Monday, February 28, 2022

Happy Easter


 This tutorial was written on 2-28-22, By Kelli.

Please don't copy it or claim it as your own or post it through any group.
You may link back to my blog.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
It is written assuming you have a basic knowledge of PSP and its tools.
It is written using PSP 9 but should work in any other version.
For this tag you will need:
A fat font of choice,
I am using ShowCard Gothic.
And you will need another font of choice for the name.

You will also need this gradient made by Kathyfrances.
You can find it at the Escape from Reality Blog 
the gradient is Here

You will need several tubes by Marilyn Allen.
You can find them Here
Please remember to use appropriate
copy wright; and follow her TOU.
Thanks!

Ready?

Open a new image 600x600 With a transparent background.
Grab your text tool and choose your font.
I am using Showcard Gothic  size 90. Stroke 5; Color of choice, b/g null.
Type EASTER
Then go objects and align in center of canvas. Then convert to raster.
Use your magic wand to select inside of each of your letters.
Expand the selection X1. add a new raster layer and drag it to the bottom.
Go to effects, 3-D effects and cutout.
Here are my settings

Add a new layer and repeat the cutout, changing
the settings for H and V to 2.
Merge down. add a new layer and expand the selection again X1.
Grab your flood fill tool and on your materials pallette go
pattern. Find the gradient in the drop down menu. 
Fill the letters with the pattern. select none. 
Add an inner bevel to the word outline.


Merge all the text layers and then add a drop shadow.

Paste the duck above the text layer.
Add the same drop shadow.
With your selection tool ,select 
Just the hand of the duck.

And then invert the selection. Now
promote the selection to layer.
Activate the tube layer again and hit delete,
on your keyboard.
Now drag the promoted selection below the text layer.
Add the other tubes now. Resizing as desired.
Add the same drop shadow to each.
Don't forget the copywright.



Choose another font and type Happy.
Add your favorite text effects.
Crop excess canvas,
Choose another font and type your name.
Use your favorite text effects again.
Open the gradient again,
Add a new layer to your tag and drag it to the bottom.
Select all and paste the gradient into selection.
Select none and load a mask of choice.
I am using this one

Merge group. 
Add this drop shadow



Save as a PNG.
Thanks for trying my tutorial! 
I would love to see your results!


 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Breakfast with Cuddly Rigor Mortis


This tutorial was written on 2-24-22, By Kelli.
Please don't copy it or claim it as your own or post it through any group.
You may link back to my blog.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
It is written assuming you have a basic knowledge of PSP and its tools.
It is written using PSP 9 but should work in any other version.
For this tag you will need:
A  font of choice,
I am using Coffee Tin.
And you will need another font of choice for the text.

You will also need this mask  made by Karen.
You can find it at the Escape from Reality Blog 
I used KPStarburst here

You will need a several tubes by 
Cuddly Rigor Mortis
I used a lot of her food and fruit tubes.
I also used a couple scrap kits that were inspired by some of the tubes :



Find here at CDO

Ready?

Open a new image 800x600 With a transparent background.
Type your text in font of choice.
I have started reading the Alphabet Mysteries by Sue Grafton again.
 I have been thinking some of the quotes would make wonderful tags.
I typed 

“Whoever invented breakfast really did it good.”
― Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi

add your favorite text effects.
I only added a drop shadow.
Begin adding your tubes and resizing them as desired.
Add a shadow to each.
Now add the elements of choice and a shadow to each.
Make the bottom layer active. Select all, paste a paper of choice into selection.
Add mask and merge group.
Add shadow.
Add copy wright and taggers info at this time.
Add your name in your choice of font,

I used Coffee Tin.
When you are happy, save as png.

Thanks for trying my tutorial!
I would love to see your results!
Hugs from Kel


 

Friday, February 18, 2022

In like a Lion


This tutorial was written on 2-18-22, By Kelli.
Please don't copy it or claim it as your own or post it through any group.
You may link back to my blog.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
It is written assuming you have a basic knowledge of PSP and its tools.
It is written using PSP 9 but should work in any other version.
For this tag you will need:
A fat font of choice,
I am using Kiss melody.
And you will need another font of choice for the name.

You will also need this mask and gradient made by Kathyfrances.
You can find them at the Escape from Reality Blog 
I used Mask # 43 Here
And this gradient Here

You will need a Lion tube,
I am using one from 
Colourbelle
Find here at CDO
And you will need a Lamb tube.
I couldn't find one So I am using this one from this scrap kit:
Touch of spring
by LaReina Designz
This is a beautiful kit!
It was perfect for what I needed for this tag!
Please go check out her kits!


Ready?

Open a new image 600x600 With a transparent background.
Grab your text tool and choose your font.
Color doesn't matter Because we are going to cover it with the gradient.
 Set the size of the font kind of big, and play with the Kerning settings.
Type MARCH
Then go objects and align in center of canvas. Then convert to raster.
Select all, float and then de-float the selection.
Add a layer and paste the gradient into selection. Select none, and then
Merge down. Now add this drop shadow twice.



Now add this inner bevel



I did the shadow again this time changing the H & V to -2 and 2.
Ok now move the word over and down a bit.
Position the lion behind the word;
and put the lamb on top of the word art.
Be sure to add appropriate copy wright.
Open your mask in PSP and minimize it.
Activate the bottom layer and select all, then paste a paper of choice into selection.
Select none, then go Layers, New mask layer, from image
Then find your image and add with these settings



Then merge group.
Now add some more elements from your kit.
Remember to add a the same drop shadow to each of the elements.
Add your name and your favorite text effects.
I only did the same drop shadow.
Position everything as you like it.
Now use a few other fonts to make your word art,
Type In like a Lion
Out like a Lamb
.
Add your favorite text effects and position to your liking
Save as a PNG.
Thanks for trying my tutorial! 
I would love to see your results!


 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Glitter name tag


 This tutorial was written on 2-17-22, By Kelli.

Please don't copy it or claim it as your own or post it through any group.
You may link back to my blog.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
It is written assuming you have a basic knowledge of PSP and its tools.
It is written using PSP 9 but should work in any other version.

For this tutorial you will need a tube or tubes of choice,
I am using Cuddly Rigor Mortis.
You can purchase these tubes Here

I love 
Creative Design Outlet!
You will need a font of choice.
I am using Royalty Criminals size 85.

You will also need these filters:
DBS Flux- Bright noise
And VM Natural-Sparkle
Of course you may want to use a scrap kit.
Can't wait to see how creative you all get!


Ready?
Open a new image, in PSPS,
600X300
Background white. Promote background layer to raster.
Grab your text tool and type your name.
B/G color of choice, 
F/G null.
Objects : align :center in canvas.
Convert to raster layer.
Type your name again this time. B/G null and F/G set to Gradient.
Choose the Metal Steel gradient angle set to 33 And repeats at 0
Style set as linear

Again align in center of canvas.
Apply this inner bevel:


And this drop shadow


Now activate Raster layer 1 and duplicate it twice.
With raster layer active go to effects and DBS Flux
Bright noise. Apply the filter with these settings:


Apply this filter on the next colored name layer twice.
And then on the third layer,
Repeat it 3 times.
Now go effects and VM Natural: Sparkle,
And apply it one time to each layer.
Now add your tubes and elements.
If you need to increase your canvas size,
 remember to flood fill the bottom layer with white.
Add the same drop shadow to each element and tube.
And remember to apply copy wright.
When you are happy with your tag, Close off the two bottom colored name layers. Copy merge,
Go to animation shop and paste as  new animation.
Now go back to PSP and close the first colored name layer, and open the
second layer. Copy merged and take it to Animation shop and paste after
current layer.
Go back to PSP and close the eye on the middle layer
and open the eye on the last layer. Copy merged and take it to animation shop.
Paste after current layer.
Now view animation and save.
Thanks for trying my tutorial!




Animated name tag


 This tutorial was written on 2-17-22, By Kelli.
Please don't copy it or claim it as your own or post it through any group.
You may link back to my blog.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
It is written assuming you have a basic knowledge of PSP and its tools.
It is written using PSP 9 but should work in any other version.

For this tutorial you you will need:

This animation which I found in my supplies.
Or another one of your choice.

Just right click and save it to your computer

Tube of choice,
I used a tube by Bobbie Allen.
You can find many tubes at
bobbieandmarilynallen.com
They have so many wonderful tubes!
Just be sure to follow their TOU.
They are Resident Artists at Escape from Reality
It's the best forum in the world!
Go check it out!
You will find lots of tags, tagging supplies 
and most importantly TRUE FRIENDS!
Tell them Kel sent you!

Choose your favorite  fat font
I am using a free font called 
Fat regular ttnorm Font

Add a mask or elements of your choice.
Make this tag your own!

Ready?
Open your animation in Animation shop. Select all, and then copy.
Open PSP and
 paste animation as multiple images.
Open a new image 700x400 and make the background white.
Promote background layer.
Grab your text tool and choose your font.
Set you foreground to a color of choice
Mine is : #1788e2
 The size of my font is 100 and my stroke is set on 4.
Play with the Kerning settings.
Mine is set on
50.
Type your name and click ok.
Position name toward the bottom of your canvas and in the center of the canvas.
Before converting to raster, go to Objects : Convert text to curves :as Character shape.


Now you can move the individual letters, if desired.

When happy, convert to raster layer.
Grab your magic wand and click inside each letter, 
expand selection X2.
Click on background layer and add a new raster layer.
Grab your flood fill tool.
On your layer palette
Change foreground to pattern and find image 1.
Fill each letter with this pattern.



Now close the eye on this layer and create a new layer.
It might help to keep track if you change the name of the layer to correspond with
the image number for the layer fills.
(See above screen shot)
So continue this until you have 12 layers of the pattern.
Select none.
Here is what my layers look like

Click on the top layer and add this inner bevel
and drop shadow.




Repeat the drop shadow again,
Changing the H & V to -2.
Now add the tube and copy wright.
And the elements of choice,
If you are using a mask, now is the time to add it.
Add the same drop shadow to each element.
If you need to resize the canvas, be sure to flood fill the background layer.
Crop the excess canvas.
When you are happy with your tag,
Copy merged. (you should still have 11 of the layers closed off.)
Then go to ani shop and paste as a new animation.
Now go back to PSP and close the eye on layer number 12,
and open layer 11. Copy merged and go back to ani shop and paste after current frame.
Repeat these steps until you have all 12 frames pasted into animation shop.
Now view animation and save.
Thanks for trying my tutorial! 
I would love to see your results!

Here are some wonderful results from the tut!
Made by members of Escape From Reality
You can find this wonderful forum here:
Escape from Reality

                                                                  Sandy



 flowery


Judy



 Wally



 Rita


Patricia





Pammers

Ase


Bubbe



nighti





 













 


 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Winter Wonderland

This tutorial was written on 12-7-21, By Kelli.

Please don't copy it or claim it as your own or post it through any group.

You may link back to my blog.

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.

It is written assuming you have a basic knowledge of PSP and its tools.

It is written using PSP 9 but should work in any other version.

For this tutorial you you will need
This kit by
Creative Scraps by Crys

Check out her blog
HERE
Choose a tube 
if desired.
I only used the kit.
Choose your favorite font
I used 
Christmas,
(I thought it was a free font but I can't find it.
Or I would share a link.)
 

Repeat the same drop shadow
I resized mine X 70% twice.
Paste your tube or the Element #2,
as a new layer.
Position it sitting on the bubble.
Add the same drop shadow.
Paste element #11 as a new layer and drag it to the bottom.
Position it at the bottom center of your canvas. I mirrored it.
Add your drop shadow.
Paste element #3 (The fence)
Resize it by 70% position it as desired.
add the same shadow.
Paste element #1 (The tree) as a new layer,
Drag it to the bottom of the layer pallete.
Add the same shadow twice.
Duplicate it and resize
 by 85% and position.
Duplicate and resize several times so that you have
trees across your tag.
Paste Sparkles 1 as a new layer. 

Drag it to bottom of your layer palette.
Position it top center of your tag and add a shadow of choice.
Add my word art if desired or type a quote of your own
.


Add the designers info.
I have made it easy for you.
I made a png if you would like to use it.
I used Agency FB text size 12.
you don't have to use it but it's here if you want it



Now add more elements from the kit if desired.
Don't forget to resize, sharpen and
add a drop shadow, to each element.
Now add your name
and your favorite text effects.
I did an inner bevel with these settings


And then the same drop shadow


And now you are done.
Save as a png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial!
I would love to see your results!
Hugs from Kel