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Tag Tutorials / Love
« on: May 24, 2012, 03:57:36 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 or close up of choice.  I'm using one by Mystik Soul Art, available from The PSP Project.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, French Connection by Sam's Scraps, also available from TPP.
Font of choice.  I've used Sweetly Broken
Mask of choice.  I've used TreseMasks0083 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 Frame 2.

3.  Select a paper from your kit - I've chosen Paper 8.  Copy and paste as a new layer below your frame.

4.  Highlight your frame layer.  Using your Magic Wand tool, click inside your frame.  Selections - Modify - Expand by 5.  Highlight your paper layer and invert your selection (Selections - Invert).  Press delete on your keyboard.  Selections - Invert.  Do not deselect.

5.  Copy and paste your tube or close up above your paper layer.  Move it so the area you want displayed shows through your frame.
Selections - Invert.  Press delete.  Selections - Select None.

6.  Add any elements around your tube or frame.  Add drop shadows as required.
I've used Cherry Blossom, Heart 2, Lips 1, Love wordart and Flower 2 in my example.

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

7.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

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

9.  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 / Buttonised
« on: May 20, 2012, 06:50:11 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 Shawn McManus which is available from CDO
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used Thickhead.

Plugins:
Mura's Meister - Copies
Filter Factory C - Speed
Eye Candy 5: Glass

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and apply Mura's Meister Copies with the following settings:



3.  Apply Filter Factory C - Speed with the following settings:



4.  Apply Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixellate with the following settings:



5.  Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.  Crop your tag back to 600 x 250 pixels.

6.  Apply Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass.  Click on the Settings tab and select 'Clear'. 
On the Basic tag, change the settings to match mine below:



7.  Paste your tube as a new layer and add a drop shadow of choice.

8.  Highlight your Glass layer.  Selections - Select All.  Selections - Float.  Selections - Defloat.
Highlight your tube layer.  Selections - Invert.  Press delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

9.   Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).  Export your tag as a PNG.

To create your avatar:
10.  Shift - D to duplicate your tag.
Crop it to 150 x 150 pixels.

11.  Delete any unnecessary layers, making sure you left the background layer in place.

12.  Apply Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass with the same settings as previously.

13.  Add your name or initial, plus any copyright and license numbers, as required.
Export this as a PNG as well.
And you're done :)

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Tag Tutorials / Teal Cascade
« on: May 12, 2012, 07:00:33 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 a sitting tube by Jonathon Earl Bowser, available from CDO.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, Simply Teal by Ladyhawwk Designs, which is also available from CDO.
Font of choice.  I've used Jellyka Delicious Cake.
Mask of choice.  I've used TreseMasks0029 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 an element of choice for your tube to sit on.  I chose Element28 from my kit.

3.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and resize it to suit.  Move it into position on top of your earlier element.
Add a drop shadow of choice.

5.  Add any elements you like around your tag.  Add drop shadows as required.
I've used Element80, Element11 and Element54 in my example.

6.  Select a paper from your kit - I've used Paper 14.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move it below your frame.
Apply mask of choice to this layer and merge group.

7.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

8.  Add your name, using a font of choice.  Add a Gradient Glow (if required) and drop shadow.

9.  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 / Cyber Ripleyer
« on: May 09, 2012, 07:40:23 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 Spazz which is available from TPP
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used Ephesis.

Plugins:
VM Instant Art - Instant Background I
Rorshack Filters - Ripleyer
AAA Frames – Foto Frame
Eye Candy 5: Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Apply VM Instant Art - Instant Background I with the following settings:



Colourise your tag by going to Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colourise
and play with the Hue and Saturation until you get a colour you like.

3.  Apply Rorshack Filters - Ripleyer with the following settings:



4.  Crop your tag to 600 x 250 pixels and apply AAA Filters - Foto Frame with the following settings:



5.  Paste your tube as a new layer, move into position and apply an appropriate drop shadow.

6.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill it white.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 4.  Press delete.
Selections - Select None.

7.  Remain on your white border layer.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.  Selections - Invert.
Flood fill with Black.
Selections - Select None.

8.  Add your name in font of choice.  I also added a Gradient Glow and drop shadow.
My settings for the Gradient Glow are below:



9.   Add your copyright and license number (if necessary).
And you’re done :)

Here's another example created by the wonderful Spawn, using the art of Barachan,
who's tubes are available through DSI

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Forum Set Tutorials / Gothic Kitty
« on: May 04, 2012, 08:36:55 pm »


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

Supplies needed:
A tube or close up of your choice.  I'm using one by Karen Middleton which is available from CDO
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used Before The Rain

Plugins:
Mura's Meister - Copies
Filter Factory A - Ripper
AAA Frames - Foto Frame

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels.  Paste your tube as a new layer.

2.  Apply Mura's Meister Copies with the following settings:



3.  Crop tag to 600 x 250 pixels.  Apply Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur with the following settings:



4.  Apply Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixellate with both block height and width to 10. 
Apply Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

5.  Duplicate the Pixellate layer.  Make sure you are on the duplicate layer. 
Apply Filter Factory A - Ripper with the following settings:



Change the blend mode to Overlay or one that suits your tag.
Merge visible. 

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



7.  Paste your tube as a new layer and move it to the left-hand side of your tag.  Apply a drop shadow of choice.

8.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill it white.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 3.  Press delete.  Do not deselect yet

Selections - Modify - Expand by 2.  Selections - Invert.  Flood fill black.  Deselect. 

9.  Add your name and copyright and license number (if required).  I also added a drop shadow.
And you're done :)

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Tutorial Previews / Facebook Timeline Cover Tutorial Previews
« on: May 03, 2012, 07:17:42 pm »

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Tag Tutorials / Golden Seduction
« on: May 03, 2012, 02:06:54 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 choice, preferably one that is lying down.  I'm using one by Charlie, available from The PSP Project.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a FTU kit, Golden Nights by Wicked Princess Scraps
Font of choice.  I've used Quilted Butterfly
Mask of choice.  I've used TreseMasks0074 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 the Window.

3.  Copy and paste an element of your choice for your tube to peek out from - I used the Curtain.

4.  Paste your tube as a new layer and resize it to suit.  Move it into position below your curtain or other element.
Add a drop shadow of your choice.

5.  Add any elements around your tube or frame.  Add drop shadows as required.
I've used Flowerswag, Glass, Cello, Strawberry and Starwand in my example.

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

7.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

8.  Add your name, using a font of choice.  I also added a gradient glow and dropshadow.
My Gradient Glow settings are below:



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

Here's another example created by the amazing Serena, using the same kit, with a tube by Jessica Galbreth, now available from CDO:

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Forum Set Tutorials / Helion Sparkle
« on: April 29, 2012, 04:43:54 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 applying masks and Animation Shop.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice. I'm using one by Cuddly Rigor Mortis, available to purchase from CDO.
Do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Mask of choice. I'm using one created by the wonderful Spawn - I've used Spawn's Forum Set Mask 11.
Font of choice. I'm using Miss Lankfort.

Plugins:
Filter Factory S - Pathways to Helion
DSB flux - Bright Noise
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation
Eye Candy Impact – Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels.  Select a medium-light colour from your tube for your foreground and a darker version of the same colour for your background.

2.  Change your foreground to gradient, with the following settings:


3.  Flood fill your canvas with your gradient.  Duplicate this layer.

4.  On your duplicate, apply Filter Factory S - Pathways to Helion with the following settings:



5.  On the same layer, apply DSB flux - Bright Noise with the following settings:



6.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light, or one that suits your tag.  Merge visible.

7.  Add a new raster layer.  Flood fill it white or a light colour of your choice.

8.  Apply your mask to this new layer.  Merge group.

9.  Duplicate your mask layer twice, giving you a total of three mask layers. 
On your first mask layer, apply Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation with the following settings:



Apply this to your other two mask layers, making sure to press 'Random Seed' each time.
Hide your top two mask layers for now.

10.  Paste your tube as a new layer, making sure it's the top layer in your layers palette.  Add a drop shadow of choice.

11.  Add a new raster layer.  Flood fill it with the same colour you used for your mask layer.
Selections - Selection All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2.  Press delete.  Selections - Select None.

12.  Add your name, applying Gradient Glow (my settings are below) if necessary.  Add a drop shadow of choice.



13.  Add copyright and license number (if necessary).

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

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

16.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that mask layer and open your final mask 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 33.
View your animation and, if you're happy, save as a .gif.
And you're done :)

Here's another example I created using the amazing art of Michael Landfeld, also available at CDO
I used Spawn's Forum Set Mask 1 for this one.

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Forum Set Tutorials / Hawaiian Beauty
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:21:59 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 Wassim Jelassi, which is available from Artistic Dreams Imaging.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Aloha by Lliella Designs, available from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Please use a kit of your choice.
Font of choice.  I've used Altast Greeting.

Plugins:
AAA Frames - Foto Frame
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new image 600x250 pixels. 

As I have used a full size kit, I have resized all papers and elements quite significantly. 
Please resize your kit elements as required.


2.  Copy and paste paper of choice from your scrapkit.  I've used paper10 from my kit.

3.  Paste your tube and move it into position on the right side of your canvas. 
Add a drop shadow of choice.

4.  Add elements of your choice on the left hand side. 
I used a sun and flower, before placing some word art over the top.
Add any drop shadows you like.

5.  Crop your canvas to 600x250 pixels.  Hide your tube layer and merge visible. 
Unhide your tube.  If it's not already, make sure your tube layer is at the top of the layer palette.

6.  Highlight your merged layer and apply AAA Frames - Foto Frame with the following settings:



7.  Add a new layer above your tube and flood fill it white.

8.  Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.  Press delete.  Deselect.

9.  Add your name, copyright and license number (if required).
I added a Gradient Glow (see my settings below) and drop shadow to my name.



And you're done :)

Here's another example I created using the art of Michael Landefeld, available from CDO,
and a FTU kit "Rock 'n' Roll" by Bel Vidotti


Here's another example by my friend, Spawn, using the art of Keith Garvey, available from PTE
and the same FTU kit as my example above.

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Facebook Timeline Cover Tutorials / Kiss Me
« on: April 21, 2012, 05:59:36 am »


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 René Kunert.  This is a freebie from her store, but requires a special license number. 
Please do not use without this license number.
Font of choice.  I've used Volutes.
Elements of choice.  I've used some from Fantasy Moments Scraps

Plugins:
Mura’s Meister – Copies
Andrew's Filters 30 - Difference Light Bulbs
AAA Frames - Foto Frame

1.  Open a new transparent image 852 x 315 pixels

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  Apply Muras Meister Copies with the following settings:



Ensure your canvas is fully covered - if not, duplicate your layer and Image - Mirror.  Then Merge Visible.

3.  Adjust – Blur – Radial Blur on the following settings:



5.  Duplicate this layer and apply Andrew's Filters 30 - Difference Light Bulbs with the following settings:



Don't worry about the funky colours - we're about to fix that :) 

6.  Change the blend mode of your Light Bulbs layer to Luminance (L) or one of your choice.

7.  Duplicate this layer.  Image - Mirror.  Image - Flip.  Lower the opacity to 60% (it should have carried over the blend mode change to this new layer).  Merge Visible.  Crop canvas to 852 x 315 pixels.

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




9.  Apply AAA Frames - Foto Frame again with these settings:

 

10.  Paste your tube and move it to the right of your canvas.  Apply a drop shadow of your choice.  Crop your canvas to size again.
Apply AAA Frames - Foto Frame to your tube using the first settings.

11.  Add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with black.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.  Press Delete.  Selections - Select None.

12.  On the left-hand side of your canvas, add your elements or decorations of your choice.
Remember that your avatar will overlap your timeline cover slightly on the left-hand side
I've used a selection of elements from one of Fantasy Moments Scraps' kits.  Add any drop shadows you like.
To keep it within the inner frame, click on your frame layer, then go to Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 31.  Selections Invert.
Then press delete on your elements or decorations layers.  Selections - Select None.

13.  Add your name in a font of your choice.  I also added a Gradient Glow and drop shadow.

14.  Add the copyright and any license numbers necessary.  Again, remember that your avatar overlaps the cover slightly, so make sure to place the copyright information at the top or right of the canvas.
And you're done :)

Here's a second example, where I've used another tube on the left-hand side.  This is using the art of Pete Tapang, when he was licensed through PSP Asylum (which is now closed)

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Tutorial Previews / 2-in-1 Tutorial Previews
« on: April 20, 2012, 07:20:48 pm »

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Downloadables / Re: Word Art
« on: April 15, 2012, 03:43:55 am »
You are welcome to use these in your creations and tutorials. 
If using in a tutorial, please do not add them to your supplies, but send them back here to my forum to download.
You may share these in PSP groups, however, please do not delete the credit layer or rename the files.



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Downloadables / Word Art
« on: April 15, 2012, 03:38:10 am »
You are welcome to use these in your creations and tutorials. 
If using in a tutorial, please do not add them to your supplies, but send them back here to my forum to download.
You may share these in PSP groups, however, please do not delete the credit layer or rename the files.



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