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June 27, 2013

Tutorial - Enchanted Meadow

This tutorial was written by me with Paint Shop Pro X, and any similarities to other tutorials is purely coincidence and unintentional.
Please feel free to use my tutorials in any groups, but please link back to my blog, do not copy any portion of the tutorial or claim as your own.
The tutorial was written with the presumption you have of a good knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
Supplies Needed:
Tube by Alex Prihodko, purchased at Pics For Design.
You must have a license to use this tube.
FTU Scrapkit called Enchanted Meadow by Inzpired Creationz, available here.
Font: Oliver Tue Les Fourmis
Mask by Designs by Vaybs, here.
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Let's Get Started!
Just a couple notes:

For all elements that you resize, sharpen with Unsharp Mask using the following settings:

Radius: 3
Strength: 30
Clipping: 3
Luminance: unchecked

Open a new image 650 x 650 and flood fill with white.

Create new layer.
Selections --> Select All, open Paper 6 and Paste into Selection.
Apply mask DBV Mask 80.  Merge group.
 See my tag for help with placement of the elements.

Open Grass 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 95%, sharpen.  Place near the bottom of the mask.

Open Grass Sprig, copy and paste as new layer, resize by 60%, sharpen.  Place in the middle, just off centre to the left.  Duplicate and mirror.
Again, copy and paste Grass Spring as a new layer, resize by 60%, sharpen.  Place to the left, slightly lower than the first sprig.  Duplicate and mirror.

Open Mushrooms 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 60%, sharpen.  Place to the bottom left (but not all the way to the left, not quite all the way to the left, leave some space).  Duplicate and mirror.
Again, copy and paste Mushrooms 1 as a new layer.  Resize by 40%, sharpen, and place to the bottom right.  Duplicate and mirror.

Open Flowers 43, copy and paste as new layer, and resize by 45%, sharpen.  Place to the bottom right.  Duplicate and mirror.

Open Scattered Dots, copy and paste as a new layer just above the mask layer.  Resize by 85%, sharpen.  Place near the top.

Open Sparkles 1, copy and paste as a new layer, above Scattered Dots, resize by 80%, sharpen.  Place to your liking (see my tag).

Open Sparkles 2, copy and paste as a new layer, above Sparkles 1, resize by 80%, sharpen.  Place to your liking (see my tag).

Open Owl, copy and paste as a new layer, above all layers.  Resize by 27%, sharpen and place to the bottom right.

Open Mushroom 2, copy and paste as a new layer.  Resize by 25%, sharpen, and place just to the left of the Owl.

Open Mushrooms 2, copy and paste as a new layer, above all layers.  Resize by 25%, sharpen, and place to the bottom left.

Open Lantern 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 30% and sharpen.  Place to the left of Mushrooms 2.

Open Jar 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 17% and sharpen.  Place in front of Mushrooms 2.

Open Frog, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 17% and sharpen.  Place in front of the Jar and Mushrooms 2.

Apply a Drop Shadow to all elements except your mask, Scattered Dots, Sparkles 1 and Sparkles 2, using the following settings:

Vertical: 3
Horizontal: 3
Opacity: 35
Blur: 4
Color: Black

Copy and paste your tube as the top layer.  Resize by 32% (or other, depending on the tube that you use), sharpen.  Move the tube layer below some of the layers, so it's placed behind some of the elements, to your liking.

Duplicate your tube layer, and apply a Gaussian blur with a radius of 5 to the duplicate tube layer.  Now select the original tube layer, hit Selections --> Select All, Selections --> Float, then Selections --> Invert.  Now select your duplicated tube layer, and hit Delete.  Go to Selections --> Select None.  To your duplicated tube layer change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.  Duplicate this layer, change the Blend Mode to Screen and reduce the Opacity to about 30%.  Merge these 3 layers, and apply a Drop Shadow (the same as above).
(Note: When you merge, make sure you merge the original tube layer and the first duplicated tube layer first, then merge the second duplicated tube layer last.)

Add your copyright.
Add your name.
Hide or delete the white background layer.
Save as png.
  
You're done!
I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial!
I'd love to see your tags, so please feel free to email me your results :)

~Allison~
June 23, 2013

Tag Show Off

I have 2 more tags to show off tonight, again both made using templates by Dee, which you can download here.
For the first tag I used the beautiful artwork of Zlata M, available at PFD, and an awesome kit by Kristin Aagard called Stars and Stripes, available at Scrap Orchard.


For the second tag I used the fantastic artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, available here and a great kit by Tamie called USA Girl, available at her store, Dreams-n-Digital.


~Allison~
June 22, 2013

She Sparkles Forum Set Tutorial

This isn't a new tutorial, it's one I made for the Creative Addictions Forum a while back as a mystery tutorial, and thought I'd post a link to it here.
The tutorial is hosted at the Creative Addictions Forum.
The tutorial section of the forum is open to everyone, you don't have to be a member.
But if you like what you see, please feel free to join our group...we're a friendly bunch, and have lots to offer!

Here's the link:


And here's a few sets that I made using the tutorial:




 



~Allison~
June 20, 2013

Tag Show Off

It seems I've been in a Patriotic mood this week lol
Dee of Dees'Sign Depot has made some awesome templates, for US Independence Day, and Canada Day.
Thanks so much Dee, your templates are fantastic!!
You can download Dee's templates here and here.
Since I'm Canadian I started with Dee's Canada templates.
This first one I took literally lol spent ages looking for a tube with a girl wearing red with beer, then found a scrapkit with a beaver!
Made this using a gorgeous tube by Archie Dickens, available at CDO, and a fab kit by The Nitwit Collection called In The Woods, available here.


This next tag was made with a tube by Elias Chatzoudis, available here.


Finally, I made a tag for my US friends using one of Dee's US templates, a gorgeous tube by Bam Bam, available at CDO and an awesome kit by Kristin Aagard called Stars and Stripes, available at Scrap Orchard.

~Allison~
June 16, 2013

Tag Show Off

I have 2 new tags to show off tonight.
This first one I made for this weekend's SATC contest, using a fab template by Dee of Dees'Sign Depot (made specifically for the SATC contest) and an awesome tube by Jose Cano, available at SATC.


This next tag was made with the gorgeous artwork of Alex Prihodko available at PFD and a beautiful kit by Disturbed Scraps called Underwater Song available at SATC.

~Allison~
June 10, 2013

Tag Show Off

I guess I was on a mermaid kick yesterday lol
I made 2 tags with mermaids...and will likely make more :)

This set I made as a member request in a forum that I belong to, using a cute mermaid by Elias Chatzoudis, available here, and a gorgeous kit by Pavlinka called Take Me To The Beach, available at Scrapbook Graphics.



This next set I made using a gorgeous tube by Misticheskaya available at SATC, and a beautiful kit by Florju called Sea Adventure available here.




~Allison~
June 09, 2013

Tag Show Off

I have a few tags to show off today.
First, one using this fab template from Dees'Sign Depot.  Dee makes the greatest kits and templates!
I used this adorable bonus tube by Caron Vinson, available at CDO, and a beautiful kit by Moosscrap's Designs available here.


This next tag I made with the beautiful artwork of Selina Fenech available and a gorgeous Inspired By kit by LadyHawwk Designs, both available at CDO.

Finally, this bright and colourful tag was made using the awesome artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, available at Elias Art Shop, and a beautiful kit called On The Bright Side by Kay Miller Designs, available here.


~Allison~
June 03, 2013

Template and Tag Show Off

I've been meaning to make a tag with this cute tube and kit for weeks, and finally got around to it tonight.  But first I made a simple template to use for it.
You can download the template here.

And here's the tag I made with the template, using an adorable tube from Maryline Cazenave, and a fabulous Inspired By kit from Dee Mastrangelo, both available at CDO.

~Allison~

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