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Monday, November 28, 2011

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This Tutorial was written on November 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 FoursXsDesigns
You must purchase her work for use and you can do so HERE

Waiting For Tonight Template by Me
You can download that HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using BigMask_001 by Vix
You can find her masks HERE

Brushes of Choice
I am using three different ones.
Two are butterfly trails I got from Obsidian Dawn
Which you can find HERE
The other I can't remember where I got
It's a Bokah brush though

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Radiance
MuRa's Meister – Copies
VM Toolbox – Blast
Xero – Fritallary
Simple – Half wrap

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

Open your template.
Delete the credit layer
Delete the two circle layers.

Image → Canvas Size
I increased both by 100 just to give a bit more working room.

Take your Rectangle Marquee, go to your tube (I'm using the platinum one for this tutorial) and zoom in on either her thigh or her stomach area and using it select a decent sized square (it'll still be small).

Ctrl + C
Open a new canvas 200px by 200px
Ctrl + V
Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked.

Filter → Simple → Half Wrap
Take your clone stamp and blend in the lines in the middle a bit.
Edit → Define Pattern
Now go to your original Canvas, Ctrl + Click on the thumbnail of the rectangle
Add a new layer.
Using your flood fill tool, change the mode from foreground to pattern.
In the drop down box select the pattern we just made and then fill your selection on the new layer with this.
Deselect.

Filter → Blur → Motion Blur
Angle of 0 and strength of 100.

Filter → VM Toolbox → Blast
Strength of 101

Duplicate this layer and merge down.
Select your rectangle again, invert the selection and click delete on it.
Invert your selection back.
Selection → Modify → Expand, by 4
Change your flood fill tool back to foreground and choose a darker color from your rectangle you made just a second ago and fill a new layer under it in your selection with this color.


Filer → Noise → Add Noise
Amount – 10%
Gaussian
Monochromatic

Add A drop shadow to this layer.

Go to your close up tube, copy and paste it onto your canvas.
Resize and reposition so it's where you'd like it on your canvas.
I flipped mine horizontally.
Once you're happy with where the first one is at.

Filer → MuRa's Meister → Copies
Line, all at default but change the number to about 4 or 5

Select your rectangle again and invert the secletion.
On your new tube line layer press delete.
Deselect.
Duplicate the tube layer.
On the top one.
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur
Radius of 5.
Change the blend mode to Soft light.
On the bottom one change the blend mode to luminosity, opacity set at 50%
Delete the original black rectangle layer.

Go to the star layer in your layers pallate.
Select it as we did with the rectangle.
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3
Flood fill with color of Choice.
Deselect.
Filter → Noise → Add Noise, Same as before.
Add a drop shadow to this layer

Using your close up tube again, copy and paste onto you canvas once more.
Filter → MuRa's Meister → Copies
Wallpaper Rotate, all at default.
I did this twice to get the coverage I wanted.
Filter → Blur → Motion Blur.
Angle 50, Distance 50
Select the Star again.
Invert the selection and on the layer we're working with press delete.
Deselect.

Add your close up again.
I once again flipped mine horizontally
Resize and reposition so it's in the star where you want it.
Select the star, invert and delete once you're happy with it.
Deselect.
Change the blend mode to Luminosity and the opacity at 50%.
Delete your original star layer

Copy and Paste your full body tube into your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking.
Once you're happy with that.
Add a drop shadow of choice.
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, slide all the way left to 0.

Filter → Xero → Radience
something subtle that just brights the tube up a bit.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask.
All at default.

Select each of the three rectangles and flood fill on a new layer with color of choice.
If you need to merge them all.
Filter → Xero → Fritallary.
5, 49, 100, 52

Select the three
Select → Modify → Expand, by 2
Flood fill with color and add noise as before.
Add a drop shadow.

Add a new layer just about your white background.
Flood fill with color of choice.
I used a blue from the aqua version of the tube just to give it some more color.
Apply your mask here.
I lowered my opacity to 70% here.

Add a new layer above your mask layer add the brushes you'd like too.

Change the wordart to your likign, recoloring and adding which effects you'd like.

Add your name.

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

Resize if you'd like to.

****Most Important***
Add your copyright information.

If you're happy with your tag save to your liking and you're done!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on November 22nd, 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 FoursXsDesigns
You must purchase her work for use and you can do so HERE
This particular image is part of the Christmas Gift from PTE

Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “Holiday Ice” by Designs by Sarah
You can purchase that for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using BigMask_006 by Vix
You can find her masks HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 – Constellation (animation)

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

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

Open Frame 1
Copy and Paste onto your canvas
Scale down by 80% and Rotate -10 degrees

Duplicate this layer and on the bottom one Rotate it -10 degrees
Open pp8
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Have it as your top layer in your layer pallate.
Ctrl + Click on the top frame thumbnail layer there to select the frame
Go to your paper layer, invert your selection and press delete
Deselect
Change the blend mode of this layer to “Color”
Merge those three layers down and add a drop shadow to the merged layer.

Open pp6
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Drag Below your Frame layer
Use your magic wand and select inside of your frames
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete
Deselect.

Now We're going to go to the tube :)
Choose the layer you'd like to use for this one.
I did the Half body with the snowflake as the piece holding the fuzzy bit around her neck together (Layer 2)

Copy and Paste into your canvas.
Resize and position as you'd like it.
Duplicate it and drag this layer below the frame layer so you have one just above and one just below it.
Erase any parts on both tubes that are extending past the frames that you don't want to.
To the Bottom add a drop shadow.

To the top tube
Filter → Xero → Porcelian
All a default, except the blue channel all the way to the left to 0.

Filer → Sharpen → Unsharp mask
All at default.

Open pp11
Resize to 600px by 600px
Drag to just above your white background layer
Apply your mask here.

Now we're going to embellish.
Do so to our liking, resized, rotated and position as you want.

I used the following:

~Just about the mask layer~
Flakes
leaves
tree 3 (no drop shadow)

~Above the frame layer, below the top tube layer~
Ornament2
Ornament1
bow3
bow3
bow2
button1
button1

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 information!!!

If you don't want to animate then you're done!!
You can save as a .jpg or hide the white layer and save as a .png

~*~Animation~*~
Go to your top most tube layer and duplicate it twice so you have 3 of the same layer.

Use your lasso tool to select around just the hair on the tube.
Select on the bottom of the three tube layers here.

Filters → Alien Skin Xenofex 2 → Constellation
Star Size – 4.00
Size Variation – 85
Edge Star Density – 3
Overall Star Density – 2
Overdrive – 100
Twinkle Amount – 75

Do this filter on the other two layers, just hit randon seed on each one.

Now deselect.
Go to your animation window.

Have it set to play forever, delay set at .15 sec.
Hide the top two tube layers we're working with.
Add a new layer and hide the bottom layer and unhide the middle layer
Add a new layer hide the middle tube layer and unhide the top tube layer.
Press play to see it running.
If you're happy with it save as a .gif
You're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!
I'd love to see results and if you have any questions feel free to ask me!!
Huge Huggles!
Ashly

Monday, November 21, 2011

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This Tutorial was written on November 19th, 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 Anna Marine
You must purchase her work for use and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “Autumn Becomes Winter” by Mythical Designs
You can purchase that for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I cannont remember where I found the one I am using
I'll look around for it and if I find it i'll post a link to it :)

Filters Needed
Xero – Radience
Xero – Porcelain
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation (for animation)

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

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

Open Frame3 and copy and paste it into your canvas.
Resize by 60%
Duplicate this layer.
Ctrl +Alt+Shift+B (convert to black and white)
Rotate the bottom, now black and white layer by -15%

Erase parts of this frame so that it looks like the two frames are weaving around each other.
Merge Down and add a Drop Shadow.

Open paper11.
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste as a new layer
Use your magic wand and slect inside your frames, also added the tiny pieces with a bit of the lasso tool.
Invert your selection and on the paper layer click delete.
Deselect.

Open paper1
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste as new layer onto your canvas
drag to just above the white background layer.
Add your mask here.

Open up your tube and copy and paste onto your canvas.
Resize and reposition as you'd like to.

Once you're happy with it duplicate this layer and drag one below your frame layer.
The other above it.

Erase any parts that are sticking outside of the frame.
On the bottom one add a drop shadow.

On the top one:
Filer → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except the blue channel, set to 0.

Filter → Xero → Radiance
Something subtle that compliments your tube

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Now we're going to embellish.
Do this to your liking with drop shadow of choice
Resized and rotated as you'd like to as well.

I used the following in this order:

~Above mask, below paper frame back~
Element40 (no drop shadow)
Element15 (no drop shadow and duplicated, repositioned)
Element30 (no drop shadow)
Element23 (no drop shadow)

~Just below your frame layer~
Element 22 (use your rectangle marquee tool to select just one that you like, invert and delete the others)
Duplicate this layer and move just above your frame as well.

~Above the heart diamond layer we just moved above the frame~
Element6
Element31
Element38
Element35
Element45
Element44

Add your name to your tag.

Image → Trim
Upper left pixel color, all boxes checked
Resize if you'd like to.

*****Most Important****
Add your copyright information

If you're happy with you tag and don't want to animate you're done.
Save as a .jpg
or hide the white layer and save as a .png

If you do want to animate, let's go :D

Go to each of your diamond dangle layers and duplicate them both twice so you have a total of 3 of each.

Use the following filter on the first layer
Filter → Alien Skin Xenofex 2 → Constellation
With the following Settings.

Star Size – 4.00
Size Variation – 85
Edge Star Density – 3
Overall Star Density – 2
Overdrive – 100
Twinkle Amount – 75

Do this on all other 5 layers of the diamond dangle but hit random seed each time.

Once you're done hide all but the bottom two layers.
Now we're going to go to our animation window

Have the animation set at forever and the delay at .15 seconds
Add a new layer and hide the bottom two diamond layers and unhide the middle two diamond dangles.

Add a new layer and hide the middle layer of dangles and unhide the top two layers.

Press play to see your sparkles go :)

If you're happy with it save it as a .gif and you're done!!!
I hope you like this tutorial!!

I'd love to see anything you come up with or if you have any questions at all!
Thank you so much!!!
Ashly

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on November 15th, 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 their tubes for use and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “Dark Love” by Alikas Scraps
You can purchase that for use HERE
You'll also need your own sparkles of choice :D
I am using some sparkles from Alika's Totally Zirconia Kit. You can get it at the same shop :)

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask_84 by WeeScotslass
You can snag that from HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Radience
Xero – Porcelain
Penta.com – Jeans

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

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

Open Paper13
Resize 600px by 600px
Copy and Paste into your canvas
Take your preset shape tool, choose the heart shape and with your color set to black.
Draw out a decent sized heart on your canvas.
Drag it below your paper layer
Apply a clipping mask between them.
Merge them together.
Draw out another heart in the middle of the heart, smaller and once you're happy with how the frame will look, rasterize this layer, take your magic wand, select inside the heart.
Click on your heart paper layer and press delete.
Deselect and then delete the black heart layer.
On the paper layer again
Add a bevel and emboss
Rotate to your liking and resize if you'd like to as well.
Ctrl + Click on it in your layers pallate
Select → Modify → Expand, by 4
Add a new layer and flood fill with a color that compliments the paper.
Deselect.
Filter → Noise → Add Noise
Amount 20%, Gaussian and monochromatic checked.
Merge the two layers together
Add a drop shadow to this layer

Open Paper18
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
use your magic wand and select inside of the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the new paper layer click delete.
Deselect.
Filter → Penta.com → Jeans
amount 15, border width 4

Go to your tube and get your half body tube.
Copy and paste into your canvas.
I flipped mine horizontally.
Resize and Reposition to your liking.
Duplicate this layer.
Move one below your frame and one above it.
Delete any parts that are sticking outside of your frame
One the bottom one add a drop shadow.
One the top one
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except blue channel to 0.

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

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Open your close up tube and copy and paste it into your canvas
This layer will be between your bottom half body tube layer and the paper background layer.
Repostion and Resize
Delete any parts that are outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity at 50%

Open Paper19
Resize to 600px by 600px.
Copy and paste into your canvas.
Drag this layer to just above your white background and apply your layer mask.

Now, we're just going to embellish.
Do so to your liking with your drop shadow of choice and resize as you'd like.

I used the following in this order:

~Above Mask Layer, Below Frame Background Layer~
flower4
flower3

~Above the top tube layer~
button02
flower01
flower02
heartstring2
flower05
flower06
button02
bow3
bow3
Add your sparkles of choice here (no drop shadow, opacity at 75%)
bow2
bow2

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 information.

If you like your tag, hide the bottom white layer and save as a .png to keep the transparency
or keep it as is and save as a .jpg.

Thank you for trying my tutorial!
I hope you enjoyed it!
If you have any questions feel free to email me!!

Huge Huggles!
Ashly.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011


~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on November 15th, 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(s) of choice.
I am using the artwork of SkyScraps
You must purchase these tubes for use and you can do so HERE and HERE


Kit of choice.
I am using a scrapkit called “Twilight Wedding” by ChiChi Designs
You can purchase that for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask_105 by WeeScotslass
You can snag that from HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Radience
Xero – Porcelain
Penta.com – dot and cross

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

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

Open Frame4
copy and past into your canvas.
Rotate it Clockwise 90 degrees.
Resize by 65% and rotate -10 degrees.
Position in the upper left of your canvas.
Duplicate this layer, on the new layer, flip horizontally.
Position in the lower right of the canvas, just slightly overlapping the other frame.

Open Paper9
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas, drag this layer below your frame layers in your layer pallate.
Using your magic wand select inside each of your frames.
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection and on the paper layer press delete.
Deselect.
Filter → penta.com → dot and cross
amount – 15, Cross distance – 10, cross width – 2

Add a drop shadow to each of your frames.
Select inside of the bottom right frame with your wand again
Expand by 5.
Click on the other frame layer and press delete.
Deselect.

Go to your Bella tube.
I am using the half body, non vampire Bella (Layer 3 for this tube)
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Resize and position as you'd like to.
Duplicate this layer and drag one just about the bottom frame the other just above.
Erase any bits that may be sticking outside the frame at the bottom for the bottom tube layer.
Add a drop shadow of choice to this one.

Go to the top Bella tube layer.
Erase anything at the bottom that is outside the frames and what also overlaps the frame.

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 you like for this tube. I went just a tad darker here.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default settings.

Go to your Edward tube.
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Position this layer between the paper frame background we made and the frame he's going into
Resize and reposition as you'd like to.
I flipped mind horizontaly.
Delete anything that is outside of the frames on this one.
Change the blend mode to luminostiy.
Duplicate the later

Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, Radius of 5
Change the blend mode to saturation, the opacity at 80%

Open Paper15
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Drag this layer to just above the white background layer.
Apply your layer mask here.

Now we're just going to embellish the tag :D
Do this to your liking, with drop shadows of choice.

I used the following, in this order in the pallate:

~Below the Mask Layer~
ScatteredHearts (duplicated, no drop shadow)

~Above the Mask Layer~
PetalsSparkles (no drop shadow)
WA2 (no drop shadow)
Rose
RosesnPearls
RedRibbon
Leaves (duplicated, no drop shadow)
Lantern String (flipped horizontally)

~Above the Top Bella tube layer~
HeartString
PearlNecklace
Clock
Musicsheets
Rings
Apple
Leaves2
Flower

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 information.

I went and changed my white background to black and erased any of the white hearts the looked like they were cut off or I didn't like.

If you're happy with your tag hide the white background layer and saved your image as a .png to keep the transparnecy or .jpg if you'd prefer :)

Thanks so much for trying my tutorial!!
I'd love to see what you make and if you have any questions feel free to contact me!

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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