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*

15 October, 2015

New Kit- Not Beary Scary

I've been a bit under the weather
the past couple weeks & haven't
had much ambition to much of anything.
But I did manage to finally get one 
more Halloween kit made for the year.

Not Beary Scary is a cute Halloween kit. 
This kit is packed with 10 papers, 
90 elements & 5 frames in beige, 
peachy- oranges, melon-red, light purple 
& 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.

*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*

03 October, 2015

PTU Now FTU Too Cute To Spook

A couple years ago I had made this kit
for Halloween. It has a bit of a kawaii-like feel to it.
errr.. at least I think so. =P
It was in the Thrifty Scraps store for the brief time 
I was a designer there. 

Since it's a smaller kit, I thought
it might be a good idea to offer it as a freebie
& hope someone can find a use for it. =) 


*I didn't update my preview for this kit 
since I've been sick this past week & 
wanted to get it on my blog ASAP for you all. ;)

You can grab the kit from me here:
FTU Too Cute To Spook

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

*hugz*

PTU Tutorial- Suckerpunch

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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 Sucker Punch 1 from Toxic Desirez.
You can find this in kit in her store here.

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

Masks: Mask 17 from Moonbeams and Spiderwebs.
You can find this mask here.
*Leave a thank you for the mask. ;)

Filters: Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Font: Campanile

Drop shadow: 20 2 50 10, black 

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Copy & paste Paper 7. 
Apply your mask & merge group.

Next, copy & paste Frame 2. Resize 70%.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 4. Invert.
Copy & paste a paper of choice.
Resize, if desired.
Hit delete & select none.
Move this paper below your frame in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.

Add your tube. Resize as needed.
Position her in the center of the tag.
Finally, add a drop shadow to your tube.

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

Bullet Hole- Resize 30%. Duplicate.
Place inside the frame- with one
on the upper left & the other
on the lower right.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
Copy & paste the bullet hole again.
Resize this one 35%. Mirror.
Place on the left side, on the frame's edge,
like my example.

Oil Drum- Resize 50%.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
Place this so that your tube is sitting on it.

Charm- 30%. Duplicate. 
Mirror the second one.
Place both on the left on the frame,
like my example.
Move these below the tube & oil drum
in layers palette.

Flame- 85%.
Place just off to the left from center of tag.
Move below the oil drum in layers palette.

Clock- 40%. Place in the upper right.
Move below the tube in layers palette.

Gears- Resize 40%. Rotate 90 right.
Place on the right just below the clock.
Move below the tube in layers palette.

Hearts & Gears- Resize 60%.
Mirror. Place on the right.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Airship- 35%.
Place in the upper left of tag.

Goggles- Resize 20%.
Place on the bottom, near your tube.

Teddy- resize 30%.
Place on the left near the oil drum.

Cupcake- Resize 27%.
Place at the bottom, near the goggles.

Bullets- 20%.
Place at the bottom, in front of the cupcake.

Gear Scatter- Resize 90%.
In layers palette, right click on this layer.
Send to bottom. Then move to just above your mask layer.

Cherry- Resize 20%. Duplicate.
Mirror the second one.
Place both with the hearts & gears like my example.

Wordart- Resize 50%.
Move to the upper right.
Add a gradient glow, 
using a darker colour from your tube:

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

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name. 
Apply Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise at these settings: 

Then add a gradient glow at these settings: 

Finally add your drop shadow to this layer.

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*