March 31, 2014

Lola

I made this CT/PTU tag for Trinita using the amazingly beautiful tube Lola. I also used the matching scrap kit, Lola from Hania's Design.


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 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 use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:

I’m using the very beautiful Lola from trinita. You can get it here. Again, this tube  has so many possibilities to choose from.

I used Hania’s Designs matching scrap kit Lola. You can find where to buy it here.

Mask: Mask 16 by Horseplay’s Pasture, you can find it here. The links are on the left of her page. Remember to say thank you when you download.

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

Open a canvas 500x500.

E42 – Reduce 63.5%. Place in the lower left of your canvas. I have mine slightly off the page at the bottom. Duplicate, flip horizontally and place on the lower right side of your canvas.

Open paper 03 and create your mask. Place on your canvas to your liking.

E48: Place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E46: Reduce 91.3%. Place as if it’s hanging off the top of the frame on the left side. Lower Opacity to 70%. Duplicate, flip horizontally and place on the top of the right side of the frame.

E84: Reduce 59.0%. Place on the right side of your canvas towards the top. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and flip horizontally. Place slightly towards the middle of your canvas near the first copy. Duplicate again and place that copy toward the top left of your frame. Duplicate one more time, flip horizontally and place near the last copy.

E53: Reduce 30.0%. Place on the left side towards the bottom of your canvas. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and reduce 60.5%. Place in the middle of your canvas on the right side.

E47: Reduce 33.1%. Place towards the bottom right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and reduce 80.6%. Place on the left side of your canvas in the middle. Duplicate again and reduce 69.7%. Place in the upper right side of your canvas.

E52: Reduce 30.0%. Place above the first copy of E47. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and reduce 71.4%. Place in the upper left side of your canvas.

E27: Reduce 43.8%. Place on the left side of your canvas in the middle. Add a drop shadow.

E55: Place it on the right edge of your canvas making sure it’s slightly off the canvas at the top. Duplicate, flip vertically and do the same on the left side of your canvas.

Open your tube and choose the color that you want. (Trinita’s Lola3 has quite a few dress and hair colors.) Reduce it to your liking, place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E17: Reduce 35.7%. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E13: Reduce 40%. Place to the right of the mirror. Add a drop shadow.

E74: Reduce 32.3%. Place in front of the mirror. Add a drop shadow.

E49:  Reduce 36.8%. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E66: Reduce 26.9%. Rotate –11.7. Place in the top left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are 972307.  Size 101 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Blend Mode – Normal
Opacity – 100%
Distance – 5
Spread – 0
Size – 9
Check Outer Glow using the default settings
Check Gradient Layer:
Blend Mode – Normal
Opacity – 55%
Style – Linear
Angle - -90
Scale – 100%
Click on the color bar in the box (Gradient). This will bring up another box. You’ll want 3 colors.
Left location: 28%. Color 972307
Middle location: 52%. Color FFFFFF
Right location: 74%. Color 972307. Click okay.
Check Stroke size 2, color is 621D03. Place the name on the top right of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark making sure they are legible.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it. I would love to see your results if you do this tutorial.

March 4, 2014

Happy Paddy!

CT/Tutorial that I made for Scrappin' Krazy Designs. I used the kit Happy Paddy and decided to name the tag the same because it makes me happy! LOL. I hope you like this as much as I liked making it.



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, Happy Paddy scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Tube used is Candy Clover by Derzi. You can get it here.

Distorted Mask by me. You can find it here.

Font used is Monotype Corsiva but you can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using Paper 9. Go to your Menu, click Image >Variations. In the box that comes up, click lighter 3 or 4 times until it’s light enough or it’s how you want it to look then click OK

E17 – Reduce 78.0%. Place in the middle of your canvas, towards the bottom. Duplicate and reduce to 75.0%. Place in the top right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E56 – Duplicate. Take your 1st copy and reduce 42.4%. Rotate 9.4. Place towards the top left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy - Reduce 41.8%. Place towards the top right of your canvas.
Duplicate and rotate –39.2. Place over the first copy towards the top.

E55 – Reduce 68.1%. Place in the middle of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E04 – Reduce 53.1%. Place in the lower right corner. Add a drop shadow.

E08 – Reduce 62.0%. Place in the lower right corner over the barrel to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E38 – Reduce 31.5%. Place in the lower right corner to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E27 – Reduce 21.6%. Place next to the glass in the lower right corner. Add a drop shadow.

E03 - Place on the left side of your canvas. Make sure it’s covering the left side & top of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E42 – Reduce 37.2%. Place in the lower left part of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E06 – Reduce 26.1%. Place on the rainbow on the left side. Add a drop shadow.

E36 – Reduce 52.8%. Place at the top of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E28 – Reduce 14.7%. Place inside the horseshoe on the pot of gold.

Open your tube. Reduce to your liking. Place in the middle of your canvas. Add a Drop Shadow and Outer Glow.

E45 – Reduce 24.3%. Rotate –12.5. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E43 - Reduce 27.3%. Place in the top left corner of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are F5D900.  Size 55 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Color FFFFFF
Blend Mode – Normal
Angle – 120
Distance – 0
Spread – 20
Size - 12
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2, color is CA0C0C. Place the name on the clover that is attached to the rainbow.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

Pink Dreams


CT tag Pink Dreams using the beautiful tube Gown by Ishika Chowdhury. It can be found here at Mystical Scraps.
I used the FTU kit Heavenly Songs by BLT Dezignz. You can get it here.

March 1, 2014

Irish Vixens

 Instead of 1 vixen, how about 2? CT/PTU tags made for Jackie's Jewels. With the kit Irish Vixen. You can find where to buy it at here.
Tubes used were from Barbara Jensen and Keith Garvey.



Here are some snags for you.


















Irish Luck

PTU/CT tag made for Scrappin Krazy Designs. I love the colors in this kit. It was so easy to work with. Enjoy!



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, A Bit Of Luck scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Tube used is Keith Garvey’s St. Patty. You can get it here.

Mask: Fairy Gems Clover Lines, you can find it here. Be sure to say thank you if you download.

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

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using Paper 3.

E02 – Reduce 88.2%. Rotate –5.7. Place in the middle of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

All these go behind your frame.

Open your tube. Place behind the frame. Flip horizontally, maximize to there the face is inside the frame on the right side. Erase the extra.

E19 – Reduce 24.6%. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow: Color C4C2C2
Blend: Normal
Opacity: 62%
Distance: 0
Spread: 62
Size: 6
Contour: Half Round
Place on the top right side of the frame.

E06 – Flip horizontally. Reduce 71.4%. Rotate –3.3. Place by the moon as if it’s hanging down. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place on the left side of the frame.

E27 – Reduce 25.3%. Place over the moon. Lower Opacity to 71%.

These elements go on top of your frame.

E50 – Reduce 19.9%. Rotate 42.2. Place at the top of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E05 - Rotate 17.0. Place on the lower left half of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place under the first copy leaving the lower half off the canvas.

E24 – Place in the center of your canvas slightly to the left. Add a drop shadow.

E35 – Flip horizontally. Reduce 74.2%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E49 – Duplicate. Reduce your 1st copy 22.9%. Place midway on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
Reduce 2nd copy 15.4%. Place under the moon to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E40 – Reduce 26.2%. Rotate –17.2. Place on the left side of the frame to your liking. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

E08 – Duplicate. Reduce your 1st copy 68.0%. Rotate 16.9. Place over the harp towards the bottom of your canvas.
Reduce 2nd copy 87.9%. Rotate –4.7. Place on the lower left of your canvas.

E01 – Reduce 26.0%. Place over the harp at the bottom of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E29 – Reduce 27.1%. Place on the lower right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E20 – Reduce 20.0%. Place between the vase and glass. Add a drop shadow.

E47 – Reduce 17.9%. Place on the left side of your frame by the ribbon. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and reduce 58.3%. Place on the lower right of your canvas. Duplicate and place on the lower part of your canvas, slightly off center.

E25 – Reduce 23.6%. Place on the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E38 – Reduce 41.4%. Rotate –28.0. Place to the right of the coins. Add a drop shadow.

E45 – Reduce 77.2%. Rotate –7.0. Place as if it’s hanging off the top of the frame. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

E26 – Reduce 95.5%. Place over the string on the left side (E45). Duplicate and place over the string on the right side of the frame.

E39 – Reduce 22.1%. Rotate –1.21. Place on the top of the frame on the right side. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

Open your tube. Reduce and place on your canvas to your liking. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

Type the name. The color settings are 2A6E01.  Size 68 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 1, color is 093F09. Place the name on the top left of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.