Friday, January 7, 2011

Be Mine

Be Mine
This tutorial was created by me on 1-4-11 and is of my own ideas. Anything similar is a coincidence. A working knowledge of PSP is required for this tutorial. The PTU kit used in this tutorial belong to the lovely MJ of My Sweet Tater and can be purchased at I Got Lucky Skraps

Supplies you will need for this tut are as follows:
~ Paint Shop Pro 9 but any version should work
~Scrap-Kit of choice: I used Don’t Bug Me by My Sweet Tater
~Tube of choice: I used Keith Garvey " My Valentine" (you can purchase a license and his tube at MPT)
~Mask: I used Myth24 by Creative Misfits
~Font of choice: I used Improir

Let’s Get Started
Open a new canvas: Transparent, 600x600 @ 72.000
Open your paper WRAP_BUGME6(2), resize 600x600 then copy and paste onto your canvas.
Go to Layers>Load/save mask>Load Mask from disk (choose your mask)>Load. Now in your Layers box right click your group layer and Merge Group.
Open your frame WRAP_BUGME1(3) and resize to 500x462, copy and past on top of mask layer. We’re going to resize the frame again, this time to 80% and add your drop shadow (2,-2). Using your move tool position your frame to the center of your tag. Now using your magic wand tool highlight the inside of your frame. Go to selection>Invert. Open paper WRAP_BUGME6(3), copy and paste into highlighted frame. Go to Image>Re-size>30%>Apply. Then right click your mouse to deactivate wand tool and add drop shadow.
Copy and paste your tube on top of frame, go to Image>Re-size>70%>Apply. We want the tube to look as if she’s coming out of the frame. So, position your tube center of the frame, some of the tube will hang off the bottom. We’re going to use our freehand selection tool (settings: point to point) to remove the part that hangs off. Using the inside of frame as your guide, highlight the part that hangs off on the left, once highlighted hit delete on your keyboard. Do the same to the right side. Now add your drop shadow.
Open element WRAP_BUGME3(18)  and past onto canvas and resize 10%. Go to Image>Rotate>Freehand>25.00>Apply. Move element to bottom of heart frame(middle) and add drop shadow.
Open element WRAP_BUGME4(33)  and past onto canvas and resize 10%, move element to the bottom left of your tag and add drop shadow.
Now we’re going to add the flowers all along the left side of our frame. Open element WRAP_BUGME2(10) and past onto canvas>resize 10%, place your flower element so half is out and half is hidden behind WRAP_BUGME6(3) layer(this is the paper you used inside your frame). Go to Layers>Duplicate and repeat 4x with space in-between each and adding drop shadow to all white flowers. You are now going to add WRAP_BUGME2(1) on top of frame layer above the first white flower. Go to Layers>Duplicate and repeat 5x placing each red flower in the space between the white flowers and add drop shadow to all red flowers.
Open WRAP_BUGME3(14). Copy and paste on top of frame layer, right side, resize 25% and add drop shadow.
Open WRAP_BUGME4(25) and place on the upper left side, half on flower and half on frame, add drop shadow.
We’re now going to add our name to the center of the heart that our bear element is holding. Open your text box, type in your name (font and size of choice) and apply. Position your text using your move tool to the center of black heart. Open WRAP_BUGME1(14) and paste onto canvas, resize to 10%, and move it on top of the bears left hand and add drop shadow. Use your eraser tool (size 5) to remove the part of the stick that is over the hand. This will give the look of the bear holding the sucker.
Finally, add your proper credits (tube artist, license #, etc.) using the text box. Once you have applied your credits and positioned them on your tag, I put mine on the bottom right; you can now merge your layers. Go to Layers>Merge>Visible>Apply. Lastly…save your creation. Go to File>Save As>File Name (Name your tag) and File location (where on your PC you store your creations)
Thank You for trying my tutorial and I hope you enjoyed it. I’d love to see your results. Send your results to and I will post them on my blog.

Monday, January 3, 2011


This tutorial was written on January 2,2011 by me and is of my own creative mind. Any other tutorials found to be similar is coincidental. A working knowledge of PSP is required to follow this tutorial.
This tag features Patty of Honored Scraps PTU kit "Resolutions". You can find this kit at Your Scrap Addiction in Honored Scraps shop.  Also featuring "Black Dress" by the talented Ismael Rac. This tube is FTU and a license is required. This is a multi layer tube. I will use both layers.
Aside from the kit and tube above, for this tutorial you will need the following supplies:
Mask of Choice: I used mask1 by Candy's Treasures 
Font of choice: I used Algerian (Any Bold font will be fine)

OKAY....Lets Play:
 Open paper #11 in psp. Holding down the shift key and D at the same time will duplicate your paper,close out the original, and resize paper 600x600. Make sure your resolution is set to 72 and all layers are checked.
Go to Layers>Load/save mask>Load Mask from disk(choose your mask)>Load. Now in your Layers box right click your group layer and Merge Group.
Open Winter Rain Element, copy and past onto mask layer and resize 60%.
Open frame #2, Copy and past on top, resize 50%, center frame in the middle and add your drop shadow (2/-2).  
With your magic wand tool select inside the frame, go to Selections>Invert and past paper #12 inside frame. On your keyboard press the delete key to remove access paper, noe deselect magic wand tool.
Open Balloon element #2, copy and past onto canvas, resize 60%. Move the balloon to the left of frame and add drop shadow. Do the same with balloon #3, this time resizing 50%.
Open Music Notes element, copy and past onto canvas and move it below frame #2, resize 70% and add your drop shadow.
Now were adding snowflakes to the top right hand side of tag. Both snowflake #9 and #2 should be re-sized to 15% with a drop shadow 2/-2.
Open your New Years Hat, copy and past onto canvas. Resize it to 20% and position it at the bottom right of tag, add drop shadow.
Open the Champagne glass element,Copy and past onto canvas, resize 15% and place in front of   the hat. Add drop shadow.
Now were going to add our tube(close up layer) to the inside of our frame. Using your magic wand tool select inside of frame. Go to Selections>Invert. Copy and past tube into highlighted area(inside frame). Using your move tool, move your tube to desired position. I chose to accent her chest area. Once your positioned your tube inside frame, on your keyboard hit delete and deselect wand tool. Go to Layers box, (make sure to highlight tube layer) New Layer Group>select Luminescence Legacy>Apply>Merge Group.
With the same tube were going to add our full layer image to the left side of our tag, resizing 70% and add a drop shadow.
Now I'm going to put my name on my tag. I used a font called Algerian but any bold font will do. Open your text box and type the name or what ever text you desire. Colors should be black in both your foreground and background. Apply text and move to bottom left of tag just below our tubes legs. Go to Layers>convert to raster. You will need your text in raster layer before you can move on.
Go to Effects>Plug-in>Alien Skin Eye Candy 5:Impact>Gradient Glow.
Settings>Subtle White Glow
Basic>Glow Type:outside>Mask Selection (checked)>Glow Radias 5.00 >Soften Corners 0 >Overlay Opacity 100 >Distortion Amt. 0 >Distortion Lump size 100 >Gradient Smoothness 100 >
Random Seed 1 >Apply.
 Now were going to add our copyright info/License #. Use the same foreground/background  colors,font size 8, and place below your name. Convert to raster layer and add gradient glow using the same steps as you used to apply your name.
Go to Layers box(on your left) right click your mouse and merge all layers.
Your Finished!!
Thanks for trying my tutorial and have a wonderful New Year!!

2011 Quick Page (Freebie)

 This Quick Page was created by me using Patty of Honored Scraps PTU scrap kit "Resolutions".
You can find this kit HERE and just click on image for download.
This QP is 3600x3600 @ 300dpi
Personal Use Only & Credit is Required