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Thursday, 30 June 2016

A Summer's Day






In this tutorial I used a beautiful tube from
Anna Liwanag.
You can purchase the tube at

I used a beautiful kit from Sonia of
This really gorgeous kit is a fan freebie available at

I used masks 2 and 5 both from Set 2 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, fill with the colour #dce7e0.  Paste mask 5 and resize it 50%, select the mask, float and defloat it and invert it, activate the coloured layer and hit delete.  You can now delete the original black mask late.

Paste mask 2 and resize it 45%.  Again, select the mask, float and defloat it, make a new layer and paste paper 3 into the selection.   Delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper mask layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element 6, resize 60% and place in position.

Paste element 9, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 8, resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 80%, duplicate, position on either side of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9 again on the top, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste element 18, resize 15% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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




Monday, 27 June 2016

Summer






In this tutorial I used the tube “Siren Princess” by
You can purchase the tube at

I used the beautiful kit “Barefoot” from
You can purchase the kit at

I used ViVa Penmanship Mask 4 from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 30%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste element 67, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 7 and resize 40 and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 6 into the selection and deselect. 

Paste the tube, resize 45%, position in the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26a, resize 60%, drag below the frame/tube/paper, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39 on the top, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 53, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 3 and place in position.

Paste spray 10, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste wordart 4, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 40% and rotate 50 degrees to the left, drag below the word art, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, duplicate, drag the original copy below element 31, mirror the duplicate and place in position below the wordart, apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 3, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 13, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again just above the mask, resize 90% and place in position, activate the mask, select all, float and defloat it and  then invert it, activate the tube and hit delete, deselect and change the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light”.

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






Hanging Tears






In this tutorial I used the art of
Tin.
I purchased my tube from
Unfortunately Tin no longer sells tubes but
you can easily substitute it with another.


I used the lovely freebie kit “Mindful Angel” from

I used photo grungemask 04 from

I used the Windows font
Impact.



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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 650 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 35% and mirror it, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste frame 3, resize 105% and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste frame 2, resize 70% and move into position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 5 into it, deselect. 

Paste the pocket watch, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube, position in the frame resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste flower 2, resize 60%, drag below the frame and paper layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste foliage, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 1, resize 65% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste flower 3, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I re-coloured this to bring a little more brown in.

Paste the hanging tears on the top, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste butterfly with glitter, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  I stretched frame 3 a little wider.







Friday, 24 June 2016

Meoww






In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube "Black Rose" from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Moonlight Shadow (meoww) from
You can purchase this gorgeous kit at

I used mask 63 from Simone at

Font is 




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, duplicate and merge the duplicate down onto the original.

Paste element 25, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 6, resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right.  Select the interior of the frame, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it, paste paper 6 into the selection and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge the frame down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 30, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 80%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate.   Place the original on the left and the duplicate on the right below the lamp.

Paste element 12 on the top, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 85%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Pate element 29, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 60%, drag below the rose, duplicate, drag the duplicate below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 45% and mirror, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 31 and resize 75%, duplicate and erase one word from each copy, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 41, drag down to just above the mask, position on the left, duplicate, position the duplicate on the right and apply the drop shadow to both.

Paste the tube again, resize 65%, drag below element 12, place in position and erase the part outside of the frame.

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