Gothic Lolita

LM_GothicLolita_Carrie1

This tutorial was written by me on May 4th, 2017 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

Graphics program: GIMP 2.8 (you may use any program of your choice)

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of your preferred graphics program.

Supplies:

PTU kit from PinkParadoxProductions called Gothic Lolita. You can purchase this kit here.

GothicLolita

Font of choice. I am using Harrington.

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File > New. Set the image size to 600 x 250 px.

File > Open > Paper 5. Image > Scale Image to 600 x 600. Edit > Copy. On the blank image, Edit > Paste As > New layer.

Next we will ad our elements. To do this, paste your element as a new layer onto the canvas with your paper as we did with the paper. Then select the Scale Tool to resize your elements:

97 – Place to the top left corner. Use your Rotate Tool and rotate a little to the left.
21 – Place over the right side of your canvas.
151 – Place over the right side of your canvas.
193 – Place to the bottom. Rotate a bit to the left. Duplicate twice & arrange them along the bottom of your canvas. Merge these layers together. Duplicate the merged layer. Layer > Transform > Flip Horizontally. Place over the empty spots from the original merged leaves layer.
61 – Place to the left edge of your canvas, moving a little towards the bottom.
215 – Place to the bottom.
213 – For this one, you want to scale it down so it’s about 3/4th the length of the canvas. Rotate a little to the left so that it is horizontal. Place to the bottom, a little to the right. Duplicate & place to the left.
180 – Place to the bottom. Duplicate twice & arrange similar to how I have mine arranged.
1 – Place between the second & third flower.
229 – Place to your liking.
228 – Place to your liking.

Layer > New Layer. Floodfill with ae0101. Select > All. Select > Shrink > 2. Select > Invert & press delete. Select > None. Select > All. Select > Shrink > 4 & press delete.

Filter > Noise > HSV Noise > 2, 107, 155, 255.

Activate your text tool and add your name & copyright.

If desired, apply a drop shadow of choice. Filters > Light and Shadow > Drop Shadow > 2, 2 , 5, Black, 30.

Hide the paper layer for now. Merge visible. Unhide your paper. Select > All > Float. Select > Invert & on your merged layer, press delete. Deselect.

File > Export & name your image.

For your avatar, you will need to undo the drop shadow, text, & frame layer. Edit > Copy Visible. Open a new image, 200 x 200. Edit > Paste as a new layer and place to your liking. Repeat the drop shadow, text, & frame as you did before. Then Export as a PNG.

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Lovely Daydream

AP_LovelyDaydream_Carrie

This tutorial was written by me on April 29th, 2017 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 Alex Prihodko. You can purchase his tubes here.

PTU kit from PinkParadoxProductions called Lovely Daydream. You can purchase the kit here.

LovelyDaydream

Font of choice. I am using Antelope.

Filters:

Mura Meister Copies
Penta.com Color Dot

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Open element 30. Set the canvas size to 680 x 680. Resize by 50%, all layers unchecked.

Mura Meister Copies, Encircle preset using the default settings.

Open Frame 8. Resize by 40%. Paste as a new layer. Resize all layers by 88%.

With your magic wand tool, click inside your frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10.

Open Paper 45. Resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer. Move your paper a little up & to the left. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. Move the paper below your frame layer.

Now let’s add the rest of our elements:

104 – resize by 30%. Paste as a new layer above your frame layer. Place to the top right corner of the frame.
43 – resize by 40%. Place to the right side of the frame, a little down.
110 – resize by 50%. Place to the left side of the frame.
36 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left.
54 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom, just right of the jewelry box. Rotate slightly to the left.
135 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
10 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.
25 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom left of the cherub.
105 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom, a little to the right.
7 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom, between the jewelry box & tray.
143 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube. Paste as a new layer above the paper layer. Place her face over the right side of the frame opening. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 40. On the original layer, Penta Color Dot, 255, 8, 255, 255, 255. Lower the opacity for this layer to 36.

Paste your tube again, this time above the purple orchid layer (top left corner). Resize your tube as necessary. Place over the left side of the frame.

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

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Mask Set 154

I have some new masks for you today.

I hope you like them.

Enjoy!

RD_MaskSet154_Preview

You can grab them here.

Spring Fling

L_SpringFling_Kate

This tutorial was written by me on April 24th, 2017 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 Lia, a FTU artist. You can see her work here.

PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Spring Fling. You can find purchase info on this kit here.

IPD_SF_PV

Mask 4 from Mask Set 153 by me. You can find it here.

Template 338 from Toxic Desirez. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using End of the Dream.

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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 900 x 780. Resize by 67%. Delete the following layers: Credits, Raster 3, Copy of Raster 3.

Move the Copy (2) of Raster 5 below the (white) Raster 5 layer.

Merge together the following layers:

Raster 9 & Copy of Raster 9
Raster 7 & Copy of Raster 7
Raster 8 & Copy of Raster 8
Raster 6 & Copy of Raster 6
Raster 2 & Copy of Raster 2
Copy of Raster 5 & Copy (2) of Raster 5
(pink) Raster 5 & Copy of Raster 5

Note: resize papers by 60% before adding to tag.

Open your mask & Paper 9. Paste your paper as a new layer above the Raster 1 layer. Apply your mask, then merge group.

Replace each layering with the following:

Raster 9 – Paper 14
Raster 7 – Paper 2
Raster 8 – Paper 12
Raster 6 – Paper 16
Raster 2 – Paper 19
Raster 10 – Paper 12
Raster 4 – Paper 1

Next, we’ll add our elements:

18 – resize by 25%, flip vertical. Paste as a new layer above the top circle layer. Place to the top left of the top circle. Rotate a little to the left. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the top right.
82 – resize by 40%. Place to the top of the circle layer.
35 – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom.
61 – resize by 30%, flip horizontal. Place over the highest grass on the right, then a little down.
48 – resize by 40%. Place over the yellow flower.
41 – resize by 80%. Place to the bottom.
77 – resize by 50%. Place along the bottom left of the top circle layer.
30 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left.
57 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom.
68 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom.
70 – resize by 75%. Place towards the bottom.
5 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom left.
29 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.
31 – resize by 20%. Place to the right of the bottom pink flowers. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the left of the bottom pink flowers.
33 – resize by 15%. Place to the right side of the string.
2 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the butterfly & flowers layer. Place to your liking. Duplicate & move this layer above the topmost green paper layer. Place a copy over each paper circle. When satisfied with the placement, merge down. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your merged tubes layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 85. On the original layer, set the blend mode to Luminance(L), 60.

Back to the original tube we added. Duplicate, gaussian blur using the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to Soft Light.

Add your name, copyright, & license # if using a PTU tube. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

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Tag Templates 64 – 66

I have some new templates 🙂

Enjoy!

You can grab them here.

Spring Embrace

AP_SpringEmbrace_Carrie

This tutorial was written by me on April 19th, 2017 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 Alex Prihodko. You can purchase his tubes here.

PTU kit from PinkParadoxProductions called Spring Embrace. You can purchase the kit here.

SpringEmbrace

Mask 530 from Weescotslass Creations. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Contribute.
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Open Frame 6. Set the canvas to 980 x 980. Now resize by 85%, all layers unchecked. Finally, resize all layers by 61%.

Use your magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10.

Open Paper 32 & resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move below your frame layer.

Open your mask & Paper 30. Resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer. Move this paper below the first paper. Apply your mask, merge group.

Next we’ll add our elements:

122 – resize by 30%. Paste as a new layer above the frame layer & place to the top left of the frame. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the top right of the frame.
65 – resize by 25%. Place to the top of the frame, between the two sets of flowers.
117 – resize by 40% Place to the bottom left side of the frame.
43 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
131 – resize by 35%, rotate left. Place to the bottom left. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom right.
101 – resize by 25%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom.
15 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left.
62 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right of the cherub.
145 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
57 – resize by 40%. Place to the right side of the frame.
66 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom of the bird cage.
12 – resize by 30%. Place so it looks like the bird is sitting on top of the door.
25 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom.
2 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right.
155 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the tulip flower layer. Place so she’s in the center.

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

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In Full Bloom

M_InBloom_Carrie

This tutorial was written by me on April 16th, 2017 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 Misticheskaya. You can purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit from PinkParadoxProductions called In Full Bloom. You can purchase the kit here.

in full bloom

Mask NVM 3 by Dee. You can find it here.

SATC Template Exclusive May 11 by Dee. You can find it here. (look to the left hand side under the Zipped Templates Section for the SATC Exclusives)

Font of choice. I am using Qeyla.

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

Delete the following layers: Info, spring, love, joy, everything, wording white, & wordart d/s.

Open your mask & Paper 13. Resize your paper by 60%. Paste your paper as a new layer above the background layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, Uniform, 20, Monochrome checked. Delete the background layer.

*NOTE: Resize all papers 60%*

Replace each layer with the following:

white square – Paper 20
purple rectangle – Paper 4
yellow square – Paper 16
blue strip – Paper 9
purple circle – Paper 21
blue circle – Paper 7
yellow ring – select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #d3080b. Deselect. Add noise using the same settings as before.
white strip – Paper 20
yellow strip – Paper 16
purple strip – Paper 4

Now let’s add our elements:

82 – resize by 20%. Paste above the purple flower layer. Place over the purple flower, then delete the purple flower layer.
92 – resize by 20%. Paste above the white flower layer. Place over the white flower, then delete the white flower layer.
115 – resize by 40%, flip horizontal. Paste as a new layer above the red paper strip layer. Place to the bottom right of the red frame, a little to the right. Rotate slightly to the right. Duplicate, free rotate right 180.
64 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer above the top slat layer. Place to the bottom.
66 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
98 – resize by 40%, flip horizontal. Place to the top of the red frame, a little to the right. Duplicate, free rotate right, 180.
128 – resize by 30%. Place over the top right flower spray.
8 – resize by 30%. Place over the bow.
99 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right. Duplicate & place to the bottom left.
106 – resize by 30%. Place over the left daisies. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place over the right daisies.
75 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom right of the pink flowers.
45 – resize by 30%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom.
127 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
7 – resize by 25%. Place to the left of the basket.
18 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom of the right daisies.
23 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right of the basket.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the bow layer. Place to the right of the strip layers.

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.

Mask Set 153

I’m still working on converting & installing my brushes since I had to get a new computer….but managed to get these made for you guys.

Enjoy!

RD_MaskSet153_Preview

You can grab them here.

Peeps & Quackers

PeepsQuackers_Kateav

PeepsQuackers_Katesig

This tutorial was written by me on April 12th, 2017 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:

PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Peeps & Quackers. You can find purchase info for this kit here.

Font of choice. I am using Peas & Carrots.

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Open a new blank image, 600 x 250.

Open Paper 12. Resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer onto your blank canvas.

Next we’ll add the elements:

11 – paste as a new layer.
33 – resize by 50%. Place to the far right. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the far left.
29 – resize by 80%. Place to the bottom.
3 – resize by 65%. Place to the top left. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the top right.
22 – resize by 40%. Place to your liking.
78 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right corner. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom left corner.
98 – resize by 60%. Place to the right of the center.
14 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left, just a little in from the left.
20 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom center.
8 – resize by 30%. Place to the left of the ribbon flower. Move just below the ribbon flower layer. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the right side of the ribbon flower.
97 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom right, a little in from the right.
4 – resize by 20%. Place to the left side of the basket.

Add a new raster layer & floodfill with white. Select all, modify, contract by 2. Selections, invert & press delete. Selections, invert. Selections, modify, contract by 3 & press delete. Deselect. Add noise, Gaussian, 75, monochrome checked.

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

For your avatar, delete your text & frame layers. Crop your tag to 200 x 200 or the size of your choice. Then repeat the text & frame layers. Merge visible & save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Country Girl Spring

KG_CountryGirlSpring_Carrie

This tutorial was written by me on April 8th, 2017 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 Keith Garvey. You can purchase his tubes here.

PTU kit from PinkParadoxProductions called Country Girl Spring.

CountryGirlSpring

You can purchase this kit here.

Mask 220 from Weescotslass Creations. You can find it here.

Don’t Bug Me Template from Creative Scraps by Crys. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Simply Glamorous.

Filters – Xero Fritillary
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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 950 x 950. Resize by 63%.

Delete the following layers: Info, Word Art, Raster 8, Copy of Raster 10, Raster 10, Copy of Merged, Merged, Copy of Raster 1, & Raster 1.

Merge together the following layers: Raster 6 & 7 and also Raster 3 & Copy of Raster 3.

Replace each layer with the following papers *Note: Resize 60% before applying to each layer*:

Raster 5 – Paper 2
Raster 6 – Paper 13
Raster 2 – Paper 24
Raster 4 – Paper 39
Raster 3 – Paper 17

On the green paper layer, Xero Fritillary, 7, 76, 85, 100.

Open your mask & paper 28. Resize your paper, then paste as a new layer onto your template. Move this layer to the bottom layer. Apply your mask, merge group.

Now let’s add our elements:

65 – resize by 30%. Paste as a new layer above the top layer of your template. Place to the top of the two rectangles.
116 – resize by 12%. Place over the top left of the wood cowgirl text. Place to the left a bit, then move below the cowgirl layer. Duplicate your flower and place to the bottom right of the cowgirl, then a little to the right.
24 – resize by 25%. Place to the top of the right daisy.
115 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
146 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
132 – resize by 40%. Place along the left edge of the top left rectangle.
122 – resize by 30%. Place over the pink flowers.
75 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.
66 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left.
124 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom of the wheel.
126 – resize by 30%. Place over the right side of the hay bale.
40 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom right of the wheel.
1 – resize by 30%. Place over the wheel.
34 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left of the milk jug.
22 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom left of the hay bale.
63 – resize by 25%. Place to the right of the kitten.
117 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom right of the lantern. Duplicate & place to the left of the basket of cucumbers.
120 – resize by 20%. Place between the two pink flowers.

Open your tube. Paste as a new layer above the blue paper layer. Duplicate. Place each tube over each rectangle to your liking. Merge your tubes together. On the blue paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your merged tubes layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay. On the original merged layer, Effects, Artistic Effects, Halftone using the following settings:

CountryHalftone

Set the blend mode to Luminance(L), 25.

Paste your tube again, this time above the cowgirl layer. Resize your tube as necessary & place in the center. Duplicate, gaussian blur using the same settings as before. 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.