Sunday, May 23, 2021

Dog Day Beach

 



Dog Day Beach

Written May 22, 2021

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 by Maryline Cazenave and can be purchased at http://cdoestore.com You must have a license to use this image in your tag creations.

Scrapkit is by Kizzed By Kelz and can also be purchased at CDO.

Mask of your choice.

Font of your choice.

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)

Xero-Moodlight

Xero - Radiance

Let's Begin:

Open frame 1 from the kit and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original so you can use it again if you choose in other creations.

Make your canvas large enough for you to work with by going to Image Canvas Size and setting the size you want. I usually do 900x900 just to give me loads of room to work with while creating. You will be cropping and resizing at the end if you wish.

Resize the frame by 80%. Go to Adjust Sharpen more and sharpen it 2x to clean it up some.

Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 5. Layers new raster layer and drag this new layer under the frame.

Open paper 5. There is a small white border around this paper so I like to crop that out just because of me wanting to use the paper as a fill for my frame I do not want the white border but you can leave it if you choose. After cropping. Copy and paste into selection which should be on your new layer. Selections select none. Duplicate the paper layer 2x. On both copies change the blend mode of the layer to multiply.

Open paper 2 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.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer at the top. Resize as needed and position where you would like. Apply the Xero Moodlight plugin using the following settings:



Drop shadow both the frame and your tube.

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:

4

6

8

17

21

26

30

31

Once you have everything in place add your artist copyright information and any other details you need to add. Make sure your license # is on there.

I then chose to apply the Xero Radiance plugin using the following settings:

This is completely up to you.

Crop your tag.

Add your name.

Save.

Thanks for trying my tutorial.



 




Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Soul Music

 


Soul Music

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 by Lia http://linmida.com Lia’s tubes are free to use.

 

Scrap kit by Michelle’s Myths. It is called Punk Rock Girl and you can find it at http://picsfordesign.com

 

Font of your choice. I am using Advocate Script

 

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)

Eye Candy 5 Impact Glass

Pixelate Sector Mosaic

 

Let's Begin:

Open a blank canvas that will give you plenty of room to work with. I am using 900x900. You can resize and crop when we get to the end.

Open paper 1. Set your foreground color in your materials palette to the paper. No angle and scale at 100.

Turn off your background color in the materials palette.

Now using your rectangle preset shape with the following settings:

Show nodes and Create on vector checked.

Horizontal radius: 50.00

Vertical radius : 50.00

Width: 15.00

Anti alias checked

Miter Limit 15

This will give your rectangle rounded corners. My friend Vix has turned me on to these rounded corners and I am loving them. Hopefully you will too.

Now draw out a rectangle as long and as wide as you want. Objects Align Center in canvas. Convert to a raster layer. Apply the Eye Candy 5 Impact Glass filter using the following settings:



Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame.

Selections modify and expand by 2.

Layers new raster layer and drag this under the frame.

Open paper 10. Copy and paste into selection.

Selections select none.

Duplicate the paper layer.

On the bottom(original) adjust blur gaussian blur 5.

Using the blinds effect in psp apply it using the following settings:

Width – 2

Opacity – 8

Color – black

Horizontal and light from left/top checked

On the top paper layer (duplicate) apply the Pixelate Sector Mosaic plugin using the default settings of 25 and 25.

Lower the opacity of this layer to 30

Effects Edge Effects Enhance More

Add a drop shadow of your choice to the frame.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add a drop shadow of your choice to the tube layer.

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

5

7

15

41

42

60

65

78

84

104

Once you have everything where you want it add your name.

Add your copyright and licensing information if required.

Crop your tag and save.

Thanks for trying my tutorial

 

Where did time go?

 I feel like it has been forever since I have done anything "blog worthy". 

I have committed to getting back to writing tutorials in 2021 so keep your eyes on this spot as I will be adding stuff more regularly. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Fall Wordart

 A fall wordart that was made for a challenge at Misfits! 



Sunday, April 26, 2020

Little Animation

Giving my go at making animations.... my slow go that is LOL 

Anyhow this is my first one that I created for a tag! 


Just right click and save. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Hijacked!!!


Okay not really, but offered to make over her blog
Tika I know that this is not exactly what you want as you wanted something
bright Spring/Summer, instead ignore that and done this instead
Saw the tube and kit and thought, yep this will do
Well anything has to be better than your old design that you hate so much
Oh before I go also made a forum set using the kit and tube
*Of to run and hide*

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Beauty and The Beast






Beauty and The Beast
Written 12/11/2019
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 by Laguna called Beauty and The Beast. You can purchase this tube at http://picsfordesign.com  You must have a license to use this image.

Scrap kit by Hania’s Design called Girl from the North. You can purchase this kit at http://picsfordesign.com

Font of your choice.

Mask of your choice. I am using mask #133 by Weescotslass Creations. You can get her awesome masks at http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/2009/04/masks.html


Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 – Nature (snow drift)


Let's Begin:
Open paper 2 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Promote the background layer to a raster layer. Resize all layers by 70 % and then resize just the paper layer by 80%. Apply your mask. Delete the mask layer and merge the group.
Open element 46 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size to a size that you are happy with. Position to the far right of your mask area. Open the Eye Candy 5 Nature snow drift plugin and apply the preset Small, A little white snow.
Open element 74 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size until it just larger than the house/castle element. Position in front of the house/castle element. Apply the same Eye Candy 5 Nature snow drift plugin using the same settings.
At this time open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size to how you want. Position in front of the gates but leave the pillar on the far right un covered.
Open element 36 and resize until it is nearly the same size as the gates. Copy and paste as a new layer and place in front of the far right pillar.
Open element 27. Re-size 50% and then again by 75%. Image mirror horizontal. Drag to just below the house/castle layer. Position at the top to the left of the house/castle.
Open element 67 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to just above the moon layer. Re-size until happy. It doesn’t matter at this point because it is behind everything you can move it to where it shows from behind the house/castle and the gates.
Open element 68. Copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 75%. Drag behind your tube. Move to the far left. Duplicate. Image mirror horizontal. Move if you need to. I also erased a couple of the stars that were overlapping and I didn’t care for the look of it but that is entirely up to you.
Open element 37. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move behind your tube. Position at the bottom. Move to where it shows out the right side in front of the light and the pillar.
Add your name.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save.
Thank you for trying my tutorial.