_pumpkin1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open sb_pmt_mummified_scene 1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85% and centre it along the bottom of your tag. The element is too wide but we don’t want to make it any smaller in height so we need to make it narrower.   Activate your Pick tool or Deform tool if you are using an earlier Jasc version.  This tool is the second one down on the side bar in both versions.  When you click on the tool, you will see nodes around the element.  Push the centre node on each side to narrow the element. 

Check your layer positions again, when you are happy, add your copyright information and text, then export your tag 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!




 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Halloweenish



In this tutorial I used the amazing art of Barbara Jensen.

You need a license to use Barbara’s art,
I purchased mine for this tube at Scraps and the City.

I used a kit called Halloweenish by SkyScraps.
This is an awesome kit with loads of elements, I loved it!
 Thank you Marie!
The kit is also available at Scraps and the City.

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

Font is Face Your Fears, 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 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 SkyScraps-Halloweenish-PP7 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. Resize 90%.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E64 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and move a little to the left.

Open the main tube, duplicate and close the original, choose your layer options, copy merged and paste as a new layer on your canvas.  Resize 75%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-PP1 and copy.  Go back to E64, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open the close up of the tube, duplicate and close the original.  Make your layer selections, copy merged and paste as a new layer on your canvas.  Resize 80% and position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Change the blend mode on the tube to Soft Light and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E78 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, drag down so its just above the mask layer and position on the right hand side.  Duplicate and move the duplicate over so a little shows on the left then erase the rest of it.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E47 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E9, paste as a new layer and drag up so its just below the main tube.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E10 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E73, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 60%, rotate 90 degrees to the left and then flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Open SkySraps-Halloweenish-E27 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E1 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish-E17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish_E44 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Halloweenish_E14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, 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, add your copyright information and text and 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 and don’t forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!