Thursday, November 25, 2010

Peppermint Twist PTU

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

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
 Scrap kit by Gemini Creationz called Peppermint Twist PTU found here 
Thanks Vicki!
Tube of choice I am using Elias Chatzoudis and you need a license to use his work found here
Mask is WSL3 found here
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 
Let's Begin!
 Open up a new image any size you like. You can start with 700x700 and resize later. 
Flood fill white
Open up frame 5 and right click, copy and paste as new layer with your magic wand click inside the frame and then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 5, then open up paper 8, and right click, copy and paste as new layer under the frame, then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect. With your magic wand again click inside the frame and then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 5 then open up your tube and and copy and paste as new layer and place her where I have mine, place below the frame, duplicate and place the duplicate above the frame and close off that duplicate layer.On the first tube layer go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect, then open up the duplicate layer and erase the parts of her leg right leg
Open up frame 1 and right click copy and paste as new layer behind the first frame see example above, with your magic wand click inside the frame and then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 5 then open up your tube, then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect. Duplicate, close off the duplicate layer, Then change the blend modes for both tubes to Luminance. Close your original tube and on your duplicate using your push brush and zooming in on your tag 2 times, making sure your settings are set as:
Size- 4, Hardness-47, Step- 10, Density-100, Thickness-100, Rotation-0, Opacity-50
and pushing down from her eyelid to her eye, giving it a covered look 
Open up the christmas lights copy and paste as new layer, erase parts of the lights that are hanging on the side of the frame and duplicate, close off the duplicate layer. Using your freehand selections tool trace around the first bulb, and then skip one bulb and trace around the next, keep doing this until you have traced around every other bulb, to select more than one bulb hold down your shift key. Then go to Adjust-Brightness and Contrast-Brightness/Contrast- settings set at  Brightness 40 and Contrast 0. Close off that layer and open up the duplicate bulb layer, and do the same but for the other bulbs that you skipped over
Open any elements you want and place where you would like them.
Open up paper 8 and add your mask, invert your mask
Add your name and copyright info

Follow below to Animation Shop
:Animation Shop: 
So in PSP close off the duplicate tube in the round frame, and close off the duplicate Christmas bulbs, then right click copy merged and paste in animation shop as new animation, then go back to PSP and close the original tube in the round frame and close off the original Christmas bulbs and then open the duplicates of the tube in the circle frame and the  duplicate Christmas bulbs, right click copy merged in animation shop after current frame. Highlight the first frame and right click, go to Frame properties and set it at 200, then highlight the second frame and right click, go to frame properties and set at 50
View animation!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Time For Cocoa FTU



This tut is removed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Pinup Harvest November PTU

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

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
 Scrap kit November Harvest by Ginas Gems Scraps found here 
Thanks Gina!
Tube of choice I am using Pinup Toons and you need a license for his work which you can find here
Template StalkerAutumnTemplate2 from Paradise Designs found here 
You will need to scroll down to the holiday templates
Font of choice I am using Reklame Script Regular DEMO
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15  
Let's Begin!
Open up template and Duplicate (shift key +D) close the original, now resize the template to whatever size you like. Delete the copyright, doodle and leaf group layer. Flood fill your bottom raster layer white
Now on the Oval layer bring the transparency down to 80. 
Now on the oval frame go to Selections-Float-Defloat-and flood fill with this color #ff8300, then go to Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add noise-Gaussian checked, monochrome, checked and noise at 100%.
Then on the 3 squares, go to Selections-Float-Defloat, then open up paper 38, copy and paste as new layer, and then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect. Then using your rectangle tool making sure your foreground and stroke is on the color black, and your background and fill is closed and with your width setting set at 6, draw out a rectangle around one of the 3 frames, convert to raster, and position the frame so it fits nicely on top, then go to Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add Noise-Gaussian checked, monochrome checked and noise at 100%, repeat this process for the other 2 frames.

On the small leaves layer go to Selections-Float-Defloat-flood fill with the same color as the oval frame #ff8300, and then go Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add Noise- Gaussian checked, monochrome checked, and noise at 100%

On your Oval frame using your magic wand click inside the oval frame and then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 5, Open up your tube, copy and paste as new layer and place her under the Oval Frame, then duplicate and move the duplicate above the oval frame, close off the duplicate layer. On your original layer go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect. Then open up your duplicate tube, and erase the parts that are sticking out of the frame.
Now on your top square frame of the 3 squares, go to Selections-Float-Defloat. Open up your tube again and copy and paste as new layer, resize her so her head fits on the square then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect, change the blend mode to Hard Light. Do the same on the 2 other square frames moving the tube down a little, like mine above, so the middle square has her chest area, and the bottom frame, has her hands.
Add any elements you want making sure you copy and paste each as a new layer
Add your name and copyright info 
And you are done!
Hope you liked my tut!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Amethyst Folly PTU

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

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
 Scrap kit is Amethyst Folly by A Taggers Scrap found here 
Thanks Jo!
Tube of Choice I am using the Pinup Toons and you need a license to use his work found here 
Mask of choice I am using Mask 212 by Insatiable dreams found here
Font of choice I am using AL Sandra
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15  

Let's Begin!
 Open up a new image any size you like. You can start with 700x700 and resize when you are done. 
Flood fill white
Open up frame 1 and right click, copy and paste as new layer, then go to Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add Noise- Settings set at: Gaussian checked, 70%, and monochrome checked. Then with your magic wand click inside the frame and then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 5, then open up paper 5 and right click copy and paste as new layer under the frame, then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect.
Open up your tube and right click, copy and paste as new layer and place above your paper
 Duplicate your tube and close off the original. 
Now using your Push Brush, and your settings set :
Shape: circle, Size: 5, Hardness: 47, Step: 10, Density: 100, Thickness: 100, Rotation: 0
Move your brush along her eyelids, pushing the color over her eyes giving it a look as if her eyes are closing.
Add any elements you want just make sure you copy and paste each element as a new layer.
Open up the edge overlay 4, and right click, copy and paste as new layer, move it to the right under the frame but above your tube, duplicate and mirror, rotate so the curvy side is facing the other overlay, making like a curtain.
Then open up the diamond shower element and right click, copy and paste as new layer and place above the overlays.
Open up paper 5 and add your mask, invert your mask
Add your name and copyright info
:Animation Shop:
Back in PSP right click, copy merged and paste as new animation in animation shop.
 Then go back to PSP and move the diamond curtain up using the pick tool, right click copy merged and paste into animation shop after current frame, repeat this process til you have 4 frames. 
Then when the curtain is all the way up, or basically off the tag and all you see is the purple overlays, right click, copy merged and paste after current frame in animation shop, now you will have 5 frames, 
Then go back to PSP, and move the right overlay over to the right, and do the same with the left side overlay, using your pick tool, just slide each side over a little bit, you will start to see your tube under the overlays, then right click, copy merged and paste into animation shop after current frame. Repeat this process, I had about 5 frames of the curtain moving back, and with a total of 10 frames, 
then when you have just your tube showing in PSP, right click copy merged and paste in animation shop after current frame, now you will have a total of 11 frames.
Then go back to PSP and close off your original tube and open up your duplicate tube and right click copy merged and paste into animation shop after current frame, giving you a total of 12 frames.

Then go back and copy and paste each frame 6-10, going backwards as if the curtain is closing, you should have a total of 19 frames. Now in animation shop go to Animation-Frame Properties- and have your frames set at these:
Frames 1-4 set at 20
Frames 5-10  set at 15
Frame 11 set at 126
Frame 12 set at 25
Frame 13 set at 200
Frames 14-18 set at 15
Frame 19 set at 200
View animation and you are done!


Here is another tag I made with the same kit but not animated
 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Autumn Bliss FTU

This tutorial has been removed. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Yesterdays Gone PTU and Autumn Maiden PTU


This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.
I made 2 tags with the same kit and I would like to share them both you

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
Scrap kit Yesterdays Gone PTU by Sweet Cravings Scraps found here 
My Supplies here 
Mask of choice I used BabesDesignz Mask15 found here 
Font I used is Papyrus
 Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15   
Let's Begin!
Open up a new image any size you like. Flood fill white
Open up frame 2 and right click, copy and paste as new layer.Now using your magic wand click inside the frame, then go to your layers palette and add a new raster layer below the frame and flood fill white then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 4
Open up the tube from my supplies and copy and paste as new layer, place her below the frame, duplicate and move the duplicate above the frame, close the duplicate.On the first tube go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect. Then open up your duplicate tube and erase parts of the tube that are sticking out in the left side of the frame, and on the bottom.

Open up flower 1 and copy and paste as new layer and place where I have mine, see example above, duplicate til you have a total of 5, then open up element butterfly2, and copy and paste as new layer and place where I have mine. Then open up element AutumnVine2, and copy and paste as new layer and place below the frame on the right side, duplicate and mirror, open up straw ribbon 1 and copy and paste as new layer place where I put mine.

Open up paper 9 and copy and paste as new layer, add your mask, invert mask
Add your name and copyright info and you are done.
If you would like to animate your tag please follow tut below.

:Animation Shop:
Open up the butterflies from my supplies and you will see there are 15 frames go back to PSP and copy merged your tag as new animation in animation shop, copy the first frame and paste after current frame, copy and paste again til you have a total of 5 frames, then Select All (ctrl+A) and copy, paste after current frame you should now have 10 frames, paste one more time after current frame and you should now have a total of 15 frames. Go back to your butterflies and Select All, and copy and paste on to your animation. 
View animation!

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

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
Scrap Kit Yesterdays Gone PTU by Sweet Cravings Scraps found here
My supplies here
Mask of choice I used Gems Mask 16 found here
Font I used is P22 Corinthia
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15

Let's Begin!
 Open up a new image any size you like. Flood fill white
Open up frame 3 and copy and paste as new layer, using your magic wand click inside frame and go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 8 Open up paper 20 and copy and paste as new layer then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect
Open up the tube from my Supplies and copy and paste as new animation, place below frame, duplicate tube and place the duplicate above the frame, close off the duplicate. Now on your frame again use your magic wand and click inside your frame then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 8 then on your tube layer go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect. Open up your duplicate tube and erase parts of the tube that are sticking out on the left side, do not erase the leaves.
 Open up tree 2 and place below the frame to the left side, open up any other elements you would like. 
Open up the word art and copy and paste as new layer
Open up paper 8 and copy and paste as new layer, add your mask
Add your name and copyright info and you are done.


If you would like to animate your tag please follow tut below




:Animation Shop:

Open up the Autumn leaves from my supplies and you will see there are 12 frames, minimize
Go back to PSP and close off the layers starting with the frame and everything above it in your layers palette, (except your copyright layer leave that open) then copy merged and paste into animation shop as new animation, copy your first frame and paste after current frame, copy and paste until you have a total 12 frames, then Select All on the Autumn Leaves and copy and paste into selection on your tag.
Then go back to PSP and close the layers you just copied over in to Animation shop and open up the rest of the layers, but close your copyright layer, copy merged and paste into animation shop as new animation and copy and paste your frames til you have a total of 12 frames again, just like you did above. Copy and paste into your other animation that you just added your leaves to. 
View animation



I hope you enjoyed these 2 tuts, they are totally different tags but using the same kit!

Playful Autumn~PTU~

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

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
Scrap Kit PTU Playful Autumn by Ginas Gems Scraps found here
Tube of choice I am using Pinup Toons and you need a license to use his work found here
Mask of choice I am using WSL-84 found here
Font I used is Zephyr
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 
Let's Begin!
 Open up a new image any size you like. Flood fill white
Using your Ellipse tool with your width setting set at 4 draw out a circle using a color from your tube, I used color #f0a59b, making sure your fill is closed. Then go to Adjust-Add/Remove-Noise-Add Noise-and make sure your setting are set as follows: 
Gaussian checked, Noise at 100%, and monochrome checked

Then using your Ellipse tool again and using the same color, draw out a smaller circle, move it the right of the large circle, duplicate, mirror. Merge visible the 2 circles, then go to Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add Noise- and your settings set as the same as the other circle.
Now go back to the large circle and using your magic wand click inside the circle then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 2, then open up paper 19 and right click, copy and paste as a new layer, then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect
 Then go back to the 2 smaller circles and do the same thing but use paper 27

Open up your tube and right click, copy and paste as new layer. Place her below the large circle in the center or wherever you would like her, duplicate your tube, rename her duplicate 2, place her above the large circle then hide duplicate 2 for now. On the large circle use your magic wand click inside the circle and then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 2, then on your tube go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect, open up your duplicate 2 tube and erase the parts that are sticking out on the bottom of the circle. Duplicate this tube if you want to animate your tag, rename duplicate 3, We will come back to this later. 
Now for the 2 smaller circles using your magic wand, click inside both circles, to select both hold down your shift key, then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 2, then open up your tube and place just her head inside the circle, duplicate, mirror, then go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect on each. Then for each head go to your Blend Mode and choose Hard Light.
Now add any elements you want.


Open up paper 6 add your mask, invert your mask
Add your name and copyright info and your are done.


If you would like to animate your tag please follow the rest of the tut


:Animation Shop:
 In PSP hide your duplicate 2 tube, and open up your Duplicate 3 tube, use your Smudge brush, and have your settings as follows:
Shape: Circle, Size:4, Hardness:60, Step:10, Density:100, Thickness:100, Rotation:0, Opacity: 50
Now take your smudge brush and click on the dark part of her eye and while still holding down your mouse move your mouse down, keep doing this til her eye is covered with the dark shadow. Close off that layer and open up Duplicate 2 again. Then right click, copy merged and paste as new animation in animation shop. then go back to PSP and close your Duplicate 2 and open up your Duplicate 3 tube, right click, copy merged and paste after current frame in animation shop. On your first frame go to Animation-Frame Properties-setting set at 200, then on your second frame go to Animation-Frame properties- setting set at 43
View animation!
Hope you enjoyed my tut!

Friday, November 5, 2010

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pixie Dusk FTU

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


:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
My supplies here
Scrap kit by Ginas Gems and Tuts called Pixie Dusk add-on found here
Tube of choice I am using Suzanne Woolcott and you need a license to use her work found here
Mask I am using is from WSL-364 found here
Font I used is milk cereal

Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 


Let's Begin!
 Open up a new image any size you like. Flood fill white


Open up grass frame copy and paste as new layer; resize


Open up paper 3 and copy and paste as new layer, then on your frame using your magic wand click inside and go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 8 then on your paper layer go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect


Go to your tubes that came with your PSP program and find the lawn tubes; find the one you like and copy and paste as new layer, place below the frame, see my example above, and duplicate til you have a total of 3 lawns, then place one on each side and one in the middle.

Open up each element as a new layer, the butterfly element and cat tails and water reed, duplicate the water weed and place where I have mine, see example above. Open up the flower lantern, copy and paste as new layer and place where I put mine. Then open up the Calla lilies, copy and paste as new layer and place on the frame like I have mine, duplicate til you have 4 total. Open up the sparkle deco and copy and paste as new layer and place above your tube's head
Open up your tube of choice copy and paste as new layer and place in front of the frame.
Open up paper 2, copy and paste as new layer and add your mask; invert your mask

Add your name and copy right info and you are done. 
If you would like to animate your tag then please follow the tut below in Animation Shop.



:Animation Shop:
Open up the frog from my supplies and you will see there are 12 frames, Select all frames (ctrl+A) then go to Animation-Mirror. With all your frames still highlighted go to Animation-Resize with your settings set at Pixel Size 130x139 Minimize your frog for now


Then go back to PSP and right click, copy merged, and paste into animation shop as new animation. Then right click, copy and paste after current frame, do this til you have a total of 4 frames, then Select all frames by holding down your control key +A, right click copy and paste after current frame and you now should have a total of 8 frames, repeat this process again and you should now have 12 frames. Select all frames again and minimize then maximize your frog frames and right click copy and paste into your animation you just minimized and place your frog where you would like him.
View animation and you are done.
I hope you enjoyed my tut