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Sunday, April 21, 2013

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This Tutorial was written on April 21st, ‎2013 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 VeryMany
You must purchase a license to use their tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Wild About Coffee” by Candy's Treats
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask141 by Weescotslass Creations
You can find this HERE

Additional Filters Needed
Xenofex 2 - Constellation

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

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

Open frame4
Add to your canvas
Resize down by 85%
Add a drop shadow

Open PP7
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 PP10
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
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to Soft light, Lower to opacity to about 50%
On the bottom tube
Add a drop shadow

Add the close up to the canvas just below the frame
Resize and reposition to your liking
I flipped mine horizontally
Erase any of the tube outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower to 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:

Swirl4
CoffeeStain (no drop shadow)
SmokeHeart (no drop shadow)
Leaves2
Flower11
Button1
Button1
Label2
ele16
Flower11
Flower2
ele6
Butterfly
Flower7b
bow3
ele5


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!

Now if you'd like to animate let's continue :)

Go to the SmokeHeart layer
Duplicate it 3 times so you have a total of 4 of them

On the bottom layer of the heart

Filer → Xenofex 2 → Constellation
With the following Settings:



Add this to each of the layers hitting random seed once on each
Got to your animation window and have the delay set to .15 sec
Set to repeat forever

Hide all but the first SmokeHeart Layer

Add a new animation layer
Hide the first SmokeHeart layer and unhide the second

Do this for the last two frames as well

Press play and watch it go :D

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


Saturday, April 20, 2013


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This Tutorial was written on April 20th, ‎2013 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 trixychuu
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Animation of choice
I am using SimoneAni156 by Scrappy Bit of Fun
Which you can find HERE

Addittional Filters
MuRa's Meister – Copies
Penta- color dot

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 250px

Choose two colors from your tube
Add a gradient to your canvas
You can use mine as a sample for how you might want it to look

Add your tube to your canvas
Filter → MuRa's Meister → Copies
Wallpaper (rotate)
The rest at default
Move this layer around a bit until you get something you like
If you can't find something undo and redo the filter until you get it that way
Change the blend mode to Luminosity
Lower the opacity to 25%

Duplicate your gradient layer
Move this layer above the wallpapered layer
Filter → Penta → Color Dot
All at default
Change the blend mode to soft light

Add the words “True Love” in white to your canvas one on the upper left
Another on the lower right
Change the blend modes to soft light, lower the opacity of each to 70%

Add your tube to the center of the canvas
Resize and reposition as you'd like
Duplicate
Filter → Blur → Gaussia Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube

Using your rectangular marquee tool draw out a square that goes from the middle of the tube out to the right
On the original gradiant layer
Copy and Paste
Move the new layer up to just under the tubes
Filter → Penta → ColorDot
Change the blend mode to soft light
Add a bit of an outer glow

Add 3 new layers at the top of the canvas
Use rectangular marquee to select the canvas

With the bottom of the 3 new layers selected
Edit → Stroke
12, Center, Black

Repeat this for the next layer up but with a width of 8

The top one with a width of 2

Deselect

On the bottom change the blend mode to overlay

The middle Ctrl + click on the thumbnail
Copy and Paste the original gradient again
Move it back up to in between the two layers
Flip Horizontally
Filter → Noise → Add Noise
Uniform, 30%, monochromatic

Add your name

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

Select the layer with the MuRa's Meister filtered tube on it

Add your animation to your canvas

If you need to reposition make sure all the animation layers are selected so they'll all move together
With them all selected click Ctrl + G (this will make them a group), Change the blend mode of the group to luminosity
Hide all of the animation layers now but the first one

Open your animation window
Have the delay set to .1 sec, and to go forever
Add a new window, hide the first animation layer and unhide the second
Do this for all layers just hiding the last and unhiding the next in line

Press play to watch it go, if you're happy with your result
Save as a .gif and you're done!!
(Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S)

Now to make the avatar

Hide the frame layers and the group animation layer
Along with the copyright and name

Start a new canvas
175 px by 200 px
Drag all the layers over

Resize and reposition as you'd like
(make sure they're all selected again so they all resize and move together)
Add the frame as we did with the main tag

Add your name or initial

***Most Important***
Add your copyright

Save to your liking and you're done!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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This Tutorial was written on April 14th, 2013 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 Caron Vinson
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Garden Bliss” by Rissa's Designs
You can find this HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using mask245 by Weescotslass Creations
You can find this HERE

Additional Filters Needed
VanDerLee – Unplugged-X – Pattern Offset

~*~*~ 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 tag
Apply the mask here
Duplicate this layer
Filter → VanDerLee → Unplugged-X
Pattern Offset
Change the blend mode to soft light
Clip this to the original

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

Add your tubes a couple more times in between the two mask layers
Resized and repositioned as you'd like
I flipped one of mine horizontally
Change the blend mode to Luminosity
Lower the opacity to 40%


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

Swirlie
Flower5
Flower5
GardenSign
Flower2
Roses
Snail
Flower4
Bird

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!




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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This Tutorial was written on April 2nd 2013 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 “Just a Note” by Gemini Creationz
You can find this HERE

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


Additional Filters Needed
PhotoEffex – Scanlines


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

Start a new canvas
650px by 650px
Flood fill with white.


Open e_39
Add to your canvas
Resize down by 85%
Add a drop shadow


Open p4
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your tag below the frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection, press delete
Duplicate this layer
Filter → PhotoEffex → Scanlines
With the following settings:


Change the blend mode to soft light


Open p5
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the mask here


Add your tube to your canvas, resize and reposition to your liking
Erase any of the legs that are over the frame
Duplicate this layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
To the bottom tube add a drop shadow


Add your tube to the canvas a couple more times
I flipped one horizontally
Have them in between the two paper background layers
Merge them together
Erase any of the tubes that are 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:


*These Go below the frame, just above the mask layer*
-Work only on the right side-


e26 (no drop shadow)
e11 (no drop shadow)
e43 (no drop shadow)
e6


Duplicate these, Flip horizontally and move to the left side of your tag


*These all go above the top tube layer*
-again, only work on the right side for now-
e67
e73
e5
e27
e66
e52
e73
e59
e64
e37
e36
e3
e14


Duplicate these, Flip horizontally, move to the left side
Move the pink flower layer that is now covering her hand down below the tubes


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, April 2, 2013

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This Tutorial was written on April 2nd 2013 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 Enamorte
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Angel Bunny” by Alika's Scraps
You can find this HERE
This is an Easter kit but, there is plenty here you can use for pretty much any time. Spring or Autumn or anything in between. Definitely a fun kit

Mask of Choice
I am using mask111 by Designs by Vabys
You can find this HERE
&
Mask141 by Weescotslass Creations
Which you can find HERE


Additional Filters Needed
VanDerLee – Unplugged-X – Pattern Offset

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

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


Open paper06
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your tag
Apply the mask by Vabys here
Duplicate this layer
Filter → VanDerLee → Unplugged-X
Pattern Offset
Change the blend mode to soft light
Clip this to the original


Open paper03
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
just below the other paper layer
Apply the Weescotslass mask here


Add your close up tube to your canvas
I flipped mine horizontally
Resize and Reposition to the left side of your tag
Create a clipping mask to the top paper layer mask
Change the blend mode to luminosity and lower the opacity to 70%


Add your full tube to your canvas, resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
To 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:


as24 (no drop shadow)
as15
as23
as17
as17
as20
as14
as22
as16


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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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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