Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wonderland Beauty


This is my first tag in a few months due to moving, my laptop being down and then no internet where I am staying.
I am so PROUD to be a part of Zindy's CT team ♥ and honored that she asked me! You can find this tube in here store
Zindy S.D. Nielsen

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Autumn Kisses Forum Set

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same art*




PTU Scrapkit "Fallin For Bling"
*This is a beautiful kit by A Tagger's Scrap. Please visit her blog to find the stores she sells in*




Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank canvas
2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
3). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
*Using your crop tool make sure you crop it back to a 650*250 canvas*
Duplicate your tube
On the duplicate layer:
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur 5
Ok
Change the blend mode on your tube to something that suits it
*I used Soft Light on mine*
4). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Invert
Delete
Invert again
Do Not Deselect
5). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another paper of choice
Select None
6). Now is the time to add any elements to make the forum set your own
Move them below your 2 frame layers and your tube layer but above your original paper layer
7). Add the copyright information and any license information that is needed
8). Add your name
Save in your preferred format




Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvasPosition the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Crop your image back to 150*150
Use the steps in Step 4 & 5 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save


All Done!




This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on October 16, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sometimes

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
The tutorial has been done in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Image of Choice
*I am using the GORGEOUS artwork of Robin McQuay. You MUST have a license to use the same artwork and you can find her work at Dreamscape Imaging*


PTU Scrapkit Bad Ass Angel
*This is a fantastic kit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can find all of her kits at Digital Chaos*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Resize as you see fit

2). Open a 650*550 blank canvas

3). Using one of your papers as your background and your foreground null in the layer palette draw out a tall rectangle
Convert to Raster
*Follow these steps for another rectangle and the 2 circles. See my tag for reference*

4). Set your Foreground as a paper of choice (width set at 10) and your background as null in the layer palette
Draw out a long rectangle
Convert to Raster
Using your magic wand click inside the rectangle
Selections

Modify

Expand by 6
Copy and paste your image as a new layer
Invert

Delete
Select None


5). Duplicate your image
Adjust

Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode of your blurred image to one that matches your image


6). Add any embellishments you want to make the tag your own

7). Resize as you see necessary

8). Add all copyright information and any license information needed

9). Add your name

All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on October 8, 2011

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional



Silent Masquerade


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Images/Tubes of Choice
*These are the gorgeous images of Rossana Castellino. You can find her art at Dreamscape Imaging*

Dark Dreams PTU Scrap kit
*This is a beautiful kit by A Tagger's Scrap. Please visit her blog to find the stores where she sells*

WSL_Mask330
*This is a mask by WeeScotLass. Please visit her blog to find this and all her other masks*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*500 blank canvas
Open up all supplies and resize as you see necessary

2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
From Image
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Right Click
Delete the mask layer
Ungroup the layers

3). Make one of your papers the foreground in your layer palette
Leave your background null
Draw out a rectangle using my tag as a reference
Use your magic wand to click inside the rectangle
Selections
Modify
Expand by 8
Copy and paste your image as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Move the image under the frame

4). Duplicate your image
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode to a setting of your choice

5). Follow Steps 3 and 4 with a different paper to make the 2nd rectangle

6). Add any elements you want to make the tag your own

7). Resize as you feel necessary

8). Add any wordart you want
*Look at my tag for reference*

9). Add all copyright information and any applicable license information

10). Add your name
All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on October 8, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Beautiful Slumber


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Images/Tubes of Choice
*I am using the always gorgeous work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same tubes/images*

Obisdian PTU Scrapkit
*This is a beautiful kit by Dark Yarrow. You can buy this kit at her store Digital Chaos*

Font of Choice
*I am using Qwigley*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary
Open a 650*500 blank canvas

2). Using my tag as a guide draw out a rather large rectangle in the middle of your canvas
Convert to Raster
Selections
All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your image as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Delete your original shape layer

3). On your image layer
Duplicate your image
Blur
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change your blend mode to one you like for your image

4). Using my tag as a guide draw out a small circle
Convert to Raster
Selections
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste another image as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Delete your original shape layer

5). Duplicate your circle layer
Image
Mirror
Position like my tag

6). Draw a longer rectangle
*use my tag for reference*
Move it under all your other layers
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Delete your original shape layer

7). Now is the time to make this tag your own
Add any embellishments you want

8). Resize if you find it necessary

9). Add the copyright information and any license information needed

10). Add your name
All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on October 8, 2011
Any resmblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hope


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

It was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the GORGEOUS work of Renata Cavanaugh. You MUST have a license to use this work. You can find all her tubes at Dreamscape Imaging*


Angel of Hope PTU Scrap Kit
*This is a fantastic kit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can find all of her gorgeous kits at Digital Chaos*


EI_Template58_pooker

*This is a great template by Pooker. You can find this on her Elegant Inspirations blog. Please leave some love if you download her templates :)*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open all your supplies in PSP or you program of choice
Resize the template if you feel necessary

2). Make the Black Circle 1 layer active
Select All

Float

Defloat
Selections
Modify

Smooth

10 in both boxes
Copy and Paste your paper into selection
Select None
*Do this with all of the shapes on the template changing your papers as you see fit. I simply added noise to a couple of the shapes instead of papers and I used my tube to fill 2 of the shapes*

3). Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer
Duplicate
Blur

Gaussian Blur by 5

Change the blend mode to Multiply

*use whatever works best for your tube*

Lower the Opacity to about 75

*again use your best judgement for your tube*
Right click on your duplicate tube in your layer palette and Merge Down so that you merge the blurred layer to the original layer


4). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements you want

5). Resize however you feel necessary

6). Add all copyright information and any any license information needed

7). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional
This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on October 1, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be completed in other versions

Supplies:
Image/Tube of Choice
*I am using the always stunning work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You will have to have a license to use the same work*

Woodland Harmony PTU Scrapkit
*This is a gorgeous scrapkit by A Tagger's Scrap. Please visit her blog to see the stores where she sells her kits*

Vix_Mask238
*You can get this all of Vix's fantastic masks on her website. Pay her a visit and check out all her fantastic masks and goodies*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Resize as necessary

2). Open a 650*500 blank canvas
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Source Luminance chosen
Invert unchecked
Ok
On the layer palette right click on the mask
Delete
Ungroup Layers
Duplicate the layer
Merge down

3). Using your Ellipse preset shape draw out a circle using my tag above as a reference
*I used one of the papers as the outline for the circle. Use the width that looks good to you*
Convert to raster
Using your magic wand click inside the circle
Selections
Modify
Expand by 3
Copy and paste your Image/Tube as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Move the Image/Tube under the circle layer

4). Now is the time to add any elements you want to make the tag your own

5). Resize if you feel necessary

6). Add all copyright information and any required license numbers

7). Add your name

8). Save in your desired format

ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on September 28, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Taggies by Me

I haven't much felt like writing tutorials but I have tried to get some tags made!

This one uses a collab from Pink Princess Scraps and Scrappin Krazy Designs called StarStruck

You can find this kit at Digital Chaos and it also uses the gorgeous art of Keith Garvey. You can find his work at PTE




This kit used is called Behind Blue Eyes and it is a GORGEOUS kit by Pink Princess Scraps and the always stunning artwork of Robin McQuay. You can find her art at Dreamscape Imaging





Cluster Frames

Ok for those that don't know I had to have surgery 2 weeks ago to remove 1/2 of my thyroid. I have been so busy worrying about surgery and the possibility of cancer and then trying to recover because I am so exhausted as my body trys to adjust to the fact that I only have 1/2 a thyroid now that my mojo has been non-existent! So with that being said I thought I would try my hand at some cluster frames. I am using the GORGEOUS kits of Pink Princess Scraps and you can find all her kits at Digital Chaos. I hope you guys can use these

Download HERE



Download HERE

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Moment In Time


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Image and Tube of Choice
*This uses the gorgeous artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You must have a license to use the same art.*

A Moment In Time Scrapkit
*This is a fantastic kit by Dark Yarrow. You can find ALL of her gorgeous kits at Digital Chaos*

EI_Template54_pooker
*This is a great template by Elegant Inspirations. Please visit her blog to download this and all her other goodies. Leave her some love if you download*

WSL_Mask330 (or mask of choice)
*The mask I used is from WeeScotLass Creations. Please visit her blog if you wish to use the same mask*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open up all your supplies
Shift +D to duplicate your template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer on your template

2). Make Raster 1 active
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Source Luminance Checked
Invert Data unchecked

3). Make your GreyRect layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Do these same steps for all of your shapes layers except your LtPinkSquare layer*

4). Make your LtPinkSquare layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your image of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None

5). Duplicate your image
On the duplicate add:
Xero ~ Porcelin
*Use the factory settings*
Change the settings to Luminance Legacy
On your original image layer change the blend mode to Multiply or whatever looks good with your image

6). Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Duplicate
On the duplicate add:
Xero ~ Porcelin
*Use factory settings*
Change the settings to Multiply or what looks good with your tube

7). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any and all elements you want

8). Resize if you feel necessary

9). Add your copyright information and any license information that you need

10). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on July 25, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely unintentional


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lilac Dreams


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in any other version

Supplies:
Image and Tube of choice from the same artist
*I am using the gorgeous artwork of Rebecca Sinz. You MUST have a license to use the same work. You can find her tubes at Dreamscape Imaging*

Nocturnal Slumber PTU Kit
*This is a beautiful kit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can find her kits at Digital Chaos*

Elegant Inspirations Template #56
*This is a fantastic template by Pooker. You can find all of her lovely creations on her blog. Please leave her some love if you download from her*

Plugins Used
Xero ~ Porcelin
Eye Candy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow

Lets Get Started:

1). Open all supplies in PSP
Shift + D to duplicate the template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer off the duplicate template

2). Make the Lt Green Circles layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Do these same steps with different papers for ALL the shape layers EXCEPT the Black Circle layer*

3). Make your Black Circle layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your image of choice as a new layer
Position
Invert
Delete
Select None

4). Duplicate your image layer
Xero ~ Porcelin
*use the factory settings*
Change the blend mode to Multiply or something that goes well with your images

5). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
Position it where you want it
Duplicate your tube
Xero ~ Porcelin
*use the factory settings*
Change the blend mode to Multiply or something that goes well with your tube*

6). Add any elements to make the tag your own

7). Resize if you feel necessary

8). Add any copyright information and all needed license information

9). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on July 24, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

PlugIns


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dark Angelic Love



This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the always fantastic and beautiful artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same tube*

Angelic Whispers PTU
*This is a gorgeous kit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can find her kits at Digital Chaos*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer

3). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
*Using your crop tool make sure you crop it back to a 650*250 canvas*
Duplicate your tube
On the duplicate layer:
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur
5
Ok
Change the blend mode on your tube to something that suits it
*I used Multiply on mine*

4). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Invert
Delete
Invert again
Do Not Deselect

5). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another paper of choice
Select None

6). Now is the time to add any elements to make the forum set your own
Move them below your 2 frame layers and your tube layer but above your original paper layer

7). Add the copyright information and any license information that is needed

8). Add your name
Save in your preferred format

Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Crop your image back to 150*150
Use the steps in Step 4 & 5 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on July 20, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Darker Side of Heaven


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8

Supplies:
Image or Tube of Choice
*I am using the stunning artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use this artwork*

Darker Side of Heaven PTU
*This is a gorgeous scrapkit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can find all of her kits for sale at Digital Chaos*

Lets Get Started:

1). Open 650*550 blank image
Open up 5 papers of choice from the kit

2). Draw a large circle in the middle of your canvas
Convert to raster layer
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Draw out shapes using my tag as a reference. Use a different paper for each shape*

3). On the smaller circle in the middle of the big circle
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your image or tube of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None

4). Duplicate your Image/Tube layer
Blur
Guassian Blur
5.00
Change the blend mode to something you like

5). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements you want

6). Resize if you feel necessary

7). Add the copyright information and any license information needed

8). Add your name
Save in your preferred format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on July 17, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dream Angel


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Image of Choice
*I am using the always gorgeous art of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same art*

Pearls & Lace PTU Scrapkit
*This is a beautiful kit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can find all of her kits at the new Digital Chaos*

CBN_Template111
*This is a fabbie template by Creative By Nature. You can find the template on her blog*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open all your supplies in PSP
Delete the copyright layer off of the template

2). Make Layer 11 active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice (I used Paste Into Selection)
Select None
*Do these same steps for ALL the shape layers except for layer 6, changing the papers or using gradients*

3). Make Layer 6 active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your image as a new layer
Position
Invert
Delete
Select None

4). Duplicate your image layer
Blur
Gaussian Blur by 5
Change the blend mode to something that looks good with your image

5). Make your layer 1 active
Adjust
Hue and Saturation
Colorize
Colorize it to match your image
*Do the same steps for Layer 3*

6). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements you want

7). Resize the tag if you feel necessary

8). Add all copyright information needed and any license numbers

9). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on July 12, 2011
Any resemblance to another tutorial is completely unintentional

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Butterfly Dreams


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube and Image of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Dark Yarrow. You must have a license to use the same image and tube. You can purchase her art through Dreamscape Imaging*

Butterfly Dreams PTU Scrapkit
*This is a fabulous kit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can purchase this kit at Digital Chaos*

Mask of Choice
*I am using a sparkle mask from Witchysheart made for the Creative Misfit forum. You can download this mask from the Creative Misfits Creations blog*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Open a 650*500 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layer
New Mask Layer
From Image
Source Luminence checked
Invert mask data unchecked
Press Ok
Right click on the mask layer
Delete
Ungroup layers

3). Duplicate your mask layer
Move the duplicate down and to the right slightly

4). Using your present shape tool draw a large circle
(use my tag as a guide)
Selections
Select All
Selections ~ Modify ~ Contract by 20
Add a new Raster Layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selections
Do Not Deselect
*This is where I added an image*
Copy and Paste your image as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Change the blend mode to something that suits your image and the paper you chose*

5). Make your circle layer active
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice into the selection
Select None

6). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
*I duplicated the tube, did a gaussian blur on it and changed the blend mode*

7). Add the elements you would like on the tag...Make it your own!

8). Resize if you feel necessary

9). Add all copyright information and any applicable license number

10). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written on July 9, 2011 by Carrie's Concoctions. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Halo

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*This is the stunning work of Tony Tzanoukakis. You must have a license to use this same tube. You can purchase a license at PTE*

Bad Ass Princess PTU Scrapkit
*This is a beautiful kit by Pink Princess Scraps. You can buy it from her blog*

Creative By Nature template #89
*These were created in a challenge in the Creative Misfit forum. You can download them from the Creative Misfit blog. Please leave love when you download! Also visit Deb on her blog as she has some GORGEOUS templates and such!*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Delete the copyright layer on your template

2). Make your Copy of Vector 1 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Do the same steps for the Raster 2 and Raster 3 layers with different layers*

3). Make your Raster 6 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position it where you want it
Invert
Delete
Select None
Duplicate your tube layer
Blur
Gaussian Blur 5
Change the blend mode to Multiply or whatever looks good with your tube
*Do the same steps for your Raster 4 layer*

4). Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Duplicate
Blur
Gaussian Blur 5
Change the blend mode to the best suited for your tube

5). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add whatever elements you want. I colorized the wordart to match the wings in my tube

6). Resize if you feel its needed

7). Add the copyright information and any license information if needed

8). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on July 3, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Timeless Beauty



This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the stunning work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen (of course...lol). You must have a license to use the same tube*

Noir Et Blanc PTU Kit
*This is a simply GORGEOUS kit by Addictive Pleasures (Tamie) and Pink Princess (Vicki). Please visit thier blogs to find out where you can purchase this kit*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer

3). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
*Using your crop tool make sure you crop it back to a 650*250 canvas*
Duplicate your tube
On the duplicate layer:
Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
Angle: 90
Strength: 100%
Ok
Change the blend mode on your tube to something that suits it
*I used Multiply on mine*

4). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Invert
Delete
Invert again
Do Not Deselect

5). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another color from your tube
Select None

6). Now is the time to add any elements to make the forum set your own
Move them below your 2 frame layers

7). Add any wordart you might want
*I added Timeless Beauty to the top and bottom of my set*

8). Add the copyright information and any license information that is needed

9). Add your name
Save in your preferred format

Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Crop your image back to 150*150
Use the steps in Step 4 & 5 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 18, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blue Butterfly

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You must have a license to use the same tube*

Behind Blue Eyes
*This is a fantastic PTU scrap kit by Pink Princess Scraps. Please visit her blog to purchase this kit*

Mask #250
*This is a great mask by Vix. Please visit her site to see all her gorgeous masks*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank image
Open all your supplies in PSP
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Copy and paste your tube of choice
Position it where you want it
*Before we continue make sure you crop your image to 650*250 using your crop tool if your image is far larger than that like mine was*

2). Go to Mura Meister Copies
I used the *Wallpaper preset
I changed my Number slider to 5
*Please use what looks best with the tube you are using*

3). Duplicate the "Copies" layer
Hide the Duplicate for now

4). On the Original "Copies" layer
Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
Angle O
Strength 100
Ok
and then
Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
Angle 270
Strength 100
Ok

5). Adjust
Sharpness
Unsharp Mask
Radius 40
Strength 100
Clipping 5
Ok
Change the blend mode to Hard Light or whatever looks best with your tube

6). Unhide your duplicate layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Source Luminance Checked
Invert Data Unchecked
Right click on the Mask layer
Delete
Ungroup Layers
Change the blend mode to Hard Light or whatever looks best for your tube

7). Copy and Paste your tube of choice
Position
Duplicate
Gaussian Blur of 5
Change the blend mode to suit your tube
*I used Hard Light*

8). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Add a new Raster Layer and flood fill with a color from your tube
Do Not Deselect

9). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another color from your tube
Select None

10). Add any elements from the kit to make the set your own

11). Add all copyright information and any license information needed

12). Add your name


Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Use the steps in Step 6 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 13, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Ok if you made it this far you are ALL DONE!

Looking for CT at Scrappy DoSigners

Hello my lovelies!
Scrappy DoSigners is looking for some CT members to create LO's
Do you love to create scrapbook layouts?
Do you wanna CT for a great group of ladies?
Then this is the CT for you!

If interested please email 2 samples of your work to:
CarriesConcoctions@gmail.com
Subject: Scrappy DoSigners CT Call

Hugs,
Carrie

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Emolution


This tutorial is animated. To see the animated version please click the link here http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k542/CarriesConcoctions/VeryMany_EmolutionBanner_Minxy.gif


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop. It is done in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions.
* You might want to get something to drink, settle in and save OFTEN because this is quite a lengthy tutorial*

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous art of VeryMany. You can find thier art at PFD. You MUST have a license to use thier same art*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank image
Copy and paste your tube of choice
Position it where you want it
*Before we continue make sure you crop your image to 650*250 using your crop tool if your image is far larger than that like mine was*

2). Go to Mura Meister Copies
I used the *Line preset
I changed my Number slider to 5
*Please use what looks best with the tube you are using*

3). Duplicate the "Copies" layer
Hide the Duplicate for now

4). On the Original "Copies" layer
Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
Angle O
Strength 100
Ok
and then
Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
Angle 270
Strength 100
Ok

5). Adjust
Sharpness
Unsharp Mask
Radius 40
Strength 100
Clipping 5
Ok

6). Unhide your duplicate layer
Change the blend mode to Hard Light
*Or use whatever works best with your tube choice*

7). Select All
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color of choice from your tube
Change the blend mode of that layer to Soft Light
*Again use whatever works best for the tube you are using*

8). Merge all these layers together and rename "Copies"

9). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Add a new Raster Layer and flood fill with a color from your tube
Do Not Deselect

9). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another color from your tube
Select None

10). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
Move it below your 2 border layers but above your "Copies" layer
Give it a drop shadow if you think it needs one

11). Add all copyright or license information needed

12). Add your name

Lets Animate:
1). Copy and paste your "Copies" layer into Animation Shop

2). Effects
Insert Text Effect
*I wrote out my text so that it wasn't hidden behind the tube*
Select Backlight
Click on Customize and play with the settings until you have it how you want it. I didn't want alot of bright light on mine so I just changed it until I was happy
Click Ok

3). Delete your 1st frame
*It will be empty except for your background. Deleteing it keeps the animation smooth*

4). Select All
Click on the last frame
Paste After Current Frame
*all of the 2nd set of frames should be highlighted*
Animation
Reverse Frames
*Check your animation and tweek the frame speeds if you want*

5). Go back to PSP
Close off your "Copies" layer
Copy Merged
Paste into Animation Shop
Duplicate your Merged image until you have the same number of frames as your animation
*You should have 40 frames*
Ctrl A to select all the frames
Ctrl C to copy them
On your "Copies" animation press Ctrl A to select All
Ctrl E to Paste Into Selected Frame
Make sure your tube layer matches up with your "Copies" animation layer before you click on it to place it

6). Check your animation
Save it if you are satisfied

Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Use the steps in Step 6 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save as a JPG

Ok if you made it this far you are ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 8, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fade To Grey Forum Set (Animated)

This tutorial is animated but since blogger doesn't like animation please click HERE to see the finished animation

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of both PSP and Animation Shop. It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions
*You might want to get something to drink, settle in and remember to save OFTEN! This is quite a lengthy tutorial*

Supplies:
Tube and Closeup of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous art of Lady Mishka. This was purchased while she was still with PTE. You can now find her tubes at SATC. You MUST have a license to use the same tube*

Filters Needed:
*Mura Meister Copies*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your close up on your canvas as a new layer
Effects~Mura Meister Copies
Choose the WallPaper setting
I changed my Number to 15 but use what settings you like

3). Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
Angle O
Strength 100
Ok

4). Adjust
Blur
Motion Blur
Angle 270
Strength 100
Ok

5). Adjust
Sharpness
Unsharp Mask
Radius 40
Strength 100
Clipping 5
Ok

6). Using your Selection Tool draw a rectangle around your Copies layer
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 6
Add a new Raster Layer and flood fill with a color from your tube
Do Not Deselect

7). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another color from your tube
Select None

8). Make your Copies layer active
Using your preset shape tool draw out a thin rectangle
Lower the Opacity to 50 or so
I added the text Fade To Grey to it

9). Copy and paste your tube above the thin rectangle layer
Add a drop shadow of choice

10). Add all copyright information and any license number you need

**Before you start to animate crop your tag to 650*250. That is the canvas size you started with but the Copies filter makes the background actually bigger when you copy and paste it into Animation Shop**



Lets Animate:
1). Copy and Paste your "Copies" layer in Animation Shop

2). Effects
Insert Image Effects
Fade To Grey
Effect Length 2.0
FPS 10.0
*Should be a total of 20 frames*

3) Select All
Click on the last frame
Paste After Current Frame
*all of the 2nd set of frames should be highlighted*
Animation
Reverse Frames
*Check your animation and tweek the frame speeds if you want*

4). Go back to PSP
Close off your "Copies" layer
Copy Merged
Paste into Animation Shop
Duplicate your Merged image until you have the same number of frames as your animation
*You should have 42 frames*
Ctrl A to select all the frames
Ctrl C to copy them
On your "Copies" animation press Ctrl A to select All
Ctrl E to Paste Into Selected Frame
Make sure your tube layer matches up with your "Copies" animation layer before you click on it to place it

5). Go back to PSP
Add your name to your tag
Copy and paste your name layer into Animation Shop
Follow the same steps as above to get it onto your tag

6). Check your animation to make sure you like it

7). Save and you are all done!



Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Use the steps in Step 6 from your banner to make the border for your avatar

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save as a JPG

Ok if you made it this far you are ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 5, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional
Link

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rustic Spring


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions
**This is going to be a quick tutorial**

Supplies:
Tube and Image of Choice
*I am using the STUNNING work of Dark Yarrow. You MUST have a license to use these same image and tube. You can purchase her art from Dreamscrape Imaging*

Rustic Spring PTU Scrap Kit
*This is a fantastic kit by A Tagger's Scrap. Please visit her blog to see the stores she sells in*

Template #403
*This is a template by Divinie Intentionz. You can find this template on her blog and please leave her some ♥ if you download it*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Resize if you feel it necessary

2). Make your frame back layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your image of choice as a new layer
Position where you want it
Selections~Invert
Delete
Select None

3). Make your Copy of Circle layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Do these same steps for square, rectangle 1, rectangle 2, circle 1, circle 3, thin rectangle 1, thin rectangle 2, thin rectangle 3, circle 2 and frame*

4). Copy and paste your tube of choice
Position where you want it
Give it a slight drop shadow

5). Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add any elements you want

6). Resize if you feel necessary

7). Add all copyright information and any license information you need

8). Add your name

9). Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 1, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional

I Got An Award


Thank you Tasha for my award ♥

This award is to acknowledge blogs that rock.
If you know a blog that rocks and want to give them this award
Then send them a message saying..."Your Blog Rocks".
Since I have accepted this award from Tasha's Playground,
I must pass it on to 5 other blogs that I think Rock.
There are no rules to this award.
Only to send it to 5 people you think deserve this award.
Make sure you leave them a message.

Another GORGEOUS tutorial show off

This is another FTU tutorial by Tasha of Tasha's Playground!
The tutorial is called Strawberry Field and you can find it on her blog!
Gorgeous tutorial Tasha ♥

Slowly but surely...

I am trying to work myself back into my PSP and a couple CT's!
I have been going through so much RL stuff that its amazing. First I am trying to get to know my daddy's biological family which is hard for me because I already have a "family" so thinking of them as my family is difficult
Secondly, I have been blessed with a fantastic man in my life who is going to marry me (eventually, I am in no hurry) so that has been on my mind. As well as the normal day to day stuff!
Soooooooooo with that being said hopefully I will be back into the swing of things in no time
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as I took a much needed break from PSP and the PSP community

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tutorial Results

I just have to share a FANTASTIC tutorial site with you guys!
I have done a couple tutorials of Tasha's from Tasha's Playground
She has a LOAD of gorgeous tuts from FTU, PTU and No Scraps

This one is called Baddest Bitch
It uses no scraps and I did my own take on it but here it is
This one is called Always and is a FTU tutorial using a GORGEOUS scrapkit by ArtMama
I hope you guys go and try some of her tutorials ♥

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Emo Cutie


This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous artwork of VeryMany. You MUST have a license to use this same work. You can find all his tubes at Pics For Design

PTU Scrapkit Emolution
*This is a fantastic scrapkit by Toxic Desirez. Please visit her blog to find the stores she sells at*

Template 143
*This is a template by Kristin (Toxic Desirez). Please visit her blog to download it! Remember to leave some love*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary
On the template: Delete the credits and background layers

2). Make the Upper Left Rectangle layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Do these same steps for your Lower Left Rectangle, Upper Right Circle, Lower Left Circle and Pink Circle layers changing the papers with each layer*

3). Make your Frame Back Left active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
Duplicate your image
Mirror it and place it over the Frame Back Right layer

4). Make your Lrg Stars layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Add a new Raster layer
Flood Fill with a color from your tube
Adjust
Add/Remove Noise
Add Noise
Uniform and Monochrome Checked
50%

5). I adjusted the color on alot of the pink layers to make it better match my tube

6). Add any elements to make the tag your own. Have fun with it there are ALOT of gorgeous elements in this kit

7). Resize the tag if you feel it necessary

8). Add all copyright information and any license information needed

9). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done

This tutorial written was written by Carrie's Concoctions on May 28, 2011
Any resemblence to any other tutorial is completely unintentional


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nature's Sunset


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Image of Choice
*I am using the AMAZING art of Jon Rattenbury. You MUST have a license to use his artwork. You can find him at PTE*

Peachy Keen PTU Kit
*This is a gorgeous kit by A Taggers Scrap. Please visit her blog to find the stores she sells in*

WSL_Mask 353
*This is a fantastic mask by Chelle (WeeScotLass). Please visit her blog to see all her fantastic creations*

Lets get started:

1). Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize if you feel necessary

2). Open a 700x500 blank canvas
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
From Image
Select your mask from the drop down menu
Source Luminence checked
Invert Mask Data unchecked
Press Ok
Right click the mask layer in your layer palette
Delete
Ungroup layers

3). Copy and paste your image of choice as a new layer
Selections
Select All
Float
Defloat
Selections
Modify
Set Selections Borders
Both Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set at 5
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None

4). On your border layer
I lowered the opacity of my border to about 70 but feel free to play with the settings you want for your image

5). Add any embellishments and elements you want to make the tag your own

6). Resize if necessary

7). Add all copyright information and any license information needed

8). Add your name
Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on April 10, 2011. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dark Dreams



This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP



Supplies:
Image of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same art*

Dark Dreams PTU Scrap Kit
*This is a beautiful kit by A Taggers Scrap. Please visit her blog to find the stores she sells in*

Mask of Choice
* I am using WSL_Mask 300. This is a great mask by Wee Scott Lass. Please check out her blog for all of her fantastic masks and other goodies*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2). Open a 700*500 blank canvas

3). Draw a large circle in the middle of the canvas
Convert to Raster layer
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Invert AGAIN
Copy and paste your image of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None

3). Duplicate your Image layer
On the duplicate add a Gaussian Blur of 5
Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light
On the Original layer change the blend mode to Luminence Legacy or whatever looks best with your image

4). Draw several small circles
Position them as you see fit (or see my tag for reference)
On one of your small circles:
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your paper of choice
*I chose to Paste Into Selection*
Select None
* Do the same thing for the other circles*

5). Add a new raster layer
Send it to the bottom
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
Find your mask in the drop down menu
Source luminance checked
Invert Mask Data unchecked

6). On your layer palette
Right click on the "Mask"
Delete
Ungroup layer

7). Add any embellishments you want to make the tag your own

8). Resize if you feel necessary

9). Add all copyright information and any license information you need

10). Add your name
Save in your desired format
All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on March 16, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dreams of Spring


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done any version

Supplies:
Image of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous art of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You MUST have a license to use the same image*

Une Belle Vie PTU Scrap Kit
*This is a beautiful scrap kit by A Taggers Scrap. You can find the stores she sells at on her blog*

2011 Template 12
*This is a template by me and you can download it HERE*

Font Of Choice
* I am using Port Credit. You can find it on DaFont*


Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies in PSP
Resize if you feel necessary
Shift + D to duplicate the template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer on the template

2). On the template
Make the TR1 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Do these same steps for the SC1 and SC2 layers*

3). Make your TR1 layer active again
Using your Selections tool draw a rectangle down the middle
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Selections~Invert
Delete
Select None
Change the blend mode to Multiply
*Use whatever setting you think looks good for your tag*

4). Make your LR1 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and Paste your image as a new layer
Position to your liking
Invert
Delete
Select None

5). Duplicate your image
Add a Gaussian Blur of 5
Change the Blend Mode to Mulitply or whatever works best for your image

6). Add whatever embellishments you want to make the tag your own

7). Resize if you feel necessary

8). Add all copyright information and any license information that is needed

9). Add your name
Save in your desired format
ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on March 2, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

2011 Template 12

This is a new template that I made for use in my Dreams of Spring tutorial (that I am writing as soon as I post this!). As always feel free to use this template in tutorials and such but please direct them here to download it

Love and Hugs,
Carrie
Download HERE

Sunday, February 27, 2011

2011 Template 11


You can download them template HERE

Divatude


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tubes of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Keith Garvey. These tubes were purchased when he was still with MPT but you can now find his tubes at PTE*

Iced Platinum Scrap Kit
* This is a PTU scrap kit by Grunge & Glitter Scraps. Check out her blog to find all the stores she sells at*

2011 Template 11
*This is a template made by me and you can find it here*

Fonts of Choice

Lets Get Started:
1). Open all supplies
Resize if you need to
Shift + D to duplicate the template
Close the original
Delete the copyright layer off the duplicate

2). On the Template
Make your SR1 layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Invert
Delete
Select None
*Do these same steps for the LC1 SC1, SC2 and SR2 layers changing papers as you go*

3). Make your wordart layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
*You can chose to either fill it with a solid color or use a paper of choice*
Select None

4). Make your LC layer active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your closeup tube of choice as a new layer
Position where you like it
Invert
Delete
Select None

4). Duplicate your closeup
On the ORIGINAL apply a Xero Porcelin with the settings of your choice
On the DUPLICATE apply a Gaussian Blur of 5
Make the Blend Mode on the DUPLICATE set to Soft Light

5). Copy and paste yoru tube of choice
*I duplicated and applied a Gaussian Blur of 5 then changed the Blend Mode to Soft Light*

6). Add any embellishments you want to make the tag your own

7). Resize as needed

8). Add all copyright information and any license information needed

9). Add your name
Save in your desired format

ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on February 27, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 Template 10

Another new template to go with my newest tutorialSame rules as always
You can download this HERE