Monday, 18 September 2017

Ftu Poison

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu Scrap Kit 'Poison' by MizTeeque   HERE
Tube of choice. I have used 'Janette' by Misticheskaya at  PFD
Mask 171 by MizTeeque  HERE
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Font Used - Nightmare 5
No Filters

Open a new image 700x700.
From the kit c/paste element 40 - Pentagram resized to 75%.
 Position centre of canvas and d/shadow.
Above this layer and again centre of canvas c/paste element 51 Cabinet resized to 50%. D/shadow.
C/paste and position chosen tube roughly centre of canvas. D/shadow.

With tube now in place continue to work desired elements around it to build up your tag. D/shadow as you go.
 I used...

100 Leaves - 30%. Position bottom right. Duplicate and mirror the copy to the left. duplicate again and place this copy bottom centre.

43 Cauldron - 50%. Place right behind tube layer.

70 Bird - 15%. Position on right as though sitting on the edge of the cauldron.

49 Spell books - 30%. Bottom of canvas behind tube layer.

60 Hat - 30%. Bottom right behind leaves.

28 Skull - 15%. Rotate right by 8 degrees. Place bottom right behind leaves above hat.

9 Bottle - 15%. Position bottom right behind skull layer.

98 Ivy - 40%. Place right above cauldron behind the hat layer.

109 Pumpkin cluster - 30%. Position bottom left behind tube layer.

19 Sign - 40%. Place left behind Pumpkin cluster.

36 Pestle & Mortar - 20%. Bottom left above Pumpkin cluster layer.

104 Sparkle - 20%. Position on the right behind the cauldron layer. Duplicate and mirror copy to the left above the sign.

Mask layer - C/paste paper 3 resized to 85%. Load mask from disk - fit to layer. In layer palette, delete mask and merge group.
Duplicate mask layer and re size to 40%. Move to the bottom right of the image then duplicate and mirror copy to the left.

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo






Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Tutorial From Rhonda 'Falling 4 You' Ptu

Beautiful new tag/tutorial by Rhonda @ Rhonda's Rockin' Designz. Created using my template #62.
You can check out this and many other of Rhonda's fab tutorials HERE


Monday, 4 September 2017

Ftu Hello Autumn

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu scrap kit 'Sweet Autumn' by GOF Designs  HERE
Tube of choice. I have used 'Maple Leaves' by VeryManyTubes
Template #65 by Me  HERE

Filters used (optional)
Tramages - Mo Jellyfish
Photoeffex - Scanlines
Xero - Radiance

Open template, shift D to duplicate. Close original.
Layer Palette - Layer 1. Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste paper 4 resized to 90%. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none. Delete original temp layer.

Layer Palette -Layer 2 - Duplicate, merge down.

Layer Palette - Merge layers 3 & 4.  Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste paper 3 resized to 90%. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none. Delete temp layer.
Float the layer again. Select all - Float. Apply - Effects - Texture Effects - Fur (default settings) Select none. Move this layer behind Layer 1.

Layer Palette - Layer 5. Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste paper 7 with a gaussian blur of 6. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none. Delete template layer. Apply Tramages - mo jellyfish (settings below)
Tile size - 30  Offset - 173  Shading - 132

Re float this layer. Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste a close up of your tube within the selected area. When happy with placement go to Selections - Invert - Delete. Select None. Working on close up - Apply Xero - Radiance to suit your chosen tube then apply PhotoEffex - Scanlines (default settings).
Duplicate close up. Change blend mode of bottom copy to hard light and top copy blend mode Screen and reduce opacity to 50.

Layer Palette - Layer 6. Selections - Select all - float. C/paste paper 4 resized to 60%. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none. Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish. (settings as before) D/shadow. Delete template layer.

C/paste, position and d/shadow your tube. Place to the right of template behind word art layer.
Now add some elements, d/shadow as you go. I used...

37 Purple Leaves - 35%. Position top left behind close up layer. Duplicate mirror copy to right. Merge down. Duplicate layer and flip.

98 Berry Branch. Place behind close up, top of template. Duplicate, mirror copy and move to far left above purple leaves.

25 Leaves - 60%. Bottom left behind tube layers.

31 Bird - 25%. Bottom left above word art.

48 Lavender - 30%. Rotate right by 21 degrees. Position bottom left behind leaves. Duplicate and mirror copy to bottom right.

80 Dried Flowers - 30%. Rotate right 90 degrees. Position bottom left above lavender. Duplicate and mirror copy to bottom right.

6 Fungi - 30%. Image - mirror. Rotate right by 21 degrees. Place centrally,behind tube layer, above close up.

85 Nut - 30%. Bottom right behind dried flowers.

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo



Tag By Silvia







Tag Template 65

HERE


Beautiful tag by Silvia 


Gorgeous tag by Karenality

Sunday, 3 September 2017

New tutorial from Rhonda 'Fall Days' Ptu

Fantastic new tag/tutorial from Rhonda @ Rhonda's Rockin' Designz.
Created using my Template #64, the colours are amazing I love it.
You can check out her tutorial HERE


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

FTU Mirror Mirror

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu Scrap kit 'Sweet Gothic Pirates' by GOFDesigns  HERE
Side facing Tube. I have used the beautiful artwork of Laguna available to purchase at Pics For Design  (you will need to obtain a licence)
Word Art by Me (optional) If you would like to use it  HERE
Mask of choice. I used Mask Wsl 414 by Chelle  HERE
Font Used - Pirata One.

Filters Used
EyeCandy4000 - Gradient Glow and Shadowlab.

Open a new image 700x700.
From kit c/paste element 54 Oval resized to 80%. Centre of canvas.
C/paste element 88 Rose cluster resized to 80%. Position top centre, behind Oval.
Duplicate. Image - Flip copy to bottom centre, again behind Oval.
Duplicate bottom copy. Rotate right by 90 degrees. Position on the left side behind Oval.
Duplicate this copy and Image - Mirror to the right. 
4 copies in total.
In layer palette move  the top and bottom copies above the left/right side copies.
When happy with placement merge all 4 layers.
Apply Eyecandy - Gradient glow. 
Color - White - Thin.




Then apply a Shadow. I used Eyecandy - Shadowlab 
Settings below.
Once applied, repeat but change the offset direction to 135.



C/paste and position your tube to left of your image. Above Oval layer.
Now go back to your Oval layer. Using magic wand tool click in the centre to float the black inner. Duplicate your tube and resize to 85%. Move behind original tube layer.
Position within the floating selection so that it resembles a reflection. 
Go to Selections - Invert - Delete. Select None.
Change blend mode of tube copy to Luminance Legacy. Duplicate and change blend mode of this copy (top copy)  to screen.
Go back to your original tube layer and shadow.

Lets add some elements. d/shadow as you go. On certain elements I used Eyecandy Shadowlab ( settings as before only no repeat/direction change) 

91 Open Book - 50%. Bottom of tag above tube layer. Once positioned use eraser tool to remove any Rose Cluster that shows beneath the book.

99 Crow - 30%. Sit on/above the book layer.

94 Candelabra - 50%. Place behind book/crow/tube layers. Shadowlab.

111 Book Stack - 40%. Bottom right behind candelabra. Shadowlab.

75 Mouse - 30%. Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colorize. Both set at 0. Position on top of book stack.

70 Roses - 40%. Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colorize - Hue 130 Saturation 255. Duplicate. Change blend mode of top copy to Screen. Merge layer down. Place bottom right of image, behind open book above book stack. Duplicate, position copy a little further up behind crow.

17 Sparkle - 50%. Position above the Oval behind the tube layers.

42 Cobweb - 25%. Duplicate - blend mode Screen on top copy, merge down. Place bottom right behind book stack. Duplicate and Image - Mirror copy to left. Move up slightly.

C/paste the Word Art and position bottom left.

Mask Layer - Paper 9 resized to 95%. Go to layers - Load mask from disk. In layer palette, delete mask and merge group. 

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo



Wonderful version of Mirror Mirror by Patty.





Beautiful tag by Silvia

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

FTU La Bella Vita

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu Scrap kit ' Bellissimo Vita' by Elli's Creations  HERE
Tube of choice.
I have used 'Nicole' by Toriya at  ScrapsNCompany
Font Used - Matchbox

Filters Used
Xero - Simplicity
Mura's Meister - Copies

Open a new image 700x700.
From kit, copy/paste element 36 Window in the centre of canvas and resize to 65%.
Behind this layer C/paste and position Element 35 Masked Image. Resize to 55%. Duplicate layer and merge down. Go back to Window layer, D/shadow and merge down.

C/paste Element 15 Flower. Resize to 50%. Apply Mura's Meister - Copies - Encircle. Settings below.



Position behind Window layer. Slightly off centre to the left of canvas. Refer to my Image as a guide. Duplicate and Mirror copy to the right. Merge these 2 layers and apply Xero - Simplicity. Settings below.


C/paste Element 4 Column. Resize to 50%. Position on the left of canvas above Encircle layer behind Window layer. Duplicate and mirror copy to right. Again refer to my image. Merge both Column layers. D/shadow.

 C/paste, position and d/shadow your chosen tube.

Continue to add desired elements from kit to build up your tag. D/shadow as you go.
I used...

62 Branches. Resized to 40%. Position left above Column, behind Window. Duplicate and Mirror copy to right.

8 Jug. Resized to 30%. Bottom Left. Above Window layer. Behind tube.

22 Herb Pot. Resized to 30%. Image - Mirror. Bottom left above Jug behind tube.

58 Cat. Resized to 25%. Image - Mirror. Bottom left above Herb Pot, behind tube layer.

32 Butterfly. Resized to 40%. Position on left above Branches.

3 Grapes. Resized to 20%. Bottom right above tube layer.

30 Book. Resized to 40%. Bottom of tag above tube layer.


Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo


Tag by Silvia


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Tag templates 63 & 64






Tags I made with these templates. 

Tube 'Brenda' by Alehandra_Vanhek  at PFD
Kit 'Autumn is here' by Elli's Creations
 Template Font - Atlantic Cruise



Tube 'Eva' by Grafik at PFD
Kit 'Golden days of autumn' by GoldDust
Template Font - Copasetic


2 wonderful tags by Silvia



Beautiful tags by Rhonda



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