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My name is Susan M. Im a single stay at home mom of a wonderful little autistic boy.
My hobbies are PSP.
I love helping my friends who are starting with PSP.
Any similarity or resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional. Pls do not recopy my tutorials anywhere. Many thanks Susan.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

postheadericon Rac Let It Snow Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Ismael Rac which you must have a license to use. I am licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. but they are now closed. You can now find Ismael's artwork licensed through his own store. Pls do not use his work without purchasing through here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Nikki called Winter Wonderland which be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used montiblindsmask which can be downloaded from Monti's site here.

Font of Choice .. I am using Snowblind. 

Let's get started !

Open your mask in PSP. New image 600x600. Floodfill with white. New raster layer,  select all,  paste into selection Paper 8.  New mask layer from image, montiblindsmask, invert mask data checked, and merge group. Resize 105%.

Copy and paste Snowframe 2 & resize 75%.  Using your magic wand, select the middle of your ribbon frame. Selections & modify expand 3. Copy and paste Paper 2, selections invert, hit delete and do no deselect. Drag this layer beneath your ribbon frame layer. Copy and paste your tube closeup and hit delete. Select none. Change blend mode of tube layer to luminance. Drop shadow your ribbon frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. 

Copy and paste Bow 2, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position top middle of your frame.

Copy and paste Curly ribbon 2, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position at the bottom. Copy and paste Bead string 1, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position also at the bottom. Copy and paste String 2, resize 75%,  rotate right 90 & drop shadow. Position also at the bottom. 

Copy and paste Candy cane 2,  resize 50% & drop shadow. Positon bottom right hand side. 

Copy and paste Snow tree, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand side.  Copy and paste Tree 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position next to your other tree. 

Copy and paste your tube & drop shadow. Position next to your trees.

Copy and paste Word art 3, resize 35% & position top right hand side. I have added a size 3 fat white gradient glow and drop shadow. 

X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & Add your name. I used Snowblind size 72 paper 8 as my background color and added the same gradient glow and drop shadow.

Save and you are done. 
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

 
Saturday, November 28, 2009

postheadericon Joy to the World Tut



 Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the adorable work of Big Chris which you must have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through MPT here


Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Gina's Gems called Candy Cane Dreams which be purchased here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used a great word art from Lori, which is available on her blog here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.


Font of Choice .. I am using Snowblind.


Filters of Choice .. Eye Candy/Gradient Glow and Vanderlee/Snowflakes


Let's get started !

Open your mask in PSP. New image 600x600 and floofill with white. New raster layer, select all, opy and paste into selection Paper 24. New mask layer from image,
WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group.

Copy and paste Window 2 & resize 85%.  Using your selection tool, select an area similar to this. 
 

Copy and paste Paper 15, selections invert and hit delete. Drag this layer below your window layer. Copy and paste Snow trees & hit delete. Select none. Merge down these 2 layers.
 
Layer duplicate twice and rename your layers Snow 1-2-3. Select all/float/defloat. On your first snow layer apply the following Vanderlee/Snowflakes.




Apply the same settings to your next snow layer and randomize. Apply again to your last snow layer hitting and randomize again.  Select none. If you decide not to animate your tag, then just skip the duplicate twice and snow steps.
 
Drop shadow your frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Christmas lights 1, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position at the bottom of your window. Trim sides that are longer than the width of your window. 

Copy and paste Drapes, resize 75% twice & drop shadow. Position on your window.

Copy and paste Evergreen tree, resize 75% twice & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side. 

Copy and paste Gift box 7, resize 35% & drop shadow. Position at the base of your tree. Copy and paste Gift box 1, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position next to your other gift box.

Copy and paste Poinsettia arrangement 3, resize 35%, rotate right 45 & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner of your drapes/window. Layer duplicate and mirror.

Copy and paste Cluster, resize 25% & drop shadow. Position at the top middle of your drapes/window. 

Copy and paste Bow with bell 2, resize 40% twice & drop shadow. Position at the top of your tree. 

Copy and paste your selected Word art and position top left hand corner. I have added a size 3 fat white gradient glow and drop shadow.
 
Copy and paste your tube & drop shadow. Position right hand side.

At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Snowblind size 72 red with the same gradient glow and drop shadow as earlier. 

If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

To animate, close off Snow Layer 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Snow Layer 1 and open Snow Layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Snow Layer 2 and open Snow Layer 3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. 


In animation shop, select all, frame properties 25. Save as a gif.

Save and you are done.

 
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

postheadericon Tuts using my "Holly Jolly Christmas" & "Winter Blues" Kits

 
My dear friend tweety wrote this tut using my latest Christmas kit "Holly Jolly Christmas". 
You can find it here. Thanks so much tweety .. just gorgeous ! 

  

As well tweety also wrote this tut using my latest winter themed kit "Winter Blues". 
You can find it here. Just beautiful .. thanks so much !


postheadericon Winter Wishes Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Ismael Rac which you must have a license to use. I am licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. but they are now closed. You can now find Ismael's artwork licensed through his own store. Pls do not use his work without purchasing through here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Bits n Bobs called Frostee, which can be purchased here. 

Mask of Choice .. I haved used Vix_ChristmasMask6 which can be downloaded from Vix's site here. 

Word Art of Choice .. I have used a great word art from Lori, which is available on her blog here

Font of Choice .. I am using Snowblind.


Filters used .. Eye Candy/Gradient Glow & DSB Flux/Bright Noise (both optional)

Let's get started ! 

Open your mask in PSP. New image 600x600. Floodfill with white.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper  1. New mask layer from image, Vix_ChristmasMask6, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Layer duplicate & merge down. I erased the wonderland wording at the bottom of the mask. Layer duplicate again, mirror and merge down. 

If you do not wish to animate your background, pls skip this part. 
Duplicate layer twice and rename layers Mask 1, Mask 2 & Mask 3. One your first Mask layer apply DSB Flux/Bright Noise/Intensity 35. Select your 2nd Mask layer and apply same filter but randomizing by clicking Mix twice. Repeat on your 3rd Mask layer. 

Open paper 2 and resize to 600x600.

Copy and paste Frame, resize 40% and then 50%. Using your magic wand, select the middle of your ribbon frame. Selections & modify expand 3. Copy and paste your resized Paper 2, selections invert, hit delete and do no deselect. Drag this layer beneath your ribbon frame layer.   

Copy and paste your tube (below your frame layer). Layer duplicate and drag this layer above your frame layer. X out this layer for now (the lil eye icon in your layer palette). Select your bottom frame layer, hit delete. Select none. Open your top tube layer and erase the portion of your tube over the bottom of your frame. You want it to appear that your tube is peeking out of the frame. 

Drop shadow your frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Bow, resize 20% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner over the ribbon.  Copy and paste button, resize 30% twice & drop shadow. Position above your bow. 


Copy and paste Beads 2, resize 30%,  mirror & drop shadow. Positon on the left hand top corner.  Copy and paste Holly, resize 30% twice & drop shadow. Position above your beads.

Copy and paste Snowman 2, resize 40% twice & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner.

Copy and paste Word art & position top right hand corner. I've changed the color of my word by using adjust/color balance/manual color correction and going from color #444444 to #404a8b. I then added the following gradient glow as well as drop shadow.


X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & Add your name. I used Snowblind size 72 #31396e and added the same gradient glow and drop shadow. 


If you have chosen not to animate background or name, then save & you are done. 
Otherwise, using your magic wand, select the letters in your name. Duplicate layer twice & rename your layers, Name 1, Name 2 & Name 3.
One your first Name layer apply DSB Flux/Bright Noise/Intensity 35. Select your 2nd Name layer and apply same filter but randomizing by clicking Mix twice. Repeat on your 3rd Name layer. 

To animate, close off Mask & Name Layers 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Mask & Name Layers 1 and open Mask & Name Layers 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Mask & Name Layers 2 and open Mask & Name Layers 3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. 

 Save and you are done.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

postheadericon Sleigh Bells Ring Tut



Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Eugene Rzhevskii which you must have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through MPT here.


Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Cora called Pink Holiday which be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used Vix_ChristmasMask6 which can be downloaded from Vix's site here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used a great word art from Lori, which is available on her blog here. 

Font of Choice .. I am using Gwendolyn Bold. 


Let's get started !

Open your mask in PSP. New image 600x600. Floodfill with white.

Copy and paste Paper 6. New mask layer from image, Vix_ChristmasMask6, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. I have added a gradient glow size 3 fat white and then drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. 

Copy and paste Ribbon 2. Using your magic wand, select the middle of your ribbon frame. Selections & modify expand 3. Copy and paste Paper 10, selections invert, hit delete and do no deselect. Drag this layer beneath your ribbon frame layer. Copy and paste Snowfall and hite delete. Copy and paste your close up tube and hit delete. Select none. Change blend mode of tube layer to luminance. Drop shadow your ribbon frame. 

Copy and paste Pink tree, resize 85% & drop shadow. Position right hand side. 

Copy and paste Holiday branch, image flip, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand side. Copy and paste Pink branch, image mirror, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position above your holiday branch. Copy and paste Pink berries, image rotate left 30, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position above your other branches. 


Copy and paste Gift 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position over the stem of your branches.

Copy and paste Mixed beads, resize 75% & drop shadow. Drag this layer just above your background layer and position top left hand side. Layer duplicate and position on the right side. 


Copy and paste your tube & drop shadow. Position just above your pink tree. 


Copy and paste Ribbon 1, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand side. Layer duplicate & mirror. 


Copy and paste Word art, image rotate left 30 and add the same gradient glow and drop shadow as your mask layer. Position top left hand side. 


X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & Add your name. I used Gwendolyn Bold size 72 black and added the same gradient glow and drop shadow.

Save and you are done.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

postheadericon Tut using my "Holly Jolly Christmas" Kit



My dear friend Cheryl just put together this gorgeous tut using my Holly Jolly kit. 
You can find it here. Thanks so much Cheryl .. just gorgeous !


 
Monday, November 23, 2009

postheadericon Winter Blues PTU Scrap Kit


Winter Blues PTU Scrap Kit 

This adorable winter themed kit has 25 papers, 80 elements and 2 glass bead alphas.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

postheadericon Holly Jolly Christmas PTU Scrap Kit


Holly Jolly Christmas PTU Scrap Kit

This adorable Christmas themed kit has 24 papers, 90 elements and 2 glass bead alphas.


Coming soon .. a winter themed kit called Winter Blues !
Thursday, November 19, 2009

postheadericon Almost time .. The Holiday Train



We'll have something for everyone come Dec. 1st and with well over 50 designers, this is one blog train you won't want to miss!

http://holiday-train.blogspot.com/ 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

postheadericon Elias Happy Holidays Tut



Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Elias Chatzoudis. This particular tube is part of the MPT Christmas gift to their customers this year and is not available for purchase. Elias has many more gorgeous Christmas tubes. As always you must always have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through MPT here.


Scrap Kit of Choice .. The scrapkit I have used was also part of the package MPT customers received this year for Christmas and is not available for purchase. Pls feel free to substitute a similar kit you have if you don't have this one.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. I am using Trebuchet MS. 


Let's get started !

Open mask in PSP. New raster layer 600x600 & floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 4.

New mask layer from image, WSL_84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 105%.

Copy and paste Holly frame 01 and drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.
 

Copy and paste Frame 3 & resize 90%.
 

Using your magic wand or selection tool, select the middle area of your frame. Copy and paste Paper 5, selections invert and hit delete. Select none and drag this layer beneath your frame layer.
 

Copy and paste Frame 01 and drop shadow. 

Copy and paste your tube & duplicate layer. Close off the duplicate layer and drag your original tube layer beneath your red frame layer.

Using your selection tool, select an area similar to this one. 



Hit delete & select none.

Open your duplicate tube layer and erase the bottom portion of your tube that is covering the frame. You want it to appear your tube is coming out of the frame.


Copy and paste Pointsettia 1, image rotate left 90, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom corner of your frame. Layer duplicate and mirror.


Copy and paste Wreath bow 1, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner. 


Copy and paste Ornament 03, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position hanging from your wreath bow. 

Copy and paste Present 01, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner.


Copy and paste Candycane 01,  resize 50%, drop shadow and rotate right 45. Position just above your present. 


Copy and paste Word art 2, resize 75% and position bottom of your frame. I have added the following gradient glow & drop shadow.




X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & add your name on your ornament. I used Trebuchet MS size 14 white.


Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

Monday, November 16, 2009

postheadericon Simple Pleasures Tut



Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Keith Garvey which you must have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through MPT here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Cora called Wild Love which be purchased here.
 
Template of Choice .. I have used a great template from Vix Template #9,
which can be downloaded on her blog here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. I am using Impact.

Let's get started !
 
Open template and mask in PSP. Duplicate template and close original. Delete copyright and optional tagback layers.

Copy and paste Paper 4.
New mask layer from image, WSL_84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. 
 
Now we will start filling our template layers. This is the part where you can play with different papers if you are using a scrap kit or different colors but the technique is the same.

Select Square fills layer, select all, float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 7, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect. Copy and paste tube of your choice, position and hit delete. Repeat for 2nd frame. Select none. Adjust opacity to 80% for both tube layers. Delete original square fills layer.

Select Square frames layer, select all, float/defloat, new raster layer, copy and paste Paper 9, selections invert, hit delete. Select none. Delete original layer. Add drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Select Copy of rectangle layer, select all, float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 7, selections invert, hit delete. Select none. Delete original layer. I have applied the following textures/blinds.
 


Copy and paste Diamonds. rotate right 90 and postion above your blinds layer. Add drop shadow and trim ends that are too long. Layer duplicate and flip.
 
Select Rectangle frame layer, select all, float/defloat, new raster layer, copy and paste Paper 9, selections invert, hit delete. Select none. Delete original layer. Add drop shadow.
  
Copy and paste Flower 2, resize 30%, drop shadow and position bottom right hand side.

Copy and paste Button 2, resize 65%, drop shadow and position above your flower.
 
Select Simple word art layer, select all, float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 7, selections invert and hit delete. Select none and delete original layer. I have applied the following gradient glow and then drop shadow. 
 


Select Pleasures word art layer, apply the same gradient glow and drop shadow. Drag both your word art layers to the top of all your layers.
 
Copy and paste Cherries, resize 50% and drop shadow. Position just below your word art layers so it appears the cherries are dangling.
 
X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & add your name. I used
Impact size 60 color
#b82100. I then added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.
 
Save and you are done.
 
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with
Sunday, November 15, 2009

postheadericon White Christmas Tut


 Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Ismael Rac which you must have a license to use. I am licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. but they are now closed. You can now find Ismael's artwork licensed through his own store. Pls do not use his work without purchasing through here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous FTU Kit from Dite called Christmas Wishes which you can download here

W ord Art of Choice .. I have used a great word art from Lori, which is available on her blog here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here. 

Font of Choice .. I am using Base Christmas

Filters of Choice .. Eye Candy/Gradient Glow and Vanderlee/Snowflakes and Xenofex/Constellation 

Let's get started !

Open your mask in PSP. New image 600x600 and floofill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy into selection Paper 2. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Add the following Constellation settings for a lil extra sparkle.


Copy and paste Frame 3 & resize 75%.  Using your magic wand (or your selection tool), select the middle of your frame and selections/modify/expand 3. Copy and paste Paper 6, selections invert and hit delete.

The following elements will all be positioned below your frame layer to create a picture. Copy and paste Tree1, resize 50%, drop shadow and position left hand side. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Copy and paste Fireplace, resize 65%, drop shadow and position on the right hand side. Copy and paste Wreath 1, resize 20%, drop shadow and position above your fireplace. Copy and paste all 3 stockings, resize 20%, drop shadow and position dangling from the fireplace. 

X out frame, mask and background layers,  merge visible, open all layers. Drop shadow your frame.


Duplicate picture layer twice & rename your layers snow 1-2-3. Using your selection tool, select an area similar to this.


On your first snow layer apply the following Vanderlee/Snowflakes.



Apply the same settings to your next snow layer and randomize. Apply again to your last snow layer hitting and randomize again. If you decide not to animate your tag, then just skip the duplicate twice and snow steps. Select none.


Copy and paste your chosen Tube, drop shadow and position on the right hand side. 

Copy and paste Bow 7, resize 50%, drop shadow and position top left hand corner of your frame. Copy and paste Bow 8, resize 40%, drop shadow and position above your other bow. Copy and paste Ornament 3, resize 40%, drop shadow and position just below your bows so it appears to be dangling.

Copy and paste your chosen Word art. I have added a size 3 fat white gradient glow and drop shadow. Position top left hand side.

At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Base Christmas #7d1818 size 72 with the same gradient glow and drop shadow as earlier.

If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

To animate, close off Snow Layer 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Snow Layer 1 and open Snow Layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Snow Layer 2 and open Snow Layer 3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS.


In animation shop, select all, frame properties 25. Save as a gif. 

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

postheadericon Blue Love Tut

Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

Needed Supplies & Filters : 

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Hannah Disney which you must have a license to use.  Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here
Pls note mine is licensed through AMI where her art was previously sold. 
 
Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Fi's Fault called Blue Love which can be purchased here.
 
Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.
 
Font of Choice .. I am using Gwendolyn Bold. 
 
Let's get started ! 
 
Open mask in PSP. New raster layer 600x600 & floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 6.
 
New mask layer from image, WSL_84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 110%. 
 
Copy and paste Frame 2 & resize 80%. Using your magic wand, select the middle of your frame.  Selections/modify/expand 3. Copy and paste Paper 1, resize 65%, selections invert and hit delete. Select none. Drag this layer beneath your frame layer. Drop shadow your frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.
 
Copy and paste your tube. Depending the tube you are using, you may want to erase the bottom part so it appears your tube is peeking out of the frame.
 
Copy and paste Flower 2, resize 65%, drop shadow and position on the bottom left of your frame. Layer duplicate and mirror. Copy and paste Flower 1, resize 65%, drop shadow and position just above one of your other blue flowers. Layer duplicate and mirror. Duplicate your first flower and position in the middle of the others. See my image for placement. 
 
Copy and paste Beaded swirl 1 and position just above your mask layer on the top left hand side & drop shadow. Layer duplicate and mirror.
 
Copy and paste ribbon 4, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position below your flower layers so it appears the ribbon is sticking out. Layer duplicate and mirror. Repeat with ribbon 3. Position the 4 ribbon layers to your liking under your flower layers.
 
Copy and paste String word art 1, resize 75% twice and drop shadow. Position lower half of your frame so it appears to be hanging from it. 
 
Copy and paste Velvet bow 2, resize 40% and drop shadow. Position so it appears to be holding your word art up. Layer duplicate and mirror.  
 
X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & add your name. I used Gwendolyn bold size 72 color #46616e. I then added a size 3 fat white gradient glow and drop shadow. 

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide. 

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

postheadericon Fall Falling Fallen Tut

Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice  .. I am using the work of KatNKDA which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through her store here. I am licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. but they are now closed.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Kit from KatNKDA called Autumn Fire which was purchased through Artistic Minds Inc. who are now closed. The kit is currently unavailable.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_84 which can be downloaded from weescotslass here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used a great fall word art from Cupcake Sprinkles, which is available on her blog here.

Font of Choice .. I have used Passions Conflict Rob.

Let's get started !

Open mask in PSP. New raster layer 600x600 & floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 6.

New mask layer from image, WSL_84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. 

Copy and paste Frame 3 & resize 50% twice. Using your magic wand, select all the areas in the middle of your frame. Make sure you don't forget any of the lil bity areas. Selections/modify/expand 1. Copy and paste Paper 2, resize 50%, selections invert and hit delete. Select none. Drag this layer beneath your frame layer. Drop shadow your frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Element 14, resize 50% twice, center in your frame and drop shadow.

Copy and paste your tube, resize if necessary and drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 8, resize 50% twice, drop shadow and position on the left hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Element 20, resize 50% & then 65%, drop shadow and position also on the left hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Element 23, resize 40% twice, drop shadow and position bottom left hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Element 6, resize 50% twice, drop shadow and position on the bottom right hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Element 2, resize 40% twice, image rotate right 15, drop shadow and position above your flower.

Copy and paste your word art,  resize 50% & then 85%. I colorized mine from black to #6b1100 & added the following gradient glow and then drop shadow.


X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & Add your name. I used
Passions Conflict Rob 72 color
#6b1100 with the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.
Saturday, November 14, 2009

postheadericon Tuts using my "Wintergreen Wonderland" Kit


My good friend Cheryl just put together this gorgeous tut using my Wintergreen Wonderland kit. You can find it here. Thanks so much Cheryl .. just gorgeous ! As well she put together this adorable lil tag for my lil man ! Just adorable !


postheadericon Oh Christmas Tree Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Elias Chatzoudis which you must have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through MPT here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Bits n Bobs called Happy Holidays, which can be purchased here.

Template of Choice .. I have used a great template from Missy (59), which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. I am using Impact.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used a great word art from Lori, which is available on her blog here.

Let's get started !

Open your mask and template in PSP.
On your template, duplicate and close original. Delete credits and optional tag layer. Imafge canvas size 600x600 and floodfill background layer white.

Add a new raster layer just above your background layer, select all and paste into selection Paper  7.  New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 105%

Now we will start filling our template layers. This is the part where you can play with different papers if you are using a scrap kit or different colors but the technique is the same.

Select Circle layer, select all/float/defloat, copy and paste paper 10, resize 50%, selections invert and hit delete.  Delete original layer. Do not deselect.

New raster layer, selections invert, selections modify expand 6 and floodfill with #700d00. Select none. Adjust, add noise 25%, uniform & monochrome checked. Move this layer below your other circle layer and drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Select Larger rectangle 1 layer, select all/float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with #700d00. Select none and delete original layer. Add noise as before and drop shadow.

Select Larger rectangle 2 layer, copy and paste Paper 1, resize 50%, selections invert and hit delete. Copy and paste tube close up and hit delete. Select none and delete original rectangle layer.

Select Snaller rectangle 1 layer, select all/float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with #700d00. Select none and delete original layer. Add noise as before and drop shadow.

Select Smaller rectangle 2 layer, copy and paste Paper 2, resize 50%, selections invert and hit delete. Select none and delete original layer.

Copy and paste Tree 1, drop shadow and position just on top of your smaller frame.

Copy and paste Bow 2, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position top right hand side of your frames.

Copy and paste Holly 1, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position just on top of your bow.

Copy and paste Ivy 2, resize 75% and drop shadow. Position bottom right hand side, just between your circle and larger rectangle. See my tag for placement. I have also trimmed the part of the ivy peeking out on the bottom.

Copy and paste Ivy 1, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner again between your circle and larger rectangle layers. I have also trimmed the bottom of the ivy that is too long.

Copy and paste Journal 2, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand side.

Copy and paste your chosen word art gradient glow. I have added the following gradient glow and then drop shadow.




X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright. Add your name on your journal tag .. I used PassionsConflictRob, Size 36 black and rotated a bit.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

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