Tuesday, 20 October 2009


Kit used Cool Creatures Mini Kit 2 made by Jules Junk
available at SCRAPPETIZING
This great little kit costs just $1

Bling of choice. Mine came through a share group, if it is
yours please let me know so that I can credit you properly.

Open Jules-CC_K2_Frame2 duplicate and close the original
With the magic wand select inside the frame then expand the selection by 18
so that it lines up with the mid point of the frame.
Open a paper of your choice. I used Jules-CC_K2Paper2
Copy, paste as a new layer and drag below the frame layer.
Invert the selection and click delete on your keyboard so
the remaining paper fills the frame.

Open Jules-CC_K2_Tree and paste as a new layer beneath the frame.
Jules-CC_K2_Sammy and paste as a new layer also beneath the frame layer.
For positioning see my example.

Add drop shadows of your choosing to the elements.

Add your watermark/licencing info and your
text layer adding shadows as needed.

Close all layers except the paper layer and copy merged
paste into AS as a new animation.
Open your bling in AS

Duplicate the paper so it has the same number of frames as your bling.
Click on the first frame of each animation and select all
then drag the bling onto your paper positioning as required.

In PSP close off the paper layer and copy merged all the other layers
Paste into AS a new animation and duplicate so you have the
correct number of frames again. Click on frame 1, select all
and then drag onto your paper and bling animation taking care to
line it up correctly.

Save animation and you are done!

Cool Creature

Tag Created using the Cool Creatures 1 Mini Kit
by Jules Junk available at SCRAPPETIZING.
Another great kit available for just $1

Filter needed VDL Adrenaline Snowflakes HERE
although any filter that creates a snow effect will do.

Open Jules-CC_K1_Frame2 Duplicate and close original

Open Jules-CC_K1_Paper4 duplicate - resize 50% and paste as a new layer on frame.
Drag layer below frame. Lower the opacity to around 58.
Add a new layer below the paper layer and floodfill with white.
Merge the paper layer down onto the white layer.

Open Jules-CC_K1_Tree copy - paste as a new layer above paper and below frame.
Resize as needed all layers unchecked.

Add drop shadow of your choice. I used a blur of 27 on this one to add plenty of depth to the tag.

Open Jules-CC_K1_Polar copy and paste as a new layer above frame layer. Reszie 75% twice.

Using the raster deform tool, rotate him slightly to the left to get his feet as level as possible.

Adjust, sharpeness, unsharp mask using these settings

Position the Polar Bear where you want him, use my tag as a guide.
Add a drop shadow.

Decorate the tag with elements of your choice.
I used Jules-CC_K1_Curl and resized to fit the tag and added a drop shadow.

Add text (I rotated mine) and watermark/licencing info,
Convert all layers to raster layers and add shadow to your text.
I used these settings

Using the selection tool draw out a selection that partly overlaps the frame like this.

Highlight the papers layer in your layer palette and copy,
paste as a new image.
Add a new layer.
Using VDL Adrenaline Snowflakes make your first layer of snow
with settings to your liking.
Add a layer and VDL Snowflakes again clicking random seed once
leaving all other settings the same.
Add a 3rd layer and repeat as above.
You can now delete the paper layer at the bottom so you are
just left with 3 snow layers.

Go back to your tag image and merge the Paper layer, tree and watermark layers.
Copy those layers and paste in Animation Shop as a new animation
Duplicate the frame twice for a total of 3 frames.

Back in PSP highlight layer 1 of your snow image, copy and paste in AS
as a new animation. Highlight layer 2 and paste after current frame, and do the same with layer 3.

You should now have 2 animations in AS.
On each animation click on the first frame and select all
then drag frame 1 of the snow animation and position it carefully on the paper animation.
The other frames will position themselves automatically as long as you selected all.
If you position it wrong undo drag on both and try again.

Back into PSP and close off the tag layers that you already copied into AS.
Click on one of your open layers and copy merged and paste that
into AS as a new animation and duplicate twice so you have 3 frames.
Follow the steps for dragging the snow onto the papers to
drag the new animation on top of the papers and snow animation.

Change your frame speed to a speed you like. I used 35.
Save and you are done!

Reindeer Christmas

Tag created using the cute kit Cool Creatures 3
from Jules Junk available from SCRAPPETIZING
and Vix_ChristmasMask4 available HERE

This Gorgeous kit costs just $1 and thats at regular price!

Open paper Jules-CC_K3_Paper4 duplicate and resize to
520 pixels, promote to a layer.
Open lighter paper of your choice, I used Jules-CC_K3_Paper3
resize by 65% and paste as a new layer over paper 4.

Layers, new mask layer from image and browse for the name of your mask.
I used Vix_ChristmasMask4. Merge the group.

Open Frame Jules-CC_K3_Frame2 and paste as a new layer
Select inside the frame with your magic wand, expand selection by 20.
Invert selection.
Highligh each of the 2 paper layers in turn and hit delete
to remove the excess outside of the frame.
Select your frame layer and add a drop shadow of your choosing.
I used these settings

Add the elements of you choosing.
I used Jules-CC_K3_Tree inside the frame and Jules-CC_K3_Reindeer and
Jules-CC_K3_Present outside the frame, resize as needed and add shadows.

Add your watermark and text using shadows where required,
save as a JPG or as PNG if you want it transparent

Welcome to Ishona's Tut Blog

Well I never thought this would happen lol
but here I am with my very own tut blog.

I have been doing some CT work for some of the 
designers in my store, usually making LOs using
their beautiful kits but I was asked to do something
with some kits that were crying out to be made into tags
and i had so much fun making them I decided to go ahead
and turn them into tuts as well...and here I am!

I can't say how often I'll be making tuts but when
I do I'll be sure to post them here for anyone who wants them

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