30 September 2011

Frightening Nights

Another Ismael Rac tag using his fantastic Halloween tubes you can buy them Here.

This tag was made using my new Template found HERE.
27 September 2011

New Blog Award!!

Thank you so much Devious of Devious Desires who gave me this sweet award!! 
I'm so honored, this is my second award ever and I always have loved her tags & tuts that she does!!! 
Thanks soooo much Devious for thinking of me!!

Here are a few of my favorite blogs that give me a smile:

There are many more but I'll let the above give out those awards!!

BCA Template

As it is almost Breast Cancer Awareness week, I put together this template in support of this worthy cause.
You can download it at 4Shared Here or MediaFire Here.
26 September 2011

Spring Fever

I created this tag using Paint Shop Pro XII. Any version will work just as well.
Using the newest artwork by Ismael Rac called Lolly.
I also used two of the elements from the Lolly HD pack.
You can purchase Ismael's artwork from Here  You will need a license to use his images. 
Please do not use his artwork without a license.

This tag was made using the fabulous Spring is Sweet kit by CBJ You can purchase it Here.
Filter used: MuRa's Filter Meister - Copies.
Font used: Dragonwick
Mask of choice.

Lets get started
First off open a 500 x 500 transparent canvas.
Copy your paper onto your canvas and apply your mask.  Merge Layers.

Open another new image 800 x 800 and leave background transparent.

Next select your Rectangle tool and hide the background colour, draw out a rectangle to any size you like.

You will be using this as a frame for your tube.  Apply a drop shadow to the frame.  V2, H-2, O50, B2.

Paste another tube in the middle of this frame or you can use the same one.  I recoloured the tube to B&W then selected the lips with my lasoo tool and recoloured that to pink. Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colourise - H: 243 - S: 184 - Okay.

Once you have the tube how you like it, apply a background colour to your frame and merge the three layers.
Go to Effects - MuRa's Filter Meister - Copies using the same settings as below.

Size the frame to fit your tag, I resized to 85%. Copy and paste to your tag background.

Now apply the elements you chose for your tag and position as you like.

Now paste your tube to your tag and position where you like, change the colour to B&W. Go to Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colourise and change the settings to 0 for both Hue and Saturation. You can leave the lips on the tube as it is or you can recolour the lips on this tube as well. Grab your lasoo tool and go around the mouth and recolour as above.

You dont have to make your own frame, there are some lovely ones supplied in Jo's kit.

You can leave the tubes coloured and use a frame from the kit as I have done below.

Add your © information and your name to your tag.

You can apply a gradient glow to your name.
I did a gradient glow to the outside of the first tag and then changed the effects on the second tag so that it was on the inside. I then applied a drop shadow as the previous settings V2, H-2, O50, B2.  Experiment with how you like it and apply whatever settings you prefer.

Save your tag as PNG or JPG.

You are now finished making your tag.

I hope you enjoyed doing my tutorial.

This tutorial was written on 26 September 2011.

Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

©Fi_Devil Tutorials

17 September 2011

Template - Katlike Tread

I was playing around and put this together.  I hope you can use it.
You can download the template from Here
12 September 2011

Off Her Rocker

I made this tag using the fabulous FTU Add On kit by Hungry Hill Scraps.
You can find the Kit Here.  
The Tube is by Jose Cano and it is an exclusive tube only available at the Taggers Den.

Whatz A Ghoul To Do

This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.  This tutorial is my own creation. Do not repost my tutorials on any website, but it is okay for you to share the link.

What you will need:

Paint Shop Pro - I used PSP XII but any version will work just as well.

Animation Shop
Four Tubes of choice or just the one tube. I used the fabulous artwork of Ismael Rac. You can purchase them Here.  You will need to purchase a license to use his artwork.  Please dont use it without one.

Font of choice - I used Talon it is a PTU font. You can purchase it Here

Filters Used: - Alien Skin 5 - Impact - Gradient Glow, Filters Unlimited - Crescent Moon - Warm Cloth & Alien Skin - Xenofex 2 - Constellation.

Scrap kit of choice - I used the fabulous kit by Hungry Hill called Whatz A Ghoul To Do which can be purchased from Here.

Mask of choice.

Lets Get Started:

First off open a template with a transparent background of 500 X 500.

Open up Paper 11 and minimise. Slect your floodfill tool and now go to your materials palette and select your foreground colour. Select your patern tab along the top of the window and select the paper-11 which should appear at the top of the list.  Highlight the bottom layer in the layers palette and flood fill with your paper.

Apply your mask to this layer. Go to Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - in the drop down box on the top left, select your mask of choice.  I used dmsk0670 a favourite of mine. (I am not sure where I got this mask from but if it is yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit for it). Merge the layer group by going to Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

This is what you should have so far.

Open your frame, I chose to use frame-2, copy and paste to your tag template. Resize by 80%
Select your Ellipse tool and change the foreground colour to a colour that will compliment your frame. I used #ad1e20 and set the line to be width 2.00 and used Grey Accent (Corel_06_032 a Corel supplied gradient) as my background gradient that wasnt too strong as the fill colour.  Draw out your circle so that it fills the inside of your frame and move underneath the frame layer. Convert to Raster Layer by going to Layers - Convert to Raster Layer or right mouse clicking on the circle in your layers palette. Move it so that is is directly under the frame.

Once you have your layer under your frame, recolour the background to a colour to match your tag.  Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colourise.  

Once you have coloured your circle/background layer, go to Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2 - Crescent Moon - Warm Cloth - Default Settings - Okay.

Copy your frame layer 3 more times and apply Constellation to only 3 of them Leaving the top layer without any effects to it Apply a drop shadow to this layer. (This is only necessary if you are going to animate your tag)

Add your shadow boxes to your tag and reduce in size by 60%  Grab your selection tool and have your settings as below.

Grab your tube you are going to use in the top shadow box.  Highlight the inside of the top box and paste your tube and position where you want it to be. 

Go to Selection - Invert - Delete - Selections - Select None. Apply Blend Mode - Multiply to your tube.  Do the same to each of the other shadow boxes and use a different tube or body part for the box.  Apply the same blend mode and Merge them together.

Paste other elements to your tag and position where they look the most effective.

Now paste your tube to your tag under the frame, add a drop shadow to your tube. Remove any tube that is outside of the frame so that it appears as though the tube is stepping out of the frame.  You can either do this by using your selection tool very carefully or by duplicating your tube and removing the excess tube on the top layer.  

Once you have your tube as you like it add the copyright and your name to your tag.  Hide all the constellation layers and the mask and background layers. Merge visible. This will leave you with the basic tag we wish to animate.  Unhide the other layers.

Merge your background layer with your mask and the circle so that you have what I have below.  Duplicate this so that you have 3 of them in  your layers palette.

Duplicate the tube/element layers so that you have three copies of it and position the layers above the background layers and merge each layer so that you have only three layers in your layers palette.

Now save your tag as a PSD file if you want to animate it or as a PNG if you want to only have a stationary tag.

Close your tag and open Animation Shop.

Open your tag in Animation shop and select all three layers. Ctrl + A = Select All.

Go to Animation - Frame Properties -  Display Time 50.

Save your tag as a gif file.

You are now finished making your tag.

I hope you enjoyed doing my tutorial.

This tutorial was written on 12 September 2011.

Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

©Fi_Devil Tutorials
07 September 2011

New FTU Cluster

You can purchase the Scrap Kit from Here.
Download the cluster Frame from Here.
05 September 2011

A great Honour


It is with great honour I would like to announce that I have been chosen to be on the Ismael Rac CT.

This was  a great surprise that my skills were chosen over all the many fantastic people out there who write tutorials and tag in the PSP community.

Thank you Ismael for chosing me to be on your team.

01 September 2011

Devilishly Hot

This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro

You will need:

Tube of choice.  I used the fabulous artwork of Ismael Rac. You will need to purchase this tube and have a license to use his artwork.
Scrap Kit of Choice. I used DevlishHD. This kit was supplied with the tube at the store.  You can purchase them HERE.
Filters used.  I used Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Fire and also Eye Candy - Impact - Gradient Glow & AAA Frames - Photo Frame.
Font of Choice. I used Balloon Bd BT you can find it HERE
Animation Shop or Photoshop. I prefer to do my animations in PS as the image isnt as grainy.

Lets get started:

Open a canvas 550 x 200
Open your kit and select a paper to paste as the background, I chose DevlishHD+_Paper (6) Reduce by 60%, Edit - Copy.
Select your Magic Wand Tool and click in your blank canvas.Edit - Paste into Selection.
Layers - Duplicate. Do this 4 times.
Select your first layer. Go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Fire. Select your Settings and select Small Gas Log Fire. Now click on the Basic tab and adjust with the following settings. (See diagram below)

Hide that layer and then select the next and change the Random Seed.  Do this for the other layers and hide all flame layers.
Now select the elements you would like to use on your tag and place on your tag. Reduce in size and position on your tag.
Open your tube and copy and paste to your tag. If you have a larger version of your tube, paste to your tag and copy and mirror and change the blend mode to Overlay.
Merge your elements together. Copy the smaller tube and paste to your tag. Reduce in size and add a drop shadow to it. The settings I chose were V.2, H.-2, O.50, B.2, Colour Black
Now Merge the elements and the smaller tube together and then hide this layer. Add your copyright information and your name.

Add a gradient glow to your name.  (See settings below.)

Now merge with the elements prior to hiding the layer.

Merge your 2 large tube layers and duplicate by 3 times.  Move the others so that they are above each of the flame layers. Merge down so that they each have the large tube layer on top of the flames and hide all but one layer.
Multiply the tube layer 3 times so that you will have 4 of each.

Select the first layer in your Layers and go to Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames.  Using the settings I used as shown below.

Hide the top layer and unhide the next one and apply the same effect and so on till you have completed all 4 of the layers in your layers palette.

Make sure all your layers are un hidden.

Now save your tag as a PSD file and close.

Open Animation Shop.

 Open your tag in Ani Shop and Highlight all your frames.

Go to Animation - Frame Properties -  Display Time 20.

Save your tag as a gif file.

You are now finished making your tag.

I hope you enjoyed doing my tutorial.

This tutorial was written on 1 September 2011.

Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

©Fi_Devil Tutorials