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

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Text & Fly

For this tutorial I have used the "Felt Like Halloween" kit from Designs By Stina found HERE
The font I have used is  Bones found HERE

  • First you need to open your frame of choice.  I have used 07.
  • Using either your freehand selection tool OR your magic wand, select the area INSIDE the frame.
  • Open your background paper, I have used paper 18.  
  • Go to your forground color selection area, pattern, and use the paper you have just opened at bout 50% to flood fill the frame.  
  • By clicking on the frame you can now add a drop shadow if you wish.
  • Open the fence and place the fence across the frame
  • Open tree 01 and resize as needed to fit inside the frame.
  • Open Bat 01 and place behind the tree resized as you wish
  • Open the house and place off to the right
  • Open Witchy Splat and pace her on the tree (poor ol thing!)
  • Now I want you to merge visable.  Resize this down to about 70%
  • Open a transparent 600x600 canvas and place your merged layer inside.
  • Open Grim Reeper 02 and mirror, copy and place on the left hand side of your frame.
  • Open cat and pumpkin, resize and place on the right side.
  • Add all wording and copyrights
  • Resize if needed and save!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Beware! (Animated)

For this tutorial I have used What Lies in Ruins by TootyPup which can be found HERE

Vix Mask Halloween 0905 found in my quick links above (install to your mask folder before starting the tutorial)

Alien Skin Xenofix (found in my quick Links) Have installed before begining)

Pick your background paper of choice (I have used #24) and apply the mask. I have made my mask larger then the paper so I can have more of the center image. Resize 60%

Copy Merged and place on a transparent 800x800 canvas. Strech to make it appear as you would like.

Open Spellbook 4 and resize 50% place on your background canvas

Open Moon 1b and resize 50% and place behind the background layer.

Open Vintage Lamp 7 and resize 50% Place on canvas

Open Poser 2 and place behind Spellbook 4

Resize 60%

Add all wording and copyrights.

Pick which layer you would like to sparkle...I picked the mask layer to make it POP

Open Alien Skin Xenofix Constelation and apply the following (seed does not matter)

Copy Merged to Animation Shop, Paste as a new animation

Back to PSP Undo constelation

Redo constelation hitting the random seed button first, copy merged again and paste after current frame. (do this step once more, you should have 3 frames in your animation this will be the tube layer)

Open New Background paper (I used 25) and resize 50% (Background layer)

Copy and Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop so you have 3 frames (Ctrl+Shft+L twice)

While Clicked on the Tubed layer Ctrl+A to select all and CTRL+C to copy

Click on the background image Ctrl+A, and then CTRL E to paste and then click to drop the image. (if you don't like where you have pasted it, undo and try again)

Run Animation and save!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

But Dadddddy

 For this simple tutorial I have used Wrathchild from Designs By Stina found HERE

Open Paper 7
place Fog on top of paper 7, place as you would like it
Place Rose Bush 1 on each sice (use freehand selection if you want to just use part of it like I have.  Select what you do not want to use and hit delete.)
Place the Tub center bottom and your tube of choice in front of it.
Apply wording nad all copyrights
resize if you would like and save!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Autumn Blessings 2010

  •  For this tutorial I used the DBS (Designs by Stina) part of the FallEver Friends Collab which can be purchased HERE
  • Start with a 475x475 canvas flood filled with the landscape gradiant and the wet fall leaves texture at 50% scale.  Flatten
  • Open Fence 2 resize 50% copy and paste onto the background layer down at the bottom.  Drop Shadow 3, 3, 100, 8 black
  • Open frame 10. Resize 50%.  Using your freehand selection tool and point to point you are going to cut off the arch of this frame.  Copy the arch and place on the background image, under the fence and resize and reposition as desired.  Add the same drop shadow as before on this.
  • Open leaves.  Resize 60% and place on the left top of the fence (under the fence) Duplicate and place on the top right as well) Merge these 2 layers and drop shadow as above.
  • Open the rest of your elements and resize and add.  (I have used Lab 02, Sign 02, Teddy Friends 02, Butterfly 03,Clock 02 and Deco 02 all at 30% and the medi_lilflutter4 at 50%I also took Autumn leaves resized at 15% to cover the ‘grass’ in my tag.
  • Add all wording and copyrights and you are all done! (do NOT forget if you use the poser IN the kit you MUST credit the poser!!!)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I believe in Magic

For this tutorial I have used:
Heartfelt Perfections part of the FallEver Friends Colab kit which you can get HERE
The wonderful artwork of Zindy found HERE
Vix Mask #39: which can be found in my quick links at the top of the page.
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact Gradient Glow found in my quick links as well.
Words of Magic Word Art from Rachel which you can get HERE

First you will need to add your mask to your masks folder and make sure you have your Alien Skin installed and loaded.
To start you will need to open 2 papers from the kit I have chosen #5 & #7.  7 will be my background paper so you can minimize that for now.
On paper 5 you are going to apply your mask.  Layers > Load/Save Mask > Load mask from disk.  Make sure the only things checked are Source luminance, fit to canvas and Hide all Masks.  Copy Merged
Bring your background back up and paste the new mask layer on this as a new layer.  Adjust as desired.  I have also taken the time to freehand select around the scarecrow and delete the mask covering it.
Next you are going to add your tube and place it where you would like, and use whatever elsements you like around it.  I have used only clipart 1 and the leaves (which I have duplicated and mirrored and placed under my tube.) 
Open your word art and resize.  I believed I used about 15% (because as we all know word art is normally HUGE)  Copy and paste
Now we are going to use our plug-in.  Effects > PlugIN > Eye Candy 5 > Grad. Glow.  I am using the Green Glow setting, and on the basic tab you want the following :  Outside Glow, Mask Selection, 5.00. 100, 100, 100, 65, 100 and pick whatever color you would like by clicking on the bottom box of the slider bar.  I have used a color from one of the leaves because I thought it looked nice.
Add all copyrights, names ect