Thursday, August 29, 2013

Quickpages By Me

There are some Fullsize Quickpages by me available in the store. I designed the Qps using 2 scraps by Amy Marie which are now available.

The Quickpages are available here and
here

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gothic Always


Gothic Always

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 26, 2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using 1 tube by Robin McQuay
You can purchase the tube at
Digital Chaos


I am also using the scrap Goth Heart
by Inzpired Creationz which you can purchase
here

Plugin
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
VM Stylize Zoom Blur

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open a tube and scrap supplies of choice.

Copy and paste your tube as a
new layer onto your new image.
Add a drop shadow to the tube.
2,2,50,5 black.

Open a doodle tag element.
Resize 70%. Paste as new layer
& position at the bottom of your tube.

Open a bear element. Resize 35%.
Paste on a side of the doodle tab.

Open a drape element.
Paste underneath the previous 2 layers.
Position the drape so it is behind your main tube.

Open a flower bundle element.
Paste as bottom layer ( underneath the drape layer)
& position beside the drape element.
Erase any stem parts showing which you do
not want visible.

Open a branch leaf doodle. Paste as a new layer.
Rotate - free rotate - 90 left.
Move to the left side of your tag & position
underneath previous layers. You want the doodle
coming out on the side of the tag.

Open a branch heart element.
Paste near the top of the tag. Move this layer to
just above the branch leaf doodle in your layer
palette.

Open a wordart of choice. I am using one
provided in the scrap I am using.
Rotate - free rotate left 15.
Paste as a new layer near the bottom of the tag.
Apply the plugin EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Setting Fat Glow width 3.00
Also add the drop shadow 2,2,25,5 black.

Merge layes visible.Duplicate once.
On the bottom layer, adjust blur - gauassian blur 8.00
Apply the plugin VM Stylize Zoom Blur
Default settings. Resize this layer 95%.

Merge the layers together.
Add artist copyright information and name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ballerina


Ballerina

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 20,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using 1 tube by Gennadiy Koufay.
This artist is no longer selling tubes. I purchased
the tube when the artist sold at CILM.

I am also using the scrap Prima Ballerina
by Inzpired Creations which you can purchase
here

Animation 326
by Simone Scrappy Bit Of Fun
here

Mask by Moonbeams & Spiderwebs
MB & SW Mask 19
Blog

Animation Shop

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube, closeup and scrap supplies.

Open a grass pile element.
Copy and paste as a new layer.
Paste your tube as a new layer.
Position on the pile.

Open a brick wall element.
Paste as a new layer.
Position behind your previous
layers. Duplicate this layer & mirror.

Select an Effiel Tower element.
Paste on the bottom layer. Position
as wanted in the center of the tag
behind the brick wall layers.

Open hanging ballet slippers.
Resize 45%.
Paste on left side of the tag.
Position so they appear to be haning
from the brick wall.

Open a dress model.
Paste behind the grass pile
layer on the right side of the tag.

Open a table element.
Resize 35%
Paste on bottom front right corner
of the tag.
Repeat with a wine bottle. Paste on
top of the table.

Open a violin element.
Resize 40%.Position to appear
to be leaning against the table.

Open a ballet mirror. Position
between the grass and brick wall
layers. Move down to the bottom half
of the tag.

Add a drop shadow to the layers
tube, pile, and mirror.
2,2,50,5 black

Open hearts element.
Resize 50%.
Paste as a new layer on the upper
left side of the tag.

Open a button element.
Resize 50% Paste twice on the tag.
One on each upper side of the tag.

Paste a paper of choice as a new layer
on the bottom layer of the tag.
Apply the mask MB & SW Mask 19.
Merge group.

Merge layers. Add wordart or text
of choice to your tag.
Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright information & name.

To animate, put a white background on the bottom
layer of the tag.

In Animation shop, open animation of choice.

Copy your tag as copy merged. Now go to Animation shop
and paste as a new animation.
Duplicate for the required number of frames
as your animation has.

For the animation I am using, it has 21
frames. This means I have to duplicate
the tag image for a total of 21 frames.
To duplicate, hold down Ctrl and repeatedly
press the L button.
Down on the bottom right corner of AS,
it will show how many frames you have.

Once you have all the frames needed,
edit - select all.
Now on your animation, select all - copy.
Drag onto your tag image.
Select all - view animation.
If happy, save as gif.

Hunter Violin Set - For those who wait

I wanted to feature this forum set I made today. It uses the Violin tube set by The Hunter and
matching scrap by Bibi - both available at SATC. I also used the lyrics of the song For Those Who Wait by the band Fireflight. I absolutely love the message in the video & song. When I saw
the tubes & scrap that song immediately came to mind. It is very inspiring and motivating.


Friday, August 23, 2013

Birthday Diva



Birthday Diva

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 23,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using 1 tube & closeup by Anna Marine
You can purchase at CDO.


I am also using the scrap Anna Marine
Individual Tube 47-3 by Ladyhawwk Designs
which can also be purchased at CDO.

Mask here
Becky mask 022

Plugins
Mura's Meister Copies
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube, closeup and scrap supplies.

Paste your main tube as a new layer.
Position slightly up on the tag. Duplicate this layer
once. On the top tube layer, add the drop shadow
2,2,25,5 Black.

On the bottom layer, apply the plugin
Mura's Meister Copies - Wallpaper
default setting.

On the copies layer, apply the mask
Becky mask 022.
Merge group.
Effects - art media effects - brush strokes
Softness 20 Bristles 160 width 5 Opacity 50
Length 10 Denisty 25 Angle 102 Color of choice.

Open a heart frame.
Resize 80%. Copy and
paste as a new layer.
Move near the bottom of
the tag.You want the frame on
the layer above your tube.

Click inside the frame(s)
with your magic wand. If selecting
inside more than one, hold shift button
down to keep them selected.
Selections modify - expand by 4.

Paste a paper as a new layer.
Selections invert & delete.
Move the paper layer underneath
the frame layer.

Keep selected.
Paste your close up between the two
layers. Position as wanted & press delete.
Select none.
Change the blend mode to soft light
on the closeup layer.

Add a drop shadow to the frame
& closeup layers.
2,2,25,5 Black.

Open a flower element.Resize 50%
Paste 3 times on the tag.
Move underneath the heart frame layers
& position behind the frames.
You want the flower petals coming out around
the sides of the hearts.

Merge the 3 flower layers together.
Add the earlier drop shadow to the layer.

Open a bear tube element.
Resize 50%. Paste in front of the
frame as wanted.

Open a bottle element.
Resize 70%. Position
on the side & behind the bear.

Open a button element.
Resize 50%. Paste as wanted near the top
of the tag.

Open a wordart of choice. I am using a
wordart provided in the scrap. Resize 60%.
Apply the plugin EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow
Setting Fat glow width 3.00
Add the above drop shadow.

Merge layers visible.
Add artist copyright information and name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Window Into Fall


Window Into Fall

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 20,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using 1 tube by Karen M. Koski.
I am also using a photo by Darin Redding.
You can purchase both at MTA.

I am also using the scrap A Country Autumn
by Inzpired Creations which you can purchase
at here.

Animation 106 Butterflies
by Simone Scrappy Bit Of Fun
here

Plugins:
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Mura's Meister Copies
Animation Shop

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube, photo and scrap supplies.

Select a wagon wheel element.
Copy and paste as a new layer.
Holding shift button down, use your
magic wand tool to select in
each space of the wheel.

Selections modify expand by 5.
Paste a photo of choice as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete button.
Select none.
Move the photo layer underneath the frame layer.
Drop shadow the frame layer
2,2,50,5 black.

Open a leaf branch element. Resize 88%.
Paste as new layer underneath the wheel layers.
Have the branches coming out from behind
the layers.

Open a scattered leaves doodle element.
Resize 80%. Paste as a new layer - making sure
it is the current top layer on your tag. Position near
the bottom half of the tag.

On your main tube, resize 80% if needed.
Paste as a new layer - in front of the leaves element.
Add the drop shadow 2,2,50,5 black.

Open a flower element. Resize 50%.
Paste twice on the tag. Position one on each side
of your main tube at the bottom - below the leaves.

Open pinecones element. Resize 30%,
Paste by one of the flowers & your tube.
Repeat this with a squirrel element. Paste the
squirrel by the other flower element.

Open acorns element.
Resize 40%.
Paste by the pinecones element.
Open a butterfly.
Resize 50%.
Paste on a side of the wagon wheel.
Add the drop shadow 2,2,50,5 black.

Paste a 2nd flower as a new layer.
Apply the plugin Muras Meister Copies
Encircle - default settings
Resize this layer 80%.
Move the layer to below all the previous tag layers.

Open a ladybug element.
Paste as a new layer above the wheel layers.
Open music notes element.
Resize 80%. Paste as a new layer.
Apply the plugin EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Default setting - change color to one from tag.
Glow width 3.00
Add the above drop shadow.

Merge layers.
Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright information.
If you are not going to animate, then save the tag now.

To animate, put a white background on the bottom
layer of the tag.

In Animation shop, open animation of choice.

Copy your tag as copy merged. Now go to Animation shop
and paste as a new animation.
Duplicate for the required number of frames
as your animation has.

For the animation I am using, it has 41
frames. This means I have to duplicate
the tag image for a total of 41 frames.
To duplicate, hold down Ctrl and repeatedly
press the L button.
Down on the bottom right corner of AS,
it will show how many frames you have.

Once you have all the frames needed,
edit - select all.
Now on your animation, select all - copy.
Drag onto your tag image.
Select all - view animation.
If happy, save as gif.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gothic Butterfly


Gothic Butterfly

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 20,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using 1 tube & closeup by Danny lee
which you can purchase at
SATC.

I am also using the scrap Goth In Fairyland
by Amy Marie which you can purchase
at her store.

Masks
MB & SW Mask38
MB & SW Mask 32
Here

Animation 101 Butterflies and bugs
by Simone Scrappy Bit Of Fun
here

Plugin
Xero Radiance
Animation Shop

Open a 700x700 new image with a white background.
Open up your tube, tube closeup and scrap supplies.

Choose a frame of choice.
For the frame I am using,
Rotate Right 90.
Click inside each square of the frame
with your magic wand.
Hold shift button down if needed to
keep them all selected.

Selections modify expand by 3.
Paste a paper of choice as
a new layer. Selections invert
& press delete button.

Move the paper layer underneath
the frame layer.
On your closeup, resize 80% if needed.
Copy and paste as a new layer between
the two layers.
Press delete.
Select none.

Merge the closeup & paper layers together.
Apply the plugin Xero Radiance to the layer.
Strangeness 109 Charm 50 Truth 128
Beauty 255

Open a branch element.
Rotate free rotate right 90 & mirror.
Paste as a new layer onto the tag.
Move underneath the frame layers & position
on the left side of the tag.

Open a lantern tree element.
Paste as new layer above the branch element.
Position on the right side of the tag.
Add a drop shadow to this layer.
2,2,50,5 Black.

Open a cloud element. Paste underneath
the branch and lantern tree elements near
the top of the tag.

On your full body tube. Paste on the
left side top layer of the tag.
Add a drop shadow to the layer.
2,2,50,5 black.

Open a grass mushroom element.
Resize 70%. Paste in front of
the tag at the bottom.
Open a grass tree stump element.
Paste on the corner by the mushroom element.

Open a flower petal element. Mirror.
Paste as new layer. Resize this layer
90%. Position on the bottom of the
tag.

Open a flowers arrangement.
Reszie 88%. Paste underneath
the frame layers on the bottom layers.

Open a butterfly.
Resize 25%.
Rotate free rotate right 25.
Paste on the top right corner
of the tag.

Paste a paper of choice as a
new layer. Apply the mask MB & SW Mask38.
Merge group.

Paste a 2nd paper underneath the mask layer.
Apply the mask MB & SW Mask 32.
Merge group.

Merge layers.
Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright information.
If you are not going to animate, then save the tag now.

To animate.

In Animation shop, open animation of choice.

Copy your tag. Now go to Animation shop
and paste as a new animation.
Duplicate for the required number of frames
as your animation has.

For the animation I am using, it has 33
frames. This means I have to duplicate
the tag image for a total of 33 frames.
To duplicate, hold down Ctrl and repeatedly
press the L button.
Down on the bottom right corner of AS,
it will show how many frames you have.

Once you have all the frames needed,
edit - select all.
Now on your animation, select all - copy.
Drag onto your tag image.
Select all - view animation.
If happy, save as gif.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Crown Piggie



Crown Piggie

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 17,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using 2 tubes by Maxine Gadd
which you can purchase at
CDO

I am also using the scrap Maxine Gadd Package 35
by Ladyhawwk Designs which you can also purchase
at CDO

Vix Mask Here
Vix Mask316

Plugin
Mura's Meister Copies

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube and scrap supplies
of choice.

Paste a wordart of choice as
a new layer onto your image.

Select your rectangle
preset shape tool. Materials
palette - change stroke color
to black. Change fill to color
from tube or wordart.
Width to 5.

Draw out a rectangle in similar
size of your wordart.Convert to raster.
Move the rectangle layer to
underneath the wordart layer on your tag.

Select a tube and paste as new layer.
Move the layer to above the rectangle

layer.

Apply the plugin Mura's Meister Copies
Wallpaper -default setting.
Click on the rectangle layer with your
magic wand tool.

Back on the tube layer,
selections invert & press delete.
Select none.

Add a drop shadow to the tube
& wordart layers.
2,2,50,5 Black.

Select a 2nd tube.
Paste twice on the tag.
I pasted one on top right
corner of the rectangle.
And the 2nd one bottom left corner
of the tag.
Add the above drop shadow to both.

Open a ribbon element.
Rotate - free rotate 90 right.
Paste underneath the rectangle layer.
You want ribbon peeking out from behind
the sides of the rectangle.

Paste a paper of choice as a new bottom

layer on your tag. Apply the mask
Vix Mask316. Merge group.
Adjust - apply noise - uniform 45.

Merge layers visible.
Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright information & name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Release



Release

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 16,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by The Vintage Angel™
which you can purchase at
CDO

I am also using the scrap Release
by WDDesigns which you can also purchase
at CDO

Tresemask0095
Here

Plugins:
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow
& Jiggle.
Animation Shop

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open a tube and scrap supplies
of choice.

Copy and paste your tube as
a new layer onto your image.
Choose a hanging heart frame
or element.
Resize 70%.
Paste beside your tube.

Click inside the heart frame
with your magic wand.
Selections modify expand by 5.
Paste a paper as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete button.
Move the paper underneath the frame layer.

Keep selected.
Paste your tube again & position as
wanted in the frame.
Press delete.
Select none.

Add a drop shadow to the frame
& tube layer.
2,2,25,5 black.

Select your rectangle preset shape tool
Width 5.00
Materials palette - two colors from your tube.
Draw out a small rectangle.
Convert to raster.
Position at bottom of your tube.
I positioned mine behind my main tube
where the legs can meet it.

Now draw out a 2nd rectangle but
make this one vertical. Line it up to
where the end of the vertical meets
an end of the first rectangle.

Paste a paper of choice as
new bottom layer. Apply the mask
Tresemask0095.
Merge group.
Resize this layer 90%.

Open a necklace element.
Resize 70%.
Paste as a new layer. Move this layer
underneath your frame layers & main tube.
Position so the charm is visible by the frame.

Open a flower element. Resize 25% and 80%
once each. Paste twice on the tag - one
per rectangle end. Don't put one on the end
where the two rectangles meet.

Open a wordart of choice. I am using
one from the scrap I chose.
Resize 80% twice or as needed.

Apply EyeCandy 4000 Gradient glow
to the wordart. Glow width 3.00
setting fat.Also add the earlier drop shadow to it.

Crop your image to desired size.
Add artist copyright information & name
to the tag.

If you are not doing the animation part,
save your tag now.
To continue with the animation,
Flood fill your background layer with white
for the animation part.
Open Animation Shop (AS).

Merge a lot of your layers together; making
sure to leave your main tube unmerged.

In your layer palette, make sure you
are on the layer with your main tube.
Using your freehand selection tool,
select the are on your tube that you wish
to animate.

Plugin EyeCandy4000 Jiggle
Movement type Bubbles
Bubble size 36.00
Warp amount 7.20
Twist 20
Click okay
Select none.

Copy merged.
Paste in AS as a new animation.
Return to psp. Undo select none
Undo plugin - apply again this time
click on random seed.Click okay.

Copy merged again and back to AS.
Paste after current frame.
Now back to psp one last time.
Undo Undo - redo & click random seed one
last time. Select none.
Copy merged.

Back to AS. Paste after the 2nd frame.
Select all. Animation - change frame properties
to 25.
View animation.
If you are happy, save as gif.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Batshit Crazy




Batshit Crazy

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 15,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Caron Vinson
which you can purchase at
CDO

I am also using the scrap I'm Watching You
by TK Dezigns which you can also purchase
at CDO

Mask by Kirsty
Kirsty07_Mask_Halloween6
Here

Plugin EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube and scrap supplies.

Choose a frame of choice and paste
as a new layer.
Click inside the frame with your magic
wand. Selections expand modify by 5.

Paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete button.
Move the paper underneath the frame layer.
Select none.

Add a drop shadow to the frame layer.
2,2,25,5 Black.
Merge the paper and frame layers together.
Paste your tube as a new layer. Position as
wanted on the frame.

Choose a pumpkin element.
Resize 50%.
Paste on a bottom corner of the frame.
Add the earlier drop shadow to the pumpkin.

Open a wordart of choice. I am using one
included in the scrap. Paste as a new layer near
the bottom of the tag.

Choose your font tool. Select a font of choice to use.
I chose the color light green for my text but it will
vary on your tag. Type out text of choice.
I used "I'm cute but I am also"
Covert to raster.

Apply the plugin EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Setting Fat glow width 3.00.
Apply again this time with the setting Black Halo.
Apply the above drop shadow to the text.
Position as wanted on the wordart.

Open a bat element.
Resize 35%. Paste on your frame as wanted.
I positioned mine by the tube.

Duplicate the bat layer once.
Resize 70%.
Rotate free rotate - left -15.
Move to a corner of the wordart.
Drop shadow both of the bat layers.

Paste a paper as new layer on the bottom
layer of the tag.Apply the mask Kirsty07_Mask_Halloween6
Make sure invert transparency is checked.
Merge group.

Merge layers together. Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright information and name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sexy Spook


Sexy Spook

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 14,2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Artplicit
which you can purchase at
MTA.

Mask by Lithium Flowers
Forumsetmask38_Lightning_LF
Here

Plugins:
Mura's Meister Copies
EyeCandy 4000 Shadowlab
& Gradient Glow

Open a 600x250 new image.
Open up your tube of choice.

Select your flood fill tool.
On your Materials palette
Stroke box - set to white.
Fill your new image with
this color.

Add a new raster layer.
On your Materials palette
Stroke box - set to a dark
color from your tube.
Fill the new layer with this color.

Apply the mask
Forumsetmask38_Lightning_LF
Merge group.
Paste your tube as a new layer.
Position as wanted on the tag.
Apply the plugin Mura's Meister Copies
Tiling - make sure tile gap is set at 2.

To the tiled tubes, change the blend mode
on your layers palette to Luminance. Lower the
opacity to 46.

Paste your tube again & position in the
center of the tag.
EyeCandy 4000 Shadowlab
Setting Faint Drop Shadow
Default settings.

Add a new raster layer to the top
of your tag. Fill with a dark color.
Select this layer with your magic wand tool.
Selections contract by 5.
Press delete.
Select none.

EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Change the color to red or color of choice.
Glow width 3.00
Apply to the border you just made.

Select your text tool.
Choose a font of choice and text
color of choice. Add text of choice.
Convert to raster.

Add artist copyright information and
name. Save as png. Thanks for trying my tutorial.



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Trick Or Treat



Trick or treat

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 10th 2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Maryline Cazenave
which is available at CDO.

I am using Maryline Cazenave October 2012 scrap
by Chichi Designz which can be purchased
at CDO.

Mask WSL_Mask4 Blog

Plugin Eye Candy 5 Nature
Animation shop

Open a 700x700 new white image.
Open up your tube and scrap supplies.

Choose a frame of choice.
Resize 88%.
Copy and paste as a new layer.
Click inside the frame with your magic
wand tool.
Selections modify -expand by 8.

Paste a paper of choice as
a new layer. Selections invert &
press delete button. Move the paper
underneath the frame layer.

Paste a spooky house element
between the two layers.Position
as wanted & press delete.
Select none.

Open a moon element.
Resize 25%.
Paste by the moon so it appears
to be in the night sky.

Add a drop shadow to the frame, moon
& the house element.
2,2,50,5 black.

Paste your tube of choice
as a new layer on the top
layer of your tag. Resize 90%.
Add the drop shadow more.

Open a button element.
Resize 40%. Paste on side of the frame.

Add a new raster layer.
Fill with a color from your tag.
Move this layer to just above your
white tag layer.
Apply the mask WSL_Mask4.
Merge group.

Add artist copyright information and name.
Merge some layers together,
Be sure to merge the paper
& spooky house elements together
inside the frame.
We're going to animate this layer.
Select the layer.

Plugin Eye Candy 5 Nature -Smoke
Medium Classic setting
Under Basic - change column length to 228.94
Puff size 16.09
Click Okay. Select none.

Copy merged & paste in Animation shop (AS) as a new animation.
Back to psp. undo the plugin.
Select again.
Apply again & be sure to click on random seed once.

Copy merged and back in AS, paste
after current frame. Back to PSP. Undo and select again. Apply

plugin again -clicking random seed again. Select none.
Copy merged and paste after your 2nd frame.
We're done with psp now.

In AS, select all - Animation - Frame properties - change to 45.
View animation. If you are happy, save as gif.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Waking Dream


Waking Dream

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 6th, 2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube Renee Biertempfel
This tube can be purchased at
CDO.

I am also using Renee Biertempfel 28-3 scrap by
Babycakes which can also be purchased at CDO.

Plugin
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up a tube and scrap supplies.

Choose a frame of choice.
Resize if needed. For the one I am
using I resized 70%.

Click inside the frame of your
magic wand. Selections modify
expand by 8.

Paste a paper of choice as
a new layer. Selections invert
& press delete button.
Move the paper layer underneath
the frame layer.

Paste a closeup layer of your tube
between the two layers.
Duplicate once - move the copy
to the top of the layer palette.Back
on the original, press delete.
Select none.

On the tube copy layer, erase
parts of the tube you don't want
showing on or past the bottom
of the frame.

Add a drop shadow to the
frame & original tube layers
2,2,50,5 Black

Open a flower element.
Resize 25%. Paste
3 times along the bottom of
the frame.
Merge the 3 layers together
Add the above drop shadow
to the flowers.

Open a wordart of choice.
Resize 70%. I am using one
available in the scrap.
Paste as a new layer.

Apply EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
setting fat glow width 3.00
to the wordart. Add the earlier drop
shadow to the wordart as well.

Open a flower element.
Resize 40% Paste once on both
sides of the frame. Make sure the layers
are underneath your tube copy layer.

Open a doodle element.
Resize 83%.
Copy & paste as a new layer.
Position near the upper left corner
of the tag. Move to the bottom layer
in your layer palette.
Duplicate once - mirror & flip.

Now back to your frame layer.
Duplicate it twice.
Move one over to the left some
& the 2nd one to the right some.
Merge the two layers together.
In your layer palette, move the merged
frame copy layers down to above the
doddle layers.

Click inside the frames with your magic wand.
Selections modify expand by 10.
Paste a paper of choice as
a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.
Move the paper underneath the frames.
Select none.

Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright information and
name.

Merge some of your layers together.
Just make sure you don't merge the
paper layer of the frame copies layer
We're going to animate this layer.

Make sure you are on your
paper layer in the layer palettte.
Select the plugin Alien Skin
Xenofex 2 Constellation
Setting - small star field - keep
original image checked.
Click okay.

Copy merged into Animation shop (AS).
Paste as a new animation.
Now back to PSP - undo the effect.
Now reapply it but click random seed once.
Copy merged & into AS - paste after
current frame.

Repeat with returning back to PSP.
Undo the effect and then reapply again
making sure to click random seed again.
Back to AS.
Copy merged & paste after current frame-
this should be frame 3

Select all. Animation - frame properties to 20.View

animation. If happy, save as gif
Thanks so much for trying my tutorial.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sweet Taste Of Love



Sweet taste of love

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 5th, 2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube Cuddly Rigor Mortis
This tube was a bonus tube for the month of
January 2012.
CDO


I am also using Cuddly Rigor Mortis - Bonus January
2012 scrap by Schnegge which can also be
purchased at CDO.

Mask by Becky mask022

Plugins
Xero Porcelain
Mura's Meister Copies

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube and scrap supplies.

Copy and paste a frame of choice
as a new layer.Select your magic wand
tool.

Click inside the frame
Selections modify expand by 10.
Paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.
Move the paper layer underneat
the frame layer.

Paste your tube as a new layer
between the two layers. Position as wanted.
Press delete. Select none.

Add a drop shadow to the tube
& frame layers. 2,2,50,5 black.

Open wordart of choice. I am using
one which comes with the scrap.
Resize 60% or as needed. Paste as
new layer - position below your tag slightly

Now select your font tool. Select a font
of choice. Color Black. Type out
your text of choice. I used " The Sweet Taste
of ". Convert to raster. Position along the wordart
that you are using.

Open a string doodle. Mirror. Resize 60%
Paste as a new layer. Move this layer underneath
the wordart layers in your layer palette.
Position on your tag beside your cupcake layer -
but above the frame.

Open an envelope element.
Resize 50% and 70% once each.
Rotate free rotate - left 25
Position on the string doodle element
Add a drop shadow.
2,2,50,5 Black.

Merge visible.
Apply the plugin Xero Porcelain
Softness 64
Strength & brightness at 128

Paste your tube as a new layer.
Move this layer to underneath the
merged layer.
Apply the plugin Mura's Meister Copies
- wallpaper rotate. default settings.

Apply the mask Becky's mask022
Merge group
Effects -texture effects - blind
width 5 Opacity 20 Color black
both boxes checked.

Now merge visible again.
Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright info and name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Night Swing



Night swing

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 3rd 2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Enamorte
which is available at CDO.

I am using Enamorte 18-2 scrap by
Babycakes Designz which can be purchased
at CDO.

Vix mask 400
Here

Plugin: EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Animation shop

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube and scrap supplies.

Open a moon swing element.
Paste as a new layer
Now back to your tube,
resize 70%.
On the moon swing, click with
your magic wand to select it.

Paste your tube as a new
layer onto thw swing. Selections
invert - press delete.Select none.
Move the tube layer underneath
the moon layer.

Paste a paper as a new layer.
Apply the Vix mask 400.
Merge group.

Add a drop shadow to the
moon layer.
2,2,50,5 black.

Open a corner doodle layer.
Resize 80%.Mirror. Paste up in
a top right hand corner underneath
the moon layer.
Add the earlier drop shadow to
this layer.

Open a wordart of choice.
Copy & paste as a new layer.
Apply EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Setting Fat 3.00
Position down near the bottom of
the tag.

Add artist copyright info & name.If you
are continuning with the animation, then
continue below, if not then you can save your
tag here.

Merge the moon swing & tube
elements together.

Use your freehand selection tool.
Select around the tube swing part
of the tag.
Right click on the layer - promote
selection to a new layer.
Now back on the original tube/moon
element - press delete.
Select none.

Make sure your new promoted layer
is selected in your layer palette.
Resize all layers 88%.
Copy merged into Animation shop (AS)
Choose your pick tool. make sure
your mode is set to perspective.

Holding Ctrl down - drag the bottom corner
of the selection down and out a bit.
Copy merged into Animation shop (AS)
& paste after current frame.

Still in AS, select the 1st frame and
copy it - paste after the 2nd frame.
This should give you 3 frames.

Now back in psp, select pick tool again.
This time drag the corner in and towards the
tube layer slightly. This should give the impression
of the tube swing going "back"
Copy merged into AS. Paste after your last frame.

Select all. Animation - frame properties
change to 25.
View animation. If you are happy, then
save as gif. Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Friday, August 2, 2013

2 Cat Hearts


2 Cat Hearts

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 2nd 2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Concetta Kilmer
which is available at CDO.

I am using Magnolia scrap by
Chichi Designz which can be purchased
at CDO.

WSL_Mask 187
Blog

Plugins: Xero Softmood
Xero Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

Open a 700x700 new image.
Choose your tube and scrap supplies.

Open a grass element.
Paste as a new layer onto your new image.
On your tube, resize 80%. Paste as a new
layer & position by the grass.

Open a tree element.
Position by a grass element.
Move the tree layer to behind
the grass layer.

Open a cloud element.
Resize 70%.
Paste by the tree layer.
Move the cloud layer underneath
the tree layer in your layer palette.

Open scattered leaves element.
Resize 80%.
Paste as a new layer
Position this layer underneath your
main tube so it appears the tube is
"on the leaves".

Paste a paper of choice as a
new layer - making sure it is the bottom
layer of the tag below the above elements.
Apply the mask WSL_Mask 187.
Merge group.

Add a drop shadow to the following
layers, tube, tree, cloud and grass.
2,2,50,5 black.

Open a butterfly element.
Resize 25%. Paste twice on the
tag & position as wanted.

Merge layers visible.
Crop to desired size.
Duplicate the layer. On the top layer,
Apply Xero softmood. Default settings.

On the bottom layer,
Apply the plugin Xero Porcelain
Softness 85 Strength 128 Brightness 128

Merge the two layers together.
Duplciate once. On the bottom layer,
adjust - blur gauassian blur 10.00
Effects - texture effects - blind
Width 5.00
Opacity 20 color black
Both boxes checked

Choose your font tool
Add text of choice to the tag.
I added a gradient glow to the text
but that is optional.
I used Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Fat Glow width 3.00

Add artist copyright and name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ladybug Love



Ladybug Love

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 1st, 2013
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am not using a tube with this tag.

I am using Ladybug scrap by
TK Dezigns which can be purchased
at CDO.

Vix Mask385 Blog

Plugin
Filters Unlimited 2.0 Toadies

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open up your scrap supplies.

Open a vine like element.
Resize 80%.
Paste as a new layer.
Rotate - free rotate left 90.
Open a grass like element.
Resize 80%. Paste on the bottom
end of the vine.

Open ladybug element.
Resize 80%. Paste as a new layer
& position in front of the grass like element.

Open scattered leaf element.
Resize 60%. Paste as a new layer -
making sure it is on the bottom of
your tag layers so far.

Paste a paper of choice as new layer -making sure
it is the bottom layer ( underneath the leaf layer ).
Apply the mask Vix Mask385.
Merge group.

Open flower element. For the one I am using,
there were several flowers on the element.
I used freehand selection - drew around the flower
I wanted. Copy & paste as a new layer.
Resize 50%.

Position the flower several times around the mask
layer.Merge the flower layers together. Move the
layer to just above the mask layer.

Add a drop shadow to the ladybug, vine & grass
layers. 2,2,50,5 Black.

Merge layers visible.
Duplicate once. On the bottom layer,
Adjust blur - gauassian blur 5.00
Apply
Plugin Filters Unlimited 2.0 Toadies
Blast 'em default settings

On the top layer, apply the earlier
drop shadow to it.

Merge layers together.
Add tag copyright info & name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.