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Monday, January 30, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on January 12th, 2012 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 a limited edition tube by Barbara Jensen
It's not longer avaliable but, she has plenty of amazing tubes which you can find in her store HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Smexy EMOstyle” by Alika's Scraps
You can find this kit for use HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask180 by Weescotslass
Which you can find HERE

Filters Need
Xero - Porcelain

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
flood fill with white

Open as24
Add to your canvas, resize down to about 75%
Add your drop shadow

Open paper12
resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Drag below your frame
use the magic wand tool to select inside of the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer, press delete.

Open paper03
resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Drag below your frame background layer
Apply your mask here.

Merge together the various layers you want used from your tube
Add to your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking.
Duplicate this layer.
Drag one just above the frame, one just below
Hide the top for now.
On the bottom, erase any parts of the tube that are sticking beyond it
add a drop shadow.

Unhide the top tube layer, erase any parts beyond the frame and over the frame

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

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp mask
All at default

Now add the elements you'd like to with a drop shadow of choice.
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated.

As74 (no drop shadow)
as23 (no drop shadow)
as23 (no drop shadow)
as79 (no drop shadow)
as12
as12
as48
as67
as02
as78
as64
as39
as16
as20
as88 (no drop shadow)
as81
as60
as42
as68
as03
as31
as42
as40
as40
as85
as11
as88 (no drop shadow)

Add your name (I have added it twice, two different fonts)

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!


Thursday, January 12, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on January 11th, 2012 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 Sweet Pin-Ups
Which you can purchase HERE at The PSP Project

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Citrus Delice” by Srappity Scrap and More
This is a FTU kit you can find HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask141 by Weescotslass
Which you can find HERE

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
flood fill with white

Open element 72
Add to your canvas, resize down
Add your drop shadow

Open paper16
resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Drag below your frame
use the magic wand tool to select inside of the frame, make sure to get all the little loop holes around the leaves.
Select → Modify → Expand, by 4
Invert the selection and on the paper layer, press delete.

Open paper3
resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Drag below your frame background layer
Apply your mask here.

Add your tube
Reposition and resize
Duplicate
on the bottom add a drop shadow
On the top one filter → Blur → Gaussian blur, 3.0, change the blend mode to soft light.

Add your tube again
Flip horizontally
Erase any parts that are outside of the frame
Change the blend mode to overlay
Opacity set at 50%

Now add the elements you'd like to with a drop shadow of choice.
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated.

Element62
Element57
Element37 (no drop shadow)
Element 65 (no drop shadow)
Element64 (no drop shadow)
Element53
Element 44
Element 46
Element 55
Element 50
Element 6
Element 35
Element 35
Element 34

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on January 11th, 2012 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 Zlata_M
This is an exclusive tube at Pics For Design.
You would need to purchase a membership to their exclusive club and you'll get 4 exclusives for 1 month
You can view Zlata's other works HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “I [heart] Johnny” by Designs By Sarah
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask99 by Weescotslass
Which you can find HERE

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
flood fill with white

Open frame 3
Resize by about 75%
Duplicate
On the bottom one rotate -8 degrees
Adjust to black and white
Merge these two layers together, add a drop shadow of choice.

Open pp5
Resize to 600px by 600px
Paste into your canvas
Use your magic wand and select inside your frames
Select → Modify → Expand by 5, invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete.

Open pp9
Resize to 600px by 600px
Paste into your canvas
Drag to just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here.

Open your tube and merge the layers you're wanting on your tube together.
Drag over to your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking.
Duplicate this layer.
(they should both be the top two layers)
The bottom one add a drop shadow
The top, Filter → Blur → Gaussian blur, 3.0
Change the blend mode to soft light.

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

mud splat 1 (no drop shadow)
mud splat 1 (no drop shadow)
heart 2 (no drop shadow)
ribbon 5
heart 2 (no drop shadow)
bow 2
button 2
button 2
button 3
button 3
word art 2 (outer glow added as well)
heart 1
flower 2
bow 4

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!
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This Tutorial was written on January 9th, 2012 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 Zlata_M
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Happy new year” by Designs By Sarah
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using BigMask008 by Vix
Which you can find HERE

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
flood fill with white

Open pp9
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas

Select your custom shape tool
Find the shape, “Flower 2 Frame”
(you may need to load your preset shapes. To do this click the small arrow on the right, All, Append)
With your foreground set to black, draw out a good sized flower frame shape
Move this layer below your paper
Hold down alt and in your layers pallate, move your mouse between the two layers, once in changes to the three circle right click your mouse once to create a clipping mask.
Merge these two layers together.

Ctrl + Click on the frame layer.
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3
Add a new layer below the frame layer
Flood fill with a color from your paper frame.
Deselect.
Filter → Noise → Add Noise
25%, Gaussian, Monochromatic
Add a drop shadow to this layer

To the paper frame layer
Add a bevel and emboss, check contour as well, soften to about 15 px.
Merge those two layers together.

Open pp12
Resize to 600px by 600px
Paste into your canvas
Drag below your frame
Use your magic wand to select inside of your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection and on the new paper layer, press delete.
Deselect.

Open pp2
Resize to 600px by 600px
Drag to just about your white background
Apply your mask to this layer

Add your tube to your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking.
Once you like where it's at, duplicate this layer
Have one just above and one just below the frame
Hide the one above for now.
Erase any parts of the tube that are below the frame
Add a drop shadow

Unhide the top tube layer
Erase any parts that are below the frame as well as over the frame
Duplicate the tube
On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0
Change the blend mode of this layer to soft light

Now we're just going to add the elements to the tag
Do so to your liking, resized and positioned as you want
I used the following from the bottom up, with a drop shadow unless specified

dots 2 (no drop shadow)
dots 2 (no drop shadow)
swirl 1 (no drop shadow)
stars 1
clock
bow 1
button 6
button 4
button 4
flower 4
button 1
button 1
flower 3
flower 3
flower 5
flower 2
champagne glass
button 6
sparkles (no drop shadow)
sparkles (no drop shadow)

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!
Saturday, January 7, 2012

CONTEST: win prizes

1 -create a tag using any kit by KiKeKa Kits
2 - email it to me at kikekakits@aol.com
3 - put “tag contest” in the subject line
4 - all tags must be copyright safe
***
1st place - $8 gift certificate to my store
2nd place - $5 gift certificate to my store
3rd place - $3 gift certificate to my store 
***
entry deadline: January 31
prizes awarded: February 8
Here is a link to her blog and the original post - http://craftedbygina.blogspot.com/2012/01/contest-win-prizes.html
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on January 3rd, 2012 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 Keith Garvey
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “PS I love you” by Kikeka Kits
You can find this HERE
I also used some sparkles from another one of her kits called, “After the Rain” I used this kit in a previous tutorial I did, you can skip using this or find some others you'd like to use if you'd like or even get that kit, it's an amaing kit and will not disappoint.

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask349 by Vix
Which you can find HERE

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

Open up a new canvas
Open paper05
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas.

Take your Ellipse Tool
and draw out a circle 450px by 450px, color black.
Drag the shape layer below the paper layer
In your layers pallate hold down the alt key until the two little circles come up (you cursor will just change) When it does click your left mouse button once.
Click on the original paper layer, and then merge visible
Ctrl + A
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Vertical Centers
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Horizontal Centers
Deselect

Use your Ellipse tool again and drag out another black circle with the size of 350 px by 350 px
Ctrl + A
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Vertical Centers
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Horizontal Centers
Ctrl + Click on the white circle in your layers pallate to select the circle.
On the paper layer, press delete.
Deselect
Delete the ellipse circle we just made.

Ctrl + Click on your now frame in the layers pallate to select it
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3
Add a New layer and flood fill with color of choice on the new layer
Deselect
Drag below your paper frame
Filter → Noise → Add noise
25%, Gaussian, Monochromatic
Add a drop shadow to this layer

On the paper frame add a bevel and contour
All at default, except change soften to 15
Merge the two layers together.
Add a new layer and drag below your frame
Flood fill with white.

Open paper06
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
This will be above the white layer, below the frame we made
Use your magic wand to select inside of your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection
On the paper layer we just added, press delete
Deselect

Open paper08
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Have this layer below the frame background layer we just made
Apply your mask here

Open vine04
This will be above your frame backround but below your frame
Resize and position to your liking
Change the blend mode to overly

Open your tube
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize and position how you'd like to
Duplicate once you're happy with this
Have one just above your frame, one just below
on the bottom one, erase any of the tube that may be sticking below your frame
Add a drop shadow.
The top tube layer, erase any of the bottom that is over the frame our outside of it.
Once you're happy with this, duplicate this layer
On the new layer
Filter → Blur, Gaussian Blur, Radius of 3.0
Change the blend mode of this layer to overlay

Now just add the elements you'd like to on your tag
resized and repositioned to your liking
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless specified

doodle02
ribbon01
doodle01 (no drop shadow)
vine01 (no drop shadow)
flower04
flower04
button04
button03
tag01
heart03
heart03
umbrella02
leaves04 (I erased a bit of this stem)
flower08
bow02
bow04
bow03
I then added two sets of sparkles here
I also added my own wordart here

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!

Monday, January 2, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on January 2nd, 2012 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 Pinup Toons
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Caroling” by Desings by Sarah
You can find this HERE @ Pimp My Tags With Scraps

Mask of Choice.
I am using gemsmask21
Which you can find HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain

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

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

Open frame 3
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize by 75% and rotate 40 degrees
Add a drop shadow

Open pp12
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Drag below the frame layer
Use your magic wand tool and select inside each of the frame windows
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete.
Deselect

Open pp11
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Drag to just about the white background layer
Apply your mask to this layer
Change the opacity to 50%

Add your tube to the top of your canvas
Resize and position to your liking.
Add a drop shadow

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

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default

Add your tube into each of the frames
Resized and one flipped horizontally.
Erase any parts outside of the frame
Change the blend mode of each to luminosity and the opacity to 50%

Embellish to your liking
Add drop shadow of choice and resized as you want

I used the following, in this order, from the bottom up, with a drop shadow unless specified

glitter 3 (no drop shadow)
glitter 1 (no drop shadow)
glitter 1 (no drop shadow)
bow 4
ribbon 2
branch 1
branch 1
bow 3
lights
present 1
music notes 2
beads 1
bow 1
flower 2
bow 7
flower 1
bow 2
button 3
button 3
button 2
button 1

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!
~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on December 31th, 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 Anna Rigby
You can find more information about her artwork HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Blue Christmas” by Creative Intentionz
You can find this HERE @ The PSP Project

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask33 by Weescotslass
Which you can find HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Adjustments – Variations

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

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

Open Frame3
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize by 75%
Add a drop shadow

Open Paper8
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas and drag below your frame layer
Using your magic wand select inside of your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection
One your paper layer press delete
Deselect

Open Paper2
Resize to 600px by 600px
Drag to just above your white background layer
Apply your mask here.

Add the tube to your canvas
Position to your liking and add a drop shadow (this is your top layer for now)
Duplicate and flip horizontal
Adjust and resize to your liking, delete any parts outside the frame. (this layer is between your frame and the background layer)

On both layers use the following:
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All a default, except blue cannel to 0

Image → Adjustments → Variations
I clicked lighter a couple of times along with more blue once

On the one inside the frame, change the blend mode to Luminosity, the opacity to 50%

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

Snowflake1
RibbonBow1
Doodle2
LeafString2
Brad4
RibbonBow2
Bells
StringBow
Lily2
Lily2
Lily1
Lily1
Sparkles (erase some parts so it doesn't completely cover everything :) )

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!
~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on December 14th, 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 Susanne Woolcott
You must purchase her artwork for use and can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Onyx” by Rissa's Designs
You can find this HERE

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

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain

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

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

Open frame02
Copy and paste into your canvas
Reszie to 80%

Ctrl + Click on the tumbmail of this layer
Select → Modify → Expand, by 2
Create a new layer and flood fill with white.
Make sure it's below your frame
Filter → Noise → Add noise
Amount – 15%
Gaussian and Monochromatic
Add a drop shadow of choice

Open paper03
Resize to 600px by 600 px
Copy and paste into your canvas.
Drag layer to just above your white backgroung
Take your elliptical marquee tool and drag out a circle the size of your frame.
Invert your selection and on the paper layer press delete
Invert selection once more.
Select → Modify → Expand, by 2
Add a new layer and flood fill with black
Deselect
Drag below your paper frame background
Add the same noise as before to this layer

Open paper04
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Drag to just above your white background layer
Apply your mask to this layer

Add your tube to the top of your canvas
Adjust, resize and reposition to your liking.
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All default settings except blue channel at 0

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp mask
All at default

Add a drop shadow of choice.

Add your tube to your canvas again.
Duplicating and flipping horiztionally, repositioning.
Erase any bits that are outside of the frame

Duplicate each one.
On the bottom ones change the blend modes to luminosity, opacity at 10%
On the top ones change the blend modes to soft light, opacity at 50%

Now just embellish to your liking.
I used the following in this order, from the bottom up with drop shadow of choice, unless specified

~Above the mask layer~
hearts (no drop shadow)
hearts (no drop shadow)
hearts (No drop shadow)
Glitter spill (no drop shadow)
Glitter spill (no drop shadow)
Glitter splat02 (no drop shadow)
Floral Deco
Wire Flower String
ButterflyKeyChain

~Above Frame below top tube~
Ribbon 01

~Above top tube layer~
Flower02
Flower03
Butterfly02
Key02
Bow
Bow
Heart
Heart
Flower04
Flower04

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 results save to your liking and you're done!!

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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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