Tuesday, 10 December 2013

FTU Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel was written by myself on 9th December 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube of choice. I have used the beautiful artwork of VeryMany at  VeryManyTubes.com

Gorgeous Ftu scrap kit is 'Winter Wonderland add on' by Gina at  Gina's Gems Scraps
Please leave a thank you :)

Font used is Angelic Serif

Filters Used
Tramages - Moving Screen


Open a new image 700 x 700.
In the centre of Canvas, c/paste Gold Frame re sized to 70%.
Click in centre of Frame with magic wand to float inner.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 3.
C/paste Paper 1 re sized to 70 %. Move behind Frame.
Invert the selection and hit delete. Select none.
D/shadow frame.

C/paste your tube. Apply a faint d /shadow.
I wanted my subject to appear to be sat within the frame so I duplicated ( the reason for the faint shadow :)
and moved the lower copy behind the Frame.
Using eraser tool I removed dress and wing on the right side up to the inside edge of frame on top copy and any tube that protruded the outer edge of Frame on bottom copy.

C/paste Wreath re sized to 90 %. Move to bottom of layer palette and position centrally in line with frame.
Apply a d/shadow.

Behind the Wreath, bottom left of canvas c/paste Ribbon Poinsettia re sized to 40 %. Using Manual color correction, change source colour from green to target gold. Duplicate layer and mirror copy to bottom right. Merge down. Duplicate again and flip copy to top. Merge down again. you should now have 4 poinsettias all on 1 layer. Re size this layer to 95% and d/shadow.

In the bottom right corner of the tag, above poinsettias behind wreath, c/paste and position Star Spray re sized to 30%. Duplicate and mirror copy to left. Merge down and d/shadow.

C/paste Green Ribbon re sized to 50%. Position bottom left of Frame behind the tube layer. Duplicate and mirror copy to right. Merge down and d/shadow.

On the the left hand side of canvas between the tube and the Frame, C/paste Snowflake Ornament re sized to 30%. Rotate right by 6 and d/shadow. Above this layer c/paste and position Jingle Balls re sized to 25% and d/shadow.

Lastly c/paste Star String re sized to 25%. Position above tube layer so that it looks as though it is being held from the hand. Duplicate and move copy over to the bottom right above the Ribbon. Change colour as we did for Poinsettias and use eraser to remove string on this copy. D/shadow both copies.


Merge all layers and sharpen your image. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Now duplicate the image. Working on the bottom copy - Apply a Gaussian blur of  7 and then Tramages - Moving Screen (settings below) Reduce opacity to 50%.




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 :) 


Sunday, 1 December 2013

PTU Ho Ho Ho ( CT Tutorial )

I have some news. Lori at Scrap it studio.com  has asked me to become part of her CT. I'm a little nervous about it as I've never done it before but here is my first tutorial using 1 of her fab kits. 

Supplies Needed

Tube Of Choice. I have used the super artwork of  Elias Chatzoudis

PTU Scrap Kit is 'Christmas 2012' By Lori at Scrap It Studio.Com. You can purchase her kits  HERE

Font used - GradoGradoo


Filters Used

Mura's Meister - Copies
Tramages - Mo Jellyfish
EyeCandy - Shadowlab
Dsb Flux - Linear Transmission



Open a new image 700 x 700. 

From the kit c/paste Frame 1 (red) re size to 108%. Position in the centre of canvas.
Apply Dsb Flux - Linear Transmission (settings below)
Duplicate layer. change blend mode on top copy to hard light then merge down.
Add a white shadow using  Eyecandy - Shadowlab - No blur-  Distance 3 -Direction 270 - Opacity 100.



Above this layer c/paste Frame 2 (green) re size to 110%. D/shadow.

C/paste Red Frame 1 again above the green frame and re size to 102%. Click in centre of red frame with magic wand tool to float the inner. Selections - modify - expand by 2.
C/paste paper 7 re sized to 60%. Invert the selection and hit delete. Select None. Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish ( settings below) to paper and move below Frame. D/shadow Frame.



C/paste Star element. Apply Mura's - Copies- Encircle (settings below) Move to the bottom left of tag behind the Green Frame layer. Duplicate and mirror copy to right. Merge down. Duplicate again and flip copy to top. Merge down again and d/shadow.





C/paste Tree element re size to 110% and position in the centre of image. Duplicate re size copy to 0% and position to the left of original. Duplicate again and mirror copy to right. D/shadow all 3.

C/paste your tube and position toward the right of the canvas above Trees. Duplicate, working on top copy add a gaussian blur of 3 and change blend mode to soft light, opacity to 60. D shadow bottom copy.

Continue to add elements of choice from kit. working around tube and Frame layers. D/shadow to your liking. I used ....

Snowflake 1 - 40 %. Make 3 copies. Position at the top of each tree.

Lights - 85% Top of canvas above Tree, behind tube.

Holly - 60% Position top left behind Lights. Duplicate and mirror copy to right.

Santa - 90 %. left side of tag behind left side Tree.

Candy Cane - Mirror. Centre of tag behind tube.

Merge all layers. Crop/re size 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 happy with your tag.
Sal :)


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Here s wishing all my friends across the pond, a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful day, Sal xoxo












Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tut And Tag Show Off



 Deck The Halls By Rhonda


Rhonda has created a fabulous new tutorial 'Deck the halls' using my xmas temp 1.
 Visit her blog Rhonda's Rockin Designz to check it out.
Thank you Rhonda. <3


I d also like to show off some pressies I've had sent to me over the last few weeks using either my tuts or temps.There all wonderful and I love receiving them . Thank you to all xxx

Laine

Laine


Bee

Bee

Ronda

Ronda


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

FTU Deck The Halls






Deck The Halls was written by Myself on 18th November 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed

Tube of choice. I have used 'Winnie' the beautiful artwork of VeryMany at VeryMany Tubes

Gorgeous Ftu Scrap kit is 'Christmas Fun' by Daph at Daph's Scrappin Kreationz
Please leave a thank you :)

Template - Xmas Temp 1 by Me. You can get this HERE

Font used - KG Melonheadz

Filters Used
Xero - Radiance
Tramages - Mo Jellyfish

Open template, duplicate and close original. Delete credits and dashed rectangles.

In layer palette - Red Rectangle. Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste paper 4 re sized to 90 %. 
De float - Invert - Delete.
Select none and delete original temp layer. Apply Xero - Radiance (settings below) D/shadow.


Layer Palette - Yellow Line Rectangle. Adjust - Color balance- Manual color correction to change colour to white and d/shadow.

Layer Palette - Merge Yellow Rectangle 1 and 2. Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste paper 14 re sized to 80%. De float - Invert - Delete.
Select none and delete temp layer. Apply Radiance as before. D /shadow.

Layer Palette - Green Rectangle. Same float and fill method as previous layers using paper 10 at 90%.
Select none and delete temp layer.
Again apply Radiance as before. Add noise - 15 - gaussian - monochrome checked. D/shadow.

Layer Palette -Large Grey Circle. Float and fill method again using paper 10 at 90%.
No Radiance on this layer.
Select none, delete temp layer and d/shadow.

Layer Palette - Float and fill method using paper 7 with a gaussian blur of 15, re sized to 80%.
Select none. Delete temp layer. Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish (settings below)





Above this inner circle layer c/paste Frame 5 re sized to 70%. Rotate to left by 21 degrees. Use your raster deform tool to stretch and position the frame in line with the outer edge of the inner circle. Like me, you may find the bottom right of the Frame a little tricky to line up with the edge of the circle but don't worry to much as your tube will cover this ; )
Once happy with positioning change blend mode of Frame to overlay and d/shadow.

Above the Frame Layer and in the centre of the canvas c/paste Christmas Tree re sized to 65% and d/shadow.

C/paste your tube. Position to the right of the canvas above the Christmas Tree layer. D/shadow.

With your tube in place continue to work elements of choice around the tube and temp layers. D/shadow to your liking. I used ....

Berry Branch - 50 % - Rotate right by 8 degrees. Paste top left of canvas behind temp layers. Duplicate, Flip the copy and merge layer down. Now duplicate this merged layer and mirror to right side of tag.
Go back to the left side copy and duplicate again. Rotate to right by 90 % and place this copy at the top of the tag then duplicate once more and flip and position at the bottom. Merge all 4 layers, d/shadow and reduce opacity to 90%.

Christmas Sign - 45%. Place bottom left of tag, behind tube / Tree.

Ornaments 1,2,3 - 50%. Position and arrange bottom right. Behind tube.

Candy Cane 2 - 50 % - Rotate left by 12 degrees. Position on the right above Ornament.

Bow 6 - 40%. Top left of template. Duplicate and mirror copy to right.

Ribbon 4 - 30%. Left side of tag behind Sign.

Holly - 30% - Flip. Bottom left above sign behind tube. Duplicate and mirror copy to bottom right.


Merge all layers. Crop/re size to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each individual  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 out this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag.
Sal :)




Christmas Tag Templates 1 & 2

Hello to all.
 Winter is definitely upon us and Christmas wont be far behind.. where has this year gone ?
I'm not getting much time in Psp of late. We are so busy at work with the run up to Christmas. I have extra hours and later nights, which gives me less time and energy to play :(  But the bonus I suppose is much needed extra pennies in my pay packet over the next few months :)
I have got a few unfinished projects in the pipeline that I'm hoping to get finished over the next week and the first of my Christmas temps you can download below.  My first ever Christmas tut... I will be finishing and posting up later today. 
'Happy Taggin' 
Hugs Sal :)








Saturday, 16 November 2013

FTU Magical Winter



Magical Winter was written by Myself on 16th November 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed.

Tube of choice. I have used the artwork of PinUp Toons available at CDO

Beautiful Ftu scrap kit is 'Winter Magic' by Mirella at  A Space Between
Please leave a thank you :)

Mask Wsl mask 75 by Chelle at  WeeScotsLass Creations
Please leave a thank you :)

Font used - Beyond Wonderland.


Filters used ( optional )

PhotoEffex - Scanlines


Open a new image 700 x 700.

Starting with mask layer. C/paste paper 10 re sized to 85%.
Load mask from disk - Fit to layer. In layer palette - delete mask and merge group.
Apply PhotoEffex - Scanlines - Default settings.

Above the mask layer and centrally on the canvas c/paste element  34 Snowflake Frame re sized to 80%. Duplicate, change blend mode of top copy to soft light and merge down.

Above Snowflake Frame and again central on the canvas c/paste element 26 - Floral Frame. Re sized to 95%.
Click in centre of frame with magic wand to float the inner. Selections - Modify expand by 7. C/paste paper 8 re sized to 60%. Invert the selection and hit delete. To the paper layer apply Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance and move below Frame. D/shadow the frame and merge down with paper layer.

Towards the bottom of the canvas along and above the bottom of the larger Floral Frame c/paste element 1 Snow Covered Log - Re sized to 75%. D/shadow.

C/paste your tube. Position toward the left side of the canvas above the log layer. when happy with positioning, duplicate tube and on top copy adjust gaussian blur by 3, change blend mode to soft light and opacity to 50. D/shadow the bottom copy.

Now work desired elements from kit around the tube and Frame layers. D/shadow to your liking.
 I used....

23 Lantern - 70%. Image - Mirror. Position bottom right behind Snow covered log.

35 Lantern Plant - 60%. Bottom right, above log behind tube.

15 Bird - 35%. Image - Mirror. Bottom right, above Lantern/ Plant.

3 Bow - 70%. Rotate right by 3. Top centre of Frame behind tube.

54 Leaves - 30%. Rotate right by 40. Position top left of frame behind Bow. Duplicate mirror copy to right side.

18 Bird House - 60%. Top Left above Frame, behind Leaves/Tube. Use eraser tool to remove post.

27 Wheel - 40%. Bottom left above Bird house. Behind tube.

54 Leaves - 30%. Rotate left by 16. Use manual color correction to change the colour slightly. Position bottom left above wheel.

10 Pine Cone - 30 % Image - Mirror. Bottom left above tube layer.

Merge all layers. Crop/re size 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 happy with your tag.
Sal :)




Monday, 28 October 2013

FTU The Secret Garden


The Secret Garden was written by Myself on 28th October 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed

Tube of choice. I have used the beautiful artwork of Alfadesire. Available at  Pics For Design

Gorgeous Ftu Scrap kit is 'Blessed Be' by Nicky at  Inzpired Creationz Freebiez
( You will find this kit as part of bundle 1. Please leave a thank you when downloading :)

Mask 235 by Chelle at WeeScotsLass Creations

Font Used - Flower in the window.

Open a new image 700 x700.
Starting with the mask layer, c/paste paper 5 re sized to 85%. Load mask from disk - fit to layer. In layer palette delete mask and merge group. Re size 97%.

Above the mask layer, centre of canvas, c/paste Frame 5 re sized to 95%. Image - Mirror. D/shadow.

 Behind the Frame c/paste Door 2. Image - Mirror. Position at the left side of canvas. Use eraser tool to remove any of the door element that exceeds the outer of Frame.

Above the Frame, C/paste your tube. Position roughly central to disguise the inner edge of the door. D/shadow.

Continue by adding elements of choice from kit and working around the Frame and tube layers. D/shadow to your liking.
I used ....

Tree - 80%. Behind tube layer. Top left of Frame.

Ivy 1 - 95%. Position along bottom of Frame. Behind tube layer. Use manual color correction to change the colour of the leaves from source green to target brown.

Bottles 1 - 40%. Bottom left, above Frame, behind the Ivy.

Toad - 30%. Bottom left. Above Ivy.

Pentagram - 40% - Rotate left by 6 degrees. Position to left, behind Bottles and tube layer.

Books 1 - 35%. Bottom right behind tube.

Candles 3 - 50%-  Rotate to right by 4 degrees. Bottom right behind Books and tube.

Bottle 2 - 40%. Bottom right, behind Books / Ivy, above Candles. Duplicate. change blend mode of top copy to multiply, merge down.

Flowers 4 - 80%-  Mirror. Far right. Above Frame. Behind Candles.

Crystal ball - 35%. Bottom of canvas, above tube layer. Duplicate and change blend mode of top copy to multiply.

Ivy 2 - 20% - Mirror. Behind the Crystal ball / tube. Duplicate, move copy to left of canvas behind bottles. Duplicate again and mirror copy to right behind books.

Merge all layers. Crop/re size 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 happy with the results.
Sal :)





Saturday, 26 October 2013

PTU The Attic


















The Attic was written by Myself on 25th October 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube. I have used the amazing artwork of   Arthur Crowe
Ptu Kit is 'Crazy Bride' by Bibi's Collection at  SATC
Mask Big Mask 1 by Vix at  Vix Psp

Font used is Cheap Fire

Filters Used ( optional )

Tramages - Mo Jellyfish
Xero - Nostalgia



Open a new image 700 x 700.
Because we have no template or frame to work around start by creating a centre spot on your canvas.
( we will be deleting this, it's just an aid to placement of our first elements)

So....Using any colour, create a vector circle 200 x 200. Objects - Align - Center in canvas. Convert to raster layer.
Above the centre circle c/paste element 75 Chest Of Drawers re sized to 60%. Rotate right by 2 degrees. Position roughly half way down the circle and line up the right front corner of drawers with the right edge of circle. ( see pic below ) Once in position duplicate. Change blend mode of top copy to screen, merge down and D/shadow.


Behind your centre circle and to left side of canvas, c/paste element 43 - Door re sized to 50%. ( again see pic for placement ) Duplicate, change blend mode of top copy to screen, merge down and d/shadow.

With these elements in place, delete your circle.

C/paste your tube and position above Drawers on the left hand side. I positioned my tube to look as though she was rested just on the edge. D/shadow.

 To left of and behind tube c/paste element 74 Trunk re sized to 60% - Image - Mirror - D/shadow.

To the right of canvas behind Drawers c/paste element 40 Armchair re sized to 50% and d/shadow.

Above and behind Armchair C/paste element 4 Window  re sized to 25%. Behind the window c/paste paper  4 re sized to 25%. Position paper to your liking then take your selection tool set on rectangle and make a selection just inside the outer edge of the Window Frame. ( see pic )



Invert the selection and hit delete. Select none. Duplicate the paper layer and change blend mode of top copy to screen. Merge down.
 D/shadow Window Frame and merge down with paper layer. At the top of your Window c/paste 11 Cobweb re sized to 25%. Duplicate to strengthen and merge down.

Before adding the rest of the elements put mask layers in place.

Mask layer 1- At the bottom of layer palette, c/paste paper 7 re sized to 57%. Load mask from disk - Fit to layer. In layer palette - delete mask - merge group.  Use raster deform tool to size and position. Apply Effects- Texture Effects - Brick and set opacity to your liking.



Mask layer 2 - C/paste element 46 Wood Flooring re sized to 57%. Using same mask as before - load mask from disk - fit to layer. In layer palette - delete mask - merge group. Position at the bottom of canvas above mask layer 1. Duplicate to strengthen opacity and merge down.

Continue my adding elements of choice and d/shadow to your liking.

I used....

17  Kitten - 30 %. Right side of canvas. Behind drawers, above Armchair. Duplicate, change blend mode of top copy to hard light, merge down.

20 Doll - 50 %. Bottom right. in front of the Armchair, behind Drawers.

21 Telescope - 40%. Bottom right. Above Doll, behind Drawers.

52 Book Stack - 35% - Rotate right by 3. Bottom right above Drawers. Apply Xero - Nostalgia.


22 Crystal ball - 40%. Bottom right. Above Books.

8 Spider - 20% - Mirror. Bottom right. Above Books.

16 Bottle - 27 % -Mirror - Rotate Left by 3 degrees. Bottom right to left of and above Crystal ball.

29 - Candles - 30%. Bottom left. Above Trunk, behind tube.

67 Open Book - 60%. Bottom left. Behind Candles.

31 Watch - 20% - Rotate left by 3 degrees. Bottom left. Behind Open Book. Above left corner of Trunk.

42 Suit Of Armour - 45% - Mirror. Left of canvas. Above the door, behind Trunk. Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish to create a shadow effect.


55 Gold Sparkle - 30%. Place top left behind Armour / Tube. Duplicate and move copy to bottom right behind Crystal Ball.

5 Web - 30% - Flip. Place bottom left behind the Trunk / Open Book. Duplicate and Move copy to bottom right behind the Crystal Ball. Use eraser tool to remove the bits you don't want.

Merge all layers. Crop/re size 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 :)



Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tut & Tag Show Off


Rhonda has made me a gorgeous new tag and written a tutorial 'Steampunk 2' using my template 24. Visit her blog Rhonda's Rockin' Designz to check it out.
Thank you Rhonda :)



I also these last few weeks had some amazing pressies made for me using my temps and tuts. I love receiving them and showing them off ... so here they are. Thank you to Bee, Anne and KitKat  xoxo


Bee

Bee

Bee

Bee

Bee

Anne

KitKat





Monday, 21 October 2013

FTU Boo - Ti - Ful









Boo - Ti - Ful was written by Myself on 21st October 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed

Tube. I have used the brilliant artwork of  Elias Chatzoudis

Fabulous ftu scrap kit is by Bibi. It is part of the blog train 'Bootiful Night' and is available to download from her blog  Bibi's Collection

Remember to please leave a thank you when downloading :)

Font used is Thufap


Open a new image 700 x 700.

C/paste element 2 - Frame. Re size to 70%. Take magic wand tool and click in centre to float. Selections - Modify - Expand by 3. 
C/paste paper 8 as a new layer. Selections - Invert - Delete.
Select none, move paper layer below Frame. 
D/shadow Frame and merge down.
Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish. ( settings I used below )



C/paste your tube and position to the right side of the canvas. D/shadow.

To the left of your canvas, behind Frame c/paste element 58 Tree. Re size to 85% and rotate left by 6. Position so that it is visible above the top of the Frame. Duplicate to strengthen and merge down. Duplicate again and mirror your copy to the right. 
C/paste the element again. This time re size to 50%. Position again behind the frame at the top of canvas where there is a gap between left and right copy of Tree. 
Duplicate this copy and move above frame in the centre of canvas behind tube layer.

At the bottom left of canvas C/paste element 42 Cauldron. Re size to 95%. Position behind tube layer and d/shadow.

Bottom of canvas again. C/paste element 54 - Green Sparkle and re size to 30%. Position centrally then duplicate twice. Move 1 copy to left the other to the right to create a line. Merge the 3 layers and position behind your tube, above Cauldron.

Continue by adding elements of choice from kit and d/shadow to your liking.

I used ....

66 Signpost - 90% - Rotate left by 4 degrees. Position to the left side of Frame behind Cauldron. Duplicate, change blend mode of top copy to multiply and merge down. 

16 Devil / Balloons - 35% - rotate to right by 5 degrees. Place top left behind Signpost. Using eraser tool, remove the Devil so that the cute little balloon faces appear as though there peering just over the Sign. Duplicate, change blend mode of top copy to multiply and merge down. Reduce opacity to 80.

44 Pumpkin Tree - 80%. Position centre of canvas, behind tube layer above Signpost. Duplicate, re size copy to 70% and move to bottom left above Cauldron and Green Sparkle.

61 Book - 60%. Bottom left above Pumpkin Tree, behind tube layer. Duplicate, change blend mode of top copy to multiply and merge down.

47 Cobweb - 30%. Above Cauldron, to left of and behind tube. 

10 Pumpkins - 45% - Mirror Image. Bottom right behind Green Sparkle layer. Duplicate, change blend mode to screen on top copy. merge down.

12 Scarecrow - 25% - Mirror Image. Bottom right. Above Pumpkins, behind tube.

35 Crosses - 20%. Bottom Right above Green Sparkle, behind tube.

36 Stones - 35% Bottom right above Crosses, behind tube.

39 Bubbles - 35%.  Top of canvas, above Frame behind Pumpkin Tree. Duplicate and move copy to left of tag above the Cauldron.

Merge all layers. Crop/re size 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 :)




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