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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring Fun!

Here is a kit that I made exclusively for The Taggers Lounge.  If you want the full kit, you can join the forum and earn some Lounge Loot for other awesome kits, exclusive tubes and other goodies!  We have games, weekly challenges, daily quizzes and special parties throughout the year.  Join today!




 And here is an add-on for it, which you can download HERE.  Enjoy!


Tutorial: Happily Never After

It's been quite a while since I've written a tutorial (and I still need to get some of my old ones transferred over!) but came up with this one.  I hope you like it!


This tutorial was written for those with a knowledge of PSP.

You will need: 

Kit :Twisted Fairytale by Candy's Treats.  This is a freebie kit, you can find it HERE 
Mask 157 by Simone, which you can find HERE, or mask of choice
Tube of choice (I chose the beautiful artwork of Laguna, which you can purchase from PFD.  

Ok, let's get started!

Open a new transparent canvas, 700 x 700.
Copy cluster 3, paste as new layer.  Resize 90%.
Use your magic wand and click inside each frame, expand by 8.

New layer, drag underneath cluster layer.  
Copy paper 15, paste into selection.  Ctrl+D to deselect.

Copy twistedwater and place toward bottom of frames, so that the bottom of
the water is not showing on the bottom of the cluster.  Change blend mode
to Luminance.

Copy lightburst and paste as new layer.  Drag toward bottom so that light
is shining just above the cluster plants.  Change blend mode to Lumincance.

Copy twistedlights. Resize 65% and paste on top of plant cluster. Erase parts
covering the clock. 

Copy twistedfairytaleflowers and paste as top layer.  Resize 50%. 
Place on the right side of the frame, just above the cluster plants.
Duplicate and place on left side.  Raise up slightly.

Open butterlfly2, resize 25%. Rotate right 22.  Place almost halfway up on the 
left side of the frame.

Open cluster2 and paste under the frame background and drag down so that a little
is showing under the main cluster plants and shift to left a little bit.

Open cluster3 and drag to bottom layer and arrange so that a little is showing
at the bottom and the left side.  Duplicate.  Drag up and to the left slightly.

Open wordart Happily Never After and resize 65%.  Place just below the bottom
left of the clock.

Highlight top layer and paste your tube, position in center (a sitting tube
will work best)

Add drop shadow of choice to layers.

Add layer at very bottom. Select all. Open paper 25, paste into selection.
Deselect.
Add your mask  and merge group. Resize 95%.
I added texture polished stone default effect to my mask.

Add your name and your copyright and you're done!

This tutorial was written by Sharon Murray on April 17, 2017.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Here are some beautiful samples created by the wonderful members of The Taggers Lounge.  I would love to show yours off too, just email to my at myzticdesignzz@gmail.com!











Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chuggachuggachoochooo!! Time for another blogtrain!


Welcome to another Taggers Lounge Blog Train!  This one is called "Jingle Bells."
Please visit all the other stops to pick up the goodies awaiting you and don't forget to leave some love ♥
Remember that all items may not be available at the same time, so keep checking back!
 
If you enjoy tagging and making new friends, please stop by the forum and join us today!
http://thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com



Here is my portion of the blogtrain.  I hope you have fun creating with it.  I would love to see your creations!  Email me at myzticdesignzz@gmail.com


DOWNLOAD HERE

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tutorial: Gentle Autumn



Oh my gosh, it's been years since I've actually written a tutorial!!  Please bear with me!  :-)

For this tutorial, you will need:

PSP.  I used PSP 9, but is compatible with other versions.  This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Tube of your choice (a sitting one is preferable).  I am using one by Laguna, which you can purchase from http://picsfordesign.com.  You must have a license to use this tube.
I am using an exclusive scrapkit by Jen's Sweet Temptations called Gentle Autumn, which you can get from The Taggers Lounge.



Mask: WSL_Mask254, which you can download from here.
Font of your choice. I used Amarillo, which you can download from dafont.com
No plugins required; Eye Candy Gradient Glow for text is optional.

Ok, here we go!  (Did I mention that it's been years since I've written a tutorial??!!)

Open a new transparent image, 700 x 700.
Open GAElement21 and past as a new layer. Move up and to the right of your canvas.  Duplicate. Flip horizontal.
Bring down and align with the top layer.  Highlight your top layer and merge down.
Duplicate this layer, drag down and align, and merge as before.
Duplicate this layer.  Mirror.  Use your deform tool (press K on your keyboard)and bring in both layers to make them meet in the middle until you have something like this:



Top layer, merge down.  I used my soften tool to soften the line down the middle a bit.

Open GAElement19.  Paste as a new layer on your canvas.  Move up and to the right corner of the background you just made.
Duplicate as many times as you like and arrange until you like it.  You should end up with something like this:




Merge all the brick layers together and add a slight drop shadow (I used 0, 0, 75, 7, #404040).
Now merge that layer with your background layer.  Use your deform tool (K) and stretch out this layer to fit your canvas.

Open your mask if it isn't opened in PSP already.  Apply your mask:  Layers>New Mask Layer>From Image, Source Luminance ticked, Invert mask data unchecked and scroll to the mask and click ok. Merge layer group.
Duplicate the masked layer and merge down.  Duplicate again.  On the bottom mask layer, add Gaussian Blur of 10. Highlight the top mask layer and change blend mode to Burn.

Now to start adding your other elements.  Don't forget to add your drop shadows as you go along -I used the same as above.

Open the bench (GAElement14) and paste as a new layer, move toward the lower left of your canvas. See my tag as a reference for placement of the elements.

Open the pumpkin (GAElement8) and place on the lower left bottom of the bench and resize.  I also rotated a bit.

Open GAElement12 and move down to the bottom of the bench.  Duplicate then mirror.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize and arrange her so that she's sitting on the bench.

**Most layers now will be placed behind the bench so you will need to drag under the bench layers.

Open the tree with leaves (GAElement15) and place on the left side of your canvas.  Optional: Open GAElement43 and GAElement44.  Resize and rotate as you like on the tree branches. (Sharpen if needed).

Open the owl (GAElement2).  Resize and place somewhere on the tree.

Open GAElement 39 and mirror.  Place to the upper right corner of you canvas. Resize slightly if desired.  (I also used my mask on this layer)

Open the lamp post (GAElement22) and place on the right of your canvas.  Make sure this layer is on top of the leafy branch layer you just placed.  (I duplicated, merged down this layer a few times)

Open the fountain (GAElement4) and past in front of the lamp post. Use your deform tool (K) and resize, then use your deform tool to stretch the fountain vertically.  Sharpen.

Highlight the top layer in your layer's palette and add your copyright and text.

Ok, we did it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!  Please share your creations with me, I'd love to show them off!

Please feel free to link to this tutorial, and/or print it out for your own personal use, but DO NOT copy it in ANY way to put on-line, pass out, or re-write without my permission.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial like this is purely coincidental.    
This tutorial was written ovember 18, 2016.  ©MyzticDesignzz