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Saturday, October 29, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on October 28th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Melissa Dawn
This is a Limited Edition Tube only available until October 31st, 2011
You can find that HERE along with all of her gorgeous work.


Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “Too cute to spook” by Kikeka Kits.
You can purchase that for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask_6 by ChiChi Designs
You can snag that from HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Clarity
Xero – Porcelain


~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open Frame02
Copy and Paste onto your canvas and scale down to 65%
I added a bit of a bevel and an outer glow to mine as well as a drop shadow.

Open Paper09
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas and move this layer below your frame.
Use your magic wand and select inside of your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection and on the paper layer, press delete.

Open Paper07
Resize to 600px by 600px
Move this below your frame paper background and apply your mask here.

Now go to your tubes.
Select the one you would like on the outside of your frame.
I used the one titled “1”
Position and resize to your liking.

Filter → Xero → Clarity
All at Default.

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, slide that all the way to the left to 0.
Add a drop Shadow.

Now Go back to your tube and Copy and Paste Just the cat with wing (the one titled “4”) onto your canvas
Resize and position over the other tube so it looks like it's part of it
Once it's perfect do the same two filters as you did before.
Add an outerglow to this layer as well as a drop shadow.

Now we're going to go back to our tube and Get the kitten without the wing (layer “5”) and copy and paste it into your canvas.
Move this layer in between your frame and the paper frame background layers.
I flipped mine horizontally and then resize and reposition to your liking.
Once you have that, Ctrl + Click on your frame background paper thumbnail
Invert the selection and then on your new tube layer we've been working with press delete.
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Duplicate this layer.

On the new layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, Radius of 5
Change the blend mode to overlay

Now we're just going to embellish a bit.
Do so to your liking and add drop shadow of choice.
Resize and position as you'd like to as well.

I used the following:

~ Between the mask and frame background layers~
String01 (no drop shadow)

~Above the frame but below the tube with the pumkins and light~
lollipop01
candy06
flower07
flower08
flower06
flower06
bow02
candy01

~Above the top tube layer~
Spider (I also added a bit of an outer glow here)
bow01
flower08

Add your name to your tag.

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked.

Resize the image if you'd like to.

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright info here!!

If you're not wanting to animate then hide the white background layer and save as a .png and you're done!

If you want to animate lets get started.

Go to your spider layer.
Duplicate it and “nudge” it 10 times. (with your move tool selected tap the up arrow key 10 times)

Duplicate this layer and nudge it 10 times, if you need to erase the bits of the string that extend above the bow and flower.

Duplicate again and nudge 10 times, erase the string.

I did this 9 times so that I have a total of 10 spider frames.

Now we're going to go to our tube image with the lightpost.
Zoom in a bit so we can see it well.
I used the polygonal lasso tool to select all the yellow parts of the post.
Ctrl+C
Ctrl+V
Duplicate the new layer.
On the original copied layer
Image → Adjustments → Black and White, just use the default settings.

Now hide all of the spider layers except the original spider you added.

Now we're going to go to our animation window.
(window → Animation)

I have my delay set to .15 seconds set to go forever.

Add a new animation layer.
Hide the original spider and unhide the first spider layer.
Go to your yellow light post pane layer and change the opacity of this one to 90%

Add a new layer in the animation window
Hide the spider you're one and unhide the next one up and change the opacity to 80%

Keep adding new layers and change the spider to the next one up and lowering the opacity by 10%
When you get to 0% you're going to start lowering your spider back down.

Once you get back to 80% your spider should be at the lowest point again so on the last animation layer only change the opacity of the flame layer to 90%

I ended with a total of 20 frames.

Press play to see your animation at work.

If you're happy with what you've done the save as a .gif and you're done!

Thank you for trying my tut!
I'd love to see any tags made from it!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Thanks again and Huge hugs!
Ashly

Here is the non animated version!
~Click Sample to see at full size~

Friday, October 28, 2011

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This Tutorial was written on October 28th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Wendy Gerber
You must purchase a license to use her work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “PSP Asylum” by Alika's Scraps
This is a FTU Kit you can download HERE
Make sure you take a look around to see everything she has to offer while you're there and let her know you snagged the kit.
You'll also need some sparkles of choice. I got mine from another FTU kit by Alika. It's her exclusive on facebook for liking her page :)

Mask of Choice
I am using BigMask001 by Vix
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Radiance


~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open as34
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Scale down to 90%
Add a drop shadow of choice.

Open aspaper03
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Drag below your frame.
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame.
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 5
Invert your selection
On your paper layer press delete.
Deselect.

Open aspaper04
Resize to 600px by 600px
Drag below your frame background
Add your mask here.

Go to your tube and get your close up image.
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
This is going to be between your frame and your frame background layer
Resize and position to your liking.
I also flipped mine horizontally
Ctrl + Click your frame background thumbnail in the layers pallate (select it)
Invert the selection (ctrl + I)
and on the tube layer press delete.
Change the blend mode to luminosity and opacity to 80%
Duplicate this layer
On the new layer.
Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur, Radius of 5
Change the blend mode to darken and the opacity to 70%

Go back to your tube and select the fully body one.
Copy and paste it onto your canvas.
This is going to be the top most layer for now.
Resize and position to your liking.
Add a drop shadow.

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, slide all the way to the left to 0.

Filter → Xero → Radiance
Something subtle that just brightens it up a bit.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mas
All at default

Now we're just going to embellish to our liking.
Add your drop shadows and resize, rotate and position.
I used the following:

~Above the mask layer but below the frame background~
as05
as05
as01
as01
as27
add your sparkles here on the left side, I didn't add a drop shadow to mine
as03
as04 (no drop shadow here)
as15 (I erased a bit at the bottom)
as100
as20 (no drop shadow)
as20 (no drop shadow)
as20 (no drop shadow)
as101
Add a new layer, take a hard brush size 1 and on this new layer click on the top of the spiders abdomen and she click shift while the mouse is still pressed and drag your line up so that it goes up just a little ways and then release both at the same time. Now drag this layer so it's below the spider.

~Above your top tube layer~
as22
as43
as96
as70
as103
as64
add your sparkle here again but on the right side, no drop shadow on mine again
as42 (I also added a red outer glow to mine here)
as107 (make sure the end of the spider's string is covered here)
as43
as82
as90
as90
as96
as96

Add your name to your tag.

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you want to

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright info to the tag.

If you're happy with what you've done and don't want to animate hide the bottom white layer and then save as a .png and you're done.

If you want to animate lets keep going :)

~Animation~

Find your spider layer and have it selected in your layer pallate.
Go to your animation window (Window → Animation)
My delay is set at .15 seconds to repeat forever.
Add a new animation layer.
Now with your spider layer selected, click on your move tool and then nudge your image of the spider 5 times (click the up arrow 5 times)

Add a new animation layer and nudge it 5 more times

Add a new layer and nudge it the same amount again, do this until your spider has reached the peak of how high you want it to go. (I did 5 frames so nudged it 4 times)

Add two more of the peak frames and don't change them.

Then add a new layer and nudge the spider back down 5 times.

Keep doing this until it's back to it's original position.

I actually went one time past the original position.

With your lowest point add two more frames to it....if you go to your original just add one more of the last frame.

Press play to see your animation at work.

If you're happy with what you've done the save as a .gif and you're done!

Thank you for trying my tut!
I'd love to see any tags made from it!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Thanks again and Huge hugs!
Ashly

Here is the non animated version!
~~Click on the sample to view full size~


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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This Tutorial was written on October 26th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Misticheskaya
You must purchase a license to use their work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “Autumn Desire” by Alika's Scraps
This is a FTU Kit You just have to go to her facebook page HERE
click like and then on the left hand side click on exclusive and it'll pop up, you click on it to download.

Mask of Choice
I am using AutumnSplendor by Tonya
It's an exclusive on the Creative Misfits blog
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Radiance


~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open as46
Copy and paste onto your canvas and scale down to 70%
add a drop shadow

Open Paper03
Resize to 600px x 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Drag below your frame layer.
Use your magic wand and select inside the two frames
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 4
Invert the selection and on the paper layer, press delete
Deselect.

Open your tube up.
Choose the layers you want showing (I went with the green)
Hide the others, including the background and merge visible
Copy and paste the merged layer onto your canvas.
Resize and position to your liking.
Add a drop shadow

Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, slide all the way to the left to 0.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radiance
Something Sublte that just brightens the tube up a bit.

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp mask
All at default.

Paste your tube layer again and put just her face in the one frame, resize how you want it.
Ctrl + Click the thumbnail in the layers of your frame background, invert the selection
On your close up tube layer, press delete.
Erase any bit that may be hanging over into the other frame.
Change the Blend mode of this layer to Luminosity and the opacity at 80%
Duplicate the layer
Change the blend mode to Vivid light and leave the opacity at 80%

Add your tube to the other side of the frame just like you did last time just make it smaller
I acutally added it twice and deleted the extras like before
Then changed the blend mode to overlay.

Now Go down to your white background layer and click on that layer and then add a new layer
Flood fill with a color of your choice that compliments your tube.
I did #001b06
Apply your mask to this layer.
Then take your eliptical tool and have is set to a feather of about 25px.
Draw out a selection, and then invert the selection and on the mask layer press delete.

Now we're going to embellish.
Do so to your liking, you can use mine as an example.

I used the following with a dropshadow (unless otherwise stated)
Resized and rotated as you want.

~Between the Mask layer and the frame background layer~
as38 (no dropshadow)
as 38 (no dropshadow)
as42
as41
as59
as67 (no dropshadow)
as67 (no dropshadow)
as09
as62
~Above the tubes in the frames but below the frame layer
as15 (opacity at 50%, no drop shadow)
Duplicate this and repositioned

~Above the top tube layer~
as58
as57
as25
as07
as64
as05
as13
as13
as19
as19

Add your name to your tag

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you want to

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright info to the tag.

If you're happy with what you've done hide the bottom white layer and then save as a .png
and You're done!

Thank you for trying my tut!
I'd love to see any tags made from it!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Thanks again and Huge hugs!
Ashly

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This Tutorial was written on October 25th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
This tutorial will work best if you have one that has a close up as well as a half body
You must purchase a license to use his work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “Halloween Town” by Designs by Sarah
You can find this kit for purchase HERE
This is part of a mix and match collab so if you want more to work with be sure to check out TammyKat's Potion but, I am just using Sarah's part :)

Mask of Choice
I am using Exclusive#2 by WitchysHeart it's an exclusive for Creative Misfits
Which you can get on their blog.
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Radiance


~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open Frame2
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Scale down to 80% and rotate -15 degrees

Open Frame1
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Scale down to 65%

Arrange the frames similar to mine on your canvas.

Open pp6
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas and move this layer below your frames
Take your magic wand tool and select inside of each of your frames
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete

Go to your tube and copy and paste the close up onto your canvas.
This is going to go between your frames and your frame paper background.
I flipped mine horizontally as well.
Resize and reposition to your liking
Once you're happy with all of that, Ctrl + Click on the thumbnail for you frame paper background
Invert the selection and on the tube layer press delete.
Deselect and then erase any parts that are extending into the circle frame.

Filer ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
all at default except the blue channel, slide that all the way to the left to 0.
Change the blend mode of this layer to Luminosity and the opacity to 80%
Duplicate this layer.
On the new tube layer
Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blue, radius of 5
Change the blend mode to Hard Light and the Opacity to 50%

Go to your tube again and copy and paste the half body onto your canvas.
Resize and reposition so that it looks like she's coming out of the circle frame.
Once that's where you'd like it duplicate this layer.
Hide the top one and drag the layer below your circle frame only.
Erase any parts that may be sticking outside of the circle
Add a drop shadow to this layer.

Now go back up to your top tube of this layer and unhide it.
It should be your top layer at this point.
Erase any parts that are hanging over the frame.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
Click okay since it's the same settings as we used before.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radiance
Something that is subtle but that will brighten the tube back up a bit
I used the following: 33, 36, 115, 46

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
All at default settings.

Add a drop shadow to each of your tube layers.

Open pp1
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Add your mask here.

Now we're going to embellish the tag.
Do this to your liking.
Resized and Drop Shadow of choice as well.

I used the following in this order:
~Between the Mask Layer and Frame paper background layer~
beads spills1 (no drop shadow)
Beads spills1 (I erased the leaves of this one, no drop shadow)
Duplicated the last Beads spills1 and repositioned
Spooky Tree 2 (I flipped this horizontally)
crecent moon

~Above the circle frame layer but below the top tube layer~
button
Hanger 1 (I erased a bit of the top and the metal clasp)
crossbones
bat
tag 2 ( I erased the 'tag' part so that I just had a bit of the string and then what didn't look right on there on the tag)

~Above the top tube layer~
cauldron
jack o lantern
crossbones
WA 2 (I also added an outer glow here)
ghost 2

Add your name to your tag

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright info to the tag.

If you're happy with what you've done hide the bottom white layer and then save as a .png
and You're done!

Now if you want to animate....you're not quite done yet :)
Onto the animation!

Use your rectangle marquee to select an area around the bubbles of the cauldron (make sure you're working on this layer)

Copy and paste, deselect.

Zoom in and take your eraser tool to erase the extra cauldron bits around the bubbles. (I hid my original cauldron layer so I could see what I was doing more)
Once you have the bubbles free standing nudge them back into black and then select them and on your original cauldron layer press delete.

Add an outer glow to your bubbles.
Duplicate this layer.

Move the Duplicated layer to the left just a bit.
Duplicate this layer

Move this new layer to the right and up a bit.
Duplicate this layer

Move this new layer up and to the left
Duplicate this layer

Move this new layer up and to the right
Duplicate this layer

Move this new layer to the left and down just a bit.

Now we're going to go to our animation window (Window ---> Animation)
Make sure it's set to repeat forever and with a delay of .15 seconds

Now hide all but the first layer.
Add a new animation layer, unhide the second layer
Add a new animation layer, unhide the third layer here
Add a new animation layer, unhide the fourth layer here
Add a new animation layer, unhide the fifth layer here
Add a new animation layer, unhide the sixth layer here
Add a new animation layer, hide the sixth layer again
Add a new animation layer, hide the fifth layer again
Add a new animation layer, hide the fourth layer again
Add a new animation layer, hide the third layer again

Press play to see your animation go.
If you're happy with it then save as a .gif and you're done!

Thank you for trying my tut!
I'd love to see any tags made from it!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Thanks again and Huge hugs!
Ashly

~Here is the unanimated version, be sure to click on it to see it at full size~
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
 ~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on October 25th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of zebrush
You must purchase a license to use their work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a FTU Sampler called “Purple Passion” by ChiChi Designs
You can download this kit HERE
While you're there be sure to take a look around at all she has to offer, you won't be disappointed.

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask62 by Weescotlass
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Radiance
MuRa's Meister - Copies

~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open Frame.
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Scale down to 44%
Duplicate twice and arrange them the way you'd like to.
Use mine as an example.

Open Paper19
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Move below your three frame layers
Use the magic wand to select inside the three frames
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 4
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete.
Deselect.

Copy and Paste your tube onto your canvas.
Move this layer below your frame background layer
Filter ---> MuRa's Meister ---> Copies
Wallpapaer (Rotate)
All at default settings.

Filter ---> Blur ---> Radial Blur
Amount – 100
Blur Method – Zoom
Quality – Good

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Sharpen Edges
Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Sharpen Edges
Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Sharpen Edges

Add your mask to this layer.

Go back to your frames and erase the parts that wouldn't be visible if you were looking at real frames.
Merge those three layers together.
Add a drop shadow to the one merged layer.

Copy and paste your tube onto your canvas again.
Move it to where you want it and resize to your liking as well.
Once you have that, duplicate this layer.
Hide the top tube layer for now and move the bottom layer below your frames in the layers pallate.
Erase any bits that are outside of the frame that you don't want seen.
Add a drop shadow to this layer.

Go back up to the top tube layer.
Erase the parts of the legs that are over the frames.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All a default except the blue channel, slide all the way to left to 0.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radiance
Something subtle that'll brighten the tube back up.

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Copy and paste your tube onto your canvas again.
Position this layer under the frames as well.
Edit ---> Transform ---> Flip Horizontal
Resize and position to your liking.
Ctrl + Click the thumbnail of the frame paper background.
Invert he selection and on the new tube layer press delete.
Change the blend mode to luminostiy.
Duplicate this layer.
Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur
Radius of 5
Change the blend mode to overlay.
Lower the opacity of the bottom of these two layers to 50%

Now we're going to embellish the tag.
Do this to your liking and with a drop shadow of choice.

I used the following in this order:

Above the mask layer below the frame background layer:
EL1 (no drop shadow)
String
Leaves (I erased just a bit of the stem that was sticking out of the top of the frame)
Ribbon
Flower

Above the Frames Below the top tube layer:
Sparkles (no drop shadow)

Above the top tube layer:
FlowerString
Butterfly (color inverted and used below the flower to look like leaves)
Flower
Flower
Flower
Butterfly (I added an outerglow)
FlowerString (I erased a bit of the string dangling down)
Butterfly (I added an outerglow)
Butterfly (I made this black and white and added an outerglow)
Sparkles (no drop shadow)

Add your name to your tag.

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you want to

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright info to the tag.

If you're happy with what you've done hide the bottom white layer and then save as a .png
and You're done!

Thank you for trying my tut!
I'd love to see any tags made from it!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Thanks again and Huge hugs!
Ashly


~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on October 25th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
It'll work best if you have one that has a full body as well as a close up
You must purchase a license to use his work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a kit called “Totally Zirconia” by Alika's Scraps
You can find this kit HERE
Along with all her other amazing work!

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask141 by Weescotlass
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radiance

~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open as57
Copy and Paste into your canvas
Scale down to 80%

Open paper03
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
use your magic wand and select inside your frame
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 4
Invert selection and then on the paper layer press delete.
Deselect
Add a drop shadow to your frame

Open paper 05
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Drag to just above your white background layer
Apply your mask here.

Go to your close up tube and copy and paste into your canvas.
Resize and position as desired.
This layer is going to be between your frame and the frame background paper layer.
I also flipped mine horizontally.
Once you're happy with where it's at.
Ctrl + right click on the thumbnail in the layers pallate (select your paper background)
Invert the selection and press delete on your close up tube layer
Change the blend mode to luminosity.
Duplicate the layer
Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur, radius of 5.0 pixels, click okay
Change the blend mode of this layer to soft light.

Now go to your fully body tube
Copy and paste this onto your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking
add a drop shadow

Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, slide all the way to the left to 0

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radiance
Do something subtle that just brightens the tube back up a bit.

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
All at default

Now we're just going to embellish to our liking.
Resize, reposition and add a drop shadow as you'd like.
You can use mine as an example.

I used the following, in this order:

Above the mask layer but below the frame background layer:

as40 (don't add a drop shadow to this one)
Duplicate the as40 layer once it's where you like it
Image ---> Transform ---> Flip Horizontally
Image ---> Transform ---> Filp Veritcally
Repostion this layer

as29
as20
as30 (no dropshadow on this layer either)

Between the frame background layer and the bottom close up tube layer:
as44 (no drop shadow here either)

Above the top fully body tube layer:

as39
as24
as47
as47
as46
as46
as46
as60 (no drop shadow here)
as47
as13 (I also added a pink outer glow)
as14 (I also added a yellow outer glow)

Add any word art if you'd like to

Add your name to your tag.

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you want to

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright info to the tag.

If you're happy with what you've done hide the bottom white layer and then save as a .png
and You're done!

Thank you for trying my tut!
I'd love to see any tags made from it!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Thanks again and Huge hugs!
Ashly


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Since I have accepted the award I must pass it on to at least 3 other blogs(but not more than 5), that have inspired me and I feel deserve a bit more attention.


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Now in turn I'm supposed to select 3 blogs that I find beautiful in every way.
I completely agree this is a hard choice just because it could be so many.

1. Art of Giving - it's such a great cause and so many ways to contribute.

2. Gina of Kikeka Kits - She's the sweetest lady, always positive and her kits never cease to inspire.

3. Shayuri Designs - She's got an awesome blog and is an amazing forum owner
Sunday, October 23, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on October 23rd, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of VeryMany
You must purchase a license to use their work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a kit called “Gothic Touch” by Mythical Desings
You can find this kit HERE
Along with all her other amazing work!

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask84 by Weescotlass
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radiance

~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open up Frame1
Scaled down to 65%
Duplicate it twice so there are 3 frames.
Leave the top one alone
on the second one rotate it -25 degrees.
Now using your move tool (V)
Nudge the image to the left.
To do this just tap your left mouse button.
I did it 55 times.

On the bottom frame rotate it 25 degrees
And then nudge it to the right the same amount of times as you did the other.

Open paper1
Resize to 600px by 600px
copy and past onto your canvas.
Move below your frames.
Use your magic wand and select inside each of the three frames
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 5
Invert your selection and on the paper layer invert and press delete.

Now go to your closeup of your tube and copy and paste it into your canvas.
Have this between your frames and your paper background for them.
Move it to the position you'd like.
Once you're hapy with the size and position erase any extra pieces that are outside the frame.
Duplicate this layer.
On the bottom one change the blend mode to luminosity, opacity at 75%
On the top one go to Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur, raidus of 5.
Then change the blend mode to overlay, opacity at 20%.

Now hide all but the frame layers except the straight up and down one.
Copy and paste the more full body tube layer to your canvas.
Resize and position to your liking and then duplicate this layer.
Drag one below all of your frame.
Erase any parts that are outside of them and add a drop shadow.
To the top tube layer, erase any parts that are over the top of the frames that you don't want to be.

Then go
Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, have it all the way to 0

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radiance
Do something subtle here that just brightens the tube back up.

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
All at default settings.

Now bring all your frame layers back visible.
Merge the three together and add a drop shadow.

Open paper12
Resize to 600px by 600px.
Copy and paste into your canvas and drag this layer to just above the white background
apply the mask to this layer.

Now we're just going to embellish the tag to our liking.
I did so with the following.

I added a dropshadow and resized to how I wanted them.

In this order.

~Below the frames but above the frame backgrounds~
Element12 (I erased just a bit on the end of this one)
Element 11 (this is rotated)
Element 11 (I duplicated the previous one and flipped it horizontally)

~Above the frames below the top witch tube layer~
Element34
Element 39
Element 37
Element31
Element7
Element29
Element 28

Add your name to your tag.

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked.

Resize if you'd like to

*~*~*~*~Most Important!!!*~*~*~*~
Add your copyright info to your tag here.

If you're happy with your tag hide the white background layer and save as a .png to keep the transparency.

That's it!
You're done!!
I'd love to see any results from tags made with my tutorials so, please send them in!!
If you have any questions you're more than welcome to message me and I'll help out too!!

Ashly
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on October 18th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of KT Bryan
You must purchase a license to use his work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a FTU kit called “The Goodies” by Mythical Desings
You can download this kit HERE
While you're there make sure to check out all her other kits she has avaliable.
You won't be disappointed.

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask10 by Weescotlass
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radiance

~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open element20
Copy and past into your canvas
Scale down by 70%

Open up the preview
Copy and paste into your canvas
Using you magic wand tool select inside of your frame.
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 5, okay.
Invert your selection, go to the preview layer and press delete.

Filter ---> Pixelate ---> Pointillize
I did a cell size of 5

Filter ---> Brush strokes ---> Sprayed Strokes
All set at default.

Open up your tube and copy and paste into your canvas.
Resize and position to your liking
Duplicate the layer
Drag the bottom tube layer below your frame.
On that layer erase the bits sticking out of the bottom.
Add a drop shadow of choice to this layer.

Now, on the top tube layer, erase the parts that you'd like to that are overlapping the frame.
Then:
Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All at default expect the blue channel, slide over to the left to 0.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radience
Do something subtle that just brightens the tube back up a bit.

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Now take a closer up of your tube and postion just about your frame background.
Erase any parts outside of your frame.
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity to 70%

Open up Paper2
Resize to 600px x 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Drag this layer to just above the white background and apply your mask.

Now we're just going to embellish.
Do so to your liking.

I used the following in this order:
Below the frame background layer:
Element27
Element4

Above the frame layer but below the tube layer:
Element12
Element5
Element13
Element 11
Element 11

Add your name and any word art that you may like to.

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked.

Resize if you'd like to.

*~*Most Important*~*
Add your copyright info!

Hide your background layer and save!

You're done!
I hope you liked this tutorial!!

Thank you for trying it out!!
I'd love to see any results and will post them to my blog!
Feel free to email me if you have any questions as well!

Huge Hugs!!
Ashly

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Hey everyone!! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Ashly and I'm a 27 y/o SAHM to 1 little girl. I love designing in my free time as a way to destress a bit and have been making tags and siggies for about 6 years now but, am still continually learning. You can email me at: garyswifey06@gmail.com

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