Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Haunting No Scraps



This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed:
Template by HorsePlaysPasture found here 
Haunted House photo I got from wonder wallpapers found here
Tube of choice I'm using Daniel Esparza, you need a license to use his work found here
Font of choice I'm using Treasure
Mask of choice I am using Insatiable Dreams mask 19 found here 
Drop shadow at 4, 4, 40, and 4.0 color black
    Animation Shop 



Let's begin!
Open up template and duplicate, Shift+D Close out the original. Delete copyright info You can crop and resize later. 

On the large rectangle on the right draw a rectangle border using your Rectangle tool, width setting at 7 and making sure the foreground is black and fill is closed. Convert to raster
Close out all your layers except the 3 rectangles and the large rectangle on the right.Merge visible. Rename first merge.Then close out everything again except the 3 rectangles frames and merge visible, rename merge 2. Open all layers
On your first merge Select All, Float, Defloat, and copy and paste your haunted house pic into the selection, invert, delete, deselect. Duplicate, close duplicate (You will need the duplicate later when animating)

Open your tube and using your freehand selection tool select around the pumpkin, copy, minimize your tube (you'll come back to it later) and paste as new layer and arrange it next to the cat, duplicate, close duplication (you will come back to it when animating) Then maximize your tube again and using the freehand selection tool select around the tube, copy and paste your tube onto the large rectangle on the right, 
Then on your first merge, Select All, Float Defloat, copy and paste your tube into selection, invert, delete, deselect. Lower opacity to 60


Now for the mask you will flood fill using 3 colors from your tube making a gradient with  angles  set at 36 and repeat at 1, invert checked. Make a new raster layer and flood fill with gradient, apply mask

Add name and copyright info. If you would like to animate your tag please follow the rest of the tut


Animation Shop
In PSP close the original first merge and the original pumpkin. Open the duplicate first merge and duplicate pumpkin.  And using your Freehand Selection Tool select around the pumpkin face and the lights on the haunted house, to select more than one area at a time hold down the shift key. Then go to Adjust, Brightness and Contrast, Brightness/Contrast with the settings at
Brightness 40 Contrast 0. Close both duplicates and open both originals. 
Copy merge and paste in animation shop as new animation. Go back to PSP again and close out both originals and open up the duplicates, copy merged and paste into animation shop after current frame. Change frame settings to 15 view animation and your done!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rocker Babe (No Scraps)

Hello I have this fun tutorial for you tonight!

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.
:Supplies Needed:
Template Rocker Babe by Kristin & Aqua at Creative Misfits Creations here
Tube of choice I am using Ismael Rac, you need a license to use his work found here
Font of choice I am using Lunar Bar
 Drop shadow on each element settings at 4, 4, 40, and 4.0 color black
Animation Shop


Let's Begin!
 Open up template and duplicate shift+D, close out the original one. I deleted template copyright info, rectangles and left/right tone.
On the pink ring Select All, Float, Defloat, flood fill with a color from your tube. I used color #e62b88. Repeat this process again on the pink grad circles, and pink star. For the text Rocker Babe, hold shift+L put your settings at
Hue 225, Saturation 250
Go back to the pink ring Select All, Float, Defloat and add Nose with settings at Gaussian checked, Noise at 100, and monochrome checked, deselect

Open up your tube and place above the Pixel words, duplicate, rename as tube1 and tube 2, and bring tube 2 to the top, use your eraser tool around the parts of the tube 2 that are sticking out.

Use the magic wand and select the small, right, pink grad circle. Copy and paste your tube again on the smaller right pink grad circle place where just her head is on it, invert, delete, deselect. Do the same process on the small, left, pink grad circle. Change to hard light on both pics and duplicate both, you should now have 4.
Use your magic wand on the black circle, copy and paste your tube, you will need to enlarge, and rename this layer head shot 1, move it  to the right, invert, delete, deselect. Do the same on the left side of the black circle but mirror the tube, rename layer head shot 2, Lower the opacity down to 50 on both.

Add your name and copyright info. 
If you want to animate follow on to the rest of the tut.


♥Animation Shop♥
In PSP close everything except the black circle, pixel words and head shots 1 and 2. Copy merged and paste into animation shop as new animation.
In animation shop Insert Image effect and choose Rotate colors, settings at  effect length 2.0 seconds and 4 frames per second. You should now have 9 frames. Minimize these frames you will open them later.
Go back to PSP and close the black circle, pixel words and head shots 1 and 2, and open up the raster layer, copyright info text layer, left/right black circles, the right/left white glitter circles, the right/left pink grad circles, all 4 copies of the tube heads that were on the small, pink grad circles. Copy merged and past into Animation shop as new animation, Copy and paste after current frame, copy and paste one more time, you should now have 3 frames, select all 3 frames, copy and paste after current frame, you should now have 6 frames, paste once more after current frame you should now have 9 frames total. Select All 9 frames. Minimize you will open later.
Now maximize the first animation you made, select All, copy, minimize again. Now maximize your second animation and paste your first animation into selected frames and position.
Now go back to PSP and close up all the layers you just used and open up both copies of the tube, the large pink glitter ring, all the stars and the Rocker Babe text, copy merged and paste into animation shop as a new layer. Copy and paste 9 frames like you did above, then Select all and copy and paste onto the animation. Change frame animation to 15 , view animation and you are done!
Hope you enjoyed my tut!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Animal Crackers FTU

 I have another tut for you tonight!
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed:
Animal Crackers FTU Scrap Kit by Sweet Cravings Scraps by Kara here
Word Art by Scraps Dimensions here
Tube of choice I used the artwork of Suzanne Woolcott you need a license to use her work which you can get here
Font of choice I used Baby Kruffy
Drop shadow on each element settings at 4, 4, 40, and 4.0 color black



Let's Begin!
Open up a new image size 461x 461 (or whichever size you prefer)
Open up element Frame 1 and resize to your liking. Then open the tree element and place in front of the frame on the left side. Place any other elements of your choosing and place to your liking.

Using your magic wand click inside the frame and modify-expand- 5, then open up a paper of choice and invert, delete, deselect. Open up the cloud element and place in the frame, duplicate and mirror and resize so they don't stick out of the frame.

Then open your tube of choice and place inside the frame resizing to your liking.

Open your word art and place on top of the frame. Add your name and copyright and you are done!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!






Sweet Love FTU

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of  PSP.
Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed:
Lacarolita FTU Scrap Kit Sweet_Love found here
Tube of choice I am using Ismael Rac, you need a license to use his work which can be found here

Your mask of choice, a round one is what I used
Font of your choice, I used A&S snapper Script


Drop shadow on each element settings at 4, 4, 40, and 4.0 color black
Animation Shop



Let's Begin!
Open a new image in the size of 461x461 (or whatever size you like) Flood fill white
Now using your elipse tool making sure your stroke is open and fill is closed, you can use any color, I chose black. Draw a circle in the middle of your image. Then draw another circle under the first one and make it a little larger. Convert both circles to raster

Then using your rectangle tool draw out 2 rectangles behind the large circle you made and place each rectangle where I put mine in my tag. Convert both to raster.

Now on one rectangle Select All, Float, Defloat, flood fill with black. Do the same on the other rectangle. Then on the first rectangle, Select All, Float, Defloat, again and then copy and paste Sweet_Love Border 1, invert, delete and deselect. Do the same on the other rectangle.

Now on the larger circle Select All, Float, Defloat, and copy and paste paper 3, invert, delete, deselect.

Now for the smaller circle in front make a gradient with 2 colors from your tube. I chose pink and black for this tube. The gradient settings should be: angle at 36 and repeat at 1, invert selected. Select All, Float, Defloat, Flood Fill with your gradient

Place your tube under the first circle, duplicate, move that one to the top then erase parts of the tube that are sticking out. Apply any elements you would like.

On your bottom layer make a gradient again 2 colors of your choice same settings as above. Flood fill; then apply mask.


 Use element Sweet_Love lanterns, place as the top layer below your tube
If you want to animate your tag follow the rest of the tut

Duplicate lantern 2x, you should have 3, and rename each one, now close up the original element and the third one. On the second duplicate, with your free hand selection tool, (setting on free hand), select around every other lantern. To do more than one selection hold down your shift key. Then go to Adjust, Brightness and Contrast, Brightness/Contrast settings on Brightness 40, Contrast 0. Deselect. Keeping the original lantern closed, close 2nd lantern duplicate and open up your third lantern duplicate. Using your free hand selection tool again, repeat the same process but on the other lanterns you did not do on the 2nd duplicate.
Apply your name and copyright info




:In Animation shop:
Open your first lantern and close up your second and third lantern. Copy merged and paste into animation shop as new animation. Go back to PSP and close up the first lantern and open the second duplicate, copy merged and paste in animation shop after current layer. Go back into PSP again and close the second lantern and open up the third lantern and copy merged again and paste into animation shop after current layer. Select All frames you should have 3 and change frame properties to the speed you would like your lanterns.View your animation!

That's it! I hope you liked my tutorial!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hello!

Hello! I'm Angela! 
Here on my Blog I will be sharing tuts of tags that I make. I'm pretty new to this so please be patient with me as I learn. =) I love making tags and would love to share with you all a little of my creativity. Some of you may know me from Cafemom. If you are on Cafemom give me a shout out. =) I will try and post a tut here real quick.
Thanks!
Angela =0)