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Friday, February 24, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on February 24th, 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 Amy Matthews
Use must purchase a license to use her artwork and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using the PTU scrapkit, “A Love So Sweet” by Designs by Sarah
Which you can find for purchase HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using TripletasticDreamMaskTagStyle by Vix
Which you can find for download to use HERE

Additonal Filters Needed
Xero – Radiance
Xero - Porcelain

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
Flood fill with white.

Open frame 3 and scale down to 80%
Rotate to the left about 18 degrees
Add a drop shadow.

Open pp6
Reszie to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas and have below your frame
Use your magic wand and select inside of your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer add a drop shadow.

Add your Tube to your canvas, resize and position.
I did mine so that it looks like she's leaning against the frame a bit.
Add a drop shadow
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel at 0.

Filter → Xero → Radiance
Click random a few times until you get an effect you like for your tube.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp mask
All at default

Open pp1
reszie to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas ust above the white background
Apply your mask here.

Add the tube between the frame and the paper backround a couple of times, using different blend modes on each.

From right to left I used the following:
Luminostiy, opacity at 50%
Hard light, opacity at 53%
darken, opacity at 34%

Now add which elements you'd like
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated:

print 3 (no drop shadow)
print 1 (no drop shadow)
marshmellows 1
beads
ribbon 4
lolli
bow 3
cupcakes 2
flower 2
flower 1
flower 2
love word art (added an outer glow as well)
flower 1
bow 1
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 copy right information

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

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This Tutorial was written on February 23rd, 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
JASC Animation Shop

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Erica Leigh Currey
You much purchase a license to use her work and can do so HERE

Texture of Choice
I'm using Texture12 by Vix
Which you can download for use HERE

Additional Filters Needed
Adjustments – Variations
Vanderlee – X Unplugged
MuRa's Meister – Copies
Xero - Fuzzifier

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 250px

Add your tube to your canvas

Filter → MuRa's Meister → Copies
Wallpaper (rotate), all at default

Filter → Blur → Motion Blur
Angle of 15 degrees, distance 100 px

Duplicate this layer and merge the two together

Filter → Sharpen → Sharpen Edges

Filter → Sharpen → Sharpen More

Add your tubes to the canvas a few times, different sizes, flipped different ways and placed differently
I have it on there 5 times.
Merge those layers together
Change the blend mode to Luminosity and change the opacity to 50%

Duplicate this layer

Filter → Xero → Fuzzifier
With the following Settings:



Duplicate the original tube layer again and have it above the one we fuzzified
Image → Adjustments → Invert

Filer → Blue → Gaussian Blur
22.3 pixels
Change the blend mode to soft light

Duplicate the fuzzified layer and move it to the top of your pallate
Change the blend mode to screen

Take your rectangular marquee tool and draw out a square along the whole thing and then flood fill with a light color from your image.

Filter → Vanderlee → Unplugged X, Pattern offset
Change the blend mode to soft light and add a light outer glow to it.

Go to your custom shape tool
I chose to use “Flower 6” and I drug it out to a decent size and then I selected just that shape
Went down to the original background, copied and then pasted into a new layer.
Moved it up to the top of the layers pallate

Filter → Vanderlee → Unplugged X, Pattern offset
Change the blend mode to soft light and add a light outer glow to it.

Add your texture to your tag.
I resized mine to a width of 600px before doing so
Change the blend mode to overlay and the opacity set to 75%

Merge all of your layers together and save this as your background.
Now we're going to head over to JASC animation shop

Open your tag background we just made into AS

Effect → Insert Image Effect
Once you have this screen looking like this:



Click on customize and apply the following:
In the box to the right I just drew out several random points around the axis and different heights and things


Click okay on both
Go to your first frame and delete the very first frame
Now save as a .gif and go back to your photoshop

Open the animated background we just made
You'll have the 12 frames in your layers pallate

Add your tube to your tag now, positioned in the middle to your liking.

Image → Adjustments → Variations

I clicked on lighten twice, more cyan, more blue, more magenta

Add an outer glow to your tube and a drop shadow as well.

Add some text below the tube in the white box area

Add your name.

Select your entire canvas
Add a new layer
Edit -> Stroke, width of 8, center in black
Change the blend mode to overly

Add a new layer
Edit -> Stroke, width of 4, center a color from your tube
Deselect
add noise to this layer

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

Go to your animation window now and have the delay set to .15sec, set to repeat forever

On the first frame have only the first frame of the background animation showing
Add another animation frame and change it to showing the second background layer
Do this for all 12 of the layers.

Once you're done, press play to see your animation go and if you're happy with your result save and a .gif and you're done!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on February 21st, 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 Rachel Anderson
Use must purchase a license to use her work and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using the scrapkit, “Ivy” by Rissa's Designs
You can download this kit for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask363 by Vix
Which you can find for download to use HERE

Additional Filters Needed
Greg's Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
Flood fill with white.

Open RD12
Add to your canvas
Resize to about 80%
Add a drop shadow

Open PP06
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas and have it below the frame in the layers pallate
Use your magic wand and select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and press Delete

Open PP04
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas and have it below the other paper we just added before in the layers pallate
Add your mask to this layer.
Add the full tube to the left of your canvas, resized and positioned as you'd like
Erase the part of the tube that's over the frame and the very bottom of the tag
Duplicate this layer
On the bottom one add a drop shadow

On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode of this layer to overlay

Add your close up of your tube in between the frame and the paper backround
I flipped mine horizontally and resized a bit
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity to 50%

Now just add the elements that you'd like to, to your tag
Resized, repositioned and with a drop shadow of choice
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless specified

RD27
RD25 (no drop shadow)
RD08
RD19
RD19
RD04

Add your name

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

****Most Important****
Add your copy right information

Go to your paper frame background and duplicate it 3 times so that you have 4 of the layers.

On the bottom of the 4 layers
Filter → Greg's Factory Output Vol. II → Pool Shadow
Use the following settings:


Repeat this on each of the other three layers
lowering the first diagonal by 10 on each
So the second one at 90
third at 80
fourth at 70

In the animation window have the delay set to .4 sec and to repeat forever
have a frame in the animation window for each of the 4 layers and change the layer visible on each one
Press play to see your animation working

If you're happy with you're result save as a .gif you're done!
Monday, February 20, 2012


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This Tutorial was written on February 20th, 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 an exclusive tube for the Pimpin' PSPers forum
It has 6 different layers for this tube.
You can find more about the forum HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using the scrapkit, “Cherry On Top” by Jackie's Jewels
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask34 by Designs by Mindy Mae
Which you can find for download to use HERE

Additional Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Radiance

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
Flood fill with white.

Open frame1
Add it to your canvas
Scale down to about 75%
Add a dropshadow

Open Paper2
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas and have this below the frame layer
Use your magic wand and select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer, press delete
Deselect

Open Paper8
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add this to your canvas below your other paper layer
Apply your mask to this layer

Add your tube to your canvas.
I did one of the half body ones and position it how you'd like it in your frame once you're happy with that duplicate it.

Have one about your frame and one below.

On the one below erase any of the tube that's outside of the frame and add a drop shadow

On the one above erase any parts that are outside the frame at the bottom as well as on the frame itself.
Add the same drop shadow as you did to the other one.

Then add the following filters

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All a default except the blue channel set to 0

Filter → Xero → Radiance
Hit random until you find something that is subtle that you like for you tube and tag.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default

Now we're just going to add the elements we want to, to the tag
Do this to your liking with the drop shadow of choice

I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated

Rose (no drop shadow)
polkadotribbon
flower3
Ribbon1
Rose
polkadotribbon
tag1
flower1
sparkle2 (no drop shadow)
flowercluster (no drop shadow0
purse
heartstring
cupcake
Cherry1 (I erased the one on the left so there is only 1 cherry instead of the two)
button2
button2
button2
shoes2
bottle
flower2
Sparkle2 (I adjusted the brightness/contrast a bit to just make it a bit brighter)

Add your name

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

****Most Important****
Add your copy right information

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


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This Tutorial was written on February 20th, 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 Charlie
Use must purchase a license to use this gorgeous artwork and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using the FTU scrapkit, “Pot 'O Gold” by Scrapity Scrap and More
Which you can find for download HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask363 by Vix
Which you can find for download to use HERE

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
Flood fill with white.

Open TornFrame
Add to your canvas
Choose a soft yellow from the flowers in the tube as your foreground color
Ctrl + Click on the thumbnail in the layers pallete of the frame (this will select it)
Add a new layer and flood fill the selection with the yellow color
Deselect
Change the blend mode to color and opacity to 50%
Add a drop shadow to the main frame

Open Paper16
Add it to your canvas below your frame
Use your magic wand tool and select inside of the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete
Deselect

Open Paper13
Add it to your canvas just above your white background layer
Add your mask to this layer

Add your tube to your canvas
I flipped mine horizontally and resized and positioned to make it look like she was in the frame but, sort of on the outside of the torn edge part.
Once you're happy with that erase some of the grass on the left side but not all of it
Have this first layer below your frames.
Add a drop shadow to it.

Duplicate it and delete the drop shadow from this layer and have this above the frames in the pallate
Erase the top and bottom of the tube now over the frame.
Duplicate it

Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0 px
change the blend mode to soft light

Now just embellish the tag as you'd like to with the elements of your choice and drop shadow of choice.

I used the following with a drop shadow from the bottom up unless stated.

FoliageFrame
StringWhite
ginghamribbon1
ribbon1
daisy1
daisy1
daisy2
daisy2
ribbonbow1
bow4
bow3

Add some wordart if you'd like to

Add your name

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

****Most Important****
Add your copy right information

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

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on February 19th, 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 Amy Matthews
This is one of her limited edition tubes for February but, she has plenty of other beautiful work
Use must purchase a license to use her gorgeous artwork and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using the cute scrapkit, “Puppy Tails” by Alika's Scraps
Which you can find to purchase for use HERE
I also used some sparkles from another of her kits this is optional

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask362 by Vix
Which you can find for download to use HERE

Filters Needed
Xero - Porcelain
Xero - Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 – HSB Noise (for animation)


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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
Flood fill with white.

Open as102
Copy and paste into your canvas
Scale down by 80% and rotate 10 degrees.
Add a drop shadow

Open as64
Add to your canvas as well
Add a drop shadow to this frame as well
Position the two frames similar to mine.

Open paper04
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
in between the two frames
Select inside the smaller heart using the magic wand
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and press delete
Deselect.

Add the same paper to the canvas again, this time under the bigger heart frame
Select as you did before and expand the selection and invert and delete.
Select all but the white background layer and scale down to 90%
Open paper07
Resize to 600px by 600px
Drag to just about the white background in the layer pallate.
Add the mask here.

Now add your close up of your tube to the smaller heart frame, flip horizontally and erase any parts that are outside of it.

Change the blend more do overlay.

Add the full body tube onto the right side of your canvas

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

Filter → Xero → Radiance
Hit random a few times until you find something subtle that you like that fits with your tube.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp mask
All at default.

Add a drop shadow to your tube.

Add the full body tube again and have it between the bigger heart and the paper layer in your pallate.
Erase any parts that are outside the frame.
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity to 20%

Now just embellish the tag to your liking, repositioning and resizing as you'd like with drop shadow of choice.
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated.

as97
as97
as47
as67
as98
as10
as09
as09
as08

If you want the sparkles then add them here with no drop shadow I lowered the opacity to 80% on mine as well.

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 hide your white background layer and save to your liking and you're done!

If you want to animate let's continue.

Go to you bigger heart frame layer

Duplicate it 3 times so that you have a total of 4 layers.

On the very bottom one of the 4 add the following filter

Filter → Eye Candy 4000 → HSB Noise
With the following settings:


Add this to each of the other 3 layers, hitting random seed each time.

Go to your animation window and have the delay set to .15sec, set to go on forever.

Have four frames in the animation pallate.
Hide all but the first one on the first layer.
All but the second on the second layer
All but the third on the third
All but the fouth on the fourth

Press play to see your animation, if you're happy with it then you're done!

Save and a .gif!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Here is a sample of this tag unanimated :)
 
Saturday, February 18, 2012



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This Tutorial was written on February 18th, 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 FourXsDesigns
This one is called “Dimples” and comes with multiple layers to basically choose which color you want each piece of the outfit and hair to be :D
Use must purchase a license to use her gorgeous artwork and can do so HERE

Blingies of Choice
I used two from HERE
I chose one of the star sort of twinks for the tag and the heart for the avatar.

Filter Needed
MuRa's Meisters – Copies
Venderlee – Unplugged X


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

Start a new canvas
600px by 250px

Open your tube and choose the layers that you're wanting for this particular set.
Make sure all others you don't want are hidden and the merge your layers together.
Add your tube to your canvas

Filter → MuRa's Meister's → Copies
Wallpaper (rotate), all at default

Filter → Blur → Motion Blur.
Angle – 15 degrees, Distance – 200 pixels

Filter → Sharpen → Sharpen More
Filter → Sharpen → Sharpen Edges
Filter → Sharpen → Sharpen Edges
Filter → Sharpen → Sharpen Edges

Add your tube to your canvas again.
Resize and position to the right of your tag to your liking.
Once you're happy with that, add a drop shadow to your tube.
Duplicate this layer, delete the drop shadow from the duplicate
Filter → Blur → Gaussian blur, 3.0 pixels
Change the blend mode to soft light

Duplicate your main tube layer again, delete the drop shadow once more
Flip horizontally and drag below the other two tube layers
Reposition on the left side of the tag
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity to about 25%

Add an outerglow to the main tube layer with the drop shadow on it already.

Duplicate your background layer and drag the layer about your faded on the left side tube

Filter → Venderlee → Unplugged X, pattern Offset
Change the blend mode to soft light

Type out with a pixel font the word dimples or a word of your choice, add a stroke of 2 with a color from the hair of the tube we're using (mine is purple :) )

Add 4 spaces after it and highlight it then copy it repeatedly until it spans across your tag.

Position towards the top of your tag. It'll be below your main tubes but above everything else in your layers pallate.

Duplicate your text layer and rotate it 180 degrees and move towards the bottom of your tag.

Use your rectangular marquee tool to drag out a long rectangle just around your text at the top, flood fill with white, change the blend mode to soft light as well and add an inner glow, lower the opacity to 50% and drag below your text layer.
Duplicate it and position around your other text layer.

At the top add two new layers
Drag out a marquee to select the whole canvas
On the bottom of the two new layers

Edit → stroke
Width of 8 px, color black, location center
Okay and change the blend mode to overlay

On the top new layer
Edit → Stroke
Width of 4px, color the same as what's around your text, location center
Filter → Noise → add noise
15%, Gaussian, monochromatic

Add your name to your tag

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

Now we're going to add the twink in between our words, highlight them all when you open it in your program, add it, place it, duplicate them all and reposition, duplicate and reposition, continue doing so until you have on between each of the words that are visible.

Now we're going to go to the animation window.

Set the delay to .1 seconds, set to repeat forever.

All the first layer of the twink should be currently visible and nothing else
Add a new layer in the animation window pallate, change them all from the first layer to the second layer.
Keep doing this until you're to the last layer.
Press play to make sure it's working like it's supposed to.

If you're happy with it save as a .gif and you're done with the tag part of this tutorial.

Now start a new canvas 75px by 150px
flood fill with black.
On your original tag, hide all the text layers and the twink layers
merge all your layers together and drag the black layer from our new canvas over and below your merge layers
Create a clipping mask from it and resize down until you're happy with how it looks, mere them together and drag it over to our new small canvas.

Add the strokes around this like we did with our main tag

Add your copyright info like we did with the main tag

Add your name like you did with the main tag

Add your heart twink just like we did before and safe it and a .gif once you're happy with it and you're done!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012
~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on February 15th, 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 TooshToosh
You must purchase a license to use their work HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Toadally Cute” by Kikeka Kits
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask445 by Vix
Which you can find HERE

Filters Needed:
Xenofex 2 - Constellation

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

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

Open frame04
Rotate 90 degrees
Free transform and lower just the width to 80%
Then we're going to resize the whole frame down to 80%.

Take your tube and add it around the frame where you're wanting to.
Merge them all together and then delete the parts of the tubes outside of the frame

Change the blend mode of the tubes layer to soft light.

Add a drop shadow to the frame

Open paper05
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Drag below your frame layers.
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → modify → expand, by 5
Invert the selection and press delete on the paper layer.
Deselect

Open paper 04
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas and drag to just above the white background layer
Apply your layer mask here.

Add your frog tube to your image again to where you'd like to
Once you're happy with the position and size add a drop shadow of choice

Add the butterfly tube to the upper right corner of the canvas to your liking as well
Add a drop shadow.

Now just embellish and add the elements you'd like to to your tag.
I used the following in this order from the bottom layer up with a drop shadow unless specified.

Heart06
grass02 (no drop shadow)
flower12
scatter02 (no drop shadow)
branch01
ribbon03
string01 (no drop shadow)
heartstem02
flower05
flower08
flower07
flower06
bow03
bow03
heart03
heart03
heart01
heart01

Add word art if you're wanting to.

Add a new layer and flood fill with black, change the blend mode to screen.
Filter → xenofex 2 → Constellation
With the following settings:

 Add your name

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

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

Now Go to you animation window, delay set at .15sec, set to repeat forever
Leave the first frame alone
Add a new frame and move the butterfly just a bit
Add a new frame and move it a bit more.
Keep doing this until the butterfly has moved back around to where it orginally was so it sort of has a looping feel to it.
I have 42 frames total.

When you're happy with your animation save as a .gif and you're done!!!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on February 15th, 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 Gorjuss
You may purchase a license to use her work HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Retro Funk” by Designs by Sarah
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask366 by Weesctoslass
Which you can find HERE

Extra filters needed
Xero - Porcelain


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

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

Open frame2 & frame1
Add them to your canvas and arrange them similarly to what I've done.
The square frame is also angled to the left a bit.

Open pp11
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Use your magic wand to select inside your circle frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete.
Deselect

Open pp7
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Use your magic wand to select inside your square frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete.
Deslect.

Open pp1
Resize to 600px by 600px
have this layer just above the white background layer.
Add the mask here.

Add your tube to your canvas on the right side.
Duplicate it.
On the bottom one add a drop shadow
On the top
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, radius of 3.0
Change the blend mode to overly.

Add the tube to the circle frame.
I flipped mine horizontally.
Duplicate this layer.

On the bottom one, erase any of the tube that is below the frame.
Add a drop shadow

One the top erase any that's below and over the frame.
Filter → Xero → Porcelain, all at default except blue channel at 0
Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask, all at default

Add your tube once more, flip it horizontally again.
Delete any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity, opacity at 25%

Now just add any elements that you'd like, repositioned and resized as you'd like them
I used to following from the bottom layer up. with a drop shadow unless stated.

Funky swirl2 (no drop shadow)
funky leaves (no drop shadow)
ribbon2
funky flower2
paper shape3
tag2
staple
button1
button1
button2
button

Add some text to your tag

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 if you don't want to animate you're done!!

If you want to animate though, we're going to go back to the text layer we added to our tag.
I duplicated it twice and changed it so that I have three different layers.
The first, “So Retro”, second “So Funky”, third, “So Dazed”

Now hide the top to so you're just looking at your first text layer.
Duplicate this layer.
Filter → Blur → Motion Blur
Angle it so that it matches your text, mine is at 60 degrees.
Distance 8 pixels.

Repeat this with the other two text layers.

Now we're going to go to our animation window.

Hide all but the very first text layer we started with.
Set the animation at .1 sec delay and to replay forever.
Add a new animation layer and hide the original text layer and unhide the blurred text of that layer.
Add a new layer and change the opacity to 90%
Add a new layer and change the opacity to 80%
Continue adding and lowering the opacity by 10% until you're at 10%.

Repeat this same process with the other two layers.
If you do 3 text layers you'll wind up with 33 frames.

Change the delay on the 3 orignal text layers in the animation window to 1 sec.
On mine those are frames 1, 12, 23

Press play and see your animation go.
You should have something similar to mine :)

If you're happy with it save as a .gif and you're done!!

~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on February 14th, 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
You may purchase a license to use her work HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Love is in the Air” by Mythical Designs
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using FloraMask8 by Reika Rafita
Which you can find HERE
It's the 6th one down, set2


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

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

Open Paper1
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Take your preset shape tool and choose the 'Heart Card' shape
With the color set to black Draw out a good sized heart and then move it below the paper layer
Hold down the alt key and when your in your layers pallate move the pointer between the shape and paper layer until is switches to the two layers and click once.
Merge these two layers together.

Select the layer
Select → modify → contract, by 25
Select → modify → smooth, by 10
press delete.
Deslect
Add a bevel to this layer now, softening it up.
Ctrl + Click on this layer to select it again
Add a new layer and move it below the frame we've made
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Flood fill with color of choice
Deselect
Add noise of choice to this layer.
Merge the layers together

Resize this heart and rotate to the left, I did about 18 degrees.
Add a drop shadow of choice.

Open Paper7
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas below your frame layer
Use your magic wand to select inside of your frame layer
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection and on the new paper layer press delete.

Open Paper8
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas and move just above the white frame
Add your mask to this paper layer.

Add your tube now, resize and position to you liking.
Make it look like she's sort of sitting on the edge of the frame
Once you're happy with that duplicate the layer.
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 the tube a couple of more times between the frame and the background layer
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity to 20%

Open the Alphas for L, O, V, E
Add then to your tag, resizing and changing the angle to how you want them
You can use mine as a sample to follow.
Merge the 4 letters together
Add and outer glow to your letters and a drop shadow
in a pixel font add is in the air and place just below it as you'd like to.

Now we're just going to embellish the tag
Do so to your liking with drop shadow of choice
Resized and positioned where you want.
I used the following with a drop shadow unless specified.

Element23 (no drop shadow)
Element23 (no drop shadow)
Element12
Element8 (no drop shadow)
Element7 (no drop shadow)
Element20
Element10
Element15 (no drop shadow)
Element6
Element5
Element16 (no drop shadow)
Element33
Element9
Element9
Element13
Element22 (no drop shadow)
Element36

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 if you don't want to animate you're done!!

If you DO want to animate though let's keep going.

Now we're going to go to The layer in our pallate where the Element22 is.
Go ahead and duplicate it twice so that you have 3 of the layer.
On the two new ones, move them around to new positions on the canvas that still look good.
Go ahead and rehide the top two, just leaving the original one showing.

We're going to go to our animation window, set the delay on this animation to .1 seconds and forever.

On our first frame change the opacity of our bottom sparkles layer to 50%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 60%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 70%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 80%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 90%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 100%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 90%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 80%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 70%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 60%
Add a new animation layer and change opacity to 50%
On this same layer click on the eye icon next to the second sparkles layer to unide it and change the opacity to 10%
Add a new animation layer on the first sparkles layer change the opacty to 40% and on the second 20%
Add a new animation layer on the first sparkles layer change the opacty to 30% and on the second 30%
Add a new animation layer on the first sparkles layer change the opacty to 20% and on the second 40%
Add a new animation layer on the first sparkles layer change the opacty to 10% and on the second 50%
Now, hide your first sparkles layer and continue just like we did with the first layer on the second and then when you need the next layer unhide the last sparkle layer and use it and repeat the process but, instead of adding a new layer when you'd get back down to when you need to bring in the new layer, go back to the very first frame and add the third sparkle to it but, set at 10%

Press play to see your sort of fading in and out sparkle effect.

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

Here is a sample of the non animated one :)
 

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