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

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ROCK my world

For this tutorial I have used the Music of Love kit from Moonlight Laura which can be purchased HERE
Vix mask 326 which can be found in my quick links (please add this to your mask folder)
The artwork of Keith Garvey which can be found in my quick links.

  • Remember to save your work often!
  • To begin first pick a paper that you would like to use to make your mask. I used paper #6
  • Apply your mask.
  • Merge Group
  • Copy
  • Paste as new image. Add a drop shadow. I used 4, 4, 100, 10, black. Then I inverted it as a -4, -4, 100, 10, black
  • Open background paper. I used #27. Place this under your mask
  • Open Music Notes 32 and resize 50%.Place on top of your background layer and under your mask layer on the left side of your mask. Add a 4,4,100, 10 black drop shadow. Merge Down
  • ***Duplicate, Move to fill more of the inside of yours mask*** Repeat as needed to fill your mask. Merging down each duplication,
  • You should still have only 2 layers.
  • Open MusicNoteStrand
  • Paste on top of background and under mask as before. Duplicate and move as before for the effect you would like with a drop shadow and merging down so as to keep 2 layers.
  • Use freehand selection tool now and connect the bottom tips of the hearts of the frame. Try to do this very carefully and remember you can always start over if needed..
  • Once you have it connected and you have your marching ants around the frame I want you to go to selections > Invert
  • Now click on your background layer in your layers pallett and hit the delete key on your keyboard.
  • This should insure everything you have done other then the mask frame is INSIDE your mask.
  • Open and add any other elements that you would like over your mask. I have used the mic and one of the gutairs. Each with a drop shadow.
  • Open your tube of choice and add to the right side also over your mask.
  • Add all wording and copyrights
  • resize
  • Save tag as a png file.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Think Of Me

For this tutorial I have used the Black Rose kit from Tooty Pup Scraps found HERE
Animation Shop trial found in my quick links.
Notesbylori (Which I made and have included below)

  • Start with a 500x500 canvas flood filled white.
  • Open Scroll 1, resize 45%
  • Paste on the right side of canvas. Transparancy at 75
  • Open Mirror 1
  • Resize 50%
  • Place in the top left hand corner.
  • Using the freehand selection tool while having the scroll layer selected, trace around the part of the scroll that shows through the mirror. Hit delete.
  • Select None
  • While still on the scroll layer... Merge Down. This should give you 2 layers.
  • Open Piano 1, resize 40%. Place on top of the mirror layer, in the lower left corner.
  • Merge Down until you have 2 layers.. One has the background and the scroll the other everything else.
  • Open Bubble 11, resize 45%, place on top, right hand side. Drop shadow 3, 3, 100, 10, black
  • Merge Down till you have the 2 layers again
  • Add All wording and copyright information. Merge this with your top layer of mirror, piano and bubble so you still only have 2 layers.
  • *******
  • Open notesbylori
  • Copy and paste between the other 2 layers. Duplicate and move it around so you have the tag covered in a sporadic way,
  • Hide Background and top layers
  • Merge Visible... this will put all your musical notes on one layer so now you should have 3 layers.
  • Unhide all
  • Copy Merged
  • ********
  • Paste into Animation Shop as a New Animation.
  • Back to PSP
  • Delete Notes layer
  • Repeat the steps between the stars, this time with your notes all in a different position
  • In Animation Shop Paste this after your current frame.
  • Ctrl+A
  • Animation, Frame Properties. Change this to 50.
  • Run Animation and Save
  • :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February's Child

For this simple tutorial I used Set 2 in Moonlight Laura's Birthstone Mini Kit Collection "Amethyst" She has the first 3 up and the others are soon to follow! You can find them avalable HERE
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact Trial is in my Quick Links

  • OPEN paper #2 Resize 60%
  • Effects>Photo Effects>Film & Filters. I used the darkest green in the preset colors with a 50% setting.
  • Open Shiny doodles 3, resize 60%, rotate left
  • Place in the bottom left hand corner with only the top half of the doodle showing.
  • Duplicate, Mirror.
  • Merge Down
  • Drop Shadow 4,4,100,4, black
  • Open Heart CHarm 2, resize 45%
  • Place around the 400 px place on your tag layer.
  • Drop shadow as above
  • Add flowers and ribbon borders as you wish
  • Add copyrights and wording,
  • To use your gradiant glow you will want to convert whatever text you want to glow to a raster layer
  • Effects>Plug Ins> Eye Candy 5 Impact>Gradiant Glow. I used the Green Glow setting changed to white with a radius of 5.00

Monday, February 1, 2010

Painted With Love

This is another tag/layout I have made with the Amethyst kit from Moonlight Laura which can be purchased HERE