Monday, 16 July 2018

Champagne Secret


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 16th 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 Very Many
which you can purchase from the store HERE
Template 843 from Millies PSP Madness
Scrapkit - Champagne Secrets by Pink Paradox Productions
Font of choice

Filters - Eye Candy 5 Impact
Muras Meister Copies

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Open template
shift D to duplicate, close original

delete credits layer

layer 10, select all, float, defloat
c/p paper 6
resize 60
invert selection 
delete
invert selection
new raster layer

effects, eye candy 5 impact - glass with the following settings


deselect
merge glass layer with paper layer
delete raster 10

repeat for layers 1 & 2 using paper 41

repeat for layer 3 using paper 17

repeat for layer 4 using paper 11

layer 5, select all, float, defloat
c/p paper 1
invert selection
delete
deselect
delete layer 5

c/p frame 5
resize 55

merge layers 6,7,8,9 together
select all, float, defloat
c/p paper 40
invert selection 
delete
keep selected
c/p paper 15
delete
invert selection
contract by 3
delete
expand by 3
c/p tube
position in one of the cirlces
invert, delete
paste tube again
position in the next circle
delete
repeat for the last 2 circles
deselect

if you need to, erase any parts of 
the tubes that overlap in the other circles
merge all 4 tube layers together
change blend mode to luminance legacy
move down one layer so they are under the gold circles
but on top of the black circles

delete original layer

hide the top 3 layers

c/p element 114
resize 15
Muras Meister, copies, with following settings


c/p element 123
resize 15
repeat copies
rotate, right 13
d/s both flower layers
2,5,40,9,black

c/p tube
resize as necessary
bring to top of layer palette
erase any that is hanging over the bottom of the tag
d/s

I used the following elements for my tag
most on top of the tube layer and arranged to my 
liking at the bottom of the tag

el 140 
el 136 
el 133 
el 126 
el 116 
el 118 
el 131 
el 155 
el 21 
el 22 
el 28 
el 34 
el 45 

dont forget to dropshadow as you go

when you are happy with the placement of all your
elements, merge visible

add your name, copyright and license information
merge visible
save as png




Saturday, 14 July 2018

Framed Grunge




This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 13th June 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 Very Many
You can purchase the same tube as me from the store HERE
My supplies HERE
Font of choice

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open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

c/p grunge texture
duplicate
mirror and flip

c/p grunge clockwork
resize by 60

c/p one of the grunge film strips

c/p grunge texture 2
move to the left slightly
change blend mode to overlay

c/p tube
drag down below your frame
selection tool, point to point, feather 0
select around the edge of the frame
invert
on tube layer delete

duplicate tube layer twice
change blend mode of bottom & top tube to overlay
change blend mode of middle tube to screen
(if using a different tube to me you may need to 
play with the blend modes to get the result you want)

c/p grunge clock
resize 50
position bottom left
change blend mode overlay

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


Below are some more examples made by the members of my forum Taggers Inn







Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Forest Dark



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 3rd 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 stunning artwork of Enys Guerrero
which can be purchased from CDO
My supplies HERE
Font of choice

Filters - Penta.com

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open blank canvas 700 x 450
floodfill with a gradient made with
two colors from your tube, linear, angle 90, repeats 6
I used the blue from the butterfly and the pink from the rose in her hair

copy and paste gold diamonds
resize by 70
image effects - image offset - horizontal 350, vertical 10, transparent
duplicate
mirror
merge down

selection tool, custom selection
top 0, left 250, right 450, bottom 450
selections, modify, feather by 60
hit delete 3 or 4 times
deselect

pen tool, lines & polygons
line style - dot
line width - 2
draw a straight line from top to bottom
through the 2nd intersection of diamonds on the left
(as per below screenshot)

convert to raster
duplicate
mirror
merge down

copy and paste tube as new layer
duplicate three times (total of 4)
rename them 1,2,3,4 from bottom to top

copy and paste gold rectangles as new layer
magic wand, feather 0, mode add 
click inside the middle rectangle
invert selection
on tube layer 3, delete
invert, deselect

magic wand, 
click outside all the rectangles, inside the outer rectangle, and inside the middle rectangle
on tube layer 2, delete
deselect

tube layer 1 - blend mode - multiply
tube layer 2 - blend mode - normal
tube layer 3 - blend mode - luminance legacy
tube layer 4 hide for now

tube layer 2, apply penta.com, vtr2 default settings
merge visible
(you should now have 2 layers, a merged layer and the hidden tube layer 4)

copy merged
paste as new layer
crop this image down to the gold rectangles
copy and paste onto original canvas, resize by 30

image effects, image offset
H -270, V 0, transparent & custom checked
duplicate,
mirror

unhide tube layer 4
mirror, change blend mode to screen, lower opacity to 30
position tube along left edge

merge all
new raster layer
floodfill with gold texture
select all, contract by 2
delete
deselect

add name, copyright and license information
merge all flatten
save as jpg


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Chasing Rainbows (animated)



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 13th June 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 a FTU tube from Zindy 
which you can download from her site HERE
Animation shop
My supplies HERE

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NOTE:  This is an animated tutorial


open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

text tool - kaleidoscopic mind
size 400
color black
type an f
objects - align in center
convert to raster

select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with rainbow pastel gradient
linear, angle and repeats 0

new raster layer
floodfill again but change angle to 25
repeat but change angle to 50
continue repeat increasing angle by 25 each time
until you get to angle 325 (you should end up with 13 gradient layers)

expand selection by 2
back on black layer
floodfill black again
deselect
dropshadow 0,0,40,13,black

copy and paste tube as new layer, bring to top
resize so it fits inside the circle
a misted or soft edged tube is best for this
change blend mode to luminance legacy
lower opacity a little if you think it needs it

c/p wordart as new layer

add your name, copyright and license information

ok now it gets interesting!

close all layers except white background, black outline, bottom gradient and tube
copy merged

open AS, paste as new animation
back in PSP

close bottom gradient
open next one up
copy merged

back to AS, paste after current frame

back to PSP

repeat until all the gradient layers have been copied over

crop and save as gif

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Patriotic Tag - 4th July


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on  10th June 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

My supplies HERE
Font of choice

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open blank canvas 700 x 700

c/p parcel tag
resize 60
select all, float, defloat

c/p striped grunge as new layer
invert, delete
deselect

magic wand, click inside the little circle
on the top of the tag, 
expand by 15, delete
new raster layer
dropshaodow 2,2,50,4,black
deselect

select all, float, defloat
c/p liberty
position bottom left corner, so some of the base
is hanging over the edge, and the torch is just on
the edge of the tag
invert
delete
change blend mode to burn

c/p globe
resize 25, position so half of it is on the right of the tag
delete
deselect

c/p jute
position about 2/3 way down the tag
make sure some of your globe shows below it
erase the parts either side that are hanging over the edges

c/p grunge paper
position on top of jute

c/p string
position along bottom of grunge paper
duplicate, image flip
position on top of first piece of string so they kind 
of cross over, erase the parts hanging over

c/p star 
resize 35, position on globe
duplicate a couple of times and position to your liking elsewhere on the tag

dropshadow stars, globe, jute, grunge paper & strings
3,5,40,10,black
merge visible
select along the right hand side of the tag to erase the overhanging dropshadow
deselect

c/p optional wordart if you wish

c/p top ribbon, position so its in the hole at top of tag
c/p bottom ribbon, position behind tag
you may have to move the tag down the canvas to fit the ribbons on

merge visible
rotate left 33 (if you wish)

Add your name 
merge visible

crop and save as png




Pain & Strength





This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on  10th June 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 incredible artwork of Enys Guerrero 
which you can purchase from CDO
A scrap paper/texture of choice
my gold texture (save from bottom of post)
Penta.com - VTR2
Font of choice - I used Schoolkid for my name

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open blank canvas 650 x 250

c/p paper of choice
adjust, blur, radial blur
twirl, strength 44, twirl degrees 40
elliptical, h & v offset 0, protect center 0

paste paper again
custom selection
top & left 25, bottom & right 225
invert, delete, invert
repeat radial blur
deselect

custom selection
left 25, top 75, right 225, bottom 175
effects, penta.com, vtr2 default settings
deselect
image, rotate left 90

repeat last custom selection
repeat vtr2
deselect

select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
expand selection by 2
floodfill with a gold texture of choice
contract selection by 3
delete
expand selection by 2

c/p tube as new layer
position to your liking within the selection
invert, delete
deselect
drag tube below gold frame
change blend mode to screen (or whatever suits your tag)

paste tube again, mirror
drag down so its under the vtr2 square

custom selection
left 0, top 75, right 650, bottom 175
promote selection to layer
delete on the previous tube layer

expand selection by 3
new raster layer above the promoted tube layer
floodfill with gold texture
contract by 2
delete
deselect

on promoted tube layer change blend mode to screen
apply same vtr2 effect as before

on original tube layer change blend mode to overlay
lower opacity to around 60

add a dropshadow to both gold frame layers
2,2,50,4,black

merge all
new raster layer
floodfill with gold texture
select all, contract by 2, delete
deselect

add name, copyright and license information
merge all
save as jpg

To make matching avatar
select round the gold square
copy, paste as new image
add name and copyright
merge all 
save as jpg





Sunday, 27 May 2018

Simply Beautiful



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 27th May 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
Eskada, which can be purchased from Pics for Design
My supplies HERE
Font of choice
Mask 168 HERE

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open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

new raster layer
set foreground to black, background to red
then set foreground to gradient
sunburst, repeats 1
floodfill

apply Miz_Mask 168
merge group

c/p tube as new layer
resize to fit nicely in the center
erase any along the bottom half of your tube 
that is showing past the mask layer

birdcage, position bottom left
perfume, resize 30, bottom right of cage
leaf2, resize 60, rotate right 50, position behind tube to the right
duplicate, mirror & flip
red rose, resize 40, behind tube to the right
duplicate, resize 60, position behind perfume
high heel, resize 60, mirror, bring to top, position to the left of the cage
flower, resize 30, mirror, in front of red rose, duplicate, mirror
move behind tube

dropshadow all elements and tube
2,5,50,10, black

Add your name, copyright and license information
delete white background
merge visible
crop and save as png