Thursday, May 21, 2020

No Scraps "Life's A Circus"


Life's A Circus




This tutorial was written by me on May 21, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
Tube 108-2 by Cuddly Rigor Mortis_tube/license currently available at CDO
Template 44 by Simple Expressions (formerly Becky's Creations) 
My Word Art Below_click image, then right click and save the full size png
*I have provided both the Black/White and colored version of this word art.
You can either color it to match your chosen tube, follow the steps to color like mine, or use
the one that is already colored to match this tag. Choice is yours. :)*



Filters:
No out side filters

Fonts:
SaloonExt Th

Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill
Ctrl+A_Select All
Ctrl+C_Copy
Ctrl+E_Paste Into Selected Frame
Ctrl+M_Mirror
Ctrl+I_Flip Vertical
Ctrl+D_Select None
Ctrl+F_Float
Ctrl+Shift+F_De-float


*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):
Highlight template layer
Click on the MCCT
Set top box to original layer color
Set bottom box to new color
Click OK
If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT
WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.
Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.
This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*

There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE

Another way to color template layers:
When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,
then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,
close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS
**Close/Delete the following layers:
Credits, Beautiful, Beautiful Trim, Shadow**

Starting from bottom:
Shadow_Delete
Circle BG_#fac63f
Noise_27 Gaussian
DS_0_0_75_15_Black
Shadow_Delete
Circle Trim_#a4942e
Circle_Leave as Is
Diamond Circle_#a4942e
Noise_27 Gaussian
Frame 2 Fill_#62671e
Shadow_Leave As Is
Frame 2 Trim_#a4942e
Frame 2_#c00000
Inner Bevel_#2_20_5_3_1_0_White_315_50_30
Repeat bevel
DS_0_0_75_15_Black
Frame 1 Fill_#62671e
Effects_Texture Effects_Weave_1_10_1_Both Boxes #fff145
Move below Frame 2 Fill
Shadow_Leave As Is
Move below Frame 2 Fill
Frame Trim_#a4942e
Move below Frame 2 Fill
Frame 1_#c00000
Inner Bevel_#2_20_5_3_1_0_White_315_50_30
Repeat bevel
DS_0_0_75_15_Black
Move below Frame 2 Fill
*Layer Pallette should be_Bottom - top:
Circle BG
Circle Trim
Circle
Diamond Circle
Frame 1 Fill
Shadow
Frame Trim
Frame 1
Frame 2 Fill
Shadow
Frame 2 Trim
Frame 2*
C/P Word Art
Select the words, "life's a" and "enjoy the"
Change color to #fcb71d
Select words "circus" and "show"
Change to color #df0000
Noise_15
DS_2_5_50_5_Black
**Alternatively, you can save the color version above and just add noise**
Rotate word art Left_10
Place above Frame 2 Fill
Click "K" on keyboard, then use the nodes to adjust the word art to
fit nicely inside the frame
Click any key to remove nodes
C/P tube
Duplicate
Gaussian Blur 5
Blend Mode_Overlay
Original tube_Select all_Float_De-float_Invert
Highlight tube copy
Delete
Select none
DS_2_5_50_5_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_ SaloonExt Th_72_stroke 2 #df0000_fill #fcb71d
Repeat Inner Bevel
DS_2_5_50_5_Black
Save!

Monday, May 18, 2020

No Scraps Tutorial "Dream Of Dragons"


Dream Of Dragons







This tutorial was written by me on May 18, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
"Trail Of Wishes" tube by Carla Morrow_this tube was purchased when Ms. Morrow was selling at ADI. I don't know if/where she is selling a the moment.
"Dragon Dreams" template by me 
"Dragon Dreams" Word Art by me below_Click image, then
right click and save full size png



Filters:
Filters Unlimited 2_Paper Textures_Canvas, Fine
Mura's Meister_Cloud
Eye Candy5_Impact_Perspective Shadow
DSB Flux_Bright Noise
Eye Candy 4000_HSB Noise & Gradient Glow

Fonts:
Neural (BRK)_
  

Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill
Ctrl+A_Select All
Ctrl+C_Copy
Ctrl+E_Paste Into Selected Frame
Ctrl+M_Mirror
Ctrl+I_Flip Vertical
Ctrl+D_Select None
Ctrl+V_Paste


*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):

Highlight template layer

Click on the MCCT

Set top box to original layer color

Set bottom box to new color

Click OK

If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT

WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.

Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.

This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*



There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE



Another way to color template layers:

When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,

then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,

close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none



Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS
 


ANL
FF #564f94
Apply Mask
Oval Back_Mura's Meister Cloud:




Oval Frame_#564f94
**Add Noise_Gaussian 25
EC4000_HSB Noise:





Effects_3D Effects_Inner Bevel:






DS_0_0_100_10_Black**
Square Back_#000080
Square Frame_make a gradient:
Foreground: #eee5f5
Background: #a699df
Angle: 45
Repeats: 1
Repeat from ** to **
Vertical Lines Back_FF with Gradient
FU2_Paper Textures_Canvas, Fine_156_87
Vertical Lines Frame_#000080
Repeat from ** to **
C/P tube
Duplicate
On copy_Adjust_Blur_Gaussian 5
Blend Mode_Overlay
Original tube:
EC5_Impact_Perspective Shadow:



Magic Wand_Select the White stars on original tube
Promote to layer twice (total 3 star layers)
Select None
DSB Flux_Bright Noise_65
Repeat for each layer, clicking "MIX" each time
Close bottom 2 layers
C/P Word Art
Move to top
Change color to #a699df
Duplicate
On bottom layer:
EC4000_GG_3_25_100_ #000080
DS_2_5_50_5_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information

ANIMATING

AS
Open sparkle animation of choice
I used Simone Ani 369
Select All
Resize 75%
PSP
Copy Merged
AS
Paste As New Animation
PSP
Close top star layer
Open middle star layer
AS
Paste After Current Animation
PSP
Close
middle star layer
Open bottom star layer
Copy Merged
AS
Paste After Current Animation
Select All
Ctrl+C
Click frame 3
Paste After Current Animation
Click frame 6
Paste After Current Animation
Click frame 9
Paste After Current Animation
Click frame 12
Paste After Current Animation
You should now have 15 frames (this is how many my animation has.
You will need to duplicate until you have the same number of frames as your chosen animation)
Ctrl+A
Highlight animation
Ctrl+A
Ctrl+C
Click top of tag frames
Ctrl+A
Ctrl+E
Place where you want the animation to be
I put mine starting at the top of the "bag"
Repeat again, placing start of animation in a different spot
View Animation
If happy, proceed to next steps
If not happy, either add more sparkle or hit undo and add sparkle again until you
are happy
PSP
Name_ Neural (BRK)_24_ #4a38c2
Copy name
AS
Ctrl+V
Ctl+C
Be sure the "Propagate Paste" button in top tool bar is clicked (looks like sheets of paper)
Clack tag frames
Ctrl+A
Ctrl+E
Place name where you like and click mouse
View animation again
If happy, save!!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

No Scraps "Play Nice"


Play Nice



This tutorial was written by me on May 13, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
Tube 13-3 by Steve Baier_tube/license currently available at CDO

Filters:
Filters Unlimited 2_Paper Textures
Toadies_Blur 'em!_

Fonts:
Sleeping
Sick Capital Vice

Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill

*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):
Highlight template layer
Click on the MCCT
Set top box to original layer color
Set bottom box to new color
Click OK
If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT
WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.
Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.
This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*

There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE

Another way to color template layers:
When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,
then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,
close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS

Circle 4_#bb1821
FU2_Paper Textures_Canvas, Fine_156_87
Scalloped Circle_#000000
Rectangle 3_#800000
Circle 3_#cb5678
FU2_Paper Textures_Papyrus_66_96
Rectangle 2_#987f5b
Effects_Texture Effects_Blinds__15_Black_both Boxes Checked
Circle 2_#000000
Effects_Texture Effects_Weave_1_7_1_White_#808080_Fill Gaps Checked
Circle 1_#bb1821
Adjust_Add Noise_Gaussian 40
Rectangle 1_#000000
C/P tube placing desired part inside selction
Invert_Delete_Select none
Blend Mode_Luminance (L)
Opacity_20
Frame_Delete the credit info
Raster 1_Close/delete
C/P tube
C/P word art
Open Manual Correction Tool
Source_#eddcfa
Target_#bda172
OK
Text Tool_Sleeping_48_Black
Type "NICE"
Angle slightly and place as shown
Convert to raster
C/M
Paste As New Layer
Move to bottom
* Effects_Texture Effects_Mosaic Antique_50_50_Symmetric_70_2_50
Toadies_Blur 'em!_14_12 *
Repeat from * to *
DS template layers_0_0_75_15_Black
DS Tube_10_15_50_15_Black
DS Word Art_2_5_50_5_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_Sick Capital Vice_72_#801a62

Save!

No Scraps - "Last Word"


Last Word



This tutorial was written by me on May 13, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
"Harri" tube by Veleri_tube/license currently available at PFD
Click "Template Bundles" at top of page and scroll down to BP_Templates 101 - 110
Word Art/Saying of choice

Filters:
Penta.com_Color Dot
Eye Candy 4000_HSB Noise
Filters Unlimited 2_Paper Textures_Recycling Paper and Canvas,Fine
Eye Candy 5_Impact_Perspective Shadow and Extrude

Fonts:
An Unfortunate Event
Andry

Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill

*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):
Highlight template layer
Click on the MCCT
Set top box to original layer color
Set bottom box to new color
Click OK
If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT
WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.
Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.
This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*

There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE

Another way to color template layers:
When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,
then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,
close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS

Rotate canvas Left 90
Raster 2_ #7d0000
Penta.com_Color Dot_90_7_255_255_255
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Duplicate
Free Rotate_Left_10
Sharpen
Move to bottom
Rectangle Scallop_ #860500
Add Noise_Gaussian 40
EC 4000_HSB Noise_6_30_40_0_42_42_Smooth Lumps_Seamless Tile Checked
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Rectangle 2_ #3091b8
FU2_Paper Textures_Recycling Paper_128_87
Circle Scallop_#860500
Add Noise_Gaussian 40
EC 4000_HSB Noise_6_30_40_0_42_42_Smooth Lumps_Seamless Tile Checked
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Circle_ #001234
Rectangle 1 Background_ #860500
Add Noise_Gaussian 40
EC 4000_HSB Noise_6_30_40_0_42_42_Smooth Lumps_Seamless Tile Checked
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Rectangle 1_#185a7d
FU2_Paper Textures_Canvas,Fine_156_187
Frame Fill_#185a7d
C/P tube close up placing desired part inside selection
Invert_Delete
Select None
Blend Mode_Soft Light
Opacity_50
Frame_#e61001
Add Noise_Gaussian 40
EC 4000_HSB Noise_6_30_40_0_42_42_Smooth Lumps_Seamless Tile Checked
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
C/P tube
EC5_Impact_Perspective Shadow:
Drop Shadow_5_11.05_45_22.85_Black_Mask Selection
Text Tool_An Unfortunate Event_48_#2882aa
Duplicate
Convert bottom text to raster
Click top vector text layer
Change color to #c60101
Convert to raster
Click bottom (Blue) text layer
EC5_Impact_Extrude:
335_7_1_50_Color From Original_304_50_50
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_Andry_48_#c60101
Duplicate
Convert bottom text to raster
Click top vector text layer
Change color to #2882aa 
Convert to raster
Click bottom (Red) text layer
EC5_Impact_Extrude:
335_7_1_50_Color From Original_304_50_50
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Save!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

FTU "Sunflower Beauty"


Sunflower Beauty



This tutorial was written by me on April 26, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
"Sunflower Fairy" tube by Carolina Seabra_tube/license currently available at Queen Uriel store
"Owl Paradise" FTU scrap kit by Dreaming With Bella
My Word Art below_click image, then right click and save full size png

Filters:
Eye Candy 4000_Gradient Glow
Penta.com_Jeans

Fonts:
Sunshine

Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill

*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):
Highlight template layer
Click on the MCCT
Set top box to original layer color
Set bottom box to new color
Click OK
If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT
WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.
Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.
This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*

There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE

Another way to color template layers:
When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,
then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,
close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS

1_#ffca00
2_#005100
Effects_Texture Effects_Blinds_10_15_ #869d52_Light From Top/Left Checked
3_#240d00
Effects_Texture Effects_Weave_1_11_1_Both Boxes #ffca00_Fill Gaps Checked
4_#99b065
Duplicate
Penta.com_Jeans_21_6
Blend Mode_Multiply
5_#ffca00
Add Noise_Gaussian 20
6_Close/Delete
7_Close/Delete
8_Close/Delete
9_Close/Delete
10_#99b065
11_#003000
Add Noise_Uniform 20
Add Noise_Automatic Small Scratch Removal_0_50_Normal_Both Boxes Checked
Select All_Float_De-Float
C/P tube placing as shown
Invert_Delete_Select none
Blend Mode_Soft Light
Opacity_30
12_Close/Delete
13_Close/Delete
14_#ffca00
15_#ffca00
C/P tube
C/P the following elements, duplicating, mirroring, placing as shown:
10
47
48
50
54

DS tube and scrap elements_0_0_50_20_Black
DS each template layer_0_0_75_15_Black
C/P word art
Change color to #fdc800
Duplicate
On original_EC4000_GG_3_25_100_ #7b3300
DS_2_5_50_5_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_ Sunshine_72_Black
Save!

Friday, April 24, 2020

No Scraps Tutorial "Chocoholic"


Chocoholic




This tutorial was written by me on April 24, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
"Swinging Piggy with Doughnut" tube by Laguna_tube/license currently available at PFD
"Bunny Love" Template by TammyKat of TK Dezigns
My Word Art Below (click image, then right click and save full size png)

Filters:
Filters Unlimited 2_Paper Textures_Canvas, Fine
Xenofex 2_Crumple
Penta.com_Jeans
Eye Candy 5_Nature_Drip
Eye Candy 4000_Gradient Glow

Fonts:
Aprilliant
Big Bang!
 
Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill
  
*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):
Highlight template layer
Click on the MCCT
Set top box to original layer color
Set bottom box to new color
Click OK
If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT
WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.
Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.
This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*

There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE

Another way to color template layers:
When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,
then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,
close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS

Close/Delete the following layers:
Copyrights, 22, 35, 21, 36, 20, 37, 19, 34, 18, 33, 17,
32, 16, 31, 11, 30, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
Small Pink Splatter

Crop to 700 x600

Large Purple Splatter_#fa3e74
Large Pink Splatter_#ff8093
Easter_#ff8093
Filters Unlimited 2_Paper Textures_Canvas, Fine_156_87
Layer 9_#ffaaae
Free Rotate Left 90_Mirror_Flip_move below "Easter" layer
"K" and use nodes to shrink slightly
Position as shown
Xenofex 2_Crumple_12_5_Distort Image_60_58_19.47_51.20_White_50_8139
Text Tool_Aprilliant_14_Black
Type "I'm a Siggy Piggy Chocoholic!"
Convert to raster
Place text on second line of paper
*Duplicate text and place this on next line down*
Repeat from * to * until you have text covering paper to your liking
Merge all text layers together
Opacity_50
Layer 25_#8a590d
Layer 15_#ff8093
Add Noise_Uniform 20
Adjust_Add/Remove Noise_Automatic Small Scratch Removal_0_50_Normal_Both Boxes Checked
Layer 13_#fa3e74
Effects_Texture Effects_Weave_1_8_1_Both Boxes #ffbcbe_Fill Gaps Checked
Layer 27 Copy_#332500
Layer 24_#ad440f    
Duplicate
Move to top and place at bottom right corner of layer 6 as shown
Layer 26_#ffbcbe
Duplicate
Penta.com_Jeans_43_6
Blend Mode_Multiply
Layer 29_#ff8093
Add Noise-Gaussian 35
Layer 6_#332500
Select All_Float_De-Float
C/P tube placing so part you like is inside selected area
Invert_Delete_Select none
Blend Mode_Soft Light
Opacity_50
DS all template layers except layer 6_0_0_65_10_Black
C/P the "Chocoholic" part of the word art
Duplicate
On original word layer_EC4000_GG_3_25_100_#ff8093
Add Noise_Uniform 35
DS_2_3_65_5_Black
C/P the other wording from word art
Change color to #fa3e74
Repeat DS
Place as shown
C/P tube placing to the left
DS_0_0_65_25_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_ Big Bang!_100_ #fa3e74
DS_2_3_65_5_Black
Save!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Desktop Snags_Childhood Cancer Awareness

Desktop Awareness Snags

Here are a few desktops I made. They are all 1920x1080 pixels. 
Please don't change the names, claim as your own, share, or tear apart. 
Thanks!!

~~Click image, then right click and save full size jpg~~



 *~*~Childhood Cancer Awareness~*~*
*This desktop was made with the following:

"Leprechaun Bunny" tube by Laguna_tubes/license currently available at PFD


Desktop Snags_Easter

Here are a few desktops I made. They are all 1920x1080 pixels. 
Please don't change the names, claim as your own, share, or tear apart. 
Thanks!!

~~Click image, then right click and save full size jpg~~


*This desktop was made using the following:
Tube 44-2 by Alena Lazareva_tube/license currently available at CDO
Big Mask 19 by Vix



*This desktop was made with the following:
"Cutie" tube by Alehandra Vanhek_tube/license currently available at S&CO







FTU Tutorial "Lazareva's Garden"


Lazareva's Garden



This tutorial was written by me on March 14, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
Tube 44-2 by Alena Lazareva_tube/license currently available at CDO

Filters:
None

Fonts:
Sleeper


Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill


STEPS

Open blank 650x650 canvas
ANL
Select All
C/P paper 14 into selection
Select none
Apply Mask
C/P the following elements, duplicating, mirroring, sharpening, placing as shown:
Birdcage
Butterflies
Fence
Flowers 2
Flowers 3
Flowers 5
Glitter (only wanted the bottom portion of this, so I selected and deleted what I did not want showing)
Grass
Pearls
Rose Tree
Spray
Swirl 1
C/P tube
DS all layers_0_0_50_10_Black
Back to mask layer...I did not like how the bottom part of the mask looked on this tag, so I selected from bottom of fence down_delete_select none
Duplicate_Flip_move down slightly
Now select from bottom of fence UP_delete_select none
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_Sleeper_100_stroke 1 #a582c8_Fill Black
DS_2_3_50_5_Black
Save!

No Scraps Tut - 'Hoppin' St. Patrick's Day"

Hoppin' St. Patrick's Day



This tutorial was written by me on March 14, 2020  using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
"T44_The Frog" tube by Toosh Toosh_tube/license currently availble at Toosh's store

Filters:
Filters Unlimited 2_Paper Textures
Penta.com_Color Dot
Eye Candy 4000_Gradient Glow

Fonts:
Comic Sans
Sexy Sara

Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill


*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):
Highlight template layer
Click on the MCCT
Set top box to original layer color
Set bottom box to new color
Click OK
If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT
WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.
Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.
This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*

There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE

Another way to color template layers:
When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,
then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,
close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS

1_ #688400
FU2_Paper Textures_Canvas, Fine_156_87
2_ #165d5f
FU2_Paper Textures_Canvas, Fine_156_87
3_ #93c956
FU2_Paper Textures_Striped, Fine_31_87
4_ #165d5f
5_ #cdd56d
Effects_Texture Effects_Blinds_7_10_Black_Light from top/left checked
6_ #7d8241
Penta.com_Color Dot_90_7_255_255_255
7_ #165d5f
8_ #359da1
9_ #165d5f
10_ #93c956
11_ #cdd56d
12_ #93c956
13_ #cdd56d
Effects_Texture Effects_Fine Leather_ #dcdcdc_235_4_255_94_3
14_Duplicate
On original_EC4000_GG_3_25_100_ #b9d55d
Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 28
DS_2_3_50_5_Black
Text Tool_Comic Sans_28_ #b9d55d
Type out "Have a hoppin' good"
Place above layer 14 as shown
Convert to raster
Duplicate
On original_ On original_EC4000_GG_3_25_100_ #3b9c00
Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 28
DS_2_3_50_5_Black
DS each layer_0_0_75_10_Black
C/P tube
DS each layer_0_0_75_10_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_ Sexy Sara_100_ #008000
DS_2_2_75_5_Black

Save!

Friday, February 28, 2020

No Scraps Forum - "Jello-va Good Time!"

Jello-va Good Time!





This tutorial was written by me on February 28, 2020 using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:
"91-3" tube by Cuddly Rigor Mortis - tube/license currently available at CDO
Template 69 by Missy of Divine Intentionz (Individual download link isn't working, but if you look on left side under "Templates" there is a link to download all of Missy's templates)
Mask of choice (I used Becky's Mask 23 but sadly, her masks are no longer available)

Filters:
No Outside Filters Needed

Fonts:
Vino Bianco ITC
Cherio


Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill


*When working with templates, I use the Manual Color Correction Tool (MCCT):
Highlight template layer
Click on the MCCT
Set top box to original layer color
Set bottom box to new color
Click OK
If you want to use the same color with different shades, simply click each template layer and apply the MCCT
WITHOUT changing the bottom color. This usually works giving each layer a different shade of the same color.
Occasionally you will find a template that this will not work on tho, so in that case simply change the colors each time.
This works great on templates with different shades of Gray and Black.*

There is a great mini-tut on how to use the MCCT by Justfi HERE

Another way to color template layers:
When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,
then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,
close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

Try it out and see what works for you.

STEPS
ANL to bottom
FF #004e2a
Apply Mask
Circle_#193c1e
Effects_Texture Effects_Weave_1_8_1_both boxes #82c95d
Thin Rectangles1_#348b06
Effects_Texture Effects_Blinds_2_35_#82c95d_Both Boxes Checked
Thin Rectangles2_#82c95d
Adjust_Add Noise_Random 10
Frame Background_#193c1e
While Selected, C/P tube placing the part you like inside selection
Invert_Delete_Invert
Effects_Art Media Effects_Brush Strokes:
Blend Mode_Soft Light
Select none
Frame_#ff0000
Adjust_Add Noise_Gaussian 55
C/P each tube, placing as shown
DS each layer except frame back_0_0_100_10_Black
Text Tool_Vino Bianco ITC_30_Black
Type out wording of choice, placing on lines as shown
Convert to raster

Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_Cherio_72_#ff0000
DS_2_3_65_5_Black
Save!

No Scraps Forum - "Dragon's Green"

Dragon's Green





This tutorial was written by me on 02-28-2020, using my own ideas.
Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX/PSPX6 but can be done in any version.

SUPPLIES:

"Spinach Dragon" (CDO tube 3-3)  by Stanley Morrison - tube/license currently available at CDO
My Word Art below_click image, then right click and save the full size png
Shamrock Pre-Set Shape of choice

Filters:
Mehdi_Weaver
Carolaine and Sensibility_CS_Dots
Toadies_Rasterline
Mura's Meister_Copies
Eye Candy 4000_Gradient Glow

Fonts:
Jane Doe


Abbreviations:
DS_Drop Shadow
ANL_Add New Layer
EC_Eye Candy
GG_Gradient Glow
AS_Animation Shop
C/P_Copy and Paste
FF_Flood Fill


Open blank 600x300 canvas
C/P tube several times, placing to cover canvas
Merge tubes together
Adjust_Blur_Motion Blur_85_100
Duplicate
Mehdi_Weaver_150-300_170
Carolaine and Sensibility_CS_Dots_Default
Highlight original blur layer
Bring to top
Toadies_Rasterline_243_255_244_6_211
Blend Mode_Soft Light
Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 20
Pre-Set Shape_Rectangle_Stroke Null_Fill #193102
Draw a narrow strip across bottom of canvas
Convert to raster
Pre-Set Shape_Shamrock shape of choice_Stroke 2 #398714_Fill #6eb50e
Draw a medium sized Shamrock
Object_Align_Center Of Canvas
Convert to raster
Select All_Float_De-Float
Contract 2
Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 45
DS_2_3_50_5_Black
Duplicate
Original Shamrock_Mura's Meister_Copies_Wallpaper (perspective)_Default
Blend Mode_Soft Light
Highlight Shamrock copy
Re-Size so it fits nicely at end of Dark Green strip
Sharpen
Duplicate_Mirror
C/P tube
Sharpen
Duplicate
Original Tube_Adjust_Blur_Gaussian 5
Blend Mode_Difference
C/P word art
Selection Tool_Point To Point_Select around the words "Top O' The"
Promote to layer twice
Selections_Invert
Highlight original word art_Promote to layer twice
Select None
Close/delete original word art
Highlight the bottom promoted "Top O The" word layer
EC4000_GG_3_25_100_ #6eb50e
Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 30
DS_2_3_50_5_Black
Highlight top  promoted "Top O The" word layer
Change color to #6e7801
Highlight the bottom promoted "Morning" word layer
EC4000_GG_3_25_100_ #549217
Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 30
DS_2_3_50_5_Black
Highlight top  promoted "Morning" word layer
Change color to #6eb50e
ANL to top
FF #193102
Select All_Selections_Modify_Contract 2_Delete_Select none
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_ JaneDoe_48_ #6eb50e
Save!!