25 December, 2015

New Kit- Beary Happy New Year

Beary Happy New Year is a New Years kit 
for some beautiful tags to celebrate the coming year. 

For your convenience, I didn't make any elements 
with '2016', so this kit can be used in years to come. ;)

It's packed with 75 elements, 16 papers 
& 6 frames in light- to mid- lavenders, 
pretty purples & charcoal black.  

You can find this kit exclusively in my little 
store on my HIM-Addicts site.
This link will take you directly to the kit.
*You do NOT need to be a member 
of my site to buy the kit. ;)

**After purchasing the kit, make sure you go back to 
the page where the kit is at to download your kit. ;)

I always enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

12 December, 2015

HIM-Addicts Newest Exclusive Goods

A couple months ago I 
asked the wonderfully talented Arthur Crowe
to make me a new commissioned tube
of my beloved Ville Valo (again)
for my HIM-Addicts site & forum.
This time I asked him to not only make Ville,
but to also make him a Zombie. Bwahahahaha! o.O

I got him a few weeks ago & just never got 
around to posting him here.
He is to die for, if I do say so myself. =P

I present to you, our newest exclusive tube:

I also set to work on making a special matching
kit for this tube.
Mind, I started working on the kit
as soon as I submitted my idea to Arthur, so
the kit was made without knowing what colours 
he was going to use on the commission.
I have to say, it worked out great & 
I have accomplished making a zombie-fied HIM-spired kit.
And I now present to you, 'Dead Lover's Lane'-
a kit based off a song from HIM. 

This kit is packed with lots of goodies
consisting of 25 papers, 150 elements & 10 frames.
This kit should work with any other
artwork as well. ;)

Both the tube & the kit can be earned
either separately or together as a combo pack
by members through the HIM-Addicts off-site forum.

Again, the kit is not available in any store 
& the artwork is not available anyplace else.
 They can only be obtained 
through my sites. ;)

Thank you for looking. =)

*hugz*

New Kit- A Light Frost

I really haven't made any new kits,
with the exception of a couple exclusive kits
for my HIM-Addicts site as well as a couple f
or two different  Tagger/ PSP forums. 

I decided instead of making a Christmas kit,
to make more of a Winter-themed kit.

A Light Frost is a new Winter kit for 2015. 
Although this kit is more Winter-themed, 
there are some elements that hint to Christmas 
as well within the kit. 

This kit is packed with 110 elements, 15 papers, 
1 background & 6 frames in sea greens, pale lavender, 
pretty peaches, light cream, silvery greys 
& light cocoa browns.  

*On a side note, there is two versions 
of the Winter faerie in the kit- 
one with her sitting on a rock & one without. 
I have only counted them as one element, however. ;)

You can find this kit exclusively in my little 
store on my HIM-Addicts site.
This link will take you directly to the kit.
*You do NOT need to be a member 
of my site to buy the kit. ;)

**After purchasing the kit, make sure you go back to 
the page where the kit is at to download your kit. ;)

I always enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

27 November, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Under The Mistletoe


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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 Toxic Desirez 
named Santa's Candy Girl.
You can find this kit in her Skullified Scrapz store, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Deacon Black.
His artwork was at CDO until he retired earlier year.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: dennypookercollabtemp27 from 
Pooker at Elegant Inspirations.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;)

Mask: Suz winterxmas5 from The Creative Misfits 
which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: Penta- Jeans
Xero- Tweaker
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Jellyka Delicious Cake 

Drop shadow: 2 4 30 10, black.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

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

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste Paper 8 (or paper of choice)
above the white Background layer at the bottom. 
Apply the mask & merge group.
Resize 105%.
Duplicate this mask layer to darken it.
Merge down.

tan square- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 6. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Skip over the white oval d/s layer.

white oval- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 14. 
Hit delete & select none. 

red circle- Select all- float. Defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 16, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

white circle- Leave as is.

green strip- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.
For my example, I used the following:
Angle- 45 Repeats- 5
Background & foreground colours:
#8b9c4a & #b0bc7c.
Select none. 
Apply Penta- Jeans at the following settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

green square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 15.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

Skip over the dotted square layer.

small white squares- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer.
Copy & paste your tube or closeup & 
position into each of the squares,
resizing as needed.
Hit delete on each one & select none.
With your top tube layer active, crop to canvas.
On each of the layers, make a selection 
(with your selection tool)
around any of the excess 'over-lapping' 
layers & hit delete as needed.
(You can also use your eraser brush for each layer 
to remove the excess that is over-lapping in the squares)
Merge the top tube down onto the middle one 
& then merge down onto the bottom one.
Apply Xero- Tweaker at these settings:
Add a drop shadow. 

mistletoe & the mistletoe  d/s layers-
Leave as is.

wordart white & shadow layers- 
Merge the white layer down onto the d/s layer.

wordart black- Modify as desired.
On my example, I used my magic wand tool 
(settings: lasso/ point to point)
to make a selection around the word 'mistletoe'. 
I then promoted that to a new layer.
Back on the original word art layer, hit delete.
Keep selected. 
On the promoted selection- Selections- Float- Defloat. 
Hit delete on this layer & then flood fill
with a colour or gradient of choice.
For mine, I used the same gradient settings as above,
with the following colours: #c50026 & #9c000a.
Select none. 
Add a bevel: 

Do the same as above for your exclamation point,
using a different colour or gradient.
When finished, merge these down onto 
your white/ ds word art layer to make one layer.
Move up slightly in canvas.

Next add your main tube. Resize if needed.
Position in the center of the tag.
Apply any filters of choice to your tube.
Move below the word art layer in your layers palette.
Add a drop shadow.

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

Box- resize 37%.
Position on the lower left.
Move to just above the mistletoe in layers palette.

Prezzie 2- Resize 45%. Mirror.
Place just off to the lower right of the tag.
Again move to just above the mistletoe in layers palette.

Ornaments- Resize 30%.
Place on the right side of the gift,
moving below the word art layer in layers palette.

Jingle Bell- resize 35%.
Place on the upper right.
Move below the mistletoe in layers palette.

Mistletoe- Resize 45%.
Position on the left of tag,
move up slightly in the canvas.

Cupcake 2- Resize 25%.
Place on the far left of tag.

Bells- Resize 35%.
Place in the upper left of tag.

Cocoa Mug- Resize 27%.
Place on the lower left,
just to the right of the box.

Bear In A Stocking- Resize 37%.
Position on the right, like my example.

Kitty & Hat- Resize 30%.
Position slightly off to the right,
near the giftbox.

Cupcake 1- Resize 20%.
Place on the right of the cocoa mug.

Lips- Resize 25%.
Rotate 12 right.
Place in the upper right.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

When finished adding elements, 
copy & paste the Snowdust. 
Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser to remove any unwanted excess.
NO drop shadow.

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

Next add your name.
Add a gradient glow:

Then add a drop shadow.

Delete the white background layer.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

22 November, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Peppermint Passion

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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 
Toxic Desirez named Gothic Christmas.
You can find this kit in her 
Skullified Scrapz store, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Keith Garvey.
You can find more of his gorgeous artwork here.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: dennypookercollabtemp27 from 
Pooker at Elegant Inspirations.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;)

Mask: WinterMask_1 from Dee which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: Penta- Jeans
Penta- Color Dot
Xero- Ultraviolet
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 
Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise

Font: Sloop Script Two

Drop shadow: 2 4 45 10, black.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original.
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Delete the wintertime1 & wintertime2 
layers as well.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste a Paper 26 (or paper of choice)
above the empty Background layer. 
Apply the mask & merge group.
Resize 120%.

ltbluerectside- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 12, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

dotteddrk- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #264b56 as your Source & #ad1c24 for your Target.
Do the same for the layer above it.

ltbluerecttop- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 17, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

drkbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 3, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

ltbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 15, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

whiterect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 21, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

drkbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 2, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. 

whitestrip- add a drop shadow.

drkbluestrip- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #264b56 as your Source & #242424 for your Target.
Apply Penta- Jeans at default settings.
Add a drop shadow.

greybluecircle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 25, resized 65%.
Hit delete & select none. 

greybluerect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 4, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

bluecircle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 1, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

whitecircle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Paste your tube or closeup, resized as needed.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Duplicate your closeup.
On the top one, add a Gaussian Blur of 5.
Change the blend mode to Soft Light.
On the bottom one, change the blend mode to 
Luminance (L) & change the opacity to 60%.
Apply Penta- Color Dot at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.
On the white circle layer,
Add a drop shadow.

ltbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.
Select none. 
Apply Penta- Jeans at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

drkbluerect- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5.
Hit delete & select none.
Copy & paste the Filmstrip from the kit.
Resize 72%.
Position so it sits over the white paper rectangle.
Add a drop shadow.

drkblueoval- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 13, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas & add a drop shadow.

ltbluedotted- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #81bbd1 as your Source & #740000 for your Target.
Next, use your Selection tool, set at 'rectangle'
& draw a selection around both 
dotted rectangles like my example:
Invert. Paste your tube in both selections,
resizing as desired. Hit delete on both layers.
Select none. 
With the top tube layer active, crop to canvas. 
Merge the top tube down onto the other one. 
Move these below the dotted rec. layer
in layers palette.
Apply Xero- Ultraviolet to this tube layer:
drkblue flakes- Use your Manual Color Correction tool, 
with #264b56 as your Source & #b80b0b for your Target.
Drop shadow.

white flakes- add a drop shadow.

Next add your main tube. Resize if needed.
Position in the center of the tag.
Apply any filters of choice to your tube.

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

Poinsettia- Resize 30%.
Place in the upper right corner.
Move below your main tube
in layers palette.

Heart- Resize 23%.
Rotate 15 right. 
Place on the lower right corner of the filmstrip.
Duplicate & mirror.
Position this one over the upper left 
of the filmstrip, like my example.

Cupcake- Resize 30%.
Place off to the lower right.

Candy Stick- Resize 45%.
Place on the bottom center of tag.

Jingle Bell- Resize 35%.
Place on the upper left.

Candy Cane Heart- Resize 25%. 
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Position in the upper left
over the loop of the jingle bell.

Bell- Resize 27%.
Rotate 10 right. Sharpen.
Place on the right.

Candy Cane- Resize 30%.
Place off to the lower left.

Teddy Bear- Resize 27%
Place on the lower left.

Lips- Resize 30%.
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Place in the upper part of the tag,
slightly off to the left.

Splatter- Resize 75%. 
Position in the upper right.
Duplicate. Move this one down 
towards the lower left. Merge down.
In layers palette, right click.
Arrange- Send to bottom.
Then move above mask in layers palette.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

When finished adding elements, 
copy & paste the sparkles. 
Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser to remove any unwanted excess.

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

Next add your name. Duplicate.
On the bottom one, add a gradient glow:

Then apply HSB Noise at these settings:

Finally, add a drop shadow.

Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I also made a tag for Keith:

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

19 November, 2015

PTU Now Updated FTU- Naughty Little Christmas (PG Version)

A couple years ago I had two naughty Christmas kits-
an 'R' rated kit & this 'PG' rated one.

The kit I'm giving you was an exclusive 
for the Thrifty Scraps store when I was selling there.

I had to update this kit for a freebie to give you
since there were items that are not allowed to be in free kits.
With that being said, there were some items in the kit
such as a gun, bullets, etc.
In light of all the recent terror attacks in Egypt,
Lebanon, Baghdad, Cameroon, Beirut, Paris & elsewhere,
I chose to omit those items completely from the kit as well
& exchanged them for more 'suitable' items at this time.
...And I did throw in an extra five more elements as well. ;)

You can grab the kit from me here:
FTU Naughty Little Christmas (PG Version)

Considering the changes I made,
I hope you all can still enjoy this kit 
& make some kind of use out of it. =)

All I ask is PLEASE no ripping it to make  
new kits nor sharing it in groups. 
Directing people to my blog to get it for
themselves is much more appreciated.
...And you stay out of trouble that way. ;)

Of course, it goes without saying
that comments & 'Thank You's' are 
always appreciated so very much. ;)

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

31 October, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Hang In There

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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 Toxic Desirez 
named Franken-Pup.
This is exclusive to her Skullified Scrapz store.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Ed Mironiuk.
His artwork was at CDO until he retired in March of this year.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: Template 189 from Pooker at Elegant Inspirations.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;)

Mask: Halloween Mask 06 2015 from Kristin 
which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: Penta- Color Dot
Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise
Penta- Jeans
Xero- Fritillary
Tramages- Tow The Line
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Angryblue

Drop shadows: 2 2 50 8, black.
-35 30 65 12, black- for the tube

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Resize the template so it's 650 px in width,
making sure 'Resize All Layers' is ticked.

Delete the credit layer at the top.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste a Paper 11 (or paper of choice)
above the empty Background layer. 
Apply the mask & merge group.

Grey Circle2- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #65a32f. Select none.
Apply Penta- Color Dot at these settings:
Add a drop shadow. 

Grey Circle1- Repeat the same steps as above.

White Dotted- Using your Manual Color Correction tool, 
change the white to black. Do this for both layers.

White Circle6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 9, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

White Circle5- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 4, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

Green Circle2- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #a09d9e. Select none. 
Apply HSB Noise at default settings.
Add a drop shadow.

Green Circle1- Repeat the same steps 
as you did for the other green circle layer.

White Circle4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 10, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Apply Penta- Jeans at these settings:

White Circle3- Do the same as above,
using the same paper.

Grey Dotted- leave both layers as they are.

Lt Green Circle2- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #302d2c. Select none. 
Apply Xero- Fritillary at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Lt Green Circle1- Repeat the same steps as before.

White Circle2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 8, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

White Circle1- Repeat the same steps,
using the same paper.

Grey Dotted1 & Grey Dotted2- delete.

Grey Rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a gradient:
Angle- 135/ Repeats- 4
Colours- #000000 & #4e4e4e. 
Select none. 
Apply Tramages- Tow The Line 
at default settings.
Add a drop shadow.

White Border- Using your Manual Color Correction tool, 
change the white to #86e232 
or another colour of choice.
Add some noise: 
Gaussian/ Monochrome/ 50%.

Lt Green Squares- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Keep this layer for now & paste Paper 4, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Keep selected.
Go back to the light green squares layer. 
Invert. Selections- Modify- Expand by 3.
Flood fill with #65a32f.
Select none.

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

Ribbon- Resize 70%. Flip.
Position on the lower part of the black rectangle.

Web- resize 50%.
Place on the upper left.
Effects- Edge Effects- Enhance.

Flower 1- Resize 37%.
Place on the left side
like my example.
Duplicate & mirror.

Skull & Spiders- Resize 30%.
Place on the right 
so it hangs below the flower.
Move below the flower in layers palette.

Castle- Resize 55%. Mirror.
Position on the lower right.

Pumpkin 2- Resize 25%.
Position on the left of the castle.

Book- 20%.
Place in the bottom center,
next to the pumpkin.

Candy 1- Resize 15%.
Place by the pumpkin.
Duplicate & mirror the top one.
Rotate your bottom candy 12 left. Sharpen. 
Position the mirrored candy to right of the other one.
Move below the other in layers palette. 

Coffin- 35%. 
Position on the left, like my example.

Border- 65%. 
Place above the black rectangle 
in the center of the tag.

Moon- Resize 27%.
Move to upper right of the tag.

Candy Corn- Resize 17%.
Place in front of the book & pumpkin, 
so it's slightly off to the right from center.

Kitty Bat- Resize 25%. Mirror.
Place on the lower left.

Bat- Resize 25%. Mirror.
Place in the upper left corner.

Skull 1- Resize 17%.
Position slightly off to the left
on the bottom.

Candle- Resize 20%.
Place on the right side of the cat.

Raven- Resize 13%.
Position on the top of the pumpkin.

Ghost- Resize 35%. Mirror.
Rotate 30 left.
Position in the upper right,
like my example.
When adding the drop shadow,
I ticked the 'shadow on new layer' box.
I then lowered the opacity of the shadow layer to 50%.

Next add your main tube. 
Resize if needed.
Position in the center of the tag.
Move below the skull in layers palette.
Duplicate. On the duplicate, 
add a Gaussian blur of 3.
Then change the blend mode to Screen at 60%.
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube 
at these settings: -35 30 65 12, black- 
to get a nice 'realistic' shadow. ;)

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time,
making sure to change your drop shadow settings.

When finished adding elements, 
copy & paste the sparkles. 
Resize them 75%.
Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser to remove any unwanted excess.

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

Next add your name.
Add a bevel:

Then add a gradient glow:
Finally, add a drop shadow,
using the original settings of 2 2 50 8, black.

Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

28 October, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Boo-licious

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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 Toxic Desirez 
named Kandy Kauldron.
Check out her blog to find out where 
you can get this kit, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Ismael Rac.
You can find more of his tubes at his store here.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Mask: Halloween Mask 01 2015 from Kristin 
which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 4000- Corona

Font: Respective

Drop shadows: 0 2 50 15, black
30 18 60 15, black for the butterfly 

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Copy & paste a a paper of choice.
Apply your mask & merge group. 
Resize the mask 95%.

Next, copy & paste Frame 3.
Resize 80%. Rotate 17 right.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 4 px. Invert.
Copy & paste another paper of choice.
Hit delete & select none.
Move this paper below your frame in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow to the frame.

Add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the lower left.
Apply any filters to your tube, if desired.
Add a drop shadow to your tube.

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

House- Resize 80%.
Place on the right,
moving below the tube in layers palette.

Pumpkin 3- Resize 40%.
Place on the lower right.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Bow 1- Resize 50%.
Place on the upper left part of the frame.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Balloon- Resize 45%. Duplicate.
Rotate the bottom one 10 right. Sharpen.
Place in the upper right.
Rotate the top one 12 left. Sharpen.
Place with the other balloon.

Hat- Resize 30%.
Pace off to the left near your tube.

Candy Bucket- Resize 25%.
Place in front of your tube,
near the hat.

Ghost In Candy Bag- Resize 37%.
Place slightly off to the right
of the candy bucket.

Candy 1- Resize 25%.
Place between the ghost bag & the candy bucket.

Candy 2- Resize 10%. Duplicate.
Place the bottom one near the candy bucket.
Rotate the other one 27 right. Sharpen.
Place with the other candy piece.

Candy Bat- Resize 20%. Duplicate so you have three.
Rotate each as desired, sharpening each one.
I rotated my first one 13 right 
& placed it in the upper right.
The second one I rotated 8 left. 
I placed this one on the left of the house.
The last one I rotated 20 left.
This one I positioned in the upper left.

Frog- 15%. Duplicate.
I place one on the pumpkin.
The other I moved near the candy bucket.

Spider- Resize 50%. Place on the left side,
like my example.

Cat- 35%.
Place on the lower left of tag.

Butterfly- 20%. Sharpen.
Place on the left.
Add the following drop shadow:
30 18 60 15, black

Sparkles- Resize 80%.
Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser tool to remove any unwanted excess.
No drop shadow.

Add any other elements if you prefer.
Crop & resize to your own liking.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name. 
Add a gradient glow at these settings: 

Then apply Eye Candy 4000- Corona at these settings:

No drop shadow.

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

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

27 October, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Season Of The Witch


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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 Toxic Desirez 
named Autumn Witch.
Check out her blog to find out where 
you can get this kit, here.

Tubes: I'm using the artwork of Keith Garvey.
You can find more of his tubes at his store here.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: Template - 358 from Kristin.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;)

Mask: Autumn Mask 01 2015 from Kristin 
which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: DSB Flux- Linear Transmission
Penta- Color Dot
Xero- Tweaker
Xero-Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Praying Angel

Drop shadow: 2 2 65 12, black.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Resize the template so it's 650 px in width,
making sure 'Resize All Layers' is ticked.

Delete the credit layer at the top.
Also delete the Raster 3 layer.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste a paper of choice (I used Paper 8)
above the empty Raster 1 layer. 
Apply the mask & merge group.

Raster 15- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 1, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Copy of Raster 15- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 6, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Raster 14- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 10, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Copy of Raster 14- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Raster 13- Add a new layer above this layer.
Flood fill with a foreground/ background gradient:
Angle- 130, Repeats- 6.
The colours I used for mine are: #62555b & #312b2e
Next, apply DSB Flux- Linear Transmission 
at these settings:

Now, go back to your Raster 13 layer.
Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Go back to your linear transmission layer- hit delete.
Keep selected. With the Raster 13 layer active
in your layers palette, Selections- Invert.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 3.
Flood fill with a solid colour.
I used #faab72. Select none.
Add some noise to this layer-
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50%.
Then add a drop shadow.
With your linear transmission layer active in 
layers palette, crop to canvas.
Then apply Penta Color Dot at these settings:

Raster 12- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 9, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 12- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 4, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 4- drop shadow.

Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 11.
Hit delete. Keep selected.
Add a closeup from one of your tubes.
Resize, if needed.
Hit delete & select none.
Crop to canvas.
On your closeup, apply Xero- Tweaker:

Add a drop shadow.

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 a drop shadow to, 
unless specified otherwise.

Lights- Resize 70%.
Place at the top of the tag.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Ghost- Resize 60%. Mirror.
Position near the upper left.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Cauldron- Resize 40%.
Place in the bottom center of tag.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
No drop shadow.

Vine- Resize 65%. Mirror.
Place on the right side like my example.

Roses- Resize 45%.
Place on the lower left.
Move below the tube in layers palette.
Duplicate & mirror. 
Move this one above the vines in layers palette.

Bottle 1- 30%.
Place on the lower left.

Bottle 2- Resize 33%.
Place on the lower right,
opposite of the other bottle.

Leaf 2- Resize 25%.
Place on the upper right.

Flower 1- Resize 30%.
Rotate 15 right. Sharpen.
Place on the upper right,
near the leaf.

Leaf 1- Resize 35%. Mirror.
Rotate 40 right. Sharpen.
Place near the bottom, off to the right.

Hat- Resize 27%.
Place off to the lower right
in front of the bottom of the vine.

Candelabra- Resize 35%.
Place on the left of the hat.
Move below the hat in layers palette.

Candle- Resize 20%.
Place with the hat & candelabra,
like my example. Duplicate.
Resize the second one another 90%.
Place in front of the other candle.

Flower 2- Resize 30%. 
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Position on the right,
just above the rose cluster.

Cuppy- 23%. Place on the right,
just to the left of the bottle.

Glass- resize 25%.
Place on the left with the bottle.

Skull- 25%. Mirror.
Place in front of the cauldron
like my example.

Raven- Resize 15%.
Place on top of the skull.

Sparkles- Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser tool to remove any unwanted excess.
No drop shadow.

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 a light colour for the fill
and a black stroke set at 1.
Then add a gradient glow:

Finally, add a drop shadow.

Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

23 October, 2015

Not Beary Scary Freebie Sampler

Last week I added a new kit to my shop
named 'Not Beary Scary'. 
When I made that kit, I also made 
a freebie sampler kit.

The problem was I didn't know if 
I wanted to make it a freebie 
to post on my blog, or use it as 
an exclusive freebie for my forum...
However, I finally decided on making it 
available here for anyone to grab & enjoy. =)

This sampler kit is packed with 10 papers, 
50 elements & 4 frames in beige, 
peachy- oranges, melon-red, light purple 
& charcoal black.  
It's great as a stand alone kit
or as a compliment to my 
PTU Not Beary Scary kit.

You can grab the kit from me here:
FTU Not Beary Scary Sampler

I hope you all can enjoy this kit 
& make some kind of use out of it. =)

All I ask is PLEASE no ripping it to make  
new kits nor sharing it in groups. 
Directing people to my blog to get it for
themselves is much more appreciated.
...And you stay out of trouble that way. ;)

Of course, it goes without saying
that comments & 'Thank You's' are 
always appreciated so very much. ;)

I always enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

18 October, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Zombocalypse

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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 Toxic Desirez 
named Zombocalypse.
Check out her blog to find out where 
you can get this kit, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Ted Hammond.
You can find more of his tubes at CDO.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: Template - 330 from Kristin.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;) 

Mask: DD_AssortedMask_3 from Dee which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: Penta- Jeans
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Maleficio

Drop shadow: 4 2 50 10, black.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Next, resize the template so that it's 650 px in width.
Make sure you have the 'Resize All Layers' box ticked.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste a paper of choice above the bottom 
'blank' layer of the template.
Apply the mask & merge group.
Resize 105%.

Raster 8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 9, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 9, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow. 

Raster 7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Keep this layer for now.
Paste Paper 2, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & keep selected.
Go back to the raster 7 layer. Invert.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 3.
Flood fill with #978ea6 (or colour of choice.)
Select none. Add some noise to this layer:
Random/ Monochrome/ 40%.
Add a drop shadow. 

Copy of Raster 7- Follow the same steps as above, 
using the same paper. 

Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Keep this layer for now.
Paste Paper 8, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & keep selected.
Go back to the raster 4 layer. Invert.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 2.
Flood fill with #e8e8e8 (or colour of choice.)
Select none. With your paper layer active in layers palette,
crop to canvas. Add Penta- Jeans:
Add a drop shadow to your flood-filled layer.

Copy of Raster 4- Follow the same steps as above. 

Raster 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5, 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 Paper 5, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow. 

Raster 9 & Copy of Raster 9- 
Change the opacity to 85% on both these layers.
Add a drop shadow to each.

Merge the Copy (2) of Raster 4 (star) layer
down onto the Copy of Raster 4 (Star) layer.
Next, select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Keep this layer for now.
Paste Paper 11, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & keep selected.
Go back to the stars layer. Invert.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 3.
Flood fill with #c4bbb6 (or colour of choice.) 
Select none. 
With your paper layer active in 
layers palette, crop to canvas. 
Add Penta- Jeans using the same settings as before.
Add noise to your flood-filled layer,
using the same settings as before.
Add a drop shadow to this layer.

Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste the background, 
resized 70%. 
Position how you like then hit delete.
Select none. 

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

Frame 2- Resize 62%.
Position so it frames the background layer.

Blood Splatter- Resize 65%.
Place off to the left. Duplicate & mirror.
Position as desired on the right.
Move both below the background layer
in layers palette. No drop shadow.

Survival Guide- 27%.
Rotate 12 right. Sharpen.
Place on the right.
Move below the blood splatter
in layers palette.

Fire- Resize 25%. Place inside the frame.
Position on the lower left.
No drop shadow.

Zombie 2- Resize 27%. Mirror.
Position him within the background,
 off to the right.

Barrel- Resize 30%.
Place on the right. Duplicate. 
Resize the second one 90%.
Rotate 90 left.
Place in front of the other barrel.

Zombie 4- Resize 35%. Mirror.
Place just off to the right,
using my example as a guide.
Move below the tipped barrel in layers palette.

Bat With Nails- Resize 25%.
Rotate 60 right. Sharpen.
Place on top of the upright barrel.

Skull Pole- Resize 30%.
Place on the lower left.

Broken Gravestone- Resize 25%.
Place in the lower center of tag.

Motorcycle- Resize 37%.
Place on the lower right.

Tires- 27%.
Position on the lower right,
in front of the motorcycle.

Bullet Hole 2- 35%. 
Place on the right, like my example.

Hand- Resize 30%. 
Rotate 22 left. Sharpen.
Position on the upper left.

Rat- Resize 12%. Duplicate.
Place one on the skull pile like my example.
Place the other one on the tires.

Bullet Hole 1- Duplicate.
Resize one 20%. Place on the left.
Mirror the other one & resize 25%. 
Place this one on the upper left, near the hand.

Gun- Resize 27%. Rotate 17 right.
Place in the upper right.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the left of the tag.
Apply any filters, if preferred.
Add a drop shadow.

Leaf Scatter- Resize 65%.
Position as desired. 

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

Next add your name. 
For mine, I added the last latter 
on a new layer & mirrored it,
then merged this layer down.
Next, add a bevel:

Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

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

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*