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Monday, December 31, 2012

SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the awesome tube
Nathalia2 by Sweet-PinUp.
You must have a license to use this art.
You can find this art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Celebrate 2013 by Black Widow Creationz.
You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used three different fonts:
from ~ SweetheartScriptLimited
Sweet-PinUp ~ Sverige Script Demo
CT Tags N Tuts ~ Scrappy Looking Demo

I used Photoshop for this tut.
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We're going to be making a blog header.
Sizes vary for this,
so go ahead and adjust anything that needs it.
This tut is to be used as a guide only.

Open a canvas 1000 wide x 500 high pixels.
Transparent background.

Open PP10.
Move to the left side of your canvas.
Duplicate this layer.
Move the duplicated layer toward the right.
Over lap them a little.
Highlight the duplicated layer in the Layer Palette.
Right click in the Layer Palette.
In the menu that appears,
Click Merge Down.
You now have one PP10 layer.
We're done with this for now,
but will come back to it in a minute.

Open PP5.
Resize this to 61%.
Duplicate this layer.
Put these two layers side by side on the canvas.
Overlap them just a bit.
Highlight the duplicated layer.
Right click in the Layer Palette.
Click Merge Down in the pop up menu.
Center on canvas.

Back to PP10 layer.
Highlight this layer.
Go to the tool bar on the left of your screen.
Look for the square dotted icon.
It should be right below your arrow icon.
Click the square marque icon.
You will be making a rectangle that frames
your PP5 layer.
Holding down your mouse,
Place your mouse at the upper left corner of PP5 layer.
Drag your mouse to the upper right corner
then down the right side to the lower right corner.
You should see a rectangle that frames your PP5 layer
that looks like marching ants.
Let go of the mouse.
Go up to Edit in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
In the drop down menu,
Click Cut.
You just made a frame.
These are the special effects I used on this layer:
Bevel & Emboss

Stroke, 5, Center, Black

Keep this layer on top in your Layer Palette.
If you now highlight PP5 layer,
everything you put on your header will be placed
under the frame you just made.
So go ahead and highlight PP5 layer.

Remember, use my header as a guide
for placement and size of elements.

Now Open El10.
Place to your liking.

Open your tube.
Duplicate this layer.
Resize the first tube layer to 80%.
Resize the duplicated tube to 25%.
Hide the duplicated tube layer for now.

Highlight the first tube layer.
Place to your liking.
Go to the upper right corner of the Layer Palette.
In the box next to the word Opacity,
type in 45.
The word to the left of Opacity,
should say Normal.

Highlight PP10 layer.
Grab the Magic Wand in the tool bar on the left of the screen.
Click inside your frame.

Highlight the tube layer you resized to 80%.
Go to Select in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click it.
Now Click Inverse.
Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go back to Select.
Click Deselect.

These are the elements I used on the header:
EL11
EL24
Duplicate and resize second layer to 80%.
EL30, resize to 75%
EL37, resize to 35%
EL36, resize to 35%
EL38, resize to 35%
EL2, resize to 50%
EL12, resize to 30%
EL3, resize to 35%
EL1
EL25, resize to 50%

Unhide your tube layer that you resized to 25%.
Bring that tube layer up in your Layer Palette
so that it's now on top of your last element layer.
Position as you like.

Open EL26.
Duplicate this layer.
Resize to 50%.
Duplicate this layer.
You will have 3 layers now.
Place where you like.

Open EL16.
Place on top of your frame layer.
Duplicate this layer.
Flip the second layer Horizontally.
Place these on the right and left sides of your header.

Place a drop shadow on all layers except:
frame layer (PP10)
PP5 layer
tube layer resized to 80%
EL26 layers

I also put an Outer Glow on EL30 layer.

Make a new layer.
Type whatever you would like your header to say.
I used color e0d89f.
These are the special effects I used on my text:
Drop Shadow
Outer Glow
Bevel & Emboss ~ the same settings as above
Stroke, 3, Outside, Black

MOST IMPORTANT!!
You must now do this:
Put the artist's name,
his/her website URL,
and your license number
of any tube you used on the siggy!!
Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name)
somewhere on the header.
Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.
Because this is a header,
you may need to use a larger font for this
than what you are normally used to.
It also helps to put an Outer Glow or Stroke
on this information text.

Save as PNG.
YOU'RE DONE!!
(If you want to maintain your layers
Always Save as PSD first.
Then you can save it as a PNG.)

YOU'RE DONE!
I hope you had fun with this tut!
HUGS!♥

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage. 
Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*
Artist: ©Sweet-PinUp http://sweet-pinup.de/store SPU-22SavFB


Friday, December 28, 2012


SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the beautiful artwork of
Angelica Sellers.
This tube is called Fairy Lady.
You must have a license to use this art.
You can find this art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Aurelia by Angelica Sellers.
You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used Tagette.

I used Photoshop for this tut.
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Open a canvas 800x800 pixels.
Transparent background.
Use my tag as a guide for placement of elements.

In the Overlay folder,
open overlay01.
Duplicate this layer two times.
Flip one layer Horizontally.
I flipped another layer Vertically
then duplicated that.
You should end up with four overlay layers.
These create a soft background for your taggie.
You can Merge these layers if you wish.

Grab a soft edged eraser.
Erase just around the edges
to prevent any harsh lines on your finished siggy.

In the Paper folder,
open paper02.
Move this over to the right
and down a bit on your canvas.

In the Mask folder,
open mask01 photoshop.
I placed this in the lower right corner.

With the mask layer highlighted,
Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
Now click the mask icon in your Layer Palette.
You should see marching ants on your tag.
Let go of the Ctrl key.
Highlight your paper layer.
Look at the bottom of your Layer Palette.
You'll see a little square with a circle in it.
Click that.
You paper layer now has two icons in it.
Hide your black mask layer.
And there's your mask!
With your new mask layer highlighted,
Right click in the layer palette.
Click on Convert to Sharp Object.
Right click again.
Click on Raterize Layer.
Your mask is done.
You can delete the black mask layer if you wish.

Open your tube.
Duplicate it.
Hide the first tube layer.
Resize the duplicated tube to 50%.
Keep this duplicated layer on top of all other layers.
We'll need to see this for placing elements
behind it.
Place the duplicated tube to your liking.

Open the Elements folder.
Open element25.
Duplicate this layer.
I placed one layer toward the left of my tag,
the other I rotated and placed to the right.

Open element45.
Center this over your mask layer.

Grab a soft edged eraser.
Highlight the frame layer that overlaps
element45 layer.
Erase the portion of the frame inside element45.

Duplicate your original tube layer.
Move the duplicated layer directly under element45.
Keep the first tube hidden.
Unhide the duplicated tube.
Position as you like inside element45.

Highlight element45 layer.
Grab your Magic Wand.
Click inside element45.

Highlight your duplicated tube layer.
Go to Select in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click.
Click on Inverse.
Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go back to Select.
Click on Deselect.

With the tube layer still highlighted,
Go to the upper right corner of your Layer Palette.
In the box next to Opacity,
type in 45.
Hit Enter on your keyboard.
The word to the left of Opacity
should say Normal.

Now we'll snag some elements to play with.
Open and place these elements:
element68
element46, resize to 35%
element 62, resize to 30%
element60, resize to 25%
element58, resize to 80%
element64, resize to 25%
element65, resize to 25%
element61, resize to 25%
element39, resize to 50%
Duplicate this layer.

Highlight your original tube layer.
Duplicate this.
Unhide duplicated layer.
Flip it Horizontally.
Move the layer you just flipped on top of the scroll,
element68.
Center on scroll.

Highlight element68 layer.
Grab your Magic Wand.
Hold your Shift key down on your keyboard.
Click inside the center of the scroll
but not on the rolls at the ends.

Highlight the flipped tube layer.
Go to Select in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click.
Click on Inverse.
Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go back to Select.
Click on Deselect.

With the flipped tube layer highlighted,
Go to the upper left corner of your Layer Palette.
Click the down arrow next to the word Normal.
Click Luminosity.
Next to that word is Opacity.
In the box next to that type in 45.

Unhide your original tube layer.
Place this under element25 duplicated layer.
Place it inside the frame to your liking.
With the tube layer highlighted,
Go to the upper right corner of your Layer Palette.
Type in 45 in the box next to the word Opacity.

Now highlight element25 duplicated layer.
Grab your Magic Wand.
Click inside the frame where you want your tube to be.

Highlight your original tube layer.
Go to Select in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click.
Click on Inverse.
Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go back to Select.
Click on Deselect.

Place a drop shadow on all your layers except:
overlay layers
mask
all original sized tube layers
element58
element59
element46
element39 layers

For the following layers I placed an Outer Glow on them:
resized tube (also has a drop shadow)
element59
element58
element39 layers

The Outer Glow for the resized tube:

I did not add any special effect to element46.

Resize the siggy to your liking.

Make a new layer.
Type your name on the taggie.
I used color dad5cd.
Now place a Stroke:
Stroke, Outside, 1, color bf6297
I also used:
Bevel & Emboss, color a25884

I also used a Drop Shadow and Outer Glow.


MOST IMPORTANT!!
You must now do this:
Put the artist's name, website, and your license number
of the tube you used on the siggy!!
Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.
Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.


Always Save as PSD first.
Then you can save it as a PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!
I hope you had fun with this tut
and that you can use the different techniques
in other taggies you create!
HUGS!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage. 
Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*
Artist: ©Angelica S. http://angelicadigiart.blogspot.com SATC770


Monday, December 24, 2012

SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the beautiful artwork of
Angelica Sellers.
This tube is called Crystal.
You must have a license to use this art.
You can find this art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Aurelica by Angelica Sellers.
You can find it HERE.

MASK: Mask17 by Savage SWAK.
You can snag it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used Bickham Script Two.

I used Photoshop for this tut.
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In this tut we'll make several layers sparkle.
If you don't wish to animate, just skip the steps marked *BLUE*
Use my tag as a guide for placement of elements.

Open a canvas 800x800 pixels.
Transparent background.
If you are animating,
Flood fill with the color of your choice.

Open paper02.
Go to the upper right corner of your Layer Palette.
In the box next to Opacity,
type in 65.
Hit Enter on your keyboard.

Now we'll make the frame.
Open element20.
Resize this to 35% in Height only.
Leave Width as is.
Move this to bottom of taggie.
Duplicate this layer.
Move this layer to top of tag.
Duplicate.
Rotate 90% CW (clockwise).
Move to left of siggy.
Duplicate.
Move to right side of tag.
With this layer still highlighted,
Right click in the Layer Palette.
In the menu that pops up,
Click Merge Down.
Do this two more times
until all the element20 layers
are merged into one layer.
Duplicate this layer.

Open your tube.
Center on canvas.
Duplicate this layer.
Hide the duplicated layer for now.
Grab a soft edged eraser.
Erase around the edges of this tube layer.

Open element03.
Use my tag as a guide for placement.
Resize to 35%.
Grab a soft edged eraser.
In the tool bar at the top of your screen,
find the word Opacity.
In the box next to this,
type in 44.
Now erase the stem and leaves of the rose.
This gives it a softer look.

Move element03 layer under your tube layer.
Again, grab a soft edged eraser.
With the rose layer highlighted,
Erase over your tubes fingers.
Move your rose layer back on top
of your tube layer.
It should now look like she is holding the rose.

Open element07.
Resize to 70%.
Duplicate this layer.
Open Mask17.
You'll see four layers in Mask17.
Only move the layer called Sav_WAmask17
onto your siggy.
Go to the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click Layer.
Layer Style.
Color Overlay.
I used color: edd0d3
Now place a Stroke on this layer.
I used:
Inside, 1, color: cd4e78

Now unhide your duplicated tube layer.
Move this layer up in your Layer Palette
so it's on top of your mask layer.
Resize to 30%.
Place to your liking.

These are the elements I used:
element34, resize to 50%
Duplicate this layer.
element 22, resize to 25%
Duplicate this layer.
Flip Horizontally.

Open element 56.
Resize to 50%
Grab your Magic Wand.
Hold your Shift key down
and click on the pink area repeatedly
until all the pink has the marching ants around it.
Let go of the Shift key.
Now go to Edit in your tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click Copy.
Back to Edit.
Click Paste.
I named these pink area1 and 2.
Highlight element56 layer again.
Repeat the Magic Wand steps
inside the pink area.
Go to Edit in the top tool bar.
Click Cut.
Now the pink area is gone.

Continue with these elements:
element06, resize to 25%
element21, resize to 25%
Duplicate this layer.
element50, resize to 20%
element67, resize to 65%

Highlight element21 layer.
Looking at the dove layer, element76,
Grab an eraser
and erase where the dove's feet are.
Move the duplicated element21 layer
on top of the dove, element67.
It will look like the dove is holding the branch.

We'll make some layers sparkle now.
Do the steps below for each of the following layers:
element 20, 70, and pink area layers

Highlight the first layer of element20.
Go to Filter in your tool bar.
Click Noise.
Click Add Noise.
Set Amount to 8%
Check the box called Guassian.
Check the Monochromatic box.
Hit OK.
Highlight the first layer of element70.
Go back to Filter.
Click Add Noise.
(This will be the first thing listed in the drop down menu
and will automatically repeat your Noise settings.)
Highlight the first layer of pink area.
Filter.
Add Noise.

For each of the second layers,
Repeat Noise steps above using these settings:
Check the box called Uniform.
Set Amount to 12%.
Keep Monochromatic checked.
Hit OK.

Place a drop shadow on all your layers except:
paper02
first tube layer
WAmask
pink area layers

I used color 704565 for my drop shadows.

Resize the siggy to your liking.

Make a new layer.
Type your name on the taggie.
I used color edcdd0.
Now place a Stroke:
Stroke, Center, 2, color cc6fa1
I also used:
Bevel & Emboss


MOST IMPORTANT!!
You must now do this:
Put the artist's name, website, and your license number
of the tube you used on the siggy!!
Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.
Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

If you don't want to animate, Save as PNG.
YOU'RE DONE!!
(If you want to maintain your layers
Always Save as PSD first.
Then you can save it as a PNG.

**TO ANIMATE**
In the Layer Palette,
Hide the second layers of:
element20
element07
pink area

Open the Animation Window.
Set the time for .2
Show all the rest of the layers in the first frame.
Click the square button, next to the trash can,
in the animation window.
This will duplicate the first animation frame.

Highlight the second animation frame.
Go over to your Layer Palette.
Leave everything as is except:
Hide the first layers of:
element20
element07
pink area
Unhide the second layers.

Now go back to your animation window.

Click Play.
If you like what you see...

Save as PSD. Then Save for Web & Devises.

YOU'RE DONE!
I hope you had fun with this tut
and that you can use the different techniques
in other taggies you create!
HUGS!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage. 
Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*
Artist: ©Angelica S. http://angelicadigiart.blogspot.com SATC770


♥Tribute to Rieka♥

To honor Rieka and all she has blessed me with, I will be leaving all my tuts that I have written with her kits on my blog. They are not coming down. Even though her kits are no longer available, the tuts I wrote using them are my tribute to her. Hopefully, they will inspire you the way Rieka inspired me. Love You, Rieka! You'll be forever in my heart.♥

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