23 October, 2013

PTU- Autumn Mist

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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 gorgeous PTU kit from 
Tasha's Playground named Autumn Mist. 
You can find more information 
on where to buy this kit, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Alex Prihodko.
This is a PTU tube & can be found at Pics For Design
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: TFFB-AutumnMistTemplate1 from Rissa's Designs.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template pack. ;) 

Filters: Xero- Seasons
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Ouverture Script

Drop shadow: 2 2 35 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.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper2, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 3 (it's named the same)- 
select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper3, resized 60%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow. 

Copy (2) of Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper7, resized 60%. 
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.

Raster 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper8.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow. 

Raster 5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper6, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Raster 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow. 

Copy of Raster 5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper9, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow. 

Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper5, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Keep selected.
From the elements, add the river. Resize 80%.
Move it down so it's just above the edge of the circle on the bottom.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow to the paper layer ONLY.

Raster 7- use your eraser to remove the bottom part 
around the river.

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

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

tree- 75% Place on the left side.

bush- 45%.
Place in front of the tree, to the left.

cloud- 50%. Place on the upper right.
Move below tube in layers palette.

bench- Mirror. resize 65%.
Place on the lower left, 
in front of the bush & tree.

leaves3- 80%.
Place these on the lower right.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

leaves2- 70%. Place on lower left.
Move below the bench in layers palette. Duplicate.
Mirror the second one & place with the 1st one.

basket2- 50%. 
Place in front of the bench, off to the left.

grapes- 45%. Place on the right.
Move above your tube in layers palette.

apple- 50%. Duplicate.
Place one with the grapes. 
Move below the grapes in layers palette.
Rotate the other one about 60 right & 
place in front of the basket, to the left.

books- 35%. Duplicate.
Place one on the right.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
Resize the 2nd one another 80%. 
Mirror & place on the bench, behind the basket.

birdhouse- 37% Position this on the tree, to the right.
Using your eraser with the hardness set to 30, 
lightly erase some of the rope to give the effect of 
it disappearing into the leaves.

bird- Duplicate.
resize one 50% & place on the top of the bench.
resize the other 45% & Mirror. 
Place that one on top of the apple by the basket.

leaf scatter2- Rotate 90 left.
Move down to bottom of canvas.

eggs- 30%. Place to the right front of basket.

hedgehog-  35%.
Place him by the edge of the river,
off to the left a bit.

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, Duplicate.
On the top one, add a bevel:
On the bottom one, add a gradient glow:
Then add a little bit of noise:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 40
And a drop shadow.

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

I had to make a tag for Rissa as well
as a 'thank you' for her wonderful templates:

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

22 October, 2013

CT Tags Yes, Another Batch... From My HIM-spired Kits

One final batch (for now)
of amazing CT tags.
I told you my girls were busy! LOL

These tags are made from some of my
HIM-spired kits. And they are HOT!! =)

This first batch of tags were made
using my Trapped In Autumn Valoisa kit.

The first tag up comes from Callie:
She has a tutorial for you here to try.

This next tag comes from Kelly:
She also made this FB banner for my CT Group:

I also have this tag from Tanya:

And also this banner: 


And finally, I have this tag from Missie:

This next batch was made with the 
Trapped In Autumn Synkkä kit.

The first 2 tags are from Kelly:

Robyne made this tag:
And she has a tutorial here for you.

And finally, I have this tag from Tanya:

And finally, I have a few tags made using
my newest kit, Vampire Heart.

This first one is from Belinda:
She has a tutorial for you here.

And last but not least, 2 tags from Tanya:


Thank you again, Sweeties for another stellar 
batch of tags. =)

Make sure you stop by their blogs,
check out some tuts & maybe follow them too.;)

Thank you for looking. =)

*hugz*

CT Tags- Beautiful BCA Tags

Since I have a lot of CT tags to post,
I decided to split them up a bit. =P

This next batch of gorgeous tags
from my super-talented Creative Team
was made with my Pink For Hope kit. =)

This first tags was made by Alex:

This second tag is from Anna. She made 2 versions:

She also has the tutorial for you here on her blog.

Next from Jax is a set of tags:
This one is a tutorial which you can try here.
She also has a set of gorgeous extras for you 
with the above tag here.
* Make sure to leave love for them. ;)

And she also made these tags:



And finally, I have 2 tags from Missie:


Thank you again, Sweeties for these beautiful tags!! =)

Thank you for looking.
Stop by their blog & see what
other goodies they may have for you. ;)

*hugz*

Another Batch Of Stellar CT Tags- The Pumpkin Karver Edition

My Girls have been very very busy!!
And I have a lot of beautiful tags to show off,
using my Pumpkin Karver kit, and they're all amazing. =)

This first one is from Callie:
Try out her tutorial here.

This next one comes from Jeannine:
Her tutorial is here.

Kelly made me these two tags:

Tanya also made a 3 tags with the kit:




Betty also made a couple tags:
This second one is an extra, if you wish to grab it:
I also have this tag from Belinda:
She also has a tutorial for you here on her blog.

And this last tag comes from Mélinou:
Her tutorial is here on her blog.

Thank you, Ladies for all your amazing work with 
my Pumpkin Karver kit. They're all awesome. =)

Thank you for looking.
Stop by my Awesome team's blogs &
maybe give them a follow too. =)

*hugz*

21 October, 2013

Rebecca Sedwick: For Becca With Love CT Tags

Over a month ago, a beautiful, bright young girl
took her own life because of being bullied relentlessly 
by other girls. This young girl was the granddaughter
of Pat- aka- Skunkie Mom.

A lot of very talented people had worked 
together to make this amazing collab, which you can find here.
I was honoured to also be a part of it.

Some of my Creative Team members &
myself made some tags with my portion
of the collab. I told my Girls to make the tags for Pat.

So, without further ado, I wish to show you 
these beautiful tags. Pat, Sweetie, these
are our gift to you. =)

Ruth made this beautiful tag:
Betty made this awesome tag:
This stellar tag was created by Mélinou:
She also has a tutorial here.

Belinda made this gorgeous tag:
She also has a tutorial available on her blog here.

Scribble made this beautiful FB Banner:

These last 3 tags I made for you:


I hope you enjoy your tags, Hun.

Our most deepest & sincerest sympathies,
thoughts & prayers continue to go out to your family.
*hugz*