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Friday, November 30, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on November 30th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of SkyScraps
This tube is part of the “Xmas and the Ciity” collab, avaliable Dec. 1st @ SATC HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Xmas and the City” by Bibi's Collection
Again, this is part of the collab @ SATC starting Dec. 1st

Additional Filters Needed
VanDerLee - Unplugged-X

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

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

Open ELEMENTS (22)
Add to your canvas
Resize down to 45%
Duplicate this layer

Select the bottom one
Open PAPERS (5)
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Select the bottom frame
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete
Deselect
On the paper layer change the blend mode to color
Merge the two layers together
Rotate -16 degrees
Add a drop shadow

On the top frame
Rotate 16 degrees
Add a drop shadow

Arrange them on your canvas
Use mine as a guide

Open PAPERS (1)
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frames
Use your magic wand to select inside the frames
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect
Duplicate this layer
Filter → VanDerLee → Unplugged-X → Pattern Offset
Change the blend mode to soft light
Open ELEMENTS (62)
Use this as a sort of mask
I recolored to a pink that matches the tube
Duplicate twice
Merge all three layers together

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Add your tube again under the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped a couple of mine horizontally
Erase any of the tubes that are outside the frame
Change the blend modes to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%
Move the paper layer with the Pattern Offset done on it above these two layers, still under the frame

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

ELEMENTS (37) – no drop shadow
ELEMENTS (57) – no drop shadow
ELEMENTS (57) – no drop shadow
ELEMENTS (20) – no drop shadow
ELEMENTS (36)
ELEMENTS (16) – no drop shadow
ELEMENTS (16) – no drop shadow
ELEMENTS (8)
ELEMENTS (11) – made black and white and lowered the levels to darken it up to more of a black leaf
ELEMENTS (44)
ELEMENTS (1)
ELEMENTS (64)
ELEMENTS (31)
ELEMENTS (21)
ELEMENTS (46)
ELEMENTS (60)
ELEMENTS (40) – no drop shadow

Add your name

Crop the tag down to get rid of all of the access space

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 November 29th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Jessica Dougherty
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using  "Christmas Fairy Tale” by Bibi's Collection
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using mask1 by Melissaz Creationz
You can find this HERE

Animation of Choice
I used the falling snow you can get HERE

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

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

Open ELEM (49)
Add to your canvas
Open your tube and flip horizontally
Change the blend mode to luminosity and lower the opacity to 50%
Reposition above the frame how you're wanting it, mainly in the two left panels
Take your rectangular marquee tool and holding the shift button (to add to the selection), draw a sqaure that fits all 4 of the panes
Add a new layer and flood fill with black
Invert the selection and on the tube layer press delete
Deselect
*With all three layers*
Resize to 75%
Rotate -10 degrees
Add a drop shadow to the frame itself
Open up your animation use the black squares we'd made to select the area easily again
Add a new layer and flood fill with the first layer as a pattern
Add a new layer and flood fill with the second layer
Do this for all 10 of the animation layers
Select all 10 once you have them there hit ctrl+g to group them
change the new layer's, called group 1, blend mode to overlay and lower the opacity to 70%
You can delete the black squares layer now :)

Open PAPERS (13)
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0 px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the top layer
Add a drop shadow

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

ELEM (78) - no drop shadow
ELEM (34) – no drop shadow
ELEM (75)
ELEM (40)
ELEM (101)
ELEM (102)
ELEM (4)
ELEM (4)
ELEM (4)
ELEM (17)
ELEM (99)
ELEM (105)
ELEM (101)
ELEM (96)
ELEM (105)
ELEM (39)
ELEM (60)
ELEM (90)
ELEM (69)
ELEM (53) – no drop shadow, change the blend mode to overlay

Add your name

Crop your tag to get rid of the access space that's not needed

Resize if you'd like to

****Most Important****
Add your copy right information
Go to your animation window and with our falling snow layers hide all but the first on the first one
Add a new animation layer and hide the first layer and unhide the second
Continue this until you have all 10 layers on different animation layers
Have it set to go forever and the delay set to .1 sec
Press play to see it go

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


Wednesday, November 28, 2012


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This Tutorial was written on November 28th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey
You must purchase a license to use his tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Pink Christmas” by Skulliez Skraps
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using mask366 by Weescotslass
You can find this HERE

Additional Filters
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radience

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

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

Open frame2
Add to your canvas
Rotate -12 degrees
Add a drop shadow

Open pp2
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame>
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect

Open pp1
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except blue channel at 0
Filter → Xero → Radiance
Something subtle that just brightens the tube back up a bit
Add a drop shadow

Add your tube again under the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%

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

garland2 (no drop shadow)
confetti (no drop shadow)
confetti (no drop shadow)
branch
snowflake
snowflake
leaf
leaf
flower2
star1
star3
candycane
button1
button1
ornament5
ornament2
star3
ornament3
flower1
bow2
bow5
bow7

Add your name

Crop your tag to get rid of the access space that's not needed

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 November 28th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Caroline Seabra aka Queen Uriel
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE
The one I'm using is called "Christmas Ball"
It's close to the bottom of the page under "Christmas Fairies"

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “A Very Merry Christmas” by Rabid Designz
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using mask365 by Vix
You can find this HERE

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

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

Open Frame5
Add to your canvas
Resize down to 70%
Rotate 20 degrees
Add a drop shadow

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

Open Paper12
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Add your tube again under the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%

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

Ele54
Ele22
Ele35
Ele20
Ele46
Ele21
Ele14
Ele18
Ele2
Ele17
Ele31
Ele51
Ele51
Add some wordart of your choice here
Ele44 (no drop shadow, change blend mode to overlay)
Ele44 (no drop shadow, change blend mode to overlay)

Add your name

Crop your tag to get rid of the access space that's not needed

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!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on November 27th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Alex Prihodko
You must purchase a license to use his tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Pink Christmas” by Pimp'd Designz
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using a mask I'm not sure where I got it from
I'll post it here but, if it's yours or you know who it belongs to please let me know!
I'll take it down and post a link back to their site



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

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

Open frame-03
Add to your canvas
Resize down to 50%
Rotate 13 degrees
Duplicate this layer
Rotate new layer41 degress
Duplicate this layer
Rotate the new layer -27 degress
Add a drop shadow to each of them

Open pp-01
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frames
Use your magic wand to select inside the frames
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect

Open pp-09
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Move below the frames
If any of the legs are extending beyond the frame erase it
Duplicate this layer
Move this one above the frames
Erase any of the legs that are over the frames
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Add your tube again under the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%
Duplicate
On the duplicate layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light, opacity still at 50%
I also erase a bit of the frame extending into the one I've added the tube into

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

glitter-01 (no drop shadow)
branches
branches
branches
snowflake-02 (no drop shadow)
snowflake-03 (no drop shadow)
snowflake-01 (no drop shadow)
snowflake-01 (no drop shadow)
tree
candycane
candycane
flower-01
flower-02
flower-01
flower-02
snowflakes (no drop shadow)
ribbon-06
ribbon-06

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!



~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on November 27th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of FourXDesigns
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Template “4XD Stalker” by me
You can download this HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask 109 by Designs by Vabys
You can find this for download HERE

Additional Filters Needed
Mura's Mesiters – Copies
Penta.com – Color dot
Italian Editors Effect – Effetto TV
VanDerLee – Unplugged-X
EyeCandy4000 – HSB Noise (for animation)

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

Open the template
Image → Duplicate
Close out the original
Delete the credits layer

Choose which layer you're wanting to use
I am going with the red head with the red clothing on
Add it to your canvas

Filter → Mura's Meister → Copies
Wallpaper (rotate)
Repeat this filter, just so there aren't any gaps on our canvas :)

Filter → Blur → Motion Blur
Angle – 25 degrees
Distance – 200 px
Duplicate this layer

Have one above the rectangle layer
and one above the big circle layer
select each of them and press delete so that it's filled with the motion blurred layer
Delete the originals of both of those layers

On the rectangle layer
Duplicate
Select this layer
Italian Editor Effect → Effetto TV
Deselecte
Change the blend mode to screen

Duplicate the big circle layer we made
Filter → VanDerLee → Unplugged-X → Pattern offset
Change the blend mode to soft light

Add your tube to your canvas
I again am using the red head with red clothes
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light

On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Now go to the bottom layer of the big circle
Add your tube to the big circle at various sizes and positions
Flip some horizontally
Erase any that is outside of the big circle
Merge them all together
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Opacity at 50%

Flood fill each of the bigger stars with a gradient of choice
Duplicate each of them
Filter → Penta → Color Dot
Change the blend mode to soft light
Add your tubes as you'd like in between the two layers
Change the blend modes to screen
Opacity to 70%

Select one of the stars
Select → Modify → Expand, by 4
Add a new layer below the star
Fill with the gradient from before, going the opposite direction
Filter → Noise → Add Noise
Gaussian, Monochromatic, 12.5%

Repeat this for the other star as well

Add a layer about the lines
Select the lines
Flood fill the new layer with the gradient we used before
Change the blend mode to color

Recolor the wordart as you'd like to
I use the same gradient from before
Added a bevel and emboss to them as well

The two smaller stars color to your liking
I bevel and embossed them as well
Select each as we did before, expand by 2 and fill with the opposite color
Add noise as we did before as well on each

Add a new layer above the white background layer
Fill with the same gradient we've been using
Apply the layer mask here

Add your name

Crop the canvas down

Resize your canvas

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

If you're not wanting to animate hide the white layer and save to your liking, you're done!

If you want to animate let's continue

Duplicate the bottom rectangle layer we made 4 times
(I always have an extra 5th on in case I don't like it or just want to keep in unanimated layer)

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



Repeat this for the other 3 layers, clicking random seed on each

Then you're going to go to your animation window and have all but the first one hidden
Add a new animation layer and hide the first layer and unide the second
Add another hide the second, unhide the third
Add another layer hide the third, unhide the fourth

Set to go forever, delay of .2 sec
Press play
If you're happy with your animation save as a .gif and you're done!!

Here is the non animated version :D







~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on November 27th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey
You must purchase a license to use his tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Pink Christmas” by Designs by Sarah
You can find this HERE
You will also need a sparkle from another kit, I am using one from Sarah's E.T. Kit

Mask of Choice
Mask6 by MC
You can find this HERE

Additional Filters Needed
VanDerLee - Unplugged-X

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

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

Open frame 5
Add to your canvas
Resize down to 60%
Rotate 10 degrees
Add a drop shadow

Open pp4
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect
Duplicate this layer
Filter → VanDerLee → Unplugged-X → Pattern Offset
Change the blend mode to soft light

Open pp3
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Add your tube again under the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%
Duplicate
On the duplicate layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Move the paper layer with the Pattern Offset done on it above these two layers, still under the frame

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

dots (no drop shadow)
dots (no drop shadow)
ribbon 1
snowflake 2
snowflake 2
lights 1
snow globe
candy
candy
shoe
present 1
flower 1
tag 1
candy
snowflake 3
flower 1
bow 3
ornament 2
hat
bow 1
Add the sparkles of choice here (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 your result save to your liking and you're done!


Monday, November 26, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on November 26th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Danny Lee
You must purchase a license to use his tubes and can do so HERE


Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Christmas Cookies” by Sam's Scraps
You can find this HERE


Mask of Choice
Mask452 by Vix
You can find this for download HERE


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


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


Open frame 1
Add to your canvas
Resize down to 70%
Rotate -10 degrees
Add a drop shadow


Open Paper 6
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect


Open Paper 12
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here


Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow


Add your tube again under the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%


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


branch
branch
branch
leaf 1
flower 5
ribbon 2
deco tree
plastic star
flower2
bell
snowman 2
bow 1
candle
bow
gingerbread man
snow overlay (no drop shadow, erase this that's over the tube and around the edges a bit)

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!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on November 25th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE


Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Winter Meadow” by Pimp'd Designz
You can find this HERE


Mask of Choice
Mask84 by Weescotslass Creations
You can find this for download HERE


Additional Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Bad Dream


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


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


Open frame-03
Add to your canvas
Duplicate
On the bottom one
Resize down to 63%
Rotate -15 degrees
Add a drop shadow
On the on top one
Resize down to 53%
Rotate 18.50 degrees
Add a drop shadow
Arrange on your canvas similar to mine


Open pp-01
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frames
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect


Open pp-06
Resize to 600 px by 600 px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here


Add the tube to the canvas
Just below the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking inside the smaller frame
Erase any that may be outside the frame at the bottom
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Move it above the frame
Erase any of the tube that is over the frame here
Filer → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except blue channel at 0
Filter → Xero → Bad Dream
Something subtle that just brightens the tube up just a bit again
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow


Add your tube again under the other frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%
Duplicate
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
change the opacity of this one to 30%, still with luminosity as the blend mode


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


Swirl-01 (no drop shadow)
branch-01
snowflake-01
snowflake-01
swirl-02
tree
snowman
flower-01
flower-01
ribbon-01
ribbon-02
flower-01
ornament-02
ribbon-01
ornament-02 (desaturated)
ribbon-04

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!



~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on November 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Zlata_M
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Santa Baby” by Bibi’s Collection
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice
Mask325 by Weescotslass Creations
You can find this for download HERE

Additional Filters Needed
Italian Editors Effect – Effetto TV


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

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

Open Elements (40)
Add to your canvas
Resize down to 30%
Add a drop shadow

Open Elements (41)
Add to your canvas
Resize down to 30%
Add a drop shadow


Open Papers (7)
Add to your canvas just below the pink frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect
Duplicate
On the top paper layer
Select it
Filter → Italian Editors Effect → Effetto TV
With the following settings:



Change the blend mode to Soft light

Open Papers (2)
Add to your canvas just below the silver frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3px
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Deselect
Duplicate
On the top paper layer
Select it
Filter → Italian Editors Effect → Effetto TV
With the same settings as before
Change the blend mode to Soft light

Open Papers (9)
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Filer → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Add your tube between the background paper layers
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped one of mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%

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

Elements (87) – no drop shadow
Elements (90) – no drop shadow
Elements (7) – no drop shadow
Elements (64) – no drop shadow
Elements (34)
Elements (44) – no drop shadow
Elements (12)
Elements (43)
Elements (70)
Elements (27)
Elements (19)
Elements (18)
Elements (21)
Elements (21)
Elements (21)
Elements (67)
Elements (67)
Elements (67)
Elements (33) – no drop shadow, change the blend mode to overlay

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!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on November 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey
You must purchase a license to use his tubes and can do so HERE

 Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Sexy Xmas” by Designs by Sarah
You can find this for purchase HERE

Mask of Choice
Mask84 by Weescotslass
You can find this for download HERE

Additional Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero – Radiance

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

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

Open frame 2
Add to your canvas
Resize to 80%
Add a drop shadow

Open pp1
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frame
Select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Exand, by 10
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete

Open pp2
Reszie to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Move it above the frame
Erase any of the tube over the frame at the bottom of the tag
Filer → Xero → Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, change to 0
Filer → Xero → Radiance
Do something subtle that just brightens the tube back up a bit
Filer → Sharpen → Unsharp Mask
All at default


On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

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

Snowflake
Tree
Snowflake
Zipper flower 1
hat
Zipper flower 2
Bells
Bow 1
Bow 2

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



~~Click on Sample to view full size~~
This Tutorial was written on November 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac
You must purchase a license to use his tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “SparkleBerry” by Designs by Sarah
You can find this for purchase HERE

Mask of Choice
SnowflakeMask3 by Tonya
You can find this for download HERE

Additional Filters Needed
VanDerLee – Unplugged-X

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

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

Open frame
Add to your canvas
Resize to 72%
Rotate -15 degrees
Add a drop shadow

Open pp10
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just below the frame
Select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Exand, by 5
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Duplicate this layer

On the duplicate
Filter → VanDerLee → Unplugged-X → Pattern offset
Change the blend mode to soft light

Open pp6
Reszie to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the layer mask here

Add the tube to the canvas
I recolored mine using pp9 so it’ll match really well J
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the top one
Filer → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Add your tube between the two background paper layers
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 50%

Open snow
Add it just below the frame
Erase any that’s outside the frame
Change the blend mode to overlay

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

Print 2 (no drop shadow)
String 2 (no drop shadow)
Diamond scatter (no drop shadow)
Diamond scatter (no drop shadow)
Branch 2
Beads 2
Branch 2
Ornament 1
Candy cane
Fruit
Bells 1
Star 1
Flower 1
Flower 2
Present 1
Butterfly
Snow (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 your result 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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