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Saturday, 31 October 2009

New Tag Pressies for Me





Just had to show these fab tags made my Dawdy over at the, she used my Punk Rocker Chic kit for these...

Thanks bunches Dawdy they are great and thanks for putting the kit to good use

huggs Susan

Friday, 30 October 2009

Witch Fall (FTU)



This tutorial was written on October 30th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube/s of Choice, I used the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit ' Fall Is Here' by Lacarolita @ Lacarolita's Designs - HERE
Template Used - #77 by Lou @ Truly toxic and you can snag from Lou's Blog - HERE.
Mask Used - #196 by Vix and you can get to Vix's masks - HERE.
Font of Choice for your Name.
Dropshadow (optional).

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open Lous Template and
hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template this will save the original untouched for future use.
Now close the original template.
Delete info layer on your new template image.
Go to image, select resize and choose to resize by 90% smartsize and make sure the box that says resize all layers is CHECKED.
Now make sure your on the bottom white layer and go to image again, select canvas size this time and resize canvas to 600x600 or whichever size you are comfy to work with,
make sure all layers is unchecked this time and click ok, we can crop a little later if needed.

Ok now activate one of the circle layers on your canvas and go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to image and select resize and choose resize by 80% smartsize with resize all layers UNCHECKED, now go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, this will erase the paper from around the circle, now you can go to selections and select none. You can now delete the original circle layer.

Repeat that step with the other 2 circle layers using different papers and delete the original circle layers when done.

Do the same step again for the stars layer using another paper of your choice, delete the original layer here too.

You can add a small dropshadow to all the template layers if you wish, will leave this up to you lol.

Now activate the bottom white layer and take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize a little if you wish to but not smaller than the canvas size, now go to layers an select load mask from disc and find the mask that you saved at the start which is Vix Mask 196, use the following settings to add to your canvas :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group, you can use the deform tool and stretch out the nodes a little to cover more of the background if you wish to.

Click back to the top layer of your canvas now and take one of the tree elements from the kit & paste as a new layer, elements are quite large so resize as needed accordingly to suit your tag, one resized move tree to left side of canvas and move up towards top just a little.

Take the scarecrow element from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and move to below tree layer, you can also use the dropshadow on your elements if you want to, i did on some and left the others as they were.

Take the bench element from the kit, paste as a new layer and resize as needed then move this over near the tree, see mine as an example, again add dropshadow if you wish.

Making sure your on the top layer of your canvas, take your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, remember tubes should be resize bicubic and elements smartsize. once resized move to right side of your canvas and position how you want it, add dropshadow to tube layer.

Take the wagon element from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place a little to left of the canvas.

Now take one of the grass elements and paste as a new layer, resize this to your liking and move layer below the wagon layer, place at bottom left of the canvas, now go to layers and duplicate the grass as many times as needed to go all the way along the bottom of your tag. I didnt use the dropshadow on the grass layers, also i added an extra grass layer above the wagon layer and resize a little smaller than the rest, this is up to you though.

Now take the ivy 4 element and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place amongst the grass layers, duplicate this a couple of times and spread out along the bottom of your tag.

I think we are almost done, you can add a few other elements of your choice if you wish, i added the tub of apples and a couple of the pumpkins and a butterfly, decorate your tag to your liking.

Now crop or resize your tag if you want to, you do this by grabbing the crop tool from the tool palette then drag your cursor around the area you want to crop then go to the tool bar and click the tab with the tick icon to confim the crop, remember to leave enough room for your name and copyright though lol.

Add your name, artist info and copyright info.

Save as jpeg or .png.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Monday, 26 October 2009

Where's The Patient (FTU)



This tutorial was written on October 26th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Nice n Easy Beginner Level Tutorial.

Supplies Needed

Tube of Choice, I used the artwork of Gary Ham, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit Used - 'A&E Medical Mayhem' by Hippiedaze. part of the medical mayhem bog train which you can download from - HERE
No Template Used.
Mask Used - #145 by Kris and you can download this from -
No Plugins or Filters used.
Effects Used - Blur, guassian blur.
Font of Choice for your name.

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open a new image in your psp by going to file tab and select new, choose 500x500 white image, click ok.

Take the operating theatre doors from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to image, select resize and then choose to resize around 50% smartsize and make sure you have the resize all layers box unchecked then click ok, place the doors in the centre of your canvas, add a dropshadow if you wish.

Now take one of the trolley bed elements from the kit and paste this as a new layer, go to image and select resize by 50% again or to whatever suits your tag and click ok, move the bed slightly to the left side of the canvas and add the same dropshadow again if you wish to.

Take the post op drip element and paste as a new layer, go to image and select resize then resize this to your liking and place at the front of the bed, add the dropshadow to this too if you are using dropshadow.

Take the clipboard element now and paste this as a new layer, resize quite small and place so it looks like its hanging from side of the trolley bed then add the dropshadow.

Now take your tube and paste as a new layer, resize around 80% bicubic and click ok, if you are using the same tube as me i placed her so she is leaning over the bed, i added the dropshadow to the tube layer.

Activate the bottom white layer of your canvas and choose a paper from the kit as a new layer then resize around 80% smartsize, now go to layers and choose load mask from disk then look for the mask that we saved at the start which is #145 by Kris and use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.

Open and minimise a different paper from the kit in your psp workspace....

Activate the bottom layer again and grab your rectangle tool then go to the colour palette and set foreground colour to null and background colour choose patterns then find the paper that you just minimised in the patterns tabs, now draw out a large square about the same size as the mask layer shape, go to adjust and select blur, choose guassian blur and set to 20.00 then click ok.

Click back to the top layer now and use any elements you want from the kit to decorate, each element should be pasted as a new layer and resized to your liking, i also added the dropshadow to my elements.

Told you this one was easy lol, and quick.

Now its time to crop or resize if you want to, i didnt on this one.


Add your name, artist info and copyright info.

Save as jpeg or .png.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Medical Mayhem Blog Train - Less than 12 hours to go

Remember tonight at midnight Team Trouble's Medical Mayhem blog train will be leaving the station, less than 12 hours to go here in Scotland till my part will be posted so remember to check back then, theres a total of 24 awesome designers got together to bring you this mix of medical mayhem kits to collect

Heres a sneek peek of my part which will be available for download from my Scrappin Stuff Blog



Blog Roll will be posted with the download link at midnight tonight so see you over there later & until then have a fab Sunday everyone

huggs Susan

2 New Tuts from Mary @ Country Bug Tutorials



Heres a cool & spooky tag from Mary @ Country Bug Tutorials using my spook ave wordart, Mary has wrote this into a tut and you can find it on her blog - HERE

Thank you bunches for the pressie Mary you did an awesome job and my tag is safely saved.




Another fab tut written by Mary which you can find on her blog - HERE.
Mary used my Rock on tag template in this one and rocked it ...

Thanks again Mary i love the pressies.
Hugs Susan

Friday, 23 October 2009

I'm A Cutie Survivor (ftu)



This tutorial was written on Oct 23rd 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube of Choice I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT, mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Thinking Pink' by Lacarolita @ Lacarolitas Designs - HERE.
No Template Used.
Mask Used - WSL Mask 84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE.
Pluging Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Blur, Guassian Blur.

Open all supplies and save mask to your psp masks folder before you begin.

Lets Get Started....

Open a new image in your psp by going to file tab and select new, choose 500x500 white image, click ok.


Choose one of the round frames from the kit and paste as a new layer on your new working canvas, go to image, select resize and choose resize by around 45% smartsize and make sure the resize all layers box is left unchecked so we are only resizing one layer lol. frame will be positioned in the middle of your canvas.

Paste your choosen tube as a new layer if you are using the same tube as me, go to resize and resize by around 85% bicubic and position where it looks good, move the tube layer to below the frame layer then go to layers and select duplicate, move the duplicate tube layer to top of the canvas and be careful not to move tube layers, making sure your on the top tube layer take your eraser tool and erase parts of the tube so that the flowers are showing and parts of the tube are behind frame (see mine as an example).

Activate the frame layer now and grab your magic wand then click inside the transparent middle of the frame so the marching ants are blinking, be sure to click the small parts btwn the flowers too so all is selected, now paste a paper from the kit as a new layer and resize by 80% smartsize then go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go back to selections and select none, move this paper layer under the frame layer now. Add a drop shadow of your choice to the frame if you wish to.

Activate the bottom white layer and choose a colour that goes with your tube as th foreground colour, take your fill tool and click on the white canvas to fill with your choosen colour, now go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask that you saved at the start which is wsl mask #84, use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - unchecked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.
I duplicated the mask layer and went to image then selected mirror so you have more showing all round the frame.

Activate the bottom white layer again and then grab your eclipse tool from the tool palette, make sure foreground colour is set to null and background set to a colour of your choice, i used a pink shade here, now draw out an eclipse shape just a little smaller than the frame, when happy with eclipse go to layers and select convert to raster layer, no go to adjust and select blur, choose guassian blur and set to 20.00, click ok. This doesnt show much lol but gives a lighter glow.

Now finally back to the top layer of the canvas and your ready to decorate with some of the vast selection of elements in this kit, add each element as a new layer and resize as needed then place them where you like on your canvas, you can also add a dropshadow to each element if you wish but i didnt on this one.


Crop or resize now if you wish to in the usual way.

Add your name, artist info and copyright info.


Save as jpeg or .png.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Spook Story (ftu)



This tutorial was written on October 22nd 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube of Choice, I used the artwork of Dave Nestler, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM - HERE .
Scrap Kit Used - 'All Hallow's Eve' by Alyssa @ Alyssa's Scraps & Stuff (part of All Hallows Eve blog train which you can download from - HERE.
Template Used - Halloween Template #3 by Vix -
HERE.
Mask Of Choice - I used a mask called KK Witch Trio which I dont know where i got it so if this is yours pls let me know so i can give credit or take it down.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Blur - Guassian Blur.

Open your mask and save to psp masks folder before you begin...

Ready....

Open the template in your psp workspace and then
hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template, this will save the original untouched for future use, go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 85% smartsize and make sure you check the box that says resize all layers. Delete the info layer now.

The background layer is x'd out at the moment so we can leave it like that for now.

Activate the layer named pentagram centre and go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to erase the paper around the outsides of the pentagram shape, now go to selections again and select none. Do not delete the original layer yet we are keeping this for later.

Repeat the step above for the star fill layer with a different paper from the kit, you can delete the original layer this time.

I left the wordart fill as it was, also left the pentagram fill and outlines as they were too but the choice is yours to colourise or whatever you wish.

Activate the wordart circle layer and go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings to add a glow around the words :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - White, you can also move the colour slider along to make the glow bolder if you wish, i only moved a little so it wasnt too bold, click ok.

Activate the bottom layer of your canvas and take the splat element from the kit then paste as a new layer, go to image, select resize and choose to resize the splat by 80% smartsize and make sure resize all layers box is unchecked this time, I mirrored this element.

Activate the bottom layer again now and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers and select load mask from disc then find the mask that you choose at the start and use the following settings :-

Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. If you have the same mask as i used then once merged go to image and select resize, choose resize image by 50% smartsize and move to top left corner of your canvas, no go to layers and select duplicate and then image and choose mirror, move the mirrored layer to the bottom right corner of your canvas so the ghosts are peeking from behind the circle.

Now activate the original pentagram centre fill, i left the colour as it was as it matches the colours in the kit i used, go to layers, select blur and choose guassian blur with setting to 20.00, move this layer all the way to bottom of canvas just above the splat layer.

Un do the x out on the background layer if you want to now or you can leave transparent but i used the white as the background in my tag.

Activate the top layer of the canvas and take your tube, paste as a new layer and resize a little if needed then place where you want on the canvas, mines the middle but depending on your choice of tube place where you like it, add a small white dropshadow to the tube.

Decorate your tag with any other elements from the kit, paste each element as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you want them, dropshadow elements is optional.

When your finished adding elements thats us about done, all thats left now is to crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Falling For U (PTU)



This tutorial was written on October 21st 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.
This tutorial is fairly basic and hopefully easy for beginners to follow.


Supplies Needed

No Outside Tubes Used.
PTU Scrap Kit 'Falltastic' by Tishia @ Designs by Tishia, this kit is available in Full Size & Tagger Size it can be purchased from Scrappin Bratz Store - HERE.
Template Used - #87 by Lou @ Truly Toxic, check out all the fabulous templates while your here and you can download this from Lou's blog - HERE.
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE.
No Plugins Used.
Font of Choice for wordart & name.
Dropshadow optional.

Save mask to you masks folder before we begin if you dont already have it.

Ready....


Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template, this will save the original untouched for future use,
Delete the info layer then go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 80% smartsize and make sure you check the box that says resize all layers. Repeat the resize once more f you prefer working with smaller canvas.

Activate the layer named
Heart 1, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize a little if you want to but not smaller than the marching ants thats blinking around the heart shape, once your happy with the paper placement go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to erase the excess paper, delete the original heart layer now and add a small dropshadow to the heart if you wish to.

Follow and repeat the step we just did on the heart layer for all other template layers, use different papers from the kit and mix n match, delete the original layers and add the dropshadow to each layer as you go along.

Told ya it was an easy one lol....

Ok now take one of the tree elements from the kit and paste as a new layer on your canvas, make sure your on the top layer above all the hearts layers, go to image, select resize and resize the tree as needed to your liking then place to one side of the canvas, i placed mine on the left but you decide how you want yours placed, add a small dropshadow to the tree now.

Take the owl element from the kit and paste this as a new layer on the working canvas, again resize as needed, i made mine quite small then place somewhere on the tree branches where you think it looks good, add the small dropshadow to this layer too.

Take the fence element and paste this as a new layer, resize as needed and move layer below tree layer but above hearts and add the dropshadow if you want to.

Take the tube/s of your choice from the kit paste as a new layer making sure your on the top layer lol, resize as needed and place where you like it/them and add the dropshadow if you want.

Grab your text tool and pick a font of your choice, type out a phase to go with your tag, i used 'falling for you', colours of your choice again and when happy with text click apply then move to where you want it on the tag, when happy with the placement go to layers and select convert to raster layer, add dropshadow to text (optional).


Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the 1st mask that you saved at the start (WSL #84) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.

Go to layers and select duplicate then go to image and choose mirror, go to image again and choose flip, dont get dizzy lol.

We are almost done, unless you want to add a few more elements to your tag, I used some leaves from the kit and also the leaf swirls, you can choose which elements you want to decorate your tag with.

Once your done adding the elements to your tag crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

New Tut from Mary



Love this awesome & spooky tut from Mary over at Country Bug Tutorials, Mart used my freebie wordart in this one, thank you Mary....
You can find the tut on Mary's Blog - HERE and be sure to check out the other fab tuts she has.

Hope you all have a good Wednesday, its avon delivery day for me so just waiting for the van to arrive then its a few hours hard work for me lol.

Hoping to have another tut posted for you all later today if time permits
huggs Susan

Monday, 19 October 2009

Spook At Midnite (FTU)



This tutorial was written on October 19th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube/s of Choice, I used the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Fangtasia Blog Train' by Silky @ Designs by Silky, be sure to check out all the other stops on this fangtastic blog train - HERE.
No Template Used.
Mask Used - #200 by Insatiable Dreams and you can get this mask from - HERE.
Circle Wordart by Hippiedaze and you can download this from my blog - HERE.
Plugin Used - Xero, Mistifier.


Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Go to file, select new, choose canvas size 500x500 (or whichever you prefer to work with), colour - white and click ok.

Take the round rose frame from the kit and paste as a new layer in your working canvas, resize by 50% smartsize and make sure that the box which says resize all layers is left unchecked, click ok
Grab your magic wand from the tool palette and click the transparent area inside the frame, go to selections and select modify, choose expand and choose to expand by 4, click ok now paste your close up tube as new layer and resize by around 85% bicubic, click ok, once you are happy with the placement go to selections and select invert then hit delete on the keyboard to erase the excess tube, move this layer to below the frame layer.

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper of choice as a new layer, you can resize a little if you want to but not smaller than the white canvas, go to layers, select load mask from disc and look for the mask that you saved at the beginning (#200 Insatible Dreams) use the following settings to add the mask :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.

Now take the circle wordart supplied by me and paste as a new layer directly above the mask layer, resize by 70% smartsize with resize all layers unchecked then click ok.
Add a white dropshadow of your choice to the wordart.

Take the Element #60 from the kit (black doodle) and paste as a new layer, go to layers select resize and choose to resize by 70% smartsize with all layers unchecked again, duplicate the doodle and then go to image and select mirror, move both layers down to below the wordart layer and then add a dropshadow to both doodle layers, i used a dark red colour for this layer.

Now go back and activate your close up tube layer, go to properties and select luminace legacy then go to effects and select xero, mistifier and use the following settings :-
Haziness - 255 ... Strength - 55 ... Red Mist - 255 ... Blue Mist - 255 ... Green Mist - 255 click ok.

Activate the top layer of your canvas and paste your main tube as a new layer, go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 85% bicubic with all layers unchecked, place your tube where you like it the add a dropshadow in white.

Take the coffin element from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize this as needed and place near bottom right side of the canvas and add a dropshadow if you wish.

Add the boxes elements as a new layer, resize as needed and place at bottom left side of canvas then move layer to below the tube layer, add a dropshadow if you wish to this layer too.

I also added the butterfly,shoes, lipstick & bow elements and resized them as needed, place them where you like i on the canvas and add a dropshadow to each element layer if you wish to.

Crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Monday Madness @ Scrappin Bratz - $1.00 deals



Today's the day ladies............
Many designers over at Scrappin Bratz have knocked their prices down to just $1.00, cool huh...
Why not take a trip over and check out all the awesome bargains, I also have many cu templates listed at just $1.00 so if your looking for that something different, todays the day to be shopping.
Simply click the add above to go to the store.

Hope you all have a Happy Monday
huggs Susan

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Witchy Boo Brew




This tutorial was written on Oct 18th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube of Choice I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT, mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Wicked' by Chassity @ Polka Dot Scraps and you can download from - HERE.
Template Used - #27 by Lori @ Wacky Scraps, you can get this from Lori's blog - HERE.
Mask Used - Mask 31 by vix, you can get this mask from -
HERE.
2nd Mask Used - WSL Mask #169 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Dropshadow is optional.

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, this will save the original untouched for future use, go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 85% smartsize and make sure you check the box that says resize all layers.

Activate the layer named boo, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to erase the excess paper, go to selections and select none. Delete the original circle layer.
Go to effects and select eye candy 4000 gradient glow and insert the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - Black, you can also move the colour slider along to make the glow bolder if you wish, click ok.

Now on both circle layers repeat the step you just did above, I used the same paper on both circles but use different ones if you wish, add the same gradient glow to both these layers and delete the original layers.

On both the diamond dashed circle layers i added the gradient glow used in the steps above but changed the colour to white and didnt move the colour slider as i didnt want this one too bold, once you've added the glow in white, repeat gradient glow and change colour back to black.

I decided to leave the 3 mat layers out of this tutorial but you can colourise or fill with a paper from the kit if you want to.

Take the round frame from the kit and paste this as a new layer on your working canvas. you may need to resize a little depending on the size you work with, move this layer right down to the layer above the white background then grab your magic wand and click inside the middle bit of the frame, go to selections, select modify and choose expand then choose expand by 3, click ok, now take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard. move this new layer to below the frame layer.

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the 1st mask that you saved at the start (Vix Mask #31) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. I used my deform tool and stretched the mask out slightly.

Activate the bottom white layer once more and paste a different paper from the kit as a new layer,
go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the 2nd mask that you saved at the start (WSL #169) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. Again use the deform tool to stretch the mask to your liking.

Now activate the top layer of your canvas and paste your choosen tube as a new layer, resize a little if needed, remember to resize tubes in bicubic mode place tube where you like it on your canvas and add a small dropshadow, i used white for the shadow.

Now you can start decorating your tag with any elements you like from the kit or you can follow mine, remember each element should be on a new layer and resize each as needed, place where you like and add a small dropshadow if you wish to.

Once you finish decorating your tag crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

All done i think.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results, pls feel free to email results to me

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Be Aware (BCA) (FTU Limited)



This tutorial was written on October 17th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube/s of Choice, I used the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Breast Cancer Awareness' by Kirstin @ Toxic Desirez, you can download free for a limited time only - HERE.
Template Used - #94 by Lou @ Truly Toxic, you can grab this template from Lou's blog - HERE.
Mask Used - #15 by Babe @ Babes Designs - HERE.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy, 4000 - Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - 3d Cutout.
Dropshadow optional.

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, this will save the original untouched for future use.

Activate layer 1, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then take a paper of your choice from the kit and paste as a new layer, you can resize a little if you want to but not smaller than these blinking ants around the rectangle, once happy with it go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to erase the overhanging paper, go to selections once more and select none.
Delete the original rectangle layer now.

Activate layer 5 and repeat the step above with a different paper from the kit.
Delete the original layer once done.

Activate layer 2, again repeat the first step with a paper from the kit, again delete the original layer once done.

Activate layer 3 and yesss u guessed it lol repeat the step over again then delete the original layer.

Activate layer 6, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider to the right a little to lighten the word, once happy click ok.
Duplicate the layer now and go to effects, select 3d cutout, use the following settings :-
Vertical - (-21) .... Horizontal - (-41) .... Opacity - 90 .... Blur - 38 .... Colour - Light Pink to match the kit .... Fill with Interior - Unchecked, click ok.

Now activate layer 4. go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste your tube as a new layer, resize a little if needed so she sits nicely in the circle, when happy with placement go to selections and select invert then hit delete on the keyboard, your tube should be inside the circle now, do not deselect yet though...... activate the circle layer again then take another paper from the kit and paste as new layer, resize a little to your liking and now hit delete on the keyboard to erase the excess paper, you should now have the paper circle then the tube on top, go to selections and select none, add a dropshadow to the tube layer.

Activate the circle you filled with paper and go to effects, select eye candy, 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings to add the glow to the circle :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - Black, click ok.

Go through each template layer now and add the same gradient glow to all the layers you created.

Activate the bottom white layer andpaste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers select load mask from disc and choose the first mask that you saved at the start (#15 by Babes Designs)use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. I used my deform tool and stretched the mask out a little to cover more background.

Click back to your top layer now and we will add a few elements, i didnt use a whole lot but you can dress your tag up how you like.
I will leave the elements you choose up to you, remember to paste all elements on new layers, resizze by smartsize as needed and place them around your tag where you want them, add a small dropshadow to the elements too.

Once you finish decorating your tag crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

New Tut & Tag Pressie - Using My Punk Rocker Chic kit



Here's an awesome surprise i found in the mail this morning, Rachel from Paperdolls Addictions Tutorials has used my Punk Rocker Chic to create this fabulous punkilicious tag, its sooooo my sorta thing lol and i love it thanks bunches Rachel, she has also wrote into a fabby tut which you can follow by going to her site - HERE.
While your there take some time to check out the other awesome tutorials she has you wont be disapointed.

The link to the tut will also be listed over on the right >>>>>>> soonish.

Thanks again Rachel
huggs Susan

Friday, 16 October 2009

Witchy Halloween (FTU)



This tutorial was written on October 16th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube/s of Choice, I used the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'October Ghost Train' by Charlie @ My Scrapping Book, this is a part of the Halloween Town Ghost Train and can be downloaded - HERE.
Template Used - Vix Halloween Mask #2 by Vix, which you can download along with her other halloween templates - HERE.
FTU Frame Used - Frame Freebie by Susan aka Hippiedaze which you can download from my blog - HERE.
Mask of Choice.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Textured Effects - Blinds.
Dropshadow of choice (optional).

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, go to image, select resize, choose resize 80%, choose smartsize and make sure the box resize all layers is checked, the bottom layer in this template is x'd out so we will leave it like that for now.

I left most of the template the way it was for this one as the colours went really well, but you can change the colours if you wish to, i did however add a gradient glow to the rectangles layer, make sure you are on the rectangles layer and go to effects, choose eye candy 4000, then choose gradient glow and use the following settings to add the glow to the rectangles :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - white, move the slider to all the way along to the right to make quite bold, click ok.

Activate the wordart layer and go to effects again, select the eye candy 4000, gradient glow and add the same glow as we just added above but this time move the colour slider left to around half way, the glow shouldnt be as bold as the rectangles.

Both the dotted lines layers were left as they are in this tutorial, again i just felt the colours worked well in the tag, you can always change the colours on these layers if you wish to.

I deleted the skulls for this tutorial but again this is up to you.

Activate the stars layers and simply add a small dropshadow of your choice to this layer.

Take the hippiedaze frame freebie and paste as a new layer, move layer all the way down to just above the white layer and go to image, select resize and choose resize smartsize by around 90% or whichever you like best, position in middle of your canvas.

Now take your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed then move as close to bottom of frame as you can then grab your eraser tool to erase some of the bottom of tube so its neat around the frame, I added a white dropshdow to my tube so it stood out more.

Activate the wordart layer and grab your selection tool, rectangle, draw a selection around the bottom words and then right click and choose cut, now go to selections and select none then right click and choose paste as a new layer, use your mover tool to move the wordart back to where it was but move the bottom words on the new layer that you just pasted up to above the tube layer, see mine as example but you should have the top words below tube and bottom words above tube layer.

Take the doodle 3 from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to image and select resize, choose to resize around 60% smartsize and move to left side of the canvas, when happy with placement go to layers, select duplicate and then go to image and select mirror so you have a doodle on either side.
Move both these layers below the tube layer.

Take the doodle 2 from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to image and select resize, choose resize smartsize to your liking and place on right side of canvas nearer the middle, when happy with placement go to layers, select duplicate the go to image and select mirror so you have the green doodle on both sides, check mine as a guide.

Take the icepends and paste as a new layer on the canvas, resize as needed and place top edge in line with the top edge of the worart, i added a slight white dropshadow to the icepends.

Grab your eclipse tool from the tool palette and activate the layer below the frame layer, in your foreground colour select the orange that matches the rectangle layer if your using the same as me, you can choose any colour you wish tho, now draw out a large eclipse that covers all the inner frame, ok once your happy with this and its covering all the inner frame go to layers and select convert to raster layer.
Now go to effects and choose textured effects, select blinds and use the following settings to the circle layer :-
Width -10 .... Opacity - 34 .... Colour - #bc00e2 .... Horizontal - Unchecked .... Light From Top - Checked, click ok.


Activate the bottom layer (the x'd out one lol) and fill with a colour of choice that matches your tube and colours, go to layers select load mask from disc and choose the first mask that you choose and saved at the start use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. I used my deform tool and stretched the mask out a little to cover more background. You can also duplicate the mask and flip or mirror to make more vivid if you wish.

Now go back and activate the top layer of your canvas and add any other elements that you want to from the kit, i didnt add many to this one i wanted reasonably plain lol, paste all elements you use on new layers and resize as needed then you can place where you want to around the tag and add a small dropshadow in white or black if you wish.

Once you finish decorating your tag crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Have Broom (ftu)



This tutorial was written on Oct 15 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tubes of Choice I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT, mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Have Broom Will Travel' by Steph @ Freebie Friends & More, this is Stephs part of the Halloween Ghost Train and you can get it - HERE.
Template Used - #103 by Kirstin @ Toxic Desirez - HERE.
2 Masks Used - WSL Mask #84 & WSL #345 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
2nd Plugin Used - Xero - Mistifier.
Effects Used - Textures - Blinds.
Dropshadow (optional).

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open your template, hit shift & d on the keyboard to duplicate, now you can close the original template.
Delete info layer.


Activate the layer named rectangle, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat, you should have the marching ants blinking around the rectangle yes ? then take a paper of choice from the kit and paste as a new layer position how u want it and then go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to remove the excess paper, you should now have the rectangle filled with the paper, go to selections and select none and you can delete the original rectangle layer now.
Go to effects and select eye candy 4000, gradient glow then use the following settings to add a glow to the rectangle :-

Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - black, move the slider to about half way along to the middle, this will make the border bolder, click ok.

Repeat the steps above on both oval layers using different papers, add the same gradient glow to oval 1 layer also and delete the original ovals once done.

On oval 2 layer go to effects, select textures then choose blinds and add the following settings :-
Width - 26 ...Opacity - 91 ... Colour - Dark Grey or colour of choice ... horizontal - unchecked ... light from top - checked, now click ok.
Now add the gradient glow used in the above steps on this oval layer.

Activate the frame back layer and go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper of choice as a new layer, you can resize this a little if you want to, once happy with it go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, do not de select yet and take a close up tube of your choice then paste as a new layer, position it how u like then hit delete on the keyboard to remove the excess tube and now she should be neatly inside the frame.
Go to effects, select xero, choose mistifier and use the following settings to add a mist effect to the tube :-
Haziness - 128 .... Strength - 128 ....Red Mist - 255 .... Green Mist - 255 .... Blue Mist - 255 now click ok.

Activate the frame layer now, i simply left this white and added the same bold gradient glow we used before on this but you could colourise or whatever you wish to match your tubes.

Activate the bats layer and repeat the same steps above as for the shapes and use one of the dark papers to fill the bats, you can also delete the original layer when done.

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper of choice as a new layer,
go to layers select load mask from disc and choose the first mask that we saved at the start (wsl #84) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. I used my deform tool and stretched the mask out a little to cover more background.

Activate the bottom white layer once more and paste a different paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers select load mask from disc and choose the first mask that we saved at the start (wsl #345) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. I stretched this one at left & right sides so it covers most of background.

Activate the top layer of your canvas now to add main tube and the elements....

Take your choosen tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, remember to tick bicubic on resize for the tubes, place on your canvas where you think it looks good then add a dropshadow in white.

The choice of elements is up to you but whichever you choose remember to add each element as a new layer and resize as needed, the elements should be resized by smartsize, place elements around the tag where you like them also add a dropshadow to any elements you wish.

Once you finish decorating your tag crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Monday, 12 October 2009

Bad Kitty Halloween (FTU)



This tutorial was written on October 12th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube/s of Choice, I used the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Scream at the Night' by Lacarolita @ Lacarolitas Designs - HERE.
Template Used - SC TemplateMH2 by Sixbugs Creations and you can find this on the Misfits Templates Challenge for Oct - HERE
Mask Used - dmsk 0416 which you can find -
HERE.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Textured Effects, Blinds.

Dropshadow - optional.

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, go to image, select resize, choose resize 80%, choose smartsize and make sure the box resize all layers is checked, click on the bottom layer & fill with white by grabbing your flood fill tool from the tool palette and choose white colour as your foreground colour, click the canvas to fill the layer.

Circle 1 & circle 3 layers & meow layer, I left them white but you could colourise you wanted.

Activate circle 2 layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then take a paper of choice from the kit and paste as a new layer, you will need to resize quite a bit but not smaller than the marching ants thats blinking around the circle, when happy with size go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard then go to selections again and select none.
Delete the original circle 2 layer now.

Activate circle 4 layer and repeat the step you just did above with a different paper from the kit but after inverting and deleting DO NOT deselect, take the close up tube you choose and paste as a new layer, positon in the centre of the circle then hit delete on the keyboard, now you should have the paper and then the tube layer above it neatly inside the circle 4.
Delete the original circle layer now.

Activate the dotted line layer and go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and apply the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - dark red, move the slider to about half way along to the middle, click ok.

Activate the bad kitty layer and go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and apply the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - White, move the slider to about half way along to the middle, click ok.

Now take the gate element from the kit and paste as a new layer on the top layer of the canvas, resize to your liking and position where they look good or follow mine.

I pasted my main tube now above the gate layer, paste as a new layer and resize around 80% bicubic, make sure resize all layers is unchecked here lol, position tube where you want it. Add a dropshadow to your tube in white so it stands out a little more.

Take the white rose element and paste as a new layer, resize quite small and postion it in her hand if you are using the same tube as mine. Add the white shadow to the rose layer too.

Take the spider web element and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, i did mine 80% twice, remember choose smartsize with the elements, move the web layer down to below the gate layer and add a small dropshadow if you wish.

Ok we will add the mask layer now so activate the bottom white layer and take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer on your canvas above the white layer, resize a little but not smaller than the canvas, go to layers select load mask from disc and choose the mask that we saved at the start (dmsk0416) use the following settings :-

Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. I used my deform tool and stretched the mask out a little to cover more background.

On the mask layer go to effects, select textured effects and then blinds, use the following settings :-
Width - 7 .... Opacitiy - 90 .... Colour - Grey .... Horizontal - unchecked ... light from top - checked, click ok then select effects again and repeat the blinds effect with the same settings except this time check the horizontal box, click ok.

Activate the top layer of your canvas now to add the elements....

Take the moon element from the kit and paste this as a new layer, resize as needed and place near top right side of your tag.

Take one of the bats elements and paste as new layer, again resize as needed and place in front of the moon, dupliate this a few times and place where you want near top of your tag, you can also resize different sizes, i also used my deform tool to twist the bats around a little so theyre flying in different directions lol.

Take the spider element, paste as new layer, resize quite small and postion on the gate pillar then duplicate and mirror then flip and postion on te opposite gate pillar.

Add any other elements you wish to your tag, place on new layers and where you like, add dropshadow to any elements you wish, i used the hat, candles, roses but this is up to you.

Once you finish decorating your tag crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Tag Pressie & New Tut from Lisa



Groovy tag pressie thank you Lisa, made using my Groovy Festival Kit,
Lisa has also wrote this into a tut and you can find it on her blog - HERE.
Will also post the link over on the right >>>> along with all the other fab tuts written by some very talented friends.

Thanks again Lisa
huggs Susan

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Welcome to Halloween Town (FTU)



This tutorial was written on Oct 9th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tubes of Choice I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT, mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Halloween Town' by Hippiedaze (me), this is my part of the Halloween Town Ghost Train and can be downloaded from - HERE.
Masks - A round mask of your choice for the background.
Mask Used - dmsk0406 (skeleton mask, this is optional) which can be found - HERE.

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open a new image in your psp by going to file tab and select new, choose 500x500 white image, click ok.

Take the haunted house element from the kit and paste as a new layer on your working canvas, you will need to resize so go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 50% , make sure you tick the smartsize box then click ok.

Activate the bottom white layer of your canvas and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, you can resize this a little if you want to but i left mine normal size, go to layers and select load mask from disc, in the drop list of masks look for the round mask you choose at the start use the following settings to add the mask to your canvas :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group, I left this mask as it was but you can always use your deform tool to stretch the mask layer out a little till its how you want it & showing around your tag.

Activate the bottom white layer once more and paste a different coloured paper as a new layer, repeat the mask layer with the same mask again and once you have merged group use the deform tool to pull it out slightly more than the first mask, see mine as example.
I also used yet another mask below the house layer to create the devil figure up on the roof lol, its a halloween one that i have had a while and cannot find the link sorry so if you know it pls let me know so i can give credit.

Now take one of the tree elements from the kit and paste this as a new layer above your mask layers but below the house layer, go to image, select resize and resize the tree to your liking (not too big tho), move to the left side of your tag so its poking out from behind the house, when happy with placement and size go to layers and select duplicate, now go to image and select mirror so you have a tree on each side of the house.
I also duplicated the tree twice more and placed near the top so some branches were showing from behind house at the top but this is up to you.

Take the ghost element from the kit and paste this as a new layer on your working canvas, resize this to your liking, i made mine quite small, move ghost to the right side of the canvas so its poking from behind the house or in the trees, wherever you like lol then duplicate and move the second ghost to the left side of the tag and place where you like it.

Now make sure you are on the top layer of your canvas and take one of your tubes, paste as a new layer then go to image and select resize, resize bicubic remember lol, resize to your liking to suit your tag, move tube to left side of your canvas and add a drop shadow.
Take your second tube (by the same artist lol) and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and move this tube to the right side of your canvas, add the dropshadow to this layer also.

Choose one of the coffin elements from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, remember to change to smartsize, move the coffin down to near the bottom of the tag....

(optional step)

Now we're going to leave this canvas a minute and go to file, open a new blank transparent image about 400x400, click ok.

Take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize a little if you want to now go to layers
and select load mask from disc, in the drop list of masks look for the skeleton mask you saved at the start (dmsk0406) use the following settings to add the mask to your canvas :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.

Copy the merged mask layer and go back to your working canvas and paste as a new layer, you may need to resize the skeleton to 'fit' the coffin, move skeleton down and position so it looks like its coming out of the coffin, you will notice the leg parts hang over the coffin so grab your eraser tool and carefully erase some parts of the leg, i left the hand hangin over tho. I lightened the skeleton to almost white by going to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider a little at a time to the right until you have a shade you like.

Decorate your tag now with any other elements you like from the kit and paste as new layers, resize each element as needed and place where you like them in your tag.

Crop or resize now if you wish to.


Add your name, artist info and copyright info.


Save as jpeg or .png.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

SpookyBoo



This tutorial was written on Oct 7th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tubes of Choice I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT, mypsptubes - HERE .
PTU Scrap Kit 'Halloweenie' by Tishia, the kit can be purchased @ Scrappin Bratz Store - HERE
Template Used - Halloween Template #4 by Ali @ Designs By Ali - HERE
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Dropshadow - optional.

Lets Get Started...

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, go to image, select resize, choose resize 80%, choose smartsize and make sure the box resize all layers is checked, click ok.
You can add a new raster layer and fill with white, i did and merged as a jpeg at the end. Also delete the copyright info layer.

Activate the layer named back rectangle, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then go to layers and add a new raster layer, take one of the papers from the kit and paste as a new layer, you will need to resize a good bit but not smaller than the marching ants thats blinking, go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go to selections again and select none, delete the original rectangle layer.

Repeat that step for the smaller rectangles layer using a different paper of choice from the kit, delete the original small rectangle layer once done.

Activate the large rectangle frame layer, i simply added a dark dropshadow to this but you can colourise if you wish, the choice is yours. I also did the same with the small rectangle frame layer.

Activate the wordart layer and add the same dropshadow to this if you are leaving it white like mine or you can colourise the layer if you wish.

Activate the bottom mask layer and go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider a little to the right to lighten the layer, now go to adjust again and choose hue/saturation/lightness then choose colourise and pick a bold colour that matches the tube.

Make sure you are on the top layer and paste your tube as a new layer, place in the centre of the large rectangle or where it looks best for your tag, i resized the tube by 80% smartsize. Go to image and select mirror so shes facing the other way then i added a dropshadow in white to this.

Take one of the ghost elements from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize to your liking but remember the elements are rather large so resize quite a bit, move to the right side of your tag and move layer down to the layer above the mask layer so its peeking out from behind the rectangle lol. Add a dropshadow.

Take the other ghost element and paste as a new layer then resize to your liking and move to the left side of the tag, i left this ghost on the top layer this time. Add dropshadow.

Paste the witches cauldron as a new layer now, make sure its the top layer of your canvas, resize as needed and place to the right of your tag nearer the bottom. Add the white dropshadow.

Take the spiders web and paste as a new layer then resize to your liking and move to the top right of your tag then move layer down to just above the mask layer.

Paste the dangling spider as a new layer, resize this as needed and move over to the right of the tag so it looks like its hanging from the web and over the cauldron ouch lol.

Paste the broom as a new layer now and resize this as needed, i placed the broom to the left side of my tag and added a dark dropshadow to this.

If you want to crop or resize then nows the time to do it but i didnt crop this one.

Add your name using a bold font and i used the plugin eye candy 4000, gradient glow with the following settings to my name :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - White, click ok.

Add artist info and copyright info.


Save as jpeg or .png.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,

hippiedaze@hotmail.com