Blooming Beauty

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This tutorial was written by me on May 17th, 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 VeryMany. You can purchase this tube here.

PTU kit from PinkParadoxProductions called Blooming Beauty. You can purchase the kit here.

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Mask 404 by Vix. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Abigail Script Demo.

Filters:

Xero Porcelain

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Open Frame 6. Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 61%.

Open your mask & Paper 5. Resize your paper by 60%, then paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move below the frame layer. Apply your mask, then merge group.

On your frame layer, click inside the frame using your magic wand tool. Open Paper 28 & resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move below your frame layer.

Now let’s add our elements:

155 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer above your frame layer. Place to your liking.
126 – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom.
48 – resize by 25%, flip horizontal. Place along the top left of the frame.
133 – resize by 40%. Place over the right side of the frame.
99 – resize by 20%. Duplicate. Leave the duplicate for now…we’ll get to the placement in a bit.
118 – resize by 20%. Duplicate.
64 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom, slightly to the right.
6 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.
141 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
153 – resize by 60%, rotate right. Place to your liking.

Move your duplicate pink flower above the dog layer. Place to the bottom left of the dog.
Move your duplicate blue flower above the branch layer. Place to the bottom right of the duplicate pink flower.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the keys layer & place over the frame opening. Xero Porcelain using the default settings. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 50.

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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Tide Pool

ZM_TidePool_Kate

This tutorial was written by me on May 14th, 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 Zlata M. You can purchase this tube here.

PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Tide Pool. You can find the purchase info here.

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Angelic Flower Mask from Leather & Lace. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Miss Le Gatees.

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Open Element 135. Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Set the canvas size to 800 x 800. Now resize all layers by 75%.

Open your mask & Paper 4. Resize your paper by 60%. Paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move below your frame layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, Gaussian, 20, monochrome checked.

On your frame layer, use your freehand selection tool set to point-to-point and create a selection slightly larger than the frame opening. Open Paper 13 & resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move below the frame layer.

Now let’s add our elements:

173 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer above the frame layer. Place towards the top of the frame.
122 – resize by 50%. Place to the right side.
151 – resize by 30%. Place up and to the left.
127 – resize by 70%. Place to the bottom.
82 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom right, a little up from the bottom.
138 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom, slightly to the right. Rotate slightly to the left.
176 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left.
117 – resize by 20%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right.
154 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left of the flower.
115 – resize by 15%. Place to the left of the sign.
146 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom right of the bucket.
140 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom of the bucket.
142 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom of the seashells.

Open your tube. Paste as a new layer above the paper layer, flip horizontal. Place to your liking inside the frame. 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 Overlay.

On the original tube layer, Effects, Artistic Effects, Halftone using the following settings:

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Shift + L, 0, 0. Lower the opacity for this layer to 22.

Paste your tube again, but this time above the birds layer, resizing as necessary. Duplicate & repeat the gaussian blur with the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to Hard 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, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

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On Darker Shores

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This tutorial was written by me on May 10th, 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 VeryMany. You can purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit from PinkParadoxProductions called On Darker Shores. You can purchase the kit here.

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Timeline Mask 9 from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Yugoslavia.

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Open a new blank image, 851 x 315.

Open Paper 15. Resize by 86%. Paste your paper as a new layer onto your blank canvas.

Let’s add our elements:

93 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer. Place a little down and to the far right.
172 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left corner. Duplicate & place to the bottom right corner.
171 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom, a little to the left of the center. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place a little to the right of the center.
38 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom left, a little up from the bottom edge.
161 – resize by 25%, flip vertical. Place to the bottom right, over the grass. Rotate a little to the left.
149 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right, over the grass.
91 – resize by 25%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right corner.
90 – resize by 15%. Place over the left side of the shells.
33 – resize by 30%. Place to the right of the coconut.
28 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left corner.
133 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom, slightly to the right of center. Duplicate & place slightly to the left of center.
82 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right of the drink.
159 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom between the two blue flowers with the black leaves.
3 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom, along the left side of the blue green seashell.
177 – paste as a new layer & place to your liking.
178 – paste as a new layer & place to your liking.

Open your tube & paste as a new layer above your paper layer. Place the face over the left side. Duplicate, flip horiontal & place over the right side. Duplicate once more. Place over the center, moving the tube so it’s showing the middle of the tube. Merge the tube layers together. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen. On the original layer, set the blend mode to soft light.

Paste your tube again, this time above the black & white seashell layer, resizing as necessary. Place a little to the right.

Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers. Window > Duplicate. On the duplicate, flatten your image. Open your mask. Apply your mask, merge group. Shift + L, 0, 0. Copy your masked image and paste as a new layer onto your original image.

Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #0c0b0d. Select all, modify, contract by 5. Selections, invert & press delete. Selections, invert and then Selections, modify, contract by 3. Press delete again. Add noise, gaussian, 90, monochrome checked. Apply a drop shadow to your frame.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Add noise to your name, then apply a drop shadow.

Merge visible & save as a PNG.

For the avatar, delete the text & frame layers. With your crop tool, click & drag over the portion of the image you want to use for your avatar. I chose a 200 x 200 section. You can do any size you wish.

Repeat the text & frame layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

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Tequila Sunrise

VM_TequilaSunrise_Kate

This tutorial was written by me on May 6th, 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 VeryMany. You can purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Tequila Sunrise. You can find purchase info here.

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BigMask005 from Vix. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Elastic.

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Open Element 67. Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 75%.

Open your mask & Paper 13. Resize your paper by 60%. Paste your paper as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move below the frame layer. Apply your mask, merge group.

With your freehand selection tool set to point to point, create a selection slightly larger than your frame opening. Open Paper 12 & resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. This layer should be just below the frame layer.

Let’s add our elements now:

59 – resize by 25%, flip horizontal. Paste as a new layer above your frame layer. Place to the top of your frame, a little to the left.
118 – resize by 40%. Place to the top of the frame, a little to the right.
20 – resize by 50%. Place to the right.
84 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left.
28 – resize by 25%. Place over the left side of the frame.
48 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left.
70 – resize by 30%. Place to the right side of the white flowers.
5 – resize by 20%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom left of the tree.
129 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom.
54 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom right of the tree. Rotate slightly to the right.
107 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right, along the left side of the pineapple.
50 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom right of the drink.
47 – resize by 15%. Place to the left of the coconut.
51 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left, as though it’s sitting on top of the shells.

Open your tube. Paste as a new layer above the paper layer. Flip horizontal & arrange over the paper layer. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On your tube layer, selections, invert & press delete. Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00.

Effects, Artistic Effect, Halftone using the following settings:

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Set the blend mode to Soft Light, 55. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to Luminance (L), 22.

Paste your tube again, this time above the shells layer. Resize as necessary. Place a little to the right. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 90.

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 155

I have had quite the time recently. My PSP has stopped reading JPG’s! I’m sure it’s something with Windows, but I’m not sure how to fix it. So since I couldn’t use it, I have installed Gimp. Still learning the ropes of the program, but managed to make some masks! I hope you like them.

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You can grab them here.

Gothic Lolita

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.