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Forum Set Tutorials / Underwater Goddess **ANIMATED**
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:31:59 pm »


I've created this in PSP9 and I would assume it can be created in all versions.
You'll also need some knowledge of working with layers and of Animation Shop.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice. I'm using one by Maxine Gadd, available to purchase from CDO.
Do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice. I'm using Polonaise.

Plugins:
Mura's Meister - Copies
Greg's Factory Output - Splash

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels. 

2.  Select two medium colours from your tube, setting them as your foreground and background colours.
Set your foreground to a foreground-background gradient, with the following settings:



Flood fill your canvas with this gradient.

3.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Apply Mura's Meister - Copies to your tube layer, using the Wave (horizontal) setting.

4.  Still on your tube layer, apply Greg's Factory Output - Splash, with the following settings:



5.  Change the blend mode on this layer to Luminance (Legacy).
Drop the opacity to 60, or something that suits your tag.
Merge visible.

6.  Copy and paste your tube again and move it into position, resizing if necessary.
Add a drop shadow of choice.

7.  Add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with one of your chosen colours.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2.
Flood fill with your other colour.
Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.
Flood fill with black (or white, depending on your tag)
Selections - Modify - Contract by 2.
Press delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

8.  Add your name, copyright and licence number (if necessary).

If you do not want to animate your tag, stop here and save as a jpeg....otherwise, carry on
9.  Highlight your background layer.
Edit - Copy.
Go over to Animation Shop and paste as a new animation.

10.  In Animation Shop, go to Effects - Insert Image Effect with the following settings:



Select the Customize button.
Under Effects, select 'Apply Sunlight Dappling'.
Sunlight Intensity to 20
Water Depth to 50

Now, for your waves:
Wave 1       X: -15      Y: 30
Wave 2       X: -15      Y: -51
Wave 3       X: 27       Y: 38
Wave 4       X: -41      Y: -8
Wave 5       X: 2         Y: 63
Wave 6       X: 26       Y: -8
Wave 7       X: -8        Y: -12
Wave 8       X: 0         Y: 0
Wave 9       X: -73      Y: 37

Press the 'OK' button, then press 'OK' again.

11.  Go to the first frame of your animation and delete it (there should be no effect on it).
Edit - Select All.

12.  Go back to Paintshop and hide your background layer.
Edit - Copy Merged.

13.  Go back to Animation Shop and paste as a new animation.
Duplicate this until you have the same number of frames as your underwater animation
(it should have 8 frames if you've used the same settings as me)
Edit - Select All.

I'm not sure how other people do this, but this is my method
14.  Make sure you can see the first frame on both your animation and tag.
With your tag active, hold down the left mouse button somewhere within your first frame.
Still with the mouse button held down, drag it across to your underwater animation.
Once you are happy with the position of your tag, release the mouse button.
The whole tag should now have moved across onto your animation.

15.  View - Animation and check if you are happy with where the tag sits.
If not, you can go to Edit - Undo Drag.  You'll have to also go to Edit - Undo Drag on your tag,
then you can repeat the previous step.
Once you're happy, save as a .gif.
And you're done :)

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Tag Tutorials / Harlequin - NO SCRAPS
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:43:11 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
You need to have knowledge of working with layers and masks.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I've used the art of Marika, available for purchase at CDO.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used Broadway.
Mask of choice.  I've used Mask 476 by Insatiable Dreams

Plug-ins:
Muras Meister - Copies
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new image 600 x 600 pixels

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

3.  Apply Muras Meister - Copies using the 'Wallpaper - Rotate' settings.
If your canvas isn't fully covered, duplicate this layer.  Image - Mirror.  Merge Visible.

4.  Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur with the following settings:



5.  Crop your canvas back to 600 x 600 pixels.
Apply mask of choice to your blurred layer and merge group.

6. Copy and paste your tube.  Move it into position and resize it if necessary.

7.  Set your foreground to a dark colour from your tube and your background to a lighter colour from your tube.
Select your preset shapes tool and set it to Rectangle with the following settings:



Draw a rectangle towards the bottom of your tag - I've positioned mine so it appears my tube is sitting over it.
When you're happy with the placement and size of the rectangle, convert it to a raster layer.

8.  If you want your tube to appear like it's sitting over it, duplicate your tube and move one below your rectangle.
On your upper tube layer, erase anything you don't want showing over your rectangle.

9.  Add your name to your rectangle, using your dark colour.

10.  Optional: Merge your rectangle, name and two tube layers together. 
Apply Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow with the following settings to this new merged layer:



11.  Add a Drop Shadow of choice to your tube (or the glow layer).

12.  Crop your tag to remove any blank canvas and resize to your liking.
Add your copyright and license number (if necessary)
And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Spellbound
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:39:48 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP works.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  Iím using one by Gaetano Di Falco which is available from CDO
Font of choice.  I've used AL Dreamboat

Plugins:
Muras Meister - Copies
Andrew's Filters 43 - Copies*3
Screenworks - Canvas Mesh
AAA Frames - Foto Frame

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and apply Muras Meister - Copies using the Wall Paper (Rotate) setting

3.  Crop your canvas back to 600 x 250 pixels.
Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur with the following settings:



4.  Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More.  Apply this once more.

5.  Apply Andrew's Filters 43 - Copies*3 with the following settings:



If you don't like the result, play around until you get something that suits your tag.

6.  Duplicate this layer.  On the duplicate, apply Screenworks - Canvas Mesh.
Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light, or one to your liking.

7.  Apply AAA Frames - Foto Frame with the following settings:



Ensure you apply this to all layers.

8.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move it into position and add a blurry drop shadow of choice. 

9.  Add a new raster layer and move it above all your other layers.
Flood fill with black.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2.
Press Delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

10.  Add your name, copyright and any license numbers necessary.
And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Summer Heat
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:03:12 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP works.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  Iím using one by Danny Drake which is available from CDO
Font of choice.  I've used Waterlily

Plugins:
Psychosis - Circular Streaker

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Set your foreground and background to two colours from your tube - one darker, one lighter.
Set your foreground to Gradient with these settings:



Flood fill your canvas with this gradient.

3.  Apply Psycosis - Circular Streaker with the following settings:



4.  Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

5.  Add a new raster layer above your Circular Streaker layer and flood fill it with the same gradient as earlier.

6.  On this new layer, create a Custom Selections with the following settings:



Selections - Invert.  Press delete on your keyboard.  Deselect.

7.  Duplicate this layer.  Image - Flip.  Merge these two layers together.
Apply a drop shadow with the following settings:



8.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move it into position and add a drop shadow of choice. 

9.  Add a new raster layer and move it above all your other layers.
Flood fill with your darker colour.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 4.
Press Delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

10.  Add your name, copyright and any license numbers necessary.
And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Black 'n' White Peacock
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:54:21 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP and Animation Shop work.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  Iím using one by Mashi which is available from CDO
Font of choice.  I've used Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Plugins:
Graphics Plus - Peacock
penta.com - VTR
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
DSB Flux - Bright Noise

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Flood fill with Medium Grey (#808080)

3.  Apply Graphics Plus - Peacock with the following settings:



You can play around with the top three numbers until you get a pattern you like :)

4.  Duplicate this layer twice, to give you a total of three.
On the first layer, using your Magic Wand, click a white area in your pattern.
Selections - Modify - Select Similar with the following settings:



Apply DSB flux with an Intensity of 30 and press Mix once.  Keep selected.
Highlight your next Peacock layer and apply DSB flux again, making sure to press Mix a couple of times.
Highlight your final Peacock layer and apply DSB flux again, pressing Mix a couple more times.
Selections - Select None.
Hide the top two Peacock layers.

5.  Highlight your top layer and create a Custom Selection using the following settings:
 


6.  Add a new Raster layer and flood fill it with Dark Grey (#202020).  Selections - Select None.

7.  On the same layer, apply penta.com - VTR with the following settings:



8.  Duplicate this layer.  Image - Flip.  Merge these two layers together.
Apply Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow with the following settings:



9.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move it into position and add a drop shadow of choice. 

10.  Add a new raster layer and move it above all your other layers.
Flood fill with white.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.
Press Delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

11.  Add your name, copyright and any license numbers necessary.

Now onto the Animation
12.  Make sure you only have one Peacock layer open.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this as a new animation in Animation Shop.

10.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that Peacock layer and open the next one layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your first frame in Animation Shop.

16.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that Peacock layer and open your final Peacock layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your second frame in Animation Shop.

17.  In Animation Shop, Edit - Select All.  Then go to Animation - Frame Properties and change the number to 15.
View your animation and, if you're happy, save as a .gif.
And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Remember
« on: November 18, 2012, 07:33:54 am »


I've created this in PSP9 and I would assume it can be created in all versions.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice. I'm using one by Archie Dickens, available to purchase from CDO.
Do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, Wonderous by Rebel Dezigns,
also available from CDO.
Font of choice. I'm using AL Sandra.

Plugins:
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels. 
Select a paper from your kit and paste as a new layer (I used Paper 18 from my kit)

2.  Add any frames or elements you like around your canvas, resizing and adding drop shadows as necessary.
I started with a frame (ele44) and added elements around it (ele6, ele50 and ele56).
I also added some wordart from the kit (3).

3.  Add your tube and move it into position.  Resize it if necessary and add a drop shadow of choice.

4.  Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).
I've also made sure to credit the scrap kit maker.

5.  Add a new raster layer and move it to the top (if it's not already there).
Flood fill with black.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2. 
Flood fill with a light colour of your choice
Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.
Flood fill with black.
Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.  Press delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Timeless
« on: August 26, 2012, 05:12:43 am »


I've created this in PSP9 and I would assume it can be created in all versions.
You'll also need some knowledge of working with layers and of Animation Shop.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice. I'm using one by Barbara Jensen, available to purchase from her store.
Do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, Timeless Elegance by CrazyCarita Scraps,
also available from Barbara's store.
Font of choice. I'm using Inspiration.
Animation of choice.  I'm using one by Simone at Scrappy Bit of Fun
I've used SimoneAni35_CitrusGlow for this tag.

Plugins:
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels. 
Select a paper from your kit and paste as a new layer (I used pp9 from my kit)

2.  Add your tube and move it into position, resizing if necessary.
Apply a drop shadow of choice.

3.  Add any elements you like around your tag, resizing and adding drop shadows as necessary.
I've used el7, el13, el18, el2 and el27 in my tag.

4.  Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).
I've also made sure to credit the scrap kit maker.

5.  Add a new raster layer and move it to the top (if it's not already there).
Flood fill with black.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2.  Press delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

If you don't want to animate, save your tag as a jpeg here.  Otherwise, continue on.
6.  Hide all the layers on your tag that you want above the animation.
Edit - Copy Merged.
Go over to Animation Shop and paste as a new animation.

7.  While you're in Animation Shop, open up your animation of choice.
Have a look to see how many frames there are - mine had 27.
Go back to your tag, and duplicate the frame until you have the same number of frames as your animation.

8.  Highlight the first frame on your tag. 
Edit - Select All.

9.  Go back to your animation.  Highlight the first frame.
Edit - Select All.

I'm not sure how other people do this, but this is my method
10.  Make sure you can see the first frame on both your animation and tag.
With your animation active, hold down the left mouse button somewhere within your first frame.
Still with the mouse button held down, drag it across to your tag.
Once you are happy with the position of your animation, release the mouse button.
The whole animation should now have moved across onto your tag.

11.  View - Animation and check if you are happy with where the animation sits.
If not, you can go to Edit - Undo Drag.  You'll have to also go to Edit - Undo Drag on your animation,
then you can repeat the previous step.

12.  Return to Paint Shop.  Layers - View - Invert.
Now everything that you wanted above your animation should be showing.
Edit - Copy Merged.

13.  Return to Animation Shop.  Paste as a new animation.
Again, duplicate this new animation until you match the number of frames.
Repeat the drag process to move this onto your animated background.

14.  View your animation again and, if you're happy, save as a .gif.
And you're done :)

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Tag Tutorials / Lick This
« on: August 22, 2012, 07:29:56 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP works, including applying masks.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I'm using one by Lady Mishka, available from the TPP Vault.
Please do not use the image without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, Lick This by Toxic Desirez, also available from TPP.
Font of choice.  I've used Quilted Butterfly.
Mask of choice.  I've used Trese Masks0114 by Trese Tags & Tuts

Plugin: Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

I've written this so you can twist your result to suit your tube and scrapkit choice - Hope you enjoy it.
I have resized pretty much all the elements to suit my tag - please do the same as necessary

1.  Open a new image 600x600 pixels.   

2.  Paste your tube onto your canvas, resizing if necessary.  Add a drop shadow of choice.

3.  Copy and paste a paper of choice and move it below your tube (I've used Paper 6). 
Apply mask of choice to this layer and merge group.

4.  Add any elements around your tube.  Add drop shadows as required.
I've used Beaded String, Flame, Star Border, Ribbon 1, Splatter and Frame 3 in my example.

5.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

6.  Add your name, using a font of choice.  I also added a gradient glow and dropshadow.

7.  Add the appropriate copyright and license number if necessary.  I've also credited the scrapkit maker.
And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Icey
« on: August 21, 2012, 07:45:52 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I'm using one by Kurama Phoenix which is available from CDO
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used Miss Blaker.

Plugins:
Muras Meister - Copies
Image Skill - Displacement Map
Simple - Horizontal Grain
AAA Frames Ė Foto Frame


1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Flood fill your canvas with a dark colour from your tube.

3.  Paste your tube as a new layer and apply Mura's Meister - Copies with the following setings:



4.  Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur with the following settings:



5.  Apply Image Skill - Displacement Map with the following settings:



In the drop down menu, I selected 'cell4' as my tile - select one to suit your tag.

6.  Apply Simple - Horizontal Grain.
Merge Visible.
Crop your tag to 600 x 250 pixels.

7.  Apply AAA Frames - Foto Frame with the following settings:



8.  Paste your tube as a new layer and move into position. 
Add a drop shadow.

9.   Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).
And youíre done :)

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Tag Tutorials / Fishy
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:56:06 am »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP works, including applying masks.

Supplies needed:
An image of choice.  I'm using one by Barbara Jensen, whose tubes are available from her store.
Please do not use the image without the appropriate license.
Please note: this image is available in one of the Floral Packages - the previews are being updated to show which one
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, Fishnet by CrazyCarita Scraps, also available from Barbara's store.
Font of choice.  I've used Always Black.
Mask of choice.  I've used Trese Mask0035 by Trese Tags & Tuts

Plugin: Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

I've written this so you can twist your result to suit your tube and scrapkit choice - Hope you enjoy it.
I have resized pretty much all the elements to suit my tag - please do the same as necessary

1.  Open a new image 600x600 pixels.   

2.  Copy and paste frame of choice from your scrapkit.  I've used el1.

3.  Copy and paste your image and move it below your frame. 
Move it and resize (if necessary) so the area you want displayed shows through your frame.
Highlight your frame layer.  Using your Magic Wand tool, click inside your frame.  Selections - Modify - Expand by 5. 
Highlight your image layer and invert your selection (Selections - Invert).  Press delete on your keyboard. 
Selections - Select None. 

4.  Select a paper from your kit - I've used pp9.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move it below your image.
Apply mask of choice to this layer and merge group.

5.  Add any elements around your tube or frame.  Add drop shadows as required.
I've used el25, el20, el28, el3, el6, el9 and el4 in my example.

6.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

7.  Add your name, using a font of choice.  I also added a gradient glow and dropshadow.

8.  Add the appropriate copyright and license number if necessary.  I've also credited the scrapkit maker.
And you're done :)

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Tag Tutorials / Beach Party
« on: August 15, 2012, 07:31:06 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
You need to have knowledge of working with layers, masks and Animation Shop.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I've used the art of Sherri Baldy, available for purchase at CDO.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a kit Inspired by this tube by Dees'Sign Depot, also available for purchase from CDO.
Font of choice.  I've used Scriptina
Mask of choice.  I've used WSL_Mask187 by Wee Scots Lass

Plugins:
DSB Flux - Bright Noise
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new image 600 x 600 pixels.

2.  Copy and paste a paper of choice (I've used P6 from my kit)
Apply a mask of choice to this layer and merge group.

3.  Copy and paste your tube, and move it into position. 
Add a drop shadow of choice.

4.  Add any elements of choice around and behind your tube.
I've used E14, E5, WA1, E10, E8 and E1 from my kit on mine.
Add drop shadows, if you like.

5.  I decided to give a little bling to mine, by animating an element (in this case, E1).
To do this I duplicated it twice, giving a total of three.

6.  On the original layer, I applied DSB Flux - Bright Noise with the following settings:



7.  I then applied DSB Flux - Bright Noise to the other two layers, pressing 'Mix' a couple of times.
Hide your top two Flux'ed layers for now.

8.  Add your name, copyright and licence number (if necessary)
I also added a Gradient Glow and drop shadow to my name.

Now onto the animation
9.  Make sure you only have one Flux'ed layer open.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this as a new animation in Animation Shop.

10.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that Flux'ed layer and open the next one layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your first frame in Animation Shop.

16.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that Flux'ed layer and open your final Flux'ed layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your first frame in Animation Shop.

17.  In Animation Shop, Edit - Select All.  Then go to Animation - Frame Properties and change the number to 18.
View your animation and, if you're happy, save as a .gif.
And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Sunny Blur
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:33:55 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I'm using one by Daniel Esparza which is available from CDO
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used AL Sandra.

Plugins:
Toadies - What Are You

1.  Open your tube. Using your selection tool, select an area with lots of colours.
I've selected an area from her shorts.

2. Copy and paste as a new image.
Apply Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling with the following settings:



3.  Open a new image 600 x 250 pixels.
Flood fill your canvas with the pattern you just created.

4.  Apply Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur with the following settings:



Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

5.  Paste your tube as a new layer (don't forget to deselect your selection from the first step)
Move your tube into position and add a drop shadow of choice.

6.  Select your preset shapes tool.  Set your foreground to null and your background to white.
Draw out a rectangle from the left to approximately halfway through your tube.
See my screenshot below:



7.  When happy with your rectangle, convert to a raster layer and move it below your tube.
Apply Toadies - What Are You with the following settings:



Lower the opacity of this layer to 40, or one that suits your tag.

8.  Crop your canvas to 600 x 250 pixels.
Apply AAA Frames - Foto Frame to all your layers, using the following settings:



9.  Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).
I added the same drop shadow to my name that I used on my tube.
And youíre done :)

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Tag Tutorials / Kiss It!
« on: August 11, 2012, 02:42:02 pm »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
You need to have knowledge of working with layers and masks.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I've used the art of gIO, available for purchase at The PSP Project.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Roses Are Red by Sam's Scraps, also available for purchase from The PSP Project
Font of choice.  I've used LaPointe's Road.
Mask of choice.  I've used WSL_Mask38 by Wee Scots Lass
Template by me.  You can download it here

Plugins:
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open your template and tube in PSP. 

2.  On the template, press Shift-D to duplicate it and close out the original.  Delete the credits layer.

3.  Image - Canvas Size and increase the canvas to 700 x 700 pixels to give you some playing room.

4.  Highlight the Heart layer.  Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.  Copy paper of choice and paste as a new layer. 
Selections - Invert and press delete.  Deselect.  Delete the original Heart layer.

5.  Repeat Step 4 for the Jagged Circle, Oval, Rectangle and Button layers.
Add a drop shadow of choice to some of the layers to make them pop.
I added it to all these layers plus my Kiss It! and White Frame layer.

6.  Place your tube and move it into position.
To make my tube's hand hang over the Rectangle, I selected the hand, then went to Selections - Promote Selection to Layer. 
Selections - Select None.  Then I moved the promoted selection layer above the Rectangle and Kiss It! layers.

7.  Add any elements you like - I used Swirl 1, Glitter Kiss 1 and Glitter Swirl 3.
On the Swirl element, I erased areas to make it look like it was weaving around my tube.

8.  Paste another paper as a new layer and move it below your bottom layer.

9.  Apply your mask to this layer and merge group.

10.  Crop away any unused canvas and resize if necessary.

11.  Add your name, copyright and licence number (if necessary)
I also added a Gradient Glow and drop shadow to my name.
And you're done :)

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Forum Set Tutorials / Ladybug Name
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:05:00 am »


I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 

Supplies needed:
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Ladybug Garden by Tasha's Playground, available from The PSP Project
Please do not use the same kit, unless you have purchased it.
Bold Font of choice.  I've used Dunkin Sans.

Plugins:
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new image 600x250 pixels. 

Please resize your kit elements as required.

2.  Type out your name using your bold font.  You want it fairly large, but not completely filling your canvas.

3.  Select an element from your kit to weave around your name.  I used 'flowers' from my kit.
Paste as a new layer above your name. 
Resize it if necessary and move it into position - I moved it so all the flowers were sitting on a letter.

There are two ways to make it weave - using the Freehand Selection Tool or the Eraser.  Use whichever you prefer.
I've used the Freehand Selection Tool and selected areas of my element to make it look like it was hidden behind my name.
You can see this in my screenshot below:



I then went ahead and did the same thing with an extra flower ('flower6' from my kit).

4.  Select another element from your kit to place behind your name - I used 'grass2'.
If you don't have an element like this, you can use a paper and apply a mask to it - I did this in my second example.

5.  Add any additional elements you like, either behind or in front of your name.
I simply added a little ladybug ('ladybug2' from my kit).

6.  Apply any dropshadows you like.
I used Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow to make my name stand out a bit better.

7.  Crop away any empty canvas.

8.  Add your copyright and license number (if required).
Save as a PNG, to retain the transparency.
And you're done :)

Here's another example I created using a FTU kit 'Magic Dream' by Fantasy Moments Scraps and More

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Downloadables / VeryMany Natural Beauty Snags
« on: August 01, 2012, 07:32:53 pm »
Feel free to use these as you like, but please do not change the filename or add your name.








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