Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Tag Showoff s

Today I was absolutely Chuffed to bits to see that Rhonda over at A Creative Beat has written this fabulous tutorial using my Love template 2. What a gorgeous tag. Click HERE to Visit Rhonda and check out her awesome tutorials xoxo

And ... I got another pressie. I'm having such a good day lol. Ely has used Template 5 to make this gorgeous Tag. I love it Ely. thank you xoxo

Saturday, 26 January 2013

PTU Tutorial- Stupid Cupid

Stupid Cupid was created by myself on 26th Jan 2013. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co-incidental.

Tube of choice. I used the amazing artwork of Arthur Crowe  HERE
Scrapkit. I used a PTU Kit, Valentine Promise By Tiny Turtle Designs. Available from SATC  HERE
Template- Stupid Cupid by Me  HERE

Plug ins Used
Xero- Radiance
Cybia- Screenworks - Dot screen

Lets Begin
Open template. Duplicate and close original. Delete credits and background layer. In layer palette , grey rectangle. Selections- Select all, float. Paste paper 2,  de-float, invert and delete. Select none. Drop shadow.Delete original layer. 

Pink circle and polkadot layers I left as it is. Back in layer palette merge grey circle 1 with grey circle 2. Selections- select all , float and paste paper 27. Selections de-float , invert and delete. Select none Add drop shadow. Delete original layer. 

Large red shape. Selections, select all, add new layer and flood fill with a gradient taken from your tube (I used 2 shades of blue) gradient -linear, angle -45, repeats- 2. Still selected, paste close up of your tube. Apply xero radiance . Duplicate and mirror.Merge down and add a drop shadow. Selections de-float, invert and delete . Apply Cybia Screenworks - Dot screen settings at 0. Change blend to overlay and opacity to 50. select none and delete original layer. 

In layer palette go back to your blue gradient layer, we are going to add a border. Selections- select all, float, de-float, modify select selection borders. Settings - both sides, border width  4 , anti alias checked. Add a new layer and flood fill with a lighter colour than you used in your gradient. Selections, select none. Move this border layer above the tube layer change blend mode to screen and opacity to 50. 
Paste your tube and place slightly off centre to the left. Apply radiance. If you using  the same tube or half tube like mine, neaten using selection tool or eraser. Duplicate tube, add drop shadow to the original. On the duplicate adjust gaussian blur by 3 and change blend mode to soft light. 

Pasting the Elements
 Refer to my tag for placement. Drop shadow to your liking.
Element 22 balloons. Paste, mirror, duplicate, merge down. 
Element 56 bow. Resize by 50%.
Element 44 clouds. Paste, duplicate, mirror and  merge down, resize by 90%,  place beneath rectangle layer and move down towards the bottom of tag.
Element 64 Heart. Paste and free rotate to left by 8. 
Element 35 Floral arrangement. Resize by 80%
Element 78 Butterflies, Resize by 70%
Element 41 Hearts. Duplicate, merge down. Place above clouds along bottom of tag. It will disguise slightly where your tube ends.

For the wordart. Selections- select all, float. Paste paper 23. De-float, invert and delete, change blend mode to multiply. Select none. Delete original wordart layer. Now merge your new layer down with wordart shadow layer and place in desired position. I just moved it down slightly.
Add your name and copyright info. Merge visible, crop and sharpen and that's it done. Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and are pleased with your tag :) Sal xoxo

Valentines Psp Templates 10-12

My last 3 valentines templates, for this year anyway :)

Monday, 21 January 2013

Gotta Love Me Tag Showoff

Gotta love me. using my template Love. I used a tube by Hunter, sadly no longer available. Gorgeous Valentine Kit PTU.. All For Sweet Love by Stef's Scraps which I purchased when Stef was at SATC. It is available HERE with a 40% Discount Through till Valentines Day.

And here's a gorgeous tag made for me by my Sis, EdloEly. She used this template for one of the weekly challenges over at Creative chicks. Ty Ely xoxo

FTU Beneath Your Beautiful

My First Tutorial ! Beneath Your Beautiful was written by myself on 18th Jan 2013. Any similarity to any
other tag or tut is co-incidental.

Supplies needed
Tubes of choice, I am using the Beautiful artwork of Zindy Nielsen  HERE
 FTU Scrapkit,  Girlie in pink by Mirella @ A space between  HERE
Mask 22 by Gem HERE
Template by me HERE

Plug ins Used
Xero/ Radiance and Porcelain
PhotoEffex/ Scanlines
Graphics Plus/Cut glass- Optional (used for beautiful wordart)
Eyecandy 4000/gradient glow

Lets crack on

Open template, duplicate and close original. Delete credits and star. In layer palette add raster layer at bottom and floodfill with black, resize by 97% and load mask from disk (fit to layer) delete mask and merge group.
Merge circle 1 and 2 and select all, new layer and flood fill with gradient of choice, I used black and grey Linear, angle 45,repeats 4, adjust gaussian blur by 20 and de-select, delete original circles and drop shadow if you wish.

layer palette, Rectangle, select all , float, add paper of choice, I used paper 10,defloat selections invert and delete, I changed blend mode to screen as i wanted a lighter stripe, merged layer down and drop shadowed. thin rectangle I left as was and just added a drop shadow.
Layer palette , white square, select all , float , paste paper of choice( i used paper 6 ) de- float, invert and delete, adjust opacity to 50 and merge down rather than delete original white square, again i did this for a lighter effect, still selected, paste close up tube and delete, de- select, change blend mode of close up to luminance legacy ,apply xero porcelain to your satifaction and  lower opacity to 40. For black border, select all, float and apply Effects-texture-weave( Gap 1, width 2, opacity 1, both colours white and fill gaps checked) select none and drop shadow.

For the smaller Black squares - select all, float, apply Photoeffex Scanlines (width 1, spacing 2, dark strength 20, light 10) Paste tube, invert and delete, apply xero radiance to your liking. Change blend mode luminance legacy and opacity to 40, select none. Add a drop shadow to white frames.
Paste your main tube under Beautiful wordart layer and use eraser on low opacity to delete any over hang or to neaten if your using a half tube like mine so that the wordart disguises where your tube ends ( I also used eraser to delete some of the smaller bg wordart that was untidy and showing beneath too) Back to main tube, duplicate, drop shadow original and on the duplicate adjust gaussian blur by 3 and change blend mode to soft light.

Add Elements of choice and resize and drop shadow to your liking.
Back in layer palette to the wordart, for  bg words, I dropshadowed and changed blend mode to luminance legacy, opacity 80. For See Beneath wording, select all, float ,3d effects, inner bevel with settings to your liking with the light colour set to match your tube, select none and apply Eyecandy 4000, gradient glow ( I used colour white, width 4, opacity 100 ) For Beautiful wording I applied Graphics Plus/Cut glass ( settings 30/75) merged layer down with the white glow layer and dropshadowed.
Add Name using font of choice and all relevant copyright info , merge visible and resize/crop and sharpen as you like , Save as PNG
Thank you for trying this tutorial, I hope you are pleased with your results :)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Psp Templates 4-6

Here 's 3 more templates I made earlier in the week

Valentine PSP Templates 1-3

Here's my first templates. As valentines will soon be upon us, they have a lurvee theme. Hope you like them and hopefully I'm doing this right and the links are all good. It may take a while for me to find my feet.

Hello !!!

Well look at me. I've created a blog ! Never thought I'd be saying that... but then again a year ago I never thought I'd be PSP ing again and making tags. Over the last few months I've blog hopped my way round, learning from fantastic tutorials and snagging some of the wonderful freebies on offer. I've created this blog after deciding to try my hand at making and sharing tag templates and maybe the odd tutorial and although they wont be of the highest standard, its my way of trying to give something back xoxo Sal
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