26 June, 2012

2 Awesome Tuts With 2 Of My Kits

I have two very awesome tags to show off.
The ladies who did these tutorials did a fantastic job 
using my kits. =)

This first tag comes from Sharon at Tagalicious Tags and Tuts.
This tag is HOT! She used my FTU Summer Days kit:
You can find the tutorial on her blog, here.
Be sure to check out all her other awesome tuts 
while you're there. ;)

Thank you, Sweetie for showing me this super smokin' tag. =)

Gaby from Disturbed By Gaby did a stupendous job 
using my PTU Join Me kit. I love what she did with this kit:
You can find this wicked tutorial here on her blog.
She also has some other fab tutorials you'll want to look at.;)

Thank you, Gaby for this stunning tag.
I absolutely love it! =)

*hugz*

25 June, 2012

Tag Show Off: Arthur Crowe- Kick Ass Chick

Guess what? It's that time yet again. =P
I have some pressies to give out to my blog friends.














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The tube I used is the stunning artwork from Arthur Crowe.
You can find this & all his other amazing artwork at his store, here.
I used my own Pink'd kit, which can only be found at ART.
I also used an awesome template by Amy & Leah- Template 29-Leah.
You can find this by visiting their blog.;)

I hope you Sweeties enjoy your prezzies. =)

For those of you who are followers & don't have a blog,
drop me a comment with what name you'd like on your tag.
This offer is open for the first 10. I'll post your tags Wed. night. ;)
*hugz*

Tag Showcase: HIM- themed tag Exclusives

Since late last night I've been making some new exclusive tags 
for members on my Dark Light forum to 'earn' or buy 
with their heartagrams. 

There's only a few of us there who make tags, 
the rest are simply HIM fans, which is awesome, too. 
So, I make exclusive goodies for my members 
(YES- they're a spoiled rotten bunch, but I love 'em. lol)
& make special HIM tags for them- either to earn by post count, 
buy with their heartagrams & occasionally I'll post some for WWO.

This is a new batch that I've been working on since the others 
will be retiring soon. These are exclusive only to my forum & 
are not being offered elsewhere.

Click for bigger on each.;)





Now, this one, I may just keep exclusive to Tragedy & myself. =P
With that being said, my sincerest & deepest apologies to Ville Valo.
BUT! In my defense, I could NOT resist making this tag.
It just had to be made, BabyHeart. 

That is all for now.
Thank you for looking. =)
*hugz*

24 June, 2012

Pink'd Tutorial

My Sis, Tragedy never ceases to amaze me.
She's wowed me again with this awesome tag & tut
using my Pink'd kit:
She also used my template- template 004.

You can find this wicked tutorial on her blog, here.

Thank you again, Sis for this awesome tag!
You rocked the kit & template. =)
*hugz*

PTU- I Love You Too, Cupcake!

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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 and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a wicked PTU kit named 
F**k U from Purple's Creationz.
Check her blog to see where you can get this awesome kit. 

Tube: I'm using the lovely artwork of SkyScraps. You can find this at SATC.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: temp48 from Tamie at Addictive Pleasures.
You can find this one here. (It's in the pack 46-50)
* Leave some love when grabbing the template. ;)

Optional Word Art: from me, here.

Filters: Penta- Jeans
Pixellisation- Xaggerate OR Fun House- Xaggerate
Xero- Radiance
DSB Flux- Blast
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Font: Scriptina (bold)
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 4 50 2, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Also delete the text2 & hearts layers.
Resize the temp so it's 600 px wide.
Then change the canvas size so it's 650 X 650.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

shape1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-FU-P3.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Apply Pixellisation or Fun House- Xaggerate at the default settings.
Add a fat gradient glow to smooth out the edges:
Then add a drop shadow.

glittershape- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-FU-P5.
Hit delete & select none. 

shape2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-FU-P2.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

shape3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-FU-P19, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Add the same gradient glow as before.

glittershape2- Select all- float. Defloat.
Modify- Expand by 1. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-FU-P4, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

shape4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-FU-P1, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Using your magic wand, click the pink strips of the paper.
Apply Penta Jeans at default settings. Select none.
Add the same gradient glow, set to white.

glittertext- Add a drop shadow.

text- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-FU-P17, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none.

Next, copy & paste your main tube. Resize 58%.
Add Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

PK-FU-BUBBLEGUMSKULL- 65%.
PK-FU-CAN- 50%
PK-FU-CUPPY- 45%
PK-FU-MINIPOD- 50%
PK-FU-KNUCKLES- 60%. Rotate 25 left.
PK-FU-WARNING- 50%. Rotate 17 right.
PK-FU-SKULLRIBBON- 55%. Rotate 10 right.
PK-FU-FLOWER2- 45%. 
Duplicate & resize the 2nd one another 80%.

PK-FU-RIBBON2- 80%
PK-FU-LOLLI- 65%. Rotate 15 right.
PK-FU-NAILPOLISH- 60%.
PK-FU-LIPPY- 50%
PK-FU-SPARKLES- 80%. 
Change the blend mode to Screen. 
(No drop shadow.)

Add any other elements, if you prefer.

Now, duplicate your tag.
Delete the white background at the bottom. 
Merge all visible. Apply DSB Flux- Blast 
at the default settings, going left. 
Then apply again, going right.
Copy & paste this onto your tag. 
Right click & send to bottom in your layers palette.

Next, add the optional word art.
Colourise to your own preferences 
& add a gradient glow & drop shadow.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name. Then add a gradient glow:
Then add a drop shadow.
Delete the white background at the bottom.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you have fun trying this tutorial.
I always enjoy seeing your results. =)
*hugz*

23 June, 2012

Limited Time FTU- Independent Woman

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This tutorial has two versions.
The one you see above & animated version at the bottom.

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 and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using an awesome kit called 
The Red, White & Blue from Tasha's Playground
This is a limited time freebie, so get it while you can.
More details can be found on her blog, here.

Tube: I'm using the stunning artwork of Keith Garvey 
which can only be found at PTE.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Masks: sparkle2-byjasforcm from the Creative Misfits pack, here.
DBVMaskstars1 from the Creative Misfits star pack here.
* Make sure to leave some love when snagging these fab masks.;)

Gradient for the name: mine here or one of choice.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

If you want an animated tag, you'll also need:
VM Natural Sparkle 
Xenofex2- Constellation

Font: Stars and Stripes

Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 0 0 80 6, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Copy & paste paper4. Apply the sparkles mask from Jascie 
& merge group. Duplicate. 
Change the blend mode of the duplicate to Screen.

Next, copy & paste paper10. Mirror & flip.
Apply the DBV Maskstars1 mask. Merge group.

Now add frame1. Resize 70%.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify & expand by 4. Invert.
Copy & paste paper6. Resize 80%.
Hit delete & select none.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.

Next, add your tube. Resize her about 90%.
Move her down a bit in the canvas.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Then add your drop shadow.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

stars- 80%. Duplicate & mirror.
laceflower- 80%
flair2- 70%
bow3- 60%. Rotate 15 left. 
Use Sharpen More & then drop shadow.

butterfly2- 50%. Duplicate. 
Resize the 2nd one another 70%.
Duplicate both these & mirror.
Drop shadow I used for mine is 6 2 50 6.

firework2- 55%.  NO drop shadow.
firework3- 45%. No drop shadow.
firework1- 30%. Duplicate & mirror. 
NO drop shadow. (If animating, do not use.)

star1- 34%. Duplicate & mirror. 
I moved the duplicated one in closer to my tube.
I used High Pass Sharpen on both.

star2- 30% Duplicate & mirror. 
Move the duplicated one in closer to your tube.

sparkle2- 80%. 

Add any other elements if you prefer.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

For your name, set the stroke to 2. 
In your foreground/ stoke palette, select my gradient 
or gradient of choice. Angel- 45/ Repeats- 1
Set your background to white.
Duplicate your name. On the top one, add a bevel:
On the bottom one, add a thin gradient glow:
Add a bit of noise- Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50%.
Then add a drop shadow.

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG & enjoy.

If you want an animated version like this one:
 follow these steps:

Add a new layer & flood fill with black.
Send to bottom in your layers palette.
Apply VM Natural Sparkle at these settings 
to give a nighttime effect:

Next, go up in your layers palette & 
merge the red firework down on the blue one.
Duplicate for a total of three.
Name them firework 1
firework 2
firework 3

On firework 1, add noise- Uniform/ Monochrome/ 55%.
Then add Xenofex2- Constellation at these settings:
Close this layer for now & open up firework 2.
Add noise again, changing to 60%. 
Add Constellation again, clicking the random seed button.
Close this layer for now & open up firework 3.
Add noise again, changing to 65%. 
Add Constellation again, clicking the random seed button.
Close this layer for now. 

Reopen firework 1. Copy merged. Paste in Animation Shop.
Go back to PSP, close this layer & open firework 2.
Copy merged & paste in A.S. after current frame.
Go back to  PSP , close this layer & open firework 3.
Copy merged & paste in A.S. after current frame.
You should now have 3 frames.
Save as a gif & enjoy. =)

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

21 June, 2012

Summer Days Tag & Tut

My Sis from another Miss, Tragedy used my FTU 
Summer Days kit to make this stunning tag & tut:


You can find this awesome tutorial here.
This tutorial is completely free- including the tube. ;)

Make sure to check Tragedy's other tutorials as well.
She has a lot of stellar tuts.=)

Thank you so very much, Sweetie for this 
hot tag & tutorial with my kit.
You rock, Sis! =)

*hugz*

20 June, 2012

Skull Candy: Blog Layout

I thought the blog could use a little change again. 
I used my kit- Skull Candy for this make-over.

Of course, per the 'norm' for me, I kept Ville Valo on my header. 
He just has to be up there at the top. Hehe

Thank you for stopping by. =)

*hugz*

Pink'd PTU Kit

I have another kit newly added to the ART store today.


Pink'd is another fun kit to add to your collection.
Filled with 26 papers, 100 elements & 6 frames,
its packed with lots of goodies for you.

You can find it in the Artistic Reality Talent store here.=)

A special thank you goes out to Kerry 'Purple' Pye 
for giving me a name for this kit.
Thank you so very much, Sweetie. =)

I'd love to see any of your creations with this kit.
Feel free to send them to me at:
manipulatedbymagik[@]dark-light.us
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*


FTU- More Animated Blings

I made some animated blings a couple weeks ago
& posted some about a week ago.
These are another different batch.
These are free to use for forum sets, tags, etc.
All I ask is not to make anything for profit with them. =)

Each file has a PSD & MNG file along with the preview.
Download links are below the previews.;)





I hope you can find a good use for these.
I'd love to see what you can make with them. =)
*hugz*