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Monday, September 30, 2013

January Rain Blog Train - Halloweenaholic


TOOT TOOT!!!!! The January Rain Blog Train has left the station.
This time our color palette was inspired by a tube by Elias called Halloweenaholic.


Be sure to check out all of the other stops on this train...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PTU Tut- Karma



This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Ghoulishly Glam from Gimptastic Scraps 
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Arthur Crowe. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase them at his store HERE.
Template 187 by me HERE 
Mask- chas2mask from Chas Designs 
Font- 1 Snappy DNA


 -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 500x423 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  2, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
2- paper 8
5- paper 2
7- paper 6
8- paper 5
9- paper 10
10- paper 4
11- paper 9
12 & 13- paper 1 -Do not select none, Layer>New Layer. Change your foreground color to f53a91. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select none. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Repeat drop shadow. 

-Make layer 1 active. Alpha to selection. Bucket fill selection with same pink. Repeat noise and drop shadow.

-Repeat noise and drop shadow on layer 3.

-On the word art layers go ahead and recolor to your liking.

-Open tube. Move below all the word art layers. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place in the center of tag. Repeat drop shadow. layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to soft light and lower the opacity to 50. 

-Open frame 3. Move below tube layer. Scale 65%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -20. Place frame to the right side of tube. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand) and click inside the circle part of frame. Select>Grow 3. Add new layer and move below frame. Bucket fill with same pink. Open tube. Place in selection. Invert & delete. Select none. Change the mode to screen. Repeat drop shadow on frame.

-Open frame 2. Move above the black circle paper layers. Scale 65%. Place on top right block circle paper layer. Repeat drop shadow. Duplicate. Place duplicate on bottom black circle paper layer. Repeat drop shadow.

Elements:
smear
cupcake
beads
blades
boombox
boot
bracket
flower 1
flower 2
glitter
heart
metal heart
sparkles
star 1

-Open paper 10. make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp. 

-Add name and copyright and you're finished!

Monday, September 23, 2013

PTU Tut- Trick Or Treat



This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Tamandya. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. You can purchase the one I used at The PSP Project.
PTU kit PinkOween from Tasha's Playground 
Template from Addictive Templates
Mask- 187 from weescotslass
Font- Janda Silly Monkey

-Open template. Delete credits and layers words 1, 2, & 3 and words back 1, 2 & 3. Image>Scale Image 550x479 px. Image>Canvas Size 650x650 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  2, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:

raster 11- paper 7
rater 9- paper 14
rater 14- paper 12
raster 2- paper 9
raster 3- paper 5
raster 6- paper 8
raster 5- paper 4
raster 4- paper 3
raster 8- paper 2
raster 10- paper 6
raster 7- paper 14
raster 15- paper 14
raster 12- paper 8
raster 13- paper 7

-Open tube. Move above the spider paper in the layer box. Layer>Scale Layer 70%. Place towards the right of tag. Grab the eraser tool and erase part of tube that is sticking below the letters. Repeat drop shadow. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to soft light and lower the opacity to 60.

-Open frame 1. Move above candy corn paper layer. Scale 65%. Place on candy corn paper. Repeat drop shadow twice. Duplicate. Place on pink glitter circle paper. 

Elements:
light string
spider
splatter
cake
candy cone (rotate 15)
ghost
boo juice
potion (rotate 15)
potion 2
bats
candy apple
leaves 2
kitten
heart 2
sparkles
spider 2


-Open paper 3. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in gimp.

-Add copyright and name and you're done!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

PTU tut - Cursed

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Cursed PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can get HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Tatjana Art, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Template of choice. I used HPD template 156 which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used HPD mask 17 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Things we Said.

Let's get started!!!

1. Open a new layer (I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha).

2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them.

~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete).

These are the papers I used:

Paper 2
Paper 6
Paper 7

~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open tube, add drop shadow.

4. Open and place the following elements:

Tree
Moon
Scatter 2
Smear
Ligtning
Bottle 3
Violin
Flower 2
Candle
Candle 2
Open Book
Window 2
Paper Rose
Cat
Skull
Syringe
Spider 2
Raven
 
~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Scatter 2 & Lightning)~

5. Open Paper 3

6. Open mask

7. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks).

8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers).

9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

11. Add copyright info and name.

12. Save as .png

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fantastically Free Blog Train - Gothic Princess

TOOT TOOT!!!!!!!!! That's right folks, it's time for another ride on the Fantastically Free Blog Train!!!! So jump on board and get ready for some awesome goodies...
This month our theme was Gothic Princess.



Be sure to check out all of the other stops on this train...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PTU Tut- Bite Me



This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Zombie Nerd from Gimptastic Scraps  
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Ismael Rac. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase them at his store HERE 
Template 186 by me HERE 
Mask- 84 from weescotslass
Font- the quiet scream


 -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 550x376 px. Image>Canvas Size 650x500 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow  0, 0, 10, black, 80. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
1- paper 9
2 & 3- paper 1
4- paper 6
5- paper 4
6- paper 5
7- paper 2
words 3- paper 3

-Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 80 on all the words back layers.

-Open frame 2. Move below all the word art layers. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place in center of tag. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>grow 5. Open tube. Place in selection. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Move duplicate below the frame layer in the layer box. Invert & Delete. Select none. Make the original tube active. Repeat drop shadow. Merge tube with shadow (Layer>Merge Down). Select the eraser tool and erase the bottom portion of tube so it looks like she is sticking out of the frame.

-Open frame 3. Make the bottom layer. Scale 90%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. in the angle box put -10. Place in center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

Elements:
thought bubble
bats (duplicate & flip)
eyeball (duplicate & flip)
mesh (duplicate & flip)
cupcake
voodoo doll (flip)
flying skull
fly (duplicate & rotate 90 twice)
purse
heart (rotate -20)
blood
vials
tag (rotate -20)

-Open paper 10. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp. 

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

PTU Tut- Carefree


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Forever Damask from Tasha's Playground 
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Ismael Rac. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. You can purchase these tubes at his store HERE 
Font- Alex Brush & La Portenia de la Boca

-File>New 600x600 px.

-Open frame 1. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place on center of canvas. Select the fuzzy select tool. Click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 6. Move below frame layer in the layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Edit>Cut. Open tube. Scale 80%. Place on center of canvas. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Make duplicate tube layer the top layer. Make the original tube layer active. Cut. Select>None. Make the duplicate tube active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50. Merge tube with shadow (Layer>Merge Down). Select the eraser tool and erase the bottom portion of tube so it looks like she is sticking out of the frame. Repeat drop shadow on frame layer. 

-Open frame 1 again. Make the bottom layer. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -10. Scale 85%. Place center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open frame 5. Make the bottom layer. Rotate 90. Scale 85%. Place in center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

Elements:
envelopes
feather
flowers (duplicate & flip)
ribbon 2
heart 2
beads
damask flower
bow 3
flower 1, 2,  4, 5, 6
owl
heart 3 (rotate -10)
leaf 2
leaf 4 (flip)

-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Alex Brush, Size: 70, foreground color: black. Click canvas and type 'carefree'. Place text to the bottom right of tag. Lower the opacity to 10. Duplicate. Place duplicate at the top left of tag. Repeat drop shadow on both text layers.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

PTU Tut- Autumn Is Upon Us


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Autumn Vineyard from Gimptastic Scraps 
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Alicia Mujica. You must have a proper licence to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE 
Mask-
Fonts- Julius Sans One, Signerica Fat

-File>New 600x600 px.

-Open frame 5. Layer>Scale Layer 80%. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>grow 5. Open paper 2. Make the bottom layer in the layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Scale 70%. Select>invert. Edit>Cut. Select>None. Make the frame active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 0, 0, 10, black, 80.

-Open frame 3. Make the top layer. Scale 80%. Place on top of other frame. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 50.

-Open frame 4. Move this layer between the other 2 frame layers. Scale 80%. Place on top of bottom frame. Using the magic wand, click inside this frame. Grow 5. Open tube. Scale 35%. Place in center of tag. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Make the duplicate layer the top layer. Make the original tube active. Invert & cut. Select>None. Make the duplicate tube active. Repeat drop shadow. Merge tube with shadow layer (Layer>Merge Down). Select the eraser tool. Erase the bottom portion of the tube so it looks like she is sticking out of the frame.

-Open frame 2. make the bottom layer. Scale 85%. Place on the center of tag. Add drop shadow of 0, 0, 10, black, 80.

-Open frame 2 again. Make the bottom layer. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -15. Scale 85. Place center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open frame 6. Make the top layer. Scale 40%. Place to the bottom right of tag. Select the magic wand. While pressing shift, click inside the top and bottom box of frame. Grow 3. Open paper 9. Move below this frame layer. Add alpha channel. Invert & cut. Open tube. Scale 25%. Place in the selection. Duplicate and hide by clicking the eye next to it in the layer box (we will use in in a second). Cut. Select none. Change the mode to soft light. Make the frame active. Using the magic wand, click inside the middle frame. Grow 3. Open paper 7. Move below hidden tube layer. Add alpha channel. Invert & cut. Unhide tube layer. Cut. Select none. Change the mode to value. Make the frame active. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 50.

-Open twig heart. Make the top layer. Scale 60%. Place to the bottom right of tag. Duplicate. Scale duplicate 65%. Rotate -15. Place on top of the other heart. Repeat drop shadow on both twig heart layers. 

Other elements:
deco 4
vines
torn paper (flip, ctrl + flip)
leaf 3
keyhole
nature 1
nature 2 (duplicate & flip)
flower 3
pine cone (flip)
beads
leaf 1
boxes
bird (flip)
book (rotate 15)

-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Change the font to Julius Sans One, Size: 50, Foreground color: d79608. Click canvas and type 'autumn'. Place on the bottom left of tag. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below current text layer in layer box. Grow 1. Change foreground to 540c1e. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select>None. Filters>Noise>RBG Noise on default. Repeat drop shadow. 

-Repeat above using the Signerica Fat font size 35. I used the same colors, just the gold one for the main text and the burgundy one for the outline text.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

PTU Tut- Beautiful Memories


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Memories from Amy Marie. You can purchase this kit at The PSP Project 
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Alex Prihodko. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. You can purchase them at Pics For Design 
Font- Frosting for breakfast

-File>New 600x600 px.

-Open tube. Layer>Scale Layer 35%. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to soft light and lower the opacity to 55.

-Open element 55. Move below the tube layer in the layer box. Place to the right side of tube. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 38. Move below the tube layer. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -90. Place at the bottom of tube. Repeat drop shadow. Duplicate. Make the duplicate the top layer. Select the eraser tool. Erase parts of the leaf branch so it looks like she is intertwined with the branch.

-Open element 35. Make the bottom layer. Rotate -40. Scale 70. Place at the bottom of tag.

-Open element 28. Move below the tube layer. Scale 25%. Place at the bottom right. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 110. Move below flower. Scale 35%. Place to bottom right.

-Open element 88. Move below bottom leaf branch. Scale 50%. Place to the bottom left. Repeat drop shadow. 

-Open element 78. Move below the tube layer. Scale 40%. Place to the bottom left. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 53. Move below tube layer. Scale 40%. Place to bottom left. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 32. Make the bottom layer. Scale 50%. Rotate 90. Place to the left. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 58. Make the bottom layer. Rotate 90. Place to the left of tag. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>Grow 2. Open paper 1. Move paper below frame layer. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Edit>Cut. Open tube. Place in selection. Cut. Change the mode to screen. Select>None. Make the frame active. Repeat drop shadow. I erased parts of the frame/paper/tube that were below the main tube and to the right of the main tube.

-Open element 93. Move above the frame layer. Scale 50%. Flip. Place to the left. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 92. Move above the lantern. Scale 60%. Place to the right side. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 87. Make the bottom layer. Scale 40%. Place at the bottom middle. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 42. Make the bottom layer. Scale 40%. Place at the bottom middle. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 75. Make the top layer. Scale 20%. Place to the left side. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 50. Move above fan. Scale 30%. Place to the right. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 107. Move below lantern. Place in center of tag.

-Open element 83. Make top layer. Scale 30%. Place at the bottom center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 81. Make the top layer. Scale 30%. Rotate -15. Place at the bottom center near the 'beatutiful' tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open element 108. Make the top layer. Place on the words. Repeat drop shadow.

-Add name and copyright and you're finished!!





Wednesday, September 4, 2013

PTU tut - Summer Harvest

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).
 
~Summer Harvest PTU scrapkit by A Taggers Scrap which you can find HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used 1 Snappy DNA.

Let's get started!!!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha).

2. Open Frame 5, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 20 center it behind Frame 5, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Deco 1
Flower 1
Flower 8
Flower 10
Ribbon 4
Fence 2
Grass 2
Greenery 5
Folded Fabric 2
Scales
Pots 2
Melon
Fruit Bowl
Strawberries
Tomatoes 3
Bucket
Frog
Butterfly 2
Bananas
Ladybirds

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Deco 1 & Grass 2)~

6. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

7. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

8. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

9. Add copyright info and name.

10. Save as .png

You are finished :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

PTU tut - Happy Autumn

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Happy Autumn PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Lix, you must have a license to use this art which you can now get from HERE.

~Font of choice. I used PinkClouds Medium.

Let's get started!!!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha).

2. Open Window element, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 1 center it behind Window, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open Frame 2 (round frame), place it under Window & Paper 1 in your layer box. Add drop shadow.

5. Open tube, add drop shadow.

6. Open and place the following elements:

Flower 2
Leaf Scatter 2
Leaf Pile
Leaves 2
Flower Pot
Tree
Mushrooms
Sign
Pumpkin
Watering Can
Pinecones
Basket
Boots

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Leaves 2 & Leaf Scatter 2)~

7. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

8. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

9. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

10. Add copyright info and name.

11. Save as .png

You are finished :)

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