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Monday, March 26, 2012

Supplies-
Kit- FTU kit Thriller by A Taggers Scrap which you can download from her blog here
Tube- Red Death by Screaming Demons, which can be purchased from SATC with a valid license here
Template- ForumTemplate127 by Leah here
Font of choice
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
I use a Mac, so when I use Command you may need to use Ctrl

Here we go :)

Open your template, Image>Duplicate, close out original template
I deleted the following layers: credits, stars, star shadow, wave 2, wave 3, gradients (both)
feel free to keep them if they suit your tube :)
Open Paper 11 from your kit and place it as your background.
Alternatively, you could keep the gradient layers and colorize those to match.
Now take your tube and place it above the Wave 1 layer, below the Thin Wave layer.
 Command+J to duplicate it a few times.
I spread the tube copies out so her face ran along the inside of the wave. 
Once happy with tube placements, merge those into a single layer. Name this "Tubes".
Now Command+Click the icon in the layer palette window of the Wave 1 layer.
This will make a selection around that layer.
With your tubes layer active, hit Command+J. Now the part of the tubes that was in the 
wave layer are promoted as their own layer! Name this new layer "Middle".

Now let's add some effects to your tube layers.
Active Tubes layer. Shift+Command+U to desaturate this layer.
Duplicate. On you Tubes copy layer, Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur at 2
Change Blend Mode to Screen.
Activate your Middle layer. Duplicate and change blend mode to Soft Light.
Add a drop shadow to Wave 1 layer. 

Activate your Circle 1 layer, colorize to match tube.
Command+Click icon in layer palette to create a selection. 
Add close up tube, Select>Inverse, hit delete on tube layer. 
Deselect. Lower opacity to around 17%.
Add a 2pixel white stroke to the Circle 1 layer.
Repeat steps with Circle 2 layer. 
Colorize border 1 and border 2 to match tube. 

Now add some elements from the kit to your tag. Refer to my tag for placement if needed.
I used:
cobweb (right below Circle 1 layer)
bleeding heart
tree stump
old book
flower 3
tomb stone

Now create a rectangular selection around the entire banner using your Marquee tool
Image>Crop. This is get rid of anything hanging over the edges. 
Add your copyright and license info.
Add name and any text
Merge layers, save as PNG, enjoy!

Thank you for trying my tut. If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me- bananas_68@yahoo.com


Sunday, March 25, 2012
The extremely talented Tragedy worked with the My Angel Above collab by myself and Stef's Scrapkits, and created another beautiful tag and tut!! This time, she used both kits to show how well they work together :) You can get purchase this collab only at SATC
Love of Music by Tragedy here

And then, I also wanted to show off a tag that was made with my Splash! kit :) I happened to see it on Facebook, and just had to ask the tag maker, Aracely Ary, if I could have one...and she said yes :D I just love what she's done with it!! Thank you hun!



Supplies-
Kit- Be My Bunny by A Taggers Scrap. You can visit her blog here for where to purchase this cute, colorful kit!
Tube- Easter Cutie by Shawli. This tube can be purchased from PTE with a valid license. 
Font- TheNautiGal
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
I use a Mac, so when I use Command, you may need to hit CTRL

Here we go :)

Command+N to open a new canvas 700x700
Open Frame3 and place in center of canvas
Use your magic wand tool and click inside frame
Select>Modify>Expand by 5
Place paper of choice below frame- I used Paper5
Select>Inverse, hit Delete on keyboard.
Command+D to deselect
Use some of the flowers from the kit along the bottom of the frame
Resize and duplicate as needed to fill the space. I used:
Flowers
Flower 2
Flower 3
Flower 4
Flower 5
Flower 6
I duplicated and reposition flowers 4, 5, 6
Add Greenery 3 to the top of frame..resize so it fits nicely on the curve
Add Greenery 2 behind the left side of frame and resize. 
Duplicate (Command+J) and flip (Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal),
 then reposition to other side. 
Add some additional elements to your tag around the frame-
tag 2
mirror egg
basket
butterfly
egg 7 
chick 1
Now add your tube of choice and nestle her in there with the flowers
I place mine right above Greener 2 and erased a bit of her foot
that way she appeared to be lying in the frame.
Image>Trim>Top Left Pixel Color
Image>Image Size- resize if needed
Add drop shadows to elements
Don't forget your license and copyright info!!
Add name and any text
Merge, save as PNG, enjoy!

Thank you for trying my tut. If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me- bananas_68@yahoo.com




Supplies-
Kit- I'm using a gorgeous kit by Wicked Princess Scraps called Suzanne. This kit is exclusive to PTE.
Tube- I've used a tube by Anna Liwanag called Brunette. You can purchase this tube from PTE with a valid license. 
Font- Some Weatz Swashes 
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
I'm using a Mac, so when I say Command, you may need to hit Ctrl

Here we go :)

Command+N to open a new image 700x700
Open Divider element. Command+J to duplicate.
Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal, reposition
Open Frame and center over both Dividers. Resize by using your Free Transform tool (Command+T) 
Hold down the shift key as you resize to keep proportion.
Open Drapes below Frame. Resize so it fits nicely and the edges don't stick out.
Open Petals above Frame. Resize and place in the middle.
On the left side of the Frame, resize and place the following elements in the corner, from bottom to top-
 Fan
Pillow
Violin
Heart Trinket Box
Command+T to rotate the violin a bit to the left so it appears to lean against the frame.
Now, on the right side of the frame add the following, from bottom to top-
Table
Champagne Glass
Champagne
Rosebud
Chocolates
Rose
Add your main tube of choice, and place in center of tag
Duplicate. On top tube layer Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur 2
Blend Mode- Soft Light, Opacity 60%
Drop Shadow the bottom tube layer, and all elements except Drapes and Fan
Image>Trim>Top Left Pixel Color
Image>ImageSize..resize if needed
Add copyright and license info
Add name and any text of choice. 
Merge, save as PNG, enjoy!!

Thank you for trying my tut. If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me- bananas_68@yahoo.com



Here are some great new tuts by my CT girls!! These ladies really blow me away with their talent, be sure to check them out and follow their blogs so you don't miss any of their beautiful work! 
These first few tuts use my part of a SATC exclusive collab I did with Stef's Scrapkits called My Angel Above
Angels Are With Us by Magik here
Angels Are Around by Magik here
Angels Are Among Us by Tragedy here
Beautiful by Sami here. This uses my kit Roller Girl, found at PTE
Bad Attitude by Leah here. This tut uses my kit Skullz N Stripez
Vickie purchased the My Angel Above collab and created this stunning tag. Vickie owns a yahoo group I'm in called PSPingWithFriends. If you write tuts, or like doing (and showing off) tut results, this is a great group to join! There is also a forum that accompanies it :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Supplies-
Kit- "Simply Sweet" by Gemini Creationz. This gorgeous kit is available at SATC here
Tube- "Candy Shy" by Irmino Pin-oops which is also available for purchase at SATC with a valid license. You can find this multi-layered tube here.
Template- TemplateCollab2_CrysDeb from Creative Misfits Creations here
Font- TheNautiGal or font of choice
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
(I use a Mac, so when I use "Command" you may need to use "Ctrl")

Here we go :)

Open your template and duplicate it. Close out the original.
Delete layers- Raster 11 through Raster 5, Raster 9 and Raster 10
Replace the remaining layers with papers from the kit. To do this:
Resize and add paper of choice to canvas
Command+Click on the icon of the template layer in the layers window to select it
Select>Inverse, then hit delete on the paper layer. Delete original layer, deselect.
For each remaining layer I used-
Raster 8- paper 2
Raster 2- paper 7
Raster 3- paper 10
Raster 4- paper 1
Now activate and select your right circle layer
Add a close up tube, Select>Inverse, hit delete on tube layer. Deselect
Change Blend mode to luminosity, lower opacity a bit.
Now repeat with left circle layer, just flip your close up before you add it (edit>transform>flip horizontal)
Double click each circle layer to bring up your Layer Styles box. 
Add a White Stroke about 3 or 4 pixels wide.
Add your main tube of choice in the middle.
Decorate your tag with elements from the kit. 
Resize as you go along. From bottom to top I used:
greenery- flip horizontal & vertical, reposition
mesh- angle
fabric flower
heart accent
butterfly- duplicate, flip, resize, reposition
On left side-
heart cookie
flower 1
paper leaf- flip
bow 3
greenery 2
bird
On right side-
vintage leaf
flower 1
bow 4
greenery
paper flower
Add text path above main tube layer. Recolor (I picked a color from the paper flower),
Add a white stroke 2 pixels wide.
Open you layer styles box and add a drop shadow to the very bottom element.
Right-click layer, copy layer style, then paste layer style to each remaining element. 
Image>Trim>Top Left Pixel Color
Image>Resize (if needed)
Add copyright and license info
Add name and any additional text
Merge, save as PNG, enjoy :)

Thank you for trying my tut! If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me- bananas_68@yahoo.com 


Monday, March 12, 2012
THIS KIT IS NOW FTU. You can download it here. Please do not share the download link. 

I teamed up with Stef's Scrapkits to make a gorgeous collab based on Al Rio's Angel Pack which you can find here. This collab is exclusive to Scraps and the City and contains 132 elements and 23 papers, all tagger sized. You can purchase this stunning colalb here.  We hope you enjoy it and make some beautiful creations with it! 
Here are some tags and tuts that have been created with these kits!!
Tag show off by Vickie from PSPingWithFriends





Sunday, March 11, 2012
Here are some snags and tags my CT girls made with my new Roller Girl kit, which you can get exclusively at PTE.
Here's some snags and a tag show off by Karra..get them on her blog here
Grab some snags by Wicked Princess here
And here is a tag show off by the lovely Leah :) View more of her creations here.
And here is a tut by Amy using my Skullz N Stripez kit. View it here




Thursday, March 8, 2012

Supplies-
Kit- The Art of Zen, a FTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps here
Tube- Geisha by Victoria Fox. This tube can be purchased at PTE with a valid license. 
Font- Three Dates, One Night or font of choice
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice

Here we go :)

This will be a quickie!
Open a new canvas 700x700
Place the Gong in center of canvas
Place your tube of choice as the layer above that
Decorate your tag with elements from the kit.
Resize (Command+T, chain link activated between W and H on top bar), 
Drop Shadow (double click layer to bring up Layer Style window), 
Duplicate (Command+J) and flip (Edit>Transform-flip horizontal) as needed.
From bottom to top I used:
Fan (behind gong)
Lightbox 
Lantern 1
Hanging
Bamboo (duplicate, flip, reposition)
Reed
Flower 2 (duplicate 2x, reposition)
Flower (duplicate 3x, reposition)
Mirror
Medal
Teapot
Bowl

Now crop your tag- Image>Trim, Top Left Pixel Color
Resize if needed- Image>Resize
add copyright and license info
add name and any text
merge, save as PNG, enjoy :)

Thank you for trying my tut. If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me: bananas_68@yahoo.com

And here are some snags as well :)
Please do not alter these in any way! Click to enlarge, then right-click save to computer.












Supplies-
Kit- Symphony of Spring by DN Scraps. This pretty kit can be purchased at Lollipops n Gumdrops here
Tube- Alina by Leonardo55. This gorgeous tube is available at PFD
Mask- wsl360 form weescotslass creations here
Font- Waterfalls or font of choice
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
(I use a Mac, so when I use "Command" you may need to hit "Ctrl")

Command+N to open a new canvas 7000x700
Open your frame and place on canvas. I used element- frame flowers.
If you're using the same tube as I did, place towards the top
so you have enough room for her legs!
Center your tube on the frame, and to add a soft glow-
duplicate tube layer, on copy add Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur 2,
Blend Mode Screen, Opacity 51%
add a soft drop shadow to your original tube layer using Layer Styles
(double click the layer in the layer palette to bring up the box)
Now let's decorate the tag with elements from the kit
This kit has a lot of fun elements in it, so feel free to use what you like :)
From bottom to top I used-
flowers 4
cube
leaf
flowers 2 (Command+J to duplicate, Edit>Transform flip horizontal, reposition)
hourglass
snail
sprinkler
snails
bird 
butterfly (duplicate, flip, reposition)

Now let's get our mask ready! Open your mask on a new canvas.
Drag your paper of choice to it as a new layer. 
Make sure your mask layer is activated and Command+A to Select All, Command+C to Copy
Activate the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode
Command+V to paste the mask..it should now be tinted red
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode and there should now be marching ants showing the mask outline
Hit the Add Layer Mask button at the bottom of the layer palette (rectangle  with the circle in it)
Right click- convert to smart object
Right click- Rasterize layer
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer
I duplicated it to make it a bit darker.

Image>Trim- Top left pixel color
Image>Resize (if needed)
Add copyright and license info. Add name and any text
Merge, save as PNG file, enjoy :)

Thank you for trying my tut! If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me- bananas_68@yahoo.com

My CT girls have been cooking up some fab creations for you all again!! 
Magik has 2 gorgeous tuts using my kit Skullz N Stripez!! 
First one up is Rockin' Stripez which you can find on her blog here
Skullz-N-Stripes by Magik here
Cyber Blues by Tragedy here. This also uses Skullz N Stripez :)
Karra has some great snags for you using Roller Girl! Get them on her blog here.
And here is a tag show off by Karra :) Thanks girls!!





Supplies-
Kit- "Lucky" by Kim's Korner. You can purchase this great kit at Twilight Scraps
Tube- I'm using "Patricia" by Misticheskaya. This tube can be purchased at PFD.
Font of choice
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
(I use a Mac, so when I use "Command" you may need to use "Ctrl")

Command+N to open a new window 700x700
Open your frame of choice. I chose Frame 04. 
Hit W to activate the magic wand tool. Make sure both  Anti-Alias
and Contingency are checked, tolerance 100. Click inside the frame.
Resize and drag paper of choice to canvas, Select>Inverse, hit delete on paper layer.
Drag tube close up to canvas above paper, hit delete on keyboard.
Deselect. Change blend mode of close up to Screen or whatever you like :)
Open and resize the Harp, place to side of frame.
Do the same with the Pot of Gold and Rainbow. You may need to flip the Rainbow
and resize so it appears to be coming out the Pot of Gold.
Now open your Coins layer. Duplicate and Reposition along bottom of frame. 
Place some below and above the Pot of Gold layer.
On the opposite side of your frame than the Harp, 
place the Horseshoe Cluster, a Bow, and a flower.
Open and place the Whiskey. Command+T to rotate it so it's laying on it's side.
At the top of your tag, place Wordart4. Double click the layer to bring up Layer Style window.
Add a 1 px White Stroke and a small drop shadow so it stands out
Place your main tube choice on the canvas. I put her between the coin layers to add
depth to the tag- that's just a personal preference.
I like a nice glow on my tubes, so I duplicate, then go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur 2
Change blend mode to Screen, Opacity 65%- play with the blend options to see what you like! 
Go through and add a nice drop shadow to your layers. To do this, double click 
a layer, click "Drop Shadow" and create your settings.
Then Right-Click that layer, Copy Layer Style.
You can then Right-Click the other layers and Paste Layer Style
For your main tube, only drop shadow the bottom tube layer.

Now Image>Trim-Top Left Pixel Color
Image>Resize Image (if you want)
Add your license and copyright info
Add name and any text of choice
Merge, save as PNG file, enjoy :)

Thank you for trying my tut! If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me- bananas_68@yahoo.com

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