June 17, 2010

Walking On Sunshine



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June 04, 2010

Rock Roll 'n Stuff




Rock Roll ‘n Stuff

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 6-4-10 with all rights reserved.  Please do not copy and paste it in any group, any website, or call it your own. You can link to it using a text link to my blog.

This tut is written using a PTU kit designed by Brandies Eye Candies called 501 Grunge which can be purchased here at Wilma4Ever Store.   It was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.

No outside filters needed.

Open a new image 550 by 550. Resize EJ_PP12 to 58% and c/p it as a new layer, duplicate.  Highlight bottom paper layer, Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic-Antique with these settings Grid Settings 52, symmetric is checked, Mosaic Settings 31, 5, 33. Highlight the top paper layer, Effects/Texture Effects/Texture with these settings  Canvas course, size 100, Image 0,2,0,0, Color white, 315, 30, 50. Merge down.

Resize EJ_splatter to 60%, c/p as a new layer; position/rotate/resize as needed with the deform tool, duplicate and position/rotate/resize to cover a bit more of the paper area, merge down, sharpen once.

Resize EJ_frame7 to 68%, duplicate. Highlight top frame layer and add a drop shadow with these settings- Vertical/horizontal 1, Opacity 100, Blur 1.0, pick a very light color from your tube for the color. Repeat drop shadow changing Vertical/horizontal to -1. Highlight the bottom frame layer, Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic-Antique.  Use the same settings as above except change the grid settings to 34. Now use your deform tool to resize this layer just a bit so that it fits inside of the top frame. Merge the top frame layer down.

Open EJ_skull5 and resize to 40%. C/P as a new layer, move it to the top left of the tag and rotate it to the left a bit using the deform tool. Add drop shadow. Open EJ_frame9 and resize to 60%, move it so that it circles skull 5. Add a drop shadow. Open EJ_bow5 and resize to 60%, c/p as a new layer and move and rotate using the deform tool on the lower left of the tag, add a drop shadow.

Add your focus tube on a new layer and add a drop shadow.  I used a cute goth rocker tube I have permission to use which is ©Ismael Alvarez, www.ismaelalvarez.com. Please do not use his artwork unless you have permission to do so.  You can always use a tube of your own choosing.

Open EJ_musicnote3 and EJ_star2. Resize both to 60%. C/P the note as a new layer, duplicate and merge down, add a drop shadow.  Do the same with the start.  Now you can duplicate each of these elements as many times as you would like and just arrange them here and there on your tag.  Use your deform tool to resize further and rotate if needed. 

It’s time to add your text.  I used a font called Cocktail with a very light color as my foreground color for the outline with stroke set to 1. The background was made using a gradient with two colors from my image. Once you have your text how you like it, add a drop shadow.  Add your watermark and copyright information, export as a jpeg and you’re done!

I hoped you enjoyed this tut!

June 03, 2010

Walking on Sunshine Blogtrain

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June 01, 2010

Midsummer's Fairy



Midsummer’s Fairy

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 5-28-10 with all rights reserved.  Please do not copy and paste it in any group or call it your own. You can link to it using a text link to my blog.

This tut is written using a kit included in the Midsummer’s Dreams Collab created by Addictive Pleasures.  The Collab Kit can be yours free for a limited time with a minimum purchase at Heartbeatz Store.  The tutorial was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP. 

Supplies
WSL_Mask254 which can be downloaded here. Scroll down a bit and the links are on the right.

Open a new image 550 by 550, fill with white. Add new raster layer, select all, c/p paper p5 into selection. Add mask. Duplicate layer, Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Hue Saturation Lightness, saturation 33.  Use the deformation tool to resize this layer a little smaller. Click on the dropdown script menu and select the default script CenterLayer. Merge down.

C/P your focus tube as a new layer. Add a nice drop shadow.   I used a pretty fairy tube ©Cathy Delanssay with permission. Please do not use her artwork if you do not have permission to do so.  Feel free to use a tube of your own choosing.  Move the tube to the bottom of the mask layer.  For the tube I used, I highlighted the mask layer, select all, float, defloat.  Highlighted the tube layer, selection/invert, delete.

Open the clock element, resize to 60%, c/p it as a new layer on the top left of the tag. Open the bubble element, resize to 50%, c/p as a new layer and position it over the clock, merge down. Add a drop shadow to the clock. Drag this layer below the tube layer if it overlaps.

Open the rainbow and resize to 60%.  C/P as a new layer over the clock layer.  Using the deform tool and hold the shift key, drag the right middle node down making the rainbow look like it’s on a slight angle. Position the rainbow making sure that the right and left sides are at the edges of the mask.

Open the stars element, resize to 70%, drag below the tube layer.  Position the stars where you want them using the deform tool.  Duplicate layer and position it below the first bunch of stars.  I then used my eraser tool and erased some of the stars that were not fully shown because of being behind the clock or tube. Once you have your stars placed where you want them, merge the top stars layer down.  Add a drop shadow.

Highlight the top layer of your tag.  Open the umbrella element and resize to 60%.  C/P as a new layer on the bottom right of the tag, add a drop shadow.  Open the element ribbonandbow, resize to 70%, move it to the top of the tag, add a drop shadow. Open flowerribbon and resize to 30%, c/p as a new layer, duplicate three times. Position and resize these flowers here and there on the tag using the deform tool. Highlight the top flowerribon and merge down three times, add a drop shadow.

Now you can add your text, watermark and copyright information and you’re done!















Maiden Princess




Maiden Princess

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 5-25-10 with all rights reserved.  Please do not copy and paste it in any group or call it your own. You can link to it using a text link to my blog.

This tut is written using a kit included in the Midsummer’s Dreams Collab created by Debs Designs   The Collab Kit can be yours free for a limited time with a minimum purchase at Heartbeatz Store.   

The tutorial was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.  There are no outside supplies needed.

Open a new image 550 by 550, fill with white. Open DD_Paper03, resize to 35%, c/p as new layer.  Open DD-Paper04, resize to 35%, c/p as new layer.  Using your deform tool, move the bottom of the pink paper up so that it covers only the top half of the bottom paper, merge down.  Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur 38.00. Using the deform tool resize using the bottom corner node so that it’s resized symmetrically about 15 pix.  Click on the dropdown list for the default PSP scripts and scroll to CenterLayer.  Run the script.  Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic-Antique with these settings – Grid settings 25, symmetric is checked, Mosaic setting 0, 2, 8.
Using the deform tool once again resize about 15 pix, repeat the CenterLayer script. You should now have a pretty mystical sky background for your tag.

Open DD_pond, resize to 80%, c/p as a new layer. Take the deform tool and while holding the control key, move the lower right node to the right. Let go of the control key and click on the top middle node and bring it down.  This will give the pond some perspective making it look like it’s lying flat.  Repeat both steps until you have the pond looking how you like it. Add a drop shadow.

Open DD_wishingwell, resize to 60%, c/p as a new layer and drag the layer below the pond.  Position it somewhere on the right side of the tag. C/P DD_grass as a new layer and drag below the pond. Move it to the left side of the pond. Add a drop shadow to both of the layers.

Open DD_rose03, resize to 40%.  Using the freehand selection tool draw around the bottom stems of the roses, click delete, select none.  C/P the roses as a new layer on the right side of the pond. I duplicated this layer 6 times and arranged the roses here and there on the right side of the pond and on the right side of the wishing well.  Once you have them where you want them, highlight the top rose layer and merge down six times.  Add a nice drop shadow.

Open DD_frog, resize to 15%, c/p as a new layer somewhere on the edge of the pond. Add a drop shadow.

Now we can add our focus tube.  I used a beautiful image ©Nene Thomas www.nenethomas.com. Feel free to use a tube of your own choosing. C/P the focus tube somewhere on the left of the tag.  When you have it positioned where you like it, add a drop shadow.

It’s time to add your text.  I used a foreground/background gradient using a darker green and a yellow color picked from the tag. The font I used is called Celebrity.
Add your watermark and copyright information and you’re done!

Thanks for trying this tut. I hope you enjoyed it!