29 March, 2013

FTU- Surrender Yer Booty

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a FTU kit from Tasha's Playground
named Don't Be A Pirate.
You can find this kit, here.
* Leave Tasha lots of loving when you snag the kit. =)

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis.
I got mine from PTE, but you can find more 
of his artwork at the Elias Art Shop.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: Template0023 from me, here

Mask: Of choice

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Seven Swordsmen

Drop shadow: 3 3 50 5, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste paper1 above the bkgrd base layer.
Apply mask of choice & merge group.
Resize mask about 110 or 115%, as needed.

oval- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper3, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

oval frame- use manual color correction to 
change to colour of choice, if preferred.
Add noise- Uniform/ Monochrome 35%.
Add a drop shadow.

circle 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper2, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

rectangle- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper5, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

white bar- change the opacity to 60%.
Drop shadow.
Repeat the drop shadow at these settings:
-3 -3 50 5, black

pixel words- modify to your own preferences.

circle 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper7, resized 60%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

dotted arrow- use manual color correction 
to change to colour of choice.

star bkgrd- drop shadow.

stars- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper6, resized 50%.
Hit delete. Select none.

skull- delete & replace with the skull 
from the kit. Resize 80%. Drop shadow.

sparkles- delete.

Modify the word art layers to your own liking.

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.

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

ship wheel- 45%.
Place below the white strip.

palm tree- 75%. Place on the right.
Duplicate & resize the second one another 80%.
Mirror & place with the other tree.

cannon- 65%. Mirror.
Place on the lower right, in front of the palm trees.

hat- 45%. Rotate 17 right.
Place near the cannon.

sword- 40%. 
Place in front of the cannon.

bomb- 30%. Duplicate.
Rotate one 20 left.
Rotate the other 12 right & move over slightly.

pirate treasure- 45%. Mirror.
Place on the left, by your tube.

gun- 35%. Rotate 12 left.
Place on the treasure in the chest.

rum- 40%. 
Place on the right of the pirate treasure.
Duplicate & place the other on the 
left of the pirate treasure.

coins- 35%. 
Place in front of the one bottle of rum
& pirate treasure.

brad- 50%. Rotate 12 left.
Place above the white strip.

polly2- 50%.
Place on top right, above the stars.
Drop shadow- 10 8 50 5, black.

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.
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background, 
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you have fun trying this tutorial.
I'd enjoy seeing your results. =)

*hugz*

FTU- Tag Template0023

I'm back with a new tag template for you.
This was made to match with
Tasha's FTU Don't Be A Pirate kit, 
which you can find here. - however, it will work perfectly 
with any other kit you choose to use with it.;)
There is a PSP & PSD version in the download file.

You can snag it here:

Have fun with the template. =)
*hugz*

28 March, 2013

FTU- GangStarr Cluster Frame

I totally forgot I had made this 
(& lost the zipfile). *smackshead*

Thiscluster frame was made, using my GangStarr kit.
This frame comes as a PNG file, only.;)
You can grab the frame here:
GangStarr Cluster Frame

I hope you have some fun with this cluster frame.
I'd love to see any of your creations with it.=)
*hugz*

27 March, 2013

Freebie Alert- Skulltastic Kit

I have a few store collab kits that
I made for the Scrap-A-Licious store.
One was for a Halloween collab &
another was for Christmas (which the full collab 
never made it in the store)- both of those kits
will be posted for you to grab at another time, though.;)

However, I do have one kit for you to grab now.
This one was for the grand-opening collab 
of the Scrap-A-Licious store:
You can grab this kit here:

Comments are always loved. 
As always, if you make anything with this kit,
feel free to send your creation(s) my way at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

Have fun & enjoy the kit.=)
*hugz*

PTU- Celebrate Spring

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from Tasha's Playground
 named Spring Dreams.
You can find more info about this kit, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Misticheskaya.
You can find more of this artwork at Pics For Design.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: TTzCelebrateSpringTemp2013
You can find the template here.
* Leave love when snagging the template. ;)

Filters: Xero- Improver
Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Spring Garden

Drop shadows: 2 2 30 2, black.
8 10 30 4, black- for the butterflies
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Raster 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow.

Raster 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper11, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

Raster 4- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 60%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

Skip the drop shadow & frame layers.

Copy of Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper7, resized 60%. 
Hit delete & select none.
Skip the drop shadow & frame layers.

Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper8, resized 50%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Skip the drop shadow & frame layers.

Merge Copy of Raster 5 down onto Raster 5.
Then, select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper5, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Raster 7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper10, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Skip the next 2 layers.

Word art- Use your manual color correction tool
to change to a colour of choice.
Add a bevel:
Then add a gradient glow in a pale pastel colour:
Finally add a drop shadow.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Apply Xero Improver at these settings (click portrait) 
to soften the tube a bit:
Then apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

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

tree- Paste this into your canvas 
below your tube in layers palette.
Resize 80% & position slightly off to the right.

kite- add this above your tree in layers.
Resize 47%. Do not sharpen. 
Place near the top right.

branch2- 65%. Mirror. 
Place on the left of the tag, 
above the tube in your layers palette.
Then on your tube layer- Select all- float. Defloat.
on the branch layer, hit delete & select none.

flower patch- 50%. 
Place in front of your tube, to the right.

cloud2- 45%. Place on the top left.

cloud1- 50%. Place slightly over cloud2.
No drop shadow on this cloud.

dandelions- 40%.
 Place to the right of the flower patch.
Do not sharpen.

buttons- 55%. Rotate 5 left.
Place on the top of the square frame of the template.

basket- 50%. Place on the right.

birdhouse- 37%. Place 'on' the tree.

ribbon1- 50%. Place on the left.

bow1- 45%.
Place over the top of the left circle.

bunny- 40%. 
Place in front of your tube, off to the left.

butterflies2- 60%.
Place on the left.
Drop shadow- 8 10 30 4, black

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.
Then add some noise-
Gaussian/ Monochrome/ 30
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background, 
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

Here's one I made for Twyzted:

I hope you enjoy trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see any of your results. =)

*hugz*

25 March, 2013

FTU Creative Chicks Exclusive- Whisper Of Spring

I made a new kit for the monthly scrap kit challenge 
over on the Creative Chicks forum.
The theme was Spring Love:
Stop by & join us. Check out the other exclusive goodies, 
make some new friends & have some fun. 
Hope to see you there! =)
*hugz*

24 March, 2013

Ct Tags & Tuts

I have another round of awesome tags from
my Creative Team to show off.

The first batch of tags are Easter tags.

These tags were made
using my Bunnilicious kit.

First, I have two gorgeous tags made by Kelly:


Tragedy made me this pretty tag:
You can find her tutorial here.

This next batch was made with my 
EveryBunny Loves You kit.

This first aww-dorable tag is 
from Belinda:
You can check out her tutorial here.

Tragedy made me this sweet tag:
Her tutorial can be located here.

And I have a tag using my Bunny Express kit.
Callie made this kewt tag:
Find her tutorial here on her blog.

...And I alread have a few hot tags 
using my newest kit- Join Me (Ice).

These first hot tags are from Kelly: 

And Belinda made this wicked tag:
You can sneak a peek at her tutorial here.

And before I end this post, I do have
a couple more tags I have to show off.

Yaya tried my PTU tutorial- 
EveryBunny Loves Garv. This is her fantastic result:
Thank you again, Sweetie for trying the tutorial. =)

And Crazy & Shorty had given a
name suggestion on my Facebook page
when I was looking for a name for my Bunnilicious kit.
He'd come up with the name 'EveryBunny Loves You',
which I thought was too kewt to not make a kit 
so I sent him the kit as gift.
He made me this lovely banner:
Thank you, Hun for this sweet gift. =)

Thank you again, Sweeties for more fabulous taggies! =)

Make sure you stop by these talented Chickies blogs
and see what else they have to show you.
And maybe give them a follow, too. ;)

Thank you for looking. =)

*hugz*

23 March, 2013

FTU- Make A Bling

Back in January I had gotten a message from 
Nancy who was having a bit of trouble downloading
my blings I have on my blog. I had sent them to her 
& she'd asked me if I could write a tutorial on 
how to make them. I told her once I had a 
bit of extra time I would, so here is a 
tutorial on how I make my blings. 

This is a pretty easy tutorial, I promise. ;)

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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Brush or bold text- of choice.
If using a brush, make sure it has strong lines,
same with the text- it has to be somewhat thick.
*Also, make sure whatever you use is 'okay' to use for making 
a bling if you're planning on redistributing it. ;)

Filters: Alien Skin Xenofex 2- Constellation
Animation Shop for the animating
Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas of any size, no bigger than 500 X 500 px.
Flood fill with black for now so we can see what we're doing.

Now, add a new layer.
Add your brush or text of choice, using white for the best results-
we can change the colour later.;)

Next, duplicate your brush or text twice so you have 3.
Name them bling 1, bling 2 & bling 3.
Close the top 2 for now.

On the bottom one- bling 1-, 
apply Xenofex 2- Constellation at these settings:
Notice I have the random seed set to 25.

Close this layer & open Bling 2.
Apply the constellation effect again at the same settings 
except change the random seed to 35.
Close Bling 2 & open Bling 3.

Apply the constellation effect again at the same settings 
except change the random seed to 45.

Now, re-open all your bling layers 
& delete the black layer at the bottom.
Save this as a PSP Animation Shop image.
We do it this way, because if we copy & paste the layers 
into A.S. the bling will 'bounce' around. ;)

Now open A.S. & open your bling animation 
shop image in the program.

Next, play your animation. 
If you want it faster, select all frames,
go to Animation- Frame Properties. 
Add your changes & click ok.

If you wish to colorize your bling, 
in Animation Shop, select all frames.
Then Animation- Replace color.
Use white as the 'Old Color' & your color of choice 
is the 'New Color'.

Now, to save your animation, save as an .mng file.
This is so you don't bugger up your animation by optimizing it
so you can use it over & over.;)

Also, if you'd like to make your animation available 
for those who use Photoshop, you can save your bling file 
in PaintShop Pro as a PSD.;)

When finished, your bling should be something like this:
(Mine is on a black background so you can see it.)
And, if you'd like to snag my bling, you can grab it here:
Heartagram Deco Bling.

I hope you have fun trying to make your own blings.
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

22 March, 2013

FTU- Thinking Of Spring

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a FTU kit from 
Tasha's Playground named Spring Fling.
You can find this kit, here.
 Leave her some lovin' when snaggin' this fab kit.;)

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Ellie Milk.
This was given out last Spring 
as a bonus from Pics For Design.
You can find more of this artwork at Pics For Design.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: TTFB-ThinkingOfSpringTemplate1 
from Rissa's Designs. Find the templates here.
* Leave her some lovin' when snaggin'. ;) 

Mask: of choice

Filters: Xero- Ultraviolet
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Cinnamon Cake

Drop shadow: 2 2 45 3, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Resize the template so it's 600 X 600 px.
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

On the empty background layer,
flood fill with #fec26a or colour of choice.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group.

Merge 2 down onto 1. 
Then, Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper3.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & keep selected.
Add your tube or closeup, resizing 80% (if needed).
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow to the paper layer.
On your closeup, apply Xero- Ultraviolet to soften the colour:
Then add your drop shadow.

6- use your manual color correction
to change the colour (if desired).
Then add a gradient glow in your colour of choice:
Then add a drop shadow. 

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

tree1- 80%. 
Place on the right of the tag.
Move below the word art layer.

mushroom- 35%. Duplicate & resize 
the 2nd one another 80%.
Place with the tree.

flower3- 55%. Duplicate.
Resize the other 2 another 75%.
Position in the top left, like my example.

bow- 70%. Place on the left, 
below the flowers in your canvas.

chickpop- 55%. Position over on the left.
Move below the word art in layers palette.

lollipop2- 50%. Rotate 12 right.
Place with the chickpop.

lollipop1- 45%. Rotate 10 left.
Place with the other two lollipops.

ladybug- 40%.
Duplicate & mirror the 2nd one.
Place in opposite sides at the bottom.

birdhouse- 45%. Place in the tree.

leaf- 45%. Place in the top right.

clip- 45%. Rotate 15 right.
Place in the top right of tag.
Then, using your lasso tool, draw a selection 
around the middle part, like my example:
Hit delete & select none.
Add a drop shadow on a new layer.
With your eraser at a size of 10 & carefully remove the excess
shadow in the center that overlaps, if needed.

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. Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

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

I also have another tag here for Rissa:

I hope you enjoy trying this tutorial. 
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

New Kit- Join Me (Ice)

I have a new kit in select stores for you.
This is a HIM-spired kit for some
wicked- hot tags. 
This kit is based off the Ice version of the video
for the Join Me song from HIM. =)
Join Me (Ice) is packed with
24 papers, 95 elements & 7 frames
in icy blues & hot reds for some smoking hot tags. =)

You can find this kit in Mystical Scraps

Here's a couple tags I've made with the kit:


As always, I love seeing your creations
with my kits. =)
Feel free to send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

18 March, 2013

PTU- Good Girl- Evil Tendencies

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from 
Tasha's Playground named Kiss My Pink.
This kit is exclusive to The PSP Project.
Find it here.

Tube: I'm using the beautiful artwork from Barbara Jensen.
This is an exclusive tube at SATC.
And you can find more of Barbara's stunning work here.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: Template0022 from me, here

Mask: of choice- if not animating.

Filters: Alien Skin Xenofex 2- Constellation
Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Horny Devils

Drop shadow: 0 2 55 3, black. 
(Used for the elements if animating.)
If animating- NO drop shadow on any part of the template. ;)
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

rec. 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper12, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Use the same paper, resized 80% for rec. 2.
Again, crop to canvas. Merge down. 
Add a fat black gradient glow to both.

right square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper5, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

oval center- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper13, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper3, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

negative- Use your magic wand to click inside 
each of the squares. Invert. 
Paste paper2, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none.
Move this layer below the negative layer.

circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper6, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. 

If animating:
Move the right star back down in layers palette. 
to just above the left star back. Merge down.
Duplicate so you have 3.
Name the Star Back 1, Star Back 2 & Star Back 3.
Close the top 2.
On Star Back 1, add Xenofex- Constellation 
at these settings, making sure the random seed is set at 25:

Close this layer & open Star Back 2.
Repeat the constellation settings, 
changing the random seed to 30.

Close this layer & open Star Back 3.
Repeat the constellation settings, 
changing the random seed to 35.

Close Star Back 2 & Star Back 3 
& reopen Star Back 1 for now.

left star- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 60%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & add your tube. 
Position so half the face is in the star. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Then, duplicate your tube. 
On the top one, add a Gaussian blur of 3.
Then change the blend mode to Soft Light.
On the bottom one, bring the opacity down to 60%.

right star- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 60%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & add your tube again. 
Position so half the face is in the star. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Then, duplicate your tube. 
On the top one, add a Gaussian blur of 3.
Then change the blend mode to Soft Light.
On the bottom one, change the blend mode 
to Luminance (L).

Modify the word art & word art background 
to your own preference.
No drop shadow, if animating. ;)
On mine, I used my magic wand to select the pink words 
& after using my manual color correction, 
added a bevel: 

Next add your main tube. Resize about 60%.
Move below the word art layers in layers palette.
I positioned mine so the flat bottom of the tube 
is flush with the word art.
If needed, you may have to use your eraser 
set to square at a good size to achieve the same effect. 
Then, add Xero- Radiance at these settings:
NO drop shadow on the tube.

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

drink2- 50%. 
Place on the right of your tube, on the tag.

shot glass- 35%. 
Place on the right of the drink.

lollipop2- 45%. Rotate 12 right.
Move behind the shotglass.

lollipop1- 40%. 
Place with the other lollipop.

bow1- 65%. Rotate 17 right.
Place on the two rectangles in top right of tag. 
Move below tube in layers palette.

cute skull- 55%. 
Place on the left of the tag, 
above the word art.

bomb- 50%. 
Place slightly in front of the drink.
(You may have to move this & the drink 
below the word art in layers palette.)

cherry skulls- 55%. 
Place on the right of your tube,
below the bow.

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.
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

If not animating, copy & paste a paper of choice 
above the white background.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group.

Finally, delete the white background, 
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)
Here's my example:

If animating, continue:
Open Animation Shop.
Then, back in PSP, copy merged.
Paste in A.S.

Back in PSP, close Star Back 1
& open Star Back 2. 
Copy merged & paste after current 
frame in A.S.

Back in PSP, close Star Back 2
& open Star Back 3. 
Copy merged & paste after current 
frame in A.S.

Save at these settings when optimizing:


...And you're finished. =)

This is another animated version, 
using an animation bling:
I hope you have fun trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*