August 25, 2013

Black Widow

PTU/CT tutorial for Diva Designz.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Black Widow scrap kit by Diva Designz. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is Sophia from Myka Jelina. You can get it here. Remember, you cannot use any tubes without a license.

Mask: Distorted mask made by me. You can find it here. The only TOU for my masks are to please give me credit and link back to my blog if you use it for personal use or in a tutorial.

VM Distortion – Gears filter

Font used is Heather. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 600x600

Create your mask using paper 4. Place on your canvas to your liking. Lower your opacity to 67%.

Open your tube, resize it to your liking then place it on your canvas.

These elements are placed behind your tube layer:


DD_Shield Bottlecap 2 = Reduce 13.9%. Rotate 10.3. Place towards the top right part of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

DD_Bow 3 = Reduce 13.9%. Rotate -19.3. Place it on the top left side of your tube.

DD_Rose 3 = Reduce 35.4%. Rotate 84.9. Place on the top right side of your tube.
Apply VM Distortion filter with these settings:
Teeth – 36
Strength – 13
Go to Image/Adjustments/Variations. Click Lighter twice then okay.
Duplicate, flip horizontally. Place on the lower left side of your tube.

DD_Ribbon 3 = Reduce 28.4%. Place on the right side of your canvas at the top. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and flip horizontally. Place opposite the original copy.

DD_Moon = Reduce 15.9%. Place on the top left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

DD_Music 2 = Reduce to these dimensions:
Width – 60.0%
Horizontal – 62.4%
Place in the middle left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
Duplicate and rotate -9.0. Place towards the top of your canvas near the right side.

DD_Spiders Web 1 = Reduce 33.4% Place in the upper left corner of your canvas, under the moon. Duplicate 2 times.

DD_Spider 2 = Reduce 14.5%. Rotate -15.9. Place in the center of the spider web. Add a drop shadow and outer glow using the default settings.

DD_Candleabra 1 = Reduce 58.0%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and flip horizontally placing on the left side of your canvas.

DD_Cross 2 = Reduce 14.4%. Rotate -10.5. Place on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

DD_Ribbon 4 = Flip horizontally. Reduce 26.0%. Rotate 3.6. Place on the stem of the left candelabra. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place on the right candleabra.

DD_Rose 2 = Reduce 11.8%. Rotate 56.8. Duplicate twice and place one on top of the other.

DD_Rose 3 = Reduce 8.2%. Rotate 29.3. Place on top of the bottom rose making sure the stem is covered. Merge all 4 layers down. To do this, activate the first rose, go to Layer/Merge Down or hold your CTRL button down and E. That merges the top layer with the one under it. Add a drop shadow and place it on the left side of your canvas by the candelabra. Duplicate, flip horizontally and place on the right side of your canvas towards the center, next to the right candelabra.

DD_Ribbon 4 = Click Edit/Transform/Rotate 90o CW. Reduce 49.1%. Place at the bottom of your canvas, under your tube. Add a drop shadow.

DD_Button 2 = Reduce 13.8%. Place between ribbons 3. Add a drop shadow.

These elements go in front of your tube layer.

DD_Skulls with Roses = Reduce 14.6%. Place in lower right corner of your canvas. Add as drop shadow.

DD_Skull Sconce 4 = Reduce 30.5%. Place in the middle of your canvas, centered. Open your Blending Options. Add a drop shadow using the default settings. Check Stroke:
Size – 1
Color – FFFFFF.

DD_Spider 1 = Reduce 10.0%. Rotate 50.7. Place on the skull candles to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Add the font. Type the name. The color settings are 8612B4.  Size 72 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow & Bevel Emboss using your default settings.
Check Stroke size 3. Color is 27023D. Place the name on the top left of your canvas.


Add your license and your watermark. Delete the white background if you used one. Save as .png and you are done.

If you do this tutorial, I would love to see your results.

August 19, 2013

Distorted Mask

Here's something I made on a whim. Actually I did it to go with a tag that I'm doing. Anyhoo, it's here for your use. I hope you like it.


Steampunk Traveler

CT/PTU for Scrappin' Krazy Designs.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Scrappin’ Krazy Designs, Steampunk Cloud scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is Michael Calandra’s Time Traveler. You can get it here at CDO. Remember, you cannot use any tubes without a license.

Mask: Designs by Vaybs #104, you can get it here. Be sure to follow her TOU if you use her masks.

Filter: EyeCandy 4000 - Glass

Font used is Janagrace. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 600x600

Create your mask using paper 18. Place on your canvas to your liking. Lower your opacity to 67%.

Frame 1= Reduce to your liking. Place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Duplicate twice. Using your original copy, place it in the middle of your canvas. Now, take one copy of your tube and resize it placing it behind the frame. I took the part of the tube that had the machine with it. I positioned it so it covered the open areas of the frame.
Use your magic wand. Click inside the open areas of the frame. You will see the marching ants inside it. Go to Select/Modify/Expand. Setting will be 5.
Go to Select/Inverse. Activate your tube layer and hit Delete.
Take the other copy of your tube, flip horizontally. Position it on the left side of the frame, slightly smaller than the first placing the majority of the tubes face in the frame.
Activate your frame layer. Use your magic wand and click inside the middle of the frame.
Go to Select/Inverse.
Activate your tube copy and hit delete. Deselect by clicking anywhere on your canvas with the magic wand. Merge the two tube layers together.
To do this, hide all layers but those two. Go to Layer/Merge Visible or Ctrl+Shift+E.

Activate the merged tube layer. Apply EyeCandy 4000/Glass using the default settings. Change the color to 0B3154. Click on the Lighting tab and apply these settings:
Direction = 344
Inclination = 58
Click okay.

Activate your frame and merge it with the tube copy. Open your Blending Options. Check Drop Shadow = default settings
Check Stroke:
Color 32A1F6
Size = 1
Opacity = 75%

Unhide your layers.

Gears 8 = Duplicate. Take one copy and reduce 49.4%. Rotate 9.6. Place behind the frame on the upper right side. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Stroke = Size 1, Color = 06619C.
Take your duplicate layer and reduce 41.8%. Repeat the steps for the original copy. Place on the left side behind the frame.

Gears 7 = Flip horizontally. Reduce 36.3%. Rotate -20.5. Place on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Nail = Reduce 36.3%. Place on the bottom left of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

Ribbon 2 = Duplicate. Take your original element and flip horizontally. Reduce 77.3%. Rotate -26.4. Place behind your tube with the top part of the right side under the hat.
Take the copy and enlarge it to 146%. Rotate -27.0. Place across the top of your frame behind the tube.

Gears 10 = Duplicate. Reduce 47.3%. Place on the right side of the tube, under it. Add a drop shadow. Take your duplicate copy reduce 33.7%. Place on the left side of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

Ribbon 1 = Flip horizontally and vertically. Rotate -11.0. Place behind the tube in the middle of the frame.

Gears 6 = Reduce 36.2%. Place on the left side of the frame under the tube.

Heartgear = Reduce 46.0%. Rotate -5.7. Place at the top of your frame under the tube. Add a drop shadow.

Flowercluster 2 = Duplicate. Take one copy, reduce 36.9%. Rotate 41.1. Place on the lower left corner of the canvas. Add a drop shadow.
Reduce the 2nd copy 33.2%. Rotate -111.2. Place towards the top of your frame behind the tube. Add a drop shadow.

Watch = Reduce 35.0%. Rotate 1.9. Place on the lower right side of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

Flowercluster 1 = Reduce 46.7%. Rotate -44.5. Place at the top of your canvas off center towards the right. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place on the left side off the center of your canvas. Both elements are slightly touching.

Bow 1 = Flip horizontally. Reduce 37.4%. Rotate -9.8. Place on the left side of your canvas on top of the frame. Duplicate and add a drop shadow on the bottom layer.

Flower 2 = Reduce 26.6%. Place towards the top right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Bow 4 = Reduce 39.2%. Place under the watch. Add a drop shadow.

Flower 1 = Reduce 27.7%. Rotate 31.4. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Post = Reduce 88.0%. Rotate 5.1. Place on the right side of your tube. Add a drop shadow using these settings:
Blend Mode = Normal
Opacity = 75%
Distance = 0
Spread = 0
Size = 5
Color = FFFFFF

Goggles = Reduce 29.0%. Rotate -8.7. Duplicate. Add a drop shadow to the bottom layer using these settings. Place towards the top right corner of your canvas.
Blend Mode = Normal
Opacity = 75%
Distance = 0
Spread = 13
Size = 9
Color = BABABA

Hourglass = Reduce 37.4%. Rotate 4.9. Place near the right side of the tube. Add a drop shadow.

Butterfly = Reduce 27.6%. Place on the top left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow using these settings:
Blend Mode = Linear Light
Opacity = 75%
Distance = 0
Spread = 4
Size = 5
Color = AB5C15

Add the font. Type the name. The color settings are 611303.  Size 92 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Drop Shadow:
Blend Mode = Normal
Opacity = 75%
Distance = 0
Spread = 16
Size = 14
Color = 5F5349
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2. Color is 000000. Place the name on the top left of your canvas.


Add your license and your watermark. Delete the white background if you used one and you are done.

August 9, 2013

Fore!!

CT/PTU Tutorial Using Hole In One from Pink Paradox Productions.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link my blog ONLY.
This tutorial is written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.
Also, you will see that I use E for the element along with the number or name of it. That’s just a shortcut I came up with.

Supplies needed:
Pink Paradox Productions Hole In One. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is Rikki from Keith Garvey. You can get it here.
Remember, you cannot use any of his tubes without a license.

Feathered Mask from my blog. You can get it here. Leave some love if you download it please.

Font of choice, I used Sakkal Majalla.

Open a canvas 600x600

Create your mask using paper 2. Place to your liking. Lower opacity to 80%.

Open your tube, reduce it to your liking and place on canvas.

E5 = Reduce 68.8%. Place behind your tube to your liking.

E60 = Reduce 60.6%. Place on the right side of your canvas behind your tube. Add a drop shadow.

E58 = Reduce 39.2%. Place at the base of the tree. Add a drop shadow.

E57 = Reduce 76.3%. Place at the bottom of your canvas behind the tube. Duplicate and flip horizontally.

E68 = Flip horizontally. Reduce 46.0%. Rotate 16.8. Place behind the tube on the left side towards the top. Add a drop shadow.

E3 = Reduce 25.0%. Place in front of the tree. Add a drop shadow.

E73 = Reduce 25.9%. Rotate -7.3. Place on the right side of your canvas in the middle. Add a drop shadow.

E17 = Reduce 21.0%. Place in the lower right corner of the canvas between layers 57. Add a drop shadow.

E4 = Reduce 30.2%. Place behind element 17 and both elements 57. Rotate 20.2. Add a drop shadow.

E6 = Flip horizontally. Reduce 38.8%. Place on the left side of your canvas behind the gold bag. Add a drop shadow.

E47 = Flip horizontally. Reduce 32.4%. Rotate -13.3. Place against the golf bag. Add a drop shadow.

E48 = Flip horizontally. Reduce 37.5% Place against the golf bag. Add a drop shadow.

E2 = Reduce 21.5%. Place in front of the golf cart. Add a drop shadow.

E46 = Reduce 32.3%. Place on the lower right side of your canvas.

Add your font using this setting for the color. FE7F48. Size 90 or whatever size you want.
Open your Blending Options.
Add a drop shadow.
Check Inner Glow. Under Quality, your contour is Double Ring.
Check Stroke, size 2. Color = 63730F.

Add your license and your watermark.


I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

Vegas Baby!

CT/PTU using Play to Win scrap kit from Alexis's Graphics Palace.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to the site this is posted on ONLY.
This tutorial is written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.
Also, you will see that I use E for the element along with the number or name of it. That’s just a shortcut I came up with.

Supplies needed:
Alexis’s Graphics Palace scrap kit Play To Win. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is Zelda. An exclusive tube from PicsforDesign. You can get it here.
Remember, you cannot use any of her tubes without a license.

Mask: Mask 29 from Designs by Vaybs. Scroll down to the bottom for the mask. You can download it here. Leave some love if you download it please.

Font of choice. I used Kingthings Petrock.
Filters: Distort/Ripple (PS program filter)
Filter Factory Gallery B – Zero Tolerance

Open a canvas 600x600

Create your mask using paper 5. Place to your liking.

Frame 1=Rotate 90 degrees, place on left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Paper 5 = Using your magic wand, click on the inside of the frame. Use paper 5 to place inside the frame. Then go to Filter: Distort/Ripple. Settings: Size – Large. Amount: 879
Place the paper behind the frame in the open area. Lower the opacity to 70%.

Open your tube and reduce it to your liking. Place on top of your frame. As if she’s sitting in it. Add an Inner Glow and a drop shadow.

E33= Reduce 25.2%. Place on the top left corner of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

E12 = Duplicate. Take the first copy, reduce 30.8%. Place under on the lower right hand corner. Add a drop shadow.
Take the 2nd copy. Reduce 30.4%. Place on the bottom left of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

E21= Reduce to these dimensions:
Width = 89.2%
Height = 91.3%
Rotate = 2.1
Place over the frame, in the middle of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E17 = Reduce 36.5%. Rotate -15.1. Place towards the top right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E30 = Reduce 48.4%. Place centered with element 17 underneath it. Add a drop shadow.

E24 = Reduce 22.6%. Rotate -54.7. Place in the middle of your canvas on the right hand side. Add a drop shadow.

E29 = Reduce 19.9%. Place on top of the table. Add a drop shadow.

E38 = Reduce 33.8%. Place slighty off center at the top of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E39 = Reduce 23.8%. Place on the table. Make them look like they’re falling off.

E16 = Reduce 45.5%. Place on the right side of your canvas, under the table. Add a drop shadow.

E18 = Reduce 27.1%. Rotate -13.9. Place on the left side of your canvas, midway on the frame. Add a drop shadow.

E31 = Reduce 16.2%. Rotate -23.3. Place on top of the green leaf at the bottom right hand corner. Add a drop shadow.

E28 = Reduce 29.6%. Place on top of the chip on the lower right hand side of the canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E15 = Reduce 20.1%. Place on the left side of your canvas making sure it’s on top of  element 18. Add a drop shadow.

E42 = Reduce 68.4%. Place on the top right hand of your canvas. Add a drop shadow using these dimensions:
Mode = Multiply
Opacity = 75%
Angle = 120 (Use Global Light is checked)
Distance = 1
Spread = 0
Size = 5

E09 = Reduce 54.2%. Rotate -9.6. Place on left side of the canvas making sure it is on top of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

E24 = Reduce 24.8%. Rotate-52.9. Place on the top right corner of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E11 = Flip horizontally and vertically. Reduce 22%. Rotate -28.8. Place on the lower right corner of your frame. Add a drop shadow. The element will be over you tube.

E10 = Reduce 20.2% Place on top of element 11.

E31 = Reduce 20.4%. Rotate -16.3. Place ,on the left side of your canvas under element 15, to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Add your font using this setting for the color. FF0006. Size 61 or whatever size you want.
Open your Blending Options.
Add a drop shadow & Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke, size 1. Color = 000000.

Add your license and your watermark.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

August 8, 2013

Show off CT tag

This is using Scrappin’ Krazy Designs With Love scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.


August 1, 2013

With Love

CT/PTU Tutorial using Scrappin' Krazy With Love Kit.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to the site this is posted on ONLY.
This tutorial is written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Scrappin’KrazyDesigns With Love scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is Tim Lowery’s Modern Princess. You can get it here at AIL. Remember, you cannot use any tubes without a license.

Mask: Insatiable Dreams Mask #503, you can get it here. Be sure to follow her TOU if you use her masks.

Font used is Fountain Pen. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 600x600

Create your mask using paper 7. Place on your canvas to your liking. Lower your opacity to 65%.

E36 = Reduce 98.1%. Place in the center of your canvas. Using your paint bucket, select white as your color and fill in each of the frames. Lower your opacity to 65%. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. The one I am using has several layers. If you have a close up, place it in the top left frame to your liking. Flip horizontally and lower opacity to 55%. Erase any part of the tube that is overlapping the frame.
Next take the full tube and enlarge it to fit in the long part of the frame. Flip horizontally and lower opacity to 55%. Erase any part of the tube that is overlapping the frame.
Drag and drop the full part of your tube onto your canvas fitting part of the body in the lower frame. Flip horizontally and lower opacity to 55%. Again, erase any part of the tube that is overlapping the frame.

Now, drag and drop your tube. Reduce to your liking and place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E28 = Reduce 32.5%. Place on the corner of the left frame. Add a drop shadow.

E08 = Reduce 68.8%. Place on the lower frame. Add a drop shadow.

E60 = Place in the center of your canvas behind your tube. Reduce your opacity to 70%.

E12 = Reduce 45.0%. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow using these dimensions:
Blend Mode = Multiply
Distance = 0
Spread = 5
Size = 9

E20 = Reduce 48.3%. Place between the frames under element 28. Add a drop shadow.

E06 = Reduce 29.1%. Flip horizontally. Place towards the top left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E55 = Reduce 69.0%. Place on the right side of your canvas under your tube and the cat. Add a drop shadow.

E32 = Reduce 32.1%. Rotate 20.6. Place in the upper corner of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E34 = Reduce 32.3%. Place in the lower left hand of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E46 = Place in the top part of your canvas, under your tube. Duplicate and flip vertically. Place in the lower part of your canvas.

Add the font. Type in the name. The color settings are CB1D56.  Size 74 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Click Drop Shadow using the default settings. Color is B29BC9.
Click Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Click Stroke size 1. Color is 062157. Place the name on the top right of your canvas or wherever you want to put it.


Add your license and your watermark. Delete the white background if you used one and you are done.