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Thursday, March 26, 2015

PTU tut - Bubble Bath

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).
 
 ~Sweet Connection PTU scrapkit by Gemini Creationz which you can find @ The PSP Project HERE.

 ~The artwork of Lisa Victoria, you must have a license to use this art which you can also get from The PSP Project HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 235 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Riddle 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 Frame 1, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 11, center behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Ribbon
Bow Ribbon
Flower 1
Flower 3
Flair 1
Silver Button
Sugar Cup
Teapot
Greenery 2
Fabric Flower
Fabric Flower 2
Bird
Butterfly
Plum
Blueberries




~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~

6. Open Paper 14

7. Open mask

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

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

10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

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

12. Add copyright info and name.

13. Save as .png

You are finished :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

PTU Tut- Spring Fling

 
 
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 In My Garden from Tasha's Playground
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Barbara Jensen. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase them at her store HERE
Template 131 from Millie's PSP Madness
Font: Across the Road
And this word art from me. Just right click and save:
 
 
 
  -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 550x550 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:
 
1, 3 & 9- paper 5
2- paper 2
4- paper 7
5- paper 1
6- paper 9
7- paper 5
8- paper 8
 
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 90%. Place center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
 
-Open frame 2. Move below tube layer in layer box. Scale 90%.
Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -15. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside the top box of frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 7. Move below frame layer. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Open tube. Place in selection. Delete. Select none. Change the mode of the tube to what ever you think looks best. I used overlay. Repeat for the other 2 boxes of frame. Here is what I used: Middle part paper 1 & mode screen. For the bottom part paper 6 and mode value. Repeat drop shadow on frame.
 
 
Elements:
ground
flowers
branch
branch 2 (rotate 10)
bark (flip)
bird (flip)
leaves 2
leaves 4
bow
window
deco 1
ribbon
bird bath
faucet
containers
 
-Add name and copyright and your done!


PTU tut - Classy Lady

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).

~PTU kit called IB-AliciaMujica-Exclusive11A by Tasha's Playground, which you can find exclusively @ CDO HERE.

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

~Template of choice. I used MPM template 263 which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 84 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Amatic Bold Condensed.

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 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
Paper 4
Paper 5
Paper 6

~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color).

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

3. Open tube, add drop shadow.

4. Open and place the following elements:

1
3
4
5
9
11
14
16
18
20
21
Wordart

~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~

 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!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

PTU tut - Garden Party

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).
 
 ~L'Amour De Ma Vie PTU scrapkit by Jackie's Jewels.

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

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Plaster of Paris.

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 element 3 (frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 12, center behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

6
8
9
10
11
13
18
20
21
23
27
34
36
42
43
47
51
55
58
59
64
66
67
81

~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~

6. Open Paper 1

7. Open mask

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

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

10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

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

12. Add copyright info and name.

13. Save as .png

You are finished :)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Former PTU kits now FTU!!!!!!!

That's right, it's time for some FREEBIES!!!!!
I decided to clean house a bit, so why not offer a few kits for free. I know most of these are off-season...but I figured you can use them later. Enjoy...and please leave a thank you if you download.

Just click on the previews to download

http://www.4shared.com/zip/oSUvXv1kce/GS-Autumn_Vineyard.html

http://www.4shared.com/zip/wpa2gEnqce/GS-Forever_Fall.html

http://www.4shared.com/zip/fVPOAek1ce/GS-Autumn_Serenade.html

http://www.4shared.com/zip/F1TGyfOece/GS-Hot__Nerdy.html

http://www.4shared.com/zip/Z3GUbM7oce/GS-Snow_Day.html

http://www.4shared.com/zip/QtQVB0B1ce/GS-Santa_Baby.html

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Fantastically Free Bog Train - Toadally Spring

WOOT, it's time once again for The Fantastically Free Blog Train to leave the station!!!!
This month our theme was Toadally Spring. We all used the same fresh, springy palette and we all included toads or frogs in our creations. 

I made you all a set of templates:


http://www.4shared.com/zip/69t6k9qbce/GS-FFBT_Toadally_Spring_TempPa.html

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

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Monday, March 2, 2015

PTU tut - Society Girl

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).

~ PTU kit called Cafe Society by A Taggers Scrap, which you can find @ The PSP Project HERE.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Studio 43, you must have a license to use this art which you can also get @ TPP HERE.

~Template of choice. I used BP template 250 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used The NautiGal.

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 14
Paper 19
Paper 21
Paper 22
Paper 23
Paper 27

~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color).

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

3. Open tube,  add drop shadow.

4. Open and place the following elements:

Deco 4
Flower 2
Flower 5
Flower 7
Flower 8
Pillow
Butterfly
Laptop Bag
Box
Lamp
Candle 2
Candle 3
Candle 4
Bird
Shoe
Bag 4
Drink
Bangle
Sunglasses 2
Frame 6

~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 Deco 4 & Frame 6)~

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

6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

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

8. Add copyright info and name.

9. Save as .png

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

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