Monday, 24 July 2017

FTU Eastern Beauty



This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu scrap kit 'Desert Rose' by Graphics of  Fantasy Designs  HERE
Tube Of Choice. I have used 'Magic travel book' by Misticheskaya at  Pics For Design
Font used Talismanica

Filters Used 
Mura's Meister - Copies
PhotoEffex - Scanlines


Open a new image 700 x 700.
From kit c/paste frame 6 and resize to 70%.
Using magic wand tool click in centre of frame to float inner.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 5.
From kit, c/paste the masked desert image (located in the papers folder) Move below frame layer.
Selections - Invert - Delete - Select none.
Duplicate the desert image, d/shadow frame, merge visible.


C/paste Element 42 - Palms. Resize to 50%. Position left of canvas behind frame. Duplicate and mirror copy to right. Merge both layers. D/shadow

C/paste Element 4 - Sand Hills. Resize to 65%. Position Bottom left of Image above the frame. Duplicate and Mirror copy to the right.
This is where we should be at this point.
 

C/paste Element 56 Foliage. Resize to 30 % and rotate right by 90 degrees.
Apply Mura's Copies - Encircle. See settings below.


Now go to Effects - Image Effects - Offset and change the horizontal value to -60 this will position the encircle to the left.
Duplicate layer and mirror the copy to the right. Merge down and move your merged layer behind all other layers at the bottom of your layer palette. 
Duplicate again. Go to Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorise. Change the colour of the layer to tie in with your chosen tube. I changed mine to Hue 230 Saturation 76.
Resize layer to 98%.
Now go back to the original Green copy and apply PhotoEffex - Scanlines.
Settings below.


 C/paste your tube.  Position it off centre more towards the right of the image. D/shadow.

Continue to build up your tag using desired elements from kit. D/shadow as you go. 
I used...

Element 40 Cushions. Resized to 50%. Position to the bottom right behind tube layer.

Element 18 Perfume Bottle. Resized to 50%. Bottom right  above Cushions behind tube layer.

Element 22 Blue Perfume Bottle. Resized to 30. Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorise.
Same settings as used for Encircle. Position bottom right above Perfume Bottle.

Element 20 Lillies. Resized to 35%. Rotate right by 25 degrees. Bottom right behind Perfume Bottle above Cushions.

Element 19 Gold Frame. Resized to 30%. Bottom right behind lillies.

Element 4 Sand Hill. Resized to 20%. Bottom right above Perfume Bottles behind tube.

Element 9 Lantern. Resized to 65%. Position left of image above Sand Hills.

Element 24 Yellow Floral. Resized to 45%. Place behind tube layer above lantern. Duplicate. Mirror the copy and move to bottom far left of image.

Element 53 Pink Floral. Resized to 45%. Position bottom left above yellow florals. Behind tube layer.

Element 6 Butterfly. Resized to 45%. Mirror. Far left behind yellow floral. Above lantern.

Element 58 Tiger. Resized to 55%. Place on the left behind lantern.

Element 20 Lillies. Resized to 40%. Mirror. Place far left behind tiger.

Element 16 Spiral Sparkle. Resized to 45%. Position bottom left above florals and lantern. Duplicate and move copy to top right of image.

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo









Wednesday, 19 July 2017

FTU Photographs

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed

Ftu scrap kit - Memory Maker by MizTeeque  Here
Tube. I have used Cute Photographer 3 from VeryMany  Here
Mask 535 by Weescotslass Creations
My template #62   Here

Filters Used
Eyecandy - Chrome
Tramages - Mo Jellyfish

Open template, shift D to duplicate. Close original.
Delete credits, layer 4 and word art layers.

Go to layer palette...
Layer 1. Selections - Select all - Float. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 9 resized to 50%. Selections  - Invert - Delete. Select none and delete template layer. D/shadow. Repeat for Layer 7.

Layer 2.  Selections - Select all - Float. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 10 resized to 70%. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none and delete template layer.  Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish . Tile -100 Offset -173 Shading-132. D/shadow.

Layer 3. Selections - Select all - Float. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 3 resized to 50%. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none and delete template layer. Apply Mo Jellyfish, settings as before. D/shadow. Duplicate layer and change blend mode of top copy to screen.

Layer 5. Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste a close up of your tube and position to your liking. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select None.Working on Close up, go to Effects - Photo Effects - Sepia Toning - Amount to age - 75.

Layer 6. Apply EyeCandy - Chrome. Settings below. D/shadow.



Layer 7. See Layer 1.

Layer 8. From kit choose 4 of the word art elements and resize to 25%.  Place them over each of the 4 boxes on the temp layer. To help with positioning so that they are all vertically straight, line the left edge of each word art against the right edge of layer 7. 
Merge all 4 layers and D/shadow. Go back to original temp layer and change the blend mode of the boxes to Screen.

Now C/paste, position and d/shadow your tube.

Continue by adding desired elements from kit to your tag. D/shadow as you go.
I used....
2 Camera. Resized to 40%. Bottom left of image behind tube layer.

4 Paper Flower. Resized to 50%. Centre of image, above layer 3. Behind close up.

25 Leaves. Resized to 50%. Apply Sepia toning that we used on the close up layer. Position bottom right of image behind tube layer. Duplicate and mirror copy to left. Merge down. D/shadow. Duplicate again and change blend mode of top copy to hard light.

8 Paper butterfly. Resized to 20%. Rotate left 21. Top left of tag above frame.

Mask layer. Paste paper of choice. I used paper 6. Resize to 80%. Load mask from disk. In layer palette delete mask and merge group. Duplicate mask layer and image - mirror. Merge layer down.
Open raster deform tool...(Its the pick tool in the version of Paintshop I use) Use raster deform tool to position and reduce the height and width of mask until your happy with how it looks.
Delete background layer of template.

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo




Tags By Sylvia 


Tag Templates 61 & 62

 HERE





I did say I was already thinking of Autumn !.. I just love autumn colours and tags. So I couldn't resist having a play with these and a wee bit of autumnal tube shopping of course :)


Tube - Misticheskaya
Scrap kit - Bibi's Collection - Autumn Music
Temp Fonts - Impact & Milasian Circa 


Tube - Vadis 
Scrap Kit - Pink Paradox Productions - Autumn Comfort
Temp Font - Corporea

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tag Showcase

A collection of beautiful tags sent to me from Silvia in Berlin. All created using my templates and tutorial. ..As you can probably guess..like me she is a huge fan of Verymany tubes...Great Job Silvia !!






Sunday, 16 July 2017

Tag Templates 59 & 60

 HERE






I put these templates together yesterday and ironically it's mid July and the weather was typically British... cool and raining !!
It's a little better day today but despite this I'm already thinking about Autumn tags and templates !!. Anyhow hope you can make some use of these summer ones. Below is what I did with them. I'm off to go enjoy a little sunshine while I can.

Summer Dreams

Tube - VeryMany
Scrap - Tiny Turtle Designs - Ocean Breeze
Temp Fonts - Corporea & Midnight Valentine

Lazy Sunny Dayz

Tube - Arthur Crowe
Scrap - Pink Paradox Productions - Tropicos Caliente
Temp Font - Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Fantastic New Tut from Rhonda

My lovely friend Rhonda ( Rhonda's Rockin' Designz ) & The Taggers Lounge ) has created and written a fab new tutorial using my template. Go check it out !....

Ftu - Reading in the grass.
Rhonda has used template 26 for this one and an adorable tube by Kajenna. I love it.
 How cute is that doggy ? !! 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

FTU Simply Steampunk

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed

Ftu scrap kit is Steampunk by Graphics Of Fantasy Designs.
Tube. I have used Steampunk 6 by VeryManyTubes.com
save to mask folder 

Filters Used
Cybia - Screenworks - Dot Screen.

Open a new image 650x650.
Copy/paste element 45 Frame resized to 70%.
Now because this frame has little fiddly add ons and is already drop shadowed we can't use the magic wand tool to float the inner to fill with our paper.
So instead use your rectangle selection tool and simply make a selection around the edge. See image below.


C/paste paper of choice from kit. I used paper 4 resized to 60%.
Move below frame in layer palette.
Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none.

Copy and paste your tube. To make it sit nice inside the frame duplicate it and move copy behind the frame layer.
Go back to your top copy and drop shadow. Now take your eraser tool and run it along the bottom of your tube to expose the frame then go the bottom copy and erase any tube showing below the frame.

Now continue to add desired elements from kit to your image.
Drop shadow as you go...I used

26 Masked Image. Position behind frame.

29 Clocks resized to 90%. Place behind Masked Image.

6  Pocketwatch/Rose Cluster resized to 50%. Position bottom left of Frame above Clocks below Masked Image layers.

32 Leaves resized to 35%. Mirror. Place behind Frame and Clocks top right of image.

19 Butterfly resized to 25 %. Position on the left above Frame / tube.

17 Hearts resized to 50%. Position on the right above tube layer. Duplicate.

Mask Layer. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 5 resized to 85%. Move to the bottom of your layer palette below all other layers.
Go to layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk.
Fit to layer .
In layer palette delete mask and merge group.
Apply Cybia - Screenworks - Dot Screen. Transparency 0.
( please note if you resize your image when merged it will affect the look of this filter. I recommend that you just crop)

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo







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