Wednesday, 14 November 2018

New Year Kisses



Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the stunning artwork of Alex Prihodko
which you can purchase from Pics For Designs
My Scrapkit - New Year 2018 HERE
Mask of choice
Font of choice
NYKTag (save from bottom of post)

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 14th November 2018 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

c/p paper 13, apply mask, merge group

Dont forget to dropshadow as you go 2,5,40,10,black

element 55, resize 85, move it up and left a little
element 7, resize 50, position bottom left of frame
element 22, resize 90, position next to the bottle
element 29, resize 30, position bottom right of frame, slightly overlapping gold cone
element 39, position in front of previous elements
element 35, resize 40, position behind crown to the right slightly
c/p NYKTag position bottom right of tag, rotate left 5
element 56, resize 40, position behind NYKTag

c/p tube just above mask layer, position so face is in the middle of the frame
erase any tube that is outside of the frame, change blend mode to luminance
duplicate, adjust blur, gaussian blur 6, change blend mode to screen
lower opacity to 62 on both tube layers

make crown layer active, paste tube again, resize to fit
(60 if using the same as me and mirror)
position to the right of the tag
erase any showing below the NYKTag.

add name, copyright and license information
delete white background layer
merge visible
crop and save as png

(click to open full size and save to your computer)



Saturday, 10 November 2018

Christmas Stocking!

Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - a leggy tube wearing stockings is best for this tut
I am using the gorgeous artwork of Barbara Jensen
Scrapkit - Silver Bells from Pink Paradox Productions
Mask #153 HERE
Font of choice
Supplies HERE
Animation Shop

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 10th November 2018 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

c/p paper 18
apply mask
merge group

c/p paper 39
resize 50

c/p frame 6
resize 50
move paper layer up a little so you can see some
of the snow on the ground
on frame layer, magic wand, mode add, tolerance & feather 0
click inside the frame, expand by 3, invert
on paper layer, delete
deselect

hide frame layer
copy merged

open Animation shop
paste as new animation
duplicate frame until you have 30 frames

open snow animation
edit - select all
edit - copy

back to your canvas
edit - select all
edit - paste into selected frame

position so the snow is in the circle
and click once

Now it may get complicated so concentrate and stay with me here

on the snow animation
click on the first frame
hold down shift and click on the 10th frame
edit - cut
now click on the last frame (20)
edit - paste after current frame
edit - select all
edit - copy
back to your canvas
edit - paste into selected frame
position in the circle but slightly more to the left
click once

back to the snow animation
repeat above steps
until you paste onto your canvas, this time move it 
slightly to the right
click once

Now leave this canvas here, while we go back and finish our tag in psp
You can close the snow animation now, without saving

Now back to psp

unhide frame
c/p element 66 under frame, resize 15
image effects - offset - h 81, v-108, custom & transparent checked
duplicate and move across to the left side so the 
right hand edges match up to make a whole fence
merge down

c/p tube as new layer above frame
resize 70
image effects - offset - h-120, v0

selection tool - circle, feather 30
draw out a circle from the little fingernail
on the right hand out to the outer edge of the frame
invert
hit delete on tube layer 2 or 3 times
deselect

c/p element 57, resize 40, position at bottom of tube 
c/p element 52, resize 40, position to the right of the bucket
c/p element 63, resize 60, position on left, drag under the bucket layer
c/p elements 86, 87 & 99, resize 20,
position to your liking across the top to hide
any harsh straight edges of the tube still showing
c/p word art

make sure all your elements have a dropshadow and 
are positioned to your liking

add your name, copyright and license information

now hide the white background, mask & paper layer
copy merged

now back to AS
paste as new animation
duplicate until you have 30 frames
edit - select all
edit - copy

on your canvas that we left here earlier
edit - select all
edit - paste into selected frame
line it up so the inner edge of the frame
is lined up with the edge of the circle
click once

save as gif

Sunday, 16 September 2018

3 squared



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 16th September 2018, and assumes a working knowledge of psp
written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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Supplies needed:

Tube, scrapkit & font of choice
This one is entirely upto you what supplies you use

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Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

preset shapes tool
rectangle
background a paper of choice
foreground null
hold down the shift key while drawing out a 
largeish square in the middle of your canvas
objects, align, center in canvas
convert to raster
effects, image effects, offset
horizontal - 60, vertical 0, custom & transparent checked

change b/g to different paper 
draw out a rectangle right across the middle
of the square and out either side
center in canvas
convert to raster
drag below square
duplicate

change b/g to a 3rd paper or a matching color/gradient
hold shift key, draw out a small square
convert to raster
drag to top of layer palette
duplicate twice

position down the right side of the square
rotate top one right 5
rotate middle one left 6
rotate bottom one right 8

now on each square do the following
select all, float, defloat
expand by 5
new raster layer
floodfill white
contract by 8
delete
select none
add noise, 50% gaussian, monochrome

Now remember that duplicated skinny rectangle
make it active, rotate left 90
selection tool, rectangle, feather 0
select half of the rectangle and delete
deselect
position behind the small squares

now copy and paste your tube just above the large square
resize as necessary, erase any that is overlapping the 
bottom of the square

now back to the small squares
on each one do the following 

select all, float, defloat
paste tube, position to your liking
invert selection
delete
deselect

add any effects you wish to the 3 tube layers
I added Kohans autointerlace to 2 of mine 
and penta.com, jeans to the 3rd
and I changed the blend mode of all 3 to luminance

Add a white gradient glow to the large square,
and both long rectangles

Add any elements you wish from your chosen scrapkit

dont forget your dropshadow

Add name, copyright and license information
delete white b/g
merge visible

crop and save as png


Here are a few more examples made by the members of my forum Taggers Inn

by Deeva

by Ravenbyrd

by Nighti


Descent



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 16th September 2018, and assumes a working knowledge of psp
written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the gorgeous artwork of Very Many 
which can be purchased from the store HERE
Scrapkit - Deliberate Descent from Chaos Priestess
My Mask 270 HERE
Font of choice

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A nice easy, copy and paste tutorial!!

Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

c/p paper 06
apply mask 
merge group

c/p frame 01
rotate right 90
resize by 80

c/p cluster 01
position along left hand side of frame

c/p flower 01
resize 60
position bottom left corner of frame

c/p chalice
resize 60
position in front of rose

c/p flower 05
resize 60
position top left corner of frame
drag under the cluster

c/p padlock
resize 70
position top right corner of frame
drag to top of layer palette
you may wish to erase a small portion of the
ribbon so it doesnt go right across your tube

c/p tube just below frame
resize to fit
erase any that is showing outside the frame

d/s all elements 2,5,50,8,black

add your name, copyright and license information
delete white background
merge visible

crop and save as png

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Queen of Spades


Supplies needed: 
Tube of choice -  I am using the fabulous artwork of Misticheskaya
which can be purchased from Pics for Design
My Template HERE
Font of choice 
Filters - Penta.com, Xenofex2

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 30th August 2018 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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Open template

Frame layer active
magic wand, feather 0, mode add
select inside numbers 1, 3, 5 & 7
expand by 1
new raster layer
floodfill with a gradient made from 2 colors from your tube
linear, angle 45, repeats 2
deselect
drag below the frame layer
name this layer 1

Back to frame layer
this time select inside numbers 2, 4 & 6
expand by 1
floodfill with same gradient but change the angle to 0
deselect
drag below frame layer
name this layer dots

Effects - Penta.com - color dot
default settings but change distance to 4

back to frame layer
magic wand, same settings as before, click inside 
all the border parts 
expand by 1
new raster layer
floodfill with a very dark color that matches your tag
deselect
drag below frame layer
name this layer border

now you can delete the numbers layer

copy and paste tube as new layer
duplicate
make sure one is just above layer 1
and the other is just above the dots layer

make layer 1 active
select all, float, defloat, invert
hit delete on 1st tube layer
deselect
dropshadow tube

make dots layer active
select all, float, defloat, invert
hit delete on 2nd tube layer
deselect
change the blend mode to screen

Frame layer
select all, float, defloat,
new raster layer, 
floodfill with a light color that matches your tag
deselect
delete original frame layer

Border Layer
duplicate twice
on bottom one, select all, float, defloat
effects - xenofex2 - constellation
star size 2
star variation 3
edge density 1
overall density 1
overdrive 100
twinkle 100
rotation 45
keep original image

repeat constellation on the other two border layers
ensure you hit random seed on each one
deselect

add name, copyright & license information
hide top 2 border layers
copy merged

Open Animation Shop (AS)
paste as new animation

back to psp
close bottom border layer
open middle border layer
copy merged

back in AS
paste after current frame

repeat for 3rd border layer

save as gif




Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Moonlight Dream



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 22nd August 2018 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Vadis
which can be purchased from Pics for Design
My supplies HERE
Mask HERE
Font of choice

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open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste moonlight image as new layer
apply mask
merge group

copy and paste tube as new layer
mirror & position to the right of the mask layer
change blend mode to screen

freehand selection tool, feather 25-30
starting at the top middle of the mask layer
select around the right edge of the mask layer
and around to the middle bottom, then back around
the right edge of the canvas.
Hit delete 2 or 3 times on the tube layer
deselect

custom selection
left 130, top 157, right 160, bottom 560
new raster layer
floodfill with a color of choice from your tag
deselect

effects, texture effects, blinds
width 2, opacity 35, color a darker shade of the
color of the rectangle, horizontal & light from
both checked.
Change blend mode to multiply

copy and paste Dream wordart as new layer
postion bottom left of tag
change blend mode to overlay

add name, copyright and license information
delete white background layer
merge visible
crop and save as png

Thursday, 19 July 2018

A Moment In Time


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 19th July 2018 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental

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supplies needed: 

Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Kajenna
which can be purchased from the store HERE
Scrapkit - A Moment in Time from Pink Paradox Productions
Mask - MizMask246 HERE
font of choice

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Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white
c/p paper 18
apply mask
merge group

c/p paper 12
apply mask again
merge group
resize 105
adjust blur, gaussian blur, 5
drag below first mask layer

c/p frame 6 
resize 60

element 17
resize 70
drag below frame
erase the hands and middle bit of the clock
change blend mode to multiply

Dropshadow as you go
2,5,50,9,black

element 92, resize 60
position along bottom of frame

element 80, resize 50
position along right side of frame
drag below blue flowers

element 104, resize 50
position to the right on top of pink flowers

element 20, resize 40
position on left side of frame
you may want to rotate it slightly to the right

element 32, resize 25
position bottom left of tag

element 78, resize 25, 
position just in front of right leg of clock

element 79, resize 20
position behind clock to the left
duplicate, mirror
position just to the right of the pink flower

c/p tube 
resize as necessary
drag down to just above frame layer
erase any that is showing under the flowers

add name, copyright & license information
delete white background
merge visible
save as png