Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Little Things


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©§GD December 20th, 2009
Thank you Lynne for allowing me the use of this beautiful kit!




Items used from the kit:

Butterfly Frame
Paper 5
Gem Flower 2

Other materials used:

Poser tube by Outlaw By Design (obdft127)
PSP you can get a free trial of the current version out HERE
for this tutorial this tag was created using version 9.01

OK, let's tag!
Remember to SAVE often as I won't be reminding you *smiles*

Step 1: Open up your needed pieces from the kit (or alternate ones you have chosen to use). Minimize in

PSP. Open up a New Image, I like room to work, we can resize it later. 700x700 pixels, Transparent
background.



Step 2: Maximize the Butterfly Frame, copy / paste in a new raster layer. Resize by 65%. Rename this
layer as FRAME. With your Magic Wand Tool, click on the INSIDE of the frame, modify - expand 8 pixels,
click ok.



Step 3: Maximize the Paper 5. Copy / Paste as a new layer. Resize 65%. Selections - Invert. Hit your
Delete key. Rename this layer as FRAME BACK.



Step 4: Add a dropshadow to your FRAME layer with these settings:
Vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 100, blur: 5, color: #000000 (black).



Step 5: Maximize Gem Flower 2. Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 65%. Sharpen - sharpen. Add
dropshadow same as FRAME except lower the opacity setting down to 50. Rename this layer as FLOWER DECO. Move to the top of your FRAME. Duplicate - image - mirror. Layers - Merge - Merge down.



Step 6: Maximize your tube of choice. If using the same poser tube I have used, resize the tube 50% two
times. Add a dropshadow with these settings:
Vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 50, blur: 10, color: #000000 (black).
Move into place of your choosing. Rename this layer as POSER or TUBE.



Step 7: With font of choice, type out your text in the top portion of your framed image. If you have the
Whisper font this is the settings I used: Size 30, no stroke. Font color: #91AAE8 and a dropshadow of
these settings: vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 100, blur: 1, color: #000000 (black).



Step 8: Type out your name, here I used a size of 48, same settings as in step 7.



Step 9: Add your copyright info that may be needed and or your watermark. Save image as a .png file and
you are done!



I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will be back to check out more as they are created. If you
should have any troubles along the way, please feel free to drop me an email at sgd1970@att.net  with the
subject title of TAG TUT HELP.



Til next time....Happy PSP-ing!
*hugz*
§apphyre

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dream A Little Dream




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Tutorial ©§GD on December 11, 2009


Materials Needed:

Pieces of kit used:
DD-frame2
DD_tigerlily
DD_medievalposer2
DD_tree1
DD_paper05



PSP you can get a current PSP trial version HERE
Font of choice ( here I used Bodoni MT Black size 26 for message, size 36 for name)



Step 1: Open new image size 600x600 pixels, transparent, 72 dpi.
Open up needed pieces and minimize in PSP. (I set a background color so pieces will show up on canvas. This is optional for you :) Maximize dd frame 2. Copy, close original, paste onto your new image as a new layer. Rename to frame.



Step 2: With your magic wand tool, click on the inside of your FRAME. Selections - Modify - Expand 7
pixels. Click OK. Maximize dd paper 05. Copy, close original and Paste as a new layer. Move this layer in your layer pallette under your FRAME. Selections - Invert. Hit your delete key. Rename this layer as FRAME BG.



Step 3: Maximize dd tree 1. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Move towards the right side of your FRAME. Image - Duplicate. Image - Mirror. Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Lower the opacity to 50% and blend mode to Luminance. Rename layer to TREE.



Step 4: Maximize dd medieval poser 2. Using your freehand selection tool, outline the fairy only right now. minimize the poser tube, you will need this one again later. Copy only the selected fairy. Paste as a new layer. Resize 45%. Move fairy into place on your frame. Maximize dd medieval poser 2 again and this time use your freehand tool to outline the watermark ©Medi. Copy, close out original. Paste as a new layer. Resize 45%. Move the watermark into place touching the fairy. Adjust - Color Balance - Negative Image. New Raster layer, add copyright info if a link is needed to be added to your image, in the case of this Fairy poser tube, you will need to add this link to the image, http://medievilsaddiction.blogspot.com/  Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Rename to FAIRY.



Step 5: Maximize dd tiger lily. Copy, close original. Paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Move to the top left of your FRAME. *IF you made a colored canvas for easy viewing, please HIDE this layer NOW * Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. You can now unhide your colored canvas if you made one.



Step 6: With your Preset Shapes Tool, choose Circle. Foreground color set to black (#000000) and your Background color is turned off (click on the O with a line through it). Make sure your preset shape setting is set with Create On Vector checkmarked. I also set my line width to 3 so I could see it better. Now, draw out a circle slightly smaller than the inside of your frame. Then with your Mover Tool, if needed you can move your drawn circle towards the center of your framed image. Now click on your Text Tool, set your chosen font, here I used Bodoni MT Black at a size setting of 36 pixels. Using a Foreground color setting of: #d7c2d1 and a background setting of: #9165b4. Type out your name. Add a dropshadow of your liking. You can now Delete your vector layer and rename the layer with your name on it as NAME.



Step 7: Using your same settings for your color pallette, same text, type out your message on a new raster layer. Add the same dropshadow you previously used in step 6. Rename this layer to MESSAGE. If you used a color background canvas, you can now delete this layer. Layers - Merge - Merge Visable. Add your dropshadow to your merged image and save as a .png file.



Hope you have liked this tutorial :) You are now all done! YAY!



If you have any problems, please feel free to email me here at sgd1970@att.net   or sapphyre@gmx.com
with the subject heading of TAG TUT HELP and I can help you :)



Thanks for stopping by to try out this new tut! And Thank You to Deb's Designs for a wonderful kit to work with!!

*Hugz*

§apphyre

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Beautiful Friendship


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©§GD on October 24, 2009.



Materials Needed:
PSP, I use version 9.01, trial version can be gotten HERE
Font of Choice ( I used Pristina)
Tube of choice (I am using a freebie tube from Outlaw By Design)
Beautiful scrapkit called My Everything By Sabrina of Scrap Moments Designz
Thank you to Sabrina for allowing me to work with this very pretty kit!
And Happy Anniversary coming up :)

Materials I used from this kit are:
smd me paper 15
smd me frame 01
smd me crisscross bow 01
smd me butterfly 01

REMEMBER to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! As I won't be reminding along the way!

♥ Let's Tag! ♥

Step 1: Open up your needed tubes in PSP, minimize for now. Open new image 600x600 pixels, transparent.

Step 2: Maximize smd me frame 01. Copy / paste as a new layer. Close original. Image resize 75%. Name this layer FRAME.

Step 3: Maximize smd me paper 15. Copy, close original. Click the center of your FRAME with your magic wand tool. Selections - modify, expand 7 pixels, click ok. Right click on your graphic and paste as a new layer. Image - resize 75% two times. Selections - invert. Hit delete 1 time. Selections - select none. Rename this layer as PAPER. Move this layer underneath your frame layer.

Step 4: Maximize smd me crisscross bow 01. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Rename layer to BOW. Image - resize 78%. Move toward top of heart. See screenshot below for placement. Adjust sharpness - sharpen.

Click image above to view Screen shot in full view.



Step 5: Maximize smd me butterfly 01. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Rename layer to BUTTERFLY. Resize 50% two times. Adjust sharpness - sharpen. Dropshadow: vertical: 1, horizontal: -1, opacity: 50, blur: 1.00, color: black (#000000). Move butterfly to top center know of your bow. See screenshot for placement.


Click image above to view Screen shot in full view.


Step 6: Maximize your tube. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Now depending upon which tube you used, your resize will vary from mine. If using the same tube I am using, resize 50% two times. Move to left side of frame. Rename layer to TUBE. Dropshadow as in step 5.

Step 7: With font of choice, size according to your font (you want text to fit "inside" of your frame. New raster layer, name it text. Here I used Pristina, size 36, no stroke. color: #C26880. Using your raster deform tool, rotate your text slightly to the left. Add a dropshadow as in step 5, except on the blur change it to 0. Move your text layer in your layer pallette down underneath your TUBE layer.

Step 8: Go back to your FRAME layer, add a dropshadow as in step 5, but change the opacity to 100 and the blur to 10.

Step 9: New raster layer, add any copyright info / watermark to this layer, final save (as a .png file so you can use your tag over and over, just adding names to new raster layers) crop your tag down in size as close to the image as you can without cutting off the shadowing. And you are done! YAY!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will be back to try out more as they are written :)

If you should have any troubles, please feel to email me here at sapphyre@gmx.com with a subject line of TAG TUT HELP and I will be more than glad to help you out.

Hugz!
§apphyre

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Creepy Crawlie Alert!




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Creepy Crawlie Alert ©§GD on October 25, 2009.



Materials Needed:
PSP, I use version 9.01, you can get a trial version HERE
Animation Shop (This comes pre-packaged with PSP v8) may be downloaded HERE
Thanks SO much Julie for an awesome kit to work with!
The pieces of the kit I used are:
BNB Element 2
BNB Element 19
BNB Element 20
BNB paper 6
Melli 9
Fonts of your choice. (I used Impact for Text & Rage Italic for Names)
Need one to be a wide font and one to be a slightly fancy font.


REMEMBER to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! As I won't be reminding along the way!


♥ Let's Tag! ♥


Step 1: Open up the needed pieces (see above) in PSP. Minimize for now. Open up a New Image 600x600 pixels, transparent. Maximize, Copy, close out the original of BNB Element 19. Paste as a new raster layer onto your image. Rename this layer to Black Flower. Resize 55%, move to top center of your canvas. Image, Duplicate, Image - Flip. Right click on your "copy" and duplicate, move to the right side (at the 3 o'clock position). Duplicate, Image - Mirror. Duplicate, move flower to the 2 o'clock position. Duplicate, Image - Flip. Duplicate, Image - Mirror. Duplicate, Image - Flip. Now you should have a total of 8 black flowers. Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. Rename Black Flowers.

Step 2: Maximize BNB Element 20. Copy, close orginal, paste as a new layer. Rename Red Flower. Resize 55%. Place this 1st red flower between the 1st 2 top black flowers. Duplicate, Image - Flip. Back to the Red Flower labelled layer, Duplicate, move flower between second and thrid black flower. Duplicate, Image - Flip. Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. Duplicate, Image - Mirror. Layers, Merge - Merge Visible. Rename this layer to Red Flowers. Layers Merge- Merge Visible. Rename to Flower Frame.

Step 3:  Maximize BNB Paper 6. Copy, close original and paste as a new layer. Rename this layer as Frame BG. Drag this layer UNDER your Flower Frame layer. Highlight your flower frame layer, with your Magic Wand Tool, click on the OUTSIDE of your frame. Selections - Invert. Selections - Contract. Contract 20 pixels.Selections - Invert. Hit your Delete key. Selections - Select None.

Step 4: Maximize BNB Element 2. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Rename this layer Spider and Web. Drag this layer UNDER your Frame layer and ON TOP of your Frame BG layer. Follow the Selections Step as in Step 3. This will erase all of the overhanging of the spider web that will show thru extending past your flower frame.

Step 5: Maximize Melli 9. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Rename to Witch. Move to the bottom right side of your flower frame. (See tag for placement if need to). Adjust sharpness - sharpen.

Step 6: These layers we wil give Dropshadows to: Your Flower Frame layer, your Witch layer.
Dropshadow settings: Vertical: 1, Horizontal: -1, Opacity: 100, Blur: 10.00, Color: Black (#000000).
Layers, Merge - Merge Visible. Rename TAG.

Step 7: Resize 70%, Resize All Layers: Checked. Click OK. With your Pen Tool, any color, any width line. We are going to "draw" a diagonal line slightly above center from the bottom left to the top right flowers in our Flower Frame. (This will be a guide for our text placement). Once you have your line drawn, click on the little check mark to activate the line. You should now have a Vector layer. With your Text Tool. You want a Wide type of font for the wording. Here I used Impact, size 28 color: #a50300, Type out your text in all capital letters. You should be typing at a diagonal. If not, cancel and make sure your Vector layer is highlighted. Then begin typing again. (You want to be sure to stay INSIDE the borders of the flowers). Once your text is complete, you need to PROMOTE this layer to a raster layer. Close off your Vector layer. Highlight text layer, Dropshadow as in Step 6 EXCEPT adjust your Opacity to 50 and Blur to 5.00.  and  Adjust - Add Noise. Uniform, 35% and Monochrome checked. Click OK. Duplicate this layer. Now on your duplicate layer of your text, go to Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction. (See Screenshot below) Look for the box that says COLORS: Source color : set to #A50300 and your Target color: set to #A8A54F. Preset Target Color Selected.  Fruits selected / highlighted.




Click Screenshot image above to view in full size.


Step 8:  New Raster Layer. Name this layer NAME. With your slightly fancy font type out your name with a Stroke color of 1.0 Size of font will vary depending on which font you are using. Here I used Rage Italic, set to size 48, stroke: 1.0, with these colors: Foreground: #7a0b0b , Background: #000000. Add a dropshadow as in Step 6. New Raster layer. Add your watermark and or copyright info you may need to each on their respective layers.

Step 9: Open Animation Shop. Hide ALL layers in PSP Except for these layers. You Tag Image, your Text in Red, and your name and Watermark / copyright layers. Right click on your image. Copy - Copy Merged. Over to Animation Shop (AS for short). Right click - paste as a new animation. Back over to PSP. Hide your RED text layer and unhide your GREEN text layer. Right click on your image - copy - copy merged. Back to AS. Right click on your 1st frame in AS, Paste - after current frame. Click on Edit - Select All.  Animation - Frame Properties, set to 45, Click OK. Click on Animate. File - Save As, name your graphic.
When you get to a dialog box that says Animation Quality Versus Putput Size, click on Customize button on the bottom of the box. Make sure your settings reflect these below:

Colors Tab:
Color 255
Create Pallette By: Optimized Median Cut
Reduce Colors By: Error Diffusion

Optimizations Tab:
Checkmark boxes 2,3,4.

Partial Transparency Tab:
Convert Pixels less than 60
Yes, blend with color: #FFFFFF (white)
Click OK.
Click Next 3 times.
Click Finish.

YAY! You are now done!

I hope you have liked this tutorial and will be back to check out more I will have for you soon!

If you should have any problems, please feel free to email me here at sgd247@att.net or my alt email at sapphyre@gmx.com with a subject heading of TAG TUT HELP and I will be more than glad to help you out anyway I can!

*Thanks*

Hugz!
§apphyre

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Memories


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Sweet Memories ©§GD on October 22, 2009


Materials Needed:
PSP, I use version 9.01. For a trial version of PSP, click HERE
Scrap kit called Exquisite by Bits 'N' Bobs
(Thanks Julie for this beautiful kit to work with)

Pieces I have used are:
BNB Flower
BNB Flower 4
BNB Bow 4
BNB Folded Ribbon 2
BNB Tag 1
BNB Pin 1

Font of your Choice (I am using Good Vibrations ROB)
Tube of your choice. I am using a "freebie" from Outlaw By Designs

REMEMBER to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! As I won't be reminding along the way!

♥ Let's Tag! ♥



Step 1: Open a new Raster Layer 600x600 pixels, transparent. Rename this layer as BG (for background).

Step 2: Open up BNB-Flower and BNB-Flower-4. Working with BNB-Flower-4 first...copy / close original and paste as a new layer onto your BG canvas. Resize 50%. Rename to FLOWER 1. Move to the left side of your canvas a little over 1/2 way up towards the top of your canvas. Right click, Duplicate. Image - Mirror. Highlight FLOWER 1, Duplicate, Image - Flip. Duplicate, Image - Mirror. Highlight FLOWER 1 again, Duplicate, move the copy towards the top center position, Duplicate, Image - Flip. Hide your BG layer. Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. Rename as FLOWER 1 (again). Duplicate, Image - Rotate - Free Rotate. To the Right and 45. Right click - Arrange - Move to top.

Step 3: Working with BNB-Flower now. Copy / PAste as a new layer onto your BG image. Resize 50%. Rename to FLOWER 2. Move FLOWER 2 to top between the 2 flowers on the top right hand side of your frame. Duplicate, Image - Mirror. Duplicate, Image - Flip. Duplicate, Image - Mirror. Duplicate and move copy to empty space on the right. Duplicate, Image - Mirror. Hide FLOWER 1 and BG layers. Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. Rename merged layer as FLOWER 2 (again). Unhide FLOWER 1, keeping BG hidden still, Merge-Merge Visible. Rename merged layer to FLOWER FRAME.

Step 4: With Magic wand tool, click on the center of the FLOWER FRAME. Selections - Modify - Expand. Expand 15 pixels. Click OK. Open up BNB-PAPER2. Copy / paste as a new layer, move this layer under your FLOWER FRAME layer. Selections - Invert. Press Delete 1-2 times. Selections - Select None. Rename this layer as FRAME BG.

Step 5: Open your tube of choice (your person / people tube) here I used a tube by Outlaw By Designs - outlawbydesignft165 (a free tube). Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 50% 2x. Move into place where you'd like your tube to be.

Dropshadow: Vertical / Horizontal: both set to 1, Opacity: 50, Blur: 5.00 and color: black (#000000). Rename this layer GIRL.


Step 6: With your magic wand tool, highlight your FLOWER FRAME layer. Click your wand outside the frame. Selections - Modify 5 pixels. Click OK. Highlight GIRL layer. Press Delete. Selections - Select None.

Step 7: Open BNB-BOW-4. Copy / Paste as a new layer. Resize 75%. Move to top left of your FLOWER FRAME. Rename this layer BOW. Adjust - sharpen-sharpen. Dropshadow same as in step 5.

Step 8: Open bnb-folded-ribbon-2. Copy/paste as a new layer. Resize 75%. Adjust-sharpen-sharpen. Rename this layer as STREAMER. Move your STREAMER layer underneath your BOW layer in your layers pallette. With your eraser tool, erase the tiny edge that shows over the top edge of your BOW layer. Dropshadow as in step 5.

Step 9: Open BNB-Tag-1. Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 75%. Image-rotate-free rotate. Left and 90. Adjust sharpen - sharpen. Rename layer to TAG. Move tag to the bottom right of your FLOWER FRAME. Add dropshadow as in step 5. Rename this layer as TAG.

Step 10: Open BNB-PIN-1. Copy / paste as a new layer. Rename to PIN. Resize 75% , repeat resize.. Rotate-free rotate. Left and 45. Adjust sharpness-sharpen more. Zoom in to your image to about 200%. With your freehand tool, select part of the pin that is laying across your tag's ribbon. (See screenshot for placement). Hit Delete one time. Zoom back out to 100% and selections - select none. Dropshadow as in step 5.
Screenshot below:


(Click image above to view in full size).
The dotted line area is the area we are REMOVING from the PIN.

Step 11: With your background color set to #D1CCBB, activate your text tool. Font of your choice (here I am using Good Vibrations ROB) set to a size 36, no stroke. (You can go up or down in the size of your font according to the length of your name and style of font chosen). Type out your name. Using your Raster Deform tool, use the turner node and rotate your name around until it fits nicely going diagonally on your tag.

 Dropshadow: vertical: 1, horizontal: -1, opacity: 100, blur: 5.00. color: black (#000000). Rename this layer to NAME. Hide NAME layer. Layers - merge-merge visible.

Dropshadow: vertical:1, horizontal: -1, opacity: 50, blur: 5.00, color: black (#000000). (Now you can use this tag over and over and just add names later that are different from yours).

Step 12: Resize your completed tag, ALL layers checked 80%. Add your watermark and any other copyright info as needed each on separate layers. Save your completed tag as a .png file and you are done!


YAY! You did it!




Thank you so much for trying out this tag tut! I hope you have enjoyed it and will check back for more tuts soon! If you should have any troubles, please feel free to email me at sgd247@att.net or Sapphyre@gmx.com with a subject line of TAG TUT HELP. I will get back to you asap and offer any help I can to you! Thanks again!


*Hugz*
§apphyre

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

* Mystical Moonlight *



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Mystical Moonlight ©§GD on October 13, 2009


Materials Needed:
PSP, I use version 9.01. For a trial version of PSP, click HERE
(Awesome kit Kesha! Thanks so much for allowing me to work with it!)
Pieces I used from this kit are:
paper 13
star rain
tree
fairy 1
paper 4
bow wrap

Font of Choice (I used A&S Signwriter) you can get it here.

Remember to SAVE often as I won't be reminding you!

♥ Let's Tag! ♥

Step 1:  Open PSP and unzip Fairy Good Night Kit, minimizing pieces listed above.
Open a new image, 426x525 pixels, transparent. Flood fill with color #404040. Maximize paper 13, copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 65%. Arrange paper to your liking on your canvas for the moon to be around the top left corner. Lower the opacity to 50%. Layers merge - merge down. Rename this layer BG.

Step 2: Maximize Star Rain. Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Adjust sharpness - sharpen more. Dropshadow: Vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 100, blur: 10 color: #000000 (black)

Step 3: Maximize Tree. Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Adjust sharpness - sharpen. Same dropshadow as in Step 2.

Step 4: Maximize Fairy 1. Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 50% three times total. Adjust sharpness - sharpen more. Dropshadow as in Step 2. Layers - merge - merge all.

Step 5: Selections - select all.  Selections - modify - contract. Contract 15 pixels. Selections - invert. Maximize Paper 4. Copy / paste into selection on your tag image. Effects - inner bevel. Bevel # 12, width: 8, smoothness: 0, depth: 8, ambience: 0, shininess: 0, color: #FFFFFF (white), angle: 315, intensity: 50, elevation: 30. Click OK.

Step 6: Selections - invert. Effects - 3D effects - cutout. Vertical / Horizontal: 0, opacity: 85, blur: 28, color: #000000 (black), click OK. Selections - select none.

Step 7: Maximize Bow Wrap. Copy / paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Rename to BOW. Move BOW to the bottom of the tag. See tag for placement. Adjust sharpness - sharpen more. Dropshadow as in Step 2.

Step 8: New raster layer. Add your text. Here I used A&S Signwriter, size 22, color #25256B.
Add dropshadow with these settings: vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 50, blur: 5.00, color: # FFFFC0.

Step 9: New raster layer. Add your name. Here I used same font as in Step 8, but changed the size to 48. Same color used as in Step 8. Dropshadow as in Step 8.

Step 10: New raster layer. Add your needed copyright info and / or your watermark. Export file as a .jpg file and name your tag and you are done!

YAY! You did it!
Thank you so much for trying out this tag tut! I hope you have enjoyed it and will check back for more tuts soon! If you should have any troubles, please feel free to email me at sgd247@att.net or Sapphyre@gmx.com with a subject line of TAG TUT HELP. I will get back to you asap and offer any help I can to you! Thanks again!

*Hugz*
§apphyre

* To the Mall! *



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To the Mall! ©§GD on October 11, 2009


Materials Needed:
PSP you can get a Free Trial version here.
LP Bonus Car from TinyD's Scrappin' Designs as a freebie at the link above.
Font of Choice (I used A&S Signwriter) you can get it here.
Mask #353 From Weescotslass Creations (third mask from the top)
Animation Shop you can download a trial version of 3.05 here and
you can purchase if you don't already have it, a full version here.
Plugin DBS Flux you can get it here.

Remember to SAVE often as I won't be reminding you!

♥ Let's Tag! ♥

Step 1: Open PSP and unzip your files from the Legally Pink kit.
These are the files I have used from the kit:
TD_LP_pp12
SSLisa - Cookie - Elfdance Flirty - Pink 2
lp bonus car
TD_LP_arrow

Step 2: Open a new image 500x500 pixels, transparent checked. Maximize TD_LP_pp12. Copy / paste as a new layer. Layers - New Mask Layer from Image from the source window pull down menu, look for your mask. Source luminance checked, invert mask unchecked. Press OK. Layers - Merge Group. Rename this layer Tag Back. Duplicate this layer a total of 2 times. (You should now have 3 of the same layer). Close off 2 of the duplicate layers. Highlight your main layer, Effects - Plugins - DBS Flux - Bright Noise
Intensity: 30
Direction: Mix
Click OK.


Close off your main layer and now unhide / highlight one of your duplicate layers. Same settings as before BUT this time you will click on the word MIX 2 times. Click OK. Hide duplicate layer and unhide / highlight your last duplicated layer. Same plugin as before BUT this time click on the word MIX 3 times. Click OK.





Step 3: Maximize TD_LP_arrow. Copy / paste as a new layer, close original. Rename this layer ARROW.  Resize 75% two times. Add a drop shadow: Vertical: -1, horizontal: 1, opacity: 50, blur: 5.00, color: #000000 (black). Move your arrow into place. See tag for placement. New raster layer: add some text to your arrow. Here I used A&S Signwriter, size 26, black for the font color. Once you get your text typed. Go to Image - Rotate - Free Rotate. Right and Free 45. Click OK. Add same drop shadow as earlier.


Step 4:  Maximize SSLisa - Cookie - Elfdance Flirty - Pink 2. Copy, close original and paste as a new layer. Resize by 75%. Adjust  - Sharpness - Sharpen More. Move to the left bottom side of your tag. see tag for placement. Rename this layer to GIRL. With your selection tool set to Rectangle, draw a small box around ©Lisa, cut and paste as a new layer, selections - select none. Move closer to your GIRL. Now GIRL layer only!....give a drop shadow as in Step 3.

Step 5: Maximize lp bonus car. Copy, close original and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% 3 times. Adjust  - Sharpness - Sharpen. Place at the bottom right hand side of your tag. (See tag for placement). Add new raster layer. Type your name. Here I used A&S Signwriter font size 36. Add a dropshadow as in Step 3.

Step 6: New raster layer. Add any copyright info you may need to or your watermark.

Step 7: Open up Animation Shop. Hide 2 of your mask layers. Right click on your image, copy - merged.
Over to Animation Shop (AS for short). Paste as a New Animation. Back to PSP. Hide the mask you had opened, and unhide mask number 2. Same process as before, back to AS, right click on your image in AS and paste after current frame. Back to PSP. Hide mask number 2 and unhide mask number 3. Same process as earlier. Back to AS. Right click on image, paste after current frame. Now once all three images have been added, click on your View animation button. If you are happy with the output, click on File - Save As. Name your tag and you are done!

YAY! You did it!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will be back to check out more I will have up very soon!

If you should have any troubles with this tutorial, please feel free to send me an email to sgd247@att.net or sapphyre@gmx.com with TAG TUT HELP as the subject and I will get back to you with any help that is needed! Thanks again!

*Hugz*
§apphyre

Saturday, October 3, 2009

* Just Doodlin' *


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Just Doodlin' ©§GD on October 1, 2009

Materials Needed:
PSP you can get a Free Trial version here.
Font of Choice (I used Curlz MT you can get it here)

Remember to SAVE often as I won't be reminding you!

♥ Let's Tag! ♥

Step 1: Open PSP and unzip your files from the Legally Pink.
These are the files I have used from this kit:

TD_LP_PP34
TD_LP_Hartfetti
TD_LP_Stars
SSLisa-Cookie_Elfdance Flirty_Pink 2
Minimize all for now in PSP.

Step 2: Open a New Image - 600x600 pixels - 300.00 dpi-Transparent.
This will give us some working room. Name this layer as CANVAS or BG for background, flood fill with a med-dark color of choice. This is so we can see our work as we continue along, this layer later will be deleted. So any dark color will work for the background.

Step 3: Maximize TD_LP_Hartfetti. Copy, close out the original.
Paste as a New Layer on your BG image. Name this layer HEARTS.
Resize the HEARTS layer by 50%. Image - Mirror. Layers - Merge Down.
Right click on the HEARTS layer, Duplicate. Image - Flip. Layers - Merge Down.

Step 4: Maximize TD_LP_Stars. Copy, close out original.
Paste as a New Layer on your working image. Name this layer STARS.
Move to the far right of your image, close to but not right at the edge.

Step 5: Maximize SSLisa_Cookie_Elfdance Flirty_Pink2. Copy, close original.
Paste as a New Layer on your working image. Resize 80%. Rename to GIRL.
Move your GIRL image towards the bottom of your HEARTS image.
(See Tag for placement)

Step 6: Give each of your layers:
Hearts, Stars, and Girl a dropshadow with these settings:
Vertical: 1, Horizontal: 1, Opacity: 50, Blur: 2.00, color: Black (#000000)
Hit OK.

Step 7: Hiding your BG Layer, Go to Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Resize - 65% All layers checked.

Unhide your BG Layer now and minimize TD_LP_PP34. Copy, close original and Paste as a New Layer ABOVE your BG Layer in your Layers Pallette. Name this layer PAPER. Resize 65%. Move into place so that the 2 holes in your notebook paper show on your image. (See Tag for placement).

Delete your BG Layer (the med-dark color you chose at the beginning). Give your PAPER layer the same dropshadow as in Step 6.

Step 8: Add your name with your chosen font, adjusting size. (With the font I used, I used Curlz Mt, font size 48). Give your name the same dropshadow as in Step 6.

Step 9: Add a new layer for any copyright info you may need and / or your watermark.
Adjust the blend mode to your liking.

Step 10: Save as a .png file by using File - Export - PNG Optimizer.
The settings I use for my .png files are as follows:
Colors Tab: 16.7 Million Colors (24 bit)
Transparency Tab: Alpha Transparency & Existing Image or Layer Transparency.
Gamma Tab: I leave it as is.
Format Tab: Non-Interlaced.
Download Times Tab: Leave as is.
Click OK and you are done!

YAY! You did it!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will be back to check out more I will have up soon!

If you should have any troubles with this tutorial, please feel free to email me at sgd247@att.net OR sapphyre@gmx.com with a subject title of TAG TUT HELP and I will get back to you with any help needed! Thanks again!

*Hugz*
§apphyre






Tuesday, September 29, 2009

* Angels Watching Over You *





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Angels Watching Over You ©§GD on September 27, 2009



Materials needed:


PSP you can get a trial version HERE ( I used 9 but should be able to be used  for all versions with slight tool locations varying from mine).

Angels & Fairies Kit by Julie aka Bits 'N' Bobs.

Font of Choice

Angels & Fairies kit pieces I used for this tutorial:

bnb-cloud-1
bnb-paper-7
bnb-branch-2
bnb-branch-1
bnb-butterfly-4
bnb-angel-6
bnb-heart charm-4
bnb-bow-4

Remember to SAVE along the way, as I won't be reminding :)

♥ Let's Tag! ♥

Step 1: Open up all of your needed pieces, minimize in PSP. Open a new 500x500 pixel, transparent canvas. Rename this layer as canvas.




Step 2: Maximize your bnb-branch-1 image. Copy close out the original, Paste as a new layer onto your 500x500 canvas. Rename this layer as vine frame. Resize 50%. Duplicate. Mirror. Duplicate.Flip. Duplicate. Mirror. Hide your canvas layer, Layers Merge Visible. Unhide your canvas layer. Rename your merged layer as vine frame.



Step 3: Maximize your bnb-branch-2 image. Copy, close out the original. Paste as a new layer on your canvas. Resize 75%. Rotate Right 45. Line it up to the side of your vine frame, duplicate, mirror. Hide all layers except the stick layer you just created and the vine frame layer. Layers, merge visible. Rename to frame.
 
 
Step 4: Maximize your bnb-paper-7. Copy, close out the original. Paste as a new layer on your canvas. Right click on this layer in your layer pallette, Arrange, send to bottom. Click on the outside of your frame, highlight your paper layer in the layer pallette and hit the delete key one time.




Step 5: Maximize your bnb-cloud-1 image. Copy, close out the original, paste as a new layer. With your mover tool, move the clouds to the bottom of your frame image under the paper layer. Duplicate, image, flip. Merge the two cloud layers together and rename this layer to clouds.



Step 6: Maximize your bnb-butterfly-4 image. Copy, close out original. Paste as a new layer at the top of your layer pallette. Resize 75% and place to the top left of your frame. Rename this layer butterfly.



Step 7: Maximize your bnb-heart charm-4 image. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer, resize 50%, image mirror. Adjust sharpness, sharpen. Place on the right side of your frame towards the top (see tag for placement).



Step 8: Maximize your bnb-bow-4 image. Resize 50%, rotate to the right 45. Place at the top right hand side of your frame just slightly over the top of your heart charm's string. (See tag for placement).



Step 9: Maximize your bnb-angel-6 image. Copy, close out the original. Paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, adjust sharpness, sharpen. Move your angel towards the bottom left of your frame.



Step 10: Give each of your picture tube layers a drop shadow: Vertical: 1, Horizontal: -1, Opacity: 50, Blur: 10, and color: Black (#000000), Shadow on new layer: UNchecked. Click OK.



Step 11: With your font of choice, type in a message on a new raster layer adjusting your size of text to accomodate the inside of the frame area. Here I used Curlz MT Bold. Give your message the same drop shadow as Step 10.



Step 12: New raster layer, add your watermark, and any copyright info you may need to add. Adjust your blend mode to your liking. Layers merge all visible. Resize by 80%. Adjust sharpness, sharpen.



Step 13: * Optional * You can stop here at this step by saving your completely merged visible tag as a .png file. I use these settings for a .png file:

Colors Tab: 16.7 Million Colors (24 Bit)
Transpareny Tab: Alpha Channel Transparency and Existing image or transparency
Gamma Tab: Left as is
Format Tab: Non-Interlaced
Download Times Tab: left as is

Click OK.

Give your new tag template as I call it at this phase, a name. Now you can use this tag over and over and make many with different names!





Step 14: Add your name to a new raster layer. Same drop shadow as in Step 10.



Yay! You are done! Enjoy your new tag! Thanks for trying out my tutorial. If you should have any problems or any questions regarding this tutorial, please email at sgd247@att.net  or sapphyre@gmx.com  with a subject heading of Tag Tut Help. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Until next time...Happy PSP-ing!

*Hugz*
§apphyre

Thursday, September 3, 2009

* Follow Your Dreams *

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Follow Your Dreams is ©§GD written on September 2, 2009


Created in PSP v9.01 should be able to be completed in any version of PSP with minor adjustments made for the locations of tools used in the tutorial.


Please DO NOT copy, translate, send thru email or upload this tutorial to another website without written permission from the tutorial writer. Thank You. All ideas steming from this tutorial is of my own and any similarities to others on the web are purely coincidental.


Materials Needed:
PSP you can get a trial version HERE
The Back to Nature scrapkit from Julie aka Bits 'N' Bobs (This is a limited time freebie til Sept 14th!)
Julie, this kit is fantastic! Thanks for the blog train freebie!
Fancy font and bold font of your choosing. (I am using Rage Italic and Gill Sans Ultra Bold Condensed).



♥ Ok, lets go tag! ♥
Remember to save along the way!


1. Open your zip of the Back to Nature kit. The pieces used for this tut are: BNB-paper-7; BNB-frame-1; taj3; BNB-flower-1; BNB-flower-3; BNB-element-2; and BNB-butterfly-3. Minimize in PSP. Open your chosen fonts if using ones different from listed above, minimize.


2. Maximize BNB-frame-1. Shift+D, close out the original. This will be our base for our tag. Rename to FRAME. New Raster Layer, rename to CANVAS. Resize canvas layer to 600x600 pixels, placement is in the center of the square. This will give us some working room. We will resize later!


3. With your Magic Wand Tool - Tolerance and Feather both set to 0 and Anti-Alias checked, click inside your frame. Selections - Modify - Expand 6 pixels. Keeping this selected! New Raster Layer, name it BACKGROUND. Right click - Arrange - Move Down. Maximize your BNB-paper-7, copy, close original, Paste Into Selection. Selections - Select None.


4. Maximize BNB-element-2. Copy, close original, Paste as a New Layer. Rename MUSHROOM. Resize 55%, resize all layers unchecked. Place at the right bottom side of your frame. (The mushroom should be behind your frame layer with the grass slightly covering it).


5. Maximize BNB-taj3. Copy, close original, Paste as a New Layer. Rename to GIRL. Arrange - Bring to Top. Resize 60%, all layers unchecked. Adjust Sharpness - Sharpen. Place her sitting on the mushroom. (She should be on top of your frame layer so her feet sit on top of the grass).


6. Maximize BNB-butterfly-3. Copy, close original, Paste as a New Layer. Rename BUTTERFLY. Resize 35%, all layers unchecked. Adjust sharpness- sharpen. Place butterfly on the left side of your frame on the flower bush.


7. Maximize BNB-flower-3. Copy, close original, paste as a new layer. Rename to FLOWER. Resize 35%. Adjust sharpness - sharpen. Place at the top left of your frame. Duplicate. Image - Mirror. Layers - Merge - Merge Down.


8. Maximize BNB-flower-1. Copy, close original. Paste as a new layer. Rename FLOWER. Resize 35%, adjust sharpness-sharpen. Place in the top center of your frame. Layers- Merge- Merge Down.


9. Give each of your layers EXCEPT your canvas and your background layers a dropshadow. Settings used are: Vertical / Horizontal both set to 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 5.00; Color: Black (#000000), shadow on new layer: unchecked.


10. New Raster Layer, rename WATERMARK. Add your watermark. New Raster Layer, rename COPYRIGHT INFO. Add your needed copyright info to this layer.


11. New Raster Layer, rename to TEXT. With your fancy font set to a small size to fit within your frame image. (Here I used Rage Italic, size: 20; Stroke:0). Set your background color to: #406879. Type out your phrase of choice. Dropshadow: V/H: both set to 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 1.00; Color: Black (#000000), shadow on new layer: unchecked. Place text in the center of your frame.


12. New Raster Layer, rename to NAME. Background set to pattern, BNB-paper-7; Angle: 0; Scale: 100. Foreground color set to: #406879. With your wide font, adjusting for size of choice to accomodate your tag, Stroke set to 1.0, type out your name. (Here I used Gill Sans Ultra Bold Condensed, size: 36; Stroke: 1.0). Dropshadow same as above but change your Blur to 2.00.


13. Now, hide your NAME layer. Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. This way you can reuse your blank tag over and over adding new names as needed. Now unhide your name layer.


14. Using your Crop Tool, crop as close as you can to your merged layer without cropping out your dropshadow.


15. File - Export - PNG Optimizer. Settings I use for .png files are below:
Colors Tab: 16.7 Million Colors
Transparency Tab: Alpha channel transparency / Existing image or layer transparency.
Gamma Tab: I leave as is.
Format Tab: Non-Interlaced.
Click OK.


You are done! Yay!


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will be back to try out more!  Send me your results! I'd LOVE to see what you made!


If you have any problems, please email me here at sapphyre@gmx.com with Tag Tut Help in the subject line.




*Hugz*
§apphyre