Thursday, December 30, 2010

:||: FTU - Holiday Treats :||:



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This tutorial was written with a knowledge of PSP.
Any similarities to any other tutorial are purely accidental and not intentional.
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Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice: However I am using Barbara Jensens
Please DO NOT use without a proper License
Visit her site HERE, to purchase

Kit: Holiday Treats by Rieka @ Rieka Rafita
Vist her blog HERE

Font=Pharmacy
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Open Frame 1, shift D to duplicate

Re-size canvas to 800 x 800, will crop it later

Highlight the frame layer then select none

With your magic wand, click in the center of the frame

Now, go to selections, modify, expand

Use the following settings



Open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer, inverte and delete, select none

Now move this below the frame layer

Select the frame layer, apply a drop shadow using the folling settings



Open tube of choice, place it below the frame layer

Duplicate it and bring copy above frame then hide it

On duplicate layer, erase any part of the tube that is hanging over the frame.

Use my tag as and exapmle, she should be looking as if her legs are the only things hanging out.

Open Teddy Bear, re-size by 50%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as placement

Open Light, re-size by 75%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as placement

Open sparkle 1, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as placement

Open Peppermint 2, re-size by 50%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as placement, make sure it is below the teddy bear and your tube

Open Christmas Ball 2, re-size by25%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as placement

Using a font of choice, I used Infant, type out Holiday Treats

Use my tag as example of placement

Crop image to your preference, re-size so that its no longer than 650 on the longest side

Add any other element of your chosing

Add copyright layer

Save as PNG file
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I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
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:||: PTU - Merry Christmas :||:



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This tutorial was written with a knowledge of PSP.
Any similarities to any other tutorial are purely accidental and not intentional.
Please do not copy or post on another site without permission.
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Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice: However I am using Barbara Jensen
Please DO NOT use without a proper License
Visit her site HERE, to purchase

Template: All wrapped up for Christmas by Dee
Visit her blog HERE
Click on templates to find them

Kit: Santa Babe by Rieka @ Rieka Rafia
Visit her blog HERE for Purchase detail

Font=Infant

Plugins=Xenofex2 Constellation, Gradient Glow,
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Open template, shift d to duplicate

Delete copyright and background layers

Re-size canvas to 800 x 800, we will crop and re-size later

Highlight purple rectangle

Open Paper5, copy and paste as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Highlight mauve circle

Open Paper8, copy and paste as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Click on the white circle, apply the following noise settings



Now apply the following drop shadow



Now apply another drop shadow but switch the number to -2, 3

Now apply the same Noise and drop shadows to the mauve rectangle layer also

Merge black rectangles

Apply Xenofex2 Constellation using the following settings



Highlight mauve inside frames

Open Paper20, copy and paste as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Highlight inside frame layer again

Copy and past close up of tube of choice, invert and delete

Duplicate then mirror, merge into one layer

Change the blend mode to Luminance (L) and the opacity to 57%

Open tube of choice and place in the middle

Open Banner, re-size by 90%, copy and paste as a new layer just above the frame layer, apply drop shadow with above settings, repeat

Open Santa, re-size by 30%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Open reindeer, re-size by 30%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Open Sparkle 2, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the frame layer

Duplicate and mirror, merge into one layer

Open Bow 2, re-size by 30%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Duplicate and mirror, merge into one layer

Open Word-art, re-size by 75%, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Apply a gradient glow using the following settings



Crop image to your preference, re-size tag making sure it is no longer than 650 on its longest side

Add any other elements of your choice

Add copyright

Save as PNG file.
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This tut was written on December 29, 2010
All links were active at time of posting.
I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

:||: PTU - University Elias Xmas :||:



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This tutorial was written with a knowledge of PSP.
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Please do not copy or post on another site without permission.
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Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice: However I am using Elias Chatzoudis
Please DO NOT use without a proper License
Visit PTE HERE, to purchase

Template: Template 114 by Ali @ Dezigns by Ali
Visit her blog HERE

Kit: University Xmas by Missy @ Scraps with Attitude
Vist her blog HERE for Purchase detail

Font=Pharmacy

Plugins=Gradient Glow
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Open template, shift D to duplicate, close orignial

Delete copyright layer

Re-size canvas to 800 x 800, we will crop and re-size later

Merge the snowflake layers together

Open paper 2

Highlight Raster 2 layer, copy and paste paper as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Open paper 1

Highlight Raster 1 layer, copy and paste paper as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Highlight Raster 3, flood fill it with a color from paper 1

Apply noise using the following settings



Highlight Raster 4, flood fill it with a color from paper 2

Apply noise using the above settings

Copy and paste tube of choice

Move one till it is on the left side, duplicate tube and mirror

Merge these two layers into one

Open UOX 19, re-size by 75%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use mine as an example

Open UOX 21, re-size by 25%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use mine as an example

Now apply a gradient glow to this layer, using the following settings



Open UOX 61, re-size by 25%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use mine as an example

Duplicate and mirror, merge down

Apply a drop shadow with the following settings



Repeat

Open UOX 72, re-size by 25% and the by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as an example

Open UOX 13, copy and paste as a new layer

Move this layer to the bottom

Open UOX 33, re-size by 25%

Copy and paste it as a new layer, use my tag as an example of placement

Open UOX 34, re-size by 25%

Copy and paste it as a new layer, use my tag as an example of placement

Add any other element you would like

Add drop shadow anywhere you would like

Crop image and re-size so that it's no larger than 650 on the longest side

Add copyright

Save as PNG file
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I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.
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:||: PTU - Magic of Winter :||:




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This tutorial was written with a knowledge of PSP.
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Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice: However I am using Barbara Jensen
Please DO NOT use without a proper License
Visit her site HERE, to purchase

Template: Magic of Winter by Annu
This was part of a Misfit Blog Challenge
Visit the Creative Misfit blog HERE

Kit: Winter Wishes by Creative Intentionz
Visit her blog HERE for Purchase detail

Font=Chopin

Plugins=Fritillary
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Open template, shift D to duplicate, close original

Delete copyright and background layers

Open paper 5

Highlight square 1 layer, copy and paste as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Repeat the steps above to square 2 layer

Highlight the circle layer, select none

Now apply Fritillary using the following settings
Click on the image below, I've got to redo these help images




Copy and paste tube of choice

Make sure to post the tube below the word-art layer

Open Polar Bear 2, re-size by 75%, mirror

Copy and paste as a new layer, paste toward the bottom of the tag, use mine as an example

Open Snow element, re-size by 75%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move this layer just above shapes from the templates

Open Ribbon 2, re-size by 75%, invert

Copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Open Bow 2, re-size by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Open Button 3, re-size by 15%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Add a slight drop shadow as desired

Add any other element of your choosing

Crop image and re-size so that it's no longer than 650 on the longest side

Add copyright

Save as a PNG file
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I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.
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:||: PTU - Give Thanks :||:



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Supplies Needed:

Kit: Harvest Delight by Staceys Deigns
Visit her blog HERE for Purchase detail

Font=Pharmacy
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Open a blank 800 x 800 canvas

Open Window Frame, re-size by 50%, copy and paste as a new layer

Highlight the window frame layer, the select none

Take your magic wand and click in the center of the frame, selections, expand

Expand it by 5

Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Open Give Thanks Sign, copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as an example

Open Ivy Spray 2, copy and paste as a new layer

Duplicate Ivy and mirror, then merge down, move this below the Sign layer

Apply a drop shadow of choice

Open Pilgrim Girl, re-size by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the right of the window

Repeat with Pilgrim Boy

Merge both Pilgrims together and apply a drop shadow of choice

Crop image of choice, re-size so that it isn't longer than 650 on the longest side

Add anything of choice

If you don't use a tube then give credit to Stacey

©Staceys Designs http://staceysdesigns.blogspot.com/

Save as PNG file
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I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.
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:||: PTU - Crazy Bitch :||:



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This tutorial was written with a knowledge of PSP.
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Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice: However I am using Ismael Rac
Please DO NOT use without a proper License
Visit his site HERE, to purchase

Template: Crazy Bitch by Cakes at Crazy Cakes Scraps
Visit her blog HERE

Kit: GirLyLiCious by Rieka Rafita
Visit her blog HERE for Puchase detail

Font=Pharmacy

Plugins=Gradient Glow
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Open template, Shift-D to duplicate, close original

Delete copyright layer

Open paper 4

Highlight layer 5, copy and paste paper as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Repeat above steps on layer 10

Open paper 5

Highlight layer 3, copy and paste paper as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Open paper 18

Highlight layer 9, copy and paste paper as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Repeat above steps on layer 2

Open paper 2

Highlight layer 6, copy and paste paper as a new layer, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Highlight layer 10

Copy and paste tube of choice, moving it until you are satisfied

Duplicate tube and close visibility on it

Click on original copy and invert and delete, merge this layer down into layer 10

On the duplicate tube layer, use your eraser tool and erase any of the tube that is outside of the cicle

Highlight layer 8, flood fill with color from your tube, Change the blend mode to Overlay

Paste a closeup of tube of choice, invert and delete, select none

Change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and the opacity to 68%

Click on layer 1 and flood fill with the same color you used before, apply noise using the following settings



Repeat above steps on layer 4

Move the Bitch word-art from behind your tube and merge the two word-art layers into one

Flood fill the word-art with a dark color, I used black

Apply a gradient glow using the following settings



Apply a drop shadow using the following settings



Open Crown, re-size by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Using the settings above, apply a drop shadow, repeat

Open Mask, re-size by 75%

Copy and paste as a new layer, use my tag as example of placement

Using the settings above, apply a drop shadow, repeat

Open String Heart, copy and paste as a new layer, apply a drop shadow

Open Sparkle 3, copy and paste as a new layer, move till your satisfied

Crop image to your liking.

Re-size so that it's no larger than 650 on the longest side

Add any other element of your liking

Add your copyright

Save as PNG file
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I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

:||: PTU - Goddess :||:



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Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice: However I am using Keith Garvey
Please DO NOT use without a proper License
Visit PTE HERE, to purchase

Template: Template 43 from Melissaz Creationz
Visit her blog HERE

Kit: Goddess by Kaci at Scrappin Krazy Designs
Visit her blog HERE for purchase info

Font=Basilika
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Open template, shift D to duplicate it, close original

Delete copyright layer, re-size canvas to 700 x 700

This will give you a lot of room, we will crop and re-size later.

Open paper 16, Highlight Circle layer, copy and paste as a new layer

Invert and delete, select none and merge down

Open paper 8, Highlight rectangles layer, copy and paste as a new layer

Invert and delete, select none and merge down

Open paper 1, Highlight square layer, copy and paste as a new layer

Invert and delete, select none and merge down

Highlight Circle frame, choose a color from the circle and flood fill it.

Now apply noise with the following settings.

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Now repeat these steps, changing colors to suit you to the other frame layers

Apply noise using the settings above

Apply a drop shadow to every frame layer, use the following settings



Highlight the swirls layer, choosing a light color, flood fill

Highlight the circle layer

Now open tube of choice, copy and paste as a new layer

This works better if you have a closeup of the image

Invert and delete, select none and merge down

Now change the Blend mode to Luminance (L)

Change the opity to 92%

Copy and paste tube as a new layer

Open boot, re-size by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left of the tag, use mine as an example

Open bunny, re-size by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left of the tag, use mine as an example

Open sparkle 1, copy and paste as a new layer

Move this below the circle layer

Open car, re-size by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the right of the tag, use mine as an example

Open ciclewire, copy and paste as a new layer, add this layer at the bottom of the tag

Using your Raster Deform tool, make the wire larger, use mine as an example

Crop your image, re-size so that it's no larger than 650 on its longest side

Add any other element you like.

Add copyright info

Save as png file
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I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.
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:||: PTU-Pastel Christmas :||:



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Supplies Needed:

Template: Template 25 by Yvette @ Essence of Creativity
Looks like her blog is down at the moments

Kit: A Pastel Christmas by Crystal's Creations
Visit her blog HERE for purchase details

Mask: Mask 301 by Vix
I know the mask number but can't find it on her blog.
Visit her blog HERE

Font=LaBrit

Plugins=Fritillary & Gradient Glow
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Open template, shift-D to duplicate, close original

Delete copyright layer, re-size canvas to 800 x 800, we will crop later, I like having a lot of room

Hide background layer

Highlight Small Rectangle Layer

Open Paper 12, copy and paste, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Highlight Large Rectangle Layer

Open Paper 2, copy and paste, invert and delete, select none and merge down

Apply the following noise



Highlight thin rectangle layer

Open Paper 4, copy and paste, invert and delete, select non and merge down

Apply the following Fritillary



Open Santa 3, re-size by 50%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left of the tag

Open Christmas tree, re-size by 25%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move this layer to the bottom layer

Adjust the placement using mine as an example.

Open Sign, re-size by 25%

Copy and paste as a new layer, place this on the right hand of the tag

Use mine as example

Open Flower 1, re-size by 8%

Copy and paste as a new layer, move it to the bottom of the pole

This will help cover any edges where the pole meets the tag temp.

Open Reindeer 1, re-size by 75%

Copy and paste as a new layer, position using my tag as an example

In a font of your choice, type a holiday greeting

For mine I used LaBrit font and typed Happy Holiday

Using a color from my tag as my foreground and black as my background

Now apply a Gradient Glow of choice, but see below for my settings



Now apply a drop shadow, see my settings below



Add a blank new layer as the very bottom layer

Flood fill this with a color from the tag

Apply mask, merge group

Repeat those steps with a different color

Now move the second layer so that the two masks are not on top of each other

Crop you image as you like and re-size making sure it's no larger that 650 on the longest side

Add name and any other item that you would like.

If you do not use a tube, like me please add the following copyright

©Crystal's Creations http://crystalsscrapcreations.blogspot.com/

However if you do, please use the appropriate copyright

Save as a PNG file
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I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

:||: Vote For Me :||:


Sooooo. I decided to put my blog out there. To do this I need your help. So please, click below and vote. Vote daily. Thanks a bunch guys. Hugs








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Friday, December 3, 2010

:||: A Little Christmas Story :||:


When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.
Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor.. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Not a lot of people know this.



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