31 January, 2012

FTU- Valentines is Cancelled


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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP.
This tutorial was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Verymany. 
This is a prepaid commission tube & is an exclusive from SATC.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so & have purchased the tube.
Scrapkit is Pink Candy Valentine. 
This is a free to use kit & can be found by visiting Designs By Vaybs.
Template: CBN_Template 159 from Deb at Creative By Nature.
*If the blog is closed, you can grab the template from me on this post.
But PLEASE check the Creative By Nature blog first.
Mask: Heart/Love Masks which can be found at Creative Misfits Blog.
I am using KyLie-M4 mask from the pack.
Show the love when downloading the supplies. ;)

Font: Font of choice. I'm using Fiolex Girls.
Filters: Xenofex 2: Constellation
Xero: Simplicity
Xero: Soft Vignette
Xero: Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (for text & parts of temp)

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used for this tutorial is 1 4 40 4.
Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas 
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows 
or drop shadows to eliminate any 'phantom shadows' showing up on the edges. ;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.

Working from the bottom of the template, up:
Add a new layer. Send it to the bottom in the layers palette.
Flood fill white. Copy & paste DBV_PCVpaper (5)
Apply your mask & merge group.
Apply Xenofex 2- Constellation to the mask at these settings:


For Layer 11: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste DBV_PCVpaper (10) resized 80%. 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

For Layer 10: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste  DBV_PCVpaper (3). 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

For Layer 9: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Add a new layer. 
Delete layer 9 in palette. On your new layer, flood fill with the following gradient:
#ffc7e2- foreground  #a73d6b- background
Linear/ angel- 45 Repeats-1. Select none.
Then apply Xero- Simplicity at these settings:

Then add a gradient glow set at 3:

Next, copy & paste DBV_PCVpaper (12) above layer 8.
Resize 60% & rotate right 15. Position it above the square in layer 8.
Then on layer 8, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Select your rotated paper you just added.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

Next, delete layer 7.
For Layer 6: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste  DBV_PCVpaper (2) resized 80%. 
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

Change the colour of layer 5 (frame) to a pale light pink. 
Add noise- Uniform/ Monochrome/ 75%.

For Layer 4: Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Add a new layer. 
Delete layer 4 in palette. On your new layer, flood fill with the following gradient:
#ffffff- foreground  #eb70bb- background Linear/ angle 36/ repeats 6. 
Select none. Then apply Xero: Soft Vignette:

Add noise at same setting as other frame to layer 3 (heart frame).
Crop to canvas & go back & add gradient glows &/ or drop shadows 
of your choice to the layers except the heart frame layer.

Next, click inside your heart frame with the magic wand. 
Selections- Modify- Expand by 2. Invert.
Copy & paste your closeup or tube. Resize as needed. Hit delete.
Move tube below frame layer. Duplicate.
On bottom layer change blend mode to Luminance (L).
Add a Gaussian blur of 3 to the top layer & set blend mode to Screen.
Add a drop shadow to the bottom closeup.
You can now add a drop shadow to your heart frame if you prefer.

Add your main tube. Resize & position to the right side as shown in the tag.
Apply Xero: Radiance at these settings:



Then add your drop shadow.

Next, let's start adding some elements.
After resizing, sharpen & add a drop shadow to the following
DBV_PCVelement (38) resize 65%
DBV_PCVelement (26) 40%
DBV_PCVelement (11)
DBV_PCVelement (29) 35%

For the word art, use the magic wand to select all of the word 'cupid', then add some noise to it.
Then select the words Valentine's Day & slightly change the colour to a darker pink.
For mine, I did delete the drop shadow layer for the word art & added my own.

Next crop &/ or resize to your preference.
Then add your copyrights & watermark.

Next type out your name. Duplicate it. On the top layer, add a bevel:

On the bottom add a gradient glow, set at 3:

Add drop shadow to this bottom layer.
Delete the white layer at the bottom, merge visible & you're done. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & creating your tag.
I'd love to see any results any of you have trying this. =)
*hugz*

30 January, 2012

Célinart Pinup- Winter Fun



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I made these just now and had to gift a few out. =)

The kit I used is Kristin's contribution for the Creative Misfit's Blog Train.
You can look for the kit on the Toxic Desirez blog.
This kit is so kewt. Thank you, Kristin!


The fab template I used comes from Audrey at Woodland Fantasies
This is her contribution for the Creative Misfits Blog Train.
Thank you again, Audrey! 

The artwork I used (named Winter Girl) is an exclusive Prepaid tube
 at Scraps And The City from Célinart Pinup.


As always, thank you for looking. =)

*hugz*

25 January, 2012

Rac- Three-Piece Set from Angi.




I just LOVE this absolutely GORGEOUS 3-piece set I got from Angi. =)
She used the always beautiful artwork of Ismael Rac.

Stop by Angi's blog to check out her always awesome temps &
see the stunning tags she makes. =)

Thank you again, Sweetie. I absolutely LOVE this set.
*hugz*

21 January, 2012

Valentines Templates

I totally forgot to post this last week.
I made an Exclusive set of three Valentines templates 
for the Creative Chicks forum.


Both PSP & PSD versions are available in the download file.
Stop by the Creative Chicks & join us to get them. =)

*hugz*

FTU- Template001

I have another template for you.
This one doesn't have a name or any word art, 
so it's simply 'Template001'.


There is a PSP & PSD version in the download file.
You can download this template here:

Enjoy! =)

*hugz*

Garv: 4-piece 'Love' forum set

 


I made this set just now and... well as you can see, I ended up making two avis. *blush*
I seriously could not decide which 'look' I liked better, so I kept them both.

The template set that I used comes from Twilight at Twisted By Twilight
The artwork I used (named OohLaLa) is from the always amazing Keith Garvey.
You can find this & all his other artwork at PTE
The scrapkit is a pay to use kit, named Pure Love.
You can find it at Design by Joan.

As always, thank you for looking. =)

*hugz*

20 January, 2012

Sexy Tart


Made this tag with template 168 I got from Tamie on her templates blog, here.
The kit I used is FTU, called SWALK & comes from Candy's Treats.
The gorgeous tube- Boots- is from Jose Cano & can be found at PTE.
Thank you for looking. =)

*hugz*

My Result From Audrey's FTU Tutorial

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This is my result from trying out Audrey's beautiful FTU Tutorial: 'Monochromatic'.
I had fun making this one & added just a hint of colour to it. 
I hope you like it, Audrey. =)

You can find this beautiful tutorial & more beauties by visiting 
her blog here: Woodland Fantasies

Thank you again, Sweetie, for this wonderful tutorial.
I enjoyed trying this one. =)

*hugz*

19 January, 2012

PTU- Gothic Meets Steampunk


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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP.
This tutorial was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of DiMary, 
called Goth Bride at Pics For Design
This tube is an exclusive tube available 
for members of the Exclusive Club.
Any other tube will work nicely for this tutorial, also. ;)
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so & have purchased the tube.

Scrapkit is Gothic Meets Steampunk. 
This is a pay to use kit from Brenda 
& can be found by visiting her store- Ditz Bitz.

Mask of choice.

Font: Font of choice.

Filters (optional): Xero- Bad Dream
Xero- Porcelain
Xenofex 2- Burnt edges
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (for text)

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used for this tutorial is 1 4 40 4.

Open a new image 650 X 650.
You can crop/ resize later.;)

Copy & paste paper of choice, resize 25%.
Apply mask of choice. Merge group.
* You may have to size this mask layer up after merging group.
I resized mine 115%.

Copy & paste ditz_frgt. With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 1. Invert.
Copy & paste another paper of choice, resize 25%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Drag this layer below frame layer in palette.
Next, copy & paste your closeup or tube of choice.
Resize as needed. Hit delete. Drag this layer below frame layer in palette.
Select none.

On your tube layer, apply Xero- Bad Dream at these settings:

Change the blend mode to Hard Light & lower opacity to 60%.
Add your drop shadow.

On the frame, apply Xenofex 2 Burnt edges at these settings.
For the burn colour, choose a dark brown-ish or charcoal colour for best results.;)
Then add your drop shadow.

Elements- Copy & paste the following. 
Resize as I have listed here:

ditz_93kyfa8- Resize 15%. Sharpen. Place in top left corner. Add drop shadow.

ditz_GMS3- Resize 25%. Duplicate.
On one- Image- Mirror. 
Adjust- Hue/Saturation/ Lightness to a more vibrant red colour.
Sharpen & add a drop shadow. Position at the top left. 
(See mine for placement)
On the duplicate, desaturate it to black. Sharpen. 
Add drop shadow & position at the top left with the other one.

ditz_gmsp- Resize 25% & sharpen. 
Place inside circle frame in top left corner, above the feathers.
Add your drop shadow.

ditz_GMS2- Resize 20%. Rotate right 15 & sharpen. 
Position like mine & add drop shadow.

ditz_xcef- Resize 42% & sharpen. 
Position at the lower part of your frame.
Add a drop shadow.

ditz_jkl82902- Resize 20%. Mirror & sharpen.
Position on the left side of the frame.
Add your drop shadow.

Add any other elements you choose. 
Resize, sharpen & drop shadow each.

Next, add your main tube. 
Resize & position to the right of the frame.
Apply Xero- Porcelain at these settings:

Add a drop shadow to your tube. 

Crop/ resize your tag as desired.
Now's the time to add your copyrights/ watermarks.

Next, add your name.
Duplicate your text layer. 
On top layer add an inner bevel as shown here:

On the bottom text layer, add a gradient glow:


Add a drop shadow to this layer.

Last, merge all layers visible & then save as a .PNG & you're done. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & creating your tag.
I'd love to see any results trying this. =)

*hugz*

18 January, 2012

New look for the blog

I thought I'd try a new colour-scheme/ look to warm things up a bit. 
I still have the Finnish 'hottie' (aka Ville Valo) as a header on my blog, so no worries there. =P
I'm not sure if I like this look yet, so I can't guarantee how long it will last.
Anyway, with the new look, I've also added a new 'blinkie' thingie as well.

Let me know what you think of the new look. =)

*hugz*

Heartkiller Prezzie from Audrey


Audrey used my Heartkiller template to make this stunning tag.
I absolutely love what she did with it. =)
Stop by Audrey's blog here for some stunning tutorials & tags. 

Thank you again, Sweetie. =)

*hugz*

FTU- Template: Heart Frame Scatter Forum Set

I have another forum set template for you.
In keeping with the Valentines theme, 
I thought maybe a few could use this set.

*The avi temp is just angled in the preview.

There is a PSP & PSD version of both pieces in 
the download file.
You can download this set here:

Enjoy! =)

*hugz*

Tutorial Result- Heartache Every Moment from Audrey


Audrey tried out my Heartache Every Moment tutorial & she did an amazing job with it.
I absolutely love her spin on it. =)
Stop by Audrey's blog here for some stunning tutorials. 

Thank you so much, Sweetie. I truly love it. =)

*hugz*

16 January, 2012

FTU- Template: Heart Forum Set

Last night I had this idea for a forum set- heart shaped, 
since Valentines day is next month.

In my previous post (the tutorial), 
I do have it linked for download.
BUT! In case anyone wants to skip the tutorial & just 
want the template, I have it here for you.

There is a PSP & PSD version of both pieces in the download file.
If you want to make a somewhat 'unique' forum set,
you can download this temp here:

Enjoy the temp set. =)

*hugz*

PTU- Heart Forum Set



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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP.
This tutorial was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

This is a pretty simple/ easy-peasy tutorial.
Promise.=)

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice. For the first example, 
I am using the stunning artwork from Olivia. 
This tube was available at CDO, but she has since left there. 
At the time of my making this tutorial, it is unknown where to buy her tubes.
Any other tube will work nicely for this tutorial, also.

My other example at the bottom uses the artwork of Keith Garvey, 
available at PTE. ;)
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so & have purchased the tube(s).

Scrapkit is Amore. This is a pay to use kit & can be found
by visiting Bibi's blog here.
Any other kit will work too as long as it has some heart scatters.;)

Template: Heart Forum set temp from me, here.
There is a PSP & PSD version avail. depending on what program you use.
* This forum set can be used for anything else, 
just do not include in your supplies for tutorials, please.
Thank you.

Font: Any thin script font will work.
Filters: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional for name)

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used for this tutorial is 1 4 40 4,
except for the name which is 1 1 40 4.

Open up the sig tag & avi templates. Duplicate them & close originals. 
Delete the credit layer at the top on both.

For the sig-tag temp:
You can change the background layer to your choosing- 
Selections- select all. Float- defloat- new layer & 
then flood-fill with a new colour or gradient or copy/ paste a resized paper.
Then delete the original layer. For mine, I left it as is. 

On your frames layer, colourise it to your own preferences.
Add noise: Uniform, 65%, Monochrome.

Next, copy & paste BC Amore (39) (or any heart scatters)
Resize 80%. Sharpen & add a drop shadow.
Position one over to the bottom left. Duplicate, mirror.
Copy & paste this element again. Resize 80%, sharpen & drop shadow,
Position this one to the center left. Duplicate & mirror.
Merge these four layers together & then drag 
this layer below you heart background layer in layers palette.

Next, at the top layer of your sigtag, copy & paste BC Amore (41).
Resize 40%. resize again 80%. Sharpen & add your drop shadow.
If you look at mine, I positioned it so the 'V' lines up with the inner point 
of the heart. 

Next, with your magic wand, click inside the left heart on the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 2. Invert. Copy & paste your tube of choice.
Resize if needed. Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none.
Drag this layer below your frames. Crop your tag to canvas
(surround the whole tag when cropping to eliminate any 
'phantom shadows' showing up on the edges.)

Duplicate your tube. Mirror. Merge down. Duplicate your merged tube layer.
On the bottom layer, change the blend mode to Luminance (L).
Add a drop shadow. On the top tube layer, Adjust- Blur-
Gaussian Blur -3. Set this layer to Soft Light in your layers palette.

Now you can add your copyrights/ watermarks.

Next add your name.
This is the Gradient glow settings I used for mine:


Add the thin drop shadow. Merge visible & save as a .PNG.

For the avi:
Do the same as above, except Only ONE heart scatter is needed.
Resized at 80%, sharpen & add a drop shadow.
Omit using the Love wordart. Add your tube, this time resize it a bit smaller.
After cropping to canvas, Duplicate it.
Bottom tube set to Luminance (L) with a drop shadow.
On the top one, Blur- 3 & changed to Soft Light.

Add the copyrights/ watermarks.
Next, add an initial. Add a Gradient Glow & thin drop shadow.
Then merge all visible & save as a .PNG

Here's the Keith Garvey version:





I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & creating your forum set.
I'd love to see your results from trying this one.

*hugz*