Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I won my first blog award..thanks to Cheri of Wild Creationz Thank you Cheri! ♥ :=) The rules of the "I love your blog" award are: 1. The winner can put the logo on her blog. 2. Link the person you received the award from. 3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs. 4. Put links of those blogs on yours. 5. Leave a message on their blog to inform them about their award. My choices for the "I love your blog" award are: 1. Christina of Whimpy Chompers Creations 2. Ali of Dezigns by Ali 3. Aquarius of Aquarius Scrapability 4. Babe of Babes Designz 5. Laura of Cinnamon Scraps 6. Missy of Divine Intentionz 7. Sunf of Urban Fairytales
I am thrilled to see so many people trying my tutorial. Thank you everyone for the positive comments. It means so much. I am presently writing a Halloween tutorial so check back soon. I had to laugh at the Love Quote of the day for today. Marriage can be heaven or hell. Sometimes I'm glad I'm still single. hee heee I thank you all for stopping by and leaving me messages. I read each and everyone! ♥
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence.
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Xero Plugin ~ Porcelain
Xenofex 2 ~ constellation if you wish to animate.
Mask BflyFlbyMask 22 found HERE. Look under Masks! Thank you!
Tube of choice. I am using the stunning work of Olivia. You can purchase a license to use her art HERE.
Ok let's get started...
Open up a new transparent image 600 x 550 pixels and flood fill white. Add a new layer, select ALL and choose a paper of choice. I used Paper 12, copy and paste into selection.
Select none. Sharpen.
Open mask in PSP, minimize. Select layers, new mask layer, scroll for Mask BflyFlbyMask 22 and click OK.
Delete mask layer on layer palette. Layers - merge group.
Set this working image aside.
Open Dreamy's Template # 3. Delete the Raster 3 (the credit layer). Mirror the Copy of Raster 3 layer!
Select Raster 2 dark grey circle layer. Select ALL, Float, Defloat, Selections ~ Modify Expand 1
and copy a paper of choice (I used paper 7 resized to 500 x 500) paste as a new layer. Selections invert and delete. Select none. Sharpen once.
Duplicate this layer and on duplicate layer change blend mode to Multiply.
Delete original grey template circle layer.
On raster 4 layer (white circle frame), select all, float, defloat and expand by 1. Copy paper of choice (I used paper 9 resized to 500 x 500). Copy and paste as a new layer. Invert selection, delete. Select none. Sharpen.
Duplicate this frame layer and on duplicate copy later change blend mode to Hard Light.
Drop shadow this circle frame layer. I used a heavy D/S of 3,7, 80, 7 blur, black.
Back to white circle layer (raster 4), with magic wand, click inside circle area and selections expand by 3, copy tube of choice and paste as a new layer. Centre as you wish. Invert selections,
delete. Select none. Delete the white frame template layer. D/S tube. I used 2,2,5, 17.38 blur, black.
To add romantic effect to tube, I used Xero Plugin ~ Porcelain softness 50, strength 128, brightness 128.
Edit, copy merged (all layers) and paste onto first working image.
Open Calla Lily flower, resize by 20% and again by 75%. Sharpen once.Copy and paste, D/S 2,2,50, 5 blur.
Place according to my reference tag.
Open fan embellishment, resize 20% and again 40%.Place as new layer on working copy and rotate 25 degrees to right. Paste appropriately. Sharpen and dropshadow as above.
Open purse embellishment, resize 20%, and 40% again. Copy.
Paste onto working image and rotate 15 degrees to left. Sharpen once and dropshadow.
Open bow 2, resize 20% and again 75%. Copy and paste on working copy. Rotate 15 degrees to right. Sharpen, dropshadow.
Add your copyright, watermark and name. Font I used is Portfolio Regular which is a pay font.
I added effect Add noise to text with setting ~ uniform 35, monochrome checked. Sharpen. Add your favorite dropshadow.
I used 2,3, 69, 5 blur.
If you don't want to animate, merge all flatten and save as a .png. Enjoy!
In PSP, delete white background layer. On masked layer, add filter Xenoflex2 ~ constellation with following settings:
Star sz 2, variation 1, density 1, overall density 1, overdrive 100, twinkle amt 55, rotation 45 degrees, keep original image checked.
Apply. Copy merged all layers. Open A/S, paste as a new animation.
Back to PSP, undo constellation effect, add constellation, click random, OK. Copy. Paste in A/S after current frame.
Back in PSP, undo constellation, add constellation, click random, OK. Copy. Paste in A/S after current frame.
View animation. If satisfied, select all, change animation properties to white opaque background. Optimize.
Save as a gif and you're done!
I hope you enjoyed my very first tutorial!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
....to Rick for all your help in getting this blog up and running. Rick is my sidekick when it comes to learning web design, coding and layouts. I have so much to learn and his ambition only drives me as well. Thanks for your precious time and patience, Rick. ♥
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Welcome to my scrap'n corner. I'm learning as I go so bear with me. I hope you enjoy the shares I soon hope to upload and send onto you. I would love to hear your feedback on anything you wish to see or anything I have offered. I'm new to all this but am anxious to get into the blogging craze. QUOTE OF THE DAY: An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. Charles Horton Cooley