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Hiya I'm Tonya! I'm an avid psper, have been for a few years and finally have me a blog that I've been working on slowly getting stuff added to. I started writing tuts and recently started making masks and templates. I LOVE to see creations you've made with my things, if you'd like to email me please do so at aquaspinner@gmail.com My TOU are as follows: All of my items are personal use only NO Commercial Use, please do not share (distribute) my stuff in groups, just send people here to grab please. ♥ Tutorial writers, if you wish to use my stuff in your tutorials, of course I am honored! You're more than welcome to use my stuff in them, I only require that you link to me and send people here to grab the goodies that you are using in the tut. On my cluster frames - there is NO need to credit me. If you wish to give credit, please give to the scrapkit designer, I just assembled on those that allow me to do so. Hope you'll enjoy what I have for ya and thanks for stopping by. ♥

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Thursday, December 30, 2010
Soooooo decided to make a new template since my psp mojo is kaput, hopes someone can use it, idea came to me thinking up stuff for next holiday LOL



and you can download it HERE on Box leave some luvin if you download please lol

Smoochies!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Hello all, sorry it's been so long since my last post but I wanted to show some templates I've made for a very special reason.  It's been 7 years since Copyright Corner opened it's doors, a lot of changes and it's been a bumpy ride at times but the group is still going strong.  Here's a preview of some templates I made to commemorate the occasion.


These templates are available for all members of Copyright Corner, if you'd like them, come on and join if you're not already a member.  It's a great group to belong to as you can keep up the latest information on artists that do or don't allow usage, etc.

Go HERE to get em ♥

Sunday, November 28, 2010
I've got some new templates done up as part of a challenge at Creative Misfits, hope you enjoy them!  Here's a preview of mine:


you can get them on the Creative Misfits blog and be sure to check out all the other fab ones too!
I have some new masks up, I participated in the mask-making challenge at Misfits and they are now up on their blog.  I have 4 of them there and I must say all the masks people made are awesome!  Be sure to check em out 



and you can download them on the Misfits Blog
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Hoorayyyy there are some new collab templates up that I did with Avenue from Misfits and I'm pretty stoked at how they turned out!  Here's a preview of them:



and you can get them on the Misfits blog here and there are others there too, be sure to check em out!  Hope you enjoy em ♥
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Woot!  More templates, I participated in themed challenge to make some Halloween Templats and here's what I came up with, hope you can use em lol.

Here's a preview of what I done:


and you can get them on the Creative Misfits Blog and be sure to check out all the others too!  Also please remember to leave me some love if you download and enjoy!  

Hiya there,

I have some new collab templates up on the Misfits Blog.  Bru and I worked together on these and I must say I think they are rockin' and hopefully you'll have some tag usage for them!  Be sure to check out the others there too they are awesome! 

Preview of our templates:

and you can get them by going HERE

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I done up some more masks to share, hope you can use em.  I'm just learning and I just play until I think it might work lmaooooo.   Anywhoo here is the preview, my terms are very simple, they are free for personal use, just please don't send through groups sharing them - send to my blog here to download thank you!

Now onto the preview!




and of course the important thing also is download link lol, go here to download on Box.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Rockitudeness



This is the tag we'll be making so, here's what you'll need:

• Tube I used was by Ted Hammond which I purchased from CILM. Please do not use this art without an appropriate license to do so.

• Mask I used was one of Vix' fabulous ones and you can get from her site I used Vix mask 278.

• I used the scrapkit by the very talented Tina of Tina's Magical World called I Love Music and it is available for purchase here. Fabulous kit hon! Very fun to work with. ♥

• Template by Missy of Divine Intentionz I used Template 375, thank you so much for the awesome templates hon!

• Filters I used were: Toadies What Are You, Xero Porcelain, Super Blade Pro (coconut ice preset), Eye Candy 4000 Glass, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, and Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow.

• Font used was Lorelei Script, but use whatever font you wish.




Okay ready, let's go, make a easy yet adorable tag!

• Open up Missy's fabulous template, duplicate and close out the original so you can re-use again later if you like. I unhid the white background layer and changed the canvas size to 800x600, I like to have lotsa room to work lol! You may need to flood fill that white background layer. I deleted the credits layer of the template. Okay lets work from the bottom up on the fab template!

• On thin rectangle layer, I used my manual color correction tool, choosing black as the Source color and changed the Target to #54adb1. On the wordart layer, I used the color correction tool again and changed the pink (source) to #e0f3f9 as the target. On the dotted line layer, I again used color correction and changed that pink as the source to #ffc1e6 as the target.

• On the rectangles layer, I did select all, float, defloat, invert selections and paste paper of choice as a new layer. I used paper 12, re-size as necessary and press delete and select none. On the circle 1 and circle 2 layers, I used the manual color correction tool to change the current pink color on those layers (source) to #54adb1 as the target. Do this on both layers. On the thin rectangles 2 layer, select all, float, defloat, invert selections, paste paper of choice as a new layer and press delete after re-sizing paper if need be. Select none.

• On oval layer, select all, float, defloat, invert selections and paste paper of choice as a new layer, I used paper 15. Resize as necessary and press delete and select none. On the circle center and oval frame layers, I used the manual color correction tool to change from the darker pink color to the lighter pink one used earlier.

• On the wordart layer (the Rockitudeness baby one), using my magic wand tool, I clicked inside the black text areas of the Rockitudeness word. You may need to zoom in a bit to see real good. Once you have all the parts selected you want, I used the manual color correction tool to change the black color to #54adb1. Looks good I hope? With things still selected, I did a weave effect as the weave there doesn't show up as prettily anymore with changing the color like that. See print screen below for my settings:


• On frame layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new layer and I flood filled with a created gradient of the light pink and light blue colors using the foreground-background gradient. Or if you prefer use a paper or another gradient of choice. If happy, select none. On the frame layer, I used the manual color correction tool to change the color from white to the teal color used above. Once that's done I just applied an inner bevel setting to give it a gel-like effect. Now hopefully the template looking really pretty yes?

• At this point, I changed the canvas size to reallllly huge so that I could see if any layers had 'overhang' as we need to remove that if they do. Reason for this is when we do drop shadows and stuff if the overhang stuff not removed it might give your finished tag a funky glow. To remove the overhang what I did was take my selection tool, set to rectangle and find the layers they are on and selecting the parts I want to delete and then press delete. Select none and once done put your canvas size back at the 800x600.

• Okay now what I did is add my gradient glows to certain layers. As you can see in my tag, the various rectangle and circle layers. It's all personal choice how you choose to do those, I usually use Eye Candy 4000 with a setting of about 4, 25, 100 on the first tab and on the second I choose the "fat" setting and change my colors from there. Now lets add the tube of course! I just kinda positioned her above the frame and had wordart above.

• At this point I added some fab elements to the tag, there are soooo many to choose from in this rockin' kit, I had a hard time deciding which to use lol! At this point I re-sized my tag to how I want my ending tag to be and sharpen any layers that need it. Add the artist's copyright and your tagger's watermark if you use one.

• With the tube layer, I duplicated, and on the top copy changed the blend mode to Overlay. On the bottom (original) tube layer I applied Xero Porcelain. Add drop shadows to all layers that need it. I used the filter Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow but if you don't have the filter the Drop Shadow feature within PSP works just as great!

• On the white background layer, add a new layer and flood fill with gradient we created earlier (or if you prefer paper of choice or other gradient of choice). I applied Vix' fab mask and merged layer group. I applied filter of Toadies What Are You with the default settings. One thing with that filter, I always have it set to white on the background before applying. If you don't you might have some interesting blurs on it lol. I duplicated the layer a few times to darken it up some and merging them down until they were one layer and then duplicated and mirrored and once again merging down so that all the mask layers are together. Those steps only necessary cuz I used such a light colored gradient it may not be necessary depending on the colors you used.

• Phew! Almost done. All that is left now is to do your text. What I did is used Lorelei Script with Super Blade Pro (coconut ice) setting and then applied Eye Candy 4000 Glass, then Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow and of course a subtle drop shadow. Just hide the white layer and save as a png and voila all done!



This tutorial was written by Tonya on September 29, 2010, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any part that may be similar to any tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.




Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Okay this is NOT a tag tutorial. Many people have asked me to tut how I use Super Blade Pro in the text of my tags cuz it usually looks pretty shiny lol so I'm going to give this a whirl! I'll just use example on making text cuz it's eay. First things first gotta have the filter! You can get it at Flaming Pear the makers of the filter. It does come with I think its a 30 day free trial and then you do have to purchase it. It's one of those filters that I definitely think is worth the money lol.

Okay so you've got the filter and you just install it like any other filter. Never ever install filters directly to your PSP Program Files. I always put all my 'psp stuff' on my external hard drive. I created a folder called My PSP Files and then a subfolder for Plugins and then of course each filter has a folder in there including my Super Blade Pro. Now when you download you should see your 8bf folder and also you'll see a folder called environments and textures and also one for images. Important stuff for later.

Next thing you wanna do is have some presets added in. SBP does come with some generic presets and those are fine but there are some that are in my opinion BETTER lol! Here's a couple of links to some awesome presets. When you download presets, you need to put them in the environments and textures folder. The program will not work if you don't! Okay here's some links and these are free presets and who doesn't love free???

http://www.meadowsstudio.com/ <<<<< freakin' awesome ones especially the coconut ice one which I use A LOT, the other ones are really cool too
http://www.essexgirl.uk.com/sbp_presets-index.htm another really great one, sorted by color and if you're a hoarder like me you'll love these haha
another set I love but don't know about the sharing rules on them so unfortunately I cannot share are the 'kris' ones. But the above two will get you started!

Okay so I've opened up a new canvas, add a new layer for your text and I'm choosing a nice fat scripty font called Applejuiced. Sometimes the thinner fonts don't tend to work that great with the super blade pro effect. Typing out my name nice n big and some of the effects I find works best using white text, which is what I'm going to do for this example and using one of the Meadow Studios ones, called Blue Patriotic cuz well I feel blue today lol.

At this point you should see basically just marching ants around the name and the white text. I also create my text as floating. If you are a vector creating text PSPer, convert to raster layer, select all, float and defloat. You must have marching ants around the text for the plugin to work appropriately. Now we want to use the plugin yahoooooo. Go to Effects and find Flaming Pear and then Super Blade Pro you should get the following screen:



Now let's talk about this screen lol. You'll see the name of the preset I'm using M_bluepatriotic. Basically it remembers the last one used and often shows you a preview of what your selection will look like. If you're using the same as previously just click okay but if you want to change it, you need to click on the red box in next example:



Clicking that box opens up all your preset choices. Me I have a LOT of presets. I fully admit to being a preset ho! You can generally see a preview in there as well as you're flipping through them. Some people tend to sort theirs by color. I don't do that mostly cuz I'm too darned lazy to go in and do so lol. The box underneath the one I selected is to save a preset if you've made one. I've never done that nor have I changed any of the settings on the presets. It's easier to colorize if need be later. Now sometimes you want to look at different bevels, you can do that by clicking on the 'shape' in the upper left area there. You'll see there are about a dozen or so different options. On the one I have selected it's using the second from bottom shape, but you'll see what clicking different ones does to the previews as you try them. For example the very bottom one pretty much takes out the bevel. Not one I use most times! When happy just click okay that's all there is to it! The other buttons in there I don't really touch ever.

Now some tips/observations if you like to hear em. You can do this filter not just with text but also with perhaps elements in the templates you use to make tags or sometimes even wordart works good with the effect too.

If you haven't used the preset before it may ask you to find a particular file, the image file associated with the preset. It should be within that same folder, or possibly in the images folder, but generally I put everything in the environment and textures folder easy peasy to find then.

Sometimes the color doesn't come out just right. 2 ways to handle this, either change the color you used when you created your text, or after you've applied the preset you can use either the colorize option or the manual color correction tool. Play around with different colors and stuff you'll have a lot of fun with the turnout effect.

After I'm done applying the filter I just select none and often apply a gradient glow and a drop shadow. Sometimes I also use EC 4000 Glass after the SBP effect to make it super glassy lol. It's all style points and how you want to create your text, just have fun with it!



This tutorial was written by Tonya on September 28, 2010. This is my own how to and any similarity to any other is completely unintentional. Please do not copy, rip apart, or re-distribute my tutorial in any way without my express permission.
Sunday, September 19, 2010



This is the tag we'll be making so, here's what you'll need:

• Tube I used was by Shawli which I purchased from My PSP Tubes. Please do not use this art without an appropriate license to do so.

• Masks I used were Creative Misfits I used Devilish Mask 2 by myself lol and also Aqua's mask 94 (awesome mask hon thank you!).

• I used the scrapkit by the very talented Connie of Connie's Creative Chaos called Orange you glad I didn't say Banana and it is available for purchase here. Fabulous kit hon! Very fun to work with. ♥

• Filters I used were: Xero Porcelain, Super Blade Pro (coconut ice preset), Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, and Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow.

• Font used was Loyal Fame and is available at daFont, but use whatever font you wish.




Okay ready, let's go, make a easy yet adorable tag!

• Open up a new canvas 700x700, be sure that if you are using PTU art that you have your image resolution set no higher than 72 in accordance with TOU. Open up Orangeframe element and paste onto your blank canvas. I rotated to the left by 90° and re-size to your liking, I re-sized mine by about 80%. Copy and paste tube on top of the frame, see placement on my tag, I re-sized the tube by about 85%.

• Click inside the frame layer with your magic wand tool and expand selection by about 10 pixels. Open up Orange Paper 3, mirror, and then underneath the frame layer, paste the paper as a new layer. I re-sized the paper by 70%. Invert your selections and press delete to remove the excess paper from hanging over the frame. Select none.

• Underneath the paper for inside the frame, copy and paste Orange Doodle 9 as a new layer. I re-sized the doodle by about 80% and rotated to the left by 7°. With your mover or deform tool place to the upper left of behind the frame. Once happy, duplicate the layer, and mirror and flip. You should see the pretty doodle behind the whole frame now. See my tag for reference.

• On the white background layer, add a new blank layer and select all. Paste paper of choice into selection on the newly created layer, I used Orange Paper 80. Select none and apply AR Mask 94. Then make sure you either merge layer group OR you can just have the group-raster 4 layer selected and then apply the Devilish Mask 2 by me. Once happy with how they look, merge layer group. I re-sized that layer by 95%.

• Decorate your tag with elements of choice, I used a bow and also the orchid vine. So many elements in this luscious kit! Crop the tag to remove the excess out of it and then at this point I re-sized my tag to how I want it to be in the end. At this point, I sharpened the tube layer, duplicated and on the top copy applied a gaussian blur of about 5 and changed the blend mode to Soft Light. On the original (bottom) tube layer, I applied Xero Porcelain just to give the tube a pretty glow.

• Add your drop shadows if you like at this point. I pretty much drop shadow everything except the mask layer lol! I use Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow but if you don't have this filter you can just as easily use the drop shadow within psp. At this point add the artist's copyright and also your tagger's watermark if you use one. All that is left is to do the text woohoo! I used Loyal Fame but there are so many fonts out there just use your fave lol. I used an orange color from my tag (#fda21a) and applied Super Blade Pro coconut ice setting. If you do not have this filter, you can get glass like effects using inner bevel and Eye Candy 3 Glass (that is a free filter). Then I just applied a gradient glow I made using the green and orange colors and of course a drop shadow.

• Now just close off the white background layer, and save as a png and voila all done! I hope you've enjoyed this very easy tutorial.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on September 19, 2010, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any part that may be similar to any tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.



Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Yayyyyy I got 2 new templates done as part of a challenge at Creative Misfits!  The theme was to use arrows in the templates and I came up with these 2.  Hoping you can find some use for them.


go to the Creative Misfits blog to get them ♥
Thursday, September 9, 2010


This is the tag we'll be making so, here's what you'll need:

• Tube I used was by Ismael Rac which I purchased from his store. Please do not use his art without an appropriate license to do so.

• Template I used is by Sylvie and Kristin and you can get it here on Kristin's blog thank you ladies for the awesome temp!

• Mask I used was from myself actually lol, you can get them here I used mask 2 & 9.

• I used the scrapkit by the very talented Tamie of Addictive Pleasures called Mermaid and it is available for purchase here. Any kit you want to use will do.

• Filters I used were: Tramages Pool Shadow, Xero Porcelain, Super Blade Pro (coconut ice preset), Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, and Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow.

• Texture of choice, the one I used was here, please do not rename if you choose to use. You should be able to just right click and save.

• Font used was Fiona Script, but use whatever font you wish.




Okay ready, let's go, make a fab tag!  It's a lil wordy but that's my way sometimes lol!

• Open up Sylvie and Kristin's template and duplicate and close out the original. Unhide the Raster 1 layer and delete the © layer. I pretty much left all the layers where they were except that I moved the Pixel Words to the top of the gradient layer. See my tag for reference, it will just depend on your liking and placement of tag. I chose to move the lips and lips back to the top of the gradient layer also and to the left side. Now since those are 2 different layers, we don't want to separate them much so on each of those layers in the layer pallette, click on the layer link toggle (next to where you change the blend mode) and click once. It should change from none to 1. Do the same for both of those layers. Now that they match when you move one (such as the lips layer, the lips back will move too but will not merge them together.

• Position your main tube on the template. See mine for reference. Depending on your tube choice it may turn out different. Re-size as need be. I also used the closeup of that tube and mirrored it for a differeing effect and placed above the Pixel Words layer. Re-size as appropriate for your liking. Some of the edges may hang over, if they do, on the gradient layer, select all, float, defloat, invert, and contract your selections by one. Grab your eraser tool and erase the parts hanging over you don't want. On that layer I changed the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy). Don't worry if the colors look weird at moment, we'll work on the colors next lol.

• Okay lets color it up pretty to match our tube! On pink glittery circle, I chose to use my manual color correction tool. Select a pink color in that layer as your Source, and choose a coordinating color to your tube as the Target. If at first it doesn't look quite right, try selecting more again til you get the result you want. You can also use the colorize option, I like manual color correction though because it seems to keep more truer colors, but it's all just your personal preference.

• On black circle layer, go to Effects > Texture Effects > Weave with settings of 2, 10, 1 and I used #00cdd5 as the gap color. This code may be different if you use a different tube/color in the overall tag. On the white glittery circles, I used my manual color correction tool there as well to change the color from the white to black. After I changed the color, the glitter was not so noticable so I went to Adjust > Add Noise to apply it again to bring it out more, using uniform, monochrome, and 67 as the selections. I applied a slight gradient glow to both of those glittery circles.

• On each of the pink circle layers, I did a select all, float, defloat, add a new layer and pasted paper of choice into selection on new layer. Delete the original pink circle layers. Using the closeup of the tube I pasted those as a new layer on top of each of those layers, you'll need to re-size to your liking, if using the same tube I did, I re-sized by about 60% on the closeup. Position to your liking and I changed the blend mode to Screen.

• On the black dotted circles, I changed that to the blue color code #00cdd5 using my manual color correction tool. Black will be your source color and #00cdd5 as the target code. On the small black rectangle layers, I just added the gradient glow that I put on the glittery circles. On the words layer, I changed the color from pink to blue once again using the manual color correction tool.

• On white circle layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new layer and flood fill with a gradient of choice. I selected 2 nicely contrasting blue colors from my tube with an angle of 45 and repeats of 3. With it still selected, I applied Tramages Pool Shadow. This just gives some texture to the layer and changes the color positions a bit. On the pink circle layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new layer and paste in paper of choice. Or you can also use a differing gradient here too. Leaving it selected, add another layer and paste the texture into selection on that new blank layer. I changed the blend mode on the texture to hard light. Depending on the paper or gradient you used you may need to alter the blend mode setting.

• On raster 2 layer, I used manual color correction tool to change the pink dotted rectangle to a pretty blue color. I used the same #00cdd5 code for the blue. On the gradient layer, I colorized that layer using hue of 129 and saturation of 255. Select all, float, defloat, add a new layer, and paste texture into selection on that new layer and select none. I changed the blend mode to lighten. Play around with whatever setting you like it to look like, blend modes can be so fun to play with! On the Pixel Words layer, I changed the color once again with the manual color correction tool (lol you can tell I use that tool a lot!) At this point your tube closeup should look a lil better. If not, play around with that blend mode to change to your liking.

• On lips back layer, I changed them from white glittery to a black color once again using the manual color correction. Along that same theme lol I did the same with the lips layer changing them from pink to the pretty blue color. I did the same thing with the Words back layer (changing to black) and Words 2 layer changing to blue. I applied an inner bevel to the Words 2 layer. That's all preference though. On the stars layer, I also changed the color from pink to blue using that manual color correction tool. I did find it necessary to move one of the stars. To do this, I used my rectangle selection, to select the one(s) I wanted to move, promote selection, delete on the original stars layer. You now have a segregated star, move to wherever you want and then merge down to put them all on one layer again. I did a select all, float, and defloat and applied Super Blade Pro coconut ice setting to the stars just to make em shiny purdy. Then applied a very subtle gradient glow (see mine for reference).

• Now as we went on this tag you may have noticed some of your tube layers hung over the side, went way off the canvas. To fix this, what I do is remember what your tag size currently is and I re-sized the canvas, something really big like 1200x1200 just so you can see everything possible lol! Grab your rectangle selection tool and on the tube layers that you may now see hanging over, just select the overhang and press delete. May need to do this on a few layers, I know I did lol. Once all fixed up change the canvas size back to what it was originally. The reason this is important to do, is because when you add your drop shadows and if you've got overhang, you might see the drop shadow from the overhang on the edges.

• Wooohooo! Tag is looking some pretty I hope??? Now it's just those fab personal touches. On the white background layer, I added a new layer and flood filled with the gradient I'd created earlier with the 2 blue shades and then applied Tramages Pool Shadow. It just gives a little bit of texture to it without using a texture lol. I applied mask 2 and then to that also mask 9. If happy merge layer group. I did use my deform tool to pull on the sides as appropriate. At this point do your cropping and re-sizing of your tag to however you want the finished tag to look. Adorn with elements of choice.

• On main tube layer, sharpen, duplicate, and on the top layer, apply a gaussian blur of 5 and change the blend mode Overlay (or setting of choice). I applied Xero Porcelain to the bottom layer. At this point go ahead and add your drop shadows, I used Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow for this but if you do not have that filter the drop shadow in PSP works just as fabulous. Add a new layer and add in the artist's copyright and your taggers watermark if you use one.

• Whew! Almost done I promise. All that is left is to do your text. I chose Fiona Script using the pretty blue and I just applied Super Blade Pro coconut ice setting and of course a gradient glow. I swear I do not know how to do text without gradient glow! Then just a subtle drop shadow, hide the white background layer, and save as a png. Voila that's it! I hope you've enjoyed this tut, it's long but haha I'm a wordy one sometimes.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on September 9, 2010, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any part that may be similar to any tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010



This is the tag we'll be making so, here's what you'll need:

• Tube I used was by Lorenzo DiMauro which I purchased from his site. Please do not use his art without an appropriate license to do so.

• Template I used is by Sexy Ash and you can get it here (template 39) thank you hon for the awesome temp!

• Mask I used was from myself actually lol, you can get them here I used mask 4 & 9.

• I used the scrapkit by the very talented Tamie of Addictive Pleasures called Slave for You and it is available for purchase here. I have used this kit a LOT I just love it lol!

• I used a wordart piece by my dear friend Raq on her new blog for wordart! The piece I used can be found HERE

• Filters I used were: Xero Porcelain, Eye Candy 4000 Glass, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, and Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow.

• Texture of choice, sorry can't find link for the one I used but any texture you like should work great.

• Font used was Arizonia, but use whatever font you wish.


Okay ready, let's go, make a fab tag! It's been so long since I've written a tutorial I hope I remember how lol!

• Open up Sexy Ash's fabulous template, duplicate and close the original so that you can save it for later. Delete the Credits layer on the template and uhhide the Background layer. I pasted my tube on top of the Raster 2 layer and position to liking. Happily this template is already at 72 dpi so that if you are using PTU art you don't have to re-size the resolution yippee!

• On the Copy of Raster 4 layer, using your manual color correction tool, use #ffa6ff as the Source color and I used #cb0303 as the Target layer, click OK. On the Raster 8 layer, select all, float, and defloat, add a new layer and flood fill with the color black. Select none and delete the Raster 8 layer. Using the following settings apply Weave (Effects & Texture Effects & Weave):


• On Raster 7 layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new layer and flood fill with a gradient of the black and red. I always just use the foreground-background gradient and have the angel set at 45 and repeats of 2. Select none and delete the original Raster 7 layer. On the layer you just flood-filled, I applied Noise (Adjust > Add Noise) with setting of Uniform at 44% and monochrome checked.

• On Raster 5 layer, using your manual color correction tool again, change the Target from the red color we used previously to black. You shouldn't need to change the Source color at all. On Raster 3 layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new layer and flood fill with that gradient you made of the red and black colors. Delete the original Raster 3 layer. Back on that new layer you just created and flood filled, add a new layer, and open up the texture file in psp, copy and paste into selection in that new blank layer. Don't worry if the color looks hideously unmatched to your tag lol. Mine is pink right now. Change your blend mode on that layer to something you like. Mine ended up being Saturation (Legacy). It all depends on the colors of your tag and your texture which one you use. Select none.

• Paste your tube layer on top of the texture layer and move about, see mine for reference, I had one off to the left and then I mirrored it and moved to the right. Once you get how you want, merge the top one down (so that your 2 tube layers on the texture are in one layer. At this point, have your texture layer selected, select all, float, defloat, invert selections and contract your selections by 1 and press delete and select none. Now you may notice that some edges remain on the outer edge of the image canvas, don't worry about that I'll show you a tip later how to fix that. I changed the blend mode of the merged tube layer to Luminance (Legacy) and also moved the opacity down to about 40. This may vary depending on the tubes and colors you used.

• Raster 1 layer I did nothing with. Raster 2 I just used my manual color correction tool and changed that Target color back to the red color I used originally. It should turn the color very nicely to match the rest of the tag. On top of the Raster 2 layer, I added the tube again, I didn't really re-size from the original, play around with it, it may depend on the tube you use as to your re-size needs. On Raster 2 select all, float, and defloat, invert selections, contract selections by 1 and press delete. I know it looks a lil funky some of the tube in the frame yes? Leaving your selections as is, grab your eraser tool and carefully erase the parts outside of the heart. See my tag for reference. When done select none.

• On the white background layer, add a new layer and flood fill with the gradient and I applied mask 9 and then mask 4 on that layer. I did re-size by about 110% just to give a tiny bit more noticiable effect. Or you can use your raster deform tool if you prefer, just be careful you don't make too big so it cuts off on the edges. Once happy with your mask, merge layer group and all done with that yippee!

• At this point I re-sized my entire image to make it to what my ending tag will be. Add elements of choice from the kit, there is loads to choose from so just do what ya like! I pasted Raq's fab wordart piece as a new layer on top and re-sized to however fits good. I used once again my manual color correction and I actually left the Source and Target as is. I know the one color is a bit pinkish but the red seemed to turn out how I wanted so why mess with it I figured lol. Then I applied a Gradient Glow using Eye Candy 4000 to it. I just used a subtle one of a real light pink as my inner colors and the red I've been using in my tag as the outer. Play around with whatever setting you like best.

• Now I said we'd fix the stuff that hung over the sides didn't I? Look at the size of your tag in the bottom bar, my image is 598x536 however yours maybe be different of course. I re-size the canvas BIG. I usually do something like 1000x1000 just so I can see every possible bit that hangs over the edges. I know I know it looks weird but hey it works for me lol. Grab your selection tool, set on rectangle. On the tube layers you'll see what parts hang over, just select around them with the tool and press delete. I had to do that on 2 different layers. Once you have them corrected, go back to re-size your canvas again and plug in the original numbers you had (for me that was 598x536). Easy way to take care of any overhang of tube or drop shadow issues.

• Sharpen the tube layer and duplicate the tube, applying a gaussian blur of about 5 to the top tube layer. I then changed the blend mode to overlay. Use whatever your preference is on that, try a few out if you don't get the effect you want. On the original tube layer, I applied Xero Porcelain just to give her a nice healthy glow. At this point I applied a drop shadow using Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow. If you don't have this filter the drop shadow feature in PSP works just as fine! Add the artist's copyright information, including license number if you are using PTU art and of course your taggers watermark if you have one.

• Phew! Almost done, just gotta do your text now. I chose to use Arizonia font but if you do not have it any font works, all up to you. I used the same red I'd used in the whole tag and applied an inner bevel setting, use whichever one is your fave or this is the one I used:


I then applied an Eye Candy 4000 Glass setting to shine up the effect a bit:


Followed of course by an Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow setting of choice. I just made mine black on the inner parts and red on the outer and of course a blurry red drop shadow.

• Well wow we are done finally! That was more detailed than I thought it would be but I hope you had fun and learned some fun tidbits along the way.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on September 7, 2010, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any part that may be similar to any tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.
Sunday, August 29, 2010

I've got some new templates too now for you.  These were completed as part of a challenge at Creative Misfits be sure to check out all the templates there, they look awesomeeeeeee.  Here is a preview of the ones I'd done:




and you can get them HERE

Yayyyyyyyyyyyy I finally did a mask set, hope you'll be able to use em, was just messing around with different effects lol.  You can find them  HERE on Box




Saturday, August 21, 2010
Well wow I have a new look here as you can tell if you've been here before.  I was wanting to do something different or I also had an idea to give up on blogging as I didn't seem to do much lately here.  But my friend Aqua (thank you hon!) suggested I check into service that Tamie Addictive Pleasures offers at her store:  Dreams N Digital and I jumped at it lol.  Tamie made this soooo easy for me to do.  I just had to fill out an easy peasy questionnaire and she did all the work. 

Thank you soooooooooooo much Tamie, you totally rocked what I was hoping for and I love it!
Friday, August 20, 2010
I should have posted this a few weeks ago LOL.  I did some collabs with Rosey Posey and my oh my I'm pretty psyched about what we came up with, hope you will be able to enjoy these too!


Please go to the Creative Misfits blog to download and leave some love please ♥
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Okay so I was listening to some tunes and got inspired to make this lil template, eh I'm still learning but thought I'd post anyways in case anyone can use it.  Huggers!


You can get it by going here on Box to get it
I've got some new templates as part of a challenge at Creative Misfits!  If you'd like these templates, just go here to get them and others in the challenge too! 


Sunday, July 18, 2010
haha I actually made a template!!!  This one dedicated to my pal Sylvie haha hope you like hon!  This be my first ever template so hope it's okay hehe



and you can  DOWNLOAD HERE on Box please leave some luv if you download!  I put as a psp file compatible with psp 7 and higher, please let me know if any problems with downloading. 
Monday, June 21, 2010


This tag and tutorial is in special honor of my dear friend Raqual, Happy Birthday Babe!

• Tube I used was by Caron Vinson which I purchased from CILM. Please do not use her art without an appropriate license to do so.

• Mask I used was from Melissa, you can get it here I used mask 14.

• I used the scrapkit by Angela of Bastel Galaxy called Autumn Dreams please go to her blog to find out purchasing options.

• Filters I used were: Xero Nostalgia, Xero Soft Vignette, Xero Porcelain, Super Blade Pro, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, and Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow.

• Font used was Mon Amour script Pro, but use whatever font you wish.




Okay ready, let's go, make a fab tag!

• Open up a new blank canvas of 700x700, if you are using PTU art, be sure that your resolution is at 72 dpi in accordance with the PTU companies TOU. Paste frame 4 as a new layer and re-size to your liking. The frame is gorgeous but as my friend Raq lovessssss sunflowers, I decided to put sunflowers over the flowers on the frame. Using flower 10, I pasted on top of frame, for the smaller flowers I re-sized by 30% and for the bigger ones it was by 50%. Just arrange them to your liking, see my tag for reference.

• Click inside the frame with your magic wand tool and expand your selections by 10. Add a new layer underneath the frame and paste paper of choice (I used paper 13) into selection on the new layer and select none. Now I wanted to lighten it just a little so I went to my effects browser (go to Effects on your toolbar and choose Effects Browser). Click on the Brightness and Contrast folder on the left hand side. It will show you options of what you can choose and I chose Histogram Stretch Factory Default as shown in my example below, then just click Apply.


• Let's put our tube in there. Back on the frame layer, click inside the frame and invert selections, contract your selections by 1. Paste tube on top of frame and position how you want on the tag. I had mine on top of frame but under the sunflowers I added to the frame as explained above. Once happy, grab your eraser tool and erase the bits hanging over the frame you don't want showing. Once complete select none.

• On the paper layer underneath the frame, paste tube as a new layer and arrange to liking so you see her on the right side under the tube and then duplicate and mirror and merge down so that the 2 tube layers are on one layer. (See my tag for reference of how to have it look.) On paper layer, select all, float, defloat, invert selections and on the double tube layer, press delete. On that tube layer, I applied Xero Nostalgia and then Xero Soft Vignette and then moved the opacity down to about 40. On the paper layer, I applied Xero Porcelain just to soften the paper up a little.

• On white background layer, select all, add a new layer, and paste paper of choice (I used paper 10) into selection on the new layer. Select none and apply Melissa's mask 14 and merge layer group. I re-sized the mask layer by 85% and arranged to make it fit nicely behind the frame.

• Add your elements of choice here. I added a doodle above the masked layer, re-sizing and duplicated a few times arranging to however you want to do that. I also added a bow and one of the pendants, this part is all your own preference on how you want your tag to come out. After that's done, I did my cropping and re-sizing of the tag to have it be the final tag size. Sharpen any layers that need it. On the main tube layer, duplicate and on top copy apply a gaussian blur of 5 and changed blend mode to Overlay. On the original tube layer, I applied Xero Porcelain twice to the tube. At this point add any drop shadows to any layers you want them on. I used Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow. If you do not have this filter, just use your fave drop shadow in PSP or other filter.

• Add the artist's copyright and your tagger's watermark. I applied text using the font Mon Amour script Pro using white in material palette and applied Super Blade Pro with yellow setting of choice. If you choose not to use the filter just do whatever effects you like best on tag. I then applied a gradient glow and a drop shadow. Hide the white background layer and optimize as a png. Voila you're all done!



This tutorial was written by Tonya on June 20, 2010, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any part that may be similar to any tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010


This is the tag we'll be making so, here's what you'll need:

• Tube I used was by Rachel Anderson which I purchased from CILM. Please do not use her art without an appropriate license to do so.

• Mask I used was from Melissa, you can get it here I used mask 10.

• I used the scrapkit by the very talented Missy Lynn of Immortal Dreams called Spilled Purfume and it is available for purchase here.

• Filters I used were: Mura Meisters Copies, Xero Moodlight, Xero Porcelain, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, Super Blade Pro, and Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow.

• Font used was P22 Dearest Swash, but use whatever font you wish.




Okay ready, let's go, make a fab tag!

• Open up a new blank canvas of 700x700 with white background. I know it's big but gives us lots of room to work and we can crop and re-size later as necessary. If you are using PTU art, please make sure that your new image is 72 dpi in accordance with PTU TOU. Copy and paste frame 10 as a new layer, re-size by about 70%. Paste Flower 8 as a new layer, re-size by about 50%, sharpen, and then image flip. Apply Muras Meisters Copies with the following settings:


• Hide the flower frame part for now. With the silver circle frame layer active, using your magic wand tool, click on the outside of the frame (on the blank area), invert your selections and then contract selections by 10. This will easily select all the blank area inside the frame without having it be so tedious for ya lol. On your white background layer, add a new blank layer and paste paper of choice (I used paper 20) into that selection on the new layer. Select none and unhide the flower layer we previously hid.

• Back on white background layer, select all, add a new layer. On your new blank layer, paste paper of choice (I used paper 17) into selection and select none. Apply Melissa's pretty mask and merge layer group if happy with it. While still on the mask layer, I added the leafs element as a new layer. Re-size that layer to your liking and move over to the right so it's just behind the frames. See my tag for reference. Once happy with placing, duplicate and image mirror. I merged down so that the 2 leaf layers were on one and I applied noise with these settings:


• On top of the frames, add your tube and position how you think looks best and re-size as appropriate. Now on the paper layer that is behind the silver frame but above the leafs and mask, paste tube again, don't re-size this time unless of course your tube calls for it lol. Once happy with how she is peaking through the frame, go to the paper layer again and make that layer active. Select all, float, defloat, invert selections and on that paste tube layer hit delete. Select none. Now have that tube layer active again, select all, float, defloat, and below the tube layer add a new blank layer. Flood fill with a matching color from your tube, I used #ddb1b8. Select none. On the tube layer again, duplicate and on the copy (this should be your top tube layer) apply a guassian blur of 5 and change the blend mode to soft light and also change the opacity to 75. Now on the original tube layer, apply Xero Moodlight (screenshot of my settings below) and then change the opacity to 71 on that layer. I also applied Xero Porcelain to this layer as well.


• At this point I cropped and re-sized my tag to what I want the ending tag size to be, leaving a bit of room at the bottom as my font was quite scripty lol. Add any elements you wish to use and add your drop shadows. I used Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow, but if you don't have that one, the drop shadow in PSP will work just great too. On the main tube layer, I sharpened, duplicated and applied gaussian blur of 5 to the top copy and changed blend mode to Soft Light. On the original tube layer I applied Xero Porcelain and a drop shadow.

• Add the artist's copyright and your tagger's watermark and all that's left is to do your script. I use a light color from my tube and then did Super Blade Pro (coconut ice setting) and then created a subtle Gradient Glow with Eye Candy 4000 and then of course a blurry darker drop shadow. Hide your white background layer, optimize as a png and voila you're all done! I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on June 16, 2010, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any part that may be similar to any tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.




Sunday, June 13, 2010

This is the tag we'll be making so, here's what you'll need:

• Tube I used was by Lorenzo DiMauro which I purchased from his site. Please do not use his art without an appropriate license to do so.

• Template I made was by Rosey which you can get at her blog here thank you Rosey Posey!

• Mask I used was from Melissa, you can get it here I used mask 2.

• I used the scrapkit by Bea available here. This kit used to be PTU but is now FTU thank you Bea.

• Filters I used were: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow, Xero Porcelain.

• Font used was Bank Gothic, but use whatever font you wish.




Okay ready, let's go, make a fab tag!

• Open up Rosey's fab template, and as hers is already at 72 dpi no need to change that if you are using a PTU tube. I deleted the credits layer and also the Pixel Words layer as I just ended up not using them in this tag. Okay let's start prettying up this template. On Large Pink Circle layer, select all, float, and defloat, add a new layer and in that new layer paste paper of choice (I used paper 10) into selection on that new layer. Select none and delete the original Large Pink Circle layer. Do the same with the Large White Circle layer, this time I used paper 15.

• On Bottom Right Gray Circle, select all, float, defloat, and paste paper of choice as a new layer (I used paper 11), I re-sized down by 75%, you may need to move the paper over to cover that circle layer. Invert your selections and press delete. If all looks good, select none and delete the original Bottom Right Gray Circle layer. Repeat these same steps with the Top Left Gray Circle layer.

• On Top Right Rectangle layer, select all, float, and defloat and paste paper of choice (I used paper 16) as a new layer. Re-size down a little bit (I re-sized by about 80%), invert your selections. You may need to move the paper you are pasting over a little after re-sizing. Press delete and if happy select none and delete the original Top Right Rectangle layer. Repeat these steps for Bottom Left Rectangle as well.

• On Glitter rectangle, I changed the colors so that it was black instead of the white glitter using the manual color correction tool. Select a whitish color as the source and in the target box change it to black. Or if you prefer other color of course change it to that. You'll be able to see in the preview how it's going to come out so just keep tinkering with it until happy.

• On Left Pink Circle layer, select all, float, defloat and we are going to paste paper of choice as a new layer, but before we do that, the paper I chose (paper 4) I noticed that the black wasn't quite dark enough so on the paper, using my magic wand tool, I selected that dark gray and using my manual color correction tool I changed it to be the dark black color I wanted. It's important to not have the pink dots selected as if we don't it'll change those dots as well. Once happy select none and back on our working canvas then you can copy and paste that adjusted paper as a new layer. I re-sized mine by about 75%, inverted my selections, moved the paper to cover the layer exactly how I wanted and then pressed delete. Select none and delete the original Left Pink Circle layer. Duplicate and mirror this so that it goes over for the other side too and delete the Right Pink Circle layer.

• On Squared Square layer, select all, float, and defloat paste paper of choice (I used paper 11) and re-size to your liking. Invert selections and press delete. I changed blend mode to Dodge on this layer so that you can see those squared effects through the paper and it gives it the coordinating colors of your tag that way. On the Glitter Stars layer, I changed the color from the white to black, just like we did on the Glitter Square layer. Phew! Are template is looking really pretty now I hope?

• Paste tube of choice as a new layer, I paste it above the stars layer, see my tag for reference of appearance. Do any re-sizing if necessary, if using same tube I did, I didn't find it necessary to re-size at all. On your white background layer, add a new layer and I chose to make a gradient using the foreground-background gradient. I used the colors black and #c12f4a. Linear style with an angle of 45 and repeats of 5. Flood fill on your new blank layer and apply Melissa's fab mask (or mask of your choosing if you prefer a different one), merge layer group. At this point I also used my deform tool to pull at the sides to get the effect to show behind the template a little more.

• At this point I re-sized my whole tag by about 90%, as that is what I chose my ending size to be. That's all personal preference though, whatever you like for your tag sizes. I then applied subtle gradient glows to a few of my layers. See my tag for reference. Now decorate with elements from the kit you are using as you like. One note, I used the bling provided and colorized to make it darker but it didn't show up enough so I applied gradient glow to that one as well and I duplicated and flipped so it's above and below the Glitter Square layer. Add your drop shadows, I used Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow, but if you don't have the filter, the drop shadow within PSP works just as great.

• Sharpen your tube layer and I duplicated, applied a gaussian blur to the copy and changed blend mode to Soft Light. On the original tube layer, I applied Xero Porcelain, gives a really nice glow to her. Of course drop shadow the original tube as well. Add the artist's copyright and your tagger's watermark at this point. I always do this after re-sizing everything so it's as clear as possible. Sometimes if it doesn't stick out enough I apply a gradient glow to this as well.

• Do your name text now at this point. I used Bank Gothic and just apply all effects you like on your text. Hide the white background layer and save as a png and voila you're all done. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on June 13, 2010, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any part that may be similar to any tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.








This is the tag we'll be making and what you'll need:

• Flyaway scrapkit made by the talented Bastelgalaxy, check her blog here for places it's sold at.

• I used 2 tubes I had purchased at Barb Jensen's site. Please do not use this artist's work without a proper license to do so.

• Template 352 I used was by Missy, please go to her blog to get it. Thank you so much Missy!

• I used a mask 2 from Melissa, please check out the masks there, they are awesome!

• Now anyone that has done my tuts knows I LOVE filters, and in this one I used: Mura Meisters Cloud, Super Blade Pro (coconut ice setting), Eye Candy 4000 Glass, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow, and Xero Porcelain.

• Font used was P22 Oh Ley which I cannot share, but any font of your choice will work nicely.



Okay ready, let's go tag something purdy!

• Open up Missy's fabulous template, duplicate the original so that you can re-use again later. I changed the canvas size to 750 x 650 so we've got lots of room to work. Unhide the bottom background and flood fill white again. Delete the credits layer labeled by Missy. As her templates are already in 72 dpi no need to change that even if using PTU tubes woohooo! Okay let's get started!

• On Rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat, invert selections and paste paper of choice as a new layer (I used paper 28) and I re-sized the layer by about 85% and when happy with how it looks, press delete and select none. Delete the original Rectangle layer.

• On Glittered Circle layer, I changed the white color to a dark green color in the kit by using the manual color correction tool. Choosing a lighter color as the source and then on the target you want to have it the color you want it to end in, I chose code of #229e97, but use whatever your preference is for the tag you are making.

• On Large Circle layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new layer and on that new layer paste paper of choice into selection. I used paper 32 and then select none and delete the original Large Circle layer. Do the same with the Med Circle layer, this time I used paper 31. Complete these steps again on the Small Circle layer and that time I used paper 2.

• On Thin Rectangle 1 layer, change the color to a coordinating color in the tag. I changed the pink color to a teal color (code #229e97 again) just like before. I then applied Eye Candy 4000 Glass to this layer with the settings posted below. Do the same steps with Rectangle 2, 3, and 4 with the differing colors on 3 & 4. See my tag for reference.


• The wordart piece, you can colorize these nicely to your liking however you want but I use my magic wand to select as I go. So with your magic wand, I had mine at tolerance about 25 and feather of 0 and selected all of the black text and one exclamation point, once all are selected, I applied Super Blade Pro (coconut ice setting). I found it wasn't as shiny as I wanted so I applied Eye Candy 4000 Glass also with the same settings as above however changed the teal color to be black. You may need to play around with the 3rd tab (bevel profile) settings, use whatever you think works best. Select none. On the pink exclamation point, I used manual color correction to change the pink color to a teal color and also applied Super Blade Pro to that item. With the word "BY" I changed the pink color to a teal color, applied a nice inner bevel setting. Finally on the aqua colored hearts, I changed the color again with manual color correction tool from the aqua (source) to purple (target) and with them still selected, applied Super Blade Pro (once again with the coconut ice setting). Select none and finally, I selected the the white gradient glow that is around all of the text. Once all selected, I applied noise with the following settings:


• Okay now let's put some gradient glow around some of the edges. I applied gradient glow to all my teal layers one like this one posted below. Settings on first tab were 4, 25, 100. Use whatever works best for your tag though. Then on the purple layers, I basically reversed the colors on the gradient glow.


• Okay we gotta do something with those photo frames yet. On the polaroid on left, I used magic wand to select the white portion and then changed the color to a nice purple color using the manual color correction tool. With everything selected yet, I applied Mura Meisters Cloud with the following settings:



Select none if happy and then do the same with the other polaroid frame doing teal instead of purple. See my tag for reference. Now time to place our tubes in there of course. Using magic wand tool select inside part, invert selections and contract by 1. I do this because when we erase parts of the tube layer, it looks more seamless that way. Paste tube as new layer and arrange to your liking, re-size if necessary. Once happy with placing, grab your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang over on the bottom. Select none, duplicate tube and apply gaussian blur of 5 and change blend mode to soft light. On the bottom tube apply Xero Porcelain with the default settings. Repeat these steps on the other frame.

• Re-size your image to what you want your ending tag to be and add any elements of choice and re-sizing and positioning as you like. If you are using same kit I did there are LOADS of fabulous elements in there. At this point I also applied my drop shadows using Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow but if you don't have that filter, the drop shadow feature in PSP works just great as well. On the background layer, add a new layer. In your material palette create a gradient from your 2 main colors of the tag and flood fill on that new blank layer and apply Melissa's mask, merge layer group. I used my deform tool to stretch it just a little.

• Add the artist's copyright and your tagger's watermark to the tag and then of course your text. I used P22 Oh Ley but if you don't have that font, just use your fave scripty font of choice. Hide white background layer and save as a png and voila you're all done! I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on June 13, 2010 and absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any similarities to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Thursday, June 10, 2010


This is the tag we'll be making and what you'll need:

• Breast Cancer Awareness scrapkit made by the awesome Tracy.F it is available for purchase at her store.

• I used 3 tubes I had purchased at Zindy Zone's. Please do not use this artist's work without a proper license to do so.

• Template I used was by Tracy.F go to blog to get it. Thank you so much Tracy!

• I used a mask 196 from Insatiable Dreams, please check out the masks there, they are awesome!

• Filters I used were Tramages Tow the Line, Filter Factory E Metal Peacocks, Filter Factory G Glass Pyramids, Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow, Super Blade Pro, Eye Candy 5 Impact Perspective Shadow, Xero Porcelain, Muras Meister Copies, and Toadies What Are You. Phew! I love filters lol

• Font used was Laine Day which I cannot share, but any font of your choice will work nicely.



Okay ready, let's go, this won't be too hard I promise!

• Open up Tracy's fab template and as her dpi setting doesn't exceed 72 no need to change that if using PTU tubes woohooo! I changed canvas size to 650x650 so we have a lil more room to work. I deleted the credits layer and added a blank layer, flood filled white and sent that layer to the bottom. Let's start out by putting our tubes on the template how we want. You can use my tag as a reference. On Circle 1 layer, select all, float, defloat and paste tube as a new layer. Re-size the tube to your liking so she'll fit in there nice. Invert your selections and press delete this will remove all the excess stuff that hangs over the circle. I have the tube above the circle 1 layer but below the frame. Now as long as you have your selections nice, invert selections again so you have the circle selected and add a new layer above the circle layer (this should be below the tube layer you just added. Paste paper of choice into selection on that new layer, I used paper 20. Select none. I chose to change the blend mode to screen on this layer so that you can see the effects of Circle 1 but the color matches closer to what your tag will be. If Screen doesn't work for ya, choose a different blend mode, it may vary depending on the tones you choose for your tag. Repeat each of these steps for Circle 2 and Circle 3 layers. I used a different Zindy tube on each of them, that's all personal preference though, whatever you like for your tag.

• On the Rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat and add a new blank layer. Have a light pink color and a dark pink color in your background and foreground material palette. I used #eb6d8b as Foreground and #ffe3f5 as my background colors, chose the foreground-background gradient linear style with angle of 45 and repeats of 5. Flood fill in that new blank layer that you should have still selected. Select none and delete the original Rectangle layer. Grab your text tool and choose your fave pixel font, I used Oh La La (be sure that your anti-alias is on OFF for this as it makes the text look much clearer that way, no width, and no bold). Add a new layer above the gradient layer you just created and type text of your choice. I typed mine in font color of black and typed: Faith Love Hope Strength and put somewhere in middle of canvas, select none or promote to raster layer depending on how you do your text. Apply Mura Meisters Copies, I chose the Tiling preset and changed the Tile Gap to 2 and apply. I chose to center the text in my gradient box whatever works for your preferences. On the gradient box layer, select all, float, defloat, invert selections and then on your tiled Muras layer, press delete. That should leave your text all nice on top of that layer. I changed the blend mode of the text to Soft Light. It may vary depending on whatever colors you've chosen to use.

• On Circle Frame 1 layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new blank layer, and paste into selection paper of choice on that new layer. I used paper 1. Select none and delete original Circle Frame 1 layer. On the new pink layer you have, I applied a noise setting (Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise). I used Uniform at Noise of 50% and have Monochrome selected. Again this is all just preference, lots of noise filters out there, just use your fave! Do these steps on each of the frame layer (a total of 4 of them currently in the tag).

• On text layer, let's change the black text and make it colorful, I think Pink is a great choice! I used my manual color correction tool for this step. When you've activated that tool, change the source to be the black color by clicking on it. Click in the target box and change it to whatever color you want from your tag. I chose to use #eb6d8b and click OK. I applied a nice inner bevel to mine and then used my Eye Candy Gradient Glow 4 filter to give it a nice stand out effect for such an important message and then of course a nice drop shadow.

• Now lets use that gorgeous mask! On the white background layer, add a new layer, select all and paste a paper of choice (I used paper 3) into selection on that new layer. Select none and apply mask and merge layer group, I then re-sized by 95% and using my deform tool dragged in and out the layer until I got my most preferred result lol.

• Okay! Time to pretty it up with some filters and stuff right? On each of the filled circle layers (the papers I filled in earlier underneath each of the tubes) I applied filters of Metal Peacocks on one, Tow the Line on another and also Glass Pyramids on the last one. You can use all one filter or different, just whatever you like. At this point I also re-sized my tag to my final ending tag size. It just helps so I know how it'll look when I use the tag. After sharpening the tube layers, I applied Xero Porcelain (default settings) and then Eye Candy 5 Perspective Shadow. I also changed each of the tube layers' blend modes to Luminance (Legacy). On one of the tube layers, I did duplicate, apply gaussian blur of 5 to the copy and changed blend mode to Soft Light. What this did was darken it just a smidge. You'll get the idea by playing around with the modes.

• All that's left is do your finishing touches as I call them. First and foremost of course is add your artist's copyright and taggers watermark. I always do this step after re-sizing so it's as clear as possible. I find it sometimes helps to apply a very slight gradient glow to this layer. Helps to dell some of the stuff behind it so the © sticks out more. Then just add your elements of choice and your drop shadows. I used Glitter Swirl 3 underneath all the layers, duplicated and mirrored. Then I duplicated that one and rotated to the right by 45° and placed to my liking so it looked good. I merged the 3 glitter swirls together, and duplicated. On the bottom copy, I applied Toadies What Are You filter with the default settings. Make sure that your background and foreground are on white otherwise you may get some funky shadows.

• Now just do your text, I used Laine Day and also used Super Blade Pro (a pretty pink setting) and gradient glow with a nice drop shadow. Now you should have one very pretty tag with a very important message. I hide the white background layer so it posts nicely and save as a png. Voila you're done! I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on June 10, 2010 and absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any similarities to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

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