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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Eos Sparks - EXTRAS

Extras using a PTU tube by Eos Sparks called Finger Licking Good which I got at ThePSPProject
I'm using a PTU kit also called Finger Licking Good by Gimptastic Scraps, which I also got at ThePSPProject.
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CT Tag Showoff - Eos Sparks - Finger Licking Good

New tag using a PTU tube by Eos Sparks called Finger Licking Good which you can get at ThePSPProject
I'm using a PTU kit also called Finger Licking Good by Gimptastic Scraps, which you can also get at ThePSPProject.
There will be extras up later!



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cowgirls Do It Better - FTU



This tutorial was written by Miranda on 7/6/14. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!

SUPPLIES:
Tube of Choice: I used the awesome art of Gary Rudisill, which you can purchase at MysticalScraps
FTU Kit by Scraps Dimensions called "Cowgirl Outlaw" HERE
"CowgirlCollab02" Template from HERE
Eye Candy 5 - Impact
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

Open template
Select 'raster 2'
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste 'SD CO PAPER 5' as a new layer
Selections - Invert
Hit Delete
Select None
Add a small drop shadow
Delete 'Raster 2'


Select 'Raster 3' layer   
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste 'SD CO PAPER 4' as a new layer
Selections - Invert
Hit Delete
Select None
Add a small drop shadow
Delete 'Raster 3'

Select the star layer 'raster 4'

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact
Change the reflection map to: Abstract - Penny
Hit ok
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste 'SD CO GRASS' as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place to the right (see my tag)
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste 'SD CO GRASS 3' as a new layer
Place it so that the bottom part is hiding behind '1' layer

Copy/Paste 'SD CO HORSE' as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place over the grass to the right (should be partially under tube when you get to that lol)
Drop Shadow


On Layer '1'
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste 'SD CO PAPER 2'
Selections - Invert
Hit Delete
Select None
Add a small drop shadow
Delete '1'

On Layer '2'
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste 'SD CO PAPER 3' as a new layer
Selections - Invert
Hit Delete
Select None
Add Drop Shadow
Delete '2'

Give 'Raster 5' a small drop shadow

Copy Paste 'SD CO CACTUS' as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place to the right under '3' layer
Drop Shadow


Copy/Paste tube as a new layer and arrange to the right on tag
It should be behind '3'

On '3' Layer
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste 'SD CO PAPER 5' as a new layer
Selections - Invert
Hit Delete
Select None
Add a small drop shadow
Delete '3'

Copy/Paste 'SD CO WIRE 2' as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place so the left edge is touching the left of '3' layer (see mine)
Drop Shadow


On '4' and '5' Layers (the words)
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise:
Random & Monochrome Checked
51%

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Change Glow width to 3
Under Color, Add 3 more color markers
2 with #ca8545
And 2 with #6d4618
Hit Ok
Add Drop Shadow

 On '6' layer
Add noise 17%
Add drop shadow

On 'Raster 1'
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster Layer
Flood Fill #c18331
Deselect
Dropshadow
Delete 'Raster 1'

Copy/Paste 'SD CO NOOSE' as a new layer
Resize 20%
Place to the left so the top is lined up with the rectangle
Add Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste 'SD CO BOW 4' as a new layer
Resize 30%
Free Rotate - 20 Degrees to the left
Adjust - Sharpen
Drop Shadow
Place over top of the noose

Copy/Paste 'SD CO EMBELLISMENT'
Resize 30%
Place in the bottom left corner
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste 'SD CO TUMBLEWEED' as a new layer
Resize 50%
Drag behind SD CO EMBELLISMENT layer and place so it's showing behind it


Copy/Paste 'SD CO FLOWER 4' as a new layer
Resize 20%
Adjust - Sharpen
Place in bottom right corner
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste 'SD CO FLOWER 1' as a new layer
Resize 20%
Place over top of Flower 4
Drop Shadow

Add your name and copyright info and that's it!
Thank you for trying my tutorial!
                           

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Queen of Hearts - No Scraps


This tutorial was written by Miranda on 7/3/14. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!

SUPPLIES:
PTU tube by Terra Bidlespacher. You need a license to use this tube. You can find it at MyTubedArt

Penta.com - VTR 2
Xero - Porcelain
Xero - Radiance: My settings HERE
Muras Meister Copies
Pixel Font - Pixel Caps
Eye Candy 4000 - Glass
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Word Art Font - Janda Apple Cobbler Solid

Open a new image 600x250

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer. A close up is recommended for this.
Duplicate twice.
Hide the top tube layer.
 Place the other two to the left and the right.
 One should overlap the other.
Merge them together.
Duplicate.

On the bottom layer:
Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur
Blur Type: Twirl
Strength: 50%
Twirl Degrees: 0
Elliptical Checked
Horizontal Offset: 1
Vertical Offset: 0
Protect Center: 25
Hit OK

Effects - Plugins - Penta.com - VTR2
Line Distance - 26
Line Width - 0
Contrast - 59
Ghost - 0

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Porcelain - Default Settings


On the top duplicated layer change blend mode to Soft Light

Text tool - Choose a pixel font of choice
Size - 8
A color from tube - I used #6b2f27
Type Queen of Hearts. Apply.
Convert to raster
Effects - Plugins - Muras Meister - Copies
The only two things I changed:
In the drop down, find Tiling
Change Tile Gap to 1
Apply
Change the blend mode to Screen

Unhide your tube layer & resize as needed
Effects - Plugins - Xero Radiance
Grab my settings above.
Add a drop shadow

Text tool - Find a thick font or use the same as I did
Type out Queen of Hearts again
Size - 72
Apply
Convert to raster.
Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Glass
Default Settings other than glass color. I used #6b2f27
Hit Okay

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Change Glow Width to 3
Choose two colors from tube
I used #8a7e7c and #6b2f27
Place four color markers, two for each color (1 & 2:#8a7e7c, 3 & 4:#6b2f27)
Apply
Add Drop Shadow
Place at the bottom

New Raster Layer
Select All
Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders
Inside and Anti-Alias checked
Border Width - 4

Flood fill with #6b2f27 or a color of your choice
Deselect
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add noise
Random and Monochrome checked
Noise:51%
Drop Shadow

Add your Name and Copyright info and you're done!
  

Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th of July EXTRAS - Mary's Tubes

New CT tag & extras using the art of Mary's Tubes which you can purchase from MyTubedArt
I used a FTU scrap kit called Fourth of July by Wicked Princess Scraps HERE


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jose Cano Tag Showoff + Extras


New CT Tag Plus Xtras featuring the art of Jose Cano. Get his tubes HERE
I'm using a PTU kit: Birthstone Series: Pearl by Tasha's Playground. Get it at ThePspProject
Please leave love if you save. You don't have to, but it's appreciated.
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FTU - Rita Kirby - Welcome Aboard

This tutorial was written by Miranda on 6/26/14. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!

SUPPLIES:
I used an awesome tube by Rita Kirby. You can find this and more great tubes at MTA
I used a FTU kit called 'Nautical Vibes' by Scraps Dimension. Find it HERE
Mask of Choice. I used Mask 5 by Melissa. Find it on the Creative Misfits blog HERE
My word art, HERE
Xero Radiance, My settings HERE


Open a new image 700 x 700 (Can crop/resize later)

Open SD NV PAPER 5
Copy/Paste as new layer
Layers - Load-Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk
Hit Load
Right click on mask layer - Merge Group

Open SD NV PORTHOLE
Copy/Paste as new layer
Resize 70%
I dragged it up just a little
Magic Wand Tool - Select inside the Porthole.
Selections - Modify - Expand - 3

Open SD NV PAPER 3
Copy/Paste as new layer UNDER the porthole.
Selections - Invert - Hit Delete
Do Not Deselect yet

Open/Copy/Paste SD NV SAIL BOAT 2 as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place to your liking inside the porthole
Hit Delete

Open/Copy/Paste your tube (closeup works best)
Place where you like inside the porthole
Hit Delete
Deselect

Change the blend mode on the tube/closeup to Screen

Add a drop shadow to the Porthole:
V: 1
H: -1
Opacity: 100
Blur: 2
Color: Black

Do it again, but switch the Vertical and Horizontal around

Open/Copy/Paste SD NV SEA PLANT 4 as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place on the left side of Porthole
Drop Shadow
V&H: 0
Opacity: 100
Blur: 2
Color: Black

Open/Copy/Paste SD NV SEA PLANT 2 as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place over Sea Plant 4
Drop Shadow (Same as above)

Open/Copy/Paste SEAGULLS ON PYLON as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place on the right side of Porthole
Drop Shadow

Open/Copy/Paste SD NV SEASHELLS 5 as a new layer
Resize 70%
Place on the bottom right of pylon
Drop Shadow

Open/Copy/Paste SD NV SEASHELLS 1 as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place over the bottom of the plants
Drop Shadow

Open/Copy/Paste SD NV LIGHTHOUSE as a new layer
Resize 80%
Drag below the Seagulls layer
Place so the bottom is behind the shells and pylon
Drop Shadow

Open/Copy/Paste my wordart if you want. Or you can make your own.
Place over the top right side of tag (see mine)

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed
Place on the left side of tag
Effects- Plugins - Xero - Radiance
Load my settings or use your own
Add drop Shadow to tube

Crop/Resize tag
Add your copyright info and name.

Thank you for trying my tut!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Charles Bristow - EXTRAS

CT Extras for Mystical Scraps using an awesome tube by Charles R. Bristow called 'Crystal'
You can get it at Mystical Scraps
I'm using a FTU Scrapkit by Scraps Dimensions called 'Diamond Blues'. Get it HERE
Hope you like them!
Please leave some love if you snag. You don't have to, but it is appreciated!
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Monday, June 23, 2014

PTU - Selfie


This tutorial was written by Miranda on 6/23/14. Any similarities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.  
NOTE: If you get confused at any time, you can use my tag for reference!


SUPPLIES USED:
I used a both kit & tube from The PSP Project :
Tube: "Selfie" by Kaci McVay
PTU Kit: "Selfie" by Shani at Wicked Princess Scraps
Forum Set Template 2 by Allison's Addictions
My Gradient  - HERE
Xero - Radiance - My settings HERE
Font I used for name is Mf Queen Leela

Open Template & Av Template
Minimize the Avatar Template for now
Delete Copyright layer

Copy/Paste WP_SE_PP3 as a new layer
Drag it down so it's just above the '1' layer
Blend Mode - Overlay

I merged these layers together:
Merge '2' with '8' (Should be named '2')
Merge '3' with '9' (Should be named '3')
Merge '4' with '10' (Should be named '4')
Merge '5' with '11' (Should be named '5')
Merge '6' with '12' (Should be named '6')
Merge '7' with '13' (Should be named '7')

With your '2' layer selected:
Selections - Select all
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
Copy/Paste WP_SE_PP4 as a new layer
Selections - Invert
Hit Delete
Deselect
Delete the '2' layer
Add a drop Shadow:
I used:
V&H - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 3
Color - Black

Repeat this for layers '3' through '6', using different papers each time (or you can flood fill on a new layer with colors or gradients

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Duplicate
Image - Flip Horizontal (or mirror)
Place one over '7' on the right and the other over the left
Merge them together

On Layer '7':
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster Layer
Flood Fill with a gradient of choice, or mine, link above.
Selections - Invert
Hit Delete on the tubes layer
Deselect

Change the Blend Mode on the tubes layer to Soft Light

Merge Diamond Curve Left and Diamond Curve Right
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise:
Random
100%
Monochrome Checked
Drop Shadow - Same as above, except change blur to 2



Copy/Paste WP_SE_BUILDING as a new layer
Resize 80%
Drag down until it's just above the '2' layer
Arrange how you like it
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste WP_SE_WINGEDHEART as a new layer
Resize - 50%
Move down to the bottom right corner so just the top part of the heart is showing
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste WP_SE_MUSICPLAYER as a new layer
Resize 40%
Place to the left of the heart with the bottom part hidden
Drop Shadow


Copy/Paste WP_SE_BRANCH as a new layer
Resize 60%
Place on the right part of layer 7
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste WP_SE_FLOWER6 as a new layer
Resize 40%
Place in the bottom left corner
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste WP_SE_FLOWER5 as a new layer
Resize 40%
Drag down below the other flower layer, to the right a little
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste WP_SE_FLOWER9 as a new layer (should be between flower 6 and flower 5)
Resize 60%
Place over layer '7'
Drop Shadow

Copy/Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize, if needed
Place in center of banner
Effects - Plugins - Xero - Radiance
Find your own settings or download mine above.
Add Drop Shadow to tube

On the inner border layer:
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster Layer
Flood fill with same gradient as before
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise:
Random
100%
Monochrome Checked
Delete original border layer

For the outer border:
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
New Raster Layer
Flood fill with a color of choice
I used #829c34
Delete original border layer

For the Diamond Border
Add noise (Same settings as above)
Drop shadow

Add your name and copyright info and that's it!

FOR THE AVATAR:
I just repeated the steps with the banner, not adding any extra elements except the tube
On '6', I flood filled with the gradient
Add tube and resize if needed (I copied from banner and resized)
Add Name or Letter
Don't forget the copyright info.



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tag Showoff - Keith Garvey - Fourth of July

Another Fourth of July tag!
I used the artwork of Keith Garvey. You can find his tubes HERE
I used a FTU scrapkit called Fourth of July from Gimptastic Scraps, which you can get HERE


Friday, June 20, 2014

Ismael Rac - Rock & Roll USA Extras

Here are some more snags for ya.
I used an AWESOME  PTU kit by Irish Princess Designs called "R.O.C.K. In The USA"
Which you can get at the PSP Project
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Keith Garvey - Party In The USA EXTRAS

Here are the extras for my Party in the USA tag.
I used an AWESOME  PTU kit by Irish Princess Designs called "R.O.C.K. In The USA"
Which you can get at the PSP Project
Click to view full size