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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on December 13th, 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.
Do not translate or script.
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 Lady Mishka
You must purchase her artwork for use and can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Emo Princess” by Designs by Sarah
You can find this HERE
I also used a sparkle from somewhere else so if you'd like to find one of those as well.

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask218 by Weescotslass
Which you can find HERE

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

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

Open Scribble 3
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize by 75% and rotate -15 degrees
I added a slight black stroke and bevel to the heart.
Add a drop shadow

Open Scribble 4
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize by 75% and rotate 19 degrees
Add the same stroke but in a pink and bevel to this one as well
Add a drop shadow.

Arrange them on your canvas you can use mine as an example here.

Open pp9
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas and move below the two scribble “frames”
Use your magic wand to select inside of the two shapes
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3.
Invert the selection.
On the paper layer press delete.

Open pp8
Resize to 600px by 600px
copy and paste into your canvas
Drag below the frame background layer.
Apply the mask here.

Add your tube to your canvas and position behind the frames we made.
Once you're happy with this delete the bits outside of them
Change one's blend mode to luminosity and the opacity on that one to 50%
Change the other to luminosity and opacity at 30%
Duplicate this layer and change the blend mode to soft light, opacity at 100%

Add your full tube to your tag again.
Once you like where it's at duplicate it.
To the bottom on add a drop shadow.
To the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blue, radius of 5.
Change the blend mode to soft light.

Now just embellish.
Do so to your liking.
I used the following, from the bottom up, with a drop shadow unless specified.

~Below the mask layer~

splat 2 (no drop shadow)

~Above the mask layer, below the frame background layer~

cribble 1 (no drop shadow)
string 1
ribbon 2

~Above the star 'frame' layer, below the top tubes~

tiara 3 (an outer glow was also added to this one)

~Above the top tube layer~

tar 1
flower 4
flower 1
lower 2
butterfly
bow 2
bow 3
I added some sparkles from elsewhere here.

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

You're done!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on December 13th, 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.
Do not translate or script.
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 FourXs Designs
You must purchase her artwork for use and can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a FTU Scrapkit called, “Winter Magic” by Mago74
You can download this HERE
I also used a sparkle from somewhere else so if you'd like to find one of those as well.

Mask of Choice.
I am using PTUMask8 by Vix
Which you can purchase HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain

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

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

In the Part 2 of the kit
Open ramka (2)
copy and paste into your canvas
Resize by 25%
Duplicate this layer.
Rotate the bottom one -15 degrees.
Merge them together and add a drop shadow.

Open WA (3)
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize by 25% and rotate 15 degrees.
Add a bit of an outer glow to this and change the opacity to 30%

Open pp (3)
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Apply your layer mask.

Arrange your layers in your tube the way that you want them and then merge them together so they'll all move over together and add your tube to your frame.
Resize and reposition and you'd like to.
Then duplicate this layer.
One should be just above your frames layer, one just below.
On the bottom one add a drop shadow.
On the top, erase any bits that are outside the frame at the bottom

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except the blue channel, change to 0.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask.
All at default.

Now, we're just going to embellish out the tag.
Do so to your liking with a drop shadow of choice.
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadwo unless specified.
Most were resized to at least 20% and then more as well.

~Above the Mask Layer, below the winter magic star wordart~
el (71)
el (14) (no drop shadow, I erased any that once behind the tube as well)

~Above the winter magic star word art, below bottom tube layer~
el (53)
el (17)
el (15)
el (51)
el (46)

~Above the top tube layer~
el (7) (no drop shadow)
el (4) (no drop shadow)
el (51)
el (24)
el (31)
el (35)
el (54)
el (60)
el (60)
el (55)
el (27)

I added some word art here that I made

Add some sparkles of choice.
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!

You're done!!
Save to your liking!

If you have any questions or like to share what you've made feel freel to email me!

Huge Huggles
Ashly


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This Tutorial was written on December 13th, 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.
Do not translate or script.
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 Zindy S. D. Nielsen.
This is one of her FTU tubes which you can find HERE
Be sure you read and follow her TOUs.

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Soft Dreams” by ChiChi Designs
You can purchase this kit for use HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain

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

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

Open Frame2
Copy and paste into your canvas.
Resize by: Width – 73%, Height - 95%, Rotate - -60 degrees.
Add a drop shadow of choice
Open Paper2
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Move below your frame layer.
Use your magic wand and select inside of your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection
On your paper layer press delete.

Go to your tube and copy and paste it into your canvas.
Resize to 89%
Reposition so it looks like they're coming out of the frame.
Duplicate this layer and drag one just above the frame, one just below.
On the bottom one add a drop shadow.
One the top one, erase his arm a bit where it's over the frame on the upper right corner.

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All a default, except blue channel to 0.

Select all of your layers
Resize to 90%
Move them all the the middle a bit more.

Open Brush1
Copy and paste into your canvas.
Resize by 89%
Move to just above your white background layer.

Now the reset is just embellishments
Add what you'd like with your drop shadow of choice.
I used the following, with a drop shadow unless otherwise stated.

~Above the brush1 layer, below the frame background layer~

Stardust (no drop shadow)
HeartTrail (no drop shadow)
Ribbon (No drop shadow)
StarTrail
Pearl Ribbon
Letter

~Above the top tube layer~

Bottle
Lights
Bow1
Flower2
Flower2
Sparkles2 (no drop shadow)

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.

You're done!
If you have any questions feel free to email me
I'd love to see anything that is made following one of my tutorials.
Thanks so much!
Ashly
Monday, December 12, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on December 12th, 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 Keith Garvey
You must purchase his work for use and can do so HERE
One with a close up and a full body will work best.

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Snow Bunny” by Designs by Sarah
You can purchase this kit for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I cannot remember where I got this one so, I'll post it here and if anyone remembers I'll gladly change to a link instead.



Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radience

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

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

Open frame1
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resieze Width by 80% and Heigth by 110%
Add a drop shadow.

Open pp6
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Move below your frame layer.
Use your magic wand and select inside of your frame

Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete.

Open pp4
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Move below your paper frame background
apply your mask here

Go to your tube and get your full body tube.
This should be the top most layer for now
Position it to one side of your frame and resize it.
Add a drop shadow.

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except blue channel at 0.

Filer → Xero → Radiance
Something subtle that just brightens the tube back up a bit.

Filer → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default

Go back to your tube and get your close up
Copy and paste onto your canvas
This should be between your frame and the pink background layer we made
Adjust it and position it to your liking.
Once you're happy with this
Change the blend mode to luminosity and opacity to 80%
Duplicate this layer
On the new layer.
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 5.0
Change the blend mode to hard light, opacity of 100%

Now we're just going to embellish.
Do so to your liking and with a drop shadow of choice.
I used the following with a drop shadow, unless otherwise specified.
From the bottom up.

~Above the Mask layer, below the frame background layer~

glitterspray1 (no drop shadow)
glitterspray1 (no drop shadow)
string
flake3

~Above the top tube layer~

glittergloss2
flake2
feather2
flake1
flower2
flower1
snow button
snow bunny word art 2 (added an outer glow)
button1

Add your name to your tag.

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

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

Save your tag to your liking and You're done!

If you have any questions feel free to email me
I'd love to see any creations made following my tuts as well!

Thanks for trying this one!
Ashly
Sunday, December 11, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on December 11th, 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
You must purchase his work for use and can do so HERE
One with a close up and a half body will work best.

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Chilly Delight” by Alika's Designs
You can purchase this kit for use HERE
She has an AMAZING deal this month only.....ALL her kits for only $8....seriously you could create endlessly with her kits and it's any new ones she makes until Janurary as well so be sure to check it out!!

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask84 by Weescotslass
You can find her masks HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radience

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

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

Open as13
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Resize by 65% and rotated -10 degrees.
Position it in the upper left corner a bit from the middle of the canvas.
Duplicate this layer.
Resize the new layer by 75% and rotate 20 degrees.
Position in the lower right corner.
Add a drop shadow to both of the frames

Open paper01
Resize to 600px by 600px
copy and paste into your canvas.
Drag below the two frame layers.
Use the magic wand to select inside each of them
Select → Modify → Expand, by 10
Invert the selection and on the paper background press delete.
Deselect.
Open paper06
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into you canvas
Drag to just about the white layer.
Apply your mask here.

Go to your tube and select the close up layer.
Copy and paste into you canvas.
Resize and position where you'd like this on the left of the canvas, in the larger star frame.
This layer should be between your frame layers and the paper background layer
Once you have it where you'd like it.
Erase any of the parts that are outside of the frame.
Change the blend mode to luminostiy and opacity at 50%
Duplicate this layer.

On the new layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, Radius of 5.
Change the blend mode to hard light, opacity at 100%

Got back to your tube and select the half body, copy and paste it onto your canvas.
Resize and reposition so it looks like she's standing inside the smaller star frame.
Once you're happy with this erase any parts that are outside of the frame.
Duplicate it, drag one below the frames the other to the top of everything.
On the bottom one add a drop shadow.

On the top one:
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except change the blue channel to 0

Filter → Xero → Radience
Something subtle that suits your tube.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Now just embellish the tag to your liking with a drop shadow of your choice.
I used the following with a drop shadow, unless otherwise specified, from the bottom up.

~Above the Mask Layer, below the frame background~
as02 (no drop shadow)
as22
as03
as30
as28 (no drop shadow)
as28 (no drop shadow)
as28 (no drop shadow)
as07
as36
as42

~Between the two frame layers~
as09 (no drop shadow)

~Above the top tube layer~
as03
as47
as46
as46
as24
as03
as19
as46
as08
as08
as08
as09 (no drop shadow)
as09 (no drop shadow)

Add your name to the tag.

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

Resize if you'd like to.

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

You're done!!
Save to your liking!
Thank you for trying my tutorial!
I'd love to see anything you've come up with following one of my tutorials!
~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on December 11th, 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 Jose Cano
You must purchase his work for use and can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Winter Love” by Designs by Sarah
You can purchase this kit for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask218 by Weescotslass
You can find her masks HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radience

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

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

Open frame 2
Copy and paste into your canvas.
Resize by 80%
Add an outer Glow and a drop shadow of choice.

Open pp5
Reize to 600px by 600px
copy and paste onto your canvas
Drag below your frame layer
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame.
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer, press delete.

Open pp10
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into you canvas
Drag below your frame background layer
Apply your mask here.

Go to your tube and copy and paste it onto your canvas
Drag this layer between your frame and the paper background.
Adjust it to your liking and then select your Frame background layer, invert the selection and on your tube layer press delete.
Change the blend mode to Luminostiy and the opacity to 50%.
Duplicate the layer
On this new layer.
Filer → Blur → Gaussian Blur, Radius of 5.
Change the blend mode to soft lift, opacity to 50%

Add our tube to your canvas again, this time it'll be your top layer, above your frame.
Adust and reposition to your liking.
Once you're happy with that, add a drop shadow.

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default except blue channel to 0.

Filter → Xero → Radience
Something subtle that suits the tube you're using.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Now we're going to embellish.
Do this to your liking with drop shadows of choice.
I used the following, in this order from bottom up, with drop shadow unless otherwise specified.

~Above the layer mask, below the frame background~
ribbon 1
print 1 (no drop shadow, duplicated and repositioned)
branch 5
heart swirl 1
branch 5
snowflake 1
snowflake 1
branch 3 (no drop shadow)
branch 3 (No drop shadow)

~Above the top tube layer~

bow 1
flower 3
flower 3
flower 2
flower 2
beads
key
bells
bow 1
snowflakes 1
snowflakes 1

Add your name with any other effects that you'd like.

Once you're happy with it

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

Resize if you'd like to.

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

You're done!
Save to your liking!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!
Or if you have a tag you'd like to share that you made following my tuts.
Thank you so much!
Ashly
~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on December 11th, 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
You must purchase his work for use and can do so HERE
One with a close up works best.

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Blue Zircon” by Kikeka Kits.
You can purchase this kit for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask362 by Weescotslass
You can find her masks HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radience

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

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

Open up framestamed
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize by 70%
Duplicate this twice.
Move them both below the original frame layer.
On the 'middle' new duplicated layer
Convert to black and white and rotate by 5 degrees.

On the bottom duplicated layer
Rotate by -5 degrees.
Image → Adjustments → Photo Filter
Select Cooling filter (80) and the amount to 75%

Merge the three together and add a drop shadow to the merged layer.

Open Paper11
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Drag below your frame layer
Use your magic wand to select inside your frames layer
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection and on the new paper layer press delete.
Deselect.

Open up paper01
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas.
Drag just above your white background layer
Apply your mask here.

Open up your tube.
Go to your close up layer and copy and paste it onto your canvas.
Add it to your frame a couple of times.
Just at different sizes and positions.
Once you're happy with them.
Merge the layers you made together.
Select your paper background layer
Invert the selection and on the merged layer press delete.
Change the blend mode to luminosity, opacity of 50%.

Add your fully body tube to your canvas now.
Position and Resize to your liking.
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default but the blue channel set to 0.

Filter → Xero → Radiance
Something subtle that suits your tube.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Add a drop shadow of choice to this tube.

Now just embellish to your liking.
With drop shadows of your choice.

I used the following in this order, with a drop shadow unless otherwise specified.

~Above the layer mask~
branch03
branch03
branch02
Scatter02
branch03

~Above the top tube layer~
tag01 (I added the xoxo to this as well)
bow02
leaves01
flower06
flower03
gemstone02
gemstone03
butterfly01
bow03
butterfly01

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're happy with your tag you're done!

Save it to your liking!

If you have any questions or would like to show me what you've made feel free to email me!

Huge Hugs!
Ashly

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This Tutorial was written on December 10th, 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 can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Winter Elegance” by Mythical Designs.
You can purchase this kit for use HERE
You'll also need a sparkle of your choice.

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask141 by Weescotslass
You can find her masks HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain

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

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

Open Paper10
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Take out your shape tool and draw out your rectangle.
Once you're happy with the size, make sure the color is black
Drag it below your paper layer.
Hold down alt and then hover your mouse on the line between the two layers when it changes click down.
Your paper should now be only the size of your black rectangle.
Merge those two layers together.
Ctrl+Click on the new thumbnail so it's selected.
Select → Modify → Contract, by 40
Click delete
Deselect.
Ctrl+Click on this layer again
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3
Create a new layer and flood fill with a color just darker than the darkest of colors in your frame.
Filter → Noise → Add noise
Amount - 5, gaussian and monochromatic checked
deselect.
Add a bit of a bevel to the top frame layer.
Merge these two layers together and add a drop shadow of choice.

Open paper15
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and Paste onto your canvas.
Using your magic Wand tool select inside your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on your paper layer again press delete.
Deselect.

Go to your tube
Copy and Paste it into your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking.
Once you have this duplicate it and drag one just below your frame layer, erase any bits that may be poking outside your frame and add a drop shadow to this one.

Erase any of the parts that are sticking outside of the frame on your top layer that should be the top most layer at this point.

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

Filer → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default

Open paper14
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas.
Drag this layer to just above your white background layer.
Apply your mask here.

Now we're just going to embellish.
Do so to your liking, with drop shadow of choice.
I used the following with a drop shadow unless otherwise stated.

~Above Mask, Below frame background~
Element21 (no drop shadow, duplicated and repositioned)
Element29 (no drop shadow)
Element30 (no drop shadow)
Element6 (no drop shadow)
Element32 (no drop shadow)
Element7 (no drop shadow)
Element48
Element 34
Element31

~Above the top tube layer~
Element17
Element5
Element4 (duplicated and repositioned, then I used a tiny brush to extend the dangling line straight up)
Element46
Element8
Element10
Element45
Element42
Element42
Element41
Element27
Element27
Sparkles of choice with no drop shadow

Add any word art that you may want to.

Add your name to your tag.

Once you're happy with the way it looks
Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked.

Resize if you'd like to

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

Save it to your liking and you're done!
If you have any questions feel free to email me and ask.
I'd also love to see anything you may make with my tutorials!

Thanks so much!
Ashly
Friday, December 9, 2011

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This Tutorial was written on December 9th, 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 Very Many
This is an exclusive but, they have plenty of other awesome tubes as well.
You can view those for purchase HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Naughty Elves” by Designs by Sarah
You can purchase this for use at PMTWS HERE
You'll also need a sparkle of your choice.

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask366 by Weescotslass
You can find her masks HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Radience
Eye Candy 4000 – HSB Noise (for animation)

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

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

Open Frame7
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Resize by 74% and rotate -10 degrees.
Move to the right side of your canvas.

Open up pp14
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas and drag below your frame layer.
Select inside each of your frames.
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3.
Invert your selection and press delete on your paper layer.
Deselect.

Open pp2
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Drag below your frame background layer
Apply your layer mask here.

Open your tube layer and get them all set up the way you want.
I did it with all the green layers showing, green eyes and black hair, merge visible so they'll all move together.
Copy and Paste onto your canvas.
I flipped mine horizontally.
Resize and reposition to your liking, this is in between your frame layer and your frame background paper.
Once you're happy with this.
Select your frame background layer and invert and then click delete on your tube layer.
Duplicate this layer.
On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, radius of 5
Change the blend mode on this one to soft light and opacity of 50%
On the bottom one, change this to black and white.

Copy and Paste your tube onto your canvas again.
Resize and reposition to your liking.
Add a drop shadow.
This is positioned above the frame layer, so it's currently the top layer.

Filter → Xero → Radience.
Hit random a few times until you get something you like.
Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default.

Now, we're going to embellish.
Do this to your liking, with a drop shadow of choice and positioned as you'd liked.
For animation purposes Make sure you have these three somewhere on there that you can merge together: Swirl1, Snowflake1 & Snowflake3.

I used the following, in this order, with drop shadow unless otherwise specified.

~Above Mask, below frame background~
branch
Snowflake3 (no drop shadow)
Swirl1 (no drop shadow)
Snowflake1 (no drop shadow)

~Above frame, below top tube layer~
button2 (duplicated, resized and repositioned)
ribbon2

~Above the top tube layer~
ribbon3
branch2 (I erased a bit of this at the bottom of the flower used next)
flower1
bow4
button3 (duplicated, resized and repositioned)
ornament1
Sparkle of choice (no drop shadow here)
bow2

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 and don't want to animate then you're done!!
Save to your liking!

If you want to animate let's keep going.

Go back down to your layers and merge the three I'd mentioned together so they're all on one layer.
Then duplicate that layer 3 times so that you have a total of 4 layers.

On the first layer
Filer → Eye Candy 4000 → HSB Noise

All at default except change the drop down to Smooth Fractal.
Click okay.

Do this with the other 3 layers, just hitting random seed on each one.

Go to your animation window and have them as each different layer there.
Delay set to .15 seconds, set to play forever.
Press play to see it go and if you're happy with it save it as a .gif and you're done!

Way to go!
Thank you for trying my tutorial!
I'd love to see your results!!
If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email!
Thanks so much and Huge Huggles!
Ashly

~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on December 8th, 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 Zindy Neilsen
You must purchase her artwork for use and can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a PTU Scrapkit called, “Dark Side of the Icicle” by Alika's Designs
You can purchase that for use HERE
You'll also need some sparkles of choice from another kit.

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask141 by Weescotslass
You can find her masks HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Radience

Snow Animation of choice
I used this one you can download HERE

~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~
First we're going to start by opening the snow animation in photoshop. (you may need to open it in Animation shop if you're using PSP here :) )
You're going to make each from individual and with each frame
Edit → Define Pattern
Save as something you'll remember I did Snow1, Snow2....etc.
Now, we'll come back to this later.

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

Open as28
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Resize by 80%
Add a drop shadow of choice.

Open paper06
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 frame.
Select → Modify → Expand by 5
Invert your selection and while on your paper background layer press delete.
Deselect.

Open paper11
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas.
Drag below your frame background, just about your white layer.
Apply your mask here.

Open up your tube and copy and paste it onto your canvas.
Resize and Reposition to your liking.
Once you're happy with that duplicate this and drag one just below your frame,
The other leave just above.
Erase any parts of both that are sticking outside of your frame or on your frame.
One the bottom on add a drop shadow of choice.

On the top tube layer.
Filter → Xero → Radience
Click random a few times until you get an effect you like.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask, all at default settings.

Now, we're just going to embellish our tags.
Do so to your liking, rotated, resized and drop shadowing to you liking.

I used the following, in this order with drop shadow unless otherwise specified.

~Above the Mask layer, below the paper frame background layer~
as23 (no drop shadow, duplicated and repositioned)
as75
as66

~Above the frame background layer, below the bottom tube layer~
as55

~Above the Frame layer, below the top tube layer~

as03 (I erased parts to make it look like it was looping around the frame, no drop shadow)
as01
as34
as42 (I also added an outer glow to this one)
as24
as01

~Above the top tube layer~
as29
as06
as06
as29
I added some of my own word art here.
As45 (duplicated and resized a bit)
as46 (duplicated and resized a bit)
Add your sparkles of choice here.

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 here!

If you don't want to animate then you're done!
Save to your likings and I'd love to see any and all results!
If you do then we'll continue on.

Go back to your layers and ctl + click on the frame background layer to select it.
Click on the layer with the berry bush and add a new layer.
Click on your flood fill tool and at the top change the mode to pattern.
Click the arrow and find the first frame of our snow, on our new layer flood fill the selected area with our pattern.
Add a new layer and flood fill with the second layer.
Continue this until you've got a new layer with each of the different animation layers filled there.
I ended up with 10 total.
I didn't like how bright white it was so I change the opacity on each to 50%.

Then go to your animation window and on the first only have the first snow layer showing.
Add a new animation layer and hide the first but unhide the second.
Do this for each until you have enough animation frames (again I have 10 ;) )

I set the delay to .1 seconds, set to loop forever.
Presse play and if you're happy with your animation save it for web and you're done!
Thank you for trying this and if you have any questions feel free to ask!

~Non Animated Version, click to view at full size~



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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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