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Friday, 26 February 2016

Play With Me





In this tutorial I used the beautiful art of
You need a license to use Mélanie’s art, available from

The kit is “A la Nuit Tombée” from

This is one of 50 kits donated by Thaliris for the
Here to Help Mirella fund.
You can purchase the kits at


I used mask 65 from
And mask 3 from set 8 from

I used the front
Morgow.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


I opened a new transparent canvas 700 by 700 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 13 into the selection, duplicate and close the top copy off, apply Moonbeams & Spiderwebs mask to the original copy and resize it 95%.

Open the copy of the paper, deselect and apply Rachel’s mask.

Pate element 19 and resize it 18%.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, duplicate both the paper and the frame twice and move the three sets roughly into position making sure the frame and paper at the top are below the other two sets.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, duplicate, position on copy on the two frames on the right, mirror and flip the second copy, drag it below the frame/paper layers and position at the top, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 61 on the top, resize 20%, mirror, position on the ivy on the right.

Paste element 52, resize 20%, mirror, rotate 40 degrees to the left, drag below all the frame/paper layers and papers, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 17% and mirror, drag above the top frame/paper, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the same mushroom element again on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 30%,  place in position erasing the part that shows at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61 again, resize 12% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49 (the vine) again, resize 17% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror and flip, position on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 52 again, resize 17%, drag it down to above the frame layers and position the flower head in the gap you have in the middle, erase the stalk and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element 27 on the top, resize 17%, position the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the main tube and resize 75%.

Paste element 15, resize 22%, drag below the tube, place both in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 6, resize 12% position behind the tube and tree stump and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52 again, resize 20%, position on the right erasing the stalk that shows and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Again, paste element 49 (the vine), resize 17% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 7%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the doll from the tube and duplicate twice.   Position the dolls in the frames using my tag for reference, selecting the interior of the frames and deleting the excess on the tubes and then applying the drop shadow, change the blend mode on them to “Hard Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frames.

Paste the doll again on the top, resize 15% and mirror, position on the mushroom and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 12%, position on the right hand frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7 on the top, resize 20% and place in position.

Paste element 48, resize 17%, drag right down to just above the masks, duplicate and position in the two corners erasing any bits you do not like.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.












Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Angels Among Us






In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Blue Angel”
from pack 46 by Barbara Jensen. 
You can purchase the tube at

I used the spectacular kit “An Angel Among Us” from
You can now purchase Carita’s kits at

I used photo mask 2 from the Burning Love feebie by
and the Fine Leather mask from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, duplicate it, close the copy off for now and apply the Leather ‘N’ Lace mask on the original then resize it 95%.

Open the copy of the paper, paste the Raspberry Road mask as a new layer and resize it 28%, you should still have your page selected so float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and hit delete on the paper, deselect and delete the Raspberry Road mask layer.

Paste element 38, resize 70% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 30%, drag below element 44, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 7, resize 50% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 3 into the selection.  Open the close up tube, mirror it and paste on your canvas, resize 90%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect , duplicate the tube, change the blend mode on the bottom copy to “Luminance (legacy)”  and on the top copy change it to “Overlay”,  apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 27a. resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the main tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 70%, drag below the frame layers, duplicate twice, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 12, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9 just below the main tube, resize 35%, mirror and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 33, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 70% and position on the frame layers, duplicate, drag the duplicate down and position on element 38 (the red fan).

Paste element 31 just below the mian tube, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28 again, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag below element 23, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 70% and place in position.

Paste element 5, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any alterations.  I used my Pick tool on the Leather ‘N’ Lace mask to pull it down a bit.

Check your layers for any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text then export on a transparent background as a png.




Monday, 22 February 2016

Moments





In this tutorial I used the beautiful art of
You need a license to use Amy’s art, now available at

I used the beautiful kit “Summer Romance” from

This is one of 50 kits donated by Thaliris for the
Here to Help Mirella fund.
You can purchase the kits at

For the word art you will need the Windows front
Impact.

For the text I used the font



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 700 and fill with black.

Paste element 32 and resize 35%.  Make a new layer, select all and paste paper 9 into the selection.  Go back to element 32, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the paper to remove the excess, deselect and delete the original copy of element 32.

Paste element 33, resize 20% and rotate 90 degrees to the right.  Make a new layer, select all and paste paper 4a into the selection.  Go back to element 33, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the paper the same as you did before and deselect.  Delete the original copy of element 33, move the paper copy into position and fill the black background colour with white.

Paste element 16 (you will not see it as it’s larger than the canvas), resize 20% and mirror.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 4b into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste the tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31a, resize 18%, duplicate, merge the top copy down onto the original, drag below the merged frame layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25 on the top, resize 22% and move into position.

Paste element 38, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20% and duplicate, rotate one copy 40 degrees to the right, mirror the second copy and rotate it 60 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 4b, resize 11% and duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 9c,  resize 23% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7b, resize 15% and rotate 100 degrees to the left, duplicate, merge the duplicate down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3a, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2a, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Open the Impact font and type the world “moments” below the two roses, all in lower case, no foreground colour, background can be any colour, use the nodes to get the text the correct size then turn it into a raster layer.   Select the text, float and defloat it, paste paper 1 as a new layer, resize 15%, position so the bottom part is on the text, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, delete the original text layer, apply an Inner bevel to the paper text layer as in my screenshot below and then apply the drop shadow.


Paste element 34 on the top, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 5% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.






Play Now





In this tutorial I used the tube “Poker” from
Alphadesire.
You can purchase the tube from

I used a beautiful kit called “Play Now” from
This is one of 50 kits donated by Thaliris for the
Here to Help Mirella fund.
You can purchase the kits at

I used photo mask Fun Funky Flourished from

Font is
Pique 'n' meex from



Unless otherwise stated I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 700 and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the right.  Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 8b into the selection, go back to the mask layer, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the paper to delete the excess, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste element 9b, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 45%, duplicate and rotate the duplicate 90 degrees in either direction, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 3, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste element 54d, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76b, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 20% and rotate 65 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108b, resize 17% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64a, resize 20%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63b, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.  I used my Pick tool on the mask and pulled it down a little.

Paste element 43b (you wont see it as it’s bigger than the canvas), resize 22% and drag right down to just above the mask, duplicate, rotate one copy 90 degrees in either direction, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each changing the horizontal to 2 and blur to 5.

Paste element 6, resize 25%, duplicate a couple of times and position around your tag erasing any in the wrong place and apply the drop shadow to each (remember to change the settings back).

Paste element 12b on the top, resize 20% and rotate 70 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.