Monday, August 3, 2009

Key to my Heart







This tut was written by me on July 31, 2009. It is entirely my idea, any similarities are purely coincidental. This was written on Paint Shop Pro X but can be done on any one.

Supplies:

Scrap Kit: KSD_ Adalina TS Harlequin Series
HERE

Mask: Vix_Mask165
HERE

Template: SSAM_TagTemplate14
HERE

Tubes: I am using the wonderful artwork of Joel Adams. Please don’t use these tubes unless you have the proper license and have acquired them legally.
CILM

Font: Mistral

My Supplies HERE

Open the template and duplicate. Close out original.

Open pink paper in supplies. Copy and paste above white paper. Layers, new mask group, from image and add your mask. Merge group.

Close out all layers on the template.
Open Raster layer 2, the little circles. Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 12, invert, delete key, select none. Add a drop shadow and delete original layer.

Open Raster layer 4, big circle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 12, invert, delete key, select none. Open black paper from supplies. On copy of vector 1, outer circle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste black paper, invert, delete key, select none. Merge these two layers together. I copy and paste because it looks smoother than a flood fill of black. Add a drop shadow and delete both original layers.

Open Raster 3, light gray rectangle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 3, invert, delete key, select none. Copy black paper again. Copy of vector 1, outside rectangle, selections, select all, float, defloat, paste black paper, invert, delete key, select none. Merge these two layers together. Add a drop shadow and delete both original layers.

Open Raster 6, dotted lines on left, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste pink paper from supplies, invert, delete key, select none. Go back to raster 6, selections, select all, float defloat, modify, expand by 2, copy and paste black paper from supplies, invert, delete key, select none. Put this layer right below the pink dotted lines and merge both layers together. Delete original raster 6. Open Copy of Raster 6 and repeat steps above. Merge both dotted lines together and add drop shadow.
Open Raster 5, dark gray rectangle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 3, invert, delete key, select none. On copy of vector 1, outside rectangle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste black paper, invert, delete key, select none. Merge these two layers. Delete both original layers and add drop shadow.

We are finished with all the layers of the template now.

Open Ribboned Lock. Copy and paste this onto the small horizontal rectangle. Resize to fit box by using the deform tool. Add drop shadow.

Open Flower 6, resize to your liking. Position at top left of horizontal rectangle. Duplicate flower, mirror, flip, it should now be on the lower right corner. Add drop shadow.

Add your tube of choice.

Add copyright information.

Add your name or saying.

We are finished, I hope that you enjoyed my tut. Thanks.





Harlequin Pink Frame







This tag was written on July 30, 2009 and is entirely my idea. Any similarities are purely coincidental. I am writing this using Paint Shop Pro X, but can be done in any version.

Scrap Kit: KSD_Adalina TS Harlequin Series by
Kittie’s Sinful Design
HERE

Font: Edwardian Script ITC

Open frame 1, duplicate, close out original. I like to work on a big space so I use canvas size 700 x 700. Add drop shadow to frame. Add a new raster layer, flood fill with white, and place under frame.

Return to frame layer. Click the magic wand inside frame, selections, modify, expand by 8. Copy and paste paper 3, selections, invert, delete key, select none. Place paper layer under frame.

Open pillow. Resize to desired size. Go to Pick (deform tool), hold control key and move top of pillow to appear like it is laying down. Duplicate pillow. Place in one the left lower corner and one in the right lower corner. Drop shadow both.

Open Adalina Pink Harlequin. Resize to liking, position under frame on top of left pillow. Duplicate Harlequin and close out. Back to original Harlequin layer. Drop shadow. Erase pieces that are sticking out beneath the frame. Open Duplicate and place above frame. Erase pieces where desired.

Open Golden Brown Harlequin. Resize to liking, mirror, place under frame on top of pillow on right side. Duplicate Harlequin and close out. Back to original Harlequin layer. Drop shadow. Erase pieces that are sticking out beneath the frame. Open Duplicate and place above frame. Erase pieces where desired.

Open Flower 1, resize to liking, duplicate 2 times (3 flowers total), arrange to your liking on the left upper corner of frame. Drop shadow all 3.

Open Branch and resize to liking. Rotate to the right 90 degrees, place under flowers. Duplicate, rotate 90 degrees and place at the bottom of the flowers. Add drop shadow to both.

Open Peacock Fan. Resize to liking. Arrange under the frame on the left side. Add drop shadow.

Open Ornament 2, resize to liking, arrange on top of the frame on the right side. Add drop shadow.

Open Sequins 2, arrange at the top under the frame. Duplicate 5 times (6 sequin layers total). Arrange 2 on both sides and one at the bottom of frame. Add drop shadow to all 6.

Open Sequins 2, arrange at the top under the frame. Duplicate 3 times (4 sequin layers total). Arrange one on each side and one at the bottom. Add drop shadow to all 4.

Open Diamond Rain, resize to liking. Arrange right under the frame, but on top of the paper layer. Add drop shadow using 2, 2, 50, 5.

Open Silver Frame, and resize to liking. Arrange at the bottom of frame. Click magic wand in middle of frame, selections, modify, expand by 2. Copy and paste paper 17, selections, invert, delete key, select none. Merge these two layers.

Add Copyright and watermark.
Add names or saying.

I hope that you enjoyed this tut as much as I have. Thanks for looking.





Saturday, July 18, 2009

Buttercup

Buttercup


This tut was written by GlitterDeb on July 18, 2009. It is entirely my idea. Any similarities are totally coincidental.

Supplies Need:

I wrote this tut in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, but any PSP program will work.

Scrap Kit: Called Odelina - Faery Series Part 1 by Kittie’s Designz and can be found
HERE

Mask: Mask is WSL_181 and can be found
HERE

Tube: I am using the fabulous artwork of Joel Adams and can be purchased at CILM. Please do not use this tube unless you have the proper license and have obtained the tube legally.
HERE

Font: I used Fling LET and can be found
HERE

Let’s Begin

I like to work on a big surface and then resize later, so open up a new canvas 700x700 and flood fill with white.

Open up Frame 2, copy and paste onto your canvas. Resize 110%.
Take your magic wand and holding down the shift button click inside the frame, including in all the little open spaces around the flowers. This will allow you to get the whole frame covered.
Copy and Paste paper 1, selections, invert, delete key, select none. Put the paper layer below the frame.

Open up tube and resize 110%. Click on the frame layer again and use the magic wand as before where you think you are going to place the tube. Copy and paste tube and place it where desired. Duplicate tube. Close out the duplicate and click back on the original. Do not move either tube layer. Selections, invert, delete, select none. Place this tube layer under the frame layer. Add drop shadow. Open up the duplicate tube layer. Add drop shadow on this tube, then erase the parts that you don’t want on top of the frame.

Now we are going to add the elements. Open up Button 1 (yellow button) and resize to 75%, duplicate twice. Move buttons to desired positions, add drop shadow. Open Flower 1, resize to 25% and place above the buttons. Open up Ginger 1, resize to 75% and place under the buttons where desired. Erase stem showing below buttons, if desired. Open up Heliconia, place below buttons, rotate as desired, and erase stem below buttons if desired. Drop shadow all.

Open Flower Stem. Mirror and place on the right side with the other flowers from the frame, place as desired. Move below frame, duplicate, move duplicate layer above frame. Erase excess on top layer to your liking. Add drop shadows.

Open Ribbon 3, duplicate and mirror duplicate layer. Place both layers at bottom of frame and below frame. Add drop shadows.

Open up Pixie Dust Trail. Place below frame but above paper layer, so the stars show behind your tube layer. Duplicate and position to your liking. I didn’t drop shadow my pixie dust but you may if desired.

Add copyright info and license.

Add your name or saying.

We are finished. I hope that you liked this tut. Thanks.

Sexy in Aqua


This tut was written on July 18, 2009 by GlitterDeb
This is entirely my idea, any resemblance is totally coincidental
This was written using Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 but can be done in others.

Supplies Needed:
Scrap kit is by Kittie’s Sinful Designz called Odelina - Faery Series Part 1 and can be found
HERE

Template is MC_template67 by Melissaz Creationz and can be found
HERE

Mask is WSL_mask226 by Chelle at WeeScotsLass Creations and can be found
HERE

I am using the wonderful art work of Jamie Kidd and it can be found at CILM. Please don’t use this tube unless you have the license to use it and have acquired the tube legally.
HERE
Font I used is Engaged.

Ok, let’s begin.

Open up the template. Duplicate and close out the original. Delete copyright layer. I like to work on a big canvas so go to Image, Canvas Size, and make it 700x700.
Close out all the layers.
Click on Raster 7. Use you magic wand and touch inside the black square, flood fill with black, select none.
Click on Raster 2. Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 7 from the kit, selections, invert, hit delete key on keyboard, select none.
Click on the merged layer. Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 16, selections, invert, hit delete key on keyboard, select none.
Click on merged layer again. Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify, expand by 3, fill with black, select none.
Next, click on Raster 5. Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper20, resize by 50%, selections, invert, hit delete key on keyboard, select none.
Repeat this on all Copy of Raster 5 layers.
Open your tube image. This tube has a full length layer and also a headshot layer. Copy the headshot layer.
Click on Raster 5 layer again, selections, select all, float, defloat, paste headshot layer, position in box where you want the tube, selections, invert, delete, select none.
Repeat on Copy of Raster 5 layers, except for the bottom box I used the full length tube to get a smaller face.
Click on Raster 4 and use the magic wand on it. Fill with black.
Repeat on all Copy of Raster 4.
Copy and paste full length tube and position to the left side of tag.
In the scrap kit open up button 2. Copy and paste into tag, position where desired. Resize to your liking. Duplicate 2 times and arrange to your liking.
Open flower 1 in scrap kit. Copy and paste into tag, arrange on top of buttons.
Open up clipped flower in scrap kit. Copy and paste into tag. Resize to your liking and position at the top of the tag.
New Raster Layer. Flood fill with white. Place at the bottom on the tag.
Copy and paste paper 16 and position on top of white layer. Open mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, click ok. Merge group.
Put drop shadows on all layers that you want.
Add your copyright and license number.
Add your name and/or saying onto tag. I used the font Engaged and with black in the foreground and paper 16 in the background.
And we are done.
I hope that you liked this you enjoyed this tut as much as I did.
Thanks.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Update on Me

I haven't been on my blog in a long time. I have decided to start writing tuts again. Lots of things have happened in my life since Christmas. My granddaughter, Jaydin, who lives in El Dorado, Arkansas, is only 4 and we almost lost her in February of this year. She was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. She was rushed to Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas where she was diagnosed just in time. She had lost all feeling from her waist down, she couldn't sit, stand or walk, and it was difficult for her to go to the bathroom. It was also starting affect her swallowing. Thank God the doctors were able to diagnose it in time. She was a very sick little girl and was in the hospital for over a month. Now she is a normal 4 year old girl again. She is hard for her mom and dad to keep up with her somedays.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until certain muscles cannot be used at all and, when severe, the patient is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases the disorder is life threatening - potentially interfering with breathing and, at times, with blood pressure or heart rate - and is considered a medical emergency. Such a patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing and is watched closely for problems such as an abnormal heart beat, infections, blood clots, and high or low blood pressure. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have a certain degree of weakness.

Guillain-Barré syndrome can affect anybody. It can strike at any age and both sexes are equally prone to the disorder. The syndrome is rare, however, afflicting only about one person in 100,000. Usually Guillain-Barré occurs a few days or weeks after the patient has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome.

After the first clinical manifestations of the disease, the symptoms can progress over the course of hours, days, or weeks. Most people reach the stage of greatest weakness within the first 2 weeks after symptoms appear, and by the third week of the illness 90 percent of all patients are at their weakest.

I have also had some medical problems and will have surgery on both my knees towards the end of the year. Not looking forward to that. I also have carpal tunnel in both wrists and tennis elbow in my right elbow. Will have surgery on them as soon as it is needed. I am trying to stick it out for now, don't want to have surgery any sooner than need be.

I am now working with Kittie of Kittie's Sinful Designz. Check out her blog HERE She has some awesome scrap kits and templates. Below is my first tut using Kittie's scrap kits and templates. Be on the lookout for more. Love your work Kittie.

Will keep you all updated on things as time warrants. Thanks for stopping by.

Glitter

Sweet Escape Tut



Sweet Escape Tutorial

This is entirely my own idea. Any resemblance to any
other is totally and purely coincidental.
This tag was made with Paint Shop Pro 9.
I hope that you enjoy my tut.

Supplies Needed:

Scrap Kit Sweet Escape Summer Kit
by Kittie’s Sinful Designz found HERE

Template #4 by Kittie’s Sinful Temps and can
be found HERE

Mask WSL_Mask223 by
weescotslass and can be found
HERE

I am using the awesome art work by
Joel Adams. Please do not use these tubes
unless you have the proper license to do so,
and you have acquired the tubes legally from
CILM

Font of choice. I used Twilight 3 size 60 stroke 2. I used foreground black and background
with paper 2 from kit.
********************************
Okay, let's begin.

1. Open up your tubes, template and mask.
Hold down Shift D to duplicate the template.
Delete the copyright layer on the duplicate.

2. I like to work on a big area then resize
later, so go to image, canvas size, and
make the template 700 x 700.

3. Add a new raster layer, put on bottom,
and flood fill with white. If you want a
transparent tag then skip this step.

4. Select paper 5 and copy. Paste as a new
layer. Go to Layers, new mask layer,
from image. Select your mask from drop down
box. Invert mask data box not checked.
Merge group.

5. Select circle layer. Selections, select all,
float, defloat. Copy and paste paper 3.
Selections, invert, hit delete key on keyboard,
select none. Select circle layer again.
Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify,
expand by 2. Flood fill this layer with black,
select none. Or I have a new image 700 x 700
and I flood fill that with black. Then I copy
and paste this into the tag, selections,
invert, delete key, select none. Delete
original circle layer. Merge two circle
layers together. Add drop shadow of choice.

6. Select stitch layer. Selections, select all,
float, defloat. Copy and paste paper 4. Select, invert, delete key, select none.
Select stitch layer again.
Selections, select all, float,
defloat, modify, expand by 2. Copy and paste
black paper. Selections, invert,
delete key, select none.
Delete original stitch layer.
Merge 2 stitch layers together. Add drop
shadow of choice.

7. Select rectangle 1 layer. Selections,
select all, float, defloat. Copy and paste paper 2. Select, invert, delete key, select none.
Select rectangle 1 layer again. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, modify, expand by
2. Copy and paste black paper. Selections,
invert, delete key, select none.
Delete original rectangle 1 layer.
Merge 2 rectangle 1 layers together. Add drop
shadow of choice.

8. Select rectangle 2 layer. Selections,
select all, float, defloat. Copy and paste
paper 10. Selections, invert, delete key, select
none. Select rectangle 2 layer again.
Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify,
expand by 2. Copy and paste black.
Selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Delete original rectangle 2
layer. Merge 2 rectangle 2 layers together.
Add drop shadow of choice.

9. Select rectangle 3 layer. Selections, float,
defloat. Flood fill with color #fe4775 (or a new image 700 x 700 and flood fill with #fe4775 and copy and paste. Selections, invert, delete key, select none). Select none.
Select original rectangle 3 layer again.
Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify,
expand by 2, copy and paste with black.
Delete original rectangle 3 layer. Merge two
rectangle 3 layers. Add drop shadow of choice.

10. Click on Vertical Rectangle 1. Selections,
Select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 10. Selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Click on Vertical Rectangle 1 again.
Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify,
expand by 2, fill with black, invert, delete
key. Delete original Vertical Rectangle 1.
Merge two vertical rectangle 1 layers. Add
drop shadow of choice.

11. Click on Vertical Rectangle 2. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper
2, selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Click on original Vertical Rectangle 2 again.
Selections, float, defloat, modify, expand by
2, copy and paste with black, selections,
invert, delete key, select none.
Delete original Vertical Rectangle 2.
Merge two vertical rectangle 2 layers. Add
drop shadow of choice.

12. Click on Vertical Rectangle 3. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste #fe4775, select, invert, delete key. Click
on Vertical Rectangle 3 again. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, modify, expand by 2,
copy and paste with black, selections,
invert, delete key, select none. Delete original
Vertical Rectangle 3. Merge two vertical
rectangles. Add drop shadow of choice.

13. Click on Rectangle Frame. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste
paper 8, selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Click on rectangle frame again.
Selections, float, defloat, modify, expand
by 2, copy and paste with black,
selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Delete original rectangle frame. Merge
two rectangle frames together.

14. Click on Rectangle Border. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste
paper 2, selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Click on Rectangle Border
again. Selections, select all, float, defloat,
modify, expand by 2, copy and paste with black, selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Delete original Rectangle
Border. Merge 2 rectangle borders together.
Merge both Rectangle Frame and Rectangle
Border together. Add drop shadow of choice.

15. Click on Square Frame 1. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste
paper 2, selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Click on Square Frame 1 again.
Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify,
expand by 2, copy and paste with black,
selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Delete original Square Frame 1. Merge two
square frames together.

16. Click on Inner Frame 1. Selections, select
all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 6,
reduce size to your liking, move paper to
where the beginning of all rays are in the left
hand corner, selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Click on Inner Frame again.
Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify,
expand by 2, copy and paste with black,
selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Click on Inner Frame 1 again. Selections,
select all, float, defloat. Go to tube Joel Adams
LilJourney2008, mirror image before you copy, copy and paste onto tag. Position tube where you want it on top of left square, selections, invert, delete key, select none. Add drop shadow. Delete original Inner Frame. Merge all 3 layers of left square. Add drop shadow
of choice.

17. Click on Square Frame 2. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper
2, selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Click on Square Frame 2 again. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, modify, expand by 2,
copy and paste with black, selections, invert,
delete key, select none. Delete original Square
Frame. Merge 2 square frames together.

18. Click on Inner Frame 2. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, mirror image paper 6,
copy and paste paper 6, resize to your liking,
move the paper to where the beginning of
the rays are in the right hand corner,
selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Click on Inner Frame 2 again. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, modify, expand
by 2, copy and paste with black, selections,
invert, delete key, select none.
Go to tube Joel Adams LilJourney2008,
mirror image so image is in original position, copy and paste onto tag. Position tube where you want it on top of right square, selections,
invert, delete key, select none. Delete original
Inner Frame 2. Merge all 3 layers. Add
drop shadow of choice.

19. Click on Inner Flower 1. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper
4, selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Delete Inner Flower 1 original.

20. Click on Flower 1. Selections, select
all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 10,
resize to your liking, position over flower ants,
selections, invert, delete key, select none. Click
on Flower 1 again. Selections, select all,
float, defloat, modify, expand by 2, copy and
paste with black, selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Delete Flower 1 original. Merge
Inner Flower 1 and Flower 1 together. Add
drop shadow of choice.

21. Click on Inner Flower 2. Selections,
select all, float, defloat, copy and paste
paper 4, selections, invert, delete key,
select none. Delete Inner Flower 2 original.

22. Click on Flower 2. Selections, select
all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 9,
resize to your liking, position over flower ants,
selections, invert, delete key, select none.
Click on Flower 2 again. Selections, select
all, float, defloat, modify, expand by 2, copy
and paste with black, selections, invert,
delete key, select none. Delete Flower 2
original. Merge Inner Flower 2 and Flower
2 together. Add drop shadow of choice.

All layers of the template should now be
covered. On to embellishments.

23. Choose Clipped Flower 2. Resize
to your liking. Position at top of circle. Add
drop shadow of choice.

24. Choose Macaw 1. Delete branch macaw
is standing on. Resize to your liking.
Mirror image. Position on top of left
square to your liking.
Add drop shadow of choice.

25. Choose Macaw 2. Delete branch macaw
is standing on. Resize to your liking.
Position on top of right square to your
liking. Add drop shadow of choice.

26. Copy and paste Joel Adams LilPenny2008.
Resize and position to your liking. Add drop shadow of choice.

Add copyright and your watermark, if you
use one. Resize, with all layers checked,
80%. Add your name of choice.

I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial. If you
have any questions please ask. I would love
to see your results. You can email me at glitter59626@yahoo.com
I will put your results on my blog.

Friday, December 5, 2008

New Tut Available

I have a new tut, I hope that you enjoy it.

Shy Snowflakes



This tut was written by me (GlitterDeb) and any similarities to others is purely coincidental.

Supplies:

Template: Dezigns by Ali #144
HERE
www.DesignsbyAli.blogspot.com

Scrap Kit: Bittersweet Designs
Snowflakes and Snowmen
HERE
www.Designsbybittersweet.blogspot.com

Tube: Artwork by Elias Chatzoudis
HERE
www.mypsptubes.com
www.elias-design.gr
Do not use my tube unless you have the proper license to do so.

1. Open up template in PSP. Shift D to duplicate. Close out original.

2. Add new raster layer, flood fill white and send to bottom.

3. Close out all layers by clicking on eye in layers section, except for Raster layer 1. Copy Bittersweet Designs paper 3.
Selections>select all>selections>float>selections>defloat>paste as new layer>resize 50%>place where want>selections>invert>delete key on keyboard>selections>select none. Delete raster layer 1.

4. Open up raster layer 4 in layers sections.
Copy Bittersweet Designs paper 7.
Selections>select all>selections>float>selections>defloat>paste as new layer>selections>invert>delete key on keyboard>selections>select none. Delete raster layer 4.
Merge visible. Add drop shadow using these settings:

Close out this layer.

5. Open up raster layer 2.
Copy Bittersweet Designs paper 4.
Selections>select all>selections>float>selections>defloat>paste as new layer>resize 50%>place where you want>selections>invert>delete on keyboard>selections>select none. Delete raster layer 2.

6. Open up raster layer 3. Copy Bittersweet Designs paper 6.
Selections>select all>selections>float>selections>defloat>paste as new layer>selections>invert>delete on keyboard>selections>select none. Delete raster layer 3. Merge visible. Add drop shadow using same settings. Close out layer.

7. Open new image 600x600. Flood fill with metal steel gradient. Copy image.

8. Open raster layer 6.
Selections>select all>selections>float>selections>defloat>paste as new image>selections>invert>delete key on keyboard>selections>select none.
Delete raster layer 6. Add drop shadow with same settings.

9. Repeat step 8 on raster layer 7.

10. Repeat step 8 on raster layer 8.
Open up all merged layers now.

11. Open up tube. Copy and paste as new layer. Resize 80%. Place in-between squares where you want it.
Bring to top and add drop shadow with same settings.

12. Open up Bittersweet Designs Bow 6. Resize to 30%. Place where desired. Add drop shadow with same settings.

13. Open up Bittersweet Designs Wrap 10. Resize 30% then resize again 75%. Place under Bow 6. Add drop shadow with same settings.

14. Open up Bittersweet Designs Snowflake 4. Copy and paste as new image. Resize 40%. Place where wanted. Add drop shadow with same settings.

15. Open up Bittersweet Designs Snowman 3. Copy and paste as new image. Resize 25%. Place where wanted. Add drop shadow with same settings.

16. Open up Bittersweet Designs Felt Doodle 7. Copy and paste as new image. Resize 25%, rotate right 45, and place right above white layer, on left side.

17. Open up Bittersweet Designs Felt Doodle 6. Copy and paste as new image. Resize 25%, rotate right 45, and mirror. Place right above white layer, on right side.

18. Add copyright information and watermark. Merge all (flatten).
Save your tag as a template.

19. Add your name. I used Font Frosty size 48 stroke 1, foreground Black, background 119,13,13. Add drop shadow using same settings.

I hope that you enjoyed this tut.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter Wishes tut


Winter Wishes



This tut is entirely my own design (GlitterDeb), any resemblance to any others is purely coincidental.

Supplies needed:
Template -- Dezigns by Ali #93 found HERE

Scrap kit -- Winter Wishes available at
The Creative Box HERE

I used the artwork of the fabulous Daniel Esparza available through Creative Image Licensing and Management (CILM) You can find his artwork HERE

Jasc Paint Shop Pro

1. Open up the template in Paint Shop Pro.

2. Shift D to duplicate template. Close out original template.

3. New Raster Layer, flood fill with white, and send to the bottom.

4. In layers box, on the right hand side, close out all raster layers except for raster 6, by clicking on the eye.

5.Highlight raster 6. Open up BFK_ paper12 from kit. Copy.

6. Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - resize paper by 110%, making sure resize all layers is UNCHECKED - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Delete original raster layer 6. Add drop shadow.

7. Highlight raster layer 1. Open up BFK_paper5 from kit. Copy.

8. Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - resize paper by 110%, making sure resize all layers is UNCHECKED - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Delete original raster layer 1. Add drop shadow.

9. Highlight raster layer 8. Open up BFK_paper13 from kit. Copy.

10. Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - resize paper by 110%, making sure resize all layers is UNCHECKED - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Delete original raster layer 8. Add drop shadow.

11. Highlight raster layer 2. Open up BFK_paper 4. Copy.

12. Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Delete original raster layer 2. Add drop shadow.

13. Highlight raster layer 4. Use paper 13 again. Copy.

14. Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Delete original raster layer 4. Add drop shadow.

15. Highlight raster 3. Open up BFK_paper2. Paste, arrange where you want it, where you like the snowflakes.

16. Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Delete original raster layer 3. Add drop shadow.

17. Highlight raster layer 5. Use paper 13 again. Copy.

18. Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Delete original raster layer 5. Add drop shadow.

All layers of template should now have a paper layer and all original template pieces should be deleted. Put a drop shadow on all raster layers.

19. Open up tube of choice, copy. Click on rectangle on the left, Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Add drop shadow.

20. Open up BFK_ball1. Copy and paste as new layer. Resize 45%. Copy this ball and paste as new layer 2 times. Leave 1 ball straight up, rotate one ball 45 to the left, and rotate one ball 65 right. Add drop shadow on all three. Arrange at the bottom of the tree to your liking.

21. Open up BFK_cookie1, copy and paste as new layer. Resize to 25%, arrange at the top of the tree. Add drop shadow.

22. Open up BFK_snowman1, copy. Click on the inside of the tree, Selections - select all - float - defloat - paste as new layer - resize to 50% - arrange inside of tree - selections - invert - delete key on keyboard - selections - select none. Add drop shadow.

23. Open up BFK_wordart2, copy. Paste as new layer, resize to 40%. Arrange where you like, add drop shadow.

24. Open up BFK_bow3, copy. Paste as new layer, resize to 40%, arrange between boxes. Add drop shadow.

25. Add copyright, URL, and watermark. Don’t forget to add your license number if using a pay artist.

26. Merge all (flatten). Save as your template.

27. Add your name, or name of choosing, arrange where you like, and add drop shadow. Font I used is Candia Script SSK size 48 stroke 1. Foreground color Black. Background color #e563a1.

28. Save and you are done.

I hope that you enjoyed this tut as much as I did making it.

Can find the scrap kit here

I forgot to post a link to where you can find the awesome scrap kit I used in my tut, so here it is: here


Season’s Greetings
This tutorial is entirely my design (GlitterDeb), any resemblance to any other is purely coincidence.
Supplies Used:
Scrap kit used is PTU Winter Wishes from The Creative Box, thanks so much for letting me use this awesome kit.
Tube of choice. I used the art of Creo Creddies from www.creographix.at
Mask used was: Candyass_seasons greetings mask 1.
Be sure to save often so you don’t lose your work.
Start out by opening a new canvas of 600 x 600, will resize later.
Copy and paste paper of choice as new layer, I used paper 12 from the kit.
Open your mask in Paint Shop, go to Layers, new mask layer, from image.
Merge group.
Drop shadow used throughout:
Open up BFK_frame2, copy and paste as new layer. Resize by 150%.
Take your magic wand, and while on frame layer click inside the frame. Go to Selections, modify, expand by 12.
Copy and paste paper BFK_12.
Selections, invert, delete key on keyboard, select none.
Place this layer under the frame layer.
Copy and paste tube as new layer and place on top of paper but under the frame. If tube is too big resize.
Open BFK_wrap3 and copy and paste as new layer. Enlarge by 115% and place at the bottom of the frame.
Add your drop shadow to frame, tube and ribbon.
Open up BFK_ball1. Copy and paste as new layer. Resize to 40%. Copy and paste ball as new layer twice. Place balls in the lower left corner, arrange to your liking. Rotate one ball right 45, and one left 65. Add your drop shadow.
Open up BFK_flower3. Copy and paste as new layer. Resize to 50. Copy and paste as new layer 1 time. Place in upper right hand corner or to your liking. Add drop shadow.
Add your copyright and watermark if used.
Merge all. Resize to 85%. Save here for your template.
Add name in lower right corner, or to your liking. I used the font:
Roselyn size 48
Stroke 1
Foreground color: Black
Background color: #f1899b
Save and your done.
I hope that you have enjoyed my tut.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hello Everybody

Hello everyone, and welcome to Glitter's Spot. I have just joined the world of bloggers. LOL
I discovered the world of PSP a little over a year ago and joined several groups and started requesting tags from those groups. I really like the diversity of the different artists out there and I was amazed by how the taggers would take those artists work and create signature tags with them. So I became a Siggy Piggy and requested everything that I could. A junkie was created.
I started to get the itch to try my hand at making these wonderful tags but I could not afford the program for it. Then a wonderful friend in one of my groups gave me the program, thanks so much Yvonne, and I started learning how to operate it.
Another wonderful friend help me with easy animations, thanks so much Lisa.
This was at the beginning of June of this year. I started making tags, at first I just put things together, and some of them were rather ugly. Then I discovered that there were tutorials out there to help you with making tags, so I tried following them. But most of the tuts out there were for people who already had a working knowledge of PSP and it was so confusing to me. Especially the tuts for animation, I was totally lost. But I kept at it, and tried different things, and eventually I got the hang of it. I remember one particularly hard animated tut that I wanted to try, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. It just wouldn't turn out right, but everyone kept encouraging me so I kept trying. Eventually I figured out what I was doing wrong and the tag turned out beautifully.
There is still so much to learn and I learn something new everyday. I started making better and better tags. So I tried to make some tags out of my own imagnation and got pretty good at that. I had lots of requests for my tags, which really boosted my morale.
Then I found the add from The Creative Box looking for tut writers. On a whim I decided to send in some samples of my work and I was accepted. I was really surprised and thankful that they decided to take a chance on me. So I have ventured into the world of tutorial writing. I have finished my first tutorial and I think that it turned out rather well, but then again I am biased. LOL I hope to continue writing tuts and I hope that others can enjoy them as well.
This is where I will post my tuts, so keep a watch out for them. I hope that you enjoy using the tuts as much as I enjoy writing them.
Thanks for checking out my spot.