Monday, April 12, 2010

Fun in the Sun Template

Fun in the Sun Tutorial
You need a basic knowledge of PSP. I made this using PSPx2 but any version should work.
Tube of choice. I am using the beautiful work of Jamie Kidd. Please do not use his/her work without a proper license. You can find his/her work HERE.
My Template 3, you can download it HERE.
Scrapkit if your choice. I used a paper from a scrapkit by Designs by Kelly. However, I can not find her work anymore. So I will substitute a color for the paper in this tutorial.
Font of Choice. I used Alba, which you can find HERE.
Mask of Choice, I used WSL_Mask127.

Ok, First open my template #3 and delete the copyright layer and background (if you like).
Select the black rectangle layer. Select All>Float>Defloat>New Raster Layer, flood fill with #53e3f3. Select None.
Next, select one of the grey squares. Select All>Float>Defloat>New Raster Layer, Flood fill with colr #754ad9. Select None.
Repeat with other 2 squares.
Now, select the thin black rectangle. Select All>Float>Defloat>New Raster Layer, Flood fill with same color as above #754ad9. Select None.
Select the Long thin grey rectangle. Select all>Float>Defloat>Ne Raster Layer and flood fill with color #53e3f3. Select None
Copy your tube and Paste as New Layer. Resize, and position under long white rectangle frame. See mine.
Now take key features of your tube and copy and Paste as a New layer over under each square frame. See mine.
Select the word art layer. Select All>Float>Defloat>New Raster Layer, flood fill with #6498ef. Select>Modify>Expand by 2, New Raster Layer and flood fill with black, move this layer under the word art layer.
Now for the suns, Select All>Float>Defloat>New Raster Layer and flood fill with #f4f3a8 or a color of your choice.
New Raster Layer and fill it with #53e3f3 and move to the bottom. Layers>Load/save mask>Load mask from disk, delete, yes when it asks.
Now add a name and any copyrights and your name.
And your done.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Template 3-Fun in the sun

Here is a great template for all those sizzling Summer Tags. The is for Personal Use only. As always do not claim as your own.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Template 2

Here is another template. PERSONAL USE only. You can use it for tutorials, please link back to my blog to download. I would love to see your creations.
Download HERE

April Showers

April Showers Tutorial
You need basic knowledge of PSP.
Pinup of your choice, I am using one by Popeye Wong. You can find his work HERE or his tubes HERE.
Font of choice, I used Inspiration. You can download it HERE.
Punky Butt’s Template #5, HERE
Scrap kit: FTU April Showers by Tantalizing Designz. HERE
No outside filters needed.
Ok, on with the tutorial.
First, open Pbs Template 5. Delete copyright info and background layer.

In your Layers palette, click Large Square to make it activate. Now, Selection>Select All>Float>Defloat. Open Paper 3, Edit>Copy>Paste as new layer>Selections>Invert>Delete>Select None. Delete original Large Square.

Activate Rectangle Top Left layer. Selections>Select All>Float>Defloat. Open Paper 8, resize a little, if you want, Edit>Copy>Paste as New Layer. Selections>Invert>Delete>Select None.

Repeat for Rectangle Top Right, Rectangle Bottom Left and Rectangle Bottom Right and delete the originals.

Activate Left Sm Square. Selections>Select All>Float>Defloat. Open Paper 12>Edit>Copy>Paste as New Layer>Selections>Invert>Delete>Select None.
Repeat for Bottom Left Sm Square and delete the originals.

Activate Left Side Deco, Copy and Paste as New Layer Paper 12. Drop Shadow with these settings:
Offest Vertical and Horizontal: 0, Opacity: 100, Blur: 6, Color: Black.
Repeat for Right Side Deco and delete the originals.

Activate Bottom Outer, Selections>Select All>Float>Defloat. New Raster Layer and fill with a color from your pinup. I used #3b415f, if you are using the same pinup. Repeat this step for Top Left Outer and Large Square Outer. Delete the originals.

Activate Large Square Outer. Adjust>Add Noise with these settings:
Random, Monochrome @ 47%. Play around with the settings and choose what looks good to you. Repeat this with the Bottom Outer and Top left Outer.

Open your pinup, Copy>Paste as New Layer. Resize and position (see mine). I mirror my image. Add a drop shadow.

Activate one of the small squares, open Flower 3, Resize: 20%, Copy and Paste as New Layer. Position the flower on the square under the frame. Duplicate the layer and position under the frame on the other little square. (see mine).

Add a name, I used the same color as I did for the frames. Now we are going to add an outline to the name. Select All>Float>Defloat>Modify by 2. Add a New Raster Layer and Fill with #737e7a.

Add Copyright and your info. Merge>Merge Visible. Save As a .png or .jpeg file.
That is it.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Summer Fun Tutorial

Summer Fun
Punky Butts template #12 (should take you right to the page)
FTU Scrap kit: Dayglo Butterbugs by Sensual Poser HERE
Mask of Choice-I used WSL_Mask137
Font of your Choice-I used Bradley Hand ITC
Tube of your choice-I used the beautiful work of Jamie Kidd. Please do not use without a proper license from

On to the tutorial. First open Punky Butts Template and delete the copyright. You can also delete brushes for squares and brush long rec if you want. I did.

Now make Long Rec Fill activate by clicking on it in the Layers Palette>Select All> Float>Defloat. Copy and paste Paper 6 (if you are using the same tube). Selections>Invert>Delete>Select None.
Activate Top Square Fill>Selections>Float>Defloat. Copy and Paste as a New layer Paper 26.
Repeat for Middle Square Fill and Bottom Square fill.

Activate Long Rec Frame>Selections>Float>Defloat. Open Paper 10 and Copy and paste as new layer>Selections>Invert>Delete>Select None.

Activate Top Square Frame>Selections> Float>Defloat. Open Paper 8> Copy and Paste as New layer>Invert>Delete>Select None.
Repeat for other two square layers.

All layers should now have some color to them. You can delete all original layers if you want.
Open your tube. We are going to start with the little squares. Using the Rectangle Selection Tool, select shoulders to the top of the head (see mine). Position between top square and top square frame. Resize if needed.

Double click on your tube layer, change blend mode to Luminance.
Repeat for middle and bottom squares. Be sure to use a different part of your tube each time.

Now we are going to Copy and Paste as a new layer, the entire tube. Position and resize if needed. Add drop shadow.

Back to Long Rec Frame, Duplicate and move above your pinup. Erase any part of the frame that is covering the top part of your tube (see mine). Erase and part outside of the frame along the bottom.

Add New Raster Layer>Fill with a color from your tube or from the kit. I used #1373fb. Layers>Load/save mask>Load Mask from disk, pick a mask. Delete layer and click yes when asked. Position if you need to. I used the mask three times total.

Open Butterfly 23. Resize>Copy>Paste as New layer. Position butterfly over top frame and long rec frame (see mine). Duplicate the butterfly twice and position between middle frame and long rec frame. Position third butterfly between long rec frame and bottom square frame.
Add any wording and a name. Add copyright info and your name.

To write on frame as I did, select your Rectangle preset tool. Make sure your background color is “invisible” by clicking the circle with a slash under the color box. Draw out a rectangle. When you have it like you want, click on your Font Tool>Select your color, font type and size. Position your font icon on the rectangle you drew, make sure it changes to an A in a half circle before clicking. Type out text.
To get the outline, activate your text layer>Select All>Float>Defloat>Modify by 2. Add a New Raster Layer and fill with color of you choice. Move this layer under your text. Select None.

When finished save as a .png or jpeg.

All done.
Would love to see your results. Post them here or send them to and I will put them on here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rose Freebie

There is 6 total. They are in .png format and each rose is about 490x460. So they are pretty good size. These are PERSONAL USE ONLY.

Download HERE

Picket Fence

Commerical Use ok.

Download HERE

My first Template.

This is Personal Use only. You can use this in tutorials just send them back here to download it. Do not share. Show some love if you download. I would also love to see what you have created.

Download HERE