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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Waiting For Fall


Waiting For Fall

Written 8/14/2017

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using the work of Very Many. This tube is called Jessica and you can purchase her at http://verymanytubes.com You must have a license to use this image.

Scrap Kit is a freebie kit by Creative Crazy Scraps. It is called Autumn Mist and you can download it at http://creativecrazyscraps.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/autumn-mist.html

Mask of your choice. I am using fall mask 8 by Dangerously Delicious Designs. You can download it at http://dangerouslydeliciousdesignz.blogspot.com/2013/10/autumn-mask-set2.html

Font of your choice. I am using Smoothline Script.

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Penta Dot and Cross
Xero Porcelain

Let's Begin:
Open frame 3 and hit shift+D to duplicate the frame. Close the original.
Make your canvas large enough to work with.
Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame and then go to selections modify and expand by 5.
Layers New Raster Layer and drag under the frame layer. Open paper 1 and copy and paste into selection.
LEAVE SELECTED.
Open your tube and copy. In my case I used the closeup of my tube but if  your tube does not have a close up you can just use the tube. Paste as a new layer just above the paper layer and position to where whatever part of the tube you want in the frame is within the selected area. I used her face and filled the entire framed area but this is completely up to you. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none.
Apply the Penta Dot and Cross filter using the following settings: 

Apply Xero Porcelain using the default settings.
Change the properties of this layer to Overlay.
Add a drop shadow to the frame and merge these 3 layers together.
Open paper 1 again and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to the bottom. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. Lower the opacity of your mask layer to 50.
Open your tube again and copy and paste as a new layer. Position where you would like in front of the frame. Add a drop shadow.
Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
1
5
9
11
13
15
19
Once you get all of your elements added on then be sure to add a drop shadow to each one.
If you want to add some text or word art to your tag now is the time to do so.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Add your name.
Crop and save. 


TTL Rockstar



TTL Rock Star

Written 8/13/2017

This tutorial was written using items from The Taggers Lounge Forum. You can find the forum at http://thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com/
The items are FTU you just need to participate and earn enough Lounge Loot to get the items.

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube is a TTL Exclusive by Jose Cano. Again you can get the tube at the TTL Forum (link is above) You can find Jose’s awesome tubes at https://canotubes.com/ You must have a TTL license to use the tube I have used and you must have a Jose Cano license to use any of his work.

The scrap kit is also a TTL exclusive kit by Jens Sweet Temptations. It is also FTU just earn the loot to get it. You can get the kit at the forum and you can find Jen at http://jenssweettemptations.blogspot.ca/ where she has lots of awesome goodies.

Animation if you choose to use it is by Loveys Shack. You can find her animations at http://loveysshack.blogspot.com.ar/search/label/Animations?zx=b3ada79a4d1b2fa unfortunately you can no longer see the images so I am not sure which post had this particular animation since I downloaded it so long ago however all of her animations are great so it wouldn’t hurt to download them all.

Font Of your choice. I am using  Raven Script.

Plugins:
NONE

Let's Begin:
Open frame 1 and hit shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Make your canvas large enough to give you plenty of room to work with. I wanted my frame just slightly larger so I re-sized by 110%. This is completely up to you.
Create a gradient of your choice using 2 colors from either your tube or the frame. Set your gradient to the following settings: 
Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 10.
Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame. Flood fill with your gradient.  Selections select none.
Adjust Blur Gaussian blur at 7.00 on the paper layer.
Effects Texture effects Blinds using the following settings:

Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame again. Selections modify expand by 10. Open the floor element and copy and paste as a new layer under the frame but above the paper layer. Move this down to the bottom half of your frame. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none.
Add a drop shadow to the floor and the frame.
Open Star 1 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 75%. Image free rotate to the left by 30 degrees. Adjust sharpen. Duplicate and image flip horizontal. Move to where they are side by side but interlocking. Merge these 2 layers together. Duplicate. Place the first set at the top of the frame. Move the duplicate to the bottom of the frame. Drag both layers to the bottom. Merge these together if you wish. Add a drop shadow.
Open your tube and re-size as needed. Copy and paste as a new layer and position where you want. Add a drop shadow.
Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
Ball2
Equalizer
Microphone2
Speaker
VIP pass
Once you have all of your elements and your tube on where you would like them then crop your tag.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Add your name.
Layers new raster layer. Flood fill with white. Drag to the bottom.
Close the following layers:
White background, stars, paper layer and floor.
Merge all the other layers together.
Now hide this merged layer. Unhide the others and merge them together.
This will leave you with 2 layers when you are done.
Lets get this put together in animation shop
Copy the bottom layer.
Paste in animation shop.
Open your animation. Take note of the number of frames it has. Mine has 16. Duplicate your bottom tag layers to match the number of frames. Now grab frame 1 of your animation and drag it onto frame 1 of your tag. Place so it is right up against the floor element. You may need to resize the animation a bit to make it fit within the floor/paper area. Its ok if it is a little bit bigger but just be careful you don’t want to have it too big and when you put your frame and other elements on the tag the animation hangs out the edges.
Copy your other layer from psp and bring it into animation shop. Duplicate the frames to match and again drag frame 1 onto frame 1. Position and let go.
View your animated tag.
If you are happy then optimize and save. 



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Excuse the mess

I have been away for some time. 
I took some me time and honestly wasn't sure I would come back to writing tutorials again but alas I am feeling the itch. 
I am so irritated by this whole Photo Bucket fiasco!!!
What a mess they have caused everyone!!!!! 
I am slowly going through the blog and re uploading images and fixing all of the broken tutorials but unfortunately there are a good chunk of tutorials before 2015 that I cannot seem to find images for so I am simply just removing those tutorials. 
Makes me sad because those were my first ones and some of my favs!!!
But I guess cleaning up makes room for new stuff right!!!! 
I will see you all soon with some new goodies!!!!! 



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Just For You



Just For You
Written 2/11/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. Preferably one with a close up. I am using a tube by Very Many called Memories. You can purchase this tube at http://verymanytubes.com

Scrap kit is a little freebie from K Designs Scrap. You can get it at http://kdesignsscrap.blogspot.ca/2012/11/happy-dsd-saleslittle-gift.html

Mask of your choice. I am using mask #139 by Vix. You can get her awesome masks at her website under goodies. You can find them at http://www.freewebs.com/vixpsp/

Font of your choice. I am using Thrift Shop Sans Light. This is a PTU font.

Plugins:
Xero Porcelain
Penta.com Jeans

Let's Begin:
Open element 2 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Re-size as you wish. Make your canvas large enough to work with.

Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 4. Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame layer. Open paper 4. Copy and paste into selection.

LEAVE SELECTED

Open the close up of your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Position her face within the selected area. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none. Apply the Xero Porcelain filter using the default settings. Change the properties of this layer to luminance legacy. Merge the tube layer down to the paper layer. Apply the Penta.com Jeans filter but change the top number to 20.
Add a drop shadow to the frame.

Open paper 1 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to the bottom. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. Duplicate the mask layer. Merge these 2 together. This just helps it be darker a bit.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Place towards the far left side. Apply the Xero Porcelain filter again. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 1 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Move to the bottom right hand corner. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 7. Copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. You want it to look like it is inside the pot so size appropriately. Move this layer under the pot layer. Now place the leaves sticking out of the pot. Duplicate. Image free rotate to the right 22 degrees. Move up and over to the right a bit. Add a drop shadow to both sets of leaves.

Open element 13 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed so it will fit within the pot also. Image flip vertical so the heart is at the top. Image free rotate to the right by 19 degrees. Adjust sharpen. Place in the pot and to the right hand side. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 16 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as you have above. Image free rotate to the left 90 degrees so the brush is standing up. Adjust sharpen. Move to it is in the pot and next to the heart spoon. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 17 and repeat the above steps as you did with the brush. But once you get the pencil standing free rotate to the left another 15 degrees. Move to inside the pot next to the brush. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 10 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Move to down in front of the pot to far right. Add a drop shadow.

Duplicate. Move this copy to behind your tube a bit but to the right of it so it is between your tube and the pot but still behind your tube some.

Open element 11 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed so it is slightly smaller than the yellow flower. Move to down in front of the pot and the yellow flower but to the left. Add a drop shadow.
Duplicate. Move this one to up in front of the other yellow flower but to the right of it also.
Open element 9 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Image flip horizontal. Move down to between the 2 sets of flowers. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 14 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size. Image free rotate to the right 9 degrees. Adjust sharpen. Move to in front of the magnifying glass. Add a drop shadow.

Grab your set of leaves that is up in the pot that is standing straight up and duplicate. Re-size by 70%. Move down to behind the flowers. Duplicate several times and move so they are scattered behind the flowers. Rotate some of them left or right to give some dimension.

Open element 4 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size. Move down to on top of the magnifying glass by the key. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place somewhere else if you wish.

Repeat with element 5.

Add your name.

Add your copyright and licensing information.

Crop and re-size if you wish.

Save your tag.
♥♥♥



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shot Through The Heart


Shot Through The Heart
Written 2/14/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique.
If you want your tag to look just like mine, then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge
of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:

Tube of your choice. I am using the work of Di Halim. This tube is called Cupid in Pink and you can purchase her at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_133_166&products_id=25991
Scrap Kit is by Bibi’s Collection. It is called Cupid In Pink. You can purchase it at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=26002

Mask of your choice. I am using one by a member at my forum. This mask was made by Bev. You can find our forum at http://thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com/ Come join us and check out all the goodies and fun!!

Font of your choice. I am using Guarddilla Typeface. This is a PTU font.
Animation is by Divine Intentionz. You can get it at http://divineintentionz.blogspot.com/

Plugins:
NONE

Let's Begin:
Open paper 8 from the kit. Shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Re-size as needed/wanted. Promote the background layer to a raster layer. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. I added a slight drop shadow to the mask layer to help it stand out just a bit more but this is completely up to you.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size until she is just slightly larger than the mask layer. Add a drop shadow.

Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine, then use my tag for reference.

Elements I used:
8
29
37
39
42
76
121
Add your Name.

Add your copyright and licensing information.

Let’s Get ready to add the animation:

Crop your tag.

Merge all the layers together except the mask layer.

Layers new raster layer and move to the bottom.
Flood fill with white.

Copy the white background and the mask layer to animation shop.
Duplicate the number of frames to match the number of frames in  your animation. In my case its 20.

Drag the first frame of your animation onto the first frame of your tag. Once happy with the placement go back to psp and copy the rest of your tag. Bring into animation shop. Duplicate and drag to the animated tag. Once you are done view your completed animated tag. If you are happy optimize and save.
♥♥♥

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Off With Her Head



Off With Her Head
Written 2/11/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using a tube by Danny Lee called Queen Hearts. You can purchase her at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_132_219&products_id=25737

Scrap kit is by Toxic Desirez. It is called Queen Hearts also and can be purchased at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25735

Font of your choice. I am using Amsterday Script. This is a PTU font.

Let's Begin:
Open frame 1 from the kit and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Re-size as you wish. Make your canvas large enough to work with.

Using your freehand selection tool set on point to point carefully select around the frame as close to the inside edge that you can get.

Create a foreground background gradient using 2 colors from your tube or the kit. Set the gradient on sunburst with repeats of 2. Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame. Flood fill with your gradient. Layers new raster layer.
Now using your clone tool clone parts of your tube into the selected area on the brand-new layer. Once you are happy selections select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50.

Make your gradient layer active and using your soften brush go around the edges and soften the gradient so it doesn’t look so harsh around the edges.

Add a drop shadow to the frame layer.

Open the grass from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size so it fits nicely along the bottom of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size so she is just slightly larger than the tag at this point. Place on the far-right side. Add a drop shadow.

Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine, then use my tag for reference.

Elements I used:
Arrow
Castle
Chair
Crown
Cup of Hearts
Jar of Hearts
Key
Melting Heart
Ribbon

Add your name.

Add your copyright and licensing information.

Crop and re-size if you wish.

Save your tag.

♥♥♥

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Death Ends A Life Not A Love



Death Ends A Life Not A Love
Written 2/4/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using the artwork of Andy Cooper. This tube is part of the Love Hurts Collab that you can purchase at Scraps N Company. This collab some great items in it. You can get this collab free with your purchase of $13.00 at the store. Check out the collab at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=587_144&products_id=25682

The scrap kit is by Black Widow Creationz. It is also part of the awesome collab.
Font of your choice. I am using Alicia Wonderland. You can download it at http://www.fontspace.com/fz/aliciawonderland

Plugins:
NONE

Let's Begin:

Open element 9 from the kit and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Make your canvas large enough to work with.

Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 4. Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame. Open paper 4 and copy and paste into selection.

LEAVE SELECTED

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size if needed. Place in the selected area in the frame. Selections invert Erase any bits you have hanging outside of the frame. Selections select none. Add a drop shadow to the tube.

Add a drop shadow to the frame.

Open element 40 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to the bottom. Place on the far right side and position so it is showing out the right side of the frame. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and image flip horizontal. Move this copy to the left side. Merge together. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 21 and copy and paste as a new layer and place to the right and near the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 32 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size. Place so it is at the bottom of the gravestone and to the left of it. Duplicate and move this one to the right and up a bit. Add a drop shadow to both.

Open element 33 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size so it is just slightly smaller than the other 2. Copy and paste as a new layer and place between the other 2. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 45 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size. Place to the far right in front of the gravestone and roses. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 27 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size if you wish. Place in the center at the bottom of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

Open element 38 and copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the bottom center. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate. Move this copy to the top and behind the head of your tube. Add a drop shadow to both of them.

Add your name.

Add your copyright and licensing information.

Crop and re-size if you want.

Save your tag.
♥♥♥



Inner Workings of my Heart



Inner Workings of my Heart
Written 2/4/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine them use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube is by Alehandra Vanhek. She is called Mechanical Heart. You can purchase her at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_499&products_id=25672
The scrap kit is by Disturbed Scraps. It is called Mechanical Hearts. You can purchase it at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25761
Mask of your choice. I am using one by Kisses and Dreams. You can get it at http://kissesndreams.blogspot.ca/2015/01/freebie-heart-mask.html
Font of your choice. I am using Steamwreck which you can download at http://www.fontspace.com/pixel-sagas/steamwreck
Plugins:
NONE
Let's Begin:
Open paper 3 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Promote the background layer to a raster layer. Apply the mask. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. Add a drop shadow of 0 0 100 11.50 and the dark color from the paper. Open paper 14 and repeat but when adding your drop shadow use a purple from the paper. Move this mask down and to the right a bit.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed so she is just larger than the mask layers. Move to the right side more so than the left. Duplicate the tube layer. On the top copy go to adjust blur Gaussian blur and apply a blur of 11. Lower the opacity of this layer to 45. Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube layer of 6 -5 100 10.50 black.

Now we are going to put some text on a path. Using your elipse preset shape. Set your foreground color to whatever color you like. It doesn’t matter as we will delete this layer anyhow. Turn off the background color. Set the width of the elipse shape to 1.00. Draw out a circle around the outside edges of the mask layer. 

Now select the font you want to use and the color or I used paper 7 for mine. Place your text tool up on the elipse shape until you get the A with the line under it and then begin typing whatever it is you want. I placed part of my text around the top left side and then I wanted some along the bottom so I flipped my elipse shape vertical. This will turn the text right side up. And placed the rest of my text along the bottom. Promote your text layers to a raster layer. Add a drop shadow. Delete the elipse shape layer when you are done.

Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
1
3
6
9
10
15
19
22
28
37
42
49
59
Add your name.

Add your copyright and licensing information.

Crop and re-size if you wish.

Save your tag.
♥♥♥



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Loving Arms


Loving Arms
Written 1/31/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine them use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of choice. Preferably one with a close up image. I am using a tube by Chris Pastel. She is called Davina 5. You can purchase this tube at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_500&products_id=25543
Scrap kit is called Loving Arms and is by Disturbed Scraps. You can purchase this kit at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25564
Mask of your choice. I am using mask #219 by Weescotslass Creations. You can get her masks at http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/2009/04/masks.html
Font of your choice. I am using Sleeplessson Modern Script. This is a PTU font.

Plugins:
NONE
Drop shadow used throughout:
0 0 40 11.00 black

Let's Begin:
Open element 66 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Re-size if you wish. Make your canvas large enough to work with.

Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 4. Open paper 9 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag under the frame. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections invert again.

Open the close up of the tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Position within the selected frame area. Selections invert again and using your eraser tool and erase any bits you have hanging outside of the frame that you don’t want. Once you are done selections select none.

Add a drop shadow to the tube and the frame.

Open paper 14 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to the bottom. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. Re-size the mask if you need to but you want it where it is just slightly larger than the frame.

Open element 73 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag down to just above the mask. Move to the top so you can see the circles around the top of the frame. Duplicate and move this duplicate to the bottom so you can see the circles around the bottom of the frame.

Open element 64 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size to where it is nearly the same size as the frame. Drag to just above the frame layer. Add a drop shadow.

Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
2
3
6
8
11
22
23
37
53
72

Add your name.

Add your copyright and licensing information.

Crop and Re-size if you wish.

Save your tag.
♥♥♥

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Chocolate Sweetie



Chocolate Sweetie
Written 1/18/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine them use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. Preferably one with a close up but if not I will show you how to make it work without a close-up. I am using a tube by Very Many Tubes called Elsie. You can purchase this tube at http://verymanytubes.com/
I am using a freebie scrap kit by Gina’s Gems Scraps. It is called Chocolate Cherries Add On. You can get it at http://ginasgemsscraps.blogspot.ca/2012/05/chocolate-cherries-free-add-on.html
Mask of your choice. I am using mask# 351 by Insatiable Dreams. You can find her masks at http://insatiabledreams.net
Font of your choice. I am using 2Peas Fragile. This is a PTU font.
Plugins:
NONE
Drop shadow used throughout:
0 0 55 12.00 black

Let's Begin:
Open paper 9 from the kit. Shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Re-size if you wish. Promote your background layer to a raster layer. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. Make your canvas large enough to give you plenty of room to work with. You will be able to crop and/or re-size when you are finished.
Open paper 4 from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. Apply the same mask again. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. Re-size this mask by 80%. Move down and to the right a little bit. Selections select all float and defloat. Now open the close-up of your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Position in the selected area. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none. **If you do not have a close up then use your tube and once you copy and paste as a new layer you can re-size greater than 100% to help it fill the selected area** Adjust hue and saturation colorize and set both values to 0. Add a drop shadow.
Open  your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Position in the center of the masks near the bottom. Not all the way to the bottom. Add a drop shadow to your tube.
Open the GGS-CandyWrappers from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size until appropriate with the tube that you used. Place over to the far right. Add a drop shadow.
Open GGS_Tree from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. Again re-size until appropriate with your tube and tag. Move behind your tube and to the far left. Mine is just above her shoulders. Add a drop shadow.
Open GGS_TornHeart from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. Again re-size. Image free rotate to the right 24 degrees. Adjust sharpness sharpen. Move to the bottom right slightly in front of the candy wrappers to the right of them. Add a drop shadow.
Open GGS_Hot air balloon from the kit. Copy and paste as a new layer. Again re-size. Place near the top of the tree on the right side of the trunk. Add a drop shadow.
Open GGS_Cupcake with cherries from the kit. Copy and paste as a new layer. Again Re-size. Move to the bottom in front of the candy wrappers but to the left slightly overlapping. Add a drop shadow.
Open GGS_Heart cherries from the kit. Copy and paste as a new layer. Again re-size. Place along the bottom with the other elements. Mine is over near her hand. Add a drop shadow.
Open GGS_Hortensia flower from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. Again re-size. I placed 2 of these on my tag. One is behind her legs at the far right and its larger. I then duplicated it and re-sized this duplicate and placed it along the bottom behind the cupcake with cherries. Add a drop shadow to both of them.
Open GGS_cupcake. Copy and paste as a new layer. Again re-size. Place along the bottom with the other elements. Mine is over behind the heart cherries but to the right of them. Add a drop shadow.
Open GSS_Rolled bloomie from the kit. Copy and paste as a new layer. Again re-size. Move to the bottom with the other elements mine is between the 2 cupcakes. Add a drop shadow.
Now that you have most everything placed we are going to add a ribbon/bow to the tag that will take a little work. Open the GGS_Satin Bow wrap from the kit. Copy and paste as a new layer and drag down to just above your tube in your layer palette. Now re-size so it is just longer/larger than your tube on both sides. Now lower the opacity of the ribbon so you can see your tube through it. Using your eraser set on a size that is comfortable for you and zoom in if you need to but erase any bits of the ribbon that are NOT on your tube just at the sides. Be careful to not erase any of the bow. You can keep raising the opacity to check your work if you need to. Once you are done and happy add a drop shadow.
Add your name to your tag.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and Re-size if you wish.
Save your tag.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Masked Lover



Masked Lover
Written 1/23/2017
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine them use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.
Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using one by Alehandra Vanhek. You can purchase this tube at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_499&products_id=25417
Scrap Kit by Jens Sweet Temptations. You can get this kit at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=112_655&products_id=25442
Font of your choice. I am using Shingitalis Typeface. This is a PTU font.
Plugins:
NONE
Drop shadow used throughout:
0 0 85 11.00 black

Let's Begin:
Open the tag template and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Delete the following layers from the template: Raster 2 and Raster 1. Make your canvas large enough to give you plenty of room to work with.
Merge together Heart Right and Heart Left layers. Selections select all float and de-float. Open paper 7 and copy and paste as a new layer. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections invert again. Selections modify and expand by 3. Layers new raster layer and flood fill with black. Adjust add/remove noise. Add noise at 90%. Monochrome and uniform checked. Drag this layer under the hearts. Selections select none. Delete the original heart layer. Add a drop shadow to the black noise layer. If you like to keep your layer palette organized like I do then go ahead and merge these 2 layers together at this time.
Repeat the above steps with rectangle top right and rectangle bottom left layers only flood fill your new layer with a gradient made with 2 colors from your tube with the gradient angle set to 45 and repeats on 4.
Repeat the above steps with the circle top right and circle bottom left layers using the same gradient as you did on the rectangle layer.
Make the oval layer active and selections select all float and de-float. Open paper 8 and copy and paste as a new layer and selections invert and hit delete. Selections invert again and selections modify and expand by 3. Flood fill with black. Add noise as you did before. Selections select none. Drag under the oval layer. Add a drop shadow and merge the 2 layers.
Make the square layer active. Selections select all float and de-float. Layers new raster layer. Flood fill with black. Effects texture effects weave and use the following settings:
Gap size – 2
Width – 10
Opacity – 1
Weave color – complimentary color from your gradient
Gap color – same as above
Fill gaps – checked
Delete the original square layer.
Open  your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Position within the selected part of the framed area. Selections invert and use your eraser tool to erase any bits you do not want hanging out of the frame and feel free to leave some bits hanging out like I did. Selections select none. Duplicate the tube. On the top copy adjust blur Gaussian blur and set it to 5.00. Change the properties of this layer to Overlay. Add a drop shadow to the bottom copy.
Make the frame layer active and selections select all float and de-float. Layers new raster layer. Flood fill with black and add noise as you had to the other layers. Selections select none. Delete the original frame layer. Add a drop shadow.
Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
3
5
6
9
46
48
52
62
65
Add your name.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and re-size if you wish.
Save your tag.

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