Saturday, September 8, 2012

Forum and avatar, FTU



You can grad the template here

paste close up of tube on top layer select raster 2, float, defloat, invert, delete on 

tube layer. then delete raster 2

Duplicate tube and apply xero, radiance default settings. lower opacity to 72 and change 

layer to screen. Crop tag

Add a drop shadow the rectangle strips. (but not to the tube layers)

Open up full tube and paste on top layer.

Crop again add a DS.

add a new layer above tube. selections, select all, modify, contract by 5, invert, fill 

with black.

add new layer, selections, select all, modify, contract by 3, fill with white

add new layer, selections, select all, modify, contract by 1, fill with black

Add a DS to the first black border we made I used 2,2,50,5 and then -2,-2,50,5

merge the up close tube layers together select all, float, defloat, click on the strips 

layer and press delete, selections none. Click back onto the close up layer and change to 
lighten, duplicate, mirror. Change opacity to 52.

Add your name and your copyright information.

Save your tag..

NOW....for the Avi

shift duplicate and close out the one you just saved. Set your crop tool to 150x180 and 
crop the section of your tag that you would like.. (you can close out your name and other 
info if it's in the way.

Merge all flatten, promote background layer (by right clicking on layer)

add new layer select all contract by 3, invert, fill with black
add new layer select all contract by 1, invert, fill with white
add drop shadow to black border 2,2,50,5 and then -2,-2,50,5

add copyright and your initial or name..

Now go to save as, options, run optimizer, 16.7 million colors selected, format not 

interlaced, press ok then save! Now your avi is small enough to upload to the forums =) 
(since they have to be 64kb on some sites!

This tutorial was written by CST on September 8th, 2012 any resemblance to this tutorial is purely unintentional and coincidental. If you have any questions or concerns please email me.
Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial =)


Sexy Delicacies, FTU




Items needed:

Tube of choice I used the art of VeryMany yet again you can get this art at picsfordesign.com, but please do not use without a license.

font of choice

Mask of choice, I used vix mask 359 you can find it here...www.freewebs.com/vixpsp

Srapkit by candy's treats called From the Heart, you can find it on her blog here 

Word art by me, you can grab it here

Plugins, l&ks zitah, xero radiance



Let's Get started
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open a new image 600x600, copy and paste frame 1. 

open up a paper that goes well with your tube and paste it below the frame layer, resize 

if needed. select the inside of frame with your magic wand, expand by 3, invert and delete 
on the paper layer. ctrl+d

Paste your close up of your tube below frame, but above paper layer. resize if needed. 

Select the inside of the frame with your magic wand, expand by 3, invert and delete on the 
tube. deselect.

Add drop shadow to frame and tube.

Open another paper of your choice and paste it as the bottom layer. apply your mask of 
choice. Merge group layer. (resizing if necessary)

paste your full size tube to the top layer and position to the left of the frame, look at 
mine for help if needed. resize add a drop shadow. 

Now we can get creative and start adding all the elements that you want to add..adding a 
drop shadow as you go!

Duplicate your close up tube and on the bottom copy apply plugin l&k's Zitah with these settings



on duplicated tube layer apply xero, radiance on default setting and change layer to 
screen and lower opacity to 52.

Add element candys treats tag 2 to your tag place it on top layer and position it to the 
right.

Open up the word art by me (sexy delicacies) and position at the bottom of the tag. (resize 
a bit if needed) 

Add your name to the candytreats tag 2 you placed to the right on the frame =)
Don't forget to add your copyright to your tag. Save as a .png (or jpeg what ever you prefer) 

This tutorial was created by CST on September, 8th 2012. Any resemblance to this tutorial is purely coincidental and not intentional. If you have any concerns feel free to email me.

Kinky, FTU





Items needed:

Tube of choice, ( with a close up) I used one of my favorite artists, VeryMany..you can find this art work at www.picsfordesign.com. Please do not use unless you have a valid license.

Purple's Kinky Bitch FTU kit *This kit may not be to your liking..if so just substitute any other kit =)*
You can find it here  *please leave a thank you for this wonderful kit!!

Plugins: eye candy 5 gradient glow, Xero  radiance

Font: I used Ma sexy font, you can download it from Dafont (http://www.dafont.com/ma-sexy.font)

In this tutorial I am assuming you know how to expand, & invert selections..If not look to the right and read those instructions ;)


Let's get started!!
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Open up a new image 600x600

Open up the pk-kb-f3 frame, paste it onto our working canvas.

Open up your tube of choice and copy and paste your close up below the frame, resize if needed.

Use your magic wand and select inside the frame and expand by 3, invert and delete on the tube layer. ctrl+D 

Open PK-KB-F4 frame and paste it below tube layer.

Open up paper 11 and paste under tube layer.(you may want to resize your paper a bit) grab your magic wand and select the inside of the top frame expand by 3, invert delete on the paper layer

Duplicate your tube layer and on the duplicated layer apply xero, radiance on default settings and change to screen, lower opacity to 50.



Open your full size tube and paste it on the right side above the top frame layer, see my tag for reference!

Duplicate tube and move it below the bottom frame layer.Now take your eraser and select the top tube layer and carefully erase the part of the tube that lays over the chained frame..I had to zoom in and make my eraser smaller. You can also lower the opacity of the tube so you can see the frame. Now select the bottom tube and erase the lower half of the tube making sure you don't go too far up! ***make sure you leave the top part that sticks out over the frame **look at my tag for reference!!

add a drop shadow to the original tube layer(in the frame), the copy on the other tube and both frames..I used 2,2,50,5

Now we get to the fun part!! add which ever elements you would like to add to this tag! No need to add everything i have added, just have fun with it!

Make sure you add some of the word art and position it at the bottom of the tag in the middle. Add your drop shadow to the rest of your tag.

Time to add your name, you may use the font of your choice or the free one I am using. I set my font to 72, black. convert to raster and add alien skin eye candy impact, gradient glow with these settings




Then add your drop shadow, and your copyright information!! I use Pixellete for my info =)

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, I would love to see your results!! 
This tutorial was created by CST on September, 8th 2012. Any resemblance to this tutorial is purely coincidental and not intentional. If you have any concerns feel free to email me.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

FTU, Dreamer Tutorial




items needed:
JC_actiontemplate by me here

tube of choice I used the art of Elias Chatzoudis you can find it at eliasartshop.com

word art by me you can find it here

Font of choice, I used a free font called jellyka Delicious Cake

Plugins needed:
eye candy gradient glow
Xero-Clarity (optional)

scrap kit
elegance by topcat you can download it here 

Let's get started!!
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open up JC_actiontemplate and shift+d to duplicate, close out the original. 

Delete the top layer. 

Open paper of your choice and paste it above raster 6 

select raster 6,selections,select all, float, defloat, ctrl+shift+I  click paper layer and press delete.
delete raster 6.

Now do the same with the rest of the shape layers all but the frame and the stars, circles, and squares (the little shapes) Alternate with the papers of your choice resizing if you like. I resized a few by only 50%. Crop then go ahead and add your drop shadow!

Okay, now open up paper 14 and resize to 30%

Paste above your small shape layers as we did the bigger shapes..Do to the rest of the layers except for the frame. (adding drop shadow as you go!)

ok..wow that was a lot of changes lol.. 

So now we want to do the frame layer..I chose paper 20..paste above frame and selections, select all, float defloat, invert selections and delete on paper layer..finally delete the frame layer. 

Add your tube layer to the top layer and position to the right. duplicate, mirror and move beneath the frame layer duplicate 3 more times and position as you like..see my frame for reference.

click on the frame layer and select inside frame one (the first square) modify expand by 2 Ctrl+shift+I delete tube, continue to do this for the rest of the tubes.

Crop tag, add a drop shadow to the frame layer and the main tube (top layer)

Add any elements you want added to your tag..open word art resize and position above frame to the left.

If any of your elements seem to be a bit "dingy" after adding a drop shadow you can "perk" them up by using Xero's Clarity plugin (I love this!!) just use it on default!

Now you should merge the duplicate tubes together and duplicate change the top to screen and lower the opacity to 80%.

add your name, I used jellyka Delicious Cake, add a gradient glow of white. 

Add your copyright info and save as a .png =) shew that's finally over ;)

Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. I would love to see your results!!
This tutorial was written by Creative Sig Tutorials on August 29th, 2012 any resemblance to this tut is purely coincidental and unintentional. Let me know if you have any questions!



Monday, August 27, 2012

FTU, Get Wet



Tube of choice, I used the wonderful art work of Verymany from Scrapsandthecity.com
Font of choice (Mr. Keningbeck)
Mura meister copies
Alien skin eye candy 5 natural water drops
Animation Shop (optional)

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Let's get started!!

1. open a new image 675x250 

2. Open your tube of choice and copy and paste it into your new image
   mura meister plugin with these settings

3. create a new layer. selections>select all> modify> contract by 6. selections>invert selections>fill layer with color from tube deselect (CTRL+D)

4. Add a new layer on top of this one. selections>select all> modify> contract by 3. selections>invert selections>fill layer with black deselect (CTRL+D)

5. Merge the two frames together and add drop shadow of choice.

6. Open your tube and paste below the frame layer (resize if needed) Add your drop shadow.

7. Crop your tag.

8. duplicate the background layer two times so it makes a total of 3 backgrounds!

9. On the bottom background layer Effects>Eye candy 5 Nature>water drops to this setting.
10. Do the same to the middle and top background layer but click random a few times before     clicking okay.
11.Open word art and place above tube layer and lower the opacity to 78 add drop shadow of choice

12. Add your name using the font of your choice I used Mr Keningbeck, which is a free font that you can             find here..Now convert your name to raster> selections>select all>float>defloat> expand by 2.create new layer beneath your name layer and fill with white. CTRL+D..add your drop shadow

13. Make sure you add your copyright information. If you don't want to animate your tag just save as a png and you are finished =) If you want to keep going go ahead and open up animation shop.(AS)

14. make the top and middle background layers invisible.go to edit>copy special>copy merged, paste into   AS. Go back to PSP and open the middle layer edit>copy special>copy merged, paste after current frame in AS.Finally do the top layer just as we've done the others.

15. In AS select all and change the frame properties to 20. Change animation properties to transparent color white and save 

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial =)This tut was Written by Creative Sig Tutorials on August 27, 2012, any resemblance to this tut is purely coincidental and unintentional. I would love to see your results you can post them here or email me!



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FTU, Spring Delight


FTU kit Spring delight here by scraps dimensions
scroll down click on 2011 under blog archive, april, then spring delight

Font used is Jellyka Delicious Cake you can download it here

Plugins used..eye candy's gradient glow

Let's get started!

Open a 600x600 image

throughout the tut you may use the drop shadow of choice *if you want a drop shadow add it*

open frame 3, resize by 75% copy to our tag

open paper 7 and resize by 50% copy and paste below frame

use your magic wand to select inside of the frame

selections, modify, expand by 2, invert selection and press delete on your paper layer

open baloon 2 and 3 resize both by 50%, see my tag for placement =)

Open up birdhouse and resize by 50% position to the right of the tag

Open birds and resize by 50% place under frame layer and position as you like.

open butterflies resize by 50% and place under your paper layer to the right duplicate and 
mirror 

Open flower 4&5 flowers 1,4,3,&5, and the two of grass resize to your liking and place 
where you would like..you may look at my tag for a reference! 

The grass layers are at the top.

open water can and resize, mirror and place in bottom right 

open ribbon 4 and 5, resize and send to bottom, place as you wish, duplicate both ribbons 
and mirror.

open scattered hearts resize and place above the ribbon layers, place where you like then 
duplicate mirror

Now open up your tube, resize if needed

Type your name using a font of choice, and add a gradient glow of your choice
make sure you add your copyright info!

that's it, hope you ejoyed the tut =)

This tut was Written by Creative Sig Tutorials on August 15, 2012, any resemblance to this 
tut is purely coincidental and unintentional. I would love to see your results you can 
post them here or email me!

FTU Please Don't Stop




Supplies Needed:

Music word art by vaybs which you can grab here

Font used: Mr Keningbeck *which is a free font you could find through google
Tube of choice I used the art work of Elias Chatzoudis you can find his work here 
You must have a license to use his work.

Plugins needed for this tutorial: 
L en K's Trouble
Penta's Dot & Cross
Eye candy impact gradient glow
Mura Meister's copies
Xero's Clarity (optional)
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Let's get started shall we =)

Open a new image 600x200

open tube you will be using and copy and paste onto a new layer. 
Mura's Meister copies, wallpaper rotate on the default settings.

Duplicate layer and apply L en K's Trouble on default, change opacity to 42% move below original.

On original change layer to Screen

Selections, select all, float, defloat, contract by 5

add a new layer, invert selection and fill with color of choice from your tube. selections none

Apply penta dot & cross on the default settings

apply drop shadow of choice

crop tag 

image, canvas size 800x400

open tube and paste above frame layer resize tube if needed

Open word art by vaybs musicWA1byVaybs, see tag for placement 

recolor (a color from your tube) add a drop shado to word art and your tube

add new layer move to bottom and fill with gradient of your choice. and apply your 

favorite mask. 

resize if needed. (I resized my tag to be 600 wide)

Add your copyright information and your name 

Font of choice, I used Mr Keningbeck..

Apply penta's dot & cross to your font and then add a gradient glow of your liking.

You can sharpen up your tag by using Xero, Clarity (default settings)

Save as a png or jpeg which ever you prefer =)

This tut was Written by Creative Sig Tutorials on August 15, 2012, any resemblance to this tut is purely coincidental and unintentional. I would love to see your results you can post them here or email me!