My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

Quick Links

These are the Quick Links to my most used supplies =]

Alien Skin
Squirlz Water Reflections
Animation Shop

Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Memories Frame

For this layout (pic frame) I used the wonderful Strawberry Hill kit by Vicki at Gemini Creationz found HERE

  • This is my first layout so it is fairly simple but I am kind of proud so here we go =]
  • Open your paper of choice. I liked the Blue.
  • Paste your frame of choice on the paper (drop shadow if you would like)
  • ADD whatever embellishments you would like (Drop Shadow)
  • If you have added tubes remember your copyrights as well as your watermark.
  • promote background layer to a raster layer
  • Add new raster layer transparent
  • Useing your freehand selection tool and point to point,feather zero, cut along the frame. delete. Now you should see your transparent background in the center of your frame.
  • RESIZE AND SAVE AS PNG. If you do not save this as a PNG you will not be able to add pictures later.
  • Simple but like I said I am proud =]


For this tag I used the wonderful work of Vicki from Gemini Creationz called Papyrus which can be found HERE
MASK.. I BELIEVE is Vix, if not and it belongs to you PLEASE let me know and I can correct this oversight.
Animation Shop (Link Above)

Here we go.....
OPEN two papers of choice, background and frame
APPLY mask to Frame paper and COPY MERGED.

PASTE onto background layer, apply drop shadow if you would like. I used 7, 7, 100, 15 BLACK
I wanted more texture on my background so I used Swirl1 with a transparency of 30
ADD Deco Box
ADD flowers ect around as you would like (drop shadows where you feel you want)
I have my flowers LAYERD as so they pop out of my frame. Adjust as needed.
ADD Tube of choice, I used the beautiful fairy included in the kit thanks Vicki!
RESIZE I did 75%
SELECT Your FRAME layer.
Go to your plug in Alien Skin Xenofex 2 > Constellation The settings I used are as follows using random seed:

PASTE as new image
***UNDO Constellation. Back to PLUG IN, use diffrent random seed, repeat COPY MERGED and go to Animation shop, paste after selected frame. Do this 2 more times (more or less as you would like)*** Notice How many base layers you have in the bottom right corner
BACK to PSP. Add New Raster Layer.
Apply copyrights
Add any text you would like.
Merge the new layers if there is more then 1... COPY only the new layer (s)
PASTE in Animation shop as a NEW Animation
CTRL+SHFT+L to repete as many times as you have base layers
CTRL+SHFT+A to select all
CTRL+SHFT+C to copy
CTRL+SHFT+E to paste. Remember if you move your mouse you WILL move the layer. Be careful and do not click until it is where you want it. You can fix this with a simple undo.
RUN and SAVE your New tag!

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Tags (Tuts coming this weekend)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Paint Your Dreams

For this tutorial I used
the beautiful Starving Artiest Kit from Bits N Bobs which can be purchased HERE
the wonderful artwork of Suzanne Woolcott which can be purchased HERE
the mask I believe to be PSP X2 stock and I have included it in the tutorial, if it is NOT stock and the mask is your creation PLEASE let me know so I can correct this post.

Let us begin...
OPEN a NEW canvas I used 800x800 flood filled black
PASTE your rainbow as you would like it, I dropped mine down to a 75% transparency for the effect I wanted.
PASTE any other embellishments you would like. I used the bubbles and sparkels, with a 80% transparency and the disco ball as is at 100%
ADD Copyrights and wording (remember to stay away from the edges as your mask will delete them and you do not want to lose your copyrights!)
Save as a .png file.

I hope you enjoyed this simple tut! Have a blessed day ~Lorilynn