Autumn Comfort

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L_AutumnComfort_Carrie

This tutorial was written by me on August 28th, 2016 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube is by the very talented Laguna. You can purchase her tubes here.

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PTU kit by Pink Paradox Productions called Autumn Comfort. You can purchase it here.

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Font of choice. I am using Shellahera.

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Open Frame (16). Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 61%.

Open (111). Resize by 75%. Paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move below the frame layer.

With your freehand selection tool, point to point preset, create a selection slightly larger than the opening of the frame. Do not deselect.

Open Paper (25). Resize by 60%. Copy & paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Selections, invert. Press delete, deselect. Move below the leaves layer.

Now to add our remaining elements:

(96) – resize by 35%. Paste as a new layer above the frame layer. Place towards the top of the frame.
(99) – resize by 20%. Place to the upper right of the frame. Duplicate & place to the lower left of the frame.
(139) – resize by 50%, flip horizontal. Place to the right side.
(170) – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.
(176) – resize by 25%, flip horizontal. Place to the left of the banner.
(74) – resize by 25%. Place to the left of the mushrooms.
(149) – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left.
(137) – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom, to the left of the paper heart.
(177) – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom.
(8) – resize by 25%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom of the mushrooms.
(102) – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom of the orange flower.
(1) – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left.
(125) – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom.
(119) – resize by 20%. Paste as a new layer just below the orange flower we just added. Place to the right side of the orange flower. Duplicate, & place to the left side of the orange flower.
(17) – resize by 30%. Place on top of the large orange mushrooms.
(185) – resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer.
(184) – resize by 55%. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer just below the orange ribbon layer.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

L_AutumnComfort_Laguna

Stand Out

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K_StandOut_Kajenna

This tutorial was written by me on August 23rd, 2016 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube is by Kajenna. You can purchase her tubes here.

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Mask 4 from Weescotslass Creations. You can find it here.

Template by Dee. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Yu Gothic Medium.

Filters:

Filters Unlimited 2.0
Toadies Raster Line
Filter Factory Gallery N

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Open your template. Resize by 86%. Delete the info layer.

Merge together the following layers:

Left yellow strip & Left white strip
Right yellow strip & Right white strip, then merge down
Purple square & White square
Top white strip & Top blue strip
Diagonal yellow strip & Diagonal white strip
Purple circle & White circle
Bottom white strip & Bottom blue strip

On the blue circle layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #943c2f. Deselect & delete the original layer. Duplicate your circle layer and then apply Filter Factory Gallery N – Different Sin using the default settings. Set the blend mode for this layer to Luminance (L).

On the purple oval layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #554c41. Deselect & delete the original layer. Apply Filters Unlimited 2.0, Special Effects 1, Shiver using the default settings.

Set your foreground to #fce0ac & your background to #442b1b. Set your foreground to gradient, style linear, angle 45, repeats 3.

On the left white strip layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with your gradient. Deselect & delete the original layer. On the gradient layer, apply Effects, Artistic Effects, Halftone using the following settings:

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On the white square layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #d8c4b1. Deselect & delete the original layer. Filters Unlimited 2.0, Paper Textures, Cotton Paper – Fine. Change the intensity to 60.

On the top blue strip, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #702014. Deselect & delete the original layer. Repeat for the bottom blue strip layer.

On the diagonal white strip layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer, floodfill with #c38c6f. Deselect & delete the original layer. On the layer we just added, duplicate layer. Toadies, Rasterline, 249, 255, 241, 77.

On the white circle layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #eae1d8. Deselect & delete the original layer. On the new circle layer, add noise, Gaussian, 50, monochrome checked.

On your pixel hearts & pixel words layers, change the color to #eae1d8.

Set your foreground to #2e2422 & your background to #d1bda9. Set your foreground to gradient, style Radial, angle 45, repeats 5.

Add a new raster layer. Move this layer to the bottom. Open your mask. Floodfill the new gradient onto the new blank raster layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise using the same settings as before.

Open your tube, resizing about 50-60%, flip horizontal. Paste as a new layer above the paper texture square layer. Place to your liking over the square. On the square layer, select all, float, defloat. On your tube layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. Set the blend mode to Soft Light, 80.

Open your tube again, resizing about 30% of the original size. Paste as a new layer above the glitter circle layer. Place over the glitter circle.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Simpler Days

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This tutorial was written by me on August 21st, 2016 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP/PS. This tutorial can be easily converted to PSP.

Supplies:

Tube is by Laguna. You can find her tubes here.

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FTU kit by Horseplay’s Pasture Designs called Simpler Days. You can find it here.

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Mask 121 from Millie’s PSP Madness. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Young Heart.

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Just a few things before we get started…

Use my tag as a reference image for element sizing. This will help with both PS & PSP users.

To scale/resize, click shift + left click and drag to the size you want. In PS you will be using your move tool. In PSP this will be your pick tool.

PS users can drag an image from one window to another. For PSP users, you will copy & paste as a new layer.

PS users only – if you aren’t sure how to apply a mask in PS, please follow the tutorial here: http://humbuggraphicsgalore.blogspot.com/2011/02/using-any-b-image-as-mask-in-ps.html

Open your mask & P22. Apply your mask to your paper. Convert to smart object, then rasterize layer.

Open a new blank image, 600 x 600. Drag your mask onto the blank canvas.

Now lets add our elements:

66 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale so it is slightly smaller than the height of your mask. Place to the left side.
27 – edit, transform, flip horizontal. Drag to your working canvas, then scale to size. Place towards the top of the shed, a little to the right. Now move it below the shed layer.
75 – drag onto your working canvas, then scale to size. Place to the right side.
82 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size. Place over the bottom half of the shed.
51 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size. Place to the bottom right.
28 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size. Place to the bottom left of the shed. Duplicate & place to the bottom right of the clothesline.
58 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size & then place to the bottom.
4 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size & place to the right side of the clothesline.
24 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size & place to the right side of the shed.
73 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size & place to the bottom of the flower vine.
26 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size & place to the top of the shed.
78 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size & place to the bottom left.
20 – drag onto your working canvas. Scale to size & place to the bottom of the wheel. Duplicate & place to the bottom of grass on the right side.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Drag onto your working canvas. Move this layer so it is just above the wheel layer. Place to your liking.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Blackberry Tart

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This tutorial was written by me on August 19, 2016 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the art of Fiodorova Maria. You can purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit by Pink Paradox Productions called Blackberry Tart. You can purchase it here.

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Mask 362 from VixPSP. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Aqualita.

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Open Frame (3). Resize by 70%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 61%.

Open your mask & Paper (38). Resize your paper by 60%. Paste your paper as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move below your frame layer. Apply your mask, merge group.

On your frame layer, use your magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10.

Open Paper (2) & resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move below the frame layer.

Now to add our elements:

(119) – flip horizontal, rotate right. Free rotate right, 50 degrees. Resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer above the frame layer & place to the top of the frame.
(80) – resize by 15%. Place to the right side of the branch.
(17) – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom right of the white rose. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the left.
(77) – resize by 45%. Place to the bottom right. Duplicate & place to the bottom left.
(79) – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left.
(52) – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom.
(49) – resize by 25%. Place over the right side of the book.
(8) – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left of the grass on the right side.
(76) – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
(85) – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom right of the book. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom left of the book.
(80) – resize by 15%. Place between the two pink flowers.
(51) – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom right of the bird.
(41) – resize by 35%. Place to the bottom left.
(22) – resize by 15%, flip horizontal. Place to the right of the lantern.
(2) – resize by 30%, flip horizontal. Place to the right of the key.
(116) – resize by 12%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom left of the fox.
(27) – resize by 20%. Place to the left side of the cupcakes.
(3) – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left of the cup.
(141) – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the potted plants layer. Place to your liking. If you notice part of the tube hanging below the bottom of the leaves, use your rectangle selection tool to remove it.

Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, 50.

Add your name, copyright, & licesne info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Garden Greetings

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This tutorial was written by me on August 15, 2016 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube is by the very talented Kajenna called Autumn. You can purchase it here.

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Kit is Garden Greetings from Dees’Sign Depot. This kit is free with a $5 purchase in her store. You can get here.

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Spring Is In the Air template by Sandra. You can find it here.

Mask 63 by Sophisticat Simone. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Nouradilla.

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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 1000 x 840. Resize by 60%.

We are now going to work from the bottom up. It’s a little tricky due to the repeat layer names.

Merge together:

Both brown circle layers. Rename this layer to 1.
WhiteSquare & brown Square. Rename this layer to 2.
WhiteSquare & brown Square. Rename this layer to 3.
Teal Rectangle & WhiteRectangle. Rename this layer to 4.
Teal Rectangle & WhiteRectangle. Rename this layer to 5.
Teal Square & WhietSquare. Rename this layer to 6.

Delete the following layers: Merged, Wordart, & WordartPixel.

Now we are going to replace each layer with the following papers (working from the bottom up):

1 – Paper 12
2 – Paper 4
Rectangle – Paper 11
3 – Paper 4
4 – Paper 15
5 – Paper 15
Circle – Paper 2
Rectangle – Paper 11
Circle – Paper 2
6 – Paper 16
Square – select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer. Now open Paper 8. Copy & Paste into selection. Deselect & delete the square layer.

Open your mask & Paper 9. Paste your paper as a new layer & move this layer to the bottom layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Duplicate your mask, then merge down.

Now lets add our elements:

Element 2 – resize by 25%. Paste as a new layer above the top square layer. Place to the upper right corner of the square layer.
Element 15 – resize by 25%. Place over the rosette.
Element 1 – resize by 50%. Place to the top of the large square.
Element 29 – resize by 60%; flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right.
Element 6a – resize by 40%. Place over the yellow flowers.
Element 60 – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom.
Element 61 – resize by 80%. Place to the bottom left. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom right.
Element 56 – resize by 45%. Place to the left side of the top square.
Spray 1 – resize by 80%. Place to your liking.
Element 25 – resize by 30%. Place over the ladder. I put mine on the second rung from the top.
Element 50 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom right.
Element 8 – free rotate to the right, 180 degrees. Place to the bottom.
Element 5 – resize by 36%. Place to the bottom left.
Element 63 – resize by 60%; rotate left. Place to the bottom.
Element 64 – resize by 25%; flip horizontal. Place over the bow.
Element 24 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom.
Element 33 – resize by 30%; flip vertical. Place to the right side of the first flower. Move just below the first flower’s layer. Now duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the left side of the first flower.
Element 18 – resize by 45%. Place over the top of the left blue flowers.
Spray 3a – resize by 75%. Paste as a new layer.
Element 10 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right.
Spray 7 – resize by 87%. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube. Paste as a new layer above the sequin layer, resizing as necessary. Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Soft Light. On the original tube layer, Shift + L, 0, 0.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers. Merge visible & save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Afternoon Stroll

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This tutorial was written by me on August 11th, 2016 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube is by Kajenna. You can purchase her tubes here.

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PTU kit by Pink Paradox Productions called Afternoon Stroll. You can purchase it here.

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Template 176 from Dangerously Delicious Designz. You can find it here.

Mask 35 from Tonya’s Temptations. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Awesawez Regular.

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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 800 x 700. Resize by 75%.

Delete the following layers: bg, dotted oval, dotted small squares, & info

Merge together the following layers:

top left lt blue square & bottom right yellow square
top orange square & bottom orange square

Open your mask & Paper (4). Resize your paper by 60%. Paste as a new layer onto your template canvas. Move this layer to the bottom. Apply your mask, merge group. Duplicate your mask, then merge down.

Resize each paper by 60% then replace each layer with the following papers:

top left lt blue square – Paper (13)
top orange square – Paper (42)
right blue square – Paper (9)
lt blue circle – Paper (19)
left blue square – Paper (9)
yellow rectangle – Paper (1)
orange oval – Paper (10)
yellow circle – Paper (21)
blue small sqaures – Paper (41)
white small squares – Paper (16)
lt blue small squares – Paper (8)

Now lets add our elements:

(140) – resize by 55%; rotate right. Paste as a new layer above the yellow paper layer. Place to the bottom of the small squares.
(82) – resize by 20%; flip vertical. Paste as a new layer above the small squares layers. Rotate slightly to the left. Place to the upper right of the very first small square.
(169) – resize by 50%. Place to the top. Duplicate & place to the bottom.
(103) – resize by 50%; flip vertical. Place over the top of the small squares. Duplicate, free rotate to the left 180. Place to the bottom of the small squares.
(165) – resize by 50%. Place over the top pink flowers.
(34) – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.
(50) – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom of the trays.
(161) – resize by 20%; flip horizontal. Place to the right end of the top pink flowers.
(49) – resize by 15%; flip horizontal. Place to the bottom, between the first & second small squares.
(147) – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom left.
(6) – resize by 30%. Place to the upper left corner of the very first small square.
(134) – resize by 15%. Place to the top of the small squares, between the first and second squares.

Duplicate your yellow flower layer & move this layer above the acorn layer. Flip horizontal & place to the bottom left of the trays.

(118) – resize by 40%; flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right. The flowers should sit near the center.
(28) – resize by 30%; flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right.
(168) – resize by 55%; rotate right. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the green bow layer. Duplicate. On the original tube layer, move this layer so it is just above the top small squares layer. Place over the very first square. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place over the second small square. Merge your tubes together. On the top small squares layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate the merged tube layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 73. On the original merged tube layer, set the blend mode to Multiply, 38.

On the original tube layer, place over the third small square, or to your liking.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

K_AfternoonStroll_Carrie

What It Takes

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K_WhatItTakes_Kajenna

This tutorial was written by me on August 6th, 2016 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Ginger_Fred PTU tube from Kajenna. You can purchase this tube here.

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FTU mini kit from Creations by Samantha called What It Takes. You can find it here.

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Mask 25 from Ria’s PSP Paradise. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using She Always Walk Alone.

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Open the Frame. Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 50%.

Open your mask & Paper6. Resize your paper by 17%. Paste your paper as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move the paper below the frame layer. Apply your mask, merge group. With your pick tool, extend the edges of the mask to the edges of the canvas.

Open the Doily & resize by 28%. Paste as a new layer.

On the frame layer, use your magic wand tool & click inside your frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Open Paper3. Resize by 17%. Paste as a new layer. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move your paper just below your frame layer.

Now we will add the remaining elements:

Foliage – resize by 20%; flip horizontal. Place to the bottom left. Duplicate, free rotate 120 degrees to the right. Place to the bottom.
Ribbon – resize by 16%. Place to the bottom.
Ribbon2 – resize by 21%. Place over the first ribbon.
Flower2 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left, where the stems of the leaves meet.
Element – resize by 6%. Place over the flower.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the frame layer. Place to your liking.

On your frame layer, use your magic wand & click inside the frame. Selections, invert. On the tube layer, use your eraser tool & erase the part of the tube that hangs below the bottom of the frame. Deselect.

Duplicate your tube layer. Gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.