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Friday, 20 October 2017

Poison!





In this tutorial I used the amazing art of
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

I used the fabulous freebie kit “Poison” from
This is an awesome kit thank you Miz!

You will need my  mask

Font of choice.




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



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste element 102 and resize 55%.  Select the interior of the arch with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 15 into the selection.  Deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 98, resize 35% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 58, resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 55%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 19, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 59, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93 on the top, resize 55%, duplicate and close the copy off for now, place the original in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 20%, drag below the grass, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 74, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4 on the top, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 9, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the copy of the grass that you closed off, bring it to the top for now, resize it another 50% and apply the drop shadow.   Position it in front of the candlestick and the bottle to the left of the candlestick, dab around the bottom with you eraser on opacity set to 50 to blend the line at the bottom in.   Duplicate this layer and move it over to the right in front of the sunflower.    Duplicate again, resize 80% and position above the pestle and mortar.

Paste element 81, resize 10%, position just below the edge of the top copy of the grass and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.











Thursday, 19 October 2017

Winter Guardian







In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Snow Leopard” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used a beautiful winter kit “Winter Guardian” from
This kit is packed with beautiful elements and papers but
I only used a few as I wanted to keep the tag simple.
You can purchase the kit at

For the animation you will need
Animaton Shop
and my

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 35, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Paste element 118, resize 65% and mirror.

Paste element 77 and resize 50%.

Paste element 76 and resize 70%.  Position these two elements towards the bottom of the tag.

Pate element 110, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 108, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Go back to element 61 and erase the part that shows in the archway and to the left of this element.

Paste element 128, resize 50% and position along the bottom of element 48.

Paste element 18, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 64, resize 20%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102 on the top, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 129, resize 40% and place in position, apply the drop shadow with the box “Shadow on a new layer” ticked and erase the part of shadow that is on the reflection part of the element.

Paste element 78, resize 60% and place in position. 

Paste element 14, resize 12%, place in position, apply the drop shadow with the box still ticked and again erase that part from the reflection.

Check your layers and make any adjustments then crop your tag and add your copyright and text.  If you are not continuing with the animation, export your tag on a transparent background as a png.



ANIMATION:

Save your tag with the white background and open it in Animation Shop and also open the snow animation.   You will see the snow animation has 10 frames so duplicate your tag until that also has 10 frames.

Activate the animation and select all the frames, activate the tag and again select all the frames then right click on it, go to “Paste into selected frame”  and paste the animation on the tag.

Run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.








Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Razor Blade






In this tutorial I used the tube “Razors Blade” from pack 91 from
This tube is awesome and is my favourite from the new pack.
You can purchase the tube at

I used a kit inspired by Enamorte’s October 2017 bonus tube from
I loved working with this kit!
You can purchase it at

You will  need my masks

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 5, horizontal 5, opacity 95, blur 15.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 2 into the selection, apply mask 0038 and resize 85%.

Make another layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply mask 0007 and resize 85%.

Paste the wordart and place in position top right.

Paste element 6, resize 65% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, duplicate and merge the top copy down onto the original (this is just to make the mesh stand out more), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured this element purple.

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

Paste element 17, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 7, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


Paste element 22, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 35%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the close up tube above the word art, resize 90% and mirror, place in position (for the same effect as mine on the tube you need to place it in the same place as I have on the heart mask).  Go to the heart mask, select all, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Erase the part of the tube that covers the mask below her neck lowering the opacity of the eraser to 10 around the bottom of the neck to blend it in.

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









Fall Affair




In this tutorial I used the tube “Summer  Breeze” from the latest pack 91 from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Fall Affair” from
and can also be purchased from

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 80%.

Paste element 14, resize 60% and duplicate, rotate one copy 10 degrees to the left and position on the left, resize the second copy another 90%, mirror it and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to both.

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

Paste element 33, resize 40%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 10, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the close up tube and mirror it, drag down to just above the mask, resize 80%, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and place in position.  Go back to the mask layer, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert he selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect and lower the opacity on the tube to around 70.

Crop your tag, add your copyright information and text then export on a transparent background as a png.








Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Twice Shy






In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Twice Shy” from the latest pack 91 from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Floral Fantasy” from
The kit can also be found at

I used mask 095 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.

Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 27, resize 55% and move into position.

Paste frame 6 and resize 90%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 3, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 37, resize 30%, drag below the tube and position on the right,  duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 24, resize 35%, position between the copies of element 37 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34 resize 30%, position just below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers now and make an adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.





Sunday, 15 October 2017

House of Mirrors





In this tutorial I used the fab tube “Steampunk 11” from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Steampunk Wilding” from
Love the fairground elements in this kit!
You can purchase it at

You will need the free Metal Peacocks filter from
(its filter 10 in Gallery E).

You will need my masks

Font is





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



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 33 into the selection, apply mask 0024 and resize 90%.

Make another layer, paste paper 22 into the selection, deselect, apply mask 0023 and resize 95%.

Paste element 63, resize 55%, position towards the top of the masks and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 117, resize 45%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.  Using my tag for reference, erase any parts of element 63 that show outside the trees. 

Open frame 16 and resize it 30%, copy it and paste “As a new image”.  Go to “View” and check the Rulers box.   Activate your Pick tool and push the right hand edge of the frame in until it measures 150 width (see my screenshot below).  Then copy the frame, paste it on your canvas and move it over to the left.  You can now untick the Rulers box. 




Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, paste paper 33 below the frame and resize it 30%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Duplicate both the frame and the paper twice and move each pair into position.

Paste the full size tube, resize 30%, mirror and position in the left hand frame, select the interior the frame and expand it as before, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect.     Open you Warp Brush, pick the Expand mode and size 150 then use it on the tube to distort it.  You will need to sharpen up the tube after you have used the brush as it makes it blurry (check out my Tips & Tricks page for sharpening) and you may need to erase any that has “blown” outside the frame.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and merge it down onto the paper.  Now apply the Metal Peacocks filter to the merged layer hitting on Randomize until you get a nice mirror effect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.    Repeat the above with the other two frames without mirroring the tube.

Paste the tube again, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 20%, drag below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 25% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 20%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 20%, position below the carousel and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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











Friday, 13 October 2017

Dream of Faeries



In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Fairy 4” from
You can purchase the tube from

I used the matched kit “Fairy Dust Dreams” from
This is a lovely kit and can be purchased at

You will need my  mask

Font of choice.




Unless otherwise noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resized 85% and move down lower on the canvas.

Paste element 99, resize 80% and position towards the top of the mask.

Paste element 55, resize 40%, place in position and change the blend mode to “Overlay”.

Paste element 51, resize 50%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow but with the blur set to 40.

Paste element 112, resize 50%, drag below element 51, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings).

Paste element 46 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111, resize 50% and positon along the bottom of the castle, duplicate, flip the copy, duplicate it again and position both below element 51, one on the left and one on the right. 

Paste the tube, resize 30%, place in position erasing any that shows below the heart element and apply the drop shadow.

Go back to element 51, duplicate it, drag the copy to the top and erase the back part of it so that the tube and elements look inside it. 

Paste element 54, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and blend out the straight end on the left using your eraser with the brush size 100 and opacity 10.  Duplicate, move the copy down a bit and again do any blending in with the eraser.

Paste element 83 above the tube, resize 35%, place in position erasing any below the heart element and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, place in position, erase the parts that are cover the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 40%, drag below element 100, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111 again, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste element 33, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 113, resize 60%, mirror and place in position.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.