30 October, 2012

ftu- Pick Ur Poison

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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 FTU kit from Tragedy.
This kit is part of an awesome Blog Train, named Pick Your Poison
You can find this kit on Tragedy's blog, here.
Tube: I'm using the wicked art work of Screaming Demons.
You can find this & other amazing tubes at SATC.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.
Mask: Of choice or gemsmasks-115
Which you can find here.
If the animating of the chandelier is a pain, you
can grab the animation I made for you here.
Filters: Eye Candy 5- Nature- Fire
Font: October Crow
Drop shadow: 0 3 65 4, black.
Save your progress often.;)
Let's do this! =)
Open up a new image- 650 X 650.
Flood fill black. Copy & paste Paper 7. 
Apply your mask. Merge group.
  
Next, copy & paste Frame 2.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Modify- expand by 2. Invert.
Copy & paste Paper 5, resized 65%.
Hit delete & select none.
Move this paper under your frame in layers palette.
Now, add your tube. Resize to fit the tag.
Move the tube to the left of the tag.
Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.
Rose vine- 80%. Rotate 90 right. 
Place on the right of the frame.
Bat- 55. Place in top left corner.
Roses 2- Erase the stems & leaves up to the blossoms.
Then resize 55%. Place in bottom right of frame.
Chandelier- 50%. Place this in the center of the frame, at the top.
Move below the frame in layers palette.
Drop shadow this, using these settings:
100 0 100 15, black.
Candles 2- 50%. Place this inside the frame to the right.
Drop shadow this using -8 -2 70 5, black.
Now, carefully use your selection tool, 
set to rectangle & make selections above each candle 
for the flames. Add a new layer & name it fire 1.
Add Eye Candy 5- Nature- Fire.
With the settings to small candle, use these settings:
On the colors tab, make sure you have 
Natural Flame colors ticked. Hide this layer for now.
Add a new layer, naming it fire 2.
Apply the fire again, hitting random seed.
Hide this layer. Repeat so you have 5 fire layers, 
hitting the random seed as you go.
Then select none & unhide your fire 1 layer.
Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.
Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.
Next, add your name.
Since this will be on a dark background (if animating),
there's no need for a gradient glow. ;)
Now let's get ready to animate:
Making sure you only have fire 1 layer visible, 
copy merged & paste into Animation Shop.
Back in PSP, on your chandelier layer , duplicate it.
Name the original layer 'chandelier 1' & link it & the frame to 1
(this is to save our starting point). 
Name your duplicated layer 'chandelier 2'.
Now, on your chandelier 2, rotate it 12 right.
Move it down slightly so the bottom lines up with the original 
one like shown in my example:
Now, hide chandelier 1, hide fire 1 & unhide fire 2.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Back in PSP, duplicate chandelier 2 & name it chandelier 3.
Rotate this one 12 right, using the first chandelier 1 or 2 
as your guide (if needed).
Make sure you hide them when finished lining up your chandelier 3.
Now, hide fire 2 & unhide fire 3.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Go back to chandelier 2 & unhide.
Hide fire 3 & open fire 4.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Hide chandelier 2 & unhide chandelier 1.
Hide fire 4 & open fire 5.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Hide chandelier 1 & unhide chandelier 2. Mirror.
Hide fire 5 & open fire 4.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Hide chandelier 2 & unhide chandelier 3. Mirror.
Hide fire 4 & open fire 3.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Now, in animation shop, select all frames.
Animation- Frame Properties: set to 20- 25.
Finally, save as a gif & you're finished. =) 
*hugz*

28 October, 2012

FTU Halloween Templates

I apologise for not getting these out sooner.
As I'd posted previously, I've been
having personal & laptop issues going on.
However, I have a set of 3 Halloween templates for you.
Hopefully, you'll be able to get a couple tags made with
them before Halloween on Wed.;)
This set includes PSP & PSD versions for you:
You can download this set of templates here:

                                                         I hope you all enjoy them.
                                            I'd love to see what you make with them. =)
                                                                    *hugz*

Tag Showcase CT Tags & Tuts

This month has not been a good month for me.
I've been having some personal issues going on 
& my laptop has been acting wonky for a couple weeks now
(still is, btw... but I'm making do as best I can).
However, this month has also been a good month 
where I now have acquired an awesome, 
arse-kicking CT team to accompany Tragedy. =)
I'd like to welcome Callie, Belinda & Crystal to my team. 
It is a honour to have you talented ladies aboard.=)
With that being said, I have a lot of awesome taggies 
using my kits to show off.
This first tag comes from my Sis Tragedy.
She used my part of the Scrap-A-Licious 'Boo Crew' 
collab for this awesome taggie:
You can find this tut here on her blog.

Tragedy & Belinda both worked their magic 
using my I Put A Spell On You kit:
You can find this wicked tut on Tragedy's blog here.
Find this hot tutorial on Belinda's blog here.

I also have a couple wicked tags using my Happy Haunting kit:
Find this hot tutorial on Tragedy's blog here.
This awesome tutorial can be found on Belinda's blog here.

And I have to show off this awesome awesome tag 
using my FTU Emo Glam kit. This tut comes from Tasha 
You can check out this hot tutorial here on Tasha's blog.

And Tragedy has two hot tuts using my new FOH kits:
Find this stunning tut on her blog here.
This tutorial from Tragedy can be found here.


Thank you, Sweeties for these awesome, 
gorgeous taggies.=)
*hugz*

Funeral Of Hearts PTU kits

I have 2 new kits in PFD.
for you. Both kits go together perfectly 
& both are based on the HIM song 
Funeral Of Hearts:


As always, I'd love to see any of your creations 
made with this kit. Feel free to send them to me at: 
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

06 October, 2012

Happy Haunting Tag & Extras

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I made this tag & extras using my PTU Happy Haunting kit.
The artwork used is from Nell Fallcard & 
was tubed out for me by a friend quite some time ago.

Click on each of these for bigger to save.
Please do NOT alter these in any way, 
nor claim as your own. 




I hope you enjoy these extras. =)
*hugz*

PTU- Practice Safe Hex

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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 my I'll Put A Spell On You kit.
You can find this kit in all the stores I sell in.
Tube(s): I'm using the artwork of Barbara Jensen.
You can find her beautiful artwork here.
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube. 
Template: Temp 161 from Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts
Find it here.
* Leave some love when downloading the temp. ;)
Filters: Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise
Xero- Radiance
DSB Flux- Bubbles
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 
Font(s): I'm using KR Black Kat for the first letters of the name
& LHF Mister Spooker for the rest of the name.
Drop shadow: 3 2 50 10, black for the tag 
0 0 50 3, black for the name on the tag
Save your progress often.;)
Let's do this! =)
Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Change the canvas size to 600 X 450.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:
12- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 4, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. 
11- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paper 15.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.
10- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 12, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
9- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 2, resized 50%. 
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.
8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 21, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 8, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.
6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 21, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 22, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
Merge 3 down onto 4.
Then, select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 26, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 10, resized 80%.
Move the paper a bit to get the skeleton hands in the circle.;)
Hit delete. Select none.
1- Apply HSB Noise at these settings. Make sure to 
choose Wide Streaks from the settings, first:

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the left of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Customize your word art layers to your own preferences.
Link 'practice' & it's background to 1.
Link 'Safe Hex' & it's background to 2.
Move the Safe Hex words below 'Practice'.
Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.
OuijaBoard- 45%. Rotate 23 right.
Move below tube in layers palette. Place in center of tag.
planchette- 30%. Rotate 35 right.
Place on a letter of choice on the board.
Tarot cards- 35%. Rotate 18 right. 
Place in top right corner.
cauldron- 45%. Place on bottom right. Add your drop shadow.
Using your selection tool, set to ellipse,
draw a selection around the top of the cauldron:
Then, add DSB Flux- Bubbles at these settings:
Select none.

broom- 60%. Rotate 30 left. Place to left of cauldron.
crystal ball- 40%. Place on the left of your tube.
With your magic wand, click the glass part of the ball 
until all is selected. Modify- expand by 2. Invert.
Now, copy & paste another tube, resizing as needed.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Now, resize this tube about 80%.
Move this it below the crystal ball in layers palette.
Change the opacity to 50%. No drop shadow.
cat- 37%. Mirror. 
Place in front of the crystal ball, to the right.
spellbook- 30%. Rotate 22 right. 
Place in front of the cauldron to the right.
rats- 30%. 
Place these little guys in front of the spellbook.
jar of eyes- 27%. 
Place by the broom in front of the cauldron.
candles- 40%. Place in front of the jar.
vials- 20%. Place with the candles.
voodoo doll- 35%. Rotate 30 right.
Move under word art layers & place near your tube.
athame- 35%. Mirror. Place with the candles, etc.
mortar and pestle- 25%. Place in front of the crystal ball.
spider 2- 15%. I duplicated so I had 3. 
Place 1 on the spellbook, another on the crystal ball 
& the last on on the word art.
Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.
Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.
Next add your name, with the colour set to #202020 
for the fill with a black stroke set at 1.
Next, add a bevel:
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow, using 0 0 50 3, black.

Finally, delete the white background. 
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)
I have an extra I made when making this tut.
This is for Tasha:
I hope you had fun creating your tag.
I always enjoy seeing your results. =)
*hugz*

FTU- I'll Put A Spell On You Cluster Frames

I have a set of cluster frames for you,
using my I'll Put A Spell On You kit:
These frames are PNG's, only.

You can download this set here:

I hope you have some fun with these cluster frames.
I'd love to see any of your creations with them.=)
*hugz*

Tag Showcase- CT Tags & Tuts

I have some hot CT tags to show off,
made with some of my kits.
This first sexy tag comes from my sis Tragedy,
using my FTU Happy Haunting Add-on kit:
You can find this awesome tut on her blog here:

I have a couple of awesome tuts from my
newest CT member, Callie Winters.
For this first tut, Callie used my I'll Put A Spell On You kit:
You can find this hot tutorial here on her blog:

For this one, Callie used my Swag Alley Blues kit:
Find this kick-arse tut here:

I also have a stunning tag from Whynter from
the Scrap-A-Licious CT team.
She used my Dark Light kit for this gorgeous tag:
You can find this stunning tut here on her blog:

Thank you again, Sweeties for this absolutely
amazing tags! =)
*hugz*

01 October, 2012

CT Call

*Make sure you contact Callie (see email addy above),
since she's the one who will be approving you for me.
Thank you. =)

I'll Put A Spell On You PTU Kit

I have a new kit added to stores now:

I'll Put A Spell On You is filled will lots of goodies for you
to brew up some wicked tags.
Filled with 113 Elements, 26 Papers & 7 Frames,
this kit is sure to put some magick into your creations.

You can find it now at Scrap-A-Licious & PFD.;)

As always, I'd love to see any of your creations 
made with this kit. Feel free to send them to me at: 
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

The Boo Crew Collab At Scrap-A-Licious

The Scrap-A-Licious store has a fantastic collab 
for you just in time for Halloween:

Spend $5 or more in the store to get this collab free. =)

This is my portion of this fab store collab:
So, stop by the Scrap-A-Licious store,
get some awesome goodies at great prices 
& get this awesome collab for free. =)