Sunday, 22 May 2016

Bee-u-tiful Girl





You will need for this tutorial
The beautiful blog train kit by Melissaz Creations here
The awsome template by Millie's PSP Madness here
FTU tube by NoFlutter, you can see her amazing art here


1. Open the template in psp.
Go to image, resize with the following settings:
Pixel Dimensions, select Pixels in the drop down menu and change to 400.
Resample using smart size, resize all layers checked.


2. Go to Image, canvas size change the width and height to 600 pixela.
Placement click the middle triage shape click ok.

3. Delete the top layer and Layer 8.

4. Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer, resize and place as desired go to effects, 3D effects and a drop shadow with these settings: H-4, V4, opacity 56, blur 6, color black, use these settings throughout the tutorial.

5. Make layer 4 active, go to Adjust,color balance, manual color correctionclick on the source color change the HTML to #ffff00, then change the target color to a color that compliments your tube, this can be done by clicking on any part of your tube with the dropper tool.

6. Repeat step 5 with layer 9 active

7. Make layer 10 active, go to selections, select all, selections float then selection and defloat, then back to selections, modify and expand by 2 pixels add a new raster layer and flood fill the same color you choose for layers 4 & 9, drag this layer below layer 10, go to selection, deselect, add a dropshadow.

8. Make layer 1 active. go to selections, select all, selections float, selctions defloat

9. Open P05 copy and paste as a new layer on to your canvas then go to selection, invert and hit delete on your keyboard, then back to selections, select none.

10. Make layer 7 active, repeat the steps in step 8, then open p09 and repeat the steps in step 9.

11. Open Element20 copy and paste as a new layer, go to image, resize, change the pixels to percent in the dropdown menu and resize by 75% smart size, resize all layers unchecked, drag this layer below layer 1.

12. open element 34, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 60%, add a drop shadow.

13. Open element 31, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange at the end of the Bee-u-tiful word art, add a drop shadow.

14. add your name and copy righ info. your done!



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Soft Touch



For this tutorial you will need:
The stunning scrap kit called Soft Touch from LHD scraps here
My Mask MD_22 here
A tube of choice, I am using the art of Jennifer Janesko, to use this
tube you will need to purchase it from the Creative Design Outlet here


Load the mask into your mask folder.
Open a blank canvas 600 x 600, flood fill with white.

Add a new raster layer, go to selection, select all, Open Paper5 copy and paste into selection back to selections, select none.

Go to layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk and select mask MD_22 from the drop down menu, apply with the following settings, create mask from source luminance, orientation fit to layer options hide all mask, go back to layers, merge, merge group.

Open Ele19, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas.

Open Frame2, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 70%, smart size, resize all layers unchecked, go to layers, properties, rename this layer FRAME.

select the lasso tool, selection type set to point to point, mode set to add(shift) and feather set at 0, draw round the frame as shown in the screen shot below


add a new raster layer, Open paper11 copy and paste into selection, go to selections, select none, drag this layer below the FRAME layer.

copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange to your liking, go to layers, properties, rename this layer TUBE, then go to image, duplicate, drag the copy of TUBE layer above the FRAME layer.

Make the copy of TUBE layer active by clicking on it in the layers palette, Select the eraser tool and erase any part of the tube below the bottom half of the frame, then repeate with the TUBE layer active.

Now with the FRAME layer active, open Ele35, copy and paste as a new layer, go to image, resize and resize by 80%.

Open Ele24, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 35%, arrange at the top corner of the frame, go to effects, 3D effects, drop shadow add a drop shadow with the following settings, H 5, V -4, Opacity 45, blur 6, color black, add the same drop shadow to the FRAME & TUBE layers.

Add your name and copyright info, delete the white background layer and resize if desired. your done!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Pretty lil Bee


For this tutorial you will need:

The beautiful scrap kit used Blossom to the Bee by Miggins here
MCmask 02\by Kaci from the creative Misfits blog here
Mask MD_21 from my blog here
The tube I have used is FTU by Lia here
please read her TOU here




Put both masks into your mask folder
Open a blank canvas 600 x 600, flood fill with white.

new layer, Go to selections, select all
Open Paper24, go to edit, paste and paste into selection then back to selections, selct none.
Go to layers load/save mask, load mask from disk, in the drop down menu select MC-Mask 02, apply with the following settings, Create from source luminance checked, fit to layer checked and hide all mask checked, go to layers, merge, merge group.

Open paper15 and apply with the same setting, then merge, merge group, go to layers, duplicate, with the duplicate layer active go to image, rotate, free rotate 22% Left, rotate all layers unchecked, then back to image, resize by 110% resample using smart size checked, resize all layers unchecked.

Open element 3, copy and paste as a new image onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 25% same settings as before, we will use these settings throughout this tutorial.

Open element62, copy and paste onto your canvas,go to image, resize and resize by 40%, with your lasso tool, with the following settings, Selection type point to point, mode add(shift) feather 0, trace around the circle using the outer circle as we are going to fill the back ground, open paper, go to image, resize and resize by 10%, copy and paste onto your canvas, then go to selections, invert, then hit delete on your keyboard, then back to selections, select none, move this layer below elements 62 layer.

Make the top layer active by clicking on it, Open element 69, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 15% then go back to image and mirror, arrange the tree at the right hand side of the circle to your liking, go to effects, 3D effects, add the following drop shadow 4, -4, 56, 8.

Open your tube of choice, resize and position to your liking then go layers, duplicate, on the duplicate layer change the blend mode to screen, on the original layer add the same drop shadow as used on the tree.

Open elements 66, 67 or 68, copy and paste onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 15%, arrange to your liking, then add a drop shadow the same settings.

Open element74, copy and paste onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 20% arrange at the base of the tree, add a drop shadow settings as before.

Add your name and copyright info. If you have used the tube supplied it is 

©Lia www.Linmida.com . delete the bottom white layer and resize if needed. your done!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Beauty in Darkness



For this tutorial you will need

A tube of choice, I am using the art of Anna Marine to use this tube
you will need to purchase it from The Creative Design Outlet here

The beautiful  IB Lorenzo Sperlonga 2015 kit by the talented Ladyhawwk here

Mask 32 by Ria here - Mask 54 by Tonya here


Open a blank canvas 600 x 600, flood fill with white. go to selection select all, add a new raster layer.

Open paper 2, copy and paste into selection, selections, select none. go to layers, save/load mask, load mask from disk, apply mask54 by Tonya with the following settings, source luminance checked, fit to canvas checked, hide all mask checked, go to layers, merge, merge group. 

Go to layers, duplicate then to adjust, add/remove noise, add noise, apply to the duplicate layer with the following settings Monochrome checked, random, set noise to 20%.

Open paper 4, go to resize, resize by 600 x 600 pixels, smart size, all layers checked, copy and paste onto your canvas, go to layers, save/load mask, load mask from disk, select Masks32_zpsedzzp7cp, apply with the same settings as before,go to layers, merge, merge group.

Open Ele 15, copy and paste as a new layer, go to layers, resize, resize by 70%, smart size, resize all layers unchecked. move slightly to the left of the canvas as shown below.


Go to layers, properties and rename this layer Leaves.

Open Ele 11, copy and paste as a new layer, go to layers, resize, resize by 75%, same settings as before.

Open Ele 9 , copy and paste as a new layer, go to layers, resize, resize by 45%,move to the bottom left of the ring, add the following drop shadow, H 6, V -6, opacity 65, blur 8, color black, use these settings throughout this tutorial.

Open Ele 4, copy and paste as a new layer, go to layers, resize, resize by 55%, position at the right of the canvas, add a drop shadow.

Open Ele 2, copy and paste as a new layer, go to layers, resize, resize by 45%, position to your liking, add a drop shadow.

open your tube of choice, resize and position to your liking, go to layers, duplicate, move the original layer above the Leaves layer, with the duplicate layer active, select the eraser tool, default, size 32, erase any part of the tube that you want hidden at the bottom. add a drop shadow to the original layer.

I added digital camera noise removal in adjust, photo fix to my duplicate tube layer with default settings twice

Add your name, resize if needed add your copyright info. delete the bottom white layer, your done!








Thursday, 24 September 2015

Hocus Pocus



For this tutorial you will need a tube of choice.
I am using the art of VeryMany Tubes, to use this tube,
you will needto purchse it from the VeryManyTubes store here

Ladyhawwk Designs part of the CDO Collab kit, its amazing!
Buy any two scrap kits and get this huge amazing collab free!

Masks 19 & 24 by me here & here

Muras Meister Copies

Drop shadow used through out H 6, V -6, opacity 55, blur 8, color black.

Open a blank canvas 600 x 600, flood fill with white.
Open Ele 21, copy and paste onto your canvas as a new layer, go to layers, properties and rename this layer Mask1.

Go to effects, plugins, Muras Meister Copies, select wallpaper from the drop down menu and apply with default settings, add a new raster layer, go to selections, select all, make the mask 1 layer active, go to selections, invert, then hit delete on your keyboard, go back to selections, select none.

Delete the top blank layer.

Go to layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk, select MD_14_19 from the drop down menu, source luminance checked, fit to canvas checked, hide all mask checked, load. Then go to layers, merge, merge group.

Go to image, resize and resize by 110%, resample using smart size, resize all layers unchecked.

Add a new raster layer, go to selections, select all, Open Paper 3, copy and paste as into selection then back to selections, select none, go to layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk, select MD_14_24 from the drop down menu, same settings as before , apply, then go to image, resize and resize by 85% using the same settings, then layers, merge, merge group.

Open Ele 9, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas.

Open Ele18, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 80%.

Open Ele 17 copy and paste as a new layer, go to image, resize and resize by 60%, position at the bottom left of the grave stone. add a drop shadow.

Open Ele 15 copy and paste as a new layer, go to image, resize and resize by 75%, position accross the grave stone. add a drop shadow.

Open your tube of choice, resize and arrange to your liking, go to layer, duplicate, then dupliate again, on the first duplicate layer go to adjust, blur, Gaussian blur set the radius to 1, on the top duplicate tube change the blend mode of the layer to screen or soft light whichever suits your tube best. back to the original layer add a drop shadow.

With your top layer active, open Ele 6, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas, go to image, resize and resize by 40%, position to your liking, add a drop shadow.

resize you image if needed, delete the bottom white layer, add a name and the copyright info. your done!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Friendship Blooms




For this tutorial you will need:
A tube of choice, I am using the art of Very many, to use this tube 
you will need to purchase it from VeryManyTubes here
An absolutely stunning PTU kit called Beautiful Blooms by Ladyhawwk Designs here
My masks here & here



Put the two masks into your mask folder.

Open a blank canvas 700 x 600

Open Pape13, copy and paste as a new layer onto the canvas,go to layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk, select MD_14_09 from the drop down menu and apply with the following settings, source luminance checked, fit to layer canvas checked, hide all mask checked then go to layers, merge and merge group then go to image, resize and resize by 120%, smart size, resize all layers unchecked.

Repeat the above step using paper11, mask MD_14_16 but do not resize.

Open Ele 8, copy and paste as a new layer onto the canvas.

Open Ele 25, copy and paste as a new layer, go to resize and resize by 87% using the same settings,

Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer, go to resize and resize by 65%, same settings, activate the rectangle selection tool, feather set to 0, draw out a selection similar to the one in the screen shot below, open paper 3,copy and paste as a new layer then go to selections, invert then hit delete on your keyboard then back to selections, select none,drag this layer below the frame layer.



Make the frame layer active add the following drop shadow H-3, V3, opacity 55, blur 6, color black, use these settings throughout the tutorial.

Activate the magic wand, tolerance and feather both set to 0, click inside the center of the small frame, copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize and arrange to your liking, go to selections, invert, then hit delete on your keyboard, then back to selections, select none, change the blend mode of this layer to luminance.

Open Ele 31, copy and paste as a new layer,go to layers, resize and resize by 45%, arrange at the base of the frame to your liking.

copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize and arrange as far right to the frame as you can leaving enough room in the frame for your text, duplicate the tube layer and change the blend mode of the duplicate layer to screen or soft light which ever you like best, add a drop shadow to the original tube layer.

Open element 23, copy and paste as a new layer, go to image, resize and resize by 30% arrange at the bottom left of the frame, add a drop shadoew, then go to layers, duplicate, then image and mirror arrange at the side of the other flower.

active the text tool, select a font you like, click on the paper inside the frame and type " Friendship is like a flower that blooms  grows" or anything you prefer, apple, go to layers, convert to raster layers, i added the same drop shadow but changed the H to -1 & V 1.

Add your name and copyright info, resize your tag if required. your done! 







Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Under The Sea



For this tutorial you will need:
A tube of choice, I am using the art of Alex Prihodko, to use this tube you will need to purchase it from pics for designs here
The beautiful  IB Anna Liwanag 2015 kit by Ladyhawwk here
Mask 06 & 19 by me here & here


Put the masks into your mask folder.

Open a blank canvas, 600 x 600, flood fill with white.

Go to Layers, new raster layer,  selections, select all, copy and paste Paper 1 into selection

Go to layers load/save mask, load mask from disk, choose MD_14-19 from the drop down menu, apply with the following settings, source luminance checked, fit to canvas checked, hide all mask checked,

Go to image, resize and resize by 103 %, resample using smart size, resize all layers unchecked.

Repeat the last step but using mask MD_14_06.

Open Ele 18, copy and paste as a new layer, go to resize and resize by 78% using same settings as before.

Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, go to resize and resize by 40%,  activate the magic want, tolerance and feather both set to 0, click inside the frame, go to selections, modify and modify by 5 pixels,

Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer on to your canvas, move this layer below the frame layer, keep selected copy and paste your tube or close up of choice, arrange to your liking, then go to selections, invert, then hit delete on your keyboard, activate the paper 4 layer and hit delete again, go to selections, select none.

With the tube layer active, lower the opacity of this layer to around 72, then go to layer, duplicate on the duplicate layer change the blend mode to screen or soft light which ever compliments your tube, on the original tube layer, go to adjust, blur, gaussian blur, set radius to 3 and appl, go to effects, drop shadow and add the following drop shadow to this layer, H4, V-4, opacity 45 blur 8 and color black.

Add the same drop shadow to the frame layer.

Open Ele 11, copy and paste as a new layer.

Open Ele 4, copy and paste as a new layer on to your canvas, go to image, resize, resize by 45%, add a drop shadow (the same drop shadow settings are used throughout) arrange at the bottom right of the frame.

Open Ele 27, go to image, resize and resize by 60% add a drop shadow, arrange at the bottom right of the frame.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize and arrange to your liking, one happy duplicate this layer, change the duplicate tube layer mode to screen or soft light which ever you prefer, then add a drop shadow the original layer.

Open Ele 8, go to image, resize and resize by 30%, add a drop shadow, arrange at the bottom right of the frame.

Addyour name and copyright info, delete the white background layer and resize if required. Your done!