Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter Day




This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 

Program of choice , I use Gimp
Animation shop 

Mask - DBV xmas Mask 06 Here

tube of choice
I am using the artwork of Sara Butcher 
You need a license to use her work 
You can find her artwork here


snow animation here

I didn't make this animation , it was shared through DLT group on yahoo 
I can't remember who shared it so if its your please let me know so I can give credit where it is due
I really appreciate that it was shared 


Word art , you can use the one I made or make one of your own



Lets begin

New image ,  800 x 800 pixels , white bg ( we will resize later )
New layer, fill with color from your tube 
I used color #23206a, right click and add layer mask (make sure you have black -full transparency marked)
copy and paste your mask
New layer , copy and paste your tube , position as you like it. 
New layer and move it below your tube layer
Add Word art, position as you like it and  resize if you need to. 
add your copyright and license above the tube layer 
Hide your mask layer and bg layer and merge visible layers
Unhide the mask layer and hide the tube layer 


on your mask use your Fuzzy select too inside the snowflake , the marching ants should be a somewhat circle shape
add new layer and duplicate until you have 5 layers that are transparent and make sure you still have your marching ants
Open the animation 
and copy the bg layer and paste Into the first tranparent layer with the marching ants, anchor
go back to your animation and copy the next layer , come back to your tag and past Into the next transparent layer
 with the marching ants
continue this until you have copied and paste Into all the layers of the animation with the transparent layers
Now we are going to duplicate the mask layer until we have 5 of them
we will move them up so that we have a snow layer above a mask layer , snow layer above a mask layer , 
snow layer above a mask layer, when we have all of these layers lined up we will merge down a snow layer to a mask layer , 
merge down a snow layer to a mask layer until we have 5 snow-mask layers

unhide the tube layer and duplicate it until you have 5 tube layers 
we are going to move the tube layers to have them alternating as
tube layer above mask layer , tube layer above mask layer 
when we have them all lined up we will merge down a tube layer to a mask layer ,merge down a tube layer to a mask layer
we should end up with 5 layers 
delete the white bg 
Click your bottom layer , Autocrop Image 
click filters/ animation/ animation playback 
if it plays back ok then you can save as ( be sure you save as ) gif
a box will open and save as animation. 

I take it to animation shop to resize the animation 

Thanks for looking. Would love to see anything you make

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Let It Snow







This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp or other programs

Supplies:

font of choice
I used for my name was Wretched

Word art by cupcake sprinkles Here
its old but I checked the link and it works


Template 3 by Caroline for Creative Misfits here

Tube of choice
I am using a tube by Anna Marine . You need a license to use it . You can find her art at CDO and get a license.

Ok lets begin

open the template 
delete the credits layer and wordart  and wordart back layers

Rectangle Back layer add bevel thickness 2 

Alpha to selection on Rectangle layer, fill with color from your tube . I used #79b891
select none

Alpha to selection Pixel words and fill with white
select none
add bevel thickness 2

Large Circle back  layer ,add bevel thickness 2

Alpha to selection Large circle 
Add new layer 
make sure you are on the new layer and copy your tube close up and Paste Into, position and resize if needed , anchor 
Select none. 
blend tool ( make sure your colors are set to black fg and white bg ) overlay tube

Dup tube layer and on the lower tube layer gaussian blur 12
on top tube layer lower opacity to 65 or to your liking

Circle medium back layer, add bevel thickness 2

Circle medium layer , Alpha to selection, fill with color #cde4e7

falling snow left layer, Alpha to Selection and fill with white, select none , add bevel thickness 2 

Snow left layer , Alpha to selection and fill with white

Ornament left layer, add bevel thickness 2

Circle small back , add bevel thickness 2

Circle small , Alpha to selection and fill with ,color #e4d37a

falling snow right layer, Alpha to Selection and fill with white, select none , add bevel thickness 2 

Snow right layer , Alpha to selection and fill with white

Ornament right layer, add bevel thickness 2

click on ornament left and add a new layer, you will now have a new layer above ornament left


open your christmas wordart from cupcake sprinkles and resize to width 350 pixels, add bevel thickness 2 , paste on the new layer
position as you like it. I lined up the bottom of the snowman with the snow on the ornament. 

Add Ds of your choice to elements 
merge visible , scale if needed , I scale to 550 pixels width
add copyright and license number

Add a snow animation if you like , I can't remember who I got my ready made animation from so I can't share.
 It was from somebody at a group I belong to. 






Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holly Angel




tube of choice
the tube I used is Jasmine Becket-Griffith Holly Angel
you must have a license to use it.
You can find the tube and get a license at Creative Design Outlet store here


tag back is Bah Humbug - FTU by Kirstys Scraps here


mask 11 - (1 - 20 )  from HorsePlays Pasture here

font of choice
I used AllureScript


Lets start
open new image 600 x 600 pixels white bg

Add new layer
c/p tag back to center of canvas


Add new layer
c/p your tube and position on tag back a little to the left,  resize if needed


dup your tag back layer and move one of the layers above your tube
decrease opacity so you can see if you like your tube placement .
If it all looks good then use rectangle select tool to make a rectangle around inside of frame .
 I put the bottom of my rectangle at the top of my tubes shoulders. Then click delete. select none
with opacity still low use eraser to remove anything below  you want to remove.
when you are happy  with it return opacity to 100

ds default 8/8/15/80 the tube
ds 3/4/8/38 the bottom layer tagback

merge and autocrop layer
scale layer to 550 width

Add new layer above bg layer
fill with black or color of your choice. On this layer , right click, add layer mask
c/p mask 11 , resize to 550 , anchor
hide bg
merge visible layers , autocrop layer
resize to 550 if needed
new layer
add copyright and license #
delete bg layer and autocrop image
resize as needed


I would love to see anything you make with this tutorial. You can email me at cindydaisylover@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tis The Season





This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 


Template: Smf Winter Template 1  from Creative Misfits Creations ~ Sandra~  here
these are old templates from NOVEMBER 29, 2009 , but the link is still working as of today 11/28/2012

FTU Scrapkit by: kittzkreationz ~ "Happy Holly Days" here

Tube of choice: I used  PinUp Toons and you must have a license to use . 
You can find PinUp Toons at CDO Store  here



Lets begin:

Open template, delete top 6 (six) layers

Alpha to selection Green Circle, fill with black or your color of choice.

Alpha to selection word art , open paper 2 , copy and Paste INTO , anchor, 
select none, add bevel  -width2

Alpha to selection Green Background and fill with black or your color of choice.

Alpha to selection frame, fill with color #901615, select none, bevel -width 2

Add New Layer
open element 40 (poinsetta) resize to 150 width pixels and paste on lower right corner of frame

Add New Layer
open element 21 , resize to 368 width and paste at lower left corner , see my tag above. 

Add New Layer
Open your tube of choice, resize as needed and position as you like

Add New Layer
Open element 3 , resize to 284 width , position as you like. 
I positioned it so my tubes hand was above the cats head,(it is placed below the tube layer) then duplicated and 
moved one above my tube, on the top layer I erased so the hand of my tube is showing.

Add New Layer
Open element 18 , resize to 100 pixels width and rotate slightly, place on the Y of the word art,
 move layer below the word art layer

Add drop shadow of choice to elements
hide white background and merge visible
autocrop layer and resize to 550 pixels width
unhide white bg layer 
add copyrights and license if needed
Add word art of choice to inside frame 
Delete white bg. 
Autocrop Image 
resize if needed 
Save as a png

I would love to see anything you make with my tutorials. You can email me at : cindylovesdaisys@hotmail.com


Monday, November 26, 2012

Merry Little Christmas





This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 




Scrapkit  ~ Creation by Sanie called Christmas Delight ( from blogtrain Scrap-Junkies) Here
or scrapkit of choice

mask ~Becky mask 22 or mask of choice


Word art supplied or you can make your own

Just right click and save to your hard drive


Snowfall animation. ( I am using one that I got through a group and
I can't remember exactly who shared it so I can't get permission to share it with you , sorry)

Lets get started with this super easy tut!

Open canvas 600 x 600 white
Add layer and open element : Snowman with Candycane 01
resize to 275 pixels width and place to left side of canvas

add new layer, open element : Christmas Delight giftbox 03, resize to 60 width, place as you like at the feet of snowman
add new layer, open element: Christmas Delight giftbox 01, resize to 75 width, place as you like beside the first giftbox
add new layer , open element: Christmas Delight giftbox 02, resize to 60 width, place in front of other giftboxes
add new layer , open element : Christmas ball ribbon 03, resize to 130 width, move below last giftbox and position as you like 
duplicate and flip horizontally , position as you like
duplicate and move above boxes , position as you like it.
Add new layer, open element : Bear 2 , flip horizontallly , resize and position as you like 
duplicate , flip again and resize and position on the other side above presents

add new layer , copy and past word art , position and resize if needed 

Add your drop shadow of choice to elements
Hide white background layer
Merge visible layers, auto crop layer, resize to 550 
unhide white bg 
add layer above bg , floodfill with your choice of color or paper,right click ,
 add layer mask (Black transparent) copy and paste mask 
merge top layer down to mask layer

Add copyrights and license if needed

animate or ...
delete white bg
autocrop image, resize if needed , save as png

I took mine to animation shop and dup as many times as my snow ani
select all 
select all on your snow ani and copy then back to tag and paste into selected frame 
view animation and save as 



I would love to see any tag you make with this tutorial. You can email me at: cindylovesdaisys@hotmail.com







Friday, November 16, 2012

Timeless




This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 

Tube of choice I used Elias Chatzoudis ( mine was from PTE which is now closed )
You can find his work here

Scrapkit is a FTU kit called Rusted Boots & Butterflies by Terry 
you can find it here
Please leave some love it you download it

WSL - mask 84 
you can find it here

Word art - Venomous Creations
you can find it here

Ok , lets begin

new canvas 700 x 700 white
Add new layer , open frame 6 , paste and move to left of canvas a little bit
Add new layer , open frame 5 ,rotate 90 , resize to height 500 pixels, paste to left side of frame 6 
Add new layer, open Deco 3 , resize to 50 pixels width , paste to connect the two fames , 
see my tag above, 
duplicate and position 2 more times, so you have one to connect  frame 6 to each section of 
frame 5 
Add new layer,open Deco1 , resize to 350 pixels width , place on to edge of frame,
duplicate , flip vertically and place a bottom edge of frame
Add new layer , open flower 6 , resize to 300 pixels height , place at left bottom corner of frame
Add new layer, open heart 7 , resize to 125 pixels height, rotate -20.00 and 
position on top of flower 6 , 
duplicate and flip horizontally, position as  you like it
Add new layer , open flower 5 resize to 125 pixels height, copy and paste
dup a couple of times and position them as you like 
Add new layer ,open flower 1 scale to 75 pixels height, position this as you like 
Fuzzy select the inside of frame 6 
Add new layer and move below frame 6 , select and grow x 25
open paper 16 and resize it to 500 , PASTE INTO and then anchor , select none
add overlay to paper
Add new layer, open word art , position and resize as you like it. 
Fuzzy select inside each frame of frame 5 , 
Add new layer and move below frame 5 , grow x2 , copy and Paste Into with paper 16,
 anchor and select none, opacity to 80 
fuzzy select inside of one section of frame 5 
Add new layer, grow x2 and paste into with tube of choice , anchor and select none, opacity 80
Repeat this step with each frame section of frame 5 
Paste tube above frame 6 resize and position as you like , I then moved it below the frame and dup 
moved one above frame and erase just the bottom edge of frame. 
Add bevel 2 thickness to both frames and word art
Add ds of your choice to all elements 
Hide white bg 
merge visible layers, autocrop layer, resize 550 width
unhide white bg and add layer 
copy paper of choice and add layer mask ( Black , transparent) 
add mask , position and resize if needed.
merge top layer and mask layer together
New layer and add your credits and license if needed
delete bg layer 
merge visible , autocrop image 
resize if needed 
Add your name 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I would love to see any results 
email me at cindylovesdaisys.hotmail.com






Friday, November 9, 2012

Winter Wonderland






This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 

Cluster Frame - I used a freebie from Rasberry Road Designs called Winter Beauty cluster C
I am not sure if its still in the archive but the site is here
http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/

Mask - Vix mask christmas mask 5 
you can find it here
http://www.freewebs.com/vixpsp/masks.htm

Scrapkit of choice
The scrap kit I used is called Candy Cane Lane from Crystal's Creations
Its a PTU kit . You can find it here
http://crystalsscrapcreations.blogspot.com/search/label/Kits%20In%20Stores?updated-max=2011-12-22T10:40:00-08:00&max-results=20&start=26&by-date=false

Tube of choice
The tube I used is a Pinup Toons tube and you have to have a license to use it. You can buy 
the tube and get a lincense from Creative Designs Outlet here
http://www.cdoestore.com/#

Font of choice
fonts I used were - Roskrift Clean for the word art in the frame
Igloo Caps  for my name


 Lets begin
( Add ds of choice as you go) 
Open white canvas 700 x 700 
open cluster and resize to 550 x550 , c/p and position to your liking
click inside frame with magic wand 
add new layer and move below frame , make sure you still have the marching ants,
you can either use a paper or fill with color of your choice, I used color # f5f5f5
select none
if you use a paper , be sure to Paste As and anchor before you select none

Add your tube and position and resize if needed
Now we are going to decorate the tree. I used elements 
4
24
36
43 as the garland
resize and position as desired, 

Add your word art to the inside of frame, I used:
Roskrift Clean , size  34 with 3c432f ,
 Dup and grow bottom layer x1 , fill with bc1113,
 gaussian blur x9 , merge the two layers and add bevel width 2 


Add a layer above bg 
C/P paper 8 
Right click on layer /add layer mask 
Open mask , copy and paste 

Hide frame background , mask layer and background layer 
Merge togher the rest of the layers 
Now unhide the frame background layer and we are going to hide the layers we just merged
Alpha to selection on the frame background 
add new layer x5, you should have the frame background and 5 new transparent layers 
(you should have marching ants around the frame background)
I used a snow animation that was shared with me . It has 5 layers .
 ( Thats why we duplicated x5 with everything)
Open the snow animation , click on the first layer of the animation and copy
go to the first transparent layer with the marching ants and paste Into with the snow layer
now click on the next transparent layer and then go back to the snow animation
 and click on the second layer of the animation and copy ,
back to the tag and paste Into , with the marching ants marching. 
Continue until you have copy and pasted into each layer. 
You should have 5 layers of snow in the marching ants outline
then select none

Unhide the mask layer and merge the frame background and mask layer 
duplicate this layer 5 times
move the first mask, frame background layer up to position just under the top snow layer
continue this so that you will have them lined up as :
snow layer and (mask,frame background layer) , snow layer ,( mask,frame background layer)
When you have them lined up you will merge the top snow layer and the mask layer together 
Now you should have 5 layers of (snow,mask layer)

unhide the other layer ( should be your tube and frame)
add your credits and license 
we are going to duplicate this 5 times 
Position this layer above the snow layer
you should have tube layer above snow layer , tube layer above snow layer.....
Merge tube layer to each snow layer 
you should have 5 layers to your tag now and the background layer that is still hidden.
We are going to delete the bg layer
Check the animation:
filters/ animation/animation playback
if you are happy we are going to save as gif
Animation , loop forever , my speed I usually leave at the default 100

To add your name you can either go to animation shop or open your blank gif and :

For Name -place the letters vertically . 
font is Igloo Caps , size 49 , fill with 616b6a
dup and grow bottom name layer by 2 , fill with f5f5f5
Merge the name layers , 
add bevel width 2 , add ds
Go back to main tag and add layer 
Add name layer , position and resize if needed,
 duplicate x 5,
 move layers so that you have one name on top of each tag layer 
now merge each name layer to the tag layer
You should have 5 layers to your tag

check you animation ~ Filters/ animation/ animation playback
If you are happy with it then save as gif:
Animation , loop forever , my speed I usually leave at the default 100

I go to animation shop and open my tag and resize it to 550 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I have my own way of doing things , it works for me but 
if you have an easier way ,
Do it your way! 
Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by



Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Forum Set

Happy Thanksgiving Forum Set





This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 
Materials needed

forum template by Brattitude Scraps
you can find it here

scrapkit of choice
the scrapkit I used is a PTU Kit from Vickie's Scraps
you can find it here

font of choice 
I used Occidental Ultra-Light for name 
and 
Promocyja for the Happy Thanksgiving 

This is a very easy tutorial
Lets begin
Open template and delete  raster 3, 5 and 6

Alpha to selection raster 2 , add new layer ,copy and Paste Into with  paper 1 ,blend overlay,
before you select none 
 add new layer ,copy element 8 , position and Paste Into 
don't select none yet
add new layer , move this layer below element 8 , copy element 4 , position and Paste Into  , 
Now select none. 
add ds of choice to the elements 4 and 8 

add Happy Thanksgiving , I used font Promocyja, size 56 , color 504324 , I added bevel thickness 2, 
add ds 
merge visible , autocrop image,resize as needed
add copyright and license if its needed

Now on to  the avi

open template and delete raster 1,4 and 5 
On your forum tag use the Rectangle select tool and outline around the pilgrims, copy 
On your avi alpha to selection raster 2 , position and Paste Into with the pilgrims you just copied.
add copyright and license if you need to. 
merge visible 
add name 

I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial. I would love to see your results
You can email me at cindylovesdaisys@hotmail.com






Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lady Butterfly




This tutorial was written by me.
Any similarity is purely coincidental.
It was done using Gimp and
 was written for those who
 have experience using Gimp.


Tube of choice .
The tube I used is from artist  Alex Prihodko  and
you have to have a license to use it.
 You can find it at PicsForDesign here

Cluster frame here

WSL mask 84  here

font I used is P22 Corinthia

Lets get started and remember its just a guide
so have fun


Open New canvas 800 x 800  white bg

new layer, open cluster frame and resize to 600, paste, add ds of your choice

new layer  Use the Ellispse tool and make circle size of frame circle ,
 move below and fill with f3e2ca

before you select none add new layer and copy your tube close up
 and position inside circle or frame
Add ds of your choice to the close up tube I use 3/4/8/38 , Blend overlay

 add new layer ,move above frame layer
 copy and paste your tube .
 Position , add ds ( I used the default ds ), blend  soft light

add new layer just above bg
blend normal gradient with colors forground ced6e2 , background a27435 ,
 add layer mask ( wsl mask 84 )

Hide bg , merge visible layers
autocrop layer , scale to 550 or your desired size

Add copyrights,
autocrop image and sharpen if desired

Add name







Friday, October 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Season


This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written with for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 
I am pretty sure Psp users can follow this tutorial as well.


Thanksgiving Season



Scrapkit is called Thanksgiving Season .
 Vickie's Scraps   http://vickies-scraps.blogspot.com/
You can purchase the kit here

Tube is artist Vinegar. I bought mine at PTE but they are closed so  now
you can find this artist tubes here 


Vix mask 238  you can get it here



Open new  canvas 800 x 800  ( white )

New layer , open element 106 , copy and paste to left of canvas
 and rotate slightly

  New layer, open element 11, copy and paste , resize to 150 height,
flip horizontally, place on top of left shutter

New layer, open element 45 , resize to 225 height, c/p onto right  shutter
autocrop layer, dup and flip horizontally , place on left shutter,
rotate as needed

New layer, open element 97 , resize to 500 width, c/p just below window

New layer, open element 64, resize to 325 width, c/p see my tag for placement
 New layer,open element 32 , resize to 100h , c/p
New layer , open element 58 , resize to 125width, c/p
New layer , open element 74 , resize to 150 height, c/p move below element 64
dup and flip horizontally
New layer, open element 54 , resize to 300 width, c/p and position

fuzzy select inside frame, add new layer and move below frame, select , grow x2
copy close up tube and Paste into , position and then select none, overlay

New layer, copy full tube and paste , resize as needed , ds 8/8/15/80

add your fav ds to the rest of the elements  ( I used 3/4/8/38 )

hide bg and merge visible , layer autocrop , resize to 550 width
new layer , add credits merge down

New layer , move below ,open paper 36 , c/p , add layer mask
open vix mask 238 apply mask , resize as needed
merge visible and delete the white bg
Autocrop image resize if needed to 550 width

Add your name.


Here a tag Pammers made me , thank you Pammers!

















Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Believe in Magic

Believe in Magic








Template 74 by Kandi Kissez here

The tube I have used is a PTU by Anna Marine you can buy her tubes at CDO store here

Scrap Kit is FTU called Autumn Splendor by Cinnamon Scraps and you can find it here

Font is 2Peas Mister Giggles 

The tutorial is written with the assumption that you have knowledge in using Gimp

This is my first tutorial so any feedback will be much appreciated. 
The tutorial is just a guide for you to use. I have my own way of doing things and they work for me but 
if you have an easier method then do it your way! I am an ole dog that isn't fond of change. Someone 
once told me if it works, don't fix it. Now on to my first try at tutorial writing. 


Open Template and delete credits,  pink , blue and black star

alpha to selection on mask layer and copy paper 16 and paste into , anchor and select none

click on box backs, add bevel thickness 2 

click on black boxes and alpha to selection , add layer , copy paper 2 and paste into ,
make sure you are on the new layer when you paste into. Anchor, select none then 
delete the black boxes.

Add new layer,resize crisscrossflower3  to  width 261, height 250 pixels, copy and paste ,
 see my tag for placement
Add new layer , resize crisscrossflower2 same as the other and copy and paste. 

left frame back, alpha to selection , add new layer, fill with #000000 , new layer and copy
 close up tube and  paste into ( not paste but paste into ) position to your liking and anchor , 
overlay,select none, then delete the frame back.

Add bevel, 2 thickness to left frame 

repeat steps for left frame back with the right frame back 

Alpha selection black star clusters , add new layer , copy paper1 and paste into, anchor, select none
delete black star clusters.

Add new layer , copy and paste your tube , position to your liking, add soft light

merge the word art together 

I use the default ds on my tube then use ds 3/4/8/38 for all the other elements. You can use the ds you like.

Merge visible layers, autocrop layer, resize ( my tags are usually 550 x 550 ) 

add copyright for your tube , delete white bg, autocrop image, resize if needed , 
I usually enhance by 20 

for my name I used 2Peas Mister Giggles font size 54 with black (#000000), duplicate and grow bottom layer x2 
fill with white (#ffffff) add a gaussin blur x4 to white layer , merge both name layers together and add bevel of 2 
drop shadow of choice and position


then save as 
( this is important ....make sure you save as.... not save . If you save then you can't use the template again.)

for my name I used 2Peas Mister Giggles font size 54 with black (#000000), duplicate and grow bottom layer x2 
fill with white (#ffffff) add a gaussin blur x4 to white layer , merge both name layers together and add bevel of 2 
drop shadow of choice and position




Hope you enjoyed my very first tutorial