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Saturday, November 30, 2013

♥ Verymany - Merry Christmas

New CT tag show off using new released tube by Verymany. Christmas tube available at VMT store HERE.
She is must have for this Christmas - isn't she gorgeous???
As well I used Dee's PTU scrap kit Inspired by Alicia Mujica tube 1A at CDO.
You can check out HERE both, tube and the kit. :) 


Here is forum set :) Forum set for Dee, hope ya likes  xoxo.


Hugs...

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Santa Knows...**

*This tutorial is written by me using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any similarity to any other tut is coincidental.*


Supplies:
Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Verymany.
You must purchase a license to be able to use her work.
You may do that at VMT store.
Kit of choice. I'm using PTU kit 'Candy Cane'
by Tiny Turtle Designs. You can find it HERE.
Template of choice. Santa Knows
Mask of choice. 
Font of choice. Play Ground


Let's get started...
Open template. Hide or delete layers 'info', 'top white circle' and
'top purple circle'. Select all layers from the 'wordart' to 'white stripe'
and move them a little down. Now click on the layer 'white large circle'.
From the kit past Paper #15 and Create Clipping Mask. For the layer
'mauve large circle' create mask with Paper #12. Then for 'dot n dash'
layer use Paper #27 and Create Clipping Mask. Now select all of the
rectangle layers and delete them. Then from the kit past Element #119,
Rotate a little to the right and place it at the top right side.
Add Drop Shadow, Opacity 40%. Make a copy of it, Flip Horizontal and
place in the middle, little more to the left side. On the right tree
place Element #170. And on the left one add Element #147 with shadow
on both. On it place Element #182 so the bottom of element is right
under the stripe where's wordart, with shadow on 40%. Make a copy of
it, Flip Horizontal and place next to it. Then on the right side place
Element #119 again, with shadow. On it past Element #207, shadow. Under
this element just place paper or element on the window, to cover the
empty space. I used Paper #17. Next to the house, right side, add
Element #184, shadow. On it place Element #190 and then Element #171
on it, shadow on both 40%. Then on the hose left side place, again,
Element #119, shadow. On the snowman place Element #174, shadow.
Next to it, left, add Element #148 with shadow on 40%. Now add
Element #142 at the bottom left side, no shadow. On it place
Element #165 with shadow. Make a copy of it and place on the santa.
Past full size tube, Flip Horizontal and place. Use filter or
effect of choice and add shadow on 60%. Click on the 'white strip'
layer and past Paper #24. Create Clipping Mask from it. For the
'purple strip' layer create mask using Paper #12. Then for the
layer 'bottom purple circle' use Paper #24 to create mask. Click
on the 'bottom white circle' and move it to be inside the white
circle. Place a tube and Create Clipping Mask. Use diferent filter
or effect for this tube. For the layer 'wordart' set Storke on size 1,
color white, Color Overlay with color red and Outer Glow with color
white. Then add Element #105 and place under the WA.


Now let's add mask:
Open your mask as new image.
Mask layer will be called 'Background' and will be locked. 
Double click on same layer, press OK. Layer name will be 'Layer 0'.
Add a new layer above it and flood fill with color of choice,
or use a paper from kit . I use Paper #20.
Click on mask layer and hold CTRL+A to Select All, CTRL+C to Copy.
Click on the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode. 
CTRL+V to paste the mask. It should now be kinda red.
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode
and there should be shown selection on your canvas. 
Hit the Add Layer Mask.
On paper layer, right click and Convert to Smart Object.
Right click again and Rasterize Layer.
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer.
Resize it if needed.

Add proper copyright and your name on tag.

Hide or delete bottom 'Background' layer. And save your tag as .PNG file.
That's it! Thank you for reading. I would love to see any tags made with this tutorial.
You can past the link here as comment or send them to me on al3x_v@ymail.com


Thursday, November 28, 2013

**CT TINY TURTLE DESIGNS - Winter Sparkle**

Hi all :)
Today I'm showing you off my new CT tag.
Using stunning kit 'Winter Sparkle' by Tiny Turtle Designs.
You can find it HERE.
Plus there's big Black Friday sale and all products at the store
are on sale for only 0.50$!!!
Don't miss out. It ends on December 2nd.

Plus I have some snags for you! Free extras!!!
Just save it as any other image.
But please do not alter in any way or claim it
as your own. Thank you.


-xoxo al3x-

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Let It Snow**


*This tutorial is written by me using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any similarity to any other tut is coincidental.*


Supplies:
Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Danny Lee.
You must purchase a license to be able to use her work.
You may do that at S&CO store.
Kit of choice. I'm using PTU matching kit 'Fall Leaf'
by Bibi's Collection. You can find it HERE.
Animation of choice. Snow (direct link)
Brush of choice. HERE
Font of choice. robotech


Let's get started...
Open new canvas 600x250.
From the kit past Paper #1, resize it to fit the canvas. At the top
center place Element #68, rotate a little. On it past Element #67.
At the right side add Element #49, resize to fit. On it, to cover
left edge, place Element #57 with Drop Shadow, Opacity 50%. Add
Element #61 on those two elements. At the left top corner place
Element #75, shadow on 50%. To cover it a little add Element #67.
On it add Element #64 and #60. Next to the other element place
Element #72. On it add another copy of Element #64. At the left
bottom corner past Element #54 and rotate a little. Next to it
place Element #25, shadow. Then at the center place Element #57,
Drop Shadow 50%. On it past Element #10, #9 and #28 with shadow
on all. Cover those a little with Element #64. At the bottom right
corner place Element #39. Now add tube. Make a copy of tube. On the
copy layer set Blend Mode to Screen. Click on the original tube layer
and go to the Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and set Lightness
to -26 and Saturation on +27. Then go to the Brightness/Contrast and
set Brightness on -22 and Contrast on 58. Now make a boarder. I used
full line brush for it, but you can do it the way you want. Then add
copyright info and name on you tag. If u don't want to do animation,
then that's it! Just save it and you'r done. If you do want to animate
it then keep reading.


Animation:
First you open animation .PSD file. Turn off all layers but the last one.
In this animation all of the layers are already grouped, so all you need
to do is just move the group right under the tube layer. Cause this ani
is small to fit canvas, just make a copy of the group, Flip Horizontal
and place it next to the original group. Now click on the
Window > Timeline > Create Frame Animation. Then duplicate frame to
have 10 frames in total. Number of frames should match the layers number
in the ani group. Timeline frame #1 should have animation layer #1.
Click on the frame #2 and uncheck ani layer #1 and check layer #2. And so
on till #10. But dont forget to do that in both groups at the same time.
So every timeline frame number should have matching animation layer number.
For every frame set time delay to 0 sec. To save it click on the
'Save for Web...' and don't change settings there, just save it. Don't
forget to save .PSD file as well. You can just click on the name on your
tag to change it and save again.


That's it! Thank you for reading. I would love to see any tags made with this tutorial.
You can past the link here as comment or send them to me on al3x_v@ymail.com


♥ Maryline Cazenave - Treat for me, for you, for Santa too

Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that I have been asked to join Dees'Sign Depot Creative Team.
Of course I said yes. I was waiting for CT call for ages lol. I am so honored to be one of Dee's CT!! 
So here is my first CT tag - I used GORGEOUS new Inspired by Maryline Cazenave tube mini kit. 
It will be released on Friday at CDO. Click HERE to check all stunning kits from Dee.
As well click HERE to check all Maryline's beautiful tubes.



Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day :)
Hugs...



**CT tag - Verymany & Tiny Turtle Designs**

Hello!! I have new CT show off tags.
Using brand new tube 'Snow Angle' by Verymany
that you can find for only 1.50$ at VMT shop.
I match this tube with stunning PTU kits
by Tiny Turtle designs, using 2 different kits.
'Christmas Fairy' that you can find HERE
and 'Winter Sparkle' that can be found HERE.
Tube comes in different color layers,
with or without wings and with close up.
Tube can also be used not just for winter, but
any kind of tags. It's a must have!


-xoxo al3x-

♥ Jackie's Jewels - Crimson Snow CT

I am happy to announce that I have joined Jackie's Jewels Creative Team. Woohooo!
Awesome isn't it? :) 
Okay, here are two CT tags show off using Jackie's PTU scrap kit 'Crimson Snow.  It got 71 elements and 14 papers. Beautiful Winter - Christmas themed kit. You can get it at Pimpin' PSPers Warehouse HERE.
I used gorgeous tube by Garvey, which I bought at PTE - but it is still available in his new store. And I used beautiful Christmas exclusive by Ellie Milk at PFD.
Templates used are from Dees'Sign Depot and Pooker at Elegenat Inspirations.



Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs...

Monday, November 25, 2013

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Pussy Cat**

*This tutorial is written by me using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any similarity to any other tut is coincidental.*


Supplies:
Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Spazz.
You must purchase a license to be able to use her work.
You may do that at Spazzd Art store.
Kit of choice. I'm using PTU matching kit 'Pussy Cat'
by Kissing Kate. You can find it HERE.
Mask of Choice. WSL_Mask3
Font of choice. STABILO Spidol


Let's get started...
Open new canvas 600x600.
From the kit past Element #17, resize and place it little more to
the left side. Drop Shadow, Opacity 40%. On it past Element #28.
Now click the 'background' layer. On the right side, next to chair,
place Element #56 and Element #19 on it with shadow on both. On the
left side add Element #56, rotate a little and shadow. At the canvas
top add 4 copies of Element #18, no shadow. Then behind the chair,
more to the right side, place Element #59, resize to be bigger. On it
place Element #63, rotate. Make a copy of it, rotate and place on the
left side. Then add 2 copies of Element #21 where's flowers. Now go
up and click on the first layer, the cat element. To cover the chair
bottom first place a few copies of Element #19 and #56, with shadow
on all. Then add few copies of Element #3 on them, no shadow. At the
bottom left corner place Element #8, shadow on 40%. Make a copy of it
and place at the bottom center. Between those two past Element #39,
shadow. On it add Element #6 and #26, shadow on both. Past 2 copies of
Element #48, one at the center and other at the right side with shadow.
At the bottom right corner place Element #61, shadow. Next to the red
vases in the middle past Element #49 with shadow on 40%. On it place
Element #42, shadow. Then on that one add Element #29, shadow. On the
middle vase place Element #23, shadow. Now place the tube, on the bottom
right side. Use filter or effect of choice and add shadow on 60%. On
the tube left foot place Element #61 with shadow on 40%. At the canvas
top, around the tube, add few copies of Element #50, no shadow.


Now let's add mask:
Open your mask as new image.
Mask layer will be called 'Background' and will be locked. 
Double click on same layer, press OK. Layer name will be 'Layer 0'.
Add a new layer above it and flood fill with color of choice,
or use a paper from kit . I use Paper #7.
Click on mask layer and hold CTRL+A to Select All, CTRL+C to Copy.
Click on the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode. 
CTRL+V to paste the mask. It should now be kinda red.
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode
and there should be shown selection on your canvas. 
Hit the Add Layer Mask.
On paper layer, right click and Convert to Smart Object.
Right click again and Rasterize Layer.
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer.
Resize it if needed.

Add proper copyright and your name on tag.

Hide or delete bottom 'Background' layer. And save your tag as .PNG file.
That's it! Thank you for reading. I would love to see any tags made with this tutorial.
You can past the link here as comment or send them to me on al3x_v@ymail.com


Friday, November 22, 2013

**CT PTU TUTORIAL - Unforgettable Christmas**

*This tutorial is written by me using Photoshop CS6 but any version will work.
Any similarity to any other tut is coincidental.*


Supplies:
Tube of choice. I'm using the artwork of Verymany.
You must purchase a license to be able to use her work.
You may do that at PFD store.
Kit of choice. I'm using PTU kit 'Christmas Fairy'
by Tiny Turtle Designs. You can find it HERE.
Template of choice. DD_CDO_Exclusive_UIEW
Mask of Choice. DD_WinterMask_12


Let's get started...
Open template. Hide or delete 'info' layer. Do the same with layers
'clear bulb' and 'bulb shadow'. Select all wordart layers and move
them down at the canvas bottom. Move 'stars' layer little up and left,
but just a little. On it place Paper #24, resize to be smaller and
Create Clipping Mask. Click on the last layer 'green square' and place
close up tube on it. Rotate a tube a little so only eyes are showing.
Use filter or effect of choice. Under it, in the left top corner, add
Element #38, resize and Flip Horizontal. Click on the 'red circle'
layer. From the kit past Paper #1 and Create Clipping Mask. For the
layer 'white rectangle' create mask using Paper #13. Then create mask
for the layer 'green oval' using Paper #27. Click 'overlay' layer.
From the kit past Element #28 and place it on little more to the left
from the center with Drop Shadow, Opacity 40%. On the right side place
Element #199, shadow. Above it add Element #37, no shadow. Between the
first teo elements place Element #163. Using Eraser Tool remove the
branch at the top, add Shadow with Opacity on 50%. On the bottom left
side place Element #185, shadow on 40%. Cover the bottom of template
with Element #162, resize it to fit and shadow. On the right side add
Element #100 with shadow. Next to it place Element #80, shadow. Then
next to it place Element #187, shadow. Add Element #185 then on the
right side, shadow on 40%. Now past full size tube and place it on
all that. Use filter ot effect on the tube and add Drop Shadow on 50%.
On the tube, all the way, place few copies of Elements #166 and #167.
Then select all of them and Convert to Smart Object. Add Drop Shadow,
Opacity 40% then. Now place Element #169, Flip Horizontal and shadow.
Next to it add Element #32 with shadow. Click on the 'unforgetable
black' layer and then Create Clipping Mask using Paper #27. Then for
the layer 'in every way black' create mask with Paper #28.


Now let's add mask:
Open your mask as new image.
Mask layer will be called 'Background' and will be locked. 
Double click on same layer, press OK. Layer name will be 'Layer 0'.
Add a new layer above it and flood fill with color of choice,
or use a paper from kit . I use Paper #28.
Click on mask layer and hold CTRL+A to Select All, CTRL+C to Copy.
Click on the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode. 
CTRL+V to paste the mask. It should now be kinda red.
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode
and there should be shown selection on your canvas. 
Hit the Add Layer Mask.
On paper layer, right click and Convert to Smart Object.
Right click again and Rasterize Layer.
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer.
Resize it if needed.

Add proper copyright and your name on tag.

Hide or delete bottom 'Background' layer. And save your tag as .PNG file.
That's it! Thank you for reading. I would love to see any tags made with this tutorial.
You can past the link here as comment or send them to me on al3x_v@ymail.com


♥ Tiny Turtle Designs - Candy Cane CT TAGS show off

Showing off CT tag which I made using one of many many many Christmas kits from Laura at Tiny Turtle Designs. 
This one is called Candy Cane and available at Tiny Turtle Designs Store. 
The kit has 45 papers and 115 elements. Huge kit for coming holiday.  
Also I used gorgeous new tube by Verymany, which is available at PFD store HERE.
Tube has a lot layers.
For the second tag I used tubes by Jessica Dougherty available at CDO.
As well I used templates by Pooker at Elegant Inspirations.

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