Thursday, December 3, 2009

Twirled fire


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This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need A tube of choice. I am using the work of Amy Brown. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM.

A circular type mask- I am using a mask called sg_stencilled-circle1 by Essex Girl, you can find her masks here http://www.essexgirl.uk.com/sg_masks_index.htm. I do not know which page this mask is on, sorry.

Filters-DSB Flux linear transmission

New image-600x600-transparent.

Paste your tube as a new layer. If needed resize it by clicking the little arrow tool and then drag the box around the tube by the corner to the size you want. Or if you would rather, go to image-resize-lock aspect ratiochecked, all layers unchecked, choose percentage, about 85 percent. If it makes it too small or is still too big, undo and try again with a different percentage. Center the tube in the canvas.

Duplicate your tube layer. On the bottom tube layer, go to effects-distortion effects-twirl 720. Still on this layer, go to adjust-add noise-guassian, monochrome-40.

Duplicate your tube layer again. Again, on the bottom tube layer, go to effects-plugins-dsb flux-linear transmission- size 4, offset 11, blend 0, horizontal. Move this layer below your twirled layer. Go to effects-3d effects-drop shadow 0, 0, 100, 5 white.

Click your bottom blank layer to make it active. Grab your paint bucket tool and Choose a light to medium color from your tube for a fill color. Flood fill this layer with the color you chose. Go to layers-load/save mask-load mask from disk- in the drop box find the mask you are using and click it, source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all, and invert checked. Load. Right click on the mask layer and merge group. Now go to effects-edge effects-enhance.

Hide all your layers except the masked layer by clicking the eyes next to them. grab your magic wand-mode is add, match mode rgb, tolerance 10, feather 0, anti alias checked. Click in the center of the masked layer. The center circle part of the mask should have the dancing ants around it. If it doesnt, you may have to use the selection tool instead and set it to ellipse and select it that way. Once selected, go to adjust-add noise-random-monochrome15. Select none.


Unhide your other layers.

Make your tube layer active. Go to effects-3d effects- drop shadow, 0, 0, 80, 10, black.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your entire tag to do so. I did not resize mine. If you wish to do so, go to image resize- all layers checked, lock aspect ratio checked, pixels instead of percent, and choose the size you want.

Now add your copyright so it is clearly legible. I added a gradient glow to mine with a size of 3.

You can use a drop shadow in a light color also if needed.

Add your name. Right click and convert to raster. Go to effects- edge effects-enhande. Now go to adjust- add noise-guassian-monochrome-20. Repeat the noise this time with add noise-random-monochrome-15.

Give your name a drop shadow of choice.

Save and you are done!

©ANGEL FLOWER DECEMBER 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Twilight Things


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This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using a ftu image by Zindy Nielson, visit her site here http://zindy-zone.dk/

Scrapkit. I am using a PTU Collab kit called It's A Twilight Thing by some of the awesome desingers at Digi Fox's Studio, http://digifoxsstudio.net/store/.

A note: Some of these items are full size and will need to be resized by going to image-resize, then make sure you have all layers unchecked, and lock aspect ratio checked. You willwant to use the percent instead of pixels to resize these items. I used a percent of 40 on mine but if you do this and it makes it too small, simply use your edit and undo function, thenresize it with a slightly larger percentage. If it is still too big after the first resize, then resize again using about 75 percent. It is trial and error to get it just right so just undoor repeat the resize, and adjust as needed till you get it right if it comes out wrong. If the item is a tagger size item, then just resize by about 75 percent.

ok lets start.

New image-600x600-trasnsparent.

Choose a frame and paste as a new layer. If needed resize and place in the center of the canvas.

Grab your magic wand-tolerance 20, feather 0, mode is add, match mode is rgb, anti-alias checked, and outside, click in the center of the frame. Go to selections-modify-expand by four. Paste another paper of choice as a new layer, keep selected and resize. Once happy with the size, go to selections invert, hit delete, select none. Move this paper layer below your frame layer.

Open the tt_IATT_sparkle and paste as a new layer. Make sure this layer is just above the background paper. Move it to the top left corner. See my tag for reference. Duplicate this layer and go image-mirror and then image-flip.

On the top sparkle layer right click and choose layers merge down. You should now have both sparkles on one layer. Duplicate it and go image-mirror. Again see my tag for reference.

Open the AD_Doodles and paste as a new layer. Put this layer just above the sparkles. Resize by 80 percent and slide it down so there is nothing sticking out of the top of the frame. It shouldonly be showing under the bottom of the frame. Once happy with it, duplicate and flip.


Merge these two together like we did with the sparkles. Duplicate again. This time go image-free rotate-left, 90, all layers unchecked and rotate single layer around canvas checked. OK, one more time, duplicate this layer and go image flip. See my tag for reference for how they should look.

Open the rose2_FD_DFS and paste as a new layer. Resize it and go image-free rotate, same settigs as before. Place the rose at the bottom of the frame as i have mine. Once happy with it, Duplicate it, and go image mirror, then image flip, and again position as i have mine. You may need to use the eraser brush with a size of 15,hardness 80, step 1, density 100, thickness 100rotation 0, opacity 100. On the top rose, Erase the end of the rose the rose stem that is on top of the other rose just enough so it looks as though it goes underneath it. This may be tricky.

Merge the two roses together and give them a drop shadow by going to effects-3d effects-drop shadow. Vertical -2, horizontal 0, opacity 100, blur 10, color black.

Open the open one of the candles that looks similar to mine and paste as a new layer. Resize it and move this layer below the roses. See my tag for placement. Once happy with it, duplicate and go image mirror and if needed postion as i have mine. Now you need to paste the candle again as a new layer and resize, but make this one slightly larger than the others.Position above the roses and in the center of the other two candles.

Give each candle a drop shadow of V -2, h 0, opacity 70, blur 5, color black.

Now we will add the tube. Click on the paper layer we made for the frame. Paste your tube as a new layer and resize by about 80 percent. If it is still too big repeat the resize. If it is the size you want but there is some sticking out from under the frame thats ok, we will fix that. Once you have it positioned how you like, grab your magic wand and click on your frame layer. With the magic wand, click in the center of the frame, go selections modify-expand by 5, make the tube layer active again and go selections inevert, hit delete. Select none. My tube was a black and white tube, or grey tones, so I double clicked on the tube layer and changed the blend mode to luminance.

The next part is optional, i added the wordart heart lion and lamb and resized it and postioned in the bottom center of the tag. I gave it the same drop shadow as the candles.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your tag to do so. Go to Image-Resize-use pixels this time, make sure all layers and lock aspect ratio are both checked, and change the pixels to the size you want, when you change one the size, the other should automaticly change too. This keeps the proportions of the tag.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible. I add a glow of about 3 to mine using eye candy.

Now add your name. Position how you like and give it a drop shadow of choice. Now save and you are done.

©Angel Flower OCTOBER 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

RACS TRICK OR TREAT


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This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorial sare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need A tube of choice, one with a close up works best. I am using the work of Ismael Rac. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from AMI.

Filters- VM Instant art spiderwebDSB Flux bright noise bubbles, and linear transmissionMuras Meister copiesEye Candy 4000 gradient glow(optional)

New Image-600x600 transparent

Grab your paint bucket tool and make your background black and your foreground a color from your tube. Change the foreground to a gradient and find the one that says foreground/background. Style is sunburst, repeats 0, invert unchecked. Flood fill your background with the gradient.

Preset shape tool-set to rectangle, width of 10, anti-alias checked, foreground a color from your tube, background null. Draw out a rectangle about the size of mine and place about in the center of the canvas. Right click this layer and convert to raster.

Grab your magic wand tool-mode is add, match mode rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, contiguous and anti-alias checked. Click inside the rectangle. Go to selections-modify-expand by 3.Add a new raster layer and grab your pait bucket tool. Flood fill with the same gradient you used earlier. You may have to reset your colors again to do this. KEEP SELECTED.

Go to effects-plugins-vm instant art-spiderweb- Rays 16, rings 32, merging 85. KEEP SELECTED. Go to plugins again and find dsb flux bright noise-intensity 49 and click mix. Selections-select none. Move this layer under your frame layer

If your tube has a close up then grab it now and copy and paste it as a new layer. If it doesnt then just use the tube you chose. Move the tube, whichever one it happens to beunder the rectangle layer but above the fill for it. Positon it how you want so it shows through the rectangle. If needed resize by grabbing the pick tool, the arrow tool, and drag the box by a corner to the size you want it. See my tag for reference.

Click on your rectangle layer and go to effects-edge effects-enhance. Now go effects-3d effects-drop shadow, 0,0,100,8, black.

Hide your background layer, the one we filled in the beginning, and then right click on the top layer and go merge visible. Now unhide your background layer. You should have two layers now.

Duplicate your merged layer, which should be the frame with the close up and the fill we made for the frame. On the original, go image-resize-50 percent, all layers uncheckedand lock aspect ratio checked. go to muras meister copies-in the drop box below the preview screen find Tiling and click it. Leave the settings as they are.

Duplicate the copies layer and on the original go to dsb flux-bubbles-19,50,50,50. On the same layer go to effects-texture effects mosaic antique-columns and rows 25, symmetric checked, tile diffusion 70, grout width 2, grout diffusion 10. Now double click this layer and change the blend to hard light.

Go back to the copies layer and double click it and lower the opacity to about 47.
Duplicate your merged layer again, this time twice so you should have a total of three. On the bottom copy go to your plugins-dsb flux linear transmission-vertical, size 4, offset 6,blend 0. Repeat this on the middle copy of the merged layer but this time click horizontal instead of vertical.

Now copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Resize if needed and position to one side or how you think it looks best. Give it a drop shadow of choice.

This is the time if you wish to resize your entire tag to do so. Go to image-resize, make sure you choose pixels in the drop box, make sure all layers and lock aspect ratiois checked. Change the pixels to the size you want and click ok.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible. Add your name in a font of choice. I used a thick font first in all caps. Convert to raster. Then added a gradient glow from eye candy 4000 with a size of 3, soft corners 25, opacity 100, then chose a light color first and added another color tab with a darker color last. If you dont have this filter you can play around with using a colored drop shadow.Next i added the name again in a small script font and gave it a black drop shadow.

Thats it, you are done! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

©ANGEL FLOWER 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wounded Souls



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

Two tubes of choice from the same artist. I am using the work of Rebecca Sinz, you must purchase a license from AMI to use her work http://www.artisticmindsinc.com/.

Scrapkit- I am using a PTU kit called Wounded Hearts by Kellsinator which you can get here http://digitalchaos.net/store/.

New Image-500x500-transparent.

Paste a paper of choice as your background layer.

Paste the frame1 as a new layer and resize a little using the pick tool, the little arrow, and drag it by a corner to the size you need. Position to the top left of the tag.Duplicate and go image mirror. See my tag for reference to how this should look.

Choose a paper for the frame background. Paste it as a new layer and move it below the frame layers. Grab your magic wand-mode is add, match mode is rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, anti-alias and contiguous checked.Make one of the frame layers active and click in the center with the magic wand, go to selections-modify-expand by three, selections invert, and on the paper layer you chose for the frames hit delete. Select none. Nowpaste that same paper again and make the other frame layer active, click inside with the magic wand, and follow the same steps we just did.


Both of these paper layers should be below the frame layers.

Paste your first tube as a new layer, if needed resize just a little, and position the part you want to show through the first frame into place. Grab the magic wand with the same settings, make the frame layer active that you are currently using, click in the center and selections-modify-expand by 3, invert and on the tube layer hit delete. Make sure this layer is below both frame layers. Repeat these steps for the second frame and tube.

Once happy with the tube placements, give them both a slight drop shadow of choice.

Paste the swag2 as a new layer, resize about like mine and position in the top center of the frames. Give it a drop shadow and the duplicate it and go image mirror. This should place it on the right side of the tag, if not justpostion it to the right as i have mine. Duplicate this one and drag it over to the left side of the tag. Try to position them so they look like they are all connected. See my tag for reference.

Paste flower3 as a new layer and if needed resize, position on the bottom left of the frames.


Duplicate and mirror and position this one about the same as the one on the left. See my tag again for placement. Give each flower a drop shadow.

Paste satin pillow1 as a new layer and resize and position in the center of the two flowers we pasted.

Paste a butterfly as a new layer, resize, and position as i have mine, I then duplicated it and mirrored it and slid it down some. See my tag for placement or place how you like. Give them both a drop shadow.

Almost done. Paste one of the glitters as a new layer, resize and position to one side on the bottom of the tag. Duplicate and mirror. If needed reposition slightly.

Because i made my tag a size of 500x500, i did not resize it but if you wish to resize yours, now is the time to do so. Use the image resize method, only this time change the percent to pixels, make sure all layers and lock aspect ratio is checked, and change the size you want.

Now add your copyright so it is CLEARLY visible.

Add your name and center it between the two glitter spots. Give it a drop shadow of choice, I used a white drop shadow with a blur of only 2.

Save and you are done!!

©Angel Flower 2009

Glacial Masquerade



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Barbara Jensen, you must purchase a license to use her work http://eroticartistgallery.com/.

Filters-vm tool box-optional

Scrapkit- I am using a FTU kit called Glacial Submission by Kellsinator which you can get here http://www.knksdesigns-4-psp.com/index.php?pid=474.

New Image-500x500-transparent.

Paste a paper of choice as a new layer and if needed resize by going to image-resize-make sure it says percent and not pixels, about 85%. Repeat if needed.

Copy and past element2, the hearts border, as a new layer. Resize using the pick tool, the arrow, and drag a corner of the box to the size you need. We want it to go across the length of the tag.Position this near the top of the tag. See my tag for reference. Duplicate this and go image flip. You should now have one on top and one on bottom. Right click on the one that is on top in the layer palette and merge down so they are one layer.

Duplicate this layer and go image-free rotate-right-90 degrees, all layers and rotate single layer unchecked. Now you should have a border all the way around your tag. Again see my tag for reference and merge these border layers together so they are all one layer.

Copy and paste element1, the mask, as a new layer and resize. Position in the top left corner just inside the border and rotate slightly using the pick tool. Give it a drop shadow by going to effects-3d effects-drop shadow- -1,-1,80,5, black. Move this layer below the border layer.

Duplicate the mask layer and go image mirror. See my tag for how this should look.

Copy and paste element7, a doodle, resize a little using the pick tool, position on the right side of the tag so it fits nicely inside the border. See my tag for reference. Duplicate this layer and go image mirror.Now you have one on each side. Merge these two together. Move this layer below the border layer.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize if needed, position in the center of the tag and move this layer below the border layers also. Give it a drop shadow of choice.

Open one of the flowers. I used element14. Paste as a new layer. Resize slightly if needed and position in the bottom left corner. Once happy with placement, duplicate and mirror. Make sure these are above the border layer.

Give each flower a drop shadow of choice.

This next part is optional. I duplicated my border layer and on the original i went to vm tool box-zoom blur-28,0.

Because i made my tag a size of 500x500, i did not resize it but if you wish to resize yours, now is the time to do so. Use the image resize method, only this time change the percent to pixels, make sure all layers and lock aspect ratio is checked, and change the size you want.
Now add your copyright so it is CLEARLY visible.
Add your name. Give it a drop shadow of choice.
Save and you are done!!

©Angel Flower 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Marble Madness





This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.


For this tutorial you will need


A tube of choice. I am using a Free to Use tube by Ismael Rac. If you wish to use this tube, visit his site here http://xeracx.com/v4/. NOTE: As of May 17,2009, there are only two of his tubes that are FTU, they are silk, and cat. I used the cat tube.


Filters-Xero porcelain, VM Natural- marble madness and cross weave, VM Extravaganza transmission, Mura's Meister copies, DSB Flux blastEye candy 4000(optional)


New image-600x600-transparent.


Choose two colors from your tube for the foreground and background. Change your foreground to gradient, find your foreground/background gradient in the drop box, style linear,angle 45, repeats 0. Flood fill your background layer with this gradient.


Grab your preset shape too, set to rectangle, width of 5, create as vector and anti-alias checked.




Make your foreground white, or a very light color from your tube, background null.Draw out a rectangle about the size of mine and place it in the right center of the tag. See my tag for reference.


Change your foreground to a light color and your background to a darker color from your tube, and again make your foreground to gradient and use same settings as before.


Grab your magic wand tool, mode is add, match mode is rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, contiguous and anti-alias checked, Click in the center of the rectangle we made. Selections-modify-expand by 2.Keep selected and add a new layer, flood fill this layer with the gradient. Select none. Move this layer below the rectangle layer.
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dd your main tube and position to the left of the rectangle, see my tag for reference, if needed resize using the pick tool, the arrow tool, and drag the box you see by a corner to the size you want. You can also resize by going to image-resize, make sure lock aspect ratio is checked and all layers unchecked, and start with about 85-90%. If needed you canalways repeat this step.


Now copy and paste the original tube again as a new layer, or if yours came with a close up use that, and position the part you want to see inside the rectangle. Once happy with the placement, grab your magic wand again and make your rectangle layer active. Click inside the rectangle, go to selections-modify-expand by 2, then selections invert, make the tube layer for the rectangle active again and hit delete. Select none. Move this layer below the rectangle layer but above the gradient.


Still on this tube layer, go to effects-filters-xero porcelain-50,200,134,0,0,255. Now double click on this layer and change the blend mode to hard light, and the opacity to 80.
Use the same porcelain effect on the gradient layer for the rectangle.


Add a new layer just above your background layer. Flood fill with a medium color from your tube. Go to effects-filters-vm natural-marble madness-4,22,22,255. Now double click this layer and change the blend mode to soft light.


On the gradient layer we used for the rectangle, go to effects-filters-vm natural-cross weave-11,238,0,1,0,205,19. Dont worry if anything is outside the rectangle, we will adjust that.


Still on this layer go to effect-texture effects-mosaic antique-columns and rows 25, symmetric checked, then under mosaic settings-70,2,5. Repeat this effect with the same settings.


Now to get rid of any excess make your rectangle layer active and click inside with the magic wand, same settings, and go selections invert, make the mosaic layer active and hit delete.Select none.


On your rectangle layer-go to effects-3d effects-drop shadow-just click ok if it says you must convert to raster or something to that effect-settings-0,0,100,10,black.


Now hide your background layer, your layer just above that(the one we did the marble madness on), and your main tube layer. To hide them just click the little eye next to each one.What you should be left with is the rectangle, the tube inside the rectangle, and the mosaic fill for the rectangle.


Make your rectangle layer active and right click it and go to merge-merge visible.
Unhide the other layers now.


Duplicate your merged layer and on the original go effects-filters-muras meister copies-in the preset drop box choose after image(rotate random),then from top to bottom settings are11,0,0,0,5,0,100,0,100,0,0,30,100, both boxes unchecked.


Give your tube layer a drob shadow of 0,5,80,10. Repeat the drop shadow changing only the 5 to -5.


Hide the two background layers, and make your tube layer active. Right click and merge visible. Unhide the two background layers.


Duplicate this merged layer and on the original go to effects-filters-vm extravaganza-transmission-3,8,40. Now go effects-filters-dsb flux-blast-direction left, click percntage and set to 20%, ok.Repeat the blast but change the direction to right.


Almost done. Duplicate this blasted layer and on the bottom on go effects-texture effects-mosaic antiqued-columns and rows 50, symmetric checked, mosaic settings-70,2,17.


Now is the time if you wish to resize your tag to do so. Use the image-resize-make sure all layers are checked and lock aspect ratio is checked, change the percent to pixels, and thenchoose the size you want. When you change one size, the other will automaticly change to keep your tag proportionate.


Now add your copyright so it is clearly visible. Add your name. I added a glow to my name using eye candy 4000, but this is up to you. The settings i used are under the basic tab-3,25,100-thenunder the color tab i chose fat and then slid the second slider bar back toward the first one a little, white for color, and 100 for opacity. I then gaVe it a drop shadow of-2,0,80,5,black.


Now you can leave your tag as is and save or you can add a border. To add a border simply go to image-add borders-in the first drop box it should say pixels, make sure the symmetric box is checked,size for all is 5, color is white(or a color of your choice).


Thats it, save and you are done!


©Angel Flower 2009


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mermaid tails



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.


For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Nadia Tate. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM.


Filters-xenofex2 constellation(you could substitue dsb flux bright noise if you dont have the xenofex2)Eye candy 4000 gradient glow(you could substitute a white drop shadow if you dont have this)


Animation shop(optional)


New Image-500x500-transparent.


Pick two colors from your tube for your foreground and background. In your material palette, choose gradient and set it to linear, angle 145, repeats 0.Flood fill your background with the gradient.


Paste your tube as a new layer and resize it by going to image-resize-90%, lock aspect ratio checked and all layers unchecked.


Duplicate this layer and on the original go effects-distortion effects-twirl-635. Duplicate this twirled layer and on the original go to effects-reflection effects-kaleidoscope-image area settings are 70,-64,125,55, kaleidoscope settings are 8,0,35, and wrap.


Now, on the twirled layer go to effects-plugins-eye candy 4000-gradient glow-on the basic tab-3,25,100- On the color tab-change the color to white, and choose fat from the box.If you dont have eye candy use a drop shadow with these settings, 3,3,100,2,white. Then repeat changing the 3 on both to -3.


Give your tube layer a drop shadow of 0,0,100,10,black.


Now make the layer we used kaleidoscope on active. Grab your magic wand- mode is add-match mode is rgb-tolerance 20-feather 0, contiguous and anti-alias checked, the drop box on the end is outside,click in the empty spaces between the star like shape and the outer shapes, if you look at my finished tag, you will see where i have put my constelation, these are the spaces you need to click. I have included a screenshot below without the tube layer.



Keep selected and duplicate your background layer, the one we filled with the gradient, twice for a total of three. On the top one go to xenofex2 constellation-from top to bottom settings are 1.98,50,50,42,75,75,twinkle rotation 45, keep original image, random seed click once. okay. Hide this layer by clicking the eye next to it and make the middle one active. Repeat the constellation with the same settings but click random seedonce. Hide this one and make the last one active and again repeat clicking random seed once. Selections-select none.If you dont have xenofex2, use dsb flux bright noise, intensity 85, and click lighter. Repeat on the other two layers clicking lighter once each time.


Now add your copyright so it is clearly visible. I used the same glow on mine i used on the twirl effect. Again you can use a white drop shadow instead.


Now to add the name we need to draw out an ellipse so the right side and bottom end up about where you want your name. So click your preset shape tool and set to ellipse. Make your background null, foreground any color. Draw out an ellipse. Move this layer to the top. I have included a screen shot so you can see how i did mine. Go to image flip and if needed, reposition slightly to where you want.



Grab your text tool and make your foreground and background the colors you want for your name. Choose the font and size you want. Hold your cursor, or text tool, right over the outline of the ellipse where you want the name until you see the little A change to an A with a half circle type line under it. Click to add your text and type your name.



Now go to this layer in the layer palette and click the + sign next to it, it changes to a -, this will open up two sub layers, one with just the text, and one with just the ellipse. click the eye next to the one with just the ellipse to hide it. Nowclick the - sign, it changes back to a plus and you should now have one layer again. Right click and convert to raster.


If needed, reposition your text how you like it. Now give it a drop shadow.
Now you can save and be done or you can animate.


To animate, make sure two of the layers with the constellation(or noise) are still hid. Make the visible one active. Go to edit-copy merged. Go to animation shop and paste as new animation. Back in psp, hide the layer we just used and unhide the next one with constellation and click on it to make it active. Edit-copy merged. Back to animation shop, edit-paste after current frame. And one more time, back to psp, hide this layer and unhide the last layer with constellation and make it active. Edit-copy merged. And back to animation shop, edit, paste after current frame. View animation and save and you are done.



© Angel Flower April 2009

dragon keeper



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

Three tubes of choice from same artist. I am using the work of Rebecca Sinz. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from AMI, http://www.artisticmindsinc.com/.

Scrapkit I am using is a PTU kit by Foxy called Red of the Dragon, which you can purchase here: http://digitalchaos.net/store/


New Image-500x500-transparent

Choose a paper for your background and paste as a new layer. If needed, resize by going to image-resize-choose percent-make sure lock aspect ratio is checked and all layers is un checked.Choose about 85%. If needed repeat this step until the paper is the size you want.

Paste the pent_fd, see my tag for reference, as a new layer. I did not resize mine but you may if you wish. You can use the pick tool, which is the little arrow, to drag the box by a corner to the size you want.

Give it a drop shadow of h+v 0, opacity 100, blur 10, color black.

Paste one of the frames as a new layer and resize using the pick tool. See my tag for size. Position it to the right toward the top of the tag. Give it a drop shadow of 3,3,100,4,white.

Repeat this drop shadow only changingboth h+v to -3. Now repeat the drop shadow again but this time make the settings 0,0,100,5 black.

Duplicate the frame and postion directly below the first one. See my tag for placement.

Choose a paper to go inside the frames. Paste as a new layer. Move this layer below your frame layers. Resize by about 85% and position so it shows through both frames. Grab your selection tool and set it to rectangle. Mode is add, feather 0. Draw a selection a little bigger than the inside of the frame. Keep selected and do the same thing to the other frame. Now go to selections invert, make sure your paper layer is the active layer and hit delete on your keyboard.Select none. You should now only have the paper showing through the frame.

Pick one of your tubes to go inside your first frame. Paste it as a new layer and resize by 85%. Move this layer below the frame but above the papers. Position so the face shows through the first frame. Grab your selection tool again and makethe same selection as you did above. Go selections invert, make sure the tube layer is active and hit delete. Select none. Now repeat this using another tube for the second frame.

Change the blend mode on both tube layers to luminance legacy. To do this just double click on the layer you wish to change and under blend mode change it.
Now paste your main tube as a new layer. Position and resize as you like or how i have mine. I did not resize mine. Give it a drop shadow of 0,-2,100,5,black.

Paste a flower, or in this case it was called medal, as a new layer and resize with the pick tool. Position in the top left corner. Give it the same drop shadow we just used except change the blur to 2 instead of 5. Duplicate this layer and position in the right top corner. Duplicate again and positionin the bottom right corner. Duplicate this one and position in the bottom left corner. And one more time duplicate and position so it is on the left side of the two frames touching both corners, see my tag for placement.Make sure these are all above the frame layers.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible. Add your name.

Give your name a drop shadow of 0,-3,100,2, white. then repeat changing the -3 to 3. Now give it another drop shadow of 0,0,100,5, black.

Save and you are done!

©Angel Flower April 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lollipop flower




This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need A tube of choice. I am using the work of Myka Jelina.In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM.

Filters-Eye candy 5 impact glass(you can substitute the glass effect in eye candy 4000 or 3.1),
Muras miester copies


New Image-500x500-transparent

New raster layer.Pick two colors from your tube for your foreground and background. In the materials palette, change your foreground to gradient, find the one that says foreground/background, angle 45, repeats 0, style linear. Flood fill with the gradient.

Grab your preset shape tool and set to rectangle with a width of 25. Foreground a color from your tube, background null. Draw out a rectangle about the sizeof mine. Go to selections, select all, then selections float, defloat. Again go to selections, modify, contract by 5. Selections, invert.

Selections float, and then defloat.Keep selected.

Go to adjust, add/remove noise, add noise, 50%, random, and monchrome. Select none.

Still on this layer, Repeat the selcetions, select all, float, defloat. And the selections, modify, contract by 5. Keep selected and go to EC5 Impact, glass, click the basic tab, 9.38,40,0, inside, glass color is a lighter or darker shade of the color you are using, 0,0,17,33,0,12.11,0. Select none. Merge this with the orignal vector layer rectangle if it is stillthere. Position toward the top center. If you dont have eye candy 5 impact, you can use the glass effect in eye candy 4000 or eye candy 3.1.

Grab your magic wand tool, mode is add, match mode is rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, contiguous and anti alias checked. Click in the center of the frame. Add a new layer. Go selections-modify-expand by 5. Flood fill with another color from your tube. Keep selected. Go to effects-texture effects-blinds-width of 4, color white, opacity 45, nothing checked.Select none. Drag this layer below the frame layer.

Grab your preset shape tool again and choose a flower shape. I used flower five. Pick a color for your background color and make your foregound null. Draw out a flower that fits in the wholeframe. Position so it is centered. Convert to raster. I then changed my color and put my shape to ellipse to make the center of the flower. Make sure this is centered in the flower.

Convert to raster.Give both the flower and the ellipse the same glass effect we used above. Then go to adjust, add noise, gaussian and monochrome, this time about 25%. Do this to the flower and the center for the flower.

Add your tube and resize as if needed. Position how i have mine or how you think it looks best. Make sure this layer is above all the others. Give a drop shadow, i used 2,-2,75,2,and black.

Now hide your background layer and make one of the visible layers active. Right click and choose merge visible. Unhide your background layer.

Duplicate your merged layer. On the original, go to image resize, 60%, resize all layers unchecked and lock aspect ratio checked.Go to effects, plugins, muras meister copies, In the preset box at the bottom, choose wave(horizontal), 10,100,20,0,10,0,100,0,100,5,0,30,0.

Effects-texture effects-mosaic antique, columns and rows 25,symmetric checked, tile diffusion 50, grout width 2, grout diffusion 2.

Effects-texture effects-blinds- width of 4, opacity 65, color white, both boxes checked.

Effects-reflection effects-kaleidoscope-image area settings are 35,-64, 108, 70, kaleidoscope settings 8,4,40, edge mode repeat.

Now is the time to resize your tag if you wish to do so. Go to image-resize, choose pixels, make sure lock aspect ratio and all layers is checked, change the size to what you want.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name and give a drop shadow of choice.

Save and you are done!

©Angel Flower April 2009

Pink Blinds



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need Two tubes of choice. I am using the work of Manuel Quinones. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM.

New Image-500x500-transparent. Flood fill with white.

New raster layer. Grab your preset shape tool and set to rectangle. Make your foreground a dark color from your tube and your background a lighter color.Width of 5, create as vector and anti alias checked. Draw out a rectangle the width of the tag. See my tag for size.Position in the center of the tag. Right click this layer and convert to raster.

Make your white background layer active. Choose a gradient to match your tube, style linear, angle 45, repeats 0. Flood fill your background with the gradient.

Go to effects, texture effects-blinds- width of 3, opacity 50, color white, both boxes checked.

Still on the background layer, go to effects-texture effects-weave-gap size 1, width 70, opacity 46, weave color white, gap color black, fill gaps checked.

Back on your rectangle layer,Paste the tube you want inside the rectangle as a new layer.

Position and resize how you want inside the rectangle. Don't worry if part of it hangs out of the rectangle. When you are happy with the placement, grab your magic wand, mode add, match mode rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, contiguous checked, click in the center of rectangle. Go to selections invert, making sure you are on the tube layer hit delete. Any bits that were hanging out should now be gone. Select none.

Again on your rectangle layer, click in the center with the magic wand, go to effects, texture effects, blinds, width of 22, opacity 70, color white, light from left/top checked.

Now go effects, edge effects, enhance.

Repeat the blinds effect.

Selections, Select none.

Hide your background layer by clicking the eye next to it. Make your tube layer active. Right click and choose merge visible. Your rectangle and tube layer should now be one. Unhide your background.

Duplicate your merged layer and on the original go to effects, reflection effects, kaleidoscope-in the image area settings are -100, -35,45,90, and in the kaleidoscope settings area they are 8,0,14, edge mode is reflect.

Double click this layer and change the blend mode to hard light and opacity to 75. Repeat the weave effect with same settings on this layer.

Now paste your main tube as a layer and resize if needed. Position to the right side of the tag. See my tag for reference.

On the tube, go to effects, 3d effects-drop shadow- i used 5,5,85,10,black.

Give your merged rectangle layer a drop shadow also, i used 0,0,85,5,and black.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your tag to do so. Go to image resize-make sure lock aspect ratio and all layers are checked, in the first drop box choose pixels, and change it to the size you want.

Now add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name. Give it a drop shadow of choice.

Save and you are done!!

©Angel Flower April 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flourescent noise

PhotobucketClick the tag to see it full size.
This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own
ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorials
are registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Myka Jelina. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM. http://www.cilm.com/

Mask of choice, I am using a mask by Essex girl http://www.essexgirl.uk.com/default.htm Just click on masks and go to page 18 if you want the one i used.

Filters-eyecandy 4000, Muras meister copies,

New image-500x500-transparent.

Grab your preset shape tool and set to rectangle, create as vector checked, width of 10, Foreground a color from your tube, background null.
Draw our a rectangle about the size of mine. Position in the top center. Right click this layer and convert to raster.

Get your magic wand tool. Mode is add, match mode is rgb, feather 0, tolerance 20. Click in the center of your rectangle. Selections, modify, expand by 5. Keep selected.

Add a new layer. Pick two colors from your tube for you foreground and background. Change the foreground to gradient, linear, angle 45, repeats 0. Flood fill the new layer with the gradient. Keep selected.

Add your mask by going to layers, load/save mask, load from disk, in the drop box find the mask you chose, fit to canvas, hide all, and source luminance checked. Now right click on the mask layer and merge group. Keep selected.

Make a new layer and flood fill with white. Drag this layer below the masked layer. Duplicate it and hide the bottom one by clicking the eye next to it. DO NOT DESELECT YET.

Duplicate your masked layer three times for a total of four. Right click on the bottom mask layer and merge down. This should merge it with the visible white layer we filled. Hide this layer and
unhide the other white layer. Put this white rectangle layer above the one we just merged. Now you should have from the bottom, not including the background, one merged mask layer, one white rectangle layer, and three of the masked layers, and the colored rectangle frame we made.

Making sure your rectangle selection is still there, the marching ants, on the top masked layer, go to plugins, eyecandy 400, HSB noise, hue 0, saturation 71, brightness 34, opacity 0, lump width and height 8.32, pattern is smooth fractal, roughness is 50, seamless tile checked, click random seed once. Hide this layer and Repeat this on the next two masked layers, clicking random seed once each time. Leave the third mask layer visible. Finally go selections, select none.

Now drag the merged mask layer, the one we merged with the white rectangle layer, to just under the rectangle frame. Make the rectangle frame layer active and paste your tube as a new layer. Resize it if needed using the pick tool, the arrow tool, and drag it by a corner to the size you want so it fits nicely in the rectangle frame. See my tag for reference. Once happy with it, use the eyecandy 4000 shadowlab to give it a drop shadow of choice.

Now click on your tube layer and merge down to your rectangle frame. Duplicate this merged layer. On the bottom one, merge it down with the merged mask layer. Drag this layer to the bottom, just above the white background. Go to image resize, 75%, all layers unchecked.

Go to Muras meister copies, 9,40,55,0,0,0,100,0,0,30,0, and the three little drop boxes should be shift mode, tile mode and blend mode. Duplicate and go image mirror. Now right click and merge down. Right click again and change the blend mode to hard light.

On the background layer, choose two different colors for your foreground and background, change to gradient, sunburst, repeats 0. Flood fill the background with this gradient.

Make your top layer active, this should be the tube merged with the rectangle. Give it a drop shadow of 2,2,77,5, black. Repeat the drop shadow changing to -2.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible. Add your name. Give it a drop shadow of choice.

Now you can save and leave as is, or you can animate. To animate, make sure your top two masked layers are still hidden. Make the visible one active and go to edit, copy merged.

Open animation shop and go edit, paste as new animation. Back in psp, hide this layer and make the middle masked layer active and unhide it. Edit copy merged, back to animation shop, edit , paste after current frame. and one last time back to psp, hide this layer and unhide the top masked layer and make it active. Copy merged and back to animation shop, paste after current frame. Go edit, select all. Animation, frame properties set to 20. now view animation and save.

Thats it, your done!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Star boots

Photobucket
Click the tag to see it full size



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need A tube of choice. I am using the work of Ismael Rac. You must purchase a license from MPT, http://www.mypsptubes.com/, in order to use this image.

Filters-eycandy 4000 swirl, Xenofex2 constellation.Eye candy 5 textures or if you dont have this then you need a striped scrap paper.

Mask of choice. I am using a mask by WeeScottLass-wsl_mask299. http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/

New Image-500x500-transparent.

Flood fill with white.

Add a new layer. Flood fill with a color or gradient to match your tube. Go to effects-plugins-eyecandy 5 textures-texture noise. Settings are add noise to original clicked,hue noise 0, saturation noise 28, brightness noise 58,opacity noise 0, rotate 90, texture smooth lumps, texture feature width 1000.00, textureheight 4.91, seamless texture checked, random seed 1.If you dont have eye candy 5 textures, then you will need to paste the striped scrap paper you chose rather than filling with a color or gradient.

Now we are going to add the mask. Go to layers-load/save mask-load from disk, find your mask in the drop box, source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all, and invertchecked. Right click on the mask layer and merge group.

Click your preset shapes tool. Set it to a star shape. Width 5, create as vector and anti alias checked. Foreground black, background a color to match your tube. Draw out a star shape the size of your canvas. See my tag for reference. Go to objects-align-center in canvas. Right click this layer and convert to raster.

Grab your magic wand. Mode is add, match mode is rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0. Click in the center of your star. Go to effects-plugins-eye candy 4000-swirl-5, 4.31, 60, 40, seamlesstile unchecked, random seed 1. Keep selected.

Go to effects-3d effects-inner bevel-bevel 2, width 5, smoothness 11, depth 5, ambience 21, shininess 18, color white, angle 315, intensity 40, elevation 34. Keep selected.

Now on your tube, do not paste it yet, go to image mirror. Now copy and paste it as a new layer. Change your pick too, the little arrow, to the move tool by clicking the little arrow next to it. With the move tool, position the part of the tube you want to show in the star. My tube came witha close up so i used that, Once happy with placement, go selections-invert-delete. Select none. Right click on this tube layer and change the blend mode to luminance legacy.

Now, back on the star layer, use your magic wand and click the outline of the star. Give it the same inner bevel. Select none.

Right click on the tube layer and merge down so you star and tube are now on one layer.
Draw out another star shape, smaller this time, and position it in the top left corner. See my tag for placement.

Follow the same steps we used for the big star for the swirl and innerbevel. Once that is done, duplicate the small one and go image mirror. Now you should have one on the right side of the tag also.

Paste your main tube as a new layer and position to the left of the tag or how you think it looks best. If needed resize by using the pick tool and drag the box by a corner to the size you like.

Give each star layer a drop shadow of choice.

Duplicate the big star with the tube in it twice for a total of three. Starting with the one on top, go to effects- plugins-xenofex2-constellation-2,57,15,0,100,75,rotation 45, keep original clicked, random seed 1. Now hide this layer by clicking the eye next to it and make the next star layer active. Repeat the constellation effect with same settings, but this time click random seed once. Hide this layer and make the last star layer active.Again, repeat the constellation clicking random seed once.

Now i did not resize my tag this time but if you wish to resize yours now is the time to do it. Go to image-resize-make sure all layers and lock aspect ratio is checked, and change the percent to pixels, choose the size you want.

Now add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name and give it a drop shadow.

And now for the animation. Make sure the top two star layers are still hid. Click on the visible one to make it active. Go to edit-copy merged. Now go to animation shop. Paste as new animation. Back to psp, hide the layer we just did and unhide the next star layer and click it to make it active. Go to edit-copy merged. In animation shop-edit-paste after current frame. And back to psp one last time. Hide this layer and unhide the last star layer and make it active. Edit copy merged. Back to animation shop, edit paste after current frame.

Still in animation shop, go edit select all. Now go animation-frame properties-15. Veiw animation and save.

Thats it, you are done.

©Angel Flower February 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Angel of Rock



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.
For this tutorial you will need
A tube of choice. I am using the work of Myka Jelina. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM. http://www.cilm.com/
Grungy type mask of choice. I am using a mask by WeeScottLass, wsl_mask60. http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/
Filters-DSB Flux linear transmission, Eye candy 4000(optional), Muras Meister Copies
New image-500x500-transparent.
Flood fill with black.
Add a new layer and choose a color from your tube. Flood fill this layer with the color you chose.
Go to layers-load/save mask-load mask from disk. Find your mask in the drop box,source luminance, fit to layer, and hide all checked.
Right click on the mask layer and choose merge group. Now resize by going to image-resize-about 115 percent, all layers unchecked.
Duplicate this layer and go to effects-plugins-dsb flux-linear transmission-4,5,50,horizontal. The go to effects-edge effects-enhance.
Grab your text tool and in a font and color of choice, type out the words Angel Of Rock or words of choice.
Right click this layer and convert to raster. Center it in your tag and duplicate. Move the duplicate below the orignal just a little and position more to the left of the tag.Duplicate this one and move the duplicate right next to it. Now right click on this layer and go merge down. Do this until all three text layers are merged into one.
On your text layer, go to effects, plugins, muras meister copies, in the preset drop box, the one below the preview screen, choose tiling, then in the other three it is line, tile,and blend. Settings are1,50,50,0,0,0,100,0,100,-19,0,30,0. Still on this layer, apply your mask again as we did earlier and merge group.
Add a new layer. On this layer i used my picture tubes tool and add a flower that i had in my picture tubes in the top left corner. Position how i have mine, so that only half of the flower can be seen. See my tag for reference. Once happy, duplicate this and go image, mirror. Merge these two layers together. Duplicate the merged layer and go image flip. And merge these two so now all your flowers should be on one layerand there should be one in each corner. Right click on this layer and change the blend to hard light and the opacity to 15.
Add your tube as a new layer. Resize if needed. Center it in your tag. Give it a drop shadow of choice. I used eye candy 4000 shadow lab with these settings-direction of 189,28.80,59,3.11,0,color black, draw only checked.You can get a similar effect using the normal drop shadow effect also if you dont have eye candy 4000.
Now is the time if you wish to resize your entire tag to do so. Go to image-resize-choose pixels, and make sure all layers and lock aspect ratio is checked, then change it to the size you want.
Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.
Add your name. Give your name a different drop shadow.
Thats it, save and you are done!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spring means Frogs



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Joan Pelaez. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM. www.cilm.com

Scrapkit. I am using a PTU scrapkit call Spring Garden by Foxy. You can purchase the kit here http://digitalchaos.net/store/

New Image-600x600-transparent.

New layer. Flood fill with white.

Choose one of the papers and paste as a new layer. If it is too big, resize by going to image-resize-about 85%, make sure it says percent and not pixels. Make sure all layersis unchecked.

If it is still too big you can repeat this process. If it is a little too small, then use the pick tool, the arrow, and drag it by one of the corners to the size you need to fill the background.

Paste a frame as a new layer. If needed resize using the pick tool and again drag it by one of the corners to the size you want.

Choose a paper for the inside of the frame and paste it as a new layer. If needed resize. Grab your magic wand, mode is add, match mode rgb, tolerance 20, feather 15.

Make your frame layer active and click inside the frame with the magic wand. If you dont see the little marching ants around the entire insde of the frame, click the empty space that is notselected. You may have to do this a few time in different spots. Once the inside is selected, go to your paper layer for the frame and go selections invert, and hit delete. Now you should be left with the paper inside the frame. Select none.

Move this layer below your frame layer. Make your frame layer active and give it a drop shadow of 0,0,75,10 and black.

Make a new layer just above the background paper layer. Paste one of the flower vines as a new layer and postion to one side so the flowers stick out from under the frame. Try to center this on the side. See my tag for reference. Duplicate and go image mirror. Now you should have one on each side.

Paste the lily as a new layer and move this layer above the paper and frame layer. Resize if needed and place at the bottom center of the tag.

Paste the frog as a new layer and resize. Paste on one side of the lily. Duplicate it and go image mirror. Now you have one on each side.

This next part is optional depending on what kind of tube you are using. I am using a sitting tube so i pasted one of the benches as a new layer and moved it below the frame but above the paper. Resize it to your liking.

Now paste your tube as a new layer. If it is a sitting tube like mine, move it above the frame layer. Resize if needed and position so it is sitting on the bench. See my tag for reference. Now, my tube came with a frog so i pasted a couple of the lilys under the tube layer so it looks like the frog is sitting on them.

Paste one of the mushrooms as a new layer and resize. Make sure this layer is below the frog layers. Position to one side as i have mine. Duplicate and mirror.

Paste the journal tag as a new layer. Resize and bring this layer above the frame layer. Position in the top left corner.

Grab one of the buttons and paste as a new layer. Resize and duplicate. Position one at each end of the ribbon on the journal tag. See my tag for reference.

Give your tube layer a drop shadow of choice.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your entire tag to do so. Go to image resize-choose pixels, make sure lock aspect ratio and all layers are checked. Change it to the size you want. I usually use 500x500.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name and position on to the journal tag we pasted. Once happy with it, give it a drop shadow of choice.

Thats it, save and your done.

©Angel Flower February 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

radial goth fae



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Amy Brown. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM.

Filters-Fantastic Machines paint engine

DSB Flux- bubbles and radial mosaic

Xenofex2- constellation(optional)

New Image-500x500-transparent

New raster layer. Flood fill with white.

Choose a color or gradient to match your tube for your foreground color. We will use this for our background.

Add a new layer and flood fill with the color you chose.
Go to effects-plugins-fantastic machines paint engine. Just click random till you find one you like.

Again go to effects-plugins-this time dsb flux bubbles with these settings-4,75,50,0.

Still on the background layer, go effects-reflection effects-kaleidoscope-image area settings are -100,66,117,-15, and kaleidoscope settings area are 6,0,31, and choose wrap.

This next part is optional, I used xenofex2 constellation under plugins with these settings-2,2,19,93,75, twinkle rotation 45, keep original clicked and click random seed once. This is just to give the background a little dressing up.

Now paste your tube as a new layer. Duplicate it and hide one of them by clicking the eye next to it. On the visible one, position in the center of your tag. Do not resize it. Double click on this layerand change the blend to hard light and the opacity to 60. Now Go to effects-plugins-dsb flux-radial mosaic-7,30,13.

Duplicate this layer and go image-mirror.

Unhide the other tube and resize it using the pick tool, the little arrow tool, and drag the box by a corner to the size you want it. Position how you like or see my tag for placement. Once happy, duplicate this layer. Go image-mirror. Position toward the top of your tag and slide it over so you can see the face in the part we used the radial mosaic on. See my tag for reference. Change the blend mode to lighten and the opacity to 20. See my tag for how this should look.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your tag to do so. Go to image-resize-make sure lock aspect ratio and all layers is checked, change the percent to pixels and choose the size you want, when you change one size, the otherwill automaticly adjust.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name. Give it a drop shadow, i used -2,-2,100,5,black.

Save and you are done!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rotating Flower Power


CLICK THE TAG to see it full sized.
This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Jasmine Becket Griffith, In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM. http://www.cilm.com/

Filters- Fantastic machines paint engineandrews filters 8 tow the line(there is another filter set with tow the line but i cant remember what it is)

Mask. I am using a mask by Weescotlass, it is wsl_mask53. You can find her masks here http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/ Save the mask to your psp masks folder.

Animation shop(optional)

New image-500x500-transparent

Choose two colors for your foreground and your background that match your tube. In the foreground, change it to gradient, and in the drop box choose foreground/background, angle 45, repeats 0. Add a new layer and flood fill with your gradient.

Go to effects-plugins-fantastic machines paint engine, just keep hitting random till you find one you like.

Now go to effects-plugins-andrews filters 8-tow the line-settings are 80,54,48,9.

Add a new layer. Flood fill with another color from your tube. Go to layers-load/save mask-load from disk. Find the mask you chose in the drop box, hide all, source luminance and fit to canvas all checked. Right click on the mask layer and go merge group.

Give it a drop shadow by going to effects-3d effects-drop shadow. I used 0,0,100,10,black.

Grab your preset shape tool and choose one of the flower shapes. I used flower2. Width is 10, create as vector and anti-alias checked, retain style unchecked, line style is solid. Choose a bright color for your foreground and a darker color for the background. Draw out a flower shape.

Move this layer below your mask layer and position so part of it sticks out of the top left side. See my tag for placement. Duplicate this layer and go image-mirror. Then go image-flip. You should now have another flower in the bottom rightside of the tag sticking out from under your mask. Again, see my tag for placement.

Give each flower a drop shadow. Duplicate the top flower layer. Right click on the top one and choose merge down. Now you should have one layer with two flowers and one single flower on a layer of its own.

Make the single flower layer active. Position it to the top right of the tag so it sticks out of the mask. You may need to use the pick tool, the arrow, to slightly rotate it. Put it how you think it looks best. Once happy, duplicate it and go image mirror, and image flip. This should put it in the bottom left of the tag. You may need to reposition it a little. Once happy, right click and choose merge down again. Now you should have two merged flower layers.

Merge the two flower layers together the same way so now you have just one. Duplicate this layer. On the bottom layer, go to effects-reflection effects-kaleidoscope-settings under image area are -100, -100, 151,-90, the settings under the kaleidoscope settings are 6,0,29 and choose wrap.

If you want your tag animated, follow these steps:
Okay, bear with me here. Duplicate the merged flower layer three times for a total of four. Now we are going to start on the bottom layer. Leave the bottom one the way it is and click on the second layer, just above the bottom one. Go to image-free rotate-left-45 degrees-both boxes unchecked. On the next layer, which should be the third from the bottom one, repeat the rotate but make it 90 degrees. And on the fourth layer, which is the top one, repeat the rotate changing it to 135 degrees. Hide all the merged flower layers except the bottom one by clicking the eye next to each one.

Add your tube and resize it if needed. Position so it is somewhat inside the mask layer. See my tag for reference. Give it a drop shadow.

I didnt resize my tag but if you want to with yours then now is the time to do it. Go to image-resize-make sure all layers and lock aspect ratio is checked. Choose pixels and change it to the size you want.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Now to add your name like I did, you need to grab your preset shape tool and set it to ellipse. Width of 14, colors dont matter. Draw out a circle the same size about as your mask. If needed, position it so it is directly over your mask. Now grab your text tool and hover it over the circle we just made until you seethe A with a half circle type line under it, then click. Add your name several times putting a couple spaces in between each one. You may have to play around with spacing to till you get it just right. Once happy, click the plus sign next to this layer, it will change to a minus sign and You will now see one layer with the circle, and another with the text. Click the eye next to the circle layer to hide it. On your tag you should now only see your name. Click the minus sign, it will change back to a plus sign and it is now back to showing one layer. Right click and convert to raster. Give it a drop shadow of choice.

Now you can leave as is and save and be done, or you can animate.

To animate, open animation shop. In psp, make sure all the flower layers except the bottom one are hidden. click on the bottom flower layer. Go to edit, copy merged.In animation shop, paste as new animation. Back to psp, hide the bottom layer and unhide the second layer, the one just above, and click it to make it active. Go to edit copy merged.Back to animation shop, edit-paste after current frame. Back in psp, hide this layer and unhide the third layer and make it active. Edit copy merged. Back to animation shop, edit paste after current frame.One more time back to psp. Hide this layer and make the top flower layer active and unhide it. Edit copy merged. And back to animation shop, paste after current frame.Edit-select all. Animation-frame properties-40. View animation and save and you are done!

©Angel Flower February 2009


Valentine Treat



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

Scrapkit. I am using a PTU kit by Melisa called Say it With... You can purchase it here http://cottoncandykreations.com/shop/

Mask. I am using a mask by Weescotlass wsl_mask214. http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/ Save the mask to your psp masks folder.

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Keith Garvey, you must purchase a license from MPT, http://www.mypsptubes.com/, in order to use his work.


New image-600x600-transparent.

Flood fill with white.

Choose a paper for your background and paste as a new layer. If it is too big, go to image-resize-about 85%-all layers unchecked. If it is still too big you can repeat this step.

Go to layers-load/save mask-load from disk. In the drop box, find the mask, Source luminance, hide all, and fit to canvas all checked. Invert transparency unchecked.

I then resized my mask layer by 115%. Right click on the mask layer and choose merge group.

Duplicate your merged mask layer to make it stand out more. Right click on the top one and go layers- merge down.

Paste a frame as a new layer. If needed, resize it using the pick tool, arrow tool, and drag the box by a corner to the size you want. Position so it is centered over your masked layer.

Give your frame layer a drop shadow by going to effects-3d effects-drop shadow. I used 0,0,100,10,black.

Paste one of the butterflies as a new layer. Resize if needed and position on the top left of the frame.

Make your white background active and paste the heart charms as a new layer. Resize if needed. I left mine in the position they were in when i pasted them.

Make your frame layer active and paste one of the candles as a new layer. Resize it and position at the bottom of your tag on one side of the frame. See my tag for reference. Duplicate this layer and postion on the other side of the frame. Again see my tag for placement.

Give each candle a drop shadow, this time I used 0,1,70,black. On the second candle i used -1 instead of 1.

Paste a flower as a new layer and resize. Move this layer below your frame layer. Position so it sticks out of one side toward the bottom. Duplicate several times and arrange them along the side of the frame. Iduplicated mine four times for a total of five. See my tag for placement.


Now, starting with the top flower layer, right click and go merge down. Do this on each flower layer except the very last one, until only the flowers are all on one layer.

Duplicate this layer and go image mirror. Now you should have flowers on both sides.
You will need to grab your eraser tool, i used a size of 32, to erase the bits of flowers on both layers that show inside of the frame.

Paste your tube as a new layer. Resize if needed. Position how you like or how i have mine if you are using a similar tube. Give it a drop shadow of choice. Make sure this layer is at the top.

Paste any other embellishments you wish. I pasted some hearts on each side of the candles.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your entire tag to do so. Go to image-resize. Choose pixels instead of percent, make sure lock aspect ratio and all layers is Checked. Change the size to what you want, i use 500x500. When you change one theother automaticly changes.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name. Position how you like and give it a drop shadow.

Thats it, you are done!

©Angel Flower February 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Purple Rose



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need
Scrapkit. I am using a PTU kit called Cover Me in Roses by Crimson Butterfly Scrapz, formerly known as Giggly Girl Scrapz. You can purchase the kit here: www.digitalchaos.net

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Myka Jelina. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM. www.cilm.com

New image-600x600-transparent.

Flood fill with white.

Paste a paper as a new layer for your background. If it is too big, resize it by going to image resize, start with about 85%, make sure all layers is unchecked.

Paste a frame as a new layer. If needed, resize it using the pick tool, the arrow, and drag the box by a corner to the size you want.

Choose a paper for the inside of the frame. Make your background paper active, and paste the new paper as a new layer. Position it how you want to show through the frame.

Make you frame layer active and grab your selection tool. Make sure it is set to rectangle. Mode is add, feather 0. Draw a rectangle over your frame so it is about the same sizewithout going over the outer edge. Make your paper layer active and go selections-invert, and hit delete. Select none.

Make your top layer active. Open the flower ribbon and paste as a new layer. Resize it using the pick tool, the arrow, and drag it by a corner to the size you want. Position at the top of your tag. See my tag for placement. Duplicate this and go to image flip. You should now have one on top and one on bottom.

Place some roses as a new layer and arrange them inside your frame however you want. I put two on one side, two in the middle and two on the other side. To delete the parts that hang out, grab your selection tool again, same settings as before and draw the selection around your frame. Go selections-invert, and on each rose layer hit delete. Select none. Move the roses below the frame layer.

Now paste charm as a new layer. If needed resize a little. Place to the left side inside the frame. Duplicate it, and mirror and position inside the frame as i have mine. Give each charm a drop shadow of choice.

Paste your tube as a new layer. Resize it if needed. Position to the right side of your frame.
Make sure this layer is above your frame layer. Give it a drop shadow.

Now is the time to resize your entire tag if you wish to do so. Go to image-resize-choose pixels in the drop box, make sure lock aspect ratio is checked, then change the size to what you want, i use 500x500. When you change one, the other should automatcily change. Make sure all layers is checked.

Now add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name. Give it a drop shadow.

Thats it, you are done!

©Angel Flower February 2009

Brown eyes




This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

Scrapkit. I am using a PTU scrapkit called Coffee Kisses by Kellsinater which you can purchase here: http://digitalchaos.net/

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Jennifer Janesko.In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM. www.cilm.com

New Image-600x600-transparent.

Flood Fill with white.

Paste a paper of choice as a new layer. This will be our background. If the paper is too big, go to image-resize-make sure it says percent,start with about 85%, make sure all layers is unchecked. If the paper is still too big, you can repeat this step.

Choose a frame and paste it as a new layer. Resize it if needed using the pick tool, the little arrow tool, and drag the box by a corner to the size you want.

Choose a paper for the inside of the frame. Grab your magic wand, mode is add, match mode rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, anti alias checked,click in the empty space of your frame, mine has two empty spaces so i clicked insideboth. Go to selections-modify-expand by 4.

Paste your paper as a new layer and go selections-invert-delete. Select none. Move this layer below the frame layer.

Give your frame layer a drop shadow, I used 0,0,100,5,black.

Make your background paper layer active. Paste a flower as a new layer. Resize if needed.


Position to the left of your tag so it sticks out from under the frame. See my tag for reference. Duplicate it and go image mirror, then postion it next to the first one. Again see my tag for placement.

Paste one of your doodles as a new layer and position to the right side of your frame. Move this layer below your flower layers. Duplicate it and go image mirror. Nowyou should have one on each side.

I then pasted a second doodle and positioned it kind of in the center of the tag but a little to one side. I then duplicated this layer and went to image mirror. Position in the center but a littleto the opposite side of the other one. See my tag for reference. Merge these two layers together but right clicking whichever one is on top and choose layers-merge down. Duplicate and go image flip and position so it matches the one that sticks out the top. Again, see my tag for placement.

Give the two doodle layers that we didnt merge a drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer. I have two parts to my frame. For the left side, i positioned my tube so the eyes were showing through the frame. Duplicate your tube and go image mirror. This is for the right side of the frame. I resized my tube and positioned so the face shows through the frame. Once happy with placement of both sides, make your frame layer active.


Click in each side with the magic wand, selections-modify-expand by 6. Selections invert. Make the first tube layer active and hit delete. Now make the other tube layer active and hit delete. Select none.

Move both tube layers below the frame but above the paper.

Paste a bow as a new layer and position on the top center of the frame. Give it a drop shadow.

Make your paper background active. Paste a heart as a new layer. Resize it and position to the right of the tag so it sticks out of the frame. See my tag for reference.

Make your frame layer active and paste the journal block as a new layer. Position on the bottom center of your tag just below the frame.

Now is the time to resize your entire tag if you wish. Go to image-resize, in the drop box choose pixels, make sure lock aspcet ratio and all layers are checked. Change it to the size you want, i chose 500x500. When you change one, the other should automaticly change.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name. Give your name a drop shadow, I used -1,-1,100,5,black.

Thats it, you are done!

©Angel Flower February 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thunder Rolls

Click the tag to see it full size.



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.



For this tutorial you will need


Three tubes of choice from the same artist. I am using the work of Rebecca Sinz. You must purchase a license from AMI, http://www.artisticmindsinc.com/, to use her work.

Filters- Xenofex 2 and Mura's Meister cloud

New image-500x500-transparent.

Flood fill with a gradient to match your tube. I used a linear style, foreground/background, angle of 45 and 0 repeats.


Duplicate this layer twice for a total of three.

On the top one, go Effects-plugins-mura's meister cloud-the top color is white, the middle black, and the bottom one a color from your tubes. Effect 100, amount 100, grain 3, all others are 0. Repeat on the middle one but change the amount to 115. And once more, repeat on the bottom one only change the amount to 130. Hide the bottom two layers by clicking the eye next to them.

Paste on of the tubes as a new layer. Resize if needed just a little using the pick tool, the arrow tool, and drag the box by one of the corners to the size you need. Postion in the top left sideof the tag. Right click on the layer and change the opacity to about 9. You may need to adjust this depending on your tube and colors chosen.

Paste the second tube and resize the same way. Position in the top right corner and again change the opacity to about 9, or whatever amount you used on the first tube.

Paste your main tube as a new layer. If needed resize. Position in the center of the tag. See my tag for reference.

Make your top cloud layer active and add a new layer. Go to effects, plugins, xenofex2-lightening-under the basic tab, 16,92,90,36 and click random seed once. Under the glow tab, 50,71,73, and the colors are white for inner and a very light aqua for outer.okay.

Add another new layer and repeat the lightening effect with the same settings clicking the random seed button again.

Hide the bottom lightening layer.
Make your main tube layer active and add a new layer. Move this below your tube layer. Type out the words or lyrics of your choice. I used a size of 24 for my text. Position in the top center of your tag. See my tag for reference.

If you made your tag larger then mine and wish to resize it, now is the time to do so. Go to image resize, make sure all layers is checked and choose your size.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name. Convert to raster. Give it a slight drop shadow. Go selections-select all-float-defloat. Use the lightning effect we used earlier. Selections-invert-hit delete. Select none.

Now for the animation.

Make sure your top cloud layer is visible and the other two are hidden, and make sure your top lightning layer is visible, and the other two hidden. Go to edit-copy merged.

Go to animation shop and paste as new animation.

Back to psp, hide the top lightning layer, DO NOT unhide the other one yet, Hide the top cloud layer and unhide the middle cloud layer. Edit-copy merged.

In animation shop, paste after current frame.

Back in psp, hide the middle cloud layer and unhide the bottom cloud layer. Unhide the bottom lightning layer. Edit-copy merged.

In animation shop, paste after current frame.

One more time, in psp, hide the bottom cloud and lightning layers, and unhide only the middle cloud layer. Copy merged

In animation shop, paste after current frame. Go to edit-select all. Now go animation-frame properties-set to about 45. Veiw animation.
Thats it, your done!


©Angel Flower February 2009

Dark Angel



This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorialsare registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice. I am using the work of Michael Calandra, you must purchase a license from MPT, http://www.mypsptubes.com/, to use his work.

Mask of choice. I am using a mask by essex girl, which you can find here http://www.essexgirl.uk.com/sg_masks_index.htm

New image-600x600-transparent.

Flood fill with white.

Paste your tube as a new layer. Position to the right side of your tag. If needed, resize using the pick tool, the little arrow tool, and drag the box by a corner to the size you want it.

Duplicate your tube layer twice for a total of three. On the very top one, click the little eye next to it to hide it.

On your bottom tube layer, go to image-mirror.

Merge the two visible tube layers together by right clicking on the one on top, not the hidden tube layer, and go merge down.

On this merged layer, go to adjust-blur-radial blur- blur type is twirl, strength 29, twirl degrees 45, elliptical checked, H and V offset is 0, protect center is 27.Repeat the blur step one more time.

Unhide the hidden tube layer.

Make your white fill layer active and add a new layer. Pick two colors from your tube for the foreground and background. In your material palette, choose gradient, linear style,Foreground/background, angle 45, repeats 0. Flood fill the new layer with this gradient.

Go to layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk, and in the drop down box find the mask you want to use. Source luminance, invert, hide all, and fit to canvas all selected. Load.

Now, i thought this layer looked too light so i clicked on my white background layer and filled it with black. Make the mask layer active and right click on it, choose merge group.

Give your tube layer a drop shadow of choice.

We are now going to add a border. Go to image-add borders-symmetric checked and all directions are 10, choose a dark color to match your tag. Now repeat the add border, but change it from 10 to 25, and choose an opposite color,I used white, doesnt matter what cause it will be changed.

Grab your magic wand, mode is add, match mode rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, and click on the white border, or whatever color you used. Go to effects, 3d effects, reflection effects, kaleidoscope- image area settings are -100,-100,196,76, and Kaleidoscope settings area is 6,0,29. Edge mode is wrap. Keep selected.

Go to effects, 3d effects, cutout, v and h 4, opacity 100, blur 30, color black, fill interior unchecked.Repeat changing the 4 to -4.Select none.

One more time, go to image, add border, black, or the dark color you used for the first one, 10 on all directions.

Now is the time to resize your entire tag if you think it is too big. Go to image, resize, make sure lock aspect ratio, and resize all layers is checked at the bottom, change the percent drop box to pixels and choose your size, when you change one, the other should automaticly adjust. Make sure the resolution is at 72.

Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.

Add your name. If you want it to go up and down like mine, once you click on the text tool, click the drop down box under where it says direction, and choose the middle one. Convert to raster.


I added an inner bevel to mine, first get the magic wand and click inside each letter. Effects, 3d effects, inner bevel, in the drop down box, bevel 2, width 20, smoothness 25,depth 10, ambience 2, shininess 20, color white, angle 315, intensity 40, elevation 40.

Thats it, you are done.

©Angel Flower February 2009