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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Sexy Babe





In this tutorial I used the awesome art of
Alex Prihodko.
You need a license to use Alex’ art, avallable at

I used a fantastic kit called “Amy” by
You can purchase the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used
Gems’ mask 228.

Font is Amorinda.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting the tutorial, thank you.

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



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

Open SkyScraps-PP6 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open SkyScraps-e39 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% position in the top, right hand corner.  Duplicate and move down.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open SkyScraps-e60 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, move up and to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e53 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and position on top of e60.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with a dark grey, I used #2d2d2b, deselect.  We will come back to this later.

Open SkyScraps-e3 and paste as a new layer making sure its on the top.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e43 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e64 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, 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.   I resized my tube 33%.

Paste the tube again, drag down so its above the selection you coloured,  resize as needed and position so she is looking through the car windows.  I resized the tube 75% this time.  Again, select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection as before, invert it, activate the tube and hit delete to remove the excess.  Deselect and apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame.

Open SkyScraps-e11, paste as a new layer and drag up so its just below the main tube.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e30 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e14 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%m, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e66 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35% and rotate 15 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open SkyScraps-e40 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e61 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

OpenSkyScraps-e7 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 85%, drag down below the bottle and position behind it.

Open SkyScraps-e8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and position a little further to the left and higher than e7.  Look at my tag for reference, it should just be over her eye.

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








Sunday, 28 April 2013

Fafa






I this tutorial I used the tube “Fafa” by SkyScraps Pin-Up.
You can purchase the tube from

The matching kit, also called “Fafa” is by
Tiny Turtle Designs
and is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used
Gems’ mask 189.




Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting my tutorials, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Open Fafa (2) 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 Fafa (28) and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 65%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20.

Open Fafa (5) and copy, make a new layer below the element and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the element and merge it down onto the paper.

Open the tube and paste as a new layer.  I used layer 2 resized 65%.  Put the tube in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open Fafa (92) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag down below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (4) and paste as a new layer.   Drag up above the merged layer, resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (20) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (99) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (31) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position to the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (48), paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (13) and paste as a new layer.    Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (71) and paste as a new layer.   Flip, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (59) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (26) and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (72) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (84) and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70%, place in position, erase the loop at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (45) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (2) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa(24) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (36) and paste as a new layer.  Resixze 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (42) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (43) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fafa (51) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 13%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both butterflies in position and apply the drop shadow to each.




Thursday, 25 April 2013

Amy Lee





In this tutorial I used the  tube “Amy Lee” by SkyScraps Pinup.
The tube comes in two colour options and is available at

I used a matching kit, also called “Amy Lee”, by
This kit is absolutely stunning and is huge,
with 32 papers and 112 elements that will go with many
Steampunk themes.  I absolutely loved it!
The kit is also available at

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

Font of choice.


Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting the tutorial, thank you.

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



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 575 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open Amy Lee (2) and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper in the selection, deselect and apply the mask.   Resize 95%.

Open Amy Lee (54) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and position on the left hand side.  Duplicate, mirror and flip and position on the right.

Open Amy Lee (23) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, position towards the bottom on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (52) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, position top, left and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (19) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, position top, right and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (21) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, position just below midway down on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (74) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30% and position where the last two elements overlap.  Your tag should look something like my screenshot below



Open your tube and paste as a new layer (I used layer 8 and resized it 55%), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (62) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, drag down below (21) and (74) and place in position to the left of the tube.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and fill with a dark colour from your tube, I used #4e3e2b.  Do not deselect.

Open the tube again, mirror and paste as a new layer (I used layer 8 again resized 80%). Position the tube in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.   Sent the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light” and merge it down onto the coloured layer below it. Apply Paint Shop’s Blinds Texture effect with Width set to 2, Opacity to 50, colour the same colour as you used to fill the selection and both Horizontal and Light Top/Left boxes checked.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Now you need to repeat this with the frame placed on the right hand side of the tube or you can just duplicate and mirror the merged layer depending on whether you want your tube in the same position in the frame or not.

Open Amy Lee (2) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 12%, position on the top of the left hand frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (14) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, drag down below the frame/tube layers on the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (100) and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so it’s just below the main tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (112) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (51) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, position on the bottom, left hand corner.   Duplicate, bring the duplicate to the top and position directly on the bottom of the tube to cover the right leg.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Amy Lee (27) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (55) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (17) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20%, place in position on the bottom, left and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (37) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (43) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (49) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (26) and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (97) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (1) and paste as a new layer.   Flip, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (58) and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Amy Lee (39) 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.  When you are 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.











Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Marina





In this tutorial I used the beautiful “Marina Collection” by
Zindy Nielsen and Creationz by Jo.
This collection comprises Zindy’s tube “Waiting for the Tide”
and the kit “Marina” by Jo.
This is a huge kit with 16 papers, 8 frames and 100 elements
so there is tons more in the kit than I have used on the tag.
The collection is currently discounted 25% at

You will also need a mask, I used Gems’ mask 228.

Font is Le Grand Saut Textural by Jellyka.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting the tutorial, thank you.

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 CBJ_MarinaP11 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open CBJ_MarinaPlants and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, move down a little and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_MarinaPlants2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and move over to the left, duplicate and mirror.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open CBJ_MarinaHelm and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and place in position.  We will come back to this later.

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

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

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

Open CBJ_MarinaWave and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80% and drag down so its just above the barrel  and apply the drop shadow. 

Open CBJ_MarinaOrchids and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its just below the tube, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_MarinaFlow4 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBj_MarinaStarFish2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_MarinaPaperFlower1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open CBj_MarinaBottle3 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_MarinaRibbon2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_MarinaShellBeads and paste as a new layer.   Resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBj_MarinaShell1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Click on Helm to activate it and then click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 20.

Open CBJ_MarinaP5 and copy, make a new layer below Helm and paste the paper into the selection, deselect. 

Open CBj_MarinaPlants2 again and paste as a new layer.  Bring to the top and resize 25%, position in Helm and then drag down so its just below it and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_MarinaFishes and paste as a new layer.  Again bring to the top and resize 25%, position in Helm again and drag down as before and apply the drop shadow..  I re-coloured the fish all blue. 

Open CBJ_MarinaPlant and paste as a new layer.  Bring to the top, resize 40% and drag down and position inside Helm as before and apply the drop shadow.

When you all done with your little scene inside Helm, apply the drop shadow to Helm.

Open CBJ_Marinabird and paste as  a new layer making sure it’s on the top.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open CBJ_MarinaLightBurst and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45% and place in position on the bottle.

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.