Saturday, 30 December 2017

Spring is in the air




This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 30th December  2017 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 Jasmine Beckett-Griffith
you can purchase this tube from CDO
Font of choice
My supplies HERE

Filters used -  Mystic Nights, Xero, Eye Candy5 Impact, Muras Meister, 


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open blank canvas 700 x 400
select all, copy and paste Pansy into selection
deselect

adjust blur, gaussian blur 23
duplicate

edge effects, enhance more
repeat

selection tool, custom selection
left 0, top 125, right 700, bottom 275
invert, delete
invert,
new raster layer
floodfill #ebed8c
contract 1
delete
deselect

using your raster deform tool
drag the left and right nodes outside
the canvas so the lines disappear off
the edge of your canvas

On original layer
effects, Mystic Nights, frosted glass
radius 16

effects, xero, fritillary
granularity 5, agression 30, tesselation 10, variation 2

back to top of layer palette
copy and paste squares as new layer
MurasMeister Copies - Line, change amount to 3
all other settings default

Magic wand, feather 0, mode Add
click inside each of the large squares
expand 1
copy and paste Pansy as new layer
invert, delete, invert

effects, art media effets, brush strokes
softness 31, bristles & width 10, opacity 50,
Length & density 7, Angle 234, color #505050
deselect

back on your squares layer
magic wand, same settings, 
click inside the small squares in the middle
copy and paste pansy again
move down a little so a different part is showing in the squares
invert, delete, invert
effects, eye candy 5 - Impact, Glass
add your favourite glass setting
deselect

drag squares to top of layer palette
duplicate
magic wand, click inside the small squares again
expand 2
floodfill with the same yellow as the outline
deselect

effects, reflection effects, feedback
opacity 100, intensity 75, horizontal 0, vertial 100
image flip
drag down to just above your merged layer
lower opacity to 25

back to top of layer palette
copy and paste PansyMist as new layer
resize 70

effects, image effects, offset
horizontal -160, vertical 75
custom & transparent checked

duplicate
on original gaussian blur 11
change blend mode to screen

copy and paste pansy mist again
image, mirror
move to bottom right corner
change blend mode to screen
lower opacity to 34

copy and paste wordart as new layer
position bottom left

copy and paste tube as new layer
resize to fit nicely between the middle and right hand box
dropshadow

new raster layer
floodfill with the same yellow
select all, contract 2

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



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

Made by Mary

Made by Blanca

Made by Deeva


Sunday, 24 December 2017

Happy New Year 2018


Supplies needed:

Tube of choice - I am using the gorgeous artwork of Alex Prihodko
which can be purchased from Pics For Design
Scrapkit - Green-Gold from Fecnikek
Mask 3 from Brutal Designs
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 24th December  2017 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 2
resize 22
apply mask, merge group

c/p paper 3, 
resize 22
apply mask, merge group
merge down with first mask layer

c/p element 97, resize 60
c/p element 46, resize 50
magic wand, feather 0, click on the outside
dark green edge of the clock, 
invert
delete
deselect
now click inside the circle
expand 3
on element 13, delete
deselect
merge the two together

c/p element 46 again
resize 30
position bottom left of frame

element 62, resize 26
element 58, resize 60
place both in front of clock

element 43, resize 22
image, mirror
bottom right of other elements

element 13, resize 30
behind all other elements

element 18, resize 40

make frame layer active
c/p tube, resize to fit 
erase any that is showing outside of the frame

Dont forget to dropshadow your elements, frame and tube

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


White New Year



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 24th December  2017 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 can be purchased from either Pics for Design or Very Many Tubes
My supplies HERE
Font HERE
One other Font of choice

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open blank canvas 700 x 700

preset shapes tool
rectangle, line width 10, foreground color white
draw out a small square in the middle of the canvas
convert to raster

c/p cluster as new layer
resize 50
position bottom left of frame

text tool
The Queen, size 72, color white
type out "new"
convert to raster, position top left
of frame/cluster

type out "year"
convert to raster, position bottom right
corner of frame

merge the two words together
select all, float, defloat, 
expand by 3
new raster layer, floodfill with gold glitter
deselect
drag below white layer

add your favourite bevel to the white words
and the frame

dropshadow the glitter words, the frame and the cluster

c/p tube as new layer
resize and position inside frame
dropshadow

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

Here are some more example made by the members of my forum Taggers Inn 

Made by Gigi

Made by Deeva


Made by Wendy

Made by Suzie



Saturday, 25 November 2017

I'm Ready for 2018





This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 25th November  2017 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 beatiful artwork of Nocturne
You must have a license to use the same tube as me
you can purchase this from Pics for Design
Cluster 3 HERE from Dreamworld Design
My Mask 203
Other supplies HERE
Font of choice
I used paper 23 from This Kit but any black and gold paper/gradient could be used


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open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

c/p paper 23 as new layer
resize by 70
apply mask
merge group
duplicate
image, mirror & flip
move down a bit

c/p cluster 3 as new layer
resize by 60
erase as much of the frame as you can
you dont have to be exact as we are going to cover
any bits left

c/p gold frame
resize by 60
position under cluster and to the right a little
duplicate
move down and to the left so its showing under the
cluster at the bottom

c/p black flower
resize by 20
position at the bottom, covering any frame that is left
d/s

c/p glitter ball
resize 20
position under the black flower but to the right a little
d/s

c/p "im ready for 2018" layer of WA 2018
position along bottom of tag

Make cluster active
c/p tube as new layer
resize to fit
erase any that is showing at the bottom of your tag
and make sure that part of the tube is covering any
frame that is left showing on the cluster
d/s

c/p gold sparkles
resize 60
duplicate 
rotate, mirror, flip both layers
until you have them positioned to your liking
adjust, sharpeness, sharpen more, twice on both layers
d/s

reposition anything you wish now

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

To Make The Avatar

Open blank canvas 200 x 200

copy your finished tag
paste as new layer on avatar canvas
position so some of the cluster is showing

c/p large "2018" from WA 2018
paste as new layer
resize to fit

new raster layer
select all
floodfill with a gold color
contract selection by 2
hit delete on keyboard
deselect
add noise, 100% gaussian, monochrome
add name
merge all flatten
save as jpg


Here are some more examples made by the members of  Taggers Inn

Made by Deeva


Made by Suzie





Monday, 20 November 2017

Silver Bells

Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice, one with a close up is good
I am using the beautiful artwork of Alex Prihodko which can be 
purchased at Pics For Design
Supplies Here
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 20th November  2017 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 supplies

open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste paper as new layer
apply mask
merge group

preset shapes, ellipse
width 20, foreground set to foil pattern
background null, 
draw out a small circle in the middle of your canvas
align, center in canvas
convert to raster
adjust, brightness & contrast
B54, C15
adjust, sharpen more
repeat brightness

duplicate
position side by side, but make one slightly
higher than the other and just overlapping slightly
erase the part of the bottom one that is showing
inside the top one
merge down

magic wand, feather 0, mode Add(shift)
click inside both parts of the frame
expand by 4
paste paper again
invert, delete
deselect
drag paper layer below frame layer

c/p swirl
resize by 60
position along bottom of frame

c/p berries
position on top of swirl

c/p fir
resize 40
position below swirl but to the left
duplicate, image, mirror
move so it is poking out from behind the swirl

c/p diamond circle
resize 40
image effets, offset
H-68, V54 transparent

duplicate
offset, H146, V-155
merge down
drag down to just above your mask layer

c/p snowflake swirl
resize 70
duplicate twice and flip &/or mirror 
to show some of the snowflakes to your liking

c/p silver bells
resize 30
drag to top of layer palette
position at the end of the berries stalk

c/p ribbon
position behind silver bells

Make frame layer active
magic wand, click inside the left one
expand by 4
c/p your close up tube
invert
delete
invert
duplicate tube
adjust blur, gaussian blur 9
deselect

change blend mode on bottom tube to luminance legacy
change blend mode on top tube to screen
change opacity of both tube layers to 58
drag tube layers below frame layer

c/p tube above frame layer
but below all other elements
resize to fit nicely over top of empty frame

dropshadow, tube, elements and frame

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





Sunday, 19 November 2017

Merry Christmas



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 19th November  2017 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 Misticheskaya
you will need a PFD license to use the same tube as me.
My template 108 HERE
Scatter HERE
Font of choice
Filters - Penta.com, AAA foto frames

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Open template
shift & d to dupliate and close original

delete credits on duplicate

bg layer
floodfill with white/red gradient
linear, angle 0, repeats 0

copy and paste scatter as new layer
dropshadow
change blend mode to dodge

copy and paste tube 
resize 150
position to the right
change blend mode to burn
drop opacity to around 50

You may wish to reposition your scatter
at this point

layer 3
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer, floodfill with same
red/white gradient as before but change
angle to 90
keep selected

copy and paste tube as new layer
invert selection
delete
deselect
change blend mode to luminance legacy
dropshadow

repeat for layer 4
but resize tube by 60

layer 1
adjust, colorize
hue 255, saturation 255

layer 2 
repeat colorize

WA layer
add noise 100%
uniform, monochrome checked

merge visible
effects, aaa foto frame
width 20, opacity 50, 
all other settings default

selection tool, custom selection
left & top 15, right 685, bottom 285
invert

(if for some reason the selection is not close to the rectangle made by the 
foto frame filter, then contract by 3 or 4 to get it closer)

effects, penta.com, color dot
change distance to 6

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



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

Made by Gigi

Made by Suzie

Made by Mary

Saturday, 28 October 2017

A Black Night


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 27th September 2017 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 Zindy
Which can be purchased from her store HERE
Scrapkit - A Black Night by Chaos Priestess
Font of choice
Filters - Toadies & Filter Factory Gallery V

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Open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste FrameEL02
resize by 80

magic wand, feather 0, mode add
On frame layer, click inside each frame
expand by 2

copy and paste paper07
invert selection
delete

copy and paste tube as new layer
position to your liking, delete
deselect

drag frame layer above paper and tube layers
add dropshadow to frame
hide white bg layer
merge visible

duplicate
on bottom merged layer
effects, toadies, what are you, default settings

effects, FF Gallery V, Ommadawn, 
cell width/height 12

copy and paste glitter splat2
resize by 50
position to the left behind the frame
duplicate, mirror & flip

copy and paste glitter splat1
resize by 50
rotate right 90
position so its showing just under middle frame

make top layer active

copy and paste chain el01
resize by 50
position on corner of right hand frame
dropshadow

copy and paste ribbon el01
resize 60
rotate right 90
position along edge of left hand frame
dropshadow

copy and paste heart el02
resize by 30
rotate left a little
position bottom left corner of middle frame
dropshadow

Add name, copyright and license information
delete white bg layer
merge visible
crop and save as png


Some more examples made by the fabulous members of Taggers Inn








Saturday, 21 October 2017

Autumn Decor


This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 21st September 2017 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 artwork of Arthur Crowe
which you can purchase from his store HERE
My Template 103 HERE
An autumn image - A nice selection HERE

Filters - Penta.com
Eye Candy 4000

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Open template
shift & D to duplicate
close original

delete credits

Layer 1
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with gradient using 2 colors
from your image
sunburst, repeats 2
deselect

selection tool - custom selection
left 440
top 67
right 550
bottom 630

effects - penta.com - dot & cross
default settings
deselect

Layer 2
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with light color from your gradient
deselect
effects - penta.com - jeans
amount 5, width 7
delete original layer

Layer 3
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with dark color from your gradient
deselect
effects - penta.com - dot & cross
default settings
delete original layer

layer 4
select all, float, defloat
copy and paste your image as new layer
reposition to your liking but still within the selection
invert
delete
deselet
delete original layer

Layer 5
select all, float, defloat
paste your image again
resize 60 reposition so still inside the selection
invert
delete
deselect
delete original layer

add a gradient glow to each layer 
worked on so far, using a color that
matches your tag

On the circle layer, after adding the gradient glow
select all, float, defloat
expand by 4
new raster layer
floodfill with light color
add noise, 100, random & monochrome checked
deselect
Layers, arrange, move down

On each dots layer
select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with a color to match your tag
deselect
delete each original dot layer

dropshadow each layer
0,0,50,8, black

Copy and paste tube as new layer
resize to fit nicely inside the large 
image rectangle

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


Some more examples made by the wonderful members of Taggers Inn




Monday, 16 October 2017

Moment





This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 16th October  2017 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 Enys Geurrero
which can be purchased from CDO
Scrapkit A Moment in Time from Pink Paradox Productions
Timeline mask 22 from Moonbeams and Spiderwebs
Font of choice - I used Inspiration

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open blank canvas 700 x 259
floodfill white

copy and paste AMIT_papers
apply mask
merge group

copy and paste frame 5
resize 31
Image effects, offset
horizontal 120, vertical -67, transparent 

copy and paste element 92
resize 31
position on top of frame so it
follows the curve
(yes it will disappear off the bottom of the canvas)

copy and paste element 61
resize 20
Offset, H 195, V 17
drag below the frame
erase any that is showing inside the frame

copy and paste element 50
resize 20
Offset, H -10, V -75
drag to top of layer palette

copy and paste element 31
resize 20
Offset, same as last time
drag below the frame
erase any that is showing inside the frame

copy and paste element 104
resize 70
rotate left 90
drag to top of layer palette

copy and paste element 100
resize 60
rotate left 90
Offset, H & V -102
drag below frame
erase any showing inside frame

copy and paste element 101
resize 25
rotate right 90
Offset, same as last time

copy and paste element 80
resize 25
rotate left 71
Offset, H -102, V -68
layers, arrange layers, move down

copy and paste element 84
resize 25
Offset, H-78, V-68

Make the blue flowers on top of frame active
duplicate, image, mirror

make frame layer active
copy and paste tube 
drag below frame
resize as necessary to fit inside frame
erase any that is showing outside of the frame
change blend mode to luminance legacy

dropshadow all layers except the sparkles and mask

delete white background layer
merge visible
duplicate
Image, flip

Image, canvas size 800 x 800

On original merged layer
Offset, H 0, V 88
On duplicated layer
Offset, H 0, V -170
reduce opacity to 54

using your deform tool
drag the bottom middle node up to at
least half its original size
then holding down the CTRL key
drag the bottom left node out to the edge of your canvas

add name, copyright and license information
Merge visible
crop and save as png





Cute Halloween



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 18th September 2017 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 No Flutter
Scrapkit - Cute Halloween by Jojo HERE
Mask of choice - I used mask 84 from Wee Scots Lass
Font of choice - I used Creepy Girl
Muras Meister - copies

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Lets make a frame first!

Open paper 8
selection tool, circle, feather 0
draw out a large circle in the middle of the paper
copy
close paper without saving

open blank canvas 700 x 700
paste as new layer
select all, float, defloat,
contract by 25
delete
deselect
add your favourite inner bevel

magic wand, feather 0
click inside the circle
expand by 3
c/p paper 1
invert selection
delete
invert again
contract by 20
delete
deslect
inner bevel as before

open paper 3
selection tool, circle 
draw out a tiny circle in the middle
copy
close without saving
paste as new layer on your canvas
inner bevel as before
effects - muras meister, copies - encircle
you will need to play with the top 3 settings 
until you have a circle of joined green dots that show
just outside your orange circle - the aim is to make
a scalloped border
My settings were 49, 87, 87

Merge visible
thats your frame made

open blank canvas 700 x 700 
floodfill white

c/p paper 3
apply mask
merge group

c/p frame we just made
resize if necessary
You can save frame for other projects or close it now!

c/p element 50
drag below frame
erase any that is showing from behind the frame
add noise, 100, random, monochrome checked

c/p element 7
resize 60
position bottom left

c/p element 44
resize 30
position just to the right of the bag

c/p element 10
resize 60
position to the right of the spell book

c/p element 8
resize 60
position at the bottom in the middle

c/p element 3
place on pumpkin bucket

c/p element 45
position top left

Make frame layer active
c/p tube 
resize as necessary
erase any that is showing under the elements

d/s all elements, tube and frame

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

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Kaleidoscope



This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 10th September 2017 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 Cris Ortega
Cluster frame by Sweet Temptations
Filter Factory A
Eye Candy 4000
Muras Meister Copies

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open blank canvas 700 x 700
floodfill white

copy and paste cluster
muras meister, copies
wallpaper rotate - default settings

Filter Factory A - Kaleidoscope II
divisions 184, rotations 16
You should end up with an 8 pointed
star shape in the middle of canvas

selection tool
point to point, feather 14
mode (add)
starting at the top of a point
select in a zig zag around the
points of the star shape

invert selection
hit delete on your keyboard 
a couple of times
deselect

Eye candy 4000 - corona
change the color to light green from
center of star
width 35, all other settings default

paste cluster again 
resize by 90

copy and paste tube as new layer
drag below cluster
erase any that is showing outside the cluster

dropshadow cluster

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


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