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Saturday, January 31, 2009

CATTITUDE KIT BY TONI SCRAPARONI


I'm using the beautiful artwork of Barbara Jensen. You can purchase her artwork HERE
Fabulous Scrapkit by Toni "Cattitude". You can purchase this kit HERE
SUPPLIES
Drop shadows of choice
Remember that a tut is only a guide, feel free to experiment and make the end result your own.

Open 600 x 600 new canvas, flood fill with white.Copy and paste as new layer, paper of choice. If you are using the same kit as I am, I used paper 04-CAT-TS. Apply your mask.

Copy and paste frame of choice, I used Frame 02-CAT-TS. Resize 75%, or size to suit.Sharpen. Using your magic wand, select inside each section of your frame, make sure you get the little bits inside the ribbon. Selections, modify, expand by 3. Add a new layer, drag it underneath your frame layer. Using the same paper you used for your mask, or one of choice, paste paper into selection. Do not deselect. Paste your tube, image rotate 90 degrees left. Selections invert, delete. Select none.

Copy and paste charm of choice, I used Charm 02-CAT-TS. Position over knot of ribbon on frame. Roughly centered. Using lasso tool, delete centre section of ring on charm. See my tag for reference.

Copy and paste clip of choice, I used Clip 02-CAT-TS, resize 35%, sharpen. Duplicate, mirror. Using your deform tool, line up clips with your frame.

Copy and paste ribbon of choice, I used Ribbon 02-CAT-TS. In the drop down menu where the deform tool is you will see your warp mesh tool, select it. The clips need the ribbon to be pulled around a little so that it appears to be going thru the holes on the clips. Activate the ribbon layer. Push and pull the nodes of the warp mesh tool until you are happy that the ribbon lines up with the holes on clips. On the presets toolbar, next to the drop down preset box you will see a tick, click it. This will set the warped ribbon. Grap your lasso tool again, select and cut the bits of ribbon away so that it looks like the ribbon is passing thru the holes. See my tag for reference. Select none. Add a dropshadow to the charm, clips, ribbon, frame and tube. Close off your mask and white layer. Merge visible.

Reopen your mask and white layer. Add your tube, and give her a dropshadow. Place her where you like.

I added purse 01, resized 65%, sharpen. Then added button 02, resized 15%, sharpen and placed it on the purse. I then added shoe 01, resized 35%, sharpen. Duplicate, rotate by 30 degrees left, sharpen. Line the shoes up as you prefer. Copy and paste necklace 02, resize 35%, sharpen. Using your deform tool, position them over the shoes. Grab your lasso again, and using my tag as a reference cut away peices of the necklace so it appears to drape over the shoes. I gave it a deeper dropshadow to give the necklace height.

Copy and past belt 02 drag it down on top of the mask layer. Using deform tool stretch and squish until you are happy with sizing and fit. Lower the opacity so that you can see the mask layer thru the belt and using your lasso, cut away overlapping bit of the belt so that it fits to the inner circle edge of the mask layer, see my tag for reference. I left the belt opacity at 64%.

Add a drop shadow to your purse, button, shoes, necklace and belt. I added a 0, 0, 50, 10 - color #462022 dropshadow to the mask layer, you can do so if you wish.

Crop and resize tag. (remember your resolution settings, to comply with PTU artist TOU).

Add your copyright and tagger layer, and you're done.

Well done, and thank you for trying my tut. I'd love to see your results if you wish to send them on to me.

Hugz, Willow

Monday, January 26, 2009

BROKEN WINGS TUTORIAL 2

Artwork by Barbara Jensen. Please purchase a licence HERE to use her artwork

Scrapkit 'BrokenWings' by Tamara. If you wish to purchasethe kit you can do so at UnitedScraps4Taggers
HERE

Template #19 by Bittersweet Designs
HERE

Font used: P22Grosvenor (not supplied)

Supplies
HERE
TUTORIAL
Open your supplies, dupicate and close originals. Using template #19 by Bittersweet, go to Image, canvas size and increase canvas size to 700 x 700. On raster layer 1, flood fill with white. Delete copyright layer raster 9. Add new layer, select all. Copy and paste paper or color of choice into selection (I used black), select none. Layers, new mask layer, from image, in drop down box select Vix mask168, source luminance, invert unchecked... ok. Highlight mask layer in layer palette, delete, ok. Merge group.

On raster layer 3 (horns), selections select all, selection float, selections modify expand by 1. Add new raster layer, copy and paste paper or color of choice into selection. Do Not deselect. Selections modify expand by 5. Add new raster layer, copy and paste paper or color of choice into selection, drag layer underneath first color layer. Selection modify contract by 7, delete. Select none. Now have a look at preview 1 (supplied). Using lasso tool, feather 0, copy what I have done as there is a little of the bevel layer showing inside the heart, delete. Select none. Merge down twice.

Highligh raster layer 2. Selections, select all, add new raster layer. Selections select all, selections float, selections expand by 1. Copy and paste paper or color of choice into selection. Select none. Merge down.

Highlight raster layer 5. Selections, select all, add new raster layer. Selections select all, selections float, selections expand by 1. Copy and paste paper or color of choice into selection. Select none. Using magic pen, click outside middle heart layer, selections modify expand by 7. Add new raster layer, copy and past paper or color of choice into selection. Selections modify contract by 12, delete. Select none, add same bevel settings. Drag new layer below middle heart layer, highlight middle heart layer, merge down.

Highlight raster layer 8. Selections select all, selections float, selection modify by 2. Add new raster layer, copy and paste paper or color of choice into selections, select none. Repeat bevel settings. Merge down.

Highlight raster layer 4. Image resize 105, all layers unchecked. Sections select all, selection float, selection modify expand by 1. Add new raster layer, floodfill with paper or color of choice. Select none. Add same inner bevel. Merge down.

If you wish to place the word art elsewhere, then do so now. Once happy with word art positioning, highlight layer 7 and merge down with layer 6. Selections select all, selections float, selections defloat. Add new raster layer, copy and paste paper or color of choice into selections, select none. Add inner bevel.

Copy and paste your tube, and any other elements you prefer. If you wish to use the same elements as I did... highlight top layer, copy and paste heartwithwing as new layer, resize 40%, sharpen and place on point at top of heart. See my tag for placement.

Copy and paste heartkey as new layer. Resize 10%, sharpen. If you don't wish to proceed with animation, add copyright and tagger layers, crop and resize. Merge visible, and save as.

ANIMATION

You will need to zoom in quite close to line up the next few steps so they look right.Duplicate heartkey 4 times, so that you have 5 heartkey layers. Rename then 1, 2,3, 4, 5. Close layers 1, 2, 4 & 5.

On layer 3 - Grab your lasso tool, feather 0. See preview 2, cut out part of small loop so it looks as though the loop is going thru the heart. Highlight each layer and repeat delete on each layer, you don't need to open layers to do this, just make sure you do each heartwing layer. Select none. Highlight your heartwing layer, now grab your paintbrush tool, circle shape, size 6, hardness 23, step 5, Density 100, Thickness 100, Opacity 39, Blend mode normal. Click once just to the right of the part of loop sitting on heart.Close layer 3, open layer 2 - make sure layer 2 is highighted. Image rotate 15 degrees right, sharpen. Open layer 3, but remain on layer 2. Line up cut edge of small loop with cut edge near black dot on layer 3. Close layer 2. Open layer one, image rotate 30 degrees. Sharpen. Line up cut edge of small loop with cut edge near black dot on layer 3. Close layer 1. Open layer 4. Image rotate 15 degrees left, sharpen. Line up with small loop as before. Open layer 5, image rotate 30 degrees left, sharpen, line up same as before.

You will now notice that the right side of small loop either extends or overlaps the heartwing. We'll fix that now. Close all layers, except 4 & 5.Highlight layer 4. Grab lasso tool again, same settings, see preview 3, highlight layer 4, hit delete, highlight layer 5, hit delete.Select none. Close layers 4 & 5.Open layer 1 - grab clone tool. Size 2, right click somewhere on heartkey. Left click on gap between heartwing and heart key, this should fill in the gap. Repeat the same for layer 2.

Close all heartkey layers except layer 1.

Now add your drop shadows to each layer, don't forget your closed layers, I often do. Crop and resize all layers, remember your resolution setting. Add your copyright and tagger layers.

Making sure ALL heartkey layers are closed, merge visible. Open heartkey layer 1 again, copy merged into Animation Shop.Close layer 1, open layer 2, copy merged into AS after current frame.Close layer 2 open layer 3, copy merged into AS after current frame.Keep doing this until you have all 5 layers copied into AS.Scroll back to frame 1, edit select all. Edit, copy. Scroll to frame 5, paste after current frame. Go to animation, reverse frames. Scroll back to frame 1, edit select all, and run your animation. If you are happy with it, File, optimise, file save as.

Thank You for trying my tut, I'd love to see your results, if you would like to email them to me you are most welcome to.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

BROKEN WINGS

TUTORIAL TAG

Kit - Broken Wings by Tamara of Just a Girl designs.
If you wish to purchase this kit you can do so HERE
Image - Olivia, if you wish to use this image please purchase
a licence from CILM
SUPPLIES
Open 600 x 600 canvas, flood fill with white.

Copy and paste Lace Border as new layer. Make a frame using this border, cut off corners to suit. I've supplied an example.

Copy and paste wrap 2, using deform tool, angle and size the wrap to fit in the bottom left corner, sharpen. Using magic wand, feather 0, highlight frame layer, select inside the frame, invert and delete removing any of the wrap extending outside the frame.

Add a drop shadow, making sure you have checked 'on new layer'. On the drop shadow layer, grab your lasso tool, feather 2 and about 5-10 pixels inside the outer edge draw your marching ants, delete. Select none. This will take away the shadow from the main frame leaving it clear, but still giving it a shadow effect on the edge. Merge down.

Grab your magic wand once more, selections expand by 2. Click inside your frame layer once more. Add a new layer, copy and paste paper of choice into selection. Deselect. Rename Fill. I used Background 2.

Copy and paste tear drops as new layer, resize 90%, sharpen. Using my tag as a reference or place them where you desire.

Copy and paste ink splots as a new layer, drag underneath fill layer. I fiddled with mine. Resize 90%, sharpen.

Copy and paste doodle, resize 85%, sharpen. Flip. Duplicate, mirror and flip.

Copy and paste Tube over frame layer, under ribbon wrap. Lower the opacity of the tube layer until you can see the frame clearly enough and using your lasso tool, feather 0, follow the frame layer around where the lower part of the tube overlaps the frame... join the ends of your marching ants outside the tube layer, and delete. Select none. See my tag for reference.

Add elements of choice and your drop shadows.

Add a new layer, select all. Copy and paste paper of choice into selection, select none. Using mask supplied, or one of your choice, apply to this layer, merge group.

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If you wish to finish your tag here, merge visible, resize all layers to preferred tag size. Remember to Add your copyright and tag layers.

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If you wish to animate do not merge.

ANIMATION

Using freehand lasso, feather 1 draw a rough flame, see preview of what I did.
Duplicate candle 2 times, so that you have 3 layers.
Rename them flame 1, flame 2, flame 3.

On Flame 1 layer apply -Open EC 5 nature - Flame Settings:
Small Flame in the WindDirecton: 76

Column Length: 68.07

Flame width: 65

Expansion: -6

Waver: 19

Turbulence: 53

Flame Intensity: 100

Soften Edges: 40

Check start from bottom

Random seed: 0

Highlight Flame 2, using EC 5 nature, hit random seed once okay.
Highlight Flame 3, using EC 5 nature, hit random seed once okay.

Select none.

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Highlight tear drop layer, duplicate 2 times, giving you 3 layers.
Rename tears 1, tears 2, tears 3.

On tears 1 layer, go to DSB Flux: Bright Noise. Intensity 55, hit mix once.
On tears 2 layer, DSB flux again hit mix twice.
On tears 3 layer, DSB flux, hit mix 3 times.

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Repeat this complete procedure on your doodles layer.

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Close off layers Flame 2, Flame 3. Tears 2, Tears 3. Doodles 2, Doodles 3.

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You may now resize all layers to preferred tag size. Add your copyright and tag layers.
Copy merged into animation shop.
Close all layers numbered 1 and open layers numbered 2, edit, copy merged into animation shop, edit, paste after current frame.
Close layers 2 and open all layers numbered 3, edit, copy merged into animation shop, edit, paste after current frame.
In AS select layer one, edit select all, and if happy got to file, optimize, then save as.
Add your name.
Thank You for trying my tut... hugz Willow

Thursday, January 15, 2009

EVERLASTING LOVE KIT BY LENA


This tutorial was created January 14th 2009. Any resemblance to other online tutorial is purely coincidental. ©Willowhoop

~ Supplies used~
For this tutorial you will need the following:

This tutorial was written using PSP 9, should work just as well with other versions of PSP.

I used the beautiful kit by Lena you can visit her blog HERE
You can purchase the 'Everlasting Love' kit HERE

A tube of your choice.

I'm using the gorgeous art of Ida Larsen. If you wish to use her beautiful artwork you will need to purchase a licence from MYPSPTUBES
D'load MASK
Open all tubes and mask, duplicate and close originals.
Open new 600 x 600 canvas, flood fill with white
Copy and past frame 13 as new layer. Rotate 90 degrees right & resize 75%. Sharpen.

New layer, select all. Copy & paste paper of choice (I used paper 09), into selection. Select none. We'll come back to this layer.

Highlight frame layer, click inside frame with magic wand, tolerance 0. Selection, modify, expand by 6.
New layer, copy & paste paper of choice (I used paper 12), into selection, select none. Blend mode, change layer to Burn.

Copy and paste wrap of choice (I used wrap 02), resize 45%. Using deform tool twist and stretch a little to fit first frame (see my tag for reference). Sharpen.
Copy and paste button of choice. Resize 45%, sharpen. Place over knot on wrap.

Copy and paste fastner, resize 50%, sharpen. Position faster where preferred. Duplicate, mirror, flip. Merge down.

Copy and paste Paper roll as new layer. Resize 30%, rotate left 30 degrees, sharpen. Move to bottom right of frame.

Copy and paste feather of choice (I used feathers 01 and 03). Resize one feather 45%. Sharpen. Resize second feather 55%, sharpen. Position as desired.

Copy and paste Lillies of choice between the two feathers. Resize Lillies 40%, sharpen.

Copy and paste letter 02, resize 20%, sharpen... move to bottom right of frame, see my tag for reference.
Copy and paste journalling element, over envelope. Resize 25%, sharpen.

Copy and Paste pen of choice as new layer over envelope. Resize 25%, rotate 65% right, sharpen.

Copy and paste frame 14 (hearts). Resize 20%. Move to upper left corner of frame. Rotate 30% right, sharpen.

You can add an image inside the hearts if you like or floaties, be creative... using magic wand, select inside one heart, expand by 2. Copy and paste image, place where you wish. Selections, invert, delete. Lower the opacity to around 65-70. Repeat for the second heart.
I added rope 01. Resized 45%, sharpen and drag below image layer. Using lasso remove the loop off the rope, leaving the knot and laces.

Copy and paste butterfly of choice. Resize 25%, rotate 20% left, sharpen 2x. Position where you prefer.

Now add drop shadows of choice on all layers.
All layers but Tube: Drop shadow 4,4,50,6 Black
Tube: 3,8,55,8 Black

Remembering the first paper layer. Highlight and use mask of choice. I used WynterMask-070408, which I have attached for you. Merge group.
Crop image. Merge visible.
Add copyright and tagger layers.
... you're done.
I'd love to see your results please, you're welcome to email them to me.
Thank You for trying my tut. If you have any questions or problems please contact me, I'm happy to help out where I am able.