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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Measure Up






In this tutorial I used the tube “Chilling” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the beautiful kit “Measure Up” from
As usual with Dee’s kits, this one is packed full of
gorgeous elements, papers, sprays and wordarts
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 2_M2 from
and my mask

Font is




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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by750 and pixels and fill with white.

Paste Fran’s mask and resize it 45%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Make a new layer below the mask layer, select all, paste the same paper into the selection, deselect and apply my mask.

Paste spray 2, resize 80%, move over to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 25%, move into position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 5, resize 70%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 35%, drag below elements 94 and 99, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pastes element 90, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 70% and rotate 90 degrees to the right.  Duplicate and position both copies on the right, duplicate again, mirror and flip this copy and position it on the left then apply the drop shadow to all copies.

Paste element 83, resize 30% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror and flip the copy and position it on the right then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7, resize 50%, duplicate, position one copy on the left below element 106 and the copy position on the right above element 83 then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 75, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position on the right just below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2,  resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, 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 14, resize 45% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copt, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again just above the glitter layer, resize it 80%, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and place in position.  Click on my mask layer to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection,  hit delete on the mask and deselect.   Open your erasure, set the size to 50 and the opacity to 10 and dab around any hard edges on the tube to blend them into the masks.

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







Monday, 27 March 2017

Midnight Delight!






in this tutorial I used the tube
“Very Very Bad Woman from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the freebie kit 
Midnight Desire” 
from

I used my mask

For the animation you will need
Animation Shop and
from Simone at a

Font is



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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 675 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 2 into the selection,  deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste element 43, resize 55% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 80%, place in position erasing most of the stalk and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 68% and place in position.

Paste element 24, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33 and resize 38%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 9 into the select, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into postion.

Paste element 29, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube, desaturate it and resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 40%, mirror and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 30%, duplicate three times, drag below the violin, mirror/flip the copies, position around the tag and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, position between the black flowers on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 12%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 25, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 7, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers then crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.


Open Simone’s animation in Animation Shop.

In Paintshop, starting from the top, close off all your tag layers down to and including the tube and merge the remaining layers visible.  Copy the merged layer and paste it in Animation Shop as “A new animation”.  Simone’s animation has 24 frames so you  need to duplicate your tag layer until it also has 24 frames.  Activate the animation, go to Edit – Select all – Edit – Copy, click on the first frame of your merged layer and go to Edit – Select All, right click on this first frame, select“Paste into Selected Frame” and paste the animation onto your tag. 

Back in paintshop, close off the merged layer and open the top layers, right click, select “Copy Merged” and paste in Animation Shop as “A new animation”, duplicate until you again have 24 frames, select all these frames and copy them and paste them on your tag as you did before.

Check your animation and, if you are happy with it, run it through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.






Saturday, 25 March 2017

Happy Easter!






In this tutorial I used the beautiful freebie kit
From
No tubes are used in this tag.

I used the Easter mask
Hvm2 from

You will also need the

I used the Windows font Impact.




I used a drop shadow of horizontal 0, vertical 5, opacity 45, blur 10.



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

Paste the mask as a new layer and resize it 27%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, copy and paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer. 

Paste element 5, resize 70% and place in position. Paste element 13, resize it 85%, drag below element 5 and move into position,  duplicate it and merge the copy down onto the original then change the blend mode to “Overlay”.  Go back to element 5, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 15, invert it and hit delete on element 13 to remove the excess then deselect and apply the drop shadow to the element 5.

Paste element 75, drag below element 5, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 76 and apply the 20-20 mask to it then copy it and position it on element 75.

Paste element 33, resize 75%, position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 80%,  place in position, erase the bottom of the stalk and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60 on the top, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33 again, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 57, resize 75% place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 13% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 17%, drag below the rabbit, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 15%, position behind the rabbit on the left,  duplicate twice, mirror both copies, position one copy on the right, resize the second 90%, position it beside the original copy and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 18 on the top, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers and make any adjustments, I used the Pick tool on the mask to pull it out a little wider.

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



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

For Love





In this tutorial I used a tube by
Anna Liwanag.
You can purchase Anna’s tubes at

I used the freebie kit “For Love” by

I used mask kk-iwy-rak-mask from
(just scroll down a bit from the link).

Font is



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


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

Paste the mask and resize it 25%.  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 clock, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 80%, move over to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 1, resize 90% and position on top of frame 3.  Select the interior of this frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it, paste paper 2 into the selection and deselect.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste glitter o3, resize 70%, drag below both frames and position on the left, duplicate, position the copy on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste splatter 1, again resize 70%, position on the left, duplicate, move the copy over to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste splatter 2, resize 50% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the copy, move it over to the left and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste ribbon 1, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pates foliage 1, resize 50% and rotate 70 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste foliage 2, resize 50% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste flower 2, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste flower 5, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste label 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste winged heart 1, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, 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.