Autumn Days

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This tutorial was written by me on September 21, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended, and can also be converted easily for PSP

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS/PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the beautiful art of Anna Marine. You can purchase her tubes here.

Autumn Days PTU kit by Kandii Popz Dezignz. You can purchase this kit here.

WSL_Mask84 by Weescotslass Creations. You can find it here.

Font of choice.

*To resize, make sure your move tool is active and make sure that the Show Transform Controls box is selected so that you can easily resize. When resizing, press shift + drag your corners to scale your image without distortion.
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Open a blank transparent image, 600 x 600.

Open Frame1. Drag to your canvas and scale to the desired size.

Open Paper4. Crop to 580 x 580. Drag to your canvas and move this layer under your frame.

On the frame layer, use your magic wand and click inside the frame. Select, modify, expand by 5. On the paper layer, select, inverse and press delete. Deselect and move below your frame layer.

Open your mask and Paper1. On your mask, drag Paper1 on top of it. On the mask layer, Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C. On the paper layer, press Q. Ctrl+V and press Q again. Click the add layer mask button in the layers palette. Rasterize and drag to your canvas. Move this below your paper layer.

Open the Leaves. Drag onto your canvas, scale to size. Place to the top of your frame. Duplicate, transform, flip horizontal. Transform, flip vertical. Drag this copy to the bottom of the frame. Merge the two leaves layers together. Move this layer to the bottom.

Open Frame2. Drag onto your canvas, scale to size so it is slightly smaller than the first frame. Move this layer above the first frame.

Open Bow1. Drag to your canvas, scale to size. Place to the top center of the frames. (You don’t see this in my example but it is there.)

Add your tube and scale to size if necessary. Duplicate, gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay.

Now we will add the rest of the elements, from bottom to top. Remember to scale to size.

WheatStack – rotate 90 degrees to the right, place to the bottom
Ribbon2 – place to the bottom
LeafScatter – place to the bottom
Twig – flip horizontal, place to the left
String1 – place to the bottom
Berries – place to the left
WoodenLog – place to the bottom left
Flower3 – place to the right, slightly down
Flower2 – place to the bottom left
Pumpkin2 – place to the lower right, below the flower
Acorns – place to the left, atop the wooden log
Corn – place to the bottom of the wooden log
Apple – place to the left side of the corn
Squirrel – place to the right side of the pumpkin

Add your name, copyrights, and license info. Add a drop shadow of choice to your layers.

Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

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A Country Autumn

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This tutorial was written by me on September 14, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended and can easily be converted to PSP

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS/PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Ismael Rac. You can purchase his tubes here.

PTU A Country Autumn kit by Inzpired Creationz. You can purchase it here.

DD_Autumn Template by Dees’Sign Depot. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Art Brewery.

Note: PS users, make sure your move tool has ‘show transform controls’ checked so you can resize each element easily. Press shift + drag to resize them without distortion. PSP users, resize as necessary. Please use my tag for a reference.

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Open your template. Image size, 600 x 600. Delete the credits layer and all the text layers, including the wordart back, and d/s layers. Also delete the background layer & doodle layers.

Add your papers to each layer. I have used, from the bottom layer to the top:

Paper 1
Paper 12
Paper 4
Paper 12
Paper 1
Paper 5
Paper 13
Paper 8
Paper 10
Paper 4
Paper 10
Paper 2
Paper 8
Paper 1

Add the elements of your choice. I used:

Splatter 1 – place to the top, duplicate. Transform, flip vertical and place to the bottom. Move this layer just above the green oval layer.

Hay Stack – place to the right. Move this layer behind the small square layers.

String 1 – place to the top.

Scattered Acorns – place to the left side, move this layer above the small square layers.

Grass 1 – place to the bottom.

Scattered Gems – place to your liking.

Branch 3 – place to the bottom.

Branch 4 – place to the bottom, flip horizontal.

Ladder – place to the lower right, flip horizontal.

Flower 10 – place to the lower right.

Wheel – place to the lower left.

Bubbles – place along the left side.

Bag – place in front of the wheel, flip horizontal.

Acorns 1 – place to the right of the bag.

Flowers 1 – place to the bottom left, flip horizontal.

Open your tube, duplicate, and place the bottom copy over the top small square. Ctrl + click over the thumbnail for the top square. On the tube layer, select, inverse. Deselect. Duplicate the tube for this layer. Filter, blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to overlay. On the bottom tube layer, set the blend mode to screen.

You should have one copy of your tube still left untouched. Place this tube in the center or to your liking. Move the tube above your scattered acorns layer.

Add your name (I used noise on the name), copyrights, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers if desired.

Merge visible. On the outside edge of your canvas, you may see a black border on two sides from adding the drop shadow. Just take you eraser tool and erase the shadow.

Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

OT – Volunteer of the Month

As a animal shelter volunteer at a no-kill shelter, I work very hard and love animals very much. I consider them my kin and really do not think of them as animals…just as other people.

This month the shelter started something new – a volunteer of the month. We are run completely by volunteers and this was a wonderful thing for me, as I am the first nominated volunteer! I am so happy about this, and so happy that everyone felt I deserved to be nominated for this!

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It’s not everyday I show myself, but am very proud of this.

Cute As A Button

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This tutorial was written by me on September 9, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended, and can be easily modified for PSP.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS/PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the art of Barbara Jensen. Her tubes can be purchased here

PTU kit by Kandii Popz Dezignz called Cute As a Button. You can purchase this kit here

BigMask005 by Vix. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Times New Roman.

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Open FRAME4. Set the canvas size to 1100 x 1100. Image size, 600 x 600.

PAPER10 – apply your mask – move below your frame layer

PAPER14 – move just below your frame layer. Use your magic wand and click inside the frame. On the PAPER14 layer, selections, inverse and press delete. Deselect.

Tube – place just below the frame layer, inside the frame. Ctrl + click on the yellow paper thumbnail. On your tube layer, selections, inverse. Deselect. Duplicate the tube layer, gaussian blur 3.0, set the blend mode to overlay.

The remainder of the elements will go above the frame layer, from bottom to top:

BOTTLE – image size 44 x 160 – place to lower left.
RIBBON1 – image size 550 x 76 – place to the bottom
RIBBON2 – image size 550 x 102 – place over the purple ribbon
ROSES – image size 148 x 160 – place to the bottom center, over the ribbons
SPARKLES1 – image size 550 x 358 – place to the bottom
SPARKLES3 – image size 550 x 233 – place slightly up from the bottom or to your liking

Add your name, copyright, & license info.

Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Whimsy

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This tutorial was written by me on September 2nd, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended and can be easily converted to PSP versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS & PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the beautiful art of Alex Prihodko. You can find his work here.

FTU kit Whimsy by Inzpired Creationz. This is only available as a fan freebie from Pimp My Tags w/ Scraps. You can grab it here.

Mask 3 by Alexis of the Creative Misfits. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using KG Call Me Maybe.

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Open a blank transparent image, 600 x 600. Open paper 5 and drag onto the blank image.

Open your mask and apply your mask. If you don’t know how to to this in PS, you can find instructions here.

Open Frame 2. Image size 500 x 500. Drag this on top of the mask layer.

Use the Polygonal Lasso tool and make a selection along the pink flowers, making sure you won’t be able to see the edges of the selection through the frame. Add a new layer.

Open paper 3. Copy and paste the paper. Selections, invert and press delete. Ctrl + D. Move this layer below the frame layer.

For the rest of the tag, you will work from the layer just above your frame to the top, using my tag as a guide for the placement. After each element I will note the pixel size to resize to.

Tube – resize as necessary
Grass 1 – 419 x 211
Ribbon 1 – 550 x 502
Butterflies 2 – 271 x 410
Butterflies 1 – 298 x 196
Jar – 181 x 243
Mushrooms 1 – 183 x 168
Bow – 132 x 129, rotate slightly to the left
Wordart – 550 x 463
Fairy – 210 x 270, flip horizontal

Add your name, copyrights, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers and merge visible.

For PS users: To ensure there are no stray pixels, increase your canvas size to 700 x 700. Add a layer, floodfill with a dark color and move the layer below your tag layer. Use your eraser tool to erase anything that isn’t part of the tag (you may see extra paper at the edges or a thin line). When you’re done, delete the dark color layer.

Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

New Blog

Welcome to my new tutorial site!

I have decided to change my name for the first time ever…I’m evolving, changing, getting to know the real me better. Instead of hiding behind a name, I am removing that mask.

I have been known in the tagging world as Lexi Creationz for quite some time. 

I hope you will continue to enjoy my tutorials and stick with me through the transition of changing my tagging name.

I will keep my tutorial blog up, but will be using this one from now on. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.